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July 11, 2024

Storytelling for Adults, Mary Edward – Blending Fact and Fiction review Pat Byrne

In June I caught the train down to Alexandria to see Mary Edward at Storytelling for Adults – very enjoyable events showcasing local writers. I have long admired Mary Edward’s writing, in particular I enjoyed ‘Gallowgate’, published in 2022. This is the story of the struggle and survival of the O’Donnell sisters, two young Irishwomen […]

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July 10, 2024

The Clutha Festival 12 – 14 July, 2024

The Clutha Bar CLUTHA TRUST FEST July 12th-14th 12pm-12am! Thirty Great Acts The Well Happy Band – Ombongo Nambari – Ruff Edge – GRACE – Three Card Trick – Blue Milk – New Vice – Escapade – Bad Boy Boogie – Blue Nicotine – Mothership – Hadrian’s Union – Van Kleef – Moonshine Mojo – […]

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July 10, 2024

Glasgow Eco Trust’s Health Walks

Health Walks Scotstoun Do you want to get more active, fitter, meet new people and explore the local area? Then come and join one of Glasgow Eco Trust’s health walks which are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The health walks programme is part of an active travel programme and open to anyone over 16. The […]

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June 30, 2024

Melancholia by Nina Quigley

Nina Quigley is a poet, writer and visual artist who lives in Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Melancholia was published by Three Dancing Oaks Publishing in 2023. Here are a few poems from the collection that I particularly enjoyed: That Thing With Feathers A woman, with distance in her eyes, a porcelain reticence in her cheeks, heard […]

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June 21, 2024

Tour Bus Around Bute, and Mount Stuart House

Today’s outing (20 June 2024) wouldn’t make much use of the bus pass. I’d get the train  from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay, a 1 hour journey, then a 35 minute ferry trip to Rothesay. The ferry terminal is next to the railway station. Then, I’d get the tour bus around Bute (£15.50), getting off […]

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June 19, 2024

Glasgow Jazz Festival 2024

Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd June 2024 Glasgow Jazz Festival gets underway for 2024 with performances from some of the biggest names in jazz . There will be concerts across the city in venues including: Saint Luke’s, Mackintosh Church, Òran Mór, Nice n Sleazy, The Griffin and The Glad Café. The festival will showcase everything […]

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June 16, 2024

Father and Sons The Exhibition

19 June – 4 July, 2024, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street Glasgow G2 4HU Art exhibition of artist Alexander Dakers and his late fathers art work, who through his art work has helped many families in need A Renowned artist is bringing a free and sentimental exhibition to […]

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June 14, 2024

West Fest: Voicebeat 21 Glorious Years

Sunday 16 June, 2024, 7.30 p.m. Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow Glasgow G12 0UE FREE For 21 years Glasgow’s world music community choir has been flying the flag for harmony traditions from around the globe. Join them in the Kibble Palace to celebrate their anniversary with a feast of unaccompanied singing. […]

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June 14, 2024

West Fest: Wilton Street Garden Fete 2024

Saturday, 15th June @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Wilton Street Gardens Fete Wilton Street Gardens Wilton Street, G20 6RE A lively free event in our beautiful community gardens, bigger and brighter than ever and with something for everyone: original art, jewellery, fun activities for kids, prints, beading, mid-century finds, music and more Event on Facebook Part of WestFest […]

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June 13, 2024

The Buttery, A True Glasgow Institution, review by Pat Byrne

The Buttery – A True Glasgow Institution The Buttery, 652 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8UF The Buttery, established in 1870, describes itself as a ‘true Glasgow institution’ and is thought to be Glasgow’s oldest culinary establishment. Tucked away in a corner of Anderston it’s unlikely to attract passing trade but this much loved restaurant has […]

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June 11, 2024

Family Friendly Eurozone Glasgow West End

Family Friendly Euro Games at Websters & Cottiers Glasgow West End Scotland will play hosts Germany on Friday 14 June, 2024, when the Euros kick off.  Tickets are sold out for screening at Cottiers, where the remaining games will be shown. But if you are fast you can book for the opening game at Websters, […]

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June 10, 2024

Across the Waters – 29th International James Joyce Symposium 14-19 June 2024 University of Glasgow

For James Joyce, as for many Irishmen and women, Glasgow was the first city he saw beyond his native shores. During the Summer of 1894, Joyce crossed to Scotland from Dublin on a Duke Line steamer with his father. It was also the city where his last book, Finnegans Wake, was printed by the firm of […]

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June 9, 2024

The Nancy Smillie Shop – Glasgow West End

53 Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8AE 0141 334 4240 The Nancy Smillie Shop – see the complete collection Nancy Smillie Instagram Scottish Style at Nancy Smillie’s Local Artists Dreaming of Summer – Shine! The Nancy Smillie Shop – see the complete collection   Bird Themed Pieces Are Flying Out Of […]

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June 8, 2024

Walking on Sunshine Summer Showcase, Cottiers

Thursday 20 June, 2024 Cottiers Theatre, 93 95 Hyndland Street, Glasfow G11 5PU Pulse Dance Studio welcome you to a night of musical fun with their musical theatre students. Bringing you songs, scenes and choreography from some of the best musicals – Star Academy performers will wow you with their talents. Buy tickets

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June 6, 2024

Mika and Me Optical Studios – Exclusive Chanel Event

Tonight I enjoyed another very special event at Mika and Me. I took the opportunity to go along to their optical studio on Park Road to have a look at the new range of Chanel glasses and sunglasses on show exclusively at Mika and Me for one night only. The eyewear was stunning and the […]

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