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Area Guide Kelvingrove Kelvingrove Park, one of Glasgow’s dear green places, is a very popular, especially on a warm summer’s day when it attracts joggers, strollers, families and students from nearby Glasgow University pretending to prepare for exams. The area around Kelvingrove Park is one of the most beautiful in the West End, if you […]

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Author: Jim Byrne
Posted: July 4, 2020, 12:00 pm

Meetings & Fresh Beginnings in Movement with Penny Chivas 10 July – 14 August, 2020 Boost Your Health and Confidence – Free Events During July and August Woodlands Community will pilot  a number of ‘socially distanced’ outdoor activities at their Workspace Terrace. These free events have been designed to help boost your health, confidence and […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:04 pm

The Nancy Smillie Shop Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com NANCY SMILLIE SHOP IS NOW REOPENED Nancy Smillie care about their customers and our staff, so things will be a little bit different. On arriving at the shop you can use  Sanitazer – there will be a one way system – coming […]

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Author: Jim Byrne
Posted: July 2, 2020, 10:25 am

Kelvinbridge We continue in lockdown here in Scotland due to the Covid 19 virus but it has given an opportunity to discover the wonderful parks in Glasgow and to write on another of my favourite local parks at Kelvingrove. Glasgow is known as the ‘Dear Green Place’ and the coat of arms of the City […]

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Author: Helen Rose
Posted: June 30, 2020, 7:11 pm

Tuesday June 30th, 2020 at 8 p.m. Today is the day for the premiere of It’s Quiz Night with Duglas week 14. The quiz will premiere at 8 pm on Tuesday June 30th. Please share with your friends. You know they really could do with a fun work out for their brains. Donations link I […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 29, 2020, 5:54 pm

Jasmine Boutique Hyndland – Re-opening After Lockdown Monday 29 June, 2020 Jasmine Boutique is offering a Special Stay At Home Service – aiming to keep you looking good so that you can zoom with confidence during lockdown relating to Coronavirus. 20% Off  All Full Price Clothes and Accessories for NHS Staff New Face masks from […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 22, 2020, 11:45 am

Even during lockdown nature can lift your spirits, especially in Spring during a long run of perfect days. Walks or cycle rides from my house in the West End of Glasgow have revealed a wonderland going about its own business, unconcerned by any human malady.

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 16, 2020, 10:20 am

Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans Visit Janet and John’s Online Shop They will be happy to post something out to you – if not too fragile. Postage would be charged at cost. […]

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Author: Clare Bird
Posted: June 15, 2020, 12:49 pm

On a dreich Glasgow day a perfect movie choice was Jazz On A Summer’s Day, showing at Glasgow Film Festival 2020. Fashion photographer Bert Stern’s film of the Newport Jazz Festival 1958 not only offered an amazing line up of some of the world’s most wonderful jazz musicians but also caught the fashion, atmosphere and […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 14, 2020, 10:13 pm

Published by Vagabond Voices, November, 2019   Blessed Assurance is a coming of age novel. It is set against the backdrop of a small close-knit evangelical community in the fictional Scottish village of Kilhaugh one fog bound December in the late nineteen sixties when the Cold War was on the brink of turning hot. The […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 14, 2020, 2:43 pm

Cinema – Glasgow West End

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

Tuesday 7th July, 2020 BBC documentary from David Attenborough, “Climate Change – The Facts” This one hour documentary looks at the science behind climate change, some of the impacts around the world and some potential solutions. This event will be taking place in collaboration between Arran Eco Savvy and Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 1, 2020, 2:12 pm

St Mirren FC 26 July – 1 August 2020 Buy Tickets  (Cost approximately £30 per car) With cinemas and other arts venues unlikely to open any time soon, you can come along to drive in cinema and be entertained and be as safe as possible. Programme includes a mix of blockbuster classics 🎞️ Toy Story […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 28, 2020, 9:14 am

24 June – 5 July, 2020 Delighted to bring you new releases, including UK premieres, live Q&As and special guests across a 12-day festival! Everyone is missing their frequent visits to beloved cinemas and festivals, and the thrill that comes from watching an exciting new release on the big screen. Edinburgh International Film Festival and […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 23, 2020, 9:24 pm

GFT is partnering with Modern Films on ‘virtual cinema’ screenings of Joan of Arc from 19 June. GFT will receive a portion of income from any virtual GFT tickets sold. Joan of Arc​ at Glasgow Film Theatre Price £9.99   Watch At Home About the Film Bruno Dumont makes the bold choice of casting a 10 year old […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 18, 2020, 10:30 pm

French Film Festival UK reveals early programme plans  The organisers of the French Film Festival are delighted to announce the current programme for this year’s 28th edition with plans to run the Festival across November and December 2020. The programme, which is still a work in progress, will feature films which include classics like Costa-Gavras’ nailbiting thriller The Sleeping Car Murders, running […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 18, 2020, 10:20 pm

