What’s on in the Southside from May 3 onwards

Author John Harris will be giving a talk on on the war-time flight to Scotland by Rudolph Hess on May 7.
Author John Harris will be giving a talk on on the war-time flight to Scotland by Rudolph Hess on May 7.

Wine Circle

Stamperland Wine Circle welcomes new members who have an interest in understanding more about wine and the enjoyment associated with it.

Club members enjoy tastings, displays by leading distributors and the matching of different wines to certain kinds of food. There will be demonstrations on how to make wine and an opportunity to chat about to making your own very drinkable varieties. The Wine Circle meets the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at Clarkston Halls between September and May. For more details contact Glyn Jones on 07943435843 or email: alfredglynjones08@gmail.com.

Magic of Showbiz

The Magic of Showbiz meets every Saturday, 12.30-2.45pm at The Edge, Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns. the session includes drama then dance and also provides support workers. For more details visit www.facebook.com/MagicofShowbiz or email themagicofshowbiz@gmx.com.

24 Hours in Shawlands

Queen’s Park Camera Club presents a chronological Photographic Exhibition illustrating 24 hours of life along Shawlands main thoroughfare. The photographs tell the stories of the various activities going on and illustrate the lives of the people who live in, work in and visit Shawlands, such as shopkeepers, workers, people shopping, meeting, visiting cafes, pubs, clubs etc. Each individual photo tells a story in itself as well as being part of the bigger exhibition and is accompanied by a short statement describing the scene in order to give life and meaning to the viewer. At the Milk Cafe everyday except Mondays, throughout May.

Veterans welcome

Legion Scotland veterans to join Newton Mearns branch at Mearns Bowling Club, G77 6AE on the Last Friday of each month; 7.30 until 9.30pm.

Friday, May 3

Quiz night

The Olde House Inn in Neilston hold a quiz night on the first Friday of every month, so get a team together and come along for a great night. From 8-10.30pm.

Call Mr Robeson

Queens Park Arena is hosting an evening of music and performance celebrating social justice activist Paul Robeson who performed at the venue in 1960. 6.30pm - 10pm

Cinco de mayo party

Enjoy a Friday night out with a difference as The Bungo celebrates Cinco de Mayo in style with plenty of margarita and tequilas and the obligatory pinata, from 8-11pm.

Saturday, May 4

Coffee morning

Newton Mearns Parish Church is holding a coffee morning from 10 - noon. Baking and Bottle Stalls. This will be the last of our coffee mornings for this session. We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support throughout the year. Visit www.newtonmearnsparish.org

Agricultural Show

The Neilston Show is an agricultural and livestock show held annually on the first Saturday in May. From 8am - 4pm.

Pie, Pint and Pub Quiz

Come along to Busby Social Club for the annual Pie, Pint & Pub Quiz in aid of Cancer Research UK. From 7.30pm - Midnight.

One Day in the Park

Queen’s Park Disco Sessions at Queen’s Park Band Stand return! After their first sell out weekend last year, they are delighted to be invited back to bring world class disco to the Southside from 4-10pm.

Plant sale

Newton Mearns Parish Church

Plant Sale is holding a plant sale from 10-12pm in the Murray Mackay Room.

Run by the Christian Aid Committee of Mearns Kirk Parish Church. All proceeds to Christian Aid.

Sunday, May 5

Beltane Ceremony

Join the Druids of Caledon at Rouken Glen Park as they hold their annual Beltane ceremony from noon-3pm.

Open Mic Night

Ever-popular open mic night with house band, The Bucks at The Glad Cafe from 8pm.

Tuesday May 7

Unspotted Snow

Unspotted Snow at Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock is a light-hearted theatrical romp featuring starvation, scurvy, cannibalism... and some jolly tunes! From 7.30pm.

Hamish Hawk

Hamish Hawk & the New Outfit are joined by London-based indie kids Home Creatures in celebrating the release of their new vinyl EP, ‘Laziest River’ at The Glad Cafe from 7.30pm.

Talk on Hess Flight

Author John Harris will be returning to the Giffnock Scout Hall to give another talk on the war-time flight to Scotland by Rudolph Hess. In his talk he promises to reveal details of some fresh discoveries. For further information and to book tickets please email the Scouts at group.chair@giffnockscouts.org.uk.