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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 2, 2020

Online Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart

Tuesday 2June, 2020 at 8 p.m. Here’s where to watch week 10 of our quiz. The quiz will premiere at 8 pm on Tuesday June 2nd. This week we’ll be giving 50% of donations to Glasgow based charity Food from the Wood. Here is the donations link: paypal.me/duglast Enjoy the quiz. Please don’t post answers […]

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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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June 1, 2020

Jasmine Boutique – Stay at Home Service

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 Clothes and Accessories for NHS Staff The boutique is offering a Stay at Home Service with Local Delivery or Free Postage Check out […]

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May 23, 2020

Performance Cancelled by Pat Byrne

So it was exciting. My first gig as a singer songwriter. A big affair with full backing band. A sell out.  The dressing room was exactly like the wee room where I met Ruth Marsh at Glasgow Film Theatre when I interviewed her for my podcast.  Slight problem having no mirror but I’d done my […]

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May 22, 2020

Sounds in the Suburbs Refuweegee Fundraiser

Thursday 29 May, 2020 at 8.10 p.m. on Zoom Support the great Glasgow charity Refuweegee, featuring an array of great artists performing music and spoken word mini-sets. Line Up Boo Hewerdine, Paul Tasker, Yvonne Lyon, Brian McMahon Gallagher, Tam Dean Burn and Carol Laula have all agreed to take part in what will be a […]

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May 18, 2020

Ian R. Mitchell – Some Images From Glasgow’s Past

Photographs From Early 1980s – With Some History Finnieston Corruna St and St Vincent Crescent Now the hippest place in the UK according to some London papers but back them it was only beginning to recover from its lowest ebb as a multi-occupancy slum with a fair population of ladies of the night, criminals and […]

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May 13, 2020

Cake At Number 8: Cupcakes Against Covid 

During lockdown Lindsay Nairn has been selling boxes of rainbow cupcakes with all profits going towards the production of face visors for key workers.</p> At first she bought visors from Amy Coyle from Sweet Stamps – an acrylic cake stamp company based in Ireland.  Now profits are being donated to another local initiative Vise-UP at […]

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May 10, 2020

Jamaica Kincaid: novelist and writer – Creative Conversations ZOOM EVENT

Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow An extra-special event with award-winning writer Professor Jamaica Kincaid in conversation with Sophie Collins and Colin Herd. One of the foremost writers in the world, and an urgent voice in fiction and postcolonial studies, Jamaica Kincaid has twice won the Faulkner Pen Award for […]

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May 4, 2020

Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary: Binghams Pond and Dawsholm Park

We are still in lockdown from Covid 19 virus and I have to limit my walks to local parks in the hour per day we are permitted to exercise. Fortunately we have several parks in Glasgow’s West End. Glasgow is known as the Dear Green Place as it has so many beautiful parks – around […]

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April 25, 2020

Fiona Alderman: Stuck in Salignac and Just Waiting

A month later and we really are housebound here during the Coronavirus lockdown. It seems never ending but we are all pulling together and obeying the restrictions. Going out for a very necessary walk for health reasons each day in the beautiful sunshine is not a hardship however. We still have to have our piece […]

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April 21, 2020

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DANCING ANIMAL poem by Brian Whittingham

‘To combat staying home, my new poem takes me out’ A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DANCING ANIMAL On the, stowed-tae-thegunnelsGlasgowbus. A passenger insists, the driver stops between stops. He feels the request is reasonable as it is convenient for his destination. The driver remonstrates with the man telling him such an action is […]

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