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Activities & Events FREE Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Thu 4, 11 & 18 Nov, 6.30–10pm. Big Mouth Coffee Co, 167 Dumbarton Road, 552 8345. Unwind your yarn and any pent-up gossip over a cuppa at this close-knit (sorry) knitting group. FREE Detours: Jacob Fabricius Thu 4 Nov, 7pm. Goethe Institut, 3 Park Circus, 332 2555. A talk from the director of Malmö Konsthall in Sweden. Girls’ Day Out Fri 5–Sun 7 Nov, 10am–5.30pm. £12. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. The best in women’s health, beauty, lifestyle and fashion.

✽✽ FREE Glasgow Fireworks Fri 5 Nov, 7.30pm. Glasgow Green,

Greendyke Street, A spectacular Bonfire Night show with fireworks set to music. Pre-show entertainment from Radio Clyde starts at 6.30pm.See caption. Gardening Friends Meet at Mugdock Sat 6 Nov, 10am–noon. £3. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Find out how to attract the right kind of wildlife to your garden. FREE Art and the Economy Sat 6 Nov, 10am–5pm. Barras Market, Gallowgate, 552 4601. A forum event with speakers including Peter McCaughey, Mark Fisher, Ellie Harrison, Francis McKee and Mark Robinson. Frills and Thrills at Firhill Ladies Lunch and Fashion Show Sun 7 Nov, noon. £40. Firhill Stadium, 80 Firhill Road, 427 4911. Charity event in aid of Epilepsy Scotland featuring the Mirage Belly Dancers, magician Stefan and compère Sheila Bone. Contact Jam Sun 7 Nov, 2pm. £3. The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. A chance for dancers and musicians to jam and collaborate. FREE The King Monkey Pub Quiz Tue 9 & 16 Nov, 8.30pm. Firebird, 1321 Argyle Street, 334 0594. Are you brainy or bananas? Win yellow fruit, cash money and beer at this weekly pub quiz for teams of up to seven primates.

✽✽ In the Company of Wolves Fashion Show Wed 10 Nov, 8pm.

£10. The Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, 248 4600. Art, film, music and independent fashion design from local talent, courtesy of multimedia collective In the Company of Wolves. Garden Walk: The Glasshouse in Winter Sat 13 Nov, 2.30–4pm. Included in admission; £5.50 (£4; family ticket £15; single parent family ticket £10). Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, Clarkston, 639 3281. Get the best advice on how to make the most of your greenhouse during the winter months. Stars Over the Botanics Tue 16 Nov, 7.30pm. £4 (children £2). Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Queen Margaret Drive, 276 1614. A star-gazing session with the Astronomical Society of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. FREE Nine Trades of Dundee Wed 17 Nov, 6–7.30pm. The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh Lecture Theatre, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4526. Devised by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the Nine Trades exhibition and project is intended to question the boundaries between trade and art and the notion of who can call themselves an artist. Artist/hairdresser Alan Grieve and artist/binloader Fraser Macdonald talk about the project. Question of Science Dinner Thu 18 Nov, 7pm. £85 per person, £750 for a table of ten. Glasgow Science Centre, 50 26 THE LIST 4–18 Nov 2010

Pacific Quay, 420 5005. Geek heaven! A three-course dinner and champagne reception with the opportunity to discuss scientific matters with academics, working scientists and other experts in the field, including the hottest thing in physics (so that’s hotter than 27 million Fahrenheit, or 106 million °C, or the temperature of the sun’s core) Professor Brian Cox. And there’s a quiz. Nuff said. Fairs FREE Sloans Market Sat 6 & Sun 7, Sat 13 & Sun 14 Nov, 11am–5pm. Argyll Arcade, Buchanan Street/Argyll Street, 812 0937. Well-heeled weekly outdoor shopping market. FREE The Made in the Shade Supermercado Launch Party Sat 6 Nov, 10.30am. Barras Centre, 54 Calton Entry, Although it’s been going for a few weeks already, the weekly indie marketplace from Made in the Shade celebrates its official launch with even more than the usual complement of cupcakes, coffee and vintage and handmade treats. FREE Traditional Christmas Market Thu 18 Nov–Thu 23 Dec, Thu–Sat 10am–8pm; Sun 11am–6pm; Mon–Wed 10am–7pm. St Enoch Square, We know, you’d only just waved goodbye to summer. But it’s time to get festive, German style. Bratwurst anyone?

