Glasgow Festivals and Events

Ashton Lane Steet Party Hogmanay

Further information.

St Andrew's Festival

28th November - 2nd December - More information.

Five day festival with lots of entertainment and events including:Shindig in the Square - enjoy your favourite Ceilidh Dancing in George Square,
St Andrew's Day, Friday 30th November.

Photo: Festival parade 2003.Glasgow is a city with much to do and see and the West End is one of the most attractive areas of the city with its wonderful shops, restaurants, cafes and parks. You will enjoy investigating the lanes off Byres Road, in the heart of the West End, walking through the leafy streets and seeing some amazing and enjoying the lively atmosphere.

Among its many attractions Glasgow is a city with a full calendar of Festivals and Events, some of the most interesting taking place in the West End, or only a short bus ride away in the City Centre.

June Festivals and Events - Including the West End Festival

January

Weather permitting New Year is welcomed in with the Hogmanay - New Year Party in George Square or alternatively at the Ashton Lane Street Party in the West End. . Then the fabulous Celtic Connections,(2008 dates 16th January - 3rd February) Scotland's foremost winter music festival, hits town - drawing the cream of musical talent from around the world.
By the 25th of the month we find ourselves gearing up to celebrate Burns Night, when restaurants are awash with haggis, neeps and pipers.

The Glasgow Fringe Festival offers a series of musical events and have their very own Burns Night - (Glasgow Festival of Song Writing runs alongside this new event - a celebration of contemporary folk music.

February

Following promptly on this event the wonderfully successful 'Aye Write" Book Festival brings together many of Glasgow and Scotland's great writers, including West End residents, Alasdair Grey, Bernard MacLaverty, Denise Mina plus internationally acclaimed authors.

The Mitchell Library, situated at Charing Cross is the centre of this event but Glasgow City Libraries including Hillhead and Partick Libraries in the West End also participate.

In February the third Glasgow Film Festival, was a major success and hopefully this will now be an annual event.

March

Folk were rolling in the aisles when Magners' Glasgow International Comedy Festival came to town in March - attracting big namMake your restaurant reservation dine out in style and take advantage of special deals.

es such as Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr. The West End's Stand Comedy Club was one of the main venues.

May

Glasgow is participating in The Six Cities Design Festival, which demonstrates the benefits of good design and how well designed public spaces help in the rejuvenation of the city. (17th May - 3rd June).

June

The West End Festival

8th - 24th June. The highlight of the West End Calendar and largest festival in Glasgow, is The West End Festival. This takes place each year in June providing three weeks of fun and culture - with street parties, music, theatre, walks, talks and a host of exciting events plus the Mardi Gras Parade (Sunday 10th June).

Photo: West End Festival 2006.Also in June is the Glasgow Mela - Scotland's largest multi-cultural event with music, dance, stalls and children's activities in Kelvingrove Park.

A busy month for festivals and events - Glasgow's First International Highland Games - Hughenden Stadium, West End. Saturday 2nd June - Programme

On Saturday 9th June, Kelvingrove Park will be buzzing with activities, including lots of things for the children to do at: BBC Springwatch Wildlife Festival

Glasgow International Jazz Festival takes place 22nd June - 1st July.

14th and 15th July, Indian Summer Festival Victoria Park, Whiteinch. This should be a massive event following on the success of last year.

Take your pick this week-end as we also have the short and sweet, Glasgow River Festival - on 15th and 16th July, when it will be all happening down by the riverside.

The Glasgow Show - 28th and 29th July, Glasgow Green and The People's Palace - With music events and activities for all the family.

August

There are many music festivals and other exciting in the city throughout late summer and Autumn including:
Partick Fayre - 3rd, 4th and 5th August.

Festival - Live at Loch Lomond - Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August.

Glasgow International Piping Festival 2007, Piping Live - 6th - 11th August with International Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 11th August, Glasgow Green

Or take a drive out to Lanark Racecourse for The Lanark Medieval Festival - Scotland?s largest living history festival featuring the Vikings and Medieval knights. Several hundred with battles, displays, music, jesters, stalls, medieval market, kiddies battle and more
Free Parking. Admission: £5 admission adults, children under 16 free.
Further information telephone: George Topp at 01555 665454
Saturday 18th August 07 to Sunday 19th August 07 - 10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Lanark Racecourse, The Royal Burgh of Lanark, Lanarkshire ML11 9AH

September

Merchant City Festival - 20th - 24th September. A chance to see this fascinating part of the city at its very best with a week-end of song, dance, theatre, exhibitions, comedy, fashion and food.

One of the most interesting events with something for everyone is Doors Open Day, when you can see many of the City's finest buildings - for free. The programme has a large West End element and this year will include the re-opened Mackintosh Church at Queen's Cross

Proms in the Park

In September, there is also lots of music with Proms in the Park, at Glasgow Green
Big Big World - International Music Festival October; with venues throughout the city. Including OranMor - the West End's popular music venue.

Glasgow Songwriting Festival presents:

Autumn Showcase at the Buchanan.
The finest crop of unsigned songwriters go head to head over eight weeks...
Saturday night concerts with a competitive edge. See the website for more information www.glasgowfestivalofsongwriting.co.uk

October - November

A new festival for Glasgow - Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival running for three weeks during October with a wide range of exciting and informative events.

Freedom Festival and Walk - Celebrating Glasgow's African / Caribbean Heritage. 20th October.

