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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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Havana Glasgow Film Festival, Launch, Oranmor, 28 September, 2017

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Havana Glasgow Film Festival invites you to celebrate the launch of its 2017 program: your passport to Cuba. Enjoy live music, a DJ set, open mic and exclusive insights into the refined and refreshed 4 day program of HGFF ‘17. Get tickets to the best events before they sell out, and get first grabs of […]

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Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

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11th-17th September, 2017 Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival promotes and celebrates Glasgow’s rich architecture and built heritage. The week long programme highlights the city’s wonderful buildings, throwing open the doors to the public. You can also enjoy: walks, talks, tours, exhibitions and a children’s programme. The Festival attracts around 26,000 visitors with more 100 open […]

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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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Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Autumn, 2017 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Leila Aboulela – Mon 25th September, 2017  First Creative Conversations Guest Autumn Programme 2017 University Chapel  – Monday 25 Sepeber, 2017 – 1 pm. All Welcome! Free! Bring your lunch Novelist Alasdair Gray University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building […]

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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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William Young Swimming School, Glasgow

    William Young FIOS, MIOS (TD) Swim School Email or telephone: 07986884556 www.glasgowswimminglessons.com Open Weekend at The Arlington Baths Club at West End Festival 17 and 18 June. Full details Take advantage of special membership deal and learn more about this iconic baths club. Make 2017 the year you learn to swim Since it […]

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Glasgow’s West End Festival, Science Festival, Shopping, Dining Out, Galleries and the Botanics

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West End Festival This is a great time to  be in Glasgow: the West End Festival, highlight of the city’s cultural calendar, has just kicked off. The festival will run until 25 June  with a fabulous programme of events  including: music, theatre, film, walks,  talks, exhibitions and much more.  Our own project Ten Writers Telling […]

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West End Festival, Open Weekend Arlington Baths Club, 17 and 18 June, 2017

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  Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington St, Glasgow G3 6DT Special offer – £10 per week membership deal Free guided tour Come along and discover the oldest baths club of its kind in the world – the Arlington Baths Club was founded in 1870.  Today it’s stlll proud to offer a warm welcome and a […]

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Ten Writers Telling Lies, West End Festival 2017, Waterstones Byres Road, Thursday 8 June, 2017

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Waterstones Bookshop, 351 – 355 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AU Thursday 8 June, 7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between some of Glasgow’s most talented writers and the musician Jim Byrne.  In prose and poetry the writers have captured the story of a song they have co-written. Come […]

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ProjectAbility, New Works by Ronnie McCulloch, The Glad Cafe, 2 – 29 June, 2017

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New works by Ronnie McCulloch Offsite Exhibition 02 Jun 2017 – 29 June 2017 Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG Admission: Free Project Ability proudly presents a collection of new paintings by Aspire artist Ronnie McCulloch for our very first exhibition at the Glad Cafe. Ronnie’s sources of inspiration come largely from popular culture: his favourite television programmes, films and […]

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Sofia Coppola’s La Traviata, GFT, July, 2017

Acclaimed director Sofia Coppola and designer Valentino combine their talents to create one of the most ambitious productions of the renowned opera La Traviata. Working together with a world-class team, the duo’s production breathes spectacular new life into Giuseppe Verdi’s enduring story of tempestuous love and heartbreak. Coppola’s La Traviata has already become one of […]

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Ten Writers Telling Lies book and cd launch review by Mary Irvine

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Ten writers telling lies… The date, Thursday 27th April, 2017.  The venue, Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow.  The event, the culmination of a 15 month project between ten authors and the accomplished musician/songwriter, Jim Byrne. I had attended several ‘taster’ sessions during the project and couldn’t wait to see it in its entirety. And I was not […]

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Bungalow Cafe at Mother India, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

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The Bungalow Cafe adjoins Mother India at 28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow G3 7RU Telephone: 0141 221 1663 See the great new Lunch Menu at The Bungalow Cafe We waited quite a while for the cafe´to emerge, when you step inside it’s easy to understand why. You’ll find yourself in the most elegant of places. You’ll […]

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Jim’s Photo Gallery March 2017: Glasgow University, Ayr beach, Lion and Unicorn Staircase, Park area

I’ve got a new camera (Canon 80D). 🙂 I’ve been experimenting with it and learning how it works. This months photo diary is a mixture of photos I took on my phone and photos I took on my new camera.

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