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Aye Write! Vince Cable – After the Storm,Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 12th Mar 2017

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12th Mar 2017  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Vince Cable’s After the Storm is a fascinating and urgent intervention from one of the key figures in British politics of the past two decades. Vince Cable’s bestselling book, The Storm, explored and explained the causes of the 2008 world economic crisis and […]

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Lynnie Carson with Craig Douglas, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Thurs 9th March

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Since becoming a full time musician Lynnie Carson has been touring Scotland. Playing weddings & pub gigs has become her bread & butter. However, she is now back with a fistful of new, original songs and although they might not be as lucrative as her covers sets she is embarking on some gigs to promote […]

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A Night of Horror – creepy, scary podcasts by Kathleen Kidd

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I’ve been enjoying A Night of Horror’s  short drama podcasts, made in Scotland by Kathleen Kidd.  The podcasts are designed to keep you up at night – you’ll find a selection of spooky stories to listen to on A Night of Horror website. The podcasts are also available to download.. They  last between 3 and 15 […]

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Louise Wylie & Jan Patience – The Making of George Wyllie, CCA, 12th March 2017

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12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  CCA The Making of George Wyllie has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, and arts journalist Jan Patience. A fascinating insight into the great, quixotic life of George Wylie’ Alan Cumming The Making of George Wyllie has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, […]

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Aye Write! Andrew Martin – Night Trains, Mitchell Library, 12th March 2017

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Andrew Martin – Night Trains 12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library In his book Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. Andrew Martin – Night Trains Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their […]

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Aye Write! Alan Bissett Introduces Luke Kennard & Katie Khan Mitchell Library 12 March, 2017

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Alan Bissett Introduces… Luke Kennard & Katie Khan 12th Mar 2017  •  1:15PM – 2:15PM  •  Mitchell Library G3 7ND Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett will be talking to Luke and Katie about their terrifically imaginative debut novels. Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett will be talking to Luke and Katie about their terrifically imaginative debut […]

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Creative Conversations, William Letford, Monday, 27 February, 2017 University of Glasgow

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Creative Conversations: Poet William Letford Creative Conversations Monday 27 February 2017 13:00 – 14:00 University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ William Letford has an M.Litt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. He was the recipient of a New Writer’s Award from the Scottish Book Trust […]

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The Last Five Years, Websters Theatre, 2 – 4 March, 2017

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Tickets £13.50 Adults/£11.50 Concessions (Ticket Price inc. ticket admin fee which will display at the checkout) (fee applicable to all tickets, including tickets bought in person or bought on the day) Following their sell out Production of ‘Rent’, Glasgow Live Productions (GLP) are thrilled to be presenting Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Winner, ‘The Last […]

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International Womens Day, Glasgow Studio Orchestra present Leading Ladies, St Gilberts Church, 16 March, 2017

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To mark International Women’s Day, the Glasgow Studio Orchestra proudly present LEADING LADIES – a celebration of influential women in film. The programme includes music from the Star Wars saga, Singin’ in the Rain, Aliens, Chocolat, Mulan, Yentl and much MUCH more. Featuring the stunning 60 voice vocal talents of Connect Choir and the solo […]

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Glasgow Film Festival Upcoming Q and As, 25 and 26 February, 2017

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More than seventy guests have attended this year’s festival including many directors, cast members and producers. Festival Q&As are a great chance to ask questions and hear from the guests themselves after screenings. Upcoming Q&As Saturday 25 Feb 11.45 Fashionista Director Simon Rumley and actor Amanda Fuller will attend this screening at GFT 14.20 Bloodlands  […]

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David Lynch: The Art Life GFT 24 and 25 February, 2017

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David Lynch: The Art Life GFT 24 and 25 February, 2017 Who better to tell the David Lynch story than the man himself? In a lengthy interview recorded at his painting studio in the hills above Hollywood, Lynch recalls his youth among the white picket fences of suburban America, his awkward adolescence and all the […]

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Taxi Driver, GFT, 5 – 8 March, 2017

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Taxi Driver GFT 5 – 8 March, 2017 In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Martin Scorsese’s Palme d’Or winning ‘70s classic Taxi Driver screens from a new 4k restoration this month. Robert De Niro stars in a career-defining role as Travis Bickle, a lonely and mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran working as a taxi driver […]

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The Love Witch GFT 1 and 20 – 23 March, 2017

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The Love Witch GFT 1 and 20 – 23 March, 2017 Elaine is a beautiful witch using every spell at her disposal to find true love, however, the potions she concocts never have quite the desired effect and soon she ends up with a string of hapless victims. The multi-talented Anna Biller is not only […]

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The Fits, GFT 27 February – 2 March, 2017

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The Fits GFT 27 February – 2 March, 2017 Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits is a portrait of 11-year-old Toni, a tomboy from Cincinnati torn between the male dominated world of boxing and the seemingly glamorous dance team The Lionesses. Enamoured by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs […]

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FrightFest Glasgow Film Festival, 23 – 25 February, 2017

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It’s time to quake in fear again, as FrightFest returns to the open arms of Glasgow Film Festival. This year, you can expect a shivering selection of the finest fear-stokers from around the globe. This forensically assembled line-up has been chosen on the basis that 
it has something new and unique to offer; something inspiring […]

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Berlin Syndrome, GFT 25 – 26 February, 2017

