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What's On in Glasgow: Events, Festivals and Fundraisers

Events, Fairs, Fetes and Charitable Events in Glasgow

Glasgow has many wonderful events and festivals throughout the year including Aye Write, Celtic Connections, Merchant City Festival, Southside Festival and Glasgow Film Festival. A highlight of the city's cultural calendar is the ...

West End Festival

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West End Festival 2015 Some Highlights

Glasgow Mela, 14 June, 2015

Queen Margaret Drive Street Festival, 21 June, 2015.

 


Sunday 1st – Sunday 29th June
Glasgow’s Largest Multicultural Event with new venues, new performers – the wonderful Mardi Gras Parade with 500 costumed participants, bands, street foods and stalls – Byres Road on 8th June. Gibson Street Gala on Sunday 1st, Cottiers Chamber Project, walks, talks, music, film and literary events Plus community programme. It’s going to be great.
www.westendfestival.co.uk - See more at: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/category/westendfestival2014/#sthash.iAuTgeki.dpuf

Glasgow Crafters Co-op

Glasgow Crafters Co-op are a small group of artists and makers who decided to work together to create the kind of events we always wanted to sell at. There are so many events of various natures around these days. Among those are some truly lovely well organised ones which we are all lucky to be part of. What WE hope to achieve with our Co-op are events and opportunities created from the viewpoint and experience of the maker behind the stall. We all have a vested interest in this. We all put our heart and soul into the things we make. We want to work with each other and use the unique skills and hopes that we all have. We want to create that image we all have in our 'selling head'. Bright space, bustling customers, co-operative venue, individual stalls each with different products and happy stallholders with coffee/tea in one hand and an order book in the other.

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Photo: brooch.

Makers Market

Hillhead Library, Byres Road, G12

11- 4pm

to the home of the Byres Road Makers Market - Glasgow's new monthly boutique craft & design event.

Our monthly markets take place in Hillhead Library on Byres Road on the last Saturday of every month (from February - November).

At each market, you will find an eclectic mix of handmade crafts and original designs brought to you by talented artists, crafters and designers from all over Scotland. You simply won't find these unique designs on the high street!

Wonderful handcrafted jewellery by Judith Kenny

Photo: glasgow crafters co-op.
Glasgow Crafters Co-op

Forty stalls of talent, skill and handmade brilliance

Crafters include: Mismatch Designs, Caroline Campbell Artist, Nicolaceramic, Matt McKenna Photography, The Melt Pool, Crafty Soap, Crafty Kate's Kollection, All Things Nice Food, Mgcraftsglasgow and Pete Gillies Glass & Art... how's that for starters!

Photo: afternoon twee.

Afternoon Twee

Vintage and Craft Fair

Vespbar, Drury Lane

Craft Fair Botanic Gardens

First Sunday every month

A Craft Fair with high quality items from Woodturnings by Isaac Curran to designer glass, hand made jewellery, Kendal crystals a huge selection of natural crystals, , Unique hand made greeting cards, hand crafted pottery plus others.

Fundraiser for Marie Curie - all profit from table money goes to Glasgow Hospice.

 

 

 

Spring - Summer 2013

Lunchtime Theatre

OranMor, Top of Byres Road

Full programme



Photo: the hidden lane open studios. The Hidden Lane - 'First Fridays' Open Studios

Friday 1st March

On the first Friday of every month there will be a unique chance to spend time viewing the works made by the designers and crafters and meeting the people who work down the Lane. This includes Shona Fidgett Jeweller, whose collections are in demand by quality jewellers throughout the UK and in her home town of Glasgow.

The lane is home to many small businesses and a group of artisans are opening their doors for the first Friday of every month, to let people come along and see them at work.

Visitors can also buy or commission work.

Full details

Under the Kitchen Sink
Hidden Lane Twitter
Shona Jewellery blogspot

The Hidden Lane, 1103 Argyle Street Glasgow, Glasgow City G3


Photo: marie curie. Mother's Day Arts and Crafts Fair for Marie Curie Cancer

Glasgow Crafters Co-op

Sunday, March 3, 2013

11:30am until 4:30pm

Help us raise money for a lovely, vital charity and buy beautiful gifts for Mother's Day or for yourself!

Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, 1-10 Grosvenor Terrace, G12 0TA


Counterflows

4th - 6th April, 2013

Various Glasgow Venues

Counterflows marries the local to the international with artists from around the world collaborating with homegrown talent in spaces across Glasgow and London's Cafe Oto, and working within all genres of music.

Festival Pass £35

www.counterflows.com

Photo: gicf. Glasgow International Comedy Festival

14th - 31st March, 2013

Jimmy Carr, Daniel Sloss, Craig Hill, Harry Hill, Jenny Eclair, Ardal O'Hanlon, Chris Addison and many more funny folk at venues throughout Glasgow.

What's On at GICF
www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/


Counterflows

4th - 6th April, 2013

Various Glasgow Venues

Counterflows marries the local to the international with artists from around the world collaborating with homegrown talent in spaces across Glasgow and London's Cafe Oto, and working within all genres of music.

Festival Pass £35

www.counterflows.com


Photo: aye write. Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festiva

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12 April - 20 April 2013

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Glasgow's Book Festival returns for its eighth festival of books and talks from Scottish and international authors.

It includes a dedicated Schools Programme. 11th - 15th March, 2013.

