Crikey, the fireworks display is over and the shops are starting to gear up for the Christmas sprees. But hey, let’s slow things down a notch and have a look at the many Glasgow events in November that are just waiting to be enjoyed! Here is the cream of the crop, of the many events happening all over Glasgow. The parks as always, have a fantastic assortment of events as well as sporting events and the theatre.. read on!
ORLANDO at TRAMWAY (2 – 6 NOVEMBER)
Based on Virginia Woolf’s novel which has been described as ‘the longest and most charming love letter in literature’.
TICKETS: £7.00 – £13.00
‘DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ at KING’S THEATRE (2 – 6 NOVEMBER)
Enjoy an evening of singing and dancing to all your favourite songs.
TICKETS: £12.50 – £26.50
STOMP at THEATRE ROYAL (2 – 7 NOVEMBER)
This show has won many awards and oozes a universal language of rhythm, theatre, dance and comedy.
The participating performers use objects such as lighters and bin lids to create wonderful rythm, which is catchy and highly entertaining.
TICKETS: £13.00 – £27.00
A low budget indie comedy musical about a girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown
The musical centers on four actors and a big ..big motorbike.
GIRLS DAY OUT SHOW at SECC (5, 6 & 7 NOVEMBER)
Health beauty and fashion for every female.
The Accoustic Affair Presents:Elena Piras at City Halls : Recital Room (Sunday 7th November)
Come along and enjoy Sardinian Folk, opera and jazz, delivered by Elena’s strong vocals and she’s HOT!
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at KING’S THEATRE (8 – 13 NOVEMBER)
The greatest rock ‘n’ roll musical is back by popular demand in Glasgow! Get down there!
TICKETS: £12.50 – £30.50
CARMEN PRESENTED BY SCOTTISH OPERA at PLATFORM 9 (9 NOVEMBER)
This production of Carmen is set in 1960s Spain, a country entrenched in General Franco’s right-wing regime.
Women are oppressed, the gypsies on the outskirts, poverty and black-market smuggling.. grab a ticket!
TICKETS: FROM £5.00
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL at GLASGOW FILM THEATRE (12 – 21 NOVEMBER)
© Glasgow Film Theatre
I do not speak French very well but I have enjoyed many French films, they are gritty and real to the life. Go give them a try!
TICKETS: £5.20 – £6.90
Football Scottish Premier League in Main Glasgow Stadiums in November
- Rangers vs Aberdeen 13th Nov 2010 KO 15:00 Ground: Ibrox Stadium
- Celtic vs Dundee Utd 20th Nov 2010 KO 15:00 Ground: Celtic Park
- Celtic vs Inverness CT 27th Nov 2010 KO 15:00 Ground: Celtic Park
Commonwealth – Glasgow’s Sporting History and Future Guided City Walks
Saturday 13th November – City & East End
Saturday 20th November – South Side
Author of ‘Played in Glasgow’, Ged O’brien, will be leading two walks this month. The walks will have a sporting and architectural theme. Come along and visit some of the many buildings and places in Glasgow that sport has given the city. Both walks start from The Lighthouse at 10.30am. The walks are free but places are limited so if you want to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Commonwealth Walks’
GLASGOW’S WHISKY FESTIVAL at THE ARCHES (13 NOVEMBER) – SOLD OUT!
If you are a budding ornithologist then you are in for a real treat! Join the rangers to witness the migrant bird Winter visitors to Glasgow. Call 0141 773 1895 to book.
Goldfrapp at O2 Academy Glasgow (Fri 19 Nov)
The band present their new album ‘Head First’ to the Glasgow crowd.
GORDON SMITH – BEYOND BELIEF (Medium) at PAVILION THEATRE (15 NOVEMBER)
Gordon Smith is widely accepted as one of the most accurate mediums in the world. Need some answers or to contact anyone? You know what to do!
A QUESTION OF SPORT LIVE at CLYDE AUDITORIUM (16 NOVEMBER)
Based on the highly popular tv show, this show is a must for those
who are passionate about their sports but mainly participate via tv viewing.
MOSCOW BALLET – LA CLASSIQUE PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER
at GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL (17 NOVEMBER)
Moscow classical ballet captures the true spirit of the classical Nutcracker.. the dream of a child’s world in which all things are possible. Put this on your Christmas events calender, the kids would love it too!
TICKETS: £16.50 – £23.50
THE MAGIC OF SCOTLAND at PAVILION THEATRE (18 – 20 NOVEMBER)
A popular show featuring Hogmanay celebrations from years gone by with some of Scotland’s top performers.
TICKETS: £11.50 – £13.50
COUNTRY LIVING XMAS FAIR 2010 at SECC (18 – 21 NOVEMBER)
Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a day of Christmas splurging!
