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Blind Date Street Level. 26 King Street. 552 2151. 6pm. Scottish based artists Kevin Kelly. Anne Marie Copestake and Karen Cunningham travelled to Croatia to undertake short residencies. with each artist working alongside a Croatian artist at the .‘vliroslav Kraljevic Gallery in Zagreb. Here. the artists talk about their experience.

New Toys For The Filmmaker And Artist Glasgow Media Access Centre. 3rd Floor. 34 Albion Street. 553 2620. 7pm. £2. New technology discussed by Matt Hulse and Holger .Vlohaupt. Buildings At Risk Adelaide's. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. Free. Join the Old Glasgow Club to explore buildings at risk.

Winter festival

Glasgow On Ice L'niil Mon 24 Dec. George Square. 226 6550. 1()am~1()pm (1 1pm Fri & Sat; 8pm Mon 24 Dec). £5 (£4); family ticket £15. The spectacular open air ice rink returns as the centre- piece of the festive season with a fairground. Christmas fair. seasonal tunes. family entertainment and the Banana Hut for drinks and food to heat you up. The opening hours have been extended this year. and there will also be themed evenings including curling. ice hockey and figure skating displays.

Other events

Christmas Craft Fair Mugdock Country Park. Craigend Visitor Centre. Craigallian Road. Milngavie. 9566100. 6.30pm. Free. Choose from an array of hand crafted products. gifts and Christmas trees while enjoying some mulled wine. roast chestnuts and mince pies. Santa will be popping in fora visit and there will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained.


Glasgow Grand Prix Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. 1445 Argyle Street. 357 2525.1—4pm. £5 (£2.50): family ticket £1 1. A Gymnastics World Cup qualifier event featuring the best male and female gymnasts from around the world.

Book events Lord Of The Rings Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105.


6pm. Free. In celebration of the cinema release of Peter Jackson‘s $300 million trilogy adaptation of J.R.R Tolkein's The Lord ()f'l‘he Rings. \V’ziterstone‘s present the authors of the official companion books. Jude Fisher and Brian Sibley.


National March And Rally Against The War George Square. noon: Central Mosque. 1.30pm. 423 1222. The Stop the War campaign mobilise support for an end to the bombing of Afghanistan. See panel.


Celtic v Dundee Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. 3pm. £21 (£121. Sl’l- football match. Motherwell v Rangers Fir Park. Manse Road. .‘Vlotherwell. 01698 333333. 5.35pm. £14419 (£94212). SPL football match.

Glasgow Grand Prix Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. 1445 Argyle Street. 357 2525. 2—5pm. See Fri 14.


Animate Your Own Poem Survivors‘ Poetry. 4 C4 Templeton Business Centre. 62 Templeton Street. 556 4554. 10am—5pm. Free. A one day workshop with filmmaker Kevin Cameron on animating digital video. Postcard From Drumcree Harbour Arts Centre. 1 14—1 16 Harbour Street. Irvine. (11294 274059. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£2). History lecturer Ian Woods presents anecdotes and sober analysis of the political situation in l'lster.

Other events

Trace Your Ancestry Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700.

l lam. Free. A group aimed to give members the skills to find out about their family tree.

30/20 Craft & Design Fair Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 10am—4pm. ()(lp (60p). Contemporary craftwork sold direct by the makers.

Wintergreen At Holmwood House l-lolmwood House. 61-63 Netherlee Road. Cathcart. 571 ()184. 1 1am—4pm. Free. Visit this craft fair and pick tip some festive foods. gifts and a Christmas tree to hang your tinsel on.


Glasgow Grand Prix Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. 1445 Argyle Street. 357 2525. 2—5pm. See Fri 14.

Other events

30/20 Craft & Design Fair Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8001). 1(1ani—4pm. 90p (60p). See Sat 15. Wintergreen At Holmwood House Holmwood House. 61—63 Netherlee Road. Cathcart. 571 (1184. Noon—4pm. £2 (£1 l. Sec Sat 15 and also see sortie real Cairngorm reindeer pulling their sleigh at

1 2.3(1pm.

Glasgow life


STOP THE BOMBING National March and Rally Against the War, meet George Square, noon; rally at Central Mosque, 1.30pm. Sat 15 Dec.


Peace on earth and good will to all men - or so the Christmas saying goes, but it doesn’t seem appropriate this year. The bombs are continuing to drop on Afghanistan and thousands are now dead in America’s war against terrorism. Few would agree with what happened on 11 September, but people are split over the decision to go to war.

CND Scotland is strongly opposed to war of any kind and according to Phill Jones, its campaigns worker, the bombing should stop and aid should be brought into the country immediately. He also believes that the military action that America took against Afghanistan has failed in bringing the terrorists to justice and in the process a great deal of civilians have lost their lives. Jones also feels that they have run the risk of creating more terrorists as well as increasing the danger of civil war breaking out.

With the continuing fighting and the increasing numbers of people against it, it is no surprise that CND has organised this peaceful protest against the military action. On Saturday 15 it is holding a march from George Square to a rally at the Central Mosque where there will be a variety of speakers addressing the topic of the war in Afghanistan including politicians George Galloway, Tommy Sheridan, Liz Elkind and Rev

Christmas Art Strathclyde Country Park. 366 Hamilton Road. Motherwell. (11698 266155. 2pm. Fun activity workshop where you can make Christmas decorations from natural materials.

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Book events

Annual General Meeting 8- Christmas Party Renf‘ield St Stephen‘s Church Centre. 26() Bath Street. 556 4554. 5-1()pm. Share your views and ideas with the organisation before music from the Whyte Street Blues Band.

Alan McDonald from the Church of Scotland. (Jane Hamilton)


New Media New Stories (ilztsgow Media Access Centre. 3rd Floor. 34 Albion Street. 553 2620. 7pm. £2. Merle Nygate considers how the internet will change narrative as we know it.


Storytelling Group ’I‘chui ()vnii. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm . Free. Come and listen to others stories orjoin in with one of your own.

Permanent attractions

Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove

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

1 1am—5pm: Closed Tue 25—Wed 26 Dec & Tue t—Wed 2 Jan. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by

such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli. Whistler and Cadell. Burrell Collection 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun Ham-~5pm: Closed Tue 25—Wed 26 Dec & Tue 1—Wed 2 Jan. Free. Sir William Burrell‘s world famOus 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. Closed Tue 25—Wed 26 Dec & Tue 1

Jan $560—$141 ($24—$10).

Situated on the site of the 1988 Garden Festival. Glasgow's £75 million visitor attraction is a mine of information on science and technology. Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark. Uddingston.

771 1185.051in 9.30am—4pm; Closed Tue 25 Dec. 524.60 (522.70). A popular haunt on school trips. Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals. Hunterian Museum UniverSity Avenue. 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm; Fri 21 Dec. 9.30am—lpm; Closed Sat 22 Dec—Wed 2 Jan. Free. Dating from 1807. the Hunterian Museum is Scotland's Oldest public museum.

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