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Byres Road Book Festival 2017, Kevin Scott, Andrew Ferguson And Margot Mccuaig, Waterstones, 21 September, 2017

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Thunderpoints Are Go… Thunderpoint Publishing authors Andrew C Ferguson, Margot McCuaig and Kevin Scott get dark, menacing and surprisingly funny for this year’s Byres Road Book Festival. Join them on September 21st at Waterstones as they get to their heart of their Glaswegian and Edinburgh characters and settings. The three authors, whose novels incorporate missing […]

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Jurassic Kingdom Tour Glasgow, Botanic Gardens 26 August – 10 September, 2017

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow  G12 0UE 26 August – 10 September, 2017 Seven days a week 10am to 6pm (last entry at 5pm). Jurassic Kingdom is a unique and spectacular outdoor dinosaur experience aimed at family audiences that is both entertaining and educational. Jurassic Kingdom has over 30 animatronic dinosaurs with […]

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Final Portrait, GFT, 18 – 24 August, 2017

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Inspired by true events, beloved actor Stanley Tucci returns to directing for the first time in a decade with this exuberant biopic. Celebrated artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) bumps into his old friend, respected American critic James Lord (Armie Hammer), and suggests that he sit for a portrait because he has an interesting face. Lord […]

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Dunkirk, GFT, 27 and 30 August, 2017

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Charting the Evacuation of Dunkirk from three points of view – land, air and sea – director Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) has created a tense and emotional account of one of the Second World War’s most remarkable battles. By May 1940, the Allies are in full retreat from the devastating German military. Over […]

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Rumman Festival Letters from Baghdad, CCA, Sat 2 September 2017

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Sat 2 September 2017 12noon, £8 (£6) + £1 booking fee, Cinema 12+ / F-Rated Book online / 0141 352 4900 Letters from Baghdad, directed by Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbuhl, tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the modern Middle […]

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UKJF Natasha, CCA, Wed 23 August 2017

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UKJF Natasha Wed 23 August 2017 7.30pm, £8 + £1 booking fee, Cinema 18+ / F-Rated Book online / 0141 352 4900 Based on celebrated director/writer David Bezmozgis’ short story this is a heartfelt coming-of-age drama, which explores first love as well as the conflicted Jewish immigrant experience. Mark, the 16-year old son of Jewish-Russian […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul, GFT, Saturday 19 August, 2017

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11.30 a.m. There are broad laughs aplenty when Young Greg Heffley, looking forward to a long summer of just hanging out, finds that his mother has thrown a monkey wrench into his plans, forcing the entire family to take a road trip for Meemaw’s 90th birthday celebration. Greg’s eyes soon light up when he realizes […]

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Wattstax, GFT, 24 August, 2017

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Commemorating the seventh anniversary of the 1965 Watts riots, the legendary Stax Records organised a one-off benefit concert taking place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Bringing together scores of African-American icons from genres such as soul, gospel, R&B, blues, funk and jazz, the event was a social, intellectual and emotional response to decades of […]

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Three Colours Red, GFT, 22 August, 2017

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The final film directed by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski, Red concluded his trilogy based around the colours of the French flag, and is a poignant, beautifully cinematic reflection on the connectedness of all humanity. The film centres on a striking performance from Irène Jacob as Valentine, a model who befriends an embittered retired judge (Jean-Louis […]

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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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Rock Dog, GFT, 26 August, 2017 11.30 a.m.

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On Snow Mountain, lead guard dog Khampa heads up the unit that protects the village from prowling wolves. His son Bodi is expected to follow in his footsteps when the time comes, but has never shared his father’s knack or enthusiasm for such responsibilities. When a radio falls from the sky and introduces Bodi to […]

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Rachel Getting Married, GFT, 27 and 29 August, 2017

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Kym Buchman has been in and out of rehab clinics for the better part of ten years, and is given special leave from her most recent stint in order to attend her sister’s wedding. Staying at the family home, Kym is surrounded by her entire extended family, all of whom have their own thoughts on […]

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Yarma, GFT, 31 August, 2017

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The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns to her award-winning role in this critically acclaimed play. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her […]

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Dogtooth, GFT, 21 August, 2017

This screening will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by an accessible and informal post-screening discussion hosted by James Mooney, lecturer in film and philosophy (Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh). In Greece, three siblings are trapped in their suburban home by parents who inform them that they cannot leave until their […]

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Detroit, GFT, 25 August – 7 September, 2017

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Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow again teams up with screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) for another gripping suspense thriller, based on a true story. Detroit follows the five-day riots that engulfed the Midwestern city in 1967, and is an incendiary portrait of police brutality and racism in America. Centring on […]

Read the full article: Detroit, GFT, 25 August – 7 September, 2017

Southside Soul, Pollok Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 26 August, 2017

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‘We are in for a treat this month with Guest Selectors Chris Wardle and Loraine Williams . Chris is know for travelling for miles to various soul clubs in Scotland and England and is a regular at Southside Soul. As is Loraine who originally came to dance at the club and then started appearing behind […]

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Outdoor Cinema at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, 17 – 20, August 2017

