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What’s on Glasgow: Students


Glasgow is home to many students – they come from all over Scotland, the UK, Europe and Overseas. Some will be starting their studies and others will be finishing their degrees at one of the city’s prestigious universities, Glasgow School of Art or the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Or they may be starting a college course.
Glasgow welcomes and caters for our students with a diverse selection of bars, cafes, gigs, literary events and exhibitions. There is also a fantastic series of festivals in the city throughout the year. I’ll be flagging these up on the site. Watch out for free events.

QM Eye Opticians, Glasgow: specialising in quality eyecare and eyewear

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QM Eye Opticians 104 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, UK G20 8NZ Telephone: 0141 946 6892 QM Eye Opticians is the place for you if you fancy something a little different. Pop in and discover the ‘not-on-the-High-Street option’. You can be assured of receiving individual eyecare in a relaxed atmosphere. Jim Mullan, the optometrist, set up […]

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – Spring /Summer Season 2017

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Curtain rises on thrilling new spring/summer season at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – January until June, 2017 Performances, masterclasses, festivals and talks … the stage is set for a spectacular spring/summer season of performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), the country’s busiest arts venue. The new programme, which runs until June, is […]

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The Apollo Players, Show of Shows, Auditions in Glasgow 18 January, 2017

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Holding Auditions On January 18th 2017 At 7PM Sharp 71 Oxford Street, G5 9EP So Come Along And Get A Chance To Perform In This Extravaganza And Be A Part Of The Apollo Players Experience . Bring A Song Of Your Choice (with backing track or sheet music ) And £5 Audition Fee . Situated […]

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Overhaul at Ivory Black’s, 14 January, 2017

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  Our first concert of 2017, our first concert since 2014. This is also our first concert with Mintit Promotions and I do believe this is their first official concert. So as it’s the first month of A the new year lets make this a great little night. Ivory Black’s, 56 Oswald Street, G1 4PL […]

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FUNBOX presents Christmas Wonderland, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 16 – 18 December, 2016

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16 – 18 December, 2016 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY Anya, Kevin and Gary are on top of the world – literally, as their latest seasonal spectacular takes them to the North Pole. They’re wrapped up cosy and warm for an Arctic adventure packed with songs, silliness and snow. The […]

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Warren McIntyre and the Starry Skies, EP Launch, CCA, 4 November, 2016

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Launch party for record new Starry Skies EP ‘Lost on the Other Side’. Produced by Johnny Smillie and Stevie Jackson at Banchory and La Chunkie studios. MC Paul Puppet of Spangled Cabaret, will bringing the dragtastic Lacey Rain, Volcanic Ash and a performance by Jack Squat to the Starry Skies CCA live show on Friday […]

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Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, Open to Students aged 16 – 18 years, Closing Date for Entries 17 February, 2017

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All UK students, between 16-18, are encouraged to enter the 2017 Christopher Tower poetry competition. This year’s theme is ‘STONE’ and the judges are Sarah Howe and Vahni Capildeo. First prize £3,000; second prize £1,000 and third prize £500. Closing date 17/2/17. www.towerpoetry.org.uk/prize The 17th Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK’s most valuable prize for […]

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Music Café, Every Thursday Royal Concert Hall until 15 December, 2016

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Music Café is back! Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3NY Join us on a Thursday afternoon from 1-2pm for tea, coffee, cake & live music! We have a fantastic line-up this year, with some afternoon sessions featuring professional musicians from Live Music Now! See you at the Exhibition Hall at The Glasgow […]

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Glasgoes Poetic Monday 26th September, – Saturday October 8, 2016

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Glasgoes Poetic is over a week of poetry events and happenings with National Poetry Day nestled neatly inside. Take a look – there’s lots of performance opportunities (asterisked) as well as excellent poets and performers and bound to be something that suits. Open Mic Café Rio Monday 26 September 8pm Café Rio 27 Hyndland Street […]

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Club Uprising, 22 October, 2016 Stereo

