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West End Festival Glasgow

2017 west end festival

Friday 2nd until Sunday 25 June, 2017

Glasgow’s largest community cultural event, the West End Festival, returns for its 21st 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 and workshops.

Many events have free admission.

www.westendfestival.co.uk

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

Patrick Monahan – That 80’s Show Stand Comedy Club, 25 June, 2017

Stand Comedy Club, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG Sunday 25 Jun 8:30pm £14/£10 concession www.thestand.co.uk A fun-filled first half full of games and dancing warms up for the second half which is “That 80s Show” making a great night out! It’s the 1980’s and Patrick’s Irish-Iranian family arrive in Teesside escaping from the Iran war. […]

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West End Festival: The Coach House, Summer Family Market, Saturday 24 June, 2017

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The Coach House, 84 Belmont Lane, G12 8EN Saturday 24 Jun 10:30am Free entry www.thecht.co.uk Come and join us for our fabulous fun filled family market in Kelvinbridge. There will be sales of plants, arts & Crafts, home baking, tea & coffee, a BBQ, art gallery and musical entertainment. There will also be children’s activities […]

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The Paper Cell by Louise Hutcheson, Book Launch, Waterstones Byres Road, 23 June, 2017

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Join Louise in conversation with the brilliant Alistair Braidwood of Scots Whay Hae! as we launch The Paper Cell. Featuring readings, a Q&A and book signing About the book: From the publisher of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project, The Paper Cell is the first in a new series of distinctive, standalone crime stories, each […]

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West End Festival: West End Women, Craft and Design Fair, Hillhead Bookclub, Saturday 24 June, 2017

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Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, G12 8BE Saturday 24 Jun 11:00am – 4 p.m. Free entry www.hillheadbookclub.co.uk Amy Mae, Freya Alder and Isabella Bunnell present W(est) E(nd) Women at the Hillhead Bookclub. A day’s programme of workshops, good tunes, women makers and great beer. Make some stuff, buy some stuff and meet your fellow #girlgang. […]

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West End Festival, Annie Keating plus Paul Tasker, Kelvindale Bowling Club, Friday 23 June, 2017

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Kelvindale Bowling Club, 91 Baronald Drive, Glasgow, G12 0HP Friday 23 Jun 8:00pm Tickets £12 from Tickets Scotland or email soundsinthesuburbs@hotmail.co.uk Annie Keating plays an intimate gig at Kelvindale Bowling Club, featuring songs from “Trick Star”, her seventh and most accomplished album to date, released to wide acclaim in 2016, as well as old favourites. […]

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West End Festival: Absolute Improv Siempre Bicycle Cafe, Partick, 23 and 24 June, 2017

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Siempre Bicycle Cafe, 162 Dumbarton Road, G11 6XE Friday 23 Jun 8:00pm Saturday 24 Jun 8:00pm £8 Advance sales from Brown Paper Tickets www.tbcimprov.co.uk Improv comedy a la “Whose Line is it Anyway?”. A fast-paced show that will have you coming back for more. Family friendly. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016. Witty sketches […]

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West End Festival: Holyrood Pleasure Gardens Summer Fete, Saturday 24 June, 2017

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Holyrood Crescent, G20 6HH  – off Great Western Road, near St George’s Cross Underground Saturday 24 Jun 1:30pm – 4:30 p.m. £2 on the gate/ Children Free Holyrood Pleasure Gardens’ annual summer fete. Fun for all the family in these beautiful private gardens. Live music; burgers, curries, cake stall, tombola, bouncy castle, face painting and […]

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West End Festival Cinico by Allan Cameron, Waterstones Byres Road, Thursday 22 June, 2017

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As part of the West End Festival, author Allan Cameron will be at Watertones Byres Road, 351-355 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AU on Thursday 22nd June, 2017. Allan will be talking about his latest book, ‘Cinico; Travels with a good professor at the time of the Scottish Referendum’  The narrator pretends to be an author and […]

