Around Town

Events are listed by city, then type. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to for sport or for all other events. Listings compiled by Suzanne Black. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry

Glasgow Activities and Events 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 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 and hosted by Radio Clyde’s George Bowie. FREE Life of Riley Thu 5 & 12 Nov, BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, 427 5642. Live recording of the second series of BBC sitcom Life of Riley. Minted Fri 6 Nov, 7pm. £14. Boho, 59 Dumbarton Road, 07500 660522. An interactive event in which you have to use all your interrogative skills to lie, cheat and deceive your way to a £1000 prize. With a champagne and chocolate party and an R&B soundtrack. Dress code: gold and black. Mugdock Garden Club Sat 7 Nov, 10am–noon. £3. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. A session on a gardening topic, led by Colin Barrie of Caulders. Booking essential. Bang Together a Birdbox! Sun 8 Nov, 2–4pm. £2. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Make a home for our feathered friends to keep them warm throughout the winter. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Deafblind Scotland’s Dress’n Gown Party Mon 9 Nov, 7.30pm. £10. Lenzie Union New Hall, Kirkintilloch Road, Lenzie, 777 6111. Clothes swap event: bring along three quality items and take home a different outfit. Ascot at the Admiral Thu 12 Nov, 8pm. £5. The Admiral, 72a Waterloo Street, 07984 145808. A night at the races and all for charity: Lucy Clark is raising money to cycle across Central America for Macmillan Cancer Support. Prize for the most outrageous hat. Garden Walk Sat 14 Nov, 2.30–4pm. Included in admission: £5.50 (£4.50; family ticket £10-£15). Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, Clarkston, 0844 493 2201. Seasonal gardening tips and a round-up of what’s going on in the garden this month. FREE Colin Gray Artist Talk Sat 14 Nov, 3pm. Street Level Photo Works, Trongate 103, 552 2151. Colin Gray talks about his exhibition In Sickness and in Health. FREE Glasgow’s Christmas Lights Sun 15 Nov, noon. Ticketed. George Square, 564 4220. Real Radio’s Robin and Cat illuminate the city for Christmas in a ceremony with performances from The Singing Kettle, Beauty and the Beast and the UK Theatre School choir. FREE Northern Flights Sun 15 Nov, Tollcross Park, 254b Wellshot Road, 276 0931. Take a trip on the Bird Bus to see the ducks, geese and swans that fly in for the winter. Phone to book. Exhibitions Doctor Who Exhibition Until Mon 4 Jan 2010, 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. £7.50 (£4.50; family ticket £18). Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 0844 481 5816. Come face to face with Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans and the Ood with nary a sonic screwdriver to fend them off. Tickets from or 0844 481 5816. FREE Medieval Glasgow Until Sun 8 Nov, Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun

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11am–5pm. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Discover the Glasgow of 500 years ago. Future Foods: An Exhibition Debating Genetic Modification Until Mon 1 Mar 2010, 10am–5pm. £8.25 (£6.25). Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, 08715 401000. The pros and cons of GM food are debated through computer interactives and audio visual displays in an exhibition from the Science Museum in London. Fairs 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. FREE The Annual Glasgow Charities Christmas Fayre Wed 11 Nov, 10am. Glasgow City Chambers, George Square. Glasgow’s favourite charities raise funds through the sale of Christmas gifts and novelty items at this fair organised by Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector. 3D2D Craft & Design Fair Sat 14 Nov, 10.30am–5pm. £1.20 (90p; accompanied under 12s free). Royal

Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. Annual craft fair event with over 65 exhibitors from all over Scotland. The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair Thu 19–Sun 22 Nov, 10am. £11; £8.50 in advance (£7; £5.50 in advance, under 5s free). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. The fair returns to Scotland, bringing with it over 200 exhibitors showcasing the finest in crafts, garden and home accessories, jewellery, clothing and homemade food and drink. 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 The Royal Scottish Geographical Society: Cordillera Crossing Thu 5 Nov, 2.15pm. £6 (free). Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 260 Bath Street, 332 2826. Wilderness explorer, writer and photographer John Dunn talks about his adventures. Tickets available on the door. FREE Fall of the Berlin Wall: 20 Years Ago Thu 5 Nov, 7pm. Alliance

