On Saturday night, 31st January 2009, there is an exhibition opening at the Southside Studios, starts at 7 o clock.
The exhibition will contain work by artists David Shrigley, Billy Teasdale and Alan Stanners. If you can't make it along on Saturday night, don't worry you still have plenty time, as the exhibition runs until the 22nd of March.
Ketchup - Southside - 1179 Pollockshaws Road, Shawlands,Glasgow South Side, G41 3NQ (behind the granary)
A friend has alerted us to the news that the newly closed JAM on Kilmarnock Road is about to be re birthed this Friday night as The Southside Social and Ketchup Southside. They are quite excited by this as they tell us that the original Ketchup in Ashton Lane is a delicious burger bar. This sounds like an interesting new addition to the Southside - even if it is part of what is the quite homogeneous G1 group but if our friend and the following review in the Herald are anything to go by it should prove very tasty. [Herald review]
We shall endeavour to check it out and post our review. Fingers crossed its tasty - I have visions of this greasy burger place I went to in Brooklyn a couple of years ago where you got these amazingly tasty teeny tiny mini burgers called snax. If its half as good as that I'll be well happy.
It's Haggis time of the year and to celebrate this, the House for an Art Lover are hosting a Burns Evening. A evening to celebrate the life and genius of the national Bard will take place on Sunday 25 January 2009 at 7:00pm.
Guests will be welcomed by the riveting sounds of a piper as they enjoy a glass of champagne in the stunning surroundings of the Music Room before proceeding to the atmospheric Main Hall and Dining Room, where they will be served Burns’ inspired fare with a twist including the traditional neeps, tatties and of course the renowned guest of honour, the haggis.
Following the hearty address to the haggis and delightful dinner, guests will be further entertained by popular Burns’ poetry including the perennial Tam O’Shanter as well as a selection of lively songs.
Tickets are £45 per person or £400 for a table of 10. For ticket reservations please telephone 0141 353 4770 or book tickets online through our
The Glasgow parkrun is a fun, free, weekly, 5km timed run taking place in Glasgow's Pollok Park each Saturday morning.
It's for runners of all abilities, and has a strong social emphasis: Coffee and cake in the Burrell cafe afterwards!
The Glasgow parkrun joins the 10 other UK parkrun events, and is the first parkrun in Scotland. parkruns are organised entirely by volunteers. We start at 9.30am every Saturday, so arrive a bit before to get warmed up. There's plenty more at: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/glasgow/Home.aspx - It's entirely free, but wthey do ask that participants register before their first run.
So if you've recently taken up running, are looking for a great way to measure your progress, fancy meeting other runners in a friendly and supportive environment, or just fancy trying something different, we really hope the Glasgow parkrun will appeal.
This years Glasgow Film Festival tickets go on sale online at midnight on 21 January 09. Tickets are £6 per film but there are a couple of ways of getting cheaper tickets. You can buy a festival film pass [valid for 10 films] for £40 or you can buy 10 tickets on-line at once and also get them for £40.
The good news for Southsiders is that the Tramway will be hosting a couple of events. The official programme is not being released until the 21st but the Tramway are already advertising their events.
SUB ROSA Written & Directed by David Leddy A gothic Victorian promenade show through the secret backstage spaces of the Citizens Theatre.Out of the shadows comes a motley crew of sopranos, hoofers, chorines and wig-masters. They tell a haunting, mournful and darkly comic tale of yet another chorus girl burning to death beneath the stage while the show carried on above her head. Can somebody put a stop to these incidents? Will there be a bloodthirsty coup or a red velvet revolution? The management are literally getting away with murder...
Sub Rosa has been created especially for the Citizens by David Leddy, who has been described as a ‘theatrical maverick' (Financial Times), ‘one of the most interesting dramatic writers on the Scottish scene' (Scotsman) and ‘the rising star of Scottish theatre' (Observer).
