1 A POP-UP jungle is on its way to Glasgow Trades Hall. An urban greenhouse with a wide selection of plants – hanging, exotic, graphic or prickly, there’s something for everyone and for every budget.

Organisers will also have a selection of pots and handmade baskets for you to pair with your new plants. The Bergamotte Urban Jungle will be available from October 21-24 and is free, although due to coronavirus restrictions it is imperative to book a slot. Card payment only, kids and dugs welcome. Bring your own bag. popupjungleglasgow.eventbrite.co.uk

2 OUR beloved National Theatre of Scotland has been producing great quality work despite the pandemic and they deserve our support. This week they have a spectacular podcast. Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of nightlife and 4000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit over 12 episodes, available on all good podcast platforms free of charge www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/the-portal

3 GLASGOW Women’s Library – that wonderful purveyor of all things fabulous (tea, cake, feminism and books) – has been no slouch in producing quality interesting online content and this week is no different, with the launch online of: Ways of Seeing: Shutter Speed Talks. How have women photographers in Scotland taken control of their own image? The Ways of Seeing online symposium will reveal neglected stories of Scottish women in photography, including feminist social documentary photographer Franki Raffles, folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw and more. Until Sunday November 29, all details at womenslibrary.org.uk/event/online-ways-of-seeing-shutter-speed-talks/

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4 ENJOY Glasgow Science Festival from your sofa. A free digital hands-on programme of activities, talks shows and more designed to entertain and inspire. Today the programme includes edible cells and make-your-own-soap demos, as well as CSI- style investigations for kids to enjoy at home. There is a cornucopia of veritable delights for young and old. For all the information and shows go to www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk

5 JOHN Byrne at 80 is a retrospective exhibition of his works in print by the revered Scottish playwright, writer and artist, who turned 80 earlier this year. The works have all been produced at Glasgow Print Studio since the early 1990s and includes a selection of new and exclusive hand-coloured screenprints created there this year (some of which were completed during lockdown). Glasgow Print Studio Tue-Sat 11am - 5pm

6 POLLOK House is a wonderful part of Glasgow’s heritage. Join the staff there as they take you a step into the past with family-fun sessions. Find out how the Maxwell family and servants used to live, then help track them down throughout the beautiful Georgian house. Advance booking is essential. www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/pollok-house/things-to-do

7 JUPITER Artland, a beautiful and contemporary sculpture garden and gallery in Edinburgh, remains open. Looking for a fun family day out? Why not go to Jupiter and take-part in the daily pumpkin hunt ... and take home your own locally sourced pumpkin, plus a stencil set to help you carve a spooky design. Halloween activities start today at 10am-5pm. All details at www.jupiterartland.org