I Francis Bacon Twenty-two lithographs and etchings from one of Britain‘s best-known artists, still active at 80. See Art feature. Tue 5—Sat 28 Apr, Barbizon Gallery.
I Alison Watt Recent work from the award-winning Glasgow portraitist. Fri 6-Sun 29 Apr, Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove.
I Menagerie Sculptures, drawings and prints of animals by Dhruva Mistry, Shona Kinloch, Sophie Ryder, Nicola Hicks, Maria Greenshields, Geoffrey Dashwood and Michael Quane. Sat 7-Sat 28 Apr, Glasgow Print Studio.
I Urban Spacemen Work by four Scottish artists- Ed Buckley, Gavin Roberts, Tom Campbell and Sidney Jordan - all known for their illustrations of space travel. Sat 7 Apr-Wed 2 May, 905 Gallery.
I Travels to St Kilda and other Scottish islands Etchings by Norman Ackroyd, combining his visit last summer to St Kilda with earlier journeys to other islands. Sat 7 Apr-Tue 3 May, Compass Gallery.
I A Festival Of banners The member states of the European Community are represented by a series of banners, each depicting an internationally known artist from one of the 12 countries. Sun 8 Apr—Sat 6 May, Princes Square.
I Ten Dependents Mixed group show by artists who have had to produce their work while surviving on some kind of state benefit. Mon 9—Sat 28 Apr, Transmission Gallery.
I Diagram of an Obiect A specially commissioned, permanent work by Dhruva Mistry, well known for his sculptures at the Garden Festival. Eight feet high, the work will stand at the topof the steps leading from Hillhead Street to the Hunterian. From 11 Apr, Hunterian Art Gallery.
I ilannah Freer Paterson Embroidery from 1963 to the present. Fri 13 Apr—Sat 5 May, Newbery Gallery, Glasgow School of Art. I Glasgow‘s Glasgow Underneath Central Station, in a space unvisited fortwo generations, the 1000year history of the city is explored through video, theatrical performances and a vast range of exhibits. See Panel. Fri 13 Apr-Mon 5 Nov,The Arches, Midland Street.
I Julio Gonzalez Forty sculptures, supplemented by drawings, from the influential artist whose Monserrat, about the Spanish Civil War, was exhibited alongside Picasso’s Guemica in Paris in 1937. Organised by London‘s South Bank Centre, this retrospective should help re-establish the importance of this sculptor who, despite playing an important role in the development of the artform this century , is currently little known in this country. Sat 21 Apr—Sun 3 June, Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove.
I noyal Photographic Society Annual Exhibition 143 prints, selected from the original entry of over 3000, ranging from microscopic photographs to telescopic images of the galaxy. Tue 24 Apr-Fri 11 May, Eastwood House.
I ilenry Moore: Sculptor At Worimie artist‘s working methods are displayed in an exhibition designed to complement Moore‘s sculptures, currently being displayed in Pollok Park. Sat 28 Apr-Sat 26 May, Lillie Art Gallery.
I Paintings From China Works by Professor Chang Bai Li and his daughter Li Bai Li. Mon 30 Apr-Thurs 24 May, lnterdec Gallery.
I Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra Directed by Bobby Wishart. Sun 1 & Sun 15 Apr, Glasgow Society of Musicians.
I the John Currie Singers John
Pryce-J ones conducts Franck‘s Mass For Three Voices and Charpentier’s Te Deum In D. Mon 2 Apr, RSAMD.
I Evelyn Glennie The popular percussionist plays a charity concert, with
the able assistance of two military bands. Tue 3 Apr, City Hall.
I ‘l‘urandot Glasgow Grand Opera perform Puccini’s popular work. Tue 3—Sat 7 Apr, King’s Theatre.
I Scottish Piano Quartet Mozart‘s Piano Quartet in G Minor and Dvorak‘s Piano Quartet in E Flat Major. Thurs 5 Apr, Merchants’ Hall.
I Kathryn Stott The prizeowinning pianist performs a programme of Mendelssohn, George Lloyd, and, taking up the entire second half of the performance, four Ballades by Chopin. Fri 6 Apr, Henry Wood Hall.
I Musiclte tor the Lordship Galloway Consort present a special programme of 16th century music, dance and food. Fri 6-Sun 8 Apr, Provand‘s Lordship.
I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 6, along with Schoenberg‘s Piano Concerto, are conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk, with Peter Donohue on piano. Fri 6 Apr, RSAMD.
