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.
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.
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.
Music by Jim Byrne
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.