Tuesday 19th July
Registration and opening social – 7.15pm (early registration from 7pm) to midnight
7.15pm – City Halls
Drinks reception with live music from Rowan Castle
8.00pm – The Old Fruitmarket
Dinner and entertainment from Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Post-dinner speed networking sessions
Situated in the same complex as the Old Fruitmarket and dating from 1841, City Halls is the city's oldest and most well-loved, purpose built performance and meeting space. The elegant and spectacular hall provides the focus for Glasgow's Centre for Music and the traditional shoebox style auditorium is renowned throughout the world for having some of the finest acoustics.
Hidden from view in the city's cultural Merchant City next to City Halls, the Old Fruitmarket forms part of Glasgow's Centre for Music. The entrancing venue has kept all of its period charm, including its lofty vaulted roof (now much more watertight than back in the Victorian era) cast iron columns and balcony.
About Rowan Castle
Comprised of four talented young musicians from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Rowan Castle create an exciting and unique blend of traditional and contemporary Scottish music. The group combine fiddle, accordion, guitar and clarsach to deliver music which draws on their own traditional roots as well as influences from many different musical genres from around the world. Already able to boast performances for HRH Prince of Wales, the Scottish Parliament and Celtic Connections festival to name but a few, Rowan Castle look forward to another exciting year of music making.
Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes in a spellbinding display of precise choreography and sheer athleticism. Through years of rigorous touring as Europe’s leading taiko drum group, Mugenkyo have developed a gritty passionate style that is uniquely their own, retaining the traditional spirit of taiko yet creating a contemporary sound and a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere …
Drumming as an almost religious experience … exhilarating to behold. 5 stars – The Glasgow Herald
Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed. Edinburgh Evening News
Wednesday 20th July
5.15pm to 7.00pm - Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
Exclusive evening opening in partnership with Glasgow Museums and Glasgow City Council
Join curator led tours of the British Art Show at 5.30pm and 6.15pm. The Gallery shop will be open with a 10% discount for delegates.
7.00pm to 7.45pm - Glasgow City Chambers
Drinks reception with thanks to the Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council
7.30pm onwards - The Corinthian Club (Tellers Hall, Mash & Press rooms and The Club)
7.30pm to 9.00pm: fork buffet
9.00pm onwards: DJ entertainment
1.00am: event ends
A grand and imposing edifice overlooking George Square, the City Chambers is an impressive symbol of Glasgow’s political strength and historical wealth. Completed in 1888, the City Chambers has for over a hundred years been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow.
Housed in an elegant 18th Century neo-classical building in the heart of the city, GoMA has a thought-provoking permanent collection and temporary exhibitions programme, featuring work by local, national and international artists. International works on display involve a variety of media including painting, sculpture, print, photography, video and installation. The balcony galleries show off the work of collaborative arts projects between communities and artists. This work is curated by the Learning and Access team, who also run regular workshops, projects and artists’ talks inspired by the permanent collection and the exhibitions programme. In 2011, GoMA is one of the venues for the 7th British Art Show, In the Days of the Comet, taking place from 28 May-21 August. This touring show is a major survey every 5 years of the best in British art, and this year will feature work by Duncan Campbell, Alasdair Gray and Karla Black. Also on show at GoMA during July will be Unsettled Objects, an exhibition of photography, video and installation from GoMA’s permanent collection. This is the first display of several major new acquisitions of work by artists based outside the UK, including Jenny Holzer and Lothar Baumgarten.
About the Corinthian Club – www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk/venue
From 10.00pm exclusive use of the venue for AMA delegates will be restricted to the Mash & Press rooms and Club on the basement level of the building. All delegates can enjoy free access to the public areas of the venue throughout the evening including the Piano Bar and Live Lounge Charlie Parkers on the first floor which offers live music performances from 9.00pm and the Casino / Gaming rooms on the ground floor. There is no manned cloakroom for delegates at The Corinthian Club