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News, Views & Information from the district of Dennistoun
and neighbouring areas in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland.

Cruikshank Fountain with Cherub Restored at Alexandra Park Main Gates Dennistoun June 2016

Kind Crusts Tasting Event
A revolutionary new sandwich and coffee takeaway shop is opening on Thursday 30th June between 12 and 2pm to offer a free tasting of their innovative and nutritious food. Kind Crusts believes their products fits a clear gap in the dining market in Dennistoun at affordable prices and wants the local community to see and taste for themselves.
Kind Crusts, 160 Garthland Drive Dennistoun G31 2SG

Football Club

Alexandra Park Sports Hub
Begins Thursday 7th July 1pm-3pm
£2.00 per person
Ages: 5-8 (1pm-2pm), 9-12 (2pm-3pm), 13-16 (3pm-4.30pm)
Come along with friends, learn some basic footballing skills from a qualified SFA Coach and have fun.
Contact Bryan McGill 07392872061 to book your place or

Fitness Club

Alexandra Park Sports Hub
Begins Wednesday 13th July 7pm-8pm
£3.00 per person
Ages: 16+
Group Exercise and Fitness Classes. Intense 1 hour Workout includes: Cardio, Circuit Training, Body Weight Exercises, Strength Work
Contact Bryan McGill 07392872061 or alternatively contact Craig Davis on 07584041326

Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries
If you're affected by cancer you may want to know there's someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can help find answers to your questions, whatever they may be.

If you want to find information, support and practical help or would just like someone to talk to, come along to one of our Macmillan Information and Support Services in Dennistoun Library. You can talk through issues and concerns with our staff and trained volunteers.

Dennistoun Library
Mondays 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Thursdays 10.30am – 2.30pm
0141 287 2981

6 Weeks of Summer Programme
Alexandra Park Sports Hub
Beginning 4th July 2016

Alexandra Park Festival 2016
Saturday, 23 July
Annual family fun day event.

Firpark Stalled Spaces Consultation Event
Firpark Regeneration, WASPs Studios, Hanson Street, Dennistoun
7th June 2016 @ 7pm
Firpark Regeneration is a group of people living in or connected to the Firpark area of Glasgow who are committed to improving their community. They have applied to Glasgow City Council’s Stalled Spaces fund for financial support to make use of the derelict site of what was formerly No. 7 Firpark Terrace and transform the site into a garden for the local community that draws upon the artistic legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh who once lived there.

You are invited to the consultation event to find out more and to contribute your ideas. A landscape designer will be there to provide technical expertise and there will also be a short presentation from members of Firpark Regeneration Group.

Learn to Bowl

Learn to bowl at Alexandra Park Sports Hub
Every Wednesday 1pm to 3pm
Alexandra Park, 10 Sannox Gardens, Glasgow, Glasgow City G31 3JE, UK (map)
Why not come along and learn how to play bowls from one of our local volunteers or just have a fun game of bowls. Any questions or queries just call Natalie on 01415518131
Milnbank HA

Source Wrestling School Debut Show
Sunday 17th July 2016 at 6:30pm doors open for 7pm start
The Reidvale Centre 13 Whitevale Street, Dennistoun G31 1QW (map)
Tickets from Ringside World: £10 Adult, £6 Kids, £28 family + booking fee
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Milnbank Gala Day
Milnbank Gala Day
Saturday 28th May 2016 (12-2pm)
Milnbank Housing Association, Ballandalloch Drive, Dennistoun
Mini zoo, face painting, glitter tattoo, carousel, mini massage, tombola stall, inflatable's, raffles, cafe, music and stalls with fruit and sweets.

