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Thursday 1 8

Book events

John Mayer Borders Books. 383 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Lawyer and writer John Mayer leads a discussion abottt his latest book. Nuclear I’l’Ut‘t'.


Survivors’ Poetry Scotland (ilasgow Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat \‘I'estern Road.

334 2422. 6 Spin. l‘i'ee. Workshops for new and experienced writers hosted by some of

Scotland’s top writers.

Other events

Spirit Aid Speakers Conference Mitchell Theatre. 333 909‘). 9am—6pm. £30. Join motiyational speaker Jack Black. Wa-Na-Nee-Che and others for this conference on peace. Part of the Spirit Aid Festival of Peace.

Books at the Botanics (iltisgow Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat Western Road. 334 2422. l()am 4.30pm. l-‘ree. l’ick tip a literary bargain at this popular book market.


Survivors’ Poetry Scotland Templeton Business Centre. 556 4554. I lam—1pm. Workshops for new and experienced writers hosted by some of Scotland's top writers.

Other events

Spirit Aid Speakers Conference Mitchell Theatre. 333 909‘). (hint-(rpm. £30. See Thu I8.

Inter-faith Meditations Mitchell Theatre. 333 909‘). l()am 5pm. Free. .-\ day of multicultural. inter-faith meditation for world peace. Part of the Spirit Aid Festival of Peace.

Saturday 20

Book events

Books at the Botanics (iltlsgoW Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat Western Road. 33-1 2422. l()am 4.30pm. Free. See Thu IS. Survivors’ Poetry Scotland Templeton Business Centre. 556 4554.

I lam—1pm. See Thu IS.


British Schools International Athletics Scotstoun Leisure Centre. Danes Drive. Scotstoun. 95‘) 4000. The cream of Britain's school-age athletes compete iit this prestigious tournament.


nuArts Discussion (itillery ()1 Modern

.-\rt. Queen Street. 22‘) 10%. .\'oon 4pm. .»\ chance for goth and skater kids who congregate around the gallery to voice their opinions about their lives and how they are perceived by the public. The video footage will be used in conjunction with colour portraiture to form the basis of an exhibition later iii the year which w ill explore the group's attachment to the gallery.


Performance Poetry Workshops CCA. 350 Sauchtehall Street. 352 4900. I lam—(rpm. liree. Limited to I0 people. Workshops to help participants develop their written work into performance.

Other events

Sea Watch Open Weekend The Tall Ship At (ilasgow llai‘botir. I00 Stobcross Road. 222 25 I 3. l()am 4.30pm. Come along atid find ottt about whales and dolphins around the [K coast and be part of this exciting weekend of marine discoyei'y. See lidinbtirgh life pres iew. Wildflower Identification Scottish Wildlife 'l'rtist. .\'ew l.anark. ()I555 065 262. l()am. £2.50. Identify the spring arid summer plants found in the woodland and grassland.

Ceilidh (‘Cllll'lll llolel. (iot'don Sll‘L‘L‘l. 5.3.3 990‘). 8pm 2am. £5 donation. .-\ night of Scottish music and dance as part of the Spirit Aid l‘estiyal of l’L‘ilCL‘.

Other events

Books at the Botanics (iltisgow Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat Western Road. 33-1 2422. l()am -l.30pm. l‘ree. See Thu IS. Sea Watch Open Weekend The Tall Ship .-\t (ilasgow Harbour. I00 Stobcross Road. 222 25 l 3. l0.30aiii 4.30pm. Sec Sat 20.

Antique & Collectors Fairs Mott- Hall. Mitchell 'l‘heatre Complex. (irany ille Street. 0l7o-l 65-1555. I0am 4pm. 9;] (children freel. Brow se or buy from a wide selection of antiques and colleclables. Picnic for Peace Kely ingroye Park. 333 090‘). l 4pm. Free. Bring along a picnic attd enjoy a day of entertainment. stalls. music and I)Js. At 3pm join in a few quiet minutes to contemplate world peace. Part of the Spirit Aid Festival of Peace. Insect Expedition Scottish Wildlife Trust. New l.anark. 0l555 005 202. 2pm. £2.50. liind out more about insects and search for butterflies. beetles and their relatives at the Falls of Clyde reserve. Meet at the Visitor Centre.


