Glasgow Events from 16/02/2016

Hi all,

Another jam-packed events update, with lots coming up over the next month or so. Definitely worth giving this update a good read through. Also, as ever, we can only add events that we hear about, so if you know something that is going on then do get in touch (details at the bottom of the update).


Films: ‘Ditching The Fear’ & ‘Mining Poems or Odes’
Tuesday, 16 February at 7 PM
Castlemilk Youth Complex, 39 Ardencraig Road, G45 0EQ

Powerful, beautiful film about recent workers’ struggles in Northern Italy. We have the same problems here. This is proper class-war trade unionism. Please come and watch share, reflect, and Organise!

Alongside that we will be showing Robert Fullertones Scottish BAFTA winning short ‘Mining Poems or Odes’ behind a welder’s helmet, the perfect thinking laboratory. Also brilliant.

Get Along if you can. It’s FREE


How Queer is Religion?
Wednesday, 17 February at 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
4 The Square, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

This is a FREE event and definitely worth checking out.

If you are interesting in attending (you do not have to attend the whole day, but we do still require registration.) please follow the link to register.

When we think about the influence of religions on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other Queer-identified people through history, it’s easy to find examples of discrimination, hatred and oppression. On the other hand, from the ancient world to the 21st century we can find evidence that LGBT identities were sometimes accepted and even celebrated in religious communities – although the picture might look very different from our own experiences. Through talks, discussions and workshops this event will explore the role of religions in shaping sexual and gendered identities from ancient Mesopotamia through to the present day, and will acknowledge the good, the bad, and the unsettling in religious attitudes to queer sexualities. The event is informal, free to attend, and open to anyone with an interest in LGBT history.

Event breakdown:

Welcome/coffee 1030-1045
Talk/Lecture 1045-1115
Discussion groups 1115-1200
Lunch 1200-1300
Panel discussion 1300-1400
Creative workshops/film 1400-1600


Saturday, February 20 at 7 PM
13th Note, 50-60 King Street, G1 5QT

PIG//CONTROL: Raging hardcore/punk coming over from berlin again to help everyone enjoy a serious bangover. Plenty of music to stream and download around, check it out!

RATS BLOOD: Abbrasive d-beat hailing from Ireland, also have a bunch of music to stream and download on this amazing new website called bandcamp.

Headless Kross:The heaviest, doomiest, loudest band in Gtown? Psych infused monolithic doom, not to be missed.

SICK OF TALK: New(ish) gruff punk from Glasgow, Fresh after the Tape launch in January, smash pints and jump around.

£5 OTD


Dive presents REBIRTH @ Stereo
Saturday, February 20 at 11 PM – 3 AM
Stereo Cafe Bar, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH

Come to FORGET.

Edinburgh’s queerest SELL OUT performance party night ‘DIVE’ descends on Stereo for a REBIRTH.

Join us as we pay HOMAGE to the PAST LIVES that have INSPIRED, ENCHANTED & EXPANDED hearts and minds.

Part of the month long celebration of LIFE, ART AND INNOVATION for LGBT History Month 2016.

CONDUCTING THE MAYHEM as always, your host, chief clown and general weirdo MISS ANNABEL SINGS.


Legendary King of Drag DIANE TORR

Gender fucking performance artist JAK SOROKA

Dive’s one and only transgender showgirl TAYLOR HUXLEY


Stereo’s own SELL OUT super promoter/producer/DJ (PUSH IT/TYCI/POLYESTER)

Ex ARCHES/DEATH DISCO resident & producer on VOCO Records and Microrave. Electro/nu rave/moody basslines.

Producer slash DJ ‘Modifier’ takes you on a trip deep into chaos land. Expect technicolor musicality and BRAND NEW releases. Producing worldwide on Voco Records, Renaissance and High Sheen, and now Hot Gem.

Video installation: ARS MAGICAE LUCIS.

With the customary MIDNIGHT VOGUE WALK (get werkin’)!

Dive loves you x

£6 Early Bird (until midnight Sunday Feb 7th)
£8 Advanced
£10 Door


Remembering Mary Barbour – Gala concert
Sunday, 21 February at 7 PM
The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, G1 1NQ

A galaxy of stars will play at the Gala Concert to raise money for a statue to Govan Rent Strike leader, Mary Barbour, it was announced today. The concert, which is scheduled for 21 February in Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, will feature a number of great performers for a night of entertainment, song and music.

