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!
Document International Human Rights Film Festival @ CCA ◊19-22nd October
Document Festival is Scotland’s international human rights documentary film festival, established in 2003. It provides a unique platform that attracts Scottish, British and international documentary filmmakers and promotes local and international discussion, cultural exchange and education. Now in its 15th Year the festival attracts movie makers from across the planet to the CCA right in Glasgow. The full programme can be found here.
Black History Month ◊ Throughout October
Black History Month focuses on people whose sacrifices, contributions and achievements against a backdrop of racism, inequality and injustice are often forgotten about and who are absent from our history books and education system. Glasgow remembers and the entire month of October features a wealth of events, many of them free, across Glasgow. The full programme can be found here.
Glasgow Octoberfest ◊ 29th Sept-14th October
Grab your lederhosen and beersteins for this yearly Glasgwegian take on the Octoberfest. Held on Sauciehall Street, this pop up festival is sure to get you dancing like only the Germans can. Tickets start at £7.50 and can be booked from here.
Belly dancing classes @ the Wellington ◊ From October
Want to learn all about belly dancing or fancy trying this form of dancing out? The Wellington Church is running evening classes suitable for both beginners and you lovely folk who know your stuff! As the classes are small, prebooking is essential, do check here for details.
Glasgow Ghost walk ◊ Various dates in October
Just in time for Halloween! Take a walk and learn all about the spooky, macabre and hidden history of Glasgow. The walk starts at George Square and tickets can be found here.
Dia De Los Muertos @ Ad Lib ◊ 28th October
Salsa Dancing with academia de salsa, DJ's on rotation, Face Painting and an after party at Ad Lib Hope street 1am until 3am.
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.