I The Festival Spread across a 120 acre site on Princes Dock. Glasgow. the Garden festival contains 6 theme parks: Health and Wellbeing; Water and Maritime; Recreation and Sport; Landscape and Scenery; Science and Technology and Plants and Food. The Festival hottsesa 240 foot viewing tower (See panel). a thrill ride. trams and trains and a huge arraon exhibitions. water activities and displays. Every day. from now until the festival ends on 26 September there will be a wide range ofevents. from street theatre to rock music. I Opening Hours The Garden Festival will be open seven days a week from I()am till 8pm (till 9pm in June and July) until 26 September. Last admission 1 hours before closing. I Tickets Garden Festival Day Tickets cost £5 (£4 for full time students. unemployed and and OAPs. £2.50 for children aged 5— In years. free for under fives). Once inside the ground everything including the train and tram rides are free. with the only additional charges being for the big dipper thrill ride. Multi-Day Tickets allow visits on any two days and cost £9 (£7 for students. unemployed and OAPs. £4 for children aged 5—16). Season Tickets allowing access at any time. cost £45 adult. £22.50 child. Discounts are also available on group bookings made in advance. I Getting There By train: Scotrail is offering special inclusive fares to the Garden Festival from most partsof Scotland. The prices of a return ticket from Edinbugh including the fare on the lowlevel train to the SECC entrance (picked up at Central Station) and admission to the Garden festival are £8.10 adults. £4 Children. £5.25 Senior Citizen Rail Card holders. £6.05 Family Rail Holders (plus £3 per child). NB These tickets are equivalent to Saver Tickets and subject to the same time restrictions. Strathclyde Transport are also offering inclusive fares which will effectively give free travel; for instance. the return fare from Ayr (including admission to the Festival) is £7.90. from Central Glasgow. return fare is £5. Concessions for card holders and in £5 ticket areas. UB-itl‘sand Students are also available. I lnforrnation For more information write to The Garden Festival. Princes Dock. Glasgow 05] LIA. Tel 041 429 8855.


It is safe to say that there is always something happening at the Garden Festival. Street theatre. bands and demonstrations appear more or less all day every day. and tend to the impromptu. Highlights and special events are listed below. but are iusfa



taste of the total goings-on. All details are correct at time of going to press. bulsubiect to change.

WEEK ONE Fri 27—Thurs 2

The following events are on every day during the first week of this issue's coverage:

I Israel Week L'ntil 3” May. the Festival Pavilion features things Israeli. front beachwear to salt beef and lat/yes. See indiy idual days for highlights.

I Daily Parade Performing artists of all shapes and sizes. 2pm The I Iigh Street. I Natural Theatre Company olBath Unexpected Royal visits; leaky pink briefcases; impromptu happenings anytime. anywhere.

I Big Rory A ten-foot Scot on stilts sand—dances. pushes a giant pram and roams the garden. colliding with people. I Tony and Derek Tony and Derek have built themselves a stately home inside a wardrobe. Dodrop by forlea.

I WASPS Iiugcne l-‘arrelly demonstrates stained-glass making at the WASPS Studio. Craft Centre.

I Cratt Centre All-day ey ents at the craft centre include pottery demonstrations. wtmd-carving. spinning. embroidery and bottle-feeding lambs.

WEEK TWO Fri 3—Thurs 9

The following events are on every day during the second week of this issue's coverage.

I Natural Theatre Company of Bath Unexpected Royal visits; leaky pink briefcases: impromptu happenings anytime anywhere.

I Big Rory A ten-foot Scot on stilts sand-dances. pushes a giant pram and roams the garden. colliding with people. I Tony and Derek Tony and Derek have built themselves a stately home inside a wardrobe. Do drop by for tea.

I WASPSMark (ireer and Vicky Cassidy demonstrate their work: drawings. prints and lithographs. at the Craft Centre.

I Craft Centre All-day events at the craft centre include pottery demonstrations. wood-carving. spinning. embroidery and bottle-feeding lambs.


I Gipsy Music The Czardas Gipsy Music Trio. I 1.3(lam— I .3flpm. Four Winds Building.

I Flying Boat Rally May 37-29 Ships with wings mass in the Garden Festival's very own marina.

I Winston Churchill Not the man. but the sailing vessel. berthing today.

I Folk Dance “of I lacarmel Israeli Folk Dance Troupe. l I .3flam. Festival

Pavilion. I Swimwear Israeli swimwear show. Ipm Festival Pavilion.


I Brownie and BB Day Brass bands. drum and trumpet bands and campfire events. I Croquet The Scottish Croquet Association take to the lawn. mam—noon. Scottish Amicable Arena.

I Buchan Heritage Group Musical narration from the North-East. noon—8pm. around and about.

I Folk Chapter Four and Clare Robertson. 2pm—5pm. South Rotunda. I Early Music Alba Consort early Music Ensemble. 3pm—4pm. Rotunda.


I Windsurfing Record-breaking windsurfers demonstrate the art.

I ITV Telethon Special events see Media List

I Maiorettes Americanettes Baton 'I‘wirlingTeam. 3pm. The Mound.

I Abseil 15th Battalion Parachute Regiment Abseil from the Clydesdale Bank Tower. (1pm.


I Flamenco Virgen Del Carmen. a flamenco dance troupe from Malaga perform in and around the Festival site. I Strong Men Jon Pall Sigmarsson and Bill Kazmire. the world’s two strongest men pit their strength against each other and a variety of heavy and immovable objects. I ITV Telethon Special events see Media List.

I Spontaneity Brothers Street Theatre in the rotunda courtyard. I2. 15pm.

I Swimwear see Fri 27.


I Folk Dance Zig-Zaghini. Italian folk-dancers and musicians.

I Sports Festival Glasgow International Sports Festival kicks off with the youth football championships at the Scottish Amicable Arena (until June 3).

I Two And Two Make Sax noon. ()vertoun Bandstand.


I Pete the Clydesdale Horse and Cart 2.40—3.1(lpm. Scottish Farm.

I Daily Parade of Performing Artists 2pm High Street.


I Sports Festival The final day ofthe International Youth Football Championships.

I Cool But Classy Ensemble playing. Noon. Rotunda.


I Glasgow Twin City Day Civic events abound as Glasgow celebrates with its European counterparts.


I Lace making Demonstration.(‘raft Centre. 10.30am.

I Jet ski-ing Round 2 of the Scottish Jet Ski Cup. llarbourarea. Ilam and 2pm. I Kit Carey's Jazz Band South Rotunda.

I Glasgow Light Opera Club 7pm. Roman Amphitheatre.


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