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Talks FHW Myers in Life and Death Thu 4 Nov, 7.30pm. £5 (members free). University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens, A talk by Dr Trevor Hamilton on psychical researcher FHW Myers. FREE In Production Event with Christine Borland Wed 10 Nov, 6–7pm. Glasgow Sculpture Studios, 145 Kelvinhaugh Street, 204 1740. The artist, who has just finished a residency at the Sculpture Studios, presents a lecture discussing her practice. Booking required. FREE Music is About More Than Just Music Wed 10 Nov, 6–7.30pm. The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh Lecture Theatre, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4526. Barry Esson, director of Arika and organiser-in-chief of multimedia sound- based festival Instal, poses some questions about the culturally-grounded and self- reflective nature of music. FREE Notes on Conceptualism Fri 12 Nov, 11am–12.45pm. Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 6535. Vanessa Place, founder of Les Figues Press, discusses conceptual writing, conceptual art and allegory. Part of Instal 10. Arika Delivers a Manifesto Fri 12 Nov, 10.35–10.50pm. Entry with Festival or Day Pass. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. The organisers of Instal present a few short talks articulating their

thoughts about experimental music. Part of Instal 10. Matthieu Saladin Fri 12 Nov, 10.35–10.50pm. Entry with Festival or Day Pass. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. A series of talks from the French improviser, composer, writer and musical thinker on CDs that play with the rules of CDs. Part of Instal 10. Consequences and Complicities of Conceptualism Sat 13 Nov, 2.30–4.45pm. Entry with Festival or Day Pass. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. A talk from theorist Mark Sanders and talk and performance from writer, editor, theorist and publisher Vanessa Place, followed by an interactive discussion about accusations of elitism in experimental music. Part of Instal 10. Rune Gjeldnes: Beyond the Poles Wed 17 Nov, 7.30pm. £8 (under 18s/students/RSGS members free). University of Glasgow Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens, 01738 455050. Some folk are just suckers for punishment. Not content with being the first to complete a lengthways traverse of Greenland, Rune’s next challenge was a solo crossing of both the North and South Poles. Hasn’t he ever heard of sofas? Come along to this lecture and ask him. FREE Two Glasgow Professors Thu 18 Nov, 7.30pm. University of Strathclyde Royal College Building, 204 George Street, 950 3000. Retired professor Dr David Clarke tells the tale of two professors one noteworthy, the other notorious. Workshops Belly Dancing Classes Mon 8 & 15 Nov, 8pm. £10 per session; £35 per month. Vivace Theatre School The White Studios, Dixon House, St Enoch’s Square, 554 3318. Learn the beautiful art of belly dancing. Quilting Classes Sun 7 & 14 Nov, 2–5pm. £20. Welcome Home, 19 Keith Street, 334 9598. Quilting classes covering the use of patterns, templates, patchworking, the making of the quilt itself and finishing off your project. Life Drawing Class Thu 11 & 18 Nov, 7–9pm. £50 for six weeks. Welcome Home, 19 Keith Street, 334 9598. A new block of informal life drawing sessions with models. All stages welcome. FREE Evacuation of the Great Learning Workshops Thu 11, Sat 13 & Sun 14 Nov, Thu 7.30–11pm; Sat & Sun 10am–1.30pm. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. A series of workshops with Ray Brassier and Mattin, building up to a performance at the end of the festival, entirely programmed and performed by those who have taken part in the sessions. Email to sign up. Part of Instal 10.


Activities & Events ✽✽ Meadowbank Fireworks Display Fri 5 Nov, 6.30pm.

£5.50–£6. Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road, 661 5351. Come on, who doesn’t love the cheap thrill of bangy sparkly things? Edinburgh’s official pyrotechnics display starts at 7.30pm, with pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm featuring Real Radio’s Big Al.

✽✽ Noir! in Collaboration with the African Film Festival Fri 5 Nov,

Sparklers at the ready, people, as Edinburgh and Glasgow bring the festivities in with a bang. Never one to hide its impressive light under a bushel, the capital’s main event can be found at Meadowbank, with pre-show shenanigans courtesy of Real Radio’s Big Al, before the main event fireworks display at 7.30pm. Out West, Glasgow Green plays host to a Bonfire Night hooly with fireworks set to music. Radio Clyde gets the party started from 6.30pm. Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, 661 5351, Fri 5 Nov; Glasgow Green, Fri 5 Nov. 9–11pm. £8 (£6). Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, 228 6382. African fashion, film and music extravaganza to round off the Africa in Motion film festival. Life in a Medieval Castle Sat 6 & Sun 7 Nov, 11am–3pm. Included in admission: £13 (£10.40; children £7; under 5s free). Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, 225 9846. Learn about the life of a young girl in Medieval Scottish society. Hopetoun Bonfire and Fireworks Event Sat 6 Nov, 3.30pm. £10 (children £6; under 3s free). Hopetoun House, Shore Road, South Queensferry, 331 2451. A family event for Guy Fawkes’ night featuring a fireworks display set to