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A quick look at the weekend ahead.


KoolBa in Glasgow’s Candleriggs are offering 25% off their Lockdown menu for SNACK readers. 

Make your choice from 10 cracking traditional Indian dishes and grab some pakora and delicious sides to make it a proper feast.

You can see their full Lockdown Menu on the KoolBa website.

Call on 0141 552 2227 and quote SNACKMAG to get your 25% discount.

Pick up only: Koolba, 109 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP



Mitchell Museum: Skinny Tricks online album launch, Friday 15th May @ 7pm

With their original Glad Cafe album launch event cancelled due to viruses and stuff, Mitchell Museum have decided to keep on keepin’ on and move it all online. 

They’ll be playing the album live from their Facebook page, supported by Storm the Palace, Urvanovic, and Tupperware Wolf; should be pretty class.  The album is a cracker and you’d do well to check it out.


Hug & Pint/432 Presents: Any Minute Now – Friday 15th May @ 6:30pm 

432 are streaming some of their favourite Scottish bands and other special guests from 6.30pm every Friday night – head to Live Music Scotland on Facebook to catch live performances taking place this and every Friday for the foreseeable.

The stream is free but you can donate at https://tinyurl.com/HugandPintfundraising – Donations will be split between the artists, with a portion going towards supporting live programming at The Hug and Pint.

This Friday May 15th they’ll have: Pelican Tusk / Kubitaru / Savage Mansion / Grayling / Codist / Bight, all live and direct to your home.

Spoken Word and Music

National Theatre of Scotland: Makar to Makar – Thursday 14th May @ 7pm

Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay is to present a new weekly series of online cultural events, created in response to the current lockdown.

The series, titled Makar to Makar, will feature established literary talents and emerging voices from Scotland and across the world along with other special guests, and will include a mix of conversation, spoken word performance, and live music.

Kay was inspired to create the series to entertain and accompany people in isolation during the current lockdown, which has seen literary and cultural festivals across the world shut down.

Each event will feature one or two “makars” paired with a singer, who will finish every show with a song. Contributing writers and musicians to each show will also be paid a fee, with a view to supporting artists during this difficult period for performers. The programme will also stage events featuring guests from different walks of life who will share their passions for good writing..

The first episode will broadcast this Thursday (14th May), with Kay as the first week’s performer, followed in week two by poet Don Paterson.