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Gooseflesh #4 Exhibition and Zine Launch
Stan's cafe 43 Alexandra Park Street, Dennistoun G31 2UB
Thursday 2nd October (7-9pm) and open to the public 12-5pm until October 9th
Goose Flesh is a Glasgow based photography zine featuring the work of artists connected to Glasgow, as well as showcasing the work of friends from further afield. There will be work from each of the contributors on display, as well as zines for sale.

Things To Do

Your Guide to Regular Events in Dennistoun

The Gilded Balloon Comedy Club
The Vintage at Drygate, Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate
Every Friday
2 x three act shows (7.30pm-9.30pm) (10pm-12am)
Dinner and comedy packages: 0141 212 8815

Dennistoun Community Council Meeting

2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm (confirm dates)
Gingerbread Hall, 128 Armadale Street, Dennistoun G31 2TL
The council's aim is to ascertain, coordinate and express the views of the wider community. It seeks to promote the Dennistoun area as a positive, inclusive neighbourhood. You are warmly invited to attend.

The Official Tour Guides of Glasgow Necropolis
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (confirm dates & available spaces)
The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis
If you have never been round the Glasgow Necropolis you are missing out on a part of Glasgow's History. All donations from our tours go to the conservation and restoration of the Glasgow Necropolis. We are also offering Friday evening combined Tour and 2 course meal at Cathedral House Hotel.

The Granary - Friday's (1-3pm)
St. Andrew's East Church 681 Alexandra Parade
A safe place for older people to meet new friends

Gentle Vinyasa Flow - Thursday's (7.30-8.30pm)
4 Broompark Circus, Dennistoun
Focusing on breath and flow we will begin with a calm approach to some dynamic postures and sequences, we will then wind down with some longer yin-style poses to soothe the mind and body before finally letting go into the restful state of Savasana. Classes taught by Penny Chivas.

Parent and Toddler Art Workshops
Impact Arts (Projects Ltd) 319 Craigpark Drive
Impact Arts are running a series of parent and toddler art workshops as part of the Young Gallery programme. Parents/ guardians and children aged 0 to 3 years old can attend free sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays which run at 10.30am - 11.30am and 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

Liz Shepherd, artist and Gallery Co-ordinator said:
"These workshops provide a how to guide for playing creatively with children. This opportunity is exclusively for parents from the East End. The end of the workshops will be celebrated with a professional exhibition of art work produced by the children at The Young Gallery. What an amazing thing this is for parents and guardians to tell their children, 'You were an exhibiting artist aged two!'".

Sessions will include:

  • Large scale painting
  • Movement and sound
  • Sensory drawing
  • Music and light

To get involved please call Liz or Jenny on 0141 575 3001.

Dennistoun PhotographersDennistoun Photographers Group

Monday evenings 7-9pm
Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre 13 Whitevale St, Glasgow G31 1QW

Dennistoun Photographers
Are you interested in learning photography? Why not come along to the Dennistoun Photographers Group? Our aim is to promote interest and active participation in all aspects of photography and to arrange a weekly programme of events covering basic techniques, practical evenings, demonstrations and visual presentations. Come along and share ideas and learn camera techniques in an environment of encouragement. Whether you have an old 35mm in the attic or no camera at all there'll be something for you at dennistoun photographers group.

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Knitting & Crochet Group
Wednesday Evenings (6-7.30pm)
An informal meet up of knitters and crochet folk of all levels aimed at getting us motivated to start or finish off any woolly projects, share tips and patterns. Help available to show the basics with loan of knitting needles, crochet hooks and books available on the night for anyone looking for ideas. Tell your friends, get your grannies, grab your knitting and hopefully see you all this Wednesday!
Cafe Miao, Duke Street Dennistoun.

Brownies & Guides
Fancy joining the Brownies or the Guides?
We meet in St Andrews East Church on Alexandra Parade, on Thursday evenings.
Brownies, aged 7-10years meet from 6.30-8pm
Guides, aged 10-14years meet from 8-9.30pm
All girls will be made very welcome, so why not come along and bring a friend too.
Contact Elizabeth McIvor on 0141 556 4838 for further details.
St Andrews East Parish Church, 685 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow

Dennistoun Sports Hall Trust, 1 Finlay Drive / Hillfoot Street, Dennistoun
Monday - 7pm, Saturday - 9.30am
Fitness class using kettlebells.
Pay as you go £5 or £40 for 10 classes. email: or call / text Simon Denny on 07762 905143.

