Events are listed by date then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to edinburghelist.co.uk or glasgowGlist.co.uk, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Anna Millar and Jane Hamilton.
Glasgow Art Fair George Square. 204 4400. 10.30am—8pm. £5 (£3). Now in its ninth year. Scotland's national contemporary art fair takes up residence in George Square bringing together over 50 galleries and a contemporary pavilion. EXTENSION. showcasing work from the Collective. The Embassy. fimergel). Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Lapland. Limousine Bull. Market. Switchspace and Volume. See Art section page 93 for full preview details.
Spin Around the City Various V‘nues. 204 4400. 2pm. Free. To book email
raw (a‘uzeventscom. As part of Real Art Week. Spin present guided bus tours to art venues across Glasgow hearing informal discussions with artists and curators about the works on display in each venue. ISYS: Mountaineering in the Alps Borders Books. 98 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6pm. Free. Great outdoor aﬁcionados might enjoy this talk on the new lSYS CI)- Rom. which provides indepth information about climbing in the Alps.
RAW: Real Art Week Various Venues. 204 4400. Times and prices vary. Nine days of exhibitions. events and openings in this collaboration between 18 key organisations in Glasgow including the (‘(‘A. the Arches. Tramway and Glasgow School of Art. See Art section page 93 for full preview details.
Drop-In-And-Draw National Gallery of Modern Art. 75 Belford Road. 624 6200. 6—7pm. Free. Drop-in drawing sessions introducing different types of an from the gallery's varied collection. Materials are provided.
After Hours - Rudsambee National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. 6pm. Free. Music and art merge with this programme of after gallery hours events featuring songs from around the world with Edinburgh's company of singers. Rudsambee.
Jamie Andrew ()ttakar's. 57 George Street. 225 4495. 7pm. £1. Andrew disctisses the remarkable story of how he recovered froin a climbing accident that left him without hands or feet as he promotes his new work. Life and Limb. Big Word Performance Poetry: Third Birthday Special The Tron. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 2260931. 9pm. £3 (£2). Special third anniversary celebration featuring some of the best performers in Scotland. including Cupar Slam Champion Milton Balgoni. Jenny Lindsay. Dundee wordsmith Mark Thomson and 80s stalwart Jasmin Dee.
North Queensferry Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. ()1383 41 1880. £7.95
(£5.75 £6.50); fatnin ticket £26. View a selection of endangered species items seized by Customs in Scotland in recent years.
Art Auction Great Western Auctions Ltd. 29-37 ()tago Street. 339 3290. 10am-6pm. Free. An auction of over 200 paintings including works by John Bellany. Peter Howson. Alexander Goudie. Alexandra Gardner. Ken Currie and many more. The viewing is on Fri 16 Apr from 10am—6pm followed by the sale on Sat 17 Apr froin noon.
Glasgow Art Fair George Square. 204 4400. 10.30am—8pm. £5 (£3). See Thu 15. Judith Bowers Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 1pm. £3.50—£4. Bowers. archaeologist and Project Director of the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust. discusses the hall‘s history as well as its future. Spin Around the City Various Venues. 2pm. Free. See Thu 15.
RAW: Real Art Week Various Venues. See Thu 15.
Patrick Geddes: The French Connection lnstitut Francais d‘licosse. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 1()am--5.30pm. £tbc. ()ne-day conference on themes relating to the Patrick Geddes exhibition currently on show at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. See art listings page 95 for full Geddes details.
Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. ()1383 41 1880. £7.95 (£5.75—£6.50); family ticket £26. See Thu 15.
Weekend Orchid Fair Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. 10am—5pm. Free. Spring is in the air with orchid displays. plants on sale and children's activities. including a bouncy castle.
3D/2D Craft 8. Design Fair Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 10.3()am--4.30pm. £1 (70p); under 12s free. Contemporary craft. design and artworks direct frotn the makers themselves.
Glasgow Art Fair George Square. 204 4400. 10.30am—6.30pm. £5 (£3). See Thu 15.
Trongate Studios Open Day Trongate Studios. 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. Noon—4pm. Free. A chance to look around Trongate Studios and meet the artists.
Art Auction Great Western Auctions Ltd. 29—37 ()tago Street. 339 3290. Noon. Free. See Fri 16.
