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The Royston Road Project - Conference 1: Communities Creating Possibility The Lighthouse. 11 Mitchell Lane. 221 6362. The first of two conferences which aim to share the experiences and opinions about arts regeneration.

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How to be from Somewhere Else Hillhead Library. Byres Road. 339 7223. 1pm. Free. liver fancied being someone else for the day'.’ Local linguist and phonetician I)erek Rogers gives your accent a revamp. l’url rift/iv ll'esr 15ml festival.

Open University at Waterstone’s Waterstone‘s. 153- 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 5-8pm. Free. A chance to chat to ()l' staff and find otit more about the courses and qualifications they have to offer.

The Park Circus Area Various Venues. West lind. 339 0488. 7--9pm. £6.50. Advance booking required. Learn more about this famed example of Victorian town planning on a guided walk with architect and historian Fiona Sinclair. l’arl oft/iv li’esr [2'an



Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. 01292 264179. 2.20—5.15pm. £7--£14. Flat horse racing.


The Royston Road Project - Conference 1: Communities Creating Possibility The Lighthouse. 11 Mitchell Lane. 221 6362. See Thu 20.

Introduction to Scottish Mountaineering Tiso (ilasgow ()utdoor lixperience. 50 (‘ouper Street. Townhead. 559 5450. 7 -9pm. £47. A two day course teaching yott the basics about how to make the transition from walking to mountaineering.

What the Earth Charter Means and What you Can Do Cottier Theatre. 93—95 Hyndland Street. 564 5745. Free. Internationally acclaimed writer and community builder Jan Roberts talks about how the vision for a better world gets realised on all levels of society through the map of the earth charter.

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Introduction to Scottish Mountaineering Tiso (ilasgow ()utdoor Experience. 50 (‘ouper Street. Townhead. 559 5450. 7—9pm. £147. See Fri 21.

What on Earth Does it Mean to be Human? St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art. 2 Castle Street. 564 5745. Free. A discussion examining interconnected issues for a better future with internationally acclaimed writer and community builder. Jan Roberts. Architecture Week Tours CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900.

1 lam—noon & 1—2pm. Free. David Page and Karen Pickering of Page and Park Architects lead this guided tour of the new CCA building.

Artist Talk Street Level. 26 King Street. 552 2151. 3pm. Free. Glasgow School of Art graduate (‘laudine Hart/.el talks about her current exhibition and work.

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Greek Market Fair St Luke’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Dowanhill. 07753 800484. 10am-6pm. Free. l’urt rift/iv (irt’r'k like/(festival.

Loch Lomond Craft Association Fair Hillhead Library. Byres Road. 339 7223. 10.30am—4pm. Free. Browse or buy frotn a wide selection of quality hand-made goods.

Holyrood Garden Fete ltolyrootl Gardens. ilolyrood ('rescent. 334 8287. 1 —4pm. 50p. The picturesque gardens will be bustling with stalls. live music and on-site reflexology and massage. I’ur! oft/w lies! lint/festival.

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Midsummer Carnival 8. Street Party Various Venues. West lind. 341 0844. 10am—7pm. Free. The streets of the West [ind are transformed into a spectacular carnival of colour. costume. dancing and music. The procession begins in the Botanic Gardens (3pm). then makes its way down from Byres Road to Kelvingrove Park. Three stages in Byres Road play a range of music from (‘eltic to salsa. I)Js to steel

bands. plus there is a farmers‘ market and fairground rides to round off the whole entertainment experience. Part of Illt' Wes! [Lillllfi'fi'lfi‘uL

Japanese Matsuri (ilasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Noon—4pm. Free. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture in this day of live music and drumming. food and remembrance. Purl oft/1e lies-r Iindjkavtival.

Partickhill Various Venues. West End. 339 0488. 7—9pm. £6.50. Advance booking required. A guided tour of the villages and terraces in Partickhill with local historian Alma Topen. l’urr oft/w li'esr 15ml fesli val.

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Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. 287 2099. Mon—Thu 8. Sat 10am—6pm; Fri 8 Sun

1 1am—6pm. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt.

Cadell, plus numerous historical artefacts and animal displays.

Burrell Collection 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mon—Thu 8. Sat 10am—5pm: Fri 8 Sun 1 lam—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell's world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe. housed in a specially designed. {i‘fi/Eifd-Vi/lilfilllg building. Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street. 8108.

2—6prn; Sun 2—5pm. Free. A stone-bunt church has stood on this Site Since

1 136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo. who died around (312: however most of the present building dates from the 13th or 15th centuries. Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Gallery. 107 Renfrew Street. 8:38 4500. Glasgow School of Art is Charles Rennie


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CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900; the Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 221 6362, Fri 21-Sun 30 Jun

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We spend the majority of our lives in buildings. We leave our homes, go to work or university then head off to the pub, the cinema, the theatre, a gig or round to our mates. But who actually looks at the buildings? Architecture Week gives us the opportunity to consider and appreciate these constructs as well as an insight into their history.

Two of the main venues holding events are the Lighthouse and the Centre for Contemporary Arts. Both have recently been redeveloped and had extensive makeovers bringing them to the forefront of Glasgow’s regeneration. The Lighthouse opened in 1999 and has become one of the main architecture and design centres in Europe. The Charles Rennie Mackintosh building was reanimated by architects Page and Park, the same company responsible for the £10.2m redevelopment of the CCA. The CCA reopened in 2001 after extensive work that transformed the Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson building which is made up of five different buildings.

The centre is holding public tours led by David Page and Karen Pickering of Page and Park who will be discussing the history of the building and looking behind the scenes at the changes that were made. The Lighthouse has a wider selection of events, with the Royston Road exhibition showing the designing and building of two parks in Royston as part of a regeneration project.

The week also incorporates the Architect in the House/Workplace schemes, where Scottish architects offer advice to people in their homes or places of work on possible improvements, alterations or extensions. They won’t charge, but the ‘client’ will be asked to make a minimum £20 donation to Shelter Scotland; last year over £15,000 was raised.

Another event will be the conference and launch of the website. This site is a virtual architecture centre and an online platform looking at and discussing Scottish architecture and making it more accessible to everyone. (Jane Hamilton)

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Javanese Shadow Puppet Workshop Scottiin \lask iv l’ttppet 'l‘heatrc ('entt'c. 8 I0 Baleai'res .'\\c‘lltlL‘. Kc‘h indale. 33‘) (i135. i)l’tli-C\\ltllltli puppeteers and ptippet enthusiasts are invited ttiioin in this workshop hosted by Joko Stisilo and Matthew lsaae ('ohen.

Greek Night Havana. 50 Hope Street. 07753800484. 9pm 1am. £3. A night of Greek grooves from 1)) K. l’iirr iii/lie (frock iiiV’kV/il’s'lfitll.

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West End Architects & their Buildings Hillhead Library. Byres Road. 339 7223. 7—9pm. Free. Gordon L'rquhart. author of Along (ii-mi Hi’xlt’l'll Road. gives an illustrated talk on the design of the West End. l’ur! rift/iv lies! lint/festival.

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Monday Rhymes Bl‘c‘l. .19 43 .\sliitiii Lane. 342 4966. 8pm. Free. (‘oiiite wot'dsinitli \'i\ (iec returns with her hi/ttt't‘e poetry cabaret.

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Glasgow Science Centre :30 Pacific Quay. 420

13000. Daily 10ai'i—(‘ip'n example of 1‘ :; class. .i

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