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Berlin Syndrome 25 – 26 February, 2017 GFT Cate Shortland ventures into Nicolas Roeg territory with a gripping psychological thriller based on the acclaimed novel by Melanie Joosten. Australian photographer Clare (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) is on a trip to Berlin when she meets charismatic charmer Andi (Max Riemelt). There is an instant attraction and […]

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Best GFT 27 February – 2 March, 2017

  Best GFT 27 February – 2 March, 2017 No less an authority than Pelé called George Best “the best player in the world”. Naturally gifted, charismatic and thrilling to watch, Best turned the beautiful game into an art form. His time at Manchester United is legendary, his ability to carry the hopes of a […]

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Lost In France GFT 27 – 3 March, 2017

Lost In France 27 – 3 March, 2017 GFT Directed by Irish talent Niall McCann, Lost in France explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the ‘90s led by cult label Chemikal Underground with acts The Delgados, Bis, Mogwai and Arab Strap. In this intimate film exploring friendship, creativity and music, we revisit […]

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Personal Shopper, GFT 17 – 23 March, 2017

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Personal Shopper 17 – 23 March, 2017 GFT Director Olivier Assayas makes an unexpected move into Brian De Palma territory with this elegant fusion of supernatural chiller and psychological drama. Kristen Stewart stars as Maureen, a personal shopper for a fashion world celebrity. Maureen is renowned amongst the high end stores of Paris as she […]

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 Trespass Against Us, GFT, 3 – 9 March, 2017

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Trespass Agains Us 3 – 9 March, 2017 GFT Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender go head-to-head as father and son in this dynamic first feature from director Adam Smith. Blood ties and conflicting loyalties provide the dramatic stakes in a story set on the criminal edges of a travelling community. Fassbender’s cocky rebel Chad has […]

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Certain Women 3 – 9 March, 2017 GFT

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Certain Women 3 – 9 March, 2017 GFT Director Kelly Reichardt reunites with Michelle Williams for their third collaboration (Wendy and Lucy is also screening this month) in this slow-burner inspired by short stories from Montana-based author Maile Meloy. Four women strive to forge their own paths in small-town America: a lawyer (Laura Dern) dealing […]

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Solaris, GFT 5 March, 2017

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5 March, 2017 GFT Solaris transcends science fiction to portray an unsettling vision of humanity. Widowed psychologist Chris Kelvin is sent to a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet of Solaris, to investigate a series of mysterious incidents among the crew. Finding the remaining cosmonauts behaving oddly, he discovers supernatural phenomena that cause repressed memories […]

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Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, GFT, 7 March, 2017

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GFT 7 March An immortal document of one of the most enigmatic, striking and excessive periods in music, D A Pennebaker’s concert film is regularly recognised as one of the greatest ever. The unexpected final show of his Ziggy Stardust guise, David Bowie and his backing band, The Spiders From Mars, are on savagely beautiful […]

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Manchester by the Sea 27 / 28 Feb and 1 March, 2017 GFT

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Manchester by the Sea 27 /  28 Feb and 1 March, 2017 GFT When we first meet Casey Affleck’s Lee Chandler, he is a bitter and angry loner working as a janitor in Boston. However, when he receives tragic news he must return to his hometown and face up to the darkness in his past. […]

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The Grosvenor Cinema, Ashton Lane, Glasgow G12

The Grosvenor Ashton Lane, G12 Get Cinema Listings To book: 0845 166 6002 Ashton Ln, Glasgow G12 8SJ 0845 166 6002 grosvenorwestend.co.uk/films/    

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Handsome Devil, Gala Film Glasgow Film Festival 2017 review by Pat Byrne

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Handsome Devil, the Irish comedy-drama was a great choice for kicking off Glasgow Film Festival, 2017 Directed by John Butler, the cast includes Irish actors Fionn O’Shea, Nicolas Galitzine, Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty in Sherlock) and Moe Dunford. The film tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Ned (played by Fionn O’Shea) and Conor […]

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Gleneagles Gala Concert City Halls, Fri 17th March,

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Gleneagles Gala Concert Fri 17th March, City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 1NQ RCS Symphony Orchestra Sir James MacMillan & Garry Walker Conductors RCS Chorus Timothy Dean Director Junior Conservatoire Choir Andrew Nunn Director Clara Lafuente Garcia Cor anglais Kate Valentine Soprano Penelope Cousland Mezzo-soprano Jamie MacDougall Tenor MacMillan The […]

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Ten Writers Telling Lies – launch of Book and CD at Cottiers Theatre, Thursday 27 April, 2017

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Ten Writers Telling Lies Book & CD launch Performance Date: Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 – 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between a group of storytellers and poets, and the singer-songwriter Jim Byrne. The writers got together with Jim to create a collection of songs, poems and stories […]

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Aye Write! Glasgow: A Reading City, The Mitchell Library, 17 March, 2017.

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17th Mar 2017  •  4:00PM – 5:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Join doctoral students from the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian to hear about their latest research, and take part in the discussion on Glasgow’s love for books Glasgow: A Reading City Join doctoral students from the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, […]

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A Life in Letterpress at The Lighthouse until 5th March, 2017

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A Life in Letterpress Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and his own limited edition prints. This exhibition is a major retrospective of Alan Kitching’s life and work based […]

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