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ON YOUR DOORSTEP Everything you ever wanted to know about HUTCHESONS' HALL
Glasgow city centre is full of beautiful buildings of various eras, designs and styles, but one that stands out is Hutchesons' Hall on Ingram Street. The Hall stands near the south east corner of George Square and the chances are that you have passed it whilst pottering around the Merchant City.
It was originally built in 1802—5 as an institutional headquarters and meeting hall, and was then extended in 1876.
Statues of the two founders, George and Thomas Hutcheson, stand resplendent out front and date back to the first building the brothers ever constructed in 1641. The hall has recently been refurbished and the inside is now the perfect setting for their permanent design exhibition.
The Glasgow Style exhibition shows the works of a selection of Glasgow designers including Linda MacDonald, vk&c Partnership, Happell, Timorous Beasties, Wildwood and Jan Milne with the works ranging from jewellery and ceramics to lighting and furniture, much of which is also available to purchase at fairly reasonable prices. While browsing through the exhibits you can't help but notice a winding silver ribbon structure which has video footage of Glasgow people describing what Glasgow Style means to them. If you follow this ribbon, it will take you up the traditional main stairs past the busts of George Hutcheson and W. Fleming Anderson and into the huge traditional hall. Here, another video is shown; presented by Kirsty Wark it looks at the developments of design in Glasgow over the last 100 years from Charles Rennie Mackintosh to Glasgow's latest designers at the forefront of their industries.
Once you have watched the footage, marvelled at the detailed ceiling and browsed the paintings in the hall, you can fill in the visitors book before heading back downstairs where you can have another and more informed look at the
As always, the National Trust for Scotland has done a superb job of maintaining this piece of Glasgow heritage and also adding to it the exhibition which highlights a style that is unique to Glasgow. (Jane Hamilton)
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Added Extras Video footage and the portable audio guide to the Merchant City. How to get there Situated in centre of town next to George Square and the
Italian Centre. How much it costs Free When it's open Mon—Sat lOam—Spm.
Hutchesons’ Hall, 758 Ingram Street, 552 8397.
Motherwell Beer Festival Fri 13 a Sat 14 Oct. Fri 2pm—11pm; Sat 11am—11pm. £3 (£1.50). Motherw ell Concert Hall. Civic Centre. Motherwell. 304 1902. A two day beer extravaganza with ales from around the world. See photo caption.
Big Big World 2000 Wed 18 Oct—Sat 4 Nov. times ck prices vary. Various venues. 248 6543. This well known festival returns packed full of world music performances.
National Wedding Show Sat 14—Sun 15 Oct. SFCC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. lixhibition of everything you need to plan for your wedding except who to im ite and where to seat them. Internet World Wed l8—Thu 19 Oct. SliCC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. The technology of the future explored and explained. with business-orientated lectures. seminars and exhibitors from across the world.
Scottish Graduate Recruitment 2000 Wed l8—Thu 19 Oct. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. Prospective employers from around the country target
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new graduates. lf you are still not sure what you want to do careers advice will also be provided.
Story Teller’s Circle Thu 5 Oct. 7pm. Free. Tollcross Park. 245b Tollcross Road. 763 1863. Meet in the Courtyard to hear a colourful mixture of fable. fiction and rhyme. Don‘t forget to wrap up
Matt Dickinson: The Death Zone 8: High Risks Fri 6 Oct. 1pm. £3—£3.50.
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. Everest explorer Dickinson talks about his near death experiences on Everest and discusses his new novel.
Michael Heseltine: Life In The Jungle Tue 10 Oct. 1pm. £3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. Well known for his political exploits. in particular his role in the downfall of Thatcher. Michael lleseltine discloses aspects of his ersonal life. Lectures At The Light ouse Wed 1 1 Oct. 6pm. The Lighthouse. 11 Mitchell Lane. 221 6362. A look at two case- studies in Glasgow where community
intervention has improved the local environment.
Anthea Turner: Fools Rush In Tue 10 Oct. 1pm. £3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. Hear extracts from Anthea’s new autobiography and find out the truth behind her fame and well publicised marriages —just don’t mention a certain chocolate bar.
