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Travel facts

Currency: £ GBP.

Generally tourists from Europe, USA and the Commonwealth do not require Visas for UK holidays. Check out:
Getting there:
Flights into Glasgow Airport are served by the Citylink bus service. Route 905 leaves every 15 minutes into central Glasgow.
Getting around:
Glasgow underground has 15 stations dotted around the city. Trains are regular, fast and tickets cost just £1 for a single journey. Visit Glasgow Subway for more information
10-15% is normal in cabs and restaurants (where a service charge is usually included in your bill).


The Producers: 9th - 13th March 2010
Kings Theatre
297 Bath Street. Tel. 00 44 (0)870 060 6648
After the success of their 2009 production of Chess, Paisley Musical and Operatic Society are proud to be staging the Glasgow amateur premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Producers. Max Bialystock, a failed Broadway producer, together with his rather meek accountant, Leo Bloom, decide to stage a Broadway flop. They have come to the conclusion that they can make more money with a failure than they can with a success. So Max and Leo search New York for the worst script they can find. Their foolproof scheme gets complicated when their crass and totally tasteless production turns out to be a huge hit with the public. Adapted from Mel Brooks` 1968 film by the man himself, this hilarious musical comedy opened on Broadway in 2001 where it won 12 Tony Awards. Featuring new music specially written by Mel Brooks for the Broadway stage, with songs including Springtime for Hitler and When You Got It, Flaunt It, he has created a laugh-a-minute musical comedy which is not to be missed
Dave Gorman: 25th March 2010
Kings Theatre
297 Bath Street. Tel. 00 44 (0)870 060 6648
Dave Gorman is going back on the road. And when we say `on the road` we really mean it. Five years after he last toured the UK he`s embarking on a truly unique stand-up comedy tour. A lot of acts will tell you they?re covering the length and breadth of the country? but Dave?s really doing it. Dave Gorman: Sit Down, Pedal, Pedal, Stop And Stand Up will see the intrepid comedian covering the extremes of the British mainland as he travels from this land?s southernmost point to its northernmost tip, taking in the most easterly and westerly points along the way. If nothing else he?ll get to see four lighthouses. Dave will be performing each and every night of the journey but as this is a tour that promises to reach parts of the country that other tours just don?t reach, it goes without saying that the venues will sometimes be a little unconventional too. He?ll play in 2000 seat theatres but also 30 seat village halls. He?ll be performing in a barn, the odd hotel function room and ? odder still - a railway dining car. >
Dreamboats And Petticoats: 29th March - 3rd April 2010
Kings Theatre
297 Bath Street. Tel. 00 44 (0)870 060 6648
Inspired by the smash hit million selling albums Dreamboats And Petticoats One, Two and Three, comes the sell out sensation Dreamboats And Petticoats The Musical, direct from the Savoy Theatre in London?s West End, featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ?n? Roll era. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon, this new feel-good musical production will give you ?the greatest time of your life?, taking you back to a time when each passing week brought another classic track. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition ? and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ?n? roll fame beckons?Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more, including Let?s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby?s Girl, Three Steps To Heaven, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C?mon Everybody, Let?s Twist Again and many more hits from music?s golden era!
Peter Pan NTS: 23rd April - 8th May 2010
Kings Theatre
297 Bath Street. Tel. 00 44 (0)870 060 6648
In 2010 the National Theatre of Scotland brings Peter Pan home, presenting a brand new version, especially for families, of one of the most influential and magical stories ever told by a Scottish writer.Directed by the National Theatre of Scotland?s own Olivier Award-winning John Tiffany (Black Watch) and written by multi award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig (Midsummer, Yellow Moon) this Peter Pan reimagines the Darling family in Victorian Edinburgh with all its mists, gas-lamps, bridges and mystery.Peter?s impish arrival into the lives of Wendy, John and Michael is the beginning of a thrilling, deliciously naughty, eerie escapade. Together they take off on a fantastical flight to the colourful wonderful Never Land, an enchanted place of vivid characters.Razor-sharp sword fights, virtuoso flying sequences, acrobats, fire-eaters, ticking crocodiles and one great big hook will ensure the whole family is drawn into.


