Road, 339 7223. Glasgow University’s Ragged University endeavour is a fun and democratic way to learn stuff over a pint or two. Talks on different topics take place each week in a different venue, and it’s all free. This week, a talk on ‘The Past, Present and Future of Stroke Medicine’.

✽✽ The Fascinating and Sometimes Bizarre Cultures of

the Pacific Thu 3 Feb, 2.15pm. £8 (under 18s/students/RSGS members free). Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 260 Bath Street, 332 2826. Travel writer and photographer Patrick Richardson has been journeying in the remotest parts of the world for 40 years. In this illustrated talk he relates his experiences of Pacific societies from Papua New Guinea to Vanuatu, Tonga, Kiribati and Easter Island. Workshops Pitching Your Manuscript Sat 22 Jan, 1.45–4.45pm. £60. Trongate 103, 276 8380 See article, page 27. Booking essential. Tron Studio Tuesdays, 25 Jan–29 Mar, 7–9pm. £120 for two terms (£100). Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. A term of drama workshops for adults who are interested in developing a range of performance skills and techniques. Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Sun 30 Jan, 4–7pm. £7 (£5). Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models. Heart and Soul Gastronomy: Bread 1 Thu 3 Feb, time tbc. £45. Heart Buchanan, 380 Byres Road, 334 7626. Andrew Wilson, founder of Glasgow organic sourdough bakers differentbreid, leads a hands-on workshop in the basic techniques involved in making your own gorgeous-smelling loaf. Booking essential.


Activities & Events The Thursday Night Spoonful Thu 20 & 27 Jan & Thu 3 Feb, 7–11pm. £4.50 (£3.50) for one class; £8 (£6) for two classes. The Forest Café, 3 Bristo Place, 220 4538. Weekly classes on social swing and lindy hop dance. Meet the Artist Fri 21 Jan, 2–4.30pm. £10 (£8). National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, 624 6200. One in a series of regular events at the Gallery where visitors can meet artists and learn about their practice, inspirations and techniques. Booking essential.

✽✽ Burnsfest Sat 22 Jan–Tue 25 Jan, Times vary. Prices vary. Scottish

Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. See caption, below. Concorde 35th Anniversary Sat 22 & Sun 23 Jan, 10am–4pm. £9 as part of Museum admission (£7; children free). National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, 247 4238. Workshops, science shows, a Concorde quiz and more to celebrate, and anyone born in the same year as the pointy plane (1976) gets in for free. Theatre Tour Sat 22 Jan, 10.30am. £11.75 (£8.60). Playhouse, 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660. Peek behind the scenes at the country’s largest purpose-built theatre.

✽✽ A Toast to Burns Sat 22 Jan, 7pm. £50 (premier ticket £65

includes drink on arrival, private bar, priority seating and goody bag). Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, 319 8075. Fundraising event in aid of Children 1st, which aims to provide health and happiness for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children. See caption, below. Resonance, Relaxation and Recovery Through Sound Sun 23 Jan, 10am–5pm. £45 (members £40.50). Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place,


shortlisted designs for Scotland’s new design centre on Dundee waterfront. The Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show Thu 3 Feb, 10am. £7. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Wagons roll as the exhibition for holiday nomads and fresh-air lovers arrives in Glasgow.

Sport Aviva International Match Sat 29 Jan, 2pm. £15–£18 (£10). Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street, 276 1450. The first event of the 2011 athletics calendar takes place at Kelvin Hall, with various teams competing in track and field events. Getting Out, Getting Fit Tue 1 Feb, 6pm. £2. Various venues, Glasgow, 427 4911. A weekly running club hosted by Epilepsy Scotland, taking in various parks around Glasgow. You can come along for a jog now and then, or get serious and find your marathon training buddies, all under the guidance of a qualified jog leader. Talks FREE How Should We Write the History of the Holocaust? Tue 25 Jan, 5.30pm. Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, off University Avenue, 330 3190. Public lecture in the University of Glasgow’s annual Holocaust Lecture Series. FREE The Friday Event Lecture Series: Anthony d'Offay Thu 27 Jan, 11am–12.45pm. Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 6535. The international art dealer, whose generous donations to the Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland have made possible the Artist Rooms series of exhibitions, gives a talk for GSA students and public alike. Ragged University Thu 27 Jan, 6.30pm. Hillhead Library, 348 Byres

