Events | AROUND TOWN
7pm. £4. Commemorating Sir Walter Scott, this is the largest monument of any writer in the world. Take all 287 steps to the top for a great view of the city. ■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE AND JOHN KNOX HOUSE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579, scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun. Free entry to SSC; John Knox House £5 (£4; children £1; under 7s free). A stylish contemporary building appended to the 15th century home of Protestant reformer John Knox, housing materials relating to Scotland’s rich oral culture.
■ SURGEONS’ HALL MUSEUM Nicolson Street, 527 1649, museum.rcsed. ac.uk Daily 10am–5pm. £5 (£3). Home to permanent collections on pathological anatomy, the history of surgery and dentistry, as well as temporary exhibitions, talks and occasionally gruesome hands- on events. Note: the museum closes for yearlong renovations on Sun 18 May.
Events are listed by city, then type. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication by using our ‘Add an Event’ service at list.co.uk. Listings compiled by Jaclyn Arndt. ✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
GLASGOW Activities & Events Southside Fringe Thu 15–Sun 25 May, times vary. Prices vary. Southside, southsidefringe.org.uk Festival of music, theatre and activities for all the family. Highlights include a production of Hamlet,
an upcycling fashion show, and burlesque from Lily and Roxy’s Lonely Hearts Club. FREE Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Thu 15 May–12 Jun. Times vary. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 276 5360. Six-month programme of exhibitions and events on the Commonwealth Games environmental impact. Fashion in Flames Sat 17 May, 7.30–11.30pm. £10–£25. Barras Art & Design Centre, 54 Calton Entry, baadglasgow.com Obscure Couture send their latest collection down a bed of hot coals. Proceeds to Action for Children Scotland. Women’s Heritage Walks Sun 18 May, 1–3pm. £7.50 (accompanied under 15s free). Glasgow Necropolis, 50 Cathedral Square, 550 2267. Women of the Necropolis Walk. Booking essential. FREE Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking Group Tue 20 May, 7–9pm. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. A queer filmmaking group, where everyone is invited. Ages 14+. FREE Future City | Glasgow: Future Hacks Fri 30 May–Sun 1 Jun, times vary. Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, 287 2660. Explore how technology and open data could improve life in Glasgow. Future Hack No 4 – Transport. Glasgow City of Science. FREE Digital Scratch: Riding over Blinkity Blank Sun 1 Jun, 7pm. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. An evening of live animation, music and performance. McLaren 2014. Booking essential. FREE Glasgow Skeptics Mon 2 Jun, 7–9.30pm. The Admiral, 72a Waterloo Street, 221 7705. Speakers on science, politics and policy. Today: ‘Is Britain a Christian Country? Is Scotland?’.
✽Glasgow Science Festival Thu 5–Sun 15 Jun, times vary. Prices vary.
Various venues, glasgowsciencefestival. org.uk See 5 Things, page 49.
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