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..

Mother India Cafe & Open for Takeaway and Uber Eats

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Mother India Cafe & Dining In BOOK AHEAD – tables for Mother India, Dining In and the Mother India’s Cafe in #Glasgow! https://motherindia.co.uk Mother India is Re-opening Opening Dates  Mother India’s Cafe – Monday the 26th, April,2021  call to reserve 0141 339 9145 Dining In – Thursday the 29th, April, 2021 – call to reserve […]

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The Everything Thing by Jim McAteer – Single Launch

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Friday 9 April, 2021 Released by Fox Star Records & (Richard Bull) Sonic Bull Single launch live stream with the brilliant Music from Scotland Group  Saturday 10 April at 8.30 p.m. It’s a Double A Sided single! Side A – The Everything Thing (From the album ‘Here Be Dragons’)  A cosmic country style take on […]

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Friday, April 9, 2021 | Filed under: Gig Guide plus Club Events, Zoom and online events

Aye Write 2021 – Pre-Festival Event

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Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina and Louise Welsh 28 April, 2021 at 7 p.m. £5 – Purchase Online Also available through the Aye Write Pass This event will be live and will also be available to view for 3 weeks after the broadcast date. The Aye Write Digital Festival will run from 14 – 23 May.

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Woodlands Climate Action 2021 Coffee Chats – COP26 and Local Climate Action

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Monday 12 April, 2021 at 12.00 p.m. Event by Woodlands Community Online event – COP26 and Local Climate Action Price: free Public · Anyone on or off Facebook There is a lot to feel nervous about these days, and while the effects of the pandemic are often in the forefront of most of our minds, many of […]

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Filed under: Community event, Woodlands Community Garden

Mongrel: Donna Campbell debut poetry collection

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‘Not only are these poems formally elegant, punchy, compassionate, witty and heart-breaking, but they have a self-honesty that is as hard to master in life as it is in poetry… Mongrel is a luminous addition to Scottish poetry.’  Tracey Patrick Following a particularly difficult time in her life, Donna, who is from Clydebank, has created […]

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World Book Night with Denise Mina

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Zoe Strachan in conversation with author Denise Mina Creative Conversations Friday, 23 April, 2021 – 7 p.m.- 8p.m. Free – Register at Eventbrite About this Event Join Creative Conversations and East Ayrshire Libraries on World Book Night where Zoe Strachan will chat with author Denise Mina about her latest novel, The Less Dead. After a […]

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Beats – GFT At Home

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Rent to watch at home £3.49 3 day rental 24 hour playback window. Once rented, your film will be available in your account for 3 days. Once you press play, the watch window begins and you have 24 hours to watch the film as many times as you like. The much-anticipated screen version of Kieran Hurley’s award-winning play is […]

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| Filed under: Cinema, Zoom and online events

Song Without A Name online at GFT

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Buy tickets to watch online GFT £6.99 3 day rental 24 hour playback window. Once rented, your film will be available in your account for 3 days. Once you press play, the watch window begins and you have 24 hours to watch the film as many times as you like. Beautifully shot in black and white, this […]

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| Filed under: Cinema, Zoom and online events

Days of the Bagnold Summer

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Days of the Bagnold Summer Available now on Glasgow Film At Home – £5.49 Captioned Inbetweeners star Simon Bird makes a hugely impressive directorial debut with an adaptation of the award-winning graphic novel set to a score by Belle and Sebastian. Fifteen year-old thrash metal fan Daniel (Earl Cave, son of Nick Cave) and his […]

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| Filed under: Cinema, Zoom and online events

Carlton Sessions

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The Stellar Matrix10 April 2021 at 9 p.m. Free online gig by  Carlton Studios Online with Facebook  Price: free Public  · Anyone on or off  Glasgow band The Stellar Matrix were formed in 2018. The bands many influences include Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Doors, The Eels, Leonard Cohen and Pink Floyd. Their alternative sound cooks […]

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A WORKING CLASS STATE OF MIND by Colin Burnett

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Order A WORKING CLASS STATE OF MIND by Colin Burnett Include your own shout-out, which will be printed in the finished book. Pre-order A WORKING CLASS STATE OF MIND for £12.99 (includes UK postage) by following the PayPal link on this page, and include a shout-out which will be printed in the finished book. Books will be […]

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events

Femspectives Film Festival 2021 announces full programme

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Femspectives Online Festival Week 23 – 25 April, 2021 The third annual Glasgow-based feminist film festival will host international feature films, short films, discussions and a Feminist Film Quiz Alongside a programme of international features and shorts, the festival will host a range of live discussions and a special Feminist Film Quiz. Highlights Highlights include […]

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Minari at GFF21 – review by Pat Byrne

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Buy tickets at GFT to watch Minari at Home until 16 May, 2021 Minari is a gentle film, with wonderful ambient music and gorgeous cinematography. It is set in beautiful countryside around the Ozarks in Arkansas, where Jacob Yi (Steven Yeun) has brought his Korean family from California. Jacob’s dream is to support his family […]

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Launch of The Ship Yard Project

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Iconic Venue Celebrating Shipbuilding and Marine Heritage of the Clyde Public Consultation The Ship Yard Trust is today (29 March, 2021) launching the public consultation and engagement phase of their project to design and build an iconic venue to celebrate the shipbuilding and marine engineering heritage of the Clyde. Mission Statement The great industrial achievements […]

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Monday, March 29, 2021 | Filed under: Community event, Pat's Home Page Blog

Wee Nature Fest – Islands of Abandonment

Saturday, 27 March, 2021 5 p.m. Cal Flyn’s stunning exploration of places across the world that have been abandoned by humans… Event by Wee Three Indies, The Edinburgh Bookshop  Atkinson-Pryce and Far From the Madding Crowd  Online event Free The Wee Three Indies #Wee Nature Fest continues with Cal Flyn’s stunning exploration of places across the world that have […]

