Sport MoRunning Glasgow Green 5k Sun 20 Nov, 10.30am. £15. Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, Movember charity run in aid of tackling prostate cancer. Zumbathon Sat 26 Nov, noon. £10 registration fee. Scotstoun International Sports Arena, 72 Danes Drive, 0870 2724400. Three-hour sponsored Zumbathon to raise funds for parents’ accommodation at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital. Glasgow Rocks Home Games Sun 4 & 11 Dec, 5pm. £9–£11 (children £6–£7). Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street, 334 4600. The home team face Newcastle Eagles (4 Dec) and Guildford Heat (11 Dec) in the British Basketball League. Glasgow Santa Dash Sun 11 Dec, start time tbc. £15 (under 16s £5). St Enoch Square, Five kilometre fun run in support of selected charities, with Santa suits supplied with registration. See feature, page 43, and Christmas Guide, page 10. Talks The Glasgow Lectures on Culture Mon 21 Nov, 6pm. £8. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. Sir Clive Gillinson examines funding of the arts in Europe and America. Ten-minute Lunchtime Talk Tue 22 Nov, 1pm. Included in £5 (£3) admission. Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Professor Bill Sweeney gives a composer’s response to the current exhibition. Destination St Kilda Wed 23 Nov, 7.30pm. £8 (under 18s, students, RSGS members free). University of Glasgow, Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens, 01738 455050. Using an original 19th century lantern projector and a rare series of glass slides from 1886, Mark Butterworth documents a remarkable journey. Colour, Rhythm and Form Symposium Sat 26 Nov, 10am–4pm. £24 (students £14). Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. One-day symposium examining JD Fergusson’s contribution to art and his links with contemporary literature, music and dance. Alfred Brendel: Character in Music Sun 27 Nov, 3pm. £20 (children £10). City Halls, Candleriggs, 353 8000. Brendel gives what will doubtless be a characteristically thoughtful and vivid Glasgow UNESCO City of Music lecture. FREE Abandon the Knife Tue 29 Nov, 7pm. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Screening of a documentary by Sara Nason about the practice of female genital mutilation under the auspices of tradition in Kenya, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

✽✽ Lili Reynaud-Dewar: Artist Talk and Screening Event Wed 30 Nov, 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar discusses her upcoming Jean Genet-inspired performance piece, accompanied by a showing of related films, including Genet’s own Un Chant d’Amour.

✽✽ Pecha Kucha Thu 1 Dec, 7pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Creative speakers show 20 slides for a strict 20 seconds each. FREE Scottish Ensemble presents Baltic Renaissance Tue 6 Dec, 1pm. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Explore the exciting world of Baltic contemporary music (including composers such as Arvo Pärt and Erkki- Sven Tüür) at this multimedia presentation, which is followed by a concert at the Oran Mor in the evening. John Beatty: Wild Vision Thu 8 Dec, 2.15pm. £8 (under 18s, students, RSGS members free). Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 260 Bath Street, 01738 455050. Lavishly illustrated anecdotes from the life of the adventurous photographer. Marvellous Meteors! Wed 14 Dec, 7.30pm. £1.50. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallion Road, Milngavie, 956 6100.

Search the skies for constellations and meteors. Adults only. Booking essential. FREE Ancient Egyptian Astronomy Thu 15 Dec, 7.30–9pm. University of Strathclyde Royal College Building, 204 George Street, 950 3000. A talk from Astronomical Society of Glasgow President Chris O’Kane. Workshops Dr Sketchy’s Tiki Sun 20 Nov, 3–5pm. £5. The Tiki Bar, 214 Bath Street, 332 1341. Rhymes with Purple presents a special Tiki-themed session of the alternative/cabaret life drawing class, with fire performers and hula girls. Write Camera Action Mon 21 Nov, 7pm. £5. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Creative workshop for film writers, directors and actors on the third Monday of every month. SDT Interactive Thu 24 Nov, 1.30pm. £5. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Insightful workshop from the Scottish Dance Theatre looking at the sets, props, lighting and rehearsals involved in putting on a show. Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra Festival IV Fri 25 Nov, 7.45pm; Sat 26 Nov, 3pm. £10 for two days; £6 for one day. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Two days of free jazz and improv music from the GIO and guests (Renee Baker from the AACM, Miguel Carvalhais and Jan Bang), plus workshops and discussions, films, video scores and live remixes. See preview, page ??, and win tickets, page ??. Festive Fascinator Workshop Sun 27 Nov, 11am. £65. Make It Glasgow, 3 Osborne Street, 771 6466. Make an impression during the Christmas party season, with the help of with milliner Carolyn Davidson. Joyworks! Laughter Club Sun 27 Nov, 3.30pm. £5 suggested donation. Partick Burgh Halls, 9 Burgh Hall Street, Partick, 07842 414765. An energising concoction of laughter, yoga, relaxation and games. Stage to Page Mon 28 Nov, 7pm. £3. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Workshopping and networking for playwrights and friends. Dance House Contact Jams Sat 10 Dec, 2pm. £3. CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. A chance for dancers and musicians to jam and collaborate. FREE Seasonal Decorations Workshop Sun 11 Dec, 1–3pm. Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, 276 0924. Make wreathes and festive decorations. Joyworks! Christmas Laugh In Joy ‘n’ Chill Sun 11 Dec, 2–4.30pm. £20. Partick Burgh Halls, 9 Burgh Hall Street, Partick, 07842 414765. Laughter, games and relaxation with Sharon Miller, plus music from Jo Jo Landers on the cello.

EDINBURGH Activities & Events ✽✽ Previously . . . Scotland’s History Festival Thu 17–Wed 30

Nov, times vary. Various venues, See panel, page 46, Riddle’s Court Open Afternoon Thu 17 & 24 Nov & 1 Dec, 2–4pm. By donation. Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, 220 1232. Visit one of Edinburgh’s best-preserved merchant’s houses. Cupcake Couture Sat 19 Nov, 2–5pm. £35. Merchants’ Hall, 22 Hanover Street, 0844 892 0212. Fashion show with hair and beauty stalls, cupcakes and fizz. In aid of the NSPCC. FREE Conservation Work Day Sun 20 Nov, 10am–3pm. Holyrood Park, 652 8150. Help maintain Holyrood Park. Booking essential. Traverse Arts & Entertainment Quiz Mon 21 Nov, 8pm. £1 per person. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Like a pub quiz, but without those tricky sports questions. In aid of Edinburgh Maggie’s Centre. Gallery Tour Tue 22 Nov, 2.30–4pm. £6–£7. Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, 225 6671. A tour of the RSA Open exhibition with coffee and shortbread.

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