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..

Carols in the Cloisters, University of Glasgow

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Sunday 12 December, 2021 at 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. University of Glasgow Chapel Choir The Cloisters, University of Glasgow, enter from University Avenue. Wrap up warm and join us in the Cloisters for Carol singing and refreshments! Event on Facebook

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Interfaith Food Justice: Winter Networking Event

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14 December, 2021, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Networking with food and anti-poverty initiatives via Zoom About this event An evening of networking with food and anti-poverty initiatives – featuring engaging talks on culturally and religiously appropriate food: how to support people with these needs and why it matters! The Interfaith Food Justice Network invites […]

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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 Christmas Cards, Gifts and Baubles Always Something New at Janet and John janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Local Glasgow Scenes by Alan Richardson Another batch of […]

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George Wylie Centenary Exhibition

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Christmas Day Down A Goldmine Exhibition 10 – 24 December, 2021 5.00PM – 8.00PM At: French Street Studios, 103 – 109 French Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow East End, G40 4EH Open daily, 11am to 7pm (closes 4pm on Christmas Eve), Friday 10th to Friday 24th December, 2021 (FREE) Artists join together to celebrate George Wyllie’s Centenary […]

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Kittlin at Paisley Abbey

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Saturday 4 December, 2021 Lesley O’Brien with her band Kittlin. With the fabulous Lisa Petticrew on fiddle and guest, Lavina BlackwAll on keyboards and vocals! On at 3.20pm. Paisley Abbey, Abbey Cl, Paisley PA1 1JG Part of Gathering Voices – Creative Renfrewshire    

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Starry Skies at CCA

Saturday 4 December, 2021 at 7.30 pm CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Starry Skies are Warren Starry Sky (vocals/guitar), Johnny Moondial (lead guitar), Heather Phillips (violin/vocals), Jen McKee (cello/vocals), Adam Scott (bass guitar/vocals), Sophie Pragnell (viola/vocals) and Mike Harrison (Drums). The band recently released third album ‘Do it with Love’ with singles from […]

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Christmas Festival Finn’s Place

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Saturday 12 December, 2021, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Finn’s Place, 167 Ledard Rd, Glasgow G42 9QU Outdoor Christmas family event in the garden of Finn’s Place/ Langside Church with Battlefield Community Project. There will be crafts for kids, games and storytime. Mulled wine, mince pies, hot chocolate and more. Christmas carols around the outdoor […]

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Scottish Writers Christmas Speakeasy 2021

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‘WHAT INSPIRES AND DELIGHTS’ DECEMBER 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM FREE – £3.00 Register for event. Join Scottish Writers’ speakeasy celebration at the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street,  Glasgow G2 3JD Hear new voices and meet old friends with ‘What inspires and delights’. For those who cannot attend in person, please register to join […]

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C’mon, C’mon at Glasgow Film Theatre

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3 – 16 December, 2021 Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills. ‘There’s a tough balance to strike with […]

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Glasgow Film Theatre December Programme 2021

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Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) has unveiled the line-up of films audiences can enjoy on the independent cinema’s big screens over the month of December. GFT is known for providing Glasgow’s film fans with the first chance to see preview screenings, and for its insightful Q&As. December will see the cinema play host to previews of […]

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Balloch Open Mic Blog: Interview with Evelyn Lawrie

‘Gie Me a Word’ Mary Irvine interviews debut author and regular supporter of Balloch Open Mic, Evelyn Lawrie. Where were you born/brought up? I was born and brought up in Bonhill in 1936. I went to Bonhill Primary and then the Vale of Leven Academy. Christie Primary School, in Middleton Street, was the original Academy. […]

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Songwriting Circle at Cottiers

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15 December, 2021, 8 p.m. – 10.45 p.m. Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU FRESH TRACKS: UNKNOWN ANIMAL PRESENT… SONGWRITER CIRCLE Hosted by David Scott (The Pearlfishers, BBC Classic Scottish Albums) A curated evening of live music bringing together brilliant songwriters from across the UK. Expect an eclectic mix of collaborative music, songs and […]

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Cottiers – Bar, Restaurant, Theatre, Glasgow West End

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Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU 0141 357 5825 www.cottiers.com/ Cottiers Bar and Restaurant is a most attractive and flexible venue in  Glasgow’s West End. Previously, Dowanhill Church, it is one of only three surviving Scottish churches famously decorated by Daniel Cottier, the revolutionary artist-designer when it was built in 1865.  Food and Drink […]

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Christmas Jazz and Tea, Tchai Ovna

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Thursday 23 December, 2021 at 7 p.m. Back in the wonderful Tchai-Ovna House of Tea this Christmas Eve’s Eve (23rd). Come in, shelter from the cold and replenish your spirit with tasty tea and jubilant jazz! By Romacaleo Tchai-Ovna House of Tea 42 Otago Ln, Glasgow G12 8PB

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Glasgow Film Festival 2022 – First Screenings Announced

