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February 25, 2020

Celtic Connections 2020 – Transatlantic Sessions review and photography Pauline Keightley

Review Transatlantic Sessions Celtic Connections 2020 This Celtic Connections Festival concert was under the musical direction of Shetland fiddler Aly Bain and multi-Grammy-winning dobro maestro Jerry Douglas. It was the 17th live Transatlantic Sessions, which commenced in 2003. What a joyous, positive concert exploring a wide range of music, including,  upbeat rhythms, perfect harmonies, poignant moments, high […]

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February 24, 2020

John Byrne’s 80th Birthday Bash, Paisley Book Festival 2020 review by Pat Byrne

John Byrne’s 80th birthday at Paisley Arts Centre attracted a full house. Part of Paisley Book Festival 2020, the event was advertised as celebrating ‘the life and work of one of Scotland’s most beloved playwrights and artists’. The palpable respect and affection emanating from the audience reinforced the accolade. I expect most people were very […]

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February 21, 2020

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance Fundraiser at Murrayfield

“Superheroes Abseil” – BT Murrayfield touchdown will prove a lifesaver 26 March, 2020, 9 a.m. _ 5 p.m. BT Murrayfield has welcomed its fair share of rugby heroes over the years. But superheroes of a very different kind will be aiming to touchdown at Edinburgh’s famous international arena next month. Dozens of fundraising daredevils are […]

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February 19, 2020

New Works Festival at Websters Theatre

24, 25 and 26 February, 2020 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G4 9HZ New Works is a festival of brand new writing from Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG). Each night consists of one short and one long play; written, directed and performed by STAG members. New Works is an opportunity for writers […]

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February 13, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Short Film Festival Programme

18 – 22 March, 2020 Glasgow Short Film Festival announces 2020 programme and explores the politics of place Glasgow Short Film Festival,  the festival’s first as an independent charitable organisation. GSFF is, of course, a celebration of short film, although in typically contrary fashion.  This year’s edition opens with a feature-length live performance, and there […]

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February 10, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Special Events

Films in this Festival Strand Total Recall at The Argyle Street Arches (18) 28 February Total Recall at The Argyle Street Arches (18) “If I’m not me then who the hell am I?”. Part of a Festival StrandSpecial Events Tank Girl at The Argyle Street Arches (18) 29 February, 2020 Tank Girl at The Argyle […]

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February 7, 2020

First events announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020

The first events have been announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020. The 16th annual festival takes place from 26 February to 8 March, showcasing the best new films from Scotland and around the world. Some Highlights Glasgow Film Festival 2020 The focus of three special strands Retrospective Are We There Yet? – A Retrospective of […]

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February 7, 2020

Alasdair Gray – Omnium Gatherum

Exhibition Runs: 07 February – 12 April 2020 Glasgow Print Studio’s long association with Alasdair Gray goes back to the late seventies and in 1981 in celebration of the publication of the seminal novel, Lanark, we published a series of lithographs that were used as illustrations within the book. More recently GPS has published 30 screenprints going […]

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February 4, 2020

Dunkeld and Birnam, Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary February 2020

Train from Glasgow Birnam and Dunkeld are twin villages situated north east of Glasgow in Perthshire – 2hours 40 minute train journey from Queen Street Station in Glasgow to Dunkeld and Birnam Station. Although I have been there in the past, I have never really explored the area. However, recently, I had the opportunity to […]

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February 3, 2020

Paisley Book Festival: Opening Night: Radical Renfrewshire

(Maggie Craig) Paisley Arts Centre – Theatre GA – Feb. 20, 2020, 7 p.m. 7pm-9pm £10/£6+bkg fee Fabulous line up for opening night of Paisley Book Festival 2020, where you’ll be treated to an exclusive reading from Scottish radicalism expert Maggie Craig, poetry from Renfrewshire born Jim Carruth, and music from Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Heir of […]

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January 29, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival – Programme Announced 2020

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 26 February – 8 March, 2020 You’re in for a treat with this year’s film festival Download the GFF 2020 Programme Brochure  (PDF) Or pick up programme at Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB Star guests including George Mackay, Caitlin Moran, Simon Bird, Cannes Best Actress Award Winner […]

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January 23, 2020

Largs and Knock Hill January 2020

Helen Rose Outdoor Diary Largs On a crisp January day I went to Largs with the Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers to climb the hill above it called Knock Hill. Largs is a town on the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland, about 33 miles from Glasgow. The original name […]

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January 22, 2020

Celtic Connections: Field Music with Tenement and Temple, Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Celtic Connections 2020 1 February, 2020 at 8 p.m. Field Music Having noted the “howling injustice” of Field Music’s bijou fanbase – despite prolific claims to playful art-pop perfection – a glowing Guardian review of 2018’s sixth album Open Here ruefully concludes, “Short of running naked through Sunderland, it’s hard to know what else they […]

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January 16, 2020

The Lucky Sparrow Games Cafe Open Day

Lucky Sparrow Games Café, 1091 Pollokshaws Road, G41 3YG Saturday 25 January, 2020 – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Come along to the Lucky Sparrow open day for a chance to learn some new games, find out about upcoming events, and get the chance to win a few prizes! The event will run from 1pm […]

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January 9, 2020

Celtic Connections 2020 – Fionnuala Boyle

Celtic Connections 2020 kicks off on 16th January and runs until 2nd February, 2020, bringing with it some of the best new and established Celtic talent from around the world. Taking place in venues across the city such as Drygate Brewery and Old Fruitmarket, the festival will play host to an eclectic mix of Celtic […]

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