Agile City Newsletter – July 2024

Hello Agile City community! Here’s our monthly update of happenings at Civic House and Glue Factory! As well as Parveen’s monthly celebration of South Asian music and food, July welcomes the Director of acclaimed Palestinian project Al Harah Theater to Civic House, as well as a festival of gaming culture that promises exclusive forthcoming title previews alongside talks, music and much more.

Upcoming Events:

Al Harah Theater UK Tour
Tuesday 9 July, 7pm-9pm
Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH
Tickets info HERE

A Voice for Theatre and Culture in Palestine Marina Barham, General Director of Al Harah Theater, shares the powerful story of their impactful work in Palestine, and the role of theatre in helping children, young people and the community overcome trauma.
Marina’s tour of the UK coincides with the foundation of Shining Stars: Friends of Al Harah Theater/Bethlehem CIC which will support Al Harah to create and tour theatre productions, education workshops, and to foster exchanges, benefiting artists, audiences, and communities in Palestine and the UK.

Glasgow Independent Games Festival
Saturday 20 July, 2pm-10pm
Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH
Tickets info HERE

The Glasgow Independent Games Festival is a celebration of indie games, priding themselves on showing the most interesting, weirdest, the most moving and unconventional games from Scotland and around the world.
Expect lots of games to play – unreleased and upcoming titles from talented developers. And there’s lots more too; including interviews, talks, music and maybe even some poetry!

Events Recap:

The Glasgow School of Art Master of Fine Art

More than a few hundred art lovers descended on Glue Factory’s newly refreshed spaces in June to view the unique artworks of GSA’s graduating MFA students. It’s been a brilliant month for visual art fans in the city – with multiple shows from GSA and Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art. Agile City’s GI highlights included EXIT’s first visual art show IGNOTO – Paintings by Luke Caulfield and Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective, with performances from Louis Digital, Rubadub’s Mother and Richard, and Agile City’s very own Clarry aka DJ Amtrak.

RIAS Shortlist 2024

Agile City’s Rob and Abigale attended the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards in June following Civic House making the shortlist of Scotland’s outstanding new buildings.
The winners of this year’s Scottish national architecture awards included new homes, workplaces, community and cultural buildings – with several demonstrating excellence in retrofitting and repurposing existing buildings.
Congratulations to all the incredible buildings making this year’s shortlist! You can find out about the winners here.
To read more about the Retrofit of Civic House by Collective Architecture visit the Agile City blog.

Parveen’s Dinner Club
Saturday 13 July, 7pm-12am
Parveen’s Canteen at Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH
For tickets, please email Parveen’s at moolimango[at]gmail[dot]com

Parveen’s are hosting their next dinner club at Civic House in July! Their Friday night date sold out within hours so they have now added a second instalment on Saturday 13th July from 7pm.
5 courses, big sharing plates, communal dining + BYOB all for £30 per person. Their menu will be celebrating all the summertime produce with plenty of big flavours.* Get your tickets before it sells out!

*Please note, unlike Nights at Parveen’s (pictured; from June), there will be no djs or performers at July’s Dinner Club.

Parveen’s x La Gelatessa

Parveen’s collab with Italian gelato makers La Gelatessa was such a hit at their recent Nights at Parveen’s that they’ve decided to offer the flavour all summer long!
Pistachio & Rose Gelato available Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-4pm at Parveen’s Canteen.

Thank you to everyone who created, planned, attended and contributed to all the wonderful activities and events at Civic House this month. We look forward to seeing you soon!