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18+ Admittance Only Friday 22nd June 2018 Born and raised in South London, Xan initially signed to Alan McGee’s Creation Records as one half of duo Technique.  She then collaborated with Mad Professor on Mission Control releasing album Dub Showcase on Poptones which featured a guest vocal from reggae icon Lee Scratch Perry. A show […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:55 pm

Serenity Now Café, Glasgow I was delighted to discover Serenity Now Café, a new Vegan Cafe on Great Western Road. I really enjoyed breakfast and it inspired me to try out some new recipes. So if you are ever walking down Great Western Road I would recommend dropping in to Serenity Now – it has […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 1:52 pm

It’s been an amazing start to #WEF2018 with such fabulous events and of course, the weather has been amazing! There are still three weeks of the festival and plenty to see and do. With more gala days, another outdoor ceilidh coming up, gigs, walks and talks… there’s something for everyone and many events are free. The […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:44 pm

  Helen Rose Outdoor Diary.   Emperor Hadrian. It is nine years since I lasted visited Hadrian’s Wall and I wrote about that visit. The wall has not changed in that time! Here are some facts. Hadrian’s Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire for nearly 300 years. It was built by the […]

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Author: Helen Rose
Posted: June 20, 2018, 10:35 am

  I’ve always loved the poem ‘Suzanne’ by Leonard Cohen, after he died at the end of 2016, I decided to write an essay dedicated to him. Suzanne – A Tribute to Leonard Cohen “Suzanne”, by the modern romantic music legend Leonard Cohen, is a song/poem touching on love and the surreal craving for affection. […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 18, 2018, 2:29 pm

26 Munro Pl, Glasgow G13 2UP Telephone: 0141 950 1333 Email www.thestoreinteriors.co.uk See full details Gorgeous Range of Wall Clocks Looking for something to fill the walls while bringing a touch of class? Why not take a look at our gorgeous range of wall clocks, designed to accent your home. See the range of wall […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 14, 2018, 10:14 am

Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Now in its third year, Thistle Gallery continues to offer its ever growing client base wonderful and affordable art from an eclectic range of Scottish Contemporary Artists. Carol Dunbar – Gallery Owner feature on glasgowwestend.co.uk Unique Art of […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 4, 2018, 2:27 pm

(Pat and Taylor Wilson – launch of West End Festival 2018) The weather forecast was for thunder and rain but this afternoon was warm and sunny so I caught some of the outdoor events at the West End Festival. Wilton Street Garden Party Wilton Street Garden Party was in full swing when I arrived with […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 2, 2018, 10:22 pm

 Thursday, May 24, 2018 6.30 – 8.00 p.m. The University is holding a public meeting this Thursday about the future of the old Western Infirmary site. If you are interested… Campus development programme:- Venue: Williams Room, John McIntyre Building, University Avenue (at traffic lights) G12 This building is situated opposite the Security Gatehouse at the […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:53 pm

  Monday 7th May, 2018 show starts 7.30pm Featuring another fantastic line-up, the seventh annual Great May Cabaret includes a tribute to founder member Chris Bartter, whose untimely death last October robbed the trade union movement of one of its great campaigners and supporter of the arts. Celebrating international workers’ day will be: Scottish rapper, […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: May 6, 2018, 10:46 pm

Cinema – Glasgow West End

Pat's guide to what's best in the West End of Glasgow

22 and 24 June, 2018 lfred Hitchcock’s adaption of Patricia Highsmith’s novel of the same name follows tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger), who is enraged by his wife’s refusal to finalize their divorce. After a chance meeting with Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), Guy becomes  embroiled in a murder exchange deal that unwittingly causes him […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:07 pm

6 – 12 July, 2018 The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in Mary Shelley, a luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning as the radical young writer. Young and passionately in love, at first 16-year-old Mary relishes life amongst the radical Romantics, but as […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:03 pm

22 –22 June,2018 A provocative and poetic exploration of Britain’s relationship with its own land, Arcadia is crafted from BFI National Archive footage spanning 100 years. BAFTA-winner Paul Wright (For Those in Peril) weaves an intoxicating array of material together, following an unnamed protagonist from the future as she travels through metaphorical ‘seasons’; from spring’s romantic agricultural idyll to winter’s political turmoil, as nature […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:57 pm

10 July, 2018 6 p.m. GFT, together with The National Autistic Society Scotland is delighted to provide Access Film Club, which includes a film screening and post-film chat in a friendly and welcoming environment. Read FAQs Dubbed ‘American Psycho meets Heathers’, Thoroughbreds follows teenagers Amanda (Olivia Cooke) and Lily (Anya Talyor-Joy), reunited after years apart. The girls seem […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:53 pm

1 July, 2018 This screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds. Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds’ son Josh died six years ago while travelling in SE Asia. To honour his memory, they set off on their own road trip across the USA to find out why, in a […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:50 pm

The words ‘unique’, ‘iconic’ and ‘visionary’ are often used to describe filmmakers who craft our favourite movie-going experiences, but few exemplify these descriptors like Jacques Tati. The French comic genius only made a handful of films between 1949 – 1971, and yet established a style so brilliant that he remains unequalled (though many have tried). […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:41 pm

