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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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Zero Waste Sunday Social – fast fashion and textile waste

Sunday 28 February, 2021 – 3 p.m. Woodland Community – Online Waste is a huge problem for our local and global environment. Most of our waste goes to landfill and creates harmful greenhouse gasses – CO2 and methane – which contributes to global warming accelerating climate change as well as the plastic particles polluting our […]

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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 Shop Online at The Nancy Smillie Shop Perfect Gifts f& Cards for Mother’s Day Shop Online at the Nancy Smillie Shop Ever Popular Gift Vouchers Buy Online Light Up Your Life See All Lighting Collection Online Shop Online at the Nancy Smillie […]

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Mary Irvine’s Blog: Catharsis

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Catharsis is a term referring to purging or cleansing, from the Greek κάθαρσις (katharsis) meaning “purification” or “cleansing”. Emotions are often suppressed, for a variety of reasons. Catharsis is the experience of emotional release and purification which can be inspired by or through art in all its forms. Plato argued catharsis separated the soul from […]

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | Filed under: Mary Irvine: Writer and Philhellene, Pat's Home Page Blog

Rymour Books: Cultivating the Literary Arts

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RYMOUR BOOKS  – is an independent Scottish publisher founded in 2020 by Ian Spring and Ruby McCann. They have a team of writers and editors dedicated to cultivating the literary arts in all its forms and genres. They are committed to discovering and publishing new work. [February, 2021: Rymour Books is one of seven Scottish […]

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Saturday, February 20, 2021 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events, Pat's Home Page Blog

Glesga Banter: Celebration of Weegie Culture

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Thursday, 25 February, 2021 at 6 p.m. Online Event by Bhasha Glasgow Language Festival and Thriving Places Govanhill Free Sign up for event An hour of wee stories, poetry, and song Hosted by Marion Nisbet a community councillor in Govanhill, an antiracist, antipoverty feminist who enjoys growing food, community and resistance. Marion will be joined by her […]

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‘Afterthought’ Debut Single – Becki Rutherford

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Becki Rutherford is a young independent singer- songwriter currently based in Edinburgh. Born and raised in Glasgow, she left home at 16 to pursue her dream and study music at Edinburgh Napier University where she is in her third year of their ‘Popular Music BA/Hons’ Course. ‘Afterthought’ is her first single. ‘Afterthought’ – released 21 […]

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Thursday, February 18, 2021 | Filed under: Music, Pat's Home Page Blog

What It Means To Overcome – Paisley Film Festival

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(What it Means) to Overcome: Poems and short stories with Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin & Mairi Murphy 23 February, 2021 5 p.m. Authors From Home Tickets: Free Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin & Mairi Murphy are three local writers with strong Irish roots. One emigrated to Paisley as a child, whilst two are second generation. The […]

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Crossways Literary Festival 2021 – Online

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12 – 14 February, 2021 Crossways: The Irish Scottish Cultural & Literary Festival The first two Crossways Festivals took place in the Merchant City, Glasgow, in the spring of 2018 and 2019. Due to the ongoing Pandemic, this year’s Festival must be a virtual one. Although online, Virtual Crossways 2021 will nonetheless be a substantial series of […]

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Glasgow Greenpeace – Kelvin Way Valentine’s Day

We <3 Our Bike Lane 14 February, 2021 – Kelvin Way Greenpeace Glasgow are working on some socially distant happenings to show support for the Kelvin Way being closed to cars (and to all the pop up bike lanes and continued active travel developments across the city as a whole). This is not an outdoor […]

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Mother India Cafe & Open for Takeaway and Uber Eats

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Mother India Cafe & Dining In Mother India’s Cafe and Dining In are open for take away collections and Uber deliveries. IN LINE WITH NEW GUIDELINES TAKEAWAY WILL BE PICKED UP AT THE DOOR OF MOTHER INDIA CAFE OR DINING IN;  PLEASE PRE-ORDER. For Mother India’s Cafe please phone 📞 0141 339 9145 For Dining In, […]

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Three Course February Menu – Eusebi

Three Course February Menu – £22.50 Perfect for Valentine’s Day Celebration Restaurant Pickup Glasgow West End: Eusebi Deli, 152 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB This 3 course menu includes the following; Order Online Starter Nduja Short rib Braised beef short rib glazed with nduja and served with agrodolce beetroot. Main Lobster Cannelloni Hand rolled pasta […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Industry Focus Progamme