The promenade show will take an audience of just 15 people through the secret, backstage areas of the theatre.Cast includes: Cora Bissett, Angela Darcy, Louise Ludgate, David Magowan, Alison Peebles & Finlay Welsh
Tickets strictly limited, advanced booking highly recommended. SHOWS BEGIN EVERY 20 MINS, FROM 7PM-9.20PM Show lasts approximately 1 hour & 20 minutesWarning: not for the squeamish! Recommended for 16+
Dates: Mon 19 January - Sat 31 January Ticket prices: SPECIAL TICKET PRICE: £12 (CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE)PREVIEWS £4
If your interested in taking up a Hatha Yoga or a Yoga for Pregnancy class, there are classes being held in both Shawlands united Reformed Church Hall and in Wood farm Pavillion in Giffnock. For more details look on Sian Pringle's website [below]
I am finding myself drawn to anything Japanese, after our recent adventures... So this caught my eye...the Tramway are showing a play based on the Japanese film Dolls. It's being performed from Wednesday 28 January until Saturday the 31st @ 8.00pm. Opening night is only £5
More info Adapted from the film by Takeshi Kitano with permission of Office Kitano Inc.Directed by Carrie Cracknell
Dolls is a film of extraordinary beauty from Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. Now, for the first time, this deeply touching visual feast has been adapted for the stage.
Inspired by Japanese culture, Dolls draws upon stories old and new, to create a disquieting odyssey that weaves together three tales of undying love. Haunted by a tragic event before his wedding, a young man is tormented by his guilt. Bound by a blood-red cord to his damaged lover, they are destined to walk the earth together for all eternity.
Along the way a tale of true devotion unfolds as a women waits every day on the same park bench for the lover who deserted her three decades earlier. Intertwined is the story of a vain pop star who, following a disfiguring accident, forms a relationship with a disturbingly avid fan, determined to prove the extent of his obsession.
Hush Productions and National Theatre of Scotland Workshop have re-imagined the film, bringing to life this tender and fragile tale of love in all its many forms. Signed & Audio described performance: Saturday 31st January, 8pm Dolls
The Southside Festival is the largest festival in the Southside and is a celebration of everything which is great about the Southside of Glasgow. The Festival aims to celebrate the cultural diversity and community spirit of this unique area of the city. The Festival is organised by the community for the community.
This year the Festival takes place in Queens Park on the 23 and 24 May. The festival will kick off at 11.30am with a parade through the streets of the southside winding its way to the park, where the festival will be opened by a special guest and the festivities will begin.
The New Butterfly Kisses shop, on Skirving street in Shawlands, has been open for a couple of months now. I have been meaning to call in and have a browse, but with us being away in Japan and the crazy festive period I've not had a chance. However I came across these pictures on the Glasgow Architecture website today. The place looks great - it's been beautifully designed by Jonathan McQuillan. I've attached a few links to some articles about the new shop...but I can't find an actual website for the shop. I'll let you know what it's like once I've been
Back in 2007 we posted about the new community Health Care Partnership scheme in Govan. The building, designed by Glasgow Architects GM+AD, was to be located on Craigton road in Govan. It would have been the first "carbon-neutral" building in Scotland to be open to the public. The centre received planning permission in late November, but in December, Glasgow city council decided to scrap the project.
Councillor Elaine McDougall, executive member for social work, said they were 'disappointed' but that the council had to 'act responsibly in the current economic climate'.
I thought public projects would be safe in this economic down turn
Welcome to the Southside Happenings site, documenting our adventures, things to do, places to see, and other information on the Southside of Glasgow.
documenting our adventures,
I am not sure how you would categorise this site, it’s not a ‘what’s on guide’ …it’s just some interesting stories about what we’re doing, or planning to do, in the Southside of Glasgow. [Now and again we might stray across the river, don’t hold it against us].
documenting our adventures,
Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading this, it may give you an idea of what to do on your next day off, night out, or maybe just something to read during your tea break.
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