The Poetry Club Gi Programme – Calendar of Events

Gi Calendar of Events @ The Poetry Club


3rd –  New Tempo

Thurs 3rd April 2014
8pm – 2am

After the success of their debut event New Tempo are back! Maintaining their principle of representing the  sonically alluring.

If their last event is anything to go by they surely cannot disappoint fans of the arcane:

3D visuals, A one man Ukulele Kraftwerk homage, interactive installations (including a ‘build your own ambient soundscape’ and a holographic singing instrument), cult experimental films (including the banned RD Laing LSD interview), and vintage electro-exotica were just some of the previous highlights.

With that in mind it’s sure to be an eclectic medley of experimentation.

New Tempo continue their commitment to promote, celebrate and explore sonic arts, film and performance; expect new work alongside cult gems, amateurs and lo-fi veterans alike.


4th   –  An Intimate Evening with Gerard Malanga

Fri 4th April 2014
Tickets £15 available here
Gerard Joseph Malanga is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, curator and archivist. Gerard worked closely with Andy Warhol during Warhol’s most creative period, from 1963 to 1970. The New York Times referred to him as “Andy Warhol’s most important associate.” Gerard will be performing poetry and showing a new movie called ‘Gerard Malanga’ Film Notebooks’.
The movie features vintage scenes from The Factory, The Velvet Underground performing at Paraphernalia, and Bob Dylan’s historic visit to the Factory. An exhibition of Gerard’s photographic work will also be showing concurrently in The Poetry Clubs sister gallery called Voidoid Archive. 


5th – Parapernalia

Sat 5th April 2014
9pm – 2am
£1 Entry!
Paraphernalia is a monthly multimedia event held at The Poetry Club under SWG3. It will feature musical performances, film screenings, poetry recitals, light installations and dancing. It has been conceptualised as a petri dish for the sights and sounds of the next wave of young Scotland. Paraphernalia opens on the 5th of April at 9pm till 2am. Door entry is £1.


10th –  We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Swang (JD Twitch & Tam Dean Burn)

Thurs 10 April 2014 
Free entry!
Keith McIvor and Tam Dean Burn present their collaborations old and new. From Bertolt Brecht to Harry Horse. From Grace Lee Boggs to Heaven 17. Digital-Agit-Pop-Video LIVE & EXCLUSIVE at the Poetry Club.  Part of Glasgow International


11th  – Valve Journal

Fri 11 April 2014
Free entry!

Your favourite literary journal is having a night of fun at The Poetry Club to celebrate all the good people we’ve come across since we began in 2011.

Rounding up some of our favourite writers published in Valve over the last three years, we’ll kick off with readings from some of Scotland’s most dazzling literary talent (and no, we’re not biased at all).

You’ll be treated to words in sentences from:

Moustache owner and mighty wordsmith RYAN VAN WINKLE, Paisley’s finest poet GRAHAM FULTON,  MARY MCDONOUGH CLARK, surfer of emotions and ideas, Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award-winning LUCY RIBCHESTER, and Ever-entertaining observer of geriatrics on public transport ANDREW BLAIR

After readings there will be some good old fashioned Valve fun then dancing ’til the wee hours with a DJ set.Come and be merry with us!

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12th –  Hot Mess with JD Twitch (Optimo)

Sat 12th April 2014
10pm – 2am
### KISS ME AGAIN ###JD Twitch’s 4-hour takeover was one of the highlights of last year for us, so we’re thrilled he’s going to join Simonotron on the decks this month for more of the finest dancing music known to humankind, at the best queer disco party in town.As always, we expect to be dead busy, so please get down early to make sure you get in.


16th  – The Fun Junkies

Wed 16th April 2014
Tickets £5 available here

The Fun Junkies showcase the most diverse, obscure and madcap offerings from the comedy spectrum. Featuring stand up comedians, variety acts, magicians, sketch groups and musical comedy, there is definitely something for everyone in this weird and wonderful show.

The fun Junkies featuring this evening are:

Mark Nelson    – Inaugural Scottish Comedian of the Year
“Possesses a talent that is simply obscene”
(The List)

Colin McLeod   – Award winning Mentalist
“Seriously Impressive”
(Edinburgh Reporter)

Cammy Sinclair – BBC Best of Red Raw Comedian and Clown
“An incredibly unique performer”

Ally houston   – Scottish comedian of the Year Finalist 2013
“Intriguing material” – Chortle


Read The Skinny review here

18th  – The Burning Sand – Kathryn Elkin, Lauren Gault

Fri 18th April 2014
9pm – 2am
Free entry!

Prose, poetry and art magazine The Burning Sand celebrates the publication of Volume 3 on the closing weekend of the festival. This free event includes include DJs and live performances by Glasgow-based artists Kathryn Elkin and Lauren Gault.

The Burning Sand is a bi-annual publication, featuring creative and critical writings and drawings from artists, musicians and writers involved in the unique and largely self-initiated arts infrastructure in Glasgow. Edited by Glasgow-based writer and curator Sarah Lowndes and designed by Sophie Dyer and Maeve Redmond, the magazine means to plough the furrow of Critical Regionalism.

Commissioned by Glasgow International and supported by Outset Scotland.