I Scottish National Orchestra Bryden Thomson conducts works by Haydn, Rachmaninov, Dvorak and Martinu. Sat7 Apr, City Hall.
I Sth Chorus Christopher Bell conducts Faure‘s Requiem and the Passion Music from Handel’s Messiah. Sat 7 Apr, High Carntyne Parish Church.
I Pops at the Philharmonic lain Sutherland conducts the City of Glasgow Philharmonic in a programme of music from ﬁlms. Sun 8 Apr, City Hall.
I Tim Barelia Big Band Popular jazz combo. Sun 8 Apr, Glasgow Society of Musicians.
I Wagner's Circle in words and Song An entertainment with readings and music, looking at Wagner‘s relations with some of his coeval composers. Sun 8 Apr, Glasgow Society of Musicians.
I Scottish Ensemble Works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Dvorak, with soloists Jonathon Rees and Jane Murdoch. Mon 9 Apr, RSAMD. I St John Passion Bach‘s work is performed by the St Lorenz Bachchor and the Glasgow University Chamber Orchestra. Tue 10 Apr, Bute Hall, Glasgow University. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Christopher Bell conduct a programme which features Maxwell Davies’ own First Ferry to Hay and Symphony No. 4, and Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in Bb. Wed 11 Apr, City Hall.
I St Matthew Passion Bach’s work is performed by the Glasgow Cathedral Choir and The Virtuosi of Scotland , using period instruments. Wed 11 Apr, Glasgow Cathedral.
I Peter Mountain and Angela Oale Mountain performs violin sonatas by Mozart and John Purser, accompanied on the piano by Dale. Thurs 12 Apr, Merchants‘ Hall.
I Leningrad Symphony Orchestra An all-Russian programme, conducted by Alexander Dmitriev: works by Tchaikovsky, Prokoﬁev and Shostaltovich. Thurs 12 Apr, City Halls. I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Vivaldi‘s ever-popular Four Seasons, and Handel's Dixit Dominus, conducted by Philip Ledger. With the Scottish Philharmonic Singers. Fri 13 Apr, City Hall.
I Morley String Ouartet Works by Mozart, Kodush and Schubert. Sun 15 Apr, Merchants’ Hall.
I All American Solid Silver SOs Put on your best Casey Kasem sweater for a night of nostalgia with Tommy Roe, The Crickets and Monte Carlo. Sun 15 Apr, Pavilion Theatre.
I Resurrection The world premiere of John Tavener’s new oratorio, commissioned by Cappella Nova, who will be accompanied by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Tue 17 Apr, Glasgow Cathedral.
I Peter Mountain and Angela Oale Three
more Mozart sonatas, and Judith Weir‘s Music for 247Strt'ngs. Tue 17 Apr, Merchants‘ Hall.
I RSAMD Midday Concert Trio and solo sonatas by Quantz, Telemann and Blavet. Fri 20 Apr, RSAMD.
I OOC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Mozart‘s Serenade (K.204), and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by Bruno Weil, with Janina Fialkowska on piano. Fri 20 Apr, RSAMD.
I Clydebanlt Lyric Choir Programme yet to be finalised. Sun 22 Apr, City Hall.
I Addison Trio Pieces by Faulkner, Dubois, Beethoven, Roxburgh and Bach. Tue 24 Apr, Merchants‘ Hall.
I Music at the Burrell Arias from Puccini’s Madame Butterﬂy and Turandot, and songs by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. Tue 24 Apr, Burrell Collection. I The European Community Youth Orchestra Matthias Bamert conducts a programme of Elliot Carter, Brahms and Prokoﬁev. Tue 24 Apr, City Halls.
I Teachers Mozart Piano Concerto Series Programme to be conﬁrmed, but should include works by Vivaldi and Holst as well as Mozart. Wed 25 Apr, Merchants‘ Hall. I Salome Cynthia Makris sings the title role in Strauss‘ opera, and Andre Engel directs an international cast. Sung in German. Wed 25, Sat 28 Apr; Fri 11, Thurs 24, Tue 29 May; Theatre Royal.
I The llotting IlIII Billies Mark Knopfler and chums with country-inﬂuenced sounds. Wed 25 Apr, Pavilion Theatre.
