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 Laura Ennor. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry

Glasgow Activities & Events Creative Writing Class Mon 31 May & Mon 7 Jun, 6–8pm. £6.50. Charlie Reid Centre, 19 Elmbank St, 07960 823712. A series of workshops entitled ‘Discover the Writer Within’. Booking essential by phone or email FREE Walking to Fitness Wed 2 & Wed 9 Jun, 6–7pm. Tollcross Park, 254b Wellshot Road, 763 2345. A weekly group led by Glasgow City Council Community Action Team officers leading up to participating in the Tollcross 5k on Sunday 13 June. Meet at the Wellshot Road entrance, at the Courtyard. FREE GWL Open Doors Fri 28 May, 10am–3pm. Glasgow Women’s Library, 2nd Floor, 81 Parnie Street, 552 8345. Library staff unveil artefacts from the archive. Café Flicker Wed 2 Jun, 7pm. £3 (members £1). Trongate 103, 276 8380. An informal networking event for filmmakers to screen their work. Film submissions (usually under ten mins, one per person per night) are accepted up until 6.30pm and will get you free entry. FREE Glasgow’s Gaelic Conversation Group Wed 2 Jun, 7pm. Argyll Hotel, 973 Sauchiehall Street, 07736 327119. Regular meet-up for native speakers and those new to the language.

✽✽ Cryptic Nights: ‘The Sounding’ by Joshua Armstrong Thu 3 Jun,

6pm. £5. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. The latest edition of Theatre Cryptic’s monthly night. This time it’s a solo performance by Joshua Armstrong of a work examining creator and created through the lens of Jewish tradition and ritual. Over 18s only. FREE Bratchy and The Wee Man’s Comedy Pub Quiz Thu 3 Jun, 8pm. The Arches Café Bar, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1035. Comedic brothers Bratchy and The Wee Man host a pub quiz with a difference, with cash prizes and all. Tartan Clef Pop Quiz 2010 Sat 5 Jun, 7pm. £35 per person; £300 team of ten. St Andrew’s in the Square, St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. Charity pop quiz hosted by Donald MacLeod, includes snacks and some vino plus a raffle and entertainment from comedian Des Clarke.

Exhibitions FREE A La Mode: Parisian Fashion from the Journal des Dames et des Modes Fri 28 May–Sun 31 Oct, Fri & Sun 11am–5pm; Tue–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm. Scotland Street School Museum, Museum of Education, 225 Scotland Street, 287 0500. An exhibition of forty exquisite fashion plates from the Journal des Dames et des Modes.

Food & Drink FREE Silverburn Farmers’ Market Sun 30 May, 11am–2pm. Silverburn, Barrhead Road, 287 2500. Fresh Scottish produce direct from local producers. FREE Bishopbriggs Farmers Market Sat 5 Jun, 10am–2pm. Huntershill Village, 102 Crowhill Road, Bishopbriggs, 287 2500. Locally grown produce straight from the farm. FREE Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market Sat 5 Jun, 10am–2pm. Queen’s Park, 520 Langside Park, 287 2500. Local produce, from local people. Sport Race for Life Sun 6 Jun, 9.30am. Race entry £12.99. Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, 08716 412282. A 5km run (or jog or walk) around Glasgow Green organised by Cancer Research UK. See the website to register as a runner.

40 THE LIST 27 May–10 June 2010

Talks FREE Allegories: Unravelling Some Codes Thu 3 Jun, 12.30–1.30pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Patricia Collins, Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Art, gives a talk on the Burrell’s tapestries. Café Histoire Mon 7 Jun, 5.30pm. £5 (£3). Alliance Française de Glasgow, 3 Park Circus, 339 4281. History discussion in French. FREE Garden Talk: Pumpkins, Squashes, Courgettes and Marrows Sun 6 Jun, 1–3pm. Pollok Visitor Centre, Pollokshaws Road, 632 9299. Learn some tricks to get your Cucurbitaceae (that’s squash-type things to you and me) from one of Pollok’s horticultural experts, Sean Belshaw.

Workshops All the Young Nudes Life Drawing Club Tue 1 & Tue 8 Jun, 8–10pm. £4. The Flying Duck, 7 Renfrew Court, 572 0100. A life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration. Quarantine Workshop: A Fragile Grip on Reality Sat 29 May, 10am–5pm. £10. The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Quarantine’s Artistic Director Richard Gregory leads this workshop on the theatre company’s practices. Part of Behaviour. Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art Class Sun 30 May, 4–7pm. £7 (£5). The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models. Lunchtime Laugh ‘n’ De-Stress Wed 2 Jun, 12.30pm. £4–£10. G12 Studios, 37 Ruthven Lane, Byres Road, 07842 414765. Joyworks laughter workshop on the first Wednesday of every month.

✽✽ William Chamber’s Millinery Course Basic Headpiece Sat 5

Jun, 10.30am–4.30pm. £50. Scotland Street School Museum, Museum of Education, 225 Scotland Street, 287 0500. Millinery for beginners with the Scottish designer. See picture, below. FREE Troublesome Textiles Wed 9 Jun, 3pm. Burrell Collection, 2060

Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. A workshop in which you’ll learn how to look after special textiles. Drop in with christening gowns, wedding dresses or any special item you are concerned about.

