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Book Launch: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Scottish Literature

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Tuesday 16 April, 2024, 7.30 p.m. Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8SP The highly anticipated book launch of the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Scottish Literature, edited by Francis Hutcheson Professor of Scottish Literature, Gerard Carruthers. A Companion to Scottish Literature offers fresh readings of major authors and periods of Scottish literary production from the […]

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Mika & Me Optical Studios Glasgow

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56 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF Tel: 0141 413 5393 Email: [email protected] Do your Sunglasses need sprucing up? Drop them off at Mika and Me for a free service and some TLC Whether it’s a loose hinge, scratched lenses or replacement lenses, Mika and Me will bring your glasses back to life. With prices starting from £20, […]

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Glasgow Gig for Gaza

Glasgow Gig for Gaza

Wednesday, 1 May, 2024, 7.30 p.m. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Killermont St, Glasgow G2 3NW Deacon Blue will headline the Glasgow Gig for Gaza, a fundraiser for urgent aid to the Palestinian people through  Medical Aid for Palestinians @medicalaidpal Buy tickets Other performers include: Capercaillie Admiral Fallow Duncan Chisholm & Ross Ainslie James Grant Siobhan […]

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Friends of People’s Palace, Winter Gardens and Glasgow Green, marking closure for refurbishment

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Mark the occasion with the Friends of the People’s Palace Winter Gardens and Glasgow Green On Sunday 14th April at 3:30pm we will be outside the People’s Palace with St Francis’ Pipe Band and St Dennis Children’s choir to mark the People’s Palace long overdue refurbishment. At 5pm the doors will close and not re-open until […]

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Imagine Something Different – 5th Paisley Book Festival kicks off on 25 April, 2024

LESS THAN THREE WEEKS until the 5th Paisley Book Festival kicks off so why not join them and embark on a journey of discovery into the world of stories and storytelling? With the 2024 theme being Imagine Something Different: The festival is welcoming five writers from Ireland’s world-renowned literary scene, for their Ireland in Focus series, which is set […]

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Paisley Book Festival 2024

Imagine Something Different

    25 – 28 April, 2024 Imagine Something Different The 2024 Paisley Book Festival, themed “Imagine Something Different,” invites attendees to embark on a transformative journey into the world of stories and storytelling. Embracing the festival’s renowned radical edge, this year’s theme encourages stepping beyond conventional boundaries and seeking out new ideas with the […]

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Palestinian Makers’ Market

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Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April, 2024 The Alchemy Experiment, 157 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8TS A chance to support Palestinians through buying produce imported by Scottish charities. Event on Facebook

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The Nancy Smillie Shop – Glasgow West End

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53 Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8AE 0141 334 4240 The Nancy Smillie Shop – see the complete collection Nancy Smillie Instagram Great Selection of Gifts at The Nancy Smillie Shop     Add Some Drama With Wonderful Ayala Bar Jewellery See full collection A Touch of Luxury There’s nothing quite […]

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Masks We Wear: Exhibition

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University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre Exhibition extended until Friday 12 April, 2024 Advanced Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 11 Chapel Ln, Glasgow G11 6EW This exhibition features artworks by 37 young people attending Hyndland Secondary School.  ‘Masks We Wear’ showcases the work of pupils S3 – S5  featuring plaster cast masks, paintings and drawings […]

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Special Screenings to Mark Anniversary Year at Glasgow Film Theatre

May 2024 Scotland’s leading independent cinema will celebrate a bumper year of anniversaries with a programme of special screenings taking place throughout May. The programme will showcase films that have been hugely popular with audiences and have played a unique role in the history of Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) over the past five decades. Glasgow’s […]

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Spring Family Day – Spring Fling University of Glasgow ARC

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Saturday 30 March, 2024, 12 – 3 p.m. University of Glasgow ARC Spring Fling family day St Mungo’s Square outside University of Glasgow’s ARC building. 11 Chapel Lane, University of Glasgow, G11 6EW Pop up gala of with a range of activities, performances and stalls. Live Music in St Mungo Square Running order Performers 12.00 […]

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Books at the Botanics

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Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April Books at the Botanics Easter Weekend Book Fair 10 a.m. till 4.30 p.m. in the Hopkirk Building  (behind the main range), Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Hopkirk Building, 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE Card and cash payments accepted www.booksatthebotanics.co.uk Books at the Botanics on Facebook

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Paisley International Tango Festival 2024

Paisley international tango festival

29, 30 and  31 March, 2024 After a break of 5 years Paisley Tango will once again host another amazing tango festival. Everyone is welcome back to beautiful Paisley for another fantastic line-up of dancers from around the world for 3 days of dancing, partying, enjoyment and socialising with old and new friends. Maestros Bárbara […]

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

The Carlton Jug Band

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Saturday 30th March, 2024 at 2.30pm til 5.30pm The Clutha Bar,159 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ Come, dance & be merry! …Carlton Jug band reporting for duty for some Jug therapy, no prescription required…   The Carlton JugBand The Carlton Jug Band is a Glasgow based loose-knit country collective. The name is a paean to the […]

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Strathclyde University Jazz Orchestra at Cottiers

Strathclyde university jazz orchestra

3 April, 2024 at 7.30 p.m. Cottiers, 93 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5PU Strathclyde University Jazz Orchestra return to Cottiers for their headline gig of 2024. Come along to hear funky tunes, band classics, and some jazzy twists on popular hits. About Strathclyde University Jazz Orchestra : Formed in late 2012, the Strathclyde University Jazz Orchestra is […]

