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July 3, 2020

Outdoor Activities Woodlands Community

Meetings & Fresh Beginnings in Movement with Penny Chivas 10 July – 14 August, 2020 Boost Your Health and Confidence – Free Events During July and August Woodlands Community will pilot  a number of ‘socially distanced’ outdoor activities at their Workspace Terrace. These free events have been designed to help boost your health, confidence and […]

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June 30, 2020

Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. July 2020

Kelvinbridge We continue in lockdown here in Scotland due to the Covid 19 virus but it has given an opportunity to discover the wonderful parks in Glasgow and to write on another of my favourite local parks at Kelvingrove. Glasgow is known as the ‘Dear Green Place’ and the coat of arms of the City […]

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June 29, 2020

Online Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart

Tuesday June 30th, 2020 at 8 p.m. Today is the day for the premiere of It’s Quiz Night with Duglas week 14. The quiz will premiere at 8 pm on Tuesday June 30th. Please share with your friends. You know they really could do with a fun work out for their brains. Donations link I […]

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June 22, 2020

Jasmine Boutique – Stay at Home Service

Jasmine Boutique Hyndland – Re-opening After Lockdown Monday 29 June, 2020 Jasmine Boutique is offering a Special Stay At Home Service – aiming to keep you looking good so that you can zoom with confidence during lockdown relating to Coronavirus. 20% Off  All Full Price Clothes and Accessories for NHS Staff New Face masks from […]

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June 16, 2020

Bob Law’s Blog: Lockdown – Nature in Glasgow

Even during lockdown nature can lift your spirits, especially in Spring during a long run of perfect days. Walks or cycle rides from my house in the West End of Glasgow have revealed a wonderland going about its own business, unconcerned by any human malady.

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June 14, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Jazz on a Summer’s Day review by Pat Byrne

On a dreich Glasgow day a perfect movie choice was Jazz On A Summer’s Day, showing at Glasgow Film Festival 2020. Fashion photographer Bert Stern’s film of the Newport Jazz Festival 1958 not only offered an amazing line up of some of the world’s most wonderful jazz musicians but also caught the fashion, atmosphere and […]

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June 14, 2020

Blessed Assurance by Stewart Ennis

Published by Vagabond Voices, November, 2019   Blessed Assurance is a coming of age novel. It is set against the backdrop of a small close-knit evangelical community in the fictional Scottish village of Kilhaugh one fog bound December in the late nineteen sixties when the Cold War was on the brink of turning hot. The […]

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June 12, 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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June 12, 2020

In Times of Self-Isolation poem by Rizwan Akhtar

In Times of self-Isolation   I have just discovered that there is a world outside still a touch away from us we used to be so familiar   coming each  morning the sun bloats carelessly even shadows of all possible sizes remain alone   no one comes out to sue time for being too slow […]

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June 8, 2020

Sound & Vision Drive-In at Riverside Museum

Glasgow Film Festival and Electric Frog Announce Music and Movie Drive-In Two of Glasgow’s best loved festivals are joining forces to create a special movie and music drive-in taking place in July. Sound & Vision Drive-In is a unique collaboration between Scotland’s creative electronic music and film festivals: Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) and Electric Frog. Due […]

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June 4, 2020

‘A Handful of Dates’ Africa in Motion Online

Friday 5 June, 2020 In a mythical Sudanese village between the desert and the Nile, a young boy enjoys an idyllic childhood, taking pleasure in the fertile fruits of the land and basking by the river. But the boy’s precious world begins to unravel when he learns the disturbing truth behind his family’s fortune, and […]

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June 4, 2020

Mother India Cafe – Takeaway and Uber Eats

Mother India will be offering takeaway & UberEats options – Thursday, 7th of May.2020,  From 3 p.m. Mother India’s Cafe for takeaway And Dining In, The Den, for cold food pickup and deliveries via UberEats! Mother India’s Cafe will be open for takeaway and The Den, Mother India for cold food pickup from 3pm and […]

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June 4, 2020

Historic Significance of Ellisland Farm, Centre for Robert Burns

Friday 5 June, 2020, 11 a.m. The Centre for Robert Burns Studies University of Glasgow and Ellisland Farm teams will participate with  Prof Gerry Carruthers in online seminar on the historic significance of Ellisland Farm as a Burns site. Join The Talk on The Historical Importance of Ellisland Farm (Home of Rabbie Burns 1788 – […]

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June 3, 2020

Best of Africa in Motion Shorts – Shoeshine screening online

Available until 12 June, 2020 Some amazing films from Africa and beyond – Pay what you feel Set in a busy street of Dar es Salaam, a shoeshine boy offers us a conscious and subconscious perspective of the space and people of his city ranging from the local politician to University students as well as […]

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June 1, 2020

Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary – Glasgow Botanic Gardens

In the lockdown during the Covid-19 virus, we have been lucky to have a spell of prolonged dry, sunny weather. Very unusual for Scotland and even facing a drought. My friend, who lives in rural Perthshire was concerned that her private water supply was running low. Anyway, I am writing about my visits to the […]

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