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 Happy Prince, GFT

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Wednesday 27 June, 2018 Rupert Everett will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening Rupert Everett’s directorial debut is a poignant dramatization of Oscar Wilde’s final years, and the ghosts that haunted him. In late 19th Century Paris, Wilde is out of prison but a pariah. He swings between grief and a determination to wrest whatever pleasure he can […]

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Sunday, June 24, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema

Glasgow Mela 2018

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Sunday 24 June, 2018 12 oo p.m. – 8 p.m. Kelvingrove Park,Kelvin Way, Glasgow G12 Scotland’s biggest free multicultural festival – bursts with live music, theatre performances, exotic and mouth-watering foods from around the globe and fun for all ages. Back on Sunday 24 June at Kelvingrove Park! Full line-up, led by bhangra superstar Miss […]

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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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The Great Street Play and The Big Lunch, Queen Margaret Drive, West End Festival 2018

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Sunday 24 Jun, 2018 11:00am – 4 p.m.  Free event Calling children, families and residents! Queen Margaret Drive Community invites you for The Great Street Play and The Big Lunch in a closing celebration of the West End Festival. Get ready for Outdoor Street Play, get ready to join In The Big Lunch on the […]

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Bard in the Botanics West End Festival 2018

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Bard In The Botanics Wed 20 – Sat 30 June, 2018  7:45pm  Botanic Gardens £20 / £15 conc Buy tickets See full details Scotland’s biggest and best loved Shakespeare festival returns to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens with the “Star-cross’d Lovers” season, celebrating love in its various forms. The season opens with “Romeo and Juliet” and “Antony […]

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Amelia White, Sounds in the Suburbs, The Doublet

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Monday 25 June, 2018 The Doublet,  74 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JF Amelia is a fabulous artist from Nashville. She operates in social-realist mode throughout her new full-length Rhythm of the Rain, and you may find its themes relevant in this hour of our national distress. A soulful vocalist who sings like a less self-indulgent Lucinda Williams, […]

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Isla and Pickle: The Highland Show – Hillhead Library, West End Festival

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  Saturday 23 June, 2018 at 2pm With llustrator and author Kate McLelland At Hillhead Library – the wonderful illustrator and author Kate McLelland, bestselling illustrator of ‘There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie’ – Isla and her best friend Pickle, an adorable miniature Shetland pony, can’t wait to take part in the […]

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Strangers on a Train, GFT

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22 and 24 June, 2018 lfred Hitchcock’s adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s novel of the same name follows tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger), who is enraged by his wife’s refusal to finalize their divorce. After a chance meeting with Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), Guy becomes  embroiled in a murder exchange deal that unwittingly causes him […]

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Friday, June 22, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema

Mary Shelley, GFT

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6 – 12 July, 2018 The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in Mary Shelley, a luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning as the radical young writer. Young and passionately in love, at first 16-year-old Mary relishes life amongst the radical Romantics, but as […]

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Arcadia, GFT

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22 –22 June,2018 A provocative and poetic exploration of Britain’s relationship with its own land, Arcadia is crafted from BFI National Archive footage spanning 100 years. BAFTA-winner Paul Wright (For Those in Peril) weaves an intoxicating array of material together, following an unnamed protagonist from the future as she travels through metaphorical ‘seasons’; from spring’s romantic agricultural idyll to winter’s political turmoil, as nature […]

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Thoroughbred, GFT

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10 July, 2018 6 p.m. GFT, together with The National Autistic Society Scotland is delighted to provide Access Film Club, which includes a film screening and post-film chat in a friendly and welcoming environment. Read FAQs Dubbed ‘American Psycho meets Heathers’, Thoroughbreds follows teenagers Amanda (Olivia Cooke) and Lily (Anya Talyor-Joy), reunited after years apart. The girls seem […]

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A Love That Never Dies with Q & A at GFT

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1 July, 2018 This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds. Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds’ son Josh died six years ago while travelling in SE Asia. To honour his memory, they set off on their own road trip across the USA to find out why, in a […]

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Cinemasters: Jacques Tati at GFT, Summer 2018

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The words ‘unique’, ‘iconic’ and ‘visionary’ are often used to describe filmmakers who craft our favourite movie-going experiences, but few exemplify these descriptors like Jacques Tati. The French comic genius only made a handful of films between 1949 – 1971, and yet established a style so brilliant that he remains unequalled (though many have tried). […]

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Mean Girls, Burnt Church Film Club + Daniel Franzese in person for Q & A

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Tuesday 21st August 2018 Burnt Church Film Club, 142 Renfield St, Glasgow City Centre MEAN GIRLS (2004) + Daniel Franzese (Damien from Mean Girls) In Person Q&A** Ticket price includes screening, the in person Q&A and also enables a chance to meet Daniel afterwards and also buy Mean Girls merch. *Please do NOT buy more […]

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Whitney + Kevin Macdonald Q & A, GFT

