Festival goers can go glam with decade specific hair and beauty makeovers from the Vintage Salon or simply take in all the wonderful vintage shopping on offer. There will be opportunities to get creative in one of the many art, design and ‘Make Do & Mend’ workshops, experience exclusive catwalk shows, sample brilliantly conceived food and cocktails or join one of the daily dance classes lead by expert dance instructors. Oh – and don’t forget...The dress up is just as important as the ‘get down’ so pick a decade and dress glamorous!
Learn the dances, take in live performances and dance into the wee small hours to the finest DJs from each scene including:
SOUL CASINO - Curated by Eddie Piller
Saturday 27th / 8pm-1am / The Old Fruitmarket / Tickets £15
The Old Fruitmarket dance floor will reverberate to the sound of classic 60s Northern Soul and the uplifting ‘Modern’ Soul movements that fused so brilliantly in the early 70s through to the up-tempo Disco sounds of the 80s covering über cool Jazz-Funk, Boogie, Rare Groove and everything in between. The bars will be serving food and drinks evocative of those heady times.
Saturday 27th / 11am-1pm / The Old Fruitmarket / Tickets £12 inc light brunch
In the summer of The Great Gatsby, ladies and gentlemen of all ages, get those knees and hands working ‘flapper style’ at our Charleston Brunch.
LET IT ROCK
Saturday 27th / 2pm-5pm / The Old Fruitmarket / Tickets: £10
Not for the faint of heart, this volatile adventure is a wickedly mixed irreverent cocktail guaranteed to leave your hips shaken and your loins thoroughly stirred. Evocative archive film footage will be played out as themed food and cocktails are served up at the bar.
THE VINTAGE SUNDAY SOCIAL
Sunday 28th / 12.30pm-5pm / The Old Fruitmarket / Tickets £10
TORCH CLUB – Curated by Snowboy
Sunday 28th / 8pm-1am / The Old Fruitmarket / Tickets £20
No previous dance experience is necessary as the Social Foxtrot is a very quick and easy dance to learn. Then, later in the evening, why not pick up the simple steps to a favourite wartime novelty dance.
THE LEISURE LOUNGE TIKI BAR
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th / 11am-6pm / Candleriggs Bar / Free
The Leisure Lounge, curated by The Charity Shop DJ, will be an exotic and curious thrill of general groovy, psychedelic and tiki-flavoured fun. Think Butlins Ayr circa 1960 but with evocative exotic cocktails, food served from baskets and music from the DJs who know their Bacharach from their Pandit Ravi cover of Dear Prudence. Pick out a record from The Charity Shop DJ’s weird and wonderful collection, choose your cheese and shock your friends and family.
Settle down with a mysterious tipple and enjoy special guest DJ sets from a cornucopia of Scotland’s finest collectors of exotic vinyl. Special sessions including irresistible ‘Caribbean Funk and Samba Rock’ rhythms and ‘Protest Funk and Latin Soul’ ––and watch out for an impromptu performance from a Polynesian dance troupe.
VINTAGE HAIR & BEAUTY SALON
Hair £10 / Make Up £10 / Hair & Make Up £18 / Ground Floor
THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th / Candleriggs / Free
The Vintage Marketplace curated by Judy Berger (Judy’s Vintage Fairs) is situated at the corner where Ingram Street meets Candleriggs. The Marketplace gathers the finest purveyors of vintage clothes, accessories, mid century modern home wares, records, music memorabilia and up-cycled ephemera.
The Vintage Marketplace brings together couture labels with prêt a porter and street style from the 1920s through to the 1980s. Those must have items sold for anything between £5 and £500...There is no excuse to miss out on a bit of vintage shopping!
VINTAGE SATURDAY CINEMA CLUB PRESENTS: BUGSY MALONE
Saturday 27th / 12 noon / Grand Hall / Free
Starring an all-child cast Bugsy Malone is a musical unlike any other. 1929, a mobster era with gangsters armed with custard instead of bullets, it captures a world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls and dreamers. As all round nice guy Bugsy must fight to win the day and the girl. Superb songs and starring Jodie Foster and Scott Baio.
Come dressed in your best 20s style - mobsters and flappers - the only place to be on a Saturday!
VINTAGE SATURDAY CINEMA CLUB PRESENTS: THE 39 STEPS
Saturday 27th / 3pm Screening / Grand Hall / Free
Screening in the afternoon is an absolute classic and original version of the classic comedy thriller. Starring legendary British heart-throb, Robert Donat, it is a highlight of Hitchcocks career.
Richard Hannay stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase and into the path of an unexpected romance. Framed for a murder he did not commit and entangled in espionage, the twists and turns match the hilly Scottish terrain in which some of the film is set.
VINTAGE ARCHIVE FILMS: CITY SIDELIGHTS
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th / Free
Featuring documentary footage, amateur films, newsreels and period adverts, the City Sidelights programme will screen in public spaces within the building. The archive films included provide a glimpse of the city and further afield from the 20s onwards. Starring glamorous Glaswegians and well known local landmarks, from cinemas to dancehalls, with special Pathe news footage including the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park of 1938, it will give a taste of fashion, shops, dance crazes and good times.
With thanks to Park Circus Films, Pathe, Scottish Screen Archive, Co-operative Group and BFI National Archive.
In addition, there will be a range of beautiful and quirky archive films to accompany the Vintage Nightclubs in The Old Fruitmarket.
VINTAGE 'GREAT GATSBY' 1920'S FASHION SHOW
SUNDAY 28th July / £10 / 2pm / The Grand Hall
36 looks capturing the 1920s will hit the runway with pieces from spring/summer and autumn winter 2013 HOF stock. Opening live performance from Jazz singer Lou Hickey. Runway music will be from the twenties. Programmes providing background information on show concept and store heritage. Images provided by Frasers archive. Ticket cost £10.00 per person. Goodie bag with complimentary copy of ‘A Girl’s Guide To Vintage’ and goodies from HOF.
While enjoying the amazing music line-up, the fashion, film, art, and design elements of Vintage you can sample the flavours of the past as authentically as possible, whatever your preference! There is food to fit the music, and historically linked eating opportunities, not to mention some wicked period cocktails from the bars. Candleriggs will host a themed food market where the finest street food round will be served up from vintage vehicles.ART & DESIGN WORKSHOPS
Vintage has art and design flowing through its veins. Opportunities to have a go at painting, designing and generally getting creative are everywhere. Workshop events take place in The Old Fruitmarket. Workshops are free to sign up on the day unless otherwise stated.
DRAW YOUR OWN SUPERHERO
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th / Tickets Free on the Weekend
Top comic artist Gary Erskine and Mhairi Stewart from Perfect Spiral team up to uncover the origins and evolution of our favourite comic superheroes and will show you how to design and illustrate your very own.
Ever noticed how Batman's shorts are much bigger in old comics? Or how Wonder Woman’s skirt is a little longer? Did they look better then or now? Or just a little bit different? We will show you how the costumes have changed with fashion and get you to create your own superhero, or supervillain, and dress them in styles gone by....
PAPER CRAFT WITH DAMSELFLY
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th / Tickets Bookable on the Weekend
Damselfly Crafts will host workshops dedicated to up-cycling old books and to the traditional art of decoupage, decorating an object by gluing on coloured paper cut-outs, albeit with a modern twist. Learn how to make your own decorated treasure to take home or turn an old book into your own work of art by learning how to fold, cut and decorate its pages into fabulous pop-out sculptures.
We are very excited to welcome Retro Me who will be bringing their sleek black photo booth for Vintage revellers to take away fond memories of the day and nights activities.www.merchantcityfestival.com
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