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Sheena Blackhall – Meet the Author

A Bard’s Life – Sheena Blackhall Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 06:00 PM Rymour Books cordially invite you to join them for a Zoom launch of Sheena Blackhall’s ‘A Bard’s Life.’ Now available for order at Rymour Books @RymourBooks Meet the Author Tonight, Sheena Blackhall for the launch of ‘A Bard’s Life’  JOIN MEETING  Meeting ID: […]

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Slow Nature – Woodlands Community Booklet Launch

Event by Woodlands Community Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 –  7 p.m. Free Online As part of their Nature Recovery Project, Woodlands Community have produced this publication with local wildlife and conservation enthusiast, Katrina Caldwell. Join them on Tuesday 6th April 7-8pm to celebrate it’s launch and receive a copy. Woodlands have been focused on encouraging people […]

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Open The Door Festival 2021 – Scottsh Women’s Writing

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Glasgow Women’s Library Thursday 20th May – Saturday 22nd May 2021 Online Scotland’s first ever festival for Scottish women’s writing returns for its fifth edition! This year inviting the world to Open the Door again, as Glasgow Women’s Library host the festival entirely online. Inspired by Glasgow’s long history of bold, creative women, the theme […]

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A Year of Workers’ Stories

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24 March, 2021 – 6.30 p.m. Event by Workers’ Stories Project Online: Register at Eventbrite Price: free ‘Over the past twelve months the Workers’ Stories Project has collected and published the everyday experiences of workers across Scotland. ‘ COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns have caused significant ruptures in our working lives. The impact has been seismic […]

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Warren Starry Skies – New Album ‘Small Wonders’

Crowd funding Project Warren is raising funds to go into the studio to record a new Starry Skies album called ‘Small Wonders’ The project offers rewards in return when you Donate to the Crowdfunder Starry Skies is 1 of 20 creative projects be offered support from Creative Scotland and Crowdfunder UK. This is to record […]

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Monday, March 22, 2021 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

Douglas Stuart & Jackie Kay: Shuggie Bain

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Cambridge Literary Festival Friday 23 April, 2021 – 5 p.m. £6.00 – Single event ticket £35.00 – £50.00 – Festival Pass Book ticket Douglas Stuart discusses his heart-breaking Booker Prize winning novel with fellow Glaswegian and writer Jackie Kay. Douglas Stuart burst fully-formed onto the literary landscape with his astonishing masterpiece Shuggie Bain, the deserving winner of the 2020 Booker […]

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Creative Conversations: Lisa Robertson

Monday 22 March 2021, 1 p.m. In conversation with Elizabeth Reeder Hosted by Creative Writing College of Arts, University of Glasgow On Zoom – Register for Event  You will be sent the link to attend the meeting.  About Lisa Robertson Lisa Robertson is a poet and essayist whose books include XEclogue (1993); Debbie: An Epic (1997), nominated for a […]

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At Home Artist’s Talk: GOMA

GoMA at 25: Andy Goldsworthy in conversation with Martin Craig 31 MARCH, 2021 6 P.M. – 7 P.M. ONLINE REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE GoMA invites you to join artist Andy Goldsworthy in conversation with GoMA Curator, Martin Craig, as they discuss Goldsworthy’s original commission for GoMA, his works in the collection, and his practice today. Andy […]

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Femspectives Film Festival 2021 – Guest Curators

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Femspectives Film Festival announces guest curators for 2021 festival (See full Femspectives Programme 2021) Tanatsei Gambura and Ane Lopez will each programme a special strand at the third annual Glasgow feminist film festival running online 23 – 25 April, 2021  Femspectives – the Glasgow-based feminist film festival – has announced two guest curators for this […]

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Friday, March 19, 2021 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

Balloch Open Mic: Multi-talented Moira McPartlin

(photograph: George Lammie) A friend recently passed on a book ‘The Incomers’ by Moira McPartlin. I had read it a couple of years ago but am now re-reading it. It reminded me of the time I first met Moira which I reveal below. She was due to headline an Open Mic event but… Hopefully she’ll […]

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Poetry – Rizwan Akhtar – jeton d’amour

jeton d’amour for Rebecca I am not after your extraordinary limbs and the way you cover paths beating my chase watered eyes and bruised hands were used to stop me from wasting words on your face out there in the bazaar I could have picked a bracelet an ivory ring glossy set of bangles you […]

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events

Introduction to Birding With Scott Rogers (V)

Online Event – 17 March, 2021 5.30 p.m. Event by Woodlands Community Online: woodlandscommunity.org.uk Free Back by popular demand, this next session of Introduction to Birding will cover a few more calls and songs of common birds in Glasgow. Scott will attempt to improve on his impressions as well! This time of year is when ducks start […]

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | Filed under: Community event, Woodlands Community Garden, Zoom and online events

St Patrick’s Day Online Quiz

17 March, 2021, 9 p.m. Event by The Stayin’ Inn Free A  whole 12 months of these quizzes, so another celebration and once  again raising money for the Beatson Cancer Charity. You’ll get one raffle entry for every £5 you Donate at Just Giving  Prizes • An overnight stay for 2 with Breakfast at the […]

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Ours – Film Premiere – Community Action Govanhill

Sunday, 21 March, 2021 at 7 p.m (preview) Event by Govanhill Baths Community Trust Online with Facebook Live Free OURS is a short film made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the occupation of Govanhill Baths and the start of the community’s fight to save the pool. It follows the inspirational journey of Govanhill Baths; […]

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