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“Good alternative” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
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Owner description: Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow's hub for creative activity. The building is steeped in history and the organisation has played a key role in the cultural life of the city for decades. We are proud to contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Scotland's exciting arts scene. Our year-round programme includes cutting-edge exhibitions, film, music, literature, spoken word, festivals, Gaelic and much more. We have an open-source approach to programming and work with a growing number of partners and individuals to whom we often offer residencies in the building and/or the space to programme their own events. At the heart of all of activities is the desire to work with artists, generate new projects and present them to the widest possible audience. CCA curates six major exhibitions a year, presenting national and international contemporary artists in our gallery space. We are also home to Intermedia Gallery, showcasing emerging artists. Entrance to exhibitions and many events is free. Saramago Cafe Bar offers a relaxed environment and a great menu during the day as well as lively place to hang out in the evenings. Free wi-fi is available throughout the building. Independent shops Aye Aye Books and Welcome Home are located in the entrance area, offering a wide range of publications, craft and design to take home.
Greenock, United Kingdom
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“Good alternative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Went to a good movie and had decent(ish) food beforehand. Bruschetta with pomodoro (yum) and risotto (a bit batchelors savoury rice for my tastes). Staff friendly, good buzz, interesting location. Recommended

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“A Glasgow Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

A frequent Glasgow haunt during the day and in the evenings too (when the coloured lights are on its very pretty). Good food, and friendly staff.

Visited January 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Super cool, creative space with fabulous food and lots of great people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I was fortunate to attend the Glasgow Short Film Festival and spend a good amount of time at CCA. It's a cool, bright, laid back and creative center with a great cafe and bar. They also have DJs after dark. The exhibitions and programs are high quality and thought provoking. Also has programs for families. The wee book and gift shop is pretty cute.

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