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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..

Arctic, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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Cineworld / Wednesday 27 (18.15) & Thursday 28 February, 2019 (15.30) Director Joe Penna will attend the screening on Wednesday 27 February, 2019 Stranded in a bleak, unforgiving frozen wilderness would you have what it takes to survive? Joe Penna’s intense, slow-burning adventure yarn tells of endurance against impossible odds and is all the more chilling for virtually dispensing […]

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Monday, February 18, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Sarah Jane Scouten The Doublet

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21 February, 2019 The Doublet,74 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JF Sounds in the Suburbs is delighted to have Sarah Jane Scouten play her 3rd show, it’s gonna be great. Sarah Jane Scouten hails from Bowen Island, British Columbia and is a hugely talented singer songwriter. Her voice is not only beautiful, but also has an incredibly […]

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Cowboy Calypso, WomanSaid and Stephen EvEns

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The Rum Shack, 657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2AG Friday, 1 March, 2019, 7 – 10 p.m. Cowboy Calypso is a collaboration between Brooklyn, Glasgow and London musicians. They’ve all been in bands you (probably) love, and one day they all said: “Let’s get stupid and make a record in a week and then […]

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New Candys + Kundalini Genie & Gelatine

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10 March, 2019 Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow  G2 3LG PCL Presents NEW CANDYS + The Kundalini Genie / Gelatine Sunday, 10 March Broadcast, Glasgow 18+ Only Doors 7pm Tickets Available via See Tickets and in Store at Tickets Scotland New Candys “Mixing brooding psychedelia with post-punk stylings, the record captures the full intensity of […]

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 | Filed under: Gig Guide

Aye Write: The Writing of Janet Paisley with Dr Linda Jackson, University of Strathclyde

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23rd Mar 2019  •  12:00PM – 2:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Janet Paisley was a writer, poet, playwright from Scotland writing in Scots and English.  ‘Literature comes from your own doorstep and the voices that you know’ wrote Janet who found inspiration close to her home in Falkirk.  Find out more about the works of this widely acclaimed […]

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Silent Disco Party Parade, The Record Factory

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Saturday 27th February 7pm – 9.30 p.m. Meeting at The Record Factory, 17 Byres Road, Glasgow G11 5RD Silent Disco Party Parade  ‘we will collect our wireless Bluetooth headphones, instruments, glow sticks and something from the fancy dress prop box ready to dance, sing, laugh, clap, wave, blow kisses on our way through the West […]

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Creative Conversations – Novelist Jacob Ross

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Monday 18 February 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Free & Open to the Public Jacob Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor and creative writing tutor. His prize-winning crime fiction novel, The Bone Readers (Sphere), was originally published by Peepal Tree Press. His […]

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

GFF19 Jim Galloway – A Journey In Jazz CCA

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Thursday 21 February 2019 Director James Cullingham chronicles the life of Jim Galloway, the amazing Scotsman who emigrated to Canada as a young man and went on to carve out an international career as a saxophonist and jazz impresario. Jim collaborated with jazz stalwarts such as Buddy Tate and Jay McShann and was a co-founder […]

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A Private War GFT

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15 – 20 February, 2019 Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin spent her professional life chasing down the human stories at the centre of some of recent history’s deadliest conflicts. Never one to retreat from the eye of the storm, she was killed by a bomb during the 2012 siege of Homs in Syria. This gripping […]

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Friday, February 15, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Tell It To The Bees

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Fri 22 (20.30) & Sat 23 February, 2019 (12.45) Director Annabel Jankel, novelist Fiona Shaw, screenwriters The Ashworth Sisters, and cast members Gregor Selkirk, Emun Elliott, Kate Dickie and Lauren Lyle will attend the screening on Fri 22 Feb. The Scotland of 1952 is no place for the faint-hearted. When mill worker Lydia (Holliday Grainger) is abandoned by […]

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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Grand Ole Opry, 2-4 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 1HS Thursday 21 February, 2019 (Doors 19.00)  Glasgow Film Festival Three performers travel through the perils of outback Australia to find things they didn’t even know they were missing, like fabulous dresses. Join us for an evening of bingo debauchery hosted by glamorous Bingo Babes (Rujazzle and CJ […]

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The Vanishing Glasgow Film Theatre

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21 and 22 February, 2019 Kristoffer Nyholm is a past master of stylish suspense having directed TV series The Killing and Taboo. Now, he turns his talent to the eerie true events known as the Flannan Isle mystery. Thomas (Peter Mullan), James (Gerard Butler) and Donald (Connor Swindells) are three lighthouse keepers who arrive on an uninhabited island 20 miles off the […]

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An Elephant Sitting Still Glasgow Film Theatre

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18 and 19 February, 2019 In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a longed-for escape from the world in which they find themselves. Among them is schoolboy Bu, on the run after […]

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The Raft Glasgow Film Theatre

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15 – 20 February, 2019 Arguably the forerunner to reality TV experiments such as Big Brother, Mexican anthropologist Santisgo Genovés tested the limits of force human interaction in 1973’s Acali Experiment: 11 strangers – selected for maximum friction – were dumped on a raft for three months to cross the Atlantic. Genovés told the reluctant […]

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Tickets on Sale Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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The fifteenth edition of Glasgow Film Festival kicks off on 20th February, 2019 and, if you haven’t already decided what to see check out these highlights: Special event screening of Fight Club and the International premiere of Niall McCann‘s The Science of Ghosts, which will be followed by a performance from Adrian Crowley. Guests welcomed from Hollywood include Matt […]

