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..

Creative Conversations: Abir Mukherjee – Crime Novelist

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: Monday 21 October 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 Abir Mukherjee is the Times bestselling author of the Sam Wyndham series of crime novels set in Raj era India. His debut, ‘A Rising […]

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Penetrate: Translate Reading Group: Five Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo CCA

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(Performance for Ban: Loveland Colorado, Bhanu Kapil 2012) Monday 11 November 2019 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Free but ticketed, Clubroom 18+ Book online / 0141 352 4900 Five Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo is a piece of prose-poetry that speaks about the complex alienation of the expatriate, finding solace in language and ‘not one particular language’. Penetrate: Translate is a […]

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Monday, October 14, 2019 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

The Long Ryders at OranMor

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27 October, 2019 DHP Family Proudly Presents… The Long Ryders Live at Òran Mór 731-735 Great Western Rd, G12 8QX 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult) Tickets are on sale now The Long Ryders were and are the founders of Alt-country, a musical genre which did not exist before they burned so […]

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Book Launch: The Siren Awakes by Linda Jackson

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4th November, 2019 Avant Garde Linda Jackson launches the first of three memoirs – The Siren Awakes With special guest Charlie Gracie and music by Linda Jaxson Band Book table for dinner at 6.30 p.m. 0141 552 7123 Avant Garde, 34-44 King St, Trongate, Glasgow G1 5QT  

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Woodlands Community Gardens, Storytelling Circle ‘Tell A Story’ Workshop

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Sunday 17 November, 2019 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Have you ever wanted to tell stories to your child without the book? Maybe you already do this, or you have told them their favourite story so often, that you really could put the book down and tell the story, eye to eye, mind to mind […]

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Scottish Writers’ Centre Dove Tales: Dia de los Muertos

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Tuesday 5 November 2019 7pm, Free (unticketed), Clubroom 18+ 0141 352 4900CCA With readings from Dove Tales members, the event will be hosted by writer Jean Rafferty of Dove Tales. Readers include: AC Clarke, Ray Evans, Lesley Benzie, Caroline Johnstone, Allan Cameron. Music: Linda Jaxson and Jim Byrne Dove Tales was formed by a group […]

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Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cottiers

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Sunday 20 October, 2019,  5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Maria Doyle Kennedy has established herself as one of Ireland’s most prolific artists and entertainers. As a musician, she is well known for her worldwide hit folk albums Mutter and Sing (feat:John Prine, Damien Rice, Paul Brady) ‘Maria Live captures the singer at her impressive best: […]

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Hang Massive at OranMor, Glasgow

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Friday 8th November 2019, 7 p.m. DHP Family Proudly Present… Hang Massive Live at Òran Mór Òran Mór 731-735 Great Western Rd, G12 8QX 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult) Tickets on sale now: The UK / Swedish Band are the world’s most well known Hang and Handpan players with over 100 […]

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  Irene Lebeter, Meet the Author, Fruin Fam

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Thursday 17th October 10.30 a.m. Tea, coffee, soft drinks available from 10.00 a.m. Fruin Farm, Glen Fruin, Helensburgh G84 9EE

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A Lad in Maryhill, Pantomime, Maryhill 2019

“A Lad in Maryhill”, a new community pantomime, comes to Glasgow’s west end in December 2019 with Cameron Fulton is confirmed as Aladdin 5th – 30th December, 2019 Maryhill Community Halls, 292 -316 Maryhill Road Maryhill Glasgow G20 7YE A new community pantomime has been announced and is promising an affordable, exciting adventure for families across the west of […]

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‘A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ Kelvin Hall

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7. Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme The Common Guild Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW 24 October 2019 6 p.m. Thursday 24 October 2019, 6pm ‘A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ runs throughout 2019 and takes place in a range of venues, new and old, around Glasgow. The series explores […]

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From Lens to Pen, Finnieston

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1 – 3 November,  2019 The Vacant Space The proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Glasgow City Mission. Why not come along and have a look. 184 Argyle Street, Finnieston,  Glasgow

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Hitsville The Making of Motown Black History Month Glasgow

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The first documentary about the iconic label to be made with the participation of the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, Hitsville: The Making of Motown will be an unmissable cinematic event, released during the year Motown Records celebrates its 60th Anniversary. Directed by Gabe and Ben Turner (Class of 92, One Direction: This Is Us), the […]

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Scotland Loves Anime 10 Anniversary at GFT

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11 – 13 October, 2019 This year marks a decade of Scotland Loves Anime, bringing one of its strongest line-ups to date as it continues to bring a varied look at the world of Japanese animation. In 2019 the special guest is Yuhei Sakuragi, who returns to deliver a Q&A session following the UK premiere […]

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American Woman GFT

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11 – 17 February, 2019 In a blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, Debra Callahan (Sienna Miller) is a grandmother by the age of 32. When her teenage daughter goes missing, she is left to raise her infant grandson alone. American Woman charts one woman’s gruelling 11-year odyssey, from the day her daughter vanishes, through the trials and tribulations […]

