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Events that will keep you shooglin’ into Autumn

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It’s been an amazing summer in Glasgow – packed with excitement from the action on the Commonwealth Games track, to the Kelvingrove bandstand, to the festival atmosphere at Glasgow Green and beyond.

But as September approaches, there are still many things to do, go and see in and around Glasgow. And, as ever, the Subway, is the best way to get around.

Here’s a quick rundown of unmissable events over the next few weeks…

The Last Big Weekend

August 30-31 // Richmond Park, Glasgow // St Enoch or Bridge Street

Celebrate the east end of Glasgow at this two day festival presented by the East End Social. A fantastic line-up includes Mogwai, The Wedding Present, The Twilight Sad, Hudson Mohawke, Jeff Mills, and James Murphy.

African Market

August 30-31 // The Barras, Gallowgate // St Enoch

On the last weekend of each month, the world famous Barras sees a variety of traders come together to sell African and Caribbean products including crafts, food, fashion, hair and beauty, music and DVDs. The perfect place to source unusual items – and to get a taste of Africa.

Glasgow School of Art Graduate Degree Show

September 6-12 // Glasgow School of Art // Cowcaddens

It’s been a momentous year for the Art School with fire destroying part of the building, including the iconic library designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The work does go on, however, and September 6 sees the opening of this year’s Graduate Degree Show. Get yourself along there to see the future of British art and design.

The BBC Proms in the Park

September 13 // Glasgow Green // St Enoch

The Proms returns to Glasgow Green for a live event on Saturday September 13 as part of the BBC’s wider Last Night of the Proms celebrations.

Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for a spectacular evening of open-air music. Expect a number of star guests to appear. Families and all music lovers are invited to bring picnics and deck chairs to enjoy the atmosphere – and a performance which will include a medley of sing-a-long numbers.

Glasgow European Judo Open 2014

October 4 // Emirates Arena // St Enoch // Bridgeton Rail Station

Missing the Commonwealth Games? Don’t worry, the Emirates Arena is the venue for the European Open Judo championship, in which the sport’s top female stars take on some of the best “judoka” in Europe.

Alasdair Gray at 80

October 11 // Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum // Kelvinhall or Kelvinbridge

In one of the most anticipated exhibitions of recent times, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum brings together more than 100 works by Alasdair Gray, one of Scotland’s most famous artists, to mark his 80th birthday. Gray, who created the mural at SPT’s Hillhead subway station, plans to finish three major works for the exhibition which he began in the 1960s.