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May 2019 at Glasgow Film Theatre

NEW RELEASES This month, as Glasgow Film celebrates 80 Years of Cinema at Rose Street, the GFT programme is packed with hotly anticipated new releases, including: Brady Corbett’s follow up to Childhood of a Leader, Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman; Aretha Franklin in the spectacular documentary Amazing Grace, directed by Oscar-winner Sydney Pollack and Alan […]

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Friday, April 26, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Now in its third year, Thistle Gallery continues to offer its ever growing client base wonderful and affordable art from an eclectic range of Scottish Contemporary Artists. Carol Dunbar – Gallery Owner feature on glasgowwestend.co.uk New Vibrant Show […]

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Seven Song Club, Lynnie Carson , Rebecca Jordan and Bearpit Brothers

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Friday 26th April, 2019 – 8.30 p.m. Seven Song Club, Tron Theatre, 65 Trongate, G1 5HB Lynnie Carson Lynnie Carson is a singer-songwriter who hails from the sunny port of Gourock. She has worked as a session vocalist for many great bands and has a voice reminiscent of her musical heroes Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow […]

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Filed under: Gig Guide, Pat's Home Page Blog

Rites of Spring, Thistle Gallery

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6 April – 26 May, 2019 Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com ‘Rites of Spring’ features the work of 30 contemporary Scottish artists including: Ann Armstrong, Samantha McCubbin, Jackie Henderson, Michael Murison, Alison Dickson, Fiona Millar, James Somerville Lindsay, Ruth Corbett and Pamela Grace. […]

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Save Otago Lane Family Festival

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Saturday 30 March, 2019 A fun all-day festival, hosted by the residents and businesses of Otago Lane for the family – that is you:  customers, supporters and wellwishers. All are welcome, children, adults, pets and everything in between. Musical Line Up Tom McGuire & The Brassholes – an eclectic, modern-soul-funk, 8 piece band from Glasgow. […]

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The Store Interiors, Anniesland, Glasgow

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26 Munro Pl, Glasgow G13 2UP Telephone: 0141 950 1333 Email www.thestoreinteriors.co.uk Mother’s Day Why not treat your mum to a browse at Store Interiors Stylish Furniture – Great Prices   Perfect accessories See the range Extensive Range of Art   Art at The Store Open Seven Days – Select from Extensive Range of Furniture […]

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Guide to the Kelvingrove area, Glasgow West End

Area Guide Kelvingrove Kelvingrove Park, one of Glasgow’s dear green places, is a very popular, especially on a warm summer’s day when it attracts joggers, strollers, families and students from nearby Glasgow University pretending to prepare for exams. The area around Kelvingrove Park is one of the most beautiful in the West End, if you […]

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Filed under: Guide, Pat's Home Page Blog, Travel

Bob Law’s Blog: Ayr Beach – walking and photography

Ayr Beach. Winter Light

For the first time in over ten years I visited Ayr and Ayr Beach. It makes a great walk, especially at low tide but even at high tide the beach is still accessible. There’s loads of history in Ayr itself and it’s a very pleasant easy walk from the breakwater pier and harbour area plus […]

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

The Lansdowne / Mother India review by Pat Byrne

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Today (1 March, 2019) I went along to The Lansdowne, Mother India’s brand new restaurant at Kelvinbridge in Glasgow’s West End. The restaurant has only recently opened and  I’ve been looking forward to trying it out. I am a big fan of Mother India and their latest venture reflects the high standards they are known […]

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The Lansdowne – Mother India West End

The Lansdowne, 7A Lansdowne Crescent, Glasgow G20 6NQ Menu From 5 p.m. Friday 1 March, 2019 See also Bar Snacks Mini popadoms with smoked spiced onions and mango chutney….5.00 (g) Smoked aubergine bhartha with aubergine fritter and wholemeal pitta….5.50 (g) Green chilli houmous with roasted chickpeas and pitta….5.30 (g) (s) (m) Pav bhaji with morning roll….5.50 (g) (d) Green herb […]

