What’s on (Jul 30 - Aug 6)

Robert Carlyle in THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON
Robert Carlyle in THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON

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THURSDAY JULY 30

The Pollok House paintings have been cursed and fading away by a witch’s dark spell. Help us uncover the Witch’s Secret and stop the terrible curse. Parents and children work together with help from the servants to find the answers to the clues in order to uncover the Witches’ Secret. Space is limited and children must be accompanied by an adult. The game will be played in groups of around six. To book please call 0141 616 6410

FRIDAY, JULY 31

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. Booking required. Call 638 4121 or email roukenglenpark@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

Until Wednesday, August 5, the debut film from Irish writer/director Mark Noonan, You’re Ugly Too tells the story of Stacey (newcomer Lauren Kinsella), a young girl who is forced to live with her uncle (Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen) after the death of her mother. Unexpectedly thrown together, the two slowly and cautiously get to know one another, in this tender and bittersweet low-key character drama. You’re Ugly Too marks a modest but promising beginning for the careers of both Noonan and Kinsella.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

Last chance to see SURGE Community Street Theatre finding new ways to surprise and startle shoppers on the streets of Glasgow. The ever-popular Community Street Theatre tour lets those new to outdoor performance learn fun new roles before hitting the town with professional performers for a surreal walkabout session. Performances: 3-6pm in a walkabout throughout Merchant City. Go to.conflux.co.uk for more.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

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 in the collection. Vehicles are usually owned by individuals or small groups and range from hulks rescued from scrap yards and awaiting restoration to fully restored and active examples.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

From Monday-Friday, August 3-7. A great chance for children to enjoy the fun activities during the holiday club at Maxwell Mearns Castle Parish Church, Waterfoot Road, Newton Mearns. Get your registration form from the church. The fun starts on Monday, August 3. Call the church office on 0141 639 5169 to find out more.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

From Tuesday-Thursday, August 4-6, 10am-3pm. Whitecraigs Holiday Camp, is open to anyone willing to give rugby a try and will cater to all abilities in a fun and safe environment. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm with flexible, pick up and drop off times available. For more information contact Club Development Officer Brandon Wamberg at cdowrc@gmail.com or 07792 567 672. Please bring waterproofs and a packed lunch. Change of clothes, boots and gum shield are desired, however, not essential. Age Range P1-S2. £12 for a day, £30 for 3 days.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Whitelee Visitor Centre invite kids to take part in some wildlife inspired games and activities and see if they have the speed of a hare or jumping skills of a frog hopper. This is a great way to get the kids off the games console and out in the fresh air to take part in some fun activities and games. The club is always popular so please book your place ASAP to avoid disappointment. The club runs every Wednesday from 10.30am-noon for six weeks during the summer holidays and registering allows parents to leave children over five with the rangers to take part. Children five and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 614 0962.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Barrhead Baby Cafe is a free weekly meet-up for pregnant women and breastfeeding mums. Partners are welcome too. Baby Café is for all pregnant women and breastfeeding mums. It doesn’t matter if you’re exclusively breastfeeding, combination feeding, weaning, or you simply want to know more about breastfeeding - we are here to support you. All children are welcome and our session includes toys for babies and young children.

GFT. Shot on location in Glasgow, Barney Thomson is a twisted comedy of accidental murder. Carlyle is joined by a brilliant cast including Ray Winstone, James Cosmo, Martin Compston and Emma Thompson in an unforgettable performance as Barney’s bitterly callous mother. Carlyle is Barney, a middle-aged Bridgeton barber. When his smug boss goes missing, the local police constable suspects a connection with a spate of ‘body parts murders.

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