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March 23, 2020

David Craig, Scottish Writer – free book offer

(Cover Design by Alison Buck) David Craig has three novels published by a small press publisher Elsewhen Press. Given the current Covid-19 crisis and calls to self-isolate, He would like to contribute something to the community to help pass the time and ease boredom. David will ‘gift’ via Amazon Kindle ten copies each of his […]

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March 21, 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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March 8, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Celebrates Record Audience Figures

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 had over 43,000 admissions – the largest attendance ever as the festival closes on International Women’s Day with a celebration of female filmmaking talent. Irish Gaelic thriller Arracht announced as Audience Award Winner.  Glasgow Film Festival will return 24 Feb – 7 March 2021 Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) has celebrated its highest […]

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March 6, 2020

Women’s Literature Book Swop – IWW 2020 – University of Glasgow

Monday, 9 March, 2020, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Glasgow University Students Representative Council, McIntyre Building, G12 8QQ Swing by the WeeG in the The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club Café for a spot of tea, coffee, and feminist literature! 📚 Bring books by your favourite authors, share your favourite stories, and swap for some new ones. […]

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March 6, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Women Make Film

How many women film directors can you name? Agnes Varda? Jane Campion? Ida Lupino? Mira Nair? May Miles Thomas? The list is endless but how many of them have received the attention they truly deserve? Mark Cousins landmark 14 hour documentary ( screening  in five programmes) is nothing less than a radical realignment of conventional […]

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March 2, 2020

Rabbie: Scotland’s Superstar – Websters Theatre

7th and 8th May, 2020 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ Captivate Theatre celebrate the life of Robert Burns, Scotland’s ploughman poet, saintly sinner and genius.  Frequently hilarious, often poignant and always witty, this musical celebration takes Rabbie Burns off the shortbread tin and brings him to full-blooded, all action life. See […]

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March 1, 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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February 29, 2020

The County, Glasgow Film Festival 2020 review by Pat Byrne

Part of Country Strand: Iceland Northern Shining Lights Grímur Hákonarson’s film is set in a rural community in Iceland. From the outset you gain a sense of the place with shots of a remote farmhouse and frost covered fields. The demanding nature of the farmers’ work is apparent; an early scene shows Inga (Arndís Hrönn […]

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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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