Edinburgh Activities & Events FREE Epic Rock Quiz Sun 30 May, 10pm. Opium, 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. Rock knowledge quiz on the last Sunday of every month. Gardening Scotland Fri 4–Sun 6 Jun, Fri 10am–7pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm. £11–£13 (under £16s free). Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, 333 0965. Scotland’s national celebration of gardening and outdoor living, with show gardens, plant sales, food and craft fairs.

✽✽ FREE The Grand Re-use House Makeover Fri 4 Jun, noon–6pm. Venue tbc (Edinburgh), Castlerock Edinvar Housing Association leads an initiative to show what can be achieved in the home with reused and recycled materials. Venue to be confirmed shortly before the event see website for details. Part of Pass it on Day. See Hitlist.

✽✽ FREE Pass it on @ Recycling First Sat 5 Jun, 10am–1.30pm. Recycling First, Unit 12a, Macmerry Industrial Estate, Macmerry, A coffee morning where you can learn about the work of Recycling First and pick up a bargain or two at the car boot/furniture sale. Part of Pass it on Day. See Hitlist. FREE Come Fly with Me Sat 5 Jun, 1–2.30pm. Holyrood Park, Holyrood Lodge, 652 8150. Training from the rangers followed by the opportunity to help the annual survey of the butterfly population in Holyrood Park. Booking is essential. Walk for Scotland Sun 6 Jun, 11am. Sponsorship. Holyrood Park, Three walks for all ages and abilities to raise cash for RSPB Scotland. FREE Amble Around Arthur Mon 7 Jun, 1–2.30pm. Holyrood Park, Holyrood Lodge, 652 8150. A guided walk with park

Where did you get that hat, old bean? William Chambers’ gorgeously warped, intricate and fantastical creations have become catwalk accessories of choice for Scottish fashion design’s young guard, and his celebrity fans include the very fashion forward likes of Roisin Murphy. Now he’s branching out into workshops, offering to enlighten you on techniques for constructing a simple headpiece of your own. Basic materials are included in the price (£50 for six hours tuition), and you get to take your creation away with you at the end of the day, too. Places are limited so book in advance at or on 0141 332 0521. Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow, Sat 5 Jun.

rangers exploring many different aspects of Arthur’s Seat. Booking essential.

Fairs FREE Morningside Makers Market Sat 5 Jun, 10.30am–4.30pm. Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, 447 7404. A new monthly boutique craft and design market held on the first Saturday of every month.

Food & Drink World Café Fri 28 May, 5.30–7pm. £5 (children £2.50). North Edinburgh Arts Centre, 15a Pennywell Court, 315 2151. Eat food from around the world and meet members of the local community at this monthly night. Families welcome. Booking advised.

✽✽ FREE Eat Well with Nell Sat 5 Jun, 3–4pm. Real Foods, 37

Broughton Street, 0131. Nutritionist and TV star Nell Nelson talks about and signs copies of her cookbook Eat Well with Nell and discusses her work helping people to eat the right things. See Hitlist.

Sport Edinburgh’s Festival of Sport Fri 4–Sun 13 Jun, Free (see programme for exceptions). Edinburgh (Various Venues), A packed programme of activities and sports to try, with events happening all over the city. See Club Sport Edinburgh website for details. Talks FREE Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys Tue 1 Jun, 12.45–1.30pm. National Gallery of Scotland: Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, The Mound, 624 6200. Roger Bilcliffe gives an overview of the exhibition currently on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. FREE Burke and Hare: The Re- telling of a True Story Thu 3 Jun, 6pm. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 623 3918. Writer Martin Conaghan and guests discuss the enduring popularity of the story of the 19th century’s most prolific serial killers, now a graphic novel with a film on the way. Hoofstock Talk Wed 9 Jun, 7.30pm. £6 (members £4). Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 314 0350. Get up to date with the latest goings on from the Hoofstock keepers.

Workshops Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Fri 28 May & 4 Jun, 3–5pm. £150 (£120). Edinburgh Buddhist Centre, 30 Melville Terrace, 07857 351818. Meditation and daily life techniques to relieve stress and anxiety and increase energy. Booking required. Beginning with Children Sat 5 Jun, 10am–1pm. £17.50 (members £15). Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. One for parents, grandparents and carers: learn how to entertain young children by making stories, rhymes and songs come alive. Ocean of Sound Concert Workshops Sat 5 Jun, 7–8pm. Workshop £14; concert £6. The Granary, 32––34 The Shore, Leith, 554 9465. An afternoon workshop where you can learn three close harmony traditional Scottish songs, then have a chance to perform them in the evening at a concert with folk musicians and tutors Shona Brown and Kevin MacKenzie. FREE The Drawing Room Thu 10 Jun, 5.30–6.45pm. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, 624 6410. Monthly experimental drawing sessions inspired by works in the collection, each led by a contemporary artist. All materials are provided. Please book in advance. Monthly Life Drawing Classes Thu 10 Jun, 5.30–7.30pm. £10 (£8). National Gallery of Scotland: Clore Education Centre, The Mound, 624 6200. Work on your portrayal of the human body with a model. Artists Damian Callan or Graham Flack will be on hand for guidance.