Scotkart, Westburn Road, Cambuslang, 641 0222. '

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The drivers are on the grid, the tyres have been heated up, the flag has been waved . . . and they’re off. OK, so it might not be Formula One, but you can still pretend on this smaller scale grand prix track. If you don’t think you are a very competitive person then this is the sport to prove you


Scotkart is Scotland’s largest indoor karting organisation and, as if its race track wasn’t long and twisty enough, it has decided to add a bridge and make it faster and harder than ever before. With no time wasted, they kit you out in a racing suit, gloves and helmet and then gather you together for your race briefing. No bumping, no foul play, just tight corners and loads of adrenaline. Head into the pits, choose your kart, rev up and head out onto the track for your warm-up lap. By this point you are feeling pretty cocky and once on the starting grid, you are dementedly determined to

whip the ass of the other drivers.

By the time the race is finished you are absolutely knackered, but still desperate to get back on the track for one more thrashing. The only problem is trying to drive home without throwing yourself round corners at breakneck speed and overtaking everything in sight. (Jane Hamilton)

Book events

Walking Through Scottish History ’l‘iso (ilasgow ()tittloor lisperience. 50 (‘ouper Street. 'l‘ownhead. 559 5450. Free. Scottish writer lari Mitchell launches his latest book.

Jim Shekhdar ()ttakar’s Bookstore. [hit 6. Buchanan (ialleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 6.30pm. £1. The first person to row single-handedly across the Atlantic. Shekhdar retells his story.

RP. Hartnett \‘i'aterstone‘s. 153 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. The controversial author of ('all .l’h’ and .ll.l/I.1I l'i'a/I talks abotit his new book Sixteen. the story of a young man being groomed for bop stardom.

Homage To Rose Auslaender 'I‘ramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3900. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Poetry and song recital marking the 100th anniversary of Auslaender's birth.


Clement Freud Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 12.30pm. £3.50-£4. The British raconteur lays bare



famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe. housed in a specrally designed. awardwinning btiilding. Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum Braehead Shopping Centre. Kings Inch Road. 880 1013. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun llam—Sprri. 5313.5019175); family ticket £8. This attraction brings to life the story of Glasgow's

Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingriove

Argyle Street. 287 2690. lvlon—Thu & Sat ‘illairi—Spni; Fri 8 Sun

1 lam—Spin. Free. This fine exarriple of late Victorian architecture houses a 1,(3flllall(}lll collection of work by such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli, ‘.'.’,'irstler arid Cadeil. Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mon-Thu & Sat lOam-Spm; Fri 8 Sun

1 lam—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell‘s world

his family life.

Glasgow 1901 Huriterian Art (iallery. l'niversity of (ilasgow. 82 llillhead Street. 330 5431. 5.30pm. Free. Perilla Kinchin gives a talk on Glasgow's International Exhibition of 191)].


Glasgow v Cardiff llughenden. 32 llughenderi Road. 353 3468. 7.30pm. £15 £30 for 3 tickets. (ilasgow play the second of a triple header against Cardiff.


The Return Of The Repressed: Why Comic Books Are Taking Over The World (ilasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. l lam. ()ne of the leading exponents of the comic book genre. (irant Morrison.


Kilmarnock v Hibernian Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 525184. 3pm. £14 (£7). SP1. football match.

development from the tobacco lords in the 1700s right up to the 2lst century. Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street. 552 8198. Mon—Sat 9.30am—4prn:

Wah Hut. 27221 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 1pm. Free. A panel discussion on the recent public art project ()ctober. Typical Men Talk (iallery Of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. 3pm. Free. A talk about the current exhibition Typical Men which features recent photography of the tnale body.

Robert Williams On Mark Dion (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 3pm. Free ((‘(‘A 3). Visual artist Williams talks about the work of Dion.


Off The Beaten Track (‘ilenil't‘er Braes Country Park. (ilen Lodge. (ilenfield Road. Paisley. 884 3794. 1.30pm. Free. A guided walk on the wild side of the park. Meet at (ilen Park.


Tour Of Completed Millennium Link Canal Works Bells Bridge. (‘ongress Road. 07932 460093. 1 1am. Free. A 22-mile cycle along the completed canal link.

Rangers v Aberdeen lbrox Stadium. 1idmiston Drive. 0870 600 1993. 3pm. £22 ((‘lub Deck only). SP1. football match.

