"Beer Drinking in Moterwell

A festival of beer - can't we just go to the pub? You could, but it’s doubtful that your local will be serving 34 beers from 21 countries around the world,

including Lapland, Ukraine and Tasmania.

Is it just for lager Iouts then? Certainly not - it’s for people who enjoy a few beers as well as connoisseurs who know their Cornish Knocker from their


Is there anything other than beer on the menu? Yep, there’ll be lots of food available to help the beer go down, as well as live music from bands such as

Brazilian groovers Drumatic.

And how much is all this excess going to cost me? It’s just £3 to get in (£1.50 with a Passport to Leisure) but if you arrive before 6pm on the Friday and 1pm on

Saturday you’ll get in free.

Motherwell Beer Festival Fri 15 & Sat 16 1pm Fri, 11am~11pm Sat. £3 (£1.50). Motherwell Concert Hall, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, 01698

267515. Festival Info: 304 1801.


The Second Glasgow International Festival of Design Fri 8—Sun 24 Oct, times & prices vary. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. Info: 287 7346. A programme chock-a-block full of lectures, seminars and exhibitions, including celebrity designers taking a look at the success of companies such as Red or Dead and Philips. The festival takes place in both The Lighthouse and The Briggait Centre. See feature page 109.

Motherwell Beer Festival Fri 15 & Sat 16 Oct, 4pm—11pm Fri, llam—l lpm Sat. £3 (£1.50). Motherwell Concert Hall,

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Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, 01698 267515. Festival Info: 304 1801. North Lanarkshire Council encourage you to broaden your alcohol horizons and sample beers from around the world. See photo caption.

Big Big World Festival Sat 16 Oct—Sun 31 Oct, times & prices vary. Venues include The Ferry, Old Fruitmarket, CCA, Royal Concert Hall and Henry Wood Hall. Tickets: 287 5511. Glasgow’s International Festival of World Music is back with more scintillating sounds from around the world. Music comes from well known artists including Big Bill Morganfield. Rory Block and Yat-Kha. See preview page 36.

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Shows Ideal Home Show Fri 8—Sun 17 Oct, 10am—6pm, 10am—10pm 13 & 14 Oct. £6.50 (£3.50). SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, 287 7777. A host of ideas for your home and garden, from kitchen gadget to interior desi n.

cottis Computer Fair Sun 1() Oct, 10am—3pm. £3 (£1.50). SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, 287 7777. Everything for the PC and Mac, from components and games to complete systems plus lots of handy practical advice. The National Wedding Show Sat 16 & Sun 17 Oct, 10am—6pm. £6—£7. SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, 01465 485896. From rings to receptions and cars to champagne, everything you need to make the big day go smoothly is here. As yet, Dateline haven’t set up a stand, so you’ll have to find a partner yourself. Fashion Show Wed 20 Oct, 2pm & 7.30pm. £5—£6. City Hall, Candleriggs, Glasgow, 287 5511. See photo caption.


The Life and Adventures of David Douglas Thu 7 Oct, 7.30pm. £2. Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Glasgow, 339 7223. Conservator at the Forestry Commission, Sid House, gives this talk on David Douglas the famous plant collector.

Wayne Hemingway Mon 11 Oct, 6pm. £5 (£2.50). The Briggait Centre, Bridgegate, Glasgow, 287 1999. Red or Dead co-founder Hemingway comes to Glasgow as part of the International Festival of Design, with lots ofjuicy insights into what it takes to be a designer.

John Simpson Mon 11 Oct, 1pm. £3. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 287 5511. BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson talks you through the various ’Strange Places, Questionable People’ he has encountered during his career thus far, including some fine anecdotes about being bombed in Baghdad and receiving a left hook from Harold Wilson.

Marky Ramone Thu 14 Oct, 7pm. £10. The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 332 1120. Journey back in time to the heady heyday of the Ramones, as Marky reminisces about life on the road, with live concert footage and a chance to put some questions to the man himself.


Cornerstone Cathedral Area Church Crawl Sat 9 Oct, 10.45am. Free. Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Castle Street, Glasgow, 248 4970. Like a pub crawl, but without the hangover, this church crawl visits various interesting houses of worship in the Cathedral area. Garden Walk Sat 9 Oct, 2.30pm. Free. Greenbank Gardens, Flenders Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, 639 3281. Wind things down apace and enjoy the autumn colour changes in the Greenbank Gardens.

Autumn Walk Tue 19 Oct, 2pm. Free. Botanic Gardens. Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Meet at the Kibble Palace. See what changes autumn has in store for the flora and fauna of the Botanics.

Other Events

Dance Night for Amnesty International Sat 9 Oct, 8pm. £8. Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burghhall Street, Glasgow, 332 8358. Fasten up your dancing shoes for a night of Ceroc and Ceilidh to raise money for Amnesty International. A teacher will be on hand to put all you Ceroc virgins through your paces, and live music comes courtesy of Wild Geese.

Sugar/Maybelline Model Competition Tue 12 Oct. Olympia Leisure & Shopping Centre, Atholl House, East Kilbridc, 01355 264348. Teen mag Sugar teams up with Mabclline and Storm Model Agency in the hunt for a cover girl

for the new millennium. The roadshow also includes top teen idols Northern Line, plus the chance to have a makeover and win some prizes.

Snowlife 2000 Sun 17 Oct, noon. Free. Glasgow Ski Centre, Bellahouston Park. 16 Dumbreck Road, 427 4991. A roadshow to encourage the good people

i of Scotland to take to the slopes on skis,

boards or blades, complete with celebrity guests and demonstrations.


Art Gallery 8r Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, Glasgow, 287 2699.

y Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am~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 on show ("lose Encounters, Young People is Art Exhibition, Glasgow At Our .1500! and Architecture 'l'oduy In Scottiin Local Authorities. See Glasgow Art listings, page 74.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 287 2550. 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.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street, Glasgow, 552 8198. Mon-Fri 9.3()am*1pm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo, who died in 1603; 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. Sunday services take place at 11am and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh, and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.

Glasgow Zoopark Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, 771 1185. Daily 9.3(1am—5pm (last admission 3.30pm). £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.

Holmwood House

61—63 Netherlee Road, Cathcart, Glasgow, 637 2129. Daily 1.30—5.30pm. £3.20 (£2.20). Designed by the famed 19th century architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, this house is an excellent example of his classical style. Investigation is also underway to recover the original interior decoration, again based on classical themes.

House For An Art Lover

Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road. Glasgow, 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times, call info line 0141 353 4449. Art Lover’s Cafe and Shop open 10am-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 on show Digital Design Studio. See Glasgow Art listings, page 74.

Hunterian Art Gallery

University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, 330 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Home to the university’s collection of flat art and