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Glasgow's largest cultural event will take place this year 3 – 26 June.

A great programme of events but no parade this year. 

West End Festival 2016

wef 2016 logoWest End Festival 2016 – Friday 3 to Sunday 26 June, 2016

Glasgow’s largest culural event brings an amazing programme of activities and projects to Glasgow’s vibrant West End. Hundreds of events will take place at various West venues including the recently refurbished Kelvingrove Bandstand. You will be able to enjoy local community events plus performances by international acts.

The festival has something for everyone with exhibitions, performance – dance, drama, comedy, music and literature – walks, talks, tours and music. The programme will include wonderful festivals within the festival – including the very popular Gibson Street Gala, Sunday 19 June.


- See more at: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/category/whatson/west-end-festival-2016/#sthash.jk74Sn1L.dpuf



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I'm adding new events all the time. Will definitely check out the Ideal Hut Show probably stroll through the Botancis on Sunday and head to Queen Margaret Drive Street Party http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/west-end-festival-2016-queen-margaret-drive-street-festival-5-june/

The following Saturday, 11, will try to get to Wilton Street Garden Fete http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/west-end-festival-2016-wilton-street-garden-fete-saturday-11-june/

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Going to be busy today: 


The sun is out and what a fantastic weekend to kick off the West End Festival. Hope this lovely weather holds as despite the fact there's no parade this year, the programme includes many outdoor events such as: The Ideal Hut Show in the Botanics, Gibson Street Gala, on 19 June, Wilton Street Garden Fete, 11 June, Queen Margaret Drive Street Party, 5th June and Vinicombe Street Party, Sunday 5th June, 2016.

Please come along to one of the events that Jim and I have been organising with some very talented Glasgow Writers: Ten Writers Telling Lies  – three dates to choose from 8th June at 7.30pm, Waterstones Byres Road 15th June 7.30pm, Siempre Bicycle Cafe, Patrick Cross and Sunday 19th June at 2.30 p.m. Tchai Ovna House of Tea, Otago Lane. Ten Writers Telling Lies: ten writers got together with the musician Jim and wrote ten songs. Come along and hear the music and the stories behind the songs.

You should also try to catch the fantastic Moment Keeper Exhibition at The Thistle Gallery. See other festival highlights at: and check out the full programme  There really is something for everyone.


Planning to stay in Glasgow

If you are planning to stay in Glasgow for the festival then no better place to stay than at the wonderful Kelvin Hotel – read the wonderful feature by Roy Beers. 

- See more at: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/glasgow-west-end-early-summer-2016/#sthash.8ftIdtlD.dpuf
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4 hours ago, lynnski said:

Ten Writers Telling Lies was brilliant on Wednesday Pat, had a great time :)

Thanks very much, lynnski, and thanks to you and Gareth for coming.  The feedback has been very gratifying.  Next up Wednesday 15 7.30 p.m at Siempre Bicycle Cafe and the at Gibson Street Gala on 19th Sunday at 2.30 p.m. :-)

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