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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 Keep Cosy this Christmas Be Beautifully Cosy See full Clothing Range Online Irresistible and Stunning Greek Jewellery Lovely New Gift Range at Nancy Smillie New range of gifts and treats created by a collective artists living with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities. […]

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The Glasgow Guild – Christmas 2019

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Pop into the showroom and be inspired The Glasgow Guild, 0779 295 9057 info@glasgowguild.com glasgowguild.com Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday The Glasgow Guild specialise in antique furniture restoration and upholstery, utilising the best traditional techniques and the finest materials. New Collection of Fine Antique Furniture Their new collection of Fine Antique […]

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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/ Blair and Sheridan’s designer jewellery shop has established itself as one of Glasgow’s most prestigious jewellery shops.   Specialising in designing unique engagement, wedding and eternity rings, they have delighted many customers and gained a loyal clientele. Pop in and see their […]

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Mother India A La Carte Christmas Menu 2019

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Mother India Christmas Menu Mother India, 28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow, G3 7RU Telephone: 0141 221 1663 www.motherindia.co.uk See Set Menu for Christmas Dinner at Mother India  Set Menu for Christmas Lunch at Mother India (£23) Set Menu at Mother India – £25 (E) Eggs (G) Gluten (P) Peanuts (S) Sulphites (D) Dairy (N) Nuts (M) […]

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William Young Swimming School, Glasgow

William Young FIOS, MIOS (TD) Swim School Swimming classes for adults and children. Email or telephone: 07986884556 www.glasgowswimminglessons.com Vouchers available for Christmas – Treat someone to some swimming lessons for Christmas.  Email or telephone: 07986884556 Recruiting: Swimming Instructors – Level 1/2 – current disclosure certificate required. Email or telephone: 07986884556 Since it was established in […]

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Christmas Cracker at Royal Concert Hall 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019  3 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3NY The City of Glasgow Chorus – The Orchestra of Scottish Opera Introduced and Conducted by Graham Taylor Join the Chorus and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera for this annual festive extravaganza. With favourite carols, classic movie tunes and […]

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

A Lad in Maryhill, Pantomime, Maryhill 2019

“A Lad in Maryhill”, a new community pantomime, comes to Glasgow’s west end in December 2019 with Cameron Fulton is confirmed as Aladdin 5th – 30th December, 2019 Maryhill Community Halls, 292 -316 Maryhill Road Maryhill Glasgow G20 7YE Special Relaxed Performance Thursday 12 December, 2019 A Lad in Maryhill  – special, relaxed show, modified for children and adults […]

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Shona Fidgett Designer Jewellery Glasgow

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Studio 15, The Hidden Lane, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8ND Telephone: +44 (0)141 248 9050 | email: info@shonajewellery.co.uk shonajewellery.co.uk Gifts Ideas for Christmas by Shona Browse the selection online Commissions If you would like to speak to Shona about any special Christmas commissions you need to get in touch very soon. Unique Jewellery […]

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Art on the Exchange Glasgow

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November and December, 2019 21 – 24 Nov, 28 Nov – 1 Dec, 5 – 8 Dec, 12 – 23 and 26 Dec. Art On the Exchange is Glasgow’s only Art & Design Market run by and for artists. Come along and celebrate Glasgow’s thriving creative community and enjoy a curated selection of goods and […]

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First events announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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The first events have been announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020. The 16th annual festival takes place from 26 February to 8 March, showcasing the best new films from Scotland and around the world. The focus of three special strands Retrospective Are We There Yet? – A Retrospective of the Future, screens dystopian classics from […]

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Alternative Pantos in Glasgow 2019

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Panto season is now upon us. I know what you’re going to say – oh no it isn’t. And to that I say – oh aye, it is! With Christmas just a month away, venues across Glasgow are putting on a great selection of pantomimes to get Glaswegians in the festive mood. Like me, when […]

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G20 and The Children’s Wood Christmas Fair

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Sunday, 8 December, 2019 at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE IN THE CHILDREN’S WOOD/MEADOW. THE ADDRESS FOR THE EVENT IS UNIT 3, THE QUADRANGLE, SHUNA STREET, GLASGOW, G20 9PX Celebrating the festive period with craft stalls, Christmas workshops, lunch and music. Everyone welcome – please come along and help raise […]

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Wine Tasting at The Lansdowne – Mother India’s Cafe

I spent a very enjoyable and informative evening when I went along to a wine tasting event at The Lansdowne Restaurant – Mother India’s Cafe at Kelvinbridge..  My friend Issi didn’t make it as there was a massive snarl up on the Clydeside Expressway and she was stuck down there.  I was a bit late […]

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Ball of Fire, GFT

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12 – 13 November, 2019 Ball of Fire is often overlooked in favour of Bringing Up Baby or His Girl Friday (both solid gold classics) when it comes to Hawks’ screwball comedies. But it deserves to be seen on the big screen, featuring an Oscar-nominated Barbra Stanwyck taking no prisoners, and a lightning-sharp script written by Billy Wilder and Charles […]

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Friday, November 8, 2019 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Book Week Scotland 2019

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18 – 24 November, 2019 Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. Celebrate Books and Reading Wherever You Are See full Book Week Scotland Programme 2019 Mary Irvine Recommends Book Week Scotland Events in West Dunbartonshire Kerry Hudson – Dumbarton Library 22 November, 2019 Book […]

