work has been completed by modern- day architects and designers in true Mackintosh style. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 74.

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.

Hunterian Museum

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.

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.

Museum Of Transport

Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, 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 OfTransport by Justin Carter. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 74.

Celebrating St Mungo

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat lOam—Spm; Fri & Sun 11am—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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 74.

Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street, 287 0500. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8: 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 1960s school days.

Springburn Museum

Atlas Square, Ayr Street, 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4.30pm. Free. By use of photographs and artefacts, arts and crafts, the museum brings to life the social and industrial history of the north of Glasgow illustrated by two permanent exhibitions; Made In The North and Springburn Park, Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden, priceless art works from the world’s six major religions and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 74.

Tenement House

145 Buccleuch Street, Garnethill, 333 0183. Daily 2—5pm. £3 (£2). This typical Victorian tenement flat of 1892 provides a fascinating look at Glasgow life during the first halfof the 20th century.

St who & why? It is a celebration of St Mungo, the Patron Saint of Glasgow. What is St Mungo's Fire? It is the first night of celebration when well known Glasgow people will perform poetry, prose and music.

Well, what is Celtic Spirit then? It is the second night of the celebration With music, poetry, dance and chant from the time of St Mungo and St Columba performed by more well known Glasgow bods.

So who are these famous Glasgow performers then? They include people like Janice Galloway, Liz Lochhead, the McCluskey Brothers, Cappella Nova and

Rosina Bonsu.

Will there be anything else going on? On the Friday night there Will also be food supplied by Stravaigin and a St Mungo’s ale for you to try.

at St Mungo’s Festival, Fri 3—Sat 4 Mar, 7.30pm. Prices vary. Glasgow Cathedral, Cathedral Square. St Mungo’s Fire info 8 tickets 287 2838," Celtic Spirit info 552

0634 8: tickets 287 557 l.

Easy Riders

Is this one for the bike specialists? Yes and no. If motorbikes are your thing then this show will be your idea of heaven, but there are plenty of activities for

all the family.

Such as? Superbike stars such as Niall Mackenzie will be showing off their moves

along with professional stunt riders.

Sounds a bit serious . . . The Purple Helmets Display Team will lighten things up with their wacky antics, while members of the public have been allowed to enter a stunt contest with £400 for the lucky victor.

What if I want a piece of the action? If you're brave you could volunteer for a ride in a racing sidecar of make a bid in the auction to buy a shiny bike all of your


Scottish Motorcycle Show, Sat ll—Sun 72 Mar, 70am—5pm. f 70 (£5). Royal

High/and Centre, lngliston, 333 3036.


Festivals -

Enact 2000 Festival Sun S—Sat 11 Mar, St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. A packed programme of performances, workshops and exhibitions celebrating International Women’s Day. Highlights include The Elsies: Hidden Heroine Awards Night, celebrating Scotland’s unsung heroines (Wed 8 Mar); Women & Film, a workshop looking at women on both sides of the camera (Tue 7 Mar; advance booking required contact Shiona Wood on 228 6382) and the Women ’s Bazaar with a host of stalls (Sat 11 Mar). Full details of all events are available from ENACI‘ on 337 5442. For music events see Folk listings page 52.


Antique 8: Collector's Fair Sat 4 Mar, 10am—5pm. Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road, 661 5351. Scotfairs are the organisers behind this sale of antiques and goodies for your home. Scottish Alternative Health Exhibition Sat 4—Sun 5 Mar, Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am-6pm. £4 (£2.50); weekend ticket £6 (£4). Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. Shamanism and aura-photography are among the alternative issues covered in this exhibition‘s 120 stands.

Scottish Motorcycle Show Sat ll—Sun 12 Mar, 10am—5pm. £10 (£5, children under 15 free when accompanied by a paying adult). Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, 333 3036. Burning rubber, squealing tyres and all the latest bikes at this action-packed show. See photo caption.


Rugby Scotland vs France Sat 4 Mar, 2pm. Murrayfield Stadium, Riversdale Crescent, 346 5000. Scotland will be trying to atone for their shocking form thus far when they take on France in the Rugb Five Nations Cup.

Big ime American Wrestling Mon 13 Mar, 7.45pm. £8—£10. Playhouse, 18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. Get ready to rumble as ten top stars of the

ring battle it out, including the mighty Earthquake and British stars such as ‘Lancashire Lion’ Marty Jones. With a different wrestler entering the ring every two minutes it shouldn’t take long before those burly bodies begin to fly.


Storytelling Scotland Lecture Thu 2 Mar, 2.30pm. Free. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Scottish Gaelic Traditions are the topic at this lecture.

Scottish lnternationalism For The New Century Mon 6 Mar, 5.30pm. Martin Hall, New College, The Mound, 01968 672706. Professor Alice Brown, Vice-principal and Professor of Politics at Edinburgh University is the speaker at this lecture.

The Future Of Creativity Thu 9 Mar, 6.30pm. £2. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Professor Janice Kirkpatrick, Designer and Director of Graven Images presents this lecture. The talk takes place in the Lecture Theatre, entrance via Lothian Street, and tickets are available from the Information Desk, 10am—5 m.

Storytelling Scotland Lecture Thu 9 Mar, 2.30pm. Free. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Entitled In Search ofthe Scottish Harper, this lecture looks at epic ballads and romance.

Scottish lnternationalism For The New Century Mon 13 Mar, 5.30pm. Martin Hall, New College, The Mound, 01968 672706. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, President of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party speaks at this lecture. Collecting Islands Wed 15 Mar, 7.30—8.30pm. Free. Royal Botanic Garden, lnverleith Row, 552 7171. David Mitchell, the Garden‘s Indoor Department Curator, takes you on a journey of island biodiversity, looking at the wildlife and plants of some 50 islands spread throughout the Atlantic, lndian and Pacific Oceans. Talk takes place in the Lecture Theatre.

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