l £8. This attraction, situated on the River
Celtic Connections Wed 10—Sun 28 Jan, times & prices vary. Various venues, 353 8000. Celtic connections is once more back to brighten up January with a selection of the best folk music around.
Bobby Roberts Super Circus Until Sun 14 Jan. £10—£12 (£7—£8); family ticket £28. SIECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. Roll up, roll up for the internationally renowned circus performers. This year the circus is joined by the Flying Souzas who will perform the triple somersault and the Kotov Troupe from the Ukraine. Christmas And New Year Carnival Until Sun 141an, 1—11pm; Mon 8 Jan—Fri 12 Jan, 6—1 1pm. £2.50—£15. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. It wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual carnival and all the fun of the fair, only indoors, including rides, side shows and amusements.
Pollok in the 1830s - Lady Maxwell's Scrapbook Wed 17 Jan, 12.30pm. £3. Pollok House, Pollok Country park, 2050 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Property Manager of Pollok House, Robert Ferguson, gives this lecture about Pollok in the days of old when Lady Maxwell was lady of the
Flora Celtica Until Sun 21 Jan. Free. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, 287 2699. A travelling display of past, traditional and current uses of native Scottish plants.
Go Karting Until Sun 14 Jan. £2—£5. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. High speed, adrenaline fuelled action with indoor go-karting as part of this year’s carnival.
The Arches Reopens Thu 1 1 Jan, The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 221 4001. The Arches reopens its doors after a major refurbishment with a new cafe bar, more exhibition space and a fuller programme of arts and culture events. Feeding Frenzy Sun 14 Jan, 2—3.30pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. Cook up a feast for our feathered and furry friends braving the harsh winter.
Sober-Up Walk Sun 14 Jan, 2pm. Free. Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, 01698 266155. Walk off your Christmas dinner and the New Year blues with a walk through Calder Valley.
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.
Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum
Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings Inch Road, 886 1013. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 1 1am—5pm. £3.50 (£1.75); family
' Clyde, brings to life the story of
Glasgow’s development from the tobacco lords in the 17005 right up to the 21$t 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 llam—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 around 612; 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.
Glasgow School of Art
The Mackintosh Gallery, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. Mon—Thu 10am—6pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—noon. Glasgow School ofArt is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s greatest achievement and it continues to intrigue and inspire visitors from all over the world. Still a working art school, regular guided tours let you experience this famous and fascinating building. The Mackintosh Shop includes a range of gift items including contemporary art and design from students of the school. Tours take place Mon—Fri 11am & 2pm, Sat 10.30am & 11.30am and cost £5 (£3).
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.
158 Ingram Street, 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. Also permanently on display, Glasgow Style, a major exhibition of objects made or designed by young Glasgow designers.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the GALLERY OF MODERN ART
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Right in the heart of Glasgow, nestling behind the statue of Wellington and his obligatory traffic cone, lies one of Glasgow’s newest additions to the art world. The Gallery of Modern Art was born in 1996 in what was originally known as
Stirling’s Library, and its arrival also marked the beginning of the transformation
of Royal Exchange Square.
The entrance hall of the gallery is made up of fragments of mirrors which reflect Niki de Saint Phalle’s colourful ’The Great Devrl' which, it has to be noted, has horns in some very odd places. The four main galleries are based on the elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air. In amongst these galleries there is also space for visiting exhibitions such as the Fernando Arias exhibition which is on until Sun 28
There is a vast array of art and styles within the gallery including everything from pencil drawings and photographs to paintings, installations and papier mache sculptures. These highlight the work of Scottish artists like Alan Dame and John Byrne alongside international works such as the kinetic sculptures of Eduard Bersudsky. The upper levels of the gallery feature some of the more contemporary works while the Earth Gallery houses some of the largest paintings, including the much talked about ’Crucifixion' by Alexander Guy. One piece which Will certainly bring a smile to your face is David Kemps ’Hounds of Geevar’, a sculpture made from wellies —— very appropriate for Scotland.
This gallery is full of work which will both challenge and reward you With its accessible contemporary works and there are even carefully placed seats where you can take time out to admire, question and contemplate the many excellent
pieces of art. (Jane Hamilton) Fun Factor 4/5
Informative 4/5 Value for Money 5/5
Added Extras Shop and a cafe/bar. Guided tours are also available. How to get there Two minutes walk from Queen Street station and Buchanan
Street underground. How much it costs Free
When it's open Mon—Thu & Sat loam—5pm, Fri & Sun 1 1am—5pm. l Gallery of Modern Art, Queen Street, 229 7996.
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.
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. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding On The River Clyde, a large mural by David McFarlane; Walking Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter.
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.
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Mon—Sun 11am—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 of Sir William Stirling Maxwell.
Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery
2nd Floor, 14 King Street, 552 7080. Sat & Sun 2—5pm. £3 (£2); under 16s free. An hour-long mechanical ballet performed by Eduard Bersudsky’s kinetic sculptures made from scrap metal and tiny wooden ﬁgures. The performance tells stories of human life, follies and death and is suitable for intellectuals and children alike. Workshops for groups and private
. performances available by arrangement.
Atlas Square, Ayr Street, 557 1405. Tue-Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4.30pm. Free. Using photographs and artefacts, arts and crafts, the museum brings to life the social and industrial history of the north of Glasgow in two permanent exhibitions Made In The North and Springburn Park, Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow.
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 OfSaintJo/in Of 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 aﬁoat in the UK. Visitors can explore the boat or talk to the crew, and there's a range of children‘s activities.
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