West End Festival Sat l2—Sun 27 Jun. Various venues throughout the West End. info: 34| 0844. Glasgow's West End comes alive with events such as the Liveliest Night of the Year and the Street Party. See feature and listings. page l6. Renfrewshire's Festival - The Shot Sat l2 Jun—Sat 3 Jul. Various venues throughout Renfrewshire. info: 887 mm. Music. song. dance. books. community and family events and don't forget the festival parade and gala day. See photo caption. .
National Bike Week Sat I2—Sun 20 Jun. Various venues. national info: ()l483 4l72 l7. Get in Mother Nature's good books by choosing pedals over pollution for a week. See Frontlines. page 6. and Reader Offers. page I If).
Magical World Of Plants Sun I3 Jun. 2pm. Linn Park. Simshill Road. info: 637 l 147. Everything you ever wanted to know about plants and a chance to see some of thetn in the ﬂesh. too.
Grand Craft Fair Fri 18 8: Sat I9 Jun. 10am—4pm. entry fee 50p for adults. Adelaide's. Bath Street. 248 4970. A vast array of stalls selling paintings. ceramics. glass and lots of other crafty goods. Exhibitions
CraftEx 99 Thu l0—Sun l3 Jun; Thu l0am-7.30pm. Fri l0am—5.30pm. Sat & Sun lOam—4.30pm. Free. Trades Hall. 228 8000. Students from several of Glasgow's colleges show some of their most accomplished work. Samples on show include jewellery. paintings. sculpture. graphic art. photography. gardening and bread making. See Art listings. page 76 for other art college exhibitions.
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Classic Cars Sun l3 Jun. Ham—4pm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Great Western Road. 334 2422. Feast your eyes on 30 classic cars including Jaguar. Ferrari. MG. Bentley and Maserati. You can always dream.
The Scottish Miniatura & Dolls House Show Sat l9 & Sun 20 Jun. Ham—4.30pm. Sat £4 (£2); Sun £3 (£1.50). SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. Collectors items on show for those who love all things that are small. Activities
Bike To The Future Sun I3 .lun. l0.30am (long ride). I lain (short ride). Entry fees £5 (£2) or 1. lo per team. Kelvingrove Park. info: ()l3l 554 9977. Meet up at the ash soccer pitch (next to Park Grove Terrace) in Kelvingrove Park to cycle and support Friends of the Earth. For the fit there is a 30 mile ride and for the rest of us there is the shorter fourteen mile ride. Both rides take you through different parts ofGlasgow and beyond. Orienteering - World Park Tour Tue IS Jun. 2pm (tour starts 5pm). Kelvingrove Park. 287 5064. Have a go at orienteering in the park before watching the professionals take to the course.
Museum Of Transport Open Day Sat l2 Jun. noon—4pm. Free. Museum Of Transport. Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. The museum opens its doors allowing the public to look under the bonnet of sotne cars. listen to tales of shipbuilding on the Clyde or sit in a tram —just like the good old days.
Meet The Quakers Sat l9 Jun. l0.30am—4pm. Free. Glasgow Meeting House. 248 8493. An open day ofevents and exhibitions as well as teas. coffees and a children's play area.
Botanic Gardens Open Weekend Sat l9 & Sun 20 Jun. llam—4pm. Free.
Where is it happening? It’s all going on in various venues in and around Paisley such as the Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley Town Hall, Sma' Shot Cottages, Paisley Art
Gallery and Museum, and Paisley Abbey.
What is going on? Events happening include the Paisley Book Festival, The Uncut Cloth Exhibition, Sma' Shot Cottages events, Cut From The Cloth dance performances, community and children’s events and Sma' Shot Day. Musmal entertainment comes from the likes of the Paisley Choral Festival, Deaf Shepherd,
Black Umfolosr (above) and Tam White.
Sma' Shot Day? This IS the gala day of the festival which starts at l lam in Brodie Park with a proce55ion to Abbey Close where there will be a fun-packed afternoon of music, theatre and family entertainment.
