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Valentine’s 2015 : The HOT Places To Be

Fifty Shades Of Grey & A Meal For Two (The Grosvenor Cinema)

Spoil your loved one with a romantic meal and a little on-screen S&M with The Grosvenor Cinema’s meal and a movie offer. For just £26.50 per person, the West End cinema is offering a two-course meal, half bottle of wine and a movie of your choice. This special offer is not available on Valentine’s Day, but would be an ideal pre-Valentine’s treat.

Pretty Ugly (The Admiral Bar)

If you prefer sticky, sweaty dancefloors in dark, scuzzy clubs to chocolates and a dozen roses, then The Admiral Bar is the place for you this Valentine’s weekend! Join Aarti, Pam and Lynne, three sassy girls with a taste for good tunes and bad moves this Saturday (14th February) for Pretty Ugly’s Valentine’s special. Bring your best dancing shoes for some retro electro, poptastic indie disco!

Friday The 13th (Of February) (Classic Grand)

For an unorthodox Valentine’s, The Classic Grand is the place to be this Friday! If £1 shots, £2 drinks and the chance to dress up as Michael Myers or Freddy Krueger is your idea of a good-time Valentine’s then buy tickets for The Classic Grand’s Friday The 13th (Of February) club night NOW!

Lady Alba Presents Bad Romance (The Old Hairdressers)

The Old Hairdressers plays host to Lady Alba this Saturday and her Valentine’s double-dose of Bad Romance! Along with her Wee Terrors, Lady Alba invites you to join her for a night of romantic, whimsical and downright dirty evening of musical treats, comedy, poetry and satire. 

Club Noir (02 Academy)

The eternally stylish and sexy Club Noir rolls into Glasgow’s 02 Academy this weekend and offers revellers a chance to enter the realm of handsome, rich and highly-sexed entrepreneur, Christian Grey. Forbidden Fruit is your chance to sample the dark and delicious delights of libertines and femme fatales, Paris’ red light district, Glasgow’s underworld and Dorian Gray’s London. Now in it’s 11th year, Club Noir knows exactly what its guests want, and never fails to deliver; walkabout acts, a wish gimp (who will keep mum about your naughty little secrets), latex-clad French maids, blues band, Dirty Diamond & Gunslinger and a DJ spinning till 3am. Tina Warren, the sassy girl behind this sexy event, says, “Valentines can be so samey. Every year merges into the next. This is definitely an event you will remember. And if you are single – all the more reason to go. It’s not Noah’s ark, where everyone goes in two by two. It’s super friendly and a helluva party.” 

Enterteasement : Comedy Magic Burlesque (The Admiral Bar)

Hoping for a magical Valentine’s this year? Look no further! The Admiral Bar is hosting Enterteasement : Comedy Magic Burlesque this Saturday; a mixed bag of treats with a line-up that boasts Dynamo-inspired and 5 times Scottish close-up magician, Woody, comedian, John Scott, who scooped a £12, 000 prize in Scottish Comedy in 2010 and Delilah Cocklepop, a burlesque beauty from Barcelona in her Enterteasement debut.

Romeo & Juliet (Clyde Auditorium)

William Shakespeare’s tragic tale of teenage love comes to life at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium this Friday. Romeo & Juliet gets the theatre treatment from Ballet West in a story of passion, murder and tragedy, set in medieval Verona and danced to Prokovief’s stunning score by brother and sister duo, Sara-Maria and Jonathan Barton.




Gutter Culture : 10/09/14


Citizen’s Theatre

Hamlet (19th September – 11th October 2014)

Shakespeare’s riveting but violent tragedy about a family dissolving under the weight of suspicion, murder, infidelity and greed comes to life under the direction of Dominic Hill and stars Brian Ferguson as Hamlet with Roberta Taylor as Gertrude and Peter Guinness as Claudius.

