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Aye Write 2021 – Brit Bennet chaired by Nicola Sturgeon

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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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Balloch Open Mic Mental Health Week – May 2021

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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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Aye Write 2021 – Mel Giedroyc – debut novel

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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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Aye Write Programme 2021

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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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Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

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  The Nancy Smillie Shop 53 Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8AE 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com The Nancy Smillie Shop Is Open Beat the Chill with Cosy Knits and Scarves Spectacular Design at Nancy Smillies Fabulous Furniture Light Up Your Life See All Lighting Collection Online Shop Online  – free delivery […]

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Woodlands Anti Racist Community Library Launch

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Saturday, 1 May, 2021 – 11 a.m. until 1.30 p.m. Woodlands Community new Anti-Racist Community Library will officially open Satuday 1 May, 2021 in the Millennium Park. After this launch, the library will be located there fortnightly on Saturdays between 11am-1pm. Please come along for the in person launch and come check out a free […]

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Glasgow Film Theatre – reopening May 2021

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Doors will be swinging open on Monday 24 May, 2021 subject to government guidelines. With the Oscars giving us a tantalising glimpse of what we’ve all been missing these past few months, staff at GFT are sure you’re as eager as they are to see this year’s slate of award-winning films in all their big […]

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Ghazal: Soul’s Food – Rizwan Akhtar

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Ghazal: Soul’s Food In love fever/separation kills. Finding her/would ease the burning. Ibn Arabi   The last Apostle said about his first spouse “Khadijah is my soul’s food” this could be a word a Lover cares to say to his Beloved for soul’s food.   Those who are distracted by ways of the world need […]

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The Joan Eardley Centenary Celebration

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Tuesday, 18 May 2021 – 3 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. Free Online Event – Register at Eventbrite The Hunterian,University of Glasgow, is delighted to be hosting the Joan Eardley Centenary, in partnership with The Scottish Women and the Arts Research Network About this Event Hosted by BBC Arts Correspondent Pauline McLean, this online event brings together an […]

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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 Janet and John will reopen Tuesday 27 April, 2021 at 10.30 a.m. Janet & John Website janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Always Something New Opening Hours Catherine Redgate Designs Cards and […]

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Linda Jackson, The Cabinet launch of poetry collection

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11 May, 2021 – 7pm to 8.30pm Free event – Book via Eventbrite. Linda Jackson is joined by guest poets Sheila Templeton, Aoife Lyall and Eveline Pye. Introduced by Professor Willy Maley About this Event Red Squirrel Press invites you to the Zoom launch of Linda Jackson’s poetry: The Cabinet. ‘This is my late mum’s […]

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Femspectives Film Festival 2021 announces full programme

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Femspectives Online Festival Week 23 – 25 April, 2021 The third annual Glasgow-based feminist film festival will host international feature films, short films, discussions and a Feminist Film Quiz Alongside a programme of international features and shorts, the festival will host a range of live discussions and a special Feminist Film Quiz. Highlights Highlights include […]

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William Young Swimming School, Glasgow

William Young FIOS, MIOS (TD) Swim School William Young Swim School Glasgow – Swimming classes for adults and children. MARRIOTT HOTEL – Classes will resume at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow. From Monday 26 April, 2021. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays  – 4 p.m. – 7.30 pm. Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street Email or telephone: 07986884556 www.glasgowswimminglessons.com The […]

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The Arlington Baths Club

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Arlington Baths Club reopening Monday 26 April, 2021 ‘We welcomed our first members 150 years ago. Lockdown easing means we can open the doors again at 7.00am on Monday 26 April. And to celebrate our anniversary there’s a terrific deal for new recruits – join for just £10 per week..’ The Iconic Arlington Baths Club […]

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Uptick in Global Volcanic Activity: Climate Change – Wully Davidson

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Source http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/about/pglossary/LavaFountain.php   J.D.Griggs Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Global volcanic activity has recently increased by 125%…. will it have any effect on climate change? There seems to have been an uptick in news stories of volcanoes erupting around the globe, recently. One small, but quite spectacular example, is the appearance of new fissures spewing lava from Geldingadalur […]

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Monday, April 19, 2021 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, Science: Climate Change and Other Topics

Local Characters in Glasgow’s West End: Ali Abbasi: Radio Scotland Travel Desk

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Sadly, Ali died on 6th August, 2004 after a short illness. Details can be read in the report in the Scotsman. A charismatic personality, who will be very much missed. (Mussie Abbasi Harrison was heartbroken when her young brother Ali (Mono) died. Very sadly Mussie has now died too after contracting Covid. You can see […]

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Mother India Cafe & Open for Takeaway and Uber Eats

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Mother India Cafe & Dining In BOOK AHEAD – tables for Mother India, Dining In and the Mother India’s Cafe in #Glasgow! https://motherindia.co.uk Mother India is Re-opening Opening Dates  Mother India’s Cafe – Monday the 26th, April,2021  call to reserve 0141 339 9145 Dining In – Thursday the 29th, April, 2021 – call to reserve […]

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Aye Write 2021 – Pre-Festival Event

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Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina and Louise Welsh 28 April, 2021 at 7 p.m. £5 – Purchase Online Also available through the Aye Write Pass This event will be live and will also be available to view for 3 weeks after the broadcast date. The Aye Write Digital Festival will run from 14 – 23 May.

