Monday, 24 September 2012

The Rhythm of Life

Are you - like me - absolutely sick of this Scottish weather and want to do something a bit different?

If so, get yourself down to the Tron Theatre and join Gary the Tank Commanders Leah MacRae, for 'The Rhythm of Life' - A musical revue.

This show is brought to you by Scotland's innovative entertainment company Insideout Productions, in association with Upstage Theatre Company and is set to be an impressive line up. Paul Harper- Swan - artistic director of Insideout- commented 'It's like a pick 'n' mix of your favourite musical songs'.

With this varied line up you can expect to hear some of the best songs from Musical Theatre past and present. Including Wicked, Les Mis, Cats and many more.

 MacRae is joined by a host of talented performers including Musicality winner Donna Hazelton, Steven Alexander, Morgan Carberry, Gregor Firth and Joanne Mcguinness.

Hazelton, best known for winning the role of Mama Morton in the West End hit Chicago said it was a ' treat to sing these amazing songs at the Tron'.

This show is only running for one week, and with tickets selling for the bargain price of £10 - I'd get yours ASAP!

The Rhythm of Life
Tron Theatre box office - 01415524267
2nd- 6th of October 2012
7.30pm (2.30 matinee on the 6th)
Tickets - £10

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Glasgow at a glance - Doors Open Day, the Kings Theatre

Last weekend Glasgow celebrated 23 years of its successful Doors Open Day event.

This festival is designed to make the hidden gems of Glasgow more accessible . From the buildings, to the history of the people, it's all covered.

With me being a wannabe thespian (or maybe just a drama queen), I jumped at the chance of a backstage tour at the Kings Theatre . I arrived at the theatre bright eyed and bushy tailed, at a time I would not normally see on a Saturday morning, and was met by our tour guide for the day, Ronnie. His knowledge of the theatre was really extensive and he regaled us with facts and stories about the Kings throughout the years.

I'm a regular visitor there, but I never really stop and take in the impressive building that I'm sitting in and it was really interesting to see things from another point of view. I heard of the many ghost sightings that had been reported, saw inside the orchestra pit and - my personal favourite- got to stand on the stage that so many of my idols have stood on before.

The Kings run these tours all year round and if you're a lover of the arts, or really just a lover of interesting buildings , I suggest you book a place - you will not regret it!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Social Media Week Glasgow!!

From the 24th-28th of September Glasgow will be one of the  many cities playing
host to all things social media.

Social media week is aimed to 'explore cultural and economic impact of social media'. The mission is to 'help people and organisations connect through  collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information'. 

Being a social media junkie myself (there's not one SM website I can think of that I don't indulge on a daily basis)   I really wanted to be involved in one way or another, so I decided to apply for a volunteer position.My application was accepted and I attended the volunteers event a few days ago.  For some reason I was really nervous, meeting new people usually doesn't bother me but I was worried I was going to be overwhelmed and had maybe gotten in over my head... I could not have been more wrong. I was met with Tim and Daniela, the very enthusiastic and encouraging  curators for the event, and a table full of like minded people who were ready to jump in (free wine too which is always a bonus).

If you live in and around Glasgow I'd highly recommend having a look at the event schedule and sign yourself up for some events. There's something for everyone and it's a great chance to learn more about the online world if you're interested but don't know where to start.
I'll be blogging more throughout the week but I just wanted to put the word out, I hope to see you at some events :).