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Dolphin Theatre Workshop. 0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street, 221 4526.

, Mon—Sat9.30am—5pm& I 6.30—10pm. Enquiries Mon—Fri

j 9am—4.30pm. Children’s term


Activities & Fun

0 DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 7 James Street, Bridgeton. 554 7449. To join Centre. 50pjuniors, £1 youth. Sats 10am—12 noon. Classes in Arts & Crafts, Pottery and Drama (6—14 years). 2pm Dance Class (Tap/Modern/Disco) (5 years +). Tues 7.30pm Youth Theatre. 6.30—8.30pm ‘Spangle‘ Children‘s Circus (approx 8—17 years). You know these maddening people who just pick up 3 tennis balls and start juggling? Here is the chance for the children to learn and practice on the tangerines over Christmas. Lots of other circus skills taught, including the elusive ability to ride a unicycle. The group, which has been going for some years. tours from time to time, demonstrating their ability in performance. Costumes and decorations still being made for Bridgeton’s first community Christmas tree. lighting up on 15 Dec. Contact Centre for further information. See KIDS Theatre for Christmas production by the Dram a

, membership £3. Music

Fridays 4.45—6.30pm. Woodwind

2 Group. Saturdays 9.30—1.30pm. The children’s music project includes the ; following groups: Junior Orchestra,

f Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Group, : Junior and Senior String Groups and ' Recorder Groups. See KIDS Music

for concert performances by these groups.


Tuesdays 4.30—6pm. Anderston Children’s Theatre workshops for

5 children. Fridays 7.30—9.30pm. i Youth Theatre (up to 16 years). i SaturdayClub

' lOam—12.30pm. Art classes for

children include art, drama, weaving, puppets, model making

and crafts. ' O GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane,

Hillhead, 339 4298. Sat afternoon Calley Kids Club. 1.30—4.30pm. 50p. Games, cartoons, raffles, prizes and adventure serial.

0 HAGG’S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Sat activities 2.15pm. Not bookable.

Sat 30 Nov. Butter Making



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(irctcl. Inc 111 l)cc»Sat llJan. 0 Glasgow Arts Centre .\ Right (‘hristntaseapetz Inc It) Sat 31 I)cc.

0 Kings‘ Theatre Sinhad the Sailor. \tm running until l't‘lli‘llili'y.

0 Mitchell Theatre Aladdin. Mun ‘I—Sal 1-1 Dec and A ('liristtnas (‘arul \Vcd IS---Sat 21 Dec.

0 Pavilion Theatre Cinderella. Mon 3

Dec—Fri 8 Feb,

0 Theatre Royal Peter Pan. Tue

Ill—Sal 14 Dec.

I 0 Third Eye Centre Jack 'n‘ the Beanstalk. Sat 14 Dec 1 lam.


o Bedlam Theatre Children‘s (‘hristmas Show. Mon 23—Sat 28 l)ec.

o Castlebrae High School Peter and Penny‘s Panto. Mon 9—Sat 14 Dec.

0 Kings‘ Theatre Aladdin. Sat 7 Dec—Sat 22 Feb.

0 Royal Lyceum Merlin the Magnificent. Wed 4 Dec—Sat llJan. 0 Theatre Workshop Robin i kind and the 'l'owers of Silence. Wed 4—Fri 20 Dec.

0 Traverse 'l‘he Puddok an’ the Princess. The 3—Sttt122 Dec.

0 Brunton Theatre Jack ‘n‘ the Beanstalk. Thurs 12 Dec—Sat 18Jan.

(5—8years) Sat 7 Dec. Seasonal Cards (7—10 years) Booking starts 12 Dec for the Christmas activities. Beginning 21 Dec a wealth of delicious sounding and imaginative activities are being offered, from ‘Glorious Gingerbread Santas’ to ‘Camelot’s Courtly Drama'. Numbers are limited, so book early. Contact Museum for further details. More information in the next List. 0 LOCAL LIBRARIES Design a snowflake, draw a Christmas card or a picture of your dream Christmas present - these are all going to be part of the Christmas activities being organised by the Young People’s Service Department through local libraries. There will be a Christmas cracker competition, taking the form I of a word search (closing date 4 Jan) ! and story time sessions in the i 1

libraries. Events begin approx. beginning of December. Contact your local library for further details. 0 NATIONAL BOOK LEAGUE 15a Lynedoch Street (off Woodlands Road) 332 0391. Sat 30 Nov 2—3.30pm. Christmas is a great time for story telling. Betsy Whyte , I author of ‘The Yellow on the Broom’ will be reading and singing to children from her collection of travellers‘ tales. Suitable for 7—11 , years. Sat 7 Dec 2—3.30 pm. Fans of , ‘Here comes the Bride’, ‘A Ship to l 1 i