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West End Festival, Bag O’ Nails, Open Mic, 22 June, 2017

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Bag O-Nails : Free Feelin Open Stage Bag O’Nails, 165 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow, G11 6AA Thursday 22 Jun 8:00pm Free entry www.bag-o-nails.co.uk > Hosted by one of Glasgow’s finest musicians, Alan Anderson. Come along and have a play with our house band. www.westendfestival.co.uk More events at the west end festival 2017

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West End Festival, Completing the Terrace: Highburgh Road, Talk, Hillhead Library, 22 June, 2017

Hillhead Library Thursday 22 June, 2017 6:30pm Free entry David Robertson, Director of Four Acres Charitable Trust, explains the background behind the completion in 2016 of the missing half of the beautiful red sandstone 1890s terrace in Highburgh Road – one of the more unusual examples of West End development in recent years – and […]

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British Piano Music: Peter Seivewright, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross,Wed 21 June, 2017

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Peter Seivewright Mackintosh Queen’s Cross 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL Wednesday 21 Jun 7:30pm Tickets £8 in advance, £10 at the door Join soloist Peter Seivewright for an intriguing recital of British piano music, played on the Mackintosh’s fabulous concert Steinway. Programme: John Bull (b.1562) – Walsingham Variations Peter Thorne (b.1955) – Toccata Cyril Scott […]

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West End Festival: Bard at the Botanics, Timon of Athens, 22 and 23 June, 2017

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Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, G12 8QX Thursday 22 Jun 8:00pm Friday 23 Jun 8:00pm £22.50/£15 (Concession) For details of other shows see: www.bardinthebotanics.co.uk Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, G12 0UE Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens showers gifts and hospitality on […]

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West End Festival: Requiem for Solstice University Chapel, Wednesday 21 June, 2017

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University Chapel University Avenue, G12 8QQ Wednesday 21 June, 2017 9:00pm Free entry Celebrate the Longest Day with a late evening concert by candlelight in the tranquil surroundings of the University Memorial Chapel. The Chapel Choir present a programme of reflective music including a Requiem mass setting. The University Chapel, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University […]

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Red Raw, The Stand Comedy Club, Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Part of West End Festival Red Raw Stand Comedy Club 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG Tuesday 20 Jun 7:30pm £3 www.thestand.co.uk Our long-running weekly new comedy showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. Catch up to ten new acts – some treading the boards for the very first time. This […]

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West End Wildlife, Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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(By Hildesvini (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons) Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Free entry Jim Coyle MBE of Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserves, illustrates the birds and other wildlife to be found during a typical year in the gardens, parks and open spaces of Glasgow’s west end.  He will also explain […]

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West End Festival: Glasgow Piano City: Lids Open Day Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 18 June, 2017

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Mackintosh Queen’s Cross 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL Sunday 18 Jun 10:00am Free Entry, but to play pre-booking required via www.glasgowpianocity.org. www.crmsociety.org Come and play three remarkable pianos at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross! Play the historic Steinway grand piano and the unique Broadwood upright (designed by Baillie Scott) as well as ‘Beatrix Rose’, the newly created […]

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West End Festival: Amicus Orchestra, St Mary’s Cathedral, Saturday 17 June, 2017

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St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9JB Saturday 17 June, 2017 7.30 p.m. Tickets at the door £10/Concessions £8/£5/ƒree www.westendfestival.co.uk Festival Highlights

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The Last of the Mohicans (1920) with Live Score from David Allison Websters Theatre, 17 June, 2017

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  Websters Theatre (Lansdowne Church), 416 Great Western Road, G4 9HZ Saturday 17 Jun 8:00pm Tickets £8 in advance and £10 at the door (includes booking fee). www.webstersglasgow.com Adapted from James Fenimore Cooper’s famous novel, this 1920s silent film of “The Last of the Mohicans” is the story of two sisters at the fort commanded […]

