Shine On Glasgow Until 24 Dec. Info: 287 5190. The city's Christmas celebrations continue apace with entertainment from the likes of the British Trombone Society. Mischief La Bas. Fablevision and the Big Top Circus Performers.
Wmto Christmas And New Year Carnival Fri 18 Dec. 6—10pm; Sat 19 Dec—Sun 17 Jan (not Fri 25 Dec). 1—10pm. £6—£14.50. SECC. Finnieston Quay. info: 287 7777. See photo caption. Alien War Zone Fri 18 Dec—Sun 17 Jan (not Fri 25 Dec). £3.95 (£2.95). SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. It's your chance to take tip arms against creatures from another planet. as featured in the Sigourney Weaver epics — see Frontlines page 6 for more details.
Glasgow's Hogmanay Thu 31 Dec. 9pm. Various venues. info: 204 4400. Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations might be larger in scale. but size isn't everything. as Glasgow are set to prove — see Feature page 18 for the full lowdown. Rangers v Celtic Sun 3 Jan. 6.05pm. lbrox Stadium. Edmiston Drive. Revenge will be in the air when the Old Firm meet up for their traditional exchanging of New Year unpleasantries. After the 5-1 humping they received at Parkhead in November. Rangers will be set on wiping out that traumatic memory and putting more league points between themselves and Celtic. lfyou can't get a ticket. there’s always the delight of cramming into a pub and watching it on Sky.
Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Sat 10am—5pin; Sun I 1am-5pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec; 1 8c 2 Jan). 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: The [xi/tom Chris“! Dunee. Shruniunri. Bim/ii'ersilv In (i/usgoii‘. 8T Dialogue In The Dark. British ll’i/r/li/e Photographer and Mrinel and Sen”. Sec Glasgow Art Listings. page 105.
Palace Mon—Sat 10am—4. 15pm. These 19th century gardens and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants. as well as featuring in the film Jude.
Cathedral Street. 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm & 2—4pin; Sun 2—4pin. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine ofSt Mungo. who died in 603: however most of the present building dates between the 13th and 15th centuries. the most notable exception being the stained-glass windows. renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country.
Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—4pm (closed 25 Dec). £3.10 (£2.65). A popular haunt on school trips. Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals. from lions to guinea pigs. with a particular highlight being the well-stocked reptile house. Current developments include the recent arrival of two tiger cubs. born at the beginning of November.
House For An Art Lover
Bellahouston Park. 10 Durnbreck Road. 353 4773 (closed 25 & 27 Dec; 1 & 2 Jan). £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times. call info line 0141 353 4449. Art Lover‘s Cafe and Shop open 10ain—5pm daily. 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: Prinrs' Exhibition. See Glasgow Art Listings. page 105.
University Avenue. 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm (closed from 3pm on 24 Dec until 5 Jan). Free. Dating from 1807. the Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum. lt 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. Also showing: l’onerr For The People. See Glasgow Art Listings. page 105.
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A quick look at the Vimto Christmas and New
What is it? The carnival is Europe’s largest indoor (unfair With amusements galore.
Any new rides? There is a complete new Juvenile range including a Jungle- themed ride, and the Helter Skelter makes its debut at the SECC. The centrepiece is the Spiderman which WI” have thrill-seekers climbing the walls and to be spun
round in three Simultaneous orbits.
What about the old favourites? The Ghost Train, Dodgem, Carousel, Simulator and the Big Wheel are all there for the traditionalists.
What about the payment system? Visnors can buy an 'All Rides' wristband for £14.50 which gives you unlimited access to any ride you deSire A Junior wristband is available at £8 for those between the heights of 1m and 1.4m. This is
not a joke.
What if you don't want a wristband? A minimum of £6 worth of vouchers must be purchased to get into the halls and redeemed for rides, games and
Any exceptions? Adults wrth kids who have a wristband or the minimum amount
What if you want neither a wristband nor a voucher? Good hard cash W1” be accepted for bingo, the fortune teller, face—painting, food and drink and any coin-
operated machines and games.
