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July 6, 2022

Analysing socio-political themes of protest cinema in Carla’s song by Ken Loach

en:User:Ozgurgerilla, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons Lola Rose – discusses Carla’s song by Ken Loach   The political sociology made prominent in Ken Loach’s films often depict inequality in Britain through various narratives. Carla’s Song (Loach, 1997) continues to explore Loach’s social-realist tradition of fighting against the establishment, by delving into the poetic portrayal […]

Ken Loach

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July 4, 2022

TRNSMT Festival, Pre-party

8,9,10 July, 2022 Festival Village: Merchant City, Candleriggs G1 1SS As Glasgow gears up for an unforgettable 3 days of incredible music with headliners Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi and The Strokes, Festival Village at Merchant City Festival has got all you need for the ultimate TRNSMT Festival pre-party! Face-painting – get the TRNSMT look Themed […]

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July 4, 2022

Merchant City Festival 2022

28 – 31 July, 2022 The Carnival Party will kick the festival off in style on Thursday 28 July from 4pm-8pm. Free Event No Ticket Required. Merchant City Festival 2022 is back this summer for a long weekend of entertainment . Outdoor arts, circus, dance, food, drink and craft stalls with events happening in and […]

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June 30, 2022

Helen Rose’s Ourdoor Diary: English Lakes, Coniston

July, 2022 Coniston The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), and its associations with William Wordsworth and other Lake Poets and also with Beatrix Potter. The Bearsden and Milngavie […]

Path to Grasmere Tarn

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June 30, 2022

Summer of Stories at The Hunterian

5 – 14 July, 2022  Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Hunterian Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead St, Glasgow G12 8QQ This summer stories with Suleman Puliman (also known as Chief Chebe and Frank McChebe), an African author, storyteller, musician, and much more! Using the healing tradition of African Storytelling, peppered with the infectious beat […]

summer of stories

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June 27, 2022

Sma’ Shot Day 2022

Saturday 2nd July, 2022 Event by Paisley is Abbey Close, Paisley, PA1 1JG Paisley’s annual Sma’ Shot Day celebrations begin with the popular Sma’ Shot parade, which sets off from Brodie Park at 12noon on 2 July – led by the Charleston Drum, before making its way through Paisley town centre to Abbey Close. Once […]

sma shot day paisley

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June 24, 2022

Reel Roots: Windrush at GFT

18 – 26 June, 2022 How lucky we are that steelpans came to Britain’s streets. That reggae and punk collided, and dancehall and dub resound. That society, too, has a richer sound, composed of more numerous notes. Reel Roots: Windrush is a spotlight on Black people of Caribbean heritage who have resided in the UK […]

reel roots windrush

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June 23, 2022

Goldilocks Goes to Greece, Summer Panto OranMor

5 – 23 July, 2022 Goldie and her mum Pat are heading oot on holiday, and they’re aff to the glorious sunshine of Greece! But on their way to the airport they are spotted by the ferociously jealous Daddy Bear, who still hasn’t forgiven Oor Goldie for her outrageous porridge-based misdemeanours. Soon, a hilarious game […]

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June 23, 2022

Acting Up – Drama Workshops for Children and Young People

Saturdays at Websters, Glasgow West End 416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HZ ACTING UP – Affordable and innovative drama workshops for children and young people for creativity, confidence, and fun and making new friends now moved to Webster’s Playhouse! SATURDAYS – starting 25 June until September 2022 (SEE OTHER DATES) Ages 5-10 11.30am-12.30pm Ages 11-16 12.30- 2pm. […]

acting up

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June 21, 2022

Roy’s West End View: History is bunk …and it ends just outside London

This is going to sound like a rant from an embittered nationalist who, like those wee terrier dogs that can’t resist a nip at any likely passing ankle, take offence at practically anything and sometimes nothing at all. But truth will out.  There I was, happily watching a BBC item about how a ship carrying […]

mary rose ship

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June 20, 2022

Our Past and Present Beautiful Lives: part of Refugee Week

Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 17 – 26 June, 2022 Women’s Support Project’s initiative Rights & Choices is working with SoundLab for this event for Refugee Festival Scotland (WOMEN ONLY) Phillies of Shawlands, 1179 Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3YH About this event ‘Our Past & […]

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June 20, 2022

Eusebi Afternoon Tea – Charity Fundraiser

Tuesday 28 June, 2022 Eusebi Restaurant, 152 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB All proceeds will go towards Eusebi’s Kilimanjaro climb 2022 which is to raise funds for their two charities: MacMillan Cornhill Hospice & Andrew Fairlie Scholarship. Bookings are available from 12.30 – 3.30 at £40 per person. Book online This one off exclusive event […]

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June 20, 2022

Make Music Day 2022

Tuesday 21 June, 2022 Celebrate Scotland’s biggest ever Make Music Day UK More than 70 events will take place across Scotland on 21 June to mark the global annual celebration of music Celebrate the world’s biggest grassroots DIY music festival – encouraging musicians, producers, promoters and music lovers to collaborate and organise free in-person and […]

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June 20, 2022

Glasgow Mela 2022

Sunday 26 June, 2022 Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow West End 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Glasgow Mela, celebration of the cities many diverse cultures and communities returns to Kelvingrove Park. This vibrant and colourful event featuring dance, music and performance is Free and open to all ages. Market stalls and a fantastic food available to […]

Glasgow Mela 2012,Kelvingrove Park,Glasgow.

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June 10, 2022

Dandelion Festival Kelvingrove Park

17 – 19 June, 2022 Dandelion Festival Glasgow, Kelvingrove Park, 17-19 June. Free to attend and open to everyone, Dandelion Festival Glasgow will be an inspiring and unique three-day celebration that dares to reimagine our relationship with food and the planet. Music Rura / Les Amazones d’Afrique / Newton Faulkner / Niteworks / This is […]

dandelion festival 17 - 19 June

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