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Big Big World 2000 Wed 18 Oct—Sat 4 Nov, times & prices vary. Various venues, 248 6543. This well known festival returns packed full of world music performances.
Glasgay! Fri 27 Oct—Sun 5 Nov, times & prices vary. Various venues, 334 7126. After a year of crisis Scotland’s best lesbian and gay festival is back and bigger and better than ever. See feature page 18.
Internet World Thu 19 Oct, SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. Last chance to see the technology of the future with business-orientated lectures, seminars and exhibitors from across the world.
Scottish Graduate Recruitment 2000 Thu 19 Oct. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. The final day to catch the eye of prospective employers from around the country. If you are still not sure what you want to do, careers advice will also be provided.
Hobbycrafts 2000 Fri 27—Sun 29 Oct, 9.30am—5.30pm. £5 (£4). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 01425 277988. Hobbies are the name of the game here
with everything imaginable from cross stitch to ainting.
Crafts A ive 2000 Fri 27—Sun 29 Oct, 9.30am-5.30pm. £5 (£4). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 01425 277988. Crafts, crafts and more crafts with materials, advice and examples for your enjoyment and purchase.
Witchcraft Sat 28 Oct, 10am—5pm. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2050 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. A craft fair with a Hallowe’en theme. Scottish Computer Fair Sun 29 Oct. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 01706 299709. This popular fair returns to Glasgow to sell you everything you could ever need for your computer and tell you everything you would ever need to know about it.
Regal Masters Snooker Tournament Tue 24—Sun 29 Oct, £4—£12. Motherwell Concert Hall, Civic Centre, Motherwell, 01698 267515. Calling all snooker fans. Take this opportunity to see all the top names in snooker battle it out for this prestigious title.
Scottish Invitation Singles Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct, Free. Cockbum Centre, 40 Bogmoor Place, 445 1218. Watch Scotland’s top badminton players compete in the singles’ championships.
ON YOUR DOORSTEP Everything you ever wanted to know about the MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT
If you went to school in Glasgow there is a pretty good chance that you went on a day trip to the Museum of Transport. Every school kid has been there but you'll be surprised how much fun can be had going as a grown up.
Displaying a vast selection of different types of transportation from recent history, it features trams, bicycles, trains, buses, cars and even prams. The collection has been
painstakingly preserved and is continually growing due to donations of classic cars. Amongst all the modes of transport a Glasgow street has been constructed, recreating the cinemas, shops and banks and the atmosphere of Glasgow circa 1938. They also have a room, called the Clyde Room, which only exhibits model ships and holds a collection of 240 models, large and small, from paddle steamers to passenger liners as well as Glasgow’s very own Waverley.
There is also an educational element with videos showing some of the best car adverts ever made and an exhibition highlighting car crime. If you need a break from the vehicular overload then take time out and enjoy a refreshment in the cafe bar or have a wander round the shop which sells everything from postcards and penCils to t-shirts and miniature cars to add to your collection. It's hardly surprising that the museum is one of Glasgow’s most popular vi5itor attractions, being of interest to people both old and young and pulling off the combination of being both educational and fun. It allows you to wallow in nostalgia, wondering what it was like in the good old days when cars were a novelty and you didn’t have to worry about when the next fuel cr15is would be.
Fun Factor 5/5
Value for Money 5/5
Added Extras Shop and a cafe/bar.
How to get there In the West End. The nearest underground is Kelvmhall or take any bus which heads along Argyle Street towards Partick Cross. It is situated
behind Kelvmhall. How much it costs free
When it's open Mon—Thu & Sat loam—5pm, Fri 8 Sun 1 1am-5pm. Museum of Transport, Ke/vmha/l, I Burnhouse Road, 287 2720
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Can You Really Eat That? Sun 22 Oct, 1.30pm. Free. Dawsholm Park, llay Road, 632 9299. A woodland walk with a culinary flavour — discover the amazing world of wild food and drink.
Paintings on Railings Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct. Free. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. A selection of paintings will be displayed on the railings outside the Botanic Gardens for your perusal and purchase.
St Kilda Archaeology Conference Sat 28 Oct, 10am—1pm. Free but ticketed. Gregory Building, University of Glasgow, Lilybank Gardens, 01631570000. Conference based on the recent archaeological fieldwork and management of St Kilda.
Netherton Gold Sun 29 Oct, 1.30pm. Free. Linn Cemetery, 637 1147. Discover Netherton’s autumnal treasures — kingfishers speeding down the river, roe deer vanishing through the trees and birds feasting on the seeds and berries. Hallowe'en Sun 29 Oct, 2—6pm. Muirshiel Country Park, Lochwinnoch, 01505 842803. Join this Druid Ceremony and celebrate the ﬁrst day of winter and the start of the Druid’s year.
Art Gallery 8: 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.
2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—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.
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 modem-day architects and designers in true Mackintosh style.
For opening times, call info line 0141 353 4449.
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.
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 11am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses, trams, fire engines, ships and other paraphernalia devoted to the history of transport.
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.
Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum
Braehead Shopping Centre
Kings lnch Road, 886 1013. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun llam—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.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road, 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.
Cathedral Street, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. 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 windows, renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country.
Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—5pm. £4.60 (£2.70). A popular haunt on school trips, Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals, front 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 l-‘arm, amusements and an orienteering course.
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm & from 1 Nov daily Ham—4pm. £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 ofSir William Stirling Maxwell.
Atlas Square, Ayr Street, 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4.30pm. Free. By use of photographs and artefacts, arts and crafts, the museum brings to life the social and industrial history of the north of Glasgow illustrated by two permanent exhibitions Made In The North and Springburn Park, Yesterday, Today A nd Tomorrow.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art
2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 62: 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 ()fSaint John Of 0 The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.
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. Glenlee, the only Clyde-built sailing ship still afloat in the UK. Visitors can explore the boat or talk to the crew, and
1 there ‘s a range of children ‘s activities.
Oil-shore. there is a restaurant in the restored l’umphousc as well as a
. permanent exhibition space.