Borders Books Music Café

Glasgow nightlife is set to be transformed wrth the arrival of a new flagship superstore on Buchanan St. Borders Books MUSIC Video Cafe aims to satisfy your nocturnal urges by staying open from 8am—l 1pm, Monday to Saturday and Ham—10pm on Sunday. Offering the chance to ’hear it, see it and buy it', Borders have stocked the converted bank building With 150,000 book titles, 50,000 different CDs and tapes, around 5,000 Videos and more than 2,000 newspapers and mags. What’s more, they’re keen to encourage browers and have installed 150 listening posts around the store. If you're feeling rather overwhelmed by the sheer amount of goodies on offer, you can chill out in the cafe area and enjoy a coffee, a snack or a glass of wrne. Borders intend to hold 30—35 events each month, including author appearances, live mUSlC and children’s events.

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Borders Books Music Cafe, 98 Buchanan Street, Glasgow. The store opens on Sat 37 Oct.

Assembly Alive!

Verbal and physical acrobatics, cool clubbing and fiery rock ’n’ roll are all on the cards during Assembly Alivel, a broad-based festival of performing arts at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms. The 28 programmed events include a gig by Welsh rockers Stereophonics (Sun 25 Oct), the premiere of Alien by acclaimed Scots dancers The Curve Foundation (Tue 10 & Wed ll Nov pictured), Clive Barker in conversation With Ian Rankin (Thu 12 Nov) a celebration of Scottish performance poetry hosted by Edinburgh verse- monger Jock Scot (Fri 13 Now and a night of easy listening overload With Gomg Places (Sat 14 Nov). Live it up. (Peter Ross) Assembly Alive.l is at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Sun 25 0737 220 4348 for details.

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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Ask someone to name a Jazz. musICIan and the chances are that they WIH say Miles DaVis. We featured him when he played Glasgow in 1990, one year before he died leavmg a hugely influential legacy. His work With Gil Evans, including Evans' arrangements of Gershwrn’s Porgy And Bess, are celebrated at these evenings With the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the British trumpeter Gerard Presencer, (Jonathan Trew)

Gil Evans Tribute: Sketches Of Spain and Porgy and Bess, Edinburgh: Oueen’s Hall, Fri 23 Oct; Glasgow: RSAMD, Sat 24 Oct.

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