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..

Ethan Johns, Love Music Glasgow

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Saturday 18 August, 2018 Love Music, 34 Dundas Street, City Centre, Glasgow G1 2AQ Ethan Johns will be at Love Music playing some songs from his brand new album ANAMNESIS on Saturday August 18th at 5 pm. The new album is a physical-only release, available on CD or Vinyl LP, and will be on sale […]

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Filed under: Gig Guide

Scotland All Day Sacred Harp Singing 2018

Saturday 18 August, 2018, 10.30am to 4.30pm (registration from 10am) Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church (down the steps to the side entrance on Observatory Rd) G12 9AR. Singing from the 1991 Denson edition of the Sacred Harp. Chair: Maureen Uney. Bring-and-share lunch. No formal charge, but donations invited towards the costs of the event. Come and […]

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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 The Nancy Smillie Shop is bursting with gorgeous goodies – perfect gifts for that special someone and enticing treats you will love. Accessorize with Style   Always something new At Nancy Smillie you will find an unrivalled collection of jewellery, bags and […]

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Social Bite – Sleep in the Park – Tackling Homelessness in Scotland

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Saturday, 8 December, 2018 A nationwide sleep out to end homelessness in Scotland for good. 4 Cities. One night. 12,000 people under the stars. Saturday 8th December, 2018 Last year 8,000 people joined the world’s largest sleep out in Princes St Gardens to raise £4 Million and call for an end to homelessness in Scotland. […]

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Women at Carlton Studios, Glasgow, Monthly Event

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An open invitation for women to share their musical creative talents, to show appreciation, inspire and learn from each other Happy to come along and listen in? You are welcome too! Women, men and trans inclusive, welcome. First Tuesday Every Month. £4 Event on Facebook

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Thank Funk It’s Friday, 24 August, 2018

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Partickhill Bowling and Community Club Activate your August by following the friendliest funkateers to Thank Funk It’s Friday – a feast of funk’n’soul dance-jazz disco-style grooviness, from the makers of Soul Bowl. Timeless vintage vinyl 45s hand-spun by seasoned joss-dickeys (80-plus years of turntabular experience). Yours for only a fiver. Attractive bar prices! Handy suburban […]

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Word Jazzology, Glasgow 30 August 2018

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Babbity Bowsters, Merchant City Thursday, 30 August, 2018 – 7.30 p.m. Tickets £5 on the door Where comedy, music and literature collide. Irish stand up and comedy novelist Ian Macpherson oversees a cabaret evening with gypsy jazz, poetry and his very own inaugural Book Snuff competition. This is literature with a twist. Fresh from the […]

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Women’s Suffrage in Glasgow Exhibition, The Mitchell

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This display from Special Collections at The Mitchell Library marks the centenary of the electoral reforms in 1918, with a particular focus on women’s suffrage in Glasgow and featuring profiles of prominent women, men and organisations. The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN (Level 5 foyer). This event runs 13 August, 2018 until January 27th […]

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 | Filed under: Art - what's on

Musicians in Exile, The Pearce Institute

20 August, 2018 A group of Refuweegies and asylum seekers jam their diverse musical talents together into this Baghdad Café event. From the fruits of Farsi, Arabic and Kurdish an outpouring of diverse souls, fused together over 7 weeks rehearsal into something special – who knows what? Facilitated by Paul MacAlindin, Artistic Director of The […]

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Martha L Healy, Album Launch, The Glad Cafe

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Glasgow Americana PLUS DAVID LATTO SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2018 Glasgow singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, launches her new album ‘Keep The Flame Alight’ with a full-band show on Saturday 6th October at The Glad Café as part of Glasgow Americana. The album was written on Martha’s 3-month “life sabbatical” in Nashville in 2016. She returned to […]

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Hazy Recollections – Woody Pines , Yvonne Lyon , Al Shields, Glasgow Americana

Sunday 7 October, 2018 ADRIANA SPINA & NOAH AND THE WEST RIVER BAND The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 7DA Tickets £10 – Ticket Scotland Full details Woody Pines at Big Sparra Vinyl – review Pat Byrne www.glasgowamericana.com

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The Glad Cafe, 6th birthday celebration

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Glad Cafe 6th Birthday Bash with KING AYISOBA with AYUUNE SULE + PAINTED XRAY + HOWIE REEVE + DAVID BARBAROSSA (DJ) THE GLAD CAFE IS 6 YEARS OLD!!! Saturday 18 August, 2018 Join them for their big birthday bash with this smashing line-up of musicians: £12 (tickets and full details) KING AYISOBA with AYUNNE SULE […]

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Glasgow Americana – Yola Carter & The Red Pine Timber Co, Cottiers

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3 October 2018 – 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm Inspired by country and soul from the likes of The Band, Gillian Welch, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Staple Singers, Emmylou Harris, Otis Redding and Dolly Parton, Yola Carter is a force of nature and an incredibly talented singer-songwriter. She was an incredibly popular choice as the […]

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Saturday, August 11, 2018 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Gig Guide

Hearts Beat Loud, GFT

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14 August, 2018 – 6 p.m. Access Film Club GFT, together with The National Autistic Society Scotland is delighted to provide Access Film Club: screenings and post-film discussions in a friendly and welcoming environment. GFT is the first cinema in the UK to receive the Autism Friendly Award 2017. In Brooklyn neighbourhood of Red Hook, single dad […]

