What's That Glasgow Wed 31 May. 6pm. The Lighthouse. l 1 Mitchell Lane. 225 8414. A setninar discussing Glasgow as the Working City focusing on its success in attracting large domestic and foreign companies to invest in the City.
Josie Dew - A Ride in the Neon Sun Wed 31 May. lptn. £3 (£2.50 advance). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 l. Dew talks about her experiences as a foreigner cycling round Japan.
Peter Firstbrook - The Search for Mallory and Irvine Tue 6 Jun. 1pm. £3.50 (£3). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 LA talk from the man who produced a BBC 2 documentary on the search for the bodies of the two liverest explorers. discussing the history of climbing and the search itself.
Orienteering Event Thu 25 May. 6.30pm. £1 (50p). Rouken Glen. 'l‘hornliebank. 357 4433. Meet at the Garden Centre car park jttst off the A726 Paisley to liast Kilbride road and join in this beginners guide to orienteering. You will be supplied with a special map and given guidance on how to tittd your way around a course. Scottish Claymores Sun 28 May. 3pm. £12 (£4—£6). Hampden Park. The National Stadium. Letherby Drive. 222 3800. If you like your football American style then this is the place to be to watch Scotland battle it out against Barcelona in the NFL European League. Further information from www.c1aymores.co.uk. Ticket hotline 0500 353535.
Orienteering Event Thu 1 Jun. 6.30pm. £1 (50p). Croy. Info 357 4433. Park at the north end of Croy village. one mile south of Kilsyth and take part in this beginners guide to orienteering. Central Scotland Softball Leagues' Tartan Tournament Sat 3 Jun—Sun 4 Jun. 10am—6pm. Free. Queen‘s Park Rugby Club. 92 Dumbreck Road. ()1505 690868. Softball teams from around Britain come to compete in this annual event. Spectators and new players welcome.
Spanish Treasures Fri 26 May. noon. Pollok Ilottse. l’ollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. A themed tour looking at the renowned Pollok House Spanish Art Collection. Acorn Craft Fair Sat 27 May.
10am 5pm. 50p. I’ollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. A large selection of hand tnade crafts to browse and buy.
Giant CD and Record Fair Sat 27 & Sun 28 May. Sat 10am—5pm. Sttn llatn 5pm. £3 (£1.50). SliCC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. Records and (‘1)s from every era and from every hand you could ever want to listen to. Open Weekend Sat 27 Mon 29 May. 10am 5pm. 1 rec. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. A chance to \‘lsil behind the scenes in the Botanic gardens and experience the film} l-‘ern house. This event also runs in conjunction with the May Book Market in the llopkirk Building.
Scottish Computer Fair Sun 28 May. 10am -3pm. £3 (£2). SliCC. Finnieston Quay. 01706 299709. Computers galore with everything you could ever need or want for your computers at home and work.
Storytelling Walk Around Glasgow Cross Stm 28 May. 2pm. £3 & £2. Info 0131 221 1279/01506 847935. Meet liwan McVicar at Tron Steeple outside the Tron Theatre and hear his stories of Glasgow Cross. l’urt o/‘(ilus‘grm' S‘,Il)'\‘y/ll\,.
World Storytelling Attempt Wed 31 May. 8—1 lptn. Mansions. 63 St Georges Road. Info ()131 221 1279/01506 847935. Join in the attempt at setting a brand new world record of the most stories told in one evening. Part of Glasgow Story/est.
Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon— Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun I lam-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 86.
2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am-5pm: Fri & Sun 1 lam—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell‘s world famous collection of beautiful art objects frotn around the globe. housed in a specially designed. award-winning building. For details of temporary exhibitions. see Glasgow Art Listings page 86.
Victoria Park. 287 2000. Daily noon—5pm. Free. Glasgow‘s oldest tourist attraction. designated as a site of special scientific interest by Scottish Natural Heritage. provides interpretative displays and the opportunity to examine geological specimens dating frotn 350 million years ago. Open 10 Apr—28 Sep. Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Daily dawn till dusk. 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 86.
Cathedral Street. 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—lpm & 2—4pm; Sun 2-—4pm: Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm & 2-—6pm: Sun 2—5pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1 136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo. who died in 1603: however tnost of the present building dates frotn the 13th or 15th centuries. the tnost notable exception being the stained glass windows. renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country. Sunday services take place at l lam and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. ()li. attd the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.
Glasgow School of Art
The Mackintosh Gallery. 167 Rettfrew Street. 353 4500. Tours Mon Fri 1 Iain & 2pm; Sat 10.30am & 11.30am. £5 (£3). Charles Rennie Mackintosh‘s architectural masterpiece. Glasgow School ofArt is still a working art school. but also provides guided touts for visitors. taking you through the Board Room. Fttrniture Gallery and Mackintosh Library. For details of temporary exhibitions. see Glasgow Art Listings page 86.
House For An Art Lover
Bellaltouston 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 itt true Mackintosh style. For opening times. call info line ()141 353 44-19. Art lover's ('afc and Shop
open 10am—<5pm daily. For details of temporary exhibitions. see Glasgow Art Listings page 86.
158 lngratn Street. 552 8391. Mon—Sat 10am--5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic Hutcheson brothers in the 19th century. the hall has recently been completely refurbished to give a taste of its former glory. The site also includes a ten-minute audio-visual display about the Merchant City. Note
- viewing is subject to functions in the
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Glasgow Style. a major exhibition of objects tnade or designed by young Glasgow designers.
Museum Of Transport Kelvin Hall. I Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon—~Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & Sun 1 lam—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include .S'ltiplmilrling ()n The River Clyde. a large mural by David McFarlane: Walking Drum. an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of 'I'mnspm't by Justin Carter. For details of temporary exhibitions. see Glasgow Art Listings page 86.
People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & Sun
1 lam—5pm. Glasgow's best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary
reservation line 0131 247 4422
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year. The new displays are set out thematically with subjects including The l’ullr’lz lisinns ()flltt‘ City and Crime /llltl Punishment. For details of temporary exhibitions. see Glasgow Art Listings page 86.
l’ollok Country Rank. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £8.60. ()ne of the tnost elegant 18th century buildings in the country. this historic house features some of the fittest Spanislt paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell.
The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road. 339 0631. Daily l0am--5pm. £3.50 (£2.95): accompanied children free. Find ottt 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. ()n-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 86.
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.
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