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.

Thursday 18

Book events

Michael Anthony Jackson Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6pm. Free. The author reads from his latest work life [muons from HHIUH iv Ili'l'('('\.

Alexei Saer \Vtilel'slone's. L53 I57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l05. 7pm. Free. ('oiiiedian. actor and all—round observationalist. Say le discusses his first novel. ()i't'rtukt'n.

A Fictional Guide to Scotland 83 Tiongate. 0773 3456345. 7 9pm. Free. New press ()penlnk presents its anthology of Scottiin Writing with readings and signings. l’ur! oft/iv .ilt'l't‘lltllll ('tlv I't'vtit'ul.


Friends of Glasgow Museums Talks McLeIIan (ialleries. 270 Sauchiehall Street. 565 4|00. lpm. Free. Reiiibrandt‘s A Man in Armour is the painting under discussion. Kenny Hunter (iallery ()t‘ Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 I996. 6.30pm. Free. A slide talk by artist Kenny Hunter who will be discussing his work with particular focus on The lion. the Poet and (lie Daisy Cutler.

Other events

Merchant City Festival Various venues. Merchant City. 34] 0844. L'ntil Stiii 21 Sep. A lively five-day programme featuring over 50 events including exhibitions. plays. concerts and a street parade. For more information. see Cutting Teeth 83 'I'rongate. 0773 3456345. Noon. Free. See the new design of Cutting 'Ii't'tli magazine on a larger scale. I’urt oft/iv .i’Il'l't‘llllIll ('i'lv I'i'xtii'ul.

Know your Weeds (ilas‘gow Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat Western Road. 334 2422. 2pm. Free. Learn how to identify and control the common weeds in your garden with curator l’aul Matthews.

Cutting Teeth Relaunch 83 'I'rongate. 0773 3456345. 7pm. Free. Celebrate the relaunch of Cutting ‘Ii’vtli. the premiere of short film ('i'!_\' Subjective: (i/uxgmv and the opening of the exhibition. I’ur! oft/iv Merv/tun! ('illv I'i'stii‘ul.

Horror on the Streets Tourist Information Centre. (ieorge Square. 287 8402. 9pm. £7. Take pan in this costumed walk round the haunted streets of the city to the Ramshorn cemetery. I’urt oft/14' .Ilr'rt'liun! ('in ['i’slli‘ul.

I Late Night Festival Club Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267.

l()pm-r lam. £8. Festival club hosted by Michael Marra with special guests Fraser Spiers. Steve Nimmo and comedian Keara Murphy. Purl oft/iv .llel‘i‘liunt ('irv I'i's‘tii'ttl.

Other events

Merchant City Festival Various venues. Merchant City. 34] 0844. See Thu 18.

Horror on the Streets Tourist Information Centre. (ieorge Square. 287 8402. 9pm. £7. See Thu l8. Cutting Teeth 83 Trongate. 0773 3456345. Noon. Free. See Thu 18.

I Late Night Festival Club Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. l()piii—lam. £8. Festival club hosted by


Michael Marra and special guests I)av e Anderson and comedian Michael Redmond of l'iH/ll’l' 'Ii’il fame. l’ttrt ol Illt' .lli'ri‘ltmtt ('t'tt ,‘t’\f!\'tll.

Wild Night Out in Castlemilk Youth Complex. Ardencraig Road. 630 WW. 8 l0pm. Free. A night of star talks and walks. bat and bird bos making and loads more with the country rangers in Castlemilk Park and Catlikiii Braes.

Saturday 20


CCA Talks and Tours (‘(‘.-\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 2pm. Free. A tour and talk looking at the CCA and its work past. present and future.

Other events

Merchant City Festival Variotis venues. Merchant City. 34] 0844. See Thu 18.

Cutting Teeth 83 Trongate. 0773 3456345. Noon. Free. See Thu l8. Horror on the Streets Tourist Information Centre. (ieorge Square. 287 8402. 9pm. £7. See Thu 18. Doors Open Day Various venues. 221 6061. Free. A chance to see some of the city's hidden gems that normally hide behind closed doors or where you have to pay to gel in. The buildings include the courts. schools, religious buildings and homes. See Doors Open [My lift/is].

