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Merchant City Festival 2014

Merchant City Festival 2014

Thursday 24 July – Sunday 3 August 2014

​​This year the Merchant City Festival will be part of the Festival 2014 celebrations during the Commonwealth Games. It will offer a fantastic programme of entertainment in the streets and public places of Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Festival Programme

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Film: Sightlines, The Empire Cafe, 26 July – 1 August

Sightlines A new short film ‘Sightlines’ about legacy – how we see, and refuse to see, the legacies that we leave. The film will run from 11am to 9pm each daily from 26 July – 1 August ‘Sightlines’ will be showing at The Empire Café in Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Games. The film […]

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Merchant City Festival at Blackfriars Saturday 2nd August

Merchant City Festival at Blackfriars Saturday 2nd August, 2014 at 3:00pm – 7:30pm The Primevals – Los Tentakills – Reverse Cowgirls – The Kosher Pickles Calling all freaks, disenfranchised weirdos and filthy muthas!!! Swing your freak flags high! At this year’s Merchant City Festival Los Tentakills have gathered together a merry band of borrachos, friends […]

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Strong Lady Show, Merchant City Festival, 30th July

Strong Lady Show Betty Brawn 30th July, 12.30, 2.30 and 4.30 p.m. Enjoy an elegant array of feats of strength, performed by a genuine Strong Lady. The world of the Strong Lady is filled with dazzling contrasts: muscle and grace, beauty and brute strength, lifting the hearts of the audience and… well… lifting the audience! […]

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Slow Down, Exhibition, 25 July – 3rd August

Slow Down A solo exhibition by Jacqueline Donachie of new work commissioned in response to the ‘Slow Down’public art events in Huntly, Melbourne and Glasgow. A solo exhibition by Jacqueline Donachie of new work commissioned in response to the ‘Slow Down’public art events in Huntly, Melbourne and Glasgow. Glasgow Slow Down runs from 25 July […]

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Greyfriars Garden Open Day 27th July, 2nd and 3rd August. Noon – 4 p.m.

Greyfriars Garden Open Day Merchant City Festival 2014 27th July, 2nd and 3rd August. Noon – 4 p.m. Come and see how local residents grow their own food in the middle of the city. Greyfriars Garden is a local allotment made up of residents from the Merchant City and Drygate areas.  A stalled space initiative, […]

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EMANCIPATION ACTS Writer/Director Alan McKendrick, Merchant City 30, 31 July & 1 Aug

EMANCIPATION ACTS Writer/Director Alan McKendrick 30, 31 July & 1 Aug 1pm at The Briggait FREE A series of outdoor performances exploring Glasgow, the Caribbean slave trade and the abolitionist movement. Join us for the inaugural Scottish celebration of Emancipation Day, celebrated annually across the Caribbean. Make your way around locations in Glasgow’s Merchant City […]

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Film Club – Angel’s Share Merchant City Festival 27 July, 2014

Film Club – Angel’s Share Merchant City Festival 27 July, 2014 Sit back and enjoy a screening of Angel’s Share whilst munching on some popcorn and indulging in a wee dram! Join Robbie on his journey of discovery in Angel’s Share with some of the finest malt whiskies in the world. Free popcorn and a […]

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Merchant City Festival: Gillbride MacMillan, 27th July, 2014

Gillebride MacMillan Airc II Gaelic Cultural Space 3 p.n. Gillebride MacMillan sings songs from ‘Air Fòrladh / On Leave’ is Gillebrìde’s second CD. Gillebrìde MacMillan is from the Milton in South Uist. He comes from a family with a strong Gaelic background. Gaelic is his first language and Gaelic songs and traditions were always an […]

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Merchant City Festival, Big Mono Welcome 26 July, 2014

26 July  2014 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Mono, Kings Court, City Centre Age restrictions – All ages The Big Mono Welcome A programme of free music, art, food and family events designed to open the doors of Mono ‘The Big Mono Welcome’ – a programme of free music, art, food and family events designed […]

