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Summer Movies at Loch Lomond Shores

  Nothing says summer like open- air cinema and that’s what is coming to Loch Lomond shores this July 2 -3. Organised by the events arm of alfresco caterers Firedog; the Summer Movies will show two days of free family-films, on the big screen. Firedog Events partner Jonathan Stipanovsky explained: “We are going to have … Continue reading

Festive Foraging

Sprucing up spring – with an egg hunt alternative – is the Queen’s Park Herb Foraging Walk. Led by Green Health Glasgow on April 3, the walk will start at 11am at the Glad Café. Green Health Medical Herbalist, Catriona Gibson said: “The walk will last up 2 hours, depending on the group and a … Continue reading

Cooking Pot

Finding Glasgow’s heart through its stomach is the Centre for Contemporary Arts project the Cooking Pot. Launched in September 2015, the ongoing venture has seen workshops, screenings and community meals pop up throughout the city. Project founder and CCA Public Engagement Curator, Viviana Checchia, said: “By pulling together culinary knowledge of Glasgow’s local, permanent and temporary … Continue reading

The Only Way is Ethics

  Social conscience stirs as Glasgow plans its alternative lifestyle festival. The Only Way Ethics will busy the city, from November 29 to December 6, with ethical discussions focused on improving Glasgow. Organiser Craig Tannock said: “Some of the issues the festival will cover include the energy crisis, anti austerity, women’s activism, ethical arts funding … Continue reading

StrEAT Glasgow

  Combining Glasgow’s love of arts and eats; StrEAT food festival is coming to the Briggait on September 26 -27, and the best part is it’s free! After witnessing the success of its London events, StrEAt organisers: Nicky Modlin, Simon Foy, Donald MacLeod and Vanessa Gilpin brought it north of the border. Vanessa Gilpin explained: … Continue reading

West End Beer Festival

The first annual West End Beer Festival is pitching up in Glasgow from July 31 – August 1. Situated in Hughenden grounds – at Hillhead Sports Club – the festival will be sheltered from the elements, and include bars by Cafe Source Too and Good Spirits, as well stalls from visiting breweries. West End Beer … Continue reading

Lisbon

With our hearts set on a music festival, seven friends and I booked a week in July to Lisbon. Liberdade was our area of choice for its proximity to the venue; but there was a catch, it was ‘save- a- year-ahead’ expensive. Being Portugal-virgins we had unwittingly booked accommodation in its premier shopping district. So … Continue reading

Fyne Fest

Breaking the cycle of clichéd festivals, Fyne Fest returns for its sixth year of beats, beer and bites. The boutique festival, running June 12 – 14, is hosting 2000 attendees, over 30 live acts, and 150 craft beers. This is a long way from its humble roots, as Festival Marketing Manager Chris Black explained. He … Continue reading

West End Festival

Celebrating its 20th year in business, the West End Festival has returned to Glasgow with bigger acts than ever before. Festival Founder Michael Dale said:“The 2015 WEF has a lot of big names, including comedian Elaine C Smith, choir composer Mark Carroll, and (the Gruffalo) author Julia Donaldson. “There is a real mix of activities … Continue reading

Merchant City Festival

Preparations have begun for this year’s Merchant City festival and it promises to be the biggest yet. Running twice the length of previous events, the 2015 bill will span July 25 – August 2. Festival Executive Producer, Lorenzo Mele, said: “The 2014 Festival was exceptional because it supported the Commonwealth Games, acting as the cultural … Continue reading

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