Galsgow life


Swans, boats and fire engines

I The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour Go Wild! (14—18 Feb) this fortnight and celebrate the return of wildlife to the River Clyde with this week of activities for young and Old alike. Once heavily polluted. the river Clyde is now healthier than it's been in a long time: swans, ducks. birds and even the odd seal have all been spotted - and you‘re all invited to celebrate. While you're there. find out about Glasgow's maritime heritage on- board the SV GIen/ee. the only Clyde-built sailing ship still afloat in the UK then explore the boat or talk . to the crew. Family fun for everyone. 2100 Stobcross Road,

r 339 0631. Daily 71am—4pm. £4.50 ' (£2.50—£3.25); accompanied children free.

I Glasgow Science Centre Situated on the site of the 1988 Garden Festival. Glasgow’s £75m visitor attraction is a mine of information on science and technology. Fun interactive exhibits are spread over four floors. while the awesome IMAX cinema shows selected films on a 80x60ft screen. Look out for the birds of prey demonstration on 15—1 6 Feb where you can get up close and

1 personal as experienced falconers put the birds through their paces. See film listings for full IMAX details. 50 Pacific Quay, 420 5000. Daily 10am—6pm. £6.50 (£4.50).

I Museum of Transport This fun museum is crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia devoted to l the history of transport. Permanent 5 exhibitions include Shipbuilding on

E the H'ver Clyde. a large mural by David McFarlane; Walking Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims of Transport by Justin Carter. New exhibitions include Car Crime and Transport Disasters. See Art listings for more details. Kelvin Hall, 1 Bumhouse Road, 287 2000. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm;Sun 11am—5pm. Free.

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Glasgow life continued

Wednesday 1 9

Book events

Cafe Litteraires .-\|liance lirancaise dc (ilasgow. 7 Bow riiorit (iardens. 33‘) 428l. 6pm. lainmanuelle Bernheim‘s li'llr/I‘t't/l .S‘urr comes under discussion.

Sarah Waters Water-stone‘s.

I53 157 Satrchiehall Street. 332 0105. 7pm. liree. In Association with the (ilasgay liestiyal. Sarah \Vaters discusses her latest rim el. I'rrret’r'vrrrrllr. See lidinburgh lil‘e pre\ iew.


Fabulous Burrell Tapestries Btlt‘t'ell ('ollcclltirt. 2()(i() l’ollokshaws Road. 2‘47 255”. I l.3(lam. l‘ree. Dina Ward leads this themed tour rotrrid the collection.

Fish and Ships l’aisley Museum and Art (iallery. High Street. Paisley. 88‘) 3l5 l. l‘ree. Andrea Kirsel giyes a talk on some of tlie work l'eattired in the iiiat‘itiiiie paintings taken lrorii Paisley 's perrrianent collection ol~ artworks.

Other events

The Goat Island Winter School 'l'r'ariiw'ay'. 25 Albert l)ri\ e. 564 5552. Illarn 6pm. £l() (£6). See Mon 17. Speed Dater 'l‘iger 'l‘iger. tlie (ilttsshtittsc. 2U (ilassl‘ord Street. 553 4888. £20. Still looking for love‘.’ Then why not give this latest dating phenomenon a go'.’

Big Word Performance Poetry Nice'n'Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 0900. “pm. £4 (£3). .\'o-holds barred rambling verse and open mic spots with coniperes Jenny Lindsay and Anita (iovan. See photo caption.

Other events

The Goat Island Winter School Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 564 5552. Want (ipm. L'l() (£6). See Mort l7.

Other events

The Goat Island Winter School Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 564 5552. l()aiii—6pm. £l() (£6). See Mon l7. Model Ball 2003 Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Qtiay. ()870 ()4() 4()()(). llam~8pm. £6 (£4); family ticket £l5. Stalls. demonstrations and fun shows for the enthusiast and novice alike.


Roundtable Discussion 'l‘ron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 5pm. Free. Students from the RSAMI) are

joined by senior arts critic at the

Seulxrrmrr. Joyce McMillan. for this look at contemporary theatre.