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4 July, 2018 7.50 p.m. GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB With over 200 million album sales worldwide, and remaining the only artist to chart seven consecutive US No. 1’s, Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation. She inspired a generation of singers from Mariah Carey to Beyoncé and had the voice of an […]

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Bright Star, GFT

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24 – 27 June, 2018 Campion’s most recent feature film dramatizes the short, chaste and intense romance between the poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and his neighbour, the seamstress Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), in the three years leading up to his death from tuberculosis aged only 25. Campion presents the affair as a Romantic poem brought to life, […]

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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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Hereditary GFT

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15 – 28 June, 2018 When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, and soon they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Writer-director Ari Aster’s debut feature unleashes a nightmare vision of […]

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The National Theatre of Scotland presents: The Reason I Jump, West End Festival 2018

At The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow  11 to 23 June 2018                        Opening performance on 12 June 2018 at 7pm. Part of the West End Festival Booking details See Local Ticket Offer The Reason I Jump Based on the book by Naoki Higashida,translated […]

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CCA, Art School Fire – Events: new venues, postponements and cancellations.

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Following the fire in the area last Friday night, 15 June, 2018,  all events at CCA up to and including Sunday 1 July have been cancelled, postponed or moved to a new venue. Staff and management are currently liaising closely with local authorities to ascertain when they can gain access to the building and reopen. At this […]

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The Swimmer, GFT

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24 – 26 June, 2018 Frank Perry’s strange and stylized adaptation of the John Cheever short story is as affecting as when it was first released 50 years ago. One summer morning in an affluent Connecticut suburb, Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) decides to “swim” home via the pools of his wealthy friends. Along the way […]

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A Fair Tale about a Fairy Trade, Websters Theatre

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29 & 30 June, 2018 Tickets £13.50 Adults/£11.50 Concessions (ticket prices incl. £1.50 per ticket admin fee which will be added at the checkout) (fee applicable to all tickets, including tickets bought on the day) ‘A Fair Tale about a Fairy Trade’ a controversial new musical focusing on taboo issues of sex slavery, exploitation and abuse. […]

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Spotlight on Cinemas – West End Festival 2018

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Monday, 25 June, 20128 – 6.30 p.m.  Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Gordon Barr, co-founder of www.scottishcinemas.org highlights the architectural history of cinema, including converted roller-skating rinks, the earliest purpose-built halls, and the peculiarly Scottish ‘back court’ theatres, with a focus on the West End of Glasgow, which has long been famous for […]

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra at Websters Theatre

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Friday 22 June, 2018 – 8 p.m. Tickets £16.50 Adults/£15.50 Concessions (ticket prices incl. £1.50 per ticket admin fee which will be added at the checkout) (fee applicable to all tickets, including tickets bought on the day) The BCO is a music-driven phenomenon, a specialist performance-entertainment outfit, certified to enthral audiences everywhere. The infectious energy of the […]

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Partick Action Group, Sunday Morning Litter Pickup

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Sunday, 1 July, 20128  10 a.m. – 12 p.m. KEEP PARTICK PARTICKULAR! Rid Mansfield Park of rubbish! Join your gallant local litter-activists in a Sunday morning litter-swagger! Improve your neighbourhood’s streets! Prettify Partick’s pavements! Sweep the scum off the sidewalks! Fight filth! Defeat detritus! Wage war on carelessly-discarded waste! All equipment provided! All welcome! FREE! […]

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Seven Song Club: XAN TYLER / BARRY NEILSON The Tron

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18+ Admittance Only Friday 22nd June 2018 Born and raised in South London, Xan initially signed to Alan McGee’s Creation Records as one half of duo Technique.  She then collaborated with Mad Professor on Mission Control releasing album Dub Showcase on Poptones which featured a guest vocal from reggae icon Lee Scratch Perry. A show […]

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All Dayer OranMor, West End Festival 2018

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Òran Mór’s West End Festival All Dayer is back for it’s 7th year on Sunday 24th June and with another great line-up in store! 15 BANDS – 3 STAGES – 1 VENUE Full Line-Up: VESSELS MALCOLM MIDDLETON JOHN BRAMWELL (I AM KLOOT) BE CHARLOTTE MAN OF MOON BOY AZOOGA CARLA J. EASTON AVA LOVE WUH OH […]

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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. Add a Splash of Colour this Summer   Super gifts for Graduates and Teachers   Check out the sale Fabulous […]

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Museum of the Moon, West End Festival 2018

 Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL   Tuesday 29 May 10:00am until Sunday 24 Jun 10:00am Museum of the Moon is an artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring an impressive seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.  The internally lit sphere […]

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Spirito, Interiors, Cards, Gifts, Crow Road, Broomhill, Glasgow

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  SPiRiTO 317-319 Crow Road, Broomhill, Glasgow G11 7BU www.spiritogifts.com Spirito was awarded: Bespoke Retailer of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Independent Retailer Awards Fabulous gifts and cards at Spirito Show your teachers your appreciation and congratulate those new graduates   Spirito specialises in designer greetings cards, jewellery and home accessories, it is one […]

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