Drawing Classes Pollok llotise. I’ollok Country Park. 2060 l’olloksltaws Road. blob-1H).

I lam Ipnt. £8 per session. Ages over to. (iregor Johnstone. a graduate of (ilasgoyv School of :\l’l. leads at series of workshops in improving drawing techniques.

Permanent _

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Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. 287 2099. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8. Sun 11am—5pm. Hee. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli. Whistler and

Cadell. plus numerous historical artelacts and animal displays. Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street. 8108. Mon—Sat 9.30am—1pin 8. 2—6pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since

1 136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo. who died around 612: however most of the present btiilding dates from the 13th or 15th centuries. Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Gallery, 107 Renfrew Street. 3:38 4500. Glasgow School of Art is Charles Rennie Mackintosh's greatest achievement and it continues to Illil'fgllU and inspire visitors l'oii‘. all over the world

Glasgow Science Centre

1'30Pactlic ()uay. .190 13000. Daily l()aiit (Spin. $15150 50514533 E‘ltll. Situated on the site of tite 1088 Garden festival. Glasgow's S‘l'i) iiiiIIion Visitor attraction is a UNIX:


Glasgow life

Science is boring? Wrong. Science is fun, and the Tomorrow’s World Roadshow is determined to prove it. No more test tubes, beakers and Bunsen burners, this is all about technology, inventions and interaction. The event is for both grown ups and kids and presents a wide and varied look at the world of science. It will be made up of eight themed zones including Inventions, Live Lab Zone, Think Energy Zone, Tomorrow’s World Zone, Science Year, Engineering Zone, Science in Health Zone and the Sports Zone. Each zone will have exhibitions, demonstrations and a chance for you to test your knowledge in various interactive competitions. For the budding creator there is an Inventors Tunnel where you can see the latest ideas and meet the BBC Best Inventions Team who will give you advice on your latest world-changing invention. Glasgow Science Centre are also bringing some of their most challenging and interactive exhibits to the Science Year Zone as well as doing some scientific experiments, workshops and demonstrations. If all these zones, information, technology and inventions aren’t enough to sate your science appetite then you can also see the live broadcast of the Tomorrow’s World programme from the SECC on Wednesday 24 July. You will be able to witness the action, look behind the scenes and meet the

presenters. What more could a budding scientist ask for? (Jane Hamilton) I SECC 24—27 Jun. For more details and tickets phone 0800 3 78 985.

or Illi()IlI‘.£lll()ll or: science and technology. Holmwood House

(31 (3.3 Nether‘iee Road. Catncart. (33/ 212E). Dailt, 1.30 5).;30piii. $8.20 W220L Designed by the 10th century architect. Alexander


‘Ciieek' Ihoiitson. this house is art excelieiit exairtizle of :tzs classical styie. House For An Art Lover

Hellalitiuston Park. It) l)llll‘l)l(l‘(3l\ Head, (3:33 -'.i'.'.i. Daily, Itia'i‘ fiizrn

$8.130 té‘?.i>0i. Initially designth by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a ti:)ll‘l)(?l-llt)ll in 1001. this unfinished work has been coit‘pleteu by modern. day arciiitects and designers in true Mackintasn style. Museum Of Transport Kesin Hail. 1 Buiiinctise Htxltl. .V‘Sl' BIRD

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i)ar'aphei'nalia. devoted to the history of transport People’s Palace & Winter Garden Glasgow Green. ss: 02213. Mon-Thu & Sat l()arr—iipii‘: Fri 8. Sun llant -fit)lll. l tee. Glasgow's best loved institution has recently undergone a n‘aioi‘ lacelift to celebrate its centenary year.

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