Hello Weegies! Looks like November is starting off well with a multitude of exciting online events, each more interesting than the last. So prepare your favorite hot drink, your soft little blanket and just follow the guide!
What to do in Glasgow this Friday 6 November
[ONLINE] Panel Discussion Black People in the Arts by GSA Students’ Association from 18:00 to 19:30 – Free
Join GSASA for a panel discussion on the experience of black people in the arts. With Wezi Mhura, Briana Pegado, Graham Campbell and moderated by Josephine Kay-Ogunsola, GSA student.
Guests will talk about their own practice and discuss and answer questions about self-employment, funding, locations…
[ONLINE] Africa in Motion Festival from 30th October to 29th November-
Africa in Motion is an annual African film festival which usually takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland in late October / early November.
The main aim of the festival is to offer Scottish audiences the opportunity to see the best of African cinema from across the continent. For its 15th year, the festival is migrating online.
Film strands this year include an offering of films that examine our ties to the women who bore us, they are the keepers of history sitting astride our lives; an industry focus that showcases distinguished African talent from across the globe; and a programme of thought-provoking films on the diasporic predicament of ‘inbetween-ness’ where losing and reclaiming ground is a recurring dilemma.
Saturday 7 November
[ONLINE] VR Theatre : PETRICHOR by TRON Theatre – £6
Tron Theatre invites you to experience a play in your living room through virtual reality.
After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email with a link to the PETRICHOR coin. It can be viewed at any time for 7 days on any smart device or computer, with or without a VR headset.
The Lighthouse Guided Tour – 1pm – £5
The Lighthouse offers a guided tour every Saturday at 1 p.m.
The tour lasts 40 minutes and details the history of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first public commission – the Glasgow Herald Building to its current use as a Scottish center for design and architecture. After this visit, you will learn more about Mackintosh’s work and its impact on the city.
Sunday 8 November
[ONLINE] Exhibition Thistles and Dandelions – “At Home”
Thistles and Dandelions is a program of Empower Women for Change. It aims to explore the history of Glasgow women over the past 50 to 100 years, sharing previously hidden or misinterpreted stories, particularly with regard to ethnic minority communities.
The Empower Women for Change team recruited 23 volunteers to be part of the project (including our dear Cynthia from Frenchie Weegie!). They are women from countries all over the world, including Pakistan, Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria, Iraq, Italy, France, Bermuda, Kurdistan, Scotland and the ‘England. Throughout the duration of the program, the volunteers met digitally to share their experiences, as well as their passion for culture and the women empowerment.
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