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What has Panto got to do with the Shine On parade? This year’s parade will have pantomime as its theme, with the three sections being led by specially made panto characters.
So will it just be full of panto characters shouting ‘Oh no he isn't'? Don't panic — the parade will be choc-a-bloc full with over 150 people playing music and dancing, as well as some street theatre and art.
When does the parade kick off? It all starts at 4.30pm in Blythswood Square and winds its way down via Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street, Argyle Street, and Queen Street arriving at George Square for 5.20pm.
That's a bit of a hike. You don't have to walk with it all the way, in fact it would be best to stay in the one spot and watch it pass because the further on it goes the more participants will be joining in.
Shine on Glasgow and Coca Cola 1999 Christmas Parade, Sun 5 Dec, 4.30pm. Free. Blythswood Square—George Square, further info on 0870 6002512.
SPECIAL EVENTS Festivals Cornerstone Festival Sat 4 Dec, 7.30pm. Adelaides, Bath Street/Pitt Street, Glasgow. 248 4970. The Kedron Choir will be holding this concert as part of the Glasgow Churches Together group. This group are the same people who brought us the well known Church Crawls.
Christmas Bazaar Sat 4 Dec, 10.30am-3pm. 50p. Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Glasgow. 339 7223. A charity event selling craft goods, brie-a- brac, home baking and a raffle all in aid of Catﬁap, an organisation that cares for lost and abandoned cats.
3D\ZD Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 4—Sun 5 Dec. 10.30am—4pm. £1.20 (80p). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. 287 5511. This popular craft fair makes a welcome
return to the Concert Hall to sell their handcrafted goods direct to eager Christmas shoppers looking for something a little bit different.
Designer Christmas Sat 4 & Sat 11 Dec, 1.30pm—4.30pm. £2 (£1.50). The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. 221 6362. Designer-led workshops teaching you how to make Christmas decorations using unconventional materials. These are unlikely to include a coathanger and tinsel to make a Blue Peter advent candle holder thin y. Shine on Glasgow and Coca ola 1999 Christmas Parade Sun 5 Dec, 4.30pm. Free. 0870 6002512. See photo caption. Garden Walk Sat 11 Dec, 2.30pm. Free. Greenbank Gardens, Flenders Road, Glasgow. 639 3281. Take a guided tour round the Greenbank Gardens and discover which outdoor bits and bobs can be used to make Christmas decorations.
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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 93 for temporary exhibitions.
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 interpretive displays and the opportunity to examine geological specimens dating from 350 million years ago.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Mon-Sun 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. See Art listings, page 93 for temporary exhibitions.
Cathedral Street, Glasgow, 552 8198. Mon-Fri 9.30am—1pm & 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 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.
Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am-4pm (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 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. See Art listings, page 93 for temporary exhibitions.
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 sculpture as well as changing exhibitions, the gallery also features a re-creation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow house which contains a host of original furnishings. See Art listings, page 93 for temporary exhibitions.
University Avenue, Glasgow, 330 4221. Monéat 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. See Art listings, page 93 for temporary exhibitions.-
158 lngram 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. Note — viewing is subject to functions in the main hall.
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 well as 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.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, Glasgow, 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; 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 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. See Art listings, page 93 for temporary exhibitions.
People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun ] 1am—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. See Art listings, page 93 for temporary exhibitions.
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 616 6410. Daily Ham—4pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £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.
32 Dalmarnock Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, 401 1111. Opening times vary, phone for details: core hours are Mon-Fri 4—9pm, Sat 9am—6.30pm, Sun 11am—9pm. Skateboard and rollerblade heaven with three different zones catering to all abilities. There are also refreshments, video games and a soft play area to keep non-skating friends and family members occupied, not to mention the Project 1 shop to keep you up to date with the latest boarding trends.
Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, 287 0500. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & Sun 11am-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 11 and 19605 schooldays. See Art listings, page 93 for temporary exhibitions.
Atlas Square, Ayr Street, Glasgow, 557 1405. Tue-Fri 10.30am-5pm; Sat 10am—4.30pm. Free. By use of photographs