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If there is one thing Glasgow is known for it is Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his influence on deSign and architecture. An ideal place to see some of his work is in the House For An Art Lover, designed by Mackintosh and his Wife Margaret Macdonald in 1901.
As you enter the house you are supplied With a personal audio gaide which talks you through your tour, highlighting the history of the house, each room and its design. First port of call on your Mackintosh journey is the Main Hall which highlights his unique style as seen in the design of everything from the lights to the doors and Windows. The Dining Room is next With the trademark dark wood, furniture and fireplace — a total contrast to the Music Room which has an incredibly light and airy feeling. The Music Room displays Mackintosh’s instantly recognisable furniture as well as the beautiful bUiIt-in piano which Liberace would not be out of place playing. This room opens out through the glass doors and fabric banners onto a
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terrace, from which you can see the grounds, currently displaying The Benchmarks art exhibition. Next door lies the Oval Room, the most feminine room in the House With every feature havmg an oval or rounded theme, including the cupboard doors, lights and
The final feature in the tour is the Gallery which you find at the top of the winding and distinctive staircase. In the Gallery you can discover plans of the building and its various aspects, along with more information on the house and its designer. The house and its surroundings are beautiful and definitely worth a visit, whether it is for a tour of the soites, a mu5ic event, a meal or hiring it for your own private function. (lane Hamilton)
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How do you get there Situated in Bellahouston Park next to the dry ski slope. Follow M8 west bound, take M77 and Haggs Castle turn off, and follow the signs. Take any bus from City centre that goes to Govan or Ibrox. Nearest
underground is Cessnock. How much it costs £3.50 (£2.50).
When it's open For opening times, call info line 353 4449. Art Lover’s Cafe and
Shop open lOam—Spm daily.
Added extras The House has a cafe, restaurant and shop. It also has audio and visual aids as well exhibitions within the House and the grounds. The House is also available to hire for functions and corporate events.
House For An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 70 Dumbreck Road, 353 4770.
Glasgow International Jazz Festival until Sun 9 Jul, times vary. Venues vary. Tickets 287 5511.A celebration ofjau in its various forms with performances by well known jazzers from around the world.
East End Community Festival Sun 16 Jill. noon—5pm. Free. Tollcross Park, 254i) Wellshot Road. 763 1863. A day out organised by the East [ind Community Arts Group which will be packed full of fun, music and entertainment for all the family.
BBC Future World Exhibition Until Tue 25 Jtil, l0am—6pm. Free. SIZCC, Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. See the latest digital technology, learn more about TV or take a masterclass with Michael Buerk. You can also see if you can spot some of the BBC‘s famous faces in the crowds.
Waverly Paddle Steamer Until Mon 31 Jul. Waverly Terminal. 243 2224. Have a splashing time on the Clyde on board the world‘s only paddle steamer as it takes
you on a trip ‘doon the watter’. Fundraising Ceilidh Fri 7 Jul, 8pm. £10 (£7.50). The Trades Hall, 80 Glassford Street. Tickets available from Clone Zone, GGLC, 11 Dixon Street. Summer fling at this ceilidh which is raising funds for charity. Includes a light buffet and if you are still up for partying your tickets will also get 'ou into Bennets free. Garden Wal - Climbers & Wall Plants Sat 8 Jul, 2.30pm. Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, Clarkston. 639 3281. Take a walk round this beautiful garden and find out all you have ever wanted to know about climbers and wall plants from the experts.
Wild Orchid Foray — A Day Outing to Mugdock Country Park Tue 1 1 Jul, 9.30am. £8 with transport/£5 without. Meet at Kibble Palace, Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. If you need a lift meet at Kibble Palace otherwise meet at Mugdock Country Park to spend time studying orchids and other wild flowers with David Menzies the resident orchid expert. Waterproofs and wellies are essential as is booking due to limited spaces.
Themed Tour — Return to Grandeur Fri 14 Jul, midday. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park. 2050 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Join the tour and enjoy a light- hearted look at how life was in the 18th- century.
Book Market Sat lS-Mon 17 Jul, l0am—5pm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Held in the Ilopkirk Building selling second hand, new and rare books. Bite Me Sun 16 Jul, 6.15pm—midnight. Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 6535. The vampire-obsessed folk at Bite Me, Scotland’s ﬁrst magazine devoted to the subject, celebrate their first birthday with a special screening of strange blood-sucking sexploitation movie Blood For Dracula, followed by more dark goings-on in the OFT bar. Documentary Directors' Masterclass Tue 18 Jul, 6.30pm. £5. Lighthouse Conference Suite, 11 Mitchell Lane, 568 7104. The first in a series of masterclasses sees Ross Wilson, maker of After Locker/ﬁe and forthcoming The Man In Black, discussing his work with Stuart Cosgrove.
Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—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 79.
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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 nccropolis is well worth a wander round as well.
Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. Tours Mon—Fri 11am & 2pm; Sat 10.30am, 11.30am & 1pm. £5 (£3). Charles Rennie Mackintoslt’s architectural masterpiece, Glasgow School ofArt is still a working art school, but also provides guided tours for visitors, taking you through the Board Room, Furniture Gallery and Mackintosh Library.
Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—6pm (last admission 4.30pm). £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 Children’s Farm, amusements and an orienteering course.
Flenders Road, Clarkston, 639 3281. Daily 10am-5pm. £3 (£2). This walled garden, tucked away in the Glasgow suburbs, contains a wealth of interesting plants and ﬂowers as well as woodland walks, a glasshouse and water displays. The garden’s house, an 18th century tobacco merchant’s home, is open for viewing on Sunday afternoons, subject to function bookings.
2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun Ham—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 79.
61—63 Netherlee Road, Cathcart, 637 2129. Daily 1.30—5.30pm. £3.20 (£2.20). Designed by the famed 19th century architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, this house is an excellent example of his classical style. Investigation is also underway to recover the original interior decoration, again based on classical themes.
Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum
Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings Inch Road, 886 1013. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am—5pm. £3.50 (£1.75); family £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 up to the 21st century. You can take control of a real steam engine or learn to make a fortune as an ocean trader. and kids will enjoy the maritime playpark.
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 from 350 million years ago.
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 79.
Cathedral Street, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—lpm & 2—6pm; Sun 2—5pm. 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
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Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). See picture caption and Glasgow Art Listings page 79.
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 79.
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.
158 Ingram Street, 552 8391. Mon—Sat l0am—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 main hall. Also permanently on display, Glasgow Style, a major exhibition of objects made or designed by young Glasgow designers.
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