Around Town

THIS FDRTNIGHT . . . EDINBURGH 200 What is it? It's a 200. In Edinburgh. The name's a bit of a giveaway. to be honest. but if you‘d like some numbers: 82 acres of parkland (mostly on Costorphine Hill), housing well over 1000 animals and birds. and attracting more than 600,000 visitors a year.

What sort of animals? Asiatic lions. bush dogs. chimpanzees. Diana monkeys. Eygptian tortoises, Fregate Island beetles. guinea pigs, hedgehogs. Indian rhinos. jaguars. king penguins. long-nosed potoroos. marabou storks. nyala. otters, a polar bear, Queensland koalas. royal pythons. skunks. tigers. vicugna. warthogs. yellow anacondas and zebra.

That all? That's not even scratching the surface. pal. We suggest checking out the chimpanzees at close range on the brilliantly designed. state-of- the-art Budongo Trail enclosure. the first part of a planned 20-year project to renovate the traditional enclosures into huge. habitat- specific ‘biomes'. The daily penguin parade has been a favourite for generations of Scottish schoolchildren. but these days you can also get your hair full of rainbow Iorikeets. should you desire. at the interactive encloswe Rainbow Landings. What’s new at the zoo? Last month the Zoo welcomed back their wolf pack to the top of Costorphione Hill. after an absence of 16 years. They've also recently reintroduced their captive beavers to the wilds of Sctland just a small example of the valuable conservation work your entrance fee is helping to support. Isn’t Costorphine Hill kind of steep? How will I get up to the top? Walk. It'II do you good. Alternatively. you can hop on board the Hilltop Safari bus. which leaves regularly from behind the sealions.

How much does it cost? £214 for adults. 5212 concessions. £9.50 for children aged 3-15. Make a day trip of it to get your money's worth it's open 9am- 6pm during the summer months. I Costorphine Road, Edinburgh, www. edinburghzoo. org. uk. Take the number 72, 26 or 37 LRT

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Activities & Events

Alien Wars Until Sun 30 Aug. The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 565 1000. Noon-10pm; Sat 10am—10pm. £10 (£8: under 16s £5). 'l'errifying total reality experience in the creepy bowels of The Arches.

FREE Friends of the Earth Swap Shop Thu 11 & Tue 16 Jun. 11am-4pm. C(‘A. 350 Sauchichall Street. ()7787 197103. Swap books. (‘1)s. 1)V1)s. videos and records and help save the environment.

FREE GSA Degree Show Street Party 2009 Fri 12 Jun. (rpm—3am. Ticketed. Glasgow School of Art. 167 Renfrew Street. 353 4531. See picture

ca lion. below.

:% FREE Friends of the River Kelvin Gala Sat 13 Jun.

1 1am—4pm. lla’penny Bridge House. 32

(‘louston Street. 946 4542. See Hitlist

FREE Electron Club Open Day Sat

13 Jun. 2pm. (‘CA. 350 Sauchiehall

Street. 352 4900. The iilectron Club is a

voluntary-run space where people

interested in open source software. circuit

Dancing in the street

Over the years, the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show afterparty, where

bending. hardware hacking. computer recycling. streaming. audio and video editing. green technologies and amateur radio can meet. use equipment. and share

their skills and ideas.

FREE Festival Sunday Featuring Scotland’s Mardi Gras Sun 14 Jun. noon—7pm.

Kelvingrove Park. ()tago Street. 341 0844. See Hitlist. Part of the West 15nd


Speed Dating Night in Aid of ChildLine Scotland Tue 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £15. Landsdowne Bar. 7a Landsdowne Crescent. 334 4653. High

. speed wooing with a complimentary

buffet and raffle prizes. Part of the West 15nd festival.

FREE Celebrating Refugee Women Wed 17 Jun. 1 lam—2pm & 4—8pm. One Stop Shop. 40 Huntingdon Square. The international Women’s Group launches with a fashion show. food. henna painting and entertainment followed by a celebration by the Glasgow North Integration Network. For info about the aftemoon event phone ()141 557 61 17 or email d.lawrie(a‘ymcaglasgoworg. Parr (if Re/irgee Week.

FREE Sleepcout in George Square Thu 18 Jun. 8pm—8am. George Square. Sleep out under the stars with Glasgow L'niversity Amnesty Intemational Society to raise awareness for refugee issues. To register email guamnestyfiigtxtglemailcom. Par! of Re/irgee W ’ek.

