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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 We seem to have been waiting quite a while for the cafe´to emerge, when you step inside it’s easy to understand why. You’ll find yourself in an elegant space with stylish decor, streamlined wooden shelves, an impressive gleaming coffee maker, attractive pottery […]

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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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Glasgow West End, Glasgow Festivals, Bicentenary at the Botanics, Art, Eating Out and Shopping

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Glasgow is a great city for festivals, no sooner has one finished that another one appears on the horizon . I had a fantastic time at both Glasgow Film Festival and Aye Write! Glasgow’s book festival. Glasgow Film Festival 2017 I managed to see some very good films at  the festival including Handsome Devil, the […]

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Last Open Mic at Rio Cafe with host Paul Ross, 30 March, 2017

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The last open mic at Rio Thursday 30 March, 2017 – 9 p.m. Rio Cafe, 27 Hyndland Street, G11 5QF  Event on Facebook  

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Glasgow Vegan Festival, Trades Hall , 27 and 28 May, 2017

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Fifty fantastic stalls, 8 world food caterers, all day talks and all day cookery demos. £3 per day payable on the day on the door. Come hungry! To find out more information please email: veganeventsuk@gmail.com 85 Glassford Street, G1 1UH 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 27 and 28 May, 2017 Event on Facebook

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It’s Only The End Of The World, GFT, 1 and 2 April, 2017

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Assured young auteur Xavier Dolan returns with his sixth feature, an adaptation of Jean-Luc Lagarce’s play: a claustrophobic family drama about an award-winning dramatist who returns to his hometown after more than a decade away. Revealing to his family that he is dying, Louis (Gaspard Ulliel) ignites a pressure cooker of familial melodrama with each […]

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Italian Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, 10 – 15 March, 2017

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Italian Film Festival 10 – 15 March, 2017 GFT The annual celebration of Italian cinema returns with a wide-ranging programme that stretches from promising new talents to established greats. Highlights this year include Paolo Virzi’s hugely successful Like Crazy and the Kafkaesque comedy Ears which was one of the discoveries of the Venice Film Festival. […]

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Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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16 January – 20 March, 2017 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Creative Conversations: Best-Selling Crime Writer Ian Rankin – 20 March Monday 20 March, 2017 – 1 p.m. University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ  www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Ian Rankin is […]

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Kathyrn Joseph with Jamie Flett and Amy Sawers, BAad, 19th March, 2017

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“VERY SPECIAL INDEED” | Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music Kathryn Joseph released her debut album – bones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled – in January 2015. It quietly became much-loved among a keen-eared band of admirers, before a surge of critical acclaim culminated with it winning Scottish Album of the Year […]

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The Tale of the Hanged Man by Jane Sweeney

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Frankenstein in Glasgow – Ure and Jeffray Did you hear the one about the early 19th century blogger, an anatomist, a hanged man and a well-known author? I hadn’t until I was reading through some old writings about Glasgow. I had abandoned reading all my Christmas present cook books, my husband being too much of […]

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Pat’s Glasgow West End Diary, February, 2017 – Valentines Day, Glasgow Film Festival, Aye Write!, Ten Writers Telling Lies, New Development Plans or Byres Road

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Valentines Day in Glasgow Winter has flown by. I was super busy with the Festive Season and then I had a big seventieth birthday to celebrate; my own. Getting back on track work-wise I’ve been uploading lots of information about Valentines Day in Glasgow. There’s certainly a lot to choose from: romantic movies with ‘Breakfast […]

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New Development Plans for Byres Road, January, 2017

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Byres Road, Glasgow West End’s favourite street is all set for a major redevelopment. Funding of  £9million has been assigned from Glasgow City Region City Deal adding to the  the plans to expand the University of Glasgow Campus at the Western Infirmary with an intended budget of £1 billion over the the next ten years. […]

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – Spring /Summer Season 2017

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Curtain rises on thrilling new spring/summer season at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – January until June, 2017 Performances, masterclasses, festivals and talks … the stage is set for a spectacular spring/summer season of performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), the country’s busiest arts venue. The new programme, which runs until June, is […]

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The King’s Theatre, Glasgow Programme Autumn 2016 – Spring 2017

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See Full Programme of Shows King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN Cinderella (Fri 2 Dec 2016 – Sun 8 Jan 2017) ‘We’ll all be going to the ball this year as Cinderella, the godmother of all pantos, returns to the King’s. Starring Scottish comedy legends Gregor Fisher and Tony Roper as those awfy […]

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Jim’s Photo Diary December 2016: Alan Kitching Exhibition, trip to Crail, trip to St Andrews, Pat’s birthday, Kelvinbridge underground

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Hiire: Matching Jobseekers to Jobs

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Today (Wednesday 16 November, 2016) I met Mike Hughes for a coffee and he told me about his brand new recruitment project, developed in Glasgow West End it aims to match jobseekers to jobs.  Mike is confident that his new system   will make the recruitment process easier. I have to say after hearing about it […]

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Graeme Macrae Burnet at Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow, 12 December, 2016

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I always enjoy Creative Conversations and when I can I head along to the University of Glasgow Chapel to catch Louise Welsh in conversation with a talented writer included in the programme.  The event this week with Graeme Macrae Burnet was a particular highlight attracting a large crowd with other writers in the audience. These […]

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Christmas Panto, OranMor, The Princess and the Pie, Mon, 28 November, 2016 — Fri, 23 December, 2016

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OranMor, Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8QX Mon, 28 November, 2016 — Fri, 23 December, 2016 By Morag Fullarton | Directed By Tony Cownie When Queen Jockina McTatty of Scone emerges from obscurity to find a bride for her son and heir, Prince Angus, the whole of Weegie Land is in thrown into a frenzy. Only […]

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