Southside Fringe returns to Glasgow for its sixth year

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The two-week long festival has returned for a sixth year to showcase all the creativity the Southside has to offer in the Shawlands area of Glasgow.

With over 100 events across 31 venues, the festival – which runs from 11 May to 27 May – has plenty on offer to keep your interests peaked.

Local South siders will be pleased to see the reopening of the extensively refurbished Church on the Hill pub in time for the event, as well as a number of other venues joining in on the action, including Park Lane Market, Wee Beer Shop, The Bungo Bar and Kitchen, The Boyd Roderick, the Shed, Govanhill Baths and Milk Café.

Park Lane Market, the new pop up market being developed in a hidden lane in Shawlands will be taking centre stage for most of the festivities, offering up street food, boutique stalls and vegan treats. A procession honouring the 450thanniversary of the Battle of Langside will also take place at Queens Park on May 13 and 14.

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Making a big impression is McIntosh Pastaval, Glasgow’s famous mac n’ cheese crawl which is returning for its fourth run. Various venues will be competing to serve up the best macaroni the South side has to offer with the overall winner being declared by votes from the public.

For those seeking a little more culture, there are art and photography exhibitions including Southside Independent Traders “Striving, Thriving and Arriving”, which celebrates the contributions made by local independent businesses to the South side community, and European Southsiders, a showcase of photographic portraits of 27 different people from each EU member state living in the local area.

Needless to say, there will also be plenty of music on offer, as the Gracious Losers come to the Glad Café to launch the second single from their forthcoming album, Lewbowskis featuring resident DJs every Friday and Saturday, and the Audio Rayz at The Butterfly & the Pig South on Friday 11

Packed with more theatre, food & drink, comedy and live music for all ages, the Southside Fringe programme has plenty to keep you occupied through the month of May, with the Southside Film Festival coming up next in June.

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