What better way to start a festival than with a colourful torchlight procession through the city centre. Celtic Connections will be banging their drum and letting the city know that the party is about to start when Lord Provost, Liz Cameron, leads the procession through the streets. The Scottish Power and Strathclyde Police Pipe Bands will be impressing with their sound as they accompany the torch bearers from George Square up to the home of Celtic Connections, the Glasgow
Royal Concert Hall.
I Torch/rt Processron. Celt/r: Connections. George Square. 3:33 8000.
-1..’30—()‘p/n. Free. l'i/eri M Jan.
Beginners Weekend Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Slreel. 353 8000. llatn 3.30pm. £4 £8.50. A massiye array ol workshops throughout tlte weekend lrom Kids Percussion to \Vhisky Masterclass to Samba Workshop as part ol (’eltic ('onnections. (‘all (ll-ll 353 8000 l'or lull details.
CCA Talks and Tours (‘(‘..\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 2pm. l-"ree. See Sat 10.
Beginners Weekend Royal ('oncert Hall. 2 Sauchieltall Street. 353 8000. llam 3.30pm. £4 £8.50. See Sat 17. 30/20 Craft & Design Fair Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 10am 5pm. l‘ree. (‘ontemporary cralt. design attd artworks direct lront the makers tltemseltes.
I lain Anderson in Conversation 'l'lte Piping (’entre. 30 34 McPhater Street. ('ow caddens. 287 55] l. lpm. L‘l. See Thu 15. Talks and Debates 'I'he Piping ('entre. 30 3-1 McPhater Street.
(‘ow caddcns. 287 55l I. (rpm. l'it'ce. Jim Malcolm presents tltis Burns Song Maslet‘class.
Advanced Vinyl Handling: DJ & Mixing (‘(..-\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 7 0pm. £5. See 'l‘ue I3.
I Iain Anderson in Conversation 'l‘he Piping (‘entrtn
30 3-1 Mcl’ltater Street. (’owcaddens. 287 55l l. lptn. L'l. See Thu 15. Talks and Debates 'l'he Piping (‘entrc. 30 34 Mcl’hater Street. (’owcaddens. 287 551 l. (ipm. l’ree. A guitar masterclass led by Tony McMantts.
Lunchtime Talk Bin-roll ('olleclion. 2000 Polloksltaws Road. 287 2550. I230 lptn. l‘ree. Rebecca Quinton. ('uralor ol (‘ostume and Textiles giyes a talk on ‘Anne ol' Denmark‘s limln'oidered Skirt Panel’.
I lain Anderson in Conversation 'l‘he Piping (’entre.
30 34 McPltater Street. ('owcaddens. 287 55] l. lpm. Ll. See 'I'hu l5.
Talks and Debates 'l‘hc Piping ('entre. 30 3-1 McPhater Street.
(‘ow caddens. 287 55l l. (ipm. l'tee. l’iddle masterclass with Alasdair l‘raser.
I Iain Anderson in Conversation 'l‘he Piping ('entt'e.
30 3-1 McPhater Street. (‘owcaddens. 287 55] l. lpm. L‘l. See 'l‘hu l5.
Talks and Debates 'l'he Piping ('entre. 3U 34 McPhater Street. ('owcaddens. 287 55l l. (1pm. l-‘ree. 'l'he (ireat Piping Debate.
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From Culloden to Quebec lidinburgh (‘astle. Royal Mile. 225 ()840 l lam 3.30pm. £8 (£2 £(t.25l. Alba Adventure (‘ompany re-enact the lite ol Sergeant Donald McRae who has just returned lrom the battleﬁeld ol ('ulloden with the news of the Victory met the Jacobite (‘lans
From Culloden to Quebec lidinburgh ('astle. Royal Mile. 225 9840 llam 3.30pm. £8 (9.2 £6.25). See 'I’ltu 8.
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Books for Babies \orth Iidinburgh Arts ('entre. l5a Pennywell (’ourt. 3l5 2151. l lain & lptn. liree. l‘orget watching Look ll'liu's lit/king lor diyine inspiration. with this literary e\ent aimed at lamilies looking at books ayailable lor babies.
1st Impressions: An Introduction to Art History North lidinburgh Arts (‘entre. l5a Pennywell ('ourt. 3l5 2l5l. llam & lpm. £1.50. A lamin workshop led by artist Julie Dawson introducing the work ol Vincent Van ('iogh.
Francis Bacon’s Head XI: Art and Existentialism in 1949 National (iallery ol Modern Art. 75 Bell‘ord Road. 624 (i200. l2.-l5pm. Free. Martin llammer lrotn the l'niyersity ol lidinhut'gh gives a talk. See art listings lor lull details ol‘ National (iallery exhibitions.
Plants in Gaelic Scotland Royal Botanic (iarden. lnyerleith Row, 552 7l7l. l2.30 |.30pm. l-‘ree. I’olklorist and writer Margaret Bennett tliscttsses the traditional use ol plants in (iaelic Scotland as part ol the I't'.\'lll‘(l/ oft/Iv (ii‘r'ul lirmk Ul- (iaelic lecture series.
After Hours - Travels with the Guitar National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. (L24 (3200. (1pm. liree. A programme ol' alter gallery hours eyents featuring music lront Malcolm Maclarlane ol the Scottish (iuitar Quartet. See art listings lor lttll details ol National Portrait (iallery exhibitions.
From Culloden to Quebec lidinburgh (‘astle. Royal Mile. 225 93.”, [tum 3,30pm. £8 (£2 £6.25t. See Thu 8.
The Dutch Claude: Aelbert Cuyp and his Inﬂuence on Turner National (iallery ol Scotland. The Mound. 624 (i200. l2.-l5pm. liree. Art historian Ailsa Turner giyes a talk on the work ol Aelbert ('UH‘. See art listings lor lull details ol National Portrait (iallery exhibitions.
From Culloden to Quebec lidinburgh ('astle. Royal Mile. 225 98-16. llam 3.30pm. £8 0.2 £6.25). See Thu 8.
Artists Talk ('ollectiye Gallery. 22 28 (‘ockburn Street. 220 1260. 2pm. liree. Selected artists iii the No-llow e\ltibition talk about their work. See art listings lor lull details til. the ('(tllet‘llVe's exhibitions.
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