The Arches presents


Thu 10 Feb 2011 | 6pm-8pm | Free

We’re inviting artists to inhabit the cafe for a month, making themselves at home in their own individual way. They’ll be adding to the menu, rewriting the specials, letting you try their favourite cocktails and leaving their stuff scattered across the tables for you to nosy through.

Things kicked off in November 2010 when Adrian Howells’ alter ego Adrienne (An Audience With Adrienne, Salon Adrienne) gathered together the cosy assortment of chintz currently cluttering her flat – plastic fruit, tartan flasks and a lot of cut glass ashtrays – and set up camp in the cafe bar for the month of November, popping in from time to time to serve her special retro three course menu.

The next takeover comes courtesy of Fish and Game, a Glasgow-based duo creating experimental work somewhere between theatre and live art, with past work including Eilidh’s Daily Ukulele Ceilidh and 2010 Edinburgh Fringe hit Two Trillion.

During January and February, Eilidh MacAskill and Robert Walton will be lending a hand to transforming the cafe into an old country manor for Scotch Corner, their alternative take on Scottish culture. During each special performance they’ll be offering a delicious (and extremely good value) alternative menu with, of course, a distinctly Scottish twist.

Thursday 10th February is Hunka Hunka Burnsian Luv Night -  get in the mood for love, Scotch Corner style.  Scotch Corner will select some classic songs and poems to serenade you and your supper to prepare for Valentine’s Day.

You can also catch them from 6pm-8pm on Tues 25th Jan, Fri 28th Jan and Fri 18th Feb too.