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..

It’s A Wonderful Life Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema Glasgow

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28 November, 2019 The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema, 304 Maryhill Rd, Glasgow G20 7YE Difference By Design Presents…IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Get into the festive spirit early by supporting the brand new social enterprise DIFFERENCE BY DESIGN in coming along to see IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, a tale of the constantly changing fortunes of well meaning […]

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, Cinema, Pantos and Christmas Shows in Glasgow

Irish fiddle player Michael Gorman Cd launch and Concert to celebrate his Glasgow connection

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Saturday 23rd November,  7.30 – 9.30 Panopticon Music Hall,  113-117 Trongate, Glasgow   Admission £5 which can be reclaimed against a Cd purchase. Remembered by David Attenborough in a recent interview as “the great fiddle player” , Michael Gorman was a very influential Irish musician who in partnership with singer and banjo player Margaret Barry […]

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First events announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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The first events have been announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020. The 16th annual festival takes place from 26 February to 8 March, showcasing the best new films from Scotland and around the world. The focus of three special strands Retrospective Are We There Yet? – A Retrospective of the Future, screens dystopian classics from […]

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Martin Stephenson & The Daintees OranMor

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Saturday, 16 November, 2019, 7 p.m. Martin Stephenson & The Daintees Autumn 2019 Tour The Venue, Òran Mór, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX The tour comes after a busy period for Martin and the band that saw the 9th Daintees album Chi Chi And The Jaguar released in August. The album, named after Japanese surf guitarist […]

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Alternative Pantos in Glasgow 2019

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Panto season is now upon us. I know what you’re going to say – oh no it isn’t. And to that I say – oh aye, it is! With Christmas just a month away, venues across Glasgow are putting on a great selection of pantomimes to get Glaswegians in the festive mood. Like me, when […]

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Oscar Marzaroli Public Reception Streetworks

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Banner Image: ‘The Castlemilk Lads’ (1963), © Oscar Marzaroli / The Marzaroli Collection First Major Exhibition of Scotland’s Most Notable Documentary Photographer in Over Thirty Years Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM Join Streetlevel Photoworks for the public reception of Oscar Marzaroli, the first major exhibition of Scotland’s most notable documentary […]

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Monday, November 11, 2019 | Filed under: Art, Photography, Exhibitions what's on-glasgow

Difference by Design Arts and Crafts Fair, Websters

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30 November and 1 December, 2019 Prints, Photography and Paintings will be on sale – art is being donated by local artists including Anderson Gerard Art. Upper Hall (The Playhouse) at Websters, 416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HZ. Funds raised will be used for local events for the elderly. Difference By Design was established […]

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Santaland and Season’s Greetings Websters

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12th, 13th 14th December, 2019 Two outrageous dark comedy plays by David Sedaris Websters Theatre, Playhouse, 416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HZ Santaland – Thirty something layabout, David, finds himself out of work and takes a job as a Christmas Elf at Macy’s. What follows is more Jingle Hells than Jingle Bells. Season’s Greetings – Candycane […]

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Sunday, November 10, 2019 | Filed under: Christmas in Glasgow, Pantos and Christmas Shows in Glasgow

Julesbasar – Norwegian Christmas Fair Glasgow 2019

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Saturday 16 November – 11.30 – 13.30 Kelvinside Hillhead Church, Observatory Road, Glasgow G12 9AR The Julebasar, the Norwegian Christmas Fair, is only a week away and we hope you will come and stock up on Norwegian food like “brunost”, “fiskeboller” and “lefse” and meet up with friends over coffee and “smørbrød”, cake and waffles […]

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Panto-Crime, Murder Mystery at Websters with Dinner & The Logans

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30 November,  2019  6.30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G4 9HZ Christmas Panto & Fundraiser Difference By Design has organised this launch event to raise funds for local elderly which would not be possible without contributions from Whodunnit Events and the Logan Sisters, featured in the brand new […]

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Nina Allan Speculative Fiction Writer – Creative Conversations

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Monday 11 November 2019, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Nina Allan is a writer and critic, active in the field of speculative fiction. Her work has been awarded the Grand Prix de L’imaginaire, the British […]

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

After the Wedding, GFT

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8 – 14 November, 2019 Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabel (Michelle Williams) travels to New York to meet with Theresa (Julianne Moore), a wealthy benefactor. When Theresa and her husband invite Isabel to their daughter’s wedding, their seemingly unconnected worlds collide in an unexpected and deeply emotional journey that will alter each […]

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Friday, November 8, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

Luce, GFT

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8 – 14 November, 2019 Certain to be one of the most talked-about films of the year, Luce is a smart psychological thriller that will leave audiences breathless. An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim […]

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Havana Film Festival 2019

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Wednesday 13 November — Saturday 16 November 2019 hgfilmfest.com Related CCA Events HGFF 2019 New Cuban Shorts Wed 13 November 2019 HGFF 2019 Screening: Se Vende / For Sale Fri 15 November 2019 HGFF 2019 Screening: De Vuelta al Barrio / Back to the Neighbourhood World Premiere Fri 15 November 2019 HGFF 2019 La Muerte de un […]

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Matchbox Cineclub Best of Final Girls Berlin 2019 CCA