Alexandra Park Sports Hub Open Day
Wednesday 18th May 1.30pm
Alexandra Park
We want to hear your views on what you would like to happen within the Sports Hub
Please come along to find out what will be provided and see the new Art Work
Tea & Coffee & Cakes provided
Milnbank Community Enterprises, Photo Gallery

The YMCA Glasgow Wind Orchestra in Concert
Dennistoun New Parish Church 9 Armadale Street, Dennistoun G31 2UU
Friday 29th April @ 7.30pm
Entrance: £5 includes buffet supper
An enjoyable evening of music and food. The YMCA Glasgow Wind Orchestra performing a variety of types of music from big band to shows to popular music.
Dennistoun New Parish Church, YWO Glasgow, What's On

Saint Genevieve
354 Duke Street G31 1RB tel: 07557 020690
Newly opened women's clothing boutique where co-owners, Hannah and Joyce, offer their select choice from the best in independent fashion labels.
Facebook, Instagram, Directory, Forum

The New Den Café
Dennistoun New Parish Church, 9 Armadale Street Dennistoun G31 2UU
Open every Thursday (11am-2pm)
Serves hot and cold snacks and meals, newspapers available to read, weekly specials, the food is not priced but is paid for via an honesty box so customers pay what they wish or can afford and the money goes towards the running of the café. Everyone is welcome including children.
Dennistoun New Parish Church

Spring Fayre
Dennistoun New Parish Church, 9 Armadale Street Dennistoun G31 2UU
Saturday 23rd April (11am-2pm)
With a cafe and stalls.
Entry 50p (under 10s free) All welcome.
Dennistoun New Parish Church

Human remains identified as Dennistoun man John Murphy
Police confirmed the human remains discovered at Mugdock Park, March 2016 are those of John Murphy who disappeared on his way to work, May 2015. His death is not being treated as suspicious. A crowdfunding page at JustGiving has been set up to help the Murphy family.
Evening Times, Daily Record, BBC, Forum

Fire rips through roof at top floor flat in Aberfoyle Street
Emergency services attended a major fire on the top floor flat of a tenement in Aberfoyle Street Thursday 17th March 6.20am. A man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Two women attacked in seperate incidents in Dennistoun
The first attack happened in Onslow Drive on 26th February, the other took place in Westercraigs on the 1st March. A petition for Glasgow City Council to improve street lighting and add security measures to improve safety and to address the rise in criminal damage to parked cars was actioned by Sarah-May Philo. She was attacked and robbed of her possessions not far from her home in Westercraigs by a man that had followed her in a car.
Petitioning Glasgow City Council Light Up Glasgow, Evening Times, Forum

Jumble Sale
Saturday 30th April (10am - 2pm)
Gingerbread East End, 128 Armadale Street, Dennistoun
Breakfast rolls, tea, coffee, cakes and more! Come along and grab a bargain, whether you are looking for something to wear or something to watch you are sure to find it here!
Something to sell? Tables available, £10 each.
Contact Michelle on 0141 554 8600
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Reidvale Youth Hub Re-Launch Event

Reidvale Centre, Youth Wing, 13 Whitevale Street, Dennistoun
Thursday 10th March 2016 (6pm-9pm)
Everyone welcome to see what is planned for the re-development of services that meet the needs of local young people in the area. Prizes to win for those aged 12-21. See what they do and give them ideas on what you want to do. Reidvale Youth Project has been going since 2008 supporting and empowering young people in the East End of Glasgow.
What's On

Pain Education for Chronic Pain Sufferers
If you have suffered pain for 12 weeks or more then Pain Concern may give you a better understanding of your condition and how to deal with it. 2 hour sessions are offered at various venues around Glasgow. For further information go to their Pain Education Sessions in Glasgow page on their website.

Westercraigs Nursery Fundraiser for Childrens New Resources

Westercraigs Nursery School, c/o Whitehill Secondary, 280 Onslow Drive, Dennistoun
Friday 11th March 2016 (7.30pm - midnight)
£5 Entry to include light buffet, Raffle & Lucky Ticket Prize
Ask staff for tickets
What's On

Glasgow Potato Day

Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G31 1QW, United Kingdom
28th February 2016 11am - 3pm
Over 50 varieties of seed potato available to purchase, onion, shallot, garlic, seed swap, workshops, gardening magazines swap, WaterAid Tattie Bash competition, childrens activites, Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre. Enjoy a cuppa and home-baking, Join Glasgow Allotments Forum for a fun day, all welcome.
What's On

Community Planting Day - Help To Create A Food Forest In Alexandra Park

Meet at Alexandra Park Sports Hub at the bowling green and golf club building.
Saturday 19th March 2016 10am - 3pm
Help plant over 60 fruit and nut trees in our local park for the benefit of local people and wildlife.
What's On

