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..

Burns Supper and Ceilidh with the Big Stupit Band, Cottiers

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January, 25th, 2019, 6.30 p.m. – 11 a.m. Cottiers 93 – 95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5PU Join us this Burns night for a 3 course meal and dance the night away in traditional Scottish style with a Ceilidh band starting at 10pm followed by a DJ until 1am. Tickets only £39.95 and include a […]

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Sunday, December 2, 2018 | Filed under: Burns Events, Dance, Eating and drinking Glasgow West End

Critters, Burnt Church Film Club, Glasgow

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Sunday 2 December, 2018 7 p.m. Burnt Church Film Club Presents: CRITTERS (1986) Facebook Page Burnt Church Film Club 142 Renfield Street, Glasgow £5 Tickets available 01/10 Buy tickets

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema

Novelist Ann Cleeves, Creative Conversations

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Monday 3 December, 2018 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of popular […]

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Three Identical Strangers GFT

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30 November – 6 December, 2018 Three Identical Strangers tells the astonishing story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio’s joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a […]

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Christmas Speakeasy and Open Mic, Scottish Writers

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18 December, 2018 CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Scottish Writers are throwing their  annual Speakeasy, hosted by the fabulous Rose Fraser Ritchie! Get a slot:  The theme this year is “gifts”, so to get a slot email info@scottishwriterscentre.co.uk Entry to the event is free of charge, but if you are able please bring […]

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The Primevals, Winter Initiative Night Shelter Fundraiser, Mono

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Friday, 21 December, 2018 – 8 p.m. Mono Cafe/Bar, 10 – 12 King’s Court, King Street, Glasgow G1 5RB Benefit for Winter Initiative Night Shelter who provide food and shelter from Dec 1. £5 entry. The Primevals support The Reverse Cowgirls Benefit in support of Glasgow City Mission Event on Facebook

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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 Christmas is looking beautiful at Spirito Spirito specialises in designer greetings cards, jewellery and home accessories, it is one of the West End’s most attractive shops offering a range of diverse  hand-picked gifts and cards for all occasions. This includes,  a selection of gifts which […]

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GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series Talented & Young: We Are Scotland

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Wednesday 5 December 2018 CCA 6pm, Free (unticketed), Cinema All ages 0141 352 4900 Celebrating the Year of Young People (YOYP), this documentary offers a snapshot of the talents revealed by the diverse young citizens of Scotland: diverse talented youth celebrating their inclusive national identity, cultural heritage and Scotland as home through showcasing and sharing […]

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Friday, November 30, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema, Kids and young people

The Penalty, GFT

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2 December, 2018 With live score. The Penalty stars the great American actor Lon Chaney as ‘Blizzard’, a double-amputee crime lord intent on looting San Francisco for his evil ends. The film cemented Chaney’s reputation as master of the gruesome and grotesque ahead of his best-known performance in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Leading Scottish composer Graeme Stephen’s brand-new score for guitar and […]

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The Wild Pear Tree GFT

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1 – 9 December, 2018 Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s follow-up to Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep follows aspiring writer Sinan, as he returns to his home village. He desperately attempts to scrape together the money he needs to be published, but history catches up with him and he is forced to face bittersweet truths. Buy tickets GFT 12 […]

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John Maclean Centenary March Glasgow

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Monday 3 December, 2018 2 p.m. The Piping Centre, 30 – 34 McPhater Street, G4 0HW On 3rd December 1918, a crowd well in excess of 100,000 gathered outside Buchanan Street Railway Station. It was awaiting the arrival of educator, social justice campaigner and anti-war revolutionary, John Maclean, following his release from Peterhead prison earlier […]

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Christmas Play in a Day, Hillhead Library

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Do you have a child that’s interested in drama and performance? Sunday, 16 December, 2018 11 a.m. – 5  p.m. Hillhead Library,348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Why not join Halo Arts at Hillhead Library for ‘Christmas Play in a Day’ where participants will spend a whole day with a children’s theatre director, devising a festive […]

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Andy White, The Doublet

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Sunday, 2 December, 2018 The Doublet Bar, 74 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Sounds in the Suburbs presents Andy White Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White is writing songs about politics again. You know why. Influenced both by touring his career retrospective box set last year and throwing things at the telly in response to what’s going […]

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Art Auction Fundraiser – Cure Claire’s Cancer

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20th December 2018, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G3 5JD Buy tickets at EventBrite A VERY special and eclectic auction of art in order to raise funds for Claire, including some exceptional pieces, at the CCA on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow. No matter what your taste, there is something for […]

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Nae Pasaran The Grosvenor

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Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 The Grosvenor Cinema, Ashton Lane, G12 8SJ BAFTA winning documentary Nae Pasaran screens at the Grosvenor Cinema on Wednesday 5th of December with an exclusive post-screening Q&A in association with the National Union of Journalists. Felipe Bustos Sierra’s feature charts the incredible true story of the Scots who managed to ground […]

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema

Document Film Festival Glasgow 2018

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Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December, 2018 Document Film Festival 2018 has relocated to the Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow G1 1TF for its 16th edition. This year the festival brings discussions and workshops as well as forty feature length and short documentary films from around the globe. It will include eleven […]

