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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..

Film Listings at GFT, March 2018

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Glasgow Film Theatre – Films for March, 2018 GFT in March: Lady Bird, The Square, A Fantastic Woman, You Were Never Really Here, CineMasters: Lynne Ramsay, CineMasters: Ingmar Bergman and Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018. The GFT March brochure is available to view GFT bring another packed programme to audiences this March, highlights of which […]

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Nature Writing Beyond Landscape – Scottish Writers Centre, Glasgow

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Writing The World Around Us 13 March,2018 –7 p.m. Scottish Writers Centre, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD “The best environmental art, then, is deconstructed from the inside. As theory it retains its fullest existence as questioning—internally fractured by a doubt […]” —Timothy Morton This two-part workshop will have participants discussing a selection of different […]

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Old Kilpatrick Art Club Exhibition, Caulders Garden Centre 22 – 25 February, 2018

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Art Exibition – Old Kilpatrick Art Club 22 – 25 February, 2018 Caulders Garden Centre, Bishopton, Erkine Bridge  PA7 5PU Donation to Erskine Hospital from proceeds

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Roteract Fancy a Cup of Tea with a Refugee, QMU, University of Glasgow

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Saturday, 24 February, 2018 – 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Queen Margaret Union, University of Glasgow 22 University Gardens, G12 8QN Fancy a Cup of Tea with a Refugee? Everybody loves a cuppa (and a cake). Come join us at the Queen Margaret Union for some quality time and a cuppa. It’s a great opportunity […]

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Linda Jaxson Band, St Louis Cafe Bar, Partick Saturday 24 February, 2018

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See the small snow pieces on the poster….well it will be sky blue in St Louis on 24th. Dancing shoes anyone? St Louis Cafe Bar, 734 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6RD Event on Facebook

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Express Yourself, Women in Poetry at Tell It Slant, Friday 23 February, 2018

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Friday, 23 February, 2018 Tell It Slant, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow  G3 6ST This is a biggie!! ((IT IS EXPRESS YOURSELF’S 1ST BIRTHDAY)) We are celebrating Woman In Poetry. It’s the year of the woman. A big bunch of us fabulous woman are coming together in an all female poetry lineup to share 5 minutes […]

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Film Screening – Moonlight and Carol double feature, LGBT History Month QMU

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QMU, University of Glasgow LGBT History Month  Thursday 22 February 2018 – 18:00 – 22:00 Queen Margaret Union, Jim’s Bar, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 QN The QMU’s Social Committee is using one of its February film screenings as an opportunity to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. They’ll be screening a double feature of Moonlight and […]

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The Motherf**cker With The Hat, The Tron, Glasgow

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1 – 17 March, 2018 ‘I shot his hat. Dass all. And – BELIEVE ME – the motherf**ker KNEW what that was about! The problem is, the bullet went through his hat, ricko-shayed off his floor, blew out his big screen TV, and put a hole in the guy next door’s apartment who was home […]

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Dick Gaughan Tribute Concert at Celtic Connections 2018 – photography and review Pauline Keightley

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Songs of Defiance and social conscience and an evening of contrast, quality, and sincerity The Old Fruitmarket, Celtic Connections,January,2018 This concert was a celebration of the music that matters to Dick Gaughan. It was hosted by actress Elaine C Smith, who introduced an incomparable line up of Gaughan’s long time friends and collaborators. This included […]

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Colin Herd, Poet at Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow

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Monday 19 February, 2018 – 1 – 2 PM University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Free & Open to the Public Colin Herd is a poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. His first collection of poems “too ok” was published by BlazeVOX in 2011. […]

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Creative Conversations, Monday Lunchtimes, University of Glasgow Chapel

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Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Monday 19 February, 2018  1 – 2 p.m. Colin Herd, Poet Colin Herd is a poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. His first collection of poems “too ok” was published by BlazeVOX […]

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Blue Rose Code at Celtic Connections 2018 photos and review Pauline Keightley

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Blue Rose Code (aka Ross Wilson) performed at Celtic Connections supporting Beth Orton. Ross commanded the ABC stage as he sang with a full band line up. He performed songs from his new 2017 album Water of Leith, as well as other fan favourites. In some memorable songs he connected to his Scottish roots and […]

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The Shape of Water, GFT

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14 February – 5 March, 2018 From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) comes a stylish other-worldly fairy tale, set in 1960s America at the height of the Cold War. Lonely mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins) lives an isolated life, working in a hidden high-security government laboratory. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia […]

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Friday, February 16, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema, Valentines Day Glasgow

Call Me By Your Name, GFT

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16 – 20 February, 2018 An aching and gorgeous drama, adapted from Andre Aciman’s novel. Italy, summer 1983: Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is a precocious 17-year old American-Italian boy, innocent and uninformed about matters of the heart. Oliver (Armie Hammer) is a charming American scholar on a residential placement assisting Elio’s academic father. Amid the sun-drenched […]

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Soundtracking, Edith Bowman with Lynne Ramsay, GFT

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24 February, 2018 Started in 2016, Edith Bowman’s unique podcast features interviews with directors, actors, producers and composers, discussing the music that inspired them and how they use music in their films, from their current release to key moments in their career. For this special live Glasgow Film Festival episode, Bowman will be interviewing celebrated Glasgow-born director Lynne […]

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Phantom Thread GFT

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2 February – 21 February, 2018 Master filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood) re-teams with Oscar-winning leading man Daniel Day-Lewis, for what is reportedly the actor’s final film. In 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are dressing royalty, movie stars, and more with the distinct […]

