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What's On Glasgow - August

By EMeyer 31 Jul 2019

Hi folks,

With the heat showing no signs of abating and Glasgow enjoying some of the best weather in living memory one can be tempted to just stay inside and watch Netflix (Aggretsuko being a current favourite).

BUT, with all these events happening throughout August there will be something that can drag you out!

Grab your suncream, water and get ready, its time for "What's On Glasgow - August edition"!

Madagascar the Musical@Kings Theatre - 31st July to 4th August

Based on the smash hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all your favourite cracka-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Tickets start from £13 and can be booked here.

Boogie Bingo@Village Hotel - 2nd August

Who knew Bingo could be fun, adult themed and interactive?

The village Hotel plays host to its Boogie Bingo, a high Energy, modern, interactive Bingo Party Night! Live Entertainment and fun superstar DJ’s will be there to get the numbers flowing, alongside prizes to be won.
Ticket Includes: 3 Course Set Menu & Disco!

Tickets are £25 and can be booked in advance.

Karma Yoga Beginners class@The Space - Every Friday in August

Come along to this user-friendly but challenging general level class. Hip openers, deep twists, upper body strengtheners, bum and ab toners, this fully rounded workout works 100% of the body. It is a combination of Hatha, Power and Ashtanga yoga, Interval and Core Training and offers peak fitness, strength, flexibility and relaxation. Performed to music this class is designed to develop a sense of enjoyment and freedom and to allow one’s breath and energy to fuel the practise. Key benefits: upper body, strength, toned bum and abs, grace and fluidity, deep expression of the self. Held at the Space, this class also works under the Pay What You Can, ie you pay what you think the class is worth!

The Govan Ferry - Throughout August

The Govan Ferry is back for the summer now operating between Govan Water Row and Riverside Museum! Free to use, this small ferry leaves from the Riverside museum and crosses the River Clyde, dropping you off at Govan. Coupled with the Govan Stones and the Fairfield Heritage centre nearby this is a great day out.

Beginners Sewing Class@Mandors - Every Monday in August

Come along to Mandors' well-equipped and comfortable work-space to learn how to use a sewing machine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Learn at your own pace with an experienced teacher and you get to keep what you make! For example, some upcoming classes are:

• Monday 5 August - basic sewing machine skills and tote bag or envelope cushion making.
• Monday 12 August - basic sewing machine skills and tote bag or crazy patchwork and/or tissue holder making.

Each class takes place from 2pm – 4pm.

Cost is £25 for one lesson, or £20 per lesson if booking more than one lesson, do see the event page for further info on how to book.

Open Air Cinema@the Botanics - 15th to 18th August

Now a yearly event, this open air cinema taking place in the Botanics in the West end is a firm favourite. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and plop down for one of these classic movies:

- Thursday 15th August: Dirty Dancing (1987)
- Friday 16th August: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Saturday 17th August: Saturday Night Fever
- Sunday 18th August: Singin' in the Rain

All films start at 9pm. Fancy dress encouraged!
Tickets are £5 and can be booked in advance.

Edinburgh Fringe - 2nd to 26th August

Whilst not taking place in Glasgow, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. With 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues just in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. For tickets and programme see here.

Piping Live! - 10th to 18th August

Now in its 16th year, Piping Live! is the biggest festival of its kind – each year attracting over 40,000 music fans, families and tourists from around the globe to watch more than 5,000 pipers perform at 150 events across the city.

You’ll discover the experimental energy of today’s newest talent to the awesome accomplishment of established musicians from across the globe. There is something going on morning, noon and night. The venues are as varied as the performers, from workshops to masterclasses, concerts and street performances. Its fast, fun, moving, informative, entertaining, exhilarating – it’s Piping Live!

Programme can be found here

This months hidden gem...

The hidden gardens - anytime

Founded by NVA public arts organisation in 2003, The Hidden Gardens is an award-winning unique public greenspace and community development organisation located in Pollokshields, one of Scotland’s most diverse communities.
The Hidden Gardens exists to promote understanding between people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds. It celebrates the universal spirit of nature, with subtle references to the paradise gardens that have evolved over the last three thousands years. Only a 5min train ride away from Glasgow Central and free to visit.