Odeon - Glasgow Quay
Odeon - Glasgow Quay Subway: Shields Road
Odeon Springfield Quay, Springfield Quay, Paisley Road, Glasgow. G5 8NP Tel. 0871 22 44 007
The Odeon Springfield Quay is part of a new complex shared with a Casino, an Hotel and a variety of good restaurants and with the added convenience of a multi-storey car park.
Glasgow Film Theatre
Glasgow Film Theatre Subway: Buchanan Street
12 Rose Street G3 6RB Tel. 0871 22 44 007
This retrospective season embarks on an eye-opening journey into some of the most groundbreaking works of experimental cinema. Through illustrated discussions and rare screenings of films by artists including Maya Deren, Michael Snow and Stan Brakhage, you will be introduced to concepts of cinematic time, space and perception which transgress the boundaries of conventional filmmaking.
Cineworld: Renfrew Street
Cineworld: Renfrew Street Subway: Buchanan Street
7 Renfrew St, G2 3AB. Tel. 0871 22 44 007
Cineworld at Renfrew Street shows all the latest blockbusters and offers addtional services including VIP screen hire and event hire. <


West End Festival
Various venues
Tel + 44 (0) 141 341 0855
June 2010 (Annual)
The West End Festival brings over 200 music, film, art and performance events to the venues and communities that make up the West End of Glasgow. It all started in 1996, after the sad demise of Mayfest, but proves beyond all doubt that the arts are alive and kicking in the city.
The Tenement House
The Tenement House
145 Buccleuch Street, Garnethill, G3 6QN Tel + 44 (0) 141 332 9368
1st March-31st October 2010 (Annual)
This early-20th-century Tenement House was formerly the home of shorthand typist Miss Agnes Toward. The original kitchen range, bathroom, coal bunker and bed recesses remain and helpful guides explain its history.Miss Toward lived here for more than 50 years, and the house has changed little for nearly 100.
World Pipe Band Championships
World Pipe Band Championships
Glasgow Green, Greendyke St G1 5DB Tel + 44 (0) 141 553 1092
August 2010(annual)
The world`s biggest bagpipe event is held in the centre of Glasgow, bringing together traditional pipe bands from around the world. Drummers and dancers also compete.
Great Scottish Run
Great Scottish Run
Tel 0845 270 0166
September 2010 (annual)
The Great Scottish Run - since 2004 sponsored by freshnlo - is the showpiece of Glasgow City Council`s community sport involvement and a high-profile charity event. The main run is a half marathon and both it and the 10 km run usually set off from George Square and cross the River Clyde via Kingston Bridge before finishing in the city`s oldest park, Glasgow Green. Over the two decades of the race, more than 260,000 runners have raised over £28 million for charitable courses.
Merchant City Festival
Merchant City Festival
Merchant City, Glasgow. G1 Tel + 44 (0)141 552 6027
September 2010 (annual)
The Merchant City Festival fills the spectacular Victorian architecture of Glasgow with theatre, visual arts, comedy, film, dance and fashion.Distinct from the rest of Glasgow City Centre, the Merchant City contains some of the city`s most famous and splendid buildings such as the unique Tolbooth Steeple. Originally home to many of the early "tobacco lords" and their fine mansions, the area fell into decline in the 1960s only to be reinvigorated in more recent times with the establishment of events such as this one
Glasgow Fireworks Night
Glasgow Firework Nights
Glasgow Green, Greendyke St, Glasgow. G1 5DB Tel + 44 (0) 141 553 1092
November 2010 (annual)
Every year Glasgow celebrates Bonfire Night with a spectacular show including fireworks, lasers, live bands and a funfair on Glasgow Green. Throughout the evening, a programme of attractions, bands, music, entertainment and fun is in store, with the city`s famous Winter Gardens as the backdrop. The fireworks display itself is not to be missed. Set to music, thousands of explosions rock the city with the biggest shells in the UK being fired into the night sky. Get there early for a good spot.
3D/2D Craft & Design Fair
3D/2D Craft & Design Fair
Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. G2 3NY Tel + 44 (0)131 661 0012
November & December 2010 (see website for dates)
The 3D/2D Craft & Design Fair, an exhibition and trade fair of contemporary Scottish craft, design and artwork, comes to Glasgow`s Royal Concert Hall in two-day events in November and December, especially for Christmas. The event provides makers, designers, craftworkers and artists with a venue where they can exhibit their work and sell directly to the public. The aim is to promote home-grown talent.