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Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland
+44 141 552 7080
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worth a visit - fascinating exhibition

looking for something to do on a Thursday evening and found that they did 70 minute evening... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
eviepeevie
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Essex
Quirky animated exhibit

Thought provoking kinematic models some constructed in Russia prior to Perestroika. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul B
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Blaby, United Kingdom
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Permanent exhibition of Eduard Bersudsky's amazing kinetic sculptures. Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. Main show (45 min)- Wed-Sun 3pm, Adults£6, conc £4, children age 4-11 - free. There are additional shows during high tourist season and school hols - please check our website for details. Full show (70 min) - Sun & Thu 7pm.(Adults £8, conc £6) Advance booking by e-mail is essential
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“scrap metal” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

looking for something to do on a Thursday evening and found that they did 70 minute evening exhibition here. ( £10 full price but they do concessions) Very interesting and most bizarre...but fantastic! handouts are given out so you get an overview of each piece....More

Thank eviepeevie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought provoking kinematic models some constructed in Russia prior to Perestroika. Interesting presentation with lights and music.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been recommended this artists' work years ago, and meaning forever to find the gallery and check it out but never *quite* getting round to it, I finally ended up visiting unexpectedly with 2 small children in need of entertainment when our planned activity got...More

Thank Sho M
Tatyana J, Manager at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for in-depth review

Reviewed 8 December 2017

A dark and creepy set of art, loved it. The work is superb and the set up is quite funny, its not often you get locked in a room with a group of strangers all nervously awaiting the sound of machinery starting up from somewhere...More

Thank Chimpy D
Tatyana J, Manager at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Something totally different, a real feast for the eyes. Eduard Bersudsky's work is like nothing you can describe, I thoroughly recommend that you go visit and experience it for yourself...............

Thank XxMeeMeexX
Tatyana J, General Manager at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The room is filled with these scrap metal contraptions, of tiny figures and dancing animals, which move in choreography to haunting music. It's certainly unlike something I'd ever seen before and worth the visit.

Thank Chelsea B
Tatyana J, General Manager at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

An impressive area filled with wonderful sculptures by Eduard Bersudsky. Be sure to go to one of the performances and arrive early so you have time to read up on the artists and the sculptures. A visual and musical experience which is worth a visit....More

Thank rosepink2016
Tatyana J, General Manager at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Spotted this on the internet before my trip to Glasgow and thought I would check it out. It's bizarre but enjoyable, really impressive engineering and the weird creations are something you would expect to see in a Bosch painting. It manages to be creepy and...More

Thank DanB1988
Tatyana J, General Manager at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Some very weird, some very wonderful creations.. and the lighting adds so much to the visuals..a MUST SEE in Glasgow!

1  Thank Claona
Tatyana J, General Manager at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Most peculiar and fantastic thing I've ever seen. Equally fun for children and adults I would imagine.

Thank d1dd3
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Rautakallio
14 April 2017|
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Response from Tatyana J | Property representative |
70minute show is just too long for under12 attention span
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Jayne6053
16 March 2017|
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Response from Tatyana J | Property representative |
No sorry for inconvinience You ca use hundreds of pic we uploaded on Flickr
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