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Glasgow West End: Pat's Guide is a community site promoting this brilliant part of Glasgow. Find out what's on locally, learn about the restaurants, shops, pubs, galleries (including Kelvingrove), the architecture, people, places, live music and lots more.

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Havana Glasgow Film Festival, Launch, Oranmor, 28 September, 2017

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Havana Glasgow Film Festival invites you to celebrate the launch of its 2017 program: your passport to Cuba. Enjoy live music, a DJ set, open mic and exclusive insights into the refined and refreshed 4 day program of HGFF ‘17. Get tickets to the best events before they sell out, and get first grabs of […]

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Leiper’s Attic at Cottiers Glasgow review by Mary Irvine

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I recently had dinner with a companion at this newly opened restaurant in the tastefully furbished upper room of this former church, sensitively transformed into a theatre, bar and venue for that special occasion. We were shown to our table and our coats taken – didn’t have to hang them on the back of our […]

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Carol Dunbar, Gallery Owner: Local Character, Glasgow West End

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  Carol Dunbar’s Thistle Gallery, which specialises in Scottish Contemporary Art opene in Park Road, Glasgow’s West End opened in November 2014. I love going to exhibitions at large galleries like Kelvingrove, The Hunterian and GOMA but I always tend to feel a bit uncomfortable in the smaller galleries. Not so in Thistle Gallery – […]

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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

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11th-17th September, 2017 Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival promotes and celebrates Glasgow’s rich architecture and built heritage. The week long programme highlights the city’s wonderful buildings, throwing open the doors to the public. You can also enjoy: walks, talks, tours, exhibitions and a children’s programme. The Festival attracts around 26,000 visitors with more 100 open […]

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Willie Miller Urban Designer: Glasgow West End Characters

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Willie Miller is an Urban Designer, who lives in Glasgow’s West End. He is part of the design team commissioned by Glasgow City Council to deliver the major redesign and redevelopment of Byres Road, arguably Glasgow West End’s main street. Working in partnership with landscape architects Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning and Icecream Architecture, the […]

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Mackintosh Festival, Glasgow, October, 2017

The sixth annual Mackintosh Festival – celebrating the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist. An extensive programme of events will take place in Glasgow Mackintosh venues with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts. You can enjoy walks, workshops, exhibitions, performances, talks and events for all ages. […]

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Leiper’s Attic, new restaurant at Cottiers, Glasgow.

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Leiper’s Attic Cottiers, 93 – 95 Hyndland Street, G11 5PU Leiper’s Attic Menu Leiper’s Attic, Cottier’s new restaurant launching in Septemer, 2017, is named after William Leiper, who built the Dowanhill Church in 1865, working with Daniel Cottier, the Glaswegian artist and designer, to create this wonderful building. The restaurant will be situated upstairs above […]

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Cottiers – Bar, Restaurant, Theatre, Glasgow West End

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Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU 0141 357 5825 www.cottiers.com/ Leiper’s Attic – New restaurant at Cottiers  – See the menu Cottiers Bar and Restaurant is a most attractive and flexible venue in  Glasgow’s West End. Previously, Dowanhill Church, it is one of only three surviving Scottish churches famously decorated by Daniel Cottier, the […]

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Allan Tall, musician/actor

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I’ve been a bit lax in updating my Glasgow West End Characters on the site so I started making a list of possible candidates. Westender Allan Tall, with his fascinating career in music, theatre and television seemed to fit the bill. I caught up with him in Tinderbox on Byres Road for a natter. 

He’s […]

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Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Autumn, 2017 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Leila Aboulela – Mon 25th September, 2017  First Creative Conversations Guest Autumn Programme 2017 University Chapel  – Monday 25 Sepeber, 2017 – 1 pm. All Welcome! Free! Bring your lunch Novelist Alasdair Gray University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building […]

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Allotments Open Day – Kelvinside Allotments, Saturday 2 September, 2017

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Open Day at Kelvinside Allotments, Julian Avenue site, Mirrlees Drive, Glasgow West End, G12 0SH. Saturday 2nd September 2-p.m. – 5 p.m. Admission free. Explore site, meet plotholders and find out how you can grow your own vegetables and fruit. Refreshments, home-baking freshly harvested produce and flowers, BBQ and tombola,

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Dave Arcari album launch – Live At Memorial Hall

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Jim and I had a brilliant time this evening (Thursday, 24 August, 2017) at the Scottish Music Centre for the media launch of Dave Arcari’s new album ‘Live at Memorial Hall’. Sponsored by Glengoyne Distillery, it was a very enjoyable event with delicious nibbles served along with nips of Glengoyne and kilt lifters, Glengoyne, Drambuie […]

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Oxfam Music Shop Byres Road

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Since 2002 Oxfam Music has been selling a wide array of vinyl LPs and singles from every conceivable genre of music. You can also find a range of musical instruments, hi fi equipment, music books, cassettes, CDs, pop memorabilia and many other items of a musical nature.  Everything is kindly donated by the local community. […]

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Tapsalteerie, Mitchell Library, 30 September, 2017

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In Scotland there was a folklore tradition, prior to the reformation to hold a Festival of Unreason, presided over by a character known, variously, as the Lord of Misrule or more usually, in Scotland, the Abbot of Unreason. This was a topsy-turvy event, where the normal order of things changed for the duration. This is […]

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Byres Road Book Festival, 21 – 25 September, 2017

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Byres Road Book Festival returns for its second year with a fabulous programme of readings, discussions and conversations. These will take place between 22 – 25 September, 2017 at  three local venues: The Oxfam Bookshop, Hillhead Library and Waterstones Byres Road.  www.byresroadbookfestival.com EVENTS AT OXFAM BOOKSHOP Christopher Brookmyre 22nd September, 2017 – Hillhead Library, 348 […]

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