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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance Fundraiser at Murrayfield

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“Superheroes Abseil” – BT Murrayfield touchdown will prove a lifesaver 26 March, 2020, 9 a.m. _ 5 p.m. BT Murrayfield has welcomed its fair share of rugby heroes over the years. But superheroes of a very different kind will be aiming to touchdown at Edinburgh’s famous international arena next month. Dozens of fundraising daredevils are […]

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Friday, February 21, 2020 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

New Works Festival at Websters Theatre

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24, 25 and 26 February, 2020 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G4 9HZ New Works is a festival of brand new writing from Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG). Each night consists of one short and one long play; written, directed and performed by STAG members. New Works is an opportunity for writers […]

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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 Out of the Ordinary Jewellery at Nancy Smillie Perfect Pendants and Necklaces   Contemporary Jeweller Always something new in stock Stylish Clothes See full Clothing Range Online Irresistible and Stunning Greek Jewellery Chic Accessories   See Full Range of Accessories Online […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Short Film Festival Programme

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18 – 22 March, 2020 Glasgow Short Film Festival announces 2020 programme and explores the politics of place Glasgow Short Film Festival,  the festival’s first as an independent charitable organisation. GSFF is, of course, a celebration of short film, although in typically contrary fashion.  This year’s edition opens with a feature-length live performance, and there […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Special Events

Tank Girl at the Argyle St Arches

Films in this Festival Strand Total Recall at The Argyle Street Arches (18) 28 February Total Recall at The Argyle Street Arches (18) “If I’m not me then who the hell am I?”. Part of a Festival StrandSpecial Events Tank Girl at The Argyle Street Arches (18) 29 February, 2020 Tank Girl at The Argyle […]

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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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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. Some Highlights Glasgow Film Festival 2020 The focus of three special strands Retrospective Are We There Yet? – A Retrospective of […]

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Alasdair Gray – Omnium Gatherum

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Exhibition Runs: 07 February – 12 April 2020 Glasgow Print Studio’s long association with Alasdair Gray goes back to the late seventies and in 1981 in celebration of the publication of the seminal novel, Lanark, we published a series of lithographs that were used as illustrations within the book. More recently GPS has published 30 screenprints going […]

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Dunkeld and Birnam, Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary February 2020

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Train from Glasgow Birnam and Dunkeld are twin villages situated north east of Glasgow in Perthshire – 2hours 40 minute train journey from Queen Street Station in Glasgow to Dunkeld and Birnam Station. Although I have been there in the past, I have never really explored the area. However, recently, I had the opportunity to […]

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

Paisley Book Festival: Opening Night: Radical Renfrewshire

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(Maggie Craig) Paisley Arts Centre – Theatre GA – Feb. 20, 2020, 7 p.m. 7pm-9pm £10/£6+bkg fee Fabulous line up for opening night of Paisley Book Festival 2020, where you’ll be treated to an exclusive reading from Scottish radicalism expert Maggie Craig, poetry from Renfrewshire born Jim Carruth, and music from Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Heir of […]

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Glasgow Film Festival – Programme Announced 2020

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 26 February – 8 March, 2020 You’re in for a treat with this year’s film festival Download the GFF 2020 Programme Brochure  (PDF) Or pick up programme at Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB Star guests including George Mackay, Caitlin Moran, Simon Bird, Cannes Best Actress Award Winner […]

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

Largs and Knock Hill January 2020

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Helen Rose Outdoor Diary Largs On a crisp January day I went to Largs with the Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers to climb the hill above it called Knock Hill. Largs is a town on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, about 33 miles from Glasgow. The original name […]

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Celtic Connections: Field Music with Tenement and Temple, Kelvingrove Art Gallery

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Celtic Connections 2020 1 February, 2020 at 8 p.m. Field Music Having noted the “howling injustice” of Field Music’s bijou fanbase – despite prolific claims to playful art-pop perfection – a glowing Guardian review of 2018’s sixth album Open Here ruefully concludes, “Short of running naked through Sunderland, it’s hard to know what else they […]

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

The Arlington Baths Club

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Restoration Fundraising Appeal Update In order to release a £100,000 grant from the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund, Arlington Baths Club must themselves raise £11,000.  So far  £9,878 has been raised – so almost there. Another £1,200 and they’ll be on their way to massively improved poolside showers!  Club members Please click to add a one […]

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The Lucky Sparrow Games Cafe Open Day

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Lucky Sparrow Games Café, 1091 Pollokshaws Road, G41 3YG Saturday 25 January, 2020 – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Come along to the Lucky Sparrow open day for a chance to learn some new games, find out about upcoming events, and get the chance to win a few prizes! The event will run from 1pm […]

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Celtic Connections 2020 – Fionnuala Boyle

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Celtic Connections 2020 kicks off on 16th January and runs until 2nd February, 2020, bringing with it some of the best new and established Celtic talent from around the world. Taking place in venues across the city such as Drygate Brewery and Old Fruitmarket, the festival will play host to an eclectic mix of Celtic […]

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Benny Lynch Heritage Trail, Calton Bar

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Tuesday 25 February, 2019 Glasgow Literary Lounge Peter Mortimer is back at the Glasgow Literary Lounge, and he’s taking us on The Benny Lynch Heritage Trail with Christina Milarvie Quarrel. This story is about the extraordinary life of a Scottish icon. Benny Lynch who was the people’s champion. From growing up in the Gorbals to […]

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Pat's Home Page Blog

Val McDermid Crime Writer – Creative Conversations

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Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Monday 13 January 2020, 1 – 2 p.m. www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 40 languages, sold over 16 million copies worldwide. Val […]

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The Snow Queen Scottish Ballet

3 – 18 January, 2020 Theatre Royal, World Premiere Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year comes to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen. This glittering new production is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale – which was also the basis for Frozen. It will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed […]

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The Pure Amazing Wiz of Oz review by Fionnuala Boyle

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Like many children, when I was growing up, it wasn’t quite Christmas time without a trip to the panto. A uniquely Glaswegian experience, some might say, considering the UK-wide success of The Krankies in the 70s and 80s turning Glasgow into something of a panto hotspot when the holiday season rolled around. My experience of […]

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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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Friday, December 13, 2019 | Filed under: Christmas Shopping in Glasgow, interior design, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

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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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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