Compereing the show is comedian and presenter, Susan Morrison, and the guest list will include folk legends, Sheena Wellington, and Arthur Johnstone, rising singer and musician Siobhan Miller, Scottish legends The Whistlebinkies, Gaelic singing star, Maeve Mackinnon, harmonica supremo, Fraser Speirs, and folk-rock recording artists, The Wakes.
A local Govan-based amateur choir – the Govan Allsorts, led by musician Lesley Robertson – have also been called in to bring Mary’s community centre stage! Further special guests are anticipated.

Compere, Susan Morrison said “It has long been the case that the role of women activists in the struggle for decent conditions has been overlooked. Its great that we are helping an important move to redress that, and that so many wonderful artists are keen to help.”
Maria Fyfe, Chair of the Remember Mary Barbour Association said. “This concert has taken off and looks like being a superb celebration of Mary’s life and work. Isn’t this a great way to raise much-needed funds, display the huge support for this project and have a great night out?”
Mary Barbour led the successful rent strike of 1915 and went on to play a leading role in the labour movement as a Glasgow Councillor and energetic social reformer. Following an extensive campaign to have her contribution recognised, five sculptors were shortlisted to create a statue of her to be placed in her community of Govan. So far each has created a maquette of a proposed statue . These were unveiled in November and are being toured across Glasgow from then until February.

Details of the Gala Concert are as follows:
Remember Mary Barbour – Gala Concert , Sunday 21 February, Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, 7.30pm, Tickets: £25, from the Glasgow Concert Halls box office. 0141 353 8000. For further information – www.


Seminar Series 12: Lecture 4 – Geoffrey Pleyers: Mobilising Dissent: Social Activism in a Global Age
Tuesday, February 23 at 4:30pm – 6:00pm
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU

If you would like to register for the seminar, please do so via GCPH website:


Why All Cops Are Bastards
Tuesday, February 23 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

The police are presented as an emergency service that are here to look after us. However a casual look shows that not only do they fail in this task, but that they are an actively harmful institution. The police use violence to prevent social change, enforce poverty, and control the working class. These problems are not a result of accident, mismanagement, or a few ‘bad apples’ in the force, but instead reveal the intended role of police in society.

This month’s discussions group will open with a short presentation on the historic reasons for the creation of the police, their current role in society, and a brief look at the social alternatives to the police. We will then follow this with an open discussion on the points raised.


This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:


Sworn Virgin – An evening with translator Clarissa Botsford
Thursday, February 25 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

February 25 at 6:00 pm – 7:30pm- Free

Sworn virgins are women who take a vow of chastity and wear male clothing in order to live as men in the patriarchal northern Albanian society. Translated to English by Clarissa Botsford, the novel Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones, explores this cultural practice and has recently been made into a film and new English edition was published in October 2015.

Clarissa will read excerpts from the book, discuss the challenges of translating it, and introduce the Sworn Virgin tradition, while exploring some of the themes inherent in the book such as cultural and sexual disorientation and transitions, gender identity and uncertainty, intercultural misunderstanding, emigration, and language as appropriation of identity.

For more information and booking, please see:

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David Rovics & The Wakes
Friday, February 26 at 7:30 PM
Govanhill Baths Community Trust, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

David Rovics world tour brings him back to Glasgow! David, The Wakes & Special guests TBC. The venue is the historic Govanhill baths in Glasgow.


The gig is open to 14s and over (Under 16s to be accompanied by an Adult).


Demonstrate Against Nuclear Weapons
Saturday, 27 February at 12 PM
Faslane Naval Base, North gate

To co-incide with demonstrations in London, the Faslane Peace Camp will be holding a demonstration at Faslane Naval Base, home to the Trident nuclear programme. Feel free to arrive early and stay at the camp, travel up and stay overnight, or arrive early and make your stay!


Capital Reading Group
Saturday, February 27 at 1 PM
The Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

An open reading group to read Marx’s Capital volume 1. We will bring some spare copies of the text.

This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:


Hidden Architectures- sharing of work in progress
Friday, March 4 at 3 PM – 4 PM
SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG

Hidden Architectures is a new interdisciplinary performance collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and sound artist Jan Hendrickse.


