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  • Fundraising campaign to bring back West End Festival parade day

    The West End Festival has launched a £50,000 fundraising campaign to bring back Festival Sunday – with the parade missing from this year’s programme. With increasing costs for licensing, road closures, cleansing, security and policing, and cuts of funding...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Blooming brilliant West End Festival parade day

    The sun burst through to shine on the West End Festival’s Mardi Gras parade yesterday as around 80,000 people thronged the Botanic Gardens, Byres Road, Dumbarton road and the Kelvingrove Bandstand to watch the procession. Almost 500 people, including...

    • 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
  • West End Festival celebrates 20th with 400-plus events

    The West End Festival launched today with programme of more than 400 events for this 20th annual event that kicks off on Friday, June 5. Running until Sunday, June 28 over four weekends, the WEF continues to be the biggest annual event in Glasgow’s calendar....

    • Posted 3 years ago
  • WEF Mardi Gras Parade picture gallery

    Samba Ya Bamba led the Mardi Gras-style parade today as a throng of colourful bands, dancers, floats and children in fancy dress kept up the beat all the way from the Botanic Gardens, down Byres Road and on...

    • Posted 4 years ago
    Mardi Gras … the party

    The sun shone on an estimated 80,000 people who thronged the Botanic Gardens, Byres Road and Kelvingrove Park to enjoy the return of the Mardi Gras parade … Drummers, dancers and dragons led dozens of groups in...

    • Posted 5 years ago