GlASGOW LIFE continued
Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street, 287 0500. Mon—Thu & Sat lOam—Spm; 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 ll and 19605 school days.
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, Dali’s Christ OfSaint John Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 81.
145 Bucclcuch 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 half of the 20th century.
The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour
100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, 339 0631. 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); family tickets £6.95-£9.95. Find out about Glasgow’s maritime heritage on-board the S.V. Glenlee, the only Clyde-built sailing ship still aﬂoat in the UK. Visitors can explore the boat or talk to the crew, and there’s a range of children’s activities. On-shore, there is a restaurant in the restored Pumphouse as well as a permanent exhibition space. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 81.
Back To School
Festival of Learning, that's a new one. . . Well, the event originally occurred last
year and was so successful it’s happening again. What's it all about? The Festival of Learning is essentially a showcase for the wide range of adult education classes happening at Drummond Community High
School and Leith Academy.
Is it all very academic? Not at all, there are classes in everything from toy- making, cookery and languages to line-dancing.
What can I expect on the day? There’ll be taster classes for things like jewellery- making along with demonstrations such as salsa and flamenco dancing, and a high speed Ready, Steady Cook display (Ainslie not included).
I Festival of Learning, Sat 18 Mar, noon—4pm. Free. Drummond Community
High School, Bellevue Place, 667 7423.
Festival of Learning Sat 18 Mar, noon—4pm. Free. Drummond Community High School, 41 Bellevue Place, 667 1423. Your chance to learn all about adult education classes in Edinburgh at this day of demonstrations, workshops and fun. See hoto caption.
Leitﬁ Festival Public Meeting Mon 27 Mar, 7.30pm. Leith Academy, 40 Academy Park, 554 0606. Eager helpers
Long Live The King
You don't mean Elvis has been found alive and well and living in Galashiels?
Sadly, no. But this is the next best thing.
Tell me more. . . Via the wonder of technology, Elvis will make an appearance in Glasgow courtesy of archive footage projected onto huge video screens.
So it's just a film show? Certainly not. The stage will be packed with a sixteen- piece orchestra, backing singers and members of Mr Presley’s original band.
So I won’t be lonesome tonight? Definately not. Expect a few tears to be shed, as Elvis fans of all ages get to glimpse the supreme rhinestone jumpsuit and most royal voice in rock ’n' roll, convincing you that you were always on his mind.
3 Elvis 2000, Fri 17 Mar, doors 6.30pm. £22.50-f27.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay,
287 7777. 88 THE LIST 16—30 Mar 2000
and enthusiastic organisers needed for this year’s Leith Festival, which takes place on Sat 10—Sat 17 Jun. Come along and discuss ideas.
The Quilt Fair Fri 17-Sun 19 Mar, 10am-5pm. £5 (£2—£4). Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, 333 3036. They say every quilt tells a story — go along and see if it’s true.
Antique & Collectors Fair Sat Iii—Sun 19 Mar, Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 9am—5pm. £3. Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, 333 3036. Shun modern minimalism and seek out ornaments, furniture and collectibles from one of Britain’s largest antique fair organisers.
Record And CD Fair Sat 18—Sun 19 Mar, 10am—4pm. £1 (70p). Crowne Plaza, 80 High Street, 01360 440546. Top dealers from throughout the UK will be persuading you to part with your money with a selection of rare and not-so-rare CD5, vinyl and cassettes. Alternatively, raid your mum and dad’s old collection and have a go at selling or exchanging them yourself. Scottish National Music Show Sat 25—Sun 26 Mar, Sat lOam—Spm, Sun 10am—4pm. £2. Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, 333 3036. Discover that ﬁnal Blind Boy Grunt album to make your collection complete at this fair of new and second hand music.
Scottish Breeds Dog Show Sat 25 Mar, 9am—4.30pm. £1 (50p). Royal Highland Centre, In liston, 333 3036. Dog show. Antique Collector's Fair Sun 26 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.
Cafe Philosophique Thu 16 Mar, lnstitut Francais d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Your chance to pour forth opinions on a variety of subjects at these lively debates. Get your thinking cap on for a discussion (in English) on Language and Philosophy.
Four Centuries of Change Thu 16 Mar,
3—4pm. Free. Royal Botanic Garden, lnverleith Row, 552 7171. Alan Bennell, the Garden’s External Affairs Manager looks back on the plants and personalities that have made history in Scotland’s National Botanic Garden. Talk takes place in the Lecture Theatre. Storytelling Scotland Lecture Thu 16 Mar, 2.30pm. Free. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. The fourth lecture in this series of six looks at Scottish Lowland Traditions.
Exploring The Age Of Galaxy Formation Fri 17 Mar, 7.30pm. Free. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8405. Lecture forming art of National Science Week. Storyte ing Scotland lecture Thu 23 Mar, 2.30pm. Free. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Scottish Travellers and the Folklore Revival is the topic at this lecture.
Wa and Goal in Diamondway
Bu dhism Tue 28 Mar, 8pm. £5 (£3). Royal Botanic Garden, lnverleith Row, 661 8903. Lama Ole Nydahl from Denmark presents this lecture on how Tibetan Buddhist teachings can beneﬁt today’s world. Talk takes place in the lecture theatre.
Storytelling Scotland Lecture Thu 30 Mar, 2.30pm. Free. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. The final talk in this series is entitled Reinventing Scotland: Writers, Filmmakers and Historians.
Life Under Siege Thu 16 Mar, Thu 23 Mar, 10am—4pm. £6.50 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. Alba Adventure Company’s living history demonstration recreates the time of the Jacobite uprising.
All For The Prince Fri 17 Mar, Fri 24 Mar, 10am-4pm. £6.50 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. The Jacobite redcoats and Highland clans do battle in this exciting re-enactment from Alba Adventure Company.
National Science Week Fri 17—Sun 26 Mar. Various venues, Edinburgh. Whet your appetite for next month’s Edinburgh International Science Festival by going along to some National Science Week activities. A selection of events are detailed below, for further information call 0808 800 4000 or check out www.britassoc.org.uk for nation-wide events.
Popular Observing Fri 17 Mar, Mon 20—Fri 24 Mar, 7.30—9pm. £1. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8405. A chance to observe the night sky just before the clocks change and the days get longer. Part of National Science Week.
Oh What A Tangled Web Wed 22 Mar, 10—11am, 2—3pm & 5.30—6.30pm. Free. Scottish Science Library, Causewayside Building, 33 Salisbury Place, 226 4531. A workshop where you can find out all you need to know about sourcing scientific information on the web. Suitable for age 14+ and adults, basic knowledge of PCs required and advance booking absolutely essential. Further information from Morag Nisbet 226 4531 ext 3523. Part of National Science Week. SCI-FUN Goes Shopping Sat 25 Mar, 10am—5pm. Free. Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Road, 666 2777. The University of Edinburgh’s SCI-FUN Roadshow laboratory is guaranteed to make your shopping trip go with a bang. Part of National Science Week.
Brass Rubbing Centre
Chalmers Close, Royal Mile, 556 4364. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free, but there is a charge for making a rubbing. Situated in the apse of a Gothic church dating back to 1460, the centre houses a selection of