Glasgow Music & Film Festival presents
Tue 29 Jan 2013 | 7.30pm | £28.50 +bf
7.30pm Doors open
7.50pm-8.30pm Souvenirs of Serge (film)
9pm-10.30pm Songs of Serge (live performance)
The Arches are are proud to present a rare and intimate performance from actress and singer Jane Birkin – Serge Gainsbourg’s elusive partner and muse – following the UK premiere of her 40 minute documentary, Souvenirs of Serge.
Revisiting many of Gainsbourg’s most seminal works alongside a handpicked band of musicians, this is an unmissable opportunity to see the iconic star – probably best known for her breathless vocals on the now-infamous 1969 track Je T’Aime – perform live and experience firsthand the magnetic and myserious attraction which captivated Serge during his most creative period.
In Souvenirs of Serge, which will be screened before the gig, fans will witness the previously unseen side of her relationship with Serge, charting an intimate and candid history of their time together through never-before-seen footage captured throughout their tempestuous thirteen-year relationship.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over. ID will be required)
Please enter through Argyle Street
Co-curated by the film fanatics at Glasgow Film Festival and the music buffs at The Arches, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival a mini-festival within Glasgow Film Festival, celebrating the long, strange and wonderful relationship between music and cinema with an exciting programme of performances, rockumentaries, live soundtrack events and AV explorations. Take a look at the full GMFF event programme here or follow them on Facebook for news, competitions and more announcements.
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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