The Event - Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice Variety Show
Subo: ‘the modern day fairytale’. I’ll confess, having never seen her perform live before, I was a wee bit of a cynic. It wasn’t that I didn’t know she could sing, I just wasn’t sure she was that good. I stand(ing ovation) corrected. She was incredible. She filled the audience and the Armadillo at the Prince and Princess of Wales 30th Anniversary Variety Show with - as Darius would say - a whole lot of love.
Talking of Darius, he was part of the star-studded line up too. I caught up with him backstage - and it was one almighty catch up. Darius and I knew each other when we were 16 and haven’t seen each other since! That’s more years than I care to think about! It was great to see him and we’ve planned to have a proper blether soon as he’s in the UK for the next year, performing in the new West End musical, From Here to Eternity.
The event was a true variety, with some of my favourite Glasgow performers: Karen Dunbar, Eddie (Sing-me-a-lullaby) Reid, Craig Hill, Des Clarke and the super cute, talented teen Taliia Storm.
The Experience - Itison Halloween Drive In
I remember watching Grease (all the time) when I was wee and thinking how cool it would be to go to a real drive-in cinema. Last night, Halloween worked it’s magic for me and I finally fulfilled a lifelong dream. Victoria Park, in the West End, has been transformed into a scarily good Drive In movie theatre.
All geared up for the Halloween weekend, the Itison Drive-In was way more than just a movie, though. There was in-car guising (it might be an American ideal but this is still Scotland!), car-a-oke (geddit) and gourmet treats from Scoop and So La Ti Dough. I also spotted some scarily well-kent faces...
The event has sold out over the weekend but if you can hitch a ride in the boot of someone’s car, not only will you be able to scare the socks off them but you’ll get a sneak peak at one of the hottest things to hit Glasgow... since well, those Suuummer Niiiights!
The Restaurant - Bread Meats Bread
This week, Cat met Bread Meats Bread (it’s been a long week, which is my only excuse for speaking in third-person). BMB is a new venture that’s popped up on St Vincent Street promising speciality meats and er, breads. Just before it opened, I went along for the VIP bloggers launch, to see whether diners will bite.
It’s a difficult time to be making your bread from a new restaurant, but BMB is well placed, both in terms of location and their boy-favourite offerings. The menu reads a wee bit like a bar tab, with House, Red and Black Label burgers. Each of these have different blends and come on an array of artisan breads, like brioche, pretzel and potato. My preference was for the Red Label (no champagne tastes here), it was well flavoured and perfectly complemented by the fancy bun.
One of my home-favourites, Poutine - or chips, cheese and gravy in Weegie - makes a delightful appearance on the menu. I’m yet to try it, so I will be returning to BMB for a another meating soon.
This weekend, A Wee Bird Told Me... Glasgow recommends some spookily good Halloween times. On Saturday, Day of the Dead Glesga has dressed up scary warehouse SWG3 as a Mexican, Ole! All weekend, the Riverside Museum has been taken over by Zombies. And we highly recommend getting your freak on at the Itison Drive-in (and Wee Bird have tickets to give away!)