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August 8, 2022

Hannah Rarity at Cottiers (rescheduled)

17 August, 2022 Cottiers, 93 – 95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5PU The 2018 winner of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year contest, singer and songwriter Hannah Rarity, celebrates the release of her eagerly anticipated second album ’To Have You Near’. Combining sublime vocal timbre and uncanny interpretive empathy, which have earned comparisons to Eva Cassidy and Cara […]

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August 8, 2022

Kim Edgar and Rhona Macfarlane at Cottiers

18 August, 2022 In association with Scotland On Tour Kim Edgar Emotion and connection are at the heart of this Edinburgh-based pianist and Songwriter’s work: through observed and lived experiences, Kim ponders what it is to be human, creating stories told with honesty and empathy that open hearts, minds and discussions. Her intensity and intimacy […]

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August 8, 2022

Piping Live! Family Fun Day

Tuesday 9 August, 2022 – Doors open 9.30 a.m. National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater St, Glasgow G4 0HW The Piping Live! Family Fun Day is back for 2022 Welcoming families, with children aged under 9 to come along and experience traditional Scottish arts of piping, drumming and highland dancing, then a fantastic magic show from […]

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August 8, 2022

Scotland on Tour – The Rum Shack, Glasgow

Scotland on Tour is an exciting initiative which aims to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry.  The Rum Shack Special Concert The Rum Shack, 657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2AB   There will be a special concert at The Rum Shack in Glasgow’s Southside on 11th August, 2022. Featuring Megan Black […]

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August 8, 2022

A Robbery at 1.46 a.m. and Bedsit – Websters Theatre

9 and 10 September, 2022 ‘Two Stories of Glasgow! Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ In ‘A Robbery at 1.46AM’, we witness the awkwardness as Matt, a clerk at a local petrol station, must wait for the police with the inept mugger who tried to rob the place! As they are forced to talk, […]

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August 6, 2022

Break the Cycle of Homelessness with Social Bite

Sunday 4 September, 2022 Back for 2022! Challenging you to Break the Cycle of homelessness. This year’s event is even bigger and better with two additional routes, some familiar faces (including Sir Chris Hoy returning for a second year), and a new finishing site at none other than the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Whether […]

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August 4, 2022

Mary Irvine’s Blog: Review – The Way Home by Robin Scott-Elliot

The Way Home by Robin Scott Elliot ‘The Way Home is a novel based on the true, tragic story of one family’s destruction…’ The Telegram The sun glistened on the Clyde as Gertie watched the postman walking down the street, coming ever closer to her parents’ house in Cardross where she was staying whilst her […]

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July 29, 2022

Ashton Lane Stre-EAT FEST

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August, 2022, 12 noon until 7 p.m. Ashton Lane, off Byres Road (beside Hillhead Underground) G12 Glasgow loves street food! Ashton Lane restaurants & bars unite once again to bring you StrEAT Fest! Get ready for 2 days fest featuring finger-lickin’ good street food from BREL INNIS AND GUNN JINTY […]

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July 28, 2022

A Day Of Fun Inspired by John Byrne

Saturday 30 July, 2022, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m Kelvingrove Art Gallery,  Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG Performances of the music that John Byrne loves and that inspired his creativity, featuring songs by Gerry Rafferty, Stealers Wheel, Donovan and The Beatles. With something for every age group; even the smallest fans (3+) will be entertained […]

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July 27, 2022

Bloody Scotland 2022 McIlvanney Prize Long List

The McIlvanney Prize is Bloody Scotland’s annual prize awarded to the best Scottish Crime book of the year. It provides Scottish crime writing with recognition and aims to raise the profile and prestige of the genre as a whole. The longlisted titles for 2022 are: May God Forgive, Alan Parks (Canongate) The Second Cut, Louise Welsh […]

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July 25, 2022

Roma Sisters Together – Govanhill International Festival

Sunday 7 August, 2022, 2 pm – 4 pm Govanhill International Festival and Carnival and Romano Lav Govanhill Park, Coplaw Street, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 To mark the end of our wellbeing project ‘Roma Sisters Together’, are throwing a celebratory party in the park! Featuring some of the amazing things the women have made in the sessions (with […]

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July 20, 2022

Stop Rwanda: Resisting the Hostile Environment

Tuesday 9 August, 2022, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Resisting the Hostile Environment and Fighting for Refugee Rights Stand Up To Racism, Govanhill International Festival and Carnival and Stand up to Racism Glasgow The Rum Shack Glasgow 657 – 659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2AB This event is part of Govanhill International Festival Free entry SPEAKERS TO BE […]

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July 15, 2022

Book launch: ‘Meantime’ by Frankie Boyle

Sunday 17th July, 2022 6.30 p.m. Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Aye Write welcomes Frankie Boyle with his debut novel Glasgow, 2015. When Valium addict Felix McAveety’s best friend Marina is found murdered in the local park, he goes looking for answers to questions that he quickly forgets. In a haze of uppers, hallucinogens, […]

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July 14, 2022

The Glasgow Effect: Online Talk with Ellie Harrison

Studio Social Online Tuesday, 26 July 2022 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. Pier Projects Art Agency CIC and Ellie Harrison Studio Socials are artist talks that take place online via Zoom. In each session, an artist will share one recent work or project with time for Q&A. Ellie Harrison will discuss her project ‘The Glasgow Effect’ which began […]

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July 6, 2022

Analysing socio-political themes of protest cinema in Carla’s song by Ken Loach

en:User:Ozgurgerilla, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons Lola Rose – discusses Carla’s song by Ken Loach   The political sociology made prominent in Ken Loach’s films often depict inequality in Britain through various narratives. Carla’s Song (Loach, 1997) continues to explore Loach’s social-realist tradition of fighting against the establishment, by delving into the poetic portrayal […]

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