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New Moves Wed 1 Sat 25. Mar. Times & venues vary. 332 0522. This international conteriiporary dance festival comes to Glasgow with some of the hottest performances from dance companies around the world. See Feature.
St Mungo's Festival l~‘ri 3 & Sat 4 March, 7.30pm. Prices \ ary. Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Square. St Mungo's Fire info ck tickets 287 2838; Celtic Spirit info 552 0634 ck tickets 287 5511. A two day festival starting on the Friday with St Mungo's Fire and concluding on the Saturday with ('eltic Spirit See photo caption.
Bright Ideas Wed 1 4 .".1;lt‘, 1 lam---7pm Wed & Fri; 1 lam«9pm'1‘hu; 10am--7pm Sat & Sun. £5.50 (£3.50). SliC'C. Finnicston Quay. 287 7777. Scotland’s only home interior design show continues at the S15('(.‘.
Creative Stitches Thu *1 Sun 12 Mar, 9.30am~-5.30pm; Sriii 9.30am —5pm. £6 (£2—£5). SUI". liirrniestorr Quay. Tickets 01425 277988. Scotland‘s most popular
textile craft show returns to the SECC to give more inspiration, advice and demonstrations on anything related to this craft and hobby. The highlight of the show is a display of costumes from the f1 1 m .S'liukespeure in Love.
Hobbycrafts Thu 9~Sun 12 Mar. 9.30am—5.30pm; Sun 9.30am—5pm. £6 (£2—£5). SECC, Finnieston Quay. Tickets 01425 277988. A show highlighting all kinds of crafts imaginable from stencillirig to encaustic art. There will be displays and demonstrations as well as experts with that all important advice.
Indoor Athletics Grand Prix Sun 5 Mar, 2pm. £8 (£4). Kelvin Ilall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street. 357 2525. International athletes from Britain, Russia, France and Italy compete at this Grand Prix event.
General Sir Michael Rose Thu 16 Mar, lprn. £3—£3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 I. Talk and discussion from the commander of the UN forces during the Yugoslav conflict as part of Glasgow Airport's conversation series.
Young Horticulturist of the Year Sat 4 Mar, 2pm. Free. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. The Scottish final is being held with the presentation of prizes at 3pm. See this year’s stars compete for the Scottish title and a place in the National Finals.
No Smoking Day Walk Sun 5 Mar, 11.30am. Water Sports Centre, Strathclyde Park, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell. 01698 266242. Support those who want to give up the evil weed by taking part in this walk. Lanarkshire Development Agency will donate £1 to St Andrew’s Hospice for every person taking part.
Jewish Arts Day Sun 5 Mar, noon. RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street. 248 1611. A day of celebrating Jewish arts with guest Bruce Vogel from the Jimmy Young Show as well as tributes being paid to Lucie Skeaping and Rogers and Hammerstein and the Burning Bush. Kosher food will also be available to nibble on throughout the day.
Flights of Fancy Sun 5 Mar, 2pm. Strathclyde Country Park, Hamilton Road, Motherwell. 01698 266155. Make your own kite and then ﬂy it in Strathclyde Park. All materials and designs are supplied and all you have to do is meet at the Visitor Centre. National Federation of Spiritual Healers Mon 6 Mar, 7pm. Waterstones,
ON YOUR DOORSTEP Everything you ever wa
nted to know about THE BURRELL COLLECTION
Built between 197:3 aztri 1l115 incredible building set in the grounds of Pollok Country Park is an eclectic mix of styles —
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built, it houses a ‘.-.'o';r.’e:-‘ul selection of fine art, furniture and artefacts from across the centuries, all of which were collected by Sir V.':ll.aur tirazeii nil hrs travels around the world, and bequeathed to the city of Glasgow after his death.
Laid out over 1.“.r) Trim. 2, the collection 18 drvrded into a variety of themed sections such as Ancient Civilisations, Oriental and
Medieval Art, 'I he f-zzt rigor features the targest number of exhibits as well as the widest ranging, from Egyptian carvings and
Japanese art to ‘r'.&‘trr 4-; may doom-rays. AlongSide these individual pieces are three Period Galleries — rooms where you can
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The rriezzar‘.~r.e tie. r horses the paintings and drawings section where you can enjoy the Old Masters, 19th century French works, pastels by Degas and xtanet as well as Special clrsplays from the collection including bronze, alabaster and porcelain
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by classrc‘al recrtaiz. .ri tire courtyard. After a long browse, the cafe on the lower floor is a welcome srght, and as you Slp your coffee, you can't help l/ll. feel grateful to Sir William for his generous gift to the city. (Jane Hamilton)
Fun factor "4/5 Informative ‘i/g, Value for money 37;.
Added extras Gift Shop, guided tours, restaurant, occasional live music, lecture theatre and access to Pollok Country Park.
How do you get there By car take the lv177, come off at Haggs Castle and follow signs to Pollok Country Park. Nearest train station is Pollokshaws ‘v‘Jest, it's also covered by a variety of bus routes.
How much it costs free
When it’s open Mon Thu 8 Sat loam—5pm, Fri 8r Sun tlam~5pm a; The Bone” Collect/on, Fol/ok Country Park, 287 2550.
80 THE LIST 2—16 Mar 2000
174 Argyle Street. Info from Kristin Johnson on 339 9863. Find out more about Spiritual Healing at this event, part of Waterstone’s Mind, Body and Spirit programme.
Seeds 'n' Soil Tue 7 Mar, 10am. £1.10—£2.70. Hopkirk Building, Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. A workshop for beginners showing you how to propagate plants from seed. Discover Dumbreck Sun 12 Mar, 2pm. 304 1800. Meet at St Patrick’s Primary School, Backbrae Street. Explore Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve in Kilsyth and discover some of the natural history and wildlife on your doorstep.
Science on the Street Sat 18 Mar, 2pm. Free. James Watt Statue, George Square. 548 3465. Explore the history of science and technology behind everyday Glasgow on this walking tour as part of Science Week 2000.
Art Gallery & 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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 74.
2060 Pollokshaws Road, 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.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road, 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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 74.
Cathedral Street, 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 1 1am and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh, and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.
Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—5pm (last admission 3.30pm). £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
House For An Art Lover
Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times, call info line 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