What’s on in the Southside from August 10 onwards

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From markets and walking groups to music and stage shows, their something for all tastes over the next few weeks.


Holiday programme

Let the kids, and their imaginations, run wild this summer with East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s packed holiday programme.Explore your superpowers and join forces at Superhero Training Academy, get crafty with cavemen and dinosaurs by taking part in the Time Traveller Camp and fit in some fin-tastic classes and learn to swim like a mermaid! Visit www.ercultureandleisure.org/activities for more details..

Harry Benson

Harry Benson: From Glasgow to America brings together photographs from the world-renowned photographer’s native Glasgow alongside images created during an illustrious career in America. At Pollok House. Runs until December.

Walking groups

East Renfrewshire Council HSCP run several walking groups throughout the week perfect for beginners upwards. To check your chosen walk is on contact Sine Delahunt, Health Improvement Development Worker - Walking, East Renfrewshire HSCP, HSCP Headquarters, Eastwood Health & Care Centre, Drumby Crescent, Clarkston. Email sine.delahunt@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk Tel: 07894802349 or 0141 5778436

Park Lane Market

Pop-up market in Shawlands, every first and last Sunday of the month. Browse a range of boutique stalls from some of your local favourites and beyond, as well as food court with a selection of hot/cold, meat and vegan friendly delights. If you interested in having a stall with us we still have a few places available, Just email your details to info@parklanemarket.co.uk.

Friday, August 10 (today)

Opening concert

The opening concert of Glasgow Songwriting Festival 2018 featuring Boo Hewerdine, Donna Maciocia, Jo Mango and Dave ‘Solareye’ Hook hosted by festival director Findlay Napier. At the Glad Cafe; doors 7pm, stage time 7:30pm sharp. This will be a songwriters in the round style event.

Pride and Prejudice

Join Heartbreak, the Bennet sisters, and a host of charming, young bachelors (yes, Mr Darcy will be there. No, really, yes, that Mr Darcy), for an evening of comedy, romance, and more than one come-uppance, as we learn how to behave, ahem, properly. At t Pollok House from 7-9pm.

Saturday, August 11

KPC Rummage

Come along to the jumble sale with personality and sell your clothes, records, art and stuff that you no longer want. From 2-4pm at the Kinning Park Complex.

Indoor market

Today sees the launch of the Barrhead Foundry Indoor Market – your local indoor arts and crafts market, located in the heart of the community driven by a wide and eclectic range of bespoke products from your local, friendly traders.

For the grand opening, come along at 10am to meet special guests, Mickey & Minnie Mouse. The market takes place from 10am until 3pm. For more details, visit the Facebook page.

Sunday, August 12

Orchardhill Fusion

Orchardhill Fusion is an informal, fun gathering where teenagers can share fun, ideas, thoughts and generally enjoy some time out on a Sunday evening. There’s no set agenda – crazy games, quizzes, activities – and of course iced biscuits are regular features but it’s mainly about sharing time with each other. You don’t have to come along every time – we’d love to see you whenever you can make it. The gathering takes place from 7pm - 8.30pm at Orchardhill Parish Church, Giffnock.

Call 0141 6383604 for more information.

Monday, August 13

Carnival preparation

Artist Sarah Alexandria wil be on hand to help make carnival accessories for the Govanhill Carnival Parade on Saturday, August 18. Taking place at the MILK cafe from 3.30-5.30pm.

Saturday, August 18

Kids Party in the Park

Kids Party In The Park returns to a new venue for 2018, Rouken Glen Park, and features entertainment for all the family from Little Fix, The Ariana Experience and DJ Zander Nation. From 1pm - 4pm.

Monday, August 20

Night at the Pictures

The National Library of Scotland brings its touring display ‘Going to the Pictures’ to Giffnock Library. This display tells the story of Scotland’s memories of cinema through the printed and moving image collections of the National Library of Scotland. To celebrate, the library is running a screening of local filmmaker Tom Marchant’s Night at the Pictures: the story of cinema in Scotland. This entertaining film charts the development of Scottish cinema and is full of nostalgic moments which will bring memories of ‘the pictures’ flooding back. After the movie, you can stay to explore the exhibition and examine the objects in the ‘Projectionist’s Case’