An Afternoon with Alasdair Gray

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Sushil K Dade (of Future Pilot AKA fame) runs Cafe Improv, an eclectic, informal series of events at the Tower Centre in Helensburgh.

This Sunday, they're holding an afternoon in honour of Alasdair Gray, who will be in attendance and showing one of his favourite films, Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death, an extraordinary fantasia on the fate of postwar Britain, produced as a propaganda film to promote postwar Anglo-american relations with David Niven's pilot suspended between a technicolor Earth and a monochrome Heaven.

Also in attendance will be Emma Pollock, playing an acoustic set, and Sushil's old partner in crime in The Soup Dragons, Ross Sinclair, who will be exploring Real Life in his inimitable fashion. Food and drink (as in samosas and chai) will be available, and Duglas T Stewart will be playing records. Sounds the perfect thing for Fathers' Day.


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