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..

Arracht – Glasgow Film Theatre at Home

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Monday 23 November, 2020 Tom Sullivan’s Arracht took Glasgow Film Festival 2020 by storm earlier this year, picking up the coveted Audience Award. This immensely impressive debut evokes the desperate times of the 1840s Irish potato famine with a flinty, bone-chilling authenticity. On the wild shores of Ireland’s west coast, fisherman Colman Sharkey (Dónall Ó Héalai) […]

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Monday, November 23, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Zoom and online events

The Long Walk – GFT A Home

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Tuesday 24 November, 2020 The Long Walk + Q&A Available Tuesday 24 November at 12pm Cementing her status as one of Asian cinema’s bravest new voices; Laotian director Mattie Do weaves an intricate genre piece with The Long Walk. This dramatic and meditative picture focuses on one man seeking redemption as he travels through his past guided […]

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Africa in Motion 2020

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30 October – 29 November, 2020  Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival Online event Africa in Motion (AiM) is returning for it’s 15th edition, with a month-long online festival taking place 30 October – 29 November 2020! Bringing you an incredible programme of film screenings, live Q&As and discussions, performances, industry events and much more. […]

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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 Shop Online at Nancy Smillie – click and collect plus delivery service. Shop Online at the Nancy Smillie Shop. Gorgeous Christmas Gifts and Cards The Perfect Gift See full Clothing Range Online Keep Cosy This Winter See clothes selection online at Nancy […]

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French Film Festival 2020 – Online

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French Film Festival  are bringing their annual celebration of the best new films from across the Channel into our living rooms with an online programme. The festival will run from 27 November to 4 December, 2020. Book films and passes.   Early Bird booking is open now.

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Big Book Week Scotland Quiz 2020

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Friday 20 November, 2020 at 4 p.m. Online event Test your book knowledge by taking part in our live Big Book Week Scotland Quiz on Zoom. Over four entertaining rounds  Test your knowledge of books in 2020 – can identify a book by its cover and solve riddles? Register at EventBrite Sign up now as […]

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P.M. Freestone at Creative Conversations

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Monday 23 November 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Zoom Event – Register at EventBrite P. M. Freestone spent her formative years in Australia, then worked or studied on every continent except Antarctica (there’s still time). Her debut novel, Shadowscent: The Darkest Bloom is a YA secondary-world fantasy published by Scholastic in the UK and […]

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Book Week Scotland 2020

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Monday 16 to Sunday 22 November, 2020 Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading in Scotland. People of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. During the week Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators will […]

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

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Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans Calendars 2021 now in Opening Hours Open six days. Tuesday till Sunday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. One household at a time in shop, up to four […]

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Real Bread Bakers – Screening and Discussion

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Online Event – Wednesday 18 November, 2020 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Zev Robinson and William Rubel Tickets On Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7pm UK time, there will be the second screening-panel discussion of Real Bread Bakers (See the trailer ), this time focusing on health and well-being. Panelists will be talking about the role […]

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Book Week Scotland 2020: Glasgow Libraries

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Book Week Scotland 16-22 November 2020 Events are a bit different this year due to Covid but Scottish Book Trust has put together a brilliant online progamme for you to enjoy. Including Glasgow Libraries Events

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Creative Conversations: Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones

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Monday 16 November 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Zoom Event Register at EventBrite You will be sent a link to attend the meeting once you book. Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones – Poet, Singer, Composer, Harpist and Linguist Sandy was appointed Gaelic Crowned Bard 2019-2021 at the Royal National Mòd Glasgow in October 2019. Her collection […]

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I Like Your Hat – book launch with Magi Gibson

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27 November, 2020 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Magi Gibson launches her new poetry collection ‘I Like Your Hat’ with friends and fellow poets Ali Whitelock and Jenny Lindsay. Free Online Event – Register  About this Event Join Magi Gibson for an evening of poetry as she launches her new collection, I Like Your Hat. A […]

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Scottish Writers Centre: Double Book Launch Leela Soma and Allan Martin

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SWC – 17th November 2020 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Double Book Launch: ‘Murder at the Mela’, Leela Soma and ‘The Dead of Jura’, Allan Martin Online  – Tickets: Free – £10 Leela Soma Leela Soma was born in Madras, India and now lives in Glasgow. The Scottish Writers’ Centre are delighted to host […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021

Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) will return for its 17th edition from 24 February to 7 March 2021 with a new hybrid format. In-cinema screenings at GFF’s home, Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), will run alongside a brand-new online streaming platform, Glasgow Film At Home, safely bringing the festival to new audiences, as well as inviting back […]

