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Feature by Sophie Kyle | 16 Apr 2006

April 26 marks the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power
Station disaster. To learn more about it and its consequences visit
the site To actively support the victims of
the disaster still living in the stricken regions of Belarus, Western
Russia and Northern Ukraine, visit The Chernobyl Children's Project's
site at

Taste spring and a bit of summer at the continental markets in St
Enoch Square. There will be over 35 stalls selling continental
delicacies and products. From 6 to 9 April, Glasgow.

Patti Smith arrives in Glasgow, or rather, her works arrive at the
Mitchell Library for an exhibition of drawings, paintings and
photographs by this extraordinary musician, poet and performer. The
Work of Patti Smith, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, 20
April- 9 May.

For those of you who always thought puppets are just for kids, go and
visit the exhibition 'The World through Wooden Eyes', directed by John
M. Blundall, a master of this art and creator of 'Parker' from
Thunderbirds, and Stephen Foster, specialised in puppet design and
construction. Highly recommended to art students and anyone interested
in theatre and animation. The World through Wooden Eyes, The Mitchell
Library, North Street, Glasgow, is open from 1pm to 5pm daily, closed
on Sundays. For further information e-mail John M. Blundall at

Till 23 April the Top Notch exhibition at The Lighthouse,
showing up-and-coming designers from the north-west of England,
including Michelle Brand, CJ O'Neill and Jon Male. The Velvet Boutique
exhibition featuring work by this company renown for showcasing fashion, textiles, jewellery and ceramics, will run till June. The Lighthouse, Level 4 Gallery 4, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow,

The Melting Pot is an incubator for progressive initiatives. By late summer 2006, 2,500+ square feet of space in central Edinburgh will be transformed
into a new kind of work and social space with the intent to inspire and support social pioneers to realise imaginative initiatives for a radically better world. Go to for more information, or call Claire Carpenter on 0845 458 3211 or 0131 226 3229.

Have you got what it takes to be a professional model? Stolen Agency have 2 one year modelling contracts up for grabs. Here's your chance! Date: Saturday 22nd April Venue:The Architechture Crit Room, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh. Time: any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm
10 lucky finalists will have the chance to prove themselves on the catwalk at the prestigious Edinburgh of Art fashion show. The two winners will then go on to take part in an exclusive photo shoot for the Saturday Herald Magazine.