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Father’s Day Crafternoon Tea Grosvenor Cinema, 24 Ashton Lane 18 June, 2017

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Father’s Day Crafternoon Tea  Grosvenor Cinema, 24 Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ Sunday 18 June, 2017 2:00pm £25 per person Celebrate Father’s Day with a special screening of “Shaun of the Dead”, a movie where a man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and […]

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West End Festival:Film screening: Local Landmarks – Loved & Lost, 14 June, 2017

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6-7pm Free entry but please book in advance www.movingimage.nls.uk West End born and bred film curator, Liam Paterson, will take you on an adventure through the old streets of Glasgow with specially selected films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. See Scottish landmarks, both loved and lost, on the big screen in […]

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Kittlin Album Launch, West End Festival, 23 June, 2017

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Kelvinside Hillhead Church, Saltoun St, Glasgow G12 9AR 23 June, 2017 7.30 p.m. Part of West End Festival  www.westendfestival.co.uk West End Festival

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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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Woodlands Community Gardens, Big Lunch for Jo Cox, Sunday, 18 June, 2017

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Woodlands Community Garden’s Big Lunch Sunday 18th June, 2017 12.30 – 2.30 pm Bring a vegetarian dish and/or cakes to share   Enjoy a midsummer feast in the beautiful surroundings of Woodlands Community Garden. Celebrate the diversity of our community with food from around the globe. Our big lunch is part of the Great Get […]

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Glasgow Shopping: Currie and Quirk Opticians, Byres Road, G12

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Eye Care and Quality Eye Wear 142 – 144 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TD, 0141 339 2900  currieandquirk@aol.com Special Sunglasses Sale at Currie and Quirk during the West End Festival Until 28 June, 2017 Make a point of popping into Currie and Quirk during the festival to take advantage of their fabulous sunglasses sale. You’ll […]

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Mackintosh Stencilling Workshop, Queens Cross Church, 16 June, 2017

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Mackintosh Queen’s Cross 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL Friday 16 Jun 10:00am £40 Further details Back by popular demand for 2017 – a full day stencilling workshop led by Glasgow artist Elisabeth Culshaw. Use Mackintosh’s stencils to tackle backgrounds and designs and apply your stencil to keep. Teas, coffee and materials provided. Lunch not provided. […]

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West End Festival: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert and other works, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sat 10 June, 2017

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St Mary’s Festival Chorus and Big Band present Duke Ellington’s rarely performed Sacred Concert (arr. Hoybye/Pedersen) along with a selection of other notable works for Big Band. Influenced by emotive events in his last decade, the Sacred Concert has been described as “bringing the Cotton Club to the church”. Joining us for this evening as […]

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Hyperfunk at the Wee Dram, West End Festival Special, 9 June, 2017

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Come and start your night off in the wee dram with the hyperfunk team. Deejays from 8-12 playing all the hottest trax to get you ready for anything. Free entry all night! Free Admission The Dram, 232 – 245 Woodlands Road, G3 6ND Event on Facebook

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens: 200 Years Hillhead Library, Talk, Hillhead Library, 5 June, 2017

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Hillhead Library 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Monday 05 Jun 6:30pm Free entry Ewen Donaldson, General Manager, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, will present the prestigious 200-year history of the Botanic Gardens, including recent milestones such as refurbishment of the “Main Range” glasshouses, restoration of the “A” Listed Kibble Palace, and the new Tearoom in the Curator’s […]

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Alan Dapre : Porridge The Tartan Cat And The Brawsome Bagpipes Hillhead Library, 5 June,2017

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Hillhead Library 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Monday 05 June 1:15pm classconnections@glasgowlife.org.uk or 0141 287 2989 When Porridge was a wee kitten he toppled into a tin of tartan paint — which is easy to do and not so easy to say. Now he lives by Loch Loch with the quirky McFun family: Gadget Grandad, […]

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