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  • Glasgow Short Film Festival - This year's Glasgow Short Film Festival shines a spotlight on Lebanese short cinema, illuminating the country’s historical, cultural and geographical positioning across two programmes of shorts and a live performance from Beirut-based gender-defying queer dancer Khansa, a retrospective of award-winning artist duo Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, wild world-building animations and cinematic existentialism through innovative AI collaborations and two very different journeys to Scotland undertaken for COP26.
  • Aye, Write! - Glasgow's Book Festival
  • Glasgow Music Festival - Glasgow Music Festival is an annual festival of music, speech, drama and dance first held in 1911. Each year around 7,000 performers take part in the festival which takes place in March. The next Festival will run from 14 March until 21 March 2020.
  • Dardishi - Dardishi is a community-focused zine and arts Festival that showcases Arab and North African womxn’s* contributions to contemporary art and culture. Dardishi Festival first took place on International Women’s Day weekend, 8 – 10 March 2019, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, UK.
  • Country to Country - C2C: Country to Country is Europe's biggest country music festival created by AEG Europe and SJM Concerts in association with the Country Music Association. The festival takes place each March in London, Glasgow and Dublin, with three days of the best in country music and programming. Performances come from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe.



  • Satellite 7 - Satellite 7 is the latest in a series of science fiction conventions with a strong science element that have been running in Glasgow since 2007. Each event has a different theme: this time we celebrate the planet Jupiter, in Art Deco / Rocketpunk style. Come and join us for a fun-filled weekend of talks, panel discussions, workshops and games.
  • Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair - This annual event appeals to those curious about contemporary art, the first time buyer, the art lover and the serious collector as a superb range of exhibitors, including art galleries and professional artists from across the UK, present a stunning range of art to view and buy with prices ranging from £50 to around £25,000.
  • National Whisky Festival - Since being founded in 2015, The National Whisky Festival of Scotland has established itself as one of the most exciting exhibitions of uisge-beatha - growing from a single tasting into a popular series of festivals across the country.



  • Merchant City Festival (Facebook) - A festival of street theatre, music, dance, circus, visual arts, comedy & literature in Glasgow's City Centre. Our events programme creates a mesmerizing, nine day extravaganza.
  • Glasgow Craft Beer Festival - What can you expect? Well, banging beers from the best breweries from Scotland and beyond. We’ll be fixing up a feast with our fair city’s finest independent kitchens and culinary talent, and making sure everyone is having a party with a curated line-up of headliner DJ acts. Beyond beer, we’ll have some select friends from across wine, cider and spirits.






Biennial (every 2 years)

  • Sonica - Sonica Glasgow, produced by Cryptic, is an 11-day biennial festival, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent in diverse venues, city-wide.


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