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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 & Events FREE Ganghut Closing Event Fri 30 Apr, 8pm–midnight. Poloc Cricket Club, 2060 Pollockshaws Road. See Hitlist. FREE How We Go on Now Symposium Sat 1 May, 11.30am–9pm. Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. International feminist voices discuss the future. Part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. FREE Dance Around the World Sat 1 May, 1pm. Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Nitshill, 276 9300. Bookable workshops in Bollywood and street dance. Part of Show Scotland. FREE The Magnificent Seven: Bonnie be the Spring Sun 2 May, 10am–4.30pm. Linn Park, Simshill Road, 276 0931. Join the Countryside Rangers for a seasonal walk taking in no less than seven dear green places on Glasgow’s South Side. Book in advance. FREE Time Travel for Beginners at the Burrell Collection Sun 2 & Mon 3 May, 1pm–4pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Meet some characters from the past. Part of Show Scotland. Words Per Minute Sun 2 May, 4pm. £2. Creation Studios, 16 Trongate. Ewan Morrison, Lisa Foad, Miaoux Miaoux and Colin Begg perform at this brand new monthly spoken word, music, film and performance night. See FREE Classic Glasgow: Ships and Trips Mon 3 May, 11am–4pm. The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 222 2513. Trips down the Clyde on an original passenger ferry. Part of Show Scotland. FREE Walking to Fitness Wed 5 & 12 May, 6pm. Tollcross Park, 254b Wellshot Road, 763 2345. A weekly group participating in the Tollcross 5k on Sunday 13 June. Meet at the Wellshot Road entrance, at the Courtyard. Café Flicker Wed 5 May, 7pm. £3 (members £1). Trongate 103, 276 8380. Filmmakers screen and discuss their work. FREE Bratchy and the Wee Man’s Comedy Pub Quiz Thu 6 May, 8pm. The Arches Café Bar, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1035. A pub quiz with a difference. Cryptic Nights: Craftwork Thu 6 May, 8pm. £5. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Digital film and arts creators onedotzero return with the best in DIY short films and promos. Garden Walk Sat 8 May, 2pm. Included in admission: £5.50 (£4; family ticket £10-£15). Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, Clarkston, 0844 493 2201. Learn about the history of the garden. FREE Is Your History a Mystery? Sat 8 May. Dams to Darnley Country Park, Nitshill Road, Darnley, Barrhill, 577 4053. A focus on the Barrhead dams.

Food & Drink Roving Fromagiere Cheese Tutorials Thu 29 Apr, 7.30pm. £6. Big Mouth Coffee Bar and Café, 167 Dumbarton Road, 427 4108. Learn all about cheeses. Booking required. FREE Feast for Free Sun 9 May, 10am. Daldowie Nursery & Training Centre, Daldowie, 773 1895. Learn how to forage for food. Grassroots Organic Cookery Classes Thu 13 May, 7pm. £35. Grassroots Organic, 20 Woodlands Road, 353 3278. See Hitlist. Politics FREE Election Night Special and

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Street, 226 1446. See Hitlist. Enter at Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show Wed 5–Fri 7 May, Wed & Fri 6.30pm (also Wed 8.30pm); Thu 7pm & 9pm. £15. Edinburgh College of Art Sculpture Court, 74 Lauriston Place, 221 6000. Spot the next Alexander McQueen. Tickets from FREE Art Animotion Thu 6–Mon 10 May, 6.30pm. Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 652 8195. Live painting, music and video art. FREE Herbal Bathtime Bliss Sat 8 May, 1pm. Royal Botanic Garden, 20a Inverleith Row, 248 2909. Create your own bathtime goodies. Bark in the Park Sun 9 May, 9.30am. £5 per dog. Inverleith Park, Arboretum Place, 551 1381. Four-legged friends welcome at this walk for St Columba’s. FREE Real Life Science: Edinburgh Urban Sparrowhawks Sun 9 May, 1pm. Royal Botanic Garden, 20a Inverleith Row, 552 7171. Learn about Edinburgh’s elusive sparrowhawks.

Sport Rugby League Magic Weekend Sat 1 & Sun 2 May, Sat 1pm; Sun 2pm. £20–£50 (£10–£25). Murrayfield Stadium, Roseburn Street, Murrayfield, 0844 335 3933. Seven games over two days with 14 Super League teams. BUPA Great Edinburgh Run Sun 2 May, 10.15am. Free for spectators. Holyrood Park. The popular 10k returns.

