Around Town

Events are listed by date, then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to for sport or aroundtownOlichomk for all other events. Listings compiled by Robin Lee.

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Civic Republicanism 8. Citizenship: The Challenge for Today l'niyerstty (ll(ilil\1_'()\\_ 330 2000. 6 7pm. The first in a series of tett public lectures on the subject til citi/cnship. 10 be cllalrctl lty l’t‘tilcssur Sir Bernard ('t'ick‘ lrom the l'niycrsity ol (ilasgow. Making Sense of the Paranormal 1'niyersity of Glasgow. The Boyd ()rr Building. 33‘) 8855. 7.30pm. £4 tl'reei. Roy Stenman gives this talk on the other- worldly side of life.

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Arab Roots and Medieval Medicine l’rovand's Lordship. 3 (‘astle Street. 553 2557. 12.30 lpm. Take a closer look at the herbs ill the St Nicholas Garden and learn abotit their Arabic roots with Tony Lewis. Part of Ii’lm'k History Mum/I 2006.


Glasgow Warriors v Border Reivers llughenden. 32 llughenden Road. 353 3468. Magners ('eltic League rugby union match.


Scotland v France llainpden l’ark. Letherby Drive, (ilb (i000. 5pm. £10132 (£6 accompanied children 1. The

cotmtry 's litba heroes take on the World (’up runners-up lll liuropean ('hampionsliip qualifying.


The Tontine Heads l’rovand‘s Lordship. 3 ('astle Street. 553 2557.

2 2.30pm. Discover the cponynious key stones. the tobacco lords and the Glasgow slay e trade with Tony Lewis. l’ur! (till/tick History .llmtI/I 2006.

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Keep Young and Beautiful Pollok Country Park. l’ollokshaws Road. 632 020‘). 1.30 3.30pm. Find otit how to make creams from natural materials.


Scottish Rocks v London United Braehead Arena. Kings lnch Road. 886 8300. 5pm. £8 0.51. The British Basketball League campaign continues.


Richard Wilson Tron Theatre. 63 'l‘rongatc. 552 4267. 7pm. £14 (£10). The Greenock-bot'n actor w ill be discussing his career in a comersation series celebrating 25 years of the Tron.

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James Cracknell & Ben Fogle Royal (‘oncett Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. l2.30—l.30pm. £4 in advance: £5. See preview. above.

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Poems for an Art Lover House for an Art Lover. Bellahouston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4770. 7pm. £45. Night of robust. playful verse from Solway poets Chrys Salt and John

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Hudson. Glass of tin and dinner included.

Kathakali Festival of Celtic and Asian Storytelling Scottish Mask and Puppet ('entre. 8~10 Balcarres Ayenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Times vary. ('elebrating the similarities lll cultural history of (‘eltic and Asian nations. with drama. dance. mUsic and storytelling.

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Mount Everest: North and South Woodside Hall. 36 Glenfarg Street. 7.30pm. £6; free to students and RSGS members. Talk by high-altitude mountain guide Dayid Hamilton on his ascents from Nepal and Tibet. A Royal Scottish (ieographical Society talk.

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Chile in November (ilasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. 7.30pm. l'TlClltls of (ilasgow Botanic Gardens talk. with Maurice Wilkins. head gardener at the Scottish National Trust's Arduaine.

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Illuminate Platform. The Bridge. 1000 W'esterhouse Road. liasterhouse. 276 9696. 6.30pm. Glasgow‘s newest theatre switches on its specially designed new exterior lights. with samba. carnival costumes and fireworks finale.

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3D/2D Art, Craft and Design Fair Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 661 6600. 10.30am 430pm. £1 (70p; under-12s free). 1)esigners. craft workers and artists exhibit and sell their work.

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Glasgow - the Friendly City? St Mttngo Museum of Religious Life and Art. 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. 2~3pm. The l.ascars were one of the largest groups of black people to enter Britain at once - how did they get on in (ilasgow".’ l’ur! (ilk/tick History .lltmlh 2006.

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Alan Cumming Tron Theatre. 63 'l’rongate. 552 4267. 7pm. £14 (£10). The former RSAMl) graduate will be talking about his career since making his professional debut in the Tron Theatre's production of Macbeth in 1985.

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Clydesdale Horses Pollok ('ountry Park. l’ollokshaws Road. 632 929‘). Watch the horses get fined for their new shoes and find out about the ancient practice of the farrier.

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Big Knit Out First Birthday Bash North Star Cafe. 108 Queen Margaret Drive. 576 01 13. 7pm. The popular knitting session celebrates its first birthday and National Knitting Week (14—21 October).


Jeremy Paxman Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 12.3(L|.30pm. £4 in advance; £5. See preview. above.

