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What's on - February

By EMeyer 01 Feb 2019

Hi folks!

With the weather still being quite cold there's many reasons to stay inside under the covers (Netflix marathon anyone?) but there's a wealth of events taking place all throughout February to get you tempted to leave your nest! From the hands-on to the outright geeky here's your What's On - February edition!

Dippy On Tour: Glasgow - Until May

Animal Bone

Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, is coming to Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum!

As part of a road trip across the UK, Dippy is venturing out of London for the first time since 1905. He will visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 22 January – 6 May 2019. And he’s on a mission... to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging families to explore the incredible natural history collections and biodiversity right on your doorstep in Glasgow.
Admission is FREE to the Dippy on Tour exhibition!

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing - Until May

Nativity Painting of People Inside a Dome

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at Kelvingrove Museum presents Glasgow Museums with an excellent opportunity to participate in a national celebration of one of the most internationally-recognisable artists ever. Highlights of the exhibition in Glasgow include A star-of-Bethlehem and other plants c.1506-12 and The anatomy of a bear's foot, c.1488-90.

The works have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist's interests, from anatomy, maps, weather, mechanical design, landscape, natural history and portraits, as well as his use of different media, including ink, chalk and watercolour.

The event is FREE to attend!

Creative Weaving Master Class - 5th February

White, Black, and Red Textile

Want to create the beautiful woven wall hanging of your Instagram dreams? Now's the time with this creative masterclass in weaving. This evening class will teach you all you need whilst providing you with a knowledge and confidence to make your own again!

This class will teach you: 
-Weaving on a frame loom
-Introduction to basic woven structures
-Hand manipulation techniques in weaving
-How to finish fabrics to avoid fraying
-Introduction to understand yarns and materials and how to apply this in a design setting.

All materials are included along with the standard - tea, biscuits and good chat that comes with any Sew Confident Class.
The use of the looms are included in the price and are also available to buy on the day! so you can take your new skills home!

The class costs £40 and can be booked via Sew-Confident

Mansfield Farmers Market - 9th and 23rd February

Person Giving Fruit to Another

With over 40 producers assembling at the twice-monthly market you are guaranteed to find something tempting. In addition to the fabulous fare to takeaway, there are always samples on offer and snacks to enjoy whilst soaking in the market atmosphere with traditional Scottish music alongside the stalls selling a variety of produce.

The market is FREE to attend and is held at Mansfield Park in Partick from 10am - 2pm.

Planetarium Lates@ Science Centre - every Saturday

Blue Universe

The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre brings you Planetarium Lates, the opportunity to explore the cosmos after hours, from 7-8pm every Saturday. 

Whether you're looking for a way to kick-start your evening, or as a special treat for the kids, our planetarium will amaze you.

These Planetarium Lates are live presenter-led shows, where a team of expert astronomers will fly you on a tour of the cosmos, showing you the latest amazing images, and talking about cutting-edge astronomy news.

Tickets are available to book online now for £6 per person.

A Play, A Pie and a Pint Spring Season - Throughout February

Man Wearing Crown

Every week A Play, a Pie and a Pint puts on a different piece of new writing at lunchtime. Ticket price includes a free drink and a pie.
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 and 2019 marks a very special year for PPP as they reach the momentous landmark of having produced 500 plays since founder David MacLennan produced the first play back in 2004.

Tickets start at £10 and can be booked here.

Art Factory@Platform - Every Tuesday

Girl in White and Brown Plaid Long-sleeved Top Painting

Art Factory is a Visual arts and crafts drop in studio for adults who wish to learn to draw, paint or make things.
With no experience required, an artist is on hand to offer help and advice and guide you all the way.
Materials are supplied free of charge but you can bring along your own if you’d prefer.

Best of all, its FREE to attend and takes place at Platform in the East end.

Macbeth - 19th - 23rd February

Photo of Black Ceramic Male Profile Statue Under Grey Sky during Daytime

"Sleep no more…The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness..."

Following its sold-out London run, the National Theatre will bring Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy, Macbeth to the Theatre Royal Glasgow between 19th & 23rd February 2019!

Directed by NT Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty. 

Tickets start at £11.90 and can be booked here.

Cupids Cooking Demo - 15/16th February

Couple Cooking

200 SVS in the city centre is offering you and your partner a unique dining experience with their head chef sharing his knowledge on how to create four deliciously romantic courses.
So treat your taste buds and learn a new skill this Valentine’s day. Tickets include an arrival drink, 4 courses to sample and a Valentine’s goody bags to take away. Our bar will also be open, serving some cocktails which you are sure to fall in love with....

Price is £50 per couple and can be booked by contacting 200 SVS

Ultimate 80's party - 16th February

Red, Blue, and Green Shape 3d Digital Wallpaper

Its time to rock the glam, get the hairspray sorted and bring out your padded jackets!

The Catherine McEwan Foundation, Glasgow LIVE and Club Tropicana are delighted to present ULTIMATE 80s, in proud support of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Expect a night to remember that’s filled with classics of the 80s!

Be a part of the crowd and join 2500 of the greatest fans in the world and celebrate the music whilst raising money for the sick children of Glasgow and beyond.

Prepare to be DAZZLED by the 14 iconic acts of the 80s with 7 hours of music in 4 incredible arenas at Glasgow’s fantastic SWG3 Complex.

Ultimate 80s will be taking over the full complex with full 80s Décor & Production, as well as an EXCLUSIVE VIP area where you can mingle with the stars or maybe duet on at our VIP Karaoke.

Tickets can be booked here and start at £34.50

This weeks hidden Gem...

Glasgow Women's Library - anytime

Woman in Black Long-sleeved Looking for Books in Library

Glasgow Women’s Library is no ordinary library! They are the only resource of its kind in Scotland and a true national treasure.

As well as a lending library, they hold a wonderful treasure trove of historical and contemporary artifacts and archive materials that celebrate the lives, histories and achievements of women. From Suffragette memorabilia and 1930s dress making patterns to rare 1970s Scottish Women’s Liberation newsletters, it’s all here!

Visit is FREE!

That's it for this month folks, see you all in a much warmer March!

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