West End Festival by Subway (Part 1 of 4)

Friday June 19, 2015

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The West End Festival is in full swing capturing the imagination of participants and visitors in the West End of Glasgow. With over 400 events in 80 venues the WEF is enjoying yet another successful year as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Attending a variety of performances across different venues, many visitors to the city and indeed the west end rely upon Glasgow’s Subway during the festival. With events surrounding four west end subway stations including Kelvinbridge, Hillhead, Kelvinhall and Partick, this is your guide to what is going on near each station and when!

 

Websters Theatre

Formerly the Lansdowne Parish Church this beautiful and exquisite building is now playing a key role in the WEF with a capacity of 190 people.  A prominent Glasgow landmark, Websters Theatre has plenty more events scheduled for the festival including -

Elaine C Smith and Christina Dunwoodie: Torch Song Divas

The fabulous voices of Torch Song Divas Elaine C Smith and Christina Dunwoodie combine the earthiness of soul, blues and jazz with the lyricism of classical opera as they take a witty look at the eternal themes of love, loss, betrayal and survival that form the beating (and sometimes bleeding) heart of these great musical traditions.

Friday 19 Jun 8:00 pm / Saturday 20 Jun 8:00 pm Tickets - £15

 

Little Bat Productions: Speaking In Tongues

Little Bat Productions present an intriguing drama by the acclaimed Australian playwright Andrew Bovell and directed by Una McDade.

Nine parallel lives where contracts are broken between intimates while bonds are forged between strangers. With one missing person and four marriages entangled in a web of love, deceit, sex and death; who will survive?

Wed 24th Jun 7:30 pm / Thursday 25th Jun 7:30pm / Friday 26th Jun 7:30pm

Tickets £12 (con. £10) in advance or online or from 0141 357 4000.  Plus booking fee £1

 

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Marys Cathedral, located on Great Western Road, is another visually stunning and breath-taking piece of architecture.  Situated in the West End of Glasgow, this elegant venue and WEF partner have upcoming events such as…

Dunbartonshire Concert Band: “A Slice of Summer”

The award-winning Dunbartonshire Concert Band are delighted to return to the West End Festival this year. Join them for a slice of summer music. Come along and hear some of your favourite tunes from popular and light classics to music from the movies and the musicals. DCB have been delighting audiences for over 40 years – our concerts are always fun, entertaining and guaranteed to get your toes tapping!

Friday 19 Jun 7:30pm – Tickets £6 at the door

 

RSNO Chorus: Sacred Music

Join the RSNO Chorus with conductor Gregory Batsleer and organist Steven McIntyre for an evening of Sacred Music. Enjoy a rare performance in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral of Durufle’s Requiem and motets by Anton Bruckner including Christus Factus Est, Locus Iste and Ave Maria. 

Saturday 27 Jun 7:30pm

Tickets £12 (con £8) from 01412253553 or email or at the door

 

St Silas Church

Another Glasgow landmark, St Silas Church plays host to a variety of events during the festival.  The upcoming ‘Da Capo Alba In Concert’ will certainly appeal to all!

Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association: Da Capo Alba In Concert

This is an opportunity to hear Scotland's premier mandolin and guitar orchestra in concert. Da Capo Alba have been regular performers at the West End Festival in recent years. Conducted by Barbara Pommerenke-Steel, Da Capo Alba play a range of musical styles from Baroque and Classical to Ragtime and Latin American.

Saturday 20th Jun 7:30pm

Tickets £8 (£6 concessions) in advance from the Lanakrshire Guitar & Mandolin Assosicaation (LGMA) or at the door from 7.10pm.

 

Holyrood Crescent

A charming and alluring area, Holyrood Crescent continues its annual event to entertain all of the family!

Holyrood Pleasure GardensSummer Fête

Come to the Holyrood Pleasure Gardens annual summer fête there is fun for all the family in these beautiful private gardens.

Live music, burgers, curries, cake stall, tombola, bouncy castle, face painting and loads of other fun for kids of all ages!  Plus bric a brac and book stalls.

Saturday 20th Jun 1:30 pm till 4.30pm 

Adults £1.50 on the gate. Children free

 

Kelvinbridge Station has many venues and events located on its door step including The Stand (Comedy Club), Munro’s and Christo’s Gallery.  With plenty more still on offer, find out information about all events online!

 

Next Stop: Hillhead Station

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