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Book events

They Belonged To Glasgow Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Rtidolph Kenna and [an Sutherland discuss 'I'lu'v lie/(urea! 'lii (i/us‘goir'. a social history recounting the city's last 250 years tltrough e_ve witness accounts.

Janet Paisley 8. Brian McCabe Waterstone's. 153 157 Satichiehall Street. 332 0l05. 7pm. liree. Paisley and Mc(‘ahc read from their work. including No! [701' (i/orv and the critically acclaimed A Ihllr' ll'i'I/i .llv ll'r/i'.


Gold Cup Meeting .'\_vr Racecourse. 2 \Vhitletts Road. .-\_\‘t'. 01202 264170. 1.55pm. £8 £27 (£4; children free). .-\}'i"s gala horse racing weekend attracts visitors from all over the 1K. It is the second biggest event in Scotland's racing calendar and is one of the most fiercely contended races in the country. Scottish Regal Masters (ilasgow Thistle Hotel. (‘amhridge Street. 01355 500400. 2pm & 7pm. £5 £7. The prestigious snooker tournament returns to (ilasgow with around £200,000 in pri/e money tip for grabs.


Time Travel Around Scotland (ileniffer Braes ('ottntr_v Park. (ilcn 1.odge.(i|enlie1d Road. Paisley. 884 3704. 7 8.30pm. l’ree. An illustrated talk hv Dr Simon ('uthhert detailing Scotland's geological heritage.

Other events

The Open University Information Meeting Waterstone‘s. 15.3 157 Sattchiehall Street. 3320105. 5 8pm. An event offering information and advice on the courses and qualifications offered h_v the ()l '.

Book events

Ainsley Harriot Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 5.30pm. The manic T\' chef and all—round TV personality signs copies of his new cooking guide. (in/(mm! lit/tress 2. Spons

Gold Cup Meeting Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. 01202 264170. 2pm. £8 £27 (£4; children free). See Thu 20.

Scottish Regal Masters (ilasgow Thistle Hotel. (‘ainhridge Street. 01355 500400. 2pm & 7pm. £5 £7. See Thu 20.


Wild Day Out l.ochwinnoch RSl’B Nature Reserve. l.args Road. l.ochwinnoch. 01505 842663. 10am 4pm. Free entry: activities £1.50. A day otit for all the fatnil}. with activities. games. face painting and lots of fun.

Rock On The Clyde (ilasgow Science ('entre. 50 Pacific Qua); 420 5010. 10am & 2pm. £01. Advance hooking required. Take a power boat ride down the river ('l_vde to l)uinharton Rock and discover some of the tnorc interesting geological features of the area.

Back To The Future l’ollok (‘otintrv Park. l’ollokshaw s Road. 632 0200.

1 4pm. liree. With the aid of a virtual time machine. venture hack in time to learn how archaeology can explain the past. Meet at the Visitor centre.

Fossil Grove Explained Fossil (irove. Victoria Park. 287 2000. 2 4pm. liree. The formation of this l‘ossilised 300 million vear-old forest and its modern day significance will he evplaitted h} an L‘\pct'l.


Gold Cup Meeting A_vr Racecourse. 2 \Vliitletts Road. Avr. 01202 264170. 1.5111301. £8 £27 (£4: children freel. See Thti 20.

Scottish Regal Masters Semi- Finals (ilasgow Thistle Hotel. ('amhridgc Street. 01355 500400. 2pm & 7pm. £7. See Thu 20.

Celtic v Aberdeen (‘eltic Park. Keri')da|e Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. 3pm. £22 (£14). This fixture tistiallv means a goal flurry hcavi1} weighted towards the home side.

Motherwell v Hearts liir Park. Manse Road. Motherw e11. 01608 333333. 3pm. £12 £l7 (£7 £l0i. Sl’l. match. Both teams have been fairI} inconsistent this season. so the result could go either way.

Other events

Books At The Botanics (ilasgow Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireal Western Road. 334 2422. 10am 5pm. Free. Pick tip a literary bargain at this hook market. Fashion Day Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 22] 0324. 11am. lpnt. 3pm & 4.30pm. liree. Princes Square pill on a fashion show of clothes from their iii- hotise stores as well as some guests frotn Buchanan Street.

Transcending Images Workshop St .\ltiiigo Museum of Religious Life And Art. 2 (‘astle Street. 553 2557. 11am 4pm. Free. A workshop based on exploring issues of faith and spiritiialit_v throttgli the arts. creatis it} and imagination.


Exploring Our Orogenous Zones .‘sltigdock ('otiittr) Park. ('raigallian Road. .\li1ngavie. 056 6l00. 10am 6pm. Free. A nine mile walk in the Blane Valle) to take a closer look at rock formations.

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Live Aid 4 . . . Glasgow Women’s Aid, Benfrew Ferry, Sun 30 Sep.

What makes a benefit night work? According to Glasgow Women’s Aid, it takes a night ‘filled with live music and laughter’ to raise the much-needed funds.

