SPECIAL EVENTS ’
Amnesty International Writathon Sat 24 Oct. 2—4.30pm. Free. Kelvingrove Art Gallery. info: 332 8358. ‘Write a letter. . . save a life!' is the catchline for Al's Glasgow West Group in support of the campaign on behalf of victims of human rights abuse in Algeria. Music comes from Eurydice. the insprational Women's Socialist Choir.
City Of Glasgow Fireworks Spectacular Thu 5 Nov. 6.30pm. Free. Glasgow Green. info: 287 5190. See photo caption.
Crafts Alive For Scotland Fri 23—Sun 25 Oct. 9.30am—5.30pm (Sun 5pm). £4.50 (£3.50/£l ). Three themes. two halls and one price for this year‘s Crafts Alive experience encompassing Crafts Alive For C ltristmas. Hohhvt'ra/ts and Creative Stitches. Highlights include the history of the Wheelwright. gold and silverjewellery. stencilling and stamping and the latest interior fads alongside the more unusual hobbies of liggcraft attd Encaustic Art. Kids under sixteen can get in free if accompanied by an adult. Fireworks Display Thu 5 Nov. 6pm. Strathclyde Country Park. Hamilton Road. Motherwell. 01698 266155. Free. A riotous evening of outdoor fun. with fireworks. bonfire. sideshows. brass and pipe bands. clowns. face painting and more merriment besides.
FORK's Hallowe'en Party Fri 30 Oct. 7.30pm. Ha'penny House. Kelvingrove Park. 332 3881. Friends OfThe River Kelvin invite you to get into the spirit of things with a barbecue. apple (looking and other seasonal activities.
Glasgay! Fri 30 Oct—8 Nov. Various
l venues. Info: 400 0301. See feature. Grand Prix Gymnastics Fri 23—Sun 25 Oct. 2pm. Fri £4 (£2.50); Sat & Sun £5 (£3). Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. Argyle Street. 357 2525/287
551 1. Some of the world's top gymnasts come to Glasgow for three days of athleticism. power and balletics over ten disciplines.
Grassroots Autumn Classes Sat 31 Oct. lOam—4pm. £25. Grassroots. Woodlands Road. Charing Cross. 353 3278. The season continues with a Gourmet Dinner Party with professional vegetarian chef Peter Wright and dessert specialist Marianne Berryntan.
Israel Jubilee Celebrations Sat 31 Oct & Sun 1 Nov. RSAMD. Renfrew Street. 332 5057. A host of celebrities are at the RSAMI) fora weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. Author Amos ()2. will be interviewed by Sir Jeremy Isaacs. TV cook Claudia Roden will be talking and creating. artists Judith Yellin-Ginat and Hadassah Berry will be exhibiting and there will be talks. music and grub galore.
Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street. Kelvingrove. 287 2699. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli. Whistler and Cadell. plus numerous historical artefacts and animal displays. Also showing A rt Competition For Young People. B'I‘ Dialogue In The Dark. Biodiversity In Glasgow and .S'hatniana — see Glasgow Art listings. page 1"??? Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Grounds open 7am till dusk; Kibble Palace open Mon—Sat 10am—4.45pm. These 19th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants. as
well as featuring in the film Jutle The Obscure.
2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am--5pm: Sun I lam—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell’s world famous collection of beautiful art objects frotn around the globe. housed in a specially designed. award-winning building.
Cathedral Street. 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—lpm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. The cathedral houses the shrine of St Mungo as well as an impressive selection of stained-glass windows. renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country. Ohh. and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.
Flenders Road. Clarkston. 639 3281. 9.30am—sunset. £3 (£2). Tucked away in the Glasgow suburbs. this walled garden contains a wealth of interesting plants and flowers as well as woodland walks. a glasshouse and water displays. The garden's house. an l8thcentury tobacco merchant‘s home. is open for viewing on Sunday afternoons (Apr—()ct). subject to function bookings.
