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..

Women’s Library – In Conversation with Paria Goodarzi

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22nd June, 2021  at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free, Online Event Highlighting and Celebrating the work of Paria Goodarzi Part of Series of Events  at Women’s Library Glasgow – ‘In Conversation with….’ Women of Colour creatives in Scotland.  Talking to emerging and established women creatives about their life, creative practice, key projects and future […]

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Bloody Scotland 2021 McIlvanney Prize Long List Announced

The McIlvanney Prize recognises excellence in Scottish crime writing, and includes a prize of £1,000 and nationwide promotion in Waterstones. Five years ago the Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award was renamed the McIlvanney Prize in memory of William McIlvanney. His  his final book, The Dark Remains has now been completed with the help […]

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Scottish Handmade Crafts, Gifts and Artists at Janet & John Glasgow

(Local Glasgow Scenes by Alan Richardson) 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 janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Father’s Day Cards and Gifts at Janet and John Always Something New Opening Hours Catherine […]

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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/ Father’s Day at Cottiers “Fathers Day is fast approaching and it seems like a pretty fitting date to bring back our cracking Sunday Roast. To celebrate we’ll be treating your da to a pint on us when you book into the main bar or […]

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The Owner of the Sea – Richard Price readings and discussion

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Wednesday, 23 June, 2021 at 7 p.m. Please join Carcanet Press to celebrate the launch of The Owner of the Sea: Three Inuit Stories Retold, the new collection by Richard Price. Hosting the reading will be fellow Carcanet poet, David Kinloch, joining Richard to discuss the new edition. The event will feature readings and discussion, […]

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Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall

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The National Library at Kelvin Hall, including the Moving Image Archive, is now open with revised opening hours.  (May, 2021) Tuesday:   10.00-16.00 Thursday:   10.00-16.00 Saturday:   10.00-16.00 Moving Image Archive Scotland’s Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving films since 1976. All of Scots life can be seen: adverts, documentaries, home movies, promotional films, amateur comedies, […]

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Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

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  The Nancy Smillie Shop 53 Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8AE 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com Father’s Day 20 June – Great Selection of Gifts Fabulous Jewellery from Nepal Earrings for Everyone Spectacular Design at Nancy Smillies Staying Home – Celebrate with Style Lovely selection of glasses at the Nancy Smillie Shop […]

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Glasgow Writers: Brian Hamill

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R.I.P. Sadly Brian Hamill died in May, 2021 – only 39 years of age – so accomplished and so much to live for. In October, 2019, Brian set up The Common Breath ‘The aim was to provide an exciting new stream of fiction for readers to enjoy, publishing both classic and contemporary work, and to […]

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Sunday, June 13, 2021 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events, writers, Writing

Bernard MacLaverty: Glasgow Writer

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Scottish Writers Over 70 Talking About Creativity in Later Life – part of Book Week Scotland in Association with Aye Write! Mitchell Theatre, Wednesday, 21 November, 2018 Bernard MacLaverty, Book Week Scotland, Kelvin Hall, 2 December, 2017 Bernard MacLaverty 29 November, 2017 Dalmuir Library It’s a fantastic book I loved every page from start to […]

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Graeme Macrae Burnet – Glasgow Writer

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Graeme Macrae Burnet and Rupert Thomson in conversation at Waterstones Glasgow 28 February, 2019 Graeme Macrae Burnet at GOMA Book Week Scotland – 22 November, 2018 The Art of Words – 7 June, 2018 – Thistle Gallery, Park Road, Glasgow Appearing at Aye Write! 2018 25 March, The Accident on the A35 – new book […]

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Glasgow Writers: Theresa Talbot

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Theresa Talbot is a Glaswegian author and freelance broadcaster/journalist – as Traffic and Travel on BBC Radio Scotland her voice is familiar to many. I met up with her at BBC, Pacific Quay just after her 2 p.m. radio stint and enjoyed chatting about her blossoming career as a writer. Theresa could not be more […]

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Mandabi, GFT

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12 – 17 June, 2021 Ousmane Sembène was once asked if his films were understood in Europe. Sembène’s response? ‘Let’s be clear. Europe is not my centre. Europe is the outskirts.’ With his startlingly funny but clear-eyed satire Mandabi, Sembène made a bid for the world to reorient itself towards Africa as the heart of cinema. […]

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Ammonite, GFT

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14 – 17 June, 2021 Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with a film that is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful, aided by the devastatingly good Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. A fictionalised account of the life of the 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, Winslet plays the pioneering scientist with Ronan as the […]

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Earwig and the Witch at GFT

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11 – 17 June, 2021 Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple take her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the […]

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First Cow, GFT

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5 – 13 June, 2021 Award-winning director Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy) returns with the eagerly awaited First Cow, a gripping and glorious story of friendship and petty crime in the Old West. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he […]

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The Father at GFT

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11 – 24 June, 2021 Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is 81 years old. He lives alone in his London apartment and refuses all of the nurses that his daughter, Anne (Olivia Coleman), tries to impose upon him. Yet such a necessity is becoming more and more pressing for her, as she can’t see him every day […]

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Football Themed Movie Night at Glasgow Green EURO 2020 Fanzone

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Monday 5 July, 2021 – opens 5 p.m. Glasgow Film Festival will be part of the programme for the Glasgow UEFA EURO 2020 fan zone at Glasgow Green. Football-themed movie night at Glasgow Green Fanzone on Monday 5 July with screenings of Gregory’s Girl and Diego Maradona. Free tickets are available from  EURO 2020 website.

