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Activities & Events Glasgow University Science Festival until Sun 15 Jun. (ilasgow University. University Ave. 330 2806 . Times vary. A packed programme of public lectures. family days and educational projects. See ww'wgIasgow' for full info.

Brainiac Live! Fri 23 May. Sli('('.

Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 7.30pm. £18.50. The chaotic science- based TV show goes live. Wander along and cheer for Big Brother geek supreme Jon Tickle. What Bee Did You 800? Sat 24 May. Mugdock Country Park. (‘raigallian Road. Milngavie. 956 6l()(). 2 4pm. Tbc. Did you know that tltere are 25 native species of bumblebee in Britain and lreland‘.’ However. three of those have already become extinct. Learn how to help these big time pollinators at this guided Mugdock session.

FREE Afr-l-Can Sun 25 May.

Kelvingrove Art (iallery & Mtiseum. Argyle Street. 276 9599. 1 4pm. (‘elebrate Africa Day with an interactive session of spoken word and mbira masic. organised by Seeds of Thought. FREE Tour of the Mitchell Wed 28 May. Mitchell Library. 201 North Street. 287 2999. 6 7.30pm. Behind the scenes at (ilasgow‘s famous library. Meet at Granville Street. North Glasgow Styles Better Wed 28 8.: Thu 29 May. North (ilasgow College. 110 Flemington Street. Springburn. 558 9001. 2pm & 8pm. £7. The fashion students have been stitching all year for the annual catwalk outing of their work. (‘heck out the garments and hats that were designed and hand made by the fashion NQs. HNCs and UNDs. All proceeds going to Radio Lollipop at Yorkhill aitd tickets are available from Fri 16 May.


Films from the Empire Exhibition The Lighthouse. l 1 Mitchell Lane. 22l 6362. Until Tue 24 Jun. Mon 8; Wed Sat l0.30am~5pm; Tue 1 lam 5pm; Sun noon-5pm. To mark the 70th anniversary of the I938 iiinpire Exhibition. The Lighthouse and Scottish Screen Archive will present a selection of rare documentary and amateur films. recording the exhibition and its place in Glasgow‘s cultural history.

FREE GSA Silversmithing and Jewellery (ilasgow School of Art. Atrium (iallery. Poulis Building. 167 Renfrew Street. 353 473 l. t'ntil Sat 24 May. 10am~ lpm. Two exhibitions including silversmithing and jewellery from (iSA‘s years 2 and 3. followed by work produced by the department's artists in residence.

FREE Read Gall About It Mitchell Library. 201 North Street. 287 2999. Until Sat 3] May (not Sun). Mon—Thu 9am—8pm; Fri 8; Sat 9am 5pm. Exhibition of the work of [firming 'Iiniuv cartoonist Willie (iall. ()oh? Read (jail about it! We see what they did there? FREE Themeworld Mitchell Library. 201 North Street. 287 2999. t'ntil Sat 31 May (not Sun). Mon Thu 9am 8pm; l-‘ri & Sat 9am-5pm. Highlights from the (ilasgow Thematic Society‘s masses collections of stamps and covers.


FREE CCA look Fair Fri 30 May. (‘CA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. noon 4.30pm. A selection of creative and limited-edition publications from alternative and independent Scottish

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Lust for Leith

To commemorate the annual clamjamfry of

community celebration way down dockward, we thought we’d treat you to a picture of everyone’s favourite Leither. Okay, everyone’s favourite fictional Leither. We’re not just gratuitously posting pictures of Scottish heartthrobs, though: this year’s Leith Festival includes ‘Trainspotting Tours’ alongside gigs from Aberfeldy and St Jude’s Infirmary, comedy from Bruce Morton and Bob Doolally, spoken word and club nights, a glut of community-based events detailed further in these very listings, and fleeting appearances from a fair few former Hibs players. See listings throughout the magazine or for programme details. l Leif/i Fest/val, V(i/'/()t/S venues. Leif/i, FM 30 May—Sun 8 June

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Food & Drink

Grape Vine Social’s Wine Tasting Dating Party ('orinthian. l9l lngratn Street, 07984 152574. 6.45pm. £25. Modern life throws up all sorts of dilemmas. l-"or instance. now that there's a new trend for combining speed dating with wine tasting. do you spit. and risk looking a bi! uncouth in front of potential dates. or swallow and end tip drunk and weeping on a nice but dull stockbroket”.’ Booking required.

FREE Mansfield Park Farmers’ Market Sat 24 May. l)ovvanliill Primary School. llavelock Street. Partick.

9am 3pm. What‘s this‘.’ Mansfield Park l‘armers' Market not urnm/lv happening in .llunvlii'ltl I’urk." Don‘t worry. this is

just a temporary i'ehousing while

Mansfield Park gets a facelift. t)owanbill Primary School playground still has room for 40+ stalls bursting with everything front happy bacon and spuds with t'inud on ‘em to (ireek delicacies and face painting.


