Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers.

Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers.

Creative Conversations: Kirstin Innes

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Monday 08 March 2021 1 – 2 p.m. Creative Conversations Lunchtime Series hosted by Creative Writing College of Arts, University of Glasgow  Kirstin Innes, Writer and Journalist in conversation with Zoe Strachan. Free on Zoom (When you register you will be sent link to attend the event online.) Kirstin Innes is an award-winning writer and […]

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Yer Old Faither, Glasgow Film Festival Online

Celebrate Helen Croall’s Wonderful Documentary on International Women’s Day 6 – 9 March, 2021 It’s A Wonderful Life taught us that one man’s life can touch countless others. Glaswegian John Croall was just such a man. He left Scotland for Australia in 1970, settling with his family in Whyalla and becoming the local obstetrician. Hundreds of […]

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Spring Blossom Glasgow Film Festival 2021

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Celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, 2021 with Suzanne Lindon’s directorial debut. She also stars in Spring Blossom. Film Available 7 – 10 March, 2021 to view At Home £9.99 Buy Online   Oh to be young and in love. The UK premiere of Suzanne Lindon’s dreamy, remarkably assured directorial debut provides the perfect conclusion to […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021 – Spring Blossom review Pat Byrne

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Spring blossom UK Premiere of Suzanne Lindon’s directorial debut At Glasgow Film Festival Online 7 – 10 March, 2021 Tickets to watch at home £9.99  Suzanne Lindon, wrote directed and plays the lead role in this dreamy, very French, story of first love. The 20 year old director, casts herself as the sixteen year old, […]

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FrightFest – American Badger review by Danielle O’Neill Young

American Badger FrightFest at Glasgow Film Festival 2021 6 – 9 March – Tickets £9.99 The overall feeling I have after watching this movie is one of bleakness and I would describe it as pretty grim. There are various themes running concurrently; sexual exploitation and abuse of women, child abuse, kidnapping, murder, violence and hopelessness. […]

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FrightFest Glasgow 2021 – ‘Vicious Fun’ review Danielle O’Neill Young

Vicious Fun – 5 until 9 March, 2021 Online at FrightFest Right from the ominous opening scene of a dark, dingy motel parking lot and the score at the start, this film immediately gives off 80’s serial killer vibes. The characters as they emerge are the perfect stereotypical horror movie mix which quite frankly we […]

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Glasgow Film Festival – Rosa’s Wedding review by Pat Byrne

UK Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Online, 5 – 8 March, 2021 Rosa’s wedding is a delightful film. Perfect if you feel taken for granted, have unfulfilled dreams or perhaps think it’s time for some self-love. Rosa (Candela Peña) is turning 45 and is going to change her life. She’s making plans to follow […]

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Yer Old Faither review by Pat Byrne

At Glasgow Film Festival 2021 At Home 6 – 9 March, 2021 Order Tickets Online Yer Old Faither is a documentary about the life of a remarkable man – John Croall, a Glaswegian doctor, who emigrated to Whyalla in South Australia with his family in 1970. He wanted to live in a sunny place and […]

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Wildland Glasgow Film Festival Online review Pat Byrne

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The UK Premiere of Wildland screens online 4 – 7 March, 2021 ‘The embrace of a loving family starts to feel like the grip of a python in Wildland, a dark, chilling crime drama that marks director Jeanette Nordahl as a talent to watch. ‘ Director, Jeanette Nordahl’s chilling debut finds teenager Ida (Sandra Guldberg Kampp) placed […]

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Introductions to birding in Glasgow – with Scott Rogers Part IV(Nature Recovery)

Woodlands Community 3 March, 2021 5.30 p.m. Bird Watch – Online Workshop Event by Woodlands Community Online Event. Register for this event. Free · Duration: 1 hr Have you been finding solace in appreciating the birds during lock down? What to find out more identification tips and tricks to develop knowledge of how to bird […]

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CLIC Sargent – World Book Day Fundraiser

Young Lives Against Cancer Fundraiser Get Into Good Books this World Book Day! All this week (Until 7 March, 2021) more than 60 well-known authors are offering YOU the chance to win exclusive prizes to raise money for young lives against cancer. With CLIC’s Good Books auction you could name a character in a book, […]

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Spring Fling Queen Margaret Drive

22 – 28 March, 2021  Queen Margaret Drive Community and Teresa Lowe Online event Free Spring forward with the QMD Community this March for a fabulous Spring Fling featuring a range of fun and free online activities for all including: Window Wonderland Artist Shop Window Takeover! Sun 28th March 11-4pm Online Street Festival featuring music performances, workshops […]

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Minari at GFF21 – review by Pat Byrne

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Minari is a gentle film, with wonderful ambient music and gorgeous cinematography. It is set in beautiful countryside around the Ozarks in Arkansas, where Jacob Yi (Steven Yeun) has brought his Korean family from California. Jacob’s dream is to support his family by creating a farm selling Korean vegetables. Both Jacob and his wife Monica […]

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How Poets See The World – Paisley Book Festival 2021 review by Pat Byrne

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Paisley Book Festival At Home With poets and writers: Brian Whittingham, Basia Palka, Sean McMenemy, Jim Ferguson and Kay Metcalfe It was lovely to sit down with a coffee in my living room and catch this Paisley Book Festival event on YouTube.  Brian Whittingham introduced the event by telling us that : ‘a poet’s job […]

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How Poets See The World – Paisley Book Festival Online 2021

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How Poets See The World with Brian Whittingham 22 February,  2021, 5 p.m. Free. Book Tickets Join Renfrewshire’s Tannahill Makar Brian Whittingham for an hour of readings from Paisley connected poets, who share their visions of the world and make some projections for its future. Featuring Jim Ferguson, Basia Palka, Kay Metcalfe and Sean McMenemy, […]