John McKean Mon 16 Oct, 7pm. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. John McKean discusses the work of Glasgow’s own Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Scottish Claymores Cheerleader Tryouts Season 2001 Sat 7 Oct. 11am. Healthland. Bath Street. 222 3800. Dressing up in a silky blue and white bum-skimmer complete with American tans might not be everyone’s idea of a wise career move. but if this sounds fun. why not try out for Scotland’s only professional cheerleading squad.
Carbeth And Back Sun 8 Oct. 1.30—5pm. Free. Mugdock Country Park. Craigallan Road Milngavie. 956 6100. Wander for six miles through country estate. ancient woodlands and through conifer plantations to learn more about the local area.
Archery For Beginners Tue 10 Oct. 2—4pm. £1. Mugdock Country Park. Craigallan Road. Milngavie. 9566100. Be the next Robin Hood and have a shot at this ancient sport with the help of the Western Archers.
Paintings on Railings Sat 14 Oct. Free. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 357 3739. A selection of paintings will be displayed outside GOMA for your perusal and purchase.
Red Deer in a Rut Sat 14 Oct. 10am—4pm. Ben Lomond. Ardess Lodge. Rowardennan. 01360 870224. Put on your walking boots and waterproofs for a strenuous walk up Ben Lomond's corries to get some good views of deer. Contact Ranger Services for more information and details.
Autumn Craft Fair Sat 14 8; Sun 15 Oct. 10am—4pm. Free. Summerlee Heritage Park. Coatbridge. 304 1800. A chance to purchase some local crafts. And Now Get Out Of That! Sun 15 Oct. 2—4pm. Free. Mugdock Country Park. Craigallan Road Milngavie. 956 6100. Bring along some friends and try to survive the Mugdock challenge. Obstacles. queries. situations and confusion. Can you find the solution? Meet at the visitor centre.
Plugging The Gap Sun 15 Oct. 10.30am. Free. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 632 9299. The picnic ﬁeld is being developed as a summer flowering meadow and you can help add lots of new plants and bring colour to the area for years to come. Meet at the bus stop in front of Pollok House.
Autumn Walk Tue 17 Oct. 2pm. Free.
Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Meet at the Kibble Palace and be whisked off on a guided tour through the gardens looking at the effect autumn has on the colours.
Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. Glasgow. 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.
2060 Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. 287 2550. Mon—Thu 8; Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8; Sun 1 1am—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.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road. Glasgow. 334 2422. Mon—Sun 11am—4pm. 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.
Glasgow School of Art The Mackintosh Gallery. 167 Renfrew Street. Glasgow. 353 4500. Mon—Thu 10am—6pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—noon. Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural masterpiece is still a working art school. but also provides guided tours for visitors. taking you through the Board Room. Furniture Gallery and Mackintosh Library.
158 Ingram Street. Glasgow. 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.
St Mungo Religious-"Life
2 Castle Street. Glasgow. 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 6‘; 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 ()fSuiItrJolm Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.
The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road. Glasgow. 339 0631.
Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95);
accompanied children free. Find out about Glasgow‘s maritime heritage on- board the S.V. Glenlee. the onlv Clyde-
: built sailing ship still aﬂoat in the UK.
Is this a joke? No it really is a two day beer festival for all the budding beer conn0isseurs out there.
With lots of beer? Lots of beer from around the world from as far away as Mongolia, Cuba and Australia.
So it's not just Tennents? This is far more exotic with kegs and bottles of unusual beers and the award Winning beer, Bitter and Twrsted.
Anything else? There certainly is With live mu5ic, snacks and a live roadshow
from Clan FM and if you go on Fri 2pm—6pm and Sat 1 lam—1pm you WI“ get in
Any advice? If you like beer don't take the car. ._ Motherwell Beer Fest/va/, Fri 73 81 Sat 74 Oct, Fri 2pm—7 7pm; Sat 7 7am—7 7pm. [3 (f 7.50). Motherwell Concert Hall, CIVIC Centre, Motherwe/l, 304 7902.