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Burns at the Baths Friday 24 January, 2020 7.00pm Fine Food for a Fiver fundraiser Arlington Baths Members, Paola, Lynsey and Tracy, have stepped up to the challenge of providing a delicious spread.  Traditional Burns Night fare as well as other delicious culinary delights.  Guests are especially welcome, so do bring a pal or two, […]

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Author: Jim Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 4:00 pm

Lucky Sparrow Games Café, 1091 Pollokshaws Road, G41 3YG Saturday 25 January, 2020 – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Come along to the Lucky Sparrow open day for a chance to learn some new games, find out about upcoming events, and get the chance to win a few prizes! The event will run from 1pm […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 16, 2020, 6:49 pm

417 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G4 9JA 00 44 (0)141 334 0557 www.blairandsheridan.co.uk/ Blair and Sheridan’s designer jewellery shop has established itself as one of Glasgow’s most prestigious jewellery shops.   Specialising in designing unique engagement, wedding and eternity rings, they have delighted many customers and gained a loyal clientele. Pop in and see their […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 13, 2020, 10:24 pm

Celtic Connections 2020 kicks off on 16th January and runs until 2nd February, 2020, bringing with it some of the best new and established Celtic talent from around the world. Taking place in venues across the city such as Drygate Brewery and Old Fruitmarket, the festival will play host to an eclectic mix of Celtic […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 9, 2020, 7:41 pm

Tuesday 25 February, 2019 Glasgow Literary Lounge Peter Mortimer is back at the Glasgow Literary Lounge, and he’s taking us on The Benny Lynch Heritage Trail with Christina Milarvie Quarrel. This story is about the extraordinary life of a Scottish icon. Benny Lynch who was the people’s champion. From growing up in the Gorbals to […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 7, 2020, 6:42 pm

Free & Open to the Public University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building Gilmorehill Campus, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ Monday 13 January 2020, 1 – 2 p.m. www.gla.ac.uk/events/creativeconversations/ Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 40 languages, sold over 16 million copies worldwide. Val […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 6, 2020, 11:50 am

3 – 18 January, 2020 Theatre Royal, World Premiere Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year comes to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen. This glittering new production is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale – which was also the basis for Frozen. It will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 3, 2020, 2:49 pm

  The Nancy Smillie Shop Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com Sale Now On at Nancy Smillie – January 2020 Up to 50% off knitwear and linens Great Furniture Reductions Keep Cosy this Winter See full Clothing Range Online Irresistible and Stunning Greek Jewellery Stylish Accessories   See Full Range of Accessories […]

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Author: Jim Byrne
Posted: January 3, 2020, 11:25 am

Like many children, when I was growing up, it wasn’t quite Christmas time without a trip to the panto. A uniquely Glaswegian experience, some might say, considering the UK-wide success of The Krankies in the 70s and 80s turning Glasgow into something of a panto hotspot when the holiday season rolled around. My experience of […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: December 24, 2019, 12:56 pm

Pop into the showroom and be inspired The Glasgow Guild, 0779 295 9057 info@glasgowguild.com glasgowguild.com Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday The Glasgow Guild specialise in antique furniture restoration and upholstery, utilising the best traditional techniques and the finest materials. New Collection of Fine Antique Furniture Their new collection of Fine Antique […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: December 13, 2019, 3:59 pm

Cinema – Glasgow West End

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

Lynne Ramsay – Gasman and Ratcatcher Sat 18 January 2020 7.30pm, £5 (£4) + £1 booking fee, Cinema 15+ / F-rated Book online / 0141 352 4900 With a keen eye for human subtlety and a camera lens which uncovers the hearts of her characters, Lynne Ramsay focuses on the curious way in which parents […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:56 pm

17 – 23 January, 2020 Based on real events, A Hidden Life is the story of unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis after Hitler invaded Austria. When the peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, his unwavering faith and his love for his wife, Fani, and children keeps […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:42 pm

24 – 25 January, 2020 The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:37 pm

17 – 30 January, 2020 Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family — led by a well-intentioned but domineering father — as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:05 pm

17 – 30 January, 2019 Based on a real scandal, Bombshell is the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man at the helm of the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Fox News CEO Roger Ailes resigned in 2016 following sexual assault allegations from several female employees and went on […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:01 pm

  21 January, 2020 – 8.40 p.m. More than a decade in the making, this is the definitive retrospective Ghostbusters documentary. Fascinating and funny, it charts the making of the blockbusting 1980s comedy starring Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver. The documentary highlights the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:01 pm

Thursday 23 January, 2020 (19.45) It’s the film that has taken Terry Gilliam 20 years to make. His first attempt to bring Miguel de Cervante’s novel to the big screen was famously left incomplete and the final result is far from a straightforward adaptation. Adam Driver plays film director Toby, who is attempting to film […]

