1st International Sand Sculpture Festival of the UK Until 30 Jul. Free. George Square, 552 2185. This live art event shows the work of artists from around the world who are working together to create six temporary monumental sculptures as well as giant sand drawings.

Millennium Mela Fri 28—Sun 30 Jul, Ham—10pm. £2 (£1). Queen’s Park Recreation Ground, Queen’s Drive, 423 2210. The Mela celebrates the various communities and cultures within Glasgow through the arts, dance, fashion and music. See photo caption.


Bat Walk Wed 26 Jul, 8.45pm. Scottish Wildlife Trust. Falls of Clyde Reserve, The Dyeworks, New Lanark. 01555 665262. Meet at the visitor centre for this guided walk searching for the four species of hat that can be found on the

3 2000 European Lacrosse Championships Sat 28 Jul—Sat 5 Aug. Times vary. Glasgow lligh Kelvinside Sports Ground, Anniesland, 339 6584/01592 780651. If football isn’t your thing then maybe the alternative Euro 2000 would suit you better as you can watch Scotland, England, Wales, Sweden, Czech Republic and Germany thrash it out for the bronze, silver and gold lacrosse medals with the finals on Sat 5 Aug. If you want to have a go yourself you can turn up on Tue 1 & Thu 3 Aug 7—8.30pm.

Archery for Beginners Sat 29 Jul.

. 2—4pm. £1. Mugdock Country Park,

' Craigallan Road, Milngavie, 9566100.

3 The Western Archers will teach you the techniques and practices of this ancient sport and turn you into Glasgow‘s answer to Robin Hood.

Scottish Premier League from Sat 29 Jul. Times & venues vary. it’s that time again to get the scarves out of the cupboard and the football tops out of the ironing pile and charge headlong into the football season. The Scottish Premier League kicks off this weekend with Glasgow’s two favourite teams playing Celtic vs Dundee United and Rangers vs St Johnston.

Other Events

BBC Future World Exhibition Until Tue 25 Jul, 10am—6pm. Free. SliCC, Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. An exhibition full of up-and-coming technology for our future. You can surf the net, listen to DJs or find out how your favourite shows are made.

Jumble Sale Sat 22 Jul, noon. llillhead Library, Byres Road. 339 7223. The Scottish Action Against Bloodsports group are having a jumble sale so head

1 on down and get yourself a bargain or


Scottish Computer Fair Sun 23 Jul, 10am—3pm. £3 (£2. under 10s free). SIECC, l’innieston Quay, 287 7777. This popular fair returns with lots of computer information and technology to keep you up to date.

Glasgow Evergreen Sat 29 62 Sun 30 Jul, Sat Ham—5pm, Sun 10am—4pm. Free. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. The Scottish National Sweet Pea, Rose and Carnation Society Show is in town and is definitely worth a visit to see these plants at their ' best and to get some top tips.

Paintings on Railings Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jul. Free. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 357 3739. See some of Glasgow‘s artists work on the railings of the Botanic gardens. linjoy them, admire them and, if you feel like it, buy them. Lammas Sat 30 Jul, 2—4pm. Clyde

Muirshiel Regional Park, Barnbrock Farm, Kilbarchan, 01505 842803. Celebrate the first day of autumn and start of the harvest in this ceremony with local druid Chris Turner.

Waverly Paddle Steamer Until Mon 31 Jul. Waverly Terminal, Anderston Quay, 243 2224. Have a splashing time on the Clyde on the world‘s only Paddle Steamer as it takes you on a trip ‘doon the water‘.


Art Gallery 8: Museum. Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon—Thu 84 Sat l0am—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 93.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat l0am—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 93.

Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum

Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings lnch 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.

Fossil Grove 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. Dawn till dusk. Free. This l9lh century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants, as well as featuring in the film Jude.

Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Gallery, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. Tours Mon—Fri l lam & 2pm; Sat—Sun 10.30am, 11.30am & 1pm. Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural masterpiece, Glasgow School of Art is still a working art school, but also provides guided tours for visitors, taking you through the Board Room, Furniture Gallery and Mackintosh Library.

Glasgow Zooparlt Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—6pm. £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 antl an orienteering

Greenbank Garden

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 Sun afternoons, subject to function bookings.

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 on 0141 353 4449. Art Lover’s Cafe and Shop open 10am—5pm daily. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 93.

Hunterian Museum

University Avenue, 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from 1807, the llunterian 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 1 1am—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

Multicultura Madness


sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 93.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun llam—Spm. 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 l’tmishment. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 93.

Pollok House

Pollok Country Park

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 93.

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 OfSaintJohn Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 93.

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 onboard 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 93.

What's the Mela all about? Drawing on influences from all the diverse cultures that make up Glasgow's communities, this is a celebration of dance, music and fashion from Asia, Ireland, Africa, Spain and beyond.

Will there be any big names? Performers introducing you to different dance and musical styles include Malkit Singh (pictured), Legacy, The Sahota Brothers and

The Dhol Foundation.

What else will be going on? As well as music, you can browse among the traditional food stands and stalls selling a wide range of clothes and jewellery g Millennium Mela, Fri 28—Sun 30 Jul, 7 lam—10pm. f 2 (f l). Queen’s Park Recreation Ground, Queen’s Drive, 423 22 70.

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