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Pat ByrneI have a Jaunt round the Glasgow West End notice boards to see what’s going on in the centre of the universe but I also rely on mailing lists and you getting in touch with your events. The listings are free for charitable organisations – small charge for profit making events. Email me details if you would like me to promote your event..

SCOTTISH FILM & TV TALENT ANNOUNCED FOR DEVELOPMENT RESIDENCY ON SKYE

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Six aspiring filmmakers have secured a week’s summer residency in Skye where they’ll be coached by some of the country’s top Film and TV  professionals. Congratulations to the finalists: Daisy Costello, Glasgow, Emma Lennox, Glasgow, John Murdo MacAulay, Isle of Lewis, , Omar Raza, Glasgow, Michael Lee Richardson, Glasgow and Ali Taylor, Glasgow Writers, producers and directors behind shows like Poldark, Derry […]

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Friday, April 26, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

May 2019 at Glasgow Film Theatre

NEW RELEASES This month, as Glasgow Film celebrates 80 Years of Cinema at Rose Street, the GFT programme is packed with hotly anticipated new releases, including: Brady Corbett’s follow up to Childhood of a Leader, Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman; Aretha Franklin in the spectacular documentary Amazing Grace, directed by Oscar-winner Sydney Pollack and Alan […]

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Woman at War

RELEASED IN CINEMAS ON 3 MAY 2019 a film by Benedikt Erlingsson starring Halldóra Geirharõsdóttir ‘Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humor as well as a satisfying sense of justice? Look no further than Woman at War’  VARIETY Picturehouse Entertainment are proud to announce […]

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Woman at War GFT

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3 – 16 May, 2019 Of Horses and Men director Benedikt Erlingsson makes a welcome return with a playful, wonderfully quirky charmer that addresses urgent issues with the lightest of touches. Halla (Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir) is a mildmannered choirmaster secretly waging war on the heavy industry that is ruining the rugged landscapes of her beloved Iceland. Her acts of sabotage grow increasingly […]

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Graham Fulton – Glitches of Mortality Book Launch

Glitches of Mortality Book Launch

Saturday 8th of June, 2019 at 7:30 PM Glitches of Mortality published by Pindrop Press which is the 16th book of poems by Graham Fulton Project Cafe,  134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST It’s a free event BYOB. ‘This absolute belter of a book’ Donny O’Rourke

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Blair and Sheridan – Unique and Desirable Jewellery Glasgow

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417 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G4 9JA 00 44 (0)141 334 0557 www.blairandsheridan.co.uk/ Blair and Sheridan’s designer jewellery shop has established itself as one of Glasgow’s most prestigious jewellery shops.   Specialising in designing unique engagement, wedding and eternity rings, they have delighted many customers and gained a loyal clientele. Pop in and see their […]

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Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

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The Nancy Smillie Shop Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com Perfect for Spring New Furniture Range at Nancy Smillie Fabulous Jewellery See full collection The Nancy Smillie Shop is bursting with delightful treats and perfect gifts for every taste and occasion. You will find an unrivalled collection of jewellery, bags, scarves and […]

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Express Yourself, Tell it Slant

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Friday 26 April, 2019 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. April Express Yourself brings you talent from all over the world this month and you’ll not want to miss it. French poet Dr Claire Trévien will read from her new publication ‘Brain Fugue’. Plus usual 10 poets giving you 10 minutes of poetry and it is just […]

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Choral Concert St Marys Episcopal Cathedral

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Saturday June 8th 2019 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road , Glasgow G4 9JB Ayr Choral presents: A Feast of Choral Music A selection of treasured choral gems from the 16th to 21st centuries including music by Tallis, Bruckner, Mozart, Dubra, Fauré, Paulus, Chilcott, Lauridsen and MacMillan Conductor: […]

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The Marbles and Friends Live

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17 May, 2019 7.30 p.m. The best music out there – for one night only. The Marbles, Lynnie Carson and Hawking Gimmicks, Lavinia Blackwall & Stilton, Mike and Solveig McCrea, West of Scotland Cricket Club, Hamilton Cres, 40-44 Peel Street, Partick G11 5LU £10 Buy tickets Event on Facebook

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Monday, April 22, 2019 | Filed under: Gig Guide

Wild Rose Review Pat Byrne

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Wild Rose, directed by Tom Harper, screenplay by Glasgow born Nicole Taylor,  was one of the films I’d marked out as a ‘must see’ at Glasgow Film Festival but it wasn’t to be.  It’s back at Glasgow Film theatre and I was determined to catch it this time round. (The film runs until 25 April, 2019). […]

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Saturday, April 20, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

School for Civic Imagination CCA

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3 May, 2019, 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. On The Reasons of Schooling Explore ‘the educational turn’ through analysing the use of school formats within the arts. Moderated by Jason Bowman with Alternative School of Economics, School of Engaged Art, Beta-Local and the School for Civic Imagination. Free (unticketed) / All ages CCA 350 Sauchiehall […]

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Friday, April 19, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write presents Paul Mason

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16th May 2019  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library The author and broadcaster introduces Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism. How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of […]

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Easter 2019 at Glasgow Film Theatre

