Jim & Pat’s Glasgow West End Chat
Tracy Patrick - writer of fiction and poetry chats to Pat

Tracy Patrick - writer of fiction and poetry chats to Pat

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.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Evelyn McDonald, Westender and C.E.O. of Scottish EDGE chats to Pat

Evelyn McDonald, Westender and C.E.O. of Scottish EDGE chats to Pat

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.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Marian Colquhoun, Head of Props at Scottish Opera chats to Jim

Marian Colquhoun, Head of Props at Scottish Opera chats to Jim

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. :-)

Links

  1. Marian Colquhoun on the Scots What Hae! Podcast
  2. Pat's Guide To Glasgow West End

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

Photo by Ken Dundas.

Julie Rea chats to Pat. Julie Rea, writer and playwright was winner of Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award 2017

Julie Rea chats to Pat. Julie Rea, writer and playwright was winner of Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award 2017

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.

Links

Twitter: @glasgowswestend

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

Links

Marie Blackie Fergusong on Facebook

Pat's Glasgow West End Chat