A Day Out In Dennistoun is a free map and guide created by Dennistoun Community Council, launched on the 30th January 2016 in Dennistoun Library, and available at Tibo, Florresters, Coias, Tapa, Whitehill St Laundrette, Dennistoun BBQ, The Duchess and other local shops, pubs and restaurants.
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Bounce & Rhyme
Dennistoun Library & Learning Centre, 2 Craigpark, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G31 2NA
Monday @ 10.30am and Friday @ 1pm
For parents, carers and children 3 and under. Bounce and Rhyme provides a fun way for your child to develop through songs, rhymes and stories.
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Flood Risk Public Awareness Event
Glasgow City Council, Ground Floor Conference Room, 231 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RX
Wednesday 24th February 2016 (2pm-7pm)
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Comedy Night - Gingerbread Fundraising
20th February 2016 (7.30pm)
Gingerbread East End, 128 Armadale Street
Ticket: £5 booked by phoning 554 8600
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Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler
Drygate Brewing Co. 85 Drygate, Glasgow, G4 0UT
Wed 24 Feb (doors 19.45, film 20.30) Running time: 1h32m - £9.50
What's On

Digi-PALS at Dennistoun Library

Glasgow Libraries volunteer-led Digi-PALS programme could be the helping hand you need to learn how to print, text, shop online or search for a job. Digi-PALS are stationed at 14 of the city's libraries with Dennistoun Library running their session every Tuesday from 10am - 1pm. Digi-PALS sessions can last from five minutes to an hour, depending on the type of query, with volunteers providing one to one support.

Community Drama Project
Dennistoun Library, 2 Craigpark Glasgow G31 2NA
11th February - 19th May Every Thursday (6pm - 7.45pm) for 15 weeks
Impact Arts is offering free drama classes for adults in Dennistoun. They are looking for people of all abilities to take part in a community drama project. You'll get to work with a creative writer and drama teacher to create a play which will be performed in Dennistoun in April 2016.
Contact Natalie McFadyen White 0141 575 3001 - email
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Afterschool Drama Classes
Dennistoun Library, 2 Craigpark Glasgow G31 2NA
11th February - 28th April Every Thursday (4pm - 5pm) for 12 weeks
Free for ages 8 - 12 to join Impact Arts for weekly afterschool drama classes in Dennistoun. Learn how to write and perform and take part in an exciting new play.
Contact Natalie McFadyen White 0141 575 3001 - email
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Woodcraft Folk New East End Group
Woodcraft is a place to meet friends and have fun, play games, make things and have outdoor adventure. A new group has started in the East End for ages 4 - 10 on Mondays 3.15 - 4.45pm. We meet at at Haghill Park Primary School and have our activities in Alexandra Park as much as we can.
What's On

Dennistoun Community Council Meeting
Tuesday Feb 9th at 7pm
Haghill Park Primary School, 415 Cumbernauld Road, G31 3LS
You are warmly invited to attend your Community Council meeting. The main aim of Dennistoun Community Council is to ascertain, coordinate and express the views of the wider community. It seeks to promote the Dennistoun area as a positive, inclusive neighbourhood.

Laldy Comedy Night

Craigpark Masters, 164 Craigpark Dennistoun
6th Feb doors:7.30pm start:8.30pm £10 (18+)
Chris Conroy with Jamie Dalgleish, Ross Leslie and Robin Grainger. MC - Jay Lafferty

139th Boys Brigade re-union Lunch
the company is hosting a buffet lunch at St Rollox Bowling Club on Wednesday 30th March on the occasion of 110 years since the company was formed, and would like to hear from any ex-members who would like to come along.

Major road building project at east end of Duke Street
Council about to decide whether to proceed with new road connecting the roundabout by Asda at the Forge with the M8 junction to the north of Alexandra Park. Likely to cause some pretty major disruption for a couple of years if heading east out of Dennistoun. Notice it also goes across the allotments at Edinburgh Rd/Cumbernauld Road junction.

Glasgow North East Community team seek residents views on Area Investment Plans
Area Partnerships have a budget of around £67000 to provide grants of between £500 - £5000 to local community and voluntary organisations. They are asking local people to identify the issues that affect them. To help them select the right priorities they are interested in your views and have an online survey that should take about 5 minutes to complete. The online survey will remain open until Friday, 29th January 2016:

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