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Hannah Rarity at Cottiers (rescheduled)

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17 August, 2022 Cottiers, 93 – 95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5PU The 2018 winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year contest, singer and songwriter Hannah Rarity, celebrates the release of her eagerly anticipated second album ’To Have You Near’. Combining sublime vocal timbre and uncanny interpretive empathy, which have earned comparisons to Eva Cassidy and Cara […]

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Kim Edgar and Rhona Macfarlane at Cottiers

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18 August, 2022 In association with Scotland On Tour Kim Edgar Emotion and connection are at the heart of this Edinburgh-based pianist and Songwriter’s work: through observed and lived experiences, Kim ponders what it is to be human, creating stories told with honesty and empathy that open hearts, minds and discussions. Her intensity and intimacy […]

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Piping Live! Family Fun Day

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Tuesday 9 August, 2022 – Doors open 9.30 a.m. National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater St, Glasgow G4 0HW The Piping Live! Family Fun Day is back for 2022 Welcoming families, with children aged under 9 to come along and experience traditional Scottish arts of piping, drumming and highland dancing, then a fantastic magic show from […]

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Scotland on Tour – The Rum Shack, Glasgow

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Scotland on Tour is an exciting initiative which aims to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry.  The Rum Shack Special Concert The Rum Shack, 657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2AB   There will be a special concert at The Rum Shack in Glasgow’s Southside on 11th August, 2022. Featuring Megan Black […]

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A Robbery at 1.46 a.m. and Bedsit – Websters Theatre

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9 and 10 September, 2022 ‘Two Stories of Glasgow! Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ In ‘A Robbery at 1.46AM’, we witness the awkwardness as Matt, a clerk at a local petrol station, must wait for the police with the inept mugger who tried to rob the place! As they are forced to talk, […]

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Break the Cycle of Homelessness with Social Bite

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Sunday 4 September, 2022 Back for 2022! Challenging you to Break the Cycle of homelessness. This year’s event is even bigger and better with two additional routes, some familiar faces (including Sir Chris Hoy returning for a second year), and a new finishing site at none other than the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Whether […]

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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 & John Website Always Something New Fabulous Prints from Allan’s Art Baby Range at Janet and John janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Small Prints Local Glasgow Scenes by Alan […]

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Mary Irvine’s Blog: Review – The Way Home by Robin Scott-Elliot

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The Way Home by Robin Scott Elliot ‘The Way Home is a novel based on the true, tragic story of one family’s destruction…’ The Telegram The sun glistened on the Clyde as Gertie watched the postman walking down the street, coming ever closer to her parents’ house in Cardross where she was staying whilst her […]

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The Arlington Baths Club

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. 61 Arlington Street Glasgow, G3 6DT Telephone:0141 332 6021 info@arlingtonbaths.co.uk www.arlingtonbaths.co.uk The Iconic Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian swimming club in the United Kingdom. When it first opened its doors in August 1871 it caused a sensation, inspiring […]

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Ashton Lane Stre-EAT FEST

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Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August, 2022, 12 noon until 7 p.m. Ashton Lane, off Byres Road (beside Hillhead Underground) G12 Glasgow loves street food! Ashton Lane restaurants & bars unite once again to bring you StrEAT Fest! Get ready for 2 days fest featuring finger-lickin’ good street food from BREL INNIS AND GUNN JINTY […]

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A Day Of Fun Inspired by John Byrne

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Saturday 30 July, 2022, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m Kelvingrove Art Gallery,  Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Performances of the music that John Byrne loves and that inspired his creativity, featuring songs by Gerry Rafferty, Stealers Wheel, Donovan and The Beatles. With something for every age group; even the smallest fans (3+) will be entertained […]

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Bloody Scotland 2022 McIlvanney Prize Long List

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The McIlvanney Prize is Bloody Scotland’s annual prize awarded to the best Scottish Crime book of the year. It provides Scottish crime writing with recognition and aims to raise the profile and prestige of the genre as a whole. The longlisted titles for 2022 are: May God Forgive, Alan Parks (Canongate) The Second Cut, Louise Welsh […]

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Roma Sisters Together – Govanhill International Festival

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Sunday 7 August, 2022, 2 pm – 4 pm Govanhill International Festival and Carnival and Romano Lav Govanhill Park, Coplaw Street, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 To mark the end of our wellbeing project ‘Roma Sisters Together’, are throwing a celebratory party in the park! Featuring some of the amazing things the women have made in the sessions (with […]

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Stop Rwanda: Resisting the Hostile Environment

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Tuesday 9 August, 2022, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Resisting the Hostile Environment and Fighting for Refugee Rights Stand Up To Racism, Govanhill International Festival and Carnival and Stand up to Racism Glasgow The Rum Shack Glasgow 657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2AB This event is part of Govanhill International Festival Free entry SPEAKERS TO BE […]

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Book launch: ‘Meantime’ by Frankie Boyle

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Sunday 17th July, 2022 6.30 p.m. Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Aye Write welcomes Frankie Boyle with his debut novel Glasgow, 2015. When Valium addict Felix McAveety’s best friend Marina is found murdered in the local park, he goes looking for answers to questions that he quickly forgets. In a haze of uppers, hallucinogens, […]

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The Glasgow Effect: Online Talk with Ellie Harrison

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Studio Social Online Tuesday, 26 July 2022 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. Pier Projects Art Agency CIC and Ellie Harrison Studio Socials are artist talks that take place online via Zoom. In each session, an artist will share one recent work or project with time for Q&A. Ellie Harrison will discuss her project ‘The Glasgow Effect’ which began […]

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Pat’s Guide to the Buildings, Architecture and History in Glasgow’s West End

Up until the 1840s Glasgow’s West End consisted of open countryside, isolated farmhouses and the country dwellings of Glasgows most wealthy citizens. The completion of the Great Western Road and the re-location of the Botanic Gardens to the Kelvinside Estate in the early 1840s was the catalyst for rapid change to the character of the […]

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022 | Filed under: Architecture, Pat's Home Page Blog

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 Always Something New and Gorgeous at Nancy Smillie’s Perfect Summer Jewellery Pleated Fabric Jewellery – light and metal free Light Up Your Life   See All Lighting Collection Online Shop Online at Nancy Smillie and have your […]

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

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en:User:Ozgurgerilla, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/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 […]

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | Filed under: Lola Rose: aspiring writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Mika & Me Optical Studios Glasgow

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56 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF Tel: 0141 413 5393 Email: hello@mikaandme.com Look Better & See Better The fun way to shop eyewear Classic Calvin Klein Mika & Me has opened its first eyewear shop in the West End of Glasgow. Brother and sister team, Barry Hutcheon and Wendy Bremner, are introducing a whole new concept in […]

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TRNSMT Festival, Pre-party

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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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Merchant City Festival 2022

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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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William Young Swimming School, Glasgow

William Young FIOS, MIOS (TD) Swim School William Young Swim School Glasgow – Swimming classes for adults and children. Arlington Baths Club, Glasgow West End  Wednesday 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Friday – 2.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Marriott Hotel, Glasgow City Centre – from 12.30 p.m. – […]

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Helen Rose’s Ourdoor Diary: English Lakes, Coniston

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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 […]

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Summer of Stories at The Hunterian

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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 […]

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Sma’ Shot Day 2022

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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 […]

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Reel Roots: Windrush at GFT

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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 […]

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Goldilocks Goes to Greece, Summer Panto OranMor

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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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Acting Up – Drama Workshops for Children and Young People

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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. […]

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

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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 […]

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, Roy's West End View, Writing

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