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Online Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart

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Tuesday, July 7 2020 at 8 p.m. Dear friends, It’s nearly time for week 15 of It’s Quiz Night with Duglas. The quiz will premiere at 8 pm on Tuesday July 7th. Please share with your friends and anyone else that you like. You know they really could do with a fun work out for […]

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Guide to the Kelvingrove area, Glasgow West End

Area Guide Kelvingrove Kelvingrove Park, one of Glasgow’s dear green places, is a very popular, especially on a warm summer’s day when it attracts joggers, strollers, families and students from nearby Glasgow University pretending to prepare for exams. The area around Kelvingrove Park is one of the most beautiful in the West End, if you […]

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Saturday, July 4, 2020 | Filed under: Guide, Pat's Home Page Blog, Travel

Outdoor Activities Woodlands Community

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Meetings & Fresh Beginnings in Movement with Penny Chivas 10 July – 14 August, 2020 Boost Your Health and Confidence – Free Events During July and August Woodlands Community will pilot  a number of ‘socially distanced’ outdoor activities at their Workspace Terrace. These free events have been designed to help boost your health, confidence and […]

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Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

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The Nancy Smillie Shop Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com NANCY SMILLIE SHOP IS NOW REOPENED Nancy Smillie care about their customers and our staff, so things will be a little bit different. On arriving at the shop you can use  Sanitazer – there will be a one way system – coming […]

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Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. July 2020

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Kelvinbridge We continue in lockdown here in Scotland due to the Covid 19 virus but it has given an opportunity to discover the wonderful parks in Glasgow and to write on another of my favourite local parks at Kelvingrove. Glasgow is known as the ‘Dear Green Place’ and the coat of arms of the City […]

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Jasmine Boutique – Stay at Home Service

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Jasmine Boutique Hyndland – Re-opening After Lockdown Monday 29 June, 2020 Jasmine Boutique is offering a Special Stay At Home Service – aiming to keep you looking good so that you can zoom with confidence during lockdown relating to Coronavirus. 20% Off  All Full Price Clothes and Accessories for NHS Staff New Face masks from […]

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Bob Law’s Blog: Lockdown – Nature in Glasgow

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Even during lockdown nature can lift your spirits, especially in Spring during a long run of perfect days. Walks or cycle rides from my house in the West End of Glasgow have revealed a wonderland going about its own business, unconcerned by any human malady.

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Scottish Handmade Crafts, Gifts and Artists at Janet & John Glasgow

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Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans Visit Janet and John’s Online Shop They will be happy to post something out to you – if not too fragile. Postage would be charged at cost. […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Jazz on a Summer’s Day review by Pat Byrne

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On a dreich Glasgow day a perfect movie choice was Jazz On A Summer’s Day, showing at Glasgow Film Festival 2020. Fashion photographer Bert Stern’s film of the Newport Jazz Festival 1958 not only offered an amazing line up of some of the world’s most wonderful jazz musicians but also caught the fashion, atmosphere and […]

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Blessed Assurance by Stewart Ennis

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Published by Vagabond Voices, November, 2019   Blessed Assurance is a coming of age novel. It is set against the backdrop of a small close-knit evangelical community in the fictional Scottish village of Kilhaugh one fog bound December in the late nineteen sixties when the Cold War was on the brink of turning hot. The […]

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John Byrne’s 80th Birthday Bash, Paisley Book Festival 2020 review by Pat Byrne

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John Byrne’s 80th birthday at Paisley Arts Centre attracted a full house. Part of Paisley Book Festival 2020, the event was advertised as celebrating ‘the life and work of one of Scotland’s most beloved playwrights and artists’. The palpable respect and affection emanating from the audience reinforced the accolade. I expect most people were very […]

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Friday, June 12, 2020 | Filed under: Book and Event Reviews, Pat's Home Page Blog

In Times of Self-Isolation poem by Rizwan Akhtar

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In Times of self-Isolation   I have just discovered that there is a world outside still a touch away from us we used to be so familiar   coming each  morning the sun bloats carelessly even shadows of all possible sizes remain alone   no one comes out to sue time for being too slow […]

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Sound & Vision Drive-In at Riverside Museum

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Glasgow Film Festival and Electric Frog Announce Music and Movie Drive-In Two of Glasgow’s best loved festivals are joining forces to create a special movie and music drive-in taking place in July. Sound & Vision Drive-In is a unique collaboration between Scotland’s creative electronic music and film festivals: Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) and Electric Frog. Due […]

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Monday, June 8, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Coronavirus, Pat's Home Page Blog

Do You Remember Marseilles Charity Single

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Raising Funds for G20 Festival – Food From the Woods Do You Remember Marseilles by Jim Byrne You have helped to raise money for the Food from the Wood project, providing food packages and supplies to those who are in desperate need due to the COVID-19 crisis. Dancers, in order of appearance: Basia Palka Pat […]

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Saturday, June 6, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus, G20 Festival, Kids and young people, Pat's Home Page Blog

‘A Handful of Dates’ Africa in Motion Online

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Friday 5 June, 2020 In a mythical Sudanese village between the desert and the Nile, a young boy enjoys an idyllic childhood, taking pleasure in the fertile fruits of the land and basking by the river. But the boy’s precious world begins to unravel when he learns the disturbing truth behind his family’s fortune, and […]

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Mother India Cafe – Takeaway and Uber Eats

