Thu 27 Oct 2011 | 5.30pm onwards (allow 1hr 30mins)
For the latest in our series of Arches Cafe Bar Takeovers, you are cordially invited to join Little Johnny in his big, gay, Madonna-themed restaurant this autumn.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic True Blue album, Random Accomplice and the Arches have joined forces to create an idyllic hideaway devoted to the legendary singer – and her obssessed host. Come down and sip a True Blue cocktail with Little Johnny while you chow down on a lovingly thought-out, exclusive Madonna-inspired menu, a bargain at just £8.95 for 3 courses and a drink.
Strange Hungers, Fish and Game’s “timeless lavender cabaret” (read: grubby lesbo freakshow), starts at 7.30pm.
True Blue Cocktail to start
Like a Pear
Light and refreshing salad with pear, walnuts, celery and grapes. Hallelujah! (v)
Justify My Loaf
Gorgeous all American meatloaf slice with tomato chutney.
Parsnip Don’t Preach
Cream of parsnip soup – the one we warned you all about. (v)
Crazy for Stew
Delicious Southern-style fish Gumbo – taste it once and you’ll know it’s true.
Spaghettinto The Groove
Creamy pasta with wild mushrooms and spinach. Such an inspiration! (v)
Beefburger, skinny fries and salad: a diamond of a dish.
Open Your Tart
Apple Tart just like mom makes. Capische?
La Isla Granita
Pineapple granita and fruit cocktail. Maracas not included.
Desperately Seeking Tirami-susan
Our twist on the Italian classic – we do it better!
Why not finish with a coffee?
(NB coffee is extra)
Reserve your table on 0141 565 1035 or email email@example.com
Little Johnny will also be performing in his Big Gay Restaurant on:
Sat 1st Oct
Sun 6th Nov
The installation will be in the cafe bar until the end of November. Please feel free to pop in any time to see Johnny’s love letters to the woman herself, or play his cryptic match-the-song-title-to-the-picture game on our shelves.
See information and events listings for:
“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”