Semester One Preview

After a hard week of partying, there’s still plenty of things to do on and off campus. With both unions offering some great events, and plenty of things to do and see off campus, this coming semester will definitely be an exciting one. With a variety of events throughout the rest of the year, Glasgow has a lot to offer in the next few months.


QMU are known for hosting gigs, and this semester will be no exception. With a lineup including The Ninth Wave on Saturday 21st September, Honeyblood on 24th October, Ezra Furman on November 11th , and Fat White Family on November 22nd, QMU has plenty of exciting live music on campus. Throw in indie club night Freaking Out The Neighbourhood, the Big Wednesday Night Pub Quiz, and club night Propaganda every Friday, QM is bouncing in semester one.

GUU also have their own club night, Hive, almost every Thursday and Saturday of the Semester. As well as this, GUU also have their own quiz in Beer Bar on Mondays, and are hosting a vintage sale on Tuesday the 24th September. Their themed end-of-term ball D*** F***** will take place at the end of the semester, usually on the night after exams have finished.

GIGS (Off Campus)
Glasgow’s largest venue, the SSE Hydro, will feature Little Mix on 17th -19th October, and Catfish and the Bottlemen on the 8th of November. Legendary Glasgow venue the Barrowland Ballroom will host a stunning selection of gigs. Rex Orange County on the 24th November, and Idles over the 2nd and 3rd of December are the cream of the  crop.

Òran Mór, on the corner of Byres Road and Great Western Road, is bringing back A Play, A Pie and A Pint where you can see a play, get a pie, and drink a pint (or any drink you choose) at 1pm for only £10. This is every day except Sundays from now until November the 23rd. Scottish Opera are putting on a production of Puccini’s classic opera Tosca, which will be performed at the Theatre Royal from the 16th to the 26th of October. As a UofG student, the best way to get involved in theatre is through STaG, who are auditioning for parts in their production of Peter Pan on the 22nd September from 10-4pm. You can also get involved in backstage production and writing for STaG.

Nice N Sleazy on Sauchiehall Street will be hosting Queer Theory on the 2nd October, a night of live music, drag, poetry and comedy. The Art School will host SoulJam, a club night based on funk, soul and R&B, on the 15th October, which is not to be missed. For a more techno-influenced night, the club night Supermax is returning to The Berkeley Suite in all its hedonistic glory on Saturday the 5th October, going all the way till 4am.

Halloween is fast approaching, and there are plenty of events in Glasgow. On the 24th October, Websters theatre on Great Western Road is hosting Fright Night, a homage to several horror movies. The club SWG3 are offering a club night on the 25th based on the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. On the night itself, at Pollok House there will be an event featuring professional mind readers and historical witchcraft experts. If that isn’t for you, the QMU will be hosting a Halloween party on the 31 st as well. At Christmas, festive markets will fill Royal Exchange Square in city centre from the 16th November onward. At the Trades Hall on the 23rd and 24th of November there will be a vegan Christmas festival. Ashton Lane will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland from the 1st December onwards, and Glasgow’s favourite museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, will be transformed into ‘Elfingrove’ for some magical night-time tours, from the 5th to the 23rd of December.

[Gabriel Rutherford – he/him – @GabeRuth_]

[Image credit: Nice N Sleazy]

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