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..

All The Wild Horses, GFT

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8 – 14 June, 2018 The Mongol Derby is the longest, toughest horse race in the world. Riders are expected to cover a thousand kilometres, stopping at twenty-five horse stations and selecting a new mount at each one. Ivo Marloh’s thrilling documentary follows an eclectic group of competitors, from an American firefighter to two Irish jump jockeys, as […]

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Monday, June 11, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema

McQueen, GFT

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8 –  14  June, 2018 McQueen celebrates the brilliant, unpredictable, designer Alexander McQueen – a radical figure of profound influence in the fashion industry. An exploration of McQueen’s personal and professional world, this documentary is both a dazzling visual album of his ground-breaking collections, and a moving portrayal of the mind behind them. Never-before-seen home movies and a wealth […]

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Light up Gaza, Glasgow

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16 June, 2018 An evening of live performances from Unite! Fight! Sing! and Glasgow’s very own Highwaisters. Authentic Palestinian Tapas will be served as part of a cultural mix of local and Palestinian artists. Tickets cost £12 waged/£6 unwaged and will be available at the door. Families welcome. All money raised will go to Medical […]

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Light Up Gaza, Fundraiser, Glasgow

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Saturday June 15th 2018 – 7 p.m. An evening of live performances from Unite! Fight! Sing! and Glasgow’s very own Highwaisters. Authentic Palestinian Tapas will be served as part of a cultural mix of local and Palestinian artists. Tickets cost £12 waged/£6 unwaged and will be available at the door. Families welcome. All money raised […]

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Craft Cafe Summer Ball at Pearce Institute

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Saturday 23 June, 2018,  6pm – 11pm. Impact Arts & Craft Café Govan Summer Ball Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 3UU Another Chance to Dance with Shona will welcome in the summer solstice with musical acts including Jim Byrne & friends, Fee MacKenzie, Pauline Bradley and a DJ set from Paulie Taylor. This […]

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Woodlands Artists Residency Weekend

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Weekend Event featuring: Elin Jakobsdottir and Mark Sadler Woodlands Workspace, 66 Ashley Street, G3 6HW Opening:  Friday 29th June 6-8pm Exhibition:  Saturday 30th June 12-5pm Sunday 1st July 12-5pm Free Event includes refreshments and music All welcome In the outdoor area of Woodlands Workspace, Mark Sadler will display his ongoing portrait project entitled ‘Language Baby’. […]

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Songbird – Ellyn Oliver Sings Eva Cassidy, West End Festival 2018

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Sunday 10 Jun, 2018 7:30pm  Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland Street, G12 5PU £12 + £1.50 BF www.cottiers.com Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Ellyn Oliver and live band perform some of Eva Cassidy’s much loved tracks from Songbird to Wayfaring Stranger, Fields of Gold to Over the Rainbow in the beautiful Cottiers Theatre. Citing Eva Cassidy as one of her biggest influences, join Ellyn as she […]

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery Outdoor Ceilidh, West End Festival

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Sunday 10 June, 2018 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Kelvingrove Art Gallery, 3 Argyle Street, G3 8AG Another year of one of the West End Festival’s most eagerly anticipated highlights! Music and dancing, a chance to dance to the traditional tunes of Scotland at the steps of the famous Kelvingrove Art Galleries.With the musicians of […]

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Mini Musicals Season, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Oranmor

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Mon, 11 June, 2018 — Sat, 16 June, 2018 MELANIA By Brooks & KingIt’s a long way from the Eastern Bloc to the East Wing – and for one former glamour model turned FLOTUS it hasn’t been a happy journey. Can the ghosts of Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy lift our heroine’s spirits and show […]

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Bloody Scotland, 2018

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21 – 23 September, 2018 Stirling Bloody Scotland has established itself as the leading Scottish International Crime Writing Festival. It all started in 2012 with acclaimed writers Lin Anderson and Alex Gray at the helm, then joined by Craig Robertson and Gordon Brown. Based in Stirling, Bloody Scotland has brought hundreds of crime writers new […]

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Museum of the Moon, West End Festival 2018

 Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL   Tuesday 29 May 10:00am until Sunday 24 Jun 10:00am Museum of the Moon is an artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring an impressive seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.  The internally lit sphere […]

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Lazy Saturday Afternoon, Friends of the River Kelvin at West End Festival

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Saturday 9 June, 2018 – 2 p.m. Ha’penny Bridge House, 135 Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL off Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL Friends of the River Kelvin (FORK) present Lazy Saturday Afternoon.Come and enjoy the music of local artists in the gorgeous location of Ha’Penny Bridge House on the banks of the River Kelvin. westendfestival.co.uk FORK on […]

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The Art of Words, Thistle Gallery, 14 June, 2018

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Fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Thursday, June 14th, 2018 – 7 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. Wine / Raffle/ Canapes  – Tickets £15 Part of West End Festival Well known and much loved author Carl MacDougall (Someone Always Robs […]

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LusoFilm The Invisible Life, CCA

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Sat 9 June 2018 Hugo can’t face going home. The images of the mysterious 8 mm films he found in Antonio’s house after he passed away keep coming back to his mind. 8pm, Free but ticketed, Cinema All ages Book Online / 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events LusoFilm Fri 8 June — Sun 10 June 2018 LusoFilm The […]

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

Lek and the Dogs followed by Q & A director Andrew Kötting

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11 June, 2018 Award-winning artist and filmmaker Andrew Kötting creates a ground-breaking crossover between narrative film and contemporary art piece that contains trace elements of Tarkovsky’s Stalker and Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. Lek and the Dogs is based on the award-winning play by Hattie Naylor, itself inspired by the true story of Ivan Mishukov. […]

