What’s On (Aug 28 - Sep 4)

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

ESCAPE reality just for a while. Escape rooms are designed for groups of 2-6 people. With 60 minutes on the clock, you and your team have to solve the puzzles, riddles and brain teasers to make your escape. The goal is simple – get out in time. Escape Rooms Scotland brings to life the mental challenges and adventure of online escape game. The pressure of Minute To Win It and the sleuthing of Sherlock Holmes will create pulse pounding team building activity that will have your mind racing and adrenaline flowing. For larger groups, please give us a call as we can organize an event around your needs. Running every day, book a place between 10am and 10pm. Call 07584 047 234.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

WALLED Garden Tour, Rouken Glen Park. 1 - 2 pm. Come along and find out how the walled garden re-development is progressing. Works include rebuilding shrub and flower beds, laying new accessible paths, fixing the walls, creating interpretation areas and planting thousands of new plants and trees. Call 638 4121 or email roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

ALE and hearty. Giffnock Beer Festival at GHA Rugby Club. We will have a fantastic range of beers, ales and ciders from seven different local breweries as well as a prosecco tent. We will also have a range of entertainment running throughout the day with dj and live music, barbecue and kids fun events and live rugby as local team GHA take on Marr in the BT National League. £8/£5 on the gate. U18s free. 11am-8pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

ON the buses. 10am-5pm. Old Bridgeton bus garage, on Fordneuk Street, is a heritage centre for buses and commercial vehicles, with more than 100 buses, coaches, commercial vehicles and fire appliances on view.

WALK to beat blood cancer, in Pollok Park. 5/10km walks organised by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Glasgow. Starts 11am at the Burrell.

MONDAY, AUGUST 31

MAGICAL world of In the Night Garden. See Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka brought to life before your eyes with beautiful costumes, magical puppets, enchanting music and breathtaking projections. In the Night Garden Live takes place in its own purpose-built, family-friendly Showdome. With just 13 rows of seats, you’ll be close to the action wherever you sit and everyone gets a great view. Runs until September 12. http://www.nightgardenlive.com/.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Languages open day. 6pm - 7.30pm

at University of Glasgow Centre for Open Studies. On offer this year: Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Danish, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. View programme at

www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_415376_en.pdf

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 2

CRAFTY thinking. The ‘Just Crafts’ group is aimed at over 50’s (but not exclusively) craft enthusiasts who enjoy making home-made jewellery, designing their own greeting cards and socialising with like-minded people. It’s a chance for people to come together, share their creativity and have a cuppa and a chat at the same time. We hold craft get-togethers every second Wednesdays from 10am-noon at Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire in Barrhead. Everyone is invited to bring along their own ideas (possibly materials) and get creative. The group is run by the HUB volunteers who ensure that everyone feels welcomed. Refreshments, for a donation, are provided.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

BARRHEAD Artists was formed in 1993. We meet every Thursday evening in the Auchenback Resource Centre, 64 Aurs Drive between 6.30 and 9.30pm from September to June. Our annual exhibition is held in June. Our philosophy is that art is for everyone and although not a teaching club we are open to beginners. Club members are willing to share their knowledge and expertise freely. A programme of events that runs throughout the session includes workshops, still life evenings and outings to local beauty spots for drawing and painting. Well-known professional artists such as Philip Raskin have given demonstrations of their skill and techniques. New members are welcome. Our annual fee is £45.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

BENEATH our feet, Glasgow Central railway station is the largest of the two present main-line railway terminals in Glasgow. The station was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 31 July 1879. The station is steeped in history with amazing architecture, incredible underground tunnels, catacombs and has a fantastic glass roof consisting of 48,000 individual panes of glass. Come on the Glasgow Central Station Tours see the buildings secret places and hear the voices of the past through stories of workers, famous station travellers and maybe even a ghost story or two. £10. Call 0141 335 4352.