Aye Write.com

Mitchell Library 201 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

More books and talks in Glasgow

Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow University Charity Zip Slide

Saturday 23 March 2013

Would you like to zoom across the River Clyde and raise funds for a good cause? Then you can take part in the fourth University of Glasgow Charity Zip Slide and raise funds for the Beatson Pebble Appeal, the Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Fund Centre or the Brain Tumour Research Fund - all University fundraising appeals.

No experience is necessary for the Zip Slide as full instruction will be given on the day by ALPS Outdoor. Entry fee is £40.00. Anyone can take part who is over 16 years of age.

For an entry pack or to find out how to register online please contact Susanne Hill or 0141 330 2132. Spaces are limited for the Zip Slide, so get in touch soon.


Photo: ecomunky. Ecomunky Pop Up Sale

Sunday, April 28, 2013

12:00pm until 5:30pm

Eco chic shopping event...

A great afternoon of shopping which doesn't cost the earth!

Eco friendly, vintage, antique, retro, upcycled & recycled and handmade good unique stuff to eat, to wear, to share.

30 of Scotland's finest indie sellers all under one roof.

£1 entry donated to the Sunday Mail Centenary Fund.

Wheelchair & pram access.
Licensed bar.
Husband, boyfriend & child creche.

Oran Mor - Top of Byres Road, G12 8Q


EFC Festival - Acoustic Stage

Photo: efc festival. Fundraiser for Yorkhill Children's Foundation

4th and 5th May, 2013

The Clutha Vaults

Acts appearing over the week-end include:

  • Jim Byrne
  • monsterpop
  • Dougie Greig
  • Cassy Lochart
  • Morag Angus
  • Average Andy
  • Jamie Angus
  • Aaron Mclaren

more to be confirmed plus comedy acts

in conjunction with Southside Sessions Glasgow.

The Clutha Beer Garden, Stockwell Street, Glasgow
www.eventsforcharities.com


Photo: efc. EFC Festival 2013 in Aid of Yorkhill Children's Foundation

Ivory Blacks

May 4 - 5:00pm until 3:00am

The second night of the EFC Festival 2013.

An awesome line up of bands headlined by Glasgow Rockers Logan. The full line up for the show includes Whit Snake (Scotland's ultimate Whitesnake tribute band), Still Lizzy (Thin Lizzy Trbute band), Gallus (The UK's Only Gun Tribute band), ROADWAY, Aeriel View, and highly acclaimed Already Gone. The night will finish with Glasgow's on Rock DJ's from The Dollhouse Rock Club bringing you a great mix of past to present rock classics and more.

Tickets £8

Buy Online

Direct from Events for Charities website box office ( No Booking Fee ) Events for Charities Booking

or Ticket Scotland, Argyle Street.

Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, G1 4PL


The Power of Self Talk

Inner Space Glasgow Meditation Centre

18th May, 2013 2 p.m.

Give yourself a good talking-to at this workshop all about the right way to talk to yourself. Who needs friends, anyway?

Inner Space Glasgow Meditation Centre 277 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QS


Margins Book and Music Festival

Various Venues Glasgow

17th October - 19th October 2013

Back again for year three, this hip young festival spreads its wings a new city for Margins Aberdeen. Set over two weekends, confirmed acts so far include Robert Newman, FOUND, Alasdair Gray, Christopher Brookmyre, Janice Galloway and more for six days of music, books and debate.

www.marginsfestival.com

Glasgow Crafters Co-op

Glasgow Crafters Co-op are a small group of artists and makers who decided to work together to create the kind of events we always wanted to sell at. There are so many events of various natures around these days. Among those are some truly lovely well organised ones which we are all lucky to be part of. What WE hope to achieve with our Co-op are events and opportunities created from the viewpoint and experience of the maker behind the stall. We all have a vested interest in this. We all put our heart and soul into the things we make. We want to work with each other and use the unique skills and hopes that we all have. We want to create that image we all have in our 'selling head'. Bright space, bustling customers, co-operative venue, individual stalls each with different products and happy stallholders with coffee/tea in one hand and an order book in the other.

facebook glasgow crafters co-op

Photo: brooch. Makers Market

Hillhead Library, Byres Road, G12

11- 4pm

to the home of the Byres Road Makers Market - Glasgow's new monthly boutique craft & design event.

Our monthly markets take place in Hillhead Library on Byres Road on the last Saturday of every month (from February - November).

At each market, you will find an eclectic mix of handmade crafts and original designs brought to you by talented artists, crafters and designers from all over Scotland. You simply won't find these unique designs on the high street!

Wonderful handcrafted jewellery by Judith Kenny


Photo: glasgow crafters co-op. Glasgow Crafters Co-op

Forty stalls of talent, skill and handmade brilliance

Crafters include: Mismatch Designs, Caroline Campbell Artist, Nicolaceramic, Matt McKenna Photography, The Melt Pool, Crafty Soap, Crafty Kate's Kollection, All Things Nice Food, Mgcraftsglasgow and Pete Gillies Glass & Art... how's that for starters!

Photo: afternoon twee. Afternoon Twee

Vintage and Craft Fair

Vespbar, Drury Lane

Craft Fair Botanic Gardens

First Sunday every month

A Craft Fair with high quality items from Woodturnings by Isaac Curran to designer glass, hand made jewellery, Kendal crystals a huge selection of natural crystals, , Unique hand made greeting cards, hand crafted pottery plus others.

Fundraiser for Marie Curie - all profit from table money goes to Glasgow Hospice.