Charity Couture While many charity shops take orders from centralised offices, meaning that all the clothes

that come in have to be colour-coded or prescriptively arranged, Edinburgh’s five St Columba’s Hospices have always had a bit of individual spirit. ‘I work in fashion, and when my industry friends come to visit me from London or Paris, the first place they want to go is always St Columba’s on Leith Walk,’ says stylist Beca Lipscombe, who has styled and helped to organise the Charity Couture fashion show to benefit St Columba’s. ‘Basically, the idea is to remind people that there are some amazing pieces to be found, at next to nothing, in charity shops.’ All the clothes (like the outfit above) worn by models in the show will be available to buy at regular charity shop prices in St Columba’s stores after the shows, too. St Andrew’s & St George’s Church, George St, Edinburgh, Wed 11 Nov. Tickets available from any St Columba’s shop, Edinburgh.

Française de Glasgow, 3 Park Circus, 339 4281. See Hitlist Scottish Society for Psychical Research Lecture Programme Thu 5 Nov, 7pm. £4 (members free). University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building, 339 8855. A talk on Applied Psychology and Psychical Research by Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe. Tickets available at the door. FREE Present Enough Sat 7 Nov, 3–10pm. Transmission Gallery, Trongate 103, 552 4813. The Embassy, Generator and Transmission host a discussion on artist-run activity with Monika Vykoukal and Neil Mulholland, followed by a performance by The Deliberate Crumbs. FREE Small, Local, Open, Connected: An Orienting Scenario for Social Innovation and Design in the Age of Thu 12 Nov, 6pm. James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, A talk and discussion with Ezio Manzini on sustainable design and innovation. Book via uk Was Mackintosh Different? Thu 12 Nov, 6.30pm. £7. Mackintosh Church, Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, 946 6600. John McKean, Professor of Architecture at the University of Brighton, talks about the architect and designer who still remains relevant today. Sir Chris Bonington: I Chose to Climb Thu 12 Nov, 7pm. £12–£13. University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building, 339 8855. An inspiring evening with famed mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington as he tells of his first forays into climbing and his achievements since. Tickets from FREE Children’s Hearings and the Love that Binds: Reflections on Community, Discipline and Exile Mon 16 Nov, 5.15pm. Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, 330 3593. Kathleen Marshall, Child Law Consultant & Former Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland, gives a public lecture. Pre-register with Angela Hair on 0141 330 3593 or In Conversation with Valerie MacLennan with Kaye Adams Mon 16 Nov, 7.30pm. £10. Oran Mor, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. A series of informal conversations between Valerie and a different special guest each night. Sunspots: Where Do They Come From and Where Have They Gone? Wed 18 Nov, 7pm. £6.05 (£18.15 for four). Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, 08715 401000. The Evening Lecture Programme continues with Dr Lyndsay Fletcher’s introduction to sunspots and their history. Chris Packham Wed 18 Nov, 7.30pm. £8–£12. Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. The man who has been bringing animals to the small screen since most of us were in nursery brings his tales of the animal kingdom to the stage for an illustrated show. See preview, page 29. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society: The Making of STV’s Scotland Revealed Wed 18 Nov, 7.30pm. £6 (free). University of Glasgow Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens. Vanessa Collingridge gives a fascinating insight into what has shaped Scotland. Workshops Beginners’ Introduction to Hatha Yoga Sat 14 Nov, 10am. £15. Kagyu Samye Dzong, 7 Ashley Street, 07721 468039. A three-hour workshop to guide new students through the basics of a yoga class with warm-ups, asana work (including sun salutations), relaxation and breathing techniques. Booking essential. FREE GoMA Bites: Workshops for Adults Sun 15 Nov, 1–3pm. Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, 287 3059. An informal and unusual drawing workshop in which you’ll need not just your hands, but your eyes, body and brain. Book in advance. Write Camera Action Mon 16 Nov, 6–9.30pm. £5 (£3). CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. A series of workshops