Cornerstone 0 St Silas - A Mini Arts Festival Fri 5-Sun 7 Nov, times vary. Donations £5 (£3). St Silas Episcopal Church, 101 Park Road, 357 1849. Local artists are holding this exhibition which includes live music, poetry reading, storytelling and plays. The festival concludes on Sunday night with an act of worship using images, readings, music and meditation.

Horticulture HHS/Friends of Glasgow Botanic

GardenslGNliS Talk Tue 9 Nov, 7.30pm.

Free. Hillhead Library, Byres Road, 339 7223. A talk encompassing everything from Dahlias to Monkey Puzzles in Central and South America from Martin Gardeber, Manager of the Conifer Conservation Programme, Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

Garden Walk Sat 13 Nov, 2.30pm. Free. Greenbank Gardens, Flenders Road, 639 3281. Enjoy a walk through the gardens of this picturesque National Trust site.

A World of Plants Tue 16 Nov, 2pm. Free. Lecture Room, Main Offices, Botanic Gardens, Queen Margaret Drive, 334 2422. An opportunity to hear about the Botanic gardens and the role it plays as an educational resource in Glasow. Gardening is the new rock ’n’ roll don’t you know.

Grand Prix Gymnastics Fri S—Sun 7 Nov, 12.15—6pm Fri, 1.15-5.30pm Sat & Sun. £5-£6 (£3—£3.50). Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, Argyle Street, 337 1806. See some of the world’s leading male and female gymnasts in action at this world class event. Watch the non stop action as they compete in a total of ten disciplines from asymetric bars to the pommel horse. It’ll make you diny just looking at them.

Scotland v England Sat 13 Nov. Hampden Park, Mount Florida, 287 5000. The Scotland football team clash with the auld enemy in the playoffs of Euro 2000. The match is expected to be a 52,000 sell out with tickets being like gold dust here’s hoping the goals aren’t as scarce. Bill’s Tool Stores Scottish National Masters Sat 13—Sun 14 Nov. Free. Cockbum Centre, 40 Bogmoor Place, 445 1218. The Scottish national masters will be discovered here at this badminton competition.

Days Out

Scottish Alternative Health Exhibition Sat 6 & Sun 7 Nov, 10—6pm Sat, 11am—6pm Sun. £4 (£2.50). City Halls, Candelriggs, 334 5846. The 20th Alternative Health Show hits Glasgow for two days jam packed full of alternative health solutions. There will be 95 stands and 32 lectures to see, hear and

sample everything from Reiki and crystal therapy to firewalking and spiritual healing, with the specialists on hand to give advice and maybe even work a little of their magic on you. .

The Scottish Motor Show 1999 Fri 12—Sun 21 Nov, 10am-5pm Fri 12 Nov, 12-9pm weekdays, lOam- m weekends, 10am-8pm Sun 1 Nov. £10 (£6) £22 family ticket. SECC, Finnieston Qua , 576 3576. See photo caption.

30/ D Craft 8: Design Fair Sun 14 Nov, 10.30am—4.30pm. (60p). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street, 332 6633. The best contemporary and traditional craftworlt on display from the makers and ready for you to buy.


Douglas Hurd Mon 8 Nov, 1pm. £3-£3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. 287 5511. From Thatcherism to short stories, Douglas Hurd tells it all as part of Glasgow Airport’s Conversation Pieces.

Other Events

Writing Plays - Workshop Thu 4 Nov, 6—7pm. Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. A workshop on all aspects of writing plays hosted by Scotland’s hottest young laywri ht David Greig.

1999 trewor s Spectacular -The Big Bang! Fri 5 Nov, 6.30pm. Free. Glasgow Green, 287 3773. Glasgow’s biggest and best fireworks display is putting on their last show of the millennium with the largest display the city has ever seen. The theme this year is Music Through Time with live music, a funfair, fire sculptures and the amazing firework display itself. Fireworks Fri 5 Nov, 6.30pm. Free. Strathclyde Country Park, Hamilton Road, Motherwell. 01698 266155. A night of fun and fireworks for all the family.

The Marketplace Sat 6 Nov, 10am-3.30pm. Free. Hillhead Library, Byres Road. Info 0131 226 7601. A one day event featuring Body & Soul Bookshop, One World Shop and Planet Sparkle allowing you to browse and buy mind-body-spirit books, crafts, clothes, food and world music as well as crystals and gemstones. If this all gets too much there is a ve art/vegetarian cafe on hand. Greenfest Sat 6 Nov, 10am-4pm. Free. Hillhead Library, Byres Road, 354 4602. Greenfest are holding this annual event with stalls selling crafts and gifts as well as giving valuable information on topics such as the environment, animal rights, healthy eating and human rights. Fiesta Solidarial Wed 10 Nov, 8pm. £3 (£2). The Arches, 30 Midland Street. Info on 0131 220 3484. The Fair Trade Forum Scotland have put together this evening of samba music, dancing, food, drink and Fair Trade speakers followed by a world music disco.

TNEU‘T 4—18 Nov 1999


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Getting revved up at the SE00

What kind of 'motors’ will he on show? There will be everything from race, rallying and touring cars to different types of motorbikes.

Will we not have seen these cars before? Not all of them because some manufacturers will be displaying their new cars and designs for the millennium. Are all the cars new? There will a lot of new cars but there will also be well- known cars such as those driven by David Coulthard and Allan McNish as well as some of the world's greatest racing vehicles.

Sounds a bit boring looking at cars and bikes. You also have the chance to walk the Grand Prix Racing Circuit, experience rally driving in a simulator or try your luck on the 200 feet Scalextrix track.

I The Scottish Motor Show 1999, Fri 12-Sun 21 Nov loam-5pm Fri 12 Nov

noon-9pm weekdays, loam—9pm weekends, 10am-8pm Sun 21 Nov. £10 (£6) £22 family ticket. SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow. 576 3576.

The Glasgow Book Fair Fri 12 & Sat 13 Nov, 12-7pm Sat & 10am—5pm Sun. James Moir Hall, Mitchell Theatre, 334 3245. The Book Fair is here again allowing you to view some of the finest books on offer in Britain. Everything from literature on Glasgow and Scotland to crime fiction is available for your delight.


Art Gallery 8: Museum. Kelvingrove Argyle Street, Glasgow, 287 2699. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & 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: Close Encounters - Discoveng Nature In Glasgow, Young People’sArt Exhibition, Design Machine, GlasgowAt Our Feet and Dunya - Glimpses 0f Muslim Life. See Glasgow Art listings page 83.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 287 2550. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & Sun llam-Spm. 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 Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Daily 11am-4pm. Free.

This 19th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants, as well as

featuring in the film Jude. Also on show: David Douglas. See Glasgow Art Listings, page 83.

Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—4 m (last admission 2.30pm). £3.10 (£2.65 . 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.

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 lOam-Spm daily. Initially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in 1901, this unfinished work has been completed by modem~day architects and designers in true Mackintosh style. Also on show: Scottish Society OfArchitects’Amsts. See GlasgowArt Listings, page 83.

Mugdock Country Park

Craigallan Road, Milngavie, Glasgow, 956 6100. Free. This country park on the north east side of the city has a full programme of ranger activities as wellas numerous woodland paths and walkways. The visitor centre is open 9am-5pm every day of the year. Call for more details on the opening times of the gift shop and crafts unit, or for a full itinerary of countryside events.