The Hidden Lane Cafe - including West End Festival events.
One of the major festival events in the Scottish Calendar, and Glasgow's largest cultural event, this year's WEF is all set to provide summer entertainment, fun and frivolity with a much expanded programme.
You can take your pick from a variety of events and activities including theatre, comedy, concerts, fairs, walks, and talks. Loads of fun for all the family at the festival, which reflects Glasgow's enthusiasm for all aspects of culture and entertainment and the city's cultural diversity. You will recognise many familiar names and get a chance to see new artists and those from far flung places including Sweden, Germany, the USA, France, Egypt, Iran, India, China, Japan, Australia, Poland and of course the UK and Ireland.
The Opening Parade and Street Party - Scotland's Mardi Gras., will kick off from the Botanics on Sunday 15th June. Leaving the Botanics at 3.00 p.m. and arriving Kelvingrove Park 4.30 p.m.
The biggest and most spectacular free event in Glasgow with 500 musicians, costumed paraders, 20 acts on 5 music stages, music and activities in Kelvingrove Park, craft stalls and dozens of street cafes.
Also worth investigating the streets off Byres Road - for example you can relax and enjoy the sounds of Subcity at Lillybank Gardens and tap your feet to some rock n roll in the sun, or dance the day away. Noon - 7 p.m.
The Gibson Street Gala on Sunday 22nd June.
Live music, craft stalls, pavement cafes, barbecues, exhibitions, theatre and a car-free street will guarantee you another excellent West End Festival day out on Gibson Street. Also lots of great restaurants and shops in the area and nearby Park Road. Also watch out for 'catwalk on the sidewal' at Bolshie in Otago Street 3 p.m. free.
The Glasgow Mela also on Sunday 22nd in Kelvingrove 12.00 noon - 8 p.m A spectacular multi-cultural event with dance, street performers, children's entertainment, funfairs and arts & craft stalls, market place and tasty Asian food to buy.
The Corona/Magners Kelvingrove Indie Street Party. Sunday 29th June – 2pm to 8pm
The Goat and Corona and Magners Cider present the West End Festival closing event. With great music and entertainment in a car free zone at Overnewton Street. Expect Fence Records artists Found plus Wake The President, Endor, Palace Ballet and Brother Louis Collective with other suprise guests, DJs. Outdoor activities cease at 8pm but the fun carries on in the venue till 1am. With thanks to Corona and Magners Irish Cider.
The Goat, 1287 Argyle Street, Glasgow 0141 357 7373.
I am busy preparing for the Allotment Open Day at Kelvinside Allotments on Saturday 14th June. Guided tour and plant sale. View a hundred different plots and meet the enthusiastic gardeners. Weather permitting there will be snacks and refreshments. I'm hoping my sweet peas and lettuce will be ripe for sale.
Free Event Kirkee Road and Mirrlees Drive (just 100 yards apart).
Will include the fantastic Paintings on Railings - where you can admire and purchase original art. Including work by new comers and well known local artists.
Every week-end throughout the festiva - 14/15, 21/22nd and 28th/29th June.
13th 0 29th June.
The books are made by students at a local art class, incorporating painting, calligraphy, collage and embellishing, in collaboration with Lynne Scobbie.
I'm busy working on my book at the moment.
Info 0141 276 1617