*50p tickets available for Hamlet on Saturday 13th September 2014

King’s Theatre

Dirty Dancing (Wednesday 10th – Saturday 20th September 2014)

The fastest selling West End show in history continues its run in Glasgow this fortnight bringing the iconic 80s movie tale of summer romance and stunning 60s soundtrack, including signature song, “(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life” to the stage. 

The Tron Theatre

Janis Joplin Full Tilt (Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th September 2014)

Directed by Cora Bissett, this 45 minute triumph first aired at Oran Mor’s “A Play, A Pie And A Pint” last Autumn to rave reviews. Scottish actor and musician, Angela Darcy delivers a mesmerising performance as the now iconic American blues singer who died from a heroin overdose in 1970, aged just 27. A gritty, gripping tribute to godmother of rock.


“Granny Would Be Proud” Vintage Fair, The Shed, Shawlands (Saturday 13th September)

Now in its fourth year, “Granny Would Be Proud” Vintage Fair brings over 250 traders together and strives to promote independent creatives and bring together like-minded people. It boasts vintage clothing for men and women, accessories, retro glasses, homewares, baking, jewellery, hats, shoes and bags! “Granny Would Be Proud” will be at The Shed this Saturday from 12pm.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, The Briggait, Glasgow (Sunday 14th September)

One of the UK’s biggest and best vintage fairs makes its Glasgow debut this weekend at The Briggait; a MUST for fans of all things vintage! Expect fashion, homeware, craft, beauty, music, tea and cakes! Lou Lou’s Glasgow Vintage Fair kicks off at 11am until 4pm and entry is just £2 (under 12s are FREE!) Pin-Ups Beauty will be styling hair and doing make-up on the day, appointments are available by emailing


GENERATION 25 Years Of Contemporary Art In Scotland, Gallery Of Modern Art (GoMA)

GENERATION is a landmark series of exhibitions charting the incredible development of contemporary art in Scotland over the last 25 years. It has been running since March and concludes in November 2014 bringing works of arts by over 100 artists to 60 venues across the country. On show at GoMA this week are Moyna Flannigan’s Stare, Sara Barker’s For Myself & Strangers and Douglas Gordon’s Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work From About 1992 Until Now.

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate 103

Opened between Wednesday and Sunday, Trongate 103 are hosting tragic and funny stories told through the choreography of carved figures and scrap metal moving to music and synchronised light. A treat for fans of visual art.





Baltimore art space won’t take no for an answer.

In Baltimore art spaces come and go. With every passing year a few spaces will come up and a few get knocked down. Be it roommates moving out, cops called to many times, money problems, or just done with it all these spaces don’t seem to have the same longevity as established venues (Ottobar, 8×10, Metro Gallery, etc.). But, there is one art space that seems to stand alone and and won’t go away.

The Bell Foundry

The Bell Foundry of Baltimore is a sight to be seen just on the exterior. From it’s beautiful street side murals, elaborate graffitied walls and gates, to it’s community skate park, The Bell Foundry looks like a fortress where great things can happen. Within the space runs many different smaller entities within. Castle Print Shop for all your Screen Printing needs, The Baltimore Rock Opera Society just moving in since December 2012, and one of the most recognizable part of The Bell Foundry the basement performance space.

This past March The Bell Foundry faced what a lot of other similar spaces have faced.. The Baltimore City code rule book. And, like most art spaces run in the Baltimore city limits, and all across the nation, unknowingly The Bell Foundry did not meet code. All seemed lost as if another great art space had fallen to the woeful lake of wire where all the dead spaces go when they die. But, from the ashes The Bell Foundry has risen to say we won’t take no for an answer.

The Bell Foundry

The Bell Foundry has launched they’re fundraiser campaign today on Indiegogo asking for donations to help fund the renovations and building costs needed to get the space up and running again. This is no normal art space Baltimore. This space has a firm foundation and isn’t going anywhere but up from here!

But, they need your help! Be sure to check out their fundraiser campaign to find out more information:

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The Bell Foundry Crest

The Bell Foundry Crest
Artwork by: A-B Moore

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