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..

Outdoor Activities Woodlands Community

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Meetings & Fresh Beginnings in Movement with Penny Chivas 10 July – 14 August, 2020 Boost Your Health and Confidence – Free Events During July and August Woodlands Community will pilot  a number of ‘socially distanced’ outdoor activities at their Workspace Terrace. These free events have been designed to help boost your health, confidence and […]

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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 NANCY SMILLIE SHOP IS NOW REOPENED Nancy Smillie care about their customers and our staff, so things will be a little bit different. On arriving at the shop you can use  Sanitazer – there will be a one way system – coming […]

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Sonnet Youth Social Club

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Thursday 9 July, 2020 Sonnet Youth Social Club brings together some of our favourite artists to create that unique SY vibe and stream incredible performances direct to your homes. LINE-UP: Hannah Lavery Hannah is a short story writer, poet and playwright. Her pamphlet of short fiction, Rocket Girls, was published by Postbox Press (Oct 2018) […]

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Climate Change The Facts David Attenborough Savvy Film

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Tuesday 7th July, 2020 BBC documentary from David Attenborough, “Climate Change – The Facts” This one hour documentary looks at the science behind climate change, some of the impacts around the world and some potential solutions. This event will be taking place in collaboration between Arran Eco Savvy and Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council […]

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Online Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart

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Tuesday June 30th, 2020 at 8 p.m. Today is the day for the premiere of It’s Quiz Night with Duglas week 14. The quiz will premiere at 8 pm on Tuesday June 30th. Please share with your friends. You know they really could do with a fun work out for their brains. Donations link I […]

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Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival Rouken Glen

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25 and 26 July, 2020, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets from Skiddle Rouken Glen Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival celebrates all that’s good about Scotland’s thriving urban food and drink culture. In Glasgow’s leafy south side award winning park, Rouken Glen Park, some of Scotland’s best food trucks, street food operators and independent […]

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Sunday, June 28, 2020 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

Drive In Movies Paisley

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St Mirren FC 26 July – 1 August 2020 Buy Tickets  (Cost approximately £30 per car) With cinemas and other arts venues unlikely to open any time soon, you can come along to drive in cinema and be entertained and be as safe as possible. Programme includes a mix of blockbuster classics 🎞️ Toy Story […]

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Anna (Young Adults Book) by Laura Guthrie

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Anna by Laura Guthrie (YA Paperback 13+) £8.99 Thirteen-year-old Anna has Asperger’s. When her father dies she moves to Scotland to face her reclusive mother, her past, and the challenges of a new life in this life-affirming debut ‘Anna is on the Scottish Book Trust’s ’30 novels to look out for in 2020’ and Books from Scotland’s ‘Who we’re […]

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Bloody Scotland 2020 – Debut Shortlist and McIlvanney Prize Longlist

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Debut shortlist & McIlvanney Prize longlist 2020 announced!  23rd June, 2020 There will be no Bloody Scotland gathering in Stirling in September but the prizes must go on! The shortlist for the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Book of the Year and the longlist for the McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year […]

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Edinburgh Film Festival At Home

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24 June – 5 July, 2020 Delighted to bring you new releases, including UK premieres, live Q&As and special guests across a 12-day festival! Everyone is missing their frequent visits to beloved cinemas and festivals, and the thrill that comes from watching an exciting new release on the big screen. Edinburgh International Film Festival and […]

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Coronavirus

A Northern Extravaganza with Shetlandic Poets Christie Williamson and Roseann Watt

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A Northern Extravaganza in the Land of Zoom 30 June, 2020 – 7 p.m. until 8.30 p.m.  Free – For Members of Scottish Writers Centre Email to arrange membership A Northern extravaganza in the Land of Zoom.  Join Shetlandic poets Christie Williamson and Roseanne Watt for an evening of poetry and discussion. Roseanne Watt is a poet, […]

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Jasmine Boutique – Stay at Home Service

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Jasmine Boutique Hyndland – Re-opening After Lockdown Monday 29 June, 2020 Jasmine Boutique is offering a Special Stay At Home Service – aiming to keep you looking good so that you can zoom with confidence during lockdown relating to Coronavirus. 20% Off  All Full Price Clothes and Accessories for NHS Staff New Face masks from […]

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World Refugee Day Saturday 20 June, 2020

Tomorrow is World Refugee Day Kiki K Yoga – Yoga for Kindness, 20 June, 2020 at 6 p.m. Celebrate #WorldRefugeeDay with a gentle Yoga for Kindness practice. This 45-minute practice is based on classes taught to a group of refugee and asylum seeking women who find it hard to access mainstream yoga classes. It is […]

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Sunset Sessions with Alan Frew

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Friday 19 June, 2020 at 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Live Stream – Sunset Acoustic Sessions Alan will be playing some new songs and taking requests. www.facebook.com/alanfrewmusic

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Joan of Arc Glasgow Film Theatre – Virtual Cinema

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GFT is partnering with Modern Films on ‘virtual cinema’ screenings of Joan of Arc from 19 June. GFT will receive a portion of income from any virtual GFT tickets sold. Joan of Arc​ at Glasgow Film Theatre Price £9.99   Watch At Home About the Film Bruno Dumont makes the bold choice of casting a 10 year old […]

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Thursday, June 18, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Coronavirus, Zoom and online events

