Glasgow life

Events are listed by date, then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to, by post or by fax on 0141 353 2803. Listings are compiled by Jane Hamilton.

Book events

Anthony Swofford Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6pm. The author reads from Jar/rem! his memoir of the (iulf War. in which a directionless. disheartened teenager. became a sniper for the Marines.


Joint Action Against the M74 (iovanhill ('ommunity ('entre. Daisy Street. 7.30pm. Free. Take part in the monthly JAM74 meetings and tlichss action against the M74 road which is set to run through the south side of the city.

Other events

John Hegley and John Cooper Clark (.‘CA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 8pm. £8— £10. Dog-loving Luton wordsmith llegley and 80s punk poet (‘ooper (’larke ftise a volatile cocktail of performance verse.

Other events

If the War Goes on . . . Renfield St Stephen’s Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. 7pm. Free. Take part in the monthly Holy City day and use the time to contemplate faith in city life today.

Other events

OFT Film Quiz (ilasgow liilm Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. 8.45pm. £1. Test your film knowledge at the (il’T‘s‘ film quiz. with quizmasters [Eric and Fergus.

Environmental Greenpeace Mono. l2 Kings Court. King Street. 553 2400. 7.30pm. Free.



Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow, Sun 6 Apr

Simple Minds were playing the first ever gig I went to at the Barrowland. I had done Wham! at the Apollo, so it was time for something a little more rocky. Along with hundreds of others I jumped about like an idiot, singing every song at the top of my voice and lusting after Jim Kerr.

It is therefore with a hankering after that youth

Join in the monthly (ireenpeace meetings and do your bit for the planet.


Turning Mud into Gemstones Hunterian MUseum. l'niyersity Avenue. 330 422i. l2.45pm. l-ree. John liaithful giy es this ten minute talk on cooking rocks.

Other events

Feathered Friends (ilen Lodge. (ilenlicld Road. Paisley. 884 3794. 2pm. liree. A walk round the (ilen for the ox er 50s where you can learn how to identify some common woodland birds by sight and sound.

Wednesday 2


Friends of the Earth l-‘rientts of the Iiarth Scotland. 30 llillhead Street. 334 I050. 7.30pm. l’ree. Help to look after the planet and join in the monthly Friends of the Iiarth meetings. (’all to find out more about them.

Other events

Indendent Living Sii(‘(‘. l’innieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 10am—5pm. Free. livent dedicated to making daily living easier for people with disabilities. with mobility and other types of equipment on show.

In Focus Scottish Wildlife Trust. lialls of ('lyde Resery e. New Lanark. 01555 665262. 1 1am 4pm. iiree. Treat yourself to a new pair of binoculars. telescope or other equipment to help you spot Scotland‘s wonderful wildlife. Demonstrations and discounts available.

Café Flicker (ilasgow Media Access Centre. 3rd Floor. 34 Albion Street. 553 2620. 7.30pm. ill donation. Submit your finished film to the GMAC and they will show it at this lively evening of film. discussion. advice and debate.


Psychical Research Glasgow University Boyd ()rr Building. 287 2594. 7.30pm. £3. A talk by Professor Stephen Braude on the subject of ‘Survival The State of the Debate'.

TWO NIGHTS OF lRlSll HUMOUR Owen O’Neill kicks off with a night of fast-paced peetry and stand-up in An Evening of Stanza-up Comedy, followed by an evening of theatre with his play My Son the Footballer. A success at last year's Edinburgh festival, it is a tale of a failed footballer who tries to relive his dreams through his son. Part of the Glasgow lntemational Comedy Festival.

I Owen O'Neill, CCA, Thu 3&Saf5Apn8pm. M. £84210. For full listings I " My Son the Footballer » Theatre. '

Other events

Indendent Living Sli(‘(‘. li'innicsion Quay. 0870 040 4000. |0atn 4.30pm. l‘ree. See Wed 2.

Owen O’Neill ('(U‘s. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 8pm. £8 £|0. ()'.\'eill blends stand-up and poetry to create an evening laced with poignancy and laughter. lle returns to the ('(‘A on Sat 5 Apr to perform his one-man show .llt Sun the l-imibu/lt'r. See photo caption.


Richard Armstrong and Dame Anne Evans Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. lpm.£4.501£3i. .\ltisic Director Armstrong joins one of the world’s greatest Wagnerian sopranos.

Other events

Nature’s Larder Linn l’ark ('ountry Park. Siiiishill Road. 637 1147. 1.30pm. l‘ree. Discoy er w hat‘s on otter in Linn

Park and the delicious recipes you can create lrom the most common plants and basic ingredients.


Scottish Green Party 'l‘ron 'lltcatt'c. ('hisholm Street. 552 8587. 7 30pm liree. Take part in this monthly meeting of the (ircen Party and bring along your ideas for Name campaigns.


Discovering the Buddhist Faith St .\ltingo .\ltisetim ol Religious [tie and Art. 2 (‘astle Street. 553 255".

I0.30am l2.30pm. lirec. l‘ind otit more about the Buddhist faith and its teachings.

Gallery Talk People's Palace and Winter Garden. (ilasgow (ii‘ecll. 554 0223. 2pm, Free. l’oet (ierry Loose tells how a sappling grown lrom the seed oi the sole kakt tree to sun He the atomic

that this thirtysomething - and no doubt a great many other slightly more mature music fans - is attracted to the idea of a Simple Minds convention. Simple Minds were huge in the 805 and into the 903 and as well as producing some quality albums such as New Gold Dream and singles including ‘Waterfront’ and ‘Don’t you Forget about Me’, they were also from Glasgow. Their popularity continues, as this convention proves. It’s an all-day affair with guest appearances from two ex-members of the band, Brian McGee and Kenny Hislop, and a video Q&A with Mark Schulmann. As well as chatting to other like-minded Simple Minders, you can hear music from tribute band Sample Minds and you’ll be able to add to your memorabilia collection from the trade stalls selling everything from previously unpublished photographs to backstage passes. (Jane Hamilton)

94 THE Ll8‘l’ 27 Mar-10 Apr 2003