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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 (Southside Fringe 9 – 25th May 2014)/and Glasgow Film Festival. A highlight of the city’s cultural calendar is the West End Festival.

wef2014.jpgWest End Festival 2014

1st – 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, Cottiers Chamber Project, walks, talks, music, film and literary events Plus community programme. It’s going to be great.
Mardi Gras Parade and Street Party, Byres Road on 8th June.
 Gibson Street Gala on Sunday 1st June
 The Mela 7th and 8th June – Kelvingrove Park

Keep up to date with highlights, previews and reviews: : www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/category/westendfestival2014/


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

 

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16th January – 2nd February, 204

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. Between 16th January – 2nd February 2014, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.

Featuring over 300 events across multiple genres of music.

The festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows. The camaraderie between musicians continues into the wee small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.

Celtic Connections Programme of Events

Northcote Surgery Fundraisers

n coephoto.1Staff at Northcote Surgery, Glasgow West End, are fundraising to purchase a new ECG machine and cardiac defibrillator.

This Autumn staff members, their friends and families took part in the Glasgow to Edinburgh Pedal for Sctoland bike ride on the 8th September. They also participated in the Great Scottish 10K run in Glasgow on the 6th October.

They have also been baking various delights to make money and they are planning futher fundraising events.

If there is money left over after the equipment has been purchased then it will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.

All contributions will be gratefully received. You can donate by calling into the surgery.

Northcote Surgery,
2 Victoria Circus,
Glasgow G12 9LD

See more information

Celtic Connections
If the Song Changes

CCA

Sat 18 January 2014

There’s little dispute that Scotland’s burgeoning cultural health in the last 20 years, across virtually all art-forms, has been closely tied in firstly with the final devolution campaign, and since then the gathering momentum towards 2014’s independence referendum. With issues of identity, allegiance, nationhood and democracy brought sharply into focus, the arts have been arguably the central and most fruitful arena in which to explore them, while also debating the very nature of culture itself.

How would independence impact on Scotland’s cultural evolution? Without the last few centuries’ central rallying-point for resistance and self-definition, would we be artistically richer or poorer? To discuss these questions, with reference to other countries’ experience, an international panel of musicians and cultural commentators includes Lesley Riddoch, author of Blossom: What Scotland Needs To Flourish; Icelandic singer-songwriter Benni Hemm Hemm; Québébcois musical godfather Yves Lambert; and some other weel-kent faces from the music scene.

Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

 

8446_Burns Conference Rotator_bInternational Robert Burns Conference

25 January 2014, 9 a.m.

Mitchell Library

Centre for Robert Burns Studies Conference

The 2014 conference is based on the theme of ‘Homecoming’, and offers a diverse range of papers. An array of high profile speakers will look at Robert Burns and eighteenthcentury Gaelic poetry, Burns and James Hogg, the Burns forger, ‘Antique Smith’ and Burns and the Commonwealth. Jerry Brannigan will deliver the annual ‘Burns Scotland’ lecture on the possibility of a newly discovered Nasmyth portrait. To mark the next phase of the new Oxford University Press edition of Burns, Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) will reveal some of the recent work undertaken on the Scots Musical Museum. There will also be a chance to see the Mitchell’s recent acquisition of the ‘Nanie’ song-manuscript. The annual Burns conference is not to be missed!​

Speakers include:
Gerry Carruthers (University of Glasgow)
Ronnie Black (University of Edinburgh)
Alex Deans (University of Glasgow)
Richard Finlay (University of Strathclyde)
Katherine Campbell & Emily Lyle
(University of Edinburgh)

Programme.pdf

Ticket prices: half day £15, full day £25, full day plus concert ticket £45
Buy tickets

http://www.celticconnections.com

Mitchell Library 201 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

alt burns night

    Alternative Burns Night – Tickets £16:50

    Event for Federation of Writers (Scotland) · By Marc R. Sherland
    
Wednesday, January 22, 2014,  7:00pm

Nothing one would expect at a Burns night, held in a pub, the order out of order, a buffet not a sit down meal and entertainment from the rich talent drawn together by the Federation of Writers. If you are expecting a traditional Burns Night, this isn’t it.

The event grew out of the idea that Rabbie would probably not recognise the traditional Burns Night that has grown up in his name , but would prefer a home grown event with poetry and song in a fun setting. So that is what we aim to provide, with some Burns poetry, some from our own members and even an open mic opportunity for the brave and the sauncy amang us.

