The best talks, events and sports
James Cracknell & Ben Fogle
First across the line in the last Atlantic Rowing Race, the Olympic gold medallist and the outdoorsy TV presenter survive to tell the tale, as part of the GRCH’s Conversation Pieces series. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 10 Oct.
Black History Month 2006
October brings a catalogue of events to celebrate the contribution of black and ethnic minority people to the culture of the UK. In Scotland, Glasgow’s museums and galleries are spearheading the series of events. See www.glasgowmuseums.com for details, and preview, right. Various venues, Glasgow, throughout October.
Tenth Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
Dynamic and provocative thinker Vandana Shiva cuts the ribbon on five days of politics, poetry, literature, activism and discussion. The fair bills itself as a ‘veritable flea market of ideas’ and is packed with talks and readings. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 11-Sun 15 Oct.
WASPS Artists Studios Open Weekend
Offering affordable studio space across Scotland, the arts trust opens up its locations for a weekend. The event is a great opportunity to meet artists, chat about their work and find out what inspires them. Various venues, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct.