What's on in the Southside from November 30 onwards

Friday, 30th November 2018, 3:00 pm


Choral Society

Come and join the vibrant mixed voice adult choir of the Eastwood Choral Society . All voices welcome. No auditions required. The repertoire is largely choral and classical, with concerts twice a year. Bring a mug for break time tea and biscuits! Park Church, Ravenscliffe Dr, Giffnock 7.30-9.30pm; every Monday until December 3. For further information contact Gill Bain on [email protected]

Wine Circle

Stamperland Wine Circle welcomes new members who have an interest in understanding more about wine and the enjoyment associated with it.

Club members enjoy tastings, displays by leading distributors and the matching of different wines to certain kinds of food. There will be demonstrations on how to make wine and an opportunity to chat about to making your own very drinkable varieties. The Wine Cicrle then meets the first Thursday of the month between September and May.For more details contact: Glyn Jones on 07943435843 or email: [email protected]

Friday, November 30

Christmas Tree Switch On

Meet santa and sing along with Langside Primary’s Christmas Choir with Santa’s Reindeer. Lots of free activities for the family to get involved with, face painting, glitter tattoos and more. At Granary, Shawlands from 4-6pm.


The Eriskay Lilt Ceilidh Band are coming to the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Eaglesham this St Andrew’s Day, so get on your dancing shoes and come ‘strip the willow’ from 6.30-midnight.


Join Dino Martino and some of the best singers and entertainers in Barrhead at The Kelburn Bar for Friday night Karaoke from 8-midnight.

Christmas market

St Ninian’s High School is holding its annual Christmas Market fundraiser 7pm-10pm. It promises to be a great night of festive fun, including music, Christmas gifts, Fifa tournaments, Prosecco Stall and Wine Bar, hot chocolate and much more. For any additional information, please contact the school directly.

Saturday, December 1

Coffee morning

Newton Mearns Parish Church Coffee Morning hosted by [email protected], 10.00am - noon. Loads of mince pies and all the usual stalls. We look forward to seeing you there.

Christmas fayre

Come along to Williamwood Parish Church’s Christmas Fayre between 10am-noon. Not only is this a great opportunity to come along and have a chat and a coffee, you can also buy an early Christmas present or two. There will be stalls selling cake and candy, baking, books, bottles of all descriptions, woodcraft, Christmas crafts, preserves and mulled wine, As well as a special “Kids” Stall and Lucky Bag Stall. Don’t forget Santa will also make a special appearance in his Grotto! Ticket price £3 with children under 5 free.

Tiffany Vong

Giffnock South Concert series with organist Tiffany Vong. At Giffnock South Parish Church from 1-2pm. Tickets £5 (under 16s free) available on the door, or from the church office on 0141 638 2599.

Magic of Showbiz

The Magic of Showbiz drama group is staging its Christmas show at Broom Church, Newton Mearns. Show tickets are free but we would appreciate donations. Show starts 7.30pm, with refreshments and raffles on offer!

Christmas Fayre

Come along and support 121 Scout Group in Clarkston. Fun Day out for all the family. Christmas shopping stalls including pocket money stall, jewellery, Christmas decorations, cards, chocolate & bottle tombolas, home baking, raffle and more. From 2pm - 4pm at 121st Clarkston Glasgow Scout Group, Aiden’s Brae. Entry £3 adults and £1 children. Tea/coffee & cake included in entry fee.

Fundraising fair

The 231st Glasgow Boys Brigade company are hosting their annual Christmas fair from 10am - 1pm at Stamperland Parish Church to raise money for the section. Please come along and enjoy the tea and coffee, biscuits and sweets whilst buying some stocking fillers from the stalls.

You might even be lucky enough to win a Christmas hamper or something nice at the tombola before going to view the model railway or bounce on the bouncy castle.

Coffee morning

Come along to the 91st Glasgow Netherlee Scouts Christmas coffee morning. There will be refreshments, home baking, raffle prizes, a tombola, great stalls selling toys, books and Christmas crafts, prizes to be won and more! Netherlee Scout Hall from 10-12pm.

Christmas Fair

Braidbar Primary School Parent Council is holding its annual Christmas Fair from 1pm - 3.30pm.

Winter Wonderland

Barrhead will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland as we begin the countdown to Christmas with the annual Big Barrhead Christmas Lights Switch On. Expect all the usual fun of the day with live music, pony rides, the Santa Express train, a huge firework finale and of course a visit from the man himself in his Grotto – and part of the Big Santa Parade! From noon - 6.30pm.

Art Exhibition

Annual exhibition of works by East Renfrewshire Art Club. Original and affordable art, limited edition prints, cards, pottery, sculpture. Small original framed paintings sold in aid of CHAS. Free entry, all welcome. From 10am - 5pm at Clarkston Hall.

Family Fayre

Kirkhill Primary Parent Council is hosting its annual Christmas Family Fayre from 11am - 2pm. Expect the usual favourites; Christmas crafts and gifts, tombola and a raffle with great prizes. There will also be some exciting new stallholders with gifts for everyone.

Christmas fayre

The Park Church, Giffnock’s annual Christmas Fair takes place from 11-3pm. Stalls include books, preserves, home baking, children’s toys, plants, new handmade gifts, mug shots and more.

