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..

Burns Night Ceilidh, Stereo

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26 January, 2020 8.30 p.m. until 3 a.m. 27 January, 2020 20- 28 Renfield Lane, G2 5AR Look out yer finest tartan braws and join us for a GUID AULD night in celebration of the big GADGIE himself, Scotland’s national bard, RABBIE BURNS A wee bit different from previous years, and a wee bit last […]

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Friday, January 24, 2020 | Filed under: Burns Events, Dance

This is not a Burns Night – Dance of the Underclass

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25 January, 020 7 – 9 p.m. The Rum Shack , 657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road, G42 2AB Dedicated to the memory of Alastair Hulett Hosted by Govanhill Community Baths Trust and Alastair Hulett Memorial Trust DANCE OF THE UNDERCLASS This years annual themed Burns event focuses on song rather than poetry. The joint theme […]

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Burns Baby Burns Dance of the Underclass Aftershow Party

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25 January, 2020 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. The Rum Shack, Pollokshaws Road, 657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2AB Soul, Disco, Funk Ska, Reggae, Punk No fucking poems! with DJ Dom Sinclair Entry by Donation – all proceeds to Govanhill Baths Community Trust following This Is Not A Burns Night Event on Facebook

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Cine(thesia) Coming Out, Kelvin Hall

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Wednesday 5 February, 2020 – 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. This screening celebrates LGBT History Month. Hear from Scotland’s queer community – with film from the Moving Image Archive and oral histories from Scotland’s Sounds and OurStory Scotland. Event on Facebook LGBT History Month Scotland

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, LGBT Glasgow, LGBT History Month

Different from Others with Illustrated Talk, GFT

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29 January, 2020 First released 100 years ago, almost destroyed in the Nazi era, and once believed lost, silent film Different from the Others is an artistic call for gay liberation. The romance between a musician (Conrad Veidt) and his pupil is complicated by stigma and the attentions of an enigmatic blackmailer (Reinhold Schünzel). Screening as part […]

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Cinema

No Fathers in Kashmir, GFT

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29 January, 2020 Noor, a British-Kashmiri teenager, retraces her roots in search of her missing father. She is joined by Majid, a smitten local boy. Unwittingly, they become involved in a 70-year-old Kashmir conflict in one of the deadliest parts of the world. When the pair stumble upon a dark secret and are set upon […]

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Celine and Julie Go Boating, GFT

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26 January, 2020 Jacques Rivette’s 1974 film is an acknowledged masterpiece of avant-garde cinema. Partly co-written by the cast, it centres on the friendship between its eponymous heroines, Céline, a cabaret performer, and the librarian/magician Julie. Following each other around Paris, they become accidental detectives, investigating mysterious, recurrent events in a haunted house. Céline and […]

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The Personal History of David Copperfield, GFT

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Friday 24 January – Thursday 6 February “I think he’s the finest comedian we’ve ever produced. Much comedy today is still conditioned by the way Dickens wrote it in the 19th century.” – Armando Iannucci Acclaimed Glaswegian filmmaker Armando Iannucci is perhaps best known as the creator of political sitcom The Thick of It and irreverent satire […]

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Creative Conversation: Kate Charlesworth, Illustrator and Writer

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Monday 27 January 2020, 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  www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations Kate Charlesworth: Illustrator and Writer Kate Charlesworth is a cartoonist and illustrator living and working in Edinburgh, originally from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. After art college in […]

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Celtic Connections 2020: Lucy Rose review Fionnuala Boyle

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Celtic Connections continued with Lucy Rose at the Royal Concert Hall on 19th January, 2020 with support from Rory Butler and Chartreuse. The New Auditorium played home to a relaxed Sunday night crowd and three acts who gave them equally captivating performances. Chartreuse were first to break the crowd in with robust vocals from front […]

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GRIT Orchestra Celtic Connections 2020 photography and review Pauline Keightley

Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic Connections festival 2020. Grit Orchestra led by conductor Greg Lawson performed new compositions inspired by the Declaration of Arbroath and tracks from Martyn Bennets Grit album.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 16 January, 2020 A  triumphant opening concert with the excellent and exuberant GRIT orchestra! The concert hall buzzed in anticipation of this year’s festival at the opening concert. Some may think – isn’t January a low month – but not with GRIT Orchestra.  The Celtic fiddles danced along to the feet-tapping […]

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Helen McClory: Short Story Writer and Novelist at Creative Conversations

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Monday 20 January 2020 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 Helen McClory is a writer and editor based in Edinburgh, and she grew up between there and the Isle of Skye. She has lived in Sydney, […]

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Sunday, January 19, 2020 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events

Wrest and Maz O’Connor, Celtic Connections review Fionnuala Boyle

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Day two of Celtic Connections 2020 came to a close on Friday 17 January in The Blue Arrow which provided the perfect atmosphere for a night of musical talent. With the low lighting, hanging lampshades and cosy seating areas bringing definite jazz club vibes, a hubbub of laughter and conversation filled the room as Edinburgh […]

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Winter Tree Identification Workshop

