Southside festival

A CARNIVAL procession, comedy nights, music gigs and a children's funfair are among the delights of this year's southside festival.

At the Glasshouse there will be a range of music gigs starting next Friday (May 14) with Nick Harper and Hatfitx with Cara Robinson at 8pm.

Various other performers including La Roche Rumba, Glenn Tilbrook, Wet Wet Wet's Graeme Duffin and the Moonshiners also taking to the stage during the festival.

Tickets can be purchased on 0844 415 5221 or on the door.

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A senior citizens orchestra will be held in Queen's Park church on May 16 at 2.30pm and entry is free.

Also on that day is an exhibition at Albert Drive studios between 11am and 4pm also free.

A girls football event will take place on May 18 at Langside college for primary five youngsters from local schools.

On May 29 the Glasgow4Haiti CD launch will be launched in the Shed at 7.30pm.

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Pollokshaws Burgh hall is also putting on some special treats this month with screenings of Brief Encounter, Great Expectations and Dr Zhivago.

The big day itself will be held on May 22 with the carnival procession setting off from Shawlands Academy at 11am.

Those wanting to join in are asked to e-mail [email protected] so organisers know if there are enough stewards to comply with their licence.

The Lord Provost's introduction will begin after the procession at noon followed by the football trophy presentation.

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The event — that will end about 9.30pm — will include Bubbles the clown, a magic show, drumming and dance workshops, and Egyptian dancers to name but a few.

And various southside bands will take to the main stage and perform for the crowds.

Art in the Park and the Langside college end of year exhibition will be held in the Glasshouse that day for visitors to enjoy.

The Queen's Park camera club will also have an exhibition at their HQ at 54 Millbrae Road.

The Shed will open its comedy doors again later that night following its success during the Magners Comedy festival.