Glasgow life

Glasgow, Saturday 5 continued

Archipelago (ilasgow Green. Greendyke Street. 287 4350.

Noon 6pm. £1. Described as being inside a futuristic catltedral of stained glass windows. this 1000 sq ft inflatable walk-through sculpture is the centre- piece o1'(ilasgow 's Mayda/e celebrations. See preview.


European Men’s Barbershop Convention Clyde .Alltlllttl'llllll. Finniestoii Quay. 08700404000. See Fri 4.


Birds Before Breakfast Mugtluek Cotmtry Park. Craigallian Road. Milngavie. ‘)56 6100. 4.30 7am. £2.50. Advance booking required. An early morning dawn chorus walk. followed by a cooked breaklast. Meet at the Visitor centre.

Waterfall Day New l.anark Visitor Centre. New l.anark Mills. l.anark. 01555 661345. 1 1am 5pm. Free. A chance 10 see the l'ittlls 01' Clyde in l‘tlll llow.

Birdwatching For Beginners Gleniffer Braes Country Park. Glen Lodge. (ilenlield Road. l’aisley‘. 884 3794. 2pm. Take a stroll through the park to identify migrant birds. Meet at Brownside Farm.

Take To The Trees Btirrcll Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. 2pm. Free. l)iseo\ er the magic of trees on this guided walk led by the Countryside Rangers.


Maydaze City Centre. 287 4350. Noon 6pm. Free; Archipelago £1. Glasgow’s annual May Day celebration is dotninated by Archipelago. a 1000 sq ft inflatable walk-through sculpture set in (ilasgow Green. lintertainment is provided by Salsa ('eltica and Sheena Wellington. and the May Day Rally procession from George Square will be attended by Tony Benn MP and Cathy Jamieson MSP. Procession assembles at l 1am and George Square activities run from noon 6pm. See preview.


30/20 Craft & Design Fair Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 I. 10.30am 4.30pm. £1 (70p). The best in contemporary craft. art and design work. sold direct by the makers.

Antique Fair New l.anark Visitor Centre. New l.anark Mills. l.anark. (115.55 661345. 11am 4pm. 6()p (children free). 'l'raders from all over Scotland will be selling their wares at this antique lair.


Strathclyde International Regatta Strathcly‘de Country Park. 366 Hamilton Road. Motherwell. 01698 266155. 9am 5.30pm. Free. See Sat 5. Scottish Claymores NFL Europe League Hampden Park. The National Stadium. Letherby Drive. 0500 35 35 35. 12.30 6pm. £12 (£4 £6). Scotland's .»\merican football team take on Berlin 'l'hunder. Also includes hotdog stalls. eold beer. The entertainment. competitions. give-aways and celebrity appearances. Call hotline for more details. lintertainment begins at 12.30pm. match kicks off at 3pm. Hamilton Park Racemeeting Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. 01698 283806. 2.10pm. £12 club: £8 paddock (£5). Newcomer's day at Hamilton Park.

Talks Artist Talk - Frank McNab

People's Palace & Winter Garden. Glasgow Green. 5540223. 2pm. Free.

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Glasgow artist Frank McNab talks about his work currently on show in the gallery.


Waterfall Day New l.anark Visitor Centre. New l.anark Mills. l.anark. 01555 661345. I 1am 5pm. Free. See Sttn 6.


Philosophy Cafe water-stone‘s. 153 7157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Regular get together in Costa Coffee. Waterstone's for those who would like to discuss the philosophical points in life.


Antique Fair New l.anark Visitor Centre. New l.anark Mills. l.anark. (11.555 661345. I lam 4pm. (illp (children free). See Sun 6.

Other events Archipelago (ilasgow Green. Greendyke Street. 287 4350. Noon 6pm. £1. See Sat 5.

Tuesday 8

Book events

Magnus Magnusson Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sattchiehall Street. 287 5511. lpiti. £3 £3.50. Scottish Natural Heritage Chairman Magnusson reads from two of his recent books. Scotland: The Story ()fA Nation and Mugnus Il’hlgllllx'artll '3' Quiz Book.

Cameron McNeish 'l‘iso Outdoor Centre. 50 Couper Street. 550 5450. 6.30pm. Free. The author launches his new book The ll’l/(lr'rnm‘s' World (If Cameron McNeish (Neil Wilson £18). Cameron McNeish is one of Scotland‘s best-known hillwalkers and broadcasts regularly on national radio and TV. Having walked. climbed. skied and backpacked throughout the world. he now takes the reader on a journey through some of the world‘s wild places. froin the Cairngorms to the Indian Himalayas.


British Military Fitness Kelvingrove Park. ()tago Street. 0870 241 2517. 7 —8pm. Free. A taster session for this new method of fitness developed by former army members. A tough btit fun regime which depends on your level of fitness is promised. Sessions will be led by a qualified army physical training instructor.

Wednesday 9


Bat Walk Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre. The Dyeworks. New l.anark. l.anark. 01555 665262. 7.30pm. £2.50 (free). Take a stroll at dusk and learn more about the bats living on the reserve and its other nocturnal inhabitants.


British Military Fitness 'l‘ollcross Park. Wellshot Road. 0870 241 2517. 7~-8pm. Free. See Tue 8.


