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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

The Store Interiors, Anniesland, Glasgow

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Don’t Miss The Annual Sale at Store Interiors Thursday 20th September – Tuesday 2 October, 2018 See full details online 26 Munro Pl, Glasgow G13 2UP Telephone: 0141 950 1333 Email www.thestoreinteriors.co.uk Open Seven Days – Have a Fabulous Browse More Work Gets Done in A Stylish Office Spoiled for choice at The Store Interiors […]

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Monday, September 17, 2018 | Filed under: Christmas Shopping in Glasgow, interior design, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

Yvonne Lyon and Eilidh Patterson at The Glad Cafe review Pat Byrne

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Another great night at The Glad Cafe in Glasgow – 8 September, 2018 Yvonne Lyon and Eilidh Patterson treated a full house at The Glad Cafe to a brilliant night of music and fun.  An excellent atmosphere was created by the relaxed format with Yvonne and David Lyon being invited onto the stage to join […]

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Filed under: Music Reviews, Pat's Home Page Blog

Nae Pasaran, GFT plus Q & A with Felipe Bustos Sierra

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Wednesday, 12 September, 2018, 5.50 p.m. In 1974 a group of workers at the Rolls-Royce factory in East Kilbride showed their support for the people of Chile by refusing to carry out vital inspections of engines for Hawker Hunter planes – the fighter jets were being used by the military junta against the people. The boycott endured for four years but […]

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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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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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 ‘Shaping Their World’ […]

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Graduate Degree Show, 2018, Glasgow School of Art

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1 – 9 September, 2018 The Glasgow School of Art would like to invite you to join us for our annual exhibition of postgraduate students’ work from across our disciplines in Fine Art, Architecture, Design, Simulation + Visualisation and Innovation in Glasgow’s Merchant City across two sites – 5 minutes’ walk apart. Fine Art + […]

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Brooks Williams Sounds in the Suburbs, The Doublet

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9 September, 2018 The Doublet Bar, 74 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JF Absolutely delighted to once more welcome back the fabulous Brooks Williams to a SoundsintheSuburbs show, this time at the Doublet Bar. Great news Brooks is back with a brand new album “Lucky Star” which is available now! For those of you new to Brooks he […]

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival, 10 Anniversary Edition Programme (2018)

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival 10th Anniversary Edition Programme Announced: Skate Kitchen + Q&A, Never Goin’ Back, Late Night: Superbad, pop-up screening of School of Rock and more One of the most innovative youth film festivals in Europe Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) returns from 14 – 16 September 2018, celebrating both its 10th anniversary edition […]

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Social Bite – Sleep in the Park – Tackling Homelessness in Scotland

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Saturday, 8 December, 2018 A nationwide sleep out to end homelessness in Scotland for good. 4 Cities. One night. 12,000 people under the stars. Saturday 8th December, 2018 Last year 8,000 people joined the world’s largest sleep out in Princes St Gardens to raise £4 Million and call for an end to homelessness in Scotland. […]

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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. A hint of what’s to come… Meet ‘The Heatherbelles’ as they hit dry land after 40 years on cruise ships, tip your hats to Flanders & Swann and  tap your toes along with Fred […]

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Glasgow European Championships 2018

European Championships – 2 – 12 August, 2018 Tickets for Glasgow 2018 are on sale now. Don’t miss your chance to be part of history at the first ever European Championships from 2 – 12 August 2018. Schedule and Tickets www.glasgow2018.com/ The European BMX Championships Coming to Glasgow as part of the first-ever European Championships with […]

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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

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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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