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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..

GYFF Miss Junetenth GFT

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19 September, 2020 PREVIEW Turquoise Jones is a single mum who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen – she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day enslaved people in Texas were […]

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers

GYFF: Back to the Future

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20 September, 2020 The Oscar-winning sci-fi classic sees 17-year-old Marty McFly accidentally travel 30 years into the past in a nuclear-powered DeLorean car, devised by maverick scientist Doc Brown. Stranded, he inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his teenage parents, putting his entire existence in jeopardy. GYFF invites you to experience one of the […]

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Nocturnal GFT

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18 – 24 September, 2020 Set in a nondescript Yorkshire coastal town, Nocturnal tells the story of Laurie, a cynical schoolgirl, who builds a secret friendship with Pete, an older man who’s apparently obsessed with her. Rife with simmering emotional tension, Nathalie Biancheri’s elegantly controlled character study boasts remarkable natural central performances from Cosmo Jarvis and Lauren […]

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Sounds in the Suburbs 5th Refuweegee Fundraiser

 24th September, 2020  at 8pm The all star line up from both sides of the Atlantic  includes music by Karine Polwort, Hannah Aldridge, Helen McCookerybook, Jess Klein and Mike June. DONATIONS There is no ‘ticket price’ to join the gig, but please make a donation of whatever you can to Donations Refuweegee ZOOM Joining Details […]

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Glasgow Museum’s Resource Centre: Glasgow’ Smallest Doors

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Wednesday 16 September, 2020 at 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival and Glasgow Museums Free – Online event Watch on Zoom sign up at Eventbrite Digital doors are opening across Glasgow… Part of the Glasgow Doors Open Days Digital Festival Glasgow Museums Resource Centre – Glasgow’s Smallest Doors Are Open! Did […]

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Raman Mondair – Choreographies of Dance

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Wednesday 16 September, 2020 7.30 p.m. – 7.40 p.m. Online Tramway Channel Choreographies of resist///dance is a new film work made for Tramway TV that meditates on rituals for resistance for women of colour during troubled times. It incorporates healing and uplifting practices and presents them as poetic strategies for self defence: dance, breath-work, music, song, […]

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Dance, Zoom and online events

Freddy Anderson – collected poems and prose book release

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BOOK RELEASE – ‘Freddy Anderson: Collected Poems & Prose’ (Hog’s Back Press an Imprint of Rymour Books, 2020). Freddy Anderson (1922 – 2001) born in Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland, came to Glasgow after the war. He was a well-known figure in the city and amongst the Scottish Literary scene. This is the first collected edition […]

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The Glasgow Diet – Discussion Event

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21 September, 2020, 7. 00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. The Past, The Pandemic & Preparing for our Future. A Film Discussion and Local Food System Panel Zev Robinson Glasgow Community Food Network GreenCity Wholefoods Locavore Hosted by Woodlands Community Zev Robinson’s 2019 documentary “The Glasgow Diet” ONLINE EVENT. About the Film ‘The Glasgow Diet” is about the evolution […]

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Monday, September 14, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Community event, Woodlands Community Garden, Zoom and online events

Tidelines Book Festival 2020

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24 – 27 September, 2020 Tidelines are taking the festival online this September What’s happening? They are running a series of four sessions around the themes of Poetry, History, Fiction, and Crime over the Festival weekend 24–27 September. All free. All events will be available on Tidelines YouTube Channel Programme Thursday 24 September, 2020 Liz Lochhead: One […]

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You’re Only Young Twice – Digital Doors Open Day 2020

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A lively discussion of Terry Bishop’s neglected 1952 campus comedy classic ‘You’re Only Young Twice’, filmed at the University of Glasgow. 17 September, 2020 7.30 pm – 8.30 p.m. About this Event You’re Only Young Twice James Bridie, Irish-Scottish Studies & the University of Glasgow on Film Join a lively discussion led by Professor Willy Maley on […]

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To Meat or Not to Meat – Climate Action

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10 September, 2020 – 5.30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Woodlands Community We’ve all at some point been caught in an uncomfortable conversation about our eating habits and our ethics. A few words like “I’m vegan” or “I eat meat” can be enough to make us clench up and be instantly unwilling to hear the other […]

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 | Filed under: Woodlands Community Garden, Zoom and online events

Stories from the Briggait – Glasgow Doors Open Day

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Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 15:00-16:00 Stories from The Briggait Hosted by Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival, Wasps Artists’ Studios and The Briggait Tbe Briggait is of Glasgow’s most enduring and endearing landmarks, A-listed building – it has been a part of the River Clyde skyline since the Nineteenth Century. Built in 1873, the Briggait served as the city’s bustling […]

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BFI London Film Festival 2020 at GFT

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7 – 19 October, 2020 The 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place across the UK, inviting you to experience the world’s best new films wherever you are. Enjoy 12 days of UK premieres online via BFI Player or in cinemas throughout the UK – and join the festival for a […]

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Websters Glasgow, Theatre and Restaurant

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Websters Theatre, Bar, Restaurant, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ Websters Bar/Bistro Telephone: 0141 357 0151 Telephone: Theatre 0141 357 4000 Email: hello@webstersglasgow.com Opening Times ! • Monday & Tuesday – closed • Wednesday & Thursday – 11am to 11pm • Friday & Saturday – 11am to midnight • Sunday – 11am to 10pm […]

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Big Wednesday Night Quiz QMU

