Concentric Cities Throughout the year. info: 287 I999. Part ofGlasgow I999. this is essentially a do-it-yourself guided tour to the city. Split into three parts. it highlights many signiﬁcant landmarks throughout Glasgow. to create the largest 'exhibition' in the world.
Dance Classes Various venues. Get your limbs moving in a Latin-stylee with these salsa classes — Academia de Salsa is at Porters. Sauchiehall Street (Mon 6.30pm for intermediates; 8.30pm for advanced; Tue 6.30pm for beginners; call 564 I983): Salsa SabrOsa at |3th Note Cltib. Clyde Street (Tue 8—I0. l5pm for beginners and intermediates: call 339 4 I93). Salsa Sabrosa is also at Bar Havana. Hope Street (Thu 8—9.30pm for beginners; call 339 4l93). ll'jazz and street dance is more your thing then jazz-based exercise and dance classes (jazzercise) are available at Northcote Street Hall. Victoria Cross. Hyndland on Sat I045 & ll.45am. Bring loose clothing and trainers for this one. Glasgow Architectural Tours Throughout the year. Various venttes. info: ()I 3l 665 7964. ()ne thousand years of the city’s architectural development are celebrated in these walking tottrs as part ofGlasgow I999. Atnong the venues yott can visit are Merchants House. Glasgow Scltool Of Art. the Tomb of St Mungo and the Lighthouse Building. For fttll itinerary and booking details. call the above number.
Historic Scotland Open Weekend Sat IS 8; Sttn l6 May. I-‘ree. Various venues. info: ()I 3| 668 8800. A chance to visit many of Historic Scotland's properties for nowt. See Edinburgh Life photo caption.
Museums Week Sat l5—Fri 21 May. Details from McLellan Galleries. 270 Sauchiehall Street. 33I I854. Discover the city’s diverse collection as part of the national celebration of museums. I-Lvents include storytelling at the Gallery of Modern Art and puppetry in the Museum of Transport. For further information. pick tip a leaﬂet at museum enquiries or call the number above.
Grassroots Cookery School Sat IS. 22 & Stilt 23 May. Grassroots. Woodlands Road. 353 3278. The spring season at Grassroots continues with Kathryn Hamilton's Californian l’ir nit/Brunch (Sat I5.
I lam—3pm. £20). a feast of salads. salsas and muffins and Brent/limiting Ili'i'ki'nil (Sat 22 8; Sttn 23 May. l0am—5pm. £60) with Panary's Paul Merry.
Britannia Women’s 10K Sun to May.
I lam. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. The largest all-female l0K run in the UK with an expected 5000 athletes taking part. As well as individual categories such as Veteran or Wheelchair. there are team challenges including Glasgow Residents and Family Team.
5EA FOOD FAIR
Head of Loch Fyne A55 All day food, fun & music.
Salsa Celtica The Felsons Sat. 29th & Sun. 30th May 12pm - 11pm
Information: Loch Fyne Oysters
01499 600 264
82 THE “ST l3--27 May I999
A May Fair Tue l8 May. 7pm. 50p. City Chambers. George Square. info: 332 7420. The Glasgow branch of ENABLE present a fair with a prize draw. a bottle stall. cake and candy and books for sale. Al Book Sale Sat 22 May. l0.30am—4pm. Hillhead Library. Byres Road. info: 339 8206. Amnesty International's Glasgow West group hold their annual sale of secondhand books. Forth 8i Clyde Canal Cruise Saturday 22 May. l0am. I lam. noon. 2pm. 3pm & 6pm. Free. Hamilton Hill Basin. Possil Road. 552 6045. Find otit about the
history and wildlife of the recently refurbished canal. a vital industrial link when it was bttilt over 200 years ago. Advance booking required.
The Secret City Sat 22 May. l-‘i-ee. Various venues. info: 552 6045. A selection of guided tours as part of Glasgow I999. See photo caption. Cornerstone Lecture Series Thu 27 May. 7.30pm. Adelaide‘s. Bath Street. info: 248 4970. More Glasgow I999 related goings-on with a lecture entitled ('hurt'h .-Iri‘/iilr'i'lurr' In (Iliixeiiir ISS’O—lW-l conducted by St Andrews
Uni's Professor David Walker.
Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. Glasgow. 287 2699. Mon—Sat l0am-5pm; Sun Ham—5pm. l‘ree. This fine exatnple 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: l’unm'uniu (ilnvgmi: liii.viik/ti Banners. l’nml: Design A" Culture and i Architectural Miscellany —- see Art
listings. page 74.
2060 Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. 649 7l5l. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun Ilam--5pin. l‘ree. Sir William Burrell‘s world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe. housed in
a specially designed. award-whining building. Also showing: .l/ii'y \iin I)('/' Rn/It' — see Art listings. page 74.
