West End Festival Glasgow.

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Glasgow’s largest community cultural event, the West End Festival, is now celebrating its 23rd year.

You will find a fabulous, diverse programme with local and international acts, activities, projects, music, local history, art exhibitions, film,  theatre, dance, talks, walks, workshops, gala days and special events.

Many events have free admission.

www.westendfestival.co.uk

Keep your eye on this page for updates, highlights, galleries and reviews

Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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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 Looking Out to […]

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Cranhill Carmen, OranMor, West End Festival 2018

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Mini Musicals at OranMor Oran Mor, Top of Byres Road, G12 8QX Monday 25 June – Saturday 30 June, 2018 £12.50 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri / £10 Wed / £14 Sat Cranhill Carmen by Benny Young. It’s Glasgow. Mid 1950s. The story of Carmen McGurn, a tobacco factory worker. She meets two men late at […]

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Glasgow Mela 2018

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Sunday 24 June, 2018 12 oo p.m. – 8 p.m. Kelvingrove Park,Kelvin Way, Glasgow G12 Scotland’s biggest free multicultural festival – bursts with live music, theatre performances, exotic and mouth-watering foods from around the globe and fun for all ages. Back on Sunday 24 June at Kelvingrove Park! Full line-up, led by bhangra superstar Miss […]

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Willow Bank Bowling Club Summer Fete, West End Festival 2018

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Sunday 24 Jun 2:00pm Willowbank Bowling Club, 36 Dowanside Road, G12 9DW £1 Entry Giving bowls a try. Come along to Willow Bank Bowling Club’s annual Summer Fete where there will be a variety of activities, stalls, tea & coffees and home baking.Also why not have a go at Petanque (French Boule) on our new […]

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Filed under: West End Festival Glasgow

West End Festival Summer Programme 2018

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  Moonshine in the West End this June 31 May – 30 June,  2018 Glasgow’s favourite festival, the West End Festival is all set for its 23rd year with a fabulous month long programme. Super ambitious there will be over 100 organisations participating in the West End Festival with 350 events taking place over 75 […]

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The Great Street Play and The Big Lunch, Queen Margaret Drive, West End Festival 2018

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Sunday 24 Jun, 2018 11:00am – 4 p.m.  Free event Calling children, families and residents! Queen Margaret Drive Community invites you for The Great Street Play and The Big Lunch in a closing celebration of the West End Festival. Get ready for Outdoor Street Play, get ready to join In The Big Lunch on the […]

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Bard in the Botanics West End Festival 2018

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Bard In The Botanics Wed 20 – Sat 30 June, 2018  7:45pm  Botanic Gardens £20 / £15 conc Buy tickets See full details Scotland’s biggest and best loved Shakespeare festival returns to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens with the “Star-cross’d Lovers” season, celebrating love in its various forms. The season opens with “Romeo and Juliet” and “Antony […]

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Isla and Pickle: The Highland Show – Hillhead Library, West End Festival

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  Saturday 23 June, 2018 at 2pm With llustrator and author Kate McLelland At Hillhead Library – the wonderful illustrator and author Kate McLelland, bestselling illustrator of ‘There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie’ – Isla and her best friend Pickle, an adorable miniature Shetland pony, can’t wait to take part in the […]

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Ceilidh at Vinicombe Street Piazza, West End Festival 2018

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Outdoor Ceilidh at Vinicombe Street Piazza Saturday 23 June, 2018 – 2-4pm approx. Come and join the West End Festival and the Glasgow Folk Music Workshop for our second annual outdoor ceilidh at the recently pedestrianised piazza at Vinicombe Street. A true festival highlight- this event never fails to please. Come and have a dance to […]

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Friday, June 22, 2018 | Filed under: West End Festival Glasgow

West End Festival 2018 Music For A Summer Saturday  Wellington Church

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Saturday 23 June, 2018 1:00pm Wellington Church, 77 Southpark Avenue, G12 8LE Students of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland A richly varied concert given by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Programme will include music by the Genovia Bassoon Quartet, soprano and mezzo duets by Francesca Calvert and Olivia Hemmings, and piano music and improvisations […]

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The National Theatre of Scotland presents: The Reason I Jump, West End Festival 2018

At The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow  11 to 23 June 2018                        Opening performance on 12 June 2018 at 7pm. Part of the West End Festival Booking details See Local Ticket Offer The Reason I Jump Based on the book by Naoki Higashida,translated […]

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Spotlight on Cinemas – West End Festival 2018

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Monday, 25 June, 20128 – 6.30 p.m.  Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Gordon Barr, co-founder of www.scottishcinemas.org highlights the architectural history of cinema, including converted roller-skating rinks, the earliest purpose-built halls, and the peculiarly Scottish ‘back court’ theatres, with a focus on the West End of Glasgow, which has long been famous for […]

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All Dayer OranMor, West End Festival 2018

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Òran Mór’s West End Festival All Dayer is back for it’s 7th year on Sunday 24th June and with another great line-up in store! 15 BANDS – 3 STAGES – 1 VENUE Full Line-Up: VESSELS MALCOLM MIDDLETON JOHN BRAMWELL (I AM KLOOT) BE CHARLOTTE MAN OF MOON BOY AZOOGA CARLA J. EASTON AVA LOVE WUH OH […]

