Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Glasgow

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SHARMANKA (Russian for Barrel-Organ) was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) in 1989. Audiences in many countries have been fascinated by its magic, and based in Glasgow since 1996 it has gained a reputation as one of the city’s hidden treasures.
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  • August 19, 2017
    It is possible to visit the gallery or to coordinate his visit with one of the shows on offer (reservation highly recommended in this case). For my part, I recommend to attend a show to take the dimension of the works. It is interesting to come 30 minutes before to discover inanimate then see them staging. The atmosphere is certainly strange but it's also magical and mesmerizing. This place is really unique, so it is really worth a stop.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Most peculiar and fantastic thing I've ever seen. Equally fun for children and adults I would imagine.  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    I went for the 70 minutes show. It was divided to 3 parts and I enjoyed part 3 the most. Part 1 made me wonder what was I doing watching recycled materials moving and clanging against one another (not...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Traveling show.. Kinetics & lighting all done to music. 🎶🎵🎵..A wonderful experience
  • Incredible! Please note it isn't easy getting in touch with them to reserve seats, if it is a weekday just arrive a half hour early. So worth it!
  • It's an interesting place to go to and an relaxing appearance
  • Fascinating and quirky place, well worth a visit.

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