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Launched: May 11, 2021 – Price: £9.99 Ringwood Publishing – Buy the book. ‘There’s a Problem with Dad, explores the issue of undiagnosed, high functioning autism among adults and the problems it creates for those with the condition and those around them.’ About the book: George Lovelace has always done everything by the book – […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 2, 2021, 2:04 pm

August 2021 Recently a group of us went for a staycation based in Melrose to walk around the Southern Upland Way and the Borders Abbey Way. Going abroad is not really an option during the Covid Pandemic so we are making the best of our very beautiful country here in Scotland which is full of […]

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Author: Helen Rose
Posted: July 31, 2021, 5:18 pm

  The Nancy Smillie Shop 53 Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8AE 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com   100 Stars Collection Popular brand back in stock – beautiful kimonos, scarves, bags and dressing gowns. See full range 100 Stars Collection Celebrate Summer with some Gorgeous Jewellery   Shop Online at the Nancy […]

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Author: Jim Byrne
Posted: July 30, 2021, 9:20 am

Several walks can be undertaken from the Mount Pleasant/Old Kilpatrick car park situated above Old Kilpatrick not far from the train station which can also be used to arrive at this location as can local bus routes to this area. Most people make a beeline up the tarmac road to the summits around Duncolm, at […]

The post Bob Law: Walks and Photography – Kilpatrick Hills balcony trails appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 29, 2021, 7:37 pm

Writer Alan Gillespie chats to Pat about his first novel, The Mash House Jim & Pat’s Glasgow West End Chat – Episode 91 In this episode the writer Alan Gillespie talks about his first novel, The Mash House; it is a novel of isolation and fear set in an isolated Highland village on the Ardnamurchan […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 29, 2021, 7:17 pm

Tapas and Cocktails – What a fabulous treat My niece, Danielle, invited me along to lunch at the Lansdowne on Saturday afternoon (24 July, 2021). It was her first time dining at this fantastic Glasgow restaurant but she knew I was a big fan. It was my first time back eating inside a restaurant since […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 27, 2021, 1:22 pm

Saturday 24th July, 2021 at  2pm 15 Kirkton Avenue, or 2.15pm near the pond in Knightswood Park In one year Knightswood Living Rent Group have gone from not having a branch in Knightswood, to members supporting each other through thick and thin and working together to build neighbourhood power! If you live in Knightswood, Scotstoun […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 19, 2021, 7:23 pm

Open various dates over the Summer Woodlands Community Development Trust, 66 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6HW Community Cafe on our Outdoor Events Terrace has reopened. Booking The cafe is being run on a pay what you can afford basis – please pay on the day. If you can’t afford to donate then that is not […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 19, 2021, 11:07 am

15 july 2021 – East Neuk of Fife Today’s trip would take me to what’s known as the ‘east neuk of Fife’, ‘neuk’ being an old Scots word for ‘corner’. The 0820 bus from Buchanan St arrived at St Andrews at 1105. From there, I got a bus to Crail, which took 34 minutes. Crail […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 18, 2021, 11:23 am

Piping Live! Sat 7th – Sun 15th August 2021 See full programme Programme for Glasgow’s Piping Live! festival has been unveiled, with a number of exciting in-person shows confirmed to go ahead as part of the nine-day event. The world’s biggest piping festival will combine performances at The National Piping Centre alongside a range of […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 15, 2021, 12:08 pm

Cinema – Glasgow West End

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

Film Festival Continues 5 – 13 August, 2021 Europe: Which Children Matter? Thursday 05 August, 6:00pm Queen’s Park Arena (Venue 18) Book online.   Director: Jenne Magno Walk a year in the shoes of children in the migrant communities of Europe who have been systematically blocked out of education. 75 minutes , Czech Republic/UK, 2016 Language: […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 8:15 pm

6 – 12 August, 2021 The year is 2015. Zola, or @zolarmoon, tweets: ‘Wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out???????? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.’ Thus begins a Twitter thread that would go down in history, and from it comes Zola, an acidic, hypnotic thrill-ride from director Janicza […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:54 pm

7 – 12 August, 2021 In one of the greatest performances of her career, Bette Davis stars as Charlotte Vale, a troubled young woman who defies her domineering mother (fellow Oscar nominee Gladys Cooper) to discover love, heartbreak and eventual contentment. Also starring Paul Henreid as the romantic architect with whom Davis has an affair, and Claude Rains as her […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:50 pm

6 August, 2021at 6.30 p.m. Screening as part of the Mediterranean Summer Special season. Winner of the César Award for Best Animated Film and Best European Animated Feature, Josep is a film portrait of Josep Bartolí, the Catalan artist who fought in the Spanish Civil War and fled to Mexico after escaping from a concentration camp. Josep was […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:47 pm

9 – 10 August, 2021 In partnership with National Autistic Society Scotland, we are delighted to provide Access Film Club: a screening and post-film discussion in a friendly and welcoming environment. FAQ’s Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of non-speaking autistic people […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:35 pm

6 – 12 August, 2021 In the summer of 1969, the Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). After that summer, the footage was largely forgotten – until now. Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a transporting film that includes never-before-seen concert performances from Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:26 pm

