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The Handmaiden: Director’s Cut, GFT, 2 April, 2017

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Inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel ‘Fingersmith’, the latest film from visionary director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst, Stoker) is a ravishing, epic and sensual rollercoaster ride. 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation: a new girl, Sookee is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Hideko who lives a secluded life on a […]

Read the full story: The Handmaiden: Director’s Cut, GFT, 2 April, 2017

Italian Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, 10 – 15 March, 2017

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Italian Film Festival 10 – 15 March, 2017 GFT The annual celebration of Italian cinema returns with a wide-ranging programme that stretches from promising new talents to established greats. Highlights this year include Paolo Virzi’s hugely successful Like Crazy and the Kafkaesque comedy Ears which was one of the discoveries of the Venice Film Festival. […]

Read the full story: Italian Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, 10 – 15 March, 2017

Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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16 January – 20 March, 2017 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Creative Conversations: Best-Selling Crime Writer Ian Rankin – 20 March Monday 20 March, 2017 – 1 p.m. University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ  www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Ian Rankin is […]

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Kathyrn Joseph with Jamie Flett and Amy Sawers, BAad, 19th March, 2017

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“VERY SPECIAL INDEED” | Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music Kathryn Joseph released her debut album – bones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled – in January 2015. It quietly became much-loved among a keen-eared band of admirers, before a surge of critical acclaim culminated with it winning Scottish Album of the Year […]

Read the full story: Kathyrn Joseph with Jamie Flett and Amy Sawers, BAad, 19th March, 2017

The Tale of the Hanged Man by Jane Sweeney

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Frankenstein in Glasgow – Ure and Jeffray Did you hear the one about the early 19th century blogger, an anatomist, a hanged man and a well-known author? I hadn’t until I was reading through some old writings about Glasgow. I had abandoned reading all my Christmas present cook books, my husband being too much of […]

Read the full story: The Tale of the Hanged Man by Jane Sweeney

Pat’s Glasgow West End Diary, February, 2017 – Valentines Day, Glasgow Film Festival, Aye Write!, Ten Writers Telling Lies, New Development Plans or Byres Road

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Valentines Day in Glasgow Winter has flown by. I was super busy with the Festive Season and then I had a big seventieth birthday to celebrate; my own. Getting back on track work-wise I’ve been uploading lots of information about Valentines Day in Glasgow. There’s certainly a lot to choose from: romantic movies with ‘Breakfast […]

Read the full story: Pat’s Glasgow West End Diary, February, 2017 – Valentines Day, Glasgow Film Festival, Aye Write!, Ten Writers Telling Lies, New Development Plans or Byres Road

New Development Plans for Byres Road, January, 2017

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Byres Road, Glasgow West End’s favourite street is all set for a major redevelopment. Funding of  £9million has been assigned from Glasgow City Region City Deal adding to the  the plans to expand the University of Glasgow Campus at the Western Infirmary with an intended budget of £1 billion over the the next ten years. […]

Read the full story: New Development Plans for Byres Road, January, 2017

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – Spring /Summer Season 2017

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Curtain rises on thrilling new spring/summer season at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – January until June, 2017 Performances, masterclasses, festivals and talks … the stage is set for a spectacular spring/summer season of performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), the country’s busiest arts venue. The new programme, which runs until June, is […]

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The King’s Theatre, Glasgow Programme Autumn 2016 – Spring 2017

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See Full Programme of Shows King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN Cinderella (Fri 2 Dec 2016 – Sun 8 Jan 2017) ‘We’ll all be going to the ball this year as Cinderella, the godmother of all pantos, returns to the King’s. Starring Scottish comedy legends Gregor Fisher and Tony Roper as those awfy […]

Read the full story: The King’s Theatre, Glasgow Programme Autumn 2016 – Spring 2017

Hiire: Matching Jobseekers to Jobs

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Today (Wednesday 16 November, 2016) I met Mike Hughes for a coffee and he told me about his brand new recruitment project, developed in Glasgow West End it aims to match jobseekers to jobs.  Mike is confident that his new system   will make the recruitment process easier. I have to say after hearing about it […]

Read the full story: Hiire: Matching Jobseekers to Jobs

Graeme Macrae Burnet at Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow, 12 December, 2016

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I always enjoy Creative Conversations and when I can I head along to the University of Glasgow Chapel to catch Louise Welsh in conversation with a talented writer included in the programme.  The event this week with Graeme Macrae Burnet was a particular highlight attracting a large crowd with other writers in the audience. These […]

Read the full story: Graeme Macrae Burnet at Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow, 12 December, 2016

Christmas Panto, OranMor, The Princess and the Pie, Mon, 28 November, 2016 — Fri, 23 December, 2016

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OranMor, Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX Mon, 28 November, 2016 — Fri, 23 December, 2016 By Morag Fullarton | Directed By Tony Cownie When Queen Jockina McTatty of Scone emerges from obscurity to find a bride for her son and heir, Prince Angus, the whole of Weegie Land is in thrown into a frenzy. Only […]

Read the full story: Christmas Panto, OranMor, The Princess and the Pie, Mon, 28 November, 2016 — Fri, 23 December, 2016

Curtains Up on Winter Windows, Thistle Gallery – Exhibition Runs Until 24 December, 2016

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‘CURTAINS UP ON OUR WINTER WINDOWS……. Thistle Gallery, Park Road, G4 9JF Open seven days a week through until Christmas Browse through their eclectic Christmas Show ‘Unwrapped’ which runs until Christmas Eve.’ As well as an exceptional array of original Scottish Contemporary Art hanging the spacious Gallery walls you will also find: JEWELLERY BY : […]

Read the full story: Curtains Up on Winter Windows, Thistle Gallery – Exhibition Runs Until 24 December, 2016

The Darkest Universe, GFT, Thursday 10 November, 2016

Zac is a lonely, highly-strung city trader on the edge of a psychological breakdown. He has lost his job, his girlfriend and, most devastatingly, his weird and wayward younger sister Alice, the only family he had left. Increasingly frustrated with the futile attempts of the police, Zac decides to take matters into his own inexpert […]

Read the full story: The Darkest Universe, GFT, Thursday 10 November, 2016

Jack and the Beanstalk, Knightswood Congregational Church, 23 – 26 November, 2016

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Pantomime time is fast approaching. Come along and share the adventure with Jack and his friends. Tickets £3 for children and £5 for adults. Discounts for groups. For more info email kccpanto@yahoo.com 12 Dunterlie Avenue, Glasgow G13 3BA  Event on Facebook

Read the full story: Jack and the Beanstalk, Knightswood Congregational Church, 23 – 26 November, 2016

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