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Glasgow: Diverse Identities in Sport Conference

March 04, 2016 at LEAP Sports Scotland in Glasgow.

The conference will focus on issues of inclusion of transgender, intersex, non-binary, genderqueer, asexual and other diverse identities related to gender and sexualities in their intersections with other identities within a sport context, and look at practice and strategies for inclusion. We will look at a range of pathways but will focus primarily on access level, grassroots and recreational sport.

The conference is being organised and delivered as a partnership with sportscotland, Scottish Transgender Alliance, Centre for Gender & Feminist Studies at the University of Stirling, Glasgow Human Rights Network at University of Glasgow and Pride Sports UK.

Bringing together a variety of stakeholders, there will be learning routes for sports administrators and governing bodies, those involved in organising recreational sport, academics, activists and sportspeople. The venue is yet to be announced, but you can pre-register your interest in the conference by clicking the link above to receive updates when booking opens and the programme is released.

Address: Baltic Chambers (Suite 305), Glasgow
Diverse Identities in Sport Conference

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Glasgow: Zeus! (italy) + Droves + Britney!

January 19, 2016 at NICE N SLEAZY in Glasgow.

The best 2 piece Bass n Drum experimental noise rock from from Italy ever, ever. Do not miss. Just listen :


Special support from Glasgow‘s own giants of grindage : DROVES. For fans of Spazz, Weekend Nachos, Real Talk and On Board Rankness.


Britney : Meat-free lovers of sausage roll rock from Edinburgh in Scotland. For fans of Mike Patton patter and Melt Bananna patter.


8pm doors – £5 adv via musicglue.com – £7 OTD

Be free. Be excellent to each other.

Address: 421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Zeus! (italy) + Droves + Britney!

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Glasgow: Sports Dinner

March 04, 2016 at Village the Hotel Club Glasgow in Glasgow.

Following on from this year’s successful Sports Dinner at Celtic Park, we will be aiming for even bigger and better in 2016 to add funds to #thenextstep campaign and help us move to Govan next year!

So, get the date in your diary, and watch this space for more info!

So far I can confirm that we will be at the brand new Village Glasgow Hotel at Pacific Quay, with our brilliant host Des McKeown!

Tickets cost £35 and you can get these by emailling Cara on cara@revivemssupport.org.uk or calling 0141 945 3344 during office hours.

Address: 7 Festival Gate Pacific Quay, Glasgow
Sports Dinner

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Glasgow: Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease weekend

January 16, 2016 at Geek Retreat Glasgow in Glasgow.

Magic the Gathering: Oath of the Gatewatch Pre-Release Weekend
Friday midnight – Sunday evening 16th & 17th January 2016

Join us for an entire weekend of MTG pre-release action! With events from Friday midnight right through until Sunday night!
As with the Battle for Zendikar Pre-release you’ll EACH receive a themed pre-release pack (/deck box) inside which contain TWO Battle for Zendikar boosters and FOUR Oath of the Gatewatch boosters, plus a date stamped promo and spin-down.
Plus if you do OUR pre-release you’ll get TWO Oath of the Gatewatch boosters for sign up and a prize pack booster per round won! (PLUS SLEEVES)
We’re running 6 events over the weekend and as always there’s special discounts for multiple events. Pricing is as follows. Please note Events 3 & 6 are 2HG sealed, events 1,2,4 & 5 are single player sealed)

1 Event – £25
2 Events – £45
3 Events – £65
4 Events – £80
5 Events – £95
*Please note there is a £5 surcharge if you would like to attend Event 6 on Sunday evening in the Royal Scot*
Membership discount can be applied!

Event Times & Formats:
Event 1 Friday midnight into Saturday morning. SEALED. Registration is open from 11pm

Event 2 – Saturday morning. SEALED Registration is from 9.30am for a 10am start

Event 3- Saturday evening. 2HG SEALED. Registration is from 5pm for a 5.30pm start

Event 4- Sunday morning. SEALED. Registration is from 10am for a 10.30am start

Event 5- Sunday evening. SEALED. Registration is from 5pm for a 5.30pm start

Event 6 – Sunday evening. 2HG SEALED. Registration is from 5pm for a 5.30pm start. THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE UPSTAIRS IN THE ROYAL SCOT OPPOSITE THE SHOP.

We request that all customers for this event please pre-register & pay in the shop before heading over as we are unable to take any payments at this venue.

Pre-releases are casual competition days for all ability levels. Whether seasoned pro looking for get their hands on the new cards before everyone else, or beginner with a basic understanding of the rules, there’s something for everyone at a pre-release event.
All you need to bring is yourself! We even provide free deck sleeves with your entry fee!
From your sealed boxes, in which you receive 6 boosters, you will create a deck of 40 cards minimum deck EACH then play other participating teams in a Swiss style tournament.
For 2HG events (events 3 & 6 ) you and your partner will create a deck of 40 cards minimum deck EACH then play other participating teams in a Swiss style tournament.

This event will take place with regular rules enforcement, including the new Mulligan Rule.