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Wednesday, 16 September 2020 from 19:00-21:00 (and every Wednesday) Hosted by Queen Margaret Union – QMU DO YOU LIKE FEELING SMART? DO YOU WANT TO FLEX ON OTHER PEOPLE? THEN WE HAVE A QUIZ FOR YOU! The Big Wednesday Night Pub Quiz returns this year (subject to guidance from Nicola herself). A pure enjoyable night […]

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Window Works by Sean Ellcombe RGI Glasgow

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Friday  23 October 2020 at 12  RGI Kelly Gallery announces first exhibition since lockdown with Sean Ellcombe Exhibition.  Ellcombe is a Glasgow born and based artist. He specialises in a painting practice, and installation developments around the history and physiologies of the painted surface. Ellcombe’s exhibition ‘Window Works’ will open on the 23rd October, 2020.  […]

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Hip Hop to Opera via Negro Spirituals

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Sunday 13th September, 2020 – Online Hosted by Black History, walks, talks films £6 Book Tickets at Eventbrite A fantastic musical journey covering the hidden African history and links between some of the most popular and obscure musical forms. Queen Nzingha Lecture 85 A musical journey covering the hidden history and links between some of […]

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Online Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart

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Tuesday 15 September , 2020 at 8 p.m. It is time for week 24 of It’s Quiz Night with Duglas. Should be a lot of fun. Join the quiz live Link for donations: Thank you for your support. Please don’t post answers in comments as it spoils the quiz for others.      

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September Programme at G.FT.

Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) has announced the line-up of films that audiences will be able to enjoy on the big screen throughout September. As one of only a few independent cinemas in Scotland to have re-opened – with enhanced safety measures – following five months of closure due to Covid-19 regulations, GFT offers film lovers […]

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John Byrne at 80 – Glasgow Print Studio

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Glasgow Print Studio First Floor Gallery Exhibition Runs 08 September – 30 October 2020 ALSO SEE: Dear John: Thirty Year Portrait – David Eustace, Photography Exbibition A retrospective exhibition of works in print by the revered Scottish playwright, writer and artist who turned 80 this year. The works have all been produced at Glasgow Print […]

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Fury by David Morley – Carcanet Press Online Book Launch

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Online event – Tickets Wednesday, 9 September 2020 from 19:00-20:00  Hosted by Carcanet Press, Yvonne Reddick and David Morley Please join Carcanet Press online to celebrate the launch of David Morley’s new poetry collection, FURY. The collection is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and currently shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Hosting the reading will be […]

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The History of Scottish Pen – Online

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Online event – Free Friday 11 September, 2020, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Hosted by Scottish PEN Tickets via Eventbrite A discussion on the upcoming centenary of PEN International and Scotland’s history of promoting literature and defending free expression. ‘With PEN approaching its centenary in 2021 and Scottish PEN (founded 1927) an early part of […]

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Scenes for Survival – Danni the Champion NTS

BROADCAST WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2020, 9PM Young Danni isn’t like the other girls in town. She’d rather be watching drag races down at the airport or tearing about behind the wheel of her brother’s car, Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes blasting on the stereo. Bored of her life on the island and stifled by her passive-aggressive parents, […]

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Saturday, September 5, 2020 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy, Zoom and online events

Scottish Opera – Pop Up Opera

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4 – 28 September, 2020 You may not be able to come back to the theatre yet – so instead, Scottish Opera is coming to you! Pop-up Opera is back on the road with three captivating shows for audiences of all ages. Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with […]

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The Lady in the Portrait GFT

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Cinéfile releases sumptuous epic The Lady in the Portrait  14 – 17 September, 2020 at Glasgow Film Theatre Buy Tickets GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB As cinemas reopen, Cinefile are delighted to announce the release date of Friday 4 September for Charles de Meaux’s The Lady in the Portrait.  The epic production with Melvil Popaud and Chinese superstar Fan […]

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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 HAS NOW REOPENED Everything in place to keep customers and staff safe. Nancy Smillie care about their customers and our staff, so things are a little bit different. On arriving at the shop you will find Hand Sanitizer. There […]

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Creative Conversations: Jemma Neville

Creative Conversations College of Arts – Zoom Event Monday 28 September 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets at Eventbrite  Jemma Neville is a writer with a background in human rights law. She is Director of the national development agency for community-led arts, Voluntary Arts Scotland. She was the inaugural Community Fellow at the Institute […]

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry and Creative Writing Events, Zoom and online events

Digital Doors Open Day Glasgow 2020

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Monday, 14 September 2020 from 09:00-23:30 through until 20 September, 2020 Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Tickets Digital doors are opening across Glasgow… Free Explore the programme ​In 2020,  Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is going DIGITAL! ​ From Monday 14th – Sunday 20th September, you can expect a diverse programme of webinars, 3D-tours, audio […]

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Creative Conversations: Nicholson Baker

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Creative Conversations College of Arts – University of Glasgow  Thursday 17 September 2020 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Zoom Event Tickets at Eventbrite Nicholson Baker ‘s novels are A Box of Matches, The Fermata, Room Temperature, The Mezzanine, House of Holes, Vox, The Anthologist and Travelling Sprinkler  (both featuring ‘beloved hero and poet Paul Chowder’). His works of nonfiction include U & I , Human Smoke, […]

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Creative Conversations: Andrew O’Hagan

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CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS & TIDELINES PRESENT: ANDREW O’HAGAN Thursday 03 September 2020, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Zoom Event Register for Tickets ‘Mayflies is one of those novels to press into the hands of friends. Beautifully written – wise, funny, poetic, alert to time, place and the ordinary human… I adored this book.’ Carol Ann Duffy […]

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