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Museum of the Moon, West End Festival 2018

 Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL   Tuesday 29 May 10:00am until Sunday 24 Jun 10:00am Museum of the Moon is an artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring an impressive seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.  The internally lit sphere […]

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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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Cindigo, Poets at West End Festival

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30 June, 2018  2.30 p.m. – 4.30p.m. Hillhead Library, 348  Byres Road, G12 8AP Stuart Paterson is looking forward to being part of this Glasgow West End Festival event – 5 poets from the Cinnamon and Indigo Dreams publishing houses performing together in the sumptuous surroundings of Hillhead Library. ‘I will, of course, be giein […]

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Botanic Gardens: Sandyford To Kelvinside

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Walk with Ewen Donaldson, Thursday 21 Jun 7:00pm Ewan Donaldson is the General Manager of the Botanic Gardens. Join him on a walk from the old to the new location of Botanic Gardens.  Tickets £7.50 From Waterstones, 351 Byres Road, G12 8AU In 1817, the new Botanic Gardens, founded by James Hopkirk, was laid out […]

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Kittlin and the Carlton 3, West End Festival

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Thursday 21 June 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Kelvinside Hillhead Church, Saltoun Street, Observatory Road Glasgow G12 9AG Event on Facebook www.westendfestival.co.uk

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The Big Sunday, West End Festival

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  Sunday 17 June, 2018  12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kelvingrove Park, Kelvin Way, Glasgow G3 A community led festival day out, for all the family. With live bands, music, food, and a BMX showcase Event on Facebook  

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery Outdoor Ceilidh, West End Festival

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Sunday 10 June, 2018 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Kelvingrove Art Gallery, 3 Argyle Street, G3 8AG Another year of one of the West End Festival’s most eagerly anticipated highlights! Music and dancing, a chance to dance to the traditional tunes of Scotland at the steps of the famous Kelvingrove Art Galleries.With the musicians of […]

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Friday, June 8, 2018 | Filed under: Dance, West End Festival Glasgow

Lazy Saturday Afternoon, Friends of the River Kelvin at West End Festival

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Saturday 9 June, 2018 – 2 p.m. Ha’penny Bridge House, 135 Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL off Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL Friends of the River Kelvin (FORK) present Lazy Saturday Afternoon.Come and enjoy the music of local artists in the gorgeous location of Ha’Penny Bridge House on the banks of the River Kelvin. westendfestival.co.uk FORK on […]

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The Art of Words, Thistle Gallery, 14 June, 2018

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Fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Thursday, June 14th, 2018 – 7 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. Wine / Raffle/ Canapes  – Tickets £15 Part of West End Festival Well known and much loved author Carl MacDougall (Someone Always Robs […]

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West End Festival 2018 Songwriting Workshop with Chiara Berardelli

Ha’penny Bridge House, 135 Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL off Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL   Saturday 16 Jun, 2018 2:00pm Chiara Berardelli is a singer/songwriter, musician and recording artist with a Masters in Songwriting. Join her for an afternoon of song sharing and feedback on your creations.Bring along those half-finished songs and be inspired to complete […]

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It’s all kicking off at the West End Festival 2018

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23rd West End Festival 31 May – 30 June, 2018 From gala days and choral concerts to literary events and children’s activities, the West End Festival celebrates its natural habitat in Glasgow’s west end. The festival includes, “McAlister in Wonderland”, a production which commemorates the end of the First World War and actors are doing […]

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A TRIP DOWN PENE LANE  (The Hidden Story), West End Festival 2018

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One woman’s journey from the Convent to the start of Old Age (according to the Japanese) Pene Herman-Smith tells her story in Verse, Movement and Lies with the help of Angel Cards and a Thank You Tree. To enjoy the Gallery space numbers will be limited, but in true Opening Tradition a glass of wine […]

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Take A Walk On The Weill Side, West End Festival 2018

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Saturday 9 June, 2018–  7:45pm St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, G4 9J £15.00, concession £12.50 Kurt Weill was one of the greatest theatre showmen of his day. He wrote music of biting satire and wit, with stories of cruel, calculating women battling against the politics of wartorn Europe. His genius endures with classics […]

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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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Ashton Lane Street Party, West End Festival

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Sunday 3 June, 2018,12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ashton Lane, Ruthven Lane, Creswell Lane and Vinicombe Street (off Byres Road) G12 ‘Aaahhh Sunday. The day of rest. Wait, what?! Said who? We’ve got much better plans in store for you!’ Yup, that’s right. It’s back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! Head along as […]

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Wilton Street Garden Fete, West End Festival 2018

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Wilton Street Garden Fete  Wilton Street Gardens, G20 6RE Wilton Street, G20 6RE Saturday 02 Jun 1:30pm Wilton Street Garden Fete is back for a fourth year at WEF! Everyone’s welcome for a fun filled afternoon with kids’ entertainment, BBQ, scrumptious cakes, local artists and craft workers, apple juicing, bric-a-brac, massage and music. And this […]

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The Art of Words, Thistle Gallery, 7 June, 2018

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Fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Thursday, June 7th, 2018 – 7 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. Wine / Raffle/ Canapes  – Tickets £15 Part of West End Festival Accomplished author Graeme Macrae Burnet (His Bloody Project) will be reading extracts from […]

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