The Skinny Scotland January 2017

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Heads Up Compiled by: Kate Pasola

Sigh. January. ONLY KIDDING –c'mon guys, we can do this. One gig, exhibition and kefir brewing workshop at a time. Chin up.

Tue 3 Jan

Wed 4 Jan

Let’s ease our way into January with a cosy trip to the cinema, eh? Ken Loach’s critically acclaimed feature film I, Daniel Blake makes its way to Glasgow this month. It’s already got a Palme d’Or award under its belt, and features comedian Dave Johns portraying a man from Newcastle who’s been forced to leave work due to a heart attack. Back down to earth with a bang, much? GFT, Glasgow, 6.15pm, £7.50-£9.50

It’s not New Year’s without King Tut’s annual New Year’s Revolution with its marathonesque bill of 80 bands across 18 days in the one and only Wah Wah Hut. Tonight kicks off the fest with Indigo Velvet, Apache Darling and FCK Yes, but there’s PLENTY more where that came from. Go hardcore and splash on a golden ticket or pop along to nights you fancy for a tenner. King Tut’s, Glasgow, 4-21 Jan, times vary, £10-40

I, Daniel Blake

Sun 8 Jan

Mon 9 Jan

Tue 10 Jan

Remember back in 2015 when artist Ellie Harrison was granted a financial award by Creative Scotland for her project, The Glasgow Effect, in which she pledged not to leave the area of Greater Glasgow for a year? Remember the shitstorm? Well, her stint’s finished. Today’s lecture and Q&A is currently sold out, but there’s a waiting list and she’s on the lookout for a larger venue. Venue TBA, 12pm, waiting list on Eventbrite

Aspiring filmmaker? In need of a little support for your film project? Look no further, you silver screen wizard, you. Head along to a meeting with Lock Up Your Daughters, a Glasgow-based LGBT+ filmmaking collective who meet up on a monthly basis for read-throughs, workshops and project planning sessions. What’s more, it’s all free! CCA Clubroom, Glasgow, 7pm, free

The Fruitmarket’s very lovely (if slightly melancholic) exhibition Conversations in Letters in Lines continues this month through into February, featuring work from South African artists William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland. A particular highlight is Kentridge’s dizzying animations, set to the music of Neo Muyanga. That said, it’s certainly worth checking out the entire exhibition. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until 19 Feb, free

The Glasgow Effect

Lock Up Your Daughters

Indigo Velvet

Conversations in Letters in Lines

Sun 15 Jan

Mon 16 Jan

Get your clicking fingers ready, Scotland’s Slam Championships (or Slampionships?) take place tonight at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre. With previous winners including Carly Brown and Bram E. Gieben, there’s no better place to wrap your eyes, ears and heart ventricles around a load of lush spoken word, so make sure you turn up if that’s your thing. Tron, Glasgow, 7.45pm, £7.50

The name Irn Bru Carnival reeks of corporate organised fun, yes, but hear us out. This is Europe’s biggest indoor funfair. Where else are you going to be able to helter skelter to your heart’s content without getting drenched by Scottish rain? Plus, it’s probably best to make the most of having access to Europe’s biggest indoor funfair while we can, right? ...Too soon? SECC, Glasgow, 21 Dec-15 Jan, times and prices vary

Not much time left to see Please Turn Us On at GoMA, a particularly group exhibition from Arthur Ginsberg & Video Free America, Heather Phillipson, Stansfield/Hooykaas and ​ Videofreex which casts an eye over international counterculture, video art and Glasgow. We should mention that there’s warning of graphic language, drugs, sex, and nudity, so p’raps not a family day out, really...Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, until 22 Jan, times vary, free

Please Turn Us On

Irn Bru Carnival

Fri 20 Jan

Sat 21 Jan

Sun 22 Jan

The first of a few recommended Burns Night events this week, Toast to the Lassies: Robert Burns & The Role of Women a nod to the women associated with the life and works of ol’ Rabbie. It’ll be made up of submissions collected throughout December, and intends to address ‘notions of femininity, masculinity, and the power struggle between artist, viewer, and subject’. Sounds good to us. Gallery 23 West End, Edinburgh, until Feb 10, free

Nowt more cathartic than a little doom, drone and general bleakness to see you over the late-January hump, right? Well, tonight get yourself along to FVNERALS’ gig at Broadcast, where you’ll be able to brood to your heart’s content to the tune of their brand new EP Wounds (featuring tracks such as Void, Shiver and Teeth. Told you it was dark..). Broadcast, Glasgow, 7pm, £5

More in the way of Burnsbased mirth today – National Museum of Scotland’s hosting a Burns Unbound, ram-packed with creative activities, performances, ceilidh dancing, interactive theatre, performed poetry and live music from Aonach Mor, Jeana Leslie and Adam Brown and Barluath. Conveniently, it’s also on a Sunday afternoon, meaning you can bring along a wee one to run off a bit of energy… NMS, Edinburgh, 11am, free

Thu 26 Jan

Fri 27 Jan

Sat 28 Jan

See to making your Thursday night glorious with the help of Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys as he pays a visit to Stereo as part of his Set Fire To The Stars tour. There’ll be a free screening of the Dylan Thomasdirected film, followed by a live performance of the soundtrack with Rhys and Y Niwl members Alun Tan Lan, Gruff Ab Arwel and Siôn Glyn. Stereo, Glasgow, 9pm, £16

What with all this Burns chat, it’s easy to overlook the fact that 25 Jan also marks the birthday of Virginia Woolf. Luckily, Glasgow Women’s Library is well and truly onto it, hosting Herland: Burns Night/Woolf Supper a ‘Bardinfused Bohemian gathering’, including readings, music, supper and performances from Lila Matsumoto, Nuala Watt, Rahat Zahid, and MacGillivray. Oh, and the dresscode? Servin’ Bloomsbury chic with a Burns Night twist. GWL, Glasgow, 7pm, £10-20

Now, you might be thinking Celtic Connections is all about the music, but you'd be sorely, sorely wrong. It's also about WHISKY – specifically today's National Whisky Festival. Head over to SWG3 and you'll have to opportunity to sup all kindsa whisky, participate in masterclasses, chow down on food from local vendors and sink the odd craft beer to sustain your stamina. SWG3 Glasgow, 12.30-3.30pm & 4pm-7.30pm £35




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Jeana Leslie

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Sat 14 Jan


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