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It’s Only Banter, Book Launch by Leroy Rosenior at STUC, Glasgow, 20 July, 2017

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Leroy Rosenoir ex-pro footballer and Football League show pundit will be launching his autobiography ‘It’s Only Banter’ on Thursday 20th July at the STUC , 333 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6NG Leroy’s book deals with his experience of racism in professional football and the homophobia faced by friends. Leroy has spoken at trade union and […]

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Books at the Botanics Book Fair, Glasgow Botanics Gardens, 14 – 17 July, 2017

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Hopkirk Building Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE

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Douglas Thompson, Scottish Writers Centre, CCA, 18 July, 2017

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‘Dirty Poetry To Die For with Douglas Thompson on July 18 2017.     The Brahan Seer: The Story of Scotland’s Nostradamus – Douglas Thompson ‘Everyone knows the story of Coinneach Odhar – or do they? Douglas Thompson revisits this story and gives it a fresh twist. The author skilfully blends fact, period detail and […]

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In Converation with Judy Murray,Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 14 August, 2017

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  Knowing the Score: My Family and Our Tennis Story – Judy Murray Monday 14 August, 2017 – 6.45 p.m. As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself […]

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Upcycling – free demonstration, Oxfam Byres Road, 13 and 16 July, 2017

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Oxfam bookshop demo ! Up-cycle local … make the world a better place and your home more beautiful ! Free Up Cycle Demonstration The Oxfam Bookshop, 330 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AP 13 and 16th July between 2pm and 4pm No need to register. Just come along Learn how to use recycled materials to upcycle […]

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Pushing Poetry Beyond Revision, Workshop, Scottish Writers with Ruby McCann, CCA, 15 August, 2017

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Writing Workshop I Pushing Poetry Beyond Revision with Ruby McCann CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 at 7 p.m. It is often true that as soon as a poem leaves our hands, we immediately begin to read it differently as if this simple act were a way of stepping out of […]

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Weave and Sma’ Shot Day, Paisley, 30th June – 2nd July, 2017

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For Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology Paisley’s Sma’ Shot Day will be celebrated with a three-day festival with a wrap-around cultural programme called ‘Weave’. The festival is rooted in Paisley’s radical weaving heritage and celebrating it’s unique and historical Sma’ Shot Day – Weave is a new, vibrant and colourful festival celebrating arts, […]

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Glasgow Comic Con, Royal Concert Hall, 1 July, 2017

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Glasgow Comic Con is back for 2017! Returning to the Royal Concert Hall on Saturday, July 1st, browse more than 150 exhibitors, meet comic creators from across the globe, celebrate 2000AD’s 40th anniversary, enjoy panels from your favourite artists and writers and marvel at some of the best cosplayers in the country. This year’s guests […]

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Scottish Writers:The Burrell Story: History as Poetry, with Sally Evans, CCA, 1 August, 2017

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CCA, 350Sauchiehall Street,  G2 3JD Tuesday, 1 August, 2017 – 7 p.m/. The Burrell Story: History as Poetry, with Sally Evans New book: A Burrell Tapestry and a Marion Burrell Sampler (diehard 2017) Sally Evans poems on the story of William Burrell and his daughter took several years to complete, and that was only the […]

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Dead Cat Bounce by Kevin Scott, Launch of debut novel at Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, Thursday June 29, 2017

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An evening with Kevin Scott, author of Dead Cat Bounce Dead Cat Bounce, the debut novel of Kevin Scott, Business Correspondent at The Herald, will be launched at Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW Thursday June 29th, at 6:30pm. Set between gangland Glasgow and banking London, Dead Cat Bounce is a black comedy that […]

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The Paper Cell by Louise Hutcheson, Book Launch, Waterstones Byres Road, 23 June, 2017

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Join Louise in conversation with the brilliant Alistair Braidwood of Scots Whay Hae! as we launch The Paper Cell. Featuring readings, a Q&A and book signing About the book: From the publisher of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project, The Paper Cell is the first in a new series of distinctive, standalone crime stories, each […]

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West End Festival Cinico by Allan Cameron, Waterstones Byres Road, Thursday 22 June, 2017

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As part of the West End Festival, author Allan Cameron will be at Watertones Byres Road, 351-355 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AU on Thursday 22nd June, 2017. Allan will be talking about his latest book, ‘Cinico; Travels with a good professor at the time of the Scottish Referendum’  The narrator pretends to be an author and […]

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West End Festival, Completing the Terrace: Highburgh Road, Talk, Hillhead Library, 22 June, 2017

Hillhead Library Thursday 22 June, 2017 6:30pm Free entry David Robertson, Director of Four Acres Charitable Trust, explains the background behind the completion in 2016 of the missing half of the beautiful red sandstone 1890s terrace in Highburgh Road – one of the more unusual examples of West End development in recent years – and […]

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Rhubarbfest, Woodlands Community Garden, CCA, 25 June, 2017

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CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD 25 June, 2017 – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Woodlands Community Garden invite you to an afternoon of re-discovering an old-fashioned vegetable and its versatility – rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb! It’s colourful, it’s beautifully nutritious, it’s easy to grow and it comes in abundance – but how much do we […]

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West End Wildlife, Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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(By Hildesvini (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons) Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Free entry Jim Coyle MBE of Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserves, illustrates the birds and other wildlife to be found during a typical year in the gardens, parks and open spaces of Glasgow’s west end.  He will also explain […]

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Africa to Glasgow, Stories of African Refugee Women, Karibu, 24 June, 2017