Sleeping Beauty

Neilston Players return to Mearns Castle High School with their annual pantomime, this year’s production is Sleeping Beauty. At 2pm and 7.30pm. If you would like tickets or more information email [email protected]


Showing and selling the works of two Scottish artists. Drop in to Queens Park from 12pm and enjoy many original works, meet the artists and have a complimentary drink.

Christmas at Whitelee

Santa is coming to Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre again this Christmas. He will be arriving in style on beautiful Clydesdale horses on at 10.30am. Join Santa at the Winter Wonderland. First there is a craft session where the whole family can join in and make a Christmas decoration for the tree. Then it will be out on the Whitelee bus for Santa’s Windfarm Tour and then back to the Visitor Centre for mince pies and hot chocolate with Santa in the Exhibition. To finish the day off there will be a Christmas Sing-a-Long with Santa and the Boomwhackers. All children will recieve a small present from Santa. Tickets are £10 per person, under 3’s are free of charge.

Christmas Fayre

St Cadoc’s PSA is holding its annual Christmas Fayre from 12-3pm – it’s a fun day for all the family.

Christmas Fair

Langside Church is hosting a Christmas Fair from 11am-2pm.There will be stalls a plenty for you to Christmas shop to your heart’s content, live music, raffles, face painter, a tombola and of course loads of food, mulled wine, mince pies and home baking stalls.

Paul Thorpe is Elvis

Since appearing on ‘ITV’s ‘Stars in their Eyes’ Paul Thorpe has performed over 13,000 shows as ELVIS, catch him at The Shed, 7.30pm - 10.30pm.

Southside Soul

Southside Soul returns to Pollok ES Social club when they welcome back Barry White (Goodfoot) and Michael Rooney. From 8pm-1am.

Sunday, December 2

The Big Sing

The West of Scotland Military Wives and Falkirk Gaelic Junior choir will entertain the audience with a range of beautiful music. What better way to begin the month of December and finish off a Sunday in the luxury of the Sanctuary of Orchardhill Parish Church in Giffnock? From 7-9.30pm.

Lights switch on

Join the Eaglesham Fair team at the annual Christmas Light Switch On event and help kick start the 2018 festive season. Lights will be switched on at approximately 5pm with mince pies, mulled wine and hot drinks all being served up. From 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

Bring & buy sale

A Bring & Buy sale takes place today at Newton Mearns Hebrew Congregation from 2 – 5pm. Only new items of china, toiletries, glassware, candles, scarves, gloves, handbags, purses, children’s toys and many more.There will also be a cake & hot drink stall. Proceeds are to be shared between NMHC & Jewish Care.

Christmas market

Get yourselves down to the Eglinton Arms, Eaglesham between 12.30pm - 4.30pm to see a variety of homemade crafts and gifts, perfect for your loved ones. The Christmas Market will be held in the Gilmour Suite.

Open Mic Night

Monthly open mic night at The Glad Cafe from 8pmhosted by house band The Bucks! Chrismas special so wear a santa hat or something..

Monday, December 3

Christmas shopping

Food, wine and shopping all in one place... ladies what could be better? Join Dimora on the Ayr Road, Newton Mearns for their Christmas shopping event from 6.30pm - 9pm.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Runway Theatre Company returns with another fun-filled traditional Scottish pantomime. Meet all your panto favourites, and join our hero Jack as he climbs the beanstalk and saves the village from the evil Giant Blunderbore. Featuring the world-famous International Purves Puppets. At Eastwood Park Theatre until December 8; 7.30pm plus 11am & 3pm Saturday Matinees.

The Christmas Box

Bourock Variety Club presents their Christmas show for 2018 The Christmas Box, an original family musical suitable for all ages. At Bourock Parish Church, Barrhead from 7.30pm.

Pub Quiz

Brodies Strathbungo hosts a weekly pub quiz on Tuesday evenings hosted by Scotland’s least favourite Jewish Drag Queen, Miss Baby Jane.

At Brodies Bar Restaurant, Pollokshaws Road; 8pm.

Tuesday, December 4


Eaglesham Music & Drama Group are thrilled to be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with Sleeping Cinderella and the Seven Dwarves. With three pantos rolled into one, there’ll be princes, princesses and evil villains galore. At Montgomery Hall, Eaglesham until December 8. Wednesday - Friday 7.30pm /Saturday 2pm & 6.30pm.

Sounds International

Local community choir Sounds International returns to Netherlee Parish Church for its Christmas Charity Concert at 7.30pm.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol will warm even the coldest of hearts and leave all rejoicing in the Christmas spirit this winter when the hit production arrives at The Tramway, Runs until January 6.

Mrs Claus

Enjoy a truly magical family Christmas experience when you bring the children to meet the award-winning Mrs Claus at Pollok House. Tickets: Child: £7 (weekends and December 21 & 24; £5 (weekdays), Adults: £7.50, concession £5.50.

Irish music session

Come along to Sweeneys on the Park on the Pollokshaws Road and enjoy the talented musicians playing Traditional Irish and Scottish tunes from 8.30pm til midnight.