What's On: Joiners Corner

Mackintosh Choir

based at The Mackintosh Church Queens Cross, Garscube Road

The choir has been in existence now for a very successful year, musically directed by the talented Paul Keohone. It is a Community Choir with opportunities to participate in some very exciting community education and events as well as performing in the beautiful Mackintosh Church.

The choir is run by an elected committe with a waiting list for altos and sopranos. There are still places for experienced tenors and basses. If you fit the bill and are interested in finding out more please contact Kathy Somers, Choir Manager

Learn something new/ take up a hobby or activity - Courses, Choirs, Theatre Groups, Workshops in Glasgow

Art Classes for Adults! at The Burrell

27th October - 9th December 2012

11:30am - 4:30pm

16+ years


Book through the Burrell shop on: 0141 287 2591

Sign up for our special Art Classes for Adults!

Stone Carving: Create pendants. bag charms or keyrings under the guidance of our expert tutors, Sat 27 Oct, 11.30-4.30, £15

Silk Painting: Join artist Amanda Luo to discover the secrets behind the beautiful craft of silk painting. Sat 17th Nov, 11.30-4.30, £15

Lacemaking: Join lacemaker Jean Leader to view old and new pieces and try your hand at metallic bobbin lace, Sunday 18 Nov, 11.30-4.30, £15

Quilling: Create Christmas Cards and matching gift tags in this paper quilling course which introduces basic tools and techniques. Sun 9 Dec, 11.30-4.30, #15

The Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow G43 1AT
Tel: 0141 287 2550

Photo: lucy weir. Introduction to New York Floor Barre

In The Moment Centre for Movement and Wellbeing, 72 Berkeley St, Glasgow

Brand new to Glasgow, this workshop will provide a detailed introduction to Zena Rommett's Floor Barre technique, with hands-on instruction to ensure correct alignment, and advice for exercises students can continue at home.

For booking, please email lucy

Advance booking £10,

The Moment Centre for Movement and Wellbeing, 72 Berkeley Street Glasgow - www.inthemomentcentre.co.uk for more details. Weekly classes begin October.


West End Community Choir

Meets fortnightly on Mondays

7.30pm in Partick Trinity Church

Come along and sing a wide range of music (including folk, gospel, popular, classical) in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Open to anyone, of any ability - no audition required. Singers must be over 16.

Partick Trinity Church, 20 Lawrence Street, Partick Glasgow G11 5HG

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Glasgow Flute Ensemble

We are an amateur flute ensemble of approx 25 flutes and percussion rehearsing on Friday Evenings in Lorne St. Primary School, we provide full range of orchestral flutes tuition, music.

free of charge

Contact: [email protected]

Creative Textiles Course and Exhibition

The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour

12 January 2013 to 2 February 2013, 2.00 p.m. (2 hours)

Try some crafty techniques while you float on the waves at the Tall Ship, with a series of textile workshops followed by an exhibition of your new wares.

Ticket prices: £90, Concession £80

The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ

Photo: voicebeat. Voicebeat

Voicebeat is a multicultural singing group, or world music community choir if you like, the only one in Glasgow that we know of. It was started about eight years ago by Jane Tomlinson and is now led by Harry Campbell.

The group sings songs from around the world in easy unaccompanied harmony, often in foreign languages, in an informal, welcoming atmosphere. They are always keen to attract new singers. Whatever your background and experience, you are always welcome.

Theres no audition and you don't need to be able to read music, as all songs are taught by ear.

Voicebeat meets on Mondays (not Thursdays as before) from 79pm at The Annexe, Stewartville St, Partick, Glasgow G11 5PE.

Come along and give it a try?

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Photo: st marys. Choir Recruitment - St Mary's Episcopalian Cathedral

St Marys Cathedral Choir is looking for boys and girls aged between 7 and 14 to join the hugely successful ranks of young choristers.

Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings, and the trebles (boys and girls) sing one Sunday morning service and one Sunday evening service each month, as well as the occasional special event (concerts, broadcasts and recordings), so membership of the Cathedral Choir does not need to mean that singers cant sing in their own church too.

