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Spirito, Interiors, Cards, Gifts, Crow Road, Broomhill, Glasgow

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SPiRiTO 317-319 Crow Road, Broomhill, Glasgow G11 7BU www.spiritogifts.com Beautiful Gifts and Cards at Spirito Weddings, Graduations and Thank you teacher   Spirito is an independent, award-winning gift shop located on Crow Road in Glasgow’s West End. Specialising in designer greetings cards, jewellery and home accessories, it is one of the West End’s most attractive […]

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University of Glasgow: Centre for Open Studies: Ten Writers Telling Lies West End Festival 2016

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Ten Writers are participating in a project with the musician Jim Byrne to produce a book and complementary cd, which will be produced early 2017.  In the meantime you can catch them perform their work at Three Events at the West End Festival 2016 Of the ten writers, six are students from the Centre for […]

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Glasgow Stands With Pulse Orlando Vigil in George Square Monday, 13 June, 2016 – 5.30 – 6.30 p.m.

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Glasgow Stands With Pulse Orlando Vigil in George Square Monday, 13 June, 2016 – 5.30 – 6.30 p.m. ‘With the tragic news of the shooting at the gay club Pulse in Orlando, we’re holding a vigil in George Square tomorrow evening to show our support for LGBTQ people worldwide, and to provide a space for […]

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West End Festival 2016: The first week was fabulous

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West End Festival 2016 has a fantastic programme of events and it’s been a great first week.  I’ve been out and about at a range of events and taking part in our own contribution:  Ten Writers Telling Lies. We had a super first night of prose, poetry and music at Waterstones Bookshop on Byres Road. […]

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Blueprint: Scottish Independent Shorts, GFT, Thursday 16 June, 2016

  Blueprint: Scottish Independent Shorts After success at GSFF16, Blueprint returns home to GFT. Thursday, 16 June 20.10 Running time: 1h30m After success at GSFF16 Blueprint returns home to GFT, promising an eclectic programme of intriguing, inspired non-institutional filmmaking. Highlights include a first time filmmaker who picked up a mobile phone to tackle mental health […]

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West End Festival, New Shops, Literary Events, Friends and Family Outings

The sun is out and what a fantastic weekend to kick off the West End Festival. Hope this lovely weather holds as despite the fact there’s no parade this year, the programme includes many outdoor events such as: The Ideal Hut Show in the Botanics, Gibson Street Gala, on 19 June, Wilton Street Garden Fete, […]

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West End Festival Kicks Off Today – Friday 3 June, 2016

West End Festival kicks off today on 21st anniversary  Scotland’s largest community festival, the West End Festival (WEF), kicks off today (Friday, 3 June).Artist and hut designer, *Adrian Wiszniewski was on hand at the launch of the Ideal Hut Show in the Botanic Gardens, part of the Festival of Architecture 2016. The Ideal Hut Show […]

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The Jungle Book – review by Calum Maclean

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The Jungle BookDirected by Jon FavreauScreenplay by Justin MarksCast – Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo EspositoRunning Time – 105 minutes I went into this one with a bit of scepticism.  The 1967 Disney animation has always been one of my favourite musicals, with its iconic […]

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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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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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