Final Week West End Festival 2014

More great events to catch in the final week

West End Festival 2014 Programme of Events

St Louis Wee Literary Festival, Crime Night, Alex Gray Wed 25 June

music alex gray st louisLiterary Muse at St Louis: Crime & Intrigue

St Louis Cafe Bar

Wednesday 25 June 8.00 p.m.

Come and enjoy this Literary Evening of Crime and Intrigue, hosted by Linda Jackson , with word, song, good company and great chat.

Special guest crime writer Alex Gray.

Americana Music from Jim Byrne

St Louis Cafe Bar, 734 Dumbarton Road, Thornwood, G11 7AE

Part of

Comedy, Cocktails and Canapes

oranmor-at-nightComedy, Cocktails & Canapes

Oran Mor top of Byres Road, G12 8QX

Wednesday 25 Jun 7:30pm

An intimate night of Comedy in The Brasserie Restaurant at Oran Mor, featuring some of the most exciting Up and Coming Comedians in the UK. Included in your ticket price are Cocktails and Canapes on arrival.

0141 357 6200

£15+BF in advance sales from or the Main Bar

oranmor 10th year anniversaryTerry Neason: Celtic Kisses, Slaps ‘n’ Tickles

Thu 26th Of Jun 2014  7 p.m.

Live Music @ The Venue, OranMor

Celtic Kisses, Slaps ‘n’ Tickles: Award winning Diva, Terry Neason, performs a roller-coaster collection of Celtic and Country songs, poems, wit and wisdom. As well as originals, including classics, ballads and belters.

“Fantastically talented; her voice is rich, versatile, huge, raw and quiveringly beautiful.” – The Scotsman, UK *****

Tickets: £16.00
Telephone: 08444 77 1000

Òran Mór,Top of Byres Road, G12 8QX.

queenmargaretdrive-posterQueen Margaret Drive Street Festival

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June, 2014 12:00pm – 6.00 p.m.

On the last week-end of the West End Festival join in the fun organised by the Queen Margaret Drive Community

Music, craft beer, authentic food, art and craft workshops, street stalls, vintage clothing, face painting and other children’s activities.

Families welcome.

Free parking.

smileCheck out the great shops and cafes. You may not get a seat at
Smile Cafe but do your best. It’s worth it.

Children who dress up as a fairy, elf or pixie for the Elf, Pixie and Fairy Festival will receive a prize in Opal Moon

Also worth a visit is Ae Fond Kiss

Queen Margaret Drive

Bring Your Own Seat Cinema: Chariots of Fire

gusideltsmallUniversity of Glasgow, east Quadrangle, University Avenue

Saturday 28 Jun 9:30pm

After the success of last year’s BYOS at Hillhead Library, the Grosvenor Cinema takes over the University of Glasgow to bring you the most epic screening of “Chariots of Fire” you are ever likely to see.

Enjoy the story of Eric Lidell and Harold Abrahams, two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Olympics in the stunning surroundings of the University’s famous open air Quadrangle. Dress for the weather, and don’t forget to bring your own seat!


elf, pixie and fairy festival



Cottier Dance Project – Watch This Space

Cottiers theatre

Thursday June 26th, 8:30 p.m.

This exciting evening will showcase new, short excerpts by choreographers and dancers who create their own work.

Fragments – Loosmore
New work – Davidson
Double E – Hawkins
T-his and T-hat – Fuora Dance Project
Go Get’em Kid – Russell


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Full details

Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU

Part of West End Festival

wef2014.jpgPartners in Crime – West End Festival Literary Event

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:00pm


Partners in Crime. A heady mix of top Scottish crime writers at Cottier’s Theatre Sunday 29 June 3pm -featuring Caro Ramsay. Craig Robertson, Russel D McLean.


West End Festival closing event.

Cottiers, 93/95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5PX

West End Festival Closing Event at Kelvingrove Bandstand

Sunday 29th June, 2014

See: Competition for Local Bands


Glasgow’s favourite and biggest cultural event, the West End Festival, has announced a closing event to take place this weekend on Sunday, 29 June at Kelvingrove bandstand, sponsored by CC Music and supported by Glasgow Life.

This free event will represent the community of local musicians that WEF has previously used over the years at the free stages in Kelvingrove Park on Parade Day. It will also see the bandstand being used once again during #WEF2014 for a line-up of varied bands, including former MSP Pauline McNeill and rugby legend John Beattie, both with their own bands. Michelle McManus will also perform with her band, Honest Sam and the Dealers.


1pm – Pauline McNeill Band
1.45pm- L’Acoustica
2.10pm – Hat Trick
2.35pm – Community Choir
3.00pm – Mugen Taiko Dojo
3.40pm – Possible competition winners
4.15pm- John Beattie Band
5.15pm – Honest Sam and the Dealers
Finish 6pm

westendfest3-7099Mini Competition for Local Bands

Send your entry by Noon on Wednesday 25th June to

Michael Dale, festival director, explains how local bands can get involved: “We have also opened up a slot during the day for ‘amateur’ local bands to play. Bands which are interested in playing and are available, will enter a mini competition to win a slot.

“This day has been made possible because of the support it’s been given from sponsors and Glasgow Life. It’s important for us, where possible, to include local talent.”

Entries of videos and Sound Cloud links along with a covering email should be sent to demonstrating credentials. Bands must also answer the following question: What does the West End Festival mean to you? Entries should be sent by 12pm on Wednesday 25 June and chosen band(s) will be notified by Friday, 27 June.

St Louis Wee Literary Festival, Crime Night, Alex Gray Wed 25 June
Comedy, Cocktails & Canapes Oran Mor 25th June

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