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.
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.
- Ruth Marsh on Twitter
- Pat's Guide To Glasgow West End
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.
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.
December 6, 2019
Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 81
Sarah Kudirka is an award winning contemporary artist based in Glasgow. We were enchanted by her work, which is about shapes and edges of things: objects, buildings and words.
Her Polaroid City Skies series is about walking and looking up at the sky between tall buildings - in London, Berlin, Glasgow, Sydney and Hong Kong.
Sarah also works as a creative consultant with architects and engineers on global projects.
You can see Sarahs vivid and unique work at the Wasps Winter Artists and Makers Market, The Briggait Saturday 7 December. Don't miss it - I can recommend it.
November 26, 2019
jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 80
Pat chats to writer and poet Tracy Patrick. Her debut novel, Blushing is for Sinners was commended by the Saltire First Book of the Year Award judges, 2019.
Her poetry pamphlet, Wild Eye Fire Eye is inspired by animals in Celtic art, religion and myth and remarkably it is designed, illustrated and hand-stitched by the author.
Tracy has also written a play about sex trafficking, called My Body My Business - which will be performed on 29 November, 2019 at the Spot the Signs Human Trafficking Event, Paisley.
November 21, 2019
Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 79
Pat chats to Evelyn McDonald, Westender and C.E.O. of Scottish EDGE which is a Community Interest Company. Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth entrepreneurial talent.
Evelyn is also a board member at the Scottish Design Exchange and an assessor of the Small Business Charter Award.
November 11, 2019
Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 78
I had a great chat with my cousin Marian Colquhoun, the Head of Props at Scottish Opera. I found out how Marian worked her way to the top of the theatrical props tree (so to speak) - while we swapped a few family stories along the way. My conclusion; the most desirable job in the arts is the perfect fit for the nicest person I've ever met. :-)
- Marian Colquhoun on the Scots What Hae! Podcast
- Pat's Guide To Glasgow West End
Photo by Ken Dundas.
October 22, 2019
Jim & Pat's Glasgow West End Chat - Episode 77
Pat chats to Julie Rea, writer and playwright
Julie Rea, writer and playwright was winner of Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award 2017. She has been shortlisted for numerous prestigious awards and has had her work published in several literary journals.
She has completed a short story collection and is currently working on her first novel.
This Autumn Julie’s work will be performed by Short Attention Span Theatre at The Gilded Balloon on 6 November. Her David Bowie inspired play ‘John’ will be performed at Words and Music, The Sound of Young Scotland on 21 November, 2019.
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.