Glasgow To Ayr Cycle Bells Bridge. Congress Road. 07932 460093. 10am. A cycle along National Cycle Route 7. returning by train.

Other events

Autojumble & Classic Car Sale Strathclyde Country Park. 366 Hamilton Road. Motherwell. 01698 266155. l0am. £3. A variety of stalls selling a wide range of goods. plus a classic car sale. See photo capdon.

Tuesday 9


The Pleasure With Ambiguity Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. lpm. Free. Alan Blakey on the paintings and pastels at the Burrell. Glasgow Through The Lens Queen‘s Cross Church. 870 Garscube Road. 946 6600. 6.30pm. £5. Douglas Annan of the Annan Gallery. gives an illustrated talk covering many aspects of the city from the old closes of the 19th century to the tratns in Argyle Street in the 1920s.

Other events Stella Screen Cinebar Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Free. See Tue 2

only today's film is When Brendan Met Trudy.

Wednesday 10

Book events

Eric Schlosser Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Schlosser lifts the lid on the global fast

A Classy Chassis

food phenomenon as he discusses the influence that the industry has had on America‘s social and cultural landscape.


RAW: Real Art Weekend The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 0901 022 0300. As part of (ilasgow Art Fair. the Arches hosts nightly entertainment at the RAW club featuring video. film. theatre. performance and music with DJ Sidewinder. DJ Millward and the cafe bar Dis. plus VJs Tapehead and Addictive TV. screenings from Cinefeel and musical theatre from CNL'T.

Thursday 1 1

Book events

Richard Plcclotto Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Battalion Commander Richard ‘Pitch' Piccioto discusses his book Last Man Don-n. which tells of his own experiences during the recent atrocities in America.


RAW: Real Art Weekend The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 090| 022 0300. See Wed l0.

Grahamston - Glasgow’s Forgotten Village Adelaide's. 209 Bath Street. 248 4970. 7.30pm. The Old Glasgow (‘lub presents a talk on (irahamston.

Four Seasons At Arduaine Hillhead Library. Byres Road. 339 7223. 7.30pm. £2. The head gardener from .\'TS Arduaine gives a talk.

What the devil is an autojumble? it's like a jumble sale bttt instead of old jtlttlpCt’S and books. you can buy classic and vintage car parts. trimmings and


Can you buy and sell cars at it? Not at the jumble itself but you can certainly

buv and sell them at the classic car sale.

What kind of cars? Anything from pre-war and sports cars to Triumph Heralds

and old Fords.

Is It Just for boy racers? Not at all. it's for car enthusiasts. collectors and people who appreciate a damn fine chassis from the good old days. I Aut01umb/e and Classic Car Sale, Strathc/yde Country Park, Motherwe/l,

07900 520097. Sun 7Apr, 10am. £3.



What idea? Stella is taking movies out of the multiplexes and into the pub with its

‘Stella Screen Cinebar‘ concept.

What is it exactly? ltnagine watching a video at home with a few beers. a few mates. but not quite so anti-social. ()h. and there’s the added extra that many of the

films have yet to be released for rental.

Why not go to the cinema? First of all it‘s completely free. so yoti don‘t have to fork out a tenner for an uncomfy seat and cold popcorn: they only show cult classic films (Amelie. [.(I I)()l('(‘ Vita and When Brendan .llet 'l‘rutly are showing this season): and it‘s less regimented. so frequent bar/toilet trips will guarantee you don’t get the

numb cinema bum. Bonus.

I Ste/la Screen Ci'nebar. Oxygen Bar. 3—5 Infirmary Street. 557 999 7. Tue 2 3

Tue 9 Apr. 8pm.

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Edinburgh Rocks v Sheffield Meadow-bank Sports Centre. 139 London Road. 66l 5351. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). BBL Championship basketball match. Scottish Sports Hall Of Fame L’ntil Sun 30 Jun. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free. An exhibition highlighting the [00 nominations for possible introduction into the first Scottish Sports Hall of Fame at the Royal Museum. Visitors will also be invited to nominate their own choices.


Mary Slessor Netherhow Arts Centre. 43 745 High Street. 5569579. 2»-3pm. l-‘ree. Talk by Donald Smith about the Scottish missionary.


The Medium As A Message II National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. The second part of writer and lecturer Bill Hare‘s talk.

The Sky In Summer Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackl‘ord Hill. 668 8405. 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Russell libcrst gives a talk.

Other events

Great Easter Eggstravaganza Holyrood Park. 556 l76|. l lant-—3pm. Free. Advance bookitig required. The countryside rangers host a fun fatnin day of games and activities.

PBFA Bookfair Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. Noon—7pm. Browse and buy frotn the many second- hand and antiquarian books on offer. Sean O’Connell Number ()ne. 1 Princes Street. 557 6727. 8pm. £75 per person. American chef O'Connell leaves behind the bright lights of [as Vegas to host two dinners at the Balmoral Hotel. The five-course dinners will be of trans-ethnic influences. fusing ingredients. flavours and cooking styles from around the world.

Saturday 30

Other events

Stepdance Workshop The Hub. ('astlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. l0am &

l lam. £7.50 (£5.50). The Scottish Stepdance Company provides expert tuition in the fun art of stepdancing. Beginners at 10am. intermediate at l lam.

PBFA Bookfalr Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 10am—5pm. See Fri 29.

People’s Palace l Winter Garden

Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. Glasgow's best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year.

Pollok lilouse

Pollok C0untry Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Daily 10am—4pm. EA (923); family ticket E11. 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—Thu & Sat loam—5pm; Fri 8. Sun

1 1am—5pm. Free. DeSIgned in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards.

Scottish Football Museum

Hampden Park. Letherby Drive. 616 6100. Mon—Sat

10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. 525 (£2.50). The home of Scottish football now houses the histOry of the beautiful game in Scotland. Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery

2nd Floor. 14 King Street. 552 7080. Tue lpm, Thu 7pm. Sun 6pm. Mats for famlies Sun 3pm. £3 lE2l; under 163 free. An hour- long mechanical ballet performed by Eduard Bersudsky's kinetic sculptures made from scrap metal and tiny wooden figures.

Permanent attractions

City Of The Dead’s Haunted Graveyard Tours

Meet by St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile. 11/17 2230. E5 (Edi. Join this spooky tour if you dare. and yOu'll be guaranteed all manner of paranormal frights. including the infamous McKenzie Poltergeist. Dean Gallery


Belford Road. 624 6200. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm: Sun noon—5pm. Situated opposite the National Gallery of Modern Art. the Dean Gallery is entirely devoted to 20th century art. Formerly at 19th century orphanage. it houses a large collection Of work by Eduardo

Dynamic Earth Hoiyrood Road. 5:30 7800. Wed—Sun 10ant—5pm: from Mon 1 Apr daily 10ain-6pin. 53.7.05 1.524.501. With volcanoes erupting

beneath your feet. a tropical rainstorm p0uring down. earthquakes and tidal waves at every turn. the hist0ry of the earth has never been more interesting.

Edinburgh Castle Royal Mile. 225 9846. Daily 9.3OElll‘—5t)llt iopen till Spli‘ from Mon 1 Apr). C8 192—96i. Although much of the castles medieval character was lost when it was converted into barracks in the 19th century. continuing excavations aim to redress this.

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