Kicking off on Friday, Glasgow’s West End Festival will run for the entire month of June, featuring everything from music to movies, fashion to food, and everything in between. Here are our highlights of its opening weekend.
Electric Honey Records 20th Anniversary Gig
Friday 31st May, Oran Mor
Electric Honey Records, Stow College’s world famous student-run record label, celebrates its 20th anniversary as part of the West End Festival. Expect performances by Young Aviators, Alex Hynes, Harry and the Hendersons, Albert Shakespeare and Wake The President, as well as the launch of New Releases.
Tickets available from www.ticketweb.co.uk priced at £6
Saturday Afternoon BBQs
Saturday 1st June, Bothy
Every Saturday for the duration of the West End Festival, Bothy will be firing up their BBQs on the terrace, and serving up their famous steak and haggis burgers. Start doing your sun dance now.
Non-ticketed event, more information at www.bothyglasgow.co.uk
Metamorphosis: Cardonald College End-Of-Year Fashion And Textiles Show
Saturday 1st June, Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum
Final year students from Cardonald College’s school of fashion and textiles show their collections in a catwalk show, including bridalwear and ‘Global Decoration’ – a themed collection designed for global fashion company, Innocent Clothing. Come, watch and discover the next Christopher Kane before everybody else does.
Tickets available from www.glasgowconcerthalls.com priced at £10
Granny Would Be Proud
Sunday 2nd June, Hillhead Bookclub
The vintage fair returns to Hillhead Bookclub as part of the West End Festival, offering more retro clothing and accessories than you can shake a stick at. Shop till you drop, then revive yourself with Hillhead Bookclub’s famous gramophone cocktails – sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon to us.
Non-ticketed event, more information at www.hillheadbookclub.co.uk
The Art Of Travel Writing & Illustration With Mairi Hedderwick
Sunday 2nd June, Hillhead Library
The Katie Morag author is also an esteemed travel writer and illustrator, and will be giving a masterclass at Hillhead Library as part of the West End Festival. A must-do for any budding author, illustrator or journalist.
Non-ticketed event, more information at www.westendfestival.co.uk