l£4 £6i. The Scottish ('lay mores play host to Barcelona Dragons. The party atmosphere begins at l2.3llpin with liye entertainment. competitions arid celebrity guest appearances.

Introduction To Pilates Workshops Aspire llealth ('lub. 3 Rulhyen l.anc. llillhead. 33‘) 4747.

2 3.30pm. £12.50. Learn basic moyemenl techniques from the latest fitness ci‘a/e. regularly practised by Madotiita and l.tilti.

Other events Greenbank/NCCPG Unusual Plant Sale (ireeiibank (iardens. lilenders Road. ('larksloii. 6l6 5 l 26/63‘) 32Sl. £3 l£2 i. Pick up some unusual plants for your garden and window boxes.

Plant Sale & Wildflower Walk Hills of. ('lydc Visitor ('clltl'e. New Lanark, ()l555 665262. llatii 4pm. £2.50 (free). Scottish Wildlife Trust will be holding their plaiil sale in the Jupiter Wildflower Nursery while the Rangers lake yott on llieir wildflower walk at 2pm.

Parklife Kely ingroye l’ark. ()tago Street. 334 6363. I 4pm. A wild afternoon at Kelviiigrme l’ark w ith qui/Ies. fun and games at The Wild Big Top and other activities throughout the park.

Friends Of Glasgow West Guided Walks (‘oniact 34l 0844. 7pm. L5 in advance from Barrelts Newsagents. 263 Byres Road. Join (iordon l'i'quhai‘l ol' the (ilasgow' ('onseryation Trust West fora meander through the streets (ill the \Vcsl lind. looking at the area's heritage of' architectural cast—iron. I’iirl Ufl/Il' ll'i'sl liml I'i'slll'll/.

Book events

Clive James Royal ('oncerl Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l I. lpm.

[3 £3.50. Australia's chat show luminary discusses ltis recent collection 0T essays. [13171133 lli' Speak. which blends scathing intellect with acerbic

w it.

Yeats is Dead! Water-stone‘s.

I53 I57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 ‘)l()5. 7pm. l‘TL‘L‘. The lrisli contingent take centre stage this week. as the writings of Frank Mc(‘ourt lofX-litgelu 's f‘fi/H'S aitd "Iis tame). Marian Keyes and others. are read from their serial novel set in modern-day Dublin. Years is Dem/f. A percentage of sales from the book will go to Amnesty International.


Off Road Cycling In Scotland Tiso (ilasgow' ()uldoor lisperience. 5t) (‘ouper Street. 55‘) 5450. 6.30pm. liree. A presentation by Harry lleniker. Scotland‘s leading authority on getting your hike off. road and onto the tnany challenging routes available.

Glasgow Hash House Harriers Various Venues. 334 l7l l. 7.30pm. Free. Social jogging based on the hash and hound principal lakiiig place eyery Monday eyeiiing from \arious pubs in the (ilasgow area. Meet at The llogshead. Woodlands Road.

Other events

Rainforest Frolics (ilasgow Botanic (iardeiis. 73f) (ireat Western Road. 334 2422. Free. Adyance booking required. Spiders. snakes and other cold- blooded creatures from the tropical rainl‘oresls are on show in thisioint venture from the Botaiiics arid (ilasgow Zoo. I’urt rift/1e lli'yl [ind Festival. Drawing Classes Hunterian Art Gallery. litiiyei‘sily of (ilasgow. S2 llillhead Street. 33() 543l. Illam noon. £5. Bring along art materials for guidance on drawing techniques.

Book events

Will Self \\'tllc'l'sllittc"s. 1.53 l57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 ‘)l()5. 7pm. Free. Acclaimed novelist and journalist. Will Self reads from his aw ard-witiiiing novel. How 771(’ Ih’ml live. Whether this is viewed as ati opportunity to query Self~ on the controversies he has courted in botli his private and persottal life. or merely an opportunity to hear him read from his \V'hilbread Award-winning novel. is up to yoti.


Do You Remember? l’artick Library. Dumbarlon Road. 33‘) I303. 2pm. l-‘ree. Reminisce abotil bygone years iii this talk and slide show abotit ()ld (ilasgow'.

Other events

Friends Of Glasgow West Guided Walks (‘oniaei MI 0844. 7pm. £5 iii advance from Barrelts Newsagents. 263 Byres Road. ('elebrated painter Avril Paton will take an artist's perspective of some typical West liiid buildings. I’iirl (if/lie Bids! Iiiii/ l‘l’.\'lll‘(l/.

