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January 26, 2022

Glasgow Film Festival Announces 2022 Programme

2 – 13 March, 2022 GFF 2022 will host 10 World premieres, 4 European premieres, 65 UK premieres, and 13 Scottish premieres. Opening and Closing Films The 18th edition of the annual festival will open with the UK premiere of  The Outfit, a gripping and masterful thriller starring Academy Award winner Mark Rylance. The festival […]

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January 20, 2022

Sonica Festival 2022

10 – 20 March 2022 Sonica Festival 2022 announces full programme for its tenth anniversary edition across Glasgow and beyond One of the world’s largest celebrations of visual sonic art, Cryptic’s renowned biennial festival will showcase a groundbreaking international programme of 200 events by over 85 artists from 10 countries Highlights Live highlights include composer […]

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January 20, 2022

Unchained Comedy Club at McChuills

McChuills, Glasgow’s Legendary Music Bar and Cafe, 80 High Street, G1 1NL Glasgow’s newest comedy night at McChuills! Sunday 23 January, 2022 With guest host Rosco. Unchained Comedy At McChuills Bar is an exiting new night of comedy in Glasgow. Bringing you weekly entertainment featuring the best of Scotland’s comedy scene including both new and […]

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January 19, 2022

Compass Gallery: Gary Anderson RSW : Thoughts and Contemplations

Compass Gallery A group of recent works from the artist Gary Anderson. Gary Anderson RSW Thoughts and Contemplations Gary Anderson, born in Glasgow, studied Drawing & Painting at Glasgow School of Art graduating in 1984 with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. He had early success, winning the John D Kelly Award in 1981. […]

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January 17, 2022

Scottish Opera Breath Cycle Programme for Long Covid Patients

Singing your way to health – Scottish Opera’s breath cycle programme begins for Long COVID patients A new block of sessions for Breath Cycle, Scottish Opera’s project designed to benefit those suffering from a range of conditions affecting lung health, in particular Long COVID, begins online on January 26. Register Your Interest Blocks starting in […]

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January 14, 2022

Kavya Prize – New Writers Prize To Celebrate Scotland’s Ethnically Diverse Communities

A new Scottish literary prize has been launched aimed at celebrating published work and new writing by Scotland’s ethnically diverse communities. The Kavya Prize, in association with the University of Glasgow, seeks to encourage Scottish black, indigenous, and people of colour writers – either living in Scotland or abroad. The inaugural prize for full-length published […]

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January 13, 2022

Roy’s West End View: Battered Boris savaged by top Scots true blues

(Image attribution: Think London, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons) There’s a memorable scene at the start of the epic movie Waterloo, starring Rod Steiger as Napoleon, where – with allied armies converging on Paris – the Emperor’s marshals gather to insist that he should resign. “I will NOT! I will NOT! I will […]

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January 12, 2022

People’s Palace 124th Birthday Celebration

Happy 124th Birthday People’s Palace Saturday, 22nd January, 2022 at 12 Noon until 2 p.m.   – Free Event Outside the People’s Palace at Glasgow Green. Join – Friends of People’s Palace Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green Come along and show your support to get these iconic Glaswegian owned buildings Repaired, Restored and Re-opened! FOPPWGGG will be […]

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January 12, 2022

Wullie Davidson’s Blog: Extreme Global Weather Events of 2021

Global Cooling Effect of the Ongoing La Nina Event The global cooling effect of the ongoing La Nina event in the tropical Pacific means that 2021 was ‘only’ the sixth warmest year, globally, in a record going back to 1880. The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has two phases, the warm El Nino, which boosts […]

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January 11, 2022

Bob Law’s Blog: An Unusual Cross Country Ski Day in Glasgow

January, 2022 – Glasgow Several years ago I worked out a good walk, or cross country ski route, in my local area. When we had a snowfall recently, and I had a free day available, I set off for a mini adventure. You don’t need to go to the ends of the earth to explore.  […]

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January 8, 2022

Mika & Me Eyewear Glasgow

56 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF Tel: 0141 413 5393 Email: hello@mikaandme.com Look Better & See Better The fun way to shop eyewear Mika & Me has opened its first eyewear shop in the West End of Glasgow. Brother and sister team, Barry Hutcheon and Wendy Bremner, are introducing a whole new concept in eyewear with unique […]

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January 6, 2022

G20 Young People to Climb Ben Nevis to support people affected by poverty

The Children’s Wood and G20 Youth Festival (The Children’s Wood youth club) community will be hiking to the top of Ben Nevis – the tallest mountain in the U.K – to raise money for people living in poverty. The G20 young people want to help others and make a difference both locally and abroad. The […]

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December 18, 2021

Shaking Hands With Christmas – Brian Whittingham

The Quilt and The Book, Christmas Day The Ball and The Boots, Boxing Day A Christmas Trilogy THE FIRE AND THE TREE Christmas-Eve. Mum cleaned the grate of yesterday’s fireplace replenished it with crumpled newspaper, kindling, adding course-coal she lit, gently puffing her cheeks, blowing to fan the new-born flame. She’d stand the coal-shovel against […]

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December 12, 2021

Is this ‘Black Bitch’ name ban really justified?

Hundreds of people are reportedly seething this week at a move to erase the name “Black Bitch” from a popular Scottish bar. A UK pubs firm has decided the name of a historic bar should be “cleaned up” to avoid inadvertently giving offence, and many locals are far from happy. As detailed in a welter […]

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December 10, 2021

Roma Night at The Rum Shack

Friday 10 December, 2021 The Rum Shack, 657- 659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2AB Tickets · £8 via Eventbrite End of the year Gypsy party with Formatia Express, Ciaran Ryan Band and Transylvanian Ceilidh! About this event Would you like to have a proper blow out before the year is over? Bringing the hottest groups […]

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