Halloween creeps its way into a monstrous mass of activity across Glasgow. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a young or old goblin, there’s something spooktacular for all to enjoy.
Frightening family fun
Proving you’re never too young for fun, Hillhead Library is hosting a boogie with your baby Halloween special. Dress up your wee one and enjoy spooky sounds.
One of the most enticing Halloween family parties in town has to be Fright Night at the Science Centre on Friday 1 November.
At a fiver a skull you can get involved in the ‘critter crunch’, meet the bodyworks butcher and nosh on bloody broken glass cupcakes. Ghastly ghoulish fun not to be missed
Get well and truly scared at Sloans’ horror film screening– Paranormal Activity tonight – 31 October. It’s sure to have you shrieking in your seat but don’t end up with your dinner down your top.
A howling good time
If you want to dance your way through Halloween, the Berkeley Suite becomes home to Wolf Music’s howler with Matt and Stu on the decks. It promises to be a monster of a night with costumes galore and house grooves from midnight to 3am.
Watch Wolf’s video if you dare. Not for the faint of heart.
So what are you waiting for? The city is crawling with things to do so get your costume together and enjoy some wicked wonder.
You have been warned. Park if you dare!
Hidden Lanes in Glasgow
I already knew and loved Trans Europe Cafe as thee perfect breakfast place.
Cool laid-back surroundings, Tony’s no-nonsense service and totally tasty food make it one of my favourite spots in the city. Board games and being able to get breakfast at 4pm on a Sunday only adds to the appeal.
And then Trans Europe started serving up evening nosh during the weekend. So how could I resist?
A delish delight at night
Magically the bustling day-time café transforms into the perfect intimate night- time spot. Low lights and soft music lull us into a sense of comfort. And lovely smelling food tempts our taste buds.
I opt for the beautifully prepared cod. I am not disappointed. Visually it is artfully presented.
But it’s not just a pretty dish. It’s bursting with flavour – a song for your mouth.
And although I have never had room during the day for dessert, I save just enough space to enjoy the most luscious chocolate delight. Yum!
By night Trans Europe offers the same sensational service, serves up a concise menu of delectable food and is set to become a Glasgow evening hot spot. In fact, do book because looking around every table is full.
Their evening menu displayed on the chalk-board is ever-changing. All the more reason to come back time after time.
Day or night, Trans Europe is a must.
A marvelous way to spend a Saturday afternoon
Babbity Bowster in Glasgow’s Merchant City
Beer apparatus or Doctor Who baddie? You be the judge at Mono…
Love to be mesmerised and thrilled? Me too – and that’s why the exhilarating Tiger and Tiger Tale (+6) are not to be missed. This wonderful piece of dance theatre by Barrowland Ballet is told in two spectacular shows – one aimed at children and the other at adults.
The story introduces us to a family stuck in a routine – a cleaning obsessed mother with a dutiful husband and a daughter desperate for attention.
Their world is pretty ordinary, bland even. And then something magical happens, something starts to infiltrate their lives…the Tiger. Magnificently chaotic, alluring and dangerous – I won’t give anymore away other than to say you must meet this wonderful tiger in his fine orange suit.
Prepare to be captivated
Beautiful movement, acrobatic dancers and fantastic music will have you totally transfixed. The live music performed throughout the show adds to the emotional resonance. It’s a sensory delight. So don’t be shy! Nab one of the front row seats and get as close to the action as you can.
The set is more like an art installation with metal scaffolding and a cat’s cradle of silken strings for the performers to play in. The unique looking buckets hanging from the ceiling are truly cool.
It has been touring but is coming to the Tramway in Glasgow on 25 and 26 October. So get your tickets for Tiger and the kid’s Tiger Tale. You won’t be disappointed.
Step away from the ordinary and get some Tiger in your life. Grrrrr!
Well done #BigScottishRun 10K and half-marathon runners
And now… breakfast for champions.
Delizique in Glasgow
The next time you’re out, take a closer look around. Some of the ‘wall art’ decorating Glasgow’s bars, pubs and (ahem) loos is really rather quite charming.
Some of our favourites:
What are yours? And do you know the golden hamster?