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West End Festival 2015

Friday, 5 to Sunday, 28 June.

The festival will include a programme of over 400 events in some 80 venues across the greater west end of Glasgow. It will music, theatre, walks, talks and community galas – many events are free to attend.

The Mardi Gras Parade will take place on Sunday 7th June.

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Blossom and Festival Time in Glasgow

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Summer seems a bit reluctant to arrive and we’ve not had too many good days. However, the city has been looking fabulous just the same with all the blossom and tulips. 

 Anyway, I  can’t complain as my holiday season started early: last month I spent a couple of weeks in Canada with my sister, […]

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Glasgow Film Theatre Launches Deaf and Hard of Hearing Film Club

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Visible Cinema at GFT Glasgow Film Theatre has announced the launch of Visible Cinema, a monthly Film Club for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. The first initiative of its kind in Scotland, Visible Cinema will launch on Tuesday 24 March (18.00) with a captioned screening of Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum […]

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The Whiteinch Bike Club

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The Whiteinch Centre,  1 Northinch Street, Glasgow G14 0UG The Bike Club is open to anyone living in Whiteinch and surrounding area.  Club Nights Held every other Thursday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Whiteinch Centre, members carry out a range of bikey activities such as “Bike Doc” checks, bike maintenance and  practical […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2015, Special Events

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Love Is All: 100 Years of Love and Courtship on FilmN/C 12+ Friday 27 February, 2015 – 5.30 p.m. Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Showing at this unique venue – Love Is All, the celluloid story of love and courtship since the birth of the movie camera. Weaving together spell-binding archival footage and a stunning Richard Hawley […]

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Glasgow West End: I’ve got a good feeling about Spring

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It’s been a good year so far and as per usual I’ve been out and about and enjoying our wonderful city. No doubt about it, Glasgow is great. There’s so much going on and it’s great to see new businesses cropping up in the West End. Just yesterday I popped into QM Eye Opticians, the […]

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Scottish Book Trust Writing Seminars: All About Agents 3 March

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Scottish Book Trust at Scottish Writers Centre Tuesday 3rd March 2015; 6.30 – 8.30pm, CCA Club Room, Glasgow: March 3rdThe Scottish Book Trust Writing Seminars are aimed at writers with an interest in publication; they offer advice from industry experts on various aspects of the process. This seminar will explain the role of a literary […]

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Woodlands Community Gardens News, February 2015

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Woodlands Community Garden – Five Years Old In March Help celebrate on Saturday 21st March 7-10pm Celebration Ceilidh (Fred Paton Centre) Sunday 29th March 12-4pmSpring Awakening Social (Community Garden) 19 Carrington Street, Glasgow G4 9AJ Community Garden Planning Meeting Sunday March 1st, 2015 2pm Discussion and updates on projects and information about how you can […]

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Celtic Connections announces Danny Kyle Open Stage Winners 2015

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Every year at Celtic Connections the cream of new musical talent perform at the Danny Kyle Open Stage. A diverse panel of judges – from industry stalwarts to members of the general public – then have the unenviable task of picking just six winners from the numerous acts who took part. The winners of this […]

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Press Launch, Glasgow Film Festival, 2015

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Download Glasgow Film Festival Brochure 18th February – 1st March, 2015 174 events including 11 world premieres I went along tonight to the launch of  for the eleventh Glasgow Film Festival – the programme looks brilliant. Described as ‘an exciting, innovative, audience-focused festival packed with UK, European and World premieres’. The opening gala will show […]

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A Play A Pie and A Pint, Spring– Summer Programme, 2015

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Glasgow’s wonderful  lunchtime theatre at OranMor OranMor (Top of Byres Road), G12. Show Times Monday – Saturday 1pm(Doors 12pm/12.30pm on Mondays) Ticket Prices Monday £12.50 Tuesday £12.50 Wednesday £10 Thursday £12.50 Friday £12.50 Saturday £14 Ticket price includes a drink (beer, wine or soft drink) plus a pie or vegetarian quiche. Book online Box Office […]

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Mother India At Home, Recipes Pictures Stories, review by Pat Byrne

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Mother India at Home Recipes Pictures Stories by Monir Mohammed & Martin Gray Mother India at Home takes the reader right to the heart of Glasgwegians’ love of Indian Restaurants. Beautifully illustrated and introduced by the acclaimed Scottish photographer, Martin Gray, it tells the story of Monir Mohammed and his much loved Mother India restaurants […]

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Le Chalet Beaumartin, Glasgow West End

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Review by Pat Byrne Le Chalet Beaumartin 518 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8ELhttp://lechaletbeaumartin.co.uk The sister restaurant of Le Bistro Beaumartin in Hope Street has now opened a new eighteen seat restaurant at Kelvinbridge, Glasgow West End. Something different and indulgent – specialists in French raclette, cheese fondue, soups, desserts including chocolate fondue. There’s also […]

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Christmas is Coming: Glasgow West End, December 2014

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Christmas Is Coming Sixteen days till Christmas and Glasgow is very festive; the streets are decorated, the shops are very enticing and there’s lots of entertainment in town. We’re getting in the mood and Jim and I went along to see Get Santa with Ryan – a nice old fashioned, feelgood movie with some great […]

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Glasgow City Tours: Behind the Scenes at Glasgow Central Station

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Behind the Scenes at Glasgow Central Station Glasgow’s 135 year old Central Station is Scotland’s busiest train station. In 2012 Door Open Day held tours of the station which sold out instantly. Now more extensive tours have been organised lasting 90 minutes and costing £10. Profits from the tour will help pay for improvements at […]

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