West End Festival Glasgow.

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Glasgow’s largest community cultural event, the West End Festival, is now celebrating its 23rd year.

You will find a fabulous, diverse programme with local and international acts, activities, projects, music, local history, art exhibitions, film,  theatre, dance, talks, walks, workshops, gala days and special events.

Many events have free admission.

www.westendfestival.co.uk

Keep your eye on this page for updates, highlights, galleries and reviews

Queen Margaret Drive Festival, West End Festival 2019

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Sunday 23 June, 2019 – Queen Margaret Drive, North Kelvinside, G20 2NZ Even more amazing entertainment this year from talented artists and community groups belting from our outdoor stage! Outdoor Street Play, Childrens crafting, face painting, balloon artists, street performers, kids fire pit, treasure hunt and more! ***Event organised by the QMD traders to say […]

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Sunday, June 23, 2019 | Filed under: Community event, West End Festival Glasgow

Kirklee Allotments Open Day West End Festival 2019

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Saturday 22 June 2019 – 2:00pm  Kelvinside Allotments, Kirklee Road, G12 0SS Free Entry www.kaaallotments.webs.com Come and explore the site, chat to plot holders and see the wide range of vegetables, fruit and flowers we grow. Plants, cut flowers and home baking for sale. BBQ and refreshments. Event on Facebook Please note: the Open Day […]

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The Thursday Show at The Stand, West End Festival 2019

Thursday 20 and 27 June, 2019 at 7:30pm  The Stand Comedy Club 333 Woodlands Rd, G3 6NG The weekend starts here! Five acts on a two-hour stand-up showcase. Featuring our ace comperes, the best headliners on the circuit, several support acts and a short spot for a newcomer. Great show and great value as its […]

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A Stab in the Dark : Murder on Byres Road West End Festival 2019

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Thursday 20 June, 2019 7:30pm  Curler’s Rest, 256-260 Byres Rd, G12 8SH A great night of interactive theatre from Halo Arts for those looking for something a bit different to do at the West End Festival.    Gather at 7.30pm, ends at 10pm. Tickets £24 plus booking fee (includes one drink and buffet) . Buy […]

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The Big West End Festival Closing Party Cottiers

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Sunday 30 June, 2019 7:00pm Cottier Theatre, 93 Hyndland Street, G11 5P £10 per ticket. Cash bar. www.westendfestival.co.uk Come along to celebrate at the last evening of this years’ West End Festival. Join the festival team and some of their favourite bands and performers. Come and get your toes tapping and hips swaying to samba […]

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Paintings on Railings West End Festival

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Paintings on Railings every week-end in June, 2019 Part of www.westendfestival.co.uk Paintings On Railings Railings at Botanic Gardens, Queen Margaret Drive, G12 730 Great Western Road, G12 8QX

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Julia Donaldson – The Gruffalo and other stories at West End Festival

22 June, 2019 at 11 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. Families Programme – Headlining event  Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner  The Go-Away Bird, the Gruffalo and other stories Introducing the new collaboration with Catherine Rayner – The Go-Away Bird. Hunterian Museum, Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Tickets from Eventbrite;   £5 for children, £10 […]

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Dusty Won’t Play at OranMor, West End Festival

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17 – 22 June, 2019 at 1 pm  Oran Mor top of Byres Road, G12 8QX A Play, A Pie and A Pint at West End Festival  Tickets: £12.50 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) £10 (Wed) £14 (Sat). Buy tickets It’s 1964 and Dusty Springfield is at the height of her fame, scoring hits in the […]

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Rab Noakes, Websters 2

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June 28, 2019  – 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Part of the Westend Festival 2019 An intimate evening with Rab Noakes at The Playhouse – lovely West End  loft space. 2019 sees Rab Noakes’s lifetime in music’n’song flourish as he continues to tour and record. This year he has embarked on a 5-year expedition titled ‘Distance No […]

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A Place For The Work and The Human Being

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Thursday 20 June, 2019 6:00pm West End Festival  Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL £5 / student £3 / unemployed free Throughout 2019 the Common Guild present an ambitious series of talks that generates discussion around the needs, expectations and possibilities of the space for art today.Jamie Fobert is a London-based architect and designer. Since establishing […]