The Human Machine 83 'I'rongate. 0773 3456345. Free. Writers from (ilasgow l'ni M.l’hil in Creative Writing present a day of readings. artworks. screenings and workshops. I’ur! oft/iv Merv/tun! (’in Festival. Craft Fair Merchant Square. The Courtyard. 7] ~73 Albion Street.

l()atii 4pm. Free. A weekend craft fair with over 50 stalls offering handmade crafts and goods. I’ur! oft/iv .Wl’l't'lltlll! ('i'tv I-‘i'xtt'i'ul.

Edward Martin Draught Horse Shoeing and Shoemaking Competition Museum of Scottish Country Life. Kittocliside. [East Kilbride. 0|355 224l8l. l()aiii--4piii. £3 (£1.50). See the craftsmanship involved in making and fitting horseshoes and watch the demonstrations of decorative blacksmithing.

Flower Festival (ilasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 552 8198. 10am—4pm. Free. A day of flower arranging. talks and tours run by the Friends of Glasgow Cathedral in conjunction with Doors ()peii Day. Part oft/1e Merv/tun! City l'i‘.\‘fil‘(ll.

Homes Overseas Exhibition SIiCC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. I().30am—5pni. £3 (children under 16 free). Information and practical advice on buying a house in the sun. Tam O’Shanter’s Big Night Oot RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. l lain—12.30pm. l.30~3.30pm & 4.30»—6.30pin. Free. btit ticketed. RSAMI) and Itchy Coo collaborate to celebrate the Scots language featuring a workshop on Using Scots creatively; a forum with guest speakers looking at the future of Scots in the classroom; highlights from Itchy Coo‘s Scots books and the premiere of six plays written in local dialect by Scottish schools and directed by students from the RSAMI). Spirit Aid Launch Procession Sauchiehall Street. 552 6l l I. lpiii. Free. Kick off the Festival of Peace with this procession of colourful costumes. dntmming and dance.

Horse-Drawn Cart Rides Merchant Square. 71—73 Albion Street. off Candleriggs. 552 5908. 2pm. £2. Go on a guided tour of the Merchant City iii a horse-drawn cart. Leaving every 20 minutes from Bell Street. Purl oft/iv Mere/tun! City Festival.





Glasgow life

The Concert Hall’s popular talk series, Conversation Pieces, is back. After the success of the last group of talks, this season brings another quality line-up and covers all tastes and interests, from crime, media and politics to the arts

and space travel.

The first talk is by broadcaster and writer Ludovic Kennedy. In his most recent book, Thirty-Six Murders and Two Immoral Earnings, Kennedy expands on his fascination with miscarriages of criminal justice. He argues that we have an antiquated system that invites the police to commit perjury. This inaugural talk, hosted by Iain Anderson, should create a lively and controversial discussion and set the standard for the rest of the season.

Following on from Kennedy will be Lord Douglas Hurd (Mon 13 Oct), Ruth Wishart (Fri 31 Oct), Libby Purves (Fri 7 Nov), Tim Furniss (Fri 14 Nov), Mark O’Neill (Fri 28 Nov) and Alexander McCall Smith (Mon 15 Dec).

The Theatre Royal launches its Look Who’s Talking series on Friday 10 Oct with the famous voice of rugby, Bill McLaren. Five further well known figures are scheduled to appear over the following weeks to discuss their new books. They include Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kate Adie, Joan Bakewell, John Simpson

and Martin Bell. (Jane Hamilton)

I Conversation Pieces. Glasgow Roya/ Concert Hall, 2 Sauchrehafl Street, 353 8000. £3.50—E4. Wed 24 Sep—Mon 75 Dec; Look Who’s Talking. Theatre Royal, Hope Street. 332 9000. £4.50 (£3). Ffl 70 Oct—Thu 4 Dec.

Fungus Amungus Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Milngavie. 956 6I00. 2—4pin. £l. Find out more about mushrooms and fungi on this afternoon walk.

Spirit Aid Launch Party Mono. 12 Kings Court. King Street. 553 2400. 8pm. Free. A party to celebrate the launch of Spirit Aid and the Festival of Peace.

I Late Night Festival Club Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. l()pm—Iam. £8. Festival club hosted by Michael Marra and featuring special guests Carol Laula and comedian Sandy

Nelson. l’url oft/w Merv/tun! ('in festival.

Book events

Book Group BodySense. 66 Highburgh Road. 339 3680. 3.30—5pm. £5. The next meeting of the Body Sense Book Group will be looking at the Booker Prize- winning Life of‘l’i’.


CCA Talks and Tours CCA. 350

Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 2pm. Free. See Sat 20.

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