French Film Festival UK November – December 2020

French Film Festival UK reveals early programme plans  The organisers of the French Film Festival are delighted to announce the current programme for this year’s 28th edition with plans to run the Festival across November and December 2020. The programme, which is still a work in progress, will feature films which include classics like Costa-Gavras’ nailbiting thriller The Sleeping Car Murders, running […]

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Nurture through Nature – one to one support Woodlands Community

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Woodlands Community Garden has remained open during the pandemic and they have seen the benefits the garden has brought to its visitors in reducing their stress. This has led to developing a new initiative – their Nature Recovery Project. Over the coming months Woodlands Community will be offering additional opportunities for people to get outdoors, […]

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus, Health and Fitness, Woodlands Community Garden

Creative Pollination: Exploration and Creative Writing Woodlands Community

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Four Week Course – 23 June – 17 July, 2020 As a part of Woodlands Nature Recovery Project, join in a creative journey out of lockdown and into enlivening relationship with the living world! A four-week adventure of experiential herbalism, place-based explorations and creative writing. Combining personal, collaborative and free-flow approaches to writing, the project […]

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‘Here Comes The Moon’ – live stream single launch Starry Skies

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Thursday, 25 June, 2020 at 8 p.m. Warren McIntyre of Starry Skies will be playing 7 songs to mark the release of new single ‘Here Comes the Moon’. New track is a full tempo garage pop love song produced by Matt Harvey in Maybank Studios, Glasgow and mastered by producer Kramer. The track is a […]

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‘Doors tae Naewye’ poetry by Christie Williamson

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Doors tae Naewye by Christie Williamson (published by Luath Press) £8.99 (Available to buy at Luath Press) Supported by the Scottish Book Trust ‘Doors tae Naewye’ is a book of broken sequences, with nearly three quarters of the poetry being in Shetlandic, and the rest in English. ‘My first collection was the result of over […]

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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 Visit Janet and John’s Online Shop They will be happy to post something out to you – if not too fragile. Postage would be charged at cost. […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Jazz on a Summer’s Day review by Pat Byrne

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On a dreich Glasgow day a perfect movie choice was Jazz On A Summer’s Day, showing at Glasgow Film Festival 2020. Fashion photographer Bert Stern’s film of the Newport Jazz Festival 1958 not only offered an amazing line up of some of the world’s most wonderful jazz musicians but also caught the fashion, atmosphere and […]

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Blessed Assurance by Stewart Ennis

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Published by Vagabond Voices, November, 2019   Blessed Assurance is a coming of age novel. It is set against the backdrop of a small close-knit evangelical community in the fictional Scottish village of Kilhaugh one fog bound December in the late nineteen sixties when the Cold War was on the brink of turning hot. The […]

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Black Lives Matter – Anti-Racism Community Reflection on Zoom

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 5.30 p.m.- 7 p.m. Woodlands Community have been doing a lot reflecting about their response to the current international outcry for racial justice. They realise that though posting on social media can show momentary solidarity for Black Lives, a true commitment to anti-racist work is shown in the days, months and […]

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Saturday, June 13, 2020 | Filed under: Community event, Woodlands Community Garden, Zoom and online events

Stuck in the Suburbs – Refuweegee

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Refuweegee Benefit Gig – June 25, 2020 – 8 p.m. Line Up Dean Owens, Christine Bovill, Tam Dean Burn, Sarah MacDougall and Tim Dowling and chums so please do join on Zoom. The show will run from 8.00 and last for around an hour.  https://www.refuweegee.co.uk/ Refuweegee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Details […]

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The Poets’ Time – weekly meetings with Linda Jackson on Zoom

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Wednesday, 17 June, 2020, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Zoom. The Poets’ Time’ is a series of six weekly meetings run by Linda Jackson via the Zoom platform. A new class for reading, writing and sharing poetry. An opportunity on Zoom to learn, connect and have fun with a vibrant community of writers. ‘Classes […]

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A Celebration of Birds: Sharing stories, memories and hope

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Woodlands Community – Zoom Event Thursday, June 11, 2020, 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. During Lockdown many of us have spent more time than usual observing nature close to home, including the birds in our gardens, trees and on our street corners. In this informal and interactive session participants  will share what they have learnt […]

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Sound & Vision Drive-In at Riverside Museum

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Glasgow Film Festival and Electric Frog Announce Music and Movie Drive-In Two of Glasgow’s best loved festivals are joining forces to create a special movie and music drive-in taking place in July. Sound & Vision Drive-In is a unique collaboration between Scotland’s creative electronic music and film festivals: Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) and Electric Frog. Due […]

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Monday, June 8, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Coronavirus, Pat's Home Page Blog

Lockdown Sessions Love Glasgow Hate Racism

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6 June, 2020 8 p.m. In the build up to next week, the very first #LoveGlasgowHateRacism gig will be broadcast with @joesolomusic @TheWakes & @LosFastidios91 in Glasgow QMU back in 2018. Broadcast here

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Saturday, June 6, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus, Gig Guide plus Club Events, Zoom and online events

LGBTI Elders Online Social Dance Club

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Dust off your dancing shoes, charge your glasses and get ready for ONLINE DANCE CLUB! 7 June 2.00pm – 3.30pm (BST) please email for the link PRIDE FOR ALL LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club – ONLINE We might not be able to meet in person, but we can use the magic of technology to connect, […]

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