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Interview: The Beards

Interview: The Beards



by March 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Interview, Music

Glasgow On Screen: Why Movie Production Companies Are Choosing Our City

Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth to abduct hitchhikers, received its Scottish premiere on Sunday,  2 March at the closing gala of the Glasgow Film Festival. It is just one of a series of movies that have come to Scotland in recent years to […]

by March 3, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: A Thousand Times Goodnight @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Review: A Thousand Times Goodnight @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Some say it’s a bad man’s world. Some say bad things only happen in certain countries. Erik Poppe’s A Thousand Times Goodnight however explores the border-crossing affect war and terror can have on those not directly associated. Spending much of her time estranged from her husband and young daughters, Rebecca […]

by February 27, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: “The Gilded Cage” @ Glasgow Film Festival

Review: “The Gilded Cage” @ Glasgow Film Festival

Part of the strand “Eurovisions” showing at the 10th Glasgow Film Festival, the French-Portuguese comedy “The Gilded Cage” is a pleasant surprise that will entertain and connect to audiences around the world. Set in Paris, the film tells the untold story of Portuguese immigrants that flew out of Portugal during the dictatorship period […]

by February 26, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Felix Herngren’s film adaptation of  Jonas Jonasson’s debut novel, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a laugh-out-loud, happy-go-lucky big screen adventure that will appeal to all. While it made its UK debut at Glasgow Film Festival last week, the motion picture has already taken Sweden […]

by February 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: The Stag @ Cineworld

Review: The Stag @ Cineworld

The classic formula of the “stag do gone wrong” is given a refreshing makeover by director John Butler. Andrew Scott, best known for his enigmatic portrayal of Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock, takes on the role of put-upon best man Davin in this cheeky Irish comedy. After convincing the reluctant groom […]

by February 24, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Picture shows :  Glasgow Girls Dress Rehearsal 2014 Cast

Picture © Drew Farrell. Tel 07721-735041.

National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre, Pachamama Productions, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with Merrigong Theatre Company (Australia) present

20/2/2014 - 08/03/2014 at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

The full cast is: Callum Cuthbertson, Roanna Davidson, Karen Fishwick,  Myra McFadyen, Stephanie McGregor,  Joanne McGuinness, Amaka Okafor, Patricia Panther, Juliana Yazbeck.

Conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bissett. Book by David Greig

Music and Lyrics by Cora Bissett, Sumati Bhardwaj (MC Soom T), Patricia Panther and John Kielty.  Set Design by Merle Hensel, Musical Direction by Hilary Brooks, Choreography by Natasha Gilmore, Lighting Design by Lizzie Powell and Sound Design by Fergus Oâ??Hareâ?¨Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Pachamama Productions, in association with Merrigong Theatre Company (Australia).â?¨â?¨Seven teenagers with a cause that captured the imagination of a country.â?¨â?¨Based on a true story, Glasgow Girls follows a group of seven teenage girls whose lives are changed forever when they arrive at school one day to be told that one of their friends - and her asylum seeking family - have been forcibly taken from their home to be deported. â?¨â?¨After the initial shock of this news has worn off, these feisty young women are galvanised to take a stand and to fight for the life of their friend, her family, and, ultimately for the rights of all children of asylum-seekers in Scotland. They take on the Scottish Government and the Home Office and succeed where adults and politicians have failed. Their campaign became one of the most vocal and powerful asylum campaigns to capture the imagination of the media and to inspire a community to unite behind its residents; Glasgow Girls is not just a life

Glasgow Girls Capturing Hearts Again

Glasgow Girls  is back home and taking audiences by storm at the Citizens Theatre  By Anne Austin Presented by The National Theatre Scotland, The Glasgow Girls which is based on real life events, follows the campaign of school girls at Drumchapel High who passionately fight the authorities when a friend faces deportation and […]

by February 22, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Politics, Theatre
Review: The Double @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Review: The Double @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Richard Ayoade’s take on Doystoyesky’s The Double is a darkly surreal comedy, with Jesse Eisenberg playing both a meek, put-upon loner and his maddeningly confident doppleganger. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival, this slickly stylised feature is Ayoade’s follow-up to Submarine, a brilliantly quirky coming-of-age drama from 2010. The Double […]

by February 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: Blue Ruin @ Cineworld

Review: Blue Ruin @ Cineworld

The opening scene of Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin certainly doesn’t scream the positivity that run-of-the-mill blockbusters often do. As main character Dwight (Macon Blair) eats food from rubbish bins and sleeps in his car, it’s clear that any hope and meaning left in life is lost. But when a policewoman […]

by February 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: Twenty Feet from Stardom @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Review: Twenty Feet from Stardom @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Part of the Glasgow Film Festival, this musical documentary by Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on some of the most famous singers that you’ve never heard of. Although this documentary is peppered with music heavyweights such as Mick Jagger, Sting, Barbara Streisand, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder, Twenty Feet from […]

by February 19, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film