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Book events

Meet The Neighbours Pollokshaws Library and Learning Centre. 50—60 Shawbridge Street. 287 2870. Noon. Free. In association with World Book Day. come along fora day of activities. including the chance to sample the works of Chekhov and Burns.

Reading It Write - Chris Dolan llillhead Library. Byres Road. 33‘) 7223. 2.30pm. Free. Chris Dolan joins llillhead Book Discussion (iroup for this open house event

Christopher Brookmyre Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. I’ree. l-‘unnyman Brookmyre talks about his new work. :1 Big Boy Did I! And Run .'llt'(l_\'.

Tony Wilson Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Wilson is in-store to discuss his new work. 24 Hour Party People. which reveals the personal stories behind the headlines of some of the most seminal artists of our time. Paradigm Poets (‘(‘..\. 35(1Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 8pm. £5 (£41. (CCA 61. An evening of spoken word from Paradigm Poets. featuring performances from Roger Robinson. liffe ()kugo. Peggy Pegworth. Victoria .\losely. Richard Allen and Iem Rolls.


Stockwell China Bazaar .-\delaide's. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. Free. The Old (ilasgow Club presents a talk entitled ‘Stockwell China Bazaar And The Tabletop In Scotland'.

A Chinese Botanic Garden lIillhead Library. Byres Road. 33‘) 7223. 7.30pm. £2. The head of horticulture from Edinburgh's Royal Botanic (iarden gives a talk.

Other events

Cultures Of Scotland Dennistoun Library. 221 Craigpark. 287 2870. Noon. A multi-activity programme in aid of World Book Day. including bi-lingual storytelling. children's workshops. music and multi- cultural food tasting.

Tapas Party .\Iaryhill Library & Learning Centre. .\laryhi|l. 287 2870. Noon. liree. Spanish food tasting and displays.

Turkish Delights Royston Library & Learning Centre. 67 Royston Road. 287 2870. Noon. l-‘ree. A variety of events throughout the day including children‘s competitions. food tasting and belly dancing.

Russian Tea Party Elder Park Library. 228a Langlands Road. 287 2870. 1.30—3pm. Free. The library host a Russian tea party with food. drink. music and folklore.



Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove

Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Thu <3 Sat 10am—5pm: Fri 8. Sun

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

collection of work by Such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli. Whistler and Cadell, plus nu'nerous historical artefacts and animal displays.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mon—Thu <3 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 1 lam—50m. Free. Sir William Btirrcll's world famous collection of beautiful art obiects frorr around the globe.

Celebrate Gaelic Mitchell Library. 20 North Street. 287 299‘). 6.30pm. Free. Celebrate the (iaelic tradition with an evening of (iaelic words and music with Aonghas .‘ylzicNeacail. lshbel .\Ic:\skill and students from the RSAMI).


Glasgow V Neath llughenden. 32 Hughenden Road. 353 3468. 7.30pm. £10 l£51. Welsh/Scottish league rugby match.


Fair Trade Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Noon. Free. In association with ()xfam. coffee farmer (iuillermo Vargas Leiton discusses his work in Costa Rica.

Stanley Cohen Lecture (’(‘.-\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 6pm. £5 (£4). (CCA 5). Stanley Cohen. the Martin White Professor of Sociology at the London School of Iiconomics and Political Science gives a lecture entitled ‘Crimes ()1 Obedience And Cultures ()f Denial: Why Ordinary People Do Bad Things.’

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Book events

Mini Mushaira Mitchell Library. 20 North Street. 287 2870. l lam. Free. A day of hoetry and storytelling in linglish. Bengali and I'rdu. Workshops and performances are also on offer to introduce readers to the Indian culture.

Peter Straub ()ttakar's Bookstore. I'nit 6. Buchanan (ialleries. Buchanan Street. 353 1500. 1.30pm. l-‘ree. llis collaborations with Stephen King have made him a household name. while previous works like Knkri and Mr X have received critical acclaim. Here. he discusses his most recent work .1lutgir' Terror.


Scottish Badminton Masters Cockburn Centre. 40 Bogntoor Place. 445 1218.1).30am. l-‘ree. Iivents include ladies‘ singles. men‘s singles. and men's. ladies' and mixed doubles.

Celtic v Dundee United Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. 3pm. S()LI) ()l'T. SPL football match. Kilmarnock v Livingston Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 545300. 3pm. £14. SPI. football match. Talks

National Museum of Scotland Mummy Project Lecture Theatre. Burrell Collection. 2060 l’ollokshaws Road. 287 2594. 2pm. Free to members—£2 non members. Hosted by ligyptology Scotland. I)r Katherine Iiremin of the National Museum of Scotland talks about their Mummy Project.

Other events

Russian Art Sale Hillhead Library.

Byres Road. 33‘) 844‘). 9.3(1am—4.3()pm. Free. White Cockroach present this sale

of Rtissian etchings.

Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum Braehead Shopping Centre. Kings lnch Road. 886 1013. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm: Sun

1 1am—5pm. €3.50

(C1 .751: family $8. This attraction. Situated on the River Clyde. brings to life the stOry of Glasgow‘s development i'rom the tobacco lords in the 1700's right up to the

21 st century

TALKS RICHARD HELL 13th Note Club, Sun 24 Mar

Meet the polite nihilist. The kid with the replaceable head. The man who, more than most - if possibly less than Spike Milligan or Iggy Pop - invented punk rock. ’Cept where Iggy brought chaos and Spike introduced subversion, Hell was a concept whore. He flirted with poetry, cheated on philosophy, rejected literature (though later turned author) and ultimately fell in love/hate with himself.

‘Please kill me’ was his infamous T-shirt logo, inspiring Malcolm

McLaren to combine sex with gunplay and bring about anarchy in the UK. As

Glasgow life

Punk rock’s creator

a face of the 705 New York underground and ex-member of both Television and The Heartbreakers, Hell’s own band The Voidoids were twitchy and scratchy, sporadically brilliant and commercially unsuccessful.

Maybe he was just too clever, too honest, too difficult. If comparison to Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard was not harsh enough, Julie Burchill also tagged him a ‘toad-eyed . . . pseudo seer’.

Fact was the guy’s words spoke to a generation weary of guitar solos and cocaine egos. ‘You can be your own hero,’ he told Lester Bangs in 1978. ‘And once everybody is their own hero, then everybody is gonna be able to communicate with each other on a real basis.’

Another veteran of New York punk, ex-Blondie Gary Valentine, summarises these heroics in a nutshell: ‘Hell took Rimbaud, Nietzche . . . Edgar Allen Poe’s living room, Francis Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, electric Bob Dylan . . . and an enervating obsession with death and threw them into the existential blender. Out popped a wild-haired, torn-bloused beatnik who looked like Frankenstein with anorexia.’

Meet da monster. (Rodger Evans)

Nuke Stop Weekend Kinning Park Complex. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 423 1222. 10.30am. Free. A weekend of planning. plotting and preparation to re- energise the campaign against nuclear weapon convoys.


Scottish Badminton Masters Cockburn Centre. 40 Boginooi' Place. 445 1218. 9.30am. l-‘ree. See Sat 16. CIS Cup Final - Rangers v Ayr United llampden Park. Letherby Drive. 616 6000. 3pm. £17. League cup linal.

Other events

Nuke Stop Weekend Kinning Park Complex. Cornwall Street. Kinning Park. 423 1222. 11am. l‘ree. Sec Sat 16. Scottish Siberian Husky Club Iiglinton Country Park Visitor Centre. Racquet lIall. Kilwinning. Irvine. 01294 551776. 10am- 2pm. Free. See huskies compete in a fun rally around the park.

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Book events

Speaking From The Heart Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Asylum seekers from around

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road. 334 2122. Daily

1 lain—«1pm. Free. This 19th century garden and giasshouses are home to an interesting and educatiOnal selection Of plants. as well as featuring in the film Jude. Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street. 5:32 8198. Mon—Sat 9.30am—z‘ipn‘; Sun 2- 41pm. Free. A stone—built church has


stood on this Site since

1 136 and the lower Cl‘tl'Cll contains the shrine 0‘ St lvlungo. who (lied around 612: however most of the present building dates from the 13th or 15th

Hunterian Museum Univei'sny Avenue. 333 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30éllt‘--5[)lll. Free. Dating from 1807‘, the Hunterian MtlSOLill‘. is SCOtiélllCLS oldest public

(ilasgow join Suhayl Saudi for original poetry readings.


Film/Audience Debate (it-“1‘. 12 Rose Street. 3.33 (i535. 7.15pm. £5.50. l-‘rench l5ilm .\'ri/i'miu/v 7 w ill be screened with a debate afterwards hosted by Channel 4 presenter .\1at lirasei‘.

Tuesday 1 9

Book events

Robert Lacey Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 12.30pm. £3.50 £4. Lacey chronicles lili/abeth 11 both as a human and as an institution with his new work. Royal: l/t'r .l/(ljt’sly Queen lilimbrt/i ll.


Motherwell v Celtic liir l’ai'k. Manse Road. Motherwell. (11608 333333. 7.45pm. £14 £1‘). SP1. football match.

Other events

Scottish Toastmasters t'iiiversity ()f Cilasgow. Adam Smith Building. 40 Bute (iardens. 946 8235. '74)an £30 for six months. A self-help public speaking club teaching invaluable techniques and a chance to share experiences with others.

n‘useuni. The Earr". tyre exhibition il‘C‘tdlCS 2110;3130n‘rlior‘ year old Beaisoen shark. tilll()&3{lti"i§ from Scctitinu and We "enovz‘neo Hunter Com. cabinet. Hutchesons’ Hall

1:38 lngran‘ Street. 552 8391. Mon-Sat ‘Oainfip'n. Free. Bu it by the phiantiirepic l-ltitcnesor: l)l'Ot":Ol‘S in 18024:. the inn: has recently been completes refurbished to tine .‘t taste of As former tron.

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