ordinated by House For An Art Lover. Designers include Page & Park, McGum Ltd, Pictures on the Wall, VK&C, Jules Goss, Trevor Leat/Alex Rigg, One Foot Taller, Graven Images, Timorous Beasties, Ben Woodeson and Stewart Kerr.
MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT
Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am-5pm. Free.
Beyond The End Of The Line Until Sun 24 Sep. Photographs by Lynn Patrick and Chris Hogg from the National Railway Museum, documenting railway stations at Saltburn, Wemyss Bay and Holyhead.
PAISLEY MUSEUM 8i ART GALLERIES High Street, 889 3151. Tuesat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free.
John Byrne@60: The Unsolved Artist Until Sun 1 Oct. A major retrospective of the work of one of Paisley’s most famous sons, the artist, designer, writer and director (The Slab Boys, Tutti Fruiti), John Byrne. To coincide with Byrne’s 60th birthday, the display features his album cover designs and his portraits of celebrities. A programme of events is also on offer. Check out the website www.johnbyrneat60.com
Golly It's Good! Until Sun 1 Oct. This exhibition charts the history of James Robertson’s Golden Shred marmalade and the story of the Golly mascot.
St Petersburg Artistic Project 2000 Fri 18 Aug—Sun 15 Oct. St Petersburg was once the centre of cultural and artistic life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Showing work for the ﬁrst time in Scotland, six Russian artists show new work revealing modern interpretations of the city’s art and culture.
PEOPLE'S PALACE & WINTER GARDEN
Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun
The Bui ders And The Dreamers: One Hundred Years Of The Labour Party Until Mon 14 Aug. A touring exhibition curated by the National Museum of Labour History to mark the centenary of the Labour Party.
ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART
2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am-5pm. Free.
The Rainbow Tree Until Sun 17 Sep. The results of a seven-year project set up by former ballerina Susie Rose Alexander, featuring textile collages made by children from Britain, Poland, Russia and India which look at universal themes of hope and friendship.
THE TALL SHIP AT GLASGOW HARBOUR
100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); accompanied children free.
Arthur Henry Turner Sat 19 Aug—Sun l0 Sep. The Tall Ship stages its ﬁrst exhibition with oils and watercolours by Glasgow-based artist and shipbroker Arthur Henry Turner, created during the 40s, 50s and 605.
Five Thousand Days At Sea An exhibition on board the only Clydebuilt sailing ship still aﬂoat in the UK, documenting her adventures on the high seas between 1897 and 1919. Story In The Stones (Pumphouse Main Gallery). An exhibition looking at the impact of the industrial ages on Glasgow harbour.
Morse And More (Pumphouse Lower Gallery). A hands-on exhibition, aimed at children, looking at the world of communication. You can operate a state-of-the-art optical telegraph used in the Napoleonic wars, try out the ﬁve- needle telegraph and crank up World War II ﬁeld telephones.
DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue-Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am-8pm.
Ernesto Neto Until Sun 10 Sep. Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has created a large- scale translucent sculptural installation for the gallery space which visitors can touch and enter. Along with the spice-filled pods, there is a plasma-like structure spread across the gallery ﬂoor.
Albert Square, 01382 432020. MonnSat 10am-5pm; Sun 12.30—4pm; Thu 10am—7pm.
Crocks And Pots Until Fri 1 Sep. A display of medieval pottery, discovered during city centre redevelopment in the 60s
Handbag Until Sun 3 Sep. This touring exhibition looks at the most feminine of modern icons, the handbag. Twenty-ﬁve artists and designers have been commissioned to create bags and their contents. Sarah Crawford’s Bag ForA Day- Out is made from latex and plastic, acting as a shrine for treasured mementos; Val Hunt’s Canned Handbag is constructed from recycled lager cans and Dianne Reade’s Granny By Day, Spy By Night, made from paper pulp reveals its proper function when illuminated.
Men At Work: Photographs By Joe McKenzie Until Sun 3 Sep. Black and white prints from local photographer Joe McKenzie.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. Mon—Sat 9am-9pm; Sun noon—9pm.
Dynamic Growth Until Sun 19 Nov. David Cohen creates sculptural works for the Arts Centre Garden.
PETER POTTER GALLERY
10 The Sands, 01620 822080. Mon—Sat 10am-4pm.
Ian Frame Until Thu 7 Sep. Recent paintings by Ian Frame, inspired by the landsca of East Lothian.
Beyon Appearance Until Thu 7 Sep. Paintings by Frances Law taking inspiration from natural forms.
