Merchant City Festival

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  • 7 July 2010
Merchant City Festival

The annual celebration of Glasgow’s glossiest, foodiest, fashionista quarter is back with a slightly altered date. OK, severely altered; they’ve moved all the way from September to July. Fortunately, the formula remains the same: a weekend packed full of outdoor markets, street theatre, a great big fashion show all the way down Ingram Street, food tastings at some of the best restaurants in the city, pop-up stand up sets and live music late into the night. If it ain’t broke...

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Merchant City, Glasgow, Thu 22–Sun 25 Jul


Oleg Ponomarev, Nigel Clark and Lev Atlas perform gypsy-jazz fusion.

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Sharmanka's kinetic sculptures come to life with a magical music and light show to accompany the mechanical wonder. Buy a ticket for a long or short performance, or view the sculptures at rest in the gallery at any other time. Ages 5+.

Anywhere But Nowhere

Landscape photography taken in the West of Scotland by Gordon Burniston. 'Part of the Merchant City Festival'.

Chinese Traditional Art Workshops

Workshops in calligraphy and kite-making for beginners, with the chance to learn about the importance of these crafts in Chinese culture. Booking essential. 'Part of the Merchant City Festival'.

Be Creative

A showcase of fashion and art from local artists will be accompanied by performances from local acts and a surprise appearance from one Glasgow's biggest bands. To book call 237 7653. 'Part of the Merchant City Festival'.

Back to the USSR

An exhibition of photographs by Russian and Scottish artists depicting experiences of travels in the former Soviet Union.

Jayne Morley: Sous le pave

An exhibition of photographs by Jayne Morley explore the crevices and gaps which often go unseen. 'Part of the Merchant City Festival'.

Beneath the pavement the beach

An Installation by Gavin Lockhart and Neil Butler featuring images from Lamigo Bay on Scotland's North Coast. 'Part of the Merchant City Festival'.

Inner Leadership Workshop

Meditation teacher and artist Rose Goodenough presents a talk entitled 'The World of Angels'. 'Part of the Merchant City Festival'.

Merchant City Festival

A diverse arts festival in Glasgow's swanky part of town. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

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