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..

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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Friday, March 15, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Phil Differ: Me OranMor

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Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival 23 March, 2019 Doors 7 p.m. 8 p.m. start The new show ‘Me’ is about what makes us, us, the ‘us’ in this case being me. So, basically, what I’m saying is, it’s a show called ‘Me’ and by sheer coincidence, me is what ‘Me’ is all about. Having […]

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In For A Penny, Websters Theatre

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28 – 31 March, 2019, 8.30 p.m. Websters Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival Libby McArthur (River City, The Steamie) in a hilarious one woman show about how she nearly went to prison for six weeks… FOR PARKING TICKETS! A play about how easy it is for any of us to free-fall out of our cosy existences […]

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News Hacks, Oran Mor

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21 March, 2019 7 pm. start 8 p.m. OranMor Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival Putting the satire back into the Saltire. From Rikki Brown the writer of the long running hit topical radio show Watson’s Wind Up, a fresh take on the news and those making the news, with a smattering of side swipes at life in […]

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Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary, Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2019

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15 and 16 March, 2019 Fresh from opening for Ricky Gervais and Bill Burr on tour, Sean McLoughlin (“the best comedian you haven’t heard of yet” Time Out) takes his acclaimed, smash hit show, Hail Mary, on the road. The human race is at a crossroads: On one path lies the future, with its twitchy […]

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Rich Hall’s Hoedown Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2019

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15 and 16 March 2019 The Garage Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries have built him a new legion of followers, as have appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen […]

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Femspectives Film Festival Glasgow

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22-24 March 2019 Kinning Park Complex, Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St, Glasgow G41 1BA Femspectives is a film series and festival in Glasgow. It provides a platform for films by womxn and safe spaces for conversations about feminisms, social issues, and politics. To find out more, check out  Mission Statement, also Equalities & Diversity Policy and  Safe Space Policy. Download […]

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Womxns Networking Brunch

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23 March,2019 Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow G4 11AB Come along and enjoy brunch on us! Meet up with fellow Glasgow-based creatives, filmmakers and feminists to chat about your experiences and what you’re working on. Find potential collaborators and create ties across film and feminism. This event is free but ticketed and food […]

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Aye Write: Monisha Rajesh

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15th March 2019  •  6:00PM – 7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library Around the World in 80 Trains When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn’t long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles from London’s St Pancras […]

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Love Music Hate Racism at The Blue Arrow

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Saturday 16 March, 2019 The Blue Arrow on Sauchiehall Street, 323 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3HW To coincide with UN Anti Racism Day. LINE UP: Heir of The Cursed – Beldina Odenyo Onassis – A.K.A Heir of the Cursed – is one of Glasgow’s most captivating contemporary talents. Combining intricate guitar work with mellow melodies that […]

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Evening of discussion: poetry and film with Sawsan Al-Areeqe

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Thursday 28 March 2019 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. University of Glasgow Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Halls, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ An award-winning poet and filmmaker, Al-Areeqe is the recipient of the prestigious Artist Protection Fund Fellowship, hosted by the University of Glasgow in 2018/19. In celebration of her creative work as visiting Fellow, Al-Areeqe will share poetry […]

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema

GSFF: Opening Screening Terror Nullius

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13 March, 2019 8.30 p.m. At once satire, eco-horror and road movie, this political revenge fable offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. Soda_Jerk’s revisionist history opens a wilful narrative space where cinema fictions and historical facts permeate each other in new ways. The apocalyptic desert camps of Mad Max 2 become the site of refugee […]

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The German Revolution: Expressionist Prints Lunchtime Talks Programme

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6 March – 29 May 2019 ≠ 1.00pm Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free Wednesdays until 29 May for a special programme of ten minute lunchtime talks inspired by The German Revolution: Expressionist Prints exhibition. 6 March 2019   13 March 2019 The German Revolution and Life Reform Sabine Wieber, History of Art 20 March 2019 Georg Heym’s […]

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Ray and Liz, GFT

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  9 – 14 March, 2019 Turner Prize-nominated artist Richard Billingham touches raw nerves with a feature debut that offers an unflinching evocation of his early family life. Incidents from the past provide a bracing immersion into the lives of Ray (Justin Salinger), the permanently angry Liz (Ella Smith) and their two sons. The vision of squalor and neglect feels […]

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Margaret Atwood – Live in Cinemas

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10 September, 2019 GFT On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over…. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor. The publication of Atwood’s The […]

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema

Living with Words, Finn’s Place

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Friday 10th May, 7.30pm | £8/£6 conc An Evening Of Words, Music and Song with Steve Reilly and Linda Jaxson Finn’s Place, 167 Ledard Road, Glasgow G42 9QU Poetry, wine, music, and so much more. The host for the evening, Dr. Linda Jackson, will also introduce readings by Glasgow writers. Music will be provided by […]

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Monday, March 11, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Gig Guide

Hand Drawn Action Packed The Hunterian

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16 March – 2 June 2019 Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free For the next few months, the Hunterian Art Gallery will be home to Hand Drawn Action Packed, a major exhibition curated by Hayward Gallery Touring. Hand Drawn Action Packed features ten international artists whose practice springs from drawing and reveals the medium’s infinite possibilities for […]

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Janice Galloway Words into Pictures

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Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Scottish Writers Centre Join the Scottish Writers’ Centre as writer Janice Galloway leads a writing workshop on the idea of a place – with discussion revolving around how words make pictures (and vice versa). Tickets cost £5/3, at Eventbrite or on the door. This event is […]

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Classes and Workshops

Poet Nadine Aisha Jassat at Creative Conversations

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Monday 11 March 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Nadine Aisha Jassat (Nadine Aisha) is a writer, creative practitioner and educator in the field of challenging Gender -Based Violence, known for combining the creative arts with […]

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‘I Say Nothing’ Kelvingrove – introduction by Christine Borland

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Tuesday 12 March, 2019 – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Scottish artist Christine Borland will discuss her new artwork, ‘I Say Nothing’, co-commissioned by Glasgow Museums and 14-18 NOW, with Art Fund support. Part of nationwide centenary commemorations, the installation was made in response to Glasgow Museums’ World War I […]

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Aye Write: Peter Conradi and Mark Logue

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Sunday 17th March, 2019 – 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. The King’s War Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN The George VI broadcast that formed the climax of the multi Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech – was the product of years of hard work with the speech therapist Lionel Logue. Yet the relationship between […]

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Maiden GFT

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9 – 14 March, 2019 Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make […]

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The Kindergarten Teacher, GFT

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9 – l4 March, 2019 Based on the critically acclaimed 2014 film of the same name from Nadav Lapid, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa Spinelli, a devoted kindergarten teacher fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that five-year-old Jimmy (Parker Sevak) in her class […]

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The White Crow + Ralph Fiennes Satellite Q&A

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12 March, 2019 Glasgow Film Theatre, 6.45 p.m. The extraordinary early life and mercurial brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev are the inspiration for a richly atmospheric biography from actor/ director Ralph Fiennes. Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko makes an astonishing debut as the young Nureyev. Arriving in Paris in the early 1960s with the Kirov Ballet, Nureyev […]

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Knickerbocker Glory Glasgow University Feminist Society

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13 March, 2019 The Poetry Club, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG GU FEMINIST SOCIETY PRESENTS: KNICKERBOCKER GLORY🍬🍦🍧 £4 entry, all proceeds go to Glasgow Rape Crisis x Featuring the likes of Babestation Boosterhooch DoubleHoop & Horreurscopes!! ‘FemSoc will be down early if you wanna come hang with us before we boogie, as always everyone’s […]

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Aye Write 2019 Brian Allaway

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Firefighters of Belfast Sunday 17th March, 2019, 3:00-4:00pm Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Belfast firefighters responded to every incident during the Troubles, wherever it was located, seeing the best and worst of humanity. The years 1969 to 1994 were particularly difficult for Northern Ireland, and they would test the firefighters to their limits. Firefighters […]

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Friday, March 8, 2019 | Filed under: Aye Write Book Festival 2019, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Celebrating women artists at Nancy Smillie

On International Woman’s Day Nancy Smillie showcases some of the inspiring women artists that make the shop so special.   This fabulous shop in Glasgow’s West End sells products made by local woman designers and artists plus by women from around the world. Nancy Smillie Nancy studied at Glasgow School of Art specialising in Ceramics. She worked […]

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Aye Write 2019 – Bethan Roberts & Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

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Presley & Capote: Musical and Literary Icons Sunday 17th March, 2019 Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN 8:00-9:00pm From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son Elvis ferociously. Graceland by Bethan Roberts is a heart-breaking portrait of a mother’s love and a son’s devotion. When […]

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Erskine Bike Meet 2019

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26th May 2019 The Erskine Bike Meet started in 2006 after a group of bikers who were veterans, paid a visit to Erskine hospital. Having finished a tour, they decided to do something to fundraise. The Erskine Bike Meet was born. The Bike Meet is organised by volunteers who enjoy putting together a day that […]

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Public Lecture ‘On Blackness and Borders’ University of Glasgow

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Tuesday 19 March 2019, 4-6pm Professor Kaiama Glover, Columbia University Public Lecture: ‘On Blackness and Borders’ Launch event of the new Arts Lab theme Decolonizing Glasgow and the Post/Colonial Led by Rachel Douglas, Christine Whyte, Stephen Mullen Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ Abstract This lecture considers the ways in […]

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