Around Town

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Glasgow Activities & Events Ibrox Stadium Tours Fri/Sat 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm (Sat mat 10.30am, 1pm & 3pm). £8 (£5.50; family ticket £24.50). Ibrox Stadium, Edmiston Drive, 0871 702 1972. See behind the scenes of the Rangers first team. Girls’ Day Out Fri 23–Sun 25 Oct, 10am. £12 (£10 in advance). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. The best in women’s health, beauty, lifestyle and fashion. Cafe Philo Fri 23 Oct, 2.30pm. £3–£5. Alliance Française de Glasgow, 3 Park Circus, 339 4281. An ideal setting to practise your French in the most challenging of situations. Frock and Roll Sat 24 Oct, 11am. £10. Hilton Grosvenor, 1–10 Grosvenor Terrace, 201 6917. One-stop swap shop for clothing and accessories. Drop of at least three items on the Friday then come back on the Saturday to bag a new outfit. Ticket price includes a drink and all proceeds go to Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. FREE Skyride Local Sun 25 Oct, 10.30am. Various routes. Cycle rides around Glasgow, some for beginners and some intermediate. See

✽✽ Fundraising Event for Wateraid Thu 29 Oct, 7–10pm. £5. Grassroots Organic, 20 Woodlands Road, 353 3278. Tastings, massages, make-

overs, wine tasting and competitions to raise money for Wateraid. Swap & Glow Thu 29 Oct, 7pm. £30. Fake Bake Beauty Boutique, 132 West Regent Street. A girly night in to top up that tan. Ticket price includes spray tan, clothes swapping service, cocktails and cupcakes. Tickets from FREE Life of Riley Thu 29 Oct & 5 Nov, BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, 427 5642. Live recording of the second series of BBC sitcom Life of Riley. The exact start time is still tbc but will be around early evening.

✽✽ FREE Ballroom Barney: Mods V Rockers, a Murder Mystery

Fri 30 Oct, 7pm. People’s Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, 276 0788. Palace Ballroom, 1964. The new crowd of Mods have taken over the Rockabillies’ turf, and someone has an agenda. Don your pipe and deerstalker and help solve a whodunnit. Book in advance. Hand & Lock Conference: ‘Embroidery . . . with Style’ Sat 31 Oct, 8.30am. From £25. Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, 332 0681. Conference, fashion show and prize-giving about embroidery sponsored by Glasgow Caledonian University. Email for more info. Glasgow Zombie Walk Sat 31 Oct, 3pm. Free if in costume. Byres Road, 341 0844. Dress as a member of the undead then stumble down Byres Road, arms outstretched. We’re not sure why, but it sounds like fun. Starts from outside Oran Mor. See feature, page 26.. Scottish Style Awards Sat 31 Oct, 8.30pm. £45. The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs, 353 8000. Sophie Ellis- Bextor hosts this glitzy night to celebrate Scotland’s fashion with music from The

Phantom Band. Ages 18+. See picture, below. FREE Diwali at the Square Sun 1 Nov, 1–7pm. George Square. Celebrate Diwali, the festival of light, with a light festival featuring authentic Indian music, aspiring musical and dancing talent, stalls and fire breathers. Hosted by B4U Music’s Salil and Khushboo and supporting the charity Sightsavers. See picture, page 35. Dead Men Talking Mon 2 Nov, 7.30pm. £12. Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. Psychic intuition and mediumship with Nikki MacKay, introduced by storyteller Oona McFarlane. See feature, page 20. FREE Walk North to South, Milton of Campsie Wed 4 Nov, 11am–noon. Milton of Campsie, 956 6586. An hour-long, ranger-led walk on mostly level ground, exploring Redmoss grasslands and Birdston near Milton of Campsie. Booking essential. FREE Bratchy and the Wee Man’s Comedy Pub Quiz Thu 5 Nov, 8pm. The Arches Café Bar, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1035. Comedic brothers Bratchy and The Wee Man, him of YouTube infamy, host a pub quiz with a difference.

✽✽ FREE Glasgow Fireworks Thu 5 Nov, Glasgow Green, Greendyke

Street. A spectacular Bonfire Night show with fireworks set to music.

Fairs Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition Sat 24 & Sun 25 Oct, Sat 10am; Sun 11am. £3.50 (£1.50–£2.50; family ticket £8.50). Couper Institute, 86 Clarkston Road, 620 1585. Model railway show. West End Wedding Show Sun 25 Oct, 11am–5pm. £6. Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. Makeovers, tips, and decoration inspiration for your special day.

✽✽ FREE Handmade Haven Sun 25 Oct, 1–6pm. Mono, 12 King’s Court,

King Street, 553 2400. The indie craft market returns to Mono with more handmade treats by local craftpersons. See for more info. Duntreath Castle Christmas Fair Thu 5 Nov, 10am–5pm. £5. Duntreath Castle, Blanefield, Strathblane, 01360 770215. Forty-five stalls selling a wide range of gifts for Christmas. Entry is by donation to Camphill Villages for children with learning difficulties.

