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..

New Life Gym, Maryhill, Glasgow

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New Life Gym, 37 Lochburn Road, Maryhill, Glasgow G20 9AE Tel: 0141-946-6193 www.newlifeglasgow.com NEW LIFE GYM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Martial Arts and Fitness New Life Gym aims to offer a new outlook on life with a programme of martial arts and personal training aimed at people of all ages and fitness levels. […]

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Friday, March 27, 2020 | Filed under: Clubs, Sport, Walks, Cycling in Glasgow

The Social Isolation Film Festival curated by GFT

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Glasgow Film Theatre – Helping You Hunker Down There’s nothing quite like watching a film on the big screen. For now, due to coronavirus, we’re having to make do with the small screen and there has never been a better time to catch up with everything on your to-watch lists. To help you entertain yourselves […]

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‘the lactic acid in the calves of your despair’ poetry collection by Ali Whitelock

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New poetry collection from Scottish Poet Ali Whitelock based in Sydney, Australia. ‘the lactic acid in the calves of your despair’ published by Wakefield Press, Adelaide. ‘The poems in Ali Whitelock’s the lactic acid in the calves of your despair are packed with hilarity and gut-wrenching and everything in between. For anyone who ever made […]

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, New Books by Scottish Writers

The Nae Pub Quiz Round 2 – Gigs in Scotland

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ROUND 2 of The Nae Pub Quiz – your best pal during quarantine! Hosted by The Stayin In Inn and Gigs in Scotland Going live on Facebook this Thursday, 26 March at 9p.m. Can’t get to the pub? Nae bother, bringing it to you (sort of) with special take on a good ole’ pub quiz […]

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New Collection of Poems: Poor Wurld by Jim Ferguson

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Poor Wurld by Jim Ferguson Published by Speculative Books. “Each one of these poems is a tribute to the 99% of people struggling to get by and deal with the psychological stress of life on the poverty margins.’ Tracy Patrick. Read ‘growin pains” a poem from the collection Jim Ferguson New Poetry – Poor Wurld […]

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Monday, March 23, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, New Books by Scottish Writers

The Clearing: A memoir of art, family and mental health by Samantha Clark

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This house has been a regular presence in my life for as long as I can remember. My heart has sunk a little every time I walk in . . . Samantha Clark enjoyed a busy career as an artist before returning home to Glasgow to take care of the house that her parents had […]

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The Siren Awakes – memoir by Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson’s ‘The Siren Awakes’ is a haunting, heartbreaking and often hilarious dissection of the author’s own childhood and early adulthood; a real world of monster masks, dark closes, dazzling sunlight, love, fear, and, particularly, music. Gentle innocence and sudden cruel violence exist side by side. (Graham Fulton, Poet) To buy the book please email seahorsepublisher@gmail.com […]

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Sunday, March 22, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, New Books by Scottish Writers

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 Closed Due To Coronavirus Shop Online:   Out of the Ordinary Jewellery at Nancy Smillie Perfect Pendants and Necklaces   Contemporary Jeweller Always something new in stock Stylish Clothes See full Clothing Range Online Irresistible and Stunning Greek […]

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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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Stevenson Jewellers Glasgow West End

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257 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8UB Telephone: 0141 334 1899. www.stevensonjewellers.co.uk Stevenson Jewellers is a much loved jewellers on Byres Road, Glasgow West End, opposite Hillhead Underground. Whether you are seeking the perfect gift or the right accessory to complement a special outfit,  you will be thrilled by the vast range of beautiful jewellery on […]

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Blair and Sheridan – Unique and Desirable Jewellery Glasgow

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417 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G4 9JA 00 44 (0)141 334 0557 www.blairandsheridan.co.uk/ Blair and Sheridan’s designer jewellery shop has established itself as one of Glasgow’s most prestigious jewellery shops.   Specialising in designing unique engagement, wedding and eternity rings, they have delighted many customers and gained a loyal clientele. . Book consultation: 0141 334 […]

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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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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, New Books by Scottish Writers

The Arlington Baths Club

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Coronavirus Baths temporarily closed due to coronavirus. The Iconic Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian swimming club in the United Kingdom. When it first opened its doors in August 1871 it caused a sensation, inspiring similar clubs, both in Scotland […]

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Cottiers Pub Quiz – Cancelled until further notice

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Tuesdays at 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Come along and have fun at the Pub Quiz at Cottiers. Cottiers is a great venue offering a range of opportunities for eating, drinking, socialising and entertainment. The ambience is relaxed, fun and makes Cottiers a popular venue all year round. Cottiers Theatre, 91 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 […]

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Poor Wurld by Jim Ferguson – Book Launch Party Postponed

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Saturday 28 March, 2020 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Calton Bar, 415 London Rd, Glasgow G40 1AG Featuring Poets: Jim Ferguson, Ruby McCann, Derek Brown plus Guests (tbc) Jim Ferguson New Poetry – Poor Wurld Published by Speculative Books – Subscribe and Buy Books

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Keeping Time novel by Thomas Legendre

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A crumbling marriage. An ancient mystery. And a way to change the past . . . Thomas Legendre is assistant professor at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of the novel The Burning, as well as Half Life, a play performed with the National Theatre of Scotland, and the radio drama Dream Repair, aired by BBC4. £16 Available to […]

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Much Left Unsaid by Finola Scott – poetry