Tartan Clef Pop Quiz 2009 Fri 19 Jun. 6.30pm. £30 (team of ten £270). St Andrew‘s in the Square. St Andrew‘s

alterna-haired art hipsters take over Renfrew Street for a night-long outdoor bunfest (rather like The Kids From Fame but with skinnier jeans), has become almost as important an event in the city’s visual art calendar as the degree show itself. Look out for the sharpest DJs the city can muster, alongside live music, stalls, and GSA students and graduates specialising in innovative and occasionally invasive

1 Square. 559 5902. Charity pop quiz

hosted by Billy Sloan (teams of four and upwards).

Skyline 9 - a 12 Stars Event Fri 19

Jun. 7pm. £5 (£3). CCA. 350 Sauchiehall

i Street. 352 4900. A new night of

perfomtancc. film and music. The first involves extracts from a work in progress

called Richard The First by 12 Stars. short

film Disappointment by Australian

collective Unreasonable Adults and live

f music from Sarah Bradley aka The Kara

Sea. Ages 18+.

Charity Zip Slide Sat 20 Jun. 10.30am. ~ £40. Pacific Quay. next to Glasgow

Science Centre. 330 2132. Take the

e plunge with a 150ft high wire slide to

raise funds for the Beatson Pebble Appeal. Tickets from or ()141 330 2132.

FREE Kimono, Tea and Films Sat 20 Jun. 2pm. Gilrnorehill G12. 9 University Avenue. 330 5522. For the 5th year running. there are opportunities at EIFF for visitors to put on a kimono and to experience the flavour of Japanese maccha green tea while two Japanese cultural

documentary films are screened non-stop.

Greetin Glasgow Thu 25 Jun. 1 lam &

; 2pm. £8 (accompanied children free).

Doulton Fountain. Glasgow Green. 07751

976935. Walking tours of the East End of Glasgow that delve into the histories of ' immigration. football. riots and murders.

Glasgow Mod Weekender Thu

25—Sun 28 Jun. times vary. Prices vary.

Various Venues. Now in its seventh year. Glasgow‘s annual Mod extravaganza presents DJs and live bands in McChuills.

the Winchester Club and Basura Blanca at

the Brunswick Hotel. as well as clothes and record stalls and a scooter rally on Sunday aftemoon. See for more info.

Exhibitions Doctor who Exhibition Until Mon 4 Jan 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm.

£7.50 (£4.50; family ticket £18). Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. Argyle Street. Calling all Whovians: a

r galaxy of Doctor-related material will be 3 on display in Kelvingrove. from props to costumes. Tickets front or 08444 815816.

Inside DNA Until Thu 25 Jun (not

Mon). 10am—5pm. £7.95 (£5.95).

Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 08715 401000. interactive exhibition

about DNA exploring scientific. ethical.

§ social. medical and genealogical issues.

3 All Paws on Deck Until Sun 30 Aug.

10am—5pm. included in admission: £5.95

(£4.65; first child free: additional children

£3). The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 222 2513. This

exhibition covers the history of cats on

: ships. superstitions surrounding cats.

* ship's cats in film and literature and ship‘s cats today.

FREE Cardonald College Fashion

Event Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jun. 11am—4pm.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

: Argyle Street. 276 9599. A ‘heritage

eccentric‘ theme by C ardonald College

students. who have taken inspiration from

the museum collections and Harris Tweed

designs. View development drawings. samples and finished work.

' Fairs

Made in the Shade Summer Hop Sat 20 Jun. noon. £3. GUU Debating Chamber. University of Glasgow. 32

University Avenue.


Comprehensive fair of local indie crafters

and designers with a retro feel and a

bonus music festival thrown in (live music

and Dis). FREE Glasgow Mela Sun 21 Jun. noon. Kelvingrove Park. ()tago

Street. 287 9808. See Hitlist.

3 Festivals

West End Festival Fri l2—Sun 28 Jun. times vary. Prices vary. Various

performance. Just about as Glasgow-y a night out as you can get. See venues 34' 0844. Glasgow's West End 1 WWW-theartSChOOLCO-UK ‘0' tiCKets- 1 arts festival returns once again with more I GSA Degree Show Street Party 2009, Renfrew Street, Glasgow. Fri 12 Jun. 1 theatre. music. exhibitions. film. and

buses from Haymarket Station.

34 THE LIST 1 1—25 Jun 2009