Other events

Comic Book Drawings Courses ('(’A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 10am 75pm. £5. Ages 16 +. Advance booking necessary. A full day course looking at techniques. characters and ideas involved in comic book design.

Other events

Opening Of Kelvin Link Bridge (iiltnorehill(i12. 9 1'niversity Avenue. 330 2001. Free. A chance to view the link bridge over the River Kelvin. Firework Spectacular Slrathclyde (‘ountry Park. 366 Hamilton Road. .‘vfotherwell, ()1698 266155. 6pm. Free. The fun starts with the fun fair. then the bonfire is lit at 7.45pm just before the fireworks blast off.

Glasgow’s Fireworks Spectacular (ilasgow (ireen. (ireendyke Street. 287 9880. 6.30pm. Free. (ilasgow celebrates bonfire night in style with lasers. l)Js. live music and entertainment.

Scottish Artists Film And Video (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 7 9pm. £20 ((‘('A 4). Francis McKee leads this introductory course to film and video work.

Tuesday 6

Book events

Louis de Bernieres (‘ottier Theatre. 93-95 llyndland Street. 357 3868. 7pm.

£2. Tickets from Borders. 222 7700. The author of critically acclaimed. ('aprai‘n

Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone- built church has stood on this site Since 1136. however most of the

the most notable exception being the stained-glass windows. renowned as one of the

Glasgow life

(tn-«Hrs Mandolin leads a group of local actors in a rehearsed reading of his play. Sunday .llnrning A! The ('mim' ()fT/lt’ ll'orlr/ (Vintage £6.99 ).


Remember November (ileniffer Braes (‘ountry Park. (ilen Lodge. (ilenfield Road. Paisley. 884 3794. 2pm. Free. A walk round the glen then back to the lodge fora quiz.


Wrestling Motherwell (‘oncert Hall. (‘ivic Centre. \N'indmillhill Street. Motherwell. 01698 267515. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). Wrestlers show off their skills. Celtic v Stirling Albion (‘eltie Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. 7.45pm. £12 (£7). (‘lS (‘up football match.

Wednesday 7

Book events

Tom Courtenay Waterstone's. 1537157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Popular actor (‘ourtenay bases his latest novel. Dear 'Iimi.‘ [.(‘llt’l‘xfl‘unl llUHlt’. on weekly letters from his mother.


Mary Lee Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 12.30pm. £3.50 «£4. recounts tales from her marriage to late husband Jack Milroy. one half of Frankie and Josie.

Jacques Callot: A Window Into

1 7th Century Life llunterian Art (iallery. L'niversity of (ilasgow. 82 llillhead Street. 3305431. 1pm. Free. Ten- minute talk iin the exhibition.

Winter Talk: Countryside Rambles Through The Seasons l.ochwinnoch RSPB Nature Reserve. Largs Road. l.ochwinnoeh. 01505 842663. 7.30 9pm. £2 (£1).A slide show with local botanist. Ronald ('onacher.

Thursday 8

Book events

Denise Mina \\’iiterstone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Mina launches the final novel in her (iarnethill trilogy. Resolution.


Jacques Callot: A Window Into 17th Century Life flunterian Art (iallery. L'niversity of (ilasgow, 82 llillhead Street. 330 5431. 5.30pm. Free. Lecture on the Jacques ('allot exhibition.

Book events

Paradigm Poets Workshops (CA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900.

l lam~tpm. £8 (£6) ((‘(‘A 5). Two day workshops in performance poetry.


Si Cuba! l'ntil Sun 18 .\'ov. Various Venues. 287 4422. City-wide festival celebrating (‘uban culture.

Glasgow Zoopark Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—4pm. €4.60

present building dates from the 13th or 15th centuries.

finest post-war collections in the country.

Glasgow School of Art The Mackintosh Gallery. 167 Renfrew Street. 353 4500. Glasgow School of Art is Charles Rennie Mackintosh's greatest achievement and it continues to intrigue and inspire Visitors from all over the world. Still a working art school, regular guided tours let you experience this famous and fascinating building.

(£2.70). A popular haunt on school trips. 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 0023. ié‘4: children 8‘8). Witness tales of torture and terror on the streets of Glasgow as an expert gtiide takes you on a tour of the city 's cruel past.

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