Edinburgh International Book Festival- 11th-27th August 2018

Next week, this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival will be kicking off, with over a thousand authors, illustrators, poets and musicians appearing at over 800 events. A theme this year is Scottish Ideas: a series of events exploring a range of topics including hidden roads once used by armies, warriors and pilgrims; forgotten great Scottish women; urban landscapes; modern Scottish …

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Beano first edition at Kelvin Hall

For one day only, on 28 July 2018, the first ‘Beano’ ever published will be on display at the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall. Visitors will be able to see original artwork from D C Thomson’s archives. There will also be activities for children. More details can be found here

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European Championships Glasgow 2018

From 2 – 12 August Glasgow and Berlin host the European Championships. Alongside the fantastic sporting events taking place in and around Glasgow, there is a cultural festival where you can see the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, as well as Gaelic events, including a mass ceilidh! Many of the events are free. You can find more details here

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Glasgow’s Sporting Heritage Talk- Wednesday 1st August 2018

In August Glasgow will co-host the inaugural European Championships. Around 4,500 athletes will descend on the city to compete in this multi-sport event which includes aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, triathlon and golf.

Glasgow’s sporting heritage runs deep, and this Glasgow City Heritage talk will explore the city’s historic sporting grounds, buildings and sportscapes. You can find out more about …

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Mackintosh 150

Despite recent tragic events at the Glasgow School of Art, the Mackintosh 150 festival will be bringing to the city a programme of events throughout 2018 to celebrate the incredible legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as a Scottish architect, designer and artist. Highlights include a new exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (30th March- 14th August), a free Mackintosh vintage bus …

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