What’s On Glasgow West End: cinema, clubs, theatre, music, events, festivals, community and more.

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..

The Doll Doctor Govanhill Theatre, Southside Festival 2018

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Govanhill Theatre Presents THE DOLL DOCTOR by Glenwyn Parry 14th – 19 May 20187:30pm – 9:15pm The English language premiere of the ‘Saer Doliau’, translated by David Brown. Jones goes about his business mending dolls in his workshop until The Girl arrives unannounced. Taking control of running the workshop, she appoints an apprentice The Boy. Both […]

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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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Southside Film Festival 2018

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1st – 3rd June 2018 Bringing film back to the Southside For this year’s programme  inspiration has been taken from the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People with lots of films for young people, about young people and programmed by young people. Kids can roll out of bed in their PJs and come along to […]

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Lost Glasgow, More Than Memories Exhibition, Arlington Baths

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Saturday 28th April until 3rd June, 2018 Open to the public plus free guided tours of Glasgow’s first swimming club (1871). A Bigger Splash The Arlington Baths Club is delighted to host the latest outing for the Lost Glasgow collection of photographs celebrating the city’s history. The expanded selection of images includes period pictures of the […]

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Linlithgow Folk Festival – Keep Matt McGinn Singing

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  The Seventeenth Keep Matt McGinn Singing Linlithgow Folk Festival NEW DATE SATURDAY 28 APRIL, 2018 7.30 p.m. Linlithgow Academy, Braehead Road, Linlithgow EH49 6EH www.linlithgowfolk.com Tickets £12 Get tickets llfamatt@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 01506670229 At Far From The Madding Crowd, 20 High Street and Post Office, 266 High Street  

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‘Growing and Dying’ Tribute to Janet Paisley, Event at Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street

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The book will be available to buy soon  www.seahorsepublications.com In the meantime you will be able to purchase it at one of the three events. Glasgow 4 May (sold out) – Blackwells, Edinburgh 20th May, 2018 – Full Details 7th June, 2018, 7 p.m. Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW The event is free but please […]

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Glasgow May Day March and Rally 6 May, 2018

May Day March and Rally. Poster from the wonderful Lorna Miller celebrating 100 years of the votes being won for some women/men & 50 years since the Ford Dagenham strikes for Pay Equality. 11 a.m. George Square, 11.30 a.m. march to Rally 12 noon at Royal Concert Hall. Event on Facebook

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Friday, April 20, 2018 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

Memento, GFT

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23 April, 2018 Due to a violent attack, Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) suffers from a rare disorder which means that he can no longer form new memories. Christopher Nolan’s neo-noir psychological thriller unfolds in reverse chronological order, following Leonard’s attempt to track down his attacker and his wife’s killer using photographs and a complex system […]

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Selected 8 New film & video from across the UK, CCA

The Blushing Valley, Gery Georgieva, 2018

The Blushing Valley, Gery Georgieva, 2018 Tuesday 1 May 2018 CCA 6:30pm, Free (unticketed), Cinema 18+ 0141 352 4900 Afro-Glitch, Kamile Ofoeme, 2017 Selected is a new collection of diverse artists’ film and video touring the UK in May-July 2018, taking place at some of the UK’s leading venues for showcasing artists’ film and video. Nominated by the artists shortlisted […]

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The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, GFT

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24 April, 2018 Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew (Team Zissou) set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner, Estaban, during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline co-pilot who may or […]

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Grease, GFT

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19 – 22 April, 2018 Released in the US on 17 June 1978, Grease became the biggest American box office hit of that year. Danny and Sandy’s classic tale of Summer Lovin’ at Rydell High School quickly became a worldwide favourite, with audiences slayed at the sight of John Travolta’s pout and Olivia Newton-John’s leathers. […]

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An Unashamed Claim to Visibility: films about queerness + dis/ability, CCA

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Thu 26 April 2018 7pm, Free/ £1/ £3/ £5/ £7 + £1 booking fee, Theatre 18+ / F-rated Book Online / 0141 352 4900 As queer communities strive to embrace intersectional politics, those with a disability or functional diversity are often left behind. Despite the higher prevalence of disability among LGBTQIA+ communities, disabled, D/deaf, visually impaired, learning disabled, […]

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Cool Hand Luke, GFT

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22 April, 2018 An Oscar-nominated Paul Newman plays the ultimate rebel in this gritty, compelling prison drama. After a drunken spree, Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years on a brutal Florida chain gang. He refuses to accept the authority of his gaolers or the rigid pecking order among his fellow prisoners. Luke endures through physical hardship and […]

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Another News Story, GFT

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2 and 3 May, 2018 Since 2015 the current refugee crisis has flooded every news and media outlet across the globe. Another News Story takes a unique approach to capturing this narrative. While still giving a groundfloor perspective of migrants fleeing Syria and Turkey and their struggle to find a country where they are welcome, director Orban Wallace simultaneously turns the […]

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Custody, Winner of GFF18 Audience Award at GFT

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13 – 26 April, 2018 Xavier Legrand won the Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award for this, his debut feature: a tense, gripping depiction of the fallout from a bitter custody battle. Miriam (Léa Drucker) has left her husband Antoine (Denis Ménochet) and is now seeking sole custody of their son Julien (Thomas Gioria). Both sides seem to be […]

