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Activities & Events The Big Draw at the Tall Ship Thu 20 & Fri 21 Oct, noon. Admission £5 (£4.50). The Tall Ship at Riverside, 150 Pointhouse Place, 357 3699. Materials are provided at these art sessions for both children and adults alike. Included in the cost of admission. FREE Label Sundays, 2–7pm. Stairway Club, 95 Union Street, 221 1009. Vinyl DJ and mini record fair. In the Company of Wolves Fashion Show Wed 26 Oct, 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. Scottish Interactive Music Quiz Wed 26 Oct, 8.30pm. £1 per team of four. The Inn, 2 Station Road, Bearsden, 942 6752. Interactive music quiz touring around 20 Scottish pubs. From Grassroots . . . Thu 27 Oct, 7pm. £15. Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10–24 Gairbraid Avenue, 948 1105. Charity fundraiser for Women for Women International, including food, live entertainment, an auction and a raffle. Tickets from Grassroots Organic on Woodlands Road. Hallowe’en Ghost Walks at The Tall Ship Thu 27 & Fri 28 Oct, 7pm. £12 (£8). The Tall Ship at Riverside, 150 Pointhouse Place, 357 3699. Get into the spirit of Hallowe’en with a ghostly tour and tales based on true events from the ship’s history. See feature, page 20. FREE Storytelling Slam Thu 27 Oct, 8pm. Mono, 12 Kings Court, King Street, 553 2400. Storytellers have 1–3 minutes in each head-to-head bout to impress both judges and audience with their stories about Glasgow. FREE The Glue Factory Launch Weekend Fri 28–Sun 30 Oct, noon–late. Glue Factory, 22 Farnell Street, Garscube Industrial Estate, Maryhill, thegluefactory.org Independent arts space the Glue Factory celebrates its official launch with a weekend of live music, exhibitions, film screenings and clubs, with help from local hip types such as Made in the Shade, Welcome Home, Pecha Kucha and Dead Man’s Clothes. Tall Ship Ghost Hunt Fundraiser Sat 29 Oct, 9pm–2am. £40. The Tall Ship at Riverside, 150 Pointhouse Place, 07891 694874. Stay up for an overnight investigation, if you dare . . . FREE Bussy and Dave’s Ironic Shambolic Monthly Pub Quiz Sun 30 Oct, 8.30pm. Criterion, 568 Dumbarton Road, 334 1964. The spooksome twosome’s Hallowe’en special promises ‘fabulous questions, tatty prizes, blood- curdling fun’. Stars Over the Botanics Tue 1 Nov, 7.30–9pm. £4 (£2). Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 276 1614. Star-gazing session with the Astronomical Society of Glasgow. ✽✽ Love Club: Day of the Dead 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. proudExposure presents its latest intimate evening of tea and cake, spoken word and music – this time celebrating all those who are dearly (or nearly) departed. Part of Glasgay! & Glasgow Cabaret Festival. FREE The Work Room Artists Network Wed 2 Nov, 5.30pm. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Drop-in session for artists from all disciplines to meet, discuss and collaborate. Glasgow Firewalk Fri 4 Nov, 6pm. £20. St Enoch Square, 848 0308 or hdscotland.org Walk 20 feet over red hot Tue 1 Nov, 8–10pm. £4. The Arches,
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wood embers for charity. Minimum sponsorship of £120 required. Emerald Ball Fri 4 Nov, 7pm. £45. Glasgow Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, 07525 655587. A glitzy fundraising event for Macmillan. FREE Glasgow Green Fireworks Sat 5 Nov, time tbc. Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street. Annual huge fireworks display for all the family on Glasgow Green. See feature, page 43. FREE Drumchapel & West Fireworks Sat 5 Nov, time tbc. Drumchapel Park, Howgate Avenue. Great big pyrotechnic extravaganza for the west of Glasgow. See feature, page 43. Bold Souls Fashion Pop-Up: Santa, Baby! Sat 5 Nov, 12–5.30pm. £2 in advance; £4 (£3) on the door. The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, 253 Argyle Street, 0870 240 7528. Bold Souls are really pushing the threshhold of how early you can sensibly hold Christmas events, but we’ll forgive them that because we love their dedication to independent, interesting local fashion. As well as designers and vintage traders punting their wares, expect hair stylists, nail technicians, make up artists and other fashionable types on hand to style you up for Santa. Guy Fawkes Firewalk Sun 6 Nov, 6pm. Registration £10. Hampden Park, Letherby Drive, 555 7252. Raise money for charity by walking over hot coals – after a little training from the official world record holder for the longest fire walk. The Not So Secret Society Wed 16 Nov, 8pm. £6 or £5 with the password ‘Velociraptor’. The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 248 5210. Comedy japesters Rufus and Ben are your hosts for this not-particularly-secret artists’ gathering. Exhibitions AC/DC: Scotland’s Family Jewels Until Sun 12 Feb 2012. Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm. Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. £2 (£1.50). Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 353 8000.
Anyone whose heart doesn’t leap at the opening twangle of ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ is in need of counselling, or maybe just ill-informed. Rectify that with a trip to this touring exhibition on Australia’s greatest band (and its members’ Scottish roots). Cathcart Model Railway Exhibition Sat 29 & Sun 30 Oct, 10am–5pm. £4 (£3; children £2; family ticket £10). Pollokshaws Burgh Halls, 2025 Pollokshaws Road, 632 5811. Model railway show.
