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West End Festival 2015

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Friday, 5 to Sunday, 28 June.

The festival will include a programme of over 400 events in some 80 venues across the greater west end of Glasgow. It will music, theatre, walks, talks and community galas – many events are free to attend.

The Mardi Gras Parade will take place on Sunday 7th June.

www.westendfestival.co.uk

Clydeside Open Art Show – Submission Now Open

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Submissions are now open for one of West Dunbartonshire’s foremost art shows, the Clydeside Open Art Show 2016. The Open Art Show saw more than 6,400 people visiting the show last year and over 100 works exhibited. Applications from artists keen to showcase their work in any discipline – including fine art, photography, ceramics, textiles […]

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West End Festival’s Electric Gardens 13 November – 6 December, 2015

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This winter’s light and sound experience from the West End Festival in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens ‘The Electric Gardens II: Lux Botanicum’. Friday, 13 November to Sunday, 6 December, 2015 Last Week-End Folks – ends 6th December We went along – we loved it:   Building on last winter’s successful event, the experience will encourage adults, […]

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West End Festival Closing Concert, Kelvingrove Bandstand Sun 28 June, 2015

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JOHN BEATTIE, JO CALLIS (THE HUMAN LEAGUE) & GRAEME CLARK (WET WET WET) Kelvingrove Bandstand, Kelvin Way, G12 Sunday 28th June, 2015 1 – 7 p.m. Free event Featuring  a host of musical talent including rugby legend and BBC Radio Scotland broadcaster John Beattie and his band, Jo Callis (The Human League) and Graeme Clark […]

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Crime After Dark With Caro Ramsay Oran Mor Tuesday 23 June, 2015

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Crime After Dark With Caro Ramsay Oran Mor – Top of Byres Road, G12 8QX Tuesday 23 June, 2015 8:00pm Glasgow Noir! We’ve heard about Tartan Noir, now discover Glasgow Noir! Glasgow’s own doyenne of darkness Caro Ramsay returns to host Crime After Dark. An evening of tautly written edge of your seat crime fiction […]

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New Writer Showcase Oran Mor Monday 22 June, 2015

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New Writer Showcase Oran Mortop of Byres Road, G12 8QX Monday 22 June, 2015  8:00pm New Writer Showcase, presented by Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. The best and the brightest rising stars emerging from the Creative Writing course at the University will entertain with words and wit, and some music in the atmospheric […]

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FORK Summer Gala Saturday 20th June, 2015

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Friends of The River Kelvin Gala Poster designed by local illustrator and Alice Dansey-Wright  http://cargocollective.com/alicedanseywright As part of the West End Festival, FORK organises a Gala on the river every year. An opportunity to show off, network with local people and organisations, celebrate the wonderful River Kelvin…. and have a great time! The area around […]

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Children’s Events West End Festival 2015

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The 20th West End Festival has a wonderful programme including a fabulous range of events for children and families. Some of them are highlighted below and more can be found in the West End Festival Programme Children and Families Nick Sharratt Family Event 20 June, 2015 12.00 a.m.         Hillhead Library          A […]

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IAIN FORBES + KING OF BIRDS + CHLOE MARIE, CC Music Shop, Sunday 21 June, 2015

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  IAIN FORBES @ The West End Festival + KING OF BIRDS + CHLOE MARIE    Sunday 21 June, 2015 3:00pm – 6:00pm Part of West End Festival CC Music Shop33 Otago Street, Glasgow G12 8JJ Join us at CC Music on Sunday 21st June for a performance by one the UK’s finest virtuoso guitarists, the […]

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Street Festival, Queen Margaret Drive, 21 June, 2015

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Part of West End Festival Sunday 21st June – part of Queen Margaret Drive closed to traffic from 9am till 6pm to allow all the residents and visitors to enjoy the festival! Street play for the whole family (sports and games, arts & crafts in Oban Lane, inflatables, disco dome), stalls with great food and […]

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Raintown at CC Music Shop – West End Festival