The central event in the Christian calendar has offered much for filmmakers to ponder over the years, from sorrowful reflection to satirical swiping at organised religion. This Easter weekend at GFT we offer a cinematic selection from the sublime to the ridiculous. 19-20 April Beth Gibbons/Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) […]

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Wild Rose, GFT

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12 – 25 April, 2019 If ever a film deserves the accolade crowd-pleasing then it is Wild Rose. A Glasgow story of a young woman’s determination to follow her dream, it has the rousing, heartmelting qualities of The Full Monty or Billy Elliot. Jessie Buckley lights up the screen as Rose-Lynn Harlan. Her impossible dream is to become a county music […]

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Ordet GFT

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Sunday 21 April, 2019 ‘Ordet is a difficult film to enter,’ said the great film critic Roger Ebert, ‘But once you’re inside, it is impossible to escape.’ This is a small story of two families in rural 1920s Denmark, whose lives are dominated by religion. Slowly and patiently establishing the characters and their differing views, Carl […]

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3 Faces GFT

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19 – 22 April, 2019 In Jafar Panahi’s latest film, which won the Best Screenplay Award in Cannes, actress Behnaz Jafari (playing herself) is distraught when she comes across a young girl’s video plea for help after her family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz and filmmaker Jafar […]

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The Gospel According to St Matthew GFT

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Sunday 21 April, 2019 In 1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini gathered a non-professional cast (including his mother Susanna Pasolini) and created his take on the life of Jesus Christ, from the point of view of St Matthew. Simultaneously radical (using jump-cuts and switching music from classical to modern blues) and devout (the dialogue is taken from […]

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A Deal With The Universe, GFT

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23 – 25 April, 2019 This is the debut feature from transgender filmmaker Jason Barker, documenting the true story of a very different kind of pregnancy. Made entirely from personal archive footage and home video diaries, the film follows Jason and his partner Tracey’s incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of the […]

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Loro GFT

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19 – 25 April, 2019 The great Toni Servillo is at the top of his game playing Silvio Berlusconi in Paolo Sorrentino’s baroque, state-of-the-nation epic. Servillo’s towering performance captures the sly charm and the grotesque menace of a larger than life figure with an insatiable hunger for power. Riccardo Scamarcio co-stars as Sergio, a seedy, ambitious Puglian property developer with […]

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Eighth Grade GFT

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26 April – 2 May 2019 Eighth Grade is everything you would hope for from stand-up comic and YouTube sensation Bo Burnham. Scalpel-sharp in its observations and painfully funny, it follows 13-year-old Kayla (Elsie Fisher) as she embarks on her incredible journey towards high school. Crippled by self-loathing and insecurity, she creates YouTube advice vlogs that present a calmly confident […]

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Glasgow Film Festival on Tour

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Glasgow Film Festival, alongside Film Hub Scotland, is proud to bring some of the most exciting and groundbreaking films of this year’s festival to venues throughout Scotland. These three highlights from the 2019 edition celebrate the finest local filmmaking as well as championing world cinema at its most vibrant. 23 April, 2019 Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War (N/C 12+) […]

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The Fight GFT

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19 – 21 April, 2019 Tina is a mother of three, battling the demons of her past and her overwhelming life. Her daughter is being bullied at school, her parents’ marriage is falling apart and she’s juggling everything with her full-time job in a care home. Looking to regain control, Tina enters an amateur boxing […]

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Thistle Gallery: Vibrant Show Celebrates The Coming of Spring

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From Friday 19th April, 2019 Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Thistle Gallery welcomes you this sunny Easter Weekend to see their vibrant new Exhibition which includes over 100 new artworks from some of Scotland’s most popular artists. Several new artists have been welcomed […]

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KeanuCon 2019 CCA

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KeanuCon 2019 Sat 27 April — Sun 28 April 2019 From the makers of Cage-a-rama Weird Weekend, KeanuCon is Scotland’s first Keanu Reeves film festival. Join Matchbox Cineclub to celebrate the most triumphant Wyld Stallyn himself and trace his career from babe to baba yaga. Expect nine films over two days, special guests and lots of bonus […]

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Glasgow Film Theatre celebrates 80 Years of Cinema

Thursday 9 May – Sunday 12 May 2019 Free screenings include Booksmart preview, Mulholland Drive in 4K and family favourite The Wizard of Oz in 4K. Glasgow Film Theatre will celebrate 80 Years of Cinema with a weekend of free screenings open to all.  In 1939, Scotland’s first art-house cinema and only the second purpose-built […]

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NT Live: Small Island, GFT

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27 June, 2019 Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked […]

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Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley Permanent Green Light plus Q & A

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Thursday 2 May, 2019 6p.m. – 8 p.m. Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill, Univesity of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12  8QQ A very special opportunity to see ‘Permanent Green Light’, a film by Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley + a Q and A after the screening. A young guy wants to explode. He wants to […]

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¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival 2019 Glasgow Film Theatre

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25 March – 29 April, 2019 Glasgow Film Festival, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival brings the best new cinema from Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America to Manchester every year; at GFT we are delighted to host a selection of highlights from the main festival through April. From […]

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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 New Vibrant Show […]

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