Glasgow life

Friday 9 continued

Other events

Scottish Motor Show Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. Noon-6pm. £10 (£6). The annual motor show returns to the SliCC.

A Different Night Out Queen‘s Park (ilass‘houses. Victoria Road. ()7779 272461. 8pm lam. £20 donation. Charity evening featuring a host of live music and comedy. plus appearances from Sunday Hem/(l columnist Jonathan Wilson and actor and director David llayrnan.

Paradigm Poets (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900.

8pm midnight. £5 (£4) (CCA 5). A weekend of poetry. film and DJing with a full programme of workshops. discussions and performances.

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Book events

Paradigm Poets Workshops (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 1 1am-4pm. £8 (£6). See Fri 9.


Bill’s Tool Store Scottish Masters Cockburn Centre. 40 Bogmoor Place. 445 1218. Free. Veteran's badminton championship to establish the Scottish National Masters.


Mark Morris Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. lprn. £4.501£3). The American choreographer talks to The Hr'rrrlrl's dance critic Mary Brennan. Simon Starling (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 3pm. Free (CCA 4). Words 8; Things contributing artist Simon Starling presents a series of slides exploring his work.

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Cuba Day School (ilasgow Filtn Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 01224 705639. 10am -6pm. £5 (£2.50). Sample Cuban life in a day of workshops. talks and music organised by The Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

Scottish Motor Show Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. l0am~7pm. £10 (£6). See Fri 9. Childline Scotland Annual Ball Hilton Hotel. 1 William Street. 552 1123. £60. 7.15pm. Dean Park is the master of ceremonies for this glitzy charity fundraiser. which also features .‘vlischief 1.a-Bas and competitions.

Paradigm Poets (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900.

8pm 7 midnight. £5 (£4). See Fri 9.


Bill’s Tool Store Scottish Masters Cockburn Centre. 40 Bogmoor Place. 445 1218. Free. See Sat 10.

George Galloway speaks at the Cuba Day School, Glasgow Film Theatre, Sat 10 Nov

The 6th Glasgow Junior Open Volleyball Tournament Kelvin llall International Sports Arena. 1445 Argyle Street. 357 2525. Mixed teams of secondary school pupils compete to be crowned volleyball champions of (ilasgow.


Artist’s Talk Switchspacc. at 6 Firpark 'l‘erracc. Dennistoun. 589 0607. 3pm. Free. lan Balch talks about his work currently on show.

Cuban Detective Fiction 'l‘ron Theatre. 63 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. 4pm. Free. Dr Stephen Wilkinson considers how anti-heroes are emerging in Cuban detective fiction in contrast to the previous socialist genre.

Other events

Comic Book Drawings Courses (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 10am 5pm. £5. See Sun 4.

Scottish Motor Show Sl-LCC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. 10am 7pm. £10 (£6). See Fri 9. Wintery Fair Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Milngavie. 956 6100. 2 4pm. A multi-activity event run in conjunction with Mugdock Country Park.

Book events

Rick Stein ()ttakar's Bookstore. [hit 6. Buchanan (lalleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 12.30pm. The popular chef signs copies of Rick Stein 's .S'r'rl/rmrl.


Race And Politics In Cuban Poetry Cuba .\'orte. 17 John Street. 552 3505. 6pm. Free. Dr Conrad James examines why black Cuban poets struggle with issues such as slavery and colonialism in their writing.

Other events

Scottish Motor Show Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000.

.\'oon 10pm. £10(£6). See Fri 9. Scottish Artists Film And Video CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 7 9pm. £20. See Mon 5.

Book events

Keith Floyd Waterstone's. 153- 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. The popular cookery writer talks about his travels through India as detailed in his latest book. Flow/()1) Imlr'u.


The Mountain Hardware Lecture Tour Mitchell Theatre. 6 (iranville Street. 559 5450. 7pm. £6. Four of the lTK‘s top mountaineers. Simon Yates. Mark (iarthwaite. Andy Kirkpatrick and Neil (ires‘ham. HHS/Friends Of Glasgow Botanic Gardens llillhead Library. Byres Road. 334 2422. 7.30pm. Lady Skelmersdale on creative gardening.

Other events

Scottish Motor Show Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 0870 ()40 4000. Noon-r 10pm. £10(£6). See Fri 9.

