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Outwith Presents: in conversation with Ben Mervis, editor of Fare Magazine


Magazines are tough to make, but a good one is a lovely thing to behold. Outwith is delighted to welcome Ben Mervis, editor of travel and food-focused Fare Magazine, to discuss his creative inspirations and his journeys in the food world. Ben has worked in professional kitchens and as a researcher for Netflix’s Chef’s Table; he is currently writing a Phaidon cookbook on British food.

This session will be good for anyone interested in the creative (rather than commercial) side of magazine production, and for the food-curious. Copies of the latest edition of the magazine – a glorious homage to Glasgow – will be on sale.

Ben will be in conversation with Natalie Whittle, founder of Outwith and former food editor at the Financial Times Weekend.

About Ben Mervis, founder/editor:

Ben studied medieval history in Glasgow and London before going on to work at world-renowned restaurant Noma in Copenhagen. Beyond fare, ben works as a researcher and industry expert, most notably with the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table.

About Fare:

Fare is a bi-annual food-focused travel magazine. each issue of fare focuses on a single city, exploring the heart of city culture through the intersection of local food, communities, and history.

Fare is produced in Glasgow, Scotland, and printed in Berlin, Germany. Fare launched in may of 2017, and so far has released 4 issues: Glasgow, Istanbul, Helsinki, and Charleston.

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‘typing’: NaNoWriMo breakfast sprint


‘Typing’ is Outwith’s writing club – a club that anyone can join, a club that doesn’t serve cocktails, a club that is here to support your writing troubles.

We meet every month, and for November, we are hosting a breakfast writing session for #NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month to you and me. This movement started in the US, and now it’s everywhere – because it’s a good idea. Basic goal is to reach 50,000 words by the end of November; not quite a novel, but more of a novel than you started with…

I’m doing #NaNoWriMo this year (scared already) and this will be a chance hopefully to finish off the last few stray words..

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Last Seen: A Halloween writing session

‘typing…’, the new writing club from the Outwith Agency, presents an evening of experimental fiction inspired by WhatsApp.

Together we will explore the theme of ‘last seen’: from lost loves to ghosts, ghouls and disappearances.

This will be a venture into the unknown. But It Will Be Fun.


6pm: arrivals

6.15pm: exploration of themes around ‘last seen’; loss as both abstract and visible.

6.45pm-7.15pm: working in pairs to produce an idea for a story/plot on the theme of disappearance

7.15pm-7.45pm: sharing of work

£4 (+£1 for Outwith Membership)


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Outwith Presents: Lynne Ramsay’s ‘Ratcatcher’

Wednesday 16th October, 6pm-8.15pm (film starts 6.15pm); 14 Albert Road

‘Ratcatcher’ And Other Shorts, dir. Lynne Ramsay

Rising from our Dear Green home to collaborate with the likes of Tilda Swinton, Joaquin Phoenix and now, reportedly, Captain Ahab in a sci-fi adaptation of Moby Dick, Lynne Ramsay is one of Glasgow’s finest film exports, and ‘Ratcatcher’ is her powerful 1999 debut feature. It focuses on the troubled adolescence of a guilt-ridden, working-class upbringing in 1970s Glasgow during the garbage strikes that set loose a plague of rodents across urban Scotland. 

As well as projecting this Criterion Collection restoration, beforehand we will be showcasing some of Ramsay’s earliest available work. We’ll screen three shorts: ‘Small Deaths’, ‘Kill The Day’ and ‘Gasman’ – the first and second were winners of the Jury Prize at the Cannes while the third took the Clermont Ferrand jury prize. 

Limited spaces so please book quickly to ensure your ticket. £4 Outwith Members or £4 + £1 Outwith Membership. 

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Outwith Presents: WesAnDays* SOLD OUT

Welcome all Outwithers to the inaugural ‘Outwith Presents’ premiere! 

A new, fortnightly Glasgow-Southside cinematic voyage into the back catalogues of the fringe film world. We’ll be projecting curious gems that you’ll struggle to find elsewhere, without lining the pockets of Jeff Bezos or further risking the security of your IP address!

To kick things off we will be showcasing every pastiche movie-buff’s favourite auteur, Wes Anderson, in the first edition of our Wednesday ‘WesAnDay’ series.

Bottle Rocket, Anderson’s directorial debut, co-written by and starring human-labrador-hybrid Owen Wilson, follows three eccentric comrades attempting to pull off a classic Hollywood crime-caper. Of course, in the subdued, signature stylings of Wes Anderson’s droll satire, things quickly go awry.

So come along! There will also be an opportunity to see the short-film of the same name that Anderson then turned into Bottle Rocket, as well as a chance to participate in a brief digest on the film post-screening.

Wednesday 2nd October, 6pm-8.15pm, £5 

Vegan snacks and refreshments available.

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