Glasgay! Scotland’s Annual Celebration of LGBT Culture 20 October – 15 November, 2014


20 October – 15 November, 2014

Scotland’s annual celebration of LGBT culture reaches another milestone as it turns 21 years old in 2014. Glasgay! is Scotland’s only professional LGBT arts festival, presented annually from mid October to mid November.

This year’s programme again features top acts and new artists from around the world with events spanning comedy, music, film, theatre, visual art, performance art, literature, club nights, education events, community arts projects.

Highlights in the programme

…include one of America’s most notorious filmmakers, John Waters, as well as Cardinal Sinne and Colquhoun & Macbryde at the Tron Theatre.

Regular Music in association with Glasgay! presents

John Waters This Filthy World, Vol. 2

FRI 14 NOV 2014, 7pm
O2 Academy, Glasgow
121 Eglinton St, Glasgow G5 9NT
Tickets £25.00 (stbf)
Doors 7.00pm  |  Over 18s only  |  All seated (reserved)
Special pre-sale status for Glasgay! customers Book now

This Filthy World Vol.2 is a celebration of the joyously appalling taste of America’s most notorious filmmaker – John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and Polyester), or as he is known to many – “The Pope of Trash”.  From stories of childhood and early influences through to Hollywood highlights and lowlights, Waters divulges his fascination with all that is crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, Catholicism, sexual deviancy and how to become famous (read: infamous). In his own words, “It’s hard to offend three generations, but it looks like I’ve succeeded.”

John Waters is a cinematic legend who has forged an unwavering path in his quest to give bad taste a good name. Don’t miss your opportunity to get down-and-dirty with John Waters, live at the O2 Academy Glasgow for one night only.


Tom_DaleySporting Heads – An Exhibition

A photographic exhibition of LGBT sportspeople who have recently “come out of the closet” and announced their sexuality.

This exhibition celebrates the increasing visibility of LGBT people in sport.  The exhibition will feature, amongst others, Tom Daley, Billie Jean King, Justin Fashanu, Matthew Micham, and Gareth Thomas.  The exhibition will also feature a roll of honour and an online instagram or tumblr blogs site for newly identified sportspeople who are attending or participating in the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games.

TUE 1 JULY – 31 DEC 2014
FREE:  Daily 9am-5pm
Rose & Grants Cafe
27-29 Trongate,
Glasgow G1 5EZ
0141 553 0501

Curated by the Glasgay! Festival with support from the Glasgow 2014 & Celebrate Fund 2014

ronathey-800pxRon Athey in conversation

Gilmorehill Centre
University of Glasgow,
9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel 0141 330 2892
Free by ticket:

Following the fourth installation of his Incorruptible Flesh series, ‘Messianic Remains’, Ron Athey explores the performance lineage of his own post-AIDS body. Previous instalments were presented in collaboration with the late Lawrence Steger, who died of AIDS during the mid-late 1990s, and in 2007 with London-based artist Dominic Johnson. Between 1996 and 2007, performances took place in Glasgow, London, New York and Amsterdam. What does this sequence reveal about the persistence of a precarious human body? Where might it lead next?

Chaired by Dr Stephen Greer, University of Glasgow
The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Suitable for audiences age 18+

Scrap Trident, Faslane, Sunday 30 November, 2014
A Monster Ball Saturday, November 1,The Berkeley Suite

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