Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The Glad Cafe
The event is a first toe in the water by some guys who are planning to open a cafe/ venue in the southside soon. Think their plans sound like a good idea? Interested in letting them know your thoughts and help shape what this might be like? Then visit their site and fill out their questionnaire. (Takes two mins)
They also have a second gig lined up for Dec 27 at Queen's Park Glasshouses.
Link: Gladcafe site
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Deli 1901 - 11 Skirving Street
This is where I come to buy tasty ingredients whenever we are having friends round for dinner. Like fancy stripey lasange sheets or the little bits and bobs that the local supermarket's don't stock like seaweed sheets etc. They also do lots of great home baked things like the above and posh packs of food in trendy packaging for all the people who want their kitchen cupboards to be mini works of art. (Yes our new pantry does fall into that category, though we try to resist it.)
They also now sell Ian Mellis award winning Cheeses. Ian Mellis is the small but amazingly well stocked cheese shop on Great Western Road and its brill not having to make the trek to the wild west when your recipe requests stinky cheese.
For more info about the shop visit their website - Deli 1901
Or better yet pay them a visit
11 Skirving Street, Shawlands, Glasgow.
0141 632 1630
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Cinderella @ the Citizens Theatre
A festive family treat for all ages with imaginative storytelling and original live music.
Once upon a time there lived a young girl called Cinderella. She was fair of face and pure of heart, but cruelly downtrodden by her wicked step-mother and mocked by her spiteful step-sisters.
A magical re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, written specially for the Citizens.
Cinderella will take you to an enchanted place where spells are cast, timing is everything and wishes can come true.
£10 - £17 (concessions available)Peak performances:18.12.09, 7pm - 26.12.09, 8pmFamily and Friends ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £36 - £50
Marblelella Exhibition Opening @ Grianach Cafe
Friday, November 20, 2009
Christmas Craft Fair @ Langside Halls
Farmers Market - 21st November 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The Little Cake Parlour, Pollokshaws Road
Actually, this what we intended to do at the weekend. We'd invited friends round for dinner on Sunday night so on Saturday I went along to The Little Cake Parlour to buy some cakes for serving up after the meal. This time, as a precaution I took all my photos, before I'd even purchased the cakes, preventing any eating mishaps robbing us of photos.
I decided to go for two lemon cupcakes, which have gooey lemon centres and very tasty iced tops, two chocolate chip Oreo cupcakes which come with tiny Oreos on top and two raspberry cupcakes with fresh raspberry icing and two real raspberries on top. (Un)fortunately, our guests had to cancel at the last minute and so I've been eating cupcakes after dinner the last three nights. I can't quite decide on my favourite - I'm usually quite a big lemon cake fan, as it has quite a light taste but the raspberry filling was also pretty tip top.
The shop doesn't just do single cupcakes though, you can order big batches for special events - like the MOBO awards recently did and you can also get larger cakes for any occasion made in any flavour you choose. With a changing selection of cakes each week and with your own flavour choice available to special order I think I might need to start doing more exercise while I think of something I'd like made. Mmmm cinemon flavour cupcakes . . . or mayple syrup flavour . . .
Great Southside Giveaway.
1002 Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, G41 2HG
0141 636 0808
Heres the link to their site. The Little Cake Parlour
Monday, November 16, 2009
As promised many months ago, here is the footage of the pigeon hunter in action.
Be warned that while this may be an edited down version, it is still just a video of a man standing for a long, long time in a park, in the rain, trying to catch a pigeon. Its strangely hypnotic though.
[For those wondering what this is all about click here for the earlier story]
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Art Talk - Govan/ Govanhill
WHAT? Exclusive tour of the UK's first Dolby Premier Mix Theatre, Film City, Govan
Giles Lamb, Composer and Sound Designer, takes us for an exclusive tour around Savalas, Scotland's largest sound-post facility with the UK's first Dolby Premier mix theatre.
The tour will include an exclusive peek at the sound design for some recent major projects mixed in the studio.
Your chance to ask questions about sound design for feature films, video games, television & commercials and to find out how a low budget filmmaker can benefit from such an amazing resource.
Please RSVP to Genny by putting "Savalas" in the subject line of your message.
*if you require any special assistance please let us know when you RSVP**children welcome
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Laura Hudson Mackay Photography sale - 18 November 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
People told us for example, the things they liked about Shawlands are its:-
- Good pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, deli’s, clubs and its warm relaxed feel
- pleasant environment, community atmosphere, social life
- independent and specialist shops
- Good transport links to Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, M8 & M77
- Diverse population
- Beautiful parks, greenery and amenities
However they also told us they did not like:-
- Vacant shops and the Arcade
- poor shop fronts and lack of lighting
- Safety and Security
- crossing the road
- Lack of public toilets
- difficulty in parking
On 28 August, on behalf of the Steering Group, the Council also submitted a bid to the Scottish Government Town Centre Regeneration Fund. This fund was launched in May for one year only, and is intended to assist projects which help improve and protect town centres throughout Scotland during the economic downturn. The bid towards a Shawlands Public Realm and Lighting Project is for £680000, and is aimed at carrying out initial improvements towards lighting, footways, street furniture. It is also intended illuminate historic buildings, for example back lighting stained glass in three local churches, provide a lighting installation in Langside Hall, two illuminated fountains in Queens Park boating pond to help connect Shawlands to Strathbungo better, tree management along the western edge of Queens Park and the development of a Shawlands Café Quarter.As part of the bid we also have a commitment of 100% match funding from private and public sector agencies which would take our overall spend to over £1.5 M. This includes for example the opening of an office of the Glasgow South East Regeneration Agency within the Arcade to directly assist busineses in the centre, advise new starts and help local residents access employment and training opportunities The announcement of successful bids will be on 2nd November. If we are fortunate in securing the funding, the project will be the first stage in delivering a detailed Town Centre Action Plan for the centre, providing early action on some of the key points of feedback residents have given by ‘brightening centre by improved lighting’ and helping to improve Safety and Security.
The proposed Shawlands Public Realm and Lighting Project will also aim to:-
- Build on the unique aspects of Shawlands by using light and key buildings to attract people back to the centre from its traditional catchment.
- Capitalise on a range of major attractions located on the Cathcart Circle e.g.; Hampden (1 m visitors each year), Pollok Park (700000+ a year), the Tramway (25000+), Queens Park (75k)
- Help ‘reposition the centre’ as the City approaches the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to become a leisure and social retail destination providing a specialised quality food, drink and a retail offering which is able compete against larger centres. "
As David mentioned they should have heard the results at the beginning of November so we'll send him another email to find out if they have been successful. While I don't agree with all their proposals, for instance I'm sceptical about fountains in the pond, but the fact that some plans are progressing is a positive sign and it looks like things are moving in the right direction. (In the comments below lets here what you think would be good for the area.)
While the survey has now been processed and an application made, the survey is probably still the best way to let the Council and the Steering group directly know your thoughts on what you'd like to see happen, so click below and fill it in.
Here are the links.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
The Little Cake Parlour
We'll write a bit more once we've been in and eaten a barrel load of cakes but in the meantime if you want more info on the shop, the people behind it and about how they got involved with the MOBO awards then check out their site.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Pakistani Cafe to re-open