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Antigone, Websters Theatre

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28 and 29 July, 2018 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ   Rebel Cow Theatre brings you a brand new adaption of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy, Antigone, set in the fictional small American town of Thebes in the 1940’s . Chronicling Antigone as she defies her uncle Creon’s stern instruction that her recently […]

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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 Open Seven Days – Have a Fabulous Browse   Gorgeous Range of Wall Clocks See the full range Looking for something to fill the walls while bringing a touch of class? Why not take a look at our gorgeous range of wall clocks, […]

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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 Looking Out to […]

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Lola Rose’s blog: Serenity Now Café plus recipes for Healthy Eating

Serenity Now Café, Glasgow I was delighted to discover Serenity Now Café, a new Vegan Cafe on Great Western Road. I really enjoyed breakfast and it inspired me to try out some new recipes. So if you are ever walking down Great Western Road I would recommend dropping in to Serenity Now – it has […]

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Friday, June 22, 2018 | Filed under: Lola Rose: aspiring writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

West End Festival – What a Start

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It’s been an amazing start to #WEF2018 with such fabulous events and of course, the weather has been amazing! There are still three weeks of the festival and plenty to see and do. With more gala days, another outdoor ceilidh coming up, gigs, walks and talks… there’s something for everyone and many events are free. The […]

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Fun at the West End Festival 2018

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(Pat and Taylor Wilson – launch of West End Festival 2018) The weather forecast was for thunder and rain but this afternoon was warm and sunny so I caught some of the outdoor events at the West End Festival. Wilton Street Garden Party Wilton Street Garden Party was in full swing when I arrived with […]

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Saturday, June 2, 2018 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, West End Festival Glasgow

Glasgow Jazz Festival Programme and New Initiative Announced

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Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th June 2018 Glasgow Jazz Festival has launched their full 2018 programme for this year’s summer festival.  Organisers have also announced a brand-new partnership with the Keychange Project –striving to achieve a more inclusive music industry, encouraging festivals to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. SEE FULL LISTINGS Glasgow Jazz […]

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‘Growing and Dying’ a tribute to the writer Janet Paisley edited by Linda Jackson

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The book is a tribute to the award winning writer Janet Paisley. It is a combination of essays, poems and biography. The writers include, Professor Alan Riach, Tom Leonard, James Robertson, Alan Bissett and Sheila Templeton to name a few. ‘I think of Janet as the sister I never had and when she told me […]

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Isle of Dogs, Glasgow Film Festival 2018 – review by Rachelle Atalla

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Isle of Dogs – A review by Rachelle Atalla Anyone who has watched a Wes Anderson film will be aware that it’s best to leave scepticism at the door and embrace his bizarre and whimsical world. Isle of Dogs is no exception. I’ll admit that I wasn’t the greatest fan of Anderson’s first attempt at […]

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Thank Funk It’s Friday, Partick

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Partick Bowling and Community Club Friday 27 April, 2018 – 7.30 p.m. – 12.00 a.m. Activate your April with the Force of the Funk! Follow the faithful to Thank Funk It’s Friday – your favourite feast of funk’n’soul dance-jazz grooviness located in and around 1974, from the makers of Soul Bowl. Timeless vintage vinyl 45s […]

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Sunday, April 1, 2018 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Jim and Pat’s Podcast: Glasgow West End – Jim talks to Ian Smith of Last Night From Glasgow

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Ian Smith from the record label Last Night From Glasgow: Part One. JPWEC Episode Three March 30, 2018 In this episode I chat with Ian Smith from the record label, ‘Last Night From Glasgow (LNFG)’. The label was set up in 2016 and has had phenomenal success in a very short period of time. Since 2016 LNFG have […]

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Dumbarton Waterfront Path

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  New 25 million waterfront path linking Dumbarton Town Centre with Dumbarton Rock The town of Dumbarton, the River Leven and the area between the town and the Rock and Castle is rich in industrial history and heritage and at one time, these industries included shipbuilding, production and manufacturing. These industries contributed significantly to the […]

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Unbuilt Mackintosh, The Hunterian

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8 March – 3 June 2018 Unbuilt Mackintosh showcases stunning architectural models based on the unbuilt designs of Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Demonstrating Mackintosh’s architectural vision, the models have been crafted by current Scottish model makers, with their precise dimensions meticulously drawn from Mackintosh’s drawings and documentation. The display combines models […]

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Big Fun in the Big House + Hip Hop shorts & Tomboy After Party, Civic House, Glasgow Short Film Festival

17 March, 2018 Civic House, Glasgow Canal area. 26 Civic Street, G4 9RH In 1986 Dutch broadcasting organisation VPRO sent director Bram van Splunteren and journalist Marcel Vanthilt off to New York to document the budding hip hop scene, which was then on the brink of ascending to its golden age peak. Cue an exclusive […]

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018

14 – 18 March, 2018 Scotland’s biggest celebration of short film will be pulling an all-nighter as it hosts an otherworldly overnight screening of Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s dream-like movies. Best known for the Palme d’Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Weerasethakul has specially curated four programmes of his short films, weaving […]

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Stars for Starchild, Fundraiser 10 March, 2018

