FESTIVAL GLASGAY 2002
Various venues, Glasgow, Fri 1—Sat 16 Nov
Summer’s over. It’s back to the grind of work/studying/signing on and the trials and tribulations of Christmas are just round the corner. Time to hibernate? Most definitely not. It’s time to brush down your party pants and get ready to join in the annual celebrations more commonly known as Glasgay.
As always Glasgay comes at a time when we need a bit of cheering up. And what better way than celebrating with the largest multi-arts festival for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community? This year there’ll be an all encompassing programme that not only features gay performance, film, theatre and comedy, but also events that will appeal to a wider ranging audience.
‘It is an international celebration of gay arts that everyone can enjoy,’ says festival producer David Leddy. ‘This year’s festival has Scottish artists being joined by artists from London, New York, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney.’
Club night Abnormals Anonymous, which has been such a hit at the CCA, kicks off the festival in its inimitable style. The art comes with exhibitions from painter Margaret Baron and mosaic maestro Marcello de Mello. Dance is from Wales’ Sean Tuan John in his witty and dirty Lick my Heart. There is plenty of theatre with the
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UK premier of Annie Sprinkle performing Her Story of Porn - From Real to Reel, a look back at her fascinating 25 year career in porn films. Other performances include US political activist Tim Miller’s Body Blows, a double bill from the in your face New York based lesbian theatre company Split Britches in Double Agency and Donovan
Flynn’s tragic magic show.
As always the comedy is top notch with performances from Tina C direct from her sell out satirical show at the Edinburgh festival, Scott Capurro and a special Glasgay OOT with Julia Morris, Jill Peacock and Craig Hill. For a musical night on the town there’s Horse performing at the Barrowland or a jazz dinner with the fabulous Claudia Bliss. For those who like to mix their music with spoken word, Rachel Jury, a previous Glasgay hit, and Helen Reeves will be hosting a night called Lips Unleashed.
Some excellent gay films have also been programmed by the U60 and GFT for the festival including Francois Ozon’s camp, all singing murder mystery, 8 Women, starring France’s greatest divas, and Iron Ladies, the wonderful Thai film about the real life Iadyboy volleyball team.
‘We’ve got a world premiere, a European premier, a UK premiere and six Scottish premieres - all within two weeks,’ says Leddy. So don’t miss out on the festival and keep reading The List for all the updates and additions
to the programme. (Jane Hamilton)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (ii-'1‘. Rose Street. 332 8128. 8.30pm. £3.75—-£4.75 (£2—£3.50). Tue 10 Sep. John Schlesinger's beautiful. meditative London-based drama from 1971. charting a doomed menage a trois with Peter Finch on outstanding form. Showing as part of the GFT's Gay Film Season which continues every Tue during September featuring short intros by and discussions with playwright/tilrector John Binnie. Torch Song Trilogy (El-'1‘. Rose Street. 332 8128. 8.30pm. £3.75 £4.75 (£2 £3.50). Ttie 17 Sep. Harvey Fierstein's perfect ‘altcrnative family“ movie. guaranteeing laughter. campery and tears. as well as Anne Bancroft as the Jew ish mother of all mothers. Showing as part of the GFT's Gay Film Season. see aboye.
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Bi-G-Les Youth Group l.(iB'l‘ Centre. 11 Dixon Street. 221 7203. 7-10pm. Free. Weekly. Meeting for l.GBT tip to the age of 25.
Survivors Group for Young Lesbian Women Glasgow Women's Library. 109 Trongate. 552 8345. 7—9pm. Weekly. Contact Shona (0141 552 8345) or Sandy (0141 331 1955) for more information on this 10 week programme for lesbians under 25 looking at support issues and strategies for moving forward following sexual assault. abuse or rape.
Cinema Monsoon Wedding Sun 8 & Wed 1 I Sep. Sec Stin.
