Lighthouse Late returns: Ich bin ein Berliner?

Berlin theme for third instalment of The List curated event, guests include Apache Darling, Supermoon, Spook School and FOUND

Lighthouse Late returns: Ich bin ein Berliner?

The Spook School / credit: Michael Wood

In case you missed the memo, there’s no hipper place to be seen right now than Berlin. Basically if you work in the creative industries and hate escalating costs of living in the UK, you should be moving to Berlin right now. That being said, we’d love for you to stick around and instead enjoy a taste of Germany’s capital at our Berlin-themed Lighthouse Late on Fri 9 Oct.

The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, will host four confirmed music guests: FOUND and Apache Darling, alongside Supermoon and The Spook School.

Edinburgh-based Spook School release their first album, Try to Be Hopeful (●●●●), the same day, which was described in our four-star review as ‘breezily cheerful, sometimes dramatic, always steeped in the best traditions of their nation’s indie history’. The band have caught some attention in Rolling Stone for the fact that lead singer Nye Todd identifies as transgender, and their music tackles issues of identity and sexuality through triumphant pop. Either way, if it’s the music you care about, the Spook School will be well worth checking out.

Meanwhile, Supermoon is Neil (ex of Meursault) Pennycook's latest venture in folk – and indie collective not afraid of adding the odd burst of electronica.

Supported by The List, Blue Moon and Caorunn Gin, ticketholders will get two free drinks on the night. Which is basically how all good nights start.

**Update 15/9/15** Newly announced acts include:

Renowned Scottish burlesque and cabaret performer, Debay De Lux, has created a performance influenced by the ever changing aspects of Berlin culture, from the 1920’s cabaret scene, 1970’s DIY punk to the current underground club cultures. She will be performing throughout the evening.

Hannah Brackston is a Glasgow-based visual artist with a socially engaged practice. She will be hosting a “cogs and wheels” workshop, reusing scrap bike parts and other salvaged materials to make useful objects and ornaments. The workshops are suitable for all skill levels, Hannah and her team will bring examples of pre-made items and be on hand throughout the evening to provide practical support.

Florian Urban, Professor and Head of Architectural and Urban Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art will be hosting a talk on post-war urban design in Berlin and Glasgow. Urban was born and raised in Munich and spent most of his adult life studying and working in Berlin before moving to Glasgow in 2010.

In addition to the live music, talks and workshops there will be two films screened on the evening. The first of these is the fully restored director’s cut of the expressionist science fiction drama film Metropolis (1927), directed by Fritz Lang and The Blue Angel (1930), the cult German tragicomedy directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron.

The Lighthouse Late is at The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Fri 9 Oct, 7.30pm, £15. Tickets are available via

The Lighthouse Late

A fabulous celebration of design, music and cinema sprawling across all five floors of The Lighthouse. This time round the night features Edinburgh experimental electro poppers FOUND, synth pop duo Apache Darling, the new formation of Meursault, Supermoon and the noisy, tuneful and triumphant The Spook School. Not…


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