Burns Night

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 FREE Archive Sources for Family History Thu 20 Jan, noon. Mitchell Library, North Street, 287 2999. Find out about all the sources held in the Mitchell Library that can help you discover and explore your family history. Ten-Week Taiko Drumming Course Saturdays, 22 Jan–19 Mar, 11am–1pm. £120 for ten weeks. Sounds of Progress, 73–77 Trongate, 01357 522008. A comprehensive course exploring the energetic and disciplined art of taiko drumming, taking participants from the rudiments of the practice up to a group performance at the end of the ten weeks. Suitable for both beginners and those with drumming experience, but participants must have a reasonable level of physical fitness. See caption, page 29. FREE Poprock Choir Sun 23 Jan & 30 Jan, 7pm. Woodside Hall, 36 Glenfarg Street. A Glee-inspired choir for adults, meeting weekly. FREE The Monday Night Social Mon 24 Jan & 31 Jan, 6–8pm. Trongate 103, 276 8380. Monday night meet-up for artists with learning disabilities and other people with learning disabilities who are interested in getting crafty and meeting new people. Ages 18+. FREE Family History Advice Tue 25 Jan, 2–4pm. Mitchell Library, North Street, 287 2999. Get started on tracing your family tree at these 30-minute introductory sessions.

✽✽ FREE Burns Night Tue 25 Jan, 8pm. Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, 42 Otago Lane, 357 4524. Stories, songs and vegetarian haggis. For the patriotic poetry-lover whose love of the Bard stops at the point where sheep stomachs come into play. See caption. GFT Film Quiz Tue 25 Jan, 8.45pm. £1.50. Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. Test your knowledge against The Skinny’s film critics. Clash of Cultures Fashion Show Wed 26 Jan, 8pm. £10. The Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, 248 4600. Student events company Vie presents a fashion show offering different perspectives on British and American fashion. WriteCameraAction! Kickstart Networking Event Sat 29 Jan, 7–9pm. £5. Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Suitable for anyone who is interested in making or being in films, this networking evening offers the chance to meet independent directors, producers, actors and the arts organisations that call CCA home. FREE Horror/Cult Film Discussion Group Wed 2 Feb, 6.30pm. Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 6535. Meet up with other genre fans at this relaxed and friendly discussion group.

Exhibitions ✽✽ FREE The Inventors of Tradition Sat 22 Jan–Sat 26 Feb.

Tue–Sat 11am–5pm. 22 Stockwell Street, At the point where art, design and social history meet comes this Panel-curated exhibition exploring the history of Scottish fashion and its tempestuous relationship with all things tartan and trad. Includes archive film footage, interviews with industry figures, vintage clothing items and new designs and textile-based art works by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie. See feature, page 24. FREE V&A at Dundee Tue 1 Feb–Fri 18 Feb. Mon & Wed–Sat 10.30am–5pm; Tue 11am–5pm. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 221 6362. The six

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Still want to raise a glass to the Bard, but retain the odd shred of streed cred? A Toast to Burns, at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, has all its neeps and ceilidhs in proper working order, but it’s a fundraiser for Children 1st and is hosted by top funny lass Susan Morrison. Glasgow hippy tea haven Tchai-Ovna are running a poetry and song-based night with vegetarian (of course) haggis, and winning a muckle sonsie A for effort is Edinburgh’s Storytelling Centre, with a Burnsfest taking in storytelling, theatre and poetry, lasting four days. In fact, if you’re a right Burns nutter you could do them all . . . A Toast to Burns, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Sat 22 Jan, 7pm, £50; Tchai-Ovna Burns Night, Otago Lane, Glasgow, Tue 25 Jan, 8pm, free; Burnsfest, Scottish Storytelling Centre Sat 22 Jan–Tue 25 Jan, times & prices vary.