What’s on in the Southside from April 26 onwards

Giffnock Theatre Players present the Diary of Anne Frank at Eastwood Park Theatre from May 1-4.Giffnock Theatre Players present the Diary of Anne Frank at Eastwood Park Theatre from May 1-4.
Giffnock Theatre Players present the Diary of Anne Frank at Eastwood Park Theatre from May 1-4.

Wine Circle

Stamperland Wine Circle welcomes new members who have an interest in understanding more about wine and the enjoyment associated with it.

Club members enjoy tastings, displays by leading distributors and the matching of different wines to certain kinds of food. There will be demonstrations on how to make wine and an opportunity to chat about to making your own very drinkable varieties. The Wine Circle meets the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at Clarkston Halls between September and May. For more details contact Glyn Jones on 07943435843 or email: [email protected]

Magic of Showbiz

The Magic of Showbiz meets every Saturday, 12.30-2.45pm at The Edge, Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns. the session includes drama then dance and also provides support workers. For more details visit www.facebook.com/MagicofShowbiz or email [email protected]

Choral Society

Come and join our vibrant mixed voice adult choir. All voices welcome (particularly tenors!) No auditions required. Our repertoire is largely choral and classical. This term we are rehearsing for a Gala opera-based concert to be held in May. Bring a mug for break time tea and biscuits. Monday evenings, 7.30-9.30, Park Church, Ravenscliffe Dr, Giffnock. For further information contact Gill Bain on [email protected].

Veterans welcome

Legion Scotland veterans to join Newton Mearns branch at Mearns Bowling Club, G77 6AE on the Last Friday of each month; 7.30 until 9.30pm.

24 Hours in Shawlands

Queen’s Park Camera Club presents a chronological Photographic Exhibition illustrating 24 hours of life along Shawlands main thoroughfare. The photographs tell the stories of the various activities going on and illustrate the lives of the people who live in, work in and visit Shawlands, such as shopkeepers, workers, people shopping, meeting, visiting cafes, pubs, clubs etc. Each individual photo tells a story in itself as well as being part of the bigger exhibition and is accompanied by a short statement describing the scene in order to give life and meaning to the viewer. At the Milk Cafe everyday except Mondays, throughout May.

Friday, April 26

Pop up event

Raise The Bar Glasgow is hosting its first pop up event, ‘Raise the Bar Cocktail Club’ at Rawlings – Love To Eat at 7pm. The event will start off with cocktails on arrival and throughout the night everyone will have the opportunity to take part in a rum cocktail masterclass where you will learn how to make our signature cocktail ‘Mangoes To Cuba’ as well as having the chance to create your own twist on a classic ‘Daquiri’. Visit www.raisethebarglasgow.com for more details.

Raymond Mearns

The comedian plays the Eastwood Park Theatre at 7.30pm.

Comedy night

Don’t miss an awesome line up of comedy at the Eglinton Arms in Eaglesham, featuring Rachel Jackson, Gary Little, Tony Goodall and hosted by Jay Lafferty. From 7.30pm.

Electro 80s night

Enjoy a flash back to the good old days with the UK’s premier 80’s tribute band, Electro 80’s at Loks Bar & Kitchen from 8pm.

Saturday, April 27

Elvis tribute night

Catch a tribute to the one and only Elvis Presley at the Redhurst Hotel in Giffnock from 7.30-midnight.

Spring craft fair

Greenbank Parish Church is holding its annual Spring Craft Fair from 2-4pm.


Join Dino Martino, Graeme and some of the best singers and entertainers in Barrhead at The Flying Horse for Saturday night Karaoke from 8pm.

Guide Dogs tea party

The Great Guide Dogs Tea Party is being held at the Carswell Centre, Eaglesham come along for a fun afternoon munching cake and patting puppies. 2-4pm.

Safari Adventure

Get ready to GO WILD with The McDougalls as they bring their brand new live show, Safari Adventure, to Eastwood Park Theatre from 2pm.

Ghost Hunt Experience

Are you brave enough to go in search of the ghosts of Pollok House? From 7pm until midnight.

Crossmylaff Comedy

Saturday night stand-up comedy at The Glad Cafe, featuring a packed bill of the best in current Scottish comedy. Top professional acts plus our prime picks of up and coming local stand-up comedy talent. From 7.30pm.

Sunday, April 28

Spring walk

Join the Dams to Darnley Countryside Rangers on a leisurely stroll around the country park looking for signs of Spring, from 11am-1pm. Meet at the World Buffet restaurant car park, Corselet Road, Darnley.

Costume Sunday

Pollok House will be brought to life as staff wear trends from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries on one of their regular Costume Sunday events; 10am-4pm.

The Visual

Amsterdam-based outfit The Visual play the Glad Cafe at 7.30pm.

Tuesday, April 30

Quiz night

Grab your brainiest pals and get a table for the Glad Cafe quiz night. Max teams of five. From 7.30pm.

Wednesday, May 1

The Diary of Anne Frank

Giffnock Theatre Players proudly present The Diary of Anne Frank, her story told in an adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, at Eastwood Park Theatre. Until May 4 – 7.30pm plus 2.30pm Saturday Matinee.

Live Music

Catch some live music featuring different musicians and sounds at Bar BIBI & Dimora Restaurant, Newton Mearns from 7pm until late.Watch Closely

Scotland’s ‘Close-up Magician of the Year’ Billy Reid returns to The Bungo to perform ‘Watch Closely’ for your entertainment and wonderment! 7-8pm.

Thursday, May 2

Yng Ngheredigion

Rafe Fitzpatrick + Sharon Krauss + more play the Glad Cafe from 7.30pm.

Friday, May 3

Call Mr Robeson

Queens Park Arena is hosting an evening of music and performance celebrating social justice activist Paul Robeson who performed at the venue in 1960. 6.30pm - 10pm.

Quiz night

The Olde House Inn in Neilston hold a quiz night on the first Friday of every month, so get a team together and come along for a great night. From 8-10.30pm.

Cinco de mayo party

Enjoy a Friday night out with a difference as The Bungo celebrates Cinco de Mayo in style with plenty of margarita and tequilas and the obligatory pinata from 8-11pm.

Hunter & the Bear

Hunter & the Bear play The Glad Cafe from 7.30pm. Also on May 4.

Saturday, May 4

Agricultural Show

The Neilston Show is an agricultural and livestock show held annually on the first Saturday in May. From 8am - 4pm.

Pie, Pint and Pub Quiz

Come along to Busby Social Club for the annual Pie, Pint & Pub Quiz in aid of Cancer Research UK. From 7.30pm - Midnight.

Stars in your Eyes

The Tuesday Friendship Club, a club for Adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs, are having their annual Fundraiser in the Columba Club Barrhead from 7.30pm.