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Part of West End Festival On Sunday, 14 June, 2015, I went along with Jim and his dad, Jimmy, to catch Raintoun perform at CC Music Shop, 33 Otago Street in Hillhead.   I’d been hearing a fair bit about the band, described as ‘the hottest new duo in the Country/Americana scene.’ Maverick Magazine, so […]

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Elaine C Smith and Christina Dunwoodie: Torch Song Divas, Websters Theatre, 19/20 June, 2015

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Elaine C Smith and Christina Dunwoodie: Torch Song DivasWebsters Theatre (Lansdowne Church), 416 Great Western Road, G4 9HZ Friday 19 June, 2015 8:00pmSaturday 20 June, 2015 8:00pm £15 www.primavoce.org.uk The fabulous voices of Torch Song Divas Elaine C Smith and Christina Dunwoodie combine the earthiness of soul, blues and jazz with the lyricism of classic […]

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Sol Summer Season of Classic Cuts at Òran Mór, Until 20th June, 2015

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PHILOCTETESby SophoclesAdapted by Benny YoungDirected by Liz CarruthersFeaturing George Docherty, Daniel Portman and Benny Young Running at PPP Oran Mor from 15th – 20th June. ‘Those whom the Gods would punish first drive mad. Those whom the the Gods would test – suffer. Sophocles’ drama about betrayal, deceit and prophesy. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.’ […]

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Vintage Bus Service, West End Festival, 28 June, 2015

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE  EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM SUNDAY 21 JUNE TO SUNDAY 28 JUNE. Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust: Vintage Bus Service Riverside Transport Museum, West End, Hyndland, Victoria Park, Anniesland and Botanic Gardens.Riverside, Glasgow, G3 Sunday 28 JunE, 2015 11:30am www.gvvt.org Free vintage bus service. Travel on our restored historic buses and coaches […]

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Great day out at Wilton Street Gala, West End Festival, 2015

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What a lovely afternoon I had today (13 June, 2015) at Wilton Street Gala. I went along with my friend, Maggie Graham, and my grandson, Ryan, and although the sun didn’t shine, the atmosphere was great. The locals had pulled together to make the most of their lush community gardens to create the perfect venue. […]

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Glasgow Mela 25th Anniversary Sunday 14th June, 2015

25th Anniversary Sunday 14th June, 2015 Kelvingrove Park, Kelvin Way, G12 Free and open to all. Glasgow Mela is Scotland’s biggest free multicultural festival. It takes place annually, and is open to all ages. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere and entertainment with a diverse programme of colourful performances representing cultures from across the world. […]

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Bard in the Botanics: Love’s Labour’s Lost, West End Festival 24 – 27 June, 2015

Bard in the Botanics : Love’s Labour’s Lost FESTIVAL DATES: 24 – Sat 27 June – 7:45pm Tickets £17.50 (£10 conc). Phone 0141 429 0022 for bookings www.bardinthebotanics.co.uk In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King of Navarre and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for […]

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West End Science 13 June, 2015

West End Science Barratts Newagent 263 Byres Road, G12 8LT Saturday 13 Jun 2:00pm All tickets £7.50. Please get a ticket in advance from Barretts Newsagent, 263 Byres Road from May 5. This tells you where to start the walk! A stroll with Glasgow author Ian R Mitchell around places associated with eminent scientists who […]

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Read It In A Different Language The Language Hub Children’s Bookshop Sunday 14 June 2015

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Read It In A Different Language The Language Hub Children’s Bookshop Sunday 14 June 20151.30-3.30      Another chance to find out what your favourite children’s books sound like in another language. Suitable for children aged 3-7 and their grown ups. Promises to be fun and interactive: 1.30 – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt […]

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Na Neonachain: Alien’s Love Underpants (3-5 yrs) An Lèanag, Saturday 20 June, 2015

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    Na Neonachain: Alien’s Love Underpants (3-5 yrs) An Lèanag, 32 Mansefield Street, Partick, Glasgow, G11 5QP   Saturday 20 June, 2015   part of West End Festival   In this Scottish Gaelic fun session, for ages 3 to 5 years, we focus on the story of Na Neonachain. We learn about space and the […]

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Benefit in aid of Cosgrove Care, 17 June, 2015, The Stand

