What's On - January
Hi everyone, Welcome back to a new semester! Soon you will be tucked back into the books, and whilst the weather is not much to smile about there are tons of things to do in Glasgow before you really bunker down with your 2nd semester studies!
Celtic Connections – 18th Jan to 4th February
Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. From 18 January – 4 February 2018, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events. The festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows. The camaraderie between musicians continues into the wee small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions. The programme can be viewed here and tickets are available here.
Lost Glasgow - More Than Just Memories Exhibition – all January
Glasgow City Heritage Trust teamed up with Lost Glasgow in 2017 to 'present an exhibition devoted to the documentation, discussion and appreciation of Glasgow’s changing architecture and its community throughout the last few centuries'. After a popular run in the city centre, the exhibition is open again this winter at the Burgh Halls. The exhibition is free and is open to the public from 27th November 2017 to 28th February 2018.
Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker – 4th to 13th January
Scotland’s national dance company returns this New Year with the classic, The Nutcracker. Playing at Theatre Royal and devised by Scottish Ballet’s founder, Peter Darrell, The Nutcracker is renowned for its sumptuous costumes, striking chocolate box set and snowflakes galore. Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score is performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Tickets start from £10.50
Introduction to Tai chi – 7th January
The Arlington Baths in the city centre plays host to an introductory class on Tai Chi. Tai Chi originates from Chinese martial arts and is widely practised for health and wellbeing. It is also known as Tàijí, T’ai chi ch’uan or Tàijíquán. As a mind and body practice, Tai Chi promotes relaxation and awareness, and improves mobility, posture, balance, co-ordination, strength and stamina. As an internal martial art, Tai Chi can be developed and enjoyed over a lifetime. A new year means new beginnings afterall and a taster class is there for complete beginners, introducing the practice in an accessible, step by step way. You will be introduced to an authentic and systematic Tai Chi syllabus, giving a foundation to attend regular classes and develop your own practice. Class is £20 and bookings can be made in advance here.
The National Whiskey Festival – 20th January
SWG3 plays host to the yearly national whiskey festival, celebrating Scotland's national drink! Seven hours of whisky wonderland: masterclasses, food, talks, live music curated by Celtic Connections and of course, plenty of drams! Showcasing Scotland’s ‘water of life’ to an audience of whisky fans and industry folks from all over the globe, the festival welcomes over 2,000 enthusiasts to celebrate the finest whisky Scotland has to offer. Tickets can be booked here and its advised you book early!
This months hidden gem...
Glasgow City Chambers tour – Mondays to Friday twice daily
Completed in 1888 and overlooking George Square, Glasgow City Chambers is one of the city’s most prestigious buildings. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, this grand edifice is a symbol of Glasgow’s historic wealth and has, for more than a century, been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow. Tours of the City Chambers are available and are conducted twice daily at 10.30am and 2.30pm and what’s even better, they are free!
That's it for us this month, hope you all had a great break away and the best of luck for Semester 2!