To book your pre-release place contact us on (0141) 611 8229 or email us via info@geek-retreat.com. Please state you are signing up for the Glasgow store and which events you would like to sign up to. If you can let us know your DCI number even better to help us out getting you pre-registered! If you don’t have a DCI number don’t worry, you can sign up at accounts.wizards.com ahead of time.

If you are signing up for 2HG events, please state who you are playing with as we need to enter the names together when we pre-register you.

Address: 63 Union Street, Glasgow
Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease weekend

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Glasgow: Oath of the Gatewatch Release Weekend

January 22, 2016 at Geek Retreat Glasgow in Glasgow.

MTG Oath of the Gatewatch Release Day
Friday 22nd January 2016
11am – 9pm £10 per event

Event times 12pm & 6pm

It’s release day for Oath of the Gatewatch. Hurrah!

We’re opening at 11am where those that pre-ordered can pick up boxes, and at 12pm & 6pm we have a draft, as is becoming release day tradition! This is a great way to see how the set plays ahead of our weekly Monday night drafts.

Event 1 – 12pm registration for a 12.30pm start (16 places only)
Event 2 – 5.30 pm registration for a 6 pm start (8 places only)

MTG Oath of the Gatewatch draft
Saturday 23rd January 2016 4pm registration for a 4.30pm start

£10 entry

saturday we’ll still have release fever so prepare for an 8 man draft kicking off at 4pm! Capped at 8 players

These events always sell out, so we recommend pre-registering! You can do this by emailing info@geek-retreat.com or popping in store.

Address: 63 Union Street, Glasgow
Oath of the Gatewatch Release Weekend

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Glasgow: Diane Torr @ Transmission

January 23, 2016 at Transmission in Glasgow.

30 YEARS OF SEX AND DRAG (talk) – 7pm
GENDER AS PERFORMANCE (workshop) – 12pm – 4pm

Reinventing the narratives of sex and gender, Diane Torr developed her work in performance art, film, installation and photography, particularly within the context of NYC from 1976-2002. She garnered acclaim as a prominent gender activist through her teaching of the Drag King (later known as Man for a Day) workshops. She moved to Glasgow and continued her art practice, creating “drag king” performances, co-authoring a book with Stephen Bottoms, Sex, Drag and Male Roles: Investigating Gender as Performance and appearing in a feature film on her work, Man for a Day by Berlin filmmaker, Katarina Peters, which premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2012.


30 YEARS OF SEX AND DRAG will cover Diane’s work made most recently in Glasgow and Berlin, as well as her time spent as an integral part of the lively downtown Manhattan art scene during the late 70s, 80s, 90s. There will be references to her collaborations with other artists such as Nan Goldin, Kiki Smith, Bradley Wester, and as part of the the art group, COLAB, NO MORE NICE GIRLS, and the all-girl art band, DISBAND.

There will be time for Q&A after the talk.


The GENDER AS PERFORMANCE workshop is a combination of interior realisations and verbal understandings of individual discovery. Within this workshop there is the chance for both physical and verbal dialogue. It has the possibility to bring a group of people to a new understanding of gender and identity, one which is not defined by the gender binary. In the workshop, participants explore some origins of gender/identity by looking into the creation of new transformation possibilities – developing new body languages.

I am guided by physical knowledge as a source of conscious understanding and this forms the basis of the GENDER AS PERFORMANCE workshop. In the workshop, I begin with an extended movement investigation, and this is done in the dark. We talk about the experience later.
Some of the things that we investigate include:
How to develop the freedom to transcend the gender binary?
Who owns gesture? – performing the self – what does that mean?
What is the primordial self?
What is the culturally motivated self?’

Places for GENDER AS PERFORMANCE are free but limited (book through eventbrite)

Stephen Bottoms, Sex, Drag and Male Roles: Investigating Gender as Performance – http://www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=236704

Man for a Day (dir. Katarina Peters) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LTg9P6yzBg

Address: 28 King Street, Glasgow
Diane Torr @ Transmission

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Glasgow: Gerry Jablonski & the Electric Band

March 04, 2016 at Cottiers in Glasgow.

Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band are proud to announce the release of their latest album, Trouble with the Blues. Mixed and mastered at world famous Abbey Road Studio, it breathes new life into the classic blues rock genre with a tight package of finely crafted original songs.

Back in the UK from their 6th European tour, they are a must see live act that take the audience on a roller coaster ride of gritty blues rock with passion and conviction. Trouble with the Blues, their fourth studio album captures the heartfelt energy of their live act and with a four page article in Classic Rock’s Blues Magazine, rave reviews and national radioplay in Britain and Europe it promises to be the breakthrough album that takes Gerry Jablonski and the Electric band to a wider international audience.

Come and see this band – they will re-assure you that live music can still put a swagger in your step and rock ‘n’ roll in your soul !

Address: 93/95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow
Gerry Jablonski & the Electric Band

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Glasgow: Time for OUR Party!

January 18, 2016 at The Crafty Pig in Glasgow.