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**** DISCO, HOUSE & TECHNO **** **** DJs Michael Bleazard, Beat Mongrel & VJ Mofis **** **** Entry £8 (£5 students) **** Stereo, 20 – 28 Renfield Lane, G2 Another Uprising; another Scottish debut: Beat Mongrel! As part of the TCA 5th Birthday weekend, we are pleased to be part of the celebrations where we […]

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Glasgow School of Art, Promenade, McLellan Gallery, 15 September, 2016

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  The Masters of Design in Fashion + Textiles class of 2016 will be showcasing their menswear and womenswear collections in the annual Glasgow School of Art Promenade. The show will feature knitted, woven, printed and embroidered fashion collections and will take place in the beautiful McLellan Galleries. Show Times: 6.30pm / 7.30pm / 8.30pm […]

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The Sound of Sleaze, Nice n Sleazy, 12 September, 2016

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Birthday Part – 8 p.m. Monday 12 September, 2016 The Acoustic Night 19th Birthday Party – Free. Nice n Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3LG

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Unlimited Festival, The Tramway, 15 – 25 September, 2016

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15 – 25 September Prices vary – Tickets from £5 Day tickets available This September, Tramway brings Unlimited to Glasgow – An international programme of performance, visual art, discussions and more celebrating extraordinary work by disabled artists. Originally part of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympics, Unlimited has become the biggest and best […]

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Austin Lucas and The Dreaming Spires, Broadcast, 18 October, 2016

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Austin Lucas and The Dreaming Spires Broadcast Tuesday 18 October, 2016  7 p.m. A double bill of Americana featuring Austin Lucas from Bloomington Indianna USA, and Oxford’s ‘The Dreaming Spires’ No one ever said country music had to be simple, and when Austin Lucas began thinking about the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2013 album […]

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Revamped Kelvin Hall – opening 22 August 2016

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The iconic Kelvin Hall is all set to start a new phase in its life as Centre of Cultural Excellence providing collections’ storage, teaching and research, alongside a state-of-the-art Glasgow Club health and fitness centre – and it’s looking fabulous. I popped in today to have a look and was given a guided tour of […]

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Book Launch: Devil Take The Hindmost by Martin Froden, Mono, 7th July, 2016

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  Book Launch of Martin Froder’s prizewinning ‘Devil Take The Hindmost’ Mono, 12 Kings Court, Glasgow G1 5RB 7 July, 2016 7 p.m. Winner of the Dundee International Book Prize At £10,000, the Dundee International Book Prize is the richest prize for an unpubished novel in the UK. This year’s winning title, Devil Take the Hindmost, is […]

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West End Festival 2016: Outdoor Cinema, Jurassic Park, University of Glasgow, Fri 17 June

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Jurassic Park – outdoor cinema University Of Glasgow, G12 8QQ Friday 17 Jun 10:00pm £10 from Grosvenor Cinema http://www.grosvenorcinema.com The ever-popular outdoor pop-up cinema screenings return to the dramatic and atmospheric surroundings of the University of Glasgow’s famous Quad. We begin with Steven Spielberg’s classic dinosaur fantasy from 1993.  Bring something to sit on and […]

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Calling all poets and writers: University of Glasgow Creative Writing West End Festival 2016

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Call for Submissions Open to writers and poets! Do you fancy reading some of your newest writing at the West End Festival? University of Glasgow’s Creative Writing folks are hosting a ‘New Writers Showcase’ on Tuesday 21st June 2016 at “So, What Comes Next?” a hip pub at 182 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow. Submit a […]

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Twenty Five Percent Extra Exhibition, Second Year Fine Art Students, GSA June 11th and 12th 2016 12-5pm The Laurieston Arches

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June 11th and 12th 2016 at 12-5pm The Laurieston Arches Second Year Fine Art Students at the Glasgow School of Art Organised entirely outwith the institution. http://twentyfivepercentextra.com/ The Purpose of the Exhibition In 2014 there was a major fire at Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Building in Renfrew Street.  This resulted in a section of […]

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West End Festival 2016: Vinicombe Street Party, Sunday 5 June, 2016

