£8.60. 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.
sculpture as well as changing exhibitions, the gallery also features a recreation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow house which contains a host of original furnishings. Also on show Celebration — Ten Years Of Collecting [989—1999. See Glasgow Art listings, page 74.
Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Free. Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian, Edwardian, World War II and 19605 school days. Also on show Future Systems. See Glasgow Art listings, page 74.
University Avenue, Glasgow, 330 4221. Mon$at 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from 1807, the Hunterian 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.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, Glasgow, 287 2720. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses, trams, fire engines, ships and other paraphernalia, devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding On The River Clyde, a large mural by David McFarlane; Walking Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter. Also on show Urban Transportation: The Future. See Glasgow Art listings, page 74.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art
2 Castle Street, Glasgow, 553 2557. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; 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 OfSaintJohn Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. Also on show A Tea House For Glasgow: Tradition, Adaptation And Innovation. See Glasgow Art listings, page 74.
People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 554 0223. MonaSat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—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 Patter, Visions Of The City and Crime And Punishment. Also on show Building For Glasgow. See Glasgow Art listings, page 74.
The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, 339 0631. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); family tickets £6.95—£9.95. Find out about Glasgow’s maritime heritage on-board the S.V. Glenlee, the only Clyde-built sailing ship still aﬂoat in the UK. Visitors can explore the boat or talk to the crew, and there’s a range of children’s activities. On-shore, there is a restaurant in the restored Pumphouse as well as a permanent exhibition space. Also on show Five Thousand Days At Sea, GalGael and Story In The Stones. See Glasgow Art listings, page 74.
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 616 6410. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket
FASHION SHOW Wed 20 Oct. 2 m 8: 7.30pm. £5—£6. City Hall, Candleriggs. Glas ow, 287 5511. Find out w at we'll all be wearing next summer as the
ntl: ashion Show hits town, with new collections from top designers including Red or Dead.
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What's it all about? The residency is part of the Edinburgh International Festival’s year round programme, guaranteeing that by next August you’ll be
And more speciﬁcally? How's about invigorating your Saturday mornings with workshops in dance, instrument making or song and storytelling? If you can’t face the early start then there’s the chance to learn African drumming
Who's the expert behind all this? Californian choreographer and dancer Charles Chip McNeal (pictured above) will take you through your paces. Will it set me back a packet? Not at all. The dance workshops are only £1 and
World Dance & Music Residency, until Sat 6 Nov, various times and prices, The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, info: 473 2000.
Computer Fair Sat 9 Oct, IOam—3pm. £3 (£2; under 105 free). Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, 333 3036. Everything for the PC and Mac, from components and games to complete systems — plus lots of hand practical advice.
3DI2D Cra 8: Design Fair Sat 16 Oct, 10.30am-4.30pm. 90p (60p; children free). Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. The very best in contemporary and traditional craftwork, including ceramics, paintings, glassware and bizarre things you’re not sure what to do with but look very pretty, sold direct by the makers.
Rugby Fest '99 Fri 8—Sun 10 Oct, Fri 15-Sat 16 Oct, Wed 20 Oct, 12.30pm. £4-£7.50. Caledonian Brewery, Slateford Road, 220 3234. A host of activities to ensure you enjoy the Rugby World Cup to the max. During the day there’s big screens to watch all the action and real ales to heighten the enjoyment, whilst evenings see a range of live music and ceilidhs.
Amnesty International Present Bruce ‘ Harris Thu 7 Oct, 3.30—4.30pm. Free. The Pleasance Theatre, 60 The Pleasance, 650 2349; 7.30pm. Free. St Columba’s By The Castle, 14 Johnston Terrace. A rare opportunity to hear tales of heartbreak and hope from ‘human rights hero’ Bruce Harris, renowned for defending and rehabilitating street children in Latin America.
Jimmie Macgregor - Arctic Journey Thu 7 Oct, 7.30pm. George Square Theatre, George Square, 552 3330. If you think the Scottish winter’s bad, then
make your way to this talk from well- known presenter Jimmie Macgregor, as he chats about his 2,500 mile trek across the Canadian Arctic — that’ll put your cold bathroom floor into perspective. Pete Best Fri 8 Oct, 8pm. £6 (£4). St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. The ex-Beatle takes us on a ‘Magical History Tour’ to the early days of the Cavern Club and their Hamburg tour. See hoto caption.
Cafe Phi osophique Thu 14 Oct, 7pm. lnstitut Francais d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. If you’re keen to voice an opinion on current affairs, fuelled by some fine French wine, then head on down to the Cafe Philosophique. Discussions will be led by two master philosophers from Edinburgh University, and don’t worry if your French isn’t ‘tres bien’ - the proceedings are held in English.
World Dance & Music Residency Until Sat 6 Nov, The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, 473 2000. Organised by the Edinburgh lntemational Festival, the residency features ﬁve weeks worth of workshops, talks and demonstrations for all ages, exploring everything from swing and hip hop to Afro-Cuban and traditional Scottish dance. See photo caption.
Autumn Weekend Workshop Fri lS—Sun 17 Oct, Fri 7-9pm; Sat 10.30am-4.30pm; Sun 10.30am-3.30pm. £70 (£60). Bankhead Farm, Bankhead Road, South Queensferry, 331 4553. A weekend of creative arts suitable for absolute beginners upwards, featuring ceramics and kilnbuilding, creative glass work and Hedgerow basket making.
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