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Bill in The Botanics on 17 – 20 August, 2017 All films will be shown on a massive screen at 9 p.m.  The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is set to be the stunning backdrop for four nights of classic outdoor cinema screenings, celebrating the work of Glasgow’s very own Bill Forsyth. Following a successful pilot outdoor […]

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In Bed With Victoria, GFT, 25 – 27 August, 2017

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A French farce featuring sex, drugs and attempted murder, In Bed with Victoria is a sweet romantic comedy at heart. Victoria (Virginie Efira) is a divorced thirty-something lawyer who struggles to balance a demanding working life with raising two daughters, whilst her ex-husband paints her as a harlot on his blog. Victoria’s life is further […]

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Hotel Salvation, GFT, 25 – 27 August, 2017

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An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Daya Kumar that his end could be near. He tells his son Rajiv, who feels compelled to take leave from his demanding job, drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father to Mukti Bhawan, a guesthouse devoted to people about to die, in the holy city of Varanasi. […]

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The Odyssey, GFT. 18 – 24 August, 2017

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The extraordinary life of underwater explorer, inventor and pioneering conservationist Jacques Cousteau is told in this lavish, handsomely crafted biopic. Spanning 30 years from Cousteau’s departure from the French Navy through some of his most significant voyages, the film focuses on his troubled relationship with his son Philippe and the private sacrifices of a very […]

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Prick Up Your Ears, GFT, 18 – 20 August, 2017

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Successful playwright Joe Orton was a true English eccentric: a controversial provocateur who rose from a working class Leicester lad to the toast of swinging ‘60s London, before his promising future was violently cut short at the hands of his jealous long-term partner, Kenneth Halliwell. Gary Oldman oozes charm as Orton, delivering catty one-liners and […]

Read the full article: Prick Up Your Ears, GFT, 18 – 20 August, 2017

A Ghost Story, GFT, 11 – 24 August, 2017

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David Lowery reunites with his Ain’t Them Bodies Saints stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara for this singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for connection. Affleck plays a recently deceased man who returns to his suburban home as a white-sheeted ghost to console his bereft wife (Mara). But in his spectral state […]

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Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw – French Artist Explores ‘Lost In Translations’ Thistle Gallery, 17 August – 3 September, 2017

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FRENCH ARTIST EXPLORES  – ‘LOST IN TRANSLATIONS’ Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art A memorable collection of artwork produced by French artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw who made Glasgow her home back in the late 1980’s with her Scottish husband. Elisabeth has a passion for recycling and to this end she gathers treasures during her travels in the […]

Read the full article: Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw – French Artist Explores ‘Lost In Translations’ Thistle Gallery, 17 August – 3 September, 2017

Pride Glasgow 2017 Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, August, 2017

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Parade 19th August – Glasgow Green 12 p.m. ‘Pride Glasgow sponsored by The Polo Lounge are excited to announce that this years Pride Glasgow Parade and Festival theme will have a focus on LGBTI families and those of us who are brave everyday. We acknowledge the importance of families whether biological or for those of us who […]

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Tapsalteerie, Mitchell Library, 30 September, 2017

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In Scotland there was a folklore tradition, prior to the reformation to hold a Festival of Unreason, presided over by a character known, variously, as the Lord of Misrule or more usually, in Scotland, the Abbot of Unreason. This was a topsy-turvy event, where the normal order of things changed for the duration. This is […]

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Kingsborough Gardens Gala,Saturday 19 August, 2017

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Saturday 19 August, 2017 1 – 4 p.m. Kingsborough Gardens, Hyndland, G12 Kingsborough Gardens Facebook

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Vagabond Voices The Possibilities of Translation, CCA, Wed 16 August 2017

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CCA Wed 16 August 2017 7pm, Free but ticketed, Cinema All ages Book online / 0141 352 4900 This talk looks at four fundamental questions: Is translation possible? What is a good translation? Who benefits from translation? Is translation an exercise in uncertainty or an obstacle to communication? In this hour-long talk, Allan Cameron employs a […]

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Songwriter Circle, Broadcast, 20 August, 2017

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Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LG Sunday, 20 August, 2017  7.30 p.m. Following sold out shows at The Hug N Pint and Glad Cafe. The songwriter circle that is Panic Anchor, Katee Kross and Mick Hargan bring their show to Broadcast before heading out on a U.K. And Irish tour Opening the Show will […]

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Soup Worx Vol2: Soul Food, The Record Factory, Fundraiser for Drumchapel Food Bank, 27 August, 2017

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Drumchapel Food Bank X The Record Factory presents – Soup Worx Vol2: Soul Food. The Record Factory, 17 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5RD An all day party packed to the brim with Soul, Funk, Disco, Breaks and good food! We have some of Glasgow’s finest up and coming DJ’s playing alongside the legends of the […]

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Neil Clements’ Electric Eye, The Hunterian – runs until 8 October, 2017

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Admission Free. This exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery presents paintings and sculptures by Glasgow-based artist Neil Clements (b. 1982, Belfast). Neil Clements: Electric Eye continues The Hunterian’s innovative programme of contemporary art displays, and features new works made especially for this context. Clements’ work often echoes the abstract formal strategies of modernist art. He […]

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