Browsing All posts tagged under »Glasgow«

Douglas Thompson and me : Scottish Writers Centre

August 26, 2014

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One of the jewels in my already pretty sparkly and jam-packed full Worldcon (seriously it was like a Smaug’s hoard of good stuff), was bumping into fellow Glasgow-writer Douglas Thompson just before he launched his new novel, The Rhymer. This meant that I got to hear him read from what is possibly an genuinely unique enterprise […]

Location, location

November 10, 2012

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The last 18 months or so has seen a bunch of film crews dotting around Glasgow making a movies. A combination of our grid-patterned Victorian-era city centre and tax and other financial incentives apparently makes it viable to shoot here. Add a bit of USian signage and other set dressing at the shoot and a […]

Making it happen

August 3, 2011

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For my money, crowd funding is one of the things that makes the internet great. In the arts it is increasingly difficult to secure traditional sources of funding for projects – arts council grants are ever more squeezed and sponsors want to be assured of a return on any investment – but to get an […]

Record Store Day 2011

April 15, 2011

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No NAF this Friday because I’m saving my pennies for Record Store Day tomorrow. For those that don’t know about it, Record Store Day is a chance celebrate your local indie record shops. The little places who sell new and second hand music at proper reasonable prices, that stock the really cool stuff you can’t […]

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