GAELIC CAFÉ RETURNS AGAIN TO GLASGOW’S BIGGEST MULTI ARTS FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER
Àirc, the pop-up Gaelic Café at Merchant City Festival opens on Saturday 25th July at 10am.
Located at 14 Albion Street, it’s a welcome return after last year’s celebrations at Culture 2014.
Running until 2nd August, it has proved to be a hit for both the annual Gaelic Arts Programme and as a stalwart at the last four festivals.
Each year at the Gaelic Café a new community magically appears and evolves over the 10 days, blending in with the street festival vibe, with people making connections with each other, their culture and Glasgow, Gaelic and other language communities in the city in a relaxed and chilled out café atmosphere.
Enjoy Gaelic Arts within a backdrop of some cracking music, good coffee, cheap food and a doze of new cultural influences. This year StreetLyrics is a photographic exhibition and new publication of images from the streets with poems interpreted into English and Gaelic from German. The exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the, often forgotten, industrial craftsmanship and unconventional beauty in creating manhole and street covers, an invisible art which we pass by daily without seeing its aesthetic value. The supporting programme of films and talks picks up the theme of what we see and don’t see in our environment, both within the industrial city and rural landscapes.