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Poetry at Inn Deep

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Tuesday 19 February, 2019 7.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Here’s how it’s looking Beth Cochrane Elizabeth McGeown Aidan Rivett Felix Mac Alirio Mccalla Theo Shanko Lotte Sea Calum Roger Theo Shanko FEB 26TH, 2019 SAMUEL GLOVER BOOK LAUNCH Starts at 7:30 ish and we’ll be done at 10:00 ish Free in . Hosted by Poetry […]

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The Hole in the Ground, Glasgow Film Festival

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21 and 22 February, 2019 Part of Glasgow Film Festival Future Cult Strand These screenings will take place at Cineworld In the process of rebuilding her life and looking to put her broken past behind her, Sarah O’Neill (Seána Kerslake) is forging ahead in a new home with her son Chris (James Quinn Markey). One night, […]

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Transatlantic Sessions Celtic Connections 2019 review and photography by Pauline Keightley

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The unique blend of Shetland fiddle and West Virginia song, dubro and Irish pipes is always a joy to hear at the Transatlantic Sessions. Warm fires appeared to chase away the winter chill at the Glasgow concert hall and this concert is always a major highlight at Celtic Connections – celebrating folk and roots music from […]

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FrightFest Week-End 1 and 2 March, 2019

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1 and 2 March, 2019 It’s full scream ahead as FrightFest returns to Glasgow Film Festival for a 14thfearful year! Currently at its most vibrant and popular, the horror fantasy genre is constantly garnering critical acclaim, topping charts and even winning Oscars: not simply through cheap scares or graphic gore but by pushing boundaries, reflecting […]

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Full Programme Announced Glasgow Film Festival

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GFF2019 Across 12 days, the city-wide celebration of cinema will host 7 world premieres, 102 UK premieres and 49 Scottish premieres Guests including Sir Michael Palin, Carol Morley, Matt Bomer, Carlos Acosta, Alice Lowe, Simon Amstell and legendary music video director Lance Bangs will attend the 15th annual festival Six out of the ten nominees […]

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Aye Write: Louise Welsh Introduces… Temi Oh & Bridget Collins

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17th March 2019  •  6:30PM – 7:30PM  •  Mitchell Library Louise Welsh, the prize-winning novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow introduces two genre-busting debuts. In Temi Oh’s ‘Do You Dream of Terra-Two’, four decorated astronauts and six teenagers leave a dying Earth to find a habitable planet in a nearby […]

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Helena Kennedy QC

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16th March 2019  •  8:00PM – 9:00PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall How British Justice is Failing Women In ‘Eve Was Shamed’ Helena Kennedy forensically examines new evidence that women are still being discriminated against throughout the legal system, from the High Court (where only 21% of judges are women) to female prisons (where 84% […]

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Aye Write: Stuart Cosgrove & Ken McNab

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15th Mar 2019  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 1969: Death of the Sixties A momentous year in musical history has given rise to two new books. Stuart Cosgrove completes his trilogy with ‘Harlem 69: The Future of Soul’ in which a Rabelaisian cast of characters including Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Stevie […]

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Aye Write: Lesley McDowell Introduces Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi & Laura Shepherd-Robinson

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15th Mar 2019  •  7:45PM – 8:45PM  •  Mitchell Library Debut Author Series Journalist and novelist Lesley McDowell introduces a remarkable pair of new voices as part of the debut author series: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu is an epic tale of fate, fortune and legacy, which vibrantly brings to life a colourful Ugandan family by blending oral […]

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Aye Write: Frank Quitely The Comics That Made Me

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15th Mar 2019  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The Comics That Made Me Frank Quitely, legend in the world of comics, talks about the comics that have most inspired and entertained him throughout the years. Quietly grew up in Rutherglen and studied at the Glasgow School of Art before launching the […]

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Aye Write: What You Need To Know About Character

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Creative Writing: with David Pettigrew BA MPhil Character – Creative Writing University of Strathclyde 14th Mar 2019  •  6:00PM – 8:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Character – Creative Writing Characters are one of the main ingredients of a good story, and even for writers of non-fiction a key skill is the ability to bring people to […]

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Tracey Thorn at Aye Write

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14 March, 2019 – 6 p.m. Mitchell Library, Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia In a 1970s commuter town, Tracey Thorn’s teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about not buying things and not going to the disco. Long before she would conquer the charts in Everything but […]

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Belgian Cinema ‘Both Sides Now’, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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Belgium is a small country with an immense cinematic heritage. National treasures range from Chantal Akerman, Yolanda Moreau, the Dardenne Brothers and Felix van Groeningen to Man Bites Dog’s Benoît Poelvoorde, and Hergé’s eternally rousing adventures of Tintin. This year’s country focus celebrates the best of contemporary Belgian cinema in an outstanding year that has brought […]

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Glasgow Film Festival: Mother’s Instinct

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GFT / Thu 21 (18.30) & Fri 22 Feb, 2019 (10.45) There are echoes of Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith in this luscious, devilishly entertaining Belgian thriller. Suburban neighbours Alice (Veerle Baetens) and Celine (Anne Coesens) are the very best of friends. Their inseparable sons are more like brothers than chums. When tragedy strikes, they both […]

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Open Mic Tuesdays at Queen Margaret Union

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Every Tuesday 8p.m. Champions Barr, QMU, 22 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, G12 8QN Open Mic is back at the QMU // takes place every Tuesday at 8PM in Champions Bar // max 10 mins per act // free drinks for performers // anything goes (music, spoken word, stand up, etc) // bringing your own […]

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