What's On - October
Your first month at the University of Glasgow is almost over and you have started to figure out where all your lectures are and what exciting secrets the city of Glasgow holds.
Well, Glasgow has some quite exciting events throughout October so grab yourself a seat and a planner, this one's a biggie!
Shrek: The Musical @ Kings Theatre ◊25th September - 6th October
Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life!
Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy showing at Kings Theatre.
Join Shrek, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance! Tickets available here.
ART JAPAN in Glasgow ◊ 2nd -10th October
With a total of over 50 new artworks (oil, acrylic, CG and other) on display, for the first time in Glasgow this exhibition introduces the talents of 30 Japanese artists.
As the manga and anime phenomenon continues to gain popularity around the world, Japanese pop culture has become a global subculture all of its own. The cult known worldwide as “Cool Japan” has been born. Just as in the wider cultural community, so too in the art world, Japanese pop art has taken center stage. Taking place at New Glasgow Society in the West End, this FREE exhibition is not to be missed!
Platform@The Arches ◊ Every Sat/Sun in October
In a city saturated with fast food and chain restaurants, Platform offers a fiercely independent alternative to the generic, mass produced lowest common denominator food.
All traders adhere to Scotland’s Food Charter for Events, which means produce is locally and sustainably sourced, seasonal, free range and fair trade. It also means it’s a whole lot tastier.
Taking place at the Arches each weekend in October this is a great chance to try something tasty and new and entry is FREE!
BBC Good Food Show @ SEC ◊ 19-21st October
Celebrate the flavours of Scotland as the BBC Good Food Show heads back to Glasgow’s SEC Centre, 19-21 October.
Pick up recipe ideas from top chefs and experts including family favourite Nadiya Hussain, Michelin master Tom Kerridge, Show favourite John Torode, plus Paul Hollywood is back for 2018!
Enjoy brand new foodie features, hands-on masterclasses, new pop-up restaurants and great shopping from the finest independent and artisan producers. Tickets start at £20 and are available here.
Glasgow Oktoberfest ◊ 17th - 21st October
No longer is Oktoberfest something you have to head for Germany to experience. This year, the Oktoberfest in Glasgow has gone especially Oktoberfest-mad. The biggest event, with a 2.500 people tent, starts off with a hop-soaked 5 days on the Queen's Park Recreation Ground.
Sunday is a family day, complete with bratwurst-centred lunch options. The tunes are courtesy of real Bavarian Bands flown in from southern Germany and promising to have you dancing on the tables to hits like 'Zikke Zakke' and 'Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit' (don't worry, help will be on hand should your German be rusty!). Tickets start at £6.
GlasGLOW @ Botanic Gardens ◊ October
This Halloween, step into a magical world full of light, fantasy and fun at a brand-new event where Glasgow’s West End will be transformed by the imaginations behind the country’s biggest sound and light shows and the itison team.
Through the iconic gates of Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, the world of GlasGLOW awaits.
Wander into another realm where dragons live on and worlds of light, sound and magic wait to be discovered with a finale that has to be seen to be believed. Your journey will take around 90 minutes, though you’re welcome to stay longer with plenty to keep you entertained. To fuel your adventures, there’s firepits for toasting marshmallows; stalls with hot drinks (and hot toddies) to keep you warm as you explore; and a food village with plenty of gourmet goodies.
GlasGLOW is a Halloween experience that everyone will enjoy: families; couples; groups of friends; instagrammers who want to get some seriously impressive pictures; those on a quest to meet a dragon; movie fans who love the worlds dreamt up by Spielberg and Disney; people who don’t want to forget the 80s; and anyone and everyone who wants to see Glasgow in its best light (see what we did there?).
Tickets available from here.
This months hidden gem....
The Lighthouse ◊ Anytime
The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow, just off the Style Mile. The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland and promotes design and architecture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. Open all 7 days, the Lighthouse is in the Heart of Glasgow and has many exciting exhibitions that change regularly.
That's it for this month, we shall return in November!
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