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June 16, 2021

Bloody Scotland 2021 McIlvanney Prize Long List Announced

The McIlvanney Prize recognises excellence in Scottish crime writing, and includes a prize of £1,000 and nationwide promotion in Waterstones. Five years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was renamed the McIlvanney Prize in memory of William McIlvanney. His  his final book, The Dark Remains has now been completed with the help […]

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June 14, 2021

Bungalow Cafe at Mother India, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

  The Bungalow Cafe adjoins Mother India at 28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow G3 7RU Telephone: 0141 221 1663 Great food, ambience and lovely decor. The Bungalow Cafe is the most elegant of places. You’ll love the food and the stylish decor – streamlined wooden shelves, an impressive gleaming coffee maker, attractive pottery dishes and the […]

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June 14, 2021

Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall

The National Library at Kelvin Hall, including the Moving Image Archive, is now open with revised opening hours.  (May, 2021) Tuesday:   10.00-16.00 Thursday:   10.00-16.00 Saturday:   10.00-16.00 Moving Image Archive Scotland’s Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving films since 1976. All of Scots life can be seen: adverts, documentaries, home movies, promotional films, amateur comedies, […]

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June 7, 2021

Vinicombe Street Gala 2021

Saturday 19th June, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Vinicombe Street Gala at the top of Byres Road Live music, street theatre, samba bands, circus performers, children’s activities and more! One of the first outdoor events in West of Scotland to go ahead this year! Performers include: SheBoom Think Circus Glasgow Folk Music Workshop […]

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June 6, 2021

Touring Scotland – Pop Up Opera 2021

10 June – 28 August, 2021 Ticket price: From £5 Pop-up Opera is back on the road for Summer 2021 with a bumper tour featuring five of Gilbert & Sullivans’ best-loved hits!  Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with intimate open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two […]

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June 4, 2021

Al Fresco Dining Glasgow West End

Westenders take every opportunity available to dine al fresco and there’s no lack of choice to dine in the sunshine or catch some rays over a cappuccino. Great spots for al fresco dining in the West End include: The Bungalow Cafe, Nr. Kelvingrove – home made ice cream and handy for the park. Cottier’s Garden, Hyndland […]

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May 29, 2021

Mika & Me Eyewear Glasgow

56 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF Tel: 0141 413 5393 Email: hello@mikaandme.com Look Better & See Better The fun way to shop eyewear Mika & Me has opened its first eyewear shop in the West End of Glasgow. Brother and sister team, Barry Hutcheon and Wendy Bremner, are introducing a whole new concept in eyewear with unique […]

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May 22, 2021

Aye Write 2021 – Brit Bennett chaired by Nicola Sturgeon

Saturday 22 May, 2021 – 8.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Brit Bennett Chaired by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland £5 Buy your ticket The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape […]

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May 22, 2021

Aye Write 2021 – How To Stop Fascism, Paul Mason

22 May 11.45am  How To Stop Fascism Paul Mason chaired by Ruth Wishart The far right is on the rise across the world. From Modi’s India to Bolsonaro’s Brazil and Erdogan’s Turkey, fascism is not a horror that we have left in the past; it is a recurring nightmare that is happening again – and […]

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May 20, 2021

Aye Write 2021 – Welcome Home Shuggie Bain

Friday 21 May, 2021 at 4.45 p.m. Douglas Stuart with Janey Godley It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her […]

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May 17, 2021

Wee Write Family Day 2021 Online

Saturday 12 June, 2021 Aye Write book festival launches free online events for its Wee Write For Schools  Wee Write Family Day digital programme to take place on Saturday 12 June, to follow the main online book festival currently running. Aye Write is produced by Glasgow Life, the charity which delivers culture and sport in […]

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May 17, 2021

Greater Glasgow Climate Action Network

Friday, 11 June 2021 from 13:00 – 15.30  Free – Online Register at Evenbrite Are you working on tackling climate change within your community? Whether you are working on food, energy, low carbon transport, waste, campaigning or anything related to reducing our climate impact, join the Greater Glasgow Climate Change Network and Propagate to explore […]

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May 13, 2021

Balloch Open Mic Mental Health Week – May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week (www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week) Realising it was Mental Health Awareness Week I immediately thought of a book I had read some two years ago and the strong impact it made. Graham Morgan Graham Morgan, MBE, of the Mental Health Commission (Engagement and Participating Office Scotland)> has worked in mental health for 30 years. His […]

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May 10, 2021

Aye Write 2021 – Mel Giedroyc – debut novel

Chaired by Gabriella Bennett 15 May, 2021 4.45pm – 5.45pm Mel Giedroyc has been entertaining the nation for nearly thirty years. A comedian, writer, actor and presenter, Mel is best known for her work with Sue Perkins in the double act Mel & Sue. They have presented many TV shows such as multi Bafta-winning The […]

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May 10, 2021

Aye Write Programme 2021

Aye Write announces its full cast of authors for the digital book festival  2021 – 14 May to 16 May and 21 to 23 May.  Programme and Tickets Aye Write is Glasgow’s Book Festival and is produced by Glasgow Life, the charity which delivers culture and sport in the city.   The live book festival, usually held […]

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