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by Aisling Loughlin 2017-09-27 12:30:25

Embracing the space - The multi-functional venue...

We look at some international venues that are more than just a one trick pony in their offerings...

We’re big fans of the nurturing of space at Bodytonic... Between The Bernard Shaw offering it's acclaimed graffitti space,regular whopper Dj sets and the weekly Flea market, to Board games and exceptional chicken by Fowl Play at The Square ball, or flavoursome Brazillian food by Botequim, Ping Pong and the (newly refurbished) basement nightclub all on offer at Wigwam, our venues are never strangers to a bit of diversity...

Of course, we’re not the only ones who have a soft spot for versatility, we’ve picked out a few venues in other cities around the world that are a one stop shop for all sorts of fun…

Swg3, Glasgow

Previously a Custom & Excise bonded warehouse, Swg3 located in Glasgow Metropolitan area, now houses a plethora of projects from their Monthly food & branded clothing market Hypermarket to regular club nights and gigs with Djs such as Optimo & Dave Clarke on their lineups… It doesn’t just lend itself to music and markets however as they have an impressive exhibition space housing poetry events, typography exhibits and their Yard which has a capacity of up to 4,000 that last year housed ‘Yardworks’ the biggest graffiti festival in Scotland…

Wanderlust, Paris

Spanning over 1,600 square metres, Wanderlust’s rooftop terrace offers minimal house, techno and hip hop nights and during the day houses activities for kids, art exhibitions, workshops and loads more. Definitely worth a visit as an alternative view to the traditional Parisien lifestyle.  

DeSchool, Amsterdam

Going to the gym can often seem like one of the most unappealing tasks. However Deschool, in Amsterdam might spark your interest if you’re looking to add a bit of diversity to your workout routine. Originally a school building, Deschool in the West of the Dutch capital offers an incredibly diverse setup, with exceptional design that provides a concert and club venue, exhibition space, artist studio and a gym that as you expect is not your average training spot...The building has a 24 hour licence meaning you can head to kickboxing in their gym at 7:30am and rock up to the likes of Peter Van Hoesen and party into the small hours…

MoMa Ps1, New York

Founded in 1971, MoMa Ps1 is a contemporary exhibition space with a lot more to offer than just contemporary art. It’s outdoor summer party series Warm Up celebrated it’s 20th year this summer and holds huge outdoor parties that boast weekly lineups of incredible national and international electronic and hip hop musicians. Their Sunday Sessions according to their website embrace ‘performance, music, dance, conversations, and moving images.’ and has previously presented listening sessions of albums such as Wu Tang Clan’s Once upon a Time in Shaolin.MoMa Ps1 is also home to Ps1 records and the Young Architects Programme.

Some unreal work done by industry heads around the world... but Dublin ain’t so bad either....

 

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