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What's on Glasgow - July

By EMeyer 30 Jun 2019

Hi Folks,

With this lovely weather one might think we're in southern Europe!

Yes this is Glasgow at its finest, so grab your sunscreen and head on over to one of these lovely events taking place in July.

Merchant City Festival - 25th to 28th July

Come along to Merchant City in the City centre for its annual festival, celebrating food, culture, music and all that makes the Merchant City area of Glasgow a hot spot for a good time. Many events are free to attend and programme is constantly updated as the time nears. See here for programme.

The Lady Vanishes @ Theatre Royal - 1st July to 6th July

When Socialite Iris’ unexpected travelling companion suddenly disappears, Iris is perplexed to find that all the other passengers deny ever having seen her. But with the help of musician Max, she turns detective, and together they try to solve the mystery of why the lady vanished…

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, The Classic Thriller Theatre Company presents a quick-witted and devilishly fun thriller, based on the 1939 Hitchcock classic, ranked as one of the best British films of all time. Taking place in the Theatre Royal, this is a show not to be missed!

Thriller lovers can get tickets starting at £13.

TRSNSMT Music Festival @ Glasgow Green - 12th to 14th July

The TRNSMT Festival will be back at Glasgow Green in summer 2019 for its third year running. The weekend experience will deliver a world-class line-up, including Bastille, Sigrid and George Ezra. Tickets are still available but selling out fast!  

Mansfield Park Retail Market @ Partick - every Wednesday/Friday

Come down to Mansfield Park in Partick for your chance to browze and get some great fresh produce and locally made products. The market runs from 9am to 3pm every Wednesday and Friday.

Oor Wullies Big Bucket Trail - until 30th August

You may have noticed the many colourful statues of the classic Scottish cartoon character Oor Wullie across Glasgow. Taking place across Glasgow and beyond these colourful statues can be found everywhere and is free to view. All statues will then be sold at auction with all money going to charity. For further info please do see here.

Spanish Vegan Food and Drink night @ Left Bank - 9th July

Join the Left Bank on Gibson Street as they explore the wonderful world of Spanish food and wine - all fully vegan on the 9th July. 5 Courses with 5 wines sets the stage for a truly delicious evening. Tickets are £30 and includes the food and wine.

Music Mile Walking Tour - every Saturday in July

Discover the incredible story of Glasgow's music scene with this two hour guided walking tour from Glasgow Music City Tours. From the Royal Concert Hall to King Tut’s via the Conservatoire, the Music Mile tour is a whistle-stop whiz around Glasgow city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present. Hear tales from the heyday of the late, lamented Apollo; check out the home of Celtic Connections and marvel at the many successful bands that started out at King Tut’s. Finishing at the famous venue, this tour includes the opportunity to follow in the early footsteps of Oasis, Blur, and the Manic Street Preachers. Depending on access, you may have the chance to stand under the lights at King Tut’s and grab a selfie on the stage that helped launch so many great acts.

Tickets are £12 for students!

Resonate@SEC - 20/21st July

Returning for a fourth year to SEC, Resonate will showcase the latest games, software and gadgets. The biggest of its kind in Scotland, the event is now firmly on the map within the gaming community as a must-visit. Throughout the weekend, the creators will be putting on some unmissable stage performances as well as holding meet and greets with plenty of chances to look at all things videogames related.

Tickets start at £15

Oran Mor Summer Panto - 2nd to 20th July

Oran Mor's summer panto is back and funnier than ever!

DRACULA IS PAN-BREID! Or Is he? For MINA is turning into a VAMPIRE and JONATHAN is worried. Returning to Transylvania, they find DAME IGORETTE in a wretched state: with no VAMPIRE to terrorise the village, tourism has dwindled. There’s only one thing for it: resurrect DRACULA... just long enough to break the spell over MINA and bring back the tourists.  But the Calculating Count has other ideas: once re-incarnate, he kidnaps MINA and flees to Weegieland – where the sun never shines! JONATHAN and IGORETTE must unite and defeat DRACULA before MINA becomes his vampire bride forever...

Tickets start at £15

Summer nights@the Bandstand - 26th July to 10th August

Come along to the Bandstand in the Kelvingrove park during the summer for its yearly summer nights music festival!

From Bloc Party to The Human League there are several great bands playing at this famous outside venue.

Tickets are still available for some acts.

This months hidden gem...

Fossilgrove @ Victoria Park - weekends

Fossil Grove is Glasgow's most ancient attraction.
A unique treasure, situated in beautiful Victoria Park in the west of the city, the fossil trees uncovered by removal of the surrounding rocks are the remains of an ancient forest, around than 330 million years old. Scottish National Heritage has designated the grove a site of Special Scientific Interest. 

That's it for July, remember to wear sunscreen! :)

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