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The Night Market – Easter Extravaganza at Cottiers

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Thursday 28th March, 2024 What better way to kick off the long easter weekend than with a visit to the first of five Night Markets to be hosted at Cottiers this year? This is the third year here and great to welcome you all once again. EGGspect to find lots of easter goodies available from […]

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Friday, March 22, 2024 | Filed under: Markets, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

Bob Law’s Blog: A Glasgow and Paisley Escarpment Walk

Grass Paths. The Upland Plateau. Gleniffer Braes

Gleniffer Braes and Brownside Braes Escarpment On a good day a very enjoyable walk can be had along the edge of the Gleniffer Braes and Brownside Braes escarpment. This offers fantastic views over Paisley and Glasgow without too much effort as it mainly follows flat or gently rolling paths all the way. Starting the Walk […]

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

St Columbs House B&B, Buncrana, Co Donegal review Pat Byrne

St Columbs Luxury B & B

St Columbs Luxury B & B, St Mary’s Road, Buncrana, Co Donegal, Ireland To book: Telephone: 00 353 (0)87 4526696 or  email [email protected] Book online stcolumbshouse.com/ My husband Jim and I  recently spent a few days visiting my relatives in Buncrana in Inishowen, Co. Donegal.  I had a lot of catching up to do and time […]

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Sunday, March 17, 2024 | Filed under: Accommodation, Pat's Home Page Blog

Book Launch: For Auld Intensive Purposes by Jim Monaghan

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Sunday 17 March, 2024 New wee book by Jim Monaghan  “For Auld Intensive Purposes”. The Rum Shack,  657-659 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2AB Join Jim Monaghan and friends for the launch of his latest collection of poems For Auld Intensive Purposes. The show features live sets from Jim and guest poet Claire Torrance, a Q&A […]

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Exhibition: Eastern Ground

Eastern Ground the Kibble

Monday 25th March 2024 – Friday 3rd May 2024 Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell St, Glasgow, G1 1LQ Glasgow City Heritage Trust are thrilled to announce that this spring they will be hosting the Eastern Ground exhibition.  The Eastern Ground project saw the creation of six stunning handmade garments which celebrate the heritage and people […]

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Creative Conversations: Preti Taneja

Preti Taneja

Monday, 18 March, 2024 at 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ Free Event – Register at EventBrite Preti Taneja in Conversation Preti Taneja is a writer and activist. Her debut novel WE THAT ARE YOUNG (Galley Beggar Press, 2017) is a translation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, set in […]

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Thursday, March 14, 2024 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

First Ever National Black Pudding Day

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Monday, 18 March, 2024 Scotland’s black pudding butchers spearhead celebration of peasant staple fare to superfood First ever National Black Pudding Day served up in Scotland Scotland’s current Black Pudding Champion calls for same acclaim as haggis Search begins for Scotland’s best Black Pudding butchers Butchers throughout Scotland are ramping up production of the nation’s […]

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Audience Award Glasgow Film Festival 2024

The Home Game

The Home Game Icelandic football film The Home Game scoops prestigious Audience Award on closing night of Glasgow Film Festival Smari Gunn and Logi Sigursveinsson’s documentary  about plucky underdogs Reynir FC’s bid for Cup glory scored the highest audience score in the Award’s 10-year history Other films shortlisted for the Award, sponsored by MUBI, included […]

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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   Gorgeous Gifts at Janet and John More Fabulous Choice of Cards and Gifts Gifts for Everyone   . Baby Range at […]

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How Do We Talk About Knives – Scottish Writers Centre

How Do We Talk About Knives

7pm Friday 15th March 2024 Contemporary writers in Scotland on names, language and identity CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street,  Glasgow G2 3JD Please join the co-editors Rebecca Sharp, Samina Chaudhry and Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, along with writers Carrie Marshall, Xinyi Jiang, Ngan Nguyen and Christie Williamson, for the Glasgow launch of this new anthology exploring […]

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10 Years In The Baking – ProjectAbility

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16th March – 20th April, 2024 Project Ability, 103 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD (Opening hours are 11am – 5pm,  (Wednesdays – Saturdays, closed Easter Friday).) The Joint Creativity “10 Years in the Baking” exhibition, hosted by the charities Versus Arthritis and Project Ability, is set to open in Glasgow and will display artwork created by […]

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John Muir Way. Part 1.

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John Muir John Muir is well known as the Father of America’s National Parks. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park. His example has served as an inspiration for the preservation of many other Wilderness areas. He was born in Dunbar on the east coast of Scotland on April 21, […]

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Dracula – Gaslamp Theatre at Cottiers

Dracula

Performances on 4th, 5th and 6th March, 2024 Cottiers, 93 – 95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 “I think strange things, which I dare not confess, even to my own soul.” Gaslamp Theatre presents Dracula, in a new adaptation by Rebecca Russell. Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, this production confronts issues of power and sexual […]

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Monday, March 4, 2024 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Bleeding Love – GFF24 review by Pat Byrne

Bleeding Love

Bleeding Love is a road trip movie starring Ewan McGregor and his daughter Clara. They play father and daughter taking a trip together from San Diego to New Mexico after the daughter has experienced a drug overdose. It’s a long drive to where they are going, apparently to see an artist friend, and the two […]

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The Burning Season GFF 2024

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3 and 4 March, 2024 The story of a long-running love affair linked to an incident from the past unspools backwards to reveal its secrets in a twisty tale of a bad romance. Married couple Alena (Sara Canning) and Tom (Joe Pingue) have been visiting the Luna Lake cabins every summer for years. This year […]

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