ASHTON LANE OCTOBER FEST 07

The AshtonLaneOctoberFest enters its 3rd year and runs in Ashton Lane from 5pm Friday 19 October till Sunday 28th October. The lane will be closed to traffic at weekends and there will be farmers market stalls, buskers, local real ales to buy and sample, and the annual beer list available in all the bars in the lane. There are tasting events - check out the West Brewing Company tasting of "Beers of the World" on Tuesday 23rd at 7pm.
More information: http://www.ashtonlaneoctoberfest.com

Organic Food Festival 13th and 14th October - Old Fruitmarket and City halls, Candleriggs, Merchant City. Scotland's biggest celebration of organic food and drink. With Kids' Zone, Therapy Room, Organic Fashion Show, Health and Beauty and lots more.
10.00 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday
10. 00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Sunday.
www.soilassociationscotland.org

Growing more exciting each year is Glasgay the festival, which takes place 12th October - 11th November - celebrating gay culture with some panache.

In November Glasgow Annual Fireworks Night will take place in Glasgow Green - a spectacular show with the trip into the City Centre there are live bands, a funfair and lasers.

St Andrew's Festival

28th November - 2nd Deceember - More information.

Five day festival with lots of entertainment and events including:Shindig in the Square - enjoy your favourite Ceilidh Dancing in George Square,
St Andrew's Day, Friday 30th November.

December

By the time December comes we are gearing up for Concerts, Santa, paantomimes and parties galore. Including Christmas Galas and New Year Celebrations at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Hogmanay Party in George Square.

THE ASHTON LANE NEW YEAR STREET PARTY 07

The annual Ashton Lane New Year Street Party will be happening this year again, subject to licence. It will be starting with a bang at 8pm on Hogmanay with a 45 minute set on an outdoor stage by the renowned seventies Bowie covers band Tigers On Vaseline. There will be music in Ashton Lane, bands and/or DJs in the bars, pipers and fireworks.The event will finish at 01am prompt. Cost - the same as last year - £20 per ticket.

Tickets will be on sale at Brel, Jinty's, Vodka Wodka and The Grosvenor at 1pm on Sunday 18 November. This is a West End event for Westenders and regulars in the bars and restaurants of Ashton Lane. Tickets will be sold locally based (work, study or home) regulars and visitors to the city, so please come in and register with us beforehand with evidence of local residency like a utility bill plus driving licence or passport for ID, or e mail if visiting from abroad.
Brel tx limited to 4 per person. Over 18s only. Cash only.
Please note there will be no carry outs permitted to the lane and an entry curfew of 10.30 will be applied, but come early to catch the band and enjoy the Ashton Lane New Year experience.. For more info e mail brelashtonlane@aol.com

Please let us know about festivals, fetes and galas throughout the city and surrounding areas by completing the comments form below.

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rose | Tue Jul 08 2008

FREE TALK An Exploration of THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE Barry Woodhouse from Cambridge Sunday 13th July 2008 at 3pm VENUE : Quaker Meeting House 38 Elmbank Crescent G2 4PS www.bkwsu.org/uk/glasgow glasgow@uk.bkwsu.org 0141 883 3139 ALL WELCOME ?If you die before you die, when you die you do not die? This intriguing Eastern saying takes on a new meaning when we look at some of the extensive Western research into the fascinating subject of NDE. Drawing on nearly 20 years of meditation experience and the close parallels of the NDE with the teachings of Raja Yoga, Barry Woodhouse from Cambridge will look at how an understanding of both can help us have a happier and more meaningful life and death. Registered Charity No. 269971 The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) promotes the principles and practice of Raja Yoga meditation, encouraging the development of the spiritual dimension in life and with it a sense of well-being, dignity and self-reliance. www.bkwsu.org/uk/glasgow 0141 883 3139 Please view the trailer at www.taotraveller.com www.bkwsu.org www.just-a-minute.org

rose | Tue Jul 08 2008

surly iam going to see this events this year ,specially mela festival

bahareh | Thu Jun 14 2007

STRATHAVEN GALA DAY - RING RING BINDER FRUIT WINDER ROOOT TOOOT TOOOT N SCOOONE. TOP GOALS 9AM CAAARRRGGGOOOO, THEN NOISE UP THE ROCKETS ON THE PARADE, THROW SOME WATER BALLOONS AT KIDS N GENERALLY COZ A NUISANCE, CANNAE WAIT!!!!

Raaaaaaaaaarrrr!!! | Mon Jun 04 2007

?JUST A WALK IN THE PARK? As part of Tak Tent Cancer Support Scotland?s 2007 fundraising activities, we are holding a barbeque and sponsored walk in Mugdock Country Park on Wednesday 13th June 2007. The event will start from 6pm and participants can arrive any time between 6pm and 7:30 to start their chosen walk. There will be a barbeque running from 6pm until 9:30pm. The event will finish at 9:45 pm as the park closes at 10pm. Walkers can choose to walk either the 2 mile ?History Trail? or the 5 mile ?Water Way?. Maps of the routes will be issued to participants on the night. So get yourself sponsored and bring the family along to what promises to be a very enjoyable evening!

Claire Scott | Fri Jun 01 2007

Strathaven Gala Day Saturday, 9th June. Parade at 11.00 - 12.15 finishing at the park bandstand. A good day out for the kids with races, tug-of-war, stalls, travelling fair, boating pond, miniature railway etc. Trains leave Partick for Hamilton Central (via Glasgow Central low level) on the hour, arriving at Hamilton on the half hour. No.13 Henderson bus for Strathaven leaves from adjacent bus station at 38 minutes past the hour.

William Davidson | Fri May 25 2007

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