WestFest Glasgow’s Cultural and Community Festival.

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WestFest is Glasgow’s newest cultural and community festival

2 – 25 June, 2023

The festival will deliver a colourful array of high quality, accessible and inclusive events to the West End of Glasgow.

It is anticipated that over 200 events will take place across 60 venues, featuring a colourful mix of concerts, performances, recitals, galas and exhibitions; across music, theatre, comedy and visual art. Expect lots of special highlights such as a talks, authors’ programme and the Make Music Day programme on 21st June.

Free Programme of Community Events

The jewel in the festival’s crown will be the free programme of community events across the West End, such as The Big Sunday at Kelvingrove Bandstand, Vinicombe Street Gala, Bard in the Yard in Kelvingrove Park and Queen Margaret Drive Festival.

In addition look out for fire shows, outdoor ceilidhs, choral events, brass band concerts and lots more free events.

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Kirklee Allotments Open Day

Kirklee Allotments Open Day

Saturday 17 June, 2023, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Event by Kelvinside Allotments Association Kirklee Allotments, Kirklee Road Allotments Explore the allotment site, meet plotholders and find out about growing your own fresh fruit and vegetables. There will be plants, fresh produce and flowers for sale, home baking, preserves and refreshments. 15% of proceeds will be […]

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Lincoln Laughs

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Thursday 22 June, 2023 at 8 p.m. Lincoln Inn Bar, 2131 Great Western Road, Knightswood, Glasgow, G13 2XX Come along to the Lincoln Inn’s fabulous and cosy wee Lounge on Thursday 22 June . Come see Emerging and Experienced stand up acts try out their newer stuff on a Thursday Evening in Lincoln Inn’s lovely […]

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Wilton Street Garden Fete, Glasgow West End

Saturday 17 June, 2023, 1.30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Wilton Street Garden Fete with its usual range of fantastic stalls, live music, great food, kids’ entertainment, local artists and craft workers and cakes – did we mention cakes? Free Entry. Everyone welcome! Wilton Street, North Kelvinside, G20 Part of  WestFest

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Paintings on Railings at West Fest

10th June, 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mansfield Park, G11 5QW 11th, 17, 18, 24, 26 June at: Railings at Botanic Gardens, Queen Margaret Drive, G20 8NZ. The annual display of local artists showing their paintings, drawings, ceramics and jewellery for sale. Please note – weather dependent! To exhibit, please contact Selma (Modest […]

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City of Glasgow Chorus at WestFest

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Saturday, 20 June, 2023 – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. From Classic to Pop – A choral celebration! Join the world-renowned City of Glasgow Chorus singing music from Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves to Eva Cassidy’s Autumn Leaves. St John’s Renfield Church 22 Beaconsfield Road Glasgow G12 0NB Buy tickets at EventBrite Part of WestFest

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Robert Burns Photography Exhibition – A Window On Ukraine

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2nd June – 16th July 2023 Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road G12 8AP Part of WestFest 2023 A Window on Ukraine offers distinctive observations and reflections of the country over several years by Glasgow-based photographer Robert Burns, who has been visiting Ukraine since 2007. Whilst on holiday in Crete in 2006, a chance meeting by Robert Burns […]

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Vinicombe Street Gala 2023

Saturday 3 June, 2023 – Noon until 5 p.m. Come and celebrate the first Saturday of WestFest at the fabulous Vinicombe Street Gala. At the Piazza, top of Byres Road, (opposite Waitrose).  Enjoy an afternoon of live music, dancers, circus performers and the fantastic SambaYaBamba! Also street theatre, balloon artists, face-painting and lots more. Free […]

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The Big Sunday at the Bandstand

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Sunday 4 June, 2023 from 11 a.m. Kelvingrove Bandstand, off Kelvin Way, Glasgow West End. After the success of the Big Weekend last year, WestFest is excited to be back at Kelvingrove Bandstand in 2023 for a jam-packed programme of free, community events in partnership with Glasgow Music. Come and join the afternoon gala then […]

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WestFest One Button Benny – Alan Windram

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Alan Windram events with WestFest, ARC and The Children’s Wood Sunday, 4 June, 2023 2.30 p.m. Part of WestFest Children’s Book Programme in partnership with the Children’s Wood and ARC, University of Glasgow. ARC, University of Glasgow, 11 Chapel Lane, Glasgow, G11 6EW Benny and his friends decide they need a bit more ‘robot dancing’ […]

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New Writers Showcase with University of Glasgow Lifelong Learning

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Wednesday, 21st June, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Lecture Theatre 639, James McCune Smith Building University Avenue, University of Glasgow Glasgow, G12 8QW FREE – BOOK TICKET Join the lifelong learners at the University of Glasgow as they share the best of their new creative writing. From poems and short stories to true tales and drama, […]

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Mansfield Park Street Festival 2023

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Saturday 10 June, 2023, 12,00 – 5 p.m. Come along and enjoy  a fun filled gala day where there will be something for everyone! Catch some live music from samba drummers, choirs, cover bands and community groups from across the West End. There will also be the Partick Farmers Market, street theatre, pop-up workshops, face […]

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WestFest Glasgow’s Cultural and Community Festival 2023

WestFest Community Festival 2024 The first ever WestFest will take place from Friday 2nd – Sunday 25th June, 2023. Launch of WestFest Saturday 22 April, 2023 SambaYaBamba and Brass, Aye? will be popping up all over the West End. Here’s where to catch them: Kelvingrove Park Fountain 12.30pm: SambaYaBamba 1.30pm: BrassAye Ashton Lane 12.30pm: BrassAye […]

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