Digital Ancestors llillhead Library. Byres Road. 33‘) 7223. 7pm. l-‘ree. Bif'l‘ ('armichael gives some tips on Using the internet to trace your family tree.

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Book events

Meet The Author l’artick‘ Library. 305 Dumbarton Road. 33‘) I303. 2pm. T‘TL‘C. Meet ('lii‘istine Marion l‘raser. author of the Rhanna series. l’uri rift/1e Wes! Iz'ml l'i's'lii'ul.

Anthony Bourdain Water-stone‘s. I53! I57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 ‘)l()5. 7pm. Free. Chef and novelist Bourdain has decided to spill the beans with this revealing autobiography cunnineg entitled. Kitchen ('oii/ideiiliul: /l(/l'(’ll!lll'(‘.\' in I/ll’ ('uli'iiury' Under/telly.

The noyel chronicles Bourdain's inyolyemenl with se\. drugs and his rise to culinary stardom. See preview iii lidinbui'gli l.it'e.


Hamilton Park Racemeeting llaniiltott l’ark Racecourse. Bothw ell Road. Hamilton. llllNS 283806 650an Saints and Sinners the gala eyent in Hamilton's racing calendar

Annual Gymnastics Display Biggar Sports ('entre. John's l.oan. Biggar. (MSW 2102‘). 7 ts’.3llpin. Slip. l.ocal youngsters demonstrate their gymnastic skills gained in er the last year.

Other events

Intervention Catwalk Finale The Arches. 253 Argy le Street. (Will ()22 ()3lll). ts’pm. £5 U5. Twenty -tour Scottish designers showcase their new collections arid compete for the Railtrack Scotlattd Fashion Awards at this highlight of. the fashion festival. This eyening's show is a preview eyent.

Book events

Book Discussion Group llillltead library. Byres Road. 33‘) 7223. 7.3t)pm. l’i'ee. l’ick tip a mystery book from the library and take part iii a group discussion. Gaun Yerself Moses! Wellington ('hurch. 77 Southpark Ayenue toll l'nivei'sity Avenuei. 342 5896. Spin. £5. Tom White reads from his alternative Old Testament. written in irreyerent (ilasgowspeak verse,


Hamilton Park Racemeeting llainillon Park Racecourse. Bothw ell Road. llaiiiilton. lll6l)8 283806. 2.20pm. A lwo-pronged theme to this meeting. with the Bli.\' day and the pubs and clubs dav.


Burrell’s Chinese Ceramics Burrell ('ollection. 2(l6l) l’ollokshaws Road. 287 2550. 3pm. l-‘ree. Jenny liiglis leads a guided tour of' the museum.

Other events

Lanark Lanimer Celebrations High Street. Lanark. ()l555 66325 I. lllam~7.l5pm. liree. Procession of over It)” years old that culminates in the crowning of' the Lanimer Queen at Lanark (‘ross There will also be afternoon events and stalls at (’astlebank l’ark. arid an evening tattoo at Lanark (‘ross.

Learn A Language In An Hour llillhead Library. 348 Bytes Road. 33‘) 7223. l.l()---2pm. liree. Try your hattd at learning a new language in less than an hour with local linguist l)erek Rogers. Purl rift/re West [27“! I'i'sli'i‘ul.

June Jaunt l’ollok’ (‘outitry l’ark. l’ollokshaws Road. 632 929‘). 2pm. A short guided walk around l’ollok (‘ountry Park.

Glasgow life

Intervention Catwalk Finale Tllc .-\rches. 253 .i\rgy le Street. “"01 H22 03”” 5.30pm tv ".3llpm £5 U5. Sce \Ved l3 Jun. only this eyeiiiiig's show is aimed at families.

Friends Of Glasgow West Guided Walks (‘ontact 34l llS44. "pm. £51m adyancc from Barrclts Newsagents. 263 Byrcs Rliall. .\ gllldc‘d walk ll‘l' llllisc w tlll unpaired mobility along By res Road and led by Alison Spurway of (ilasgow tin and architect l).i\ id Martin l’tiii oi ilii lli‘sl Iziii/ I'i‘siiiiil.

Book events

Gaun Yerself Moses! \Vclllttglott ('hurch. 7" Sotttltpatk .~\\eiiue loft l'itiyersity .-\\eiiuei. 342 5.\‘lio Spin. L5 See Thu l4.


