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Without doubt this is my favourite time to be in Glasgow. The weather’s not the best for wandering in our parks, although, it’s bright and sunny today. However, there’s plenty for me to do indoors. We’ve got some great festivals in town that people flock to the city for Celtic Connections, Glasgow Film Festival and […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 6, 2018, 6:40 pm

Saturday 3 March, 2018 12 p.m– 5 p.m. Come join a very special day at Netherlee Church meeting the ‘Stars’ Chewbacca, Storm-troopers, Darth Vader, Captain Phasma, Batman, Dalek, Spiderman, R2D2 and many more. Get autographs and photographs with your favourite character. Guest appearance new R2D2 Dress as your favourite Star Wars character – you could […]

The post Stars for Starchild, Fundraiser 3 March, 2018 appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 6, 2018, 12:26 pm

Part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain  (Glasgow, Scotland. Friday, February 2, 2018) Ireland’s Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. today launched a special year of Irish arts and culture in Britain – GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain. Minister Madigan was joined by Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism […]

The post CULTURE MINISTERS WELCOME IRISH MUSICIANS TO SCOTLAND GB18 appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 3, 2018, 1:29 pm

Novelist Denise Mina ‌‌Monday 5 February, 1 – 2 PM Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Denise Mina’s first novel Garnethill, published in 1998, won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. She has now published over […]

The post Denise Mina at Creative Conversations, University of Glasgow appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 1, 2018, 2:36 pm

21 February – 4 March, 2018 Over 330 separate events and screenings will take place across the city in one of the UK’s biggest film festivals The 14th annual festival boast 13 World and European premieres, 77 UK premieres and 52 Scottish premieres Karen Gillan will hit the red carpet for World premiere of her directorial debut […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 31, 2018, 1:45 pm

Monday, July 30  – August 11, 2018 The Summer Nights Concerts at the Kelvingrove Bandstand could not be more exciting with Regular Music announcing a mouthwatering line-up of major acts. Gigs at the Bandstand Acts will include: Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Fleet Foxes and The Fratellis. Also set to perform at this atmospheric Glasgow venue […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 30, 2018, 10:14 am

The Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross provided the perfect intimate setting for these talented, laid back performers. Celtic Connections fans were treated to Alela Diane’s first concert since the birth of her second daughter. It was also her first opportunity to play songs from her new album ‘Cusp’, due for release 9 February, 2018. Playing […]

The post Alela Diane and Mick Flannery, Celtic Connections 2018 review by Pat Byrne appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 29, 2018, 1:40 pm

Thu 18 January — Sat 27 January 2018 Mon-Sun: 12noon-5pm (closed Mon 22 Jan), Free, Intermedia Film screening: 26 January, 8pm, Cinema 0141 352 4900 Related CCA Events Cinemaattic presents Psiconautas + Q&A Fri 26 January 2018 This special exhibition gathers Vazquez’s both graphic and audiovisual work together. It presents how the artist adapted his comics and […]

The post Alberto Vazquez Dark Fables: From comics to films, CCA, Glasgow appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 26, 2018, 1:46 pm

The Iconic Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian swimming club in the United Kingdom. When it first opened its doors in August 1871 it caused a sensation, inspiring similar clubs, both in Scotland and further afield. While most have long […]

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Author: Jim Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2018, 4:00 pm

The book group at Oxfam Bookshop in Byres Road is back for 2018! Go along and discuss some great books every month, it’s free to join and everyone is welcome. Check out our events page for more details or pick up a reading list at the bookshop. Full details including dates and the books on […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 15, 2018, 9:52 pm

Cinema – Glasgow West End

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

Glasgow Film Theatre – Films for March, 2018 GFT in March: Lady Bird, The Square, A Fantastic Woman, You Were Never Really Here, CineMasters: Lynne Ramsay, CineMasters: Ingmar Bergman and Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018. The GFT March brochure is available to view GFT bring another packed programme to audiences this March, highlights of which […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 23, 2018, 9:18 pm

Saturday 24 February, 2018 What could be a more Christian act than showing kindness to strangers? When injured, anxious teenager Tom (Vincent Romeo) stumbles from the woods into a secluded Christian village he is welcomed with open arms. The villagers are full of concern and compassion, but what impact will his presence have? The local […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 23, 2018, 9:15 pm

25 and 26 February, 2018 Since 2015 the current refugee crisis has flooded every news and media outlet across the globe. Another News Story takes a unique approach to capturing this narrative. While still giving a groundfloor perspective of migrants fleeing Syria and Turkey and their struggle to find a country where they are welcome, director Orban Wallace […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 23, 2018, 8:55 pm

Closing Gala Announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2018 Festival will close with World Premiere of the true story of the Scots who defied Pinochet Felipe Bustos Sierra’s Nae Pasaran will have its gala screening Sunday 4 March, 2018 at Glasgow Film Theatre Glasgow Film Festival 2018 will close in resounding fashion on 4 March with […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 23, 2018, 8:52 pm

From stunning live sonic cinema events to captivating true stories and unique narratives, Glasgow Film Festival 2018 Sound & Vision strand features the best from the world of music and film. Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta Spina with Live Score (N/C 12+) Rare screening of silent Italian drama with new live score Image for Mm […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 23, 2018, 4:01 pm

Until 23 – 28 February, 2018 A community is rocked by a spate of sheep slaughters during a full moon. While farmers suspect a wolf, the village’s children are convinced something else is going on. Six year-old Aslak (Adam Ekeli) knows better than to venture into the woods alone, especially after the loss of his older […]

The post The Valley of Shadows, GFT appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 23, 2018, 1:12 pm

Documentary of French string quarter Quatuor Ebène 11 – 12 March, 2018 This award-winning independent documentary looks at one of the most exciting string quartets in the world, the French group Quatuor Ebène. Following them as they tour through Italy, Austria and Germany, 4 gradually draws viewers into the interpersonal interactions that have come to characterise the musicians […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 23, 2018, 12:56 pm

Meet the successful interviewees–Industry Drinks Event  26 February, 2018 6 p.m. Chris Young is delighted to announce that 17 candidates have been shortlisted from an initial list of over 100 applicants for the Young Films Foundation residence on the Isle of Skye, to be held this year in May, www.youngfilmsfoundation.co.uk Following the interviews at the […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:26 pm

Some stellar guests will attend events at the festival for Q&A sessions. You’ll be able to find out ore about their inspiration, process and future projects. Highlights Include Imogen Poots and Callum Turner, who will attend Mobile Homes; Belgian comedian Nawell Madani, at the hilarious Stand Up, Girl; rising Irish director Rebecca Daly, who will answer questions after the screening of the […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:37 pm

FrightFest 1 – 3 March, 2018 Thursday 1 March Ghost Stories Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson join us for a special screening of the film adaptation of their smash hit stage show. The Lodgers Brian O’Malley’s supernatural romance receives its Scottish premiere. Friday 2 March The Wanderers: Quest of the Demon Hunter An inspired modern twist on Transylvanian […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 22, 2018, 1:40 pm
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