Maretlwane Bush School Rent‘ield St Stephen's Church. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. 2.15pm. £6; free for students and RSGS members. South Africa's Magaliesburg mountains become a classroom for 32 high school students each term. Hear the story. A Royal

TALKS SERIES CONVERSATION PIECES Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 10 & Thu 19 Oct

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s popular lunchtime talks series returned at the start of October, with Joan Bakewell discussing her inspirational broadcasting career and life as a woman in her seventies. This fortnight, strapping lads James Cracknell (twice Olympic gold medallist in rowing) and Ben Fogle (TV presenter, travel writer and lover of the outdoors) explain how they were first to cross the line in the 2005-06 Atlantic Rowing Race after battling extreme weather. dehydration, blisters and severe exhaustion. The chaps set a new British record, traversing the pond in a time of 49 days, 19 hours and 8 minutes, although after penalties they were placed second in the pairs competition. A book chronicling the expedition, The Crossing: Conquering the Atlantic in the World ’5 Toughest Rowing Race is out on 12 Oct, and both promise they won't be doing it again.

Jeremy Paxman appears the following week, talking about his new tome On Royalty, which examines the blue-bloods of the British Establishment. Inspecting the history of the monarchy, the role of the head of state and the controversial question of abolition, he asks. what does it mean to be royal? Paxo, much respected as an investigative journalist and close to being a political institution himself, is sure to leave no question


November and December bring discussions from curry colossus Charan Gill, reformed gangster Paul Ferris, arts luminary Richard Demarco and Scottish actor David Hayman. If that’s not enough to satisfy, there’s a lunch club before each talk, with soup, sandwiches, a piece of cake, and unlimited tea and coffee for the princely sum of £5.50. (Robin Lee)

Scottish Geographical Society talk. Michael Albert l'niversity' ()f Strathclyde. Graham Hills Building. 50 Richmond Street. 7pm. The founder of 7. Magazine expounds his radical politics.

Activities & Events

Black History Month 2006 Throughout ()ctober. \"arious venues. Glasgow. Times vary. (‘elebrate the lives and past events -~ some of them previously hidden from popular view of the l'K's black residents and visitors. See for details.

Govanhill Baths Trust Thu 5 8.- Thu 19 ()ct. Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre. 6 Daisy Street. 7pm. Support the re-opening of the historic baths. Contact govanhillbaths(a for info. Iceland Week Thu 12»-Sun 15 ()ct. Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 9.30am—8pm; 9.30am—6pm: 9am-6pm; noon—5pm. Festival showcasing the delights of the north Atlantic volcanic island. with cuisine. massage. storytelling. folk music and information on whale-spotting.

Tchai Ovna Games Society livery Tue. Tchai ()vna. I69 Deanston Drive. 64‘) 7258. 8pm. Remember. throwing the board up in a bad temper if you lose is childish.

WASPS Artists Studios Open

Weekend Sat 7 & Sun 8 ()ct. WASPS Studios. 77 Hanson Street. Dennistoun. 554 8299: 3rd and 4th Floor. 22 King Street. 552 2.330: Dovehill Studios. 1st. 2nd & 3rd Floor. 15 East Campbell Street. 552 7250. l lam—5pm: noon—5pm. WASPS studios open their doors.

allowing the public to see artists at work. including painting. printmaking. ceramics and jewellery.


Books at the Botanlcs Sat 14 8; Sun 15 ()ct. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. l0am~5pm. A popular book market in the Hopkirk Building.

Glasgow Muslcmania Sat 14 6; Sun 15 ()ct. Sli(‘('. l‘itiltiestott Quay. 0870 040 4000. (‘1). record and music memorabilia sale.

Ideal Home Show Scotland liri 13—Sun 22 ()ct. S1i(‘('. 15innieston Quay. 0870 120 7020. 10am- 6pm t l0am~8pm Wed l8r-liri 20 ()cti. £6 t£3; family ticket £21 1. Make your home fantasies become reality with everything you need for redesigning and improving your home.

Food & Drink

Farmers’ Markets Sat 7 ()ct. Queen‘s Park. 520 l.angside Park. 287 7273'. Sat 14 ()ct. Mansfield Park. off Dumbarton Road. 341 0844. 10am-2pm. Farmers' markets are all about organic. quality produce direct from the farm.


Dance House Classes Various venues. Learn a new way of moving. from boogie woogie to flamenco. taking in rhythm. tap and more. For more information visit www.dancehouse.()rg. Drop-In Meditation Tasters Every Wed 12.30- 1 pm; every Thu 10.30am-noon & 7.15-8.15pm. Glasgow Buddhist Centre. 329 Sauchiehall Street. 333 0524. £3 (£2). Ever wondered what all that ‘ommmmmmm' stuff is about? Well. here's your chance to find out.