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Mother India will be offering takeaway & UberEats options – Thursday, 7th of May.2020,  From 3 p.m. Mother India’s Cafe for takeaway And Dining In, The Den, for cold food pickup and deliveries via UberEats! Mother India’s Cafe will be open for takeaway and The Den, Mother India for cold food pickup from 3pm and […]

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Historic Significance of Ellisland Farm, Centre for Robert Burns

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Friday 5 June, 2020, 11 a.m. The Centre for Robert Burns Studies University of Glasgow and Ellisland Farm teams will participate with  Prof Gerry Carruthers in online seminar on the historic significance of Ellisland Farm as a Burns site. Join The Talk on The Historical Importance of Ellisland Farm (Home of Rabbie Burns 1788 – […]

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Best of Africa in Motion Shorts – Shoeshine screening online

Available until 12 June, 2020 Some amazing films from Africa and beyond – Pay what you feel Set in a busy street of Dar es Salaam, a shoeshine boy offers us a conscious and subconscious perspective of the space and people of his city ranging from the local politician to University students as well as […]

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Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary – Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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In the lockdown during the Covid-19 virus, we have been lucky to have a spell of prolonged dry, sunny weather. Very unusual for Scotland and even facing a drought. My friend, who lives in rural Perthshire was concerned that her private water supply was running low. Anyway, I am writing about my visits to the […]

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Monday, June 1, 2020 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Performance Cancelled by Pat Byrne

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So it was exciting. My first gig as a singer songwriter. A big affair with full backing band. A sell out.  The dressing room was exactly like the wee room where I met Ruth Marsh at Glasgow Film Theatre when I interviewed her for my podcast.  Slight problem having no mirror but I’d done my […]

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Saturday, May 23, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus stories and poems, Pat's Home Page Blog

Sounds in the Suburbs Refuweegee Fundraiser

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Thursday 29 May, 2020 at 8.10 p.m. on Zoom Support the great Glasgow charity Refuweegee, featuring an array of great artists performing music and spoken word mini-sets. Line Up Boo Hewerdine, Paul Tasker, Yvonne Lyon, Brian McMahon Gallagher, Tam Dean Burn and Carol Laula have all agreed to take part in what will be a […]

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Blair and Sheridan – Unique and Desirable Jewellery Glasgow

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417 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G4 9JA 00 44 (0)141 334 0557 www.blairandsheridan.co.uk/ CORONAVIRUS Blair and Sheridan take the safety of their staff and customers very seriously, so have changed how they operate until further notice. Although not possible to see customers face to face they can continue to create beautiful jewellery to your […]

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Ian R. Mitchell – Some Images From Glasgow’s Past

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Photographs From Early 1980s – With Some History Finnieston Corruna St and St Vincent Crescent Now the hippest place in the UK according to some London papers but back them it was only beginning to recover from its lowest ebb as a multi-occupancy slum with a fair population of ladies of the night, criminals and […]

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Cake At Number 8: Cupcakes Against Covid 

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During lockdown Lindsay Nairn has been selling boxes of rainbow cupcakes with all profits going towards the production of face visors for key workers.</p> At first she bought visors from Amy Coyle from Sweet Stamps – an acrylic cake stamp company based in Ireland.  Now profits are being donated to another local initiative Vise-UP at […]

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

Jamaica Kincaid: novelist and writer – Creative Conversations ZOOM EVENT

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Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow An extra-special event with award-winning writer Professor Jamaica Kincaid in conversation with Sophie Collins and Colin Herd. One of the foremost writers in the world, and an urgent voice in fiction and postcolonial studies, Jamaica Kincaid has twice won the Faulkner Pen Award for […]

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Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Binghams Pond and Dawsholm Park

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We are still in lockdown from Covid 19 virus and I have to limit my walks to local parks in the hour per day we are permitted to exercise. Fortunately we have several parks in Glasgow’s West End. Glasgow is known as the Dear Green Place as it has so many beautiful parks – around […]

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Monday, May 4, 2020 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Fiona Alderman: Stuck in Salignac and Just Waiting

A month later and we really are housebound here during the Coronavirus lockdown. It seems never ending but we are all pulling together and obeying the restrictions. Going out for a very necessary walk for health reasons each day in the beautiful sunshine is not a hardship however. We still have to have our piece […]

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DANCING ANIMAL poem by Brian Whittingham

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‘To combat staying home, my new poem takes me out’ A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DANCING ANIMAL On the, stowed-tae-thegunnelsGlasgowbus. A passenger insists, the driver stops between stops. He feels the request is reasonable as it is convenient for his destination. The driver remonstrates with the man telling him such an action is […]

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Bob Law’s Blog: Scotland – Walking and Photography Lunderston Bay To Kip Marina

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A very pleasant walk or cycle ride – after the lockdown A very pleasant walk, or cycle ride, can be had by parking at the sizeable Lunderston Bay car park (after the Covid 19 lock down gets lifted of course).  Then walking along the coast southwards to reach Inverkip and the Kip Marina. An equally […]

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Monday, April 20, 2020 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Teachers and Volunteers at Hyndland Secondary School Sewing Hospital Scrubs

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Producing Scrubs for Hospitals During the Coronavirus Pandemic Hyndland Secondary School Supporting the work of MedSupplyDriveUK-Scotland Kay Muir, fashion lecturer  at Kelvin College and Shirley McIlroy principal teacher in health, food and textiles at Hyndland Secondary School are overseeing this fantastic venture – producing scrubs for NHS and front line staff facing the challenge of […]

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Friday, April 17, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus, Pat's Home Page Blog

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