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Glasgow Film Festival: 2 – 13 March 2022 First screenings announced for hybrid edition of Glasgow Film Festival 2022 Winds of Change: Cinema in ‘62 offers free screenings of the standout films from the year 1962, including To Kill a Mockingbird, Dr. No, Lawrence of Arabia and The Manchurian Candidate. Glasgow Film Festival returns to […]

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Read In to Celebrate St Andrew’s Day White Inch Library

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Saturday 27 November, 2021, 11 a.m. until 12 Noon St Andrews day celebration takes place at  read-in (outside) @ Whiteinch Library, 14 Victoria Park Dr S, Glasgow G14 9RL DETAILS ON FACEBOOK Bring something to celebrate – wear tartan/ bring something Scottish -tablet?  🙂 “We await further details of a firm opening date of the […]

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C7 Christmas Spectacular: A Jangle Journey

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Saturday 11th December, 6pm & Sunday 12th December, 6pm A Christmas Spectacular – live show full of dance, drama and song. C7 Church, 100 High Craighall Road, Glasgow, G4 9UD Follow the story of a young girl, Journey, who helps her grandfather rediscover his long-lost gift and his joy for life, family and Christmas. Fun […]

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Bay Inn Bowling – Annual Christmas Quiz

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27 December, 2021 at 7 p.m. The Bay Inn, 27 Dumbarton Road, Bowling G60 5AQ Annual Xmas quiz Come down for many many laughs, even more shouts of cheats …….CHEATS!!! And general banter. £10 a team up to 4 people Half time snacks provided See Event on Facebook

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Book launch: Like A Tree Walking by Vahni Capildeo

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1 December, 2021 at 7 p.m. By Carcanet Press Online event celebrating the launch of Like a Tree, Walking by Vahni Capildeo, the 2021 Poetry Book Society Winter Choice. Hosting the reading will be fellow Carcanet poet Padraig Regan, joining Vahni to discuss the new book. The event will feature readings and discussion, and audience […]

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Christmas Evil (1980) – screening Old Hairdresser’s

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13 December, 2021 at 7 p.m. The Old Hairdresser’s, Renfield Lane, G2 5AR Trailer It would be unfair to lump Christmas Evil together with the likes of Silent Night, Bloody Night. Christmas Evil, In fact is not a slasher film by any stretch. It’s less a blood-soaked parade of slaughtered teenagers than a horror-drenched character […]

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White Christmas at GFT

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17,18 and 20 December, 2021 Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB This true Christmas classic is full of laughter, dance and of course the beloved holiday song, ‘White Christmas’. A romantic, dazzling musical starring Bing Crosby, it has delighted audiences for more than 60 years and never fails to entertain. Buy Tickets

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, Cinema

Drive My Car, GFT

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24 November – 2 December, 2021 Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting drama. Theatre director Yusuke and his TV screenwriter wife Oto have a special bond as creative partners, sharing a life punctuated by private rituals. […]

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Petite Maman, GFT

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24 November-2 December, 2021 Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB In this radiant tale, Céline Sciamma crafts a mysterious and delicate exploration of childhood and grief. Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly travels to the old woman’s home to help her parents pack everything up. After her mother unexpectedly leaves, Nelly befriends a little girl […]

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Eye of the Storm, GFT plus Q and with Anthony Baxter

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30 November, 2021 at 6.05 p.m Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB James Morrison (1932-2020) was one of Scotland’s most gifted painters. Anthony Baxter (Flint) filmed James over the last two years of his life as he struggled with failing eyesight and poor health. The result is a fond, affectionate portrait of the […]

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Rebel Dykes, GFT

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26 November until 2 December, 2021 Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB Brilliant and refreshing story of UK post-punk lesbian culture, told by those who lived it. Rebel Dykes follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. […]

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Preview: Belle plus Q and A with Mamoru Hosoda

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26 November, 2021- 7.45 p.m. Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB Oscar-nominated anime director Mamoru Hosoda will be at GFT for this special preview screening of his new film Belle, which will be followed by an in-person Q&A with Hosoda. From Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu (creators of Mirai, Wolf Children and Summer Wars) comes Belle, the fantastical, heartfelt story […]

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The House of Gucci GFT

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26 November – 9 December, 2021 Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB From director Ridley Scott, House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s […]

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Comfort and Joy, Screening at Arlington Baths

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Saturday 27 November, 2021 at 7 p.m. Come watch Bill Forsyth’s wonderful Comfort & Joy… The Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow G3 6DT About this event Radio host Alan “Dickie” Bird witnesses an ice cream van being attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. He’s quickly drawn into a struggle between Glasgow’s rival […]

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The Wizard of Oz Panto –Jazz Hands

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Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of December 2021 at Renfrew North Church, Renfrew, PA4 8RG By Jazz Hands The story’s familiar-a tornado blows Dorothy Gale and her home to the Land of Oz, where she encounters a scarecrow who longs for a brain, a tin man who really wants a heart, and a cowardly lion […]

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