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Illuminating Links A day of community activity commemorating the rebirth of Glasgow’s historic canal quarter. As well as kayaking, local bands and boat rides, the day culminates in a parade of spectacular floating lanterns by Scottish artist Graeme Gilmour at 6.30pm. Firhill Basin, Glasgow, Sat 6 Oct.

Rebiya Kadeer Human rights campaigner Rebiya Kadeer, a businesswoman and philanthropist from the Muslim Uighur region of China, talks about her struggle to gain rights for her people. Playfair Library, Edinburgh, Thu 4 Oct.

Edinburgh Castle Urban Downhill Watch yourself! Edinburgh’s landmarks come under siege from some of the UK’s best mountain biking talent, who’ve swapped the bumpy forest floor for the Old Town cobbles. Starts at Edinburgh Castle, Sat 6 Oct.

Shoe Swing Hey hep cats! Wrap your mittens around your kittens and get ready to rock and roll, at this long-running series of swing dance classes run by some of the dapper gents behind Vegas! (pictured). Counting House, Edinburgh, Wednesdays.

Shoe Swing

A swing dance workshop run by Edinbop every Wednesday night. Tutored classes from 7pm and social dancing from 9pm. Swing dancers, lindy-hoppers and jivers of all persuasions very welcome. No need to book, and you don't even have to have a partner.

Rebiya Kadeer

Human rights campaigner Rebiya Kadeer talks about talks about her struggle to gain rights for the oppressed people of her Uighur homeland.

Illuminating Links

A day of community activity commemorating the rebirth of Glasgow's historic canal quarter. Kayaking, local bands and boat rides, culminating in a parade of spectacular floating lanterns by Scottish artist Graeme Gilmour at 6.30pm. See www.illuminatinglinks.co.uk for full info.

Edinburgh Castle Urban Downhill

A veritable who's who of British mountain biking take to the streets to show the public what it's all about. If you're in the Old Town, stay off the roads!

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