Lighting The Lit Festival Fri l9—Sat 27 Nov. Kinning Park Complex, Cornwall Street. 419 0329. Glasgow’s wealth of literature, music and dance are celebrated in this festival combining performances, activities and workshops for all.

Shine On Glasgow Sun 21 Dec, 5.30pm. Free. George Square, Glasgow. Info 0870 6002512. See photo caption.


Annual Scottish Stamp 81 Postcard Fair Sat 27 & Sun 28 Nov. SECC, Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. Collector

heaven for all stamp and postcard fans, with this year’s highlight being stamps from the Middle East.

3D/ZD Craft Fair Sat 27 & Sun 28 Nov, 10.30am—4.30pm. 90p (60p); children free. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauehiehall Street. 287 5511. Contemporary and traditional Scottish craftwork sold direct to the public by the designers. A chance to buy some Christmas presents before the mayhem begins.

Scotmodel Sun 28 Nov, 11am-5pm. £2 (£1). SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow. 287 7777. No it’s not a showcase for Scotland’s most beautiful men and women, these models come in the form

of cars, aeroplanes, houses - you name it, there’s a scaled-down version of it. It’s not all small stufi' however, and a few real-life vehicles will be on show, including the infamous Batmobile.


Sir Bernard Ingham Mon 29 Nov, 1pm. £3—£3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauehiehall Street. 287 5511. After eleven years of being Margaret Thatcher’s Chief Press Secretary, Sir Bernard now wants to share his experiences from within ‘the lion’s den’.

Other Events Lebanese Evening Sat 20 Nov, 8pm. £7


Everything you ever wanted to know about . . . THE TALL SHIP AT GLASGOW HARBOUR

If you've ever wondered what life was like 100 years ago, when Glasgow flourished as the ’Second City of the Empire‘, then head on down to the tall ship Glenlee and you’ll wonder no more. This recently opened attraction makes for a perfect introduction to the history of the River


With only five Clyde-built sailing ships left in existence (the others are basking in the sunshine of places as far flung as Hawaii), it seems only right that at least one of them should be brought back to her birthplace. Before boarding the ship, you can get clued up with two exhibitions in the Pumphouse Visitor Centre. ’Story in the Stones' is a beginners guide to the Clyde, while '500 Days at Sea' uses photographs to document the Glenlee’s voyages under the

British Navy.

Then it's all aboard the Glenlee, where you struggle to resist the urge to talk in a silly voice and come out with phrases like 'ooh-ar Captain’. Below deck there are lots of maritime relics and information panels telling you about the vessel's history, including dashing tales of the perils she faced while circumnavigating the globe and braving the storms of Cape


It's taken six years to restore the ship to its current state, and work is still in progress - future plans include extended children’s activity areas and replacing fixtures and fittings lost over the years. There are already plenty of activities for

(Louisa Pearson) Fun factor 3/5 Informative 5/5


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Value for money 4/5

Added extras Cafe, gift shop

How you get there By car from the Clydeside Expressway follow signs for SECC West and turn right into Stobcross Road, or take the low-level train from Glasgow Central to the SECC, cut through the SECC and look for the towering

kids however, including the chance to raise a flag, record the weather or ring the ship's bell. Grown-ups who ask nicely may be afforded the same privileges.

The Tall Ship is a must-see for sailing enthusiasts and makes an enjoyable visit for anyone with an interest in Glasgow's industrial past. The whole of the Clyde is currently being regenerated and across the river you can see the new Science Museum taking shape. Romantics will find it fitting that symbols of Glasgow's past and future sit side by side, while everyone else can enjoy looking up the 157 foot high rigging and making themselves dizzy.

How much it costs £3.50 (£2.95); family ticket £6.95—£9.95 When it's open 1 1am-5pm (last entry 4pm) I The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road,

(£4). YWCA Family Centre, 3 Newton Terrace, Charing Cross. Info 248 5338. An evening of discussion, music, food and entertainment with all funds raised going to Grass Roots organisations in the Lebanon.

River Ramble Sat 27 Nov, 1pm. Free. Meet up with fellow ramblers at the Salt Market for this chance to explore the wildlife whilst walking along the Clyde Walkway from Glasgow Green to Dalmamock.

'Cash for Kids‘ Christmas Concert Sun 28 Nov. Free. George Square. Info 0870 6002512. Shine On Glasgow and Radio Clyde team up to bring the ‘Cash for Kids’ Clyde roadshow to George Square, with competitions, DJs and guest appearances.

World Aids Day Celebration Wed 1 Dec, 8pm. Free (donations welcome). Waterloo Bar, Argyle Street. Info 221 8100. HIV/AIDS Carers & Family Support Group and the Rainbow Fund put on a bit of a do to celebrate World AIDS Day. There will be live music, food, goodie bags, raffle, awareness packs, dressing the commemorative red ribbon tree and lots more.

World AIDS Day Service Wed 1 Dec, 7pm. Free. St Mary’s Cathedral, Great Western Road. Info 204 2202. This annual non-religious, multi-cultural service is open to all.

World AIDS Day Roadshow Wed 1 Dec & Sat 4 Dec, 9am. Free. Central Station (Wed), Queen Street Station, (Sat). Info 332 3838. A stand overflowing with information on HIV/AIDS and other related issues.


Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, Glasgow, 287 2699. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & Sun llam—Spm. 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. See Art listings page 94 for temporary exhibitions. Burrell Collection 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 287 2550. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & 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. See Art listings page 94 for temporary exhibitions. Fossil Grove 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 Cathedral Cathedral Street, Glasgow, 552 8198. Mon-Fri 9.30am-1 pm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. 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 ost-war collections in the country. utcheson's Hall 158 Ingram Street, Glasgow, 552 8391. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic Hutcheson brothers in the . 19th century, the hall has recently been completely refurbished to give a taste of its former glory. The site also includes a ten-minute audio-visual display about the Merchant City.

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