Ballot proof - the people putting the fun into election night
- Anna Millar
- 5 May 2010
We find the people putting the fun into election night
It’s no Obama showdown, we grant you, but by Blighty’s efforts, vote night is hotting up. Just when we thought Gordy was a goner, and ‘im in the blue corner was in, Nick’s not looking quite so knacked, after a ‘winning’ performance on the live debates.
But lest we forget it is we who will help choose our next leader, and there’s a handful of Glasgow’s finest establishments preparing to make fight night just a little more fun.
First up Glasgow Film Theatre is currently host to the installation Vending Machine, the inspired creation of Glasgow artist Ellie Harrison (featured in our Afforable Art special), which spurts out free crisps when search terms relating to the recession and the economy, such as ‘bankruptcy’, ‘slump’ and ‘decline’ make the headlines on the BBC News RSS feed. Check it out until Wed 16 Jun. Also in Glasgow, Dining Room restaurant is having an election lunch with a delightfully stress-free champagne tasting led by expert Craig Smith, and run in assocation with Laurent Perrier. Make a reservation on 0141 332 6678. Across town, deli, café, gallery space and all-round excellent hangout Cookie will host an Election Night Special, complete with big screen and punditry from Scottish political commentator Gerry Hassan.
In Edinburgh, the Traverse Theatre present Gordon Brown: A Life in Theatre. Devised by Dominic Hill and David Greig, the piece finds Brown the night before the election unable to sleep. Election results will also be shown throughout the night in the Traverse bar.