Glasgow



Pretty Preachers Club: “We’ve made all our music ourselves at home… DIY musicians have boomed over lockdown.”

11th January 2021

Music Editor Jodie Leith is joined by Hannah Berry and Martha McKay from Glasgow-based band Pretty Preachers Club to discuss their unique status as a DIY, lockdown-formed band, their debut EP Going Nowhere Fast and the ambitious plans the duo have in store. Logging into Zoom on the first day of the second official lockdown, ...


Shuggie Bain: a story of poverty, addiction, and Glaswegian masculinity

24th December 2020

Lucy Dunn reviews this year’s Booker Prize Winner by Scottish-born Douglas Stuart. Starting and ending with a teenage Shuggie living alone, parentless, in a Southside bedsit, Douglas Stuart’s debut novel is raw, gripping, hopeful and devastating. In 1980s Thatcher-era Glasgow, the language is violence and the currency is sex. Not the commonly-portrayed white-collar patriarchy so ...


Exploring Glasgow’s green spaces

15th December 2020

A guide to some of our locale’s loveliest outdoor parks and walks.  If Covid-19 has shown me anything this year, it’s my newfound adoration and deep appreciation of outdoor spaces – specifically those with an abundance of trees and the ambience of flowing water. Between stressful uncertainties of online classes, deadlines, jobs, and various other ...


Glasgow Film Festival goes nationwide for 2021

10th December 2020

The opening and closing films have also been announced. Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) will host screenings in cinemas across the UK, it was announced today. The 22 independent cinemas partnered with the festival will show a selection of cinema-only screenings for the programme, as well as the festival’s opening and closing films. These films will ...


Glasgow chef Nico Simeone launches UK wide e-commerce platform ‘Home-X’

9th December 2020

New food-at-home platform allows for fine dining without setting foot outside the house. Glasgow chef Nico Simeone has taken the British food scene by storm over the last two years, opening his ‘Six by Nico’ restaurants in locations across the UK. Just as he and his team were about to open on London’s prestigious Charlotte ...


Work underway to end HIV stigma in Glasgow by 2030

7th December 2020

The Fast Track Cities Initiative Leadership Group (FTCI-LG) met as part of their pledge to eliminate the virus and tackle stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV. A team of experts and local representatives have met for the first time since the pandemic began to discuss ending the stigma of HIV and blood-borne diseases by 2030. The ...


The Modern Institute review, October 2020

30th November 2020

Art Columnist Archie Gibbs reviews The Modern Institute in Glasgow’s autumn programme. The Modern Institute reopened with two separate shows from New York based artists, Anne Collier and Julia Chiang, respectively. Rejoicing at the opportunity to finally visit a gallery in person for art existing outside of my laptop, I headed down to see the ...


Review: let me count the ways

30th November 2020

A live virtual performance by Alan Kane In addition to their in-person gallery exhibitions, The Modern Institute (TMI) offers a number of online live performances from the artists they represent.  In line with the global gallery trend of art dissemination, the surreality of the Zoom-era seeps into performance art this week as Alan Kane keeps ...


Blondie returns to Glasgow: How will it compare to previous Glasgow gigs?

18th November 2020

Can the band re-create the glory of their hay-day, or is the steep price of admission to be avoided? Covid allowing, Blondie are set to return to Glasgow for the first time since 2014 to play the Hydro on 20 November 2021, an impressive 45 years (and 10 albums) since their debut. It is no ...


Campaign launched to protect the Tobacco Merchant’s House

9th November 2020

The Scottish Civic Trust’s “Written in Stone” campaign is looking to establish a capital fund to cover the cost of future repair work and preserve the historic building. The Scottish Civic Trust has announced a new campaign to protect Glasgow’s Tobacco Merchants House. The “Written in Stone” campaign was launched on 12 October 2020 and ...