What’s On Glasgow West End: cinema, clubs, theatre, music, events, festivals, community and more.

Pat ByrneI have a Jaunt round the Glasgow West End notice boards to see what’s going on in the centre of the universe but I also rely on mailing lists and you getting in touch with your events. The listings are free for charitable organisations – small charge for profit making events. Email me details if you would like me to promote your event..

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 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 conventional front person Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché   UK […]

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Creative Conversations: Oyinkan Braithwaite

Monday 18 January 2021, 1 – 2 p.m. Zoom Event (This is a Zoom event and you will be sent the link to attend the meeting after booking on eventbrite.) Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at a Nigerian […]

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Multi-talented and Versatile – Laura Turnbull Fyfe

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Laura jokes that she has a low boredom threshold. Ten years ago, she went part-time as a teacher and since then has honed plate-spinning to a fine art. A mother to five-year old Riley, she also fits in part-time teaching, facilitation of writing communities and leads writing workshops – all around writing her own novels and poetry.  […]

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Sav Aiello Yoga Savvy Classes

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Sav Aiello is a traveling certified Yoga teacher promoting her unique Yoga Savvy classes – with the choice of different classes including: Live interactive classes on Zoom Live  interactive classes on Zoom allow students to gather together to practice as a virtual community. Classes are open to students at all levels. Each class is centred […]

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Online Dance Club LGBTI Plus Elders – National Theatre of Scotland

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Sunday 10 January, 2021 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Dust off your dancing shoes, charge your glasses and get ready for ONLINE DANCE CLUB! With special guest speakers, Karen Dunbar and Jamie Rea Information on Faceook Tickets National Theatre of Scotland Website End times are approximate, online dance club can run from 1.5 to 2 […]

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Opening Celebration Concert – Celtic Connections 2021 Online

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15 January, 2021 – 7.30 p.m. 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 […]

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Announcement Full Programme Celtic Connections Online Festival 2021

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Celtic Connections online festival Friday 15th January and Tuesday 2nd February 2021 Programme Information Opening in unparalleled style, the first online concert from the festival will include 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, the footage has […]

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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 2021 Calendars Cards and Gifts Always Something New I love these birds by Moira […]

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Balloch Open Mic – Vale Lad ‘Done Good’ – again

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Paul Murdoch, a multi-talented but very modest man I’ll mention a few of his talents on his behalf – writer of children’s/Y.A./Adult books. Singer, songwriter, musician (guitar, keyboard) wild-life photographer and writer, Pictures Screen Writer at SMA Talent. The ‘Stop Press’ news is that Paul has been asked to play in a concert in Holland […]

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Hogmanay Live Event – ‘One singer one song’

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31 December, 2020 kicks off 9.30 p.m. Carl Bridgeman is headline act on Hogmanay Live Event Also The Virtual Buskers group and Crawford Smith and Southside Sessions Glasgow crew. Join Zoom Meeting … Meeting ID: 993 0521 5385 Passcode: 51136g

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Online End of Year Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart

Come join in some special end of the year quizzing fun with Duglas and Slappy.  It wouldn’t be the same without you.  JOIN THE QUIZ Wednesday, 30 December, 2020 at 7 p.m.  If you would like to make a donation to support Duglas making these quizzes you can do so via this link: paypal.me/duglast Thank you […]

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Carlton Studios Crowdfunder Saturdays FB Livestream

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Carlton Studios is launching a Crowdfunder appeal to help CS survive Covid & support musicians & the wider artistic community in Glasgow to survive & thrive. Running continuously 9 January until 27 February,  jan-27 Feb. As part of this, every Saturday, 8pm-8.45 via FB livestream, with CS live CF sesh, with a different band each […]

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  Balloch House Hotel Open Mic   (in abeyance)

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December, 2020 December is a month of diverse festivities, celebrations and devotional acts. Ann, George and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone well, whatever their faith, belief or creed. Below is a selection from some of the regulars at the Open Mic. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Ice on Loch Lomond […]

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Thursday, December 24, 2020 | Filed under: Blog: Balloch Open Mic, Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events

Christmas Exhibition 2020 – Compass Gallery

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The Christmas Show is always an exciting event in the Compass Gallery calendar. Usually a time to welcome all their artists, friends and customers to come along to the gallery and celebrate the year end. This year is exceptionally different. Zooming, virtual shows, emails etc etc have temporarily replaced the usual joy of personal studio […]

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Festive Concert with Dave Arcari

