1 THE Glasgow Youth Film Festival opens with a bang this weekend with a screening of See How They Run, a film by Tom George with a nod to the classic Agatha Christie whodunnits. The GYFF is a programme of events at the Glasgow Film Theatre in conjunction with the BFI Film Academy and 16 young Scottish film buffs. The whole weekend is dedicated to young adult film, with workshops and screenings galore. Tickets are reduced price for young adults. The festival runs from September 16-18. For more information head to www.glasgowfilm.org

2 AS part of the Glasgow Youth Film Festival programme, Saturday sees a feminist question and answer panel chaired by Sunday National columnist Gemma McLaughlin. A range of women that work in the film industry in a variety of roles will discuss their experiences working creatively in a traditionally male dominated field, as well as their perspectives on representations of women in film. You must be 15 or over to attend. It’s on at 2pm at the GFT and is free www.glasgowfilm.org/assets/files/20222340-GYFF-Brochure-22-Update-v7.pdf

3 THE Scottish Women’s Convention is holding a conference starting on Friday and running until Monday September 19. The event is entitled “A Stronger And More Resilient Scotland” and the SWC are looking for your views. A round table of feminist women talking about the future of scotland with tea & cake. What’s not to like? Register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/programme-for-government-2223-online-roundtable-tickets-415991460657

4 BACK in my misspent youth, I was known to love me a bit of metal and and one of my favourites a band that have been head banging for over 40 years, the one and only Anthrax are heading to the O2 in Glasgow at the end of the month. Last few tickets remaining. They are the only band to have been played on Mars when Nasa played Got The time to wake up the Mars rover. Grab a ticket to see one of the big four of metal at www.viagogo.co.uk/Concert-Tickets/Hard-Rock-Metal/Anthrax-Tickets?

5 ON Saturday, Hamilton’s Town House will play host to one of the greatest Scottish bands of the 1980s and beyond, Big Country. Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as Fields Of Fire, Chance and In A Big Country, the band have continues to attract audiences across the country and beyond with their special brand of guitar-driven Scottish rock. For more info go to www.ents24.com/hamilton-events/the-town-house-2/big-country/6552126

6 MELTING Pot in conjunction with Heverlee are hosting the party to end all parties at the end of the month, so I’m giving you fair warning. First up is a party at Baad in Glasgow’s East End where legendary Billy Woods teams up with Simon Cordiner bringing the org team back together. But the best part will be the afters at the Sub Club with Bill Brewster, Simon Cordiner & Rebecca Vasmant. Get on it at www.linktr.ee/meltingpotglasgow

7 ON Saturday September 24, one of the most influential duos in the UK and beyond, Optimo (Espacio) will be marking 25 years of their beloved club nights alongside Glasgow champions of glam-pop, Walt Disco. The six-piece have been receiving rave reviews for their recently released debut album Unlearning and will be joining fans under the glass ceiling of the BAaD courtyard. And then down to Berkeley Suite to keep the party going. For more info www.instagram.com/optimoespacio?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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