What’s On (Aug 13-20)

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Inclusion in Extra Time is free! Send your events to the email above no later than the Friday before publication and it could be mentioned in both the paper and on the website.

THURSDAY AUGUST 13

TRY something new. With over 25 years of combined experience and having trained and competed with some of the best around the globe, I KICK Instructors offer students traditional and sporting elements of martial arts. Classes to suit all ages and experience from 4+ years. Training in martial arts helps to instill discipline through learning core values and respect. It also teaches you self-defence skills and techniques, increases your fitness levels and builds confidence. Schools in Merrylee and Barrhead. Call 07429 502 254.

FRIDAY AUGUST 14

SEW good. New sewing class for children and adults at The Bank Cafe, Neilston. Every Friday. children from 3.30-4.30pm. Adults from 7-9.30pm. Free taster session tomorrow, Friday. Come along and chat about what you would like to make and learn, what it will cost and what to bring, or call 07796 498 207.

PIPING hot! The World Pipe Band Championships, today and tomorrow, is a prestigious international competition that has a long-standing association with Glasgow. On at Glasgow Green, it attracts thousands of visitors and competitors from across the globe as 200 bands converge on the Green annually to compete for the coveted title of World Pipe Band Champions.

SATURDAY AUGUST 15

DAY two of the world piping and dance championships, at Glasgow Green. The colourful and friendly atmosphere of the event makes it a great outing for anyone, whether or not they are piping fans, and The Worlds, as it is affectionately known, attracts a local audience – including families – as well as loyal attendance annually from piping and drumming enthusiasts. Also a favourite event for expat homecomers.

ART collectors, get along to the Gateway Gallery at Rouken Glen Park and see if you can spot the next big thing. The gallery has new exhibitions monthly featuring regular artists as well as new exhibitors. The price of original paintings ranges from a few hundred to several thousand pounds. Opening hours 9.30am-5.30pm, closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Worth a viewing.

GREENFINGERS? Visit Holmlea Allotments open day event from 2-4pm, off Greenholm St/Holmlea Rd -— stalls, bouncy castle, and info on plots and community garden. Learn how to grow your own leeks, herbs and edible flowers with secrets from the urban garden experts.

SUNDAY AUGUST 16

THE Barrhead Heritage Trail runs three specially-designed walks, each of which takes in various sites of historical value around the town. Each of the 25 sites is marked by a circular commemorative blue plaque. Sites include 18th century inns, centuries old churches, the railway station and Arthurlie FC’s football ground. Trail leaflets containing full details of each historical site can be obtained from the East Renfrewshire Council Offices on Main Street which is the starting point for each walk.

MONDAY AUGUST 17

DAM it! Dams to Darnley is Scotland newest country park with a seven-mile network of paths through the scenic countryside, ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. The park landscape is varied and consists of the open water of the Barrhead dams, wetland and burns, woodland, grassland and scrub. As a result the park is home to a diverse range of wildlife and in particular is a birdwatchers paradise. To find out more, call 577 4053.

TUESDAY AUGUST 18

MILL Run at Aurs Glen in Barrhead is an 800-metres course. It is inspired by the natural landscape of the glen, using the slopes and trees to create a course that has a natural flow down a course of bumps, bends and twists to keep it interesting, but not too steep or too fast for younger riders, families or less experienced cyclists. The trail is free to use and open all year. Riders are advised to wear a helmet. The trail is in Jerry Park in Auchenback and starts just off Springfield Road next to Saint Luke’s High School. For the techies, Google co-ordinates are 55.789032,-4.38789.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19

ARTIST Scott Lang explores the many facets of Glasgow’s gang culture in his latest exhibition, entitled Schementality. He examines the territorial nature of gangs, the associated status symbols, the multicultural makeup of contemporary gangs and the stereotypical representations of gang members. He says: “By addressing these stereotypes, I endeavour to add humorous elements to what can be a dark subject.” On ‘til Saturday, August 29, at Trongate 103. Free event.

THURSDAY AUGUST 20

Travelling library exhibitions. Current display, In My Shoes. Young people from Glasgow’s Roma community display photographs that document their lives in Govanhill. On at Pollokshaws library. Also, Crannogs - houses on stilts once built in the shallow waters of Scotland’s lochs. Pollok Kist local history group’s display of a model Crannog sheds light on these ancient dwellings on at Govanhill library.

For more events visit What’s On East Ren or WOW247 Glasgow.