Talks FREE James Runcie: David Hume and the Art of Dying Well Wed 5 May, 6pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3918. Runcie examines the Scottish philosopher’s way of dealing with his own mortality. FREE Understanding Technology: Models and Mechanism in 19th Century Britain Thu 6 May, 3pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. Ben Marsden talks. FREE ‘Dance’ for the Hard of Hearing Sun 9 May, 11am–noon. National Gallery Complex, The Mound, 624 6200. Tessa Asquith-Lamb gives a tour of the Dance exhibition. History Makers: The People and Cultures of John Knox’s House Wed 12 May, 1pm & 2.30pm. £2 (£6 for series of four tours). Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Donald Smith talks. Living Links Talk Thu 13 May, 7.30pm. £6 (members £4). Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 314 0350. Find out about the zoo’s current projects. Workshops Know One’s Fool Nomadic Academy of Fools Sat 1 & Sun 2 May, 10am–6pm. Donations. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7101. Theatre workshop in Jonathan Kay’s Fooling Technique. The Village and the Road Sat 1 May, 10am. £17.50 (£15). Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Tom Pow and David Campbell lead a workshop in how where a person comes from affects the stories they tell. Linda MacLean: The Writer as Artist Sat 1 May, 10.30am–4.30pm. £16 (£8). Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Playwright Linda McLean leads a workshop that takes visual art as inspiration. Booking essential. Meet at National Gallery of Modern Art. Words on Canvas II: Creative Writing Thu 6 May, 5.30–7.30pm. £12 (£10). National Gallery of Scotland: Clore Education Centre, The Mound, 624 6200. A two-part class led by an artist or writer. Storytelling and Comedy: Entertainment Sat 8 May, 10am. £17.50 (£15). Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Learn storytelling and comedy skills. FREE Life Drawing with a Dance Theme Thu 13 & Fri 14 May, 2pm. National Gallery Complex, The Mound, 624 6200. Sketch from a live dancer.

Beltane Fire Festival Another spring comes around, another chance to let your pagan side slide out,

as Edinburgh’s strangest, wildest and most wonderful festival mounts Calton Hill for a night of drumming, fire juggling, body paint, ancient Celtic fertility rites and very strong cider (the cider bit is just an informed guess). If you’ve lived in the city for more than a year and haven’t ‘done a Beltane’ yet, we suggest you remedy that immediately (or we might revoke your citizenship). Over 12,000 people will be in attendance for the crowning of the May Queen this year, and tickets are available in advance from the Forest Café, the Hub or Ripping Records. See for more information on the rituals and traditions, as well as on the event itself. Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Fri 30 Apr.

Morning After Discussion Thu 6 May, 9pm. Cookie, 72 Nithsdale Rd, 0141 423 1411. See Hitlist.

Sport Ignis Asset Management Women’s 10K Sun 9 May, 10am. £20 to enter. Bellahouston Park, 16 Drumbreck Road, 0845 2700 166. Ten gruelling kilometres. Talks FREE Reading and Wading Through the Long Loch Fri 30 Apr, 5pm. Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. A reading of handwritten letters. Part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. FREE Stitches in Time: Esther’s Answer to Haman Fri 30 Apr, 2.30pm. Scotland Street School Museum, Museum of Education, 225 Scotland Street, 287 0500. Rebecca Quinton on the depiction of women and their clothes in 17th century embroidered panels. FREE Themed Tours at the Burrell Sat 1 May, 1pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Morna Mathers on the Ancient Greeks. FREE Wildlife Wednesday Talk Wed 5 May, 1.30pm. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 311 0993. A talk on amphibian decline. Wildlife Photography Wed 5 May, 7.45pm. £4. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Photographer David Palmar talks about field techniques for wildlife photography and storing and editing your pictures, with a slide show of some of his own shots. Booking essential. Instrumental Transcommunication: A New Channel Between Realities? Thu 6 May, 7.30pm. £5 (members £3). University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens. The Scottish Society for Psychical Research Hamilton Lecture is given by Professor David Fontana. See FREE Purity and Order in the Egyptian Household Sat 8 May, 2pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws

Road, 287 2550. Lucia Gahlin, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, talks. Workshops Lunchtime Laugh’n’De-stress Wed 5 May, 12.30pm. £4–£10. G12 Studios, 37 Ruthven Lane, Byres Road, 07842 414765. Joyworks laughter workshop. Ocean of Sound Concert Workshops Sat 8 May, 7pm. Workshop £14; concert £5. Creation Studios, 16 Trongate, 07811 504141. Learn close- harmony traditional Scottish songs.

Edinburgh Activities & Events Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat Fri 30 Apr, 8.30pm. £4 (£2). Newhailes, Newhailes Road, Musselburgh, 0844 493 2125. Head out to spot bats and stars in the night sky. Booking is essential. Beltane Fire Festival Fri 30 Apr, 9.30pm. £8 (£6 in advance). Various venues, 473 2000. See picture, above. Second World War Tea Dance Sat 1 & Sun 2 May, 10am–5pm. £8.50 (£6.50; under 12s and members free). National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, 247 4238. Experience life during wartime. Part of Show Scotland. Chile in Need Sat 1 May, 5pm– 11.30pm. Suggested minimum donation £5. Tollcross Community Centre, 117 Fountainbridge. Fundraising event with live music, dance, a ceilidh and a raffle. It’s 00-Funtime James Bond Special Sat 1 May, 7.30pm. £5. The Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. Spy-related fun. FREE Within These Walls Route 1 Sun 2 & 9 May, noon. Holyrood Park, Holyrood Lodge, 652 8150. Follow the five-mile wall that surrounds Holyrood Park. Booking essential. Blitz Ballroom Sun 2 May, 4pm. £12.50 (£10). Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, 222 9930. An old-fashioned mixer with dancing, music and burlesque. The 1st Annual Rock Paper Scissors Championships Sun 2 May, 6pm. £3 to enter. Belushi’s, 9–13 Market