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We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee Inclusion. Send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Glasgow Llfe listings compiled by Jane Hamilton.
Johnstone Writer’s Group Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. The leading writing group launches their new anthology. Human.
Richard Holloway Waterstone‘s. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. The critically acclaimed novelist of Godless Morality discusses his latest work. Doubts And Loves.
ther events The Open University Information Meeting Waterstone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 5—8pm. An event offering information and advice on the courses and qualifications offered by the OL'. BA Festival Of Science Various venues. 0207 973 3062. A week of science-related activities. talks and demonstrations organised to coincide with the University of Glasgow‘s 550th anniversary.
Conference Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 3900. 1—3pm. Free. (Tramway 4). Advance booking necessary. Andrew Renton chairs this series of talks by artists participating in the Total Object Complete with Missing Parts exhibition.
BA Festival Of Science Various venues. 0207 973 3062. See Thu 6. Giant Jump Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5010.
1 lam—noon. Free. Take part in this science experiment involving up to a million people who will be jumping up and down across the UK trying to create a measurable earthquake.
Poetry In The Park Tollcross Park. Wellshot Road. 763 1863. 1pm. Free. Regular spot for all the family where you sit in the Winter Gardens of the park. listen to poets recite their work and eat lunch. weather permitting.
Oxfam Scotland Annual Supporters Conference 2001 Glasgow Caledonian University. Cowcaddens. 331 1455. 10am—4pm. £3 (£1). A day of talks and workshops looking at Oxfam's work as well as
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labour rights. fair trade. world trade organisations and food security as well as skills and campaign workshops. The opening address of the conference will be made by Jack McConnell MSP.
Launch Of Renfrewshlre Biodiversity Week RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842663. 10am—4pm. Free. A day celebrating the start of the biodiversity week including displays of pond dipping and guided walks at the Reserve.
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Days Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Noon—4pm. Entrance by donation. Last chance of the year to visit the propagation ranges and filmy fern house of the Botanic Gardens.
Clean Up The Baggy Minnow Baggy Minnow Pond. Gardenside Avenue. 287 5064. 1.30—4pm. Free. Help the Rangers clean up this small haven for wildlife. All equipment is provided.
Motherweli v Hibernian Fir Park. Manse Road. Motherwell. 01698 333333. 3pm. £12—£l7 (£3—£7). Billy Davies’ men can expect a tough time from last year's surprise league title contenders.
Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. 3pm. £21. Martin ()‘Neill's men have been on blistering form this season so Dunfermline go to Celtic Park as assured underdogs.
Scotland On A Plate Food Fair New Lanark Visitor Centre. New Lanark Mills. Lanark. 01555 661345.
1 lam—5pm. Free. A festival of Scottish food and drink where members of the public can buy fresh produce or watch an expert cookery demonstration.
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Days Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Noon—4pm. Entrance by donation. See Sat 8.
Five Mlle I-iike Chatelherault Country Park. Carlisle Road. Hamilton. 01698 426213. 1pm. Free. Advance booking required. Take a stroll around Chatelherault Country Park.
Scotland On A Plate Food FaIr New Lanark Visitor Centre. New Lanark Mills. Lanark. 01555 661345. 11am—5pm. Free. See Sat 8.
Pure Dead Brilliant Glasgow Cathedral. Castle Street. 552 8198. 7am. Free. Venture down into the Necropolis to see some wildlife in a truly historic and spooky setting.
OPEN DAY DOORS OPEN DAY 2001
Doors Open Day 2001. various venues. Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sep.
Scotland has hundreds of historic buildings whose interior treasures are hidden from the public. During September everybody will have the opportunity to enjoy the history and architectural beauty of these buildings when they throw open their doors free of charge.
Glasgow’s Doors Open weekend is organised by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust which has encouraged over 250 venues to participate in the twelve-year-old event. Everything from churches and bars to offices and schools will be joining in, highlights including the recently renovated St Andrews in the Square, the Scottish Ballet headquarters and Scottish Sculpture Studios.
Two of the most exciting
additions to this year’s programme are the India Tyre Factory which is one of the finest examples of Art Deco in Scotland which has been rescued from dereliction, and the Daldowie Doocot (pictured), an ‘A’ listed red sandstone tower with false battlements and musket slots, which has been
both relocated and restored. (Jane Hamilton)
Jamie Oliver Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 5pm. The cooking phenomenon signs copies of his new book. Happy Days With The Naked Chef. incorporating fuss-free recipes and easy. sociable food options.
Glasgow v Ebbw Vale Hughenden. 32 Hughenden Road. 353 3468. 7.30pm. £10. Celtic League rugby match.
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Naomi Wolf Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Bestselling author of The Beauty Myth explores the cultures and practices of pregnancy with her new literary offering Inside Out.
Andrew Miller \\'aterstone‘s. 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. A special ‘meet the author" event in conjunction with Glasgow Reading Groups Miller will tlisctiss the realities of the writing process as well as his latest novel. Oxygen And Ingenious Pain.
Stuart Macdonald Queen's Cross Church. 870 Garscube Road. 946 6600. 7pm. Members free (non-members £6). Stuart Macdonald from the Lighthouse gives a talk on the Resau Art Nouveau network.
Everett True Waterstone's. 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Accompanied by Stuart from Mogwai and Stephen from the Pastels. Everett looks at how the grunge phenomenon has changed the face of mainstream and alternative music forever.
Discover Iceland With Colin Baxter And Icelandair Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. lcelandair's David Sanderson and photographer Colin Baxter discuss the unique charms which Iceland has on offer. There will also be the opportunity for one lucky punter to win free flights to experience it all first hand.
The Gardens Of England Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. 7.30pm. £2 for non- members. A talk given by the Assistant Curator of the Botanic Gardens. Louise Bustard.
September Saunter Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 632 9299. 2pm. Free. A gentle guided walk around Pollock Country Park with a Ranger.
Glasgow v Llanelil Hughenden. 32 Hughenden Road. 353 3468. 7.30pm. £10. Celtic League rugby match.
Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvlngrove
Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Thu 8 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 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. Burrell Collection
2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mon—Thu 8 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 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.
Castle Street. 552 8198.
Mon—Sat 9.30am—1 pm 8 2—6pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1 136; 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 c0untry. Glasgow Science Centre 50 Pacific Ouay. 420 5000. 25504314 (244210). Situated on the site of the 1988
Garden Festival. Glasgow's £75 million visitor attraction is a mine of information on science and technology. Opening times and prices for each of the at..actions varies. so check in advance on wwwgscorguk or 0141 420 5000 for up—to-date information.
61—63 Netherlee Road. Cathcart. 637 2129. Daily 1.30—5.30pm. 523.20 (922.20). Designed by the famed 19th
century architect. Alexander 'Greek' Thomson. this house is an excellent example of his classical style.
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.
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