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Judy GFT

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4 – 17 October, 2019 30 years have passed since Judy Garland shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz. Now broke, jobless and struggling with addiction she is offered a five-week residency performing at the Talk of the Town in London in the winter of 1968. Judy is a compassionate and revealing dive in to the […]

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48 Hours Film Project Part 1 GFT

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Tuesday 15 October, 2019 8.30 p.m. Scotland’s most popular filmmaking event is back! Come along on 11-13 October weekend to make a film in just 48 hours and get it screened at the GFT. You could win a free trip to Filmapalooza in the Netherlands! Sign up today at 48hourfilm.com Book both screenings for £15/£11. […]

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| Filed under: Cinema, Classes and Workshops

Her Century: Scottish Women on Film GFT

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Tuesday 15 October, 2019 – 6.15 p.m. Scotland’s women lived through major social change in the twentieth century, challenging their roles in society and fighting for equality: at work and at home, from classroom to croft, and from girlhood to motherhood. Discover their stories and hear their voices in Her Century, a timely collection of […]

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The Relative Worlds GFT plus Q and A

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Saturday 12 October, 2019 – 5.20 p.m. Part of Scotland Loves Anime Shin Hazama is a normal high school boy living an ordinary life in Tokyo… a life that is about to be turned upside-down when he encounters Jin, a boy who looks identical to him but claims to originate from another world entirely. Jin’s […]

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Mòd 2019 National Theatre of Scotland – Rocket Post screening + family drama workshop

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Friday 18 October 2019 CCA 10am, Free but ticketed, Cinema All ages Book online / 0141 352 4900 July, 1934. The Western Isles. A small crowd stand on a beach and watch in amazement. Eccentric German scientist Gerhard Zucker tells them he wants to bring the world together. The future is about communication. The future is about […]

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Mòd 2019 CCA

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Monday 14 October 2019  –  Friday 18 October, 2019 In October 2019, Glasgow will play host to An Comunn Gàidhealach’s Royal National Mod – 29 years since it was last held in the city. Mòd Ghlaschu 2019 at CCA 0141 352 4900 Mòd 2019 Gaelic in Glasgow Past & Present: Early Glasgow & Gaelic Mon 14 […]

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European Art House Cinema Day GFT

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By The Grace of God Sunday, 13 October, 2019 – 4 p.m. François Ozon’s gripping true-life drama is an engrossing and topical examination of the Catholic Church abuse scandal, telling the story of three men who come together to dismantle the code of silence and pursue justice for the abuse they suffered as children. Based […]

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Halloween at GFT 2019

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This year for Halloween GFT is turning to some of the classic actors who have defined horror on the big screen – Christopher Lee, Vincent Price… and Nicolas Cage? Guaranteed chills and thrills in the cinema, and remember – it’s only a movie… Films in this Season 31 October The Wicker Man: The Final Cut […]

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Hallowe'en in Glasgow

Africa in Motion Film Festival 2019 Glasgow

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25 October – 3 November, 2019 This year the AIM Festival has taken a collaborative approach with 16 curators shaping an incredible programme! You will find a unique mix of screenings and events, from archival classics to Afrofuturist tales, silent films to music extravaganzas, short films to fiction features. Full details and tickets on AIM […]

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Cinemasters at GFT: Quentin Tarantino

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8 – 30 October, 2019 Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is one of the biggest hits of 2019, so this month GFT is looking back at the movies that made Tarantino’s name. And since QT is such an outspoken advocate for physical film, they are delighted to have the opportunity to screen […]

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The Day Shall Come GFT

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11 –  17 October, 2019 Unstable preacher Moses brings hope to the Miami projects by galvanising a small band of African-American locals. Offered cash to save his family from eviction, Moses has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI, who have hatched a plan to fuel his madcap revolutionary dreams. Based on 100 true […]

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema

The Joker, Cineworld Glasgow

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Release date 4th October, 2019 Screenings: Cineworld, Renfrew Street, Glasgow Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to […]

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The Monster and Mary Shelley, Paisley Arts Centre

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The Monster and Mary Shelley – On Tour 2019 An outlandish trip through the mind of one of literature’s most influential imaginations. The Monster and Mary Shelley is going back on the road this coming Autumn. The tour will play a series of dates in Scotland and England over October and November 2019 including at […]

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Story – Party True Dating Stories, Cottiers

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12 November, 2019 at 8 p.m. Have a Real Laugh at Story Party At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because, let’s be honest, it could be worse. Story Party has played to sold out audiences in over 65 countries because the dating struggle is real worldwide! […]

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Fright Night at Websters Theatre

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24 – 27 October, 2019 Websters Theatre Step inside Dracula’s Castle and witness four unlikely heroes; Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride and The Mummy as they battle it out to try and solve the mystery of who done it! Buy tickets online Box Office 0141 347 4000 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 […]

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