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Vinicombe Street Party Sunday 5 June, 2016 12 pm. – 6 p.m. A great day out, come one, come all! bars al fresco, street food stalls, outdoor ping, facepainting, live music stage, DJs and hopefully a decent dose of scottish sunshine… Hillhead Book Club and VinYard 28 will combine forces in closing Vinicombe Street for […]

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Digital Desperados Purple Rain CCA Thu 9 June 2016

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7pm, Free (unticketed), Cinema 15+ 0141 352 4900 Purple Rain Dir. Albert Magnoli 1984 111 mins US “Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called Life…” This screening is in honour to Prince on what would have been his 58th birthday on June 7th. Based on aspects of Prince’s real […]

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Hugh Reed and The Velvet Underpants, McChuills, 20 August, 2016

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Love Music Hate Racism, QMU, Sunday 1 May, 2016

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Love Music Hate Racism 1 May, 2016 Queen Margaret Union, University of Glasgow 7 p.m. Celebrate May Day and take stance against racism at this gig in partnership with the  Radical Film Network. Live music and DJs until the early hours – bands and DJs to be announced. Ticket link coming soon Thanks to ASLEF […]

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Carry on Sleuthing, Waterstones Argyle St, Friday, April 8, 2016

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Carry on Sleuthing Belayed by Murder        Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM Waterstones Argyle St Help crack amateur sleuth Letitia Luvibod solve the murder of hated lawyer Hiram Grabbitt on board the SS Naughty Nigel. Sift through the evidence, hear the suspects speak, gasp in awe as the culprit is […]

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Sound Thought Festival 2016, 30 March – 1 April, 2016 CCA

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Sound Thought 2016 Dialogues: Sound and Music Across the Arts CCA www.soundthought.co.uk Sound Thought is an annual music and sonic arts festival run by University of Glasgow postgraduates. Through a series of concerts, screenings, performances, discussions and workshops, the three-day festival will show how research and practice from a range of sound and music disciplines […]

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Ian Blake, Scottish Writers’ Centre, CCA, The Architecture and Design of Writing 29 March, 2016

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The ‘Architecture and Design’ of Writing with Ian Blake CCA Tue 29 March 2016 7pm, £6 (£3 concessions) on the door, Free to SWC Members, Clubroom Ages 18+ 0141 352 4900 Ian Blake discusses some of the most important points of ‘architecture and design’ in the writing process. Structuring your work is a key aspect […]

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A Century of Style: Costume and Colour 1800 – 1899 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 25 Sept 2015 – 14 February 2016

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Another wonderful exhibition at Kelvingrove 25 September 2015–14 February 2016 Tickets: £5/£3 (with Gift Aid £5.50/£3.30)  under 16s FREE This beautiful exhibition of 19th-century clothing comes from Glasgow Museums’ collection of European costume. Showcasing some rarely seen examples of womenswear, menswear and children’s clothing, it considers how such clothes were made and where they were […]

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Richard Slee: Work and Play, The Tramway 4 Feb– 20 March, 2016.

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Richard See Ceramics Drop In – no ticket required Richard Slee (born Carlisle, 1946) has built a reputation as one of Britain’s most important contemporary ceramic artist. His work challenges conventional notions of ceramic art and demonstrates the fluid boundaries of 21st century ceramic practice. This exhibition covers Slee’s most radical work to date produced […]

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Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition, The Lighthouse 21 January – 20 March, 2016

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Hello My Name is Paul Smith 21 January – 20 March, 2016 The Lighthouse Gallery One We are delighted to announce that ‘Hello My Name is Paul Smith’ Exhibition will be opening at The Lighthouse in January 2016. The exhibition invites you into Paul Smith’s world and offers you a unique insight into his magnificent […]

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The Arts and Precarity: Forging New Solidarities, 22 January, 2016

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The Arts and Precarity: Forging New Solidarities          Friday, January 22, 2016  7 p.m.      Kinning Park Complex Register here This event combines radical cabaret with a day of academic-artist-activist workshop discussions. Programmed in Glasgow’s Kinning Park Complex, an autonomous, resident-led social centre, the event will bring together a transnational network of […]

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