WHAT’S GOING ON: Fri 6th to Sun 8th November

What’s going on in Glasgow this weekend? by Nicole Heaney

This Sunday is a special day. We should never forget that millions of British and Allied soldiers risked and gave their lives to protect the people of this country. Any war is awful and World War II particularly so because a group of people decided to eradicate Jews not just in one country but throughout the world. Six million innocent Jews as well as gypsies, homosexuals, ‘disableds’ and resistance fighters were murdered along with millions of soldiers who were killed. We must never forget how important it is to protect, defend and learn from ugly things that happen in the world. Remembrance Sunday is a time to reflect and respect in any way you can.

 

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Chompsky & Co Paint Their New Food Truck, Sat 7th Nov, The Glue Factory,12-9pm

A group of graffiti artists will be redesigning the exterior of a van throughout the day. You can watch live as they spraypaint the truck with their interpretations of Chompsky, Glasgow and food generally.

They are also using The Glue Factory to exhibit the work of local Scottish artists – Rudog is confirmed. There will be an opportunity to buy any of the aritsts’ work across the course of the day and local DJs will also be playing. ‘With any luck it’ll be just like hanging at your mate’s only you won’t be drinking sh**te instant coffee, arguing over what to watch on Netflix, eating oven pizzas and wondering why his life hasn’t moved on past that fading Trainspotting poster he bought during Fresher’s week 6 years ago.’

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Future Proof, Friday 6th – Thurs 19th Nov, Hillhead Library, 10am-8pm, free

This inspirational exhibition annually showcases the art and work of Scotland’s prestigious art students.

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The First Real Junk Food Project Glasgow Dinner, Fri 6th Nov, The Project Cafe, Renfrew Street, 7pm, Free

Heading for a healthy lifestyle change? Need some motivation to shift extra pounds before the Christmas season? Then head on down to get some healthy hints and tasty tips to set you on your way.

The Real Junk Food Project Glasgow is holding its first pay-as-you-feel pop up dinner at The Project Cafe. Three course dinner with table service. Donations going to The Scottish Association for Mental Health – SAMH

BYOB corkage fee of £2

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Counter Culture Weekender, Fri 6th Nov, The Record Factory,7.30pm

Live sets from The Hammerin’ Tongs, The Responsible, Blanco, The Tripps, Garry Holland. Counter Culture will showcase bands who have scoured their dad’s record collection and are ready to stake their claim as leaders of the rebellion. Each act rebels against popular culture, so if you think Sergeant Peppers is a military meal you need not apply. Tickets: £6 in advance, £8 at the door.Doors open 8pm. Free entry after 11pm.

What’s going on in Edinburgh this weekend?

Loud Poets: Poets Fiction, Fri 6th Nov, City Cafe Edinburgh,7.30pm

So I Married An Axe Murderer eat your heart out! Loud Poets Edinburgh are back again with yet another amazing night of spoken word! So grab a ride from Mr Wolf if you have to because Poet Fiction is gonna rock! There’s an Open Mic – three poets competing for a slot at Decembers LPE under Loud Poets house rules (No paper. No intros. 3 minutes) If you’re interested email iamloud@loudpoets.com

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The Fratellis, Sat 7th Nov, The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

The talented trio are back to perform some old classics and new material from latest offering Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied

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The Hot 8 Brass Band, Sat 7th Nov, La Belle Angele, 7pm

Fancy something a bit different on the music scene? Then check out The Hot 8 brass Band. Straight out of New Orleans the outfit combines jazz, funk, hip hop and of course big band.

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Andy McIntosh: Shores, Fri 6th – Thurs 14th Nov, Ocean Terminal, 10am-8pm, Free

Landscapes constructed using found objects. It’s very relaxing and therapeutic to stare are most things sea-related so do yourself a favour -check it out!

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Vigo Thieves plus Wolves and Appenzella, Sun 8th Nov, Sneaky Pete’s, 7pm

Vigo Thieves are a Glaswegain alternative rock band. They combine heart felt lyrics with sing-a-long choruses. The band opened T in the Park’s Transmissions Stage. It’s rock with nods in the direction of U2, Simple Minds and The Killers. Simples!

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