Glasgow Corners Meet us on the corner to explore the hidden twists and turns of Glasgow
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.
An old lion rests, eyes open, at the edge of the path, bats flitter among branches of an oak tree, a fox slinks into the undergrowth, children’s laughter echoes in the summer evening air. Where in heaven or earth are we?
The Duke would have been amused. Far from being offended, the man who defeated Napolean would have seen the point of the cone. So says no less an authority than author and historian Owen Dudley-Edwards
Imagine this. You wake to sounds of sheep munching and curlews calling outside the yurt. There’s still a glimmer of life in the woodburning stove. With a cup of tea warm in your hands you open the door to sunrise on the mountains that (some say) inspired Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings.
No excuses. Walking Heads did not get off to a flying start on the first day of Walk to Work Week. But, with some help from our friends at Inner Ear, we were soon at the top of the local workplace league. Fay Young explains how we did it…
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…