THE CHANGING ROOM
35 The Stirling Arcade, 01786 479361. Tue—Sat Ham-4.30pm.
Made Space Until Sun 24 Sep. Contemporary British artists Charles Avery, Margarita Gluzberg, Claude Heath, Alan Johnston and Margaret Priest, each with different approaches to drawing, show new work.
lectures & events
lEOTUREs & EVENTS Glasgow
lmaggio Fine Art Publishers Sun 20 Aug, 11am—4pm. Free. The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 248 5210. The Scottish launch of Imaggio Fine Art Publishers who represent artists Alexander Gardner, Norman Kirkham, John Boyd, Jonathan Robertson, Helen Glassford and James McNaught.
Millennium Drawings Wed 23 Aug, 1pm. Free. Hunterian Art Gallery. Anne Dulau gives a talk.
John Byrne And Theatre Sat 19 Aug, 11.30am. Free. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery. Eddie Jackson, chief executive of Borderline Theatre discusses John Byrne’s work.
For more Edinburgh Art Listings check Festival supplement
ON YOUR DOORSTEP Everything you ever wanted to know about M&D’S, SCOTLAND'S THEME PARK
Right in the heart of North Lanarkshire lies not only Strathclyde Park but the legendary M&D’s, Scotland's Theme Park, known to millions of children and adults in Scotland as the place to go for rides, stalls and candy floss.
If you can tear yourself away from the amusements, food stalls and carousel which ease you into the swing of things in the ticket area, you will walk outside into what can only be described as theme park heaven. It's wall to wall fun with over 40 major rides for everyone from tots through to adults, so prepare to start your search for the scariest and most thrilling ride whatever your age and size. There are loads to choose from, including turning teacups, the caterpillar roller- coaster and dodgems for the smaller kids, to the Cobra roller-coaster, go-carts and the Waveswinger for the real thrill junkies. The biggest and scariest ride of them all is the Tornado — over 170 foot high with double loops and, if that isn't enough, it also goes exceeding fast. Scared? You should be, and judging from the screams it'll terrify you upside down, sideways and backwards. As well as all the rides you’ll find a selection of traditional funfair stalls with prizes to be won, along with popcorn and candy floss just to make you feel that little bit sicker after being turned upside down.
This is a day out for all the family, whether you’re a daredevil or scaredy-cat, as there’s a ride to suit everyone. It is even worth going along just to watch everybody else getting terrified then protesting their bravery, while you've been collecting the cash that fell out their pockets as they looped the loop. Now that is what is known as a grand day out. (Jane Hamilton)
Fun Factor 5/5
Value for Money 4/5
Added Extras Indoor entertainment including bowling, children’s soft-play area, fast food areas and restaurant. Free parking and free admission.
How to get there Follow M8 from Glasgow then onto M74 Carlisle, take Junction 5 turn off after Bothwell Services and follow signs from roundabout. M&D's is 400 yards inside the park. Buses and trains also go into Motherwell town centre.
How much it costs Unlimited wristband £10.95 (for heights over 1.3m), £6.95 (under 1.3m), tokens 25p each (rides use 4 on average) for every £10 tokens bought you get £2.50 free. Family and annual tickets are also available.
When it's open Noon—10pm, indoor entertainment open 10am—midnight.
ﬂ M&D’s, Scotland’s Theme Park, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwe/l, 01698 333999, wwwscot/andsthemepark.com.
28 Aug, Waverley Terminal, Anderston Quay, 243 2224. Take a trip ‘doon the watter’ on the world’s only remaining ocean-going paddle steamer.
Chinese Dragon Boat Racing Sun 20 Aug, 10am. Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, 314 6645. A colourful display of 40ft long
Mugdock Music Festival Sun 20 Aug, 1—4pm. Free. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallan Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. There should be something to satisfy all musical tastes at the third annual
celebration. Chinese dragon boats, racing to the rhythm of a beating drum. All proceeds sport go to Barnardo’s.
Tree Identification Workshop - Broadleaved Trees Tue 22 Aug, 2pm. £2.70 (£1.10). Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Meet at the Kibble Palace and enjoy an informative tour led by botanic garden staff. Places are limited so book early.
The Great Scottish Run Sun 20 Aug, 9.30am. Glasgow city centre, 248 9909. Scotland’s largest participation running event takes to the streets of Glasgow. To celebrate the millennium, there will be a full marathon opened by the World Peace Flame as well as a half marathon and a children’s run. See photo caption.
Other Events Waverley Paddle Steamer Fri l8—Mon
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