Is this just for film buffs? If you have even the vaguest interest in the world of film, you should find something to amaze you at this exhibition of film props and
Will there be Daleks and suchlike? Indeed there will. The big exhibits include the 35ft long Batmobile, and James Bond’s Aston Martin, but there are a wealth of props from classic and cult films such as Star Wars, Titanic, Indiana Jones, Austin Powers, Starship Troopers and Tim Burton’s new film, Sleepy Hollow.
Is it a strictly look but don't touch affair? Not at all. Unlike most exhibitions you will be able to hold some of the props for yourself, giving you the chance to close your eyes and imagine yourself transformed into your favourite movie hero.
I Movie Magic, until Sun 16 Jan, Ham—11.30pm (Mon lO—Fri 74 Jan, 6—11.30pm). £3.95 (£2.95). SECC, Finnieston Quay 287 7777.
Celtic Connections Tue ll-Sun 30 Jan, various times and venues, 287 5511. Liven up your January by going along to some of the events at this year’s bigger and better Celtic Connections Festival. Featuring a wide range of concerts, workshops and exhibitions, the festival aims to entertain and educate you in the ways of Celtic music. See feature and special listings page 19.
Exhibitions & Shows
Movie Magic Until Sun 16 Jan, Ham-11.30pm. £3.95 (£2.95). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Some of the best props and costumes from Hollywood’s biggest ﬁlms. See photo caption.
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Bobby Roberts Super Circus Fri 7—Sun 23 Jan, 3pm & 7pm; 10—11,13—14, 17-18 & 20 Jan, 7pm. £9—£12(£6—£8); family ticket £22. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Big top entertainment as Bobby Roberts brings his circus to Glasgow once again, complete with clowns, acrobats and Neima the Mongolian Hula Hoop Queen.
Alien War Zone Until Sun 16 Jan, 11am—ll.30pm. £3.95. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Prepare to be terriﬁed as you wander about in the darkened maze waiting to see what’s round the corner. See photo caption.
Christmas and New Year Carnival Fri 7—Sun 16 Jan: 10—14 Jan, 6—11pm; 15-16 Jan, 11am-11pm,£2.50—£14.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Fun,
frolics and not to mention a queasy stomach or two at Europe‘s biggest indoor funfair. Some of the old favourites are back as well as some new rides making a debut appearance such as the 45m ‘heart in your mouth’ drop tower. Vampires Of The New Millennium Thu 20 Jan, 8pm. Republic Bier Halle, 9 Gordon Street, 550 7218. If you only come out when the sun goes down then head along to this century’s first gathering of vampires. The Scottish Vampyre (sic) Society in association with vampire magazine Bite Me host this evening of fun and fangs complete with ‘blood’ cocktails and a prize for the best costume.
Tree Planting Sun 9 Jan, 9am. Free. Boclair Farm, 810 5255. Help create an avenue and hedges on the approach to Boclair farm by wrapping up warm and joining in with the Clyde Region Environmental Workers. The minibus will collect you from Queen Street Station (North Hanover St entrance) at 9am or at the Botanic gardens (opp BBC) at 9.30am.
Winter Wildfowl Sat 15 Jan, lpm. Entry fee. Finlaystone Country Estate, 01475 540505. Meet at the Visitors Centre and join the RSPB warden for a wander round the Estate looking at some of the winter visitors in their natural habitat. Boxes for Birds Sun 16 Jan, 2.30—4pm. Palaccrigg Country Park. Put your carpentry skills to the test and build a shelter for the birds in the winter months. All tools and materials will be supplied by the organisers as will the know how. You can either find a suitable place for your bird box in the Estate or you can take it home to your own back garden.
Friends Of Glasgow Botanic Gardens Talk Thu 13 Jan, 7.30pm. £2 non members. Hillhead Library, Bytes Road, 334 2422. Peter Waister, formerly of The Scottish Crops Research Institute, will be talking about ‘Lilies for Scottish
ardens’. Enjoy his expertise and then have all your lily questions answered at the end.
Football Fives Sat 8 Jan, 10.30am—4pm; Sun 9 Jan, 10am-4.30pm. £4—£6 (£2—£3). Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street, 357 2525. Watch the qualifying rounds on Saturday then the finals on Sunday when eight of the best under-18s teams compete for the championship.
Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 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.
2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat IOam-Spm; 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.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Mon—Sun llam—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.
Cathedral Street, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm 6; 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 151h 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, Uddingslon, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—4pm (last admission 2.30pm). £4.60 (£2.70). 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
Flenders Road, Clarkston, 639 3281. Daily 10am—5pm. £3 (£2). This walled garden, tucked away in the Glasgow suburbs, contains a wealth of interesting plants and flowers as well as woodland walks, a glasshouse and water displays.
House For An Art Lover
Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 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.
Hunterian Art Gallery
University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 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 recreation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow house which contains a host of original furnishings.
University Avenue, 330 4221. Mon—Sat 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.
158 Ingram Street, 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, 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.