Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Glasgow

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  • A great place e to visit for something different and to admire. Painstaking work by a man who never gave up against the odds .  more »
  • Have taken many overseas visitors to Sharmanka and no matter what background or age group, they all love it. Fabulous.  more »
  • Incredibly interesting show. Never seen anything like it before. Run by really nice people and definitely worth the time/money. Hauntingly beautiful work presented in a really interesting way. Wish I'...  more »
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  • This is a very difficult place to review, it's very different and artsy, so probably not for the type of people who don't enjoy regular galleries. I found it strangely fascinating but I'm not sure I enjoyed it. The pieces are essentially sculptures made of scrap metal with motors used to make them move to music and light. It's a strange setup and a bit eerie, I don't think kids would enjoy it though they are allowed. I think for the ¬£8 price it's worth the value for the intricate design, music and uniqueness of it all... it's a 45 minute runtime which goes on a bit too long in my opinion and while some of the pieces have clear themes and depict intriguing narratives, others feel cobbled together - from the ostensibly random items stuck onto the sculpture to the lazy short write ups. It's a bit inconsistent, but sometimes that's part of the charm, as you move around the room from sculpture to sculpture in the order they play (I liked how they didn't move along in a line. I'm not sure if I would recommend it as I'm not certain I enjoyed it, but if you do choose to go, be aware: shows are on at weird times and not all that often so look them up in advance!
  • Fascinating, entertaining and inspirational - a must see if you're visiting Glasgow - do not miss this extraordinary exhibition
  • Saw the shorter show. Definitely worth the visit. Unique.
  • Where to start with this place...It has a very outworldy atmosphere with bizarre selfmade mechanical structures. Probably fine for a quick look around. The show is intriguing at first, but 70 minutes of obscure contraptions with supposedly thematic or semi-historic meanings is a bit too much. It all just feels so random. The ingenuity is there in a way, but in the end it might be little more than a derailed hobbyist's lifework. Who's to say?
  • Very stimulating and fascinating exhibition. You won't quite see anything like it. You will struggle to pick out your favourite machine out of the lot.
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