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Let Glasgow Flourish: The Case for a Metropolitan City Boundary, Ian R. Mitchell

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Over the last fifteen years or so there has been a marked improvement in the built fabric of Glasgow. Change, however, has been uneven. While some areas have been transformed almost beyond recognition, the increase in poverty over the past ten years means others have declined further into ghetto-isation and marginalisation.The reasons are obvious. The […]

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Filed under: Ian Mitchell, Pat's Home Page Blog, Writing

Strathclyde Park Fireworks Display 2019

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Tuesday, 5 November, 2019, 6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. An extravaganza of music and fireworks plus fun fair. Bonfire lit at 7.15pm followed by fireworks at 8pm. Strathclyde Park, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1 3ED

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Monday, October 28, 2019 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Adura Onashile: Artist and Playwright, Creative Conversations

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Monday 04 November 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Adura Onashile is an award winning Glasgow based artist. She has been a part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase and has worked with companies such as Untitled Projects, […]

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A Gift to Glasgow from New York, The Hunterian

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A Gift to Glasgow from New York: The Phillip A. Bruno Collection 18 October 2019 – 12 January 2020 Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free A new exhibition at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, celebrates the gift of over 70 works from the collection of distinguished gallery director and art collector Phillip A. Bruno. A Gift […]

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Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cottiers

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Sunday 20 October, 2019,  5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Maria Doyle Kennedy has established herself as one of Ireland’s most prolific artists and entertainers. As a musician, she is well known for her worldwide hit folk albums Mutter and Sing (feat:John Prine, Damien Rice, Paul Brady) ‘Maria Live captures the singer at her impressive best: […]

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Return to Tuscany 2019

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Two years ago Jim and I won the bid in an auction for a holiday in Tuscany in support of Starchild Charity.  At last this September (2019) we  headed for Bagni di Lucca for our stay at Tuscan Rooms. Our accommodation was in a refurbished 200 year old town house with a little balcony, shutters […]

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, Travel, Writing

Pat Byrne’s blog: Last week was quite a week

I met a lot of people last week and was out and about much more than usual.  I had a lot to catch up on as we’ve just recently returned from a fabulous holiday in Tuscany – read the review. Creative Conversations On Monday I went along to Creative Conversations at the University of Glasgow […]

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

SAFR Takeover/The Primevals/The Reverse Cowgirls

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8 November, 2019,  7.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. SAFR Takeover at Flying Duck An evening of fun and love for Refugees at home and abroad. Hosted by Mickey Rooney. With The Primevals and The Reverse Cowgirls Flying Duck, 142 Renfield Street, G2 3AU Event on Facebook

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Mòd 2019: Gaelic Conversation Café Public CCA

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Hosted by Gaelic Arts and Mod Ghlaschu 2019 Monday 14 – Friday 19 October, 2019 Conversation Café – for Creatives, Gaels and Learners! All welcome. This event will be delivered in Gaelic and in English. Cuiribh eòlas air a’ Ghàidhlig tro sheachdain a’ Mhòid ann an Glaschu – Cafaidh Còmhraidh. Fàilte air a h-uile duine. […]

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CINE[STHESIA]: Filmichean Gàidhlig/ Gaelic Films Ghlaschu Mod 2019

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Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall To celebrate the return of the Royal National Mòd to Glasgow there will be a specially selected programme of films which highlight the Gaelic content in Moving Image Collections at NLS at Kelvin Hall. An evening of films which celebrate […]

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PURGATORY Dante’s Divine Trilogy Part Two by Alasdair Gray

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Purgatory: Decorated and Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray ALASDAIR GRAY & DANTE ALIGHIERI ‘In part two of La Divina Commedia, one of the masterpieces of world literature, Dante and his guide, the poet Virgil, must enter and traverse Purgatory and the seven deadly sins in their quest to reach Heaven. In this sublime […]

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Sunday, October 6, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Pat's Home Page Blog

Torchlight Parade St Andrew’s Day, WEF

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Saturday – 30 November, 2019 starts 6.30 p.m. Torchlit Walk The torchlit walk will be open and accessible to all who want to take part, on Saturday, 30 November. This year there will be more family orientated activity, including parents and grandparents helping kids to make lanterns to use in the parade (guided), Scottish myths and […]

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Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Take a forty five minute tour of Kelvin Hall.  You will be amazed at what’s behind the scenes in Glasgow Museums’ stores at Kelvin Hall – home to approximately 400,000 Glasgow Museums’ objects including social history, Mackintosh, archaeology and furniture collections. Kelvin Hall is a unique partnership between Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and […]

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Clydebuilt Festival 2019

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21 and 22 September, 2019 Back for its third year, the Clydebuilt Festival will return to the Riverside Museum and the The Tall Ship at Riverside Celebrating Glasgow’s unique maritime heritage with a range of activities and events on the River Clyde and at Riverside Museum Plaza. Scotland’s biggest open water rowing regatta; Castle to […]

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Friday, September 13, 2019 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2019

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13 – 15 September 2019 Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2019 Full Programme Announced: preview screening of The Farewell, late night Heathers, immersive pop-up screening of Scott Pilgrim vs The World and more One of the most innovative youth film festivals in Europe, Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) returns from 13 – 15 September 2019, plus […]

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