In the last session, the Cathedral Choir made four Radio broadcasts, appeared on three episodes of BBC TVs Songs of Praise and is releasing a CD in Advent. This forthcoming session they will record another CD, feature on Radio broadcasts, sing in Tewkesbury Abbey and Gothenburg Cathedral in Sweden. A tour to the USA is planned for 2012.

Choristers receive an all-round musical, social and spiritual education, and are trained through the RSCMs Voice for Life scheme; so far we have achieved a 100% pass rate in these nationally recognised awards, with most candidates gaining merits or distinctions.

There are social events, too; ceilidhs, trips out, and general fun is had by all.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the Director of Music, Mr Frikki Walker or on 0141-959 4434.


300 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9JB

Merchant Voices

Glasgow Concert Halls

Wednesday evenings (except 7th and 14th April), 6:30pm-8:30pm

City Halls, Studio 1


0141 559 6026

Our adult community choir The Merchant Voices covers the widest range of vocal repertoire and musical styles and is open to adults of all ages. No previous musical experience is required and new members are always welcome!

Kilmardinny Players

Kilmardinny Amateur Theatre Group - Kilmardinny Players needs more members. To really make this club work we need more members - people who are interested in amateur dramatics and can fill some of the vital jobs when we put on productions ... from actors to tea-makers, curtain raisers ... set builders to prompt ... costumers to painters ... sound techies to front of house ticket sellers ... ALL ARE IMPORTANT ... AND ALL NEW MEMBERS WELCOME. . SO WHY NOT GET IN TOUCH AND JOIN THE KILMARDINNY PLAYERS?

Phone: 0141 560 3998.

Photo: friars corse.Songwriting and Guitar Workshops

Martin Stephenson - Scott MacDonald - Helen McCookerybook

Various dates

Friars Carse Hotel, Dumfries

More information

Scottish Concert Singers

rehearse on Tuesdays at the Wellington Church in University Avenue
The music is a mixture of popular, classical and sacred
arranged and conducted by Colin MacKenzie
Enrolling shortly for the Spring session  which culminates in a concert at the RSAMD.
as ever - Tenors and Basses are especially welcome! For more details phone Colin on 07711 365 183

Partick Community Players is on the look out for young people aged 10 - 15yrs to become involved in a youth drama class which is held every Thursday from 7 - 8-15pm in Hyndland Primary School. Lots of fun, as well as learning theatre skills, role-play, improvisation.
Interested, please phone Ali on 0141-579-5561. (£2 per child).

Broomhill Lawn Tennnis & Squash Club
Broomhill welcomes new members. Presently we have no waiting list, no joining fee and have a special initial fee for 2 people joining together of £100 We provide a means to keep fit by playing social tennis and squash and by competing in the local leagues. Young people are encouraged to play tennis by our Juniors' tennis coach and squash through our link to West Squash. We have 4 all weather floodlit tennis courts and 2 squash courts. Contact: 0141 334 2519; [email protected] or http://www.broomhill-tennis-squash.co.uk

Friends of The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Contact Lesley Paterson, Public Affairs Administrator
NYOPS, 13 Somerset Place G3 7JT
Tel 0141 332 8311 email [email protected]


The Red Dot Organisation
group of artists based at
The Annexe Healthy Living Centre
in Stewartville Street
regularly exhibit at Hillhead Library
fro more info Jane Cowie 0141 357 6747

The Scottish Orchid Society
The Glasgow Branch of the Scottish Orchid Society meets in the Hopkirk Building in the Botanic Gardens every 3rd Monday of the month between September and May

British Cactus and Succulent Society
The Glasgow Branch of the British Succulent Society meets in the Hopkirk Building at the Botanic Gardens on the first Thursday of every month between September and June at 7.30pm

Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society
meet in the Boyd Orr Building on University Avenue
on the 3rd Mon of each month at 7.30pm
Sept-June except Dec
more info from 0141 339 8303
or visit http://www.gwsfhs.org.uk

Glasgow University Film Society
Membership is per academic year + includes discounts on Film Soc screenings
Contact Gilmorehill Box Office 0141 330 5522 for more info

