We’re off for some festive fun. Thanks for continuing to read our Glasgow ponderings. See you in 2014!
If you have never stood in a crowded cavern with some of Glasgow’s biggest and best music fans and joyfully sang your heart out, then you are missing out.
If you have had such an experience, I can only hope that it was at least once in the Barrowland.
You’d be in good company – this boisterous ballroom has hosted an eclectic group of entertainers.
These walls talk, sing and hold such wonderful memories.
Whatever your musical taste, the Barrowlands caters so there is absolutely no excuse not to go. It’s hosted everyone from the Pixies, to Metallica to Massive Attack and more recently Reflektors (aka Arcade Fire).
And many musos name it as a favourite venue – and why not. With its exceptional acoustics and sprung dance floor rocking us into bliss, what’s not to love?
The Barrowland’s sign burns through the night sky – a warm welcome promising an exceptional night. It doesn’t lie.
There is something magical from the moment you walk through the doors, up the stairs – this is a gig venue unlike any other.
If you haven’t yet experienced the merriment of the Barrowland, put it at the very top of you 2014 wish list. You will not be disappointed. You will be thrilled.
Well done to all who took part in the #SantaDash in Glasgow
Ho, ho, ho. I cannot resist the Christmas pantos – a fabulous festive Glasgow tradition. Every theatre from the smallest to the large offers something whether you’re 3 or 93.
A new take on Cinderella from the ugly step-sisters’ viewpoint is sure to delight. The Uglies, written and featuring the excellent Davey Anderson, is at Oran Mor from 2-21 December.
Slapstick, songs and an elf
The Citizen’s brand new show Bauble Trouble is packed full of laughs, slapstick and songs when Dad tries to get the tree up before Santa arrives.
And when Christmas loathing Carol finds a lost elf under her bed looking for Santa, side-splitting antics begin. Don’t miss the mesmorising The Night Before Christmas at the Arches from 4 December to 5 January.
Sweet smelling panto
The Tron’s Peter Panto and the Incredible Stinkerbell features a comedic love triangle or check out the Citizens’ recreated Jungle Book with favourites Mowgli and Baloo. Both are for ages 6 and up.
With all this choice there is no excuse not to indulge – it’s behind you, in front of you and all around you. But book soon because shows are selling out. Oh no they’re not…oh yes they are. So don’t delay.
Not your average fish and chips at The Finnieston
Delish breaded coley and hand-cut chips. Oh my. http://www.thefinniestonbar.com