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  • Kibble Palace Botanic Gardens Glasgow
    The Botanic Gardens – 10 things you possibly didn’t know

    The hugely-popular Botanic Gardens are 200 this year and the anniversary will be marked by a special celebration on Saturday, May 20, writes Ginny Clark. It’s a great chance to find out more about the glorious gardens,...

    • Posted 12 months ago
  • Adrian Wiszniewski and Liz Scobie
    West End Festival kicks off fun and culture-packed month of 400-plus events

    The West End Festival kicks off today with Scotland’s largest community festival again set to deliver a packed month of 400-plus events in more than 80 venues. Artist – and hut designer – Adrian Wiszniewski joined West End Festival chairman Liz Scobie at...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • West End Festival 2015 Parade
    Belle and Sebastian back for West End Festival shows

    The West End Festival – Glasgow’s largest multi-cultural event – launches a month-long programme today marking their 21st anniversary. And the city’s own Belle and Sebastian will feature in a special collaboration with a series of shows (from June...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Glasgow food 2
    New food waste recycling service in city roll-out

    A new food waste recycling service being rolled out to houses by Glasgow city council should also be available to all flats and tenements by the end of March 2017. Glasgow sends nearly 165,000 tonnes of household waste...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Electric Gardens - Glasgow Botanic Gardens - 22 January 2015
    Electric Gardens will be back to light up the Botanics

    West End Festival organisers have announced this winter’s light and sound experience in the Botanic Gardens – The Electric Gardens II: Lux Botanicum, which will run from Friday, November 13 until Sunday, December 6. Following last winter’s successful event, this experience...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Wild about the Botanic Gardens

    A specially designed double-decker education bus parked in the Botanic Gardens last week to deliver a series of interactive Scottish wildlife lessons last week. The ‘Wild about Scotland’ bus is visiting venues across the country as part of a wider campaign being...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Weekend festival fun with FORK and QMD

    West End Festival fun continues this weekend with the spotlight on the Friends of the River Kelvin Summer Gala tomorrow (Saturday, June 20) and the Queen Margaret Drive Street Festival (Sunday, June 21). The FORK  Summer Gala takes...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Kelpies come home – as G20 heritage exhibition launches local fundraising

    The Kelpies – or as one person tweeted, the “baby Kelpies” – are home again and standing on guard at the entrance of the Kibble Palace in the Botanics, writes Ginny Clark. Known as the Kelpies maquettes,...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • Mary Queen of Scots
    Mary Queen of Scots among West End Festival opening highlights

    The West End Festival is underway, so here are the weekend highlights and listings. Our picture highlights Mary Queen of Scots, a world premiere, at the Mackintosh Church tonight. Louise Macdonald presents new works by Judith Bingham, Dee Isaacs and...

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • GOH poster
    Glasgow Open House Art Festival – West End highlights

    The second Glasgow Open House Art Festival (GOH’15) bursts into life across the city over the Mayday weekend  with more than 50 venues staging a “bigger, louder and more colourful celebration” of contemporary art and culture. This year’s programme...

    • Posted 3 years ago