Tuesday 21st August 2018 Burnt Church Film Club, 142 Renfield St, Glasgow City Centre MEAN GIRLS (2004) + Daniel Franzese (Damien from Mean Girls) In Person Q&A** Ticket price includes screening, the in person Q&A and also enables a chance to meet Daniel afterwards and also buy Mean Girls merch. *Please do NOT buy more […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:32 pm

4 July, 2018 7.50 p.m. GFT, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB With over 200 million album sales worldwide, and remaining the only artist to chart seven consecutive US No. 1’s, Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation. She inspired a generation of singers from Mariah Carey to Beyoncé and had the voice of an […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:22 pm

24 – 27 June, 2018 Campion’s most recent feature film dramatizes the short, chaste and intense romance between the poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and his neighbour, the seamstress Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), in the three years leading up to his death from tuberculosis aged only 25. Campion presents the affair as a Romantic poem brought to life, […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 6:59 pm

Alfred Hitchcock casts a long shadow over contemporary cinema. His visual style has inspired hundreds of iconic moments in movies. His intuitive sense of how to thrill an audience has often been imitated, but seldom bettered. To mark the 60th anniversary of Vertigo, Hitchcock’s suspenseful masterpiece, we have picked 10 films that represent his finest achievements. For Hitchcock beginners and […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 6:53 pm

Gig Guide – Glasgow West End

Pat's guide to what's best in the West End of Glasgow

18+ Admittance Only Friday 22nd June 2018 Born and raised in South London, Xan initially signed to Alan McGee’s Creation Records as one half of duo Technique.  She then collaborated with Mad Professor on Mission Control releasing album Dub Showcase on Poptones which featured a guest vocal from reggae icon Lee Scratch Perry. A show […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:55 pm

Òran Mór’s West End Festival All Dayer is back for it’s 7th year on Sunday 24th June and with another great line-up in store! 15 BANDS – 3 STAGES – 1 VENUE Full Line-Up: VESSELS MALCOLM MIDDLETON JOHN BRAMWELL (I AM KLOOT) BE CHARLOTTE MAN OF MOON BOY AZOOGA CARLA J. EASTON AVA LOVE WUH OH […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2018, 11:24 am

Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 7 p.m. OranMor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX The Annual Champipunship is back! Eight competitors are raring to go. The house band- The Pun Lovin’ Criminals are getting ready to bring a whole new host of pun based songs. Also going to be doing a big charity raffle. It’s […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 21, 2018, 10:37 pm

Festival Opens in Style GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE HEADLINE ACTS Wednesday 20th– Sunday 24th June 2018 Glasgow Jazz Festival have announced their headline acts for 2018 – Mr Jukes, The Georgie Fame Family Trio and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo will all play the iconic Old Fruitmarket as part of this year’s annual jazz festival. The festival will […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 21, 2018, 1:35 pm

Thursday 21 June 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Kelvinside Hillhead Church, Saltoun Street, Observatory Road Glasgow G12 9AG Event on Facebook www.westendfestival.co.uk

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 17, 2018, 7:52 pm

Wednesday 13 June, 2018 Gina Chavez, making her Scottish debut. Gina is an award winning bilingual Latin-folk singer and songwriter who has been performing since 2004, releasing her first recording in 2007. Chavez holds a unique style of mixing the content of her music and visuals and is an eight-time Austin Music Award Winner. She […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 12, 2018, 11:28 am

Saturday 23 June, 2018,  6pm – 11pm. Impact Arts & Craft Café Govan Summer Ball Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 3UU Another Chance to Dance with Shona will welcome in the summer solstice with musical acts including Jim Byrne & friends, Fee MacKenzie, Pauline Bradley and a DJ set from Paulie Taylor. This […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 9, 2018, 9:06 pm

Saturday 9 June, 2018 – 2 p.m. Ha’penny Bridge House, 135 Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL off Kelvin Drive, G20 8QL Friends of the River Kelvin (FORK) present Lazy Saturday Afternoon.Come and enjoy the music of local artists in the gorgeous location of Ha’Penny Bridge House on the banks of the River Kelvin. westendfestival.co.uk FORK on […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 8, 2018, 9:55 am

 23 June, 2018 – 10 p.m. The Blue Arrow, 323 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3HW Luca Manning – Rising Star of the Scottish Jazz Awards Luca Manning GlasgowJazz Festival – Luca Manning’s New Beginnings Quintet £12.50 Luca Manning’s “New Beginnings” Quintet is a project which showcases the collaboration of musicians from the Scottish and London Jazz […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 6, 2018, 10:36 am

Saturday 9 June, 2018–  7:45pm St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, G4 9J £15.00, concession £12.50 Kurt Weill was one of the greatest theatre showmen of his day. He wrote music of biting satire and wit, with stories of cruel, calculating women battling against the politics of wartorn Europe. His genius endures with classics […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 2, 2018, 10:49 pm
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