6 – 12 August, 2021 Mads Mikkelsen reunites with Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) in this spirited and thought-provoking drama that asks if a regular tipple is the key to unlocking the best version of yourself. Four friends, all teachers at various stages of middle age, are stuck in a rut. Unable to share their passions either at school […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:23 pm

4 – 12 August, 2021 Edgar Wright’s (Baby Driver) first documentary feature, The Sparks Brothers, chronicles the decades-long career and influence of the enigmatic rock pop duo Sparks. How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? With commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:15 pm

4 – 12 August, 2021 Ben Sharrock’s deadpan comedy-drama brings a completely fresh perspective to the life of a migrant. Musician Omar (the wonderful Amir El-Masry) has fled conflict in Syria and now finds himself at a desolate refugee centre on a remote Scottish island. Separated from home and family, he waits in limbo for others to […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: August 4, 2021, 7:10 pm

2nd – 15th August, 2021 The Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is back: bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before! Now in its fifth year, the festival began in 2016 as an antidote to racism towards migrant communities from Eastern Europe in Govanhill. It started as a carnival, parade and weekend of music, aiming to […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 30, 2021, 11:44 pm

Gig Guide plus Club Events – Glasgow West End

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

16th and 17 July, 2021 Glasgow’s number one inclusive and alternative queer party Shoot Your Shot announce massive PRIDE celebration at SWG3 SWG3, 100 Eastvale Pl, Stobcross Rd, Glasgow G3 8QG DJs: DJs: LEZZER QUEST TAAHLIAH Junglehussi Bonzai Bonner Mi$$ Co$miX Plantainnchips Performers: Performers: Gloria Fran.K &VIP Ruby Rambazzle Femme Castratice  Purina Alpha Host: Ann […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: July 9, 2021, 10:03 am

Thursday 24th June, 2021 from 7pm-9pm An Evening with Joy Dunlop Mod-winning Gaelic singer and step-dancer, TV personality and choir conductor Joy Dunlop, with a combination of singing workshop and ceilidh, with Joy leading the proceedings as tè an taighe. Buy Tickets, priced at £10 per person (£7.50 for members), Joy Dunlop will be leading […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 23, 2021, 1:38 pm

Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU 0141 357 5825 www.cottiers.com/ Bookings at Cottiers Book a Table at Cottiers Food and Drink at Cottiers 25 tables, no time limits. Grab yourself a spot in the best beer garden in the West End Upstairs the Attic overlooking the garden, is open for bookings. Draught beer now […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: June 14, 2021, 5:21 pm

MONDAY, 7 JUNE 2021 from 8 p.m. Event by Dave Arcari Group · Dave Arcari’s Wildcats Online at Dave Arcari Music Price: free · Duration: 30 min First of four weekly 30-minute livestreams through June presented by Dave Arcari in conjunction with Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky. Each episode features a whisky tasting with a different edition […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: May 19, 2021, 11:10 pm

Thursday 29 April, 2021 at 8 p.m. WATCH ONLINE  Price: free – donations appreciated. It’s been a a whole year of Sounds in the Suburbs hosting Refuweegee fundraiser gigs, usually on the last Thursday of every month. This month to celebrate in style line up includes: Lorna Brooks, Ross Wilson from Blue Rose Code, Lee […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: April 24, 2021, 8:10 am

22 April, 2021 7 p.m. Online Tolbooth Facebook Free Tolbooth Shindig is back for 2021 with a brand new series of concerts that have been filmed live in Tolbooth Stirling, and will be broadcast weekly on a Thursday from Tolbooth Facebook. They are free to enjoy, and until we can all come together again in […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: April 20, 2021, 3:36 pm

Friday 9 April, 2021 Released by Fox Star Records & (Richard Bull) Sonic Bull Single launch live stream with the brilliant Music from Scotland Group  Saturday 10 April at 8.30 p.m. It’s a Double A Sided single! Side A – The Everything Thing (From the album ‘Here Be Dragons’)  A cosmic country style take on […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: April 9, 2021, 10:50 pm

The Stellar Matrix10 April 2021 at 9 p.m. Free online gig by  Carlton Studios Online with Facebook  Price: free Public  · Anyone on or off  Glasgow band The Stellar Matrix were formed in 2018. The bands many influences include Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Doors, The Eels, Leonard Cohen and Pink Floyd. Their alternative sound cooks […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: April 7, 2021, 4:00 pm

Wednesday 17 March, 2021 7.30pm GMT From Celtic Connections 2020 Rounder Records recording artists Dervish present The Great Irish Songbook from 2020’s Celtic Connections, online internationally on St Patrick’s Day 2021. Buy tickets

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: March 12, 2021, 4:51 pm

Event by Refuweegee, Sounds in the Suburbs and Alan Hendry Online: refuweegee.co.uk Thursday 25 February, 2021 at 8 PM UTC Price: Free Register for Zoom Link and Details Sounds in the Suburbs is hosting Refuweegee fundraiser gigs, usually on the last Thursday of every month. Andy White, Findlay Napier, Gillian Tuite, Darden Smith and Lilly Hiatt all confirmed for February […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: February 22, 2021, 12:31 pm
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