Glasgay! fling begins in earnest

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Scotland’s Glasgay! Festival has released its line up for the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

Addressing the progress and visibility of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people as part of Festival 2014, this autumn programme highlights social attitudes from current and past times.

Already running from the Commonwealth Games earlier this year and until Hogmanay, Sporting Heads is a photographic exhibition featuring LGBT sportspeople who have “come out of the closet” and announced their sexuality, including Tom Daley, Justin Fashanu, Matthew Micham and Gareth Thomas.

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This year’s festival will also feature work by Ron Athey, Stewart Laing, Grant Smeaton, Drew Taylor, Rosana Cade, Colin Bell, James Ley, Zoe Strachan and Damian Barr.

The fun is spread across the usual venues and some new ones, including Tron Theatre, The Arches, Citizens Theatre, Rose & Grants Café, The Stand and Glasgow Film Theatre.

Don’t miss the chance to see Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure, Craig Hill.

Our sister paper, the Edinburgh Evening News, summed up his laughs-per-pint appeal, saying: “Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again.”

With his cheeky, irreverent and, of course, wonderfully camp blend of incisive stand-up, razor-sharp improvisation and superb audience rapport, Craig’s audiences know they are in for a wickedly delicious evening of funny and witty observation.

Craig is firmly established as one of Scotland’s best-loved entertainers with sell-out national live tours and five BBC TV series to his name. He has sold out all his Edinburgh Fringe seasons, each year’s show subsequently touring throughout the UK as well as internationally, with regular solo seasons at Australian comedy festivals including Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. ]

This all-new show,