THE GLASGOW GIRLS at MACKINTOSH MUSEUM (19 NOVEMBER – 20 DECEMBER)
This is a major exhibition of paintings, decorative and applied art from female Glasgow artists (1890-1930)
including Annie French, Margaret Gilmour, Norah Nielson Gray, Jessie M King, Frances and Margaret Macdonald, Jessie Newbery and many others.
Trongate 103 Family Weekend Events (20-21 November)
Trongate 103 hosts a family evnt on the third weekend of every month. The events are typically FREE. This month families can look forward to,
- A family workshop where characters from festive stories and tales will be recreated. Kids will also learn the skills of screen make-up. The kids ideas will be brought to life on the big screen as the centre staff will film their story which families can then watch at the end of the workshop.(Sat 20 November 11am – 12 noon & 12:30 – 1:30pm, Glasgow Media Access Centre( GMAC))
- A family workshop at Glasgow Printers, where you can design your own Christmas cards and wrapping paper! (Sat 20 November 2010 10.30am – 12pm and Sun 21 November 2010 12.30 – 2pm)
RSNO – The 10:11 Season Imogen Cooper Plays Mozart at GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT Hall (20th November)
One of the UK’s greatest pianists, performing Mozart’s powerful 20th Piano Concerto.
Plus the Scottish premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s sensational choral work Graffiti.
TICKETS: £32, £24, £17.50, £13, £10
INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS GRAND PRIX at KELVIN HALL SPORTS ARENA (20 NOVEMBER)
For the 14th time, Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena will play host to the International Gymnastics Grand Prix finals. You can look forward to top male and female gymnasts from around the world competing across 10 apparatus.
TICKETS: £3.50 – £25.00
THE SCOTTISH MUSIC AWARDS – THE TARTAN CLEFS at THE OLD FRUITMARKET (20 NOVEMBER)
The name says it all.. one of Glasgow’s top black tie events!
TICKETS: £145 SINGLE SEATS
TOM PAXTON at GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL (20 NOVEMBER)
US folk music legend Tom Paxton returns to Glasgow for a short UK tour. Tom Paxton’s songs are famous around the world:
- The Last Thing On My Mind
- Ramblin’ Boy
- Bottle Of Wine
are just a some of his works.
MAKE DO AND MEND (HOW TO STAY STYLISH IN HARD TIMES) at PLATFORM (20 NOVEMBER)
Enjoy a range of vintage clothes, accessories, homeware and bric-a-brac being restyled
and remodeled. Get cash saving tips in the run up to Xmas or bring a garment you want revamped.
Windlaw Marsh Farm Sunday 21st November, 12.00noon – 2.00pm
Discover the conservation initiatives here and on other conservation farms within Glasgow. This a guided ranger walk on Windlaw marsh and farm. For booking details call the Rangers on 0141 276 0931.
ST ANDREW’S FESTIVAL IN THE SQUARE (21 –30 NOVEMBER)
Join the St Andrew’s Festival 10th anniversary celebration. You can expect an eclectic mix of
Scottish musical talent.
THRILLER LIVE at KING’S THEATRE (22 – 27 NOVEMBER)
A musical celebration of Michael Jackson’s international hits.
TICKETS: £11.50 – £29.50
THE HABIT OF ART at THEATRE ROYAL (23 – 27 NOVEMBER)
In Alan Bennett’s latest smash-hit new play, you can ponder the reflection on growing old, creativity and inspiration, and on persevering when all passion’s are spent.
TICKETS: £12.00 – £27.00
THE TALL SHIP CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR at THE TALL SHIP (27 & 28 NOVEMBER)
- Handmade cards & deccies for the house
- Exquisite designer jewellery
- Luxury items
- Or take the kids to see Santa Claus!
Kelvingrove Museum is Going NUTS Sunday 28th November, 1.00 – 3.00pm
Winter makes life harder for our garden birds. The Glasgow park rangers are running this fantastic event to help out the garden birds and provide an excellent family activity! You can pop in with the kids and
make your own bird feeders.. great help for our little music makers for the long winter months! Children must be accompanied by an adult. To book contact the Rangers on 0141 276 0924
THE SMITHS INDEED at OLD FRUITMARKET (28 NOVEMBER)
Classic favourites will be performedby this cult band, many tracks from their second album, Meat is Murder will be showcased.
Formed in December 1935 the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is recognized as one of the UK’s
leading orchestras. Get down there and take advantage of the free tickets!
FREE ENTRY (limited to 2 per application)
Farrier at Pollok Country Park Tuesday 30th November, 9.30am – 12noon
Farriers will be demonstrating the ancient craft of how they put shoes on the horses!
Phew..quite a list of Glasgow events! Take note this list showcases what we think are the most popular Glasgow events in November, check out each venues website for more events. Oh and ENJOY!