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La Nina and Tropical Storms – Wully Davidson

La Nina has  officially been declared. This is the cool counterpart of El Nino, which is a warming of the eastern tropical Pacific. La Ninas usually have a small global cooling effect, and the magnitude of this is dependent on whether the La Nina is classed as weak, moderate or strong. La Ninas usually last for […]

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Sunday, April 4, 2021 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

The Ship Yard Trust – Support For The Venture

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Public Consultation regarding The Ship Yard Trust Plans to establish an Iconic Venue Celebrating Shipbuilding and Marine Heritage of the Clyde – www.theshipyard.scot  Participate in the Consultation The Trust is keen to attract wide engagement and support and seeks your thoughts and suggestions.  Become a friend and share your support by completing the form. Mission […]

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | Filed under: Local Projects, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shipbuilding on the Clyde

Save the Winter Gardens – Letter of Support

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(Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons) Save The Winter Gardens at the People’s Palace Pat’s Guide to Glasgow’s West End – Letter of Support regarding Friends of People’s Palace, Winter Gardens and Glasgow Green’s application to have the Winter Gardens included in World Monument Watch 2022. (Please lend your support) The Importance […]

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People’s Palace Winter Gardens – World Monument Watch 2022

Help Save the People’s Palace Winter Gardens Friends of People’s Palace Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green (FPPWGG) is seeking application to the World Monument Watch 2022 in order to achieve recognition of the importance of the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens to the people of Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. The iconic People’s Palace & Winter […]

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Launch of The Ship Yard Project

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Iconic Venue Celebrating Shipbuilding and Marine Heritage of the Clyde Public Consultation The Ship Yard Trust is today (29 March, 2021) launching the public consultation and engagement phase of their project to design and build an iconic venue to celebrate the shipbuilding and marine engineering heritage of the Clyde. Mission Statement The great industrial achievements […]

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Fiona Alderman: Blogging from Rural France -The Chateau

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Le Chateau Things are slowly happening here in Salignac, even with the continued lockdown and curfew. Another month has gone by and with Spring arriving after a long winter, there is a little bit of hope at the end of the tunnel. Our beautiful Chateau is being cleaned and like the blossoms of Springtime, it […]

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At Home Artist’s Talk: GOMA

GoMA at 25: Andy Goldsworthy in conversation with Martin Craig 31 MARCH, 2021 6 P.M. – 7 P.M. ONLINE REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE GoMA invites you to join artist Andy Goldsworthy in conversation with GoMA Curator, Martin Craig, as they discuss Goldsworthy’s original commission for GoMA, his works in the collection, and his practice today. Andy […]

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Spring Blossom Glasgow Film Festival 2021

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Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, 2021 with Suzanne Lindon’s directorial debut. She also stars in Spring Blossom. Film Available 7 – 10 March, 2021 to view At Home £9.99 Buy Online   Oh to be young and in love. The UK premiere of Suzanne Lindon’s dreamy, remarkably assured directorial debut provides the perfect conclusion to […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021 – Spring Blossom review Pat Byrne

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Spring blossom UK Premiere of Suzanne Lindon’s directorial debut At Glasgow Film Festival Online 7 – 10 March, 2021 Tickets to watch at home £9.99  Suzanne Lindon, wrote directed and plays the lead role in this dreamy, very French, story of first love. The 20 year old director, casts herself as the sixteen year old, […]

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Glasgow Film Festival – Rosa’s Wedding review by Pat Byrne

UK Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Online, 5 – 8 March, 2021 Rosa’s wedding is a delightful film. Perfect if you feel taken for granted, have unfulfilled dreams or perhaps think it’s time for some self-love. Rosa (Candela Peña) is turning 45 and is going to change her life. She’s making plans to follow […]

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Yer Old Faither review by Pat Byrne

At Glasgow Film Festival 2021 At Home 6 – 9 March, 2021 Order Tickets Online Yer Old Faither is a documentary about the life of a remarkable man – John Croall, a Glaswegian doctor, who emigrated to Whyalla in South Australia with his family in 1970. He wanted to live in a sunny place and […]

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CLIC Sargent – World Book Day Fundraiser

Young Lives Against Cancer Fundraiser Get Into Good Books this World Book Day! All this week (Until 7 March, 2021) more than 60 well-known authors are offering YOU the chance to win exclusive prizes to raise money for young lives against cancer. With CLIC’s Good Books auction you could name a character in a book, […]

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