Festivals Aberfoyle Mushroom Festival Thu 22–Sun 25 Oct, times vary. Prices vary. Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, Balloch, 07920 440400. A festival of fungi, food, drink and music with a Scottish Homecoming theme. Scottish International Storytelling Festival Fri 23 Oct–Sun 1 Nov, times vary. Prices vary. Various venues, Scotland-Wide, 556 9579. Scotland’s annual celebration and showcase of storytelling, with the theme ‘Homelands’. See preview, page 33. Food & Drink Chocolate and Wine Experience Fri 30 Oct, 7.30pm. £45. ABode, 129 Bath Street, 01334 870731. Chocolate and wine tasting in association with Ananda Chocolate makers and Rose Murray Brown, Master of Wine. BBC Good Food Show Scotland Fri 30 Oct–Sun 1 Nov, 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm. £18.50 (£10–£15; under 5s free). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 579 3184. The food and drink extravaganza heads north of the border again for another serving of celebrity chefs and star culinary attractions. Andrea Kearney Fund Dinner Sun 1 Nov, 7.30pm. £36 (£350 for table of ten). Radisson SAS Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, 204 3333. Dinner and entertainment hosted by Tony Kearney (River City) and with Ricky Ross, Lorraine McIntosh, James Grant and Joyce Falconer. Tickets from

Scottish Style Awards It had better not be Murder on the Dancefloor (oh yes, I think you see what we did there) at oor annual fashion awards this year, as angular style icon Sophie Ellis-Bextor takes on the hosting duties, with this year’s lads-most-likely-to, The Phantom Band, providing the entertainment. It’s just as glitzy and shallow a night as you’d expect, but the Scottish Style Awards have proved a valuable boost to many young upcoming designers over the years, and for that, we salute them. The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Sat 31 Oct.

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Sport Glasgow Roller ‘Ghouls’ Presents: Carrie on Skating Sat 31 Oct, 11.30am. £8 (£7 in advance; children £3–£4; under 5s free). The Arc, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, 331 8633. It’s a Halloween double- header for the Glasgow ‘Ghouls’ with GRG’s Maiden Grrders taking on Romsey Town Rollerbillies and Irn Bruisers clashing with Rainy City Roller Girls in this full-contact all-female sport. WWE RAW DX Invasion Tour Thu 5 Nov, 7.30pm. £30–£50. Braehead Arena, Kings Inch Road, 0870 277 6062. The real deal WWE superstars of US wrestling bring the pain to the UK with the line-up including Triple H, Shawn Michaels and John Cena. Talks FREE Moon Watch 2009 Fri 23 Oct, 7–8pm. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6586. Learn everything you could possibly need to know about the moon. Booking essential. See feature, page 26. FREE Objects in Focus Thu 29 Oct, noon. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 276 9599. A lunchtime talk on The Wassail by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and The May Queen by Margaret Macdonald. FREE Burrell’s Tapestries: It’s All in the Detail Thu 29 Oct, 12.30pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Members of the Project Team present an overview of the Tapestries: Behind the Scenes project. Iain Anderson in Conversation Fri 30 Oct, 1pm. £6 (£5 in advance). Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. Anderson talks to the longest- serving parliamentarian, Dennis Canavan. Conversation Pieces: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Mon 2 Nov, 1pm. £6 (£5 in advance). Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. Iain Anderson hosts a discussion on the life and work of Sir Peter as part of his 75th birthday celebrations. FREE Post-Wall Europe Wed 4 Nov, 7pm. Goethe Institut, 3 Park Circus, 332 2555. Panel discussion about the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall. RSGS & Stop Climate Chaos Scotland: Kyoto 2 Copenhagen Wed 4 Nov, 7.30pm. £8 (£4–£6). University of Glasgow Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens. Oliver Tickell talks about climate change. Tickets from or on the door. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society: Cordillera Crossing Thu 5 Nov, 2.15pm. £6 (free). Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 260 Bath Street, 332 2826. Hear about the wilderness explorer, writer and photographer John Dunn. Tickets available on the door.

Workshops FREE Feed the Birds Day Sat 24 & Sun 25 Oct, noon–3pm. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 331 0993. Experts from the RSPB tell us how to look after our avian friends during the lean winter months. Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Sun 25 Oct, 4–7pm. £7 (£5). The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Where cabaret meets life drawing. This month it’s a Halloween special with model Leyla Rose and a special guest. See feature, page 22. Emergency First Aid Course Sat 31 Oct, 9.30am–4.30pm. £40. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. A certificated day course with Leven First Aid Organisation. Lunch included. Booking essential.

Edinburgh Activities & Events ✽✽ FREE Fanzine Sunday Sun 25 Oct & 1 Nov, 11am–5pm. Collective

Gallery, 22–28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. Collective will be open for young publishers, emergent writers and artists to