Celebrate the achievements of women in Scotland (and have a great time doing so) at the annual Hot 100 Party
The List's annual Hot 100 Party is back and everyone is invited to come along and honour the movers and shakers of Scotland's arts and culture scene. This year is going to be extra special as the achievements of the phenomenal women who have made significant contributions in 2018 will be celebrated.
As well as an extra special theme, as usual, we are bringing you an extra special party taking place on Thursday 1 November at BAad (Barras Art and Design). Tickets are £5 and include two drinks tokens from our partners Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Black Bottle Whisky and canapes courtesy of A'challtainn.
The event will be hosted by comedian Ashley Storrie, who will also be performing, as well as a whole bill of homegrown performers. To help you find out more about the acts playing at the Hot 100 party we've given you the low-down on who they are and why you shouldn't miss them:
credit: Steve Ullathorne Dubbed as Scotland's 'funny girl', Ashley Storrie has been making waves on the comedy circuit with her wickedly funny compare skills, her relatable stand-up routines and her viral videos that have raked in millions of views. Fresh off her critically acclaimed 2018 Fringe run Adulting (which saw massive queues line-up each day to catch her free show), Storrie's talent is only set to rise – so you better catch her before her shows are sell-outs.
Heir of the Cursed
credit: Euan Robertson Beldina Odenyo Onassis AKA Heir of the Cursed is a singer-songwriter who draws influence from her dual Kenyan and Scottish identity and the Glaswegian music scene. She told us earlier in the year that she's a 'stoic member of the church of Nina Simone' and her musical muses take in Paul Simon, Miriam Makeba and Ella Fitzgerald. With an album in the works, and a growing reputation, her set is a must-see.
credit: James A. Grant Glasgow four-piece, CRYSTAL, is made up of Anna Shields (lead vocalist/guitarist), Blair Crichton (lead guitar), Lizzie Reid (bass) and Aidan McAllister (drums). Their sound has evolved over the years and has now found itself rooted in garage rock, grunge and punk. They released their latest song 'Heaven' in June this year and have played a number of festivals over the summer including Electric Fields.
Rabbit Hole is the regular Tuesday night drag extravaganza that has taken place in the iconic CC Blooms in Edinburgh for the past three years. The fierce and fabulous Alice Rabbit is the brains behind the show and regularly brings the capital's finest drag brothers and sisters to the limelight. For the Rabbit Hole's performance at the Hot 100 party, expect both Queens and Kings out in force and ready to slay.
OH141's Sarra Wild
credit: Trackie McLeod The DJ, promoter and boss of club night and collective OH141 has been transforming the clubbing experience in Glasgow in a very short space of time. Starting as a club night, the collective has been working hard to make clubbing more diverse, transformative and inclusive for women, people of colour and members of the LGBTQI+ community. Wild's sets and club nights cover the entire scope of electronic music, and won't fail to get you up and grooving.
The List Hot 100 will be introduced by the publication's new Editor and award-winning young journalist, Arusa Qureshi. Qureshi is already proving to be a force in the arts and culture scene in Scotland and is making a mark on her first The List Hot 100 as Editor by highlighting the achievements of incredible women. She will introduce the list on the night, and discuss those who have made the greatest impact in 2018.
Award-winning salon #BLOW is a hairdressing experience like no other, revolutionising the way you treat your tresses. #BLOW crafts an inviting and electric atmosphere with a talented and friendly team of experienced cutters and colourists. Situated in the trendy districts of Glasgow Finnieston and Shawlands their bar themed salons allow clients to indulge in complimentary cocktails and popcorn.
Give Good Face
Let's be honest, it's hardly a party until you've got your face painted and liberally decorated with glitter. Emma from Give Good Face trained as a makeup artist in Glasgow and has been working her magic here ever since. When she's not bringing her creativity to the party scene, Emma has been a production makeup artist for the BBC, Channel 4 and the National Theatre of Scotland.
Celebrate the top 100 cultural Scots in 2018 with an evening of live entertainment from artists, musicians, writers and performers, with drinks provided by Black Bottle and Lagunitas Brewing Co., and food provided by A'Challtainn. Performers at the 2018 party will include comedian Ashley Storrie, singer-songwriter Heir of…