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The Florida Project, GFT

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16 – 21 February, 2018 From the acclaimed director of Tangerine, The Florida Project tells the story of precocious six-year-old Moonee (newcomer Brooklynn Prince). Living in pastel-coloured motel The Magic Castle, in Florida, Moonee and her friends’ summer break is filled with childhood wonder and a sense of adventure, while their parents and the adults around them struggle […]

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Sweet Country, Cineworld Glasgow

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26 and 27 February, 2018 Director Warwick Thornton attends the screening on Mon 26 Feb Warwick Thornton’s ravishing, agonising western is inspired by true events and set in Australia’s Northern Territory in 1929. Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) works the land for kindly Christian preacher Fred Smith (Sam Neill). When vicious war veteran Harry Morris (Ewen Leslie) returns […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2018 at CCA

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Glasgow Film Festival Anti-Villains presented by Physical Impossibility Thu 22 February 2018 If you’re tired of Rebel Heroes, try an Anti-Villain! While GFF celebrates the former, Physical Impossibility considers the latter – the love-to-hate them, so-bad-they’re-good, well-meaning scum of the cinematic earth. They’re the charismatic antidote to the basic brave. They’re the pitiable something-to-proves versus […]

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The Breadwinner, GFT

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23 and 24 February, 2018 Director Nora Twomey attends the screening on Fri 23 Feb Irish animator Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells) makes her solo feature debut with this exquisite, heartrending adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s beloved novel. When the Taliban rulers of Kabul imprison a teacher, his 11-year-old daughter Parvana (Saara Chaudry) disguises herself as a […]

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Working Girl, GFF 2018

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23 February, 2018 ‘I have a head for business and a bod for sin.’ Melanie Griffith dons a sharp suit and climbs the corporate ladder in the cut-throat working world of Manhattan in Mike Nichols’ ‘80s classic. Put on your shoulder pads, backcomb your hair and join us in the Former College of Building and […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2018 – Closing Gala: Felipe Bustos Sierra’s Nae Pasaran

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Closing Gala Announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2018 Festival will close with World Premiere of the true story of the Scots who defied Pinochet Felipe Bustos Sierra’s Nae Pasaran will have its gala screening Sunday 4 March, 2018 at Glasgow Film Theatre Glasgow Film Festival 2018 will close in resounding fashion on 4 March with […]

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FrightFest, Glasgow Film Festival: challenge to aspiring Scottish filmmakers

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Submissions need to be in for 13 February,2018 FrightFest, in association with Glasgow Film Festival, are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative to discover the next wave of emerging Scottish talent. FrightFest has always championed new film-makers since its inception in 2000. Now, for the very first time they are encouraging talent to rise […]

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2018

Glasgow Film Festival 2018 – Catch Some Amazing Guests

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Some stellar guests will attend events at the festival for Q&A sessions. You’ll be able to find out ore about their inspiration, process and future projects. Highlights Include Imogen Poots and Callum Turner, who will attend Mobile Homes; Belgian comedian Nawell Madani, at the hilarious Stand Up, Girl; rising Irish director Rebecca Daly, who will answer questions after the screening of the […]

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LGBT History Month, Film Screening and Discussion, STUC

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STUC LGBT+ Committee Thursday 22 February, 2018 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. An evening of short films and discussion as part of LGBT+ History Month! Screening some short films (BBC Queer Britain, My Lesbian Mums + TBC) followed by a lively panel discussion on the themes of the film, featuring Kate Adair and others. This […]

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The Ballad of Lefty Brown, GFT

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22 February, 2018 Actor Bill Pullman will be in attendance at this screening Bill Pullman heads a fantastic ensemble cast (including Peter Fonda, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel and Tommy Flanagan) in a flinty, beautifully composed western, filmed on stunning locations in Montana. Always the grizzled sidekick and never the hero, Lefty (Pullman) is considered an unreliable loser but […]

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Deniro – the Bulldog from Netherburn cast as Rufus in Legally Blonde, Glasgow

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Deniro will star alongside Eastender’s Rita Simmons, Eurovision singer Lucie Jones, Emmerdale’s Bill War at the King’s Theatre from Monday 25 – 28 April, 2018. King’s Theatre, 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN Hopeful pups in Glasgow today lined up at Theatre Royal to audition for the role of Rufus in Legally Blonde the Musical which […]

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45s for 45 All Day Fundraiser, Old Toll Bar, Glasgow

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Sunday 4 March, 2018 Old Toll Bar, 1 – 3 Paisley Road West, G51 1 LF – 1.00 p.m. 10.00 p.m. Raising funds for Glasgow SE and SE Food Banks. After a 5 year hiatus, charity night 45s for 45 return with a huge 9hr, 2 floor, over 20 DJs event! Hosted in the ornate […]

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Gig Guide

The Blue Arrow Club – New Home of Jazz in Glasgow

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The Blue Arrow Club, 323 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow G2 3HW Glasgow’s new home of Jazz, will officially launch on Sunday 18th February, 2018 Listings A basement Jazz venue in the heart of the city, the Blue Arrow is decorated with deeply coloured Timorous Beasties wallpaper, wood panelling and red theatre lights washing the brick walls. Cabaret […]

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4 at GFT

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Documentary of French string quarter Quatuor Ebène 11 – 12 March, 2018 This award-winning independent documentary looks at one of the most exciting string quartets in the world, the French group Quatuor Ebène. Following them as they tour through Italy, Austria and Germany, 4 gradually draws viewers into the interpersonal interactions that have come to characterise the musicians […]

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