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Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

23 July – 3 August, 2014

Seventeen sports: Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby Sevens, Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis
Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Venues throughout the city and beyond, including: Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Tollcross International Swimming Pool, Kelvin Hall, Hampden Park, Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium, Strathclyde Country Park, Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls and Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trail.

World and Olympic champions will be in Glasgow to compete in a range of sports.
http://www.glasgow2014.com/

Festival

As Glasgow welcomes the participants and visitors to the city, a Cultural Programme will fill Glasgow with the best in entertainment and culture from across Scotland and around the world. Glasgow’s venues, parks and streets will be packed with entertainment and culture from 19 July – 3 August.

http://www.glasgow2014.com/feature/introducing-festival-2014

Commonwealth Games. Team Scotland Parade, 15 August.

Come and cheer our athletes Friday 15 August starts Kelvingrove 4.15 – seven strong convoy of vehicles heading to George Square for 5.30 p.m. Route

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Road Race Commonwealth Games Glasgow 3 August

Road Race Glasgow Commonwealth Games Sunday, 3 August, 2014 The Women’s Road Race should run from 8am to 11.05am, and the Men’s Road Race will take place from noon to 4.40pm. Route: Download PDF      

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Film: Sightlines, The Empire Cafe, 26 July – 1 August

Sightlines A new short film ‘Sightlines’ about legacy – how we see, and refuse to see, the legacies that we leave. The film will run from 11am to 9pm each daily from 26 July – 1 August ‘Sightlines’ will be showing at The Empire Café in Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Games. The film […]

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In Common Mural Project, Festival 2014, Glasgow Commonwealth Games

In Common Mural Project International Mural Project in Glasgow – created by Recoat Overview To celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow, Recoat were commissioned to curate a mural project across the city  as part of Festival 2014. These pieces are to be permanent artworks. Recoat invited five Commonwealth artists to travel to Glasgow to […]

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East End Social, Glasgow Green, 2 August, 2014

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Òran Mór’s Ceilidh for the Commonwealth Friday 1 August

Òran Mór’s Ceilidh for the Commonwealth Hosted by the popular Scottish singer/songwriter Moira Kerr Friday 1 August 2014 Entertainment will include: The David Oswald Ceilidh Band Scottish dancers & Piper Geordie Hunter Quiz, sword dance competition, sing and tell a little Scottish history, spot dances Raffle in aid of Down’s Syndrome Scotland £15 – doors […]

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Lovesick Blues: The Hank Williams Story, July/August, 2014, OranMor

Lovesick Blues: The Hank Williams Story  Live Music @ The Venue, OranMor 31 July – 2 August, 2014 and 7th and 9th August, 2014 7 p.m. – Show starts 7.45 p.m. Tickets from Ticket Web, Behind the bar at OranMor, or phone: 08444 77 1000 Òran Mór are delighted to present Lovesick Blues: The Hank […]

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Harry Papadopoulos Photography Exhibition Until 29 August, 2014

Harry Papadopoulos Photography Exhibition Until 29 August, 2014 This outing for ever-popular work of Papadopoulos focuses on some of the Scottish acts of the post-punk era when Glasgow was something of an epicenter of independent music. Images include Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice, The Dreamboys (featuring frontman Peter Capaldi and Craig Ferguson on drums), The […]

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Jazz Day, Glasgow Green, 31st July, 2014

Glasgow Jazz Festival presents Jazz Day 31st July, 2014 Jazz Day! Thursday 31st July from early till late – a day filled with the very best jazz from Scotland’s finest jazz stars featuring workshops and performances from Brass Jaw. Stu Brown’s Twisted Toons and many surprises throughout the day, culminating in Paul Towndrow’s Pro-Am Suite […]

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Merchant City Festival at Blackfriars Saturday 2nd August

