A quick look
at Concentric Cities
What is it? Concentric Cities 15 part of the Glasgow 7999 celebrations and is a unique, city-Wide exhibition highlighting 99 of the city's most notable buildings. Where are they? The areas are divided into thirds, representing the ’heart of the City', a broadly defined ’city centre’ and the final third is split across the rest of Glasgow. The exhibition IS sub—titled 'A World Tour In The City Of Glasgow'. How so? Because it’s an acknowledgement of the diverse sources utilised by the
city’s many architects over the centuries.
What's the exhibition's purpose? Well, it’s not a list of Glasgow’s most important or influential burldings - notable omissions being the Cathedral and School of Art -— but a way of offering an insight into the connections between the city’s architecture and the international structures and styles which influenced
Which buildings have they included then? Hutcheson's Hall in Ingram Street, Tobacco Laird's House in Miller Street, St Vincent Street Church, the Glasgow Art Club in Bath Street, the Clay Pipe Factory in San Street and Pollok House.
I Concentric Cit/es takes place at various venues throughout the year. Call 287
7999 for a brochure.
Concentric Cities Throughout the year. info: 287 1999. See photo caption. Cycling The Beacon Highway Thu 21 Jan. 2.15pm. Renfield Church Centre. Bath Street. 552 3330. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society present Julie Rattray. who gives an illustrated talk on her adventures by bike into the Himalayas. 3D/ZD Celtic Connections Craft Fair Sun 24 Jan. 10am—5.30pm. Free. Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511 Celtic Connections team up with the country's biggest and best-loved craft and design fair to bring a special event of contemporary craftwork.
Outdoors 99 Wed 3—Sun 7 Feb. SliCC‘. Finnieston Quay. 2.48 3000. All the outdoor enthusiast could possibly want is under one roof. at this boat. caravan. camping and leisure show. Exhibitions. demonstrations and seminars are the things to look at and listen to. But if you are a doer. the fun-filled climbing wall makes a welcome return this year.
Art Gallery 81 Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun I lam—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 show illg: '/'/It' [11/qu (i/tml Uri/Ice Slur! ()lm't'l ('inr'lnrl. Ifim/li'r'rs'itt In (ilrlsemi'. British ll"i/r/li/r' P/Ittlugl'th/lt’l' ()f The li'r/l'. fl'tll't’l/fllt’ ('unt/lmiirms‘.‘ Monet :1an Scum! and liiisuk/ii Banners and .\'r'ir:1rr‘/iilr'r Is. Sec (.ilasgow Art listings page 77.
Burrell Collection 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. Also showing: The Thistle/1nd The Rose. See Glasgow Art listings page 77.
Calderglen Country Park
Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. ()1355 2366-14. Daily l()am—-~1.30pm. Free. This country park offers something for all ages. with an ornamental garden for horticultural enthusiasts. an audio-visual display. a children's mo and a host of walks and nature trails.
Chatelherault Country Park
Carlisle Road. Hamilton. 01698 4262 I 3. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon- 5pm. Free. Named after the Dukes of Hamilton's hunting lodge. and restored to its former glory in 1987. this park also contains the ruins of Cadzow Castle plus extensive woodland walks. some through ancient native forest.
Clyde Maritime Centre
Yorkhill Quay. 3390631. ()pen 10am till dusk. The story of the boats and people behind Glasgow's shipbuilding industry is told using the SV. Glenlee and Queen's Dock I’umphouse.
49 ()akshaw Street West. Paisley. 889 2013. Tue» Sat 10am -5pm; Sun 2--5pm. Free. Built as the result of an endowment from a local philanthropist in 1880. the observatory now acts as the major seismic station for south west Scotland as well as filing daily weather reports to the Met Office.
David Livingstone Centre
165 Station Road. Blantyre. 01698 8231-10. Mon-Sat 10am» 3.30pm; Sun l2.30~-3.30pm. £2.95 (£1 .60—-£1.75).
Situated in the tenement where
Scotland's most famous missionary- explorer was born. this museum features
memorabilia from his life. both in Scotland and in the heart ofAfrica.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Daily 11am—4pm. Grounds open dawn—7pm; 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 Jude.
Cathedral Street. 552 8198. Mon-Fri 9.30am—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone- built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo. who died in 603; however most of the present building dates from the 13th or 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 (last admission 2.30pm). £3.10 (£2.65). A popular haunt on school trips. the Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals. from lions to guinea pigs. as well as a well-stocked reptile house.
Meet at Tourist Information Centre. George Square. 772 0022. £5 (£3—£4). Tours take place every Friday at 7pm. Tales of torture and terror on the streets of Glasgow as an expert guide takes you on a tour of the city's cruel past.
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 on show Sun. See Glasgow Art listings page 77.
Hunterian Art Gallery
University ofGlasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Home to the university's collection of flat art and sculpture as well as changing exhibitions. the gallery also features a recreation of Charles Rennie M ackintosh's Glasgow house which contains a host of original furnishings.
University Avenue. 330 4221. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from 1807. the llunterian 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 former glory. The site also includes a ten-minute audio-visual display about the Merchant City.
Motherwell Heritage Centre
35 High Road. Motherwell. 01698 251000. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Thu 10am—7pm; Sun noon—5pm. £2 (£1). 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.
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
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woodland paths and walkways. The visitor centre is open 9am-5pm every day ofthe year. Call a full itinerary of countryside events.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall. I Bumhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other memorabilia. devoted to the history of transport. Also on show Buckyballs And Beyond. See Glasgow Art listings page 77.
New Lanark Visitor Centre
New Lanark Mills. Lanark. 01555 661345. Daily 11am—5pm. £3.75 (£2.50). Now a world heritage site. New Lanark has much to teach us about life in the industrial era and the pioneering work of philanthropist Robert Owen. Attractions include ‘The Annie McLeod Experience'. an audio-visual trip back to Victorian times.
People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Closed until 1 Feb. 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 Cin and Crime And Punishment. Also on show William Simpson. See Glasgow Art listings page 77.
Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Daily 11am—4pm. 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.
32 Dalmarnock Road. Rutherglen. 401 1111. Mon—Fri 4—9pm; Sat 9am—6.30pm; Sun I lam—9pm (plus other additional hours - phone to check). 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 family-members occupied. not to mention the Project I shop to keep you up to date with the latest boarding trends.
Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. the museum is 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 on show RSA Student Design Ari-unis. See Glasgow Art Listings page 77.
Atlas Square. Ayr Street. 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4.30pm. 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 Spring/writ Par/r. Yesterday, Yin/(iv Anr/ 'liunorrmv.
St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life And Art
2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun I lam—5pm. A museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world‘s six major religions. Dali‘s Christ OfSriint John ()f'l‘he Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. Also on show Delivering Hope. See Glasgow Art listings page 77.
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