David Livingstone Centre
I65 Station Road. Blantyre. l)l698
823140. Mon- Sat l()am- 4.30pm; Stilt l2.30—-4.30pm. £2.95 (£I.6()--£ l .75). This museum. situated in the tenement where Scotland's most famous missionary- explorer was born. features memorabilia from his life. botlt in Scotland attd iii the heart of Africa. Fossil Grove
Victoria Park. Glasgow. 287 2000. Mon-Sun noon——5pm. l‘ree. Glasgow's oldest tourist attraction. designated as a site of special scientific interest by Scottish Natural Heritage. provides interpretative displays and the opportunity to examine geological specimens from 350 million years ago.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road. Glasgow. 334 2422. Grounds open 7am—-dusk: Kibble i Palace Mon—Sun l0am~4.45pm: Main Range Glasshouses Mott-I'll I0am—4.45pm‘. Sat l 4.45pm; Sun
noon- 4.45pm. 'l‘hese l9th century
gardens and glasshouses are home to an interesting selection of plants. as well as featuring iii the film Jllrlt’.
Glasgow Zoopark . Calderpark. Uddingston. Glasgow. 77l ll85. Daily 9.30am—5pm (last admission 3.30pm. £4.60 (£2.70). A popular haunt
on school trips. (ilasgow Zoopark boasts
a varied collection of animals. from lions
to guinea pigs. .is well as a well stocked
reptile house. There is also a full programme of interactive events. such as snake-handling and birds of prey ﬂying displays. plus Children‘s Fartn. amusements and art orienteering course.
House For An Art Lover
Bellahouston Park. I0 Dumbreck Road. Glasgow. 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times. call info line 0I4l 353 4449. An Lover's Cafe and Shop open I0ain—5pm daily. Initially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in I90l. this unfinished work has been completed by modern-day architects and designers in true Mackintosh style. Also showing: [.(ll' .Vgn Kmir and You For Hum/s — see Art listings. page 74.
L'niversity Avenue. Glasgow. 330 422 I. Mon- Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from l807. the Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum — it lost its artworks in I980 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: The Animal ('iinslrni'liiin ("inn/mnv -- see Art listings. page 74.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall. I Burnhouse Road. Glasgow. 287 2720. Mon—Sat l0am~—5pm; Sun Ham—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding ()n The River Clyde. a large mural by David McParlane; ll’ulking Dru/ii. an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Vii-rims ()j77'llllA‘pU/‘l by Justin Carter. Also showing: l.tlII(/IIIiIIt'.\‘.‘ The Human C’us/ — see Art listings. page 74.
People's Palace & Winter Garden Glasgow Green. Glasgow. 554 0223. Mon—Sat I0am—5pm; Stilt Ham—5pm. 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 l’rlllc'l: Visiimx ()f The ('ilv and Crime Anil Punishment.
Pollok ('ountry Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. 6I6 64 If). Mott—Stilt
l0am 5pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £8.60. ()ne of the most elegant I8th 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.
Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. Glasgow. 429 I202. Mon—Sat IOam-Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. Designed in I904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from I872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War II and I960s school days.
Scotland's Theme Park
Strathclyde Country Park. Motherwell. 0I698 333999. Admission to the site is free. but you pay for rides and amusements. Indoors: l0am-l0pm: outdoor rides: open Fri 6—l0pm; Sat & Sun l—l0pm. The outdoor theme park has a huge selection of fairground rides. including the ‘Tornado'. Scotland's largest roller-coaster. And. when that shuts in November (or on any other occasion when the Scottish weather is such that you’d rather be inside). there’s an indoor amusement arcade with a themed food court and a children‘s soft play area.
2 Castle Street. Glasgow. 553 2.557. Mon-Sat I0am—5pm; Sun lIam—Spm. Free. A museum of world faiths. featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world's six major religions. Dali's Christ Oj'Siiinr John 0] The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life
I45 Buccleuch Street. Garnethill. Glasgow. 333 0l83. Daily 2—5pm. £3 (£2). This typical Victorian tenement ﬂat of I892 provides a fascinating look at Glasgow life during the first Italf of the 20th century.
The Time Capsule
I00 Buchanan Street. Coatbridge. 0l236 449572. Mon—Sun 10am-9pm. £3.85—£5. l0 (£3.05-£3.60). The pool area comes complete with wave machine. river rapids. flumes and a rubber ring slide. and you can encounter a life-sized woolly mammoth on the ice rink. Other 5 attractions inclule a gym and health facilities. plus a ;)l."y area for children aged 5—l I.
What is it? It’s a selection of gUided tours exploring the unexplored parts of
Glasgow or the bits yOu may see every day but haven’t yet reali' ad their
Where can I explore? Well, there IS the Bat Tour, if you are fond of this seriously threatened species SpeCialised electronic detectors are requne-.' to pick up the bats' squeaks On a similar theme, the Scottish Vampire SOCiety present City Of j The Dead, an alternative look at the City from the heights of the Necropolis. ' So, it's something of a gothfest? Not at all. There are Visns to the Shieldhall Sewerage Works which was budt in I910; a Stroll thr0ugh Govan from the perspective of the locals; the Forth & Clyde Canal Crurse (above), a 200 year-old project which has been given a boost by the Millennium Link Protect; the lrn Bru
tour gives you an insight into the nation's favourite drink - note, this tour in on
Mon 3‘. May
All that fun must cost a bundle? Nope, it's all free! But spaces are limited, so get on the phone now for details of times and availability.
'3 The S(’(f(.’.' City, Sat 22 Mav Various venues, Glasgow, 552 6045