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February 6, 2018

Glasgow West End: Glasgow Film Festival, Aye Write!, Valentine’s Day and Creative Conversations

Without doubt this is my favourite time to be in Glasgow. The weather’s not the best for wandering in our parks, although, it’s bright and sunny today. However, there’s plenty for me to do indoors. We’ve got some great festivals in town that people flock to the city for Celtic Connections, Glasgow Film Festival and […]

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February 6, 2018

Stars for Starchild, Fundraiser 3 March, 2018

Saturday 3 March, 2018 12 p.m– 5 p.m. Come join a very special day at Netherlee Church meeting the ‘Stars’ Chewbacca, Storm-troopers, Darth Vader, Captain Phasma, Batman, Dalek, Spiderman, R2D2 and many more. Get autographs and photographs with your favourite character. Guest appearance new R2D2 Dress as your favourite Star Wars character – you could […]

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February 3, 2018

CULTURE MINISTERS WELCOME IRISH MUSICIANS TO SCOTLAND GB18

Part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain  (Glasgow, Scotland. Friday, February 2, 2018) Ireland’s Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. today launched a special year of Irish arts and culture in Britain – GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain. Minister Madigan was joined by Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism […]

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February 1, 2018

Denise Mina at Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow

Novelist Denise Mina ‌‌Monday 5 February, 1 – 2 PM Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Denise Mina’s first novel Garnethill, published in 1998, won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. She has now published over […]

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January 31, 2018

Glasgow Film Festival 2018 announces full programme

21 February – 4 March, 2018 Over 330 separate events and screenings will take place across the city in one of the UK’s biggest film festivals The 14th annual festival boast 13 World and European premieres, 77 UK premieres and 52 Scottish premieres Karen Gillan will hit the red carpet for World premiere of her directorial debut […]

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January 30, 2018

Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand 2018

Monday, July 30  – August 11, 2018 The Summer Nights Concerts at the Kelvingrove Bandstand could not be more exciting with Regular Music announcing a mouthwatering line-up of major acts. Gigs at the Bandstand Acts will include: Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Fleet Foxes and The Fratellis. Also set to perform at this atmospheric Glasgow venue […]

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January 29, 2018

Alela Diane and Mick Flannery, Celtic Connections 2018 review by Pat Byrne

The Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross provided the perfect intimate setting for these talented, laid back performers. Celtic Connections fans were treated to Alela Diane’s first concert since the birth of her second daughter. It was also her first opportunity to play songs from her new album ‘Cusp’, due for release 9 February, 2018. Playing […]

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January 26, 2018

Alberto Vazquez Dark Fables: From comics to films, CCA, Glasgow

Thu 18 January — Sat 27 January 2018 Mon-Sun: 12noon-5pm (closed Mon 22 Jan), Free, Intermedia Film screening: 26 January, 8pm, Cinema 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events Cinemaattic presents Psiconautas + Q&A Fri 26 January 2018 This special exhibition gathers Vazquez’s both graphic and audiovisual work together. It presents how the artist adapted his comics and […]

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January 15, 2018

Oxfam Bookshop Byres Road Book Group

The book group at Oxfam Bookshop in Byres Road is back for 2018! Go along and discuss some great books every month, it’s free to join and everyone is welcome. Check out our events page for more details or pick up a reading list at the bookshop. Full details including dates and the books on […]

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January 13, 2018

Bob Law Photography: Winter in Scotland, Cnoc Coinnich Day Out

Cnoc Coinnich day out above Lochgoilhead Village A beautiful sunny but snowy winter’s day saw us climbing up the scenic ridge line from Lochgoilhead village, on the Cowal Way, then head up to the summit of Cnoc Coinnich- a newly promoted Scottish Corbett at 763 metres  ( 2,505 feet) A well-signposted path led up from […]

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January 12, 2018

Help the Homeless, Glasgow

Help The Homeless Glasgow is a non-profit community group founded in December, 2016. The group has expanded quickly and by December, 2017 had reached 7,000 members. Between 30 and 50 people meeting to go out into the streets of Glasgow with sleeping bags, food, clothes and other essentials, which are offered to rough sleepers. Volunteers […]

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January 10, 2018

‘Turning Over A New Leaf’ Exhibition at Thistle Gallery

New Year Show 2018 – Now Underway Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com The exhibition will run through January and until 25 February, 2018. ‘Turning over a New Leaf’ is the apt title of Thistle Gallery’s new Exhibition – do visit the Show this […]

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January 8, 2018

Special events and big musical guests announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2018

Glasgow Film Festival 21 February – 4 March, 2018 Oscar-nominated composer Mica Levi comes to town with electronic pioneers Wrangler for a celebration of the greatest films never made in The Unfilmables 2017 Scottish Album of the Year Award winners Sacred Paws perform live soundtrack to Margaret Salmon’s explosive speedway documentary Mm Special Event Screenings at […]

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January 1, 2018

Vahni Capildeo at Creative Conversations review by Pat Byrne

4 December, 2017 It was a pleasure to see Vahni Capildeo back at University of Glasgow, performing at Creative Conversations. Vahni is a poet and prose writer from Trinidad, who now lives near Edinburgh. A few years back she taught for a spell on the M.Litt Creative Writing Course at Glasgow.  I was lucky enough […]

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December 21, 2017

Phoenix Flight Training Cumbernauld

Learn to fly with Phoenix Flight Training Limited, Cumbernauld www.phoenixflighttraining.co.uk Phoenix Flight Training pride themselves on their friendly, relaxed and professional approach to teaching how to fly a plane. Their flying school is operated by two of Scotland’s most experienced flight instructors John Allan and Ian Haggis. Both John and Ian are commercial pilots and instructors […]

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