Other events

The Goat Island Winter School Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 564 5552. l()aiii—6prn. £10 (£6). See Mon l7. Model Rail 2003 SECC. Finnieston Quay. ()87() ()4() 4()()(). l()am--6pm. £6 (£4): family ticket £l5. See l-‘ri 2|.

Nestbox Building RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve. Largs Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842663. £3.50 per box. Learn how to make your own bird box and take it home ready for use in the spring.

Farmers Market Mansfield Park. Hyridland Street. 287 2()()(). “lam—3pm. Free. A chalice to htry fresh produce direct from the lar'riier's. The Scottish Wedding Show SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3()()(). l()ani—6pm. £6—£7; wedding party ticket (4 adults) £2l—£24. Tips and advice for the blushing bride including

catwalk shows leaturrng the latest bridal gowns

Dateless and Daring l’ldcclllls Basement. 81l(ilasslord Street. “"8"” 5455‘)”. .\'pm. £ ‘. ll you're led up looking lor intelligent. .ittraclrye people in the usual haunts arotirid town. then try this new dating night with 5“ single women and 51! single men.

Taiko Drumming Workshops \Vellmglon (‘hurch. Southpark

.'\\ entie. matsurrglasgow (u llUllll.tll.ctllll. 4 6pm. £1“.

Other events

Model Rail 2003 Sl:('(‘. I’rnnieston Quay, (LN-ll ll—lll Jllllll, Illam 5pm. (£41; lamrly ticket £15, See in 2|.

The Scottish Wedding Show Sli(‘('. l‘rnniestori Quay. 24.\ _‘~lltltl~ lllam 6pm. £6 if". w eddrng party ticket l-l adttllsl {2| 9.24. See Sat 22. Family Genealogy Day New l.anark Visitor ('critre. New l.anark. (H555 66l 345. llarii 4.30pm. l‘ree. .-\ lamily history e\ erit where yotr cart trace your roots and build a lamily tree as you lind out about your ancestors. Soyabeans and Windmills Renlield St Stephen's (’hurch (t‘llll's‘. 260 Bath Street. 332 2826. 7pm. l‘ree. Take part in this monthly lloly ('ity day and trse the time to conternplale laith in city lile today.

Tuesday 25

Book events

lsla Dewar \Valcrsltillds. l5.l l57 Sauchieliall Street. 332 ‘)l(l5. 7pm. [ice The author reads lrom her latest book. The Woman Who I’rrrrilt'rl Ilt'r' I)l't’tllll\.



Lisa le Feuvre, curator of the Gordon . Matta-Clark exhibition leads a talk on

the rationale behind the exhibition.

I CCA, Sat 15 Feb, 352 4900


Ian Gow l’ollok House. l’ollok ('ormtry l’alk. 2lllill l’olloksllaws Road. blb b-Hll 2l‘m £4 it'll l'he curator ol the \atronal lrtrst lot Scotland talks about \( ~.-. innit-v {in INH.’ '\ \{t ( pine Ii'r trim

Other events

Welcome Aboard! t‘lytle Built \ltrscurri. liraehead. z1N) 55H

Illam ipm. Jump on board the lily; li'rzlirr'tr. the Ocean \outh l‘r‘ust Scotland's \essel which leattires alongside the museum at liraehead.

Wednesday 26

Talks The Last Ice Age \ltigdock (‘ountiy l’ark. (‘rargallian Road. .\lilnga\ie. “56 Mill), "fill 0.30pm £3. l-amrly talk and slide show depicting .'\l.l\ls.l. .\'orth (‘anada and Izurope comparing prey ious ice ages. settlements ol man. flora and latrna.

Other events

The Govan Chairman Paisley Museum and .-\rt (iallery. llrgli Street. l’aisley. 88‘) 3|5l l'ree. John .\lcl.oughlrn goes a hands on workshop showing some ol the techniques he rises to make his chairs.

Book events

The Quest for Nine Maidens Borders Books. 285 Buchanan Street. 222 7701). 6pm. Writer. lolklorist and historian. Stuart .\lcllardy. reads lrom his new book about prophetic women across the centuries who were linked to the sacred number 9.