The Glasgow Toastmasters' Club
meets in the West End on the 1st and 3rd Tues of each month
develop speaking skills in a friendly environment
The Club is non profit-making and is dedicated to improve public speaking
for more info Jane MacKenzie on 0141 946 9223

The Humanist Society Of Scotland
meetings are held at 72 Berkeley Street
usualy the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2pm
(please check)
Non religious/secular society for anyone interested
Meetings are open to everyone - visitors welcome
more info from the secretary on 07010 704776
The Registrar General has recently given legal status to a limited number of Humanist Celebrants to conduct legal Marriage ceremonies anywhere in Scotland
for meetings, information and lists of Humanist funeral, naming and wedding celebrants you can check their site at http://www.humanism-scotland.org.uk

Eurydice Choir
Socialist women's choir meets every Tues 7.30
at St Peter's School Partick
have been performing around Glasgow and beyond for ten years
(including in the Concert Hall to welcome Nelson Mandela)
for more info te: 07855 089 684

Friends Of The Earth
Meet on the first Wed of every month at 7.30
at 1st Flat 30 Hillhead Street
More info from Sara Barry on 0141 334 1050
or visit the web site http://www.foe-scotland.org.uk

Women's Environment Network
Meet on the first Tues of every month at 7pm
at the Centre for Women's Health 6 Sandyford Place
More info from Isobel on 0141 945 5604

Clydebuilt Association
Secretary Iain Morrison Tel 01505 321857
you can access their website at:http://www.hypernet.co.uk/clydebuilt
If you would like to help out with this award winning attraction telephone David Paterson for details of membership and of volunteering on 0141 562 4978

Friends of the River Kelvin (FORK) have a monthly Clean-Up on the 1st Sat of the month meeting at the Ha'penny Bridge House at 10.30am. They provide gloves and black bags but expect volunteers to provide their own footwear ie wellies or 'stout' shoes. I'm told it is 2 hours or so of fun!
Ha'penny Bridge House is by the old Ha'penny Bridge, before it was swept away by floods. It can be reached by foot down the footsteps in front of Botanic Crescent, off Kelvin Drive, or by car, down the slope next door to the above steps, turning sharp right at the bottom of the slope.
Address: 32 Clouston Street, Glasgow G20 8QU
Telephone: 0141 946 4542 Fax: 0141 946 4542
For information contact: A. Mark Eden-Bushell, 32, Clouston Street, Glasgow G20 8QU.
0141 946 4542 or email [email protected]

Glasgow West End Fencing Club meets Thursdays between 7pm & 9pm in the ARC (sports building) at the City Campus of Glasgow Caledonian Uni, 70 Cowcaddens Road
more info from Michael on 0141 576 1088
or visit http://www.glasgowfencing.com

Friends of Glasgow Museums supports the galleries and museums and aims to foster interest in the Arts in Glasgow. Membership benefits include 10% discount on purchases in museum shops, Preview magazine, excursions, afternoon talks and other events.
More info from Kelvigrove Art Galleries on 0141 287 2715
Annual Sub due in April £15 dual membership Senior Cits £12 dual £15. More info from Kelvigrove Art Galleries on 0141 287 2604

The Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Promotes the development of horticultural and botanical research, conservation and education.
Friends' benefits include a quarterly newsletter,events,workshops,tours,seed list, chidren's Art Classes and free use of the library.
Individual membership is £8 family membership £12 Juniors (under 18yrs) £2 Corporate membership is £35 more info on 0141 334 2422

Friends of Glasgow West
Supporters club for Glasgow Conservation Trust West which was set up to safeguard the buildings and character of the West End. Programme of activities organised plus events in the West End Festival. The Friends are particularly concerned with conservation as it affects the people who live work or own property in the area. Enquiries to Glasgow Conservation Trust West, 30 Cranworth Street or BookPoint Hyndland Road

Friends of Scottish Ballet based at 261 West Princes Street produce a regular newsletter, organise not only dance events but all sorts of interesting stuff behind the scenes. They also have priority booking for Scottish Ballet performances. To become a ballet Friend contact the membership secretary on 0141 331 2931 or pick up a leaflet and application form from 261 West Princes Street or where Scottish Ballet perform.