Merchant City Festival at Blackfriars Saturday 2nd August, 2014 at 3:00pm – 7:30pm The Primevals – Los Tentakills – Reverse Cowgirls – The Kosher Pickles Calling all freaks, disenfranchised weirdos and filthy muthas!!! Swing your freak flags high! At this year’s Merchant City Festival Los Tentakills have gathered together a merry band of borrachos, friends […]

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Strong Lady Show, Merchant City Festival, 30th July

Strong Lady Show Betty Brawn 30th July, 12.30, 2.30 and 4.30 p.m. Enjoy an elegant array of feats of strength, performed by a genuine Strong Lady. The world of the Strong Lady is filled with dazzling contrasts: muscle and grace, beauty and brute strength, lifting the hearts of the audience and… well… lifting the audience! […]

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Slow Down, Exhibition, 25 July – 3rd August

Slow Down A solo exhibition by Jacqueline Donachie of new work commissioned in response to the ‘Slow Down’public art events in Huntly, Melbourne and Glasgow. A solo exhibition by Jacqueline Donachie of new work commissioned in response to the ‘Slow Down’public art events in Huntly, Melbourne and Glasgow. Glasgow Slow Down runs from 25 July […]

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Paul Towndrow’s ‘Pro-Am Suite’ 31st Jul 2014 0 8 p.m. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Paul Towndrow’s ‘Pro-Am Suite’ 31st Jul 2014 0 8 p.m. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Admission Cost £5www.paultowndrow.co.uk/ Buy tickets Buy tickets Featuring the Ryan Quigley Big Band and the Byres Road Big Band A musical project exploring synergy between the professional and amateur worlds. The project will combines the forces of two Glasgow based big […]

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On Common Ground 28, 29, 30, 31 July 2014 6.30 p.m. Gorbals Rose Garden

On Common Ground 28, 29, 30, 31 Jul 2014  6.30 p.m. Gorbals Rose Garden On Common Ground brings together a community cast of over 150 performers, musicians and volunteers from Glasgow along with Debajehmujig Storytellers from Manitoulin Island, Canada. Together we tell a story of community, family and the natural world through music, song and […]

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Glasgow Commonwealth 2014 Marathon Sunday 27 July, 2014

Glasgow Commonwealth 2014 Marathon Sunday 27 July, 2014 The race will start and finish in Glasgow Green covering a route that will take in iconic Glasgow landmarks and give spectators a superb chance of seeing the race. Start time: Men 09:00hrs Women 09:30hrs Elite runners from around the Commonwealth will compete in the race which […]

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EMANCIPATION ACTS Writer/Director Alan McKendrick, Merchant City 30, 31 July & 1 Aug

EMANCIPATION ACTS Writer/Director Alan McKendrick 30, 31 July & 1 Aug 1pm at The Briggait FREE A series of outdoor performances exploring Glasgow, the Caribbean slave trade and the abolitionist movement. Join us for the inaugural Scottish celebration of Emancipation Day, celebrated annually across the Caribbean. Make your way around locations in Glasgow’s Merchant City […]

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The Commonwealth Flotilla, 26th July, 2014

The Commonwealth Flotilla Glasgow Commonwealth Games 26th July, 2014 The largest flotilla in the Clyde’s history. 250 boats, will sail from Greenock to Glasgow’s Pacific Quay. The Commonwealth Flotilla is an official Festival 2014 event and the RYA  Scotland team is delighted to be part of the Games experience for spectators and visitors. Our trip […]

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Home Nations Festival Menu, The Tron

Home Nations Festival, The Tron Theatre Best of British Menu 17th July – 3rd August, 2014 Pre-Theatre   -To book telephone:  0141 552 8587 Ham hough and Applewood cheddar croquetteswith English mustard mayonnaise Cullen Skinkwith Mother’s Pride plain bread Macsween haggis fritterswith spinach and potato purée and a green peppercorn sauce Welsh rarebiton seeded wholemeal toast […]

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The God of Sugar Monday 28th July, The Empire Cafe