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EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 10 MARCH – NETHERLEE CHURCH 12 p.m– 5 p.m. Come join a very special day at Netherlee Church meeting the ‘Stars’ Chewbacca, Storm-troopers, Darth Vader, Captain Phasma, Batman, Dalek, Spiderman, R2D2 and many more. Get autographs and photographs with your favourite character. Guest appearance new R2D2 Dress as your favourite Star […]

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Glasgow West End: Glasgow Film Festival, Aye Write!, Valentine’s Day and Creative Conversations

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Without doubt this is my favourite time to be in Glasgow. The weather’s not the best for wandering in our parks, although, it’s bright and sunny today. However, there’s plenty for me to do indoors. We’ve got some great festivals in town that people flock to the city for Celtic Connections, Glasgow Film Festival and […]

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

CULTURE MINISTERS WELCOME IRISH MUSICIANS TO SCOTLAND GB18

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Part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain  (Glasgow, Scotland. Friday, February 2, 2018) Ireland’s Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. today launched a special year of Irish arts and culture in Britain – GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain. Minister Madigan was joined by Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism […]

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Denise Mina at Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow

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Novelist Denise Mina ‌‌Monday 5 February, 1 – 2 PM Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Denise Mina’s first novel Garnethill, published in 1998, won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. She has now published over […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2018 announces full programme

21 February – 4 March, 2018 Over 330 separate events and screenings will take place across the city in one of the UK’s biggest film festivals The 14th annual festival boast 13 World and European premieres, 77 UK premieres and 52 Scottish premieres Karen Gillan will hit the red carpet for World premiere of her directorial debut […]

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Summer Nights at Kelvingrove Bandstand 2018

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Monday, July 30  – August 11, 2018 The Summer Nights Concerts at the Kelvingrove Bandstand could not be more exciting with Regular Music announcing a mouthwatering line-up of major acts. Gigs at the Bandstand Acts will include: Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Fleet Foxes and The Fratellis. Also set to perform at this atmospheric Glasgow venue […]

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Alela Diane and Mick Flannery, Celtic Connections 2018 review by Pat Byrne

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The Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross provided the perfect intimate setting for these talented, laid back performers. Celtic Connections fans were treated to Alela Diane’s first concert since the birth of her second daughter. It was also her first opportunity to play songs from her new album ‘Cusp’, due for release 9 February, 2018. Playing […]

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Alberto Vazquez Dark Fables: From comics to films, CCA, Glasgow

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Thu 18 January — Sat 27 January 2018 Mon-Sun: 12noon-5pm (closed Mon 22 Jan), Free, Intermedia Film screening: 26 January, 8pm, Cinema 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events Cinemaattic presents Psiconautas + Q&A Fri 26 January 2018 This special exhibition gathers Vazquez’s both graphic and audiovisual work together. It presents how the artist adapted his comics and […]

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The Arlington Baths Club

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The Iconic Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian swimming club in the United Kingdom. When it first opened its doors in August 1871 it caused a sensation, inspiring similar clubs, both in Scotland and further afield. While most have long […]

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Oxfam Bookshop Byres Road Book Group

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The book group at Oxfam Bookshop in Byres Road is back for 2018! Go along and discuss some great books every month, it’s free to join and everyone is welcome. Check out our events page for more details or pick up a reading list at the bookshop. Full details including dates and the books on […]

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Bob Law Photography: Winter in Scotland, Cnoc Coinnich Day Out

Scotland's Peaks in Winter. Cnoc Coinnich above Lochgoilhead.

Cnoc Coinnich day out above Lochgoilhead Village A beautiful sunny but snowy winter’s day saw us climbing up the scenic ridge line from Lochgoilhead village, on the Cowal Way, then head up to the summit of Cnoc Coinnich- a newly promoted Scottish Corbett at 763 metres  ( 2,505 feet) A well-signposted path led up from […]

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Help the Homeless, Glasgow

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Help The Homeless Glasgow is a non-profit community group founded in December, 2016. The group has expanded quickly and by December, 2017 had reached 7,000 members. Between 30 and 50 people meeting to go out into the streets of Glasgow with sleeping bags, food, clothes and other essentials, which are offered to rough sleepers. Volunteers […]

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Filed under: Community Groups and Charities, Pat's Home Page Blog

‘Turning Over A New Leaf’ Exhibition at Thistle Gallery

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New Year Show 2018 – Now Underway Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com The exhibition will run through January and until 25 February, 2018. ‘Turning over a New Leaf’ is the apt title of Thistle Gallery’s new Exhibition – do visit the Show this […]

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Special events and big musical guests announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2018

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Glasgow Film Festival 21 February – 4 March, 2018 Oscar-nominated composer Mica Levi comes to town with electronic pioneers Wrangler for a celebration of the greatest films never made in The Unfilmables 2017 Scottish Album of the Year Award winners Sacred Paws perform live soundtrack to Margaret Salmon’s explosive speedway documentary Mm Special Event Screenings at […]

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Vahni Capildeo at Creative Conversations review by Pat Byrne

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4 December, 2017 It was a pleasure to see Vahni Capildeo back at University of Glasgow, performing at Creative Conversations. Vahni is a poet and prose writer from Trinidad, who now lives near Edinburgh. A few years back she taught for a spell on the M.Litt Creative Writing Course at Glasgow.  I was lucky enough […]

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