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World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions Thu 6—Fri 7 Apr, 7.30pm £16.50—£27.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. See the famous white stallions of Vienna performing a stunning show of dressage, leaps and military drills. Learn all the tricks then try them out when you go to your next riding lesson.

The Scottish Self-Build Homes Exhibition Fri 7—Sun 9 Apr, 10am—6pm. £5 (£2.50 advance). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0171 865 9042. DIY heaven for all budding and wannabe builders. Learn exactly how to build your own dream home from scratch using the latest equipment as well as how to fix all the things that can go wrong.


Glasgow Airport Conversation Pieces Michael Brunson Mon 10 Apr, 1pm. £3.50 (£3 advance). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. A talk from Brunson, better known to most as lTN’s political editor, promoting his new autobiography A Ringside Seat, about life on the political front line. See photo caption.

Tree Ferns Thu 13 Apr, 7.30pm. £2. Hillhead Library, Byres Road, 334 2422. A Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens talk by Alistair Wardlaw from the University of Glasgow.

Other Events

LETS Open Market Day 8: Salsa Night Sat 8 Apr, 2—4pm. Day free, evening £4 (£2). The Annex, 9a Stewartville Street, off Dumbarton Road, tickets available from 339 3064, info from Alex Benzie on 334 6546. Come and join the

West Glasgow Local Exchange

Trading System for an afternoon of skill trading and auction then salsa the

night away with Mexican food and dancing. Families are welcome to both occasions.

Garden Walk, Propagating Herbaceous Plants Sat 8 Apr, 2.30pm. Free. Greenbank Gardens, Flenders Road, 639 3281. Walk through these beautiful gardens and find out exactly how to propagate your herbaceous border and get the best results.

Orchids for Beginners Workshop Thu 13 Apr. 2pm. £2.70. llopkirk Building, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Learn all you need to know about purchasing. growing and showing orchids from David Menzies. the Garden’s resident orchid expert.


Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm: Fri & Sun 11am-5pm. Free. This line 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 78.

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 78.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Mon—Sun 1 1am—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 78.

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 11am and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh, and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.

Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—5pm. £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 a children’s farm, amusements and an orienteering course.

House For An Art Lover

Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). 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 opening times, call info line 0141 353 4449. Art Lover’s Cafe and Shop open 10am-5pm daily. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 78.

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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 78.

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; Hal/ring Drum, an interactive

sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 78.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat loam-5pm; 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 78.

Pollok House

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Mon—Sun 10am-5pm. £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.

Scotland’s Theme Park

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, 01698 333999. Re-opens Sat 1 Apr, weekends only until Fri 21 Apr. Outdoor rides noon-10pm. Admission to the site is free, but you pay for rides and amusements (Unlimited Ride Armbands £7.95—£10.95). The outdoor theme park has a huge selection of fairground rides, including the ‘Tornado’, Scotland’s largest roller-coaster. And, on any occasion when the Scottish weather is such that you’d rather be inside, there’s a bowling alley, an indoor amusement arcade with a themed food court and a children’s soft play area.


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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 78.

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 half of the 20th century.

The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour

100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Daily 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 78.

In conversation with who? A whole host of popular faces.

Such as? Some of the names set to appear in the near future include ITN’s former political editor Michael Brunson, Glasgow's Lord Provost Pat Lally and the ubiquitous broadcaster Kirsty Wark (pictured above).

Sounds interesting, where does it all take place? At the Glasgow Royal Concert


Do you get to chat with them? You certainly do - after the talk there’s a question and answer session where you can probe them for lots of juicy gossip. So. is it only select people who get to go to these talks? Not at all anybody can buy a ticket and hear the speaker of their choice.

Glasgow Airport Conversation Pieces Michael Brunson, Mon 10 Apr, 1 pm. £3.50 (£3 advance). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchieha/l Street, 287 551 1.

See RCH brochure for future dates.

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