Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A Splendid Weekend...

...That's what I had in Glasgow. Yes, I've returned to Blogland, after a lengthy absence during which a kind-of-summer took place, followed by a proper spell of heat and magic in Istanbul, where I took full and enthusiastic advantage of the panorama function on my camera, yaas!
Anyway, this weekend, on Saturday, I saw these guys, my fave new band, Everything Everything, at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. It was Amazing.

Then on Sunday I dutifully went to church, or a church of sorts anyway. A church for creative types, as originated by these chaps, Hole in my Pocket, who have created their own gently mocking parody of religion in tandem with their amusing exhibition at the Arches.There were sermons (think entertaining/enlightening speeches on different aspects of visual culture)... such as Sebastian Tomb's (founder of A+DS) talk about this geometric map he has designed in order to make the viewer reassess geography. And Gregor Wright's hilarious talk about the charmingly backward world of non-games. Among other wonderful things, there was also ukulele-led mass karaoke, Gary McNair's fantastic role-play as minister and tea n scones to finish. Perfect! The next and I believe, last one, is next Sunday the 10th. (Apparently I may be called upon to do an impromptu sermon should someone pull out!)

After this I trotted along to Welcome Home, which is currently celebrating its First birthday, for which a wonderful newspaper-style annual has been produced, and makers like myself who stock the shop have each donated a piece of work for a grand raffle, to be called at the end of the month. Tickets cost £1 each, and give you the chance of winning one of many delightful items including prints, jewellery and cushions! Don't have any pictures of the wall of prizes to show, so you'd better check it out for yourselves!

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