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Dream Lover Two by Ian Macpherson – a love story for Valentine’s Day

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from The Book of Blaise In daylight I can always tell when Blaise is upset. The face gives it away. At 4.32am, however, I have to rely on vocal hints. Sobs. Suppressed sniffles. The rustle of yet another tissue being removed from its box. Often all three in that order. Sob, sniffle, rustle. Sob, sniffle, […]

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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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A Century of Style: Costume and Colour 1800 – 1899 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 25 Sept 2015 – 14 February 2016

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Another wonderful exhibition at Kelvingrove 25 September 2015–14 February 2016 Tickets: £5/£3 (with Gift Aid £5.50/£3.30)  under 16s FREE This beautiful exhibition of 19th-century clothing comes from Glasgow Museums’ collection of European costume. Showcasing some rarely seen examples of womenswear, menswear and children’s clothing, it considers how such clothes were made and where they were […]

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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 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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Merlin James, Long Game, CCA 23 January – 13 March, 2016

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Merlin James Long Game CCA Fri 22 January – Sun 13 March 2016 Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm // Sun: 12noon-6pm // Free Preview: Fri 22 January, 7pm-9pm 0141 352 4900 The first large scale Glasgow exhibition from painter Merlin James opens CCA’s 2016 gallery programme and includes work from the 1980s to the present day. Continuity and […]

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Bob McDevitt, Aye Write! Programmer and Photographer

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Bob McDevitt is a Glasgow based photographer, who focuses on taking photographs of people including professional headshots, family portraits and weddings. Among his work you’re likely to see photographs relating to his other passions: the stage and books.   In his spare time Bob has acting in musical theatre but mainly, for over twenty years, […]

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Pizza Express Byres Road review Pat Byrne

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  227 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G12 8UD After a trip to the pantomime at Webster’s Theatre, Ryan, Josh and I went along to Pizza Express in Byres Road.  I thought it was a good choice for the youngsters as kids all love  pizzas – the boys certainly enjoyed their meal but Pizza Express also cater […]

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Trip to London, November, 2016

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At the end of November Jim and I took a trip to London. We were given a couple of tickets for The Race of Champions at the Olympic Stadium – the temptation was hard to resist.  Although it was exciting, the temperatures took a dip  so we sat chittering in the bitter cold cheering on […]

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Mother India, Christmas Menus, 2015

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Mother India 28 Westminster Terrace Glasgow G3 7RU Telephone to book: 0141 221 1663 www.motherindia.co.uk Two Course Christmas Eve Lunch  –  £15 Also on  New Year’s Eve and on the 2nd of January, 2016 £15.00   Available from 1 pm to 5 pm. Mother India, 28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow G3 7RU Telephone to book: 0141 […]

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Trip to Paris, September 2015

Jim and I had a short break in Paris at the end of September. We wanted to take the opportunity to catch up with our friends Chris and Paul Del Balso, visiting the French capital on their annual soujourn from their home in New York.  We stayed at Port-Royal-Hôtel, a small family run hotel on […]

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Hogmanay at The Ubiquitious Chip, 31 December, 2015

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31st December, from 7pm Ubiquitous Chip, 12 Ashton Lane Glasgow,  G12 8SJ Restaurant Menu Brasserie Menu Hogmanay in the Restaurant Bring in the bells in the Ubiquitious Chip Restaurant this Hogmanay. This annual event will begin at 7pm with a five course meal, live entertainment with music from Jazz Band and a piper. A balloon […]

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The Hunterian receives prestigious Engineering Heritage Award

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  The Hunterian has been awarded a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for its model air engine. The model engine, now known as the Stirling Engine, was presented to the University of Glasgow by the Reverend Robert Stirling in 1827. This important object in the history of engineering is one […]

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