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What's on - February

By EMeyer 31 Jan 2018

What’s on – February edition

Hi folks,
With the semester in full swing now and Christmas a long distant memory you may feel like you’re getting bogged down in your studies…
But, do not fret everyone, the February edition of What’s on is here to bring you lots of fun ideas to help you recharge your batteries this month!

Glasgow Film Festival - 21st February to 4th March 2018

The yearly Glasgow Film Festival makes a triumphant return to Glasgow Cinema Screens! One of the UK’s biggest film festivals, this year has a wealth of movies encompassing everything from the serious to the outright hilarious. It is advised to get tickets early as many screenings are sold out quickly! The full programme can be found here.

Planetarium @ Glasgow Science Centre – throughout February

Did you know the Glasgow Science centre has its very own planetarium, hosting several shows each day that takes you on a journey across our solar system and beyond. There are also special adult only screenings of Sci-Fi movies each Sunday (this month Predator is showing 25th February). So why not visit the Science Centre and take in a planetarium show?

Are you a true potter head? @ Rum Shack - 1st February

The Rum shack in the Southside plays host to this Harry Potter themed quiz night all in support of local charities. Do you know your Gryffindor from your Slytherin, do you know the name of Hermione’s cat or did you read all the books obsessively like we did? If so, come along and prebooking tickets are essential!

The Rat Pack live from Las Vegas @ Kings Theatre – 5th to 10th February

The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas sends you back in time to the glamorous, golden era of 1950s Las Vegas, when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin joined forces and become the hottest ticket in town at the famous Sands Hotel. Come along to the Kings Theatre and reimagine a night at the Sands with Frank, Sammy and Dean plus very special guest Ella Fitzgerald, the sensational Burelli Sisters and a stunning big band. Tickets are essential for this classy act!

A play, a Pie and a Pint @ Oran Mor – 12th February onwards

A Play, A Pie and A Pint produces new plays from Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world at Òran Mór in the West End of Glasgow. Founded by the late David MacLennan in 2004, they produce 38 new plays every year and the spring season programme has just been announced!
Some of the premieres explore such wide ranging subjects as arranged marriages, surprising funeral arrangements and the hidden tensions of a wedding choreographer. A sparkling array of comedy dramas delve into mid-life dating, love in the out-patients, and the trials of a female Elvis impersonator along with fascinating stories from the lives of Chic Murray, Lulu, McGonagall and Mohammad Ali – did he really come to Paisley in 1965?
Ticket price includes a free drink and a pie.

Mystical Gardens@Glasgow Botanical Garden – 15th to 25th February

Come along and be taken on an illuminated trail showcasing the diverse beauty of the Botanic Gardens at night through stunning lighting, powerful soundscapes, fire performance and interactive street theatre.
Mythical creatures may lurk about, meet ghosts from the past and walk through the enchanted and lit gardens
Tickets are £9

This months hidden gem…
Dowanside&Rothven lane – anytime

These 2 lanes situated next to Byres Road may be known as having the Hanoy Bike Shop and the Bothy Restaurant but they also have some of Glasgow’s quirkiest and most unique shops. Mew’s Arcade plays host to a comic book shop alongside a music shop and several antique shops can also be found here. Hours can be spent rummaging through a past long gone to grabbing lunch at some of the great eateries here.
That’s it for this month, we will see you all in a hopefully warmer March!
Your team@UofGLiving

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