Around Town

activities including the midsummer street party. See www.westendt'es'tival.co.uk for more info.

Refugee Week Mon 15 Sun 21 Jun. times vary. Prices vary. Various Venues. (ilasgow, 248 9799. See preview. page 33

and www.rel‘ugeeweek.org.uk for more info. Talks

FREE Public Debate: How to Reduce the Numbers of Women in Prison Thu 1 1 Jun. 6 8pm. SW03. Studio \N'arehouse. 100 liastvale Place. www.newsocialartschool.org. A public debate accompanies liva Merl’s current exhibition ll'liul are They Doing in 'I'lie'rvi’. Featuring contributions from Baroness Vivien Stern. former (lovernor of ”MP (‘ornton Vale. lan (iunn. and former First Minister llenry McLeish. FREE Colloquium on the Anatomy of Listening Sat 13 at Sun 14 Jun. Sat 10am- 5pm: Sun 10am 1pm. l'niversity of (ilasgow (Sir ('harles Wilson Building). 1 l'niversity Avenue. www.g1a.ac.uk. Musicians and scholars meet for an informal discussion on the subject of music. I’urt (tfl/lr’ lli's‘l 1:)er I'i'slit'rll.

FREE Talk: Civil War Cast-Offs Mon 15 Jun. 2.30 3.30pm. St thgo Mitseum ol‘ Religious Life and Art. 2 ('astle Street. 553 2557. Focusing on (‘harles 11. ()liver (‘romwell and Major Buntine. With Rebecca Quinton. (‘urator ol' liuropean Costume and Textiles.

FREE Artist Talks Wed 17 & 24 Jun. 6.30pm. Mitchell Library. 201 North Street. 287 2999. Talks to coincide with the Inspired exhibition. 17 Jun is llugh l)odd: 24 Jun is (‘alum (‘olvin.

FREE Critical Applause 4: Olivia Plender Thu 18 Jun. 7pm. 'l'icketed. (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Talk from ()livia Plender. artist and former editor of (Vital/ml magazine. Ages 15+.


GOt an axe to grind? We bet You do, baby. Why not do it in

public? Over the last year the Guitar Hero phenomenon has escaped from living rooms and grown into something of a social phenomenon. With their live rock tournaments, the good people at the Voodoo Rooms are simply taking things to the next logical step: it’s a bit like karaoke, with less opportunity for air-grabbing self- indulgent Mariah Carey impressions. All proceeds go to the charity Fairbridge, which works with disadvantaged young people in Scotland. I Ultimate Guitar Hero Fundraiser, The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Thu 18 Jun.


Shapenote Singing Workshop Sat 13 Jun. 2pm. £7 (£4). llillhead Baptist (’hurch. ('resswell Street. 341 0844. Learn the American folk hymn style also known as Sacred Harp from Muldoon‘s Picnic. I’ur! rift/iv lii’s’l Iim/ I'i'slivul. FREE Identity, Reflection 8; Perception Sun 14 Jun. 12.30 4.30pm. (iallery ol’ Modern Art. Royal lixchange Square. 287 3050. Also Sun 21 Jun. 12.30 4.30pm. llillhead Library. 348 Byres Road. 339 7223. l)evise a piece of

theatre on the theme of identity with 'l’heatre Pound. Phone 0141 276 1617 to hunk. l’ur! ()f‘Rtf/itgr'r' lli'r’k.

Write Camera Action Mon 15 Jun.

6 9.30pm. £5 (£3). (‘('A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. A series ol‘ workshops for lilm writers. directors and actors for development and feedback on the third Monday o1~ every month. Register interest at w ritecameraaction(a hotmai1.co.uk. ()bservers are also welcome. Ages 15+. Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Sun 21 Jun. 4 7pm. £7 (£5). The Arches. 253

Argyle Street. 565 1000. New York phenomenon 1)r Sketchy‘s' drawing classes brings creativity to life in a vibrant environment with contortionists. lire- jugglers. sideshow freaks and burlesque stars as the models. Beginners welcome. Basic art materials are available. Illuminate: Dialogue Thu 25 Jun. 1.30 6pm. £15. (‘('A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. An afternoon of debate about playwriting in a culturally diverse Scotland. Run by Playwrights‘ Studio to book contact 0141 332 4403 or claireysmplaywrightsstudiocouk


Activities & Events Public Evenings Hi 12 Jun at Fri 19 Jun. 7 8.45pm. £4 (£3). Royal Observatory Visitor ('entre. Blackl'ord llill. 6688404. See the Royal ()bservatory's telescope dome. go on a journey through the Solar System. and hold a meteorite. 11‘ it's clear. observe the skies using the telescopes which are available for public use. Amazing Creepy Crawlies Sat 13 Jun. 10am l2.3()pm. £4. Lauriston (‘ast1e. 2a ('ramond Road South. 529 3963. Learn all about the bugs and beasties in Lauriston’s gardens on an environmental walk and make your own insect collage cushion to take home. Must be booked in advance.

FREE Gala Day 8. Pageant Sat

13 Jun. 1 lam 6pm. Leith Links. Leith. 555 4104. See 11itlist. I’ur! (if/mill: I'i'stii'ul. FREE Tour de Lion Sun 14 Jun. 10am 2pm. llolyrood Park. 652 8150. Ride your bike around llolyrood Park with the Rangers and stop at ('raigmillar ('astle for a bite to eat. Booking is essential: a limited number of bicycles and helmets are available to borrow. Meet at Broad Pavement car park.

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121I127 Lancefield Street (mins from the SECC) Glasgow G3 8HZ Open 7 days: 10-6 Weekdays, 10-5 Sat & 11-5 Sun

Quality antique and retro furniture, paintings, textiles, collectibles and jewellery; a

favourite focus for Bargain Hunt.

Email: gcantiques@gmail.com Tel: 0141 248 7914

Free Gigs in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Edinburgh: Institut Franoais d'Ecosse and other venues - 3pm to 8pm www.ifeoosse.org.uk

Glasgow: throughout Ashton Lane,

/ West End - 1pm to 1am

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