Fairs & Markets The Telegraph Cruise Show Sat 22 & Sun 23 Oct, 10am. £6-£10 (under 16s free). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0871 620 4024. Bag some special deals on your next boat-based holiday. FREE The Arches Emporium Sat 22 Oct, 12.30–5.30pm. The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Carnival-style arts market selling quality handmade goods, fashion, art, accessories, cards and homewares, with food, décor and entertainment claiming to capture the carnival atmosphere of New York’s Coney Island. Crafts for Christmas/HobbyCrafts Thu 27–Sun 30 Oct, 9.30am–5pm (Sat until 5.30pm). £5.50 in advance/£7 on the door (seniors £4.50/£5). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. An opportunity to buy and try all kinds of crafts, from calligraphy to candlemaking. ✽✽ Homes & Interiors Scotland Fri advance/£10 on the door. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Combine the knowledge on offer here with what you’ve learned at the other fair on at the SECC this weekend and knit your own wallpaper! Or just, y’know, buy it. FREE Byres Road Makers Market Sat 29 Oct, 11am–4pm. Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, 339 7223. Handmade crafts and design. FREE Granny Would Be Proud Sun 30 Oct & 13 Nov, noon–5pm. Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, 576 1700. Retro vintage market. 28–Sun 30 Oct, 10am–5pm. £7 in
Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
The 15th year of this lit fest looks set to be suitably left-leaning and totally right-on. The classy event, run by Word Power books, showcases the best of Scottish writing outside of the mainstream, boasting stalls, exhibitions, workshops and talks by a plethora of authors including Janice Galloway and Liz Lochead, as well as a screening of Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible. Set aside your copies of Jodie Picoult and Dan Brown for an afternoon and learn more about great, independently published writing. ■ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, 26 Oct–30 Nov.
✽✽ Girls’ Day Out Fri 4–Sun 6 Nov, 10am. £12–£15. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Women’s lifestyle, health and fashion event. FREE Pre-loved Fashion Sale Sun 6 Nov, 11am–4pm. Òran Mór, 731-735 Great Western Road, 418 5680. Clothes and accessories on sale at bargain prices in aid of Children 1st. With prize draw and bar open all afternoon. FREE The 50+ Show Fri 11 & Sat 12 Nov, 10am–5pm. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 01372 840954. A day of workshops and activities for the active senior citizen. Advance registration required. FREE Little Birds Market Sun 13 Nov, 11am–5pm. Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade, City Centre, 07946 715204. New market with a broad selection of vintage and independent design. The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair Thu 17 Nov, 10am. £9.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Over 200 exhibitors showcasing crafts, home and garden, jewellery, clothing, food and drink, plus demos and tasting sessions.
Sport Glasgow Rocks Home Games Fri 21 Oct, 7.30pm; Sun 23 & 30 Oct & Sun 13 Nov, 5pm. £9–£11 (children £6–£7). Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street, 334 4600. Scotland’s only professional basketball team face their rivals in the British Basketball League, with cheerleaders, games and fun at each match. A Question of Sport Live Sat 22 Oct, 7.30pm. £37.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. The TV quiz show has been rethought as a live experience. Big Fun Run Sat 29 Oct, 11am. £12 (£8). Bellahouston Park, 16 Dumbreck Road, 427 0558. A 5km fun run with charity concessions available for those running for a good cause. ✽✽ International Roller Derby Sat Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, 331 8633. A whole afternoon of roller derby fun, with a suitably spooky Hallowe’en touch as Glasgow’s own teams take on the Crime City Roller Girls from Malmo in Sweden and old rivals Manchester. Hallowe’en Howler Sun 30 Oct, 3pm. Registration £5. Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, firstname.lastname@example.org Get your spookiest costume on and run for the Stroke Association, with thematic festivities and prizes to be won. 29 Oct, 12.30pm. £tbc. The Arc,
Talks A Day in the Life of the Kingston Bridge Sat 22 Oct, 11am. Included with £9.95 (£7.95) admission. Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, 420 5000. An illustrated talk from engineer Stephen McGuigan on the history of the Kingston Bridge. The Challenge of Living with Environmental Change Thu 3 Nov, 2.15pm. £8 (under 18s, students and RSGS members free). Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 260 Bath Street, 01592 455050. Andrew Watkinson examines a topical subject. Adrian Wiszniewski Explained Thu 3 Nov, 6.30–7.30pm. £5. House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4776. Artist Wiszniewski talks about his work in paint, neon and sculpture over the past 25 years. Ages 16+. ✽✽ FREE Jackie Forster: From Sat 5 Nov, 2–4pm. Glasgow Women’s Library, Mitchell Library, 15 Berkeley Street, 248 9969. A rare chance to see a 1997 edition of the BBC documentary The Day That Changed my Life, in which founder of the Lesbian Archive Jackie Forster tells of how an affair in 1958 was a crucial turning point for her. Followed by a chance to see items from Forster’s own collection and the archive. Part of Glasgay! High Heels to Sensible Shoes