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Live From The Garden Dave Arcari on Facebook 21 December, 2020 at 8 p.m. Join Dave for Special Live Stream Concert

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Friday, December 18, 2020 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, Gig Guide plus Club Events, Zoom and online events

Refuweegee Festive Benefit Gig

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Thursday 17 December, 2020 8 p.m. Event by Alan Hendry and Selina Hales Online: refuweegee.co.uk Free Sounds in the Suburbs is hosting Refuweegee fundraiser gigs – the special festive gig features: DopeSickFly, Rab Noakes, Rebecca Pronsky, Rich Bennett and Scott MacDonald. There is no ‘ticket price’ to join the gig, but please make a donation Once you register you […]

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Jasmine Boutique – Stay at Home Service

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Jasmine Boutique has reopened. Tis the season to be cosy – and glamorous Great sale with up to 70% reductions. Stay At Home Service You can still take advantage of Jasmine Boutique Stay At Home Service. Jasmine Boutique is offering a Special Stay At Home Service – pick up your order at the shop or […]

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Opening Film and Closing Gala Glasgow Film Festival 2021

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Opening and Closing films are among the festival premieres which will screen at 22 partner cinemas across the UK. Minari UK Premiere of Director Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, starring Steven Yeun, will open the Festival on 24 February, 2021. Minari is an award-winning autobiographical drama from director and screenwriter Lee Isaac Chung, which won the US Dramatic […]

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Weird Pleasure by Jim Ferguson review of the launch by Pat Byrne

I think it’s fair to say that most book launches, particularly on zoom, no matter how engrossing,  can be fairly staid affairs. Not so the launch of Jim Ferguson’s ‘Weird Pleasure’ – this was a raucous, irreverent and highly entertaining event.  There was much praise for Jim’s impressive new poems and Louise Malone’s art work […]

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Saturday, December 12, 2020 | Filed under: Book and Event Reviews, Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events

Websters Glasgow, Theatre and Restaurant

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Websters Theatre, Bar, Restaurant, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ Websters Bar/Bistro Telephone: 0141 357 0151 Telephone: Theatre 0141 357 4000 Email: hello@webstersglasgow.com New Public Space at Webster’s Please read the Report on this exciting proposal to create new public space at Websters and add your comments. Come and enjoy amazing food. Inside or […]

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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. They work directly with writers and readers, publishing new […]

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events, Pat's Home Page Blog

Virtual Santa Dash 2020

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12 and 13 December, 2020 Grab your trainers and Santa hat and make the dash in support of Beatson Cancer Charity. The annual Santa Dash is considered by many to be the start of the fun festive season but this year, like many things, it has to be adapted because of Coronavirus. Beatson dashing Santas […]

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Mary Irvine’s Blog: A Year to Remember – or forget..

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As 2020 is rapidly coming to a close I decided to take stock of what I’ve actually done during the year. It Started Well The year started well. An earlier blog described my visit to friends down south, with trips to two London exhibitions and meeting up with Greek ex-students. My diary was filling up […]

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Book Launch: Weird Pleasure by Jim Ferguson

On Zoom Friday 11 December, 2020 at 6 p.m. Dr Ferguson will read a selection of poems from his new collection and possibly answer a question or two about his work. (Leamington Book Publishers) Join Zoom Meeting See Event on Facebook for Meeting ID and Password  Podbean: Jim and Pat’s West End Chat: Jim Ferguson […]

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Damian Barr, Creative Conversations

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Monday 7 December, 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Creative Conversations College of Arts – On Zoom Free Tickets at Eventbrite  You will be sent the link to attend the meeting once you book. Damian Barr is a writer, broadcaster playwright, and host of the Literary Salon. His books include Maggie & Me (2013) and You Will Be […]

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Echo GFT At Home

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Until 28 November, 2020 Echo (2019) Rent £7.50 Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Echo featured as part of the GFF20 Country Focus, Iceland: Shining Northern Lights. This soulful documentary/fiction hybrid consists of 56 scenes that stretch from the first twinkling tree light to the last spent firework of a New Year’s dawn. The familiar rituals of a modern Christmas are all […]

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David Attenborough ‘A Life On Our Planet’ film screening

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Thursday 26 November, 2020 at 6 p.m. Hosted by Climate Emergency Scotland, Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) and 5 others Online event Tickets · Free-£4.50 via Eventbrite Watch and discuss David Attenborough’s extraordinary new documentary ‘A Life on Our Planet’ on Thursday 26 Nov from 6-8pm. See the trailer A broadcaster recounts his life, and […]

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