Tickets are £16:50 because not only are we are providing a full menu but also we are continuing to raise funds towards the Federation Education Fund.
    
    Committee Room No9
    18 John Street, G1 1HP

Wuthering_thumbGLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2014

The tenth annual festival will run from 20 February – 2 March.

Glasgow Film Festival returns in 2014, with Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2–12 February, Glasgow Short Film Festival 13–16 February, followed by the main Festival 20 February–2 March. A packed 2014 programme includes pop-up cinema and special events in unique Glasgow venues ensuring that the Festival presence is felt in every corner of the city. From cutting edge experimentation in Crossing The Line to the outer limits of horror in FrightFest, the Festival embraces cinema without prejudice or boundaries to create an event that has something for everyone at affordable prices that will be appreciated by all. We are 10 this year! Join us in Glasgow and help us celebrate

www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

Short Film Festival

Youth Film Festival

 

performance2Hina Matsuri Japanese Festival

Kibble Palace, Botanic Gardens

1st March, 2014 – 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Take part in this celebration of Japanese culture at the 13th Hina Matsuri. Japanese Experience corners from 1:00pm with kimono, origami,
Japanese calligraphy and Japanese sweets. Then performances from 2:30pm,
including Taiko (Japanese drumming), will be performed by local children and adults.

www.japanese-matsuri-glasgow.org.uk/

Supported by the Japan Society of the UK.

Kibble Palace Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE

0000_Aye-write-2014-rotator_sample_greenAye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival

MITCHELL LIBRARY

4-12 April 2014.

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival will be returning to the iconic Mitchell Library from 4-12 April 2014. This will be the 9th Aye Write! that Glasgow has seen, bringing an exciting variety of writers and speakers to the city as well as an inspiring creative writing workshops and a great programme of community events. Aye Write! 2014 also has a special Commonwealth focus as part of the Culture 2014 celebrations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. 
 
The programme will be announced early in 2014 when tickets will be available to buy.
 
Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People
In 2014, for the first time ever, Glasgow will play host to Wee Write!, a new book festival for children and young people. The festival takes place from 5-11 March 2014, and is expected to see audiences of around 12,000 attending over 100 events. It is the first children’s book festival in Scotland.
 
www.ayewrite.com

Sloans MarketSloans Market

Every Saturday and Sunday 11a.m. – 5 p.m.

Until 22nd December

 Sloans Lane, Glasgow City Centre G2 8BG (Between Buchanan St and Argyle St)

Free entry

http://www.sloansglasgow.com/market

Everything from handmade jewellery to stained glass, cupcakes to candles, soap to scarves, designer clothing to speciality prints, and lots, lots more can be found in Sloans Lane from 11am to 5pm every weekend.

Stalls include:

Sophie’s Childrens Shoes
Jude’s Jewels Handmade Designer Jewellery
Ross Jewellery
Strictly Gemstones
Crafty Me – Handmade Cards
Maura
Phyilis Candles
Fiona Fleming Handmade Silver Jewellery Plectra Picks
Pretty Cuckoo
Cherryloco Jewellery

For information, please contact Jordan Clark, Market Organiser, on 07983 392488.

Farmers Market

Mansfield Park (corner of Dumbarton Road & Hyndland Street) Partick, which operates on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. 10am to 2pm.

Mansfield Pk, Partick

From 10am.

Be it grown, bred, caught, pickled, brewed or baked, its fresh!

 Photo: the hidden lane open studios.

The Hidden Lane – ‘First Fridays’ Open Studios

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

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.

 

 

 

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.


Comments

Looking for stalls where we can sell our hand painted glasses, glittered glasses, word frames and various hampers

Jen | Thu Apr 10 2014

Hi, I am a Henna Artist. If you could please tell me where are there possibilities of me putting up my stalls. Thank you

Surbhi Siroya | Mon Nov 26 2012

I want to put up my jewelry stall. Can someone help me with that please?? As in give me details of fairs and festivals where I can. Thank you. Jewelizza.

Izza Rais | Mon Nov 19 2012

Baby Booty Sale will be at Hutcheson's Grammar on Sat 20th October and not at Kelvin Hall on 25th October as listed above. Really pleased to find this listing all the same. Thanks, June

June Pisaneschi | Sun Oct 14 2012

Interestd in most theatre & celtic music, Scottish&irish

Brian Innes | Wed Feb 24 2010

Jim - Where is the visual arts forum stuff. Ihope you got my e mail with the next meeting but I cannot find the GVAF on your website - cheers-Ken

Ken Palmer | Sun Nov 02 2003

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