Go Play Dennistoun (Age 5-13)
Saturday Club 1-3pm
Outdoor and indoor play. Arts & Crafts, ball games, traditional games, activities
Wellpark Community Hall, 11 McIntosh Street Tel: 0141 551 0071

Expressive Arts for the 4-18 Age Group
StageRite classes are now over for the summer :( however dont panic - we are back for SUMMER SCHOOL on August 9th, 10th & 11th in Dennistoun New Parish Church from 10am-4pm.(early drop off and pick up available) Children ages 4-16 are welcome to come along for 1, 2 or 3 days for lessons in dance, singing & drama by 3 highly trained tutors then perform in a mini showcase on the evening of the 11th for parents/guardians and family to come and watch!!
5-7 years - £15 per day (10am-1pm) OR £30 for 3 days
7+ years - £20 per day (10am-4pm) OR £40 for 3 days.
please contact Laura on 07790673632 or for info on prices/times.  Please note spaces are limited so first come first serve :)

Dennistoun Diggers Community Garden
We run a small community garden on Circus Drive in Dennistoun. The garden is a space for people in the community to come together, exchange skills and grow food together. We have a mix of personal and community growing space. We are always looking for new members to get involved whether it be just to come help plant, do a bit of weeding. We also organise events in the neighbourhood from time to time. To find out more, please:
Visit our website:
See our facebook page -
Follow us on twitter - @dennistoundiggs
or join the dennistoun diggers facebook group!
You can also contact us on

Anthony Savage School of Irish Dance
Want to give your child a healthy, fun form of exercise? Meet lot's of new friends?
Learn Irish Dancing in a fun and relaxed environment.
Irish Dance lessons Glasgow area taught by former Riverdance performer.
Classes are located in the Dennistoun/East End area of Glasgow.
Beginner Classes starting in Dennistoun New Parish Church Hall, Whitehill Street Dennistoun- Saturday 11am -12pm.
Contact Anthony on 07506 310 412 or

PULSE Dance & Theatre Arts
Pulse Dance & Theatre Arts is an innovative and exciting school run by Jacqueline & Nicola Duffy, which has been based in Glasgow's East End for the last 18 years. We offer fun and diverse classes in various dance styles including jazz, contemporary, streetdance and rock and roll. We also run a Glee Club offering tuition in singing, acting and dancing and have recently started a DanceFit class specifically for adults. Prices are extremely competitive and all classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced professionals who are fully CRB checked and first aid trained.
Classes run as follows:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Classes at St Andrews Church, Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun
Thursday Classes at St Mungos Academy, Crownpoint Road, G40
3-5yrs - 3.30-4.30pm
6-8yrs - 4.30-6.00pm
9-11yrs - 6.00-7.30pm
12-14yrs - 4.30 - 6.00pm
15-17yrs - 5.00-6.30pm
18yrs+ - 6.30-8.00pm
16yrs+ - 8.00-9.00pm
6-11yrs 5.00-6.30pm
12yrs+ - 6.30-8.00pm
5-16yrs - 5.00-7.00pm
Please contact Jaqueline on 07837496734 or Nicola 07773407749 for further information

Kung Fu
Dennistoun Sports Trust Hall, 1 Finlay Drive, Dennistoun
Wednesday Classes with Mark Coyle and David McHarg
Kids aged 4 years to 10 years (5.30-6.30pm)
Adults (6.30-8pm) and 10pm

Tonic Tinies!
Starts Monday 16th April 2012 (11am-11.45am)
Classes for 18months-4yrs, £4 per class (discount for siblings)
Sports Hall Trust, 1 Finlay Drive (corner of Hillfoot St), Dennistoun.
Inspiring Musical Adventures. Tonic Tinies explore imagination and creative play through music, rhythm and movement.
For further information and to reserve a place contact Louise on 07983 588675 or email

Absolute Dance
Dennistoun New Parish Church Hall, Whitehill Street
Learn “pop video” style routines whilst keeping fit and having fun.
Age 16 and over. No experience needed.
Every Thursday 7 till 8.45 £4.00
Contact Christine 07803047974 or Liz 0768100467 otherwise see you there!!!

Half Price Health & Fitness!
Did you know that East End residents get HALF PRICE access to our gym, classes and activities at the Healthy Living Centre? Or come to yoga, relaxation, arts and crafts and IT classes for FREE! East End Football teams also get half price pitch hire!
Free membership and a Cafe on site - what more do you need?!
Call us now on 0141 550 5000 or drop in (pedestrian access direct from the Gallowgate next to St Mungos School - car access/parking from Crownpoint Road)
East End Healthy Living Centre, 183 Crownpoint Road, Glasgow, G40 2AL

1282 Social Club
The club is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The club can be hired for private functions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The Main Hall is available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for christenings and communions. The Main Hall is also available Monday to Saturday to cater for funerals. Private hire is not open to the public. We also do a full wedding package. Why not give us a call or pop in at any time Saturday or Sunday with your enquiries and have a look around our newly refurbished premises.
15 wood Street, Dennistoun tel: 0141 554 1498