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Thu 14 November 2019 7.30pm, Free/£2/£4/£6/£8 via Matchbox Cineclub, Cinema 15+ / F-rated Book online / 0141 352 4900 Matchbox Cineclub are delighted to present a selection of the best short films from this year’s Final Girls Berlin Film Festival. FGBFF showcases horror cinema that’s directed, written, or produced by women and are committed to creating space for female voices […]

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Then And Now & What Could Be: Housing Rights & Solidarity CCA

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Monday 11 November 2019 7.30pm, Free (unticketed), Cinema 14+ accompanied by an adult 0141 352 4900 From 1915 Rent Strikes to Living Rent, what can we learn from the history of rent strikes in organising for fair rents today? An evening of recollection on historical and contemporary housing activism in honour of tenant solidarity, war resisters, […]

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Libre / To the Four Winds Alliance Francaise Glasgow

13 November, 2019 As part of this year’s French Film Festival, we’re inviting you to a competitive debate followed by the screening of the documentary Libre on 13th November. Alliance française, 3 Park Circus, Glasgow G3 6AX Libre / To the Four winds, Michel Toesca (2018) In the Royal valley located between France and Italy, thousands of migrants try […]

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool GFT

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15 – 17 November, 2019 Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart. The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on […]

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Meeting Gorbachev GFT

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8 – 14 November, 2019 Mikhail Gorbachev is synonymous with the era of perestroika, glasnost and the hope that democracy might take hold in Russia. Gorbachev, now 87, is interviewed by Werner Herzog who questions him on the Cold War, his feelings about the Putin regime and his place in history. Illustrated by rare archive […]

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CineCard Preview: The Report GFT

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10 November, 2019 In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, CIA agents began using extreme interrogation tactics on potential suspects. Idealistic FBI agent Daniel J Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked with leading an investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths […]

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French Film Festival GFT 2019

Continues until 11 November, 2019 Welcome to the 27th edition of the French Film Festival, the UK’s only festival embracing French and Francophone cinema in all its diversity. We are delighted to be screening some of the most exciting new films from across the Channel, including Cannes award-winners On a Magical Night and Portrait of a Lady on […]

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Sorry We Missed You, GFT

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1 – 14 November, 2019 Three years after I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach and his long-term collaborators (screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien) return with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain. The 2008 financial crash cost Ricky, a father of two, both his work in construction and his mortgage – but a better future […]

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Migrant Voice Feel at Home Short Films

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Monday 11 November 2019 CCA 4pm, Free (unticketed), Cinema / 15+ 0141 352 4900 Join Migrant Voice for a night of short films exploring stories of integration in Glasgow. Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD

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The Siren Awakes Book Launch – Linda Jackson review by Pat Byrne

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What a Night! There was a fantastic turn out at Avant Garde on Monday for the launch of The Siren Awakes – the first of three memoirs about life as a young singer, growing up in Paisley by Linda Jackson. I had been really looking forward to the even as I had already caught a […]

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Publishing Scotland: Book Week Scotland 2019

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19 November, 2019 at 6.30 p.m. Publishing Scotland Showcase Event Waterstones Sauchiehall Street We’re thrilled to be hosting a very special evening with Publishing Scotland, as they bring TWELVE authors to our store for a Scottish Showcase for Book Week Scotland! This is a free event but please register via the link. Publishing Scotland is […]

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The Pure Amazing Wiz of Oz Panto at Websters 2019

2019 Christmas Pantomime in the West End of Glasgow 30 November, 2019 – 4 January, 2020 Cottiers, 415 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9Hz The all-singing, all-dancing banterlicious family pantomime with a first-class professional cast. Join Dotty, a PR from the Garage,  who dreams of becoming a star.  She is blown from Poor Partick to […]

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Book Week Scotland 2019

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18 – 24 November, 2019 Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. Celebrate Books and Reading Wherever You Are See full Book Week Scotland Programme 2019 Some Events in and around Glasgow Chinese Library Room Open Day 中文图书室开放日 November 18 – 20, 2019  Open 12-19:00 […]

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Write Lines with In Motion Theatre. Book Week Scotland 2019

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Tuesday 19 November 2019 6:30PM – 7:30PM Write Lines Short Play Readings in Association with In Motion Theatre Co. Book Week Scotland Full Programme in Glasgow The Mitchell Library has been delighted to host Write Lines with In Motion Theatre. Write Lines was an opportunity for writers to attend workshops  with producer and playwright Lisa […]

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Cottiers has Talent this Christmas

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A Showcase of The Freshest Up and Coming Talent From The West End and Around Glasgow Every Friday and Saturday In December, 2019 LIVE from 9 to 11pm Session Sundays Throughout December, 2019 LIVE from 3 to 5pm This December at Cottiers Bar, there will be a free performance space for musicians and singers of […]

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A Very Buble Christmas at Cottiers

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4 December, 2019, 7.30 p.m. Cotttiers, 93/95 Hyndland Street, G11 5PU Scotland’s number one Bublé tribute act, Michael Hastie, and Glasgow’s record-breaking big band, Jon Ritchie & That Swing Sensation, invite you to start your countdown to Christmas with a night full of seductive songs and seasonal swing in a fabulous tribute to the world’s […]

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