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Full programme announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Industry Focus Monday 1 – Saturday 6 March, 2021 Events include Spotlight interviews with 1917 writer Krysty Wilson- Cairns and The Mauritanian director Kevin Macdonald MUBI Ambassador programme for filmmakers under 30 with Ben Sharrock, John MacPhail, Eva Riley and Rachel Jackson Glasgow Film Festival (GFF)Industry Focus […]

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Francesca Baird: blogging about autism – School Days

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Autism in females is not well understood: possibly because autistic traits manifest themselves differently in girls than they do in males and girls are better as masking their autistic traits. Therefore, it is of no surprise that many females go through their entire lives without a diagnosis. Through the story of my life (and my […]

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Paisley Book Festival 2021 – Online

18 – 27 February, 2021 During Lockdown books and reading have been a great source of comfort for so many people. The Paisley Book Festival has a fabulous programme lined up with something for everyone on their digital stage. Radical New Futures: Launch Event 18 February, 7 p.m. Hannah Lavery, Laura Waddell and Alan Bissett […]

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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   Shop Closed Due To Coronavirus –Shop Online Janet & John Website janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Cards and Gifts for Mother’s Day Always Something New Cards and Gifts Spoiled for […]

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BMX Bandits at St Luke’s

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Sunday 31 January, 2021 at 8 p.m. Independent Venue Week Bellshills own BMX bandits are live from Saint Luke’s as part of Independent Venue Week 2021. Tune in from 8pm to hear Kurt Cobain’s favourite band play their show recorded and streamed worldwide in 2017 with a special Intro from BMX bandits front man Duglas […]

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Sunday, January 31, 2021 | Filed under: Gig Guide plus Club Events, Pat's Home Page Blog, Zoom and online events

Hand Made Guitars – Glasgow

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Fine hand made guitars by Peter Byrne Each instrument is unique and truly hand made. Peter is an accomplished luthier who studied at London Guildhall University – he has been designing and making guitars for 20 years. ‘Can’t find the guitar you have been looking for all these years? Maybe it doesn’t exist – Yet!’ […]

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

Interactive Map – Global Burns Suppers

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More than 2500 worldwide contemporary Burns suppers feature in a new interactive world map as part of a research project led by academics from the University of Glasgow, it was announced today. Now the Glasgow researchers are asking Burns Clubs and Scots across the global to join in a virtual Burns Night on 25 January […]

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Friday, January 22, 2021 | Filed under: Burns Events, Pat's Home Page Blog

COP26 Global Event In Glasgow – Seeks Volunteers

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Step Forward and Get Involved – Applications open to Volunteers You can apply to volunteer from Wednesday 20 January, 2021 At the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26 – Taking Place in Glasgow, 1 – 12 November 2021 Glasgow City Council is looking for a team of around 1000 volunteers to support the […]

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bemis – Celtic Connections in the Community

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16 January, 2021 at 6 p.m. Tickets £2 only Featuring Brina, Danny Cliff, Ando Glaso Collective, St. Roch’s Trio, and The Cosmic Shruti Box. ‘BEMIS Scotland are the national, ethnic minority led, voluntary sector umbrella body supporting the development of the ethnic minority third sector. The organisation believes in the power of intangible cultural heritage such […]

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Opening Celebration Concert Celtic Connections Online 2021

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7:30pm – 15 January, 2021 Celebrate the Opening of Celtic Connections 2021, with sets from some of the very best musicians on both the Scottish and international music scenes. With over 12 performances packed into the 90-minute show including the Celtic Connections 2021 Big Band, Duncan Chisholm with Scottish Ensemble, Ímar, Fiona Hunter, Kinnaris Quintet, […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021 – Programme Announced

Glasgow Film Festival 2021 will take place 24 February – 7 March TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY 18 JANUARY, 2021 at 12 NOON. GFF will host 6 World premieres, 2 European premieres, 49 UK premieres online World premieres include Anthony Baxter’s Eye of the Storm and an exploration of the life of punk rock’s least […]

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Bob Law’s Blog: Glasgow’s Quieter Parks

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Glasgow – Quieter Parks and Cityscapes Town and city parks throughout the UK have provided essential green spaces during the last year. Especially during lockdown. They are one place where family members can meet outdoors, children can play in relative safety and folk can exercise. In Scotland at the moment we are restricted to our […]

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

This is not the time to be the bad Angel by Jim Byrne

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This is not a poem – it is just some Sunday ruminations that might become a song lyric. This is not the time to be the bad Angel This is not the time this is not the time to be the bad Angel to break the rules to celebrate the dark side of life to […]

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Sunday, January 10, 2021 | Filed under: Coronavirus, Coronavirus stories and poems, Pat's Home Page Blog, Poetry, Writing

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