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Western, GFT

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27 April – 3 May, 2018 Travel can broaden the mind but sometimes it just cements prejudices. In Western, a German construction team head to Bulgaria to install a waterpower facility. The boisterous incomers set up camp and raise the national flag but laconic loner Meinhard (Meinhard Neumann) is more curious about the local community. He […]

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A Gentle Creature, GFT

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20 – 26 April, 2018 Inspired by Dostoevsky’s short story, In the Fog director Sergei Loznitsa takes us into a lawless Russia where crime is often unpunished. A woman lives alone on the outskirts of a Russian village, when one day, she receives a parcel that she sent to her incarcerated husband marked ‘return to […]

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Funny Cow at GFT

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20  26 April, 2018 Charting the rise to stardom of a female comedian through the 1970s and 1980s, Funny Cow is set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit of the North of England. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, the ‘Funny Cow’ (Maxine Peake) uses the […]

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E. Jane / Hardeep Pandhal Opening GI Festival, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

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Opening event for two exhibitions as part of Glasgow International’s Director’s Programme at Kelvin Hall. E.Jane – Lavendra Lavendra is the name given by American artist and sound designer E. Jane to a fantastical brown dwarf star, an imagined planetary cosmos ‘stabilised’ for human presence by the harmonising influence of 1990s black pop divas including […]

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Call for Young Programmers for 10th Anniversary of Glasgow Youth Film Festival

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Applications are now open for young people aged 15-19 to become GYFF Young Programmers for Glasgow Youth Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary edition, which returns from 14 – 16 September 2018. Programmed by young people, Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) is one of the most innovative youth film festivals in Europe, annually presenting an outstanding range […]

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Nnena Kalu, ProjectAbility, Glasgow

Runs until 26 May, 2018 Nnena Kalu is an artist working with ActionSpace, a London based visual arts organisation that supports artists with learning disabilities. To create her work, she binds and layers materials to create large, colourful structures that wrap themselves around the gallery, reacting to the size, shape and environment of each new […]

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Big Feed Street Food Special, Govan

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Sat 28 April 12-10pm Sun 29 April, 2018  12-7pm 249 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 2SE www.bigfeedstreetfood.com The BEST Street Food you’ll find ANYWHERE. 😁 Buffalo Truck Firedog Hotdogs Fire and Dough Pizza Apecini Street Food Putter Club Duck Street Food Freddy and Hicks (Vegan) Muerte Por Churros Charlie Mills Coffee Burrito Shrimpwreck Prague Shack Prosecco […]

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Camilla Grudova, QMU, University of Glasgow

Tuesday 24 April 2018 – 6 p.m. QMU, University Gardens, G12 Free admission – all welcome. If you like your short stories ‘grotesque and very dark please come along and hear Camilla Grudova. Camilla Grudova lives in Toronto. She holds a degree in Art History and German from McGill University. Her fiction has appeared in […]

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Love, Simon GFT

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27 April – 3 May, 2018 Teenage years can be tricky enough without having a secret that you’re not sure whether to share. 17-year-old Simon (Nick Robinson) is gay but hasn’t told any of his friends or family. He is starting to fall in love with an equally closeted, anonymous classmate that he has met […]

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Transatlantic connections – Hunterian exhibition brings Harvard’s historic treasures to Glasgow

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The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766-1820 Hunterian Art Gallery 17 April – 15 July 2018 A major new exhibition at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, has brought rare items from Harvard University’s extraordinary collections to Scotland for the first time. The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, […]

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Aye Write: Archie Macpherson, Adventures in the Golden Age

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The Mitchell Library 26th April 2018 •  6:30PM – 7:30PM Archie was the voice of Scottish football, he knew the players, the managers and many of the fans through this halcyon time and his book is a timely reminder of a golden era in Scottish football. Qualification for the World Cup has never been easy, […]

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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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Woodlands Arts Survey & Artist Network Lunch Woodlands Workspace

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Friday 27th April, 12-2pm at Woodlands Workspace 66 Ashley Street, G3 6HW Next week Woodlands Workspace will be launching a month long Woodlands Artists survey to capture information about artists living in Woodlands, the type of work they are doing and their access to studio provision across the city. The survey is linked to a refreshing of […]

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Radical Film Network 6818 Launch, Glasgow

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May Day – Tuesday 1 May, 2018 at 7 p.m. citizenM, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW Radical Film Network Scotland commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a tumultuous year in politics and cinema. Anti-Vietnam protests rocked the world and students rioted with workers in Paris, as tanks rolled into Prague to quell its spring. […]

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Crossmyloof Bread Festival, The Glad Cafe

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Saturday, 21 April, 2018 11 am – 4pm. Glasgow’s first ever Bread Festival Crossmyloof Bakery Lane behind the Glad Cafe and Camphill Gate, 968 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HE There will be stalls selling bread and other baking (Baikhous, High Rise Bakers, Freedom Bakery, Wild Flours and others), hot food (Ranjit’s Kitchen), Coffee (Dear Green) […]

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