Hidden Architectures explores the body as a living instrument.

Interconnectedness through sound, movement and material drive the work; which is performed by pairs of people connected mouth to mouth by almost invisible, taught threads.

Hidden Architectures is being developed in collaboration with dance artists Luke Birch, Gabi Sanchez, Elizabeth Rawes, Misa Brzezicki, Ian Spink, Brigid McCarthy, Chrissie Ardil, with producing support from Sam Eccles.

This FREE event will share some of the ideas we are working with, and invite discussion around it, at the end of our third week of research.

All welcome, just turn up- there will be tea and biscuits!
The ‘TV studio'(main club space), which we will present in, is fully accessible.


Disarmament or death! Faslane Peace Camp Solidarity Night
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM – 3:00 AM
Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, G1 4PL

A Night of bands, Dj’s and Infotainment, with the intention of raising funds, awareness, support and solidarity for Faslane peace camp.


Saturday, March 5 at 2 PM – 5 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

Join us to expand the movement to End Detention Now!




Women of the East End Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 6 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

The women of the East End have always had to be industrious and resourceful simply to survive. This walking tour focuses on some of their achievements and struggles, and the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them. Find out about the women of the Templeton factory, the Suffragettes held in Duke Street Prison, the woman who set up the Barras and much, much more! For more information and booking, please see:



Gladstone’s Bag presents: Silent Comedy Movies
Saturday, March 19 at 2 PM
The Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 113-117 Trongate, G1 5HD

Gladstones Bag proudly present another selection of Silent Films, with live score and sound effects! This month we have some classic comedy films as part of Glasgow’s comedy festival!

Doors 1:30pm, showtime 2pm. Suggested donation £5

To reserve seats please email us on info or call us on 0141 553 0840. We do not at this time sell tickets on line, you just reserve seats in advance and pay on the door.

Please be aware that it is our policy to hold reservations until 10 mins before the start of the show, at which point they will be passed on to the next people in the walk-up queue.


Women of the Necropolis Heritage Walk
Sunday, March 20 at 12 PM
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, G40 1BP

Experience our fantastic women’s history walking tour which digs the dirt on Victorian society, unearths women’s achievements and exhumes the histories of women buried in Glasgow’s Necropolis, as featured in Clare Balding’s book Walking Home. For more information and booking, please see:



Sunday, March 20 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Battlefield Avenue, G42

Reclaiming our streets for play! After a bit of a break, we’re having another street-play session, like last time closing the middle part of Battlefield Ave (between Craigmillar Rd and Ledard Rd) to through traffic (residents will have access) so our children can play safely in the street for a couple of hours. Please bring your children along for a play and to help make our third ‘Playin’ Oot’ session another success! We’re also looking for volunteers to help organise or just help on the day, e.g. to steward, help evaluate the day, or just to help teach our children some of the street games you played as a child. Parents and non-parents welcome! For more info on how this has been done elsewhere, click here:


The Hunger Games & Revolution
Tuesday, March 22 at 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

A discussion on the revolutionary themes of The Hunger Games. This evening will contain spoilers! Full blurb to follow.


This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:


Saturday, March 26 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join us for Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’, screening as part of Cinema For All’s ‘Reaching Communities’ project.
You’ll also have the chance to win a GIANT promotional poster!!
FREE! LGBT Unity Group Fundraiser – donations taken

"Transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee’s boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman."

Starring transgender actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor….who should win awards for their great performances.
Famously shot using an iphone 5 for $100,000, using this lens:

Tangerine also has a *fabulous soundtrack.


*The film will be subtitled
*The CCA is a wheelchair accessible venue with accessible toilets on the ground floor.
*For more information please see:

*Free/Donation, first come first serve!
*This is also a fundraiser for LGBT Unity Scotland.
*Rated 18


GSFF16 Opening Event: Lost Treasure
Wednesday, March 16 at 9 PM
GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2016 opens with a major new audio-visual commission. In 1956, Glasgow-based socialist filmmaking collective the Dawn Cine Group embarked on their most ambitious project to date. Intending to tell the story of the Scottish Highlands and its people, Lost Treasure was never completed. Musicians Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and Hamish Brown (Swimmer One), alongside filmmaker Minttu Mäntynen, have devised a live performance responding to the 60 year old unfinished film, weaving together the existing footage with traditional songs, field recordings and archival recordings of oral history.