Out of Heaven Seyenth Heaven. 15 lilinbank Gardens. 221 2772. 9.30pm. £5. Weekly. New gay night with a
different theme for every week of the month. Wed 1 1 Sep is Absolutely Gorgeous which features Brighton cabaret vocalist Kitty Litter. while ()ctopussy is the code on Wed 18 Sep when Dale (Lush aitd Joy) plays some contemporary beats for little agents and their spies .
CDT in Glasgow The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Wed 1 1 Sep. Monthly. The Stand‘s monthly dose of camp comedy and gay friendly laughs. Craig Hill hosts while Jill Peacock oversees the ('ampest Link competition.
Crosslynx Group LGB'I‘ Centre. I 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. 7 l()pm. Wed 11 Sep. Monthly.
Speakeasy I.GBT Centre. 1 1 Dixon Street. 221 7203. 7.30pm. Wed 18 Sep. Monthly.
All About my Mother Cameo. 38 Home Street. 228 4141. £3.50-—£5.20
(£1 £3.50). Fri l3—Thti 1‘) Sep. .-\lmodtwar‘s masterpiece with (‘elia Roth as a grief stricken mother coiiiiitg to terms with the death of her gay son. An incredible ensemble of great Spanish actresses make this an unbeatable melodrama.
Gay Outdoor Group (‘ontaci 556 8705. Thu 12 Sep. Monthly. Social meeting.
Cinema All About my Mother Fri l3--'I‘hti 1‘) Sep. See Thu.
Woman’s Own Club Java. Commercial Street. Leith. 555 5622. l()pm-Zam. £5 before midnight; £7 after. Fri 6 Sep. Monthly. Women only club with resident DJ Roz. As an added bonus taxi fares of tip to £5 can be claimed back by groups of five when paying into the club and showing a valid receipt. Angel Delight Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. l()pm—3am. £6 (£5). Fri 6 Sep. Monthly. The fabulous Friday night for women settles into its new venue with resident DJ Michelle being joined by guests.
Velvet Chains Laughing Duck. 24 llowe Street. 220 2376. 8pm—lam. £3 (£1). Fri 6 Sep. livery six weeks. Night for Goths. Gay S & M and leather BEARS where the dress code says strictly no streetw‘ear.
Juice Solas. 2/4 .'\bbC_\'lllUlllil. 661 0982. 2—4pm. Free. Weekly. Social group for gay men affected by HIV/AIDS.
Cinema All About my Mother Fri lR—Thu 1‘) Sep. See Thu.
Claremont l33~l35 liast ('laremont Street. 556 5662. 8pm. Free. Sat 7 Sep. Fortnightly. MSC and the Bears organise the men only night with a dress code as wild as you like.
Mingin’ Studio 24 (upstairs). (‘alton Road. 558 3758. 10.30pm 3am. £5 before midnight: £6 after. Sat 7 Sep. Fortnightly. Gay-friendly clubbing with residents Brian Dentpsier and Alan Joy. Blast (’ltib Mercado. 36 3‘) Market Street. 226 4224. 1 1pm 3am. £10 (£8). Sat 7 Sep. Fortnightly. Gay friendly night with residents lltiggy aitd Markell serving tip uplifting vocal house and
, dirty funky grooy‘es.
Eye Candy (‘ltih .‘yfereatlo. 36 39 Market Street. 2264224. 1 1pm 3am. £10(£8); £6 in fancy dress. Sat 14 Sep. Fortnightly. Residents Graeme l’opstar. .\'ejat Barton and Neil (‘rookston host their infamous. glam house party.
Joy Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434. 10.30pm—3am. £10 (£8). Sat 14 Sep. Fortnightly. Residents Maggie and Alan whoop it tip in the Main Hall while Dale (Lush) joins Cocteau Lounge residents Trendy Wendy and Sally F.
Luvely The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm—3am. £6. Sat 7 Sep. Monthly. Exuberant house party.
TransAlba Nextis. Brotighton Street. 557 8847. 3pm. Weekly. Drop-in transsexual support group.
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