Music fit for a Prince's Square
Is it all very serious music? It is a total mix of musical styles, performers and bands
Like who? Everyone from folk musicians to the Hung Drawn Quartet and the George Penman Jazz Band.
Will they all perform in the courtyard? Some will, but selected gigs will also take place in the new Acoustic Room in the Glasshouse extension.
Who will be playing there? Well known performers such as Lorna Brooks, Malcolm Jones & Donald Black from Runrig, The Radio Sweethearts, The McClusky Brothers, Horse (pictured) and Tam White with Brian Kellock.
Is that all that is happening? The centre will also be hosting the launch of BBC Music Live on Thursday 26 May with a guest appearance from none other than Mr Music himself, Jools Holland.
Princes Square May Festival, Fri 72— Mon 29 May, times and prices vary. Princes Square, Buchanan Street, 221 0324. (See Glasgow music listings for more defdl/S.)
GLASGOW LIFE LISTINGS continued PERMANENT ATTRACTIONS
Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 269‘). Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm: Fri ck Sun 1 1am—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.
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.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8.: 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; ll’ulking Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of 'I'runsport by Justin Carter.
Burrell Collection 2060 l’ollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mort—'l'hti & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 6’; Sun 1 lam -5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell’s world famous collection of beautiful art objects front around the globe, housed iii a specially designed, award-winning building.
Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum
Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings lnch Road, 880 1013. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 1 1am-5pm. £3.50 (£1.75); family ticket £8. This attraction, situated on the River Clyde, brings to life the story of Glasgow’s development from the tobaCCo lords in the 1700s right tip to the 21st century. You cart take control of a real steam engine or learn to make a fortune as an ocean trader, and kids will enjoy the maritime playpark.
People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, 5540223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—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.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life , And Art
-- 2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat l0am—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 attd the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.
Glasgow Zoopark (‘alderpark. Uddingston, 771 1185. Daily ‘).30am—5pm. £4.00 (£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.
The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95; accompanied children free). Find out about Glasgow’s maritime heritage on-board the S.V. Glertlce, 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. Orr-shore, there is a restaurant as well as a permanent exhibition space.
Holmwood House (ii—()3 Netherlee Road, (‘atlieart, ()37 212‘). Daily 1.30—5.30pm. £3.20 (£2.20). Designed by the famed 19th century architect, Alexander “Greck‘ Thomson, this house is an excellent example of his classical style. lnvestigation is also underway to recover the original interior decoration, again based on classical themes.
Annual Second-Hand Book Sale Sat 13—Fri 19 May, Sat 10am—4pm; Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 10am—3.30pm; Thu lOam—Spm. St Andrew’s and St George‘s Church, 13 George Street, 225 3847. In its 27th year, this sale features thousands of books and other collectibles such as pictures and toys, raising funds for Christian Aid.
Record Fair Sat 13 May, 10am—4pnt. £1. Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. Prepare to dig deep and find some classics at this sale of vinyl.
Corniche Designer Clothes Sale Thu 18 May—Fri 19 May, Thu 11am—7pm; Fri 11am—5pm. Free. Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. Designer labels on the cheap as Jeffrey Street’s Corniche reduces its prices at this special clothes sale. Labels featured include Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Moschino, Ghost and Coppcrwheat Blundell, and with clothes selling at between 50%—80% off normal prices, you’d better get there early.
Antiques & Collectors' Fair Sat 20—Sun 21 May, Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 9am—5pm. £3. Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, 333 3036. Ornaments, furniture and collectibles from one of Britain’s largest
On The Catwalk
antit ue fair organisers.
Boo Fair Sat 20 May, 10am—5pm. £1. Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association present a sale of antiquarian and rare books. If you’re very lucky you might track down Fly Fishing by J.R. Hartley.
SKC Dog Show Sat 20—Sun 21 May, Royal Highland Centre, 1ngliston,333 3036. Dog show — ‘ruff said.
Skin Information Day Sat 20 May, 10am—3pm. Free. Crowne Plaza, 80 High Street. 020 7388 4097. Organised by the Skin Care Campaign, this event offers practical advice from local dermatology specialists and national patient support
- groups, covering a wide range of skin disorders.
Cruise Designer Clothes Sale Tue 23—Fri 26 May. Tue noon—8pm; Wed—Fri
1 1am—8pm. Free. Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. There’s more than one organisation offering you bargain prices this fortnight, as Scotland's best known designer wear specialist snips its prices at this special clothes sale.
Scottish Claymores Sun 21 May, 3pm. £12 (Ll—£6). bifurrayﬁeld Stadium, Riversdale Crescent, 346 5000. American football action as the Claymores battle it
What's on show? After four long hard years of work, graduating students from Edinburgh College of Art will be putting the fruits of their labours on the catwalk. Numerous students Will be showcasing work from the Textiles, Performance Costume and Fashion courses
Is there a particular style or theme? Not at all. The designers have taken their inspiration from subjects as varied as modern architecture to antique fabrics and
the texture of withering roses.
If I like the look of the clothes can I purchase them? The designers have to hold onto their work for the degree shows, but you can certainly register an interest with a view to getting yourself a cutting-edge outfit which no one else
will be wearing.
Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Shows, Gala performance Thu 78 May, reception 6.45pm, show 7.30pm followed by dinner. [40 (f 6 for show only); Fri 79 May 3pm, 7pm & 9pm. [AI—f 6. Point Hotel, Bread Street. For tickets call 221 6 722. (Photo shows work by Rosa/ind Hall.)