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September 28, 2021

Balloch Open Mic Blog: Dora Wright

Dora Wright has been a stalwart supporter of the Open Mic at the Balloch House Hotel from the beginning. She is also a member of the Leven Litts and Clydebank groups of writers. Mary Irvine’s Interview with Dora When did you start writing Poetry? I started writing poetry after a bad fall, when I fell […]

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September 28, 2021

Rigging Hill, Largs. October 2021

Helen Rose Outdoors Largs On a very hot and sunny day I climbed Rigging Hill with the Glasgow Ramblers https://www.glasgowramblers.org.uk/ A very well organised club that has continued during the long period of the Covid 19 Pandemic to schedule interesting walks. We travelled by train to Largs to meet Idris, our leader. Largs is on […]

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September 27, 2021

Mika & Me Eyewear Glasgow

56 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF Tel: 0141 413 5393 Email: hello@mikaandme.com Look Better & See Better The fun way to shop eyewear Mika & Me has opened its first eyewear shop in the West End of Glasgow. Brother and sister team, Barry Hutcheon and Wendy Bremner, are introducing a whole new concept in eyewear with unique […]

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September 25, 2021

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival 2021

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival programme 24-27th September 2021 Glasgow Open House Arts Festival is a non-profit artist-led organisation that aims to improve access to the arts for everyone.  Using new meaningful ‘spaces’ to engage with art and ideas you will find  a wide range of exhibitions throughout the city. The festival fosters community engagement […]

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September 24, 2021

West End Festival 2021

Let’s Celebrate 25 Years 11 – 26 September, 2021 Wonderful to have the West End Festival back this September (finally!) Family Weekender at Websters 25 and 26 September, 2021 Sunday 19 September, 2021 Autumn Solstice Fire Show Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 9 p.m. Events Include 11 September 1-5pm | Vinicombe Street Gala 1-5pm | […]

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September 22, 2021

The Sorries at Cottiers

1 October, 2021 at 7.30 p.m. Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow, G11 5PU The Sorries Live in Concert With guitars, bodhrans and mandolin in hand, The Sorries sing, play and banter their way through a selection of songs from the much-loved Scottish songbook. Although some date back over 300 years, the pair’s arrangements and harmonies […]

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September 20, 2021

Gathering the Seeds, Woodlands Community

Thursday 23 September, 2021 Drop in between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Event by Woodlands Community Website Woodlands Workspace, 66 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6HW All welcome. Have you been growing this year? It’s time to gather in the seeds! Drop in and take part in a relaxed seed-sorting event at Woodlands Workspace 66 Ashley […]

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September 8, 2021

Lizzie Reid at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Friday 8 October, 2921 at 8.30 p.m. Lizzie Reid at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut 272A St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RL Tickets £ 10.00 / Age 18 And Up at  Ticketweb Newly signed to Seven Four Seven Six, Lizzie Reid is one of Scotland’s most promising talents. An emotionally raw songwriter, Reid’s songs explore […]

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September 7, 2021

Poetry Launch Party – Jim Ferguson and Kirsty Taylor

Saturday 18 September, 2021 7 p.m. – 10p.m Whirlpool Press and Scotland in Europe invite you to the launch of  12 Dead Keys by Jim Ferguson and Turbulent Twenties by Kirsty Taylor. The Old Toll Bar, 3 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G51 3LF Free entry – All welcome Also celebrating Jim Ferguson’s 60th birthday. Music […]

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September 6, 2021

Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari, GFT

14 September, 2021 – 6.05 p.m. Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen and Sir Antonio Pappano dazzle in this thrilling new documentary directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Gerry Fox as they embark on a journey to record an album on 12 of the world’s greatest Stradivari violins. November 2020, the filmmakers follow Janine Jansen from initial research and rehearsals in Stockholm, to a hectic month in […]

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September 6, 2021

Glasgow Fancy Women Bike Ride

19 September, 2021 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. – Starts at McLennan Arch, Glasgow Green, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5J Glasgow’s first ever Fancy Women Bike Ride! – World Car Free Day Cycle Positive  Glasgow ‘Every year on World Car Free Day, Women in different cities around the world dress up and cycle together. This is […]

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August 31, 2021

Eglinton Country Park – Helen Rose Outdoors

September, 2021 Eglinton Country Park Eglinton Country Park is located in the grounds of the old Eglinton Castle estate, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire in Scotland and covers an area of 400 hectares. The current castle was built between 1797 and 1802 in Gothic castellated style dominated by a central 100 foot (30m) large round keep and […]

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August 30, 2021

Riverside Festival x Turn The Tables 

3 – 5 September 2021 Final Tickets Available Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G38RS Riverside Festival announce partnership with DJ based homelessness and mental health project  Turn The Tables The homelessness and mental health-focussed social enterprise Turn The Tables will take over one of the biggest stages in electronic music this year as they […]

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August 29, 2021

Wully Davidson’s Bus Pass Rambles: Warm Day in the West Highlands

Glasgow to Oban Wednesday was forecasted to be a warm day in the west Highlands, as an area of high pressure over the UK would be centred there. I decided on a trip down the west coast from Fort William to Oban. Journey time 1 hour and 33 minutes. The bus from Buchanan Street left […]

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August 25, 2021

Riverside Festival 2021

3 – 5 September 2021 Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G38RS  Buy tickets. Riverside Festival will be the first Scottish festival to welcome back fans since 2019 Organisers behind Glasgow’s Riverside Festival have confirmed that, more than two years since it was first forced to reschedule due to Covid restrictions, fans will finally be […]

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