Jim & Pat’s Glasgow West End Chat
Dave Anderson - actor of stage and screen, musician and playwright chats to Pat.

Dave Anderson - actor of stage and screen, musician and playwright chats to Pat.

October 3, 2019

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 76

Pat chats to local Westender, actor of stage and screen, musician and playwright Dave Anderson.

I suspect you already know Dave in some capacity; he was a member of the politically-minded 7:84 group a founder of the Wildcat Productions company along with David MacLennan.

He has appeared in numerous films and television programmes - including Gregory's Girl, Doctor Who, The Avengers, Taggart and more recently Still Game.

He is also an accomplished musician and regularly appears as part of the Oran Mor Play Pie and Pint team.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Mariella Villalobos chats to Pat. Chilean/Canadian Mariella Villalobos is a Master of Design graduate from Glasgow School of Art and a freelance Illustrator.

Mariella Villalobos chats to Pat. Chilean/Canadian Mariella Villalobos is a Master of Design graduate from Glasgow School of Art and a freelance Illustrator.

September 9, 2019

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 75

In this episode Pat chats to Chilean/Canadian Mariella Villalobos, a freelance Illustrator and a Master of Design graduate from Glasgow School of Art.

Mariella talks to Pat about the inspiration behind her work - including Pinochet’s coup in Chile and her love of seabirds.

She highlights the difficulties students faced at GSA when the second fire occured and the barriers the UK's immigration policy creates for graduates wishing to remain and work in Scotland.  

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Ali Whitelock poet & writer chats to Pat

Ali Whitelock poet & writer chats to Pat

August 26, 2019

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Cha - Episode 74

In this episode Pat chats to Scottish poet/writer Ali Whitelock.

Her first book ‘poking seaweed with a stick and running away from the smell’ was launched at Sydney Writers Festival in 2008.

The book received critical acclaim in Australia and the UK.

Ali is now living in Australia where she ia a full time writer. Recently she's been back in Scotland performing at the Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh Book Festival. In September she'll be heading over to Ireland with shows in Limerick, Belfast, Dublin & Cork.(Details at aliwhitelock.com)

You can catch Ali at Waterstones Byres Road on Thursday 29 August, when she'll be performing with Magi Gibson and Jenny Lindsay.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

Chris Forbes, star of BBC’s Scot Squad and one of Scotlands most in demand comedians chats with Jim

Chris Forbes, star of BBC’s Scot Squad and one of Scotlands most in demand comedians chats with Jim

July 2, 2019

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Cha - Episode 73

In this episode, I was delighted to have a chat with multiple award winner Chris Forbes, star of BBC's Scot Squad and one of Scotland's most in-demand comedians. Chris’s other TV credits include Jonathan Creek and Mountain Goats on BBC One and Only An Excuse on BBC Scotland. And many more.

Chris chats about his unusual route to becoming a comedian; how his talent for basketball became his ticket to the big time. Keep listening for the full story.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Pat Chats to David Robertson, Director of Four Acres Charitable Trust.

Pat Chats to David Robertson, Director of Four Acres Charitable Trust.

June 22, 2019

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 72

Pat Byrne Chats to David Robertson, Director of Four Acres Charitable Trust.

The Four Acres Charitable Trust was set up to acquire, restore and convert historic buildings so they could be used for cultural activities and artistic pursuits. Both preserving the buildings and creating employment opportunities.

The trust owns both the Cottiers Theatre and Websters Theatre's in the West End.

Pat has been a long time supporter and promoter of both projects - so she was delighted when David agree to come on to the podcast for a chat.

Links:

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

 

Hypnotherapist Marie Blackie Ferguson chats to Pat about the power of the mind.

Hypnotherapist Marie Blackie Ferguson chats to Pat about the power of the mind.

May 16, 2019

Westender, Maree Blackie Ferguson, is an exuberant and inspirational hypnotherapist.

Marie’s latest therapy involves the installation of a virtual gastric balloon. And the news is that Pat was guinea pig for this new therapy. We hear all about it - and much more -  in this fascinating episode.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 71

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Pat's Glasgow West End Chat

Stephen Bull - musician, songwriter and producer chats to Jim

Stephen Bull - musician, songwriter and producer chats to Jim

April 23, 2019

In this episode I chat the musician and songwriter Stephen Bull about his life as a musician and about his lastest project called Nebular Tuesday. Nebular Tuesday combines literature and music to tell a mysterious story set on a remote Scottish Island.

Stephen tells a fascinating tale of the up and downs of being a professional musician in an ever changing music business. A genuine talent with a story to tell. 

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 70

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

Emily Cutts Chair of the Children’s Wood (a project in Glasgow’s West End) chats to Pat about her book ‘The Dear Wild Space: green spaces, community and campaigning’

Emily Cutts Chair of the Children’s Wood (a project in Glasgow’s West End) chats to Pat about her book ‘The Dear Wild Space: green spaces, community and campaigning’

March 29, 2019

Emily Cutts Chair and founder of the Children’s Wood (a project in Glasgow’s West End) chats to Pat about her book ‘The Dear Wild Space: green spaces, community and campaigning’.

Emily is an enthusiastic advocate of the importance of wild spaces and outdoor play for children. She has just released a book entitled ‘The Dear Wild Space: green spaces, community and campaigning’ which she will be talking about at Aye Write. Satureday 31 March, 2019 in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 69

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne

Film director Niall McCann and musician Adrian Crowley talk to Pat about the film The Science of Ghosts

Film director Niall McCann and musician Adrian Crowley talk to Pat about the film The Science of Ghosts

March 12, 2019

Film director Niall McCann and musician Adrian Crowley talk to Pat about the film The Science of Ghosts

The Science of Ghosts was one of the standout films at Glasgow Film Festival 2019. Directed by Niall McCann, the film focuses on the life of the musician Adrian Crowley, Pat caught up with the two Irishmen at Citizen M, Glasgow.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 68

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Karl Geary chats to Pat Byrne. Karl is an Irish born actor and writer, now living in Glasgow after having spent many years in New York.

Karl Geary chats to Pat Byrne. Karl is an Irish born actor and writer, now living in Glasgow after having spent many years in New York.

February 28, 2019

Karl Geary is an Irish born actor and writer, now living in Glasgow after having spent many years in New York.

His debut novel Montpelier Parade was selected as a Book of the Year in the Irish Times and The Times and SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2017

It was described by The Guardian as ‘an auspicious debut’.

Karl is also an accomplished actor and director. His acting roles include Sex and the City, Hysteria – The Def Leppard Story, and Hamlet (2000). And notably he appeared in Madonna's Sex book.

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 67

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Music by Jim Byrne