Glasgow life

Glasgow life continued

Wednesday 20

Book events

Jacqueline Wilson Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 4pm. Free. Best-selling author Wilson signs copies of her new work. Secrets. Michael Newton and Gaby Wood Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Newton discusses the extraordinary history of feral children with his new work Savage Girls and 11"th Boys while Ciaby Wood examines humanity’s obsession with moving dolls and speaking robots with her book. Living [)olls'.


Rangers v Kilmarnock Ibrox Stadium. Iidmiston Drive. 0870 600 1993. 7.45pm. £17. SP1. football match.


CCA: Virtual Space (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 2—9pm. Free. (CCA 5). A live webcast (www.cca- glasgowcom) ofTV Swansong’s new art project featuring eight commissioned works that reflect on the current state of flux in television.

Thursday 21

Book events

The Prospects Of Evidence- Based Policy Sir Henry Wood Lecture Theatre. L'niversity of Strathclyde. Jordanhill Campus. 950 3395. 6pm. A talk by Professor Frank Collield of Newcastle L'niversity entitled ‘The Prospects ()f Evidence-Related Policy: The Case Of Workforce Development'. Contact Mrs Elspeth Donaldson on 950 3395 for tickets.

Mario Vargas Llosa Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7pm. Free. The popular Peruvian author talks about his new work. The Feast ()f The (ioal.

Other events

Architectural Heritage Meeting Adelaide’s. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. .\teet to discuss Scotland's architectural heritage.

Book events

Poetry In The Park Tollcross Park. Wellshot Road. 763 1863. l—3pm. Free. Derek Read hosts an afternoon of poetry readings and music.


Southside Against Closure Community Conference Langside Hall. 5 Langside Avenue. 07760467814. The campaign to save the pool steps up with two days of speakers and workshops. Spons

Celtic v Ayr United Hampden Park. The National Stadium. Letherby Drive. 616 6000. 5.35pm. Tennent's Scottish Cup semi-final.

Museum Of Transport Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 Sun

1 1am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed With buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the histOry ot nanspon.

People’s Palace & Winter Garden

Glasgow Green. 554

102 THE LIST 14—28 Mar 2002

0223. Mon—Thu 8 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 Sun 1 1am—5pm. Free. Glasgow's best-loved institution has recently undergone a major tacelift and its new diSpIays are set out thematically with subjects including The Patter, Visions Of The City and Crime And Punishment.

Scotland Street School Museum

On the Edge

Who’s on the edge? It‘s Jenny Pitman.

Who’s she? She is very well known in the equine world as the first female trainer to

win the Grand National.

Why is she on the edge? ()n the Iii/ye is the name of her new book about a woman who struggles to succeed in the male dominated world of professional horse training. What is she talking about? She'll be talking abotit her life atid her struggles and success as a horse trainer as well as her new novel.

I Jenny Pitman, Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. Wed 27 Mar,

72. 30pm. £3.50—E4.

Other events

Russian Art Sale Hillhead Library. Byres Road. 339 8449. 9.3()am-~4.30pm. Free. See Sat 16.

Personal Enterprise Show SISCC. Finnieston Quay. 0845 345 2323. 10am—5pm. Free. Calling all entrepreneurs practical advice on starting your own business with the help of Scottish Enterprise.

Creating Music For Dance With Christopher Benstead Partick Burgh Hall. 9 Burgh Hall Street. 07980 845902. 10am—4pm. £36 (£30). A workshop for musicians working with dance. both as accotnpanists and composers hosted by dance education specialist Benstead. Doors Open Day Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 10am~4pm. Free. A chance to see behind the scenes as the Tron throws open its doors.

Farmers Market Mansfield Park. Hyndland Street/Dumbarton Road. 287 2000. 10am—3pm. Free. A chance to buy fresh produce direct from the farmers themselves.

Charity Benefit Concert The Old Printworks. .\'orth Frederick Street. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). An evening of mUsic and poetry from John Burns. Sounds of Progress and Shatner‘s Bassoon.