Cathedral House Hotel
28-32 Cathedral Square 0141-552 3519
Tuesdays Poker League 9-11pm (registration required £5 entry)
Wednesdays Open Mic 9-11pm
Thursday Fun Quiz 9-11pm

Silver Deal Active - Glasgow Community Champions
The team from Silver Deal Active were delighted to receive the Health and Well-being award for groups or projects that promote the improvement of health and well-being within their communities. The prize was presented by Lord Provost Bob Winter at the People’s Palace on the 20th January 2011 as part of The Glasgow Community Champions Awards that acknowledges those who have worked to help people around the east end of Glasgow. Silver Deal Active provide easy exercise and arts & crafts classes to residents aged 60 years and over to help them stay fit and healthy. Classes in the Dennistoun area are offered at the following venues and times:

Ladywell Community Hall Duke Street, Drygate
Easy Exercise Wednesday 1.15pm
Arts & Crafts Friday 11.30am

Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre 13, Whitevale St, Dennistoun
Easy Exercise Monday 2.00pm
Arts & Crafts Monday 1.00pm

Sword Street Sheltered Housing 54 Sword Street, Gallowgate
Easy Exercise Thursday 11.00am
Arts & Crafts Friday 12.00noon

Download full east end program (pdf document)
Glasgow Sports, 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES 0141 287 4685

Starts 6pm Every Sunday Evening
Craigpark Masters 164 Craigpark, Glasgow G31 2HE
Call Tel: 0141-554 4204 to register your entry
Entry Fee £5.00 (loser pays table)
All Entry Fee’s paid out in prize money.
Craigpark Masters add a cash Bonus to the Prizefund every week

Dennistoun Slow Spin Cycle Group
This is a new group aimed at inspiring people of all abilities to get on, or back on their bikes. Through the group the intention will be to organise local trips where the emphasis is on having a leisurely cycle with time for chat & stops to admire the views. Of course not forgetting while doing this theres an opportunity to get fit & healthy. If you are interested in coming along or finding out more about the group please email:

Alexandra Park

  • Golf Club - 9 hole public course. tel: 0141 556 1294
  • Bowling - 3 public greens. tel: 0141 770 0519
  • Putting - flat course. tel: 0141 770 0519
  • Football - Football pitches. tel: 0141 556 1589
  • Orienteering - East End orienteering club STAG invites people young and old with all levels of ability to try their 10-checkpoint course in Alexandra Park. Map packs are available for 2pds from Sports Centres.
    St. Andrew's Orienteering Club (Glasgow)
  • Alexandra Park Festival
    A programme of events for people of all ages

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club
An invitation to visit Scotland's oldest rowing club in continuous existence based on the River Clyde is offered to all Dennistoun residents to introduce them to the sport.

Dennistoun Library - Books & CD's on loan. Free internet, email and computer access. 2a Craigpark. tel: 0141 554 0055

Whitehill Swimming Pool - Onslow Drive. tel: 0141 551 9969

Dennistoun Walks
Living It Up organises weekly walks from Whitehill Pool, Onslow Drive every Monday from 9:30am to 1:30pm. The activity programme is to introduce walking to the beginner or for those of you who are only available for a half day walk. All walks will be low level and responsible distances.
Info: Living It Up 0141 287 0112


Visual Art

Market Gallery
Presenting a diverse and dynamic programme of local, national and international art to the east end of Glasgow. Situated in an area which is home to more than 200 artists market is a space run by artists for artists.
334 Duke Street Glasgow G31 1QZ tel: 0141 556 7276
Open: Tuesday-Saturday (12:00-6:00pm)

Places of Interest

Alexandra Park - Fountain

Bluevale & Whitevale multi-storey flats - tallest residential buildings in Scotland

Cathedral Square - The heart of old Glasgow.

Cathedral - one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Scotland. The tomb of Glasgow's founder St. Mungo is located in a chapel below the altar.

Conservation area

Duke Street - longest street in Britain

Martyrs' School/Open Museum - Parson Street. tel: 0141 552 2356

Molendinar Burn

Necropolis - Modeled after the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris it is an important heritage resource and a locally important site for nature conservation.

Provand's Lordship - Built in 1471 it is the oldest house and smallest museum in Glasgow. You can also visit the house's cloistered St. Nicholas' Gardens. 3 Castle 0141 552 8819 (Open: 10am-5pm Mon-Thur, Sat. 11am-5pm Fri, Sun. Entry Free)

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art - 2 Castle Street. tel: 0141 553 2557

Markets & Car Boot Sales

Blochairn Car Boot Sale
Scotland's largest car boot sale.
Every Sunday (8am-3pm)
Blochairn Fruit Market, Blochairn Road
Contact: Glasgow City Council, Markets Group, 130 Blochairn Road, Glasgow G21 2DU. 0141 287 2500
Stalls and car boot indoor/outdoor. Rent £15 - £24.20 (2014). Casual traders welcome.

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