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  In collaboration with Glasgow Women’s Library, Karibu Scotland celebrates the lives of African refugee women who have settled here. Your participation will be welcome at the Karibu AGM from 12-1pm–some delicious food and fun afterwards. Special Scotish-African Bookbug Session for pre-school children The event is free but please register to attend or phone 0141 […]

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The Story of Our Life by Shari Low Book Launch, Waterstones Argyle Street, 15 June, 2017

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Friday 16 June, 2017 – 6.30 p.m. Shari Low, Daily Record columnist and multitalented author who has dabbled in every genre , joins us to launch her latest novel The Story of Our Life, a dramatic and touching story about grabbing on to love while you have the chance. ~~~~~ Colm strolled into my life […]

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Amy Reeder in Conversation with Frank Quitely, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 2 July, 2017

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2 July, 2017, 1.30 – 3.00 p.m. Amy Reeder is an artist who started drawing through her love of Manga and best know for her work on Batwoman, Moon Girl, and her covers for Supergirl. Amy also co-created Rocket Girl which is published by Image Comics. Amy will talk about her art and career with […]

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Kittlin and the Carlton 3 at The Clutha, 11 June, 2017

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  The Carlton 3: laid back, easy listening harmonies, with mouthie, mandolin and guitar. Kittlin; songs, storytelling and poetry Sunday 11 June, 2017 7 p.m.   Event on Facebook   The Clutha, 159 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ    

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Ten Writers Telling Lies, West End Festival 2017, Waterstones Byres Road, Thursday 8 June, 2017

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Waterstones Bookshop, 351 – 355 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AU Thursday 8 June, 7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Ten Writers Telling Lies is a unique collaboration between some of Glasgow’s most talented writers and the musician Jim Byrne.  In prose and poetry the writers have captured the story of a song they have co-written. Come […]

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Workers Theatre Week-end, The Glad Cafe, 9 – 11 June, 2017

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Featuring the most exciting new theatre, comedy, spoken word, music and strangeness from Scotland and further afield. With children’s events and evening entertainment, social breakfasts and community workshops, games and plays, the weekender has something for everyone and welcomes all. Full line-up to be announced in mid-May; book ahead now for discount tickets. Weekend pass: […]

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The Natural World of Stories, Legends & Songs with Grace Banks, CCA, 6 June, 2017

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017: Club Room at 7:00pm CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD The Natural World of Stories, Legends & Songs with Grace Banks Join storyteller, singer and author Grace Banks for a lively and interactive workshop as she tells the tale of who and what has influenced her […]

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens: 200 Years Hillhead Library, Talk, Hillhead Library, 5 June, 2017

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Hillhead Library 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Monday 05 Jun 6:30pm Free entry Ewen Donaldson, General Manager, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, will present the prestigious 200-year history of the Botanic Gardens, including recent milestones such as refurbishment of the “Main Range” glasshouses, restoration of the “A” Listed Kibble Palace, and the new Tearoom in the Curator’s […]

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Crime After Dark at the Museum, West End Festival, Friday 9 June, 2017

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West End Festival 2017 Friday 9th June 6.30-9pm Crime after Dark at the Museum with Caro Ramsay, Michael J. Malone & Craig Robertson The Hunterian, Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door.  These include a Gin & Tonic and a chocolate dagger Doors open at 6.30 pm, Event starts at 7.00pm sharp. Join Caro […]

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Solas Festival, The Bield, Tibbermore, near Perth, 23 – 25 June, 2017

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Friday 23 – Sunday 25 June | The Bield, Tibbermore, near Perth. Tickets from £15 – £105. KIDS GO FREE | solasfestival.co.uk Scotland’s midsummer festival of music and ideas is back, with a programme of brilliant, inspiring music, discussion, literature, film, dance and theatre. Music Lau (called ‘the best live band in the country’ by The […]

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Dead Cat Bounce by Kevin Scott, Book Launch at Waterstones Sauchiehal Street, 29 June, 2017

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29 June, 2017 – 6.30 p.m. Waterstones, 153–157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW Join local Glasgow author Kevin Scott to celebrate the launch of his debut novel, Dead Cat Bounce. Kevin will be reading from the novel, signing copies and talking about his experience of writing the novel. Event on Facebook

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Water as Poetry Inspiration, CCA, 4 July, 2017

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CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Scottish Writers Tuesday  4 July, 2017 Water as Poetry Inspiration, with Morelle Smith, Shaping the Water Path, and George Colkitto, The Year of the Loch. Both books published by diehard, 2017. Morelle Smith and George Colkitto both have new collections of poetry largely inspired by water. In this workshop, […]

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To write, to publish, to speak, to move, CCA, 1 June, 2017

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CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD 1 June, 2017 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. To mark the end of their residency at Creative Lab, Jude Browning and Emmie McLuskey will be holding a day of programmed events open to the public. During the afternoon the artists will host a performance/writing workshop relating to their event […]

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St Mungo’s Mirrorball, Clydebuilt and Hardie, CCA, Thursday 25 May, 2017

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  Clydebuilt & Hardie Thursday, 25 May, 2017 CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Kerry Hardie, the Clydebuilt 9 mentees, and their mentor Liz Lochhead will all be reading at the last Mirrorball of the season on Thursday May 25th at 7pm in the Clubroom of the CCA. This event is preceded by the St. Mungo’s Mirrorball AGM at 6pm for those […]

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Truth or Lies: The Glasgow Version, short story event Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Saturday 10 June, 2017

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With Andrew McCallum Crawford, Karen Jones, Ciara MacLaverty, Carol McKay, Donal McLaughlin and Ross Wilson. 2 p.m. Saturday, 10 June, 2017 Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW

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