Merchant City Festival Glasgow
Our chum Dan Littauer from Kaleidoscot nipped down to the Merchant City Festival for us and shared his wanderings.
Art, street theatre, Camp Cooks, theatrical arty hairdressing in lavish costumes, rainbow slushes, tasty food, Belgian Beer, free film screenings, music you'll find all this and much more at Glasgow Merchant City Festival.
We couldn’t review possibly every single stand, event and participant, there are far too excellent many, but here are a few that might be of interest.
Fancy a bit of music, ahem, yelling, and food all at the same time? Then come along to the culinary-musical performance of a “kitchen-organ-drum-system”, of Dutch artist Bram Graafland, a.k.a “Screaming Kitchen Prince”. Or if you yearn for the extravagant drag and food combined in cookers-performers, karaoke extraordinaire Camp Cooks who can fill your buns with delicious light bights such as limey chicken wraps, to Jambalaya with chicken and smoked sausage, or Aunt Lucy’s vegetable curry. For sausage lovers, some chilli dawg or hot dawg would be most satisfying or try some mini American pancakes with maple syrup and banana yogurt, that won’t hurt but tease your taste-buds, we promise!
If you fancy to pig out on a mighty meaty portion, then head to the Welsh Hoggy Hoggy stand, where you can sample the “Meats of the World”, including kangaroo, buffalo, venison and wild boar burgers.
Sweet tooth? Threepwood Fayre is sells traditional Scottish handmade confectionery but with a creative and innovatory twist, Traditional Scottish Tablet, Raspberry Ruffles – rich tender coconut folded through a rich raspberry flavoured fondant and encased in a chocolate coating. Or the delicious Orange and Lime Fondant Creams.
You are guaranteed to exclaim Mama Mia! when you sample some of the Italian food, Scillian style, in Tentazioni’s stand. We tried a mouth watering Tutti Frutti, a delicious soft nougat with exotic fruits and almonds, yum! The stand also features a fantastic range of salamis, cheeses, delicious exquisite biscuits, soft nougats, and chocolates.
Or for an oriental flair, try the Turkish Food stand, with amazing and delicious array of baklava – we tried several of these delightful pastries, with almonds, pistachio, variations all smothered with honey. And there were Turkish delights too to sample, along with the most amazing pies to match any taste.