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Lids Open Day with Glasgow Piano City West End Festival

Friday 28 June, 2019 at 11:00am Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL Free event, but booking essential www.glasgowpianocity.org Glasgow Piano City presents its annual WEF “open lids” day. A rare chance to play the beautiful 1904 Steinway Grand and the unique Baillie Scott upright piano in the brilliant acoustic and architecture of this […]

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh by John Cairney, West End Festival 2019

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Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL Until 30th June, 2019 at 11.00 a.m. each day £4 donation www.crmsociety.com John Cairney: actor and artist – this exhibition brings together Cairney’s work inspired by Mackintosh.  In more than fifty years as an artist, John has worked as an actor, recitalist, lecturer, director and theatre consultant. […]

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Ceilidh Dances at Cottiers, West End Festival 2019

14 and 28 June, 2019 As part of the West End Festival The Scott Harvey Ceilidh Band will be playing Ceilidh Dances in the beautiful surroundings of Cottiers Theatre. Dance the night away to the sound of the live band (Dance instruction given ). From the Dashing White Sergeant to Strip the Willow, St Bernards […]

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Advocating for a Basic Income – West End Festival

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Wednesday 19 June, 2019 6:00pm  Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP “Advocating for a Basic Income” with Cllr Patrick Hurley, CEO of Inclusive Economy Liverpool. In September, Liverpool City Council passed a motion requesting that, should the Government seek to hold a Income pilot scheme, Liverpool would be the city to host it. At […]

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Monday, June 17, 2019 | Filed under: West End Festival Glasgow

Restless Natives – a screening West End Festival

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Wednesday 19 June, 2019 –  5:30pm Come and see Scottish cult classic “Restless Natives” on the big screen.  It’s a trailer for the National Library of Scotland’s 1980s ‘Back to the Future’ campaign that is taking over Kelvin Hall from 23 to 27 July, 2019.  Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW Free entry, but […]

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West End Shop Fronts, Virtual Tour Kelvin Hall

(photo by Jim Byrne) Monday 17 June, 2019 6:30pm Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW Part of  West End Festival Free entry Iain Wotherspoon, Chairman of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, (Strathclyde Group) takes you on a virtual walk along the pavements of the West End to have a look at shops past and present. Some […]

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SambaYaBamba & Friends West End Festival 2019

Sunday 16 June, 2019 at  2:00pm Kelvingrove Art Gallery, 3 Argyle Street, G3 8AG Free event SambaYaBamba are Scotland’s biggest and best-known samba drumming and percussion group and long-time leaders of West End Festival’s famous parade. Come and join them for an afternoon of vibrant carnival music and dance that’ll get your toes tapping and hips […]

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Sunday, June 16, 2019 | Filed under: West End Festival Glasgow

Glasgow Botanic Gardens: 200 Years at West End Festival 2019

Thursday 13 June, 2019 6:30pm Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, G12 8AP Free entry Ewen Donaldson, General Manager, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, will present the prestigious 200-year history of the Botanic Gardens, from its inception in Sandyford to the current location in Kelvinside. Includes recent milestones such as refurbishment of the “Main Range” glasshouses, restoration of […]

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Last Tango In Little Titwood West End Festival

Wednesday 12 June & Thursday 13 June, 2019 at 7:30pm Two one act plays Burnbank Bowling Club, 235 Woodlands Road, G3 6NN£8 Green Place Theatre company presents two one act comedy gems. Last Tango in Little Titwood features a motley crew of am-drammers determined to stay afloat despite the odds. Will their director’s cunning plan save them from […]

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Filed under: West End Festival Glasgow, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Wilton Street Garden Fete

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Saturday, 15 June, 2019 . 1.30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Wilton Street Gardens, Wilton Street, North Kelvinside, Glasgow G20 6RE A lively West End Festival event with stalls including vintage ceramics, jewellery-making, gourmet cakes, relaxing massage, raffle, tombola, BBQ, kids’ games, live music and loads more. A great fun day out for all the family! […]

