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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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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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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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Ruth Nicol Three Rivers Meet RGI Exhibition runs 8 until 29 November 2014

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Ruth Nicol Three Rivers Meet RGI Exhibition runs 8 until 29 November 2014 Ruth Nicol, inspired by Alexander Moffat’s 1980’s painting ‘Poets’ Pub’, investigates thelandscapes of the seven great Scottish poets; Hugh MacDiarmid, Edwin Morgan,Norman MacCaig, Sorley Maclean, George Mackay Brown, Robert Garioch andIain Crichton Smith.  Ruth has captured the vast and varied landscapes of Scotlandduring an intense […]

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Alasdair Gray, From the Personal to the Universal, Kelvingrove, 11 October, 2014 – 22 February, 2015

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Alasdair Gray Life’s Work Retrospective  From the Personal to the Universal Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Opens Saturday 11th October until February 22nd, 2015 Celebration of Alasdair Gray’s work at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is delighted to be staging this major ‘life’s work’ retrospective in celebration of Alasdair Gray’s 80th birthday in December. The […]

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Win tickets to Country Living Christmas Fair, SECC

 Win tickets to Country Living Christmas Fair SECC 20 – 23 November, 2014 12 Pairs of Tickets to Be Won Country Living Christmas Fair is back at SECC, Glasgow from 20 – 23 November 2014.  This annual celebration of all things festive is viewed as the official start of Christmas by many loyal visitors and a […]

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McTears Art for Africa: Starchild Charity

McTears Auctioneers Art for Africa drinks reception on 17th October 5:30 to 7:30pm. Auction starts online 6th October Peter Howson, Frank McFadden and Yvonne Taylor are just three of the 83 artists who have donated original pieces to Starchild’s Art for Africa auction. McTears Website The Glasgow charity helps orphaned children in Uganda and organisers […]

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Last of the Summer: Glasgow West End

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Summer is coming to an end but I’ve had a super time with some fascinating day trips, lots of visitors and plenty of opportunities to wander in the West End. The weather has been lovely so we’ve made good use of the Botanics and Kelvingrove Park and Ryan has been attempting, without much success, to […]

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Glasgow Open Judo Competition Emirates Arena 4th October, 2014

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The Glasgow European Open returns to the Emirates Arena on Saturday 4th October 2014. This year its the turn of our female judoka including Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold medalists Louise Renicks, Nekoda Davis, Megan Fletcher, Natalie Powell, and Sarah Adlington. Also competing will be London 2012 Olympians including, Sally Conway, Kelly Edwards and Gemma Howell […]

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Summertime in Glasgow and The Commonwealth Games

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Glasgow is a very exciting place to be at the moment with the Commonwealth Games taking place. Masses of tourists have descended on the city and it’s  absolutely buzzing. We’ve been blessed with lots of sunshine and Glasgow is looking spectacular – so I’ve been out and about soaking up the atmosphere. The Commonwealth Games […]

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Glasgow Commonwealth Games – things to do

Glasgow is a brilliant city to visit at any time but with the 20th Commonwealth Games kicking off on the 23rd July the city is more vibrant than ever. Our many thousands of visitors will add to the atmosphere and, apart from the games, they’ll find plenty to do and see. With its wonderful architecture, […]

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A West End Festival Wander, June 2014

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I had a very enjoyable day yesterday (15.6.2014) taking in some West End Festival events. I started off at Paintings on Railings. The paintings, photographs and posters look great hanging on the railings at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens and it brings a lovely bohemian feel to the Botanics, showcases the work of local artists and gives […]

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West End Festival Parade 8th June 2014

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Parade Day this weekend! Scotland’s Mardi Gras hits Byres Road once again The Byres Road parade, dubbed ‘Scotland’s Mardi Gras’, which is organised by and part of the West End Festival (WEF), will take place this weekend, Sunday, 8 June from 12pm-7pm, come rain, hail or shine! Last year tens of thousands of people turned out […]

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Glasgow School of Art, West End Festival, Shops and Dining Out

Life has been hectic lately and I’ve been trying to get a chance to sit down and write my newsletter. Now I have so much to say that I don’t know where to start but it seems appropriate to begin by saying how sad and shocked everyone was by the fire at Glasgow School of […]

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Trip to Koutouloufari, Crete.

Jim and I enjoyed our holiday in Crete. The wee hill village we stayed in, Koutouloufari, was lovely and the hotel, Creta Blu, was really gorgeous. Georgios Roussaki, the young manager and his family, are dedicated to making sure their guests have a great time and they are most attentive.  The rooms are pleasant, the hotel […]

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