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January 14, 2022

Kavya Prize – New Writers Prize To Celebrate Scotland’s Ethnically Diverse Communities

A new Scottish literary prize has been launched aimed at celebrating published work and new writing by Scotland’s ethnically diverse communities. The Kavya Prize, in association with the University of Glasgow, seeks to encourage Scottish black, indigenous, and people of colour writers – either living in Scotland or abroad. The inaugural prize for full-length published […]

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January 13, 2022

Roy’s West End View: Battered Boris savaged by top Scots true blues

(Image attribution: Think London, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons) There’s a memorable scene at the start of the epic movie Waterloo, starring Rod Steiger as Napoleon, where – with allied armies converging on Paris – the Emperor’s marshals gather to insist that he should resign. “I will NOT! I will NOT! I will […]

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January 12, 2022

People’s Palace 124th Birthday Celebration

Happy 124th Birthday People’s Palace Saturday, 22nd January, 2022 at 12 Noon until 2 p.m.   – Free Event Outside the People’s Palace at Glasgow Green. Join – Friends of People’s Palace Winter Gardens & Glasgow Green Come along and show your support to get these iconic Glaswegian owned buildings Repaired, Restored and Re-opened! FOPPWGGG will be […]

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January 12, 2022

Wullie Davidson’s Blog: Extreme Global Weather Events of 2021

Global Cooling Effect of the Ongoing La Nina Event The global cooling effect of the ongoing La Nina event in the tropical Pacific means that 2021 was ‘only’ the sixth warmest year, globally, in a record going back to 1880. The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has two phases, the warm El Nino, which boosts […]

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January 11, 2022

Bob Law’s Blog: An Unusual Cross Country Ski Day in Glasgow

January, 2022 – Glasgow Several years ago I worked out a good walk, or cross country ski route, in my local area. When we had a snowfall recently, and I had a free day available, I set off for a mini adventure. You don’t need to go to the ends of the earth to explore.  […]

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January 8, 2022

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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January 6, 2022

G20 Young People to Climb Ben Nevis to support people affected by poverty

The Children’s Wood and G20 Youth Festival (The Children’s Wood youth club) community will be hiking to the top of Ben Nevis – the tallest mountain in the U.K – to raise money for people living in poverty. The G20 young people want to help others and make a difference both locally and abroad. The […]

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December 18, 2021

Shaking Hands With Christmas – Brian Whittingham

The Quilt and The Book, Christmas Day The Ball and The Boots, Boxing Day A Christmas Trilogy THE FIRE AND THE TREE Christmas-Eve. Mum cleaned the grate of yesterday’s fireplace replenished it with crumpled newspaper, kindling, adding course-coal she lit, gently puffing her cheeks, blowing to fan the new-born flame. She’d stand the coal-shovel against […]

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December 12, 2021

Is this ‘Black Bitch’ name ban really justified?

Hundreds of people are reportedly seething this week at a move to erase the name “Black Bitch” from a popular Scottish bar. A UK pubs firm has decided the name of a historic bar should be “cleaned up” to avoid inadvertently giving offence, and many locals are far from happy. As detailed in a welter […]

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December 10, 2021

Roma Night at The Rum Shack

Friday 10 December, 2021 The Rum Shack, 657- 659 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2AB Tickets · £8 via Eventbrite End of the year Gypsy party with Formatia Express, Ciaran Ryan Band and Transylvanian Ceilidh! About this event Would you like to have a proper blow out before the year is over? Bringing the hottest groups […]

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December 9, 2021

Mother India – Christmas Menu 2021 Set Menus

MOTHER INDIA CHRISTMAS SET MENU £30.00 PER PERSON Mother India, Mother India Glasgow, 28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 7RU Telephone: 0141 221 1663 Book a Table at Mother India Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day See also Mother India Christmas Lunch Menu £27 STARTERS FISH PALAU A mixture of fish […]

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December 6, 2021

Dante and Alasdair Gray Symposium

A Scottish Journey through The Divine Comedy Thursday 10 December, 2021, 4 p.m. – 6.30p.m.  Symposium and reading commemorating 700 years since the death of Dante in 1321 and Alasdair Gray’s translation of The Divine Comedy. About this event *Please note change of date from original listing* The University of Glasgow and the Alasdair Gray Archive, […]

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November 30, 2021

Glasgow Film Theatre December Programme 2021

Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) has unveiled the line-up of films audiences can enjoy on the independent cinema’s big screens over the month of December. GFT is known for providing Glasgow’s film fans with the first chance to see preview screenings, and for its insightful Q&As. December will see the cinema play host to previews of […]

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November 25, 2021

Christmas Craft and Flea, The Briggait

Saturday 27 November, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 141 Bridgegait, Glasgow G1 5HZ Craft & Flea will be coming to Glasgow this Christmas for the very first time! Craft + Flea is a collection of independent makers, collectors, creators, designers, curators and small business heroes of your city! Shop small this Christmas – authentic […]

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November 24, 2021

Starry Skies at CCA

Saturday 4 December, 2021 at 7.30 pm CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD Starry Skies are Warren Starry Sky (vocals/guitar), Johnny Moondial (lead guitar), Heather Phillips (violin/vocals), Jen McKee (cello/vocals), Adam Scott (bass guitar/vocals), Sophie Pragnell (viola/vocals) and Mike Harrison (Drums). The band recently released third album ‘Do it with Love’ with singles from […]

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