We walk with Glasgow-based architect Niall Murphy and friends exploring the hidden twists and turns of Glasgow’s most captivating corners. Brought to you by Scottish Opera (produced by us) this tour celebrates the arrival of a spectacular new corner, welcoming the public into the grand old Theatre Royal.
From Govan in the West to Bridgeton in the East End, we walk upstream following the river as it flows through art and architecture, shipbuilding and trade, music and theatre, folklore and living memory, endings and beginnings... in short through the heart and soul of Glasgow itself.
From Glasgow Cathedral up to the Necropolis, from The Glasgow School of Art down to The Clydeport – this is a journey through changing times and shifting fortunes; history recorded in stone and steel, mahogany and marble.
At each stop we meet experts who bring the buildings to life.
Explore one of the world's greatest music cities. Find the basement club where Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos held his 99p nights. Discover why Glasgow is the favourite gig for musicians from Mogwai to Hue & Cry, Simple Minds to Led Zeppelin. DJ Jim Gellatly leads you to where it happens.
It’s all about the music, but you can’t walk far on Glasgow Music Tour without meeting many other aspects of this extraordinary city. So today we’re starting an occasional series of Footnotes, snippets of tantalising glimpses that emerge as we move from one live music destination to another.
“Follow me up this dark and narrow alley, trust me I know where I’m going.” Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s join DJ Jim Gellatly, a man with an irresistibly trustable tone of voice, inviting us up a side street. And there’s a surprise in store.
We are inside the conference room ready to discover new technology solutions but the day begins with a dilemma. What do you do when the total eclipse of the sun clashes with your first keynote speaker?
As Glasgow gets ready to celebrate a long love affair with cinema, guest blogger Lucy Brouwer prepares for Glasgow Film Festival 2015 by exploring what’s on this year – while reliving the adrenaline high of festivals past.
The game’s afoot in the playful city. The sun has set and night is creeping across the city. As you near a lamp post a shadow appears in front of you and seems to invite you to dance. Or jump. Or run, maybe? What do you do?
We pass the disused warehouse which became a community arts space known as The Chateau (more about Franz Ferdinand later). And the Bridge Street lockups, home to illegal raves and underground parties – where visiting DJs and bands often end up after the show… where are we going? Come, we’ll take you to The River […]
“We wanted to dance to the kind of music we hear in the city…” In his first despatch from West Lothian, guest blogger Davie Kelly describes the journey of discovery that led to the Hometown Social Club and a special party at the Kross Bar on 20th September. Over to Davie…
On Clydeside Promenade author Peter Ross adds insight into changing life on the river. Here blogger Lucy Brouwer reviews the work of the award winning Glasgow journalist with a special interest in the Clyde, and how it symbolises Scotland’s character.
As the Clyde flows through Glasgow so it flows through the city’s art. The river banks have played host to an array of public art works inspired by the history, culture and powerful symbolism of the river, writes Lucy Brouwer.
And so we reach the Merchant City. On our Clydeside Promenade we encountered yet another aspect of Glasgow’s hidden culture, a side of the city that it has not wanted you to know about, until recently anyway. A side which is deeply rooted in its past, buried under years of commercial development and regeneration – Glasgow’s role in […]
Continuing the search for Glasgow’s hidden culture, it’s time to head East. Last week, we looked extensively at the work of the East End Social, a music events project run by Bridgeton based indie record label Chemikal Underground for Culture 2014. In their own words it is, “A celebration of Glasgow, its East End and the love of music that […]
As our Clydeside Promenade audio tour clearly illustrates, Glasgow is a lively city, almost bursting at the seams with culture, particularly at the moment with many projects and events taking place across the city under and in light of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural programme. Much of the city’s story is well known – the old industrial heritage, […]