61 Netherlee Road. Cathcart. 637 2129. Daily 1.30—5.30pm (closes for winter on Sun 1 Nov). £2.40 (£1.60). Designed by the famed nineteenth century architect. Alexander ‘Greek‘ Thomson. this house is an excellent example of his classical style. Investigation is also underway to recover the original interior decoration. again based on classical themes.
House For An Art Lover
Bellahouston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times. call info line 0141 353 4449. Initially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in 1901. this unfinished work has been completed by modern-day architects and designers in true Mackintosh style. Also showing Digital Design lft‘ltt'ln'tion — see Glasgow Art listings. page 92
CITY OF GLASGOW FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Thu 5 Nov, 6.30pm. Free. Glasgow Green, info: 287 5190. This year's fireworks spectacular in Glasgow Green is based around an enormous structure modelled on the Houses of Parliament. The fun begins at 6.30pm with music and entertainment from Radio Clyde Dis, followed by a live performance from tribute band S ice Power. At 7pm, the Lord Provost introduces the fireworks and at 7.45pm. the Spice Power girls return for the c osing set.
(Ham-4pm frotn 1 Nov). Apr—Oct £3
University Avenue. 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from 1807. the Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum — it lost its artworks in 1980 with the opening of the purpose-built art gallery in the grounds. but it is still home to a collection of the university‘s treasures.
158 Ingram Street. 552 8391. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic Hutcheson brothers in the 19th century. the hall has recently been completely refurbished to give a taste of its fortner glory. The site also includes a ten-minute audio-visual display about the Merchant City. Note — viewing is subject to functions in the main hall. Mugdock Country Park
Craigallan Road. Milngavie. 956 6100. Free. This country park on the north east side of the city has a full programme of ranger activities as well as numerous woodland paths and walkways. The visitor centre is open 9am—5pm every day of the year. Call for more details on the opening times of the gift shop and crafts unit. or for a full itinerary of countryside events.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall. I Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun
1 1am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed full with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other transportation. devoted to the history of transport. Permanently on display are four exhibitions: Car Crime, Travel Over 100 Years Ago, Shipbuilding On The River C lit/C and Transport Disasters. Also showing Future F oot/s ." — see Glasgow Art
listin ts. page 92
Peop e's Palace Museum
Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 1 lam-~5pm. Free. Glasgow‘s best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year. The new displays are set out thematically with
subjects including The Patter: Visions Of
The C itv and Crime And Punishment. Pollok House 8: Country Park
Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Daily 10am—5pm
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(£2); Nov-Mar free. One of the most elegant 18th century buildings in the country. this historic house features some of the finest Spanish paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell.
St Mungo Museum
2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun Ham—5pm. Free. A museum dedicated to world faiths. featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world's six major religions. Dali's Christ ()fSaint John Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War II and 1960s school days. Also showmg The Dittka Nuer. School Calendar Competition. Insights and The Clothes Off Our Backs — see Glasgow Art
listin s. page 92.
Scot and's Theme Park
Strathclyde Country Park. Motherwell. 0l698 333999. Theme park opens Fri 6—10pm; Sat & Sun l—lOpm; indoor amusements open daily lOam—lOpm. Entrance to the site is free. The outdoor theme park has a huge selection of fairground rides. including the ‘Tornado‘. Scotland's largest roller- coaster. Attd. when that shuts in November (or on any other occasion when the Scottish weather is such that you‘d rather not be indoors). there’s an indoor amusement arcade with a themed food court and a children‘s soft play . area. 1 Springburn Museum
Atlas Square. Ayr Street. 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat l()am—4.30pm. Free. [D]. By use of photographs and artefacts. arts and crafts. the museum brings to life the social and industrial history of the north of Glasgow illustrated by two permanent exhibitions Made In The North and Springburn Park, Yestertlav, Tor/avAnd Tomorrow.
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