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Britannia Panopticon Book Fair

July 27, 2015

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If anyone happens to be in Glasgow’s Merchant City next Saturday afternoon (perhaps taking in the entertainment and foodie delights of the Merchant City Festival), you might be interested in the Britannia Panopticon Book Fair. A selection of local and international authors will be selling books and giving readings in the historic surroundings of the […]

Douglas Thompson and me : Scottish Writers Centre

August 26, 2014

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One of the jewels in my already pretty sparkly and jam-packed full Worldcon (seriously it was like a Smaug’s hoard of good stuff), was bumping into fellow Glasgow-writer Douglas Thompson just before he launched his new novel, The Rhymer. This meant that I got to hear him read from what is possibly an genuinely unique enterprise […]

Location, location

November 10, 2012

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The last 18 months or so has seen a bunch of film crews dotting around Glasgow making a movies. A combination of our grid-patterned Victorian-era city centre and tax and other financial incentives apparently makes it viable to shoot here. Add a bit of USian signage and other set dressing at the shoot and a […]

Making it happen

August 3, 2011

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For my money, crowd funding is one of the things that makes the internet great. In the arts it is increasingly difficult to secure traditional sources of funding for projects – arts council grants are ever more squeezed and sponsors want to be assured of a return on any investment – but to get an […]

Record Store Day 2011

April 15, 2011

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No NAF this Friday because I’m saving my pennies for Record Store Day tomorrow. For those that don’t know about it, Record Store Day is a chance celebrate your local indie record shops. The little places who sell new and second hand music at proper reasonable prices, that stock the really cool stuff you can’t […]

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