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Radical Film Network and Unconference Glasgow 29 April – 2 May, 2016

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A unique and innovative constellation of events   April 29 – May 2, 2016 Over the 2016 May Day holiday weekend (29 April to 2 May), Glasgow will host the Radical Film Network festival and unconference. This unique and innovative constellation of events brings together the collective efforts of activists, academics, and cultural workers from […]

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Mother India – Waiting Staff Required April, 2016

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  Situations Vacant – Mother India – Waiting Staff Required To apply please email. recruitment@motherindia.co.uk www.motherindia.co.uk/

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Viva! Spanish – Latin American Festival, GFT 13 – 26 April, 2016

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Carmina and Amen (N/C15+) A 50-year-old woman tries to hide that her husband is dead. Wed, Apr 13 – 20:15 GFT 2   Order tickets   To Kill a Man (N/C 15+) Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2014. Wed, Apr 20 20:50 GFT 2 Order tickets   Gabor (N/C […]

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Phil Murnin: Glasgow Writer

Phillip Murnin is a fiction writer, who has gained numerous awards for his work. He studied M.Litt Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where he won The Sceptre Prize for emerging writers. In 2014 he was awarded the Scottish Book Trust, New Wriiters’ Award 2014 and, in 2012, the Gillian Purvis Award for New […]

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland ranked sixth best in the world

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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) has been ranked sixth in the world of performing arts education in a new global review by  Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Scotland’s national conservatoire joined some of the world’s most renowned  performing arts institutions including Juilliard in New York, Vienna’s prestigious University of Music and the Performing Arts and the […]

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Broomhill Shopping Centre has got a Co-op

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Co-op confirms it will trade from substantially upgraded site at Broomhill Shopping Centre Broomhill Shopping Centre, at the heart of one of the West End of Glasgow’s most sought-after residential districts, has a new retail tenant with the Co-op confirming that it will take over the much-missed grocery and convenience store pitch previously occupied by […]

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The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show – free tickets up for grabs.

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 Glasgow West End Website has teamed up with the organisers of The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show to giveaway 50 pairs of tickets. The show is back at the SECC, Glasgow on 21 – 22 May, 2016 It’s a one-stop shop for all your needs, whether extending, undertaking a conversion, renovation or building your home […]

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Glasgow: here comes Spring!

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It’s a damp dreich day outside but it’s still a very good day to be in Glasgow. Glasgow Film Festival We’ve got the Glasgow Film Festival going on.  Yesterday I went along to the  CCA to see Weepah Way For Now then I met my son John for a coffee. He scooted off to see […]

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The Hunterian at the Kelvin Hall, New Museum District for Glasgow

Kelvin Hall – image by Jim Byrne (2005)

The Hunterian at Kelvin Hall New Museum District For Glasgow The multi-million pound revamp of the iconic Kelvin Hall in the city’s west end, will be completed in summer 2016 and opened to the public in September. The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow, with over 1.3 million objects in its collections will benefit […]

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The Scottish Wedding Show 20 – 21 February, 2016. SECC

The Scottish Wedding Show ‘leaps’ back into Glasgow - (L-R)Jodi Alexander and Mark D’Arcy -7

The Scottish Wedding Show ‘leaps’ back into Glasgow Picture Nick Ponty 16/2/16 20 – 21 February, 2016 Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW Marking the return of The Scottish Wedding Show (20-21 February), ballet dancers took to the banks of the River Clyde last night (16 February) as they helped the show […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2016 – festival choices. What a difficult task.

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17 – 28 February, 2016 After hours spent perusing the brochure, selecting in excess of forty possibilities, reading the reviews and checking my diary, I’ve got the list down to around twenty films.  At least ten are ‘must sees’.  We’ve all got our own criteria – I tend to go for uplifting, heartwarming family/relationship type […]

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Aye Write Programme 2016 – 10 March – 20 March.

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Aye Write Introduces New Strands Bringing Global Literary Talent To Glasgow Throughout 2016 Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival returns to the Mitchell Library on March 10 and runs until March 20, 2016, while Wee Write!, Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People, runs from February 29 to March 5, 2016.  The festival is more […]

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The Devil Inside, Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales – review by Pat Byrne

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Jim and I had our first night at the opera last night (26 January, 2016), when we went along to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow to the world premiere of ‘The Devil Inside’.  The opera, created by Louise Welsh, librettist, and Stuart MacRae, composer, is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story ‘The Bottle Imp’. It […]

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Beating the chill in Glasgow West End: First blog of 2016

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I’ve been trying to grab some time to update my blog – so much has been happening I can hardly believe that’s us into a new year. Some Highlights of 2015 Twenty fifteen held quite a few highlights – worthy of note was Professor Louise Welsh’s inaugural lecture  as new Head of Creative Writing at […]

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Frances and Ethel – A Play, A Pie and A Pint, OranMor 1 February – 6 February, 2016

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  OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX FRANCES & ETHEL Mon, 01 February, 2016 — Sat, 06 February, 2016 By David Cosgrove | Directed By Mary McCluskey Featuring John Kielty, Alison Peebles and Frances Thorburn “Ethel was no good for anything except to create chaos and fear.”  – Judy Garland about her mother. […]

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