January is generally associated with being a dull, never ending month and I personally do not find February much better, as it still feels like the rare summer days we do get are a life time away! So beat those winter blues by visiting and taking part in a few of Glasgow’s latest offerings in the culture stakes…
Film Nation Masterclass
For all film buffs out there,104 films and Panasonic are providing a FREE masterclass with director Luke Snellin leading it. Snellin has won a number of awards for his short films and so his advice would be invaluable to any person interested in a career in the film industry.
The overall aim of the workshop is to inspire young talented people to create their very own film for the Film Nation Olympics competition.
The workshop takes place on Saturday the 11th of February and is for all 15-25 year olds. Interested? Here is the link to book a place: http://opportunities.creativescotland.com/view.aspx?id=836737a4-97a9-4f6b-ba6e-ebdb788b87d7
A favourite museum of mine,the People’s Palace is the perfect way to spend a quiet afternoon. If not to learn interactively about Glasgow’s history, then to sit, cup of tea in hand, in the warmth of the cafe overlooking the picturesque winter gardens.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sundays, 10am to 5pm.
Centre for Contempoary Arts
The CCA is easily overlooked, situated on the busy, built up Sauchiehall Street. However it is definitely worth stopping for, as the CCA is the heart of creative experiment in Glasgow. Regularly showcasing fresh visual art, film, performance and music, the centre has a real contribution to Glasgow’s vibrant culture.
The centre has a cafe/bar which is perfect after you have tired yourself out from all the cultural exploration. The quirky shop is also the ideal place to look for that difficult-to-get-for friend’s present.
Have a look on the Centre for Contempoary Arts website to see if there is an event you may be interested in going along to (with so much choice it would be hard not to find something!)
With this blog just naming a few, there really is no excuse to let the drab weather keep you inside! Oh and if you do happen to venture out into one of Glasgow’s cultural hot spots then please feel free to write an article about it…