Friday 21 July 2023


BARBIE inspired cocktails, mocktails, burgers, goujons and desserts have come to Scotland allowing fans of the movie to live their dream at Ingliston Estate and Country Club in Bishopton. 

The Renfrewshire venue decided to get creative with a mix of pink delights that will get the boys as well as the girls excited for the forthcoming movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. 

They have created everything from a Dreamhouse Milkshake which boasts whipped cream, strawberries, vanilla and strawberry  ice cream and milk to an alcohol infused KC Colada with strawberry syrup, Bacardi carta blanca, strawberry purée, lime,and pineapple juice with a blue colada mix and a Sparkling Barb with pink gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup and rose Prosecco with cherries on top. 

The kitchen created a special recipe pink sauce to Barbify its popular dishes including burgers, fish n chips and chicken goujons and all customers can get that added to their main dishes for free. 

And delicious desserts include the incredible Raspbarb Tart, Pink Doll Viennese and a fabulous Mansion Meringue. 

Staff at the Renfrewshire venue just twenty minutes from Glasgow launched the special Barbie inspired treats which are available until 30th July  by wearing pink and they can’t wait to host Barbie fans big and small over the coming weeks.   

Sales and Events manager, special events, at Ingliston Estate and Country Club Lynn McDermott said: “The Barbie movie is something we are all excited about here in Ingliston and we wanted to have a bit of fun with our customers. We know that people will be coming to see us before and after watching the movie and we have such a fairytale style venue that it seemed fitting to join in with some Barbie and Ken inspired treats. Our ‘pink’ theme continues on August 27 when we welcome Denise Van Outen for a special inclusive Discolicious Brunch with some drag performance on offer too.

Tuesday 18 July 2023


BANKSY’S grim reaper on a dodgem made a surprise appearance outside his latest exhibition in Glasgow - as shocked onlookers watched on. 
Amused shoppers outside the city’s Gallery of Modern Art, where the anonymous artist’s new exhibition Cut and Run is on display until the end of August, were treated to an animated simply as the gold coloured deathly dodgem jolted and rode up and down the stone paving in front of the building. 
A videographer could be seen trying to capture the moment outside Banksy's first official exhibition in fourteen years  as it took place on Tuesday afternoon
The famed Dance of Death figure last made an appearance at Banksy's Dismaland theme park / art show at Weston-Super-Mare when it slowly emerged in low lighting to a watching crowd and The Beegees - 'Staying Alive' started blaring. 
The spooky moving artwork made its first appearance in New York in 2013  as it zoomed along to Blue Öyster Cult's 'Don't Fear the Reaper'. 
The installation at that time was narrated by an audio guide with a lisping voice speaking over an accordion saying 'Welcome to the fair, which life isn't. 'This sculpture perfectly represents death in that—it's a bit random.
'It often said that the role of art is to remind us of our mortality.
The moving art was based on a picture that Banksy created in 2010 for the British band then known as Exit Through The Gift Shop, who shared the same name he wanted to use for his 2010 documentary film.
To avoid copyright issues, the group agreed to Banksy’s offer to create a then £200,000 painting for them on the condition they changed their name. 
And this March the very same artwork was sold for 1.64million pounds  to Miguel Garcia Larios, owner of Rcnstrct Studio in Hollywood, during an event hosted by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.
Its original estimate was 600,000 US dollars (£485,472) and the sale was preceded by a live performance by Brace Yourself!, fronted by singer Natalie Zalewska.

Wednesday 12 July 2023


GLASGOW revellers are getting the chance to enjoy award-winning super-premium Brockmans Gin new tipple Orange Kiss at Malo. 
The showbizlion.Com has had the opportunity to try out the new drink and it features the flavours of Triple sec and fresh Valencia orange deliciously crafted with traditional gin botanicals.
Right in time for the summer, Brockmans Orange Kiss Gin's delicate citrus flavour profile perfectly captures those balmy sunset occasions shared with friends and loved ones. 
The well-balanced flavoured gin makes Orange Kiss perfect for sipping neat, in refreshing long drinks and creating creative twists on classic cocktails - making Orange Kiss the ideal gin for the spring/summer season.
Brockmans, renowned for being the Properly Improper Gin, typically uses a bold and daring blend of
traditional gin botanicals with more unusual and non-traditional ingredients. Brockmans Orange Kiss
uses Valencia Oranges and Triple sec, with juniper and coriander seeds to provide its balanced gin
Cassia bark and Angelica root provide an earthy and perfumed complexity and the addition
of almond oil contributes to the smooth finish.
Brockmans Orange Kiss Perfect Serve cocktail is a twist on the classic spritz, an opulent long serve which
blends Brockmans Orange Kiss, sparkling wine, pink grapefruit soda and a dash of red aperitif to create a
distinctive and refreshing cocktail to enjoy in the sunshine.
Brockmans Orange Kiss’ striking glass bottle is tinted with a translucent deep red-to-orange gradient
from top to bottom. The design harmonises with the current Brockmans Gin range by showcasing
Brockmans’ distinctive crosshatch on the body and signature initial debossed on the bottleneck.
Here’s three ways to enjoy the brand new concoction this summer. 

