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Thursday 1 8

Book events

Bi“ Wyman \Vatet‘stonc's. 153 L57 Sauchieltall Street. 332 ‘)l05. 7pm. lirec. \Vy'matt signs copies (it his ttew hook. Ir’lm's- ()(lyzss-er. whiclt pays tribute to musicians all around the world w ho have inspired him.

Tim Page Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. l’liotojournalist Page presents an illustrated talk to celebrate the publication (it The .lliiirl/ir/ .llmm'nl. which represents more than 30 years of work.


Strathclyde Architects Look To Switzerland l'iiirersiiy- ()l‘ Strathclyde. Department 01‘ Architecture. l3l Rottenrow. 5-18 3007. (rpm. l‘ree. A series of lectures celebrating Switzerland's place as recognised world leader in creating buildings that address 2 l st century challenges of space. sustainability and tlte city.

Derek Ogilvie: Psychic Night Mitchell 'l‘heatrc. (r (irany ille Street. 287 55] l. 7.30pm. £10. (‘olumnist and performer ()gilyie otters a night of psychic interaction.

Other events

Ideal Home Show Scotland Sli(‘('. liinnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. |0ani 10pm. {bite-1.50); tamily' ticket

f l 8.50. A one-stop shop tol' all your interior and exterior decoration needs. Scottish Graduate Recruitment Fair Sli(‘(‘. l-"innieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. l lam 4pm. Free. (‘areer advice for graduates with a chance to meet prospective employers.

Book events

Howard Marks the Arches. 253 Argyle Street. ()‘)()l 022 0300. 7pm. The drug world's .\li' .\'ice recounts eyents from his chequered past.


Derek Ogilvie: Psychic Night Mitchell 'l'heatrc. (r (irany'ille Street. 287 551 l. 7.30pm. U0. See 'l‘hu l8.

Other events

Ideal Home Show Scotland Sli('(‘. liinnieston Quay. 0870 0-10 4000. 10am (rpm. Lott—1.50): tamin ticket £18.50. See Thu 18.

The Moon Evening Mugdoek ('ountry l’ark. (‘raigallian Road. .\lilitgay'ie. ‘)5(r (r100. 7.30 8.30pm. L' l. A short talk followed by a closer look at the moon arid nearby planets


Saturday 20


Celtic v Dundee United (‘eltic Park. Kerrydale Street. l’arkhead. 55l 8(r53. 3pm. {2| ltl2i. Sl’l. football match.


Artists Talk King Tut's \Vah Walt lltit. 272a St Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). lpm. l‘ree. .-\t'lisl.s iny'oly'ed in the public art project ()ctober. talk alrout their work.

Other events

Scottish Alternative Health Exhibition ('ily' llall. ('andleriggs. 33-1 584(r. l0am (rpm. £5 (£3). (her 90 stands with a myriad of goods and therapies on otter.

Ideal Home Show Scotland Sli(‘(‘. l-‘innieston Quay. 0870 0-10 4000.

main (rpm. to (£4.50i; tantin ticket l8.

National Wedding Fayre Sli(‘(‘. l‘innieston Quay. 0870 0-10 4000.

Want (rpm. to. liyerything you could possibly need for your wedding day.


Mugdock In Pictures \liigtloek Country Park. ('raigallian Road. .\lilnga\ ie. 950 (rl00. 2 2.40pm. l’ree. :\ slide show detailing the changes the country park has gone through oyer the seasons then looking back over the centuries.

Other events

Scottish Alternative Health Exhibition (’in llall. ('andlei'iggs. 33-l 584(r. l lam (rpm. £503). See Sat 20. Ideal Home Show Scotland Sli(‘(‘. l-‘innieston Quay. 0870 040 4000.

10am (rpm. tort-1.50): tainin ticket U850. See 'l'hu l8.

Book events

Audley Harrison ()ttakar‘s Bookstore. l'nit (r. Buchanan (ialleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. l 2pm. The Olympic gold medal-w inning hoser signs copies ot his autobiography Rea/[ring The Dream.


The OKBLOK l’aslane Peace ('ainp. Sliandon. .\'r llelenshurgh. 01430 820001 lScottisli ('.\'l): 0141 423 1222). 7am. Scottish (‘.\‘I). British ('.\'l) and 'l‘rident l’loughshares ~ioin torccs tor another blockade of liaslane. See prey iew.

Other events

Creative Writing Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 5.30pm ck 7.30pm. Bordcr's erealiye writing class continues with .-\iistttil' l’aterson at the helm.

Tuesday 23

Book events Douglas Coupland \‘y'aieisioiie’s.

DEMONSTRATION OK Faslane Peace Camp, Shandon, Nr Helensburgh. Mon 22 Oct

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Glasgow life


There has never been a time of so much interest in war and weaponry and the effect that they have on human life. It is therefore poignant that Scottish CND organised its second blockade at Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base before the events of 11 September.

