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Arts plus one

What do you mean plus one? lt is ‘plus one’ because it is being run by the One Plus group who represent one parent families.

What kind of arts? Every kind of arts you can imagine, from music and drama to readings and puppet shows with workshops as well as performances.

Like who? There will be school choirs, Scottish writers, Steps tribute band Stairs

and Tommy Sheridan in his acting debut.

1 bet it's expensive Believe it or not all this top entertainment is absolutely free. 23 Arts Plus Festival, Fri 7—Sun 3 Sep, noon—8pm, Baird Halls of Residence, 460

Sauchieha/l Street, 333 7399.

Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston, 639 3281.

- Daily I0am—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.

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 ()141 353 4449. Art Lover‘s Cafe and Shop open 10am—5pm daily. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 41.

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 I0am—5pm; Fri & Sun I 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 ()n The

River Clyde, a large mural by David McFarlane; ll'alking Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 41.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, 554 0223. 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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 41.

Pollok House

PolIok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £8.60. One of the most elegant 18th century buildings in the countrV, 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 41.

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. GIenIee, 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 41.

Activities And Fun

Power Boat Trips Until Thu 31 Aug, 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); accompanied children free. The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Soon to become a regular feature at the Tall Ship, these power boat trips take you u the Clyde.

Children 5 Games Until Thu 31 Aug (not Sat & Sun) 9am—4.30pm. Free. Heatherbank Museum, 1 Park Drive, 337 4402. A variety of fun activities including peevers, street games and dressing up in pauper clothes.


The Brave Little Elephant Sat 2 Sep, 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Charlie the young elephant isn’t very brave and when his friend Minnie falls into the hands of an evil Giant, he needs all the courage he can muster to save her. Fresh from a successful Fringe run, Gila‘s New Stage Theatre Company ‘s show combines puppets, music and audience participation.

Activities And Fun

Nature Day Sun 27 Aug, 2—4pm. £2.95 (£1.60—£1.75). David Livingstone Centre, 165 Station Road, Blantyre,

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01698 823140. Try out a whole host of environmental activities including pond



Dream Concerts Fri 25 Aug, 6.30pm. £7.50 (£6.50). Magnum Theatre, Harbourside, Irvine, 01294 278381. No tribute bands for the teeny- boppers: Step By Step recreating the dance routines and sounds of Steps, while Boys Only perform a selection of hits from groups such as Boyzone and Five.


The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 & £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks are: Nessie The Loch Ness MonsteI’I‘hu 24 Aug, 11am; Sat 26 Aug, 2pm; Sat 2 Sep, 3pm. Fun and adventure at Loch Ness. See photo caption.


Tea Time Tales Wed 30 Aug, 4—4.30pm. Free. Harestanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Borders tales for 4-8 year olds with librarian, Ruth Collin.

Join Hughie Mthui and Mairi Glengarry on the run from her wicked uncle as they find Nessie dodging submarines in the Loch. Purves Puppet's tale is full of laughs,

dance and traditional Scottish music.

24 Aug—7 Sep 2000 THE llST 45