I Vimto Christmas And New Year Carnival, Fri 78 Dec, 6— 70pm, Sat 19 Dec—Sun 77 Jan (not Fri 25 Dec), I-lOpm [6—[14 50 SECC, Finn/eston Quay; info 287 7777
' 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151
(closed 25 & 25 Dec; 1 & 2 Jan).
Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun Ham—5pm.
Free. Sir William Burrell's world famous
collection of beautiful art obiects from
' around the globe. housed in a specially designed. award-winning building. Also showing: The 'l‘liis'I/e .'lll(/ The Rose. See
1 Glasgow Art Listings. page 105.
Motherwell Heritage Centre
35 High Road. 01698 251000. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Thu 10am—7pm; Sun noon-5pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec; 1 8c 2 Jan). £2 (£1 ) for entry to Local History Laboratory. The centre's fully interactive exhibitions tell the story of Motherwell‘s people and landscape from Roman times. through the Industrial Revolution. to the present day.
Calderglen Country Park
Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. ()1355 236644. Daily 10aiii—4.30piii (closed 25 & 25 Dec; 1 8: 2 Jan). Free. This country park offers something for all ages. with an ornamental garden for horticultural enthusiasts. an audio-visual display. a children's zoo and a ll()\l of walks and nature trails.
Mugdock Country Park
Craigallan Road. Milngavie. 956 6100. Open daily (closed 25 Dec). 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 Chatelherault Country Park , crafts unit. or for a full itinerary of Carlisle Road. Hamilton. 01698 426213. ; countryside events.
Mon—Sat 10aiii—5piii; Sun noon—5pm: .
People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Stiii Ham—5pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec; 1 8; 2 Jan). Glasgow's best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year. The new displays are set out thematically with SUbJCClS including The l’rrllei; Visions ()j'T/ie City and Crime Anr/ Piniishnienl. Also showing: Will/uni Simpson. See Glasgow Art Listings. page 105.
Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5piii (closed 25 8: 26 Dec; l 8; 2 Jan). Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home ('6 archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstnicted classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War 11 and 1960s school days. Also showing: Insights and The Clothes Off Our li’urls. See Glasgow Art Listings. page 105.
Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. 616 6410. Dain 11am—4pm (closed 25 6’; 26 Dec; 1 & 2 Jan). ()ne of the most elegant I8ih 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.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall. 1 Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun Haiti—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other transportation. devoted to the history of transport. Permanently on display are four exhibitions: Cur Crone. Trrn'el Over /()0 Years Ago. Shipbuilding ()n The River ('li'r/e and TI‘tIIIs/mrl Disasters. Also showing Bin A‘t‘brI/ls‘ xlllr/ Bevonrl. See Glasgow Art Listings. page 105.
house open Mon—Thu & Sat I0aiii—430pm: Sun noon—4.30pm (closed 25 6‘: 26 Dec; 1 & 2 Jan). Free. Named alter the Dukes of Hamilton's hunting lodge. restored to its former glory in 1987. the park also contains the ruins of Cadzmv Castle and extensive woodland walks. some through anCIent native forest.
. Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Grounds open daily 7am till tltisk: Kibble
32 Dalmarnock Road. Ruthergleii. 401
1 1 1 1. Opening times vary. phone for details: core hours are Mon—Fri 4—9pm. Sat 9aiii—6.30pm. Sun Ham-9pm Skateboard and roller-blade heaven with three different zones catering to all abilities. There are also refreshments. video games and a soft play area to keep non-skating friends and faiiiily-iiienibers occupied. not to mention the Project 1 shop to keep you tip with the latest boarding trends.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm (closed 25 8e 26 Dec; 1 8; 2 Jan). A museum of world faiths. featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world's six major religions. Dali's Chris! ()f Saint John Of 'I'lie Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. Also showing: Delivering Hope. See Glasgow Art Listings. page 105.
The Time Capsule
100 Buchanan Street. Coatbridge. 01236 449572. Mon—Sun 10am—9pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec; 1 Jan). £3.85—£5.10 (£3.05—£3.60). The pool area comes complete with wave machine. river rapids. llumes and a rubber ring slide. and you can encounter a life-sized woolly mammoth on the ice rink. ()ther attractions include a gym and health facilities. plus a play area for children aged 5—11.
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