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Spotting famous faces in Cottiers

by Hilary D
(Hillhead, Glasgow)

I know this is silly, but I got talking to world famous author Louis de Bernieres in Cottiers Bar.

You know, the guy who wrote 'Captain Correli's Mandolin'. He's really nice, short and bald with a lovely cheery smile.

Don't get me wrong - I wasn't stalking or anything!

He was giving a reading of this possible new play he was developing, in Cottiers theatre, with the help of acting students. I had a ticket, and I really enjoyed the evening.

I just didn't expect to be having a natter with the Great Man himself! He even had the grace to sign by beloved copy of Captain Corelli.

What a nice man.

And what a nice bar they have in Cottiers. Sunny and bright in summer, cosy and welcoming with a real fire in winter. I need nothing more!

Cheers chaps.

Hilary x

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Other famous face spotted at Cottiers...
by: Liz

That's a great wee story, Hilary ;)

Wish I'd known about Louis de Bernieres coming to Glasgow... I have been there too.

You reminded me about a colleague insisting that she'd seen Rick Astley in Cottiers a couple of years ago. Nobody believed her, until she found a review of a concert he'd just put on, in Cottiers Theatre.

Apparently he 'matured' since his pop days in the late 80s - but his smile and deep resonant voice were both as charming as ever.

Cottiers really DOES attract some big names, as well as making room for new talent to sing a few songs in the bar.

Wonderful times at Cottiers Bar.

Liz x

Cottiers Bar Shines
by: Scotty

Well, I have yet to spot a famous face in Cottiers Bar... I'm sure it'll happen one day ;)

I'm in the place often enough!

I love the way there is always a quiet, relaxed buzz, and I admire the way an old church hall has been made into a welcoming bar. Those windows are fab - day time or night, they seem to shine.

Lovin' the work, Cottiers Bar...


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