What Is Enlightenment The Glasgow 'l‘heosophical Centre. 17 Queens Crescent. 0207 41‘) 8100. 7.30pm. £5. Talk by Andrew Cohen. spiritual teacher. author and founder of What is EnlightenmentI’ magazine about the nature of enlightenment and its power to transform our lives. Sculpture And Social Space In Early Rome Hunterian Art Gallery. University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. 5.30pm. Free. A talk from Dr Genevieve Warwick of the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities.

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Thursday 26

Book events

Amy Tan Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 434‘). 7pm. £4 (£31. The author of many best—selling noyels and children's books presents her new noy e1 'I'lic' Ifmtmetter's Dune/tier ( Flamingo £16.00).

Fresh Voices James Thin. 53 5‘) South Bridge. 622 8222. 7pm. Free. New talent in Scottiin fiction from 1 1:9 Publishers inclttding Slitig Hanlan. |.inda (‘racknelL Tom Bryan and Drew Cameron. read from and discuss their work.

Bruce Durie James 'l‘liiii. (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 7pm. Free. Budding website designers shotild attend this session with Bruce Durie whose (jun/t I'll Your Web late offers the basics yotl tteed [0 get started.


Blair, Bush and Bombs Appleton 'l'ower. Lecture Theatre .\'o l. l'niyersity ()f lidinburgh. Crichton Street. 650 8445. 7.30pm. Brttcc Kent hosts this ('.\'1) public meeting on Star Wars.


Liliana Dabic Fashion Show l-‘rtiitmarket Gallery. 45 Market Street. 325 3.38.3. 8pm. £13. The work of lidinburgh-based. Croatian-born fashion designer Liliana Dabic goes on show. Her hand-made couture collection features evening wear. bridal wear and jewellery.

Marching for justice

What is it? The annual Mayday march and rally highlights a variety of social justice causes. givmg iii—depth consideration to workers' rights and labour eatiality. and is made all the more relevant this year as it marks the 75th anniversary of the General Strike. What can we expect this year? Veteran Labour MP Tony Benn Will be addressing the rally and Will be ]()lllt’}(l by General Secretary of the STUC Bill Spiers. MSP Tommy Sheridan and Palestinian spokeswoman Ghada Karmi.

Tulikansan Synty Parliament Square. 228 5353. 10pm. Free. Finnish performance artists 'l'tihkansa give a spectacular perlormance to coincide with their liery contribution to this year's Beltane l'll'e l't‘NllMll.


Atoms, Particles And Saturn’s Rings llt'l'ltthVitll l'niyei‘sity. lidinburgh Business School. ls’iccarton. 451 3444. 6pm. Tree. The lecture series continues w itlt a talk li'om l’i’ol Rallaclla ()cone.

The Tastes Of Ireland The lllll‘. ('astlehill. Royal .\1ile. 473 2067. 7.30pm. £22 £25 inc meal. Culinary arts eyenmg hosted by chel' Nick Bryan and making Use of traditional Irish tare.


Your Family’s Place In History Adult learning Proiect. 184 l)ali‘y Road. 337 5442. 7pm. £20 (£5 £01. Trace your lamin 's contribution to history Using your unique genealogy at this lriendly participative workshop. liight week

Book events

GUid Crack The \Vayerley. 51 Matt} is Street. 556 057‘). Tom McCabe is the guest artist at this monthly meeting of the story telling cltib.

From The Makars To The Moderns, Via Robert Burns, Vita SackvilIe-West And Many Others Royal Botanic Garden. lnyerleith Row. 552 7171. 10.30am. Free. A guided poetry walk with Colin Will.

The Rantin Rollin Thunderdog Ceilidh St ('olumba's By The Castle. 14 Johnston Terrace. 666 0234. 7.30pm. £6. Ceilidh to celebrate the publication

And if you’re apolitical or of a more right-wing persuasion? The rally should still be a right of knees tip Willi muSic from Fingathing, local hip hop act. lncorporeal and The Wildfire Women's Choir.

I May Day BEN/y, City Centre. Sat 5 May. 556‘ 8869. The process/on wrl/ assemb/e at I 7am in East Market Street to march a/ong Princes Street for ra/ly in

West Princes Street Gardens.



Carberry Candle Cottage

Musselburgli. 665 5656. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free. A treaswe trove of all things wax from perfumed. aromatherapy and feng shui candles. to a bargain clearance corner and a permanent Christmas SCCUOD.

Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle Road. 661 4445. Deiin 9.30ani~6pin. F180 (57.1.30): children 753;). For

a real taste of history. take

a drive out to this ramshackle old castle. which was the scene of much plotting during the reign of Mary. Queen of Scots.

Dean Gallery

Belford Road. 624 6200. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun noon—5pm. Entirely devoted to the whole of 20th centuny art. the Dean

houses a large collection of work by quardo P(l()l()//l.

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, 22:3 9846‘. Daily {l.fit’lairiiiprii. Sfr' (SQ—3:5). This striking riiedieval castle houses James IV's 1811101153 cannon. Mons Meg. the One O'Clock Gun With its own exhibition, lots of military silverware and The Stone Of Destiny.

Edinburgh Dungeon ($1 Market Street. 0870 8460 666. Daily lilair’i—Bpm. $26.95