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

Mary Irvine’s Blog: Michael J Malone at Book Week Scotland 2018

A very appreciative audience enjoyed an entertaining two hours during the recent Book Week 2018 when the Helensburgh Library played host to poet turned novelist Michael J Malone. He spoke of his early writing life and the benefits of joining a writers’ group for support and encouragement, as well as offering critiques. Having had many […]

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Blair and Sheridan – Unique and Desirable Jewellery Glasgow

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417 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G4 9JA 00 44 (0)141 334 0557 www.blairandsheridan.co.uk/ Blair and Sheridan’s designer jewellery shop has established itself as one of Glasgow’s most prestigious jewellery shops.   Specialising in designing unique engagement, wedding and eternity rings, they have delighted many customers and gained a loyal clientele. Pop in and see their […]

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Lin Anderson, Shaping the Story at Scottish Writers Centre

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Tuesday 4th December 2018: CCA Clubroom at 7:00pm Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD Lin Anderson: Shaping the Story A crime series is more about the character, than the crime. That’s why readers keep coming back for more. How do we merge the personal journey with the professional and keep the series fresh? […]

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Chill Habibi! The Glad Cafe

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 – 7.30 pm it’s the Chill Habibi Southside Spectacular! The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, G41 2HG Buy tickets Bringing you the best music, cabaret and more from the Arab World, Scotland, and pretty much anywhere else. come enjoy Indian food, Iranian music, Palestinian comedy, Egyptian chat and Levantine dancing ALL […]

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Glasgow Artist Allan Richardson – Local City Scenes

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  (Above is Allan’s painting of The Kibble Palace – commissioned in celebration of the Botanic Gardens Bicentenary, 2017. You can view it in the gallery at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.) Allan Richardson is  much loved and well known local artist, who  can often be seen working on his latest project in the streets of Glasgow. […]

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Stevenson Jewellers Glasgow West End

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257 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8UB Telephone: 0141 334 1899. www.stevensonjewellers.co.uk Stevenson Jewellers is a much loved jewellers on Byres Road, Glasgow West End, opposite Hillhead Underground. Whether you are seeking the perfect gift or the right accessory to complement a special outfit,  you will be thrilled by the vast range of beautiful jewellery on […]

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Catriona Malan ‘Meet the Author’ at Fruin Farm

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‘Meet the Author’ at Fruin Farm (Back by Popular Demand) Not a shuffle, not a cough, ne’er a sniffle. Total absorption in the event. And what was the event? The award winning poet from Helensburgh, Catriona Malan, who was being interviewed on her life and work. From her birth to the present day Catriona took […]

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Sunday, November 25, 2018 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Mary Irvine: Writer and Philhellene

Mary Irvine’s Blog: Open Mic at the Balloch House Hotel

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This event just gets better each time it’s ‘on’. A year from its conception by Ann MacKinnon, George Gibson and Mary Irvine we are now at the stage where people are booking slots in advance, although we do try to reserve a few for ‘first-timers’. There has been quite a few of those lately.  Apart […]

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A Weakness for Raisins Ester Krumbachová exhibition CCA

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Friday 7 December 2018 7pm-9pm CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Free Exhibition Runs: Friday 7 December 2018 — Sunday 27 January 2019 Opening hours: Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm // Sun: 12noon-6pm Ester Krumbachová was a key figure in Czech New Wave cinema in the 1960s. She contributed significantly to films such as The Party and the […]

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SQIFF 2018 Opening Night Shorts Glasgow Film Theatre

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5 December, 2018 Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) kicks off its 2018 edition with an exciting and boundary-pushing programme of contemporary LGBTQ+ shorts from around the world. Headlining is VISIBLE, created by Campbell X and Kayza Rose, who explore QTIPOC (queer trans intersex people of colour) histories, challenging mainstream perceptions and sanitisation of legacies, and […]

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Friday, November 23, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

CCA is having a party

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Friday, 7 December, 2018 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Following the temporary closure this summer, the CCA building is now open to the public and they’re having a party for the local community, the residents of Garnethill, our long standing supporters and regular visitors. Sarra Wild of OH141 brings […]

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Thank Funk It’s Friday, Partick

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Thank Funk It’s Friday Before Christmas Partickhill Bowling and Community Club Friday, 21 December, 2018 Cool your Yule by following the friendliest funkateers to Thank Funk It’s Friday – a feast of funk’n’soul dance-jazz disco-style grooviness, from the makers of Soul Bowl. Timeless vintage vinyl 45s hand-spun by seasoned joss-dickeys (80-plus years of turntabular experience). […]

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Creative Conversations: Zinnie Harris, playwright, screenwriter and theatre director.

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Monday 26 November 2018, 1 pm – 2 pm University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Zinnie Harris is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director. Her plays include This Restless House (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, 2016), winner of Best New Play at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland […]

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From Glasgow to Saturn Call for Submissions

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From Glasgow to Saturn is now accepting submissions for Issue 42, which will be published in March. Looking for new, exciting work across a variety of genres and media. Prose, poetry, hybrid forms, art, photography—all are welcomed! The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2018. Submissions will be considered from all University of Glasgow students, alumni, […]

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