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What to do this weekend: 17-18 September

What to do this weekend: 17-18 September


Glasgow Doors Open Days

Would you believe this will be the 27th Glasgow Doors Open Days? This year they are part of the Festival of Architecture celebrating Glasgow's built heritage. The full programme and the list of buildings is available here. As you have limited time, best to pick the ones which are not normally open to the public and that's how we came up with our shortlist:
  • Clydeport Building (Sat)
  • Cahtlemilk Stables (Sat)
  • Glasgow City Chambers (Sun)
  • The Savings Bank (Sat&Sun)
  • Arlington Baths Club (Sat&Sun)
  • Buchanan Bridge Club (Sat&Sun)
If you're interested in street art, but cannot join the Doors Open Day guided tour, you can download a City Centre Mural Trail map and have a self-guided tour.

Colony of Artists

Support local artists and visit the cute Abbeyhill colonies between 12-6pm this weekend. Browse here the list of over 60 artists (ranging from painting, drawing, photography and more) at 38 venues and the various events happening this weekend.


Photo Walk with Apple

Did you know that your local Apple store organises regular workshops and events? We were completely unaware until we came across this Dean Village photowalk with Instagrammer @poetic_mouse. Apparently such Insta-walks will become regular, so keep watching the Apple store event list. Also it seems like a great occasion to celebrate the 14th World Wide Instameet with fellow IGers.


Steam Dreams

There are only two more September Sundays left to fulfil your 'steam dreams' and take a Scotrail steam train to the Borders. You can choose to travel either in the morning or in the evening, and there are plenty of extras such as dining, visiting Abbotsford House and other historic places in the Borders. Read more and book your tickets here.

Have a nice weekend!

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