Learn To Salsa (lorbals Leisure Centre. 295 Ballater Street. 429 5556. 7pm; Scotstoun Leisure Centre. Danes Drive. Scotstoun. 9594000. 9pm. £4.85. Women in Sport host a performance and masterclass.

Wednesday 1 4

Book events

Hugh Cornwell Watersione‘s. 153~~157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. The Stranglers frontman sings and reads from his book. 7717’ Strung/(Iris: Song by song.


Philip Reeves Print Retrospective llunterian Art (iallery. University of (ilasgow. 82 llillhead Street. 330 5431. 1pm. Free. Lunchtime ten-minute talk on the retrospective exhibition of works by Philip Reeves. Skinny Ladies And Antimacassars Queen's (‘i-oss Church. 870 (iarscube Road. 946 6600. 7pm. £5 members: £6 non-members (£3 students). [.11. Arthur gives a talk.

Other events

Christmas Fayre City Chambers. (ieorge Square. 332 2444. 10am 4pm. Free. The 39th annual charities Christmas fayre is back with more goodies and ideas for Christmas presetits.

Scottish Motor Show Sli(‘('. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000.

.\'oon 7pm. £10 (£6). See Fri 9.


Hopetoun House - Some New Discoveries Adelaide's. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. £3.50 (students free). Art historian James .‘vlzicatiley is the first guest speaker of the .»\rchiteettiral Heritage Society of Scotland's Winter lecture series.

The Political And Economic Challenges Facing Cuba In The Future Cuba Norte. 17 John Street. 552 3505. 7.30pm. Free. John .\1cAllion .\ISl’. founder and chair of the Scottiin Parliament's cross-party group on Cuba. outlines priorities for solidarity work in Scotland.

Other events

Scottish Motor Show Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000.

Noon 10pm. £10 (£6). See Fri 9.

Star Gazing Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. .\li|ngavie. 9566100. 7.30 8.30pm. £1. A short talk followed by an opportunity to view the stars and planets through a telescope.

Learn To Salsa 'I‘ollcross Park Leisure Centre. Wellshot Road. 763 2345. 7.40pm. £4.85. See Tue 13. Adan Pedrosa The Annexe. 9a Stewartville Street. l’artick. 357 6747. 313m. Free. The Cuban troubadour hosts a workshop.

House For An Art Lover

Bellahouston Park. 10 Duinbreck Road. 3:33 4773. £3.50 ($12.50). Initially deSIgned by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in 1901. this unfinished work has been completed by modern day architects and designers in true Mackintosh style. Hutchesons’ Hall 1:38 Ingram Street. 8:591. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic Hutcheson brothers in t802~5. the hall has

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recently been completely refurbished to give a taste of its former glory. The Hall also includes a ten- minute audio trail on the Merchant City.

Museum Of Transport Kelvrn Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, 28 7 2720. Mon—Thu 8 Sat 10am—-:'>prn; Fri 8 Sun 11am-6pm. Free. A riiuseurn crammed ‘.‘/|tll buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other ixiraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exl .ibitions include Shipbur/d/rig On The Rrver Clyde. a large rnural by Davrd

McFarlane: l/‘A'r/king Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by .Justin Carter.

People’s Palace 8. Winter Garden Glasgow Green. 5:34 0223. Mon—Thu 8 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 Sun

1 tam—5pm. Free. Glasgow's best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year. The new displays are set out thematically vrith subjects including The Patter. Vsrons Of The City and Crime Arid Punishment.

Pollok House

Pollok COuntry Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 610 6410. Daily 1 tam—11pm. Free. One of the most elegant 18th century buildings in the country. this historic house features some of the finest Spanish paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell. Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 287 0500. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun

1 tarii~5pm. Free. Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie

Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War II and 1960s school days. Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery

2nd Floor. 141 King Street.

7080. Performances Tue 1pm, Thu 7pm. Sun (3pm. Mats for families Sun :3pm. $23192: under 10s free). An hour-long mechanical ballet performed by Eduard Bersudsky's kinetic sculptures made from

scrap metal and tin, wooden figures. The performance tells Still'(}S of human life. follies arid death.

The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour

100 Stobcross Road. 33‘.) 0031.051in 11a">-'-pm. £4.50 iS‘IS.2:’3; accompanied children tree). Find out about Glasgow's 'iiar'itiirie heritage on—board the SV. Glenlee. the orin Clyde built sailing ship still afloat .n the UK. Visitors can explore the boat or talk to the crew. and there's a range of children's activities.