Fiesta Cubana QMti. L'niversity Gardens. 9pm—2am. £5 (£3). A Latin themed night with DJ (iarsuba in aid of the Leonard Cheshire disability charity.


Rangers v Partick Thistle Hampden Park. Letherby Drive. 616 6000. 3pm. Tennent's Scottish Cup semi-final.

Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street. 287 0500. Mon—Thu 8

Scotland Street School Museum


Southside Against Closure Community Conference Langside Hall. 5 Langside Avenue. 07760 467814. See Sat 23.


Richard Hell 13th .\'ote Club. Clyde Street. 243 2177. 8pm. Move over The Strokes and make way for the original .\'ew York punk who plucked Paula Yates‘ cherry. A spoken word event from the king of the new wave punk era. See panel. Christianity Through The Arts Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. 2.30pm. Free. Themed guided tour of the Burrell Collection with Ken Fyfe.

Other events

Personal Enterprise Show SIiC‘C. Finnieston Quay. 0845 345 2323. 10am-5pm. Free. See Sat 23.

Spring Equinox Druid Festival Castle Semple Visitor Centre. Lochlip Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. 2—4pm. £3 (£1.50). A celebration of the balance between light and darkness.

Book events

Hugh Scott Survivors' Poetry Scotland. 4 C4 Templeton Business Centre. 62 Templeton Street. 556 4554. 3~-5pm. The popular author makes a special appearance to read from his book The Camera ()hseio'a.

Talks TV Swansong Discussion (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 6pm.

Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8. Sun 11am-5pm. Free. Designed in 1904 by



Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872

Scottish Football

Hampden Park. Letherby Drive. 616 6100. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun

1 1am—5pm. 525 (£2.50). The home of Scottish football now houses the

£3 (£2). (CCA 4). Following the webcast of new work by TV Swansong on Wed 20 Mar. a panel discussion featuring three ofTV Swansong’s artists.

Tuesday 26 Talks

Ian Somerville Harbour Arts Centre. 1 14—1 16 Harbour Street. Irvine. 01294 274059. 1pm. The My ll’eekly fiction editor dispenses advice on writing short stories for magazines.

Artist Forum: Talk The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 0901 022 0300. 7pm. Freelance theatre producer .\'eil Laidlow works with Scottish theatre artists to create. promote and produce new Scottish performance. Here. he talks about this work.

Wednesday 27

Book events

Cafe Litteraires Alliance Francaise de (ilasgow. 7 Bowmont Gardens. 339 4281. 6pm. Free. Informal book discussion group focusing on Victor Hugo.


Jenny Pitman Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 12.30pm. £3.50—£4. See photo caption.


Javanese Shadow Puppets CiilmorehilKi 12. 9 L'niversity Avenue. 330 5522. 2pm. £5. Ages over 12. Learn tnore about shadow puppets and Indonesian performance at this workshop.

Thursday 28

Book events

Nick Nairn Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. The Scottish celebrity chef demonstrates dishes from his new work. Top 100 Salmon Recipes.

lsla Dewer East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. East Kilbride. 01355 261000. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). The critically acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter reads from a selection of her work including I! Could Happen 7;) You and Women Talking Dirty.


Football Forum Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 0800 027 ()321. £3.50. Have your say as footie pundits James Traynor. Keith Jackson and Hugh Keevins join a panel of top managers. players and legislators to answer your questions.


The Royal Philosophical Society Debate L'niversity ()f Strathclyde. Lecture Theatre I. McCance Building. 16 Richmond Street. 7.30pm. Free. Annual debate organised by the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow.

histOry of the beautiful game in Scotland. The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road. 339 0631. Daily 11am—4pm. £4.50 (£3.25; accompanied children free. Find out aboat Glasgow's maritime heritage on- board the S. V. Glen/ee. the only Clyde-built sailing ship still afloat in the UK.