Time for us to have OUR Festivities!

The Crafty Pig invites ALL HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY STAFF for a night of frivolities to give us all a big fat pat on the back for all the hard work we’ve given this Festive Season!

Come down for 7pm for your fill of our famous HOT WINGS, DRINKS AT £2.50, POOL, BEER PONG and Plenty of Bangin Disco Beats from DJ Lovejoy

For your FREE tickets entitling you to a Daiquiri, a Beer and loads of Wings, please contact the bar or email events@kained-holdings.com

Address: 508 Great Western Road, Glasgow
Time for OUR Party!

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Glasgow: TechUG Glasgow

February 25, 2016 at Novotel Glasgow Centre in Glasgow.

With increasing workloads and demands on our time, the cost of attending an event and taking a day out of the office can be a big challenge. As fellow end users, the team at Technology.UG totally understand the challenges you face at work. However, we believe there is a huge amount of value in joining our community and attending our events which will help both you and your organisations. Here are our top reasons why you should attend at least one user group event every year:
Experience an open forum for the local IT community to come together & share ideas
Come along to network, consolidating your skills and knowledge base within the group
Develop an understanding of use cases and the architecture behind new solutions.
Hear content which has been selected for its educational value by fellow end users and customers
Enjoy the quiet labs room, available for all delegates to access study materials or catch up with work, without the constant distractions of the office.
Benefit from our independence which enables our events to provide impartial guidance based on the groups wisdom
De-risk your new technology investments and upgrades by utilising the community.
Events are free to attend, with complementary Internet access, refreshments throughout the day and buffet lunch.
Come and “Geek out at the bar” at the end of the day and enjoy a few post event drinks with old and new friends.
As an independant and vendor neutral group, we welcome the attendance anyone with an interest in Big Data, Data Centre, Leadership (IT), Networking, Open Source, Storage or Virtualisation but ask attendees to refrain from soliciting for business. – See more at: http://www.technologyug.co.uk/Events/Glasgow/TechUGGlasgow-Thurs-25th-February-2016#sthash.80c8dddU.dpuf

Address: 181 Pitt Street, Glasgow
TechUG Glasgow

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Glasgow: The Telescopes (eng) + The Desert Willows

January 30, 2016 at NICE N SLEAZY in Glasgow.

Shoegaze Noise indie legends return to Glasgow, FINALLY!

“Founded in 1987 by Stephen Lawrie. The Telescopes have been mining a unique anti-myopian seam of highly influential experimental, drone, noise, dream & psych for over 20 years.

Their first record was a split flex-disc with Loop on Cheree Records. After a further two critically acclaimed singles for the label, they moved to What Goes On Records, where they released another two EPs and their debut album “Taste”. All of which found their way to the top of the UK independent charts, gathering ‘single of the week’ / ‘album of the month’ status in all of the British music papers of the time.

Tours followed with Spacemen 3, Primal Scream and The Jesus and Mary Chain. And it wasn’t long before The Telescopes were headliners themselves. Bark Psychosis, Whipping Boy, Slowdive, Bleach, The Cranes and Ride all played some of their earlier shows supporting them. In 1990 the group appeared at one of the UK’s biggest festivals of the time, The Reading Festival. They were one of the few bands that weren’t bottled off the stage at the event. However, the increasing violent interactions with audiences at their shows saw the group step away from their noise origins and head towards a more introspective psychedelic sound. It was around this time that What Goes On folded and Alan McGee stepped in to release the group’s material from the hands of official receivership.

One of the more interesting bands that were signed to Creation Records. The group released their second album and a string of EPs for the label. Working with Douglas Hart (The Jesus and Mary Chain) on their videos, visual artist Paul Cannel on their sleeve work and Laika’s Guy Fixsen in the studio. The final EP for the label registered in the UK mainstream top 80 after being hit listed on BBC Radio 1 by Mark Goodyear. The group were also favoured by John Peel and recorded two BBC Radio 1 sessions for him. Marc Riley and Mark Radcliffe also had them in the studio for a session around the time of their 2nd album and MTV ran features. The Guardian’s Alexis Petridis described The Telescopes as having “an almost fragile sense of elegance and melody”.

Then in 1992 the group underwent an eight year hiatus, resuming output in the year 2000 with a revolving line up. A stream of releases followed on labels such as Double Agent (USA), Trensmat (Ireland), Champion Version (UK), Antenna (UK), Norman Records (UK), Static Charge (UK), Mind Expansion (USA), Fourier Transform (UK), Textile Records (France), Dream Machine Records (UK) and Hungry Audio (UK). Most physical copies selling out in advance.

“The Telescopes have resurfaced and I am amazed and glad they are still practicing their mysterious art” (John Peel) ”


The Desert Willows, a fresh new Glasgow 3 piece have mastered the raw garage 60’s influenced sound, finely mixed in a cocktail of catchy riffs with resonating vocals which can and will reach screaming explosive heights.


£7 ADV (get em while they steam) + £9 OTD

Address: 421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
The Telescopes (eng) + The Desert Willows

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