In the 28 years that Glasgow’s Women’s Aid has existed, it has relied solely on donations to allow it to offer support, information and accommodation for women in need. The women who get in contact are being physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a partner, ex-partner or someone close to them and are in desperate need of help. Women’s Aid is recognised as the key provider of

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domestic abuse services in the UK. The Glasgow organisation alone has set up seven refuges and housed in excess of 3,500 women and 4,500 children. It is hardly surprising that funds are required, and benefit nights provide an enjoyable way of raising not only cash but awareness.

The entertainment comes in the form of live music, comedians, magicians, fire eaters and competitions. Pat Kane of Hue & Cry puts his debts behind him to perform, along with Mary Kiani who will be accompanied by Take Note, a glorious 25-piece choir. Other acts are Karine Polwart, favourite folk singer Carol Laula, all-women drummers She Boom and the totally unpredictable antics of Mischief La-Bas. As Glasgow Women’s Aid says, ‘a night of complete entertainment’. (Jane Hamilton)

Rock On The Clyde (ilasgow Science ('entre. 50 Pacific Qua}. 420 5010. 10am ck 2pm. £10. See Sat 22.

Back To The Future l’ollok ('ottiitr) l’ark. l’ollokshaws Road. 632 0200. 1 4pm. Free. See Sat 22.

Fossil Grove Explained l-‘ossil (irovc. Victoria Park. 287 2000. 2 4pm. Free. See Sat 22.


Scottish Regal Masters Final (ilasgow Thistle Hotel. (‘ainhridge Street. 01355 500400. 2pm & 6.30pm. £8 & £l4. See Thu 20.

Other events

Books At The Botanics (ilasgow Botanic (iardens. 730 (ircat Western Road. 334 2422. 10am 5pm. Free. See Sat 22. Carrick Castle The Waverley. Anderston Qua). 243 2224. 10.30am. £15.05 £25.05. Take a cruise down the (‘1_\de and \ isil the seaside town of l)tinoon. lf _vou feel adventurous _vou cart carr_v on down through Loch (ioil and Loch Long to (‘arrick castle.

Monday 24


Hamilton Park Racemeeting Hamilton l’ark Racecourse. Bolltw ell Road. Hamilton. 01608 283806. 2.20pm. £8 £15 (£5; children free). A festival finale rounds off this )ear’s racing calendar and there's around £60,000 pri/e lllollc‘} tip for grabs.

Other events

Books At The Botanics (ilasgow Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat Western Road. 334 2422. 10am 5pm. liree. See Sat 22.

Rothesay The Waverle). Anderston Qua). 243 2224. 10am. £15.05 £27.05. Sail doon the waiter on the grand farewell cruise of the season. Visit Dunoon. sail onto l.args or Rothesay or enjo} the full da) cruise and enjoy the K)‘lc‘.s of Btite and a visit to 'I'iglinahrtiaieh.

Tuesday 25

Book events

George Alagiah Ro};i1('ottc‘c‘i't Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. l2.30pin. £3.50 £4. The BB(' frontinan recounts his experiences as a new .s reporter as well as his childhood memories of living in (ihana.

Other events

Film Quiz (ilasgow l'ilitt Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8l28. 8.45pm. £1. lrreverent mm for liliti bulls and pliilistines based around categories including overweight villains. literar} cameos and the lilms of Bruce \Villis. Stella Cinebar Blackl'riars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5024. 0pm. l-‘rce. Relax ill the basement as Stella and Blackfriars serve tip cool heers complemented h} cult and classic inov ies. This evening‘s film is Jackie ('han's Shrine/rut Norm. \\ here the far east meets the wild west.

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Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove

Argyle Street. ’28? 9000. Mon Thu 8. Sat

10am fipm; Hi 8. Sun Harris-55pm. l ree. This fine exaiitple of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Heriibrandt. Botticelli. Vt’histler and

Cadell. plus numerous; historical artelacts and aniriial displays.

Burrell Collection

7060 Pollokshaws Head. 98791350. Mon lhii 8 Sat 10am 53pm; 1 rr 8 Sun 1 1am 5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell's world famous collection of beautiful art obiects from around the globe. housed in a specially designed. award wrnninq building. Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum Braehead Shopping Centre. Kinds Inch Road. BBB 10113. Mon Sat

l0am 6pm; Sun

11am opm. $8550 1571.75): family 8‘8. This attraction. situated on the River Clyde. brings to Me the story of Glasgow's development from the tobacco lords in the

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1700s right up to the let century.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

7'30 Great Western Road. 3.3/1 749?. Daily

1 lam 4pm. Free This 10th century garden and

glasshouses are home to an llllOl‘OSllllg and edurxttional selection of plants. as well as featuring in the film Jude. Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street. :35)? 8108. Mon Sat 0.30amdpm; Sun 9 rtpm. l ree. A stone built church has stood on this site since

1 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo. wrio died around (31?. However. most of the present building dates from the 13th or lSth centuries. the most

notable exception being; the stained glass ‘.'~.’lll(l()‘.'.'t$, renowned as one of the finest post ‘.'."£1l collections in the country Glasgow Ducks Glasgow Science Centre. :30 Pacific ()uay 08ft) 011% (3140. Daily

10am 3pm S‘l 1.5)0 tS‘r'eO -S‘0.:’30i: tamin ticket 573:). Scotland's orin ariiplirbrous tour gives you unusual views of the city. from the vast open space of the River Clyde to the heartland of Glasgow's industrial heritage.

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