Cosgrove Care is a charity that specialises in providing personalised support and care services for children and adults who have learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and mental health issues living in and around Glasgow. The Stand, Glasgow 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG   Doors 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8/£7   Part of West End Festival 2015

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Gemma Hayes + Andrew Mitchell Oran Mor, Sat 13 June, 2015

 Gemma Hayes+ Andrew Mitchell (Hazey Janes/Idlewild) Oran Mor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 Saturday 13 June, 2015 Entry Requirements: Over 14s General Admission (e-ticket)£16.50 (+£1.65 S/C) Gemma Hayes’ new album, Bones + Longing is a thing of strange and wondrous beauty. It carves out its own spooky spaces, reaching from her heart to your […]

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Wilton Street Garden Fete, Saturday 13 June, 2015

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Wilton Gardens Saturday 13 Jun 1:30pm part of www.westendfestival.co.uk Free Event. After last year’s success, the Wilton Street Garden fête is back! The Wilton Island Association is organising its second WEF event with special performances from the Sirens of Titan choir. An afternoon of fun for all with local artists, masseuse, kids’ entertainment, barbecue, cakes […]

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Colleen Brown, West End Festival, 26 June, 2015

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Queen Margaret Union, University of Glasgow, G12 26 June, 2015 “The talents of this Edmonton-based musician shine like a beacon. Her boldly written originals… have the good bones and great melodic rhythm of classic big-screen pop songs from the sixties and seventies.” – The Globe and Mail Music: http://bit.ly/colleen-brown-samplerVideo: https://youtu.be/ucLEyeTHayE Colleen Brown has spent the […]

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Cottier Project – Lunchtime Leiders at The Hunterian June 2015

Cottier Chamber Project Lunchtime Lieder Wednesday 10 June 20151.10pmHunterian MuseumAdmission free Francis Church and Jeremy Silver perform Schubert’s Schwanengesang D.957. Part of a series of free concerts organised by the Cottier Chamber Project for The West End Festival. Concerts take place at 1.10pm every weekday from 8 – 19 June in The Hunterian Museum. Each […]

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The Kelpies Maquettes and the G20 Heritage Exhibition, The Kibble Palace, until 25 Jun, 2015.

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The Kelpies Maquettes– the little Kelpies sparkled in the sun for the opening of The G20 Heritage Exhibition (Friends of Queen Margaret Drive) as part of the West End Festival.  The sculptures, created by Andy Scott at his Maryhill workshop, will be at the Botanic Gardens until 25th June.  The smaller version of Scott’s giant […]

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G20 Heritage Exhibition, Kibble Palace, 9 – 25 June, 2015

Launch of the G20 Heritage Exhibition at The Kibble. The sun was shining on the beautiful Kelpies for the opening of this exhibition G20 Heritage Exhibition Launch

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Here and There (7 documentaries), Japan Desk, 9th, 10th and 11th June, 2015, University Chapel

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Here and There (7 documentaries) University ChapelUniversity Avenue, G12 8QQ 12.30 – 2.30 p.m. Free Event. Seven documentaries made by Glasgow-based Japanese journalists. Tues 9th: “Our Scotland: a Japanese perspective” and “Our Japan: Bucharest students’ view”. Wed 10th: “The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow” and “Live a tradition in Maramures, […]

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West End Festival Ashton Road car park Market – Sat 6 and Sun 7 June, 2015

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Ashton Road Market Saturday 06 Jun 11:00amSunday 07 Jun 11:00am The successful West End Festival Ashton Road car park Market makes a welcome return, and this year we are delighted to be open for business on both Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June (Parade Day). Come and have a potter around our market stalls where […]

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Village Green Resurrection Rio Cafe Friday 05 June, 2015 at 7:30pm

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Village Green Resurrection Rio Cafe21 Hyndland Street, G11 5QF Friday 05 Jun 7:30pm Free Event “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” is the sixth studio album by the English rock group The Kinks, released in November 1968. Come witness it recreated by local bands and artists in its entirety! Featuring: Scunner. Part of […]

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Makers’ Market, 7 June, The Kibble Palace

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Part of the West End Festival

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