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Ida Tamson at OranMor – West End Festival

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Oran Mor, top of Byres Road, G12 8QX 12 – 15 June at 1 p.m. Tickets: £12.50 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) £10 (Wed) £14 (Sat). Part of West End Festival If they gave them out for brave service during the Drug Wars Ida Tamson would have a Victoria Cross. Her daughter died of an OD […]

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Da Capo Alba guitar and mandolin orchestra Cottiers

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Sunday 16 June 2019 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow, G11 5PU Part of West End Festival 2019 Da Capo Alba is Scotland’s award-winning guitar and mandolin orchestra. The concert programme will cover a wide range of musical tastes from folk, popular and classical music. The orchestra has performed throughout the UK and abroad […]

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Arlington Baths at West End Festival 2019

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Dive Into the Arlington Baths 8 – 9 June, 2019 12 p.m. Arlington Baths, 61 Arlington Street, Woodlands, G3 6DT Free www.arlingtonbaths.co.uk ‘Dive into the Arlington Baths’ is an opportunity to come along and enjoy a tour of an A listed building of great social significance, and enjoy club members sharing their knowledge of the […]

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What the Animals Say – Play, Pie and Pint, OranMor

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June 3rd – 8th, 2019 Part of West End Festival What the Animals Say by David Ireland Cast: Kevin Lennon & Jordan Young The waiting room for the Stranraer to Belfast ferry. Two old schoolfriends bump into each other. Jimmy Culver is an out of work actor on his way to the biggest audition of […]

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Dear Dinosaur: T Rex on Tour

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Saturday 8th June, 2019  11am Dear Dinosaur: T Rex on Tour with author Chae Strathie Kelvin Hall (Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre) 1445 Argyle Street, G3 8AW More ROARSOME fun for fans of Dear Dinosaur! When Max drops by the local museum to visit his dinosaur friends, they’re all gone! It seems that T. Rex, his dinosaur […]

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The Pieman Cometh  Oran Mor West End Festival 2019

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Friday 7 June 7:00pm Oran Mor, Top of Byres Road, G12 8QX £12 www.oran-mor.co.uk The Pieman Cometh by Bryan Jackson and David Belcher A comedy about the addiction and insanity of Scottish Football based on the experiences of being the Administrator of 7 football clubs.Alan Ledger didn’t want the limelight…..he didn’t want the praise. Unfortunately […]

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City of Glasgow Chorus West End Festival

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Sunday, 9 June, 2019 – 7.30 p.m. Part of West End Festival  The City of Glasgow Chorus is proud to present two contrasting choral works as its contribution to the West End Festival 2019 programme. Ola Gjeilo is a Norwegian composer who burst into the choral scene in 2007. His recent and rapid rise to […]

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WEF 2019: Fiona Cuthill & Stevie Lawrence- Traditional Scottish Music

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Thursday, 6 June, 2019  St Bride’s Episcopal Church, 69 Hyndland Road, G12 9UX £10.00 / £8.00 (conc) You can pay at the door. www.stbride.org.uk St Bride’s is one of the jewels of Glasgow’s West End. It is an Anglican church (Bodley-designed) with a wonderful acoustic. Fiona and Stevie’s musical partnership blossomed from a shared love […]

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SoundRoutes Singers Live, Cottiers

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Thursday, 13 June, 2019 Part of West End Festival SoundRoutes Singers Live! features a choir of 60+ singers performing an inspiring blend of pop, gospel, folk and reggae songs. Creative arrangements generate a powerful sound with energising harmonies. The programme includes a carefully crafted selection of popular songs, surprise numbers and special guest, BBC broadcaster […]

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Electric Honey Records Showcase – OranMor

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Artwork: Michael William Hassard Oran Mor Thursday 30 May, 2019  7:00pm £7 subject to booking fee Part of West End Festival Electric Honey Records (now at Glasgow Kelvin College) and Oran Mor proudly present the annual showcase of the world famous student run record label for the West End Festival.The night will include performances from […]

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Monday, May 20, 2019 | Filed under: Gig Guide plus Club Events, West End Festival Glasgow

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