Orange Kiss Perfect Serve
50ml Brockmans Orange Kiss
50ml Sparkling Wine or Prosecco
100ml Pink Grapefruit Soda
10ml Red aperitif liqueur
Build in a wine or highball glass over ice cubes, stir gently to
combine and garnish with a slice of orange

Orange Kiss & Tonic
50ml Brockmans Orange Kiss
150ml Premium unflavoured tonic water
Build in a copa or highball glass over ice cubes, stir gently to combine and garnish with a slice of orange,
and optionally, a sprig of thyme

Orange Kiss Margarita
20ml Brockmans Orange Kiss
30ml Premium Tequila
25 ml Lime juice
15ml Sugar syrup
Shake vigorously and fine strain in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lime
Orange Kiss Collins
50ml Brockmans Orange Kiss
25 ml Lemon juice
15ml Sugar syrup
Top with soda water
Build in a highball glass over ice cubes, stir gently to combine and garnish with a slice of orange

70cl | 40% ABV | RRP £34.00

Monday 10 July 2023



PULP legend Jarvis Cocker visited The Banksy exhibition the day after headlining the stage at TRNSMT festival.

Jarvis who was a true entertainer at the fest, said Glasgow was the furthest north he had been and even got the crowd singing happy birthday to Ringo Starr to wish him a happy 83rd as he performed a set of classic hits. 

The Common People hitmaker, who theshowbizlion.Com last met after an appearance in Glasgow at SWG3 to perform a dance floor meditation in 2018, where he got the audience including our chief lioness to lie on the backs on their backs on the floor, was also in a relaxed mood, following his big stage appearance.

Jarvis, who even threw some fudge at the crowd to celebrate World Chocolate Day during his set in Glasgow Green, arrived back at his hotel around midnight.

He told that he was enjoying himself during his time here and was planning to attend the Banksy exhibition in the city centre’s  Gallery of Modern Art within the next few hours.

Jarvis said: ”I haven’t seen Banksy yet, but I will do tomorrow.” He also signed a fans CD before heading indoors.

Jarvis and Banksy are believed to be good friends with Jarvis, even contributing a special musical composition for Banksy’s Walled Off hotel in Bethlehem. 

This article has appeared in the Daily Record

From Scotland with love theshowbizlion.Com

Saturday 1 July 2023


TOWIE voiceover artist and nineties star Denise Van Outen is inviting Scots funlovers to join her for a disco brunch this August in Bishopton, Renfrewshire. 
The London born theatre talent who presented 90s show The Big Breakfast on Channel 4, is hosting Scotland’s first Discolicious Drag Brunch based on a concept created by Denise and her best pal Jemma Bolt. 
The ultimate party on Sunday August 27 will see former Eastenders, Neighbours, Strictly and Dancing on Ice star Denise and her glam posse take over Ingliston Estate and Country Club  in Bishopton  for the big bash which plans to unite all on the dance floor. 
As well as a glass of bubbly on arrival, guests will also enjoy a two course meal and an exclusive DJ set from Denise and Gemma as well as fun and frolics from one of Scotland’s foremost drag queens. 
An excited Denise said: “I can’t wait to bring the party to Scotland for the first time. We will have lots of fun on the day with great food and drinks, music, and some frolics courtesy of my divas. Scottish crowds are always up for a giggle and this will be a fab event to blow away some the cobwebs.”
Ingliston estate’s new head of events manager Lynne McDermott who has worked in Ibiza, Dubai and at festival events throughout the world said: “Denise is bringing her brand new concept to Scotland for the first time and it’s the ultimate day out. We can’t wait to have her party in our new Grand Marquee, a permanent structure that can comfortably seat 500 people. Its splendid drapes and crystal chandeliers set a new standard in this much desired form of venue in Scotland.” 
Tickets for the Discolicious Brunch which takes place from 2-8pm are on sale now, priced at £45 per person