The Briggait, Main stage The Empire Cafe The God of Sugar Monday 28th July, 2014 7 – 9 pm Absent Voices is a group of Scottish artists who have come together to explore and preserve in words, pictures, song and sound, the legacy of Greenock’s once mighty sugar industry. Artist Alastair Cook presents work commissioned […]

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Marathon Storytelling Cycle Challenge, Tam Dean Burn, 27 July

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Yonder Awa, Poetry from the Empire Café, Friday 25th July

The Briggait, Main stage Launch of ‘Yonder Awa, Poetry from the Empire Café Friday, 25 July, 7 – 9 pm Eighteen of the Caribbean and Scotland’s most exciting poets have written new poems for the Empire Café exploring Scotland and the North Atlantic slave trade. Join us for readings from Fred D’Aguiar, Millicent Graham, Kei […]

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Commonwealth Connections: Animation Talent & Film Programme 2014 GFT, Sunday 27 July

Commonwealth Connections: Animation Talent & Film Programme 2014 GFT, 12 Rose StreetSunday 27 July – 3.20 p.m. Some of the best short films from around the world. In celebration of Commonwealth 2014, Edinburgh International Film Festival has partnered with a selection of Commonwealth nations to provide a platform to showcase some of the best animated […]

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Commonwealth Ceilidh St Andrews in the Square 25 July 2014

Commonwealth Ceilidh St Andrews in the Square 25 July 2014 – 8pm Price:     £8 & £6 conc Annasach Ceilidh Band will be playing at this amazing venue in Glasgow’s Merchant City with all funds raised going towards the upkeep of this beautiful building. Tickets can be purchased on www.annasach.co.uk, or at the door. Please […]

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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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Commonwealth Disco, Friday 25th July, Kinning Park Complex

  Commonwealth Disco Friday 25th July 8 p.m. Kinning Park Complex Come and enjoy the opening weekend of the Commonwealth Games with the rhythms of Jamaican, Ghanian, Bolywood and Aussie beats. Make your experience of the 20th Commonwealth games unforgattable and take part in the unique Commonwealth Disco event brought to you by Xchange Scotland. “We would […]

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Commonwealth Poetry Slam The Tron 29 and 30 July, 2014

Commonwealth Poetry Slam The Tron 29 and 30 July, 2014 at 9.15 p.m. Cabaret duo Rally & Broad and present their Commonwealth Poetry Slam. Tues 29th and Wed 30th July, at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. In association with the Commonwealth Games and the Tron Theatre. Doors open 9.15, tickets £5. Tickets can be purchased from […]

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East End Social, Last Big Week-end, 30 and 31 August. 2014

THE LAST BIG WEEKEND : MOGWAI // HUDSON MOHAWKE // OPTIMO // NUMBERS Hosted by The East End Social and Numbers Aug 30 at 1:00pm to Aug 31 at 10:00pm        Richmond Park, Clyde Waterfront, Oatlands Chemikal Underground will bring its inaugural The East End Social programme to a close with The East End Social’s ‘Last […]

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Scotland’s first dedicated creative play space for babies to return to Glasgow as part of Culture 2014 programme

Introducing Blue Block Studio – a unique creative environment for 0 – 2 year olds created by Starcatchers Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE  23rd July – 2nd August Starcatchers are delighted to welcome babies and their adults to Blue Block Studio a unique shared experience for babies 0 – 2 years. It offers […]

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Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014: Queens Baton Relay

Queens Baton Relay Seventy Nations and Territories. 190,000 KM. 288 Days. From 14 June to 23 July the Queen’s Baton Relay will travel the length and breadth of Scotland, inviting everyone to be a part of the excitement, celebrations and countdown to the Games. There are countless sports and cultural events taking place daily along […]

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Nelson Mandela International Day Celebration, Glasgow 18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day Celebration Glasgow – 18 July, 2014 The Lord Provost of Glasgow will announce the winning artist who will create a bust of Nelson Mandela for the City Chambers, followed by a ribbon-tying ceremony on the railings of St. George’s Tron Church in Nelson Mandela Place. Ribbons will be tied by the […]

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