The sky is a blanket of grey, the rain is perpetually beating down all around us like a band of overzealous drummers, and we’re dressed as if heading out on an expedition to the Antarctic. This can mean only one thing – it’s springtime in Glasgow! To counter this dismal weather, we keep ourselves busy with a whole host of fun activities until the arrival of that one sunny day of the year when we can bask in the sunshine in the park… so here’s is our pick of great spring events in Glasgow.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint Spring Season
We’ll start with our lovely neighbours at Òran Mór and welcome the annual return of the UK’s most successful lunchtime theatre programme – A Play, A Pie and A Pint Spring Season. Each week, you can enjoy a different lunchtime show at this beautiful converted church venue in the West End of Glasgow. Showcasing new plays from emerging and established talents, pop along to Òran Mór for 1pm Monday-Saturday to experience an incredible performance with a pie in one hand and a pint (or glass of wine or soft drink) in the other!
Now in it’s 28th season, A Play, A Pie and A Pint Spring Season runs until June 2nd. For more information, please visit: http://playpiepint.com
Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Making the Glasgow Style
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow Museums presents Making the Glasgow Style – a major, new exhibition of the renowned artist’s work “in the context of Glasgow, his peers and contemporaries, and how it contributed to creating the Glasgow Style.”
Held at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End of Glasgow, this incredible exhibition will present the very best of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work held by the city, including a number of items that have never before been on public display – ranging from furniture, interiors and architecture to stained glass, ceramics and graphics. An utter feast for the eyes and imagination!
The Scottish Street Food Festival 2018
Returning to the iconic Riverside Museum between May 18th-20th, The Scottish Street Food Festival celebrates Scotland’s tasty, vibrant Street Food culture in a fun, family-friendly festival setting—bringing us all together through our mutual appreciation of food!
You’ll find a whole host of incredible and varied fare, available to try and buy from food trucks, local restaurants, food vendors, Scottish suppliers and producers, all of whom aim to showcase the very best of what they have to offer our tastebuds!
Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival
To kick off the May Bank Holiday weekend in style, the annual Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival returns once more for two days of electronic music in Glasgow West End. Held in the grounds of the Riverside Museum on the banks of the River Clyde, Scotland’s biggest electronic music event brings some of the biggest and very best electronic artists from around the world to this unique and iconic location.
The Glasgow Kilt Walk
Last year’s Glasgow Kiltwalk was the biggest yet, with over 7,000 participants having fun whilst raising over one million pounds for various charities and deserving causes. So, get yer kilt on and get walking through Glasgow on Sunday 29th April – you can choose from the Mighty Stride (26 miles), the Big Stroll (13 miles) or the Wee Wander (6 miles). Let’s see if we can top last year’s phenomenal results!
The Great British Dog Walk
Pollock Country Park
In aid of the UK national charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf people, the annual Great British Dog Walk offers a really fun day out for the family and pooches at Pollock Country Park this Spring. You’ll get a free doggie bandana with every adult ticket purchased, followed by lots of fun activities for adults and children, stalls selling crafts and refreshments, and a scenic 3km or 8km walk through the historic woodlands and gardens of Pollock Country Park.
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