Welcome return to city of pop-up cafe
ÀIRC, the pop-up Gaelic café at the Merchant City festival, ran for a week this year between July 25 and August 2.
Located at 14 Albion Street, it was a welcome return after last year’s celebrations at Culture 2014.
Each year, the Gaelic café provides the opportunity to enjoy Gaelic arts within a backdrop of cracking music, good coffee, cheap food and a dose of new cultural influences.
This year, there was StreetLyrics - a photographic exhibition and new publication of images from the streets with poems interpreted into English and Gaelic from German.
The exhibition offered a unique glimpse into the industrial craftsmanship in creating manhole and street covers - portraying it as an invisible art which is passed by daily - often unnoticed.
The supporting programme of films and talks picked up the theme of what we see and don’t see in our environment, both within the industrial city and rural landscapes.