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Coming up at Stereo
02/08/14 @ 19:00
Tickets available here
03/08/14 @ 13:00
Glasgow Games Monitor invite you to a critical intervention into the Commonwealth Games. Free talks, film screenings and the Games Monitor Library.
plus support from Artie Ziff
09/08/14 @ 19:00
Glasgow School of Art Queer Society presents
09/08/14 @ 23:00
Coming up at The Old Hairdressers
03/08/14 @ 12:00
The Glasgow Games Monitor Library
Throughout the period of the Commonwealth Games (23rd July to 3rd August), Stereo and the Old Hairdressers (Renfield Lane in City Centre) will host the Glasgow Games Monitor Library. Reading materials generated by Glasgow Games Monitor since it began in 2008 will be available to take away for free. The library will be situated within the bar area of Stereo and aims to bring together a range of reading materials which aim to contextualise, not only what the Games have entailed for the people of the East End of Glasgow, but what market-driven urbanisation entails for all of us. Read research primers on Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company; the role of ATOS in the Commonwealth Games, Housing in Glasgow, a critical view of ‘Legacy’, and Work and Volunteering in relation to the Games. Also available are interviews with Margaret Jaconelli and the Save the Accord Campaigners. The Jaconelli family were violently evicted from their Dalmarnock home to make way for the Games Site, they continue to battle for a fair settlement from Glasgow City Council since having the family home Compulsory Purchased and subsequently demolished. Since the demolition of the Accord Day Centre in Dalmarnock, to make way for a Coach park for the Games, campaigners have been pursuing local and national government for a replacement building. As the curtains rise on the games, these fights continue.
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Monday 28th July from 8pm @ The Old Hairdressers Bar
Film Screening - Admission Free
The Five Ring Circus: The Untold Story of the Vancouver 2010 Games Dir: Conrad Schmit (2007) Duration: 76 minutes
Schmidt’s documentary captures the build up to Vancouver’s Winter Olympics held in 2010, and reveals a familiar story of organiser’s false claims over the total financial cost, the environmental sustainability of the sporting urban mega-event. It also highlights the suppression of contestation and protest over the purpose and legacy of the Games in Vancouver.
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Tuesday 29th July from 8pm @ The Old Hairdressers Bar
Film Screening: Admission Free
Glasgow: Work (1982) Duration: 60 minutes
This documentary made for the BBC in 1982 shows Glasgow in the throes of both its rapid deindustrialisation, and the Glasgow East Area Regeneration (GEAR) project which ran from 1976 to 1987. The documentary features interviews with workers and shop stewards at Anderson Strathclyde in Bridgeton as the decision was taken to close the factory. The film invites reflection on who is really benefitting from cycles of publicly funded regeneration strategies.
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Thursday 31st July from 8pm @ Old Hairdressers Gallery Space
Talk given by Dr Anna McLauchlan: An Active Population and Provision for Sport?
The talk presents an overview of Anna's recent research into trends in the provision of swimming pools in Glasgow since the first pool opened in 1804, placing the Games commitment and the controversy over local closures in regional and historical context.
N.B all contents of the Anti-Gentrification Library are available on the Games Monitor blog:
Cover image: David K
04/08/14 @ 20:00
12/08/14 @ 20:00
Taribo West Presents....
13/08/14 @ 19:30
Lovers Ritual (Ilan Volkov & Maya Dunietz), Ivor Kallin (aka Ambrosia Rasputin) & Neil Davidson
23/08/14 @ 20:00
Cry Parrot is delighted to welcome to debut Scottish performance from Lovers Ritual.
Support for the show comes from improviser and poet Ivor Kallin (aka Ambrosia Rasputin) and a solo set from Neil Davidson.
Further information on Volkov & Dunietz...
Ilan Volkov As chief conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Volkov is a significant presence in the mainstream classical world. Yet as an improvising musician and founder of the Tectonics festival he is also deeply immersed in more avant garde currents. Tectonics Festival - held in Reykjavík, Glasgow, New York, Tel Aviv and Australia - aims to explore the hinterland between experimental and orchestral music. Each reflects Volkov’s determination to cross musical genres and keep alive the creative spirit and sense of artistic adventure that shaped modernist compositions of the last century.
Maya Dunietz Maya Dunietz, born in 1981, is a composer, pianist and sound installation artist. Her work ranges between solo performances, composing for ensembles around the world, writing for theatre, creating sound installations, building electronic instruments, playing and singing. Alongside her extensive commission work Dunietz performs regularly around the world playing free improvisation and has played with numerous artists such as John Butcher, Zeena Parkins, Ghedalia Tazartes, David Moss and Steve Noble, to name a few.
Ivor Kallin- Ambrosia Rasputin Ivor Kallin AKA Ambrosia Rasputin (a moniker adopted whilst hosting a regular radio show on Resonance FM) - is a Scottish improviser given to vocal improvisations, bizarre rants and sound poetry in the tradition of canntaireachd. He currently plays bass with Ya Basta, bass with the Horseless Headmen, viola with the improv string trio Barrel and in the London Improvisors Orchestra.
Neil Davidson (solo) An almost melodic direction from the Glasgow based guitarist, also of Asparagus Piss Raindrop and Muris. The music toys with a romantic aesthetic where the romantic form is broken totally. Fragmented and unresolved, the improvising gesture becomes more like an act of repair rather than invention.