All tickets £10
Lost Treasure is supported by PRS for Music Foundation. With thanks to National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.




Glasgow Vegan People’s Kitchen – February Edition
Saturday, 20 February at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G411BA (opposite Kinning Park Underground)

We are back! 2016 is here and so are we! Wiggle those proboscises and prepare for yet another vegan taste bud pampering feast for £3.50! This time we are serving:

Starter: Pizzawhirls (Art Attack would be proud)
Main: Savoury potato curry with a not-so-small hint of garlicky goodness on a bed of Rice
Dessert: Fluffy fruity Chocolate Mousse

Please bring along your own beverages, glasses and tap water will be provided.

See you all at the Kinning Park Complex, our hungry brethren and sistren!


The Vegan People’s Kitchen is a non-profit event that is:
*offering a cheap, inclusive, ethical and healthy meal
*About anti-capitalism, shared responsibility and mutual aid
* A chance for the community to get together and socialise

We serve exclusively vegan food because it is
*environmentally more sustainable


All things Yellow!
Saturday, March 5 at 12 PM – 6 PM
There’s no such thing as a Free Lunch Cafe, 257 London Road, G40 1PE

We will be serving up a feast of yellow delights and getting in the mood for the Barrowland extravaganza later in the evening. Come meet old pals and new, get your yellow on as well as a grin….See you soon x

The cafe is ‘pay as you feel’ and we want to make you feel good!


Govanhill Free Dinner
Every Monday at 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Govanhill Trinity Church, 28 Daisy Street, G42 8JZ

Join your neighbours for a free dinner. All welcome.


The UNITY World Café
Every Tuesday at 11:00am – 1:00pm
140-142 Nelson Street, G5 8EJ

UNITY is still distributing free food to destitute asylum seekers.




Knockout – Technique Special
Saturday, February 20 at 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Glasgow Club Gym John Paul, 2 Arrochar Street, G23 5LY

Knockout is the new Boxing Club based in Glasgow, for the LGBT community and friends, providing boxing training sessions.

Fancy giving boxing a go? Or improving on existing skills? From the LGBTI Community in Glasgow? Or a friend of? Join us for our Technique special, with optional sparring (not as scary as it sounds, it can be gentle!). Get in touch for details. Cost: £5. Over 18s only unless accompanied by parent/guardian. And beginners more than welcome!


Critical Mass: Night Ride
Friday, 26th of February at 7 PM
George Square

Light up your bike and dress bright for this Night Ride ‘Critical Mass’. We will be riding around the City Centre, East End and ending up back at the West End for refreshments at The 78. Meet us at George Square, ready to leave at 7pm!



Seahorses Swimming: Transgender Swimming sessions
Sunday, February 28 at 3 PM – 4PM
Whitehill Pool, 240 Onslow Drive, G31 3QE

A closed pool session for transgender people. The pool we have access to is Whitehill Pool which is located in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow.

It’s easily accessible via train via Duke Street or Alexandra Parade.

There is a small fee for the group which is currently £5 until we gauge regular numbers. Hopefully we can bring this down over time.

There is no requirement in regards to traditional swimwear however loose clothing (jeans t-shirts etc) are not allowed in the pool.


Roller Derby: Glasgow’s Irn Bruisers vs Newcastle and then London!
Sunday, February 21 at 12:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Glasgow Caledonian ARC, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

Come to Glasgow for this spectacular Tier 1 double header, which is part of the 2016 British Championships!

Game 1: Grd v Newcastle
Game 2: Grd v London Brawl Saints

Reigning British Champions Glasgow Roller Derby will be taking on two new contenders to Tier 1! These games will be fast, furious and closely matched – anything could happen!


Roller Derby: British Champs Tier 1 Triple Header
Saturday, March 26 at 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Glasgow Caledonian ARC, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA





United Glasgow

The club operates under dual core principles of anti-discrimination and financial inclusion.

Women (trans* inclusive)

5-a-side Drop-In – Monday Nights (Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road) – 7.30pm-8.30pm

11-a-side Training – Wednesday Nights (Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road) – 9pm-10.30pm

Contact the Club for men’s training times.


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