The Shot, Sat 12 Jun-Sat 3 Jul. Various venues, Renfrewshire, info: 887 1010.
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Museum Of Transport, 287 2720. The museum opens its doors for free to let ou see the exterior and interior of a vast array of vehicles, both old an new and you can find out all about the glorious past of the Clyde when it was a shipbuilding empire. Or you can sit yourself down in an old tram and feel the nostalgia sweep over you.
Botanic Gardens. Great Western Road. 334 2422. A chance to see behind the scenes at the gardens and maybe even get some top tips for your greenhouse. If plants aren't your thing. you can also visit the book market in the Hopkirk Building.
Ready Steady Cook Sat l9 Jun.
7.30pm. £8.50—£ H.50. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. Everyone‘s favourite cookery programme comes to Glasgow to see what is in the bags attd decide whether the winners are green peppers or red tomatoes.
2060 Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. 649 7l5l. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm: Sun Ham—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell‘s world famous collection of beautiful an objects from around the globe. housed in a specially designed. award-winning building. Also showing: Mies thll Der Ruhe — see Glasgow Att listings. page 76.
David Livingstone Centre
'65 Station Road. Blantyre. Glasgow. ()l698 823 l-l(). Mon—Sat l0am—4.30pm; Sun l2.3()—-l.30pm. £2.95 (1; l .60—£ l .75). This museum. situated iii the tenement where Scotland‘s most famous missionary- explorer was born. features memorabilia from his life. both in Scotland arid in the heart of Africa.
Victoria Park. Glasgow. 287 2000. Daily noon—5pm. Free. 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 dating from 350 million years ago.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road. Glasgow. 334 2422. Free. Grounds open 7am till dusk; Kibble Palace daily l()am—4.45pm. Free. This l9th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants. as well as featttring tn the film Jude.
Cathedral Street. Glasgow. 552 8 I98. Mon-Fri 9.30am- l pm & 2—opm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since l 136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mttngo. who died iii ()03; however most of the present building dates from the |3th or lSth centuries. the most notable exception being the stained-glass windows. renowned as one of the fittest post-war collections in the country. Sunday services take place at l lam and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh. and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.
Meet at Tourist Information Centre. George Square. Glasgow. 772 0022. Daily 7pm. £5 (£4); children £3. Daily 7pm. Witness 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. Also running are the ‘Ghosts And Ghouls‘ tour (9pm daily) looking at ghostly (and ghastly) goings on in the
I city and ‘Historic Glasgow' (2pm daily)
which takes a more standard look at the events which have shaped Glasgow.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall. I Bur‘nhouse Road. Glasgow. 287 2720. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun I lam—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include .S'hip/mi/t/ing ()it The River Clyde. a large mural by David McFarlane; Walking Drum. an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Vit‘ti/tts O]'Trunspurt by Justin Carter.
People's Palace & Winter Garden Glasgow Green. Glasgow. 554 0223. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 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 Puller. Visions ()j'T/te City and Crime Am/ Punis/tiiteirr.
Scotland's Theme Park
Strathclyde Country Park. Motherwell. 0l698 333999. Admission to the site is free. but you pay for rides and amusements. Indoors: open lOam—l0pm; Outdoor rides: open Fri 6—10pm; 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 thetned food court and a children's soft play area.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art
2 Castle Street. Glasgow. 553 2557. Mon-Sat l0am—5pm; Sun Ham—5pm. Free. A museum of world faiths. featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world‘s six major religions. Dali's Christ OfSuinr Ju/tn Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. Also showing: C hrisr Feeding The People — see Glasgow Art listings. page 70. .
I45 Buccleuch Street. Garnethill. Glasgow. 333 0|83. Daily 2—5pm. £3 (£2). This typical Victorian tenement ﬂat of I892 provides a fascinating look at Glasgow life during the first halfof the 20th century.