Since the first Faslane demonstration in February, the world has changed immeasurably and CND is campaigning harder than ever to stop the use of nuclear weapons. Whether recent events will affect the numbers at the OKBLOK remain to be seen, although if the large turnout at the nightly peace vigils in Glasgow is anything to go by it will be well attended. According to John Ainslie of Scottish CND, it is still expecting a substantial number of people, many of them coming from Ireland, England and further afield. Last February’s blockade attracted over 1000 people making it the largest protest of its kind in Scotland and bringing Faslane to a standstill

for the day.

Protesters are encouraged to bring instruments and dress up, making it a colourful, peaceful and non-violent protest. Although 385 people were arrested at the last blockade, people can still demonstrate safely without any police intervention. The policy on mass arrests looks set to change after Tommy Sheridan was recently found not guilty on his breach of the peace charge from the last blockade. As Sheridan says: ‘It puts in question the whole process of mass arrests.‘ More importantly he believes that ‘every citizen has a right to protest against these weapons.’

(Jane Hamilton)

7pm. l‘ree. ('otipland lot (It'llr'l‘rllirill .\’ and (iir/li‘r't'm/ In it ('omu t‘aiiiei w ill be reading trout and signing copies ol' his

new book.


Cinema And Architecture l'niyersity ()l‘ Strathclyde. Department ()t'.'\rchitecttire. l3] Rollellt'tm. 5-18 3007. 0D”). l'rce. :\ sel‘ies Ul~ liillls looking at Swiss architecture.

Wednesday 24

Book events

Pamela Stephenson Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Satichiehall Street. 353 8000. 7pm. £2. Fellow comedian and qualitied psychiatrist Stephenson otters a candid exploration of ('onnolly‘s lite with her biography. lr’i/ly lllarper('ollins L'l7.‘)‘)i.

George P. Pelecanos \y'arei-sioiie‘s. 153 I57 Satichichall Street. 332 ‘)l05. 7pm. Free. Award-w inning crime noyelist l’elccttnos lA’iiiu Sire/scrum”. S/iunir' 'Iilit’ Heir/i reads trom his latest work. [flu/II

Call Of The Corbetts 'l‘iso (ilasgow ()utdoor li\perience. ('oupei' Street. 'l‘owiiliead. 55‘) 5450, 7.30pm. liree. lry‘ine Btittcrlield giyes this illustrated lecture and signs copies ot' his new book ('u/l nil/1e (hr/tells.

Other events

Creative Writing Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 5.30pm & 7.30pm. See Mon 22.

Book events

Jonathan Falla Borders Books. 233 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. llz‘). Scotland's lictioii imprint celebrates its lirst anniyei'sai‘y with the ptihlication ot Jonathan l-‘alla's debut no\el. li/llt’ Poppies.


Strathclyde Architects Look To Switzerland l'niyersity ()t~ Strathclyde. l)cpartnient i)t.v\rchitecttire. l3l Rottcnrow. 5-18 3007. (rpm. l'rec. See

(weather permitting).

Permanent '

attractions V

Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove

Argyle Street. 98/ 9099. Mon -lhu 8. Sat 10;.iin—irprn; l ri 8 Sun

‘ilani frpiii. l ree. lhis fine

exariiple of late Victorian arrirnteeture houses a permanent collection of

L53 157 Sauchiehall Street. 3.32 910.5.

work by such names as R(3l‘.ti)l‘£lli(lt. Botticelli. Whistler and Cadell. plus lltlt‘lC’rOllE; historical artetaets and animal displays.

Burrell Collection

2000 l‘krllokshaws Road. 98/ Qirfr0. Mon -lhu 8 Sat 10am frpin; in 8. Sun lta'ii frp'ii. l-ree. Sir V‘Jliiléll‘l Burrell's world famous collection of beautiful art ohiects from around the globe. housed

in a specially designed. Zl‘.'.’(li(i-‘.'.’illlllll(} building. Glasgow Botanic Gardens

78;) Great Western Road. 3154 24122. Daily llEilll-«iplll. l'ree. lhis 19m century garden and

.-l \ Rani.

its glassiiouses are home to an into-resting and educational selection of

plants. and featured in the

tilni Jude. Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street. irfri) 8108.

Mon Sat 0.80arti .lp'ri:

Glasgow Science Centre

'l'liti l8.

Suit 1? Jpn. l iee. A stone built church has stood on this site since

1 ‘80 and the lower

elitireh contains the slime

(it St Mungio. who died around (31?; howexei "lost ()l the present t)llll(iillt} dates ll()"i the

18th or lirt'n centuries. the

"lost notable exception l1t3llltt the stained glass ‘.'.’lll(i(>‘.'.f‘r, lt?!t()‘.'.llr?(t its one of the finest post ‘.'.a.'

collections in the country.

Glasgow Science Centre

5rd i’acfi'x: ()tilly. .121? é‘irirt‘, 871-1

331 8‘10. Sztuated on the site ot the l988 Garden

l estaai. t‘ilasoou'fs i‘i'ir "ll'llOl‘ ‘.|S:l()l' attractor is :i "tine el :riforitiatieii on. science and techiioiogy. ()tttEll'Wt; l!"‘.(?t§ and prices ~..il‘,, so check in auxariee .,-'i xxx-n3.osooigiuk or .Tt'.‘ .:;l:‘- from) for "tit? to

.tate iiit.ii'tftttit>it.

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