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Full Event Details: 20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 September 2014, 6.30pm

Our collaboration with artist Toby Paterson – 20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings will take place inside an abandoned section of the Anderston Centre. As the venue is not a traditional performance space, there are a few things we need to let you know in advance of the event.

Where to arrive

Please arrive at an assembly point on Waterloo Street, where you will be guided by ushers to a special entrance to the venue. The only way to access the performance space is by coming to the assembly point.

To view a map of the assembly point click here
(If you have a problem viewing the map please note the assembly point is on the south  side of the junction between Pitt and Waterloo Streets, next to a ramp).

The map link shows the last bus stop on Waterloo Street before the Kingston Bridge / M8 slip road. Ushers will be next to this stop and will direct you along a walkway to the Anderston Centre. At the end of the walkway you will be met and directed to a specific entrance to the building.

When to arrive

The venue will open just before 6.30pm and the first performance will begin at 7pm. We recommend arriving at the assembly point at 6.30pm. This will give you the opportunity to experience the space before the first set of music performed by SE at 7pm.

How to get there

The venue is easily accessible by public transport. The closest train station is Anderston (8-minute walk) followed by Central Station (9-minute walk) and Charing Cross (10-minute walk).  If you are arriving at Queen Street Station it will take you about 15 minutes to walk to the venue.

Buchanan Street and St Enoch subway stations are both about a 12-minute walk away.

If you choose to drive, SE has arranged for the Cadogan Square Car Park (underneath the Anderston Centre) to remain open until 10.30pm. Once you have parked you will need to leave via the main entrance and walk round to the assembly point on Waterloo Street. Please note that the car park opposite the assembly point on Waterloo Street gets locked at night, so please do not use this.


We need to check your tickets before you enter the venue. Tickets can be collected in person until 3pm on Friday 12 September at the Centre for Contemporary Arts. Alternatively, please bring your order number and the card you paid with along to the venue to collect your tickets on the night. If you have booked a student ticket please also bring suitable proof e.g. your matriculation card.


There are two sets of stairs at the entrance to the venue. If climbing stairs is a problem for you, please contact the SE office.

Once inside the space the event is on one level. There will be seating in the bar area but seating in the performance space will be reserved only for those unable to stand.

What to wear

The site has been derelict for 10 years. It has been cleared and made safe for use but dust remains. We recommend casual clothes that are easily washable just in case you brush past a wall or surface somewhere in the large site, as well as wearing sensible footwear.

There is no heating and Glasgow temperatures are unpredictable! We recommend bringing layers of clothing with you so that you will not be too hot or cold.

Food and drink

We are delighted that the CCA’s Saramago are our catering partners for this event. They are supplying a pop-up bar with draft beer, wine and a small selection of spirits as well as soft drinks. You will also be able to purchase delicious meat-free snack boxes to accompany your drinks. Please note the bar will be cash only.

After party

Following the Saturday 13 September performance our friends from Saramago will host an after-show party at the Centre for Contemporary Arts. Artist and musician Raydale Dower, Jamie Bolland of Glaswegian experimental, and Musique Concrète club jazzers Tut Vu Vu will be djing till late. In the upstairs terrace, Chad Sky of Blue Sunshine/ Monorail music will curate the music. Food served till midnight, drinks till 2am.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the event of are unclear about any of the information in this email please contact the Scottish Ensemble office on 0141 332 4747 or email office@scottishensemble.co.uk. If you need to contact us on the day you can do so on this mobile number 07721 607 903.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event!