Amazing day doing public art…
This was my day 13 of 30 days of biking… quite an experience. Why? I was taking part in a public event called Glasgow Slow Down which has been organised as part of the Culture 2014 culture programme celebrations, marking 101 days until Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games by artist Jacqueline Donachie.
I set off on an unseasonably early time for a sunday to meet at 8:15am at the Glasgow Riverside Museum (which I had previously visited to view its cycling treasures last week), donning my highviz participants jacket, excited to be taking part but also a little daunted as I was wondering if I could keep up in a group cycle.
On arriving I was greeted by…
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Cafe’s with character in Glasgow… a short but pretty post pondering architecture and cafés.
Queens Café, 530 Victoria Road, Glasgow has lovely art deco style glass and some interesting interior fittings (and does its own ice cream). This is a Southside beauty.
University Café, 87 Byres Road, is a Glasgow institution… great folding seats, certificates adorning the walls from all sorts of awards and lovely Italian goodies to enjoy.
Tchai Ovna, Otago Lane, Glasgow is perhaps the ultimate place to go for tea, poetry and arts events; enjoy the eclectic atmosphere of the Lane (perhaps also go to the wonderful second hand bookshop nearby) and have loose leaf tea from all around the world or try one of the delicious home cooked dishes (with vegetarian specials). It is a lovely little hide-away, overlooking the River Kelvin.
Siempre Bicycle Café, 162 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow is a relatively new café which is next to Kelvin Hall subway. A little gem of a café which welcomes cyclists (hooks and places to hang your bike are provided, along with a huge selection of funky bike supplies from the latest fashions to the “must have” techny gear). The café is in the ground floor of a tenement and there is even a small hatch off the subway lane if you are in a hurry.
éSo four suggestions for a little creative diversion 🙂