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Glasgow School of Art Digital Showcase 2021

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9th June – 20 June, 2021 Digital showcase, featuring work by over 500 graduating students GSA Graduate Showcase 2021 demonstrates role of creativity in tackling major issues facing the world today Associated events programme runs until 20 June Climate emergency and sustainability, race and decolonisation and post pandemic futures emerge as key themes Students at […]

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A Spotlight on Jack Knox – Compass Gallery

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The career of the artist Jack Knox spans over 5 decades. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and the Andre L’Hote Atelier, Paris, winning a string of prizes including the Carnegie Trust Travelling Scholarship, the Guthrie Award, several RSA awards, and the Scottish Arts Council Award. Knox, a ‘Glasgow Boy’ of the 1950’s era, […]

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The Hunterian: Jimmy Robert: Tobacco Flower

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11 June–5 September 2021 Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead St, Glasgow G12 8QQ Admission free and by pre-booked timed ticket – Book Tickets HUNTERIAN TO PREMIERE NEW WORK FROM JIMMY ROBERT Tobacco Flower is a major body of new work by Jimmy Robert, made especially for Glasgow International. The project extends the […]

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Hillhead Summer Arts Academy 2021

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Summer Holiday Arts Project for Young People aged 6 – 12 years 5 – 9 July at Websters Theatre Glasgow A week long summer holiday arts project for young people aged 6-12 featuring workshops in drama, circus skills, prop making and more! Learn new skills, develop confidence and make new friends! Monday 5th – Friday […]

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Mansfield Park Street Festival 2021

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Saturday 26 June, 2021 – 12 Noon until 5 p.m. Mansfield Park, Nr Partick Cross, G11 5QW A day of festival fun at Partick’s Mansfield Park! Live Music Street Play Samba Bands Circus Performers Stalls and more. One of the first outdoor events in West of Scotland to go ahead this year! For more information […]

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Vinicombe Street Gala 2021

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Saturday 19th June, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Vinicombe Street Gala at the top of Byres Road Live music, street theatre, samba bands, circus performers, children’s activities and more! One of the first outdoor events in West of Scotland to go ahead this year! Performers include: SheBoom Think Circus Glasgow Folk Music Workshop […]

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Touring Scotland – Pop Up Opera 2021

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10 June – 28 August, 2021 Ticket price: From £5 Pop-up Opera is back on the road for Summer 2021 with a bumper tour featuring five of Gilbert & Sullivans’ best-loved hits!  Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with intimate open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two […]

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100 Years of the Barras Photography Exhibition

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The Arti San Toi Gallery 73 Moncur St. Calton in ra Barras Glasgow G40 2SL Exhibition Runs: 5/6 & 19/20 June, 2021 Arts and heritage event in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Barras Market  – @barras100fest The Barras100 aims to build community links and civic pride, raising public awareness of the rich historical […]

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Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Filed under: Art, Photography, Exhibitions what's on-glasgow, Community event

Scottish Books Long Weekend

Books From Scotland – The Best Of Scottish Books 10 – 13 June, 2021 booksfromscotland.com/scottish-books-long-weekend The Scottish Books Long Weekend is a celebration of Scotland’s rich and diverse writing and publishing landscape. From Thursday 10th June to Sunday 13th June, BooksfromScotland and Publishing Scotland bring you a bounty of book events. Showcasing thrillers, teenage dreams […]

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Meet the Poet: Marcus Slease & Colin Herd

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 9th June, 2021 – 8pm until 9pm Event by Home Stage Two of Boiler House Press’s published poets: Marcus Slease and Colin Herd for a live hour of poetry reading, discussion, and answering questions from the online audience. Be sure to tune in, all for free! See Event on Facebook Marcus Slease Marcus Slease is a […]

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Contemporary Quilt Group, The Auld Kirk

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‘Fragmentation’ – Contemporary Quilt Group Exhibition – The Auld Kirk 8 June – 15 July 2021 The Auld Kirk and its graveyard are Grade A listed and together form one of the finest and oldest sites in the town of Kirkintilloch About this event Contemporary Quilt Group, 8 June – 15 July 2021 Auld Kirk […]

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Balloch Open Mic on Zoom

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Join Zoom Meeting – Balloch Writers’ Open Mic 7th June, 2021. 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Link to Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 856 9134 9510 Passcode: uaS5bN Order of Performances Mary-Jane Selwood Harrison Hickman Catriona Malan John McMahon (read by George Gibson) Lisa Murray Short break  Diana Devlin George Gibson Ann MacKinnon Stephen Hastings […]

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Nomadland, GFT

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Saturday 5 – Thursday 17 June, 2011 Captions & Audio Description available Winner of three Oscars and four BAFTAs, Nomadland is a celebration of humanity, hope, independence and adventure starring the unparalleled Frances McDormand. An intimate film set within expansive Western landscapes that are a delight to behold on the big screen. Special re-opening night […]

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | Filed under: Cinema

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