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Mission 3: Get High in Garnethill...
Glasgay 2008 is well at home in the lofty peak of Garnethill. Most famous for Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Film Theatre , both are connected with this year's festival. In and around this area of Glasgow, there are super places just waiting to be found. Ive written about the best right here.
From Art House Screens...
Glasgow Film Theatre is Glasgows art house cinema, and is a local institution. At the main door, turn hiirpin left and youll find the cosy Cafe Cosmo
Heres an example for you every Christmas, GFT shows the ever so slightly crimbo-camp of It's A Wonderful Life to packed audiences who cheer and clap at the end.
In line with the Tennessee Williams retrospective this year, several movies based on his plays will be shown. There's lots more to look forward to, however.
Glasgow School of Art covets one of the most famous buildings in Scotland. It was designed and build by Glaswegian style guru Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
...to Art School Screams...
If you have time, take one of the guided tours.
These are often put on by existing students, and are enthralling.
Its great to see behind the scenes, and to realise that 100 years on, it really is a working building. Dont forget your camera.
Perk Up Your Pre-Theatre Performance?...
For wonderful food, served pre-theatre or post-event, youre spoiled for choice around here.
Psst!... Are you long familiar with the Glasgow gay scene?
Then youll remember the site now taken up by Gamba as the Squires bar of old, and may even shed a tear for its passing?
Sips In The City...
In my humble view, there are several watering holes well worth a visit near Sauchiehall Street .
As well as being a good bet for a cracking meal, Baby Grand Charing Cross is also a boozing hang-out for local arty types in need of a drink...
And even many luvvies thats actors and crew - from the nearby Kings Theatre.
Other local bars worth a look are the cool cocktail vibe of the Blue Dog with stays open until the wee small hours every night.
And the well-tucked-away top secret charms of The Universal another little local bar tucked away in a city centre alley, and well worth the effort in finding.
Lastly, but by no means the least of my top choices is
The Pot Still
for some comfy old world charm that locals love so much (well, its either that or the hundreds of whiskies that line the ceiling-high shelves?)
A short stagger further away from GFT and CCA, one of the coolest places for food and drink is
, just over the M8 and in the shadow of the Mitchell Library.
A short stagger further away from GFT and CCA, one of the coolest places for food and drink is Chinaski's , just over the M8 and in the shadow of the Mitchell Library.
Its decked garden has plenty of heaters to allow you to stay outside in the autumn weeks of the festival.
Check out the bar it dominates the space in Chinaskis, screaming dry martini at you in a 1920s jazz-vibe. We love it
Time for more? Next stop on these five Top Secret Missions to make the most of Glasgay 2008 is Glasgow's West End.
Or skip to any other missions that take your fancy...
Glasgay! Promises Us Super Times With A Celebration Of Fab Queer Talents
G! Explore Glasgow's Merchant City Magic
Top Secret "Missions"...
G! Yes, You Can Have Fun in the Financial District
G! Get High in Garnethill [this page]
G! Get High in Garnethill
G! Ride Out to the Wild West (End)
G! Sleep-off Your Excesses... and Stay Safe
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