I Paris Attica Club The Tramway‘s six-day celebration of world music and dancing. Wed 25 Apr: Cheba Fadela (Algeria), supported by the London-based group Rokoto. Thurs 26 Apr and Tue 1 May: the Saaba Dancers from Burkina Faso. Fri 27 Apr: Papa Wemba (Zaire) plus support. Sat 28 Apr: Ali Farka Toure (Mali) plus support. Sun 29 Apr: Kaba Mane (Guinea Bissau) plus support. All events at the Tramway.
I Edinburgh Ouartet Works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Thomas Wilson. Fri 27 Apr, Hutchesons‘ Hall.
I Oil Men's Volleyball Championships The home nations will not only be competing for the title - individual players will be out to gain a place in the recently formed Great Britain team. Sat 31 Mar-Sun 1 Apr, Kelvin Hall.
I American Football Tour The Simon Fraser University team, the only Canadian University to play American football, host a number of ‘come and try‘ sessions on their short tour, which culminates in a challenge match against Scotland‘s strongest gridiron outﬁt, the Glasgow Lions. Tour 25 Apr—6 May, further details 041 556 1266; challenge match Helenvale Park.
EVENTS AND PARTICIPATION
I UK Comics Convention. Sergio Aragones from Mad magazine and artists from 2000 AD will be present, and, of course, thousands of comics will be on sale. City Chambers, Sat 31 Mar-Sun 1 Apr.
I Writing Together Readings, competitions and story-telling sessions, with participants including published writers from every continent. Tue 3—Sun 8 Apr, RSAMD (Tue only), Glasgow University.
I Amnesty lntemational The human rights organisation present a series of cultural events to draw attention to their campaign on behalf of prisoners of conscience. Sat 7 Apr, George Square.
I The Phoenix Project The ﬁrst of Glasgow Film and Video Workshop‘s projects for 1990 is a three-screen, multi-media installation, which, combined with original music and live theatrical performances, reconstructs the history and present-day character of the East
End. Sat 7 & Sun 8 Apr, the wasteland site next to Bridgeton Library, Landressy Street.
I Palm Sunday A promenade-style Passion Play, in which an inter-denominational group from the city retell the Easter story from Palm Sunday to the Cruciﬁxion. 3pm. Sun 8 Apr. from the Suspension Bridge, Clyde Walkway. I Goethe’s ltallan Journey A day-long series of illustrated lectures. Tue 10 Apr, Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove. I Glasgow‘s Place Among the Cities oithe World Lord Jenkins of Hillhead lectures on his adopted city and its international role. Wed 11 Apr, Mitchell Theatre.
I The Last Supper Ian Smith , who has conducted several similar events of late at the Barbizon Gallery. presents his latest performance banquet, in which the audience consumes a four-course dinner. and is entertained by what Mr Smith charmingly describes as ‘pcrformance intercourses‘. Fri 13 Apr, Third Eye Centre.
I Torvill a Dean and the llussianAllstars The erstwhile world champions — once described by Clive James as two packets of
Benson & Hedges in a fridge — in a new programme of ice dance and entertainment. Fri 13—Sun 22 Apr, SECC. I Whose Culture Is It Anyway? Professor P. Ucko poses this pertinent question in the Frazer Lecture in Social Anthropology. Wed 18 Apr, Boyd Orr Building, Glasgow University.
I Civic Monument 1990 Mary St James and Anne Wilson perform this mixed-media look at various aspects of modern life. Each performance lasts 20 minutes, and will start on the hour, every hour, between noon and 4pm. Fri 20—Thurs 27 Apr, George Square.
I Wee Folk In Big Windaes Charles McKean, Secretary of the Royal incorporation of Architects in Scotland. looks at how the energy of Glasgow is reﬂected in its architecture. Tue 24 Apr. Burrell Collection.
I The Drum Kitchen In a project which will continue throughout the year, jazz singer and musician Josephine Cupido will teach the rudiments of music and percussion through workshops and sessions. The idea is not so much to provide formal training. as to give people the ability and knowledge required to participate usefully in community events and street projects. All year, Gorbals Unemployed Workers Centre, 0414293905.
I The Shell Culture Cart An open-topped, specially painted double-docket provides a free service six days a week. travelling from Pollok Country Park through the city to Kelvingrove Park, stopping off at various places within easy walking distance of a number of galleries.
I Dressing the City Four gaudily painted taxis are avilable for hire, touring the city on set routes, or available to take customers on a tour of their own choosing. Prices from £9 (maximum five people), 24 hour service. Phone 041 332 7070 for further details.
12 The List 23 March - 5 April 1990