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Glasgow Film Festival Launch 2019 + announcement Scottish Premiere Wild Rose

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Glasgow Film Festival announce the Scottish Premiere of Wild Rose, starring Jessie Buckley, plus a special performance after the screening  The 15th annual film festival opens Wednesday 20 February, 2019 with Jonah Hill’s Mid90s and runs until 3 March, 2019 Tom Harper’s film Wild Rose, which was filmed in Glasgow, will have its Scottish premiere […]

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019, Pat's Home Page Blog

Mary Irvine’s Blog: Moira McPartlin, Meet the Author at Fruin Farm

Meeting another author at Fruin Farm Guest author at Fruin Farm, February, 2019, was the wonderful Moira McPartlin. Moira is much more than a writer, although one of note. In a friendly, relaxed atmosphere she shared her interests of running, hill walking, mountaineering, completion of the Munros, her working life and her family life. For […]

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Black Star Jackals EP Launch

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8 March, 2019, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Record Factory, 17 Byres Road, G11 6RD Black Star Jackals feature alongside other local talent in an evening of fresh Indie-Rock music. Featuring music from their debut EP and more. The debut EP online release attracted positive reviews and reached the regional live finals of the […]

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Friday, February 22, 2019 | Filed under: Gig Guide, Pat's Home Page Blog

Transatlantic Sessions Celtic Connections 2019 review and photography by Pauline Keightley

Transatlantic Sessions

The unique blend of Shetland fiddle and West Virginia song, dubro and Irish pipes is always a joy to hear at the Transatlantic Sessions. Warm fires appeared to chase away the winter chill at the Glasgow concert hall and this concert is always a major highlight at Celtic Connections – celebrating folk and roots music from […]

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2019, Music Reviews, Pat's Home Page Blog, Pauline Keightley

Danube, Austria. February 2019

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Helen Rose Outdoors Diary River Danube Locks The second part of the Danube river cruise was in Austria. Throughout its length the Danube has locks like a canal. In the region of Vienna there is a braided river system on a floodplain and since the 17th century there have been efforts to control the Danube, […]

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Friday, February 1, 2019 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Celtic Connections Grace and Danger, Tribute to John Martyn photographs and review by Pauline Keightley

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Grace and Danger Review A troubled soul looking for love… What a glorious concert to celebrate one of Scotland’s best loved singer songwriters, John Martyn. He was born in London, and after his parents divorced when he was five, he returned to live in Glasgow with his father and grandmother. . The tribute concert was […]

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6th This Is Not A Burns Night, Govanhill Baths review Pat Byrne

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I went along with my friend Gillian to The Rum Shack (657– 659 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AB) for our first experience of this annual event.  This year the celebration combined fundraising for Govanhill Baths  with a tribute to the poet Tom Leonard who died recently.  The venue was downstairs in the pub and it was stowed – by […]

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Scottish Opera presents Anthropocene – World Premiere by Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh

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WORLD PREMIERE BY STUART MACRAE AND LOUISE WELSH January, Thursday, 24th, and Saturday 26th 2019 Theatre Royal, Glasgow The world premiere of Anthropocene, a gripping new work commissioned by Scottish Opera from composer Stuart MacRae and librettist Louise Welsh, takes place on January 24 at Theatre Royal Glasgow. It then tours to King’s Theatre, Edinburgh […]

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Fairytale Bespoke Vintage Wedding Fair By Bohemia

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Sunday 17 February, 2019 12 noon until 4 p.m. by Bohemia Moon Arts Crafts Design Fair Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, 1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow G12 0TA Bohemia returns to the Lovely Stylish Boho West End Of Glasgow the perfect location for a Romantic Valentine’s Bespoke Vintage Wedding Fair. A Delightful Hand selected number of Beautiful Bespoke Vintage […]

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My Life In London, ProjectAbility

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12 January – 27 February, 2019 ProjectAbility is delighted to be hosting My Life in London by ActionSpace artists Thompson Hall and Ian Wornast as their first exhibition of 2019! My Life in London is the culmination of a year of creative explorations by ActionSpace artists Thompson Hall and Ian Wornast, funded by an Unlimited […]

