Jim & Pat’s Glasgow West End Chat
Writer Alan Gillespie chats to Pat about his first novel, The Mash House

Writer Alan Gillespie chats to Pat about his first novel, The Mash House

July 29, 2021

Writer Alan Gillespie

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 91

In this episode the writer Alan Gillespie talks about his first novel, The Mash House; it is a novel of isolation and fear set in an isolated Highland village on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. 

Alan Gillespie is a writer and teacher from Fife. He has studied at the University of Stirling, Glasgow and Strathclyde. 

His articles and stories have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, the Herald, Northwards Now, New Writing Scotland and elsewhere.

In 2011 he was awarded the Scottish Emerging Writer’s residency at Cove Park. The Mash House is his first novel. 

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

 

Brendon McIlroy, the director of Halo Arts, chats to Pat about new festivals & gala day events

Brendon McIlroy, the director of Halo Arts, chats to Pat about new festivals & gala day events

June 13, 2021

Brenon McIlroy - Director of Halo Arts

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 90

In this episode Pat chats to Brendon McIlroy, the founder and Artistic Director of Glasgow based production company Halo Arts.

Halo Arts is an innovative production company, delivering inclusive projects, productions and events.

As well as his work with Halo, Brendon is West End Festival’s Senior Event Manager, having worked for the charity since 2007.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Bob McDevitt, programmer of Glasgow’s Aye Write festival chats with Pat

Bob McDevitt, programmer of Glasgow’s Aye Write festival chats with Pat

May 15, 2021

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 89

In this episode, Pat chats with Bob McDevitt, programmer of Glasgow's Aye Write festival; which I'm sure you know, is Glasgow’s Book Festival.  Among many other things, Pat gets the lowdown on this year's programme; how it will work online and how that presents both challenges and opportunities for new and interesting ways to present authors and their books.  

Bob is also Programmer for Bloody Scotland, a keen photographer, and let's not forget, author of 101 Men in Kilts. :-)

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Elspeth King, a curator, writer and social historian chats with Pat.

Elspeth King, a curator, writer and social historian chats with Pat.

May 11, 2021

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 88

In this episode Pat is chatting to Elspeth King, a curator, writer and social historian.

As curator of social history at the People's Palace Museum, Elspeth and her team saw the small local history museum blossom to become an award winning, significant cultural attraction, held in great affection by the people of Glasgow. Equally appreciated was the magnificent Winter Gardens attached to the museum. Elspeth has written several books on social history, on the People's Palace and Glasgow's Barras. 

Elspeth achieved further success as Director of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and MuseumShe was awarded an honorary Doctorate of the University of Stirling in 2005 for outstanding work in developing Scottish museums and in promoting Scottish history and culture. 

Currently she is a prominent activist with the Save the Winter Gardens Campaign. Fighting to ensure Glasgow does not lose this iconic venue. 

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

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Lesley O’Brien - Part 2: Becoming a professional storyteller

Lesley O’Brien - Part 2: Becoming a professional storyteller

February 28, 2021

Lesley O'Brien Storyteller

Lesley O'Brien - Part 2: Chatting with Jim Byrne about becoming a professional storyteller

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 87

In this episode storyteller, poet, singer, songwriter Lesley O'Brien talks about her own journey to becoming a professional storyteller, poet, songwriter and singer. It was a joy to chat with Lesley. 

Save Carlton Studios

This is our second special episode to Help Save Carlton Studios. Carlton Studios will close if money cannot be raised to see it through the current lockdown. With no financial help from the government, it is up to Glasgow's community of arts and music lovers and friends to keep the studio open until it can start earning its own keep again. 

if Carlton closes it means a loss of income for many workers, including cleaners, café staff, music tutors, sound engineers, filmmaker and studio assistants.

Links:

Lesley O’Brien - storyteller, poet, singer and songwriter - Save Carlton Studios

Lesley O’Brien - storyteller, poet, singer and songwriter - Save Carlton Studios

January 28, 2021

Lesley O'Brien Storyteller

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 86

Lesley O'Brien - Part 1: Help Save Carlton Studios

In this special episode of Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat Jim speaks to storyteller, poet, singer, songwriter and all-round magical person Lesley O'Brien about the threat to one of Glasgow's best-loved music studios.

Carlton Studios will close if enough money cannot be raised to see it through the lockdown. With no financial help from the government, it is up to Glasgow's community of arts and music lovers and friends to keep the studio open until it can start earning its own keep again. 

if Carlton closes it means a loss of income for many workers, including cleaners, café staff, music tutors, sound engineers, filmmaker and studio assistants.

Lesley talks about the studio's history and tells us how we can keep this well-loved institution open. 

Links:

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Anita Manning - auctioneer, antiques expert and television personality talks to Pat

Anita Manning - auctioneer, antiques expert and television personality talks to Pat

March 23, 2020

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 85

In this episode Pat chats to long term friend and former neighbour Anita Manning. Anita stayed in the flat across from us – 'up the close' – when we  lived at Glasgow Street, Hillhead.

She is owner of Glasgow's Great Western Auctions, and is reputedly Scotland's first female auctioneer.

You will also know Anita as TV's antiques expert from Flog it!, Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Road Trip.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Ruth Marsh - Head of Scottish Press at Glasgow Film Festival chats to Pat

Ruth Marsh - Head of Scottish Press at Glasgow Film Festival chats to Pat

March 7, 2020

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 84

In this episode Pat chat's to Ruth Marsh - Head of Scottish Press at Glasgow Film Festival.

Ruth works in arts marketing with a variety of major Scottish festivals including Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow International Comedy Festival and Cromarty Film Festival.

Links

  1. Ruth Marsh on Twitter
  2. Pat's Guide To Glasgow West End

Twitter: @glasgowswestennd

 

Jim Ferguson - Glasgow poet, pamphleteer and novelist chats to Pat

Jim Ferguson - Glasgow poet, pamphleteer and novelist chats to Pat

March 5, 2020

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 83

In this episode Pat chats to Jim Ferguson: a writer, performance poet, creative writing tutor and founding member of Cheeky Besom Productions.

His new poetry collection Poor World will be launched at The Calton Bar, Glasgow on 28 March, 2020.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Writer Stewart Ennis chats wtih Pat

Writer Stewart Ennis chats wtih Pat

February 15, 2020

Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat  - Episode 82

In this episode Pat chats to writer Stewart Ennis.

Stewart began his career as a journalist and a nurse, but now works as a writer, actor, lecturer, creative writing tutor and occasional photographer. Blessed Assurance (Vagabond Voices) - listed by Bottle Imp as one of Scotland’s Best Books of 2019 - is Stewart's first novel.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

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