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Naomi Harvey (Gaelic Singer) & Babs McGregor (Poet) Airc II Gaelic Cultural Space 26th July, 2014

Naomi Harvey (Gaelic Singer) & Babs McGregor (Poet) Airc II Gaelic Cultural Space 26th July, 2014  3 p.m. Naomi Harvey (Gaelic Singer) & Babs McGregor (Poet) – perform extracts from Struileag – Children of the Smoke Naomi Harvey (Gaelic Singer) & Babs McGregor (Poet) Babs NicGriogair is one of the most dynamic and surprising poets […]

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Merchant City Festival, Blackfriars Stage, 26 July, 2014

26 July 2014  12 p.m. – 22 p.m. All ages The Blackfriars Stage returns with a line up including the Raybandos and Itchy Coo Park! The Blackfriars Stage returns for another festival of the best in free music! Saturday 26 July 12pm – 1.45pmThe Journey Men 2pm – 3pmCharles Randolph – One Man Rhythm & […]

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Merchant City Festival 2014: Glasgow loves Music Stage

Glasgow Loves Music – showcasing everything musical from local performances to participatory bandeoke and music lessons. Glasgow Loves Music is a musical showcase weekend programmed by Glasgow Music Studios. The stage will include; dj sessions from the studios’ resident coach Stevie Middleton, singing lessons and choir performances with voice coach Lu Angel, drumming and percussion […]

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Evening Music Show – Rachel Sermanni and Cairn String Quartet

Merchant City Festival 24 July, 2014 – 6 p.m. Merchant Square All ages Evening Music Show – Rachel Sermanni and Cairn String Quartet Every weekday Merchant sq will host a lunchtime and evening live music programme, thanks to the generous support of Merchant City Properties Merchant square will be a hive of varied activity throughout […]

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Merchant City Festival, Brunswick Stage, 23 July – 3rd August, 2014

GET ON IT! Cause we have got THIS kicking off Wednesday, 23rd July, running right through until August the 3rd. Brunswick Street Stage brings you The Electric Frog / Sub Club / Soma Records / Melting Pot / Rubadub / Kiltr / Sunday Circus / Glasgow Jazz Festival / Glasgow International Comedy Festival / Hotgem […]

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Merchant City Festival, Glasgow 25 July – 3 August, 2014

Fashion Cultures: Pam Hogg – Exhibition and Pop-Up Shop An exhibition and pop up shop from musician, artist and fashion legend Pam Hogg. 56 Miller Street, GlasgowOpening Event – 25 July 7.30-9pmPop-up shop runs daily to 3 August (11am – 5pm) Fashion Cultures is delighted to host an exhibition and Pop-Up shop by fashion legend, […]

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Merchant City Festival: Film Club goes Vintage – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Film Club goes Vintage – Breakfast at Tiffany’s Corinthian Club 25 July, 2014 – 7 p.m. Sit back and relax watching the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s whilst nibbling on a tasty cupcake & sipping on some bubbles. This months film club goes vintage! Sit back and relax watching the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s whilst nibbling […]

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Merchant City Festival: Community Street Theatre

SURGE’s Community Street Theatre 25 Jul 2014 – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Merchant City Festival (roving) Part of http://www.merchantcityfestival.com All ages Fun and friendly workshops and performances, introducing street theatre to new participants at SURGE 2014. SURGE’s Community Street Theatre project is back and bigger than ever: now running for two weeks! You can […]

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Merchant City Festival: Art and Design Workshops

Fashion Cultures: Glasgow School of Art – Art and Design Workshops at Jigsaw Part of Merchant City Festival 24 Jul 2014 – 3 Aug 2014 Jigsaw, 177 Ingram Street, Glasgow All ages Various dates and times – visit fashioncultures.org for programme details  For the duration of Fashion Cultures, Glasgow School of Art will be conducting […]

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