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‘Unwrapped’ Show at The Thistle Gallery 2018

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‘Unwrapped’ Show Reveals Layers of Remarkable Talent Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Exhibition continues until 23 December, 2018 – Gallery Open 7 Days Vibrant new artwork from almost fifty renowned artists who have  created nearly 140 exciting new exhibits. Welcomed into the Gallery, […]

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Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, Barrowland, After Party at the Art School

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Saturday, 22 December, 2018 After Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, Stanley Odd and Medicine Men knock it out the park at the Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow gig, the official after-party will continue until 3am (Eternal) upstairs and downstairs in The Art School‘s Vic Bar and Assembly Hall with a mixture of funk, soul, live percussion, disco, hip […]

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 | Filed under: Gig Guide, Pat's Home Page Blog

Family Carol Service, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Tuesday 11 December, 2018 – 6 p.m. University Family Carol Service with Chapel Choir and Kevin Bowyer (Organ) University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, off University Avenue, G12 8QQ University Events

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Falling Leaves Exhibition at The Thistle Gallery

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Falling Leaves Artwork – Marks A New Season Previews on Saturday, October 6th and runs until October 28th, 2018 The latest vibrant seasonal Show ‘Falling Leaves’ brings together 75 pieces of fresh artwork produced by 22 leading Scottish […]

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Autumn Season,2018, Play, Pie, Pint at OranMor

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PPP’s Autumn season launches on 27th August, 2018 with another 13 brand new plays from the best of Scotland’s writing talent. Lunchtime theatre at OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8QX SEE THE PROGRAMME King Keich by Louise Welsh 22 – 27 October, 2018 IT WISNAE ME by Alan Bissett Mon, 01 […]

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‘Young Solitude’ Review by Lola Rose

‘Young Solitude’ ‘Young Solitude’ (‘Premieres Solitudes’) devised by the French filmmaker Claire Simon and a group of young film students is a stylised, passionate, fly-on-the-wall documentary. In other words it’s very much a French picture –  introspective, beguiling, truthful and emotional all in one. The film is centred upon troubled adolescents trying to cope with […]

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema, Lola Rose: aspiring writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Denise Noone Bathing Bells at Govanhill Baths review by Pat Byrne

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A fabulous exhibition in the perfect venue Govanhill Baths provided the perfect back drop for Denise Noone’s wonderful exhibition Bathing Bells; showing colourful images of women over 40 in bathing costumes and very successfully celebrating  joyous women ‘ringing their own bell’.  Denise’s photographs had ‘none of the usual alluring or come-hither poses associated with swimwear […]

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on, Community event, Pat's Home Page Blog

Conscious Catwalk, Fundraiser, Kinning Park Complex

Friday 28 September, 2018 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Kinning Park Complex is hosting a Conscious Catwalk fundraising event on Friday 28th September. More models are needed –  all ages and genders welcome. Conscious Catwalk will be a sustainable fashion show event hosted by KPCouturé, Kinning Park Complex’ very own fashion brand making jewellery and accessories […]

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Scotland’s Food and Drink Fortnight 2018

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1 – 16 September, 2018 Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2018 provides the perfect opportunity for everyone to get involved in celebrating and enjoying fantastic Scottish produce, whether they’re a chef, producer, retailer, caterer, hotelier, school, organisation or food enthusiast. The campaign for this year is themed around the future of Scotland’s food and drink industry. […]

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Starry Skies Album Launch, OranMor Review by Pat Byrne

‘Be Kind’ Warren McIntyre Album Launch OranMor – review Pat Byrne ‘Warren McIntyre’s gig to launch his album, ‘Be Kind’ –  a night to remember.’ Special guest Woody Pines, Nashville troubadour in town for Glasgow Americana Festival, kicked off this memorable gig. He entertained the audience with great roots music, his dobro guitar and the […]

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Monday, September 3, 2018 | Filed under: Gig Guide, Music Reviews, Pat's Home Page Blog

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