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Debut Pamphlet Published by Red Squirrel Press £6 – buy online Glaswegian Finola Scott’s poems can be found on posters, postcards and tapestries. Her work has been anthologised in many publications including Gutter, New Writing Scotland, The Fenland Reed, Lighthouse and The Ofi Press. She was commissioned by StAnza International Poetry Festival for inclusion in a multimedia installation issued as a […]

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Freddy Anderson, Afternoon of Literature, Poetry and Song

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Sunday 5 April, 2020 at 2 p.m. Rymour Books cordially invite you to an afternoon of literature, poetry and song. They are celebrating the book launch of poet, Freddy Anderson hosted by Gavin Patterson, with performances from singer Fraser Bruce and readings from poets, Ian Spring, Jim Ferguson, Ruby McCann and Derek J Brown. More […]

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Monday, March 16, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Women Writers: Maria Marchinadu, Tracy Patrick and Eloise Oui

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Tuesday, 26 May, 2020 7.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. CHEEKY BESOM PRODUCTIONS: ’Artists with Attitude’ Presents Glasgow Literary Lounge, Calton Bar, 415 London Rd, G40 1AG A Monthly (4th Tuesday) East End Showcase of Literary Arts & Culture In Partnership La poesía in acción universal por la paz @Calton Bar Glasgow Three Women Writers: Maria […]

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Glasgow West End Shopping: Nancy Smillie Jewellery Studio

Designer Jewellery Glasgow West End 425 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G4 9JA Telephone: 0141 334 0055. www.nancysmillieshop.com Beautiful Gifts for Mother’s Day   You can also order online and arrange for gift wrap and Mother’s Day card to be attached – save you going to the shops if you are self-isolating. Find that Perfect […]

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

Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Intake of new artists and crafters Janet and John Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans If You Can’t Make It To Janet and John They will be happy to post something out to […]

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Glasgow Short Film Festival 2020: My First Film

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Wednesday 18 March, 2020 at 8.30 p.m. The 13th edition of Glasgow Short Film Festival (one of US magazine Moviemaker’s 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World) opens with the Scottish premiere of a unique live expanded cinema performance. My First Film, devised and performed by US filmmaker Zia Anger, tells the story of her first, ‘abandoned’ […]

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Sweet Charity, Websters Theatre

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30 April – 2 May, 2020 Websters Theatre, 415 Great Western Road, G3 9HZ Green Door Theatre is a Glasgow-based performing arts company. After receiving rave audience reviews for their debut production of Sondheim’s Assassins in April 2019, they are thrilled to return to Websters Theatre in 2020 with Bob Fosse’s rarely-performed 60s classic Sweet […]

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Neu Reekie at Aye Write

Saturday, 14 March, 2020 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Mitchell Library, North Street, G3 7DN Bill Drummond, Hollie McNish, Kirsty Logan, William Letford, Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson Aye Write is hosting the final live outing for Neu! Reekie!’s ‘After Curfew’ anthology. Leading the charge and your MC for the night is artist/provocateur Bill […]

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Filed under: Aye Write 2020, Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Aye Write: Andrew Greig and Chris Agee

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12 March, 2020, 7.45 p.m. – 8.45 p.m. The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN Two writers celebrated for depictions of the natural world come together for a unique reading in the shadow of the mounting ecological crisis. Greig will read from his Scottish classic At the Loch of the Green Corrie and other prose. Agee […]

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Compañía Maria “la Serrana” Santuario, Cottiers, Glasgow

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21 April, 2020, 7.30 p.m. – 8.45 p.m. Flamenco from the soul of sacred Andalucia Juan José Amador – voice Pepe de Pura – voice María “la Serrana” – dance Luis Amador – guitar Antonio Moreno  Polito” – special guest dance Gabriela Pousa from local Flamenco Academia will be a special guest dancer! Flamenco dancer […]

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Glasgow Window Art Festival – High Street and Saltmarket

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Saturday 28th March – Sunday 29th March 2020 Free twilight Window Art Festival on Saturday 28th March 4-9pm and Sunday 29th March 12-4pm. There will be light sculptures, projections, performances and art. This free festival will take the form of an outdoor gallery utilising shop fronts along the length of the thoroughfare on Saturday 28th […]

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Connect Choir, Cottiers Theatre

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3 April, 2020 Cottiers, 3-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow, G11 5PU Connect, one of Scotland’s top contemporary choirs, as they sing in celebration of four years of Connect Choir Glasgow. See them perform a selection of their favourite soul, gospel and rock repertoire – from Adele to Chaka Khan, Aerosmith to Pink. Opening the show, Paisley […]

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Monday, March 9, 2020 | Filed under: What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

Christina Bianco – ‘Diva-filled Show’ at Cottiers

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Sunday 31 May, 2020,  8.00 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Cottiers Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow, G11 5PU Christina Bianco Brings New ‘Diva-filled’ Show to Glasgow Internationally acclaimed vocalist Christina Bianco is set to perform in Glasgow with an evening of music, comedy and hilarious impressions. New Yorker Christina became a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020, The August Virgin review Fionnuala Boyle

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The August Virgin, or La Virgen de Agosto, is the latest film from Spanish director Jonás Trueba. The film follows 30-something Eva as she tries to find her way out of the fog which has descended on her life and her city amidst the searing heat of an airless Madrid August. We are introduced to […]

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