Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
Alasdair Gray Experience: Film, Feast & Insight
At Oran Mor
Embark on an enchanting evening to celebrate the legacy of Alasdair Gray, the brilliant mind behind “Poor Things.” The festivities commence at The Grosvenor Picture Theatre, where attendees will be treated to an exclusive screening of a film dedicated to Gray’s literary prowess.
Following the cinematic experience, guests will be ushered to the iconic Oran Mor’s Auditorium, adorned with Alasdair Gray’s largest mural, ‘The Celestial Ceiling.’ Underneath this masterpiece, attendees will indulge in a sumptuous three-course meal, a culinary experience designed to captivate the senses. The atmosphere will be brimming with intellectual stimulation as participants engage in talks and a lively Q&A session with the Alasdair Gray Archive, offering a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of Alasdair Gray’s work.
The event promises an immersive celebration that seamlessly blends visual arts, cinema, and gastronomy, creating a memorable tribute to one of literature’s revered figures.
Menu: Starter: Timbale of haggis, neeps & tatties with ayrshire bacon and parsnip crisps with a whisky cream velouté or Warm salad of asparagus, sunblush tomatoes and rocket with vegetarian parmesan tuile (v) Main: Breast of chicken stuffed with a basil, sunblush tomato and homemade ricotta mousse, wrapped in pancetta served with a roast pepper sauce, potato dauphinoise and asparagus or Aubergine and puy lentil daal with crispy vegetable tempura, flatbread and mango chutney (v, vg) Dessert: Hot sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce