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Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Autumn/Winter 2017 Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Alasdair Gray at Creative Conversations review by Pat Byrne, October, 2017 Bernard MacLaverty at Creative Conversations, review by Pat Byrne, February 2016 Nuar Alsadir 20 November, 2017 Nuar Alsadir Monday 20 November, 2017 […]

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Book Week Scotland 2017

Book Week Scotland 2017 is taking place from Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December. Book Week Scotland 2017 a week-long celebration of books and reading  During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They […]

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Phoenix Flight Training Cumbernauld

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Learn to fly with Phoenix Flight Training Limited, Cumbernauld www.phoenixflighttraining.co.uk Phoenix Flight Training pride themselves on their friendly, relaxed and professional approach to teaching how to fly a plane. Their flying school is operated by two of Scotland’s most experienced flight instructors John Allan and Ian Haggis. Both John and Ian are commercial pilots and instructors […]

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The Arlington Baths Club

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Learn to swim at the Arlington Book Week Scotland 2017 – Arlington Baths 28 November – 2 December, 2017 Artchitecture – Collage Exhibition by Marion Gardyne 1 – 17 December, 2017   About the Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian […]

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RGI Annual Exhibition, The Mitchell Library, 11 November – 26 November, 2017

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The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 154th Open Annual Exhibition 2017 The exhibition opens on Saturday 11th November and is on until the 26th November. Open Mon-Sat 9am – 5pm, Thurs 9am – 7.30pm and Sun 12noon – 4pm. The Mitchell Library, North Street G3 7DN Works in painting, sculpture, fine art photography, […]

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William Young Swimming School, Glasgow

    William Young FIOS, MIOS (TD) Swim School Email or telephone: 07986884556 www.glasgowswimminglessons.com NOW HIRING:  Part-time instructors Level 1 and Level 2 Disclosure essential Email or telephone: 01389 873645 or 07986884556 Make 2017 the year you learn to swim Since it was established in 2010, the William Young Swim School has built up an excellent […]

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‘Unwrapped’ Christmas Exhibition at Thistle Gallery Glasgow 4 Nov – 24 Dec, 2017

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com For the last six months Carol Dunbar at Thistle Gallery has been searching the length and breadth of Scotland’s thriving artistic community to create ‘Unwrapped’ Christmas Exhibition. The show will bring you an eclectic range of unique objets […]

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Glasgow West End: Halloween, Fire Work Displays, fascinating people and fabulous events.

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Hallowe’en in Glasgow Glasgow is all agog with Halloween. Seems it’s no longer just the children who love this festival. Many spooky, scary happenings everywhere you turn with even the ever popular Roots and Fruits greengrocers getting in on the act.  Good luck with those best costume prizes but remember you don’t always have to […]

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ProjectAbility Pop Up Shop orignal arts and crafts, Nov/Dec, 2017

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Three pop-up events! 25 November, 2nd & 9th December, 2017 10am-5pm. Project Ability artists from all programmes have been hard at work making new original products for the events.  Paintings, cushions, ceramics, wooden objects… There will be plenty of unique gift ideas, so make sure to pop by! Project Ability Gallery, First Floor, 103 Trongate, G1 […]

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Firework Displays in and around Glasgow 2017

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Bonfire Nights, Guy Fawkes Events and Fireworks Displays in and around Glasgow Glasgow Green Free Fireworks Display Sunday 5th November, 2017 Glasgow’s biggest and best FREE fireworks display returns on Sunday 5th November 2017 to Glasgow Green! Featuring special effects never seen before with new colours and 15,000 different effects. Gates will open from 5pm […]

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Jim’s Photo Diary August: Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis Photo Gallery

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Glasgow Vintage and Flea Market, Sunday 29 October, 2017

LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH.  Glasgow Vintage & Flea Market is a free event at Barras Art and Design showcasing Antique, Flea and Vintage items. Featuring vintage clothing, retro homewares, antiques and collectables, furniture, salvage, food stalls and much more delectable treasures to explore. Antique Bargains are to be had for that much needed home […]

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Leiper’s Attic at Cottiers Glasgow review by Mary Irvine

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I recently had dinner with a companion at this newly opened restaurant in the tastefully furbished upper room of this former church, sensitively transformed into a theatre, bar and venue for that special occasion. We were shown to our table and our coats taken – didn’t have to hang them on the back of our […]

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Carol Dunbar, Gallery Owner: Local Character, Glasgow West End

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  Carol Dunbar’s Thistle Gallery, which specialises in Scottish Contemporary Art opene in Park Road, Glasgow’s West End opened in November 2014. I love going to exhibitions at large galleries like Kelvingrove, The Hunterian and GOMA but I always tend to feel a bit uncomfortable in the smaller galleries. Not so in Thistle Gallery – […]

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Willie Miller Urban Designer: Glasgow West End Characters

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Willie Miller is an Urban Designer, who lives in Glasgow’s West End. He is part of the design team commissioned by Glasgow City Council to deliver the major redesign and redevelopment of Byres Road, arguably Glasgow West End’s main street. Working in partnership with landscape architects Benton Scott-Simmons, Nick Wright Planning and Icecream Architecture, the […]

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Mackintosh Festival, Glasgow, October, 2017

The sixth annual Mackintosh Festival – celebrating the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist. An extensive programme of events will take place in Glasgow Mackintosh venues with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts. You can enjoy walks, workshops, exhibitions, performances, talks and events for all ages. […]

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Leiper’s Attic, new restaurant at Cottiers, Glasgow.

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Leiper’s Attic Cottiers, 93 – 95 Hyndland Street, G11 5PU Leiper’s Attic Menu Leiper’s Attic, Cottier’s new restaurant launching in Septemer, 2017, is named after William Leiper, who built the Dowanhill Church in 1865, working with Daniel Cottier, the Glaswegian artist and designer, to create this wonderful building. The restaurant will be situated upstairs above […]

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Cottiers – Bar, Restaurant, Theatre, Glasgow West End

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Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU 0141 357 5825 www.cottiers.com/ Leiper’s Attic – New restaurant at Cottiers  – See the menu Cottiers Bar and Restaurant is a most attractive and flexible venue in  Glasgow’s West End. Previously, Dowanhill Church, it is one of only three surviving Scottish churches famously decorated by Daniel Cottier, the […]

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Allan Tall, musician/actor

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I’ve been a bit lax in updating my Glasgow West End Characters on the site so I started making a list of possible candidates. Westender Allan Tall, with his fascinating career in music, theatre and television seemed to fit the bill. I caught up with him in Tinderbox on Byres Road for a natter. 

He’s […]

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Allotments Open Day – Kelvinside Allotments, Saturday 2 September, 2017

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Open Day at Kelvinside Allotments, Julian Avenue site, Mirrlees Drive, Glasgow West End, G12 0SH. Saturday 2nd September 2-p.m. – 5 p.m. Admission free. Explore site, meet plotholders and find out how you can grow your own vegetables and fruit. Refreshments, home-baking freshly harvested produce and flowers, BBQ and tombola,

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Dave Arcari album launch – Live At Memorial Hall

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Jim and I had a brilliant time this evening (Thursday, 24 August, 2017) at the Scottish Music Centre for the media launch of Dave Arcari’s new album ‘Live at Memorial Hall’. Sponsored by Glengoyne Distillery, it was a very enjoyable event with delicious nibbles served along with nips of Glengoyne and kilt lifters, Glengoyne, Drambuie […]

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Oxfam Music Shop Byres Road

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Since 2002 Oxfam Music has been selling a wide array of vinyl LPs and singles from every conceivable genre of music. You can also find a range of musical instruments, hi fi equipment, music books, cassettes, CDs, pop memorabilia and many other items of a musical nature.  Everything is kindly donated by the local community. […]

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Tapsalteerie, Mitchell Library, 30 September, 2017

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In Scotland there was a folklore tradition, prior to the reformation to hold a Festival of Unreason, presided over by a character known, variously, as the Lord of Misrule or more usually, in Scotland, the Abbot of Unreason. This was a topsy-turvy event, where the normal order of things changed for the duration. This is […]

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Byres Road Book Festival, 21 – 25 September, 2017

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Byres Road Book Festival returns for its second year with a fabulous programme of readings, discussions and conversations. These will take place between 22 – 25 September, 2017 at  three local venues: The Oxfam Bookshop, Hillhead Library and Waterstones Byres Road.  www.byresroadbookfestival.com EVENTS AT OXFAM BOOKSHOP Christopher Brookmyre 22nd September, 2017 – Hillhead Library, 348 […]

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Short Courses Open Day University of Glasgow, 26 August, 2017

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26 August, 2017 10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. The Glasgow Club Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AW Open to the public, come along to the Short Courses Open Day! 26 August 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm – a great opportunity to learn about the 250+ courses the University offers each year.  Short courses are delivered throughout […]

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Carcassonne, July, 2017

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Helen Rose Outdoor Diary. Carcassonne.  Although I have been to the Languedoc in south west France many times, I have never visited Carcassonne. Carcassonne is a fortified town in the Aude Department of Occitane. It has been inhabited since the Neolithic period and is located in the Aude plain between historic trade routes, linking the […]

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Fox Star at the Tron Outdoor Stage, Merchant City Festival, Saturday 22 July, 2017

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Fox Star at the Tron – Outdoor Stage for Merchant City Festival. In collaboration with the Tron Theatre Bar and Restaurant Fox Star is programming two weekends of live music 22/23/29/30. There will be solo acts, bands and lots of entertaining performances – all free. Line up for Saturday 22nd July, 2017 12.00 – 8 […]

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Urban Canvas 3D, Merchant City Festival, 27 – 30 July, 2017

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3D piece of anamorphic pavement art created in chalks, pastels and temporary paints. LIVE Anamorphic pavement art, also known as 3D Pavement art! Using nothing more than chalks and artists pigment: Watch the creation of a unique piece of mind-boggling illusionary art; you simply will not believe what your eyes are telling you, as the work […]

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TRNSMT Festival Glasgow Green 7 – 9 July, 2017

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2017 – call for programmers

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Call for GYFF Young Programmers Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) will take place 22 – 24 September 2017. GYFF is one of the most innovative and creative youth film festivals in Europe, and GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL are looking for young people to help programme it! Could you be one of GYFF Young Programmers for 2017? For the […]

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