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

Poetry, Reading and Discussion

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Saturday 14 November, 2020 From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Hosted by Peter O’Neill, Daniel Wade and Marc Di Saverio Poets Marc Di Saverio ( Canada), Nina Kossman ( Russia/USA), Daniel Wade ( Rep Ireland) Carmen – Francesca Banciu ( Romania/ Germany/ Greece) Jim Ferguson ( Scotland ) and Peter O’Neill ( Rep Ireland) will be reading and […]

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Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow

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Zoom Events during Coronavirus Pandemic Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ P.M. Freestone at Creative Conversations 23 November, 2020 1 – 2 p.m. P.M. Freestone at Creative Conversations Past Events Creative Conversations Creative Conversations: Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones – 16 November, 2020 […]

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Queerness in 1980s Glasgow – Douglas Stuart

16 November, 2020, 6 p.m. Creative Conversations University of Glasgow A conversation with 2020 Booker Prize Shortlisted Author Douglas Stuart presented by the University of Glasgow Creative Writing Programme Register for free event About this Event Douglas Stuart is a Scottish – American author. His debut novel, Shuggie Bain, is shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize […]

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Bloody Scotland: Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin

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Global Exclusive from Aye Write! 16 November, 2020, 7.30 p.m. Virtual event with Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin About this Event Bloody Scotland presents a global exclusive live virtual event with Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin! Free Pop Up Event with two master crime writers on Bloody Scotland International Book Festival Watch Online, completely free. […]

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New World, New Beginnings – Poetry Event Online

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12 November, 2020 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Being Human Festival  A celebration of human resilience and connectivity through poetry as we prepare for a newly ordered world / new beginnings. Critically-acclaimed poet and Professor in Creativity Owen Sheers will be joined by award-winning poets Natalie Holborow and Eric Ngalle Charles as they share new […]

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Creative Conversations: Peter May

University of Glasgow Creative Conversations College of Arts Monday 09 November 2020, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Free Zoom Event –  Tickets at Eventbrite You will be sent the link to join the meeting once you book. Peter May is the multi award-winning author of the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy set in the Outer Hebrides […]

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Glasgow Film Theatre – Films Online

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GFT is temporarily closed due to  Covid restrictions in Glasgow. However, the good news is that funding has been awarded by Screen Scotland Independent Cinema Resilience Fund via  Screen Scotland and the Scottish Government for this support. GFT has put together Programme of Films Online Curated Film Programme – from 6 November, 2020 Luxor Available […]

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Zoom and online events

Creative Conversations: Elizabeth Reeder

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Thursday 5 November 2020, 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Zoom Event Book at EventBrite You will be sent the link to join the meeting once you book. Elizabeth Reeder, originally from Chicago, is a long-time resident of Scotland. She is author of three novels, her most recent being An Archive of Happiness published by Penned in the […]

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Remembering Alasdair Gray / Paradise

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Launch of Gray’s final major work, PARADISE, published by Canongate Books 5th November 2020, 6pm A digital celebration of the life and works of Glasgow’s polymath Alasdair Gray at this special two-headed event featuring some of those who knew him best. Celebrating the publication of Gray’s PARADISE, the third part of his trilogy responding to […]

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Who’s Zoomin Who? Music, Copyright and Precarity

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Thursday 12 November 2020 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. College of Arts University of Glasgow  Free Online Event –  Register at EventBrite Part of Being Human Exhibition If you’ve ever wondered how music is created, where copyright fits in, and the impact that Covid-19 has had on musicians and the music industry, this event is […]

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Landmarks: Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank

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Paintings by Alexander Moffat and Ruth Nicol, Poems by Alan Riach University of Glasgow Arts – Online Event 24 November, 2020 at 5 p.m. Free – Register at EventBrite Join the event 16:30 for a 17:00 start. About this Event ‘Landmarks: Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank’ brings together portraits by Sandy Moffat, landscapes by Ruth Nicol and poems by Alan Riach. […]

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‘Everything Passes Everything Remains’ Chris Dolan, Book Launch

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Saturday, 7 November, 2020 12 noon. Join Chris for a short virtual cycle ride on Saturday 7th, 12 midday? The plan had been for a troupe leaving Edinburgh and another from Glasgow to MEET HALFWAY at the Kelpies. Covid decided otherwise. The virtual launch of ‘Everything Passes Everything Remains’ (Saraband Books,) – in partnership with […]

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The Wild West of Scotland

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From Buffalo Bill to Outlander University of Glasgow College of Arts Friday, 20 November 2020, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Register for Online Event at EventBrite  A multimedia storytelling event recounting and reassessing some remarkable moments in Scottish-Native American history. Part of Being Human Festival, 12 – 22 November, 2020 About this Event A multimedia […]

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Celtic Connections 2021 – Online

15 January – 2 February, 2021 Celtic Connections 2021 – Europe’s largest winter music festival In 2021 Celtic Connections will present concerts using an online platform. Top quality performances will be available to view online across the 19 days with some of the biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond appearing on screens […]

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