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Thursday 4

Book events

Alistair Paterson Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Paterson leads a poetry workshop as part of National Poetry Day. Christopher Brookmyre Waterstone’s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Funnyman Brookmyre talks about his new work. A Big Boy Did I! And Ran Away.


Engage International Conference 'I‘ramway. 25 Albert Drive. 0207 278 8382. A four-day conference focusing on the gallery's work with young people.


Wilderness With John Muir Cottier Theatre. 93—95 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. £5. Tickets from Glasgow Climbing Centre: Nevis Sport. For more information call ()141 423 2633. Mountaineering slide show.

Simon Callow Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. 1pm. £4.50 (£3). The award-winning actor talks about his successful career on the stage and screen. including his hit roles in Four Weddings And A Funeral and Roma lViIlI A View.

Other events

Food Fest - Ideas For Food And Drink SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 10am—9pm. £5 (£3). Nick Nairn teams up with his celebrity culinary chums to help produce Scotland's first international footl and drink exhibition. lixpect against-the- clock competitions. tastings. demonstrations. a ‘taste tunnel'. and guest appearances. served up to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.

Fiesta Solidaria Cuba None. 17 John Street. 0131 220 3484. 8pm. The Fair Trade Forum Scotland are providing a celebration of fair trade in Scotland with this ‘fiesta' benefit night. Guest speakers will discuss the benefits of fair trade and DJs and salsa dancing will keep the evening a lively global affair.


Engage International Conference Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 0207 278 8382. See Thu 4.

Other events

Food Fest - Ideas For Food And Drink SliCC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 10am—6pm. £5 (£3). See Thu 4.

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Motherwell Beer Festival Motherwell Concert Hall. Civic Centre. Motherwell. ()1698 267515. 2-1 1pm. Free 2-4pm; £3.50 4—1 1pm. The ever- popular beer festival rolls back into town with live music and beers to sample from around the world.

Saturday 6


Engage International Conference Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. ()207 278 8382. See Thu 4.


Scotland v Latvia Hampden Park. Letherby Drive. 616 6100. 5pm. £10—£20 (£5). The tartan army will be out in full voice for Scotland's final home World Cup qualifier.


Meditations 0n World Peace Auchendennan House. Arden. Alexandria. 0781 1 796747. 5—1 1pm. Scottish actor David Hayman opens this exhibition and silent auction aimed at invoking a powerful force for peace. All proceeds go to the Scottish Kadampa Peace Temple Project and the Spirit Aid 2002 event.

Other events

Food Fest - Ideas For Food And Drink SliCC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 10am-6pm. £5 (£3). See Thu 4.

Motherwell Beer Festival Motherwell Concert Hall. Civic Centre. Motherwell. 01698 267515.

1 lam-1 1pm. Free 1 1am-1pm; £3.50 l—l 1pm. See Fri 5.


Fungal Foray Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. Iiast Kilbride. 01355 236644. 2pm. Free. Find out how important toadstools are for healthy woodland and learn about their fascinating biology.

Golden Brown Gleniffer Braes Country Park. Glen Lodge. Glenlield Road. Paisley. 884 3794. 2pm. Free. Meet at Glen Lodge for this two-hour seasonal walk when you can experience the wealth of colour and Autumn harvest.


Glasgow University Abseil Bell Tower. University Of Glasgow. £7.50. Raise money for the British Heart Foundation by taking part in a 150ft abseil off the Bell Tower.

Neechar Bells Bridge. Congress Road. 07932 460093. 10am. A 30-mile cycle along a route which takes in Sighthill. Auchinloch and the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Havana v Cuba Norte Charity Football Match Firhill Sports Complex. Hopehill Road. 332 7222. 5pm. Glasgow‘s two Cuban venues fight it out on the football pitch to help raise


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Simon Callow, Theatre Royal, Thu 4 Oct; Stella Rimington, Royal Concert Hall, Tue 9 Oct; Douglas Hurd, Royal Concert Hall, Thu 11 Oct; Tracy Edwards, Royal Concert Hall, Tue 16 Oct.

Where can you hear the insider info on M15 and the government, or gossip on the world of film and theatre? In terms of up-to-the—minute talks, Glasgow really

is miles better.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall‘s Conversation Pieces and Theatre Royal's Glasgow Airport Look Who '3 Talking have set up an amazing series of talks by famous actors. spons personalities and politicians over the next fortnight. Theatre Royal presents the multi-talented Simon Callow as their first guest who will be revealing all about his remarkable career in film, writing and theatre including his new show The Mystery Of Charles Dickens.

The Concert Hall start with Stella Rimington. the former Director General of M15. who will be discussing her high profile role in a male-dominated work environment. The series carries on with talks by Douglas Hurd on his life in politics and as a writer. and Tracy Edwards. who skippered the all-women crew

in the Whitbread Round The World Race.

Theatre Royal's fonhcoming talks to be held over the next few months include Gary Wilmot. choreographer Mark Morris and the BBC's Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond. Add to these the Concert Hall's line-up of guests: John Sergeant. Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Clement Freud. Mary Lee and Roy Jenkins and you will have the opportunity to hear the experiences of a fascinating group of people.

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funds for Salsa Challenge Cuba. which is searching for passionate salsa lovers. dancers and musicians to go out to Cuba next year. to perform in a theatre in Santiago de Cuba and raise funds for the Drake Music Project.

Other events

Food Fest - Ideas For Food And Drink SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 10am--—6pm. £5 (£3). See Thu 4. 30/20 Craft & Design Fair Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 10.30am—4.30pm. 90p (60p). Contemporary craftwork sold direct by the makers.

Monday 8

Book events Deborah Moggach Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105.

7pm. Free. Critically acclaimed Moggach

reads from and discusses her new novel. Final Demand.

David Kinloch Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Kinloch will read from his new collection. Un Tour (I 'Iz‘t'ussr'.

i Tuesday 9

Book events

Geoff Thompson Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Having written 28 books. including autobiographies and martial arts and self-defence manuals. Thompson appears to discuss his latest work. which chronicles his time as a bouncer at some of the world's roughest clubs.

Environment Alpines & Water Plants Greenbank Gardens. Flenders Road. 616 5126.

2.30pm. £3 (£2). Enjoy this garden walk

and find out more front the experts.


Stella Rimington Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 12.30pm. £3.50—£4. The former Director General of M15 talks about her career and involvement in crucial world issues such as the Cold War and women‘s rights. Daniel Reeves Street Level, 26 King Street. 552 2151. 3pm. Free. American filmmaker and artist Daniel Reeves talks about his work.



Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove

Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Thu 8 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 Sun

1 1am—5pm. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent

col:ection of work by such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli, Whistler and Cadell, pius numerous historical artefacts and animal displays.

Burrell Collection 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mon—Thu 8 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 Sun 1 1am—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell's world fam0us collection of beautiful art objects from

around the globe. housed in a specially designed, award-winning building.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Daily

1 1am—4pm. Free. This 19th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants. as well as featuring in the film Jude.

Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, 420 5000. 2550—5214 (84—9210). Situated on the site of the 1988 Garden Festival. Glasgow's £75 million visitOr attraction is a mine of information on science and technology. Opening times and prices vary. so check in advance on www.gsc.org.uk or 0141

420 5000 for up—to-date information.

Gruesome Glasgow Meet at Tourist Information Centre. George Square. 772 0022. £5 (£4); children 23. Witness tales of torture and terror on the streets of Glasgow as an expert guide takes you on a tour of the city's cruel past.

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. The Gallery IS best known for the Mackintosh House. a meticulous reconstruction of Mackintosh‘s Glasgow home.

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