What’s on in the Southside from December 14 onwards

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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 Circle meets the first Thursday of the month between September and May.For more details contact Glyn Jones on 07943435843 or email: alfredjones123@btinternet.com.

Magic of Showbiz

The Magic of Showbiz meets every Saturday, 12.30-2.45pm at The Edge, Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns. the session includes drama then dance and also provides support workers. For more details visit www.facebook.com/MagicofShowbiz or email themagicofshowbiz@gmx.com.

Nativity hunt

The Giffnock South Nativity Hunt. has launched its nativity hunt and is asking children from local churches and schools to find the knitted characters hidden in nine of the local shop windows on Fenwick Road. The prize is a family ticket/day pass to the Science Centre and the runner up a £20 book token. The closing date is December 21. Return completed entry forms to the church office or post to Giffnock South Parish Church, 2 Greenhill Avenue, G46 6QX. Visit www.facebook.com/giffnocksouthparish.

Friday, December 14

Elf hunt

Some naughty elves have even tricked the nice elves and they need your help getting a message to Santa. Come along to Greenbank House and Garden and complete all the challenges Santa has set for his trainee elves, before heading into the woodland to track down the missing elves. Various times - visit www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/elf-hunt-santas-challenge for more details. Runs until December 23.


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

Alice in Pantoland

Alice in Pantoland a fun filled family panto to entertain all ages with plenty of singalong numbers. This is Alice as you have never seen her. This Christmas Cracker of a show will delight you. You see Prince Charming is lost and is Alice in Wonderland or Barrowland? And where is Cinderella? Will the wicked Crabbit Rabbit get his evil way or will Prince Rudy save the day. Only way to find out is to come along and see for yourselves! At The Shed, 2pm and 7pm. Also on December 15 and 16.

Festive Ceilidh & Feast

Celebrate the festive season in style at Pollok House from 7pm.

Magical Winter Trail

Take a stroll with the family in Eastwood Park amid frosty twigs and twinkling lights on this Magical Winter Trail. Meet in the Eastwood Park Theatre café/reception area. At 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.10pm and 6.45pm. Runs until December 22.

Just 17

Performances from ​Ela Orleans, Alasdair Roberts and Ailbhe Nic, Oireachtaigh, Nerea Bello, Aby Vulliamy, 3rd Floor Elevators and guests at Just 17 – a fundraiser for Kinning Park Complex. From 8pm - 11.30pm.


Whodunnit Events presents ‘Panto-Crime!’ a murder mystery event at The Bungo... witness the drama unfold before inspecting the clues and questioning the suspects in order to solve the murder. From 6.30pm - 10.15pm.

Saturday, December 15

Christmas Cracker

This year Neilston Development Trust are having their biggest Christmas Celebration yet with their GET Local Christmas Cracker. At The Bank, 1-4pm.

Standup Comedy

Join Crossmylaff Comedy for an evening of stand-up featuring the very best in current Scottish comedy at The Glad Cafe from 8pm - 10.30pm.

Sunday, December 16

Tea dance

Join The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice for a wonderful afternoon of music and dance at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Enjoy tea, coffee, cake and toe-tapping entertainment.

Mearns Parish Church

As always, we look forward to our Kids@thecross Nativity Play, this year’s being The Road to Bethlehem. At Newton Mearns Parish Church,

10.30am, and at 3pm take a break from your shopping and join us for Carols in The Avenue.