Hitlist - the best events, talks and sport
Maggie’s Building Life Walks
Around 4,000 people are expected to participate in these sponsored ten-mile walks, taking in the buildings that are open to the public as part of Doors Open Day, and raising funds to set up a network of Maggie’s Centres to support those affected by cancer, be they a patient, family member or friend. To take part, call 0141 341 5669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, Sat 22 Sep.
Last Monday at Rio
A poetry and spoken word night for the West End. The headline act this month is The Makar Poets, a precision quartet of rapid-fire rhymemongers. There’s an open mic session too – contact compere Robin Cairns (email@example.com) if you would like to perform. Rio Café, Hyndland Street, Glasgow. Mon 24 Sep, 8–10pm. Free.
Zinnie Harris: Playwriting Skills
The award-winning playwright, known best for Nightingale and Chase and now writing for television, including Spooks, shares the secrets of her success over six fortnightly sessions, starting this week. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Mon 1 Oct.