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This is Congo, GFT

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8 – 11 June, 2018 New York based photographer Daniel McCabe turns documentary filmmaker with this eye-opening insight into decades of violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The focus is on the rebel March 23 Movement and their opposition to President Joseph Kabila’s government. Complex issues are given a human perspective through interviews with four key individuals: National Army Colonel Kasongo, […]

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Bard in the Botanics West End Festival 2018

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Bard In The Botanics Wed 20 – Sat 30 June, 2018  7:45pm  Botanic Gardens £20 / £15 conc Buy tickets See full details Scotland’s biggest and best loved Shakespeare festival returns to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens with the “Star-cross’d Lovers” season, celebrating love in its various forms. The season opens with “Romeo and Juliet” and “Antony […]

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West End Festival 2018 Songwriting Workshop with Chiara Berardelli

Ha’penny Bridge House, 135 Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL off Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL   Saturday 16 Jun, 2018 2:00pm Chiara Berardelli is a singer/songwriter, musician and recording artist with a Masters in Songwriting. Join her for an afternoon of song sharing and feedback on your creations.Bring along those half-finished songs and be inspired to complete […]

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It’s all kicking off at the West End Festival 2018

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23rd West End Festival 31 May – 30 June, 2018 From gala days and choral concerts to literary events and children’s activities, the West End Festival celebrates its natural habitat in Glasgow’s west end. The festival includes, “McAlister in Wonderland”, a production which commemorates the end of the First World War and actors are doing […]

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A TRIP DOWN PENE LANE  (The Hidden Story), West End Festival 2018

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One woman’s journey from the Convent to the start of Old Age (according to the Japanese) Pene Herman-Smith tells her story in Verse, Movement and Lies with the help of Angel Cards and a Thank You Tree. To enjoy the Gallery space numbers will be limited, but in true Opening Tradition a glass of wine […]

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Industry Spotlight: Andrew Macdonald, GFT

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7 June, 2018 National Film and Television School (NFTS) Director, Jon Wardle hosts a session with BAFTA winning Producer, CEO of DNA Films and NFTS board member, Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, T2: Trainspotting, Ex Machina, 28 Days Later). Jon will discuss a number of key topics with Andrew including DNA’s contribution to British and particularly Scottish cinema as well as […]

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema

The Wild Boys, GFT

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11 – 14 June, 2018 This intoxicating adventure is loosely inspired by William S. Burroughs’ apocalyptic novel of the same name from the early 1970s. Fantasy, eroticism, violence and mystery engulf a group of privileged teenage boys, cast away from the island of La Réunion for committing a sadistic crime. In a tricksy bit of […]

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The National Theatre of Scotland presents: The Reason I Jump, West End Festival 2018

At The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow  11 to 23 June 2018                        Opening performance on 12 June 2018 at 7pm. Part of the West End Festival Booking details See Local Ticket Offer The Reason I Jump Based on the book by Naoki Higashida,translated […]

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All Dayer OranMor, West End Festival 2018

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Òran Mór’s West End Festival All Dayer is back for it’s 7th year on Sunday 24th June and with another great line-up in store! 15 BANDS – 3 STAGES – 1 VENUE Full Line-Up: VESSELS MALCOLM MIDDLETON JOHN BRAMWELL (I AM KLOOT) BE CHARLOTTE MAN OF MOON BOY AZOOGA CARLA J. EASTON AVA LOVE WUH OH […]

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Luca Manning, The Blue Arrow

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 23 June, 2018 – 10 p.m. The Blue Arrow, 323 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3HW Luca Manning – Rising Star of the Scottish Jazz Awards Luca Manning GlasgowJazz Festival – Luca Manning’s New Beginnings Quintet £12.50 Luca Manning’s “New Beginnings” Quintet is a project which showcases the collaboration of musicians from the Scottish and London Jazz […]

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West End Festival Summer Programme 2018

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  Moonshine in the West End this June 31 May – 30 June,  2018 Glasgow’s favourite festival, the West End Festival is all set for its 23rd year with a fabulous month long programme. Super ambitious there will be over 100 organisations participating in the West End Festival with 350 events taking place over 75 […]

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Beyond Boundaries, Festival 2018, Call For Poems

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Beyond Boundaries Festival 2018, the cultural and arts programme that will run as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, is supporting a call for poems responding to ‘Beyond Boundaries’. These could be inspired by the idea of overcoming obstacles and striving towards a goal, or by the concept of uniting in our differences and celebrating our […]

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The Great Get Together at The Hidden Lane

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Saturday 23 June, 2018 The Hidden Lane, 1103 Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8ND Relaunching Hidden Lane Summer Saturdays – but first come along to this very special event. The Great Get Together is all about community, and the Hidden Lane community would like to invite you to venture down the Lane on Saturday 23rd June […]

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Now in its third year, Thistle Gallery continues to offer its ever growing client base wonderful and affordable art from an eclectic range of Scottish Contemporary Artists. Carol Dunbar – Gallery Owner feature on glasgowwestend.co.uk Unique Art of […]

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Take A Walk On The Weill Side, West End Festival 2018

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Saturday 9 June, 2018–  7:45pm St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, G4 9J £15.00, concession £12.50 Kurt Weill was one of the greatest theatre showmen of his day. He wrote music of biting satire and wit, with stories of cruel, calculating women battling against the politics of wartorn Europe. His genius endures with classics […]

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