On a dreich Glasgow day a perfect movie choice was Jazz On A Summer’s Day, showing at Glasgow Film Festival 2020. Fashion photographer Bert Stern’s film of the Newport Jazz Festival 1958 not only offered an amazing line up of some of the world’s most wonderful jazz musicians but also caught the fashion, atmosphere and […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 14, 2020, 10:13 pm

Glasgow Film Festival and Electric Frog Announce Music and Movie Drive-In Two of Glasgow’s best loved festivals are joining forces to create a special movie and music drive-in taking place in July. Sound & Vision Drive-In is a unique collaboration between Scotland’s creative electronic music and film festivals: Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) and Electric Frog. Due […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 8, 2020, 10:13 pm

11 June, 2020 – 3 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. The Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving films since 1976. All of Scottish life can be seen in adverts, documentaries, home movies, promotional films, amateur comedies, educational programmes and more. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the archive and guide you through […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 5, 2020, 8:48 pm

Friday 5 June, 2020 Take in the sunny sights and bustle as National Library of Scotland travels to three different locations in Scotland for this Film Friday. ℎ ℎ ℎ … https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/2805 , Get “away, away, away from it all” and sail into the Isle of Bute and Rothesay. In this film narrated by Douglas […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 5, 2020, 12:38 pm

Friday 5 June, 2020 In a mythical Sudanese village between the desert and the Nile, a young boy enjoys an idyllic childhood, taking pleasure in the fertile fruits of the land and basking by the river. But the boy’s precious world begins to unravel when he learns the disturbing truth behind his family’s fortune, and […]

The post ‘A Handful of Dates’ Africa in Motion Online appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 4, 2020, 7:15 pm

Gig Guide plus Club Events – Glasgow West End

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

Thursday 9 July, 2020 Sonnet Youth Social Club brings together some of our favourite artists to create that unique SY vibe and stream incredible performances direct to your homes. LINE-UP: Hannah Lavery Hannah is a short story writer, poet and playwright. Her pamphlet of short fiction, Rocket Girls, was published by Postbox Press (Oct 2018) […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 1, 2020, 6:00 pm

Friday 19 June, 2020 at 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Live Stream – Sunset Acoustic Sessions Alan will be playing some new songs and taking requests. www.facebook.com/alanfrewmusic

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 19, 2020, 10:20 am

Thursday, 25 June, 2020 at 8 p.m. Warren McIntyre of Starry Skies will be playing 7 songs to mark the release of new single ‘Here Comes the Moon’. New track is a full tempo garage pop love song produced by Matt Harvey in Maybank Studios, Glasgow and mastered by producer Kramer. The track is a […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 17, 2020, 9:13 am

Refuweegee Benefit Gig – June 25, 2020 – 8 p.m. Line Up Dean Owens, Christine Bovill, Tam Dean Burn, Sarah MacDougall and Tim Dowling and chums so please do join on Zoom. The show will run from 8.00 and last for around an hour.  https://www.refuweegee.co.uk/ Refuweegee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Details […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 12, 2020, 1:36 pm

6 June, 2020 8 p.m. In the build up to next week, the very first #LoveGlasgowHateRacism gig will be broadcast with @joesolomusic @TheWakes & @LosFastidios91 in Glasgow QMU back in 2018. Broadcast here

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 6, 2020, 6:39 pm

31 May, 2020 at 8 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. ‘I know, I know, just as we start going outside I’m asking you to stay in! Well you don’t want to overdo that sunshine do you? Got to pace yourself.’ Join Chiara Berardelli and hear some new, and old, tunes. Event on Facebook Raising funds for […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: May 31, 2020, 10:08 am

Thursday 29 May, 2020 at 8.10 p.m. on Zoom Support the great Glasgow charity Refuweegee, featuring an array of great artists performing music and spoken word mini-sets. Line Up Boo Hewerdine, Paul Tasker, Yvonne Lyon, Brian McMahon Gallagher, Tam Dean Burn and Carol Laula have all agreed to take part in what will be a […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: May 22, 2020, 3:16 pm

21 – 23 May Big Weekend of Streaming LIVE from the Nice n Sleazy page! Acts and times and more info below and on www.nicensleazy.com New line up each weekend – Watch events and check programmes on Nice n Sleazy on Facebook Click ‘attend’ and tune in to the Nice n Sleazy page at the […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: May 21, 2020, 1:34 pm

Thursday 14 May, 2020 at 8.05 p.m. (fortnightly event) Every second Thursday at 8:05pm after the clap for the NHS. Sonnet Youth Social Club brings together some of their favourite artists to create that unique SY vibe and stream incredible performances direct to your homes. Hosted by Kevin P. Gilday and Cat Hepburn Write, it […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: May 14, 2020, 12:27 pm

Sunday 3 May, 2020  – 11am until 11pm With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling so many music events, this includes the Specialized Project gigs around the UK . These gigs raise a lot of money for the Specialized portal that shares it out amongst many differing good causes ranging from Teenage Cancer Trust, Youth Music, Tonic […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: May 2, 2020, 10:16 pm
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