Strathaven Balloon Festival Stt'atliaycn l’ark. 'l‘hi‘ecstanes Road. Sli‘atliayen. til 357 522lll l. l‘iee. The third annual balloon lesliyal featuring family entertainment on Sat arid Still. The ittyentor of the moderitday hot air balloon. (ilasgow is Don (liiiiei'oii. will take to the skies. piloliiig one of the balloons.


Marisa Zanotti - Imaginary Spaces/Imaginary Films 'l‘lie .v\nnc\c. ‘la Stcwarly ille Street l’arlick. 334 ()7I6. 6 ()pm. £4S lL'4lli. liileitsiyc dance workshop designed for beginners attd led by an e\perienccd teacher.

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Book events

A Passing Show (illllllil'clllll(il2. l) l‘niyersity .»\\enue. 330 5522. lpiii. [.3 l£2i. In a tribute to James .loy cc's l'lvsii's. local and international performers present dramatised scenes and readings.

A Most Instructive Discussion (iilttiorehilllil2. ‘) l'tiiyersity Ayenue. 330 5522. 7pm. l'ii‘cc. .\ panel ol' L'\pcl‘ls including Dr Vassiliki ol(ilitsgow l'niycrsily and Dan Mtilliall. the Irish (‘llllSlll—( iL‘llL‘l‘al in Scotland. disc‘llss tliL‘ importance of I 'lvm's.

Gaun Yerself Moses! wellington (lunch. 77 Southpark .'\\eiiue loll l'niyersity .v\\enucl. 342 5396. Spin. [5. See Thu l4.


Strathaven Balloon Festival Strathaven l’ark. 'l'hreeslanes Road. Slralhav en. lll357 522lll l. l-ree. See l-ri l5.


Scottish Rowing Regatta Strathclyde ('ouiiti'y Park. 366 Hamilton Road. Motherw ell. fll6‘)S 266l55. :\ll outdoor event in which all schools and uniyersity clubs in Scotland take part for the coveted titles to take back to their home tow its.

Glasgow Zoopark Calderpark. Uddingston 771 t ttlfi. Daily 9.3(iain—6pm. 574.60 (522.70). Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals. from lions to guinea pigs. as well as a well-stocked reptile house. Gruesome Glasgow Meet at TOurist Information Centre. George Square. 772 0022. 1‘5 623—531). Witness tales of torture and tenor on the streets of Glasgow as an expert guide takes you on a tour of the City's cruel past. Holmwood House

61—63 Netherlee Road. Cathcart. 637 2129. Daily 1.30—5.30pm. $3.20 €2.20).

DeSigned by the famed 19th century architect. Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, this house is an excellent example of his class‘ical style.

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am-5pm. Free. Home to the university's collection of flat art and SCulpture including masterpieces by Rembrandt. Chardin. Whistler and Pissaro. Hutchesons’ Hall

158 Ingram Street. 552 8391. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic Hutcheson brothers in 1802—5. the hall has recently been

completely refurbished to give a taste of its former gIOry. Museum Of Transport

KeIVin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road.

287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm: Fri 8. Sun

1 1am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed With buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport.

Pollok House

Pollok COuntry Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Daily 10am—5pm. (24 (£3): family ticket fit 1.

One of the most elegant tBth century boildings in the c0untry. this historic house features some of the finest

Spanish paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling lvfaxwell. Scottish Football Museum

Hampden Park. Letherby Drive. 616 6100. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. £5 (€2.50i. The home of Scottish football new

houses the histon/ of the beautiful game in Scotland. On display is the oldest national trophy in the world. the Scottish Cup. Archie MacPherson‘s sheepskin coat. Kenny Dalglish's 100th cap. plus reconstructions of the original home dressmg rooms and famous Hampden Press

Box. See prevrew.

St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street. 553 28:37. Mon—Thu (‘9 Sat 10ai‘n—5piii: Fri 8. Sun t tam—Spin. Free. Ari award-Winning museum of world faiths. featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world's SIX major religions and Dali's Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross. Tenement House

74:3 Bticcleucf‘. Street. Garnethill. 33.3 0183. Daily 2—5pm. 323.506.2130). This typical Victorian tenement flat of 1892 provides a fascinating look at Glasgow life during the first half of the 20th century.

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