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New Patterns for Paisley, Paisley Book Festival

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Poetry and Publishing 23 February, 20217 p.m. Round table event discussing transformational effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Scottish writing and opportunities this presents for Paisley writers. Panellists include: John Scally, National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland; Linda Jackson: writer, editor and creative writing tutor; Jim Ferguson: poet, novelist and […]

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Breaking Boundaries: Main Reading Vahni Capildeo and Mark Waldron

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Sunday 21st February – 8.00pm-9.00pm Tickets: 
£5 – Book Online – Brewery Arts Centre Vahni Capildeo’s seven books and five pamphlets extend from prose poetry into immersive theatre. Capildeo’s work is intimate yet full of humour, far-ranging and far-reaching and always fearless in its challenge to the boundaries of poetry and what it can do. Mark […]

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More premieres and guests announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2021

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GFF21 Online from 24 February until 7 March Tina GFF will host UK premiere of Tina, a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, on 5 March. Further Details – Tina First Cow Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow will receive its UK premiere at GFF on 5 March. Further Details […]

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What It Means To Overcome – Paisley Film Festival

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(What it Means) to Overcome: Poems and short stories with Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin & Mairi Murphy 23 February, 2021 5 p.m. Authors From Home Tickets: Free Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin & Mairi Murphy are three local writers with strong Irish roots. One emigrated to Paisley as a child, whilst two are second generation. The […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Truman and Tennessee

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GFT At Home 1 – 4 March, 2021 Book Online £9.99 Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams were friends for the best part of 40 years. Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s poignant documentary captures the complexity of a relationship that journeyed from fond regard to bitchy disdain and back again. A wealth of archive material confirms the two literary giants […]

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The World I Fell Out Of – Melanie Reid

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Paisley Book Festival 20 February, 2021 – 4 p.m. Authors From Home Tickets: Free In 2010, award-winning writer and The Times columnist Melanie Reid fell from her horse, breaking her neck and fracturing her lower back. Paralysed from the top of her chest down, she was to spend almost a full year in hospital, determinedly […]

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Crossways Literary Festival 2021 – Online

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12 – 14 February, 2021 Crossways: The Irish Scottish Cultural & Literary Festival The first two Crossways Festivals took place in the Merchant City, Glasgow, in the spring of 2018 and 2019. Due to the ongoing Pandemic, this year’s Festival must be a virtual one. Although online, Virtual Crossways 2021 will nonetheless be a substantial series of […]

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Vivian French and The Giant’s Tea Party

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Paisley Book Festival – 20 February, 202 10 a.m. Family Event Age 5 – 10 years Tickets are Free – Book Online Beloved children’s author and picture book expert Vivian French brings us a rollicking new fairytale adventure, The Giant’s Tea Party, which tells the story of Prince Max as he ventures into the valley […]

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Spring Blossom, Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Online

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Available on Glasgow Film At Home from Sunday 7 until 10 March, 2021 £9.99  Buy Online Oh to be young and in love. The UK premiere of Suzanne Lindon’s dreamy, remarkably assured directorial debut provides the perfect conclusion to the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival. The daughter of Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Lindon, Lindon emerges as a force […]

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Sweetheart, Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Online

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Available: Wednesday 3 March until Saturday 6 March, 2021 Film Festival 24 February – 7 March, 2021 GFF  2021  24 February – 7 March, 2021 £9.99 Buy Online Marley Morrison’s knockout debut feature is a sharply observed coming-of-age story that will make you wince and laugh in painful recognition of universal truths. 17-year-old AJ (Nell Barlow) […]

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Jumbo, Glasgow Film Festival Online 2021

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Available:  27 February until  2 March, 2021 £9.99 buy online Love is where you find it in Jumbo, a quirky charmer of a debut from Zoé Wittock, ‘inspired’ by a true story. Awkward, painfully shy Jeanne (Noémie Merlant from Portrait of a Lady on Fire) lives with her blowsy mother (Emmanuelle Bercot) and works as a cleaner at an […]

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Preparations To Be Together, Glasgow Film Festival Online

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Available 2 March, 2021 £9.99 Book Online. ‘a multi-layered rumination on love, fate and the blurry lines between desire, obsession and reality.’   Lili Horvat’s striking noir-tinged second feature is pitched somewhere between the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock and Krzystof Kieslowski. Marta (Natasa Stork) is a 40-year-old neurosurgeon. At a medical conference in New Jersey, she meets […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Industry Focus Progamme

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Full programme announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Industry Focus Monday 1 – Saturday 6 March, 2021 Events include Spotlight interviews with 1917 writer Krysty Wilson- Cairns and The Mauritanian director Kevin Macdonald MUBI Ambassador programme for filmmakers under 30 with Ben Sharrock, John MacPhail, Eva Riley and Rachel Jackson Glasgow Film Festival (GFF)Industry Focus […]

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Newtopia: Women With Fierce Words, Paisley Book Festival

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18 February, 2021 9.30 p.m. Authors From Home Tickets: Free Newtopia is a multimedia performance of writing emerging from women’s disrupted lives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is presented by Women With Fierce Words – an inclusive collective of established women writers. They will be joined from India by the award-winning poet, […]

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Paisley Book Festival 2021 – Online

18 – 27 February, 2021 During Lockdown books and reading have been a great source of comfort for so many people. The Paisley Book Festival has a fabulous programme lined up with something for everyone on their digital stage. Radical New Futures: Launch Event 18 February, 7 p.m. Hannah Lavery, Laura Waddell and Alan Bissett […]

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