GLASGOW LIFE '
Belgian Beer Week Fri I6—Sun 25 Jul. Various venues. To celebrate the smooth. smooth taste of beers from Belgium. the country goes Belgian beer bonkers. See Food & Drink section.
Paintings On Railings Sat 10 & Sun ll Jul. l0am-6pm. Free. Gallery Of Modern Art Railings. Royal Exchange Square. 357 3739. As the name suggests. paintings will be on exhibition on the railings of GOMA in this ()pen Air Art Fair. They can be viewed. perused and discussed at your leisure and. if you are feeling flush. maybe even purchased.
Hollywood Stunt Show Thu 8 Jul. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Hamilton Racecourse; Fri 9 Jul. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Cumbernauld Rugby Football Club; info: 0403 467987. Some of Europe's largest monster trucks and wildest stunts are here. See photo caption.
Glasgow School Of Art Tour Mon-Fri. llam. 2pm; Sat |0.30am. ll.30am. lpm; Sun l0.30am. I |.30am. 2pm. £5 (£3) £l5
for two adults and up to three children. Glasgow School OfArt. Renfrew Street. 353 4526. Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece is at your disposal for daily perusal. See photo ca tion.
Alexander 'Greelt' homson Your Sat until Sep 25. I0.l5am. £l0 (£8). The Lighthouse. info: 204 4400. Coach tours from The Lighthouse and round Holmwood House and Thomson‘s commercial. domestic and religious architecture.
ENABLE Abseil Sat l0 & Sun I I Jul. 9.30am—5pm. Hilton Hotel. info: 226 4541. It's Millennium Mayhem apparently with the ENABLE Abseil to raise cash to help those with learning disabilities. There may still be space to get yourself involved so why not give the above number a try.
Education For Sustainable Communities Fri 9 Jul. 3pm. Donations. Pearce Institute. Govan Road. info: 332 8064. Not the catchiest of titles in the world. but a worthwhile one nonetheless with Pat Edwards of New Zealand's Tatnariki School will be speaking about the true meaning of education as being a mixture of intellectual ideals and social and emotional growth.
The Green Agenda In The Scottish Parliament Sat IOJul. Ham—noon. Free. Friends Meeting House. Elmbank Crescent. Charing Cross Station. info: 57l l2l5. The country‘s first Green MSP Mr Robin Harper will be speaking on the topic of the environment. a subject which seems to have dropped down the political agenda in recent years.
Bird Man Of Lochwinnoch Sun I I Jul. 2-4pm. £3 (£ I .50). Castle Semple Loch. Lochwinnoch. info: 01505 6l479l. An overlooked genius is passed over no more with the memory of I8th century poet and ornithological artist Alexander Wilson brought to life by George Millar. He was such an authority on birds that they even named one after him — the Wilson Petrel.
Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. Glasgow. 297 2699. Mon~Sat l0am—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 Four/s Design And (ii/lure. Going ()III In Style arid Scottish Landscape —- scc Glasgow Art listings. page 66.
A glimpse at the Hollywood Stunt Show
What the devil is the Hollywood Stunt Show? It's the world's greatest show on wheels, you know.
Meaning what? It's a monster truck extravaganza With battles between Bandit and Goliath, an appearance from Vorian, the giant transforming robot, a monster action stunt diSplay team doing their thing and the Human Cannonball,
which doesn't sound safe, at all.
If I miss this excitement now. is there no hope for me? After Hamilton and Cumbernauld, the rollercoaster event will go on a tour of juggernaut proportions with visits around the country before settling back in Edinburgh on Thu 22—Sun 25 Jul.
Hollywood Stunt Show, Thu 8 Jul, 7. 30pm. £6 (£3). Hamilton Racecourse; Fri 9 Jul, 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Cumbernauld Rugby Football Club; info: 0403 467987.
listings GLASGOW lIFE
2060 Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. 649 7I5l. Mon-—Sat l0am-5pm; Sun
I lam-5pm. Free. Sir William Bunell's world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe. housed in a specially designed. award-winning building. Also showing Mics Vll" Der Rohe - see Glasgow Art listings. page 66.
Calderglen Country Park
Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 0l355 236644. Daily l0am—8.30pm. 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 host of walks and nattlre trails. Iixpert staff are on hand in each section to answer your questions. and South l.anarkshire Ranger Service provide a full programme of countryside activities.
Chatelherault Country Park
Carlisle Road. Hamilton. 0l698 4262 l 3. Mon—Sat l0am~5pm; Sun nmn—5.30pm: house open Mon-Thu & Sat I0pm--4.30pm: Sun noon -5pm. Free. Named after the Duke of l-lamilton's hunting lodge. restored to its fortner glory in I987. the park also contains the ruins of Cadlow Castle and extensive woodland walks. some through ancient native forest. Exhibitions about the area's history and wildlife are complimented by a full programme of ranger-led activities (call for further details).
David livingstone Centre
I65 Station Road. Blantyre. 0l698
823 I40. Mon-Sat l0am—4.30pm; Sun l2.30—4.30pm. £2.95 (£ l .60—£l.75). This 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 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. Mon—Sun llam-—4pm. Free. 7am—dusk: Kibhle Palace open daily l0am-4.45pm: other glass houses Mon-Fri lOam-4.45pm; Sat I—4.45pm: Sun noon-4.45pm. The l9th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants. as well as featuring in the film Jude.
Glasgow Zoopark , Calderpark. Uddingston. Glasgow. 77l
l I85. Daily 9.30am—6pm (last admission 4.30pm). £4.60 (£2.70). A popular haunt on school trips. Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals. from lions to guinea pigs. as 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 Farm. amusements and an orienteering course.
Meet at Tourist Information Centre. George Square. Glasgow. 772 0022. £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 city and 'Historic Glasgow' (2pm daily) which takes a more standard look at the events which have shaped Glasgow.
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