Here’s some of the events and activities taking place across the Southside over the next week ...
Let the kids, and their imaginations, run wild this summer with East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s packed holiday programme.Explore your superpowers and join forces at Superhero Training Academy, get crafty with cavemen and dinosaurs by taking part in the Time Traveller Camp and fit in some fin-tastic classes and learn to swim like a mermaid! Visit www.ercultureandleisure.org/activities for more details.
Harry Benson: From Glasgow to America brings together photographs from the world renowned photographer’s native Glasgow alongside images created during an illustrious career in America. At Pollok House. Runs until December.
Summer Baby Disco
Boogie with your baby at East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure’s Summer discos, especially for little ones! Runs until July 28 at Eastwood Park Theatre.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
Having a Laff Comedy presents... Saturday night stand-up comedy at The Glad Cafe, featuring a packed bill of the best in current Scottish comedy including Ed Patrick, Gary Meikle and a full roster of new comics David Callaghan, Oliver Coleman and Sarah-Jane Judge. From 7.30pm.
Little Shop of Horrors
Join Webster Productions in this charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic. With music by the legendary Alan Menken, best known for his numerous Walt Disney film scores, Little Shop of Horrors is a cult film and one of the longest running off-Broadway shows of all time. At Eastwood Park Theatre at 7.30pm.
Festival of Colour
The East Renfrewshire Festival of Colour returns to Rouken Glen Park – come along and join the fun! Family Fun, face painting, henna hand painting, hand art, colour water sponge throwing. Bring along a picnic. This festival will take place in the events area near the pond. A bagpiper will lead from the children’s play area to the events area at 2.15pm.
Whitelee Windfarm is holding a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season. Free events include Animal Masks, Bird Masks, Bug Me!, Can you dig it?, Crafty Windmills, Creepy Crawly Climbers, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Magical Magnets, Mucky Monsters, Pinwheel Windmills, Recycled Bird Feeders, Turbine Tower Challenge, Wacky Weather Watching and much more. Also on Sunday.
Featuring Broken Records, A New International and Caitlin Buchanan. Doors 6.30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
SUNDAY, JULY 29
Featuring music from the Conservatoire and Glasgow. From 7pm at Williamwood Parish Church. Entry by donation. Refreshments served in the large hall after the concert. Also on August 26.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
In August, Glasgow will co-host the inaugural European Championships (Glasgow2018). Around 4,500 athletes will descend on the city to compete in this multi-sport event which includes aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, triathlon and golf. Glasgow is no slouch when it comes to sport, and our sporting heritage runs deep. Ingrid Shearer, from Northlight Heritage, will tell us more about the city’s historic sporting grounds, buildings and sportscapes. Meet at Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Bell Street. From 6-8pm.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
Rain Reserve featuring John Alexander & Lorna Reid with special guest for the evening Iona MacDonald (Doghouse Roses), the Glad Cafe, Shawlands. Edinburgh native and smooth jazz operator Lorna Reid and Glasgow roots and bluesman John Alexander have joined forces to form their roots, blues jazz and country tinged duo Rain Reserve.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
Beach Boyz Story
Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. Don’t miss you chance to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, I Get Around, Surfin’ USA, Fun Fun Fun, California Girls and many more that you will surely know - or by the end of the evening learn to love! At Eastwood Park Theatre, 7.30pm.
Chem19 Studio’s Weekender introducing some of of the best upcoming musical talent from across Scotland inlcuding Calum Pearce, Matt Carmichael, kimona, Ross Woodhouse, The Lower Depths at more. Doors open 7pm.
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