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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

George Montbiot and Hilary Wainwright Waterstone's. 153— 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free from the branch. The two authors discuss the concepts of their latest books. The Age ()metvr'nl.‘ The Manifesto oft/re New World ()rt/r'r and Reclaim the Slate: [ft/irrimenls in Popular Democracy. respectively.


By George! George Melly and George Wyllie in Conversation Spiegeltent. (ieorge Square. 564 3400. 2pm. £3.50. See photo caption belovv. David Sherry in Conversation with John Calcutt (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 7pm. Free. Beck‘s Futures 2003 nominee David Sherry disCUsses his work With critic and curator John Calcutt.


Flonna Duncan Jazz Workshops Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 10am-5pm. £350 (£300). l’ionna Duncan and singer/songwriter Sophie Bancroft take on all levels of experience for this live-day jazz vocal workshop. For application forms and more info call 01620 861000 or visit

Other events

Fionna Duncan Jazz Workshops Ramshorn Theatre. 98 lngram Street. 552 3489. 10am-5pm. £350 (£300). See Thu


Talks Annual Bedding Display Mugdoek Country Park. Craigallian Road. Milngavie. 956 6100. 10am—noon. £2. A short talk about bedding displays and a practical demonstration.

Scottish Green Party Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 12.30—2pm. Free. Take part in this monthly meeting of the Green Party and bring along your ideas for future campaigns.

Open Green Meeting Mono. 12 Kings Court. King Street. 553 2400.

BY GEORGE! George Melly and George Wyllie in Conversation. The two great Georges of Scotland - one a wit, jazz singer and art buff, the other a sculptor and big thinker meet for conversation as part of the Glasgow Jazz Festival.

I 3 Jul, Sp/ege/tent, 698699 Square, 564

98 THE LIST 3—1 7 Jul 2003

12.30pm. l-‘ree. ()pen meeting discussing (ireen Issues.

Other events

Fionna Duncan Jazz Workshops Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 10am 5pm. £350 (£300. See Thu 3

Mystical Art and Healing Fair Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000, 10am 6pm. £3. A lair that offers the adventure (t1\L’lli-tll\v‘tt\k‘l')

vs ith crystals. candles. gifts and much

Other events

Mystical Art and Healing Fair Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 10am 6pm. £3. See Sat 5. CBBC Sunday ('(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Noon 2pm. l-‘ree. Ages 3-12. BBC children's channel ('BBC presents the first in a series of monthly events for children.

Meet on the Moss 1.Cll/1L‘ .\1t)ss. near llavvthorn Avenue. Len/ie. 956 6100. 1.30-4.30pm. £tbc. Walks. talks. arts and crafts. history. \s ildlife and more are promised at this afternoon of actiy ities based around Len/ie Moss.

A Massiff Adventure Kings ('out't. King Street. 552 2787. 2 10pm. £18. following a free procession setting off from (ieorge Square at lpm. King's (‘ourt becomes the venue for a day of multi- cultural celebrations vy ith inusic. arts and a carnival atmosphere. l’art ()ne sees “L at the outdoor main stage in Kings (‘ourt before heading indoors to the Riverside Social vvhere £8 gets you into Part Two of the festivities. As vvell as l)Js. including the Soul 11 Soul Soundsystem featuring Janie B. there will also be multimedia installations. graffiti art and environmental design in Mono. See previevv.


Green Drinks Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 6.30pm. liree. If you are interested in green issues or vvorls' in an associated industry. head dovv n to Blackfriars fora chat with some like- minded people.

Tuesday 8 Talks Whistle-Stop Tours llunterian Art (iallery. L'niversity' of (ilasgovv. 82 llillhead Street. 3305431. lpm. Free. Half-hour highlight tours of the Hunterian's Whistler displays. PM”! of ll’hixllr’r 2003.

MASSIFF ADVENTURE King's Court. Trongate. Sun 6 Jul

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When you think of summer, you think festivals. OK, after you've thought of sunbathing, barbecues and ice cold beers. With this in mind. King‘s Court has decided to hold the first ever Massiff Adventure in Trongate to celebrate its unique and contemporary vibe.

No need to get a bus, no need to camp and definitely no need to share your piss-soaked square inch of grass with a drunken ned. Instead, it all happens in one day and in two parts. Start the day off Brazilian style with a carnival parade from George Square to King's Court and then get ready to start part one. It includes an outdoor main stage which will be graced by the presence of the Soul II Soul Soundsystem featuring Jazzie B, the Live Sciences with human beat box Psylent V and Richard Wharf from NYC's funk outfit Groove Collective.

There will also be Smokebelch featuring Chaz and Messenger Soundsystem v Mungo's Hi Fi, the east v west dub clash. Art comes in the shape of an urban arts programme in Mono where the Free Gallery will present a picture of contemporary city culture through multimedia installations, graffiti art, design, dance and performance. Part two takes on a clubbier feel at the Riverside Social with Herbaliser Ollie Teeba.

Since the collapse and subsequent move from the Virginia Galleries, King’s Court has become a v‘brant area with independent retailers such as Mr Ben, Trip, Cyber and Spiker as well as the 13th Note Cafe, Mono and Free hair design and clinic. Add to this the contemporary art feel of the local galleries and it is definitely worth joining in this collaborative carnival, where you can check out some art and have a drink and some food while listening to some excellent soul, dub, reggae and Brazilian music. King’s Court and summer . . . a match made in contemporary heaven. (Jane Hamilton)

Other events

Wild Orchid Foray Mugdock ('ountry l’ark. (’raigallian Road. .\lilnga\ie. 9566100. 10am. £5 £8. A morning outing to Mugdock l’arls led by Day id Men/ies. resident orchid espert. Study native orchid populations and other \\ iltl llovs ers. Meet at Kibble l’alace at 9.30am if you don't have transport.

Dip the Allander Water Mugdock ('ountry 1’ark.('raigallian Road. Milngayie. 956 6100. 7 Spin. l‘ree. Meet at ('lober Road car park. Milngay ie. and get a closer look at all the creatures that live in the riy er.

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Ten at One Talks llunterian Art (iallery. l'niversity of(ilasgovv. S2 llillhead Street. 330 5431. lpm. l‘ree. 'l‘en-minute talks on selected vvorks from the llunterian‘s Whistler display s. Part a] ll'liryllt'r 3005’.

Book events

John Boyle Waterstone‘s. 153- 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free from the branch. The author of the best- selling (flll/(Ill(1\ SHY’l'l talks about his

latest vvork. [11/]. an autobitigraphical account of his teenage years in Paisley. the (ilasgoys slums and the teddy boy years.

Book events

Books at the Botanics (ilasgovv Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat Western Road. 334 2422. 10am 5pm. liree. A popular book market in the llopkirk Building.

Other events

Farmers’ Market Mansfield Park. oll Dumbarton Road. 341 0344. 10am 3pm. Free. A chance to buy fresh produce direct from the farmers.

Try Archery .‘yltigdock ('ountry l’ark. ('raigallian Road. Milngav ie. 956 6100.

1 4pm. £1. Try your hand at archery vvith the expert help from the Western Archers. Summer Propagation (ireenbank (iarden. l’lenders Road. ('larkston. 639 3281. 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.60). A garden vvalls' looking at the topic of propagation during the summer months.

Mental Exhibition (ilitsgtm Science ('entre. 50 Pacific ()uay'. 420 5000.

10am 6pm. £5.95 £9.95 (£3.95 £7.45). llelen Storey ‘s exhibition blends art and science to explore human creativity and emotion.