The post Preview: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote + Recorded Q&A GFT appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 7:42 pm

Monday 20 January, 2020 – 8.15 p.m. Against a backdrop of racism and social and political turmoil, The Real Thing were the first all-black British band to hit Number 1 in the pop charts – with ‘You to Me Are Everything’ – and as a result became the original black pin-ups for teenage fans in […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 7:37 pm

Thursday 23 January, 2020 – 6 p.m. Archival films about crofting and farming in Scotland and discussion about the future of farming and agroecology Andalus, New City Road, Glasgow G4 9PA About this Event An evening using archival films looking back at crofting and farming in Scotland to frame a discussion about the future of […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 16, 2020, 11:02 pm

Monday 3 February, 2020 (18.00) It’s the film we’ve all been waiting for, and you can believe the hype. This story of a family of scammers in South Korea is a darkly twisted comedy that’s up there with the best Coen Brothers movies. The Park family are the picture of aspirational wealth. Sensing a golden opportunity, […]

The post Preview: Parasite + Satellite Q&A with Bong Joon-ho-GFT appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 16, 2020, 10:51 pm

Gig Guide plus Club Events – Glasgow West End

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

The Blue Arrow Wednesday 22 January, 2020 – 8 p.m. Luca Manning is an award winning Jazz vocalist and songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland. He is inspired by a wide range of artists and musical styles, as well as being firmly rooted in the tradition of jazz. He turned to jazz music almost by accident, after […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 10:01 pm

22 January, 2020, 7.30 p.m. The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG Buy Tickets With the wind in her sails from receiving consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations (2017 ‘UK Album of the Year’ for Mockingbird Lane and 2018 ‘UK Artist of the Year’), singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:16 pm

30 January, 2020 The Mackintosh Church, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7E Isobel Campbell Following recent guest appearances with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Isobel Campbell’s 2019 signing to fabled indie/roots imprint Cooking Vinyl – nine long years since her last recorded output, partly mired in contractual limbo – heralded the Belle and Sebastian alumna’s […]

The post Isobel Campbell Isobel Campbell with Hannah Fisher & Sorren Maclean and Nina Violet Celtic Connections appeared first on Glasgow West End.

Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:57 pm

Saturday 25 January, 2020 – 7.30 p.m. Buy tickets SHHE is the alter-ego of Scottish-Portuguese artist and producer Su Shaw. Her upcoming self-titled debut album tracks a period of intense personal change. The resulting record is a sparse, haunting and atmospheric journey of introspection and exploration of identity that demonstrates SHHE’s ability to capture movement, […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:47 pm

29 January, 2020 The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2HG Rachael Dadd lives half her time as a traveling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for Rachael Dadd`s innovative song writing. With a string of releases in the UK, […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:38 pm

Wednesday 23 January, 2020 – 7.30 p.m. OranMor Citing such diverse classic and contemporary influences as Fleetwood Mac, First Aid Kit, the Civil Wars, Tom Petty, Simon & Garfunkel and Cara Dillon, London quartet The Wandering Hearts have shot up the Americana rankings on both sides of the Pond, with 2018’s debut album Wild Silence showcasing their sophisticated songcraft, […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 17, 2020, 12:42 pm

  Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PU 0141 357 5825 www.cottiers.com/ What’s On At Cottiers Leiper’s Attic at Cottiers   Cottiers Bar and Restaurant is a most attractive and flexible venue in  Glasgow’s West End. Previously, Dowanhill Church, it is one of only three surviving Scottish churches famously decorated by Daniel Cottier, the revolutionary artist-designer […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 12, 2020, 7:21 pm

Celtic Connections 2020 kicks off on 16th January and runs until 2nd February, 2020, bringing with it some of the best new and established Celtic talent from around the world. Taking place in venues across the city such as Drygate Brewery and Old Fruitmarket, the festival will play host to an eclectic mix of Celtic […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 9, 2020, 7:41 pm

Saturday, 18 January, 2020 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn with Julie Fowlis, Éamon Doorley, Zoë Conway & John Mc Intyre Frequent Celtic Connections visitors who also honeymooned in the Highlands, the made-in-heaven banjo union of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn surely count now as honorary Scots. Following their self-titled, Grammy-winning 2014 duo debut, 2017’s Echo in the Valley – just them […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 5, 2020, 8:47 pm

17 January, 2020 7.30 p.m. Seamus Egan Project – Royal Concert Hall Breabach’s Celtic Connections debut was their winning performance on 2005’s Danny Kyle Open Stage. Fifteen years on, they’re securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative folk acts, uniting deep roots in Highland and island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their […]

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Author: Pat Byrne
Posted: January 5, 2020, 6:58 pm
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