Tuesday 20th June – The Tenement House

Today’s recommended event is the “The Tenement House” at Hillhead Library.

Free entry.  Talk begins at 6.30pm and lasts 75 minutes.  Arrive early to guarantee a seat.

Catherine Provan of the NTS Tenement House in Garnethill provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four-room house lived in by Miss Agnew Toward for over half a century.  Learn what it meant to be an “independent woman” in the first half of the 20th century, experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago.

More information on – http://www.westendfestival.co.uk/events/talks-and-authors/the-tenement-house/

Friday 16th June – Mackintosh Chair Exhibition

Today’s recommended event is the “Mackintosh Chair Exhibition”.

£4 per person.  10am to 5pm.

Located in Mackintosh Queen Cross Church, you’ll find a full exhibition of Mackintosh styled chairs, all replicated by the city’s renowned furniture maker, Bruce Hamilton.  You’ll also be able to admire various other pieces within the church, including a Communion Table, Collection Plates and Elder’s Chair.  All designed by Rennie Mackintosh.

Further details available on www.mackintosh.org.uk.


Wednesday 14th June – BBC Comedy Presents

Today’s recommended event is “BBC Comedy Presents” at the Stand Comedy Club.

£4 per person.  Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.30pm.

As noted on their site –

Join BBC Comedy at the Stand for a night of brand new comedy.  See the start of some new stand-up material and comedy shows that are in development and be part of comedy history in the making.  Grab your tickets and have your say…bring your funny friends to see funny in the making!

More information is available at – http://www.westendfestival.co.uk/events/comedy/bbc-comedy-presents/

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Birthday Treat for Billy

Glasgow’s very own Billy Connolly (aka “The Big Yin”), was recently treated for his upcoming 75th birthday.  To mark the occasion, three huge murals were created in honour of the famous comedian.  The project was collaborated by BBC Scotland, Glasgow City Council and Art Pistol Projects.

The murals are based on original portraits by top Scottish artists – John Byrne, Jack Vettriano and Rachel Maclean.

In response to the work, Billy said “I’m just flabbergasted, overjoyed, it’s been a brilliant experience – being painted and otherwise by these genius people taking the time to do it. It just takes my breath away, I love it.”

Enjoy them Big Yin!

Photos by @lucy_rothwell, @missdmiller, @debbieprovan

Monday 12th June – Historic Interiors

Today’s recommended event is “Historic Interiors” at Hillhead Library.

Free entry.  6.30pm.  Attend early to guarantee a place.

This talk offers a glimpse into some of Glasgow’s most beautiful and elegant public and private interiors, designed over the past 150 years.  This lesser-known aspect of our built heritage will be presented by Helen Kendrick.  Research Fellow at the Glasgow School of Art.  Helen is the author of the 2014 illustrated publication “Glasgow Interiors”.

Further information available on http://www.westendfestival.co.uk/events/talks-and-authors/historic-interiors-west-end-beyond/


Sunday 11th June – The Big Sunday

Today’s recommended event is “The Big Sunday” in Kelvingrove Park.

Free entry.  1pm – 7pm.

This is the big Family Day Out you’ve been waiting for.  Stalls, food and drink, music stages, activities provided by Glasgow Scouts, skateboard competition, funfair rides and street games.  Lots more to be added, so just come along and enjoy a day out for all the family and friends in the west end’s biggest park.

Further information available on http://www.westendfestival.co.uk/events/special-highlights/the-big-sunday/


Saturday 10th June – “Rock & Bowl” Gala

Today’s recommended event is the “Rock & Bowl” Gala Day at Partickhill Bowling Club.

£2 entry fee.  1pm onwards.

The club opens its doors to the West End Festival for the first time, hosting a wide ranging list of activities with something for everyone including street food, music, novice barefoot bowls competition, bouncy castle, kids arts & crafts, craft beer, free bowls tuition and raffle.

Further information is available on http://partickhillbowls.co.uk/