Artists in Exile Tour 8: Talk The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 565 1023. 2pm. A tour and talk of the Artists in Exile exhibition documenting this new network of professional visual artists. writers and performer from the local and asylum-seeking communities in Glasgow. Purl ()fR/lll'.
Spin Around the City Various Venues. 2pm. Free. See Thu 15.
RAW: Real Art Week Various Venues. See Thu 15.
Traditional Music Conversations Quaker Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. 225 4825. 10am—6pm. £3 (£2). An evening of music and conversation with top young musicians.
Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. 01383 411880. £7.95 (£5.75~£6.50); family ticket £26. See Thu 15.
Scotfairs Antique Fair Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. 1445 Argyle Street. 357 2525. 10am-430pm. £1 (free). Browse stalls laden with jewellery. coins. linen. medals and antiques.
Weekend Orchid Fair Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. 10am—5pm. Free. See Sat 17.
30/20 Craft & Design Fair Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 10.30am—4.30pm. £1 (70); under 12s free. See Sat 17.
Glasgow Art Fair George Square. 204 4400. Noon—6.30pm. £5 (£3). See Thu 15.
TRAVERSING THE BOUNDARIES As the cultural hub of Edinburgh, the Traverse’s programme speaks for itself in terms of eclectic new writers and innovative reinventions of the theatre formula. This fortnight Alan Wilkins leads a workshop discussing the themes and structures of his play, The Nest. See theatre page 73 for preview.
I Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 7404.
Spin Around the City Various Venues. 2pm. Free. See Thu 15. RAW: Real Art Week Various Venues. See Thu 15.
North Queensferry Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. 01383 411880. £7.95 (£5.75--£6.50); family ticket £26. See Thu 15.
Minty Donald - Lab in Progress CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Minty Donald examines the living relationships we have with our environments using data gathered in and around the (‘CA which will then become a series of broadcasts in Aug and Sep.
Lee Child ()ttakar‘s. 57 (ieorge Street. 225 4495. 7pm. £1. Thriller writer Lee Child introduces fans to his new book. The Enemy.
North Queensferry Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. 01383 411880. £7.95 (£5.75—£6.50); family ticket £26. See Thu 15.
JAM74 (iovanhill Neighbourhood Centre. Daisy Street. 7.30pm. Free. Join in the JA.\'174 meeting and work towards stopping the building of the new M74. For more information see greenbulletin_subscribe (0‘ yahoogroupsc o.uk.
Pre-Show Talk: Uncle Varick Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay' Street. 248 4848. 6pm. Free. The Guardian critic Michael Billittgton discusses Chekhov with The Scotsman's Joyce McMillan. See Brian Cox feature page 26. And theatre listings for full Royal Lyceum details.
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Street. 226 2666. 7pm. Free but ticketed. Adventurer Bear (iry lls talks about his new book. l'iici/ie I/Ir’ More” ()('('(III. \Vilh a natnc like this who could t‘esist'.’
North Queensferry Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. 0138341 1880. £7.95
(£5.75 £6.50): family ticket £26. See Thu 15.
Curator’s Favourites Burrell Collection. 2060 l’ollokshaws Road. 287 2550. 12.30 1pm. Free. Patricia Collins. curator of medieval and renaissance art disc‘tlsses her favourite object. the (‘haloner Carpet and the Kimberley Throne.
Lab Nights ('('.-\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 7.30pm. £2. A chance for artists to try otit \sork-in-progrcss in front of an audience featuring performers from the film. music. theatre. dance and live art worlds.
Decorative Arts Lyon iv 'l‘urnhull. 33 Broughton Place. 557 8844. l lam. Free. Browse and buy from the range on offer.
The Stanley Gibbons Valuation Roadshow Quality Hotel. 1 lslington Road. 0800 73 8052. 9am 2.30pm. Wipe of the dust and discover the fortune lying in your attic in the form of old stamp collections.
Paisley Beer Festival Paisley 'l‘oun Hall. Abbey Close. 887 1010. Times vary. £5. Four day festival celebrating the best ales from around LR and litll'ope.
Frank O’Hare Borders Books, 98 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 6pm. Free. Fearless Living Life coaching demonstration. focusing on how fearless goal setting can create your lk‘sl lilc.
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