This week the Mid-Week Beat takes a look at the rather fine venue that is The Glad Cafe.
Located in the south side of Glasgow, in the heart of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse community, The Glad Cafe provides a warm hub serving quality food throughout the day. Freshly prepared seasonal foods can be found during the day and a variety of sharing plates are available in the evening, and of course delicious home baking can be consumed at all times!
Once watered and fed there is much to keep you at The Glad Cafe; they also have a well equipped venue which has become home to all sorts of music, be it indie, electronic, traditional, world etc. Their aim is simple, to provide a showcase space for up-and-coming musicians as well as being available for more established acts.
This is not just a stage for music however, The Glad Cafe has played host to exhibitions, films, poetry readings as well as comedy and storytelling. The venue has been set up with the correct considerations in mind and it is clear that the performers, sound engineers and of course, the viewer have been well catered for. So if you are looking for a venue with a capacity of 100 to hold intimate, fantastic looking and sounding shows, you should certainly consider contacting them here.
At Brown Paper Tickets we really value the sense of community that events bring and this is something that The Glad Cafe clearly recognises as well. As a social enterprise with the legal structure of a Community Interest Company they have a social purpose and goal to eventually plough profits into affordable music lessons for local people. Bravo to that!
Some of the events coming up at The Glad Cafe include: