Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, Glasgow, 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat IOam-Spm; Fri & 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
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: Pride 0’ Worth. See Glasgow Art Listings page 83.
Shipbuilding On The River Clyde, 3 large mural by David McFarlane; Walking St Mungo Museum of Religious Life Drum, an interactive sculpture by And Art
Stephen Healy; and Victims 0] Transport 2 Castle Street, Glasgow, 553 2557.
by Justin Caner. Also on show: Urban Mon-Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun Transportation: The Future and llam-Spm. Free. A museum of world Designing Women. See Glasgow Art faiths, featuring a Zen garden, priceless Listings page 83. art works from the world’s six major religions, Dali’s Christ 0] Saint John Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. Also on show: Sacred Spaces. See Glasgow Art Listings page 83.
People's Palace 8- Winter Garden Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 554 0223. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun llam—Spm. Free. Glasgow’s best-loved
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Everything you ever wanted to know about GRUESOME GLASGOW
If tales of torture and terror are your thing, then grab several layers of warm clothing and head down to George Square for Gruesome Glasgow, a walking tour round the city centre run by Mercat Tours. Under the surveillance of a suitably costumed guide, you'll soon find yourself transported back in time to 17th century Glasgow, a place not short of unpleasant characters and even more unpleasant ailments.
Right from the off the body count starts to rise, with witchcraft and pestilence taking on strong supporting roles as the tour wends its way round the sites of notoriety in Glasgow's gruesome past. Hear tale upon sordid tale of haunted houses, hangings, severed heads, whippings, body snatchings, small pox, freak shows at the old Music Hall, the history of the spooky Necropolis and our personal favourite, Bob Dragon — the ugliest man. in Glasgow. All thoroughly researched to establish their historical truth we are assured.
However, as the final tale is told outside the Tron Theatre you'll find that amidst the guts and gore, your knowledge and understanding of Glasgow’s history is much improved, and what's more you’ll have a spooky tale or two to tell next time you're making your way home from the pub.
At this time of year, doses of horror are dished out daily at 7pm, meeting outside the new Tourist Information Centre in George Square. Times can vary, especially as the nights draw in, so phone the number below to check - if you can get a big enough ghoul-hungry group together, they may even put on a tour specially.
Fun factor 3/5
Fright factor 2/5
Value for money 4/5
Chill factor 5/5 — bring a brolly and wrap up warm
Where to go and when George Square daily at 7pm, but phone to check. How long it lasts 90 mins
How much it costs £5 (£4). (Jane Hamilton)
I Gruesome Glasgow, 0141 772 0022.
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Is it that time of year already? Yes, indeed, so look out your hats, scarves and
gloves and prepare to get rosy cheeked.
When did this crazy ritual originate? Conspirator extraordinaire Guy Fawkes did his best to blow up Parliament way back in 1605, and we've been celebrating
Impressive explosions? We’re a bit spoiled in Edinburgh for fireworks displays, given the Festival and New Year celebrations, but this show guarantees at least thirty awe-inspiring minutes of pyrotechnic prowess.
Should I take my pets along? Don‘t be silly - leave them at home to watch Rolf
on Animal Hospital.
Words of wisdom? Remember those scary adverts from the seventies — if you're going to play with sparklers, then make sure you follow all the safety instructions.
I Fireworks Display, Fri 5 Nov 7pm, f2—f3. Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139
London Road, 661 5351.
Fashion Show Thu 4 Nov, 7pm. £10. Hopetoun House, Shore Road, South Queensferry, 331 2451. A charity fashion show to raise funds for the Cancer Research Campaign Scotland. Go along and find instant catwalk cool with a look at the latest designs from Herve Leger and other top designers.
3DIZD Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 6 & Sun 7 Nov, 11am-5pm. £1.60 (£1.20). Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, 661 6600. The very best in contemporary and traditional craftwork sold direct by the makers. It’s only seven weeks ‘til Christmas, so get shopping!
3DIZD Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 13 Nov, 10.30am-4.30pm. 70p (50p—children free). Cluny Church Centre, Morningside, 661 6600. Another chance to pick up some original craftwork.
Rugby Fest '99 Thu 4 Nov, Sat 6 Nov, 12.30pm. £4—£7.50. Caledonian Brewery, Slateford Road, 220 3234. It’s the Rugby World Cup ﬁnal on Saturday, so enjoy the big match on the big screen with real ales and a Bavarian Bierfest Band to heighten the enjoyment, then dance the night away (or at least nod your head in time) to the sounds of the Scottish Blues Brothers.
Douglas Hurd Mon 8 Nov, 7pm. Free. Waterstone’s, 128 Princes Street, 226 2666. ,Hurd speaks about writing and politig, spanning his experiences from his position as foreign secretary in Thatcher’s government to his recent collection of short stories, Ten Minutes To
Turn The Devil. See him in person and ﬁnd out how accurate that Spitting Image puppet was about his hairstyle. . .
Stands Scotland Where She Did? Tue 9 Nov, 7pm. £2.50. RlAS, 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Film-maker Murray Grigor, whose work includes ﬁlms about Alexander Thomson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Carlo Scarpa, talks about the future of architecture in Scotland.
Morningside Justice And Peace GroupWed 10 Nov & Wed 17 Nov, 10.30am. £1. Open Door, 420 Morningside Road, 229 1020. The group holds regular discussions and the meetings are open to all. On Wed 10 Nov the topic is The UN. In International Politics and on Wed 17 Nov it’s One Sighting Is Worth A Thousand Hearings - a talk by Rev. Sarah Kilbey, Bishop’s chaplain with deafened people.
The Story Of Castle D u Thu 11 Nov, 7pm. £2.50. RlAS, 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. One of Scotland’s most original and inventive young architects, Crichton Wood, explains his designs for a new castle at West Linton.
Cafe Philosophique Thu 18 Nov, 7pm. Free. 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 Workshops Sat 6 Nov, 10am-noon. £1 (50p). The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, 473 2000. Songs,
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