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What's On - January


What's On - January

By EMeyer 01 Jan 2020

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 – 16th Jan to 2nd February

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Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. From 16 January – 2 February 2020, 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 from the website. 

Burns Night - 25th January

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Help celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, on the 25th January with a traditional serving of Haggis and a dram of Whiskey! Many places will have a Burns Supper organised, with Ceilidh, food, and the Address to a Haggis. Why not find out more?

Irn-Bru Carnival – now to 12th January 

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Europe’s largest indoor funfair, the IRN-BRU Carnival, is back at the SEC until 12th January 2020! This year’s IRN-BRU Carnival is set to be even bigger and better than ever before with over 60 fun attractions. The Carnival will be packed with thrill rides, family rides, children’s rides and stalls. As a family ‘must do’, make sure to visit the IRN-BRU Carnival this year as part of your family’s festive fun! 
Entry price is just £14, which gives you 10 vouchers which can be used for rides and a large selection of side stalls.

Tickets available from here.

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks – Throughout the year

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Health Walks are a great way to take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle and meet new people. The walks are all led by trained volunteers. Why walk? It's free, it's fun, it makes you feel great and you meet new people. People of all abilities are welcome on the Health Walks. The health walks are free and for further info do see here.

The National Whisky Festival – 26th January

A lot of different bottles of whiskey II

SWG3 plays host to the yearly national whisky 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! 

R-Rated Arcade Gaming@ R Cade - Each friday

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Love Arcade games but wish there it was adults only?
Look no further than this bang for your buck friday night!

Every Friday after 7pm R-Cade kick out the kids and let the adults have their fun. No limits gaming for just £5 per person. This includes the full run of the video game arcade with no video game age restrictions AND access to their adult only card games at the main table. 

The Snow Queen@Theatre Royal - until 18th January

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale – which was also the basis for Frozen – this glittering new Ballet production will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra in the Theatre Royal.

Choreographed by Christopher Hampson and designed by the award-winning Lez Brotherston, this story of love and friendship is sure to delight and enthrall viewers.

Tickets start from £13.50

This months hidden gem...

Glasgow City Chambers tour – Mondays to Friday twice daily 

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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 and the best of luck for Semester 2!

Your team@UofGliving

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