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January 29th at 11.30 a.m.and 2 February, 2020 at 1.30 p.m. Woodlands Community Workspace Winter Tree Identification Walk. Join them for a walk along the River Kelvin to learn how to identify broad leaf trees without their leaves – this workshop will involve a walk along the river and then back to the cosy Woodlands […]

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Luca Manning & Fergus McCreadie Celtic Connections

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The Blue Arrow Wednesday 22 January, 2020 – 8 p.m. Luca Manning is an award winning Jazz vocalist and songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland. He is inspired by a wide range of artists and musical styles, as well as being firmly rooted in the tradition of jazz. He turned to jazz music almost by accident, after […]

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Friday, January 17, 2020 | Filed under: Celtic Connections 2020, Gig Guide plus Club Events

John Inglis Exhibition New Collages 2016 – 2019 Compass Gallery

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John Inglis PPRSW RGI HAWI: New Collages 2016 – 2019 6 – 29 February, 2020 Compass Gallery presents a new exhibition of work by artist John Inglis where he recreates remembered fragments of landscape and coast in complex compositions in watercolour and oil. The artist has long been associated with and exhibited in Compass Gallery, […]

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Red Thread Film Club Lynne Ramsay – Gasman and Ratcatcher

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Lynne Ramsay – Gasman and Ratcatcher Sat 18 January 2020 7.30pm, £5 (£4) + £1 booking fee, Cinema 15+ / F-rated Book online / 0141 352 4900 With a keen eye for human subtlety and a camera lens which uncovers the hearts of her characters, Lynne Ramsay focuses on the curious way in which parents […]

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A Hidden Life, GFT

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17 – 23 January, 2020 Based on real events, A Hidden Life is the story of unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis after Hitler invaded Austria. When the peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children keeps […]

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Weathering With You GFT

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24 – 25 January, 2020 The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, […]

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Waves GFT

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17 – 30 January, 2020 Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family — led by a well-intentioned but domineering father — as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about […]

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Bombshell GFT

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17 – 30 January, 2019 Based on a real scandal, Bombshell is the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man at the helm of the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Fox News CEO Roger Ailes resigned in 2016 following sexual assault allegations from several female employees and went on […]

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Cleanin’ Up The Town Remembering Ghostbusters GFT

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  21 January, 2020 – 8.40 p.m. More than a decade in the making, this is the definitive retrospective Ghostbusters documentary. Fascinating and funny, it charts the making of the blockbusting 1980s comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver. The documentary highlights the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working […]

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Preview: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote + Recorded Q&A GFT

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Thursday 23 January, 2020 (19.45) It’s the film that has taken Terry Gilliam 20 years to make. His first attempt to bring Miguel de Cervante’s novel to the big screen was famously left incomplete and the final result is far from a straightforward adaptation. Adam Driver plays film director Toby, who is attempting to film […]

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Everything – The Real Thing Story Q & A

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Monday 20 January, 2020 – 8.15 p.m. Against a backdrop of racism and social and political turmoil, The Real Thing were the first all-black British band to hit Number 1 in the pop charts – with ‘You to Me Are Everything’ – and as a result became the original black pin-ups for teenage fans in […]

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The Arlington Baths Club

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Burns at the Baths Friday 24 January, 2020 7.00pm Fine Food for a Fiver fundraiser Arlington Baths Members, Paola, Lynsey and Tracy, have stepped up to the challenge of providing a delicious spread.  Traditional Burns Night fare as well as other delicious culinary delights.  Guests are especially welcome, so do bring a pal or two, […]

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Celtic Connections & Fallen Angels Club: Danni Nicholls

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22 January, 2020, 7.30 p.m. The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG Buy Tickets With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible […]

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Isobel Campbell Isobel Campbell with Hannah Fisher & Sorren Maclean and Nina Violet Celtic Connections

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30 January, 2020 The Mackintosh Church, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7E Isobel Campbell Following recent guest appearances with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Isobel Campbell’s 2019 signing to fabled indie/roots imprint Cooking Vinyl – nine long years since her last recorded output, partly mired in contractual limbo – heralded the Belle and Sebastian alumna’s […]

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Celtic Connections: SHHE SHHE + GRISLY FAYE Hug and Pint

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Saturday 25 January, 2020 – 7.30 p.m. Buy tickets SHHE is the alter-ego of Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer Su Shaw. Her upcoming self-titled debut album tracks a period of intense personal change. The resulting record is a sparse, haunting and atmospheric journey of introspection and exploration of identity that demonstrates SHHE’s ability to capture movement, […]

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Rachael Dadd, The Glad Cafe Celtic Connections

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29 January, 2020 The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG Rachael Dadd lives half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for Rachael Dadd`s innovative song writing. With a string of releases in the UK, […]

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The Wandering Hearts and Zoe Graham, Celtic Connections

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Wednesday 23 January, 2020 – 7.30 p.m. OranMor Citing such diverse classic and contemporary influences as Fleetwood Mac, First Aid Kit, the Civil Wars, Tom Petty, Simon & Garfunkel and Cara Dillon, London quartet The Wandering Hearts have shot up the Americana rankings on both sides of the Pond, with 2018’s debut album Wild Silence showcasing their sophisticated songcraft, […]

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