I don’t normally post stuff about things to do in the area, but this one caught my eye as it promotes itself as a venue in which people from different ethnic groups and backgrounds can meet and mix together socially. For as we know, while this area is very culturally diverse, there seems that there is little intermixing between the various ethnic, religious, social and, dare I say it, class backgrounds.
Any venue that can bring people together more is, in my view, a very good thing and should be supported.
Thing is, I can’t work out where it is going to be. They are having a bash this weekend at La Roche Rumba this weekend which looks like cracking fun. But I can’t see anything on their website to suggest where the cafe is going to be located. If anyone knows then please do include the address in a comment on this post or let me know and I will add it.
This is what they write about themselves,
The venue will be open in the evening to provide a home for creative new and world music and other artforms that exist outside of the mainstream.
It is intended that the Glad Café will be a café/venue based in the Pollokshields/ Govanhill area of Glasgow – the heart of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse community. We’ll provide freshly prepared seasonal food as well as a warm hub that will encourage people from different backgrounds to meet and mix informally. In addition, we’ll also have a well equipped, 200 capacity venue that will be open in the evening to provide a home for creative new and world music and other artforms that exist outside of the mainstream.
And I do love their video.