This month we collaborated with East End First Saturdays (EEFS) for the first time. Set up by our friends over in Many Studios, EEFS is a new initiative that encourages folks to get down to the east end on market day to explore what’s on offer, from food and music to art and design.
October was our first time joining in the fun, on what turned out to be a gorgeous, sun-drenched Saturday. We ran a relaxed open mic, with musicians that we work with (professionals and keen amateurs alike) playing songs from Distant Voices, Unbound and In Tune. It was totally family friendly, with kids joining in, playing bells and singing along. Maybe best of all, plenty of people of all ages wandered in off the street to learn more about what we do, and play us tunes of their own. A big thank you to everyone who turned up and made it such a success.
What else is on offer?
EEFS has a wide range of things going on each month. If you’re into your food, there’s always something on the go between BAaD, McCune Smith and the Ross St Market. For the art-lovers among you, our ace neighbours at Wild & Kind open their studio to a different artist each month, then you’ve got exhibitions at the Pipe Factory, Glasgow Women’s Library and Market Gallery on top of that. Best of all you’ve got the buried treasure tucked away in the Barras itself. Being based on the street in this part of town is great – we’re loving playing a role in the cultural life of the east end.
For more info on what’s coming up at the next EEFS, go HERE
We enjoyed it so much we’re doing it all over again. Swing by between 12:30 and 4 PM at 217 Gallowgate to catchup over coffee and music:
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4TH
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND
We’ll have the guitars and keyboards out and ready, in case you fancy pitching in…..!