Sail the Seven Seas’ and ‘Adventures of Badger’s Set’ can meet author Emil Pacholek when he will be reading to children. A signing session follows. Suitable for 2—7 years.



l eAflTGALLERYa museum, } KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon-Sat : lOam—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. ' Museum Education Service Exhibition j 2Dec—3l Jan. Since 1941 the . Museum Education Service has been organising programmes for primary : & secondary school children in the 1 various city museums. Last year over 80,000 pupils from schools attended ! a wide variety of special programmes ' designed to link the school curricula j to the museum’s collections. Most of 7 these sessions are activity based and i scenes from six recent programmes are on display. They include the following scenes: A Reconstructed 1906 Classroom, Edwardian Transport, Tobacco Lords, Elizabeth 1 - A Royal Progress and Upstairs, Downstairs (an Edwardian ; scene). Activity sheets are available with ideas so children can go on and i make things at home, eg an i Edwardian collar. 1 O TIE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollok 3 Cotmtry Park,6497151. Rest. [D] ! Animals from the Burrell Collectlon 4 i Dec-30 Jan. An interesting collection of animals have come out ' of the Burrell’s reserve collection for ' this exhibition. Many of them on l display here for the first time, and as diverse in date and origin as the materials from which they are made. Birds and beasts on display come in bronze, jade, porcelain, textiles and stone covering a period of 5,000 years. Included are an ancient Egyptian cat, a 19th century French

; Arthur, there is a dressing-up box u with arms and armour and of course

a Music . Washington Street, 221 4526.

£1.50 (£1 cones). Refreshments

camel, a jade insect from China and a tapestry peacock from Denmark and the bronze Egyptian Apis Bull, the earthly manifestation of the god Ptah at Memphis!

0 NAGG'S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725.

In Search ol King Arthur Until 23 Feb. If facts about Arthur’s life are fragmentary, legends abound. This Christmas exhibition for children uses many of the well-known myths to make it come alive. A round table invites aspiring knights to take their places alongside the enthroned

Excalibur invitineg embedded in stone tempting the brave and I hopeful to try their luck as kingly 1 potential. Free quiz sheets, . competition, display on Arthurian { stamps plus books, both on display and for sale. . Mary Queen at Scots a semi- g permanent exhibition designed primarily for children, it therefore sets out to include and involve them

in the period, from playing musical I instruments to dressing up as some of the most colourful characters from f Mary’s dramatic life and times, i including John Knox, James VI or his court jester. : O MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT 25 Albert Drive, 423 8000. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.

Glasgow Trams Painting Competition 11 Dec—10 Jan. The Museum‘s collection of Glasgow trams was the - inspiration for school children who entered a recent painting competition run by Strathclyde Public Relations Department. Winners in the 5 categories won a weekend in Blackpool for the centenary celebration of its tramway. 30 of the best entries, which included prints, photographs, paintings and drawings, form this exhibition.

0 NATIONAL BOOK LEAGUE 15a Lynedoch Street (off Woodlands Road), 332 0391 . Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

Christmas Book Fair and Exhibition 30 Nov-20 Dec. Free. For children and E adults books, posters, bookmarks, badges, stickers, Christmas cards, balloons and bookplates for sale. Closed Wed 4 Dec.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Christmas Concert 3 & 4 Dec. 7.30pm.

included in ticket price. Seasonal music performed by children from some of the Arts Centre’s Saturday morning ensembles, showing what they can do with opportunities for everyone to join in, so the grown-ups don’t get left out.

Children’s Concert 7 Dec. 2pm. Donation tickets (towards the

36 The List 29 Nov - 12 Dec