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New Moves Until Sat 25 Mar. Times & venues vary. This international contemporary dance festival comes to Glasgow with some of the hottest performances from dance companies around the world. See dance listings. Spring Equinox Sun 19 Mar. 2-4pm. £2 (£1). Castle Semple Visitors centre, Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. Participate in a Druid ceremony. Local Druid Chris Turner will be leading the workshop and ceremony, celebrating the middle day of spring. Prepare to welcome the Goddess who breathes colour and growth into the countryside. . .


Elvis 2000 Fri 17 Mar, doors 6.30pm. £22.50 & £27.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. The King Lives! . . . or at least this show will be the closest you will get to him being alive and onstage. See photo caption.

Scottish National Woodworking Show Fri l7—Sat 18 Mar, IOam—Spm; Sun 19 Mar, 10am—4pm. £6.50 (£3.50). SECC, Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. This show will be representing everyone and anyone who is involved in the woodworking trade from tools and equipment manufacturers to the suppliers of traditional and exotic woods. WorkshOps will also be taking place with the chance for some hands-on experience whether you are beginner or a pro.

Craft Work Sat 18 Mar, 11am—4pm. 50p. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Arts and craft both traditional and contemporary will be available to purchase in this beautiful setting.

Paintings On Railings Sat 25 & Sun 26 Mar. Free. Botanic Gardens, Queen Margaret Drive. 357 3739. Browse or buy some of the art work from a selection of Glasgow’s artists old and new.


General Sir Michael Rose Thu 16 Mar, 1pm. £3—£3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. Talk and discussion from the commander of the UN forces during the Yugoslav conflict as part of Glasgow Airport’s conversation series.

Howard Marks Fri 17 Mar, 7.30pm. £10. The Garage, 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. The infamous drug dealer turned political agitator treats us to a night of comment of the most cutting variety.

Canoeing The White Nile Wed 22 Mar, 7.30pm. £5 (£3—£4). Maryhill Community Centre Halls, 304 Maryhill Road. 554 9101. Guy Baker talks about his exploits while whitewater canoeing in foreign lands.

Jewels In the Indian Ocean Thu 23 Mar, 7.30pm. £2. Hillhead Library, Byres Road. 334 2422. David Mitchell of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh gives this talk as part of the Friends of the Glas ow Botanic Gardens series. Nick Nairn - Island Harvest Tue 28 Mar, 12.30pm. £2.50—£3. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. Scottish celebrity chef Nick Naim talks to Iain Anderson about his Island Harvest series.


Scottish Open Masters Sat 18—Sun 19 Mar. Free. Cockburn Centre, 40 Bogmoor Place. 445 1218. Watch the Scottish badminton professionals fight it out on court for the trophy.

Other Events

'What Did The Dinosaurs Eat?’ Sat 18—Sun 26 Mar, 10am—4pm. Botanic Gardens, Queen Margaret Drive. 334

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2422. Find out exactly what dinosaurs ate on this self-guided glasshouse tour through the Botanic Gardens. The tour is part of National Science Week and is suitable for all ages.


Art Gallery 8: Museum. Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon-Thu & Sat loam—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 81.

Burrell Collection

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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 81.

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 81.

Glasgow Cathedral

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 llam and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh, and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.

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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 81.

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.


ON YOUR DOORSTEP Everything you ever wanted to know about SALSA

Learning to salsa isn't as scary as you might think, especially if you go along to one of the classes run by Academia de Salsa at Porters Bar. There you can join in with 30 or 40 other Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin wannabes, all eager to learn the moves that make salsa special.

Separating the wheat from the chaff, the group is split into those who know the basics and those who are totally salsa-less. Simple steps get you warmed up, but it has to be said that if you’re going to feel self-conscious at any point in the class it will be with the introduction of hip swivelling. Somehow it just doesn’t seem right gyrating your hips amongst total strangers when there hasn’t been any alcohol consumed. That is until you realise that nobody is remotely interested in you or your hips, they're all far too busy concentrating on their own and the teacher's. All this swivelling gets you in the mood to grab a partner and put into practice all that you have learned. Standard practice at this point is to find somebody you know, somebody you don’t know or somebody you think you would like to get to know and let the rhythm take you.

After two hours you work up a healthy glow (ie you'll be sweating), and for a little variety the final fifteen minutes crossover with the next class where merengue is the name of the game. This all makes for a very enjoyable and fast moving evening, keeping you fit as well as introducing you to lots of new people who you may well want to impress at the next Latin club night.

Fun factor 5/5

Informative 3/5

Value for money 5/5

Added extras Bar.

How do you get there Nearest underground station is Cowcaddens. Porters Bar is on the right past the McLellan Galleries heading towards Charing Cross.

How much it costs £4 (£3) or £14 (£10) for a block of four classes.

When they’re on Mon 6.45pm (beginners) & 8.45pm; Tue 6.45pm (intermediate ll) & 8.45pm (intermediate I). Also at Havana, Hope Street Sat 1pm (beginners) & 2.30pm (intermediate III).

I Academia de Salsa, Salsa Classes, contact Shannon Shie/ on 0747 564 7983.

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 81.

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 Of Transport by Justin Carter. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 81.

Pollok House

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Daily 11am—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.

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

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