What’s On (Jan 14-22)

Peter May appears at The Avenue on Monday to discuss his latest book
Peter May appears at The Avenue on Monday to discuss his latest book

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THURSDAY JANUARY 14

SCOTTISH Ballet keeps the festive magic going just a bit longer with Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella, set against Prokofiev’s powerful score. Appearing at the Theatre Royal until Saturday, with the Scottish Ballet Orchestra accompanying. Tickets from.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow.

FOLK of all kinds descend on Glasgow for two weeks of Celtic Connections. The music festival includes 300 events across 20 venues, and runs until January 31. See www.celticconnections.com for more info.

DINE and dance at the Primavera Bistro’s weekly event. 7-9pm at The Avenue for social dancing, including a short section for instruction on moves including samba and ballroom. Free for customers, £5 entrance fee for non customers.

NTS Eastwood & District Members’ Centre presents The Art Collections of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, an illustrated talk by Dr Maureen Park. Note: due to the refurbishment of Clarkston Halls, the event takes place at Netherlee Primary, 7.30pm.

IN need of a little sunshine? St Luke’s High has it covered. Pupils present their take on Sunshine on Leith - the hit Proclaimers musical - at Eastwood Park Theatre tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm. Costs £8 standard, £6 concession and student - call 577 4956 for tickets.

SATURDAY JANUARY 16

CELTIC Connections moves southside for And Blithely Spend the Gowden Day - a song cycle celebrating the seasons and inspired by Edinburgh and the Pentlands - with Daniel Padden and Wounded Knee. 7.30pm at The Glad Cafe.

SUNDAY JANUARY 17

ANNUAL Cyclocross takes place at Rouken Glen Park’s High Meadows. B-race kicks off at 11am, followed by the A-race at 1pm - each lasts 55 mins plus one lap. Open to men and women aged 16 and over. Entry is £20 per rider, and no entries on the day - see www.entrycentral.com/RGCX for more info.

FUNDAY Sunday at The Avenue in Newton Mearns, with free activities for the kids running 11am-4pm.

WINTER stroll at Rouken Glen Park. Shake off the winter blues by joining the activity ranger from 1-3pm for free activity. Booking required - call 638 4121 or email roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk. Children must be accompanied by an adult and please wear suitable clothing/footwear.

FILM night at The Glad Cafe with Do It Together, about the inner workings of the independent music scene. Introduced by Howie Reeve. 7pm start.

MONDAY JANUARY 18

AUTHOR Peter May appears at Primavera Bistro in association with Waterstones Newton Mearns to discuss his latest book, Coffin Road. 7-8.30pm and entry is free - to book your place, call 616 3933.

SCOTTISH Wildlife Trust talk on The Carrifran Wildwood Story - a new woodland in the Borders - led by Philip Ashmole. 7.30-9.30pm at Duff Memorial Hall in Busby. Entry is by suggested donation of £2 for members, £3 for non members. Tea and coffee provided.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20

EVENING talk at Rouken Glen Park: Researching East Renfrewshire’s Designed Landscapes and Gardens. 7-9pm for a topic which has had minimal research until now. No booking required - just come along to find out more.

THURSDAY JANUARY 21

BUSBY and Clarkston Horticultural Society’s first lecture of the year: Holland, Home of Horticultural (and Hydrangeas). 7.30pm at Netherlee Primary School.

FRIDAY JANUARY 22

ACROBATS, death-defying stunts and more at the King’s Theatre for Cirque Berserk, running until Sunday. Visit www.atgtickets.com/shows/cirque-berserk/kings-theatre/ for more info.

For more events in East Ren, head to What’s On East Ren, or visit WOW247 Glasgow for events, entertainment news and guides to all that’s going on in the city.