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| Filed under: Cinema

I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess, Govanhill Picture House

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22 August, 2018 Queer Classics Govanhill Picture House, 49 Bankhall St, Glasgow G42 8SW 7pm, Free but ticketed 18+ Book Online / 0141 352 4900 I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess is a one-off screening event held in the unique surroundings of Govanhill Picture House, presented by Queer Classics Film Festival. Screening back-to-back will […]

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Friday, August 10, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema

Glasgow Youth Film Festival – 10th Anniversary

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Opening Gala – Anna and the Apocalypse Festival runs from 14 – 16 September, 2018 Glasgow Youth Film Festival celebrates 10th Anniversary with exciting new creative and Scottish production Anna and the Apocalypse  at Opening Gala One of the most innovative youth film festivals in Europe, Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) returns from 14 – […]

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| Filed under: Cinema, Kids and young people

The Murder of Mr Devil, GFT

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11 August, 2018 The Murder of Mr Devil is the only directed film by Ester Krumbachová, who imbued numerous films of the Czechoslovak New Wave through her costume and set design and scriptwriting, to name few: Daisies, The Party and the Guests, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Witchhammer, Diamonds of the Night, Fruit of Paradise. The Murder of Mr Devil  is a complete […]

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| Filed under: Cinema

Le Crime de Monsieur Lange, GFT

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15 and 16 August, 2018 Jean Renoir’s political masterpiece encapsulates the mood of its pre-war time. When a publishing firm’s oppressive boss suddenly disappears, its employees take over the business by creating a successful co-operative. When he unexpectedly reappears to reap the benefits of their success, however, chaos reigns… Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on […]

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The Escape, GFT

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10 – 16 August, 2018 Gemma Arterton just gets better and better, delivering a commanding performance of unwavering conviction in The Escape. Playing a dutiful, careworn wife and mother to two daughters, she is advised to count her blessings rather than question a life that increasingly feels like a crushing weight on her shoulders. Husband Mark […]

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| Filed under: Cinema

The Heiresses, GFT

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10 – 16 August, 2018 A classy and enthralling Paraguayan drama starring Ana Brun as Chela and Margarita Irun as Chiquita, two women descended from wealthy families who have lived together for more than 30 years. Their lives enter a state of flux when their financial situation worsens, and they start to sell off their […]

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The Negotiator, GFT

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10 – 16 August, 2018 The collateral damage of civil war is all-encompassing and unforgiving; a brutal setting for tense negotiations, especially when the results could have monumental consequences. Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike star as CIA agents in this nail-biting intelligent thriller. From the writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Negotiator is a suspenseful […]

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John Waters’ Polyester – Launch of Scalarama Programme 2018

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August, 11, 2018 at CCA Launch of the Scalarama 2018 programme, and a rare screening of John Waters’ Polyester (1981) as it was intended – in original scratch ‘n’ sniff Odorama! Meet Francine Fishpaw, tortured suburban housewife. With a pornographer husband, a pregnant teenage daughter, and a son with a foot-stomping fetish, Francine smells trouble […]

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Death Watch, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

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Sunday 19 August, 2018 Back to the Botanics Death Watch (1980) directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Entrance from 8.30pm from entrance on Queen Margaret Drive, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow G12 0EU . Film starts at 9 pm . When French director Bertrand Tavernier was searching for a city in which to film his highly prescient vision of the […]

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The Eyes of Orson Welles, GFT

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12 August, 2018 + Q & A with Mark Cousins 17 – 23 August, 2018 Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before – through his own eyes, […]

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Garden Party Weekend, Fundraiser, Glasgow

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18 and 19 August, 2018 Garden Party weekend for all the family and friends. Come and enjoy the hospitality and all for a great cause! Please put it in your dairy. It’s an annual event which has great reviews. Supporting charities including  Starchild in Memory of Frankie Marsh. 56 Stamperland Drvie, Clarkston, Glasgow G76 8HF […]

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Cinemasters: Alfred Hitchcock Season at GFT 2018

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Alfred Hitchcock casts a long shadow over contemporary cinema. His visual style has inspired hundreds of iconic moments in movies. His intuitive sense of how to thrill an audience has often been imitated, but seldom bettered. To mark the 60th anniversary of Vertigo, Hitchcock’s suspenseful masterpiece, we have picked 10 films that represent his finest achievements. For Hitchcock beginners and […]

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Talk of the Steamie Conference, Govanhill

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5 September, 2018 The Conference looks at the importance of washhouses in working class communities, particularly to women, in 19th and 20th century. Will also consider the future of women’s health and wellbeing as the Govanhill Baths evolves into a centre for health and wellbeing. Talk of the Steamie Exhibition The exhibition will run from […]

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Gigs at King Tuts, Gigs, Glasgow

10 – 12 August, 2018 All gigs at King Tuts on Facebook King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, 272A St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RL Telephone: 0141 2215279  kingtuts.co.uk

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Pope Francis: Man of His Word, GFT

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10– 16 August, 2018 Pope Francis – A Man of His Word is a personal journey with Pope Francis: his ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, […]

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Festival 2018, Berlin on Screen GFT

August 2018, Glasgow plays co-host with Berlin to the European Championships. Festival 2018 is a fun-filled cultural programme running alongside the 11 days of sporting activities. At GFT we are diving into the cinematic history of Berlin, showing 5 films that give a sense of the changing face of this incredible city. Watch Berlin on […]

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