Manda will be exhibiting her latest art pieces as a Group Show in Glasgow with David Murphy and Craig McIntosh at Bar Gandolfi in December/January. The launch date is Sun 16th Dec 5-7pm so please come along (there’s also wine!).
For this she has created three fairly large canvases with acrylics, so only 1/1 available of each. It took over a month to create each piece, but “it’s been a great adventure and keeps me out of trouble” Manda says. She’s embraced her passion for manga and looks forward to seeing how people think this transfers to canvas.
Fancy seeing the New Year in with Bis in Glasgow?! We have the pleasure to announce that we’re doing another “special” gig at the Flying Duck on 31st December. It’s part of the club Common People, and tickets are only £10 in advance/£15 on the night (available from Ticket Scotland and the Flying Duck). If you fancy drinkies, dancing to indie music, eating toast and watching Bis on Hogmanay - this is the place to do it! Come join us!
Manda’s art will hang in Mono in Glasgow most of this week too. Thanks so much to everyone who bought pieces on Thursday at the bis gig, it was much appreciated! Each design was limited to just 25 and I’m down to the last few pieces of some now (Blondie, Sleater-Kinney, X-Ray Spex, bis and Beastie Boys were particularly fast sellers!) but you can still purchase atwww.planetmanda.com/shop for the special price of just £20 this month!
Thanks to those who’ve sent me pics of their pieces hanging on their walls too, it’s lovely to see!
This is a comic called Rue Britannia which friends Hyperbubble say bis is included in the story as one of the bands the main character uses to make magic! They explain: “The story centers around a “Phonomancer”, one who uses pop records to create magic. Bis records are used in a similar manner as Kenickie records, of which the phonomancer claims, “…by the nature of their very existence, draw a line between all the forced dichotomies of modern pop. Seriousness is not the same as intelligence, no matter how many times virginal Radiohead fans reiterate it. Their wit does mean the slow-witted haven’t noticed they wrote the most incisive hymns to both ends of the rejection axis - both darkened bedrooms and darkened clubs turned into churches to the human condition….Radiohead and Shampoo? Equally Britpop. But Shampoo were better.”