The Manifesto Sun 25 May. Tron

'l‘lieatre. 6.3 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. 8.30pm. tbc. As part of his new directorship at the Tron. Andy Arnold revives the long-running political cabaret evening which started at the old 'l‘raverse in the l980s. Tam Dean Burn is your most gracious host. He was once in River (ity. but don't hold that against him.


Tennent’s Scottish Cup Final Sat 24 May. llainpden Park. Letherby t)rive. 6l6 6000. 3pm. S()l.l) ()l'T. David meets (ioliath at this year's cup final. as Queen of the South face tip to Rangers. After recent events in Manchester. we know who we're rooting for.

The Great Scottish Walk Sun 25 May. Bellahouslon Park. 16 t)rumbreck Road. 427 5454. l0.30am 4pm. {I0 (£8). A charitable walk open to all abilities. Stroll an easy mile. pick tip the pace with 6 miles. or turn it all the way up to l2.

Orienteering for Everyone Thu 29 May. Mugdock ('ounti'y l’ark.

(‘raigallian Road. Milngavie. 956 6l00. 6.30pm. £2 if] i. Aw. ()rienteering slum/(l be for everyone. ('ly'deside ()rienteers set tip a variety of orienteering challenges for beginners right through to experts. Meet at t)rumclog Moor car park.


FREE Feminist Fashion-

Codes: And What Has Armpit Hair Got to do With it? Thu 22 May. (ioethe Institut. 3 Park ('ii‘ctis. 332 2555. 6.30pm. And we have a winner for our prestigious Best livent Title of the Fortnight award! \Vally Salner looks at the importance of fashion in the history of feminism. covering the suffragettes. women's lib. post-feminism and. in particular. I968. Conversation Pieces: Alistair Moftat Mon 2 Jun Royal ('oncert llall: Strathclyde Suite. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. lpm. L5 024 in advance). The former l-‘ringe director Alistair Mollat. now recognised as one of Scotland's eminent historians. gives a fascinating insight into the nation's past.


Activities & Events

Charity Thursdays Thursdays. Bar l)iese|. l9 Shore Place. 8pm. £3. \Veekly pub quil. with the proceeds going to a different L‘ititt'tty every little. Special Leith l’estival qui/ on Wednesday 4 June. too. Ouiznation Thursday s. Logic‘ Baird’s Bar. l 3 South Bridge. Royal Mile. 556 9940. 9pm. f l. Top pri/cs and free nibbles at one of the most thorough pub qui/Ies in the city take part in the worldwide Quest for Know ledge with Magic Jake.

Get Racy! Stiii 25 May. The Pavilion ('afe. Beside Jawbone \Valk. . Melville t)riv e. 5 9pm. £5 includes curry. A ‘hot‘n’spicy' evening of ‘si//ling’ tdtiiiiio ‘bout you. but we‘re sensing a theme herei discussion on race and culture. Includes dramatisation. poetry. music. dance and a bowl of home-made curry. I’url nflxu/yv/itvr [zili'n/nu'e/i.

Ceilidh Club 'l‘uesday s. The Lot. 4 (irassinarket. 225 9922. 8pm. £6. ('eilidh dancing. furious fiddlers and callers to lead you through the steps featuring 'l'i'adlab i27 May I and The .limi Shandrix lisperience i3 Jun l.

Leith Festival l’ri 30 May Sun 8 Jun Various venues. Leith. 0845 458 9709. Times vary. Prices vary. Leitli's growing community arts and music festival returns with comedy. v istial arts. dance. drama. lilin. literature and sport.

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Trainspotting Tours Hi 30 May. \y'ed 4-l’ri 6 Jun. 7.30. Port ()‘l.eith. 58 ('onstitution Street. 555 4 I04.

7.30 9.30pm. £5 (£4l. Tint Bell knows a lot about lrvine Welsh. Yeah. we know. Hardly a substitute. How ever. if you fancy recreating the seminal Scottish novel of the I990s on the very pavements where it was set. he's your man. Have you got lust for Life‘ stuck in your head too. or is that just tis'.’ I’ur! or Illt' /.(‘fI/I I'i'slit'ul.

FREE Dalmeny Street Parklife Sat 3! May ck Sun I .lun. l)a|ineny Street Park. Dalmeny Street. I lam 4pm. ()i? Know wot l niean‘.’ The rather more dignifed residents of l)alincny Street park invite you to a weekend‘s worth of activities in the heart of Leith. including community gardening. outdoor poetry. basketball and football tournaments and a dog show. [)elinitely not about you jogget‘s. who go round and round and round... l’urr oft/iv It’ll/l l-i-vni‘ti/ 2008. FREE Coburg House Art Studios Open Day Sun I .lun. ('oburg House Studios. l5 ('oburg Street. 554 6888.

l lam 5pm. ()pen day at (’oburg Home Art Studios. a hub of ci‘catiy ity with homegrovv n and international painters.

jewellers. silversiniths. sculptors and

teytile designers working side by side. I’HI'I (’fiI/Il’ [iii/I I'i'vlit'il/ DUNN.