Tactics & Trends Thu 5 Nov. 9am-5pm. Free. SECC. Finnieston Quay. info: 337 5000. Major educational technology exhibition open to anyone into hard and software. and all the latest educational software supplies. Apple Macs and the like.
Fireworks Display Thu 5 Nov. 6pm. Strathclyde Country Park. Hamilton Road. Motherwell. 01698 266155. Free. A riotous evening of outdoor fun. with ﬁreworks. bonﬁre. side-shows. brass and pipe bands. clowns. face-painting and more merriment besides.
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 DJs. followed by a live performance from tribute band Spice Power. At 7pm. the Lord Provost introduces the ﬁreworks and at 7.45pm. the Spice Power girls return for the closing set.
Glasgay! Until Sun 8 Nov. Various venues. info: 400 0301. This year's event reaches its conclusion with the likes of F ingerlirrks — A Lesbian Drama (until Sat 7 Nov) at The Arches. Horse at The Tron Theatre (Sat 7 & Sun 8 Nov) and The Divine David at The Arches (Sat 7 Nov).
Magical World Of Christmas Thu 12 Nov—Thu 24 Dec. Scotland’s Theme Park. Strathclydc Country Park. 01698 333999. Mon—Fri I lam. 2pm & 6.30pm; Sat & Sun noon. 2pm. 4pm & 6pm. £5.95/£20 family ticket. Festive fun at the theme park with a full-size circus big top. unlimited rides on Santa‘s funfair. life-sized animated scenes and a chance to sit on Santa‘s knee if you‘re not too old. plus free entry to indoor entertainment complex and Christmas bazaar
PDFA Book Fair Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov. Fri noon—7pm; Sat 10am—5pm. James Moir Hall. Mitchell Library. 334 3245. A book fair specialising in second-hand. rare and antiquarian tomes.
Glasgow Book Market Sat 14 Nov. 10am—5pm. Free. Hillhead Baptist Church. Cresswell Street. info: 01560 600349. Books. maps and vintage ﬁlm magazines for sale while books will be bought and valuations will be given. Shine On Glasgow Sun 15 Nov—Thu 24 Dec. Info: 287 5190. See photo capﬁon.
Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrive! Thu 19 Nov. 7.30pm. Info: 339 4281. One of France‘s ﬁner traditions is the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau on November's third Thursday each year. This is both an informal wine tasting and an educational extravaganza with professional wine expert Franck Pauly giving you an insight into this particular grape. Call the above number for details of venue and ticket price.
Art Gallery at Museum Kelvlngrove Argyle Street. Kelvingrove. 287 2699. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun llam--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 87‘ Dialagae In The Dark. Bind/varsity In Glasgaw. Laknta Ghasr Dance Shirl Object Cinema and Slianiiana - The Mag/ml Tent - see Glasgow Art listings. page 91.
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2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell's world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe. housed in a specially designed. award-winning building.
Clyde Maritime Centre
Yorkhill Quay. 339 0631. lOam—dusk. Free. The story of the boats and people behind Glasgow‘s shipbuilding industry is told using the S.V. Glenlee and Queen's Dock Pumphouse.
museum. situated in the tenement where Scotland's most famous missionary- explorer was born. features memorabilia from his life. both in Scotland and in the heart ofAfrica.
Cathedral Street. 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. The cathedral is home to 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. Sunday services take place at 1 1am and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh.
and the necropolis is well worth a wander
round as well.
David Livingstone Centre
165 Station Road. Blantyre. 01698 823140. Mon—Sat 10am—3.30pm; Sun 12.30-3.30pm. £2.95 (£1.60—£1.75). This
Flenders Road. Clarkston. 639 3281. 9.30am—dusk. £3 (£2). This walled garden. tucked away in the Glasgow
A quick look at Shine On Glasgow
What is it? The Coca-Cola way of celebrating a Glasgow Christmas With over a month of live music, street theatre, fireworks
suburbs. contains a wealth of interesting plants and flowers as well as woodland walks. a glasshouse and water displays.
House For An Art Lover
Bellahouston Park. 10 Dumbreck Road. Bellahouston Park. 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times. call info line 0141 353 4449. lnitially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in 1901. this unﬁnished work has been completed by modem-day architects and designers in true Mackintosh style. Also showing Digital Design Exhibition — see Glasgow Art listings. page 91.
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
When does it all start? The fun begins in George Square at 4.30pm on Sun 15 Nov wrth compere Tony Hamilton and
kiddies favourites The Happy Gang.
Who will be there on the opening day? The Glasgow Schools Chorus Will be singing a new composition speCiaIIy commiSSioned by jazz sax hero Tommy Smith With lyrics from writer Edwin Morgan; the Lord Provost will be there to tum on the lights and the spectacular Will be completed by tribute boy band Wild Boyz and a huge fireworks display
What else will be going on? In the run~up to Christmas, there Will be a variety of street entertainment across the city from professronal and non-professional artists with a strong emphaSis on community pl'OJGCIS. The centrepiece is the Christmas Parade and Carol Concert on Sun 6 Dec With sculptural artefacts around the theme of the 12 Days Of Christmas and mu5icians, street performers and school groups galore. Who Is behind it? The venture IS spearheaded by Glasgow City Council, partnered by the City Centre Association, Glasgow Development Agency. Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board and Coca-Cola Great Britain.
l Shine on Glasgow, Sun 75 Nov-Thu 24 Dec. Info: 287 5 790.