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Activities & Fun 0 COATS OBSERVATORY l ligh Street.
Paisley. 889 3151 . 'I‘wo telescopes available for public viewing every 'I‘hursday evening 7pm. [inquiries to Mr Milliken. (See panel).
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm 8;
6.3(L- 10pm. [inquiries Mon—Fri 9am--4.30pm. Children‘s term membership £3.
L Fridays 4.45--6.30pm. Woodwind (iroup. Saturdays 9.30— 1.30pm. The
children‘s music project includes the following groups; .Iunior ()rchestra. Brass Iinsemble. Woodwind Group. .lunior and Senior String Groups and Recorder ( iroups.
'I'uesdays4.30—6pm. Anderston Children‘s Theatre — workshop for children. Fridays 7.30—9.30pm. Youth Theatre (up to 16 years). Saturday Club
Re-starts Sat 1 1 Jan 10am-v12.30pm. Art classes for children include art. drama. weaving. puppets. model making and crafts.
0 GHOSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. Ilillhead. 339 4298. Sat afternoons Calley Kids Club 1.30—4.30pm. 50p. Games. cartoons. raffles. prizes and adventure serial. (4—I4years).
0 HAGG'S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Saturday activities 2.15pm. Not bookable. Free. Popular activities for children imaginatively related to the museum's history. Sat 11 Pincushion Mice (8+ ). Sat 18 Buttermaking (4—7).
0 INSECTZOO Dolphin Arts Centre. 7 James Street 554 8486. Mon-Fri 10am—4pm (times are ﬂexible) telephone first. Contact Gordon Irvine. Children’s endless enthusiasm for the wriggly. hairy and 6-Iegged gets ample scope for satisfaction at this collection which includes spiders. scorpions. locusts and crickets. Small is beautiful.
0 LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 9562351. Art and craft classes Saturdays (starting 1 1 Jan) 9.15—11amand11.15—lpm.7—14 years £8 for 10 weeks. These highly popular classes re-start on Sat mornings when the gallery is closed to the public and the children have it to work in for themselves. A polythene protected iIoor gives painting. drawing model or clay-making scope for their ideas. This accessibility to the museum's collection and the opportunity to make something of their own has proved remarkably productive in the many years the classes have been going.
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1.5 seconds. simulating freefall! Forty people can make the trip at one time. Those with really strong stomachs will then move on to the ‘Tip'I‘op‘ which will take them up to a height of45 feet and spin them there at 26/27 revolutions per minute. sometimes right-side up. sometimes inverted. Any remaining sense of balance can finally be
abandoned in the Lunarpark. Access :
is by way of a moving walkway angled at 45 degrees (a Lunar-list?)
which is nothing compared with what
is to come. Inside. bridges move. barrels rotate through 360 degrees. there are tunnels to travel. slides to he slid and ‘death' leaps to defy. Harrison Ford eat your heart out. The Dodgems. the ()ctopussy and the Big (squeal) Wheel (56 feet in diameter) offer fun in a more predictable dimension (just averagely ill) while side shows with games ofskill and chance are there for the more intellectually inclined child or the (post-Christmas) hung-over parent!
Robert Brothers international Circus Until 25 Jan. Tickets at Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 10.30am-6.30pm. Mon—Sat. £2.50. £3.50. £4 (cones £2.50 some performances) Family tickets available. 7.30pm every day. 2.30pm Wed 15 & 22. 2.30& 5.30pm on 11. 12.18.19& 25. Closed 13 & 20Jan. Lots to look up to. Super Nova is a space spectacular using a sparkling aerial rocket — likely to be highly popular. Sebastian tries the trapeze by balancing on bricks and the Five Bareja. a Russian trampoline group. drop in from the Polish state circus. There are also jugglers riding bareback. a new act with four elephants and four Arabian stallions working together and a new group of Apalloosa ponies. George Merrick's collections ofgoats. ponies. chickens and ferrets play Farmyard Frolics. while clowns Jacko Fossett. Little Willie. ()xo and Brasso play the fool.
0 ART GALLERY & MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
Museum Education Service Exhibition Until 23 Jan. Six examples of programmes specifically designed to link the school curricula to the museum‘s collections. It includes an impressive display of reproduction costumes made at Scotland Street School Museum which were scaled down to fit the children.
0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollok Country Park. 649 7151 . Rest [D] Animals from the Burrell Collection Until 30 Jan. The reserve team show their colours. A tapestry peacock for
. example. a Chinese jade insect and a
cream-glazed Tang horse are part of the colourful and impressive menagerie which has come out of the Burrell‘s reserve collection. many of them on display here for the first time. Not just for children. but likely to appeal.
Exhibition Until 20Jan. Paintings. drawings and crafts from the very popular (and unfortunately over-subscribed) Saturday morning art classes in the Burrell. In March
there will be another and larger exhibition ofwork.
O HAGG'S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
In Search oi King Arthur Until 23 Feb. Ineorrigibly chivalrous and romantic. Arthur and knights provide happy scope for armour-clanking and Excalibur—extracting imitation. There is dressing-up. the Round Table (ofcourse). Merlin and Guinevere. plus exhibits and illustrations to unravel the legend. Mary Queen at Scots A semi-permanent exhibition. Equally romantic. but more factually reliable. Mary‘s dramatic life is made entirely credible by more dressing up
— John Knox perhaps. or James VI - u
and playing of musical instruments. 0 MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT 25 Albert Drive. 423 8000. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Glasgow Trams Painting Competition Until 10Jan. Thirty ofthe best entries ofchildren's work from a painting competition on the theme of Glasgow's trams. as seen in the Museum‘s collection.
0 POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 0274.
All the Tea in China 20 Jan—1 April (check dates with venue). In the style of the period 1890—1903 are four figures in tea gowns. loose flowing dresses which supply an interesting
barometer to the regard in which tea .
and the taking of tea was formerly held. The concept was imported from France and was initially a formal affair for the ladies. As
gentlemen were gradually admitted. ,
the ladies‘ costumes became increasingly elaborate and by 1905 a tea gown was more essential to a lady‘s wardrobe than a dinner frock
at a country house party. Being loose 3
fitting garments (which gave much and welcome relief from the stifling stays and corsets) they were seen by some as indicative of a parallel loosening of moral standards generally. The Temperance Movement. however. very strong in 19th century Glasgow. took the opposite view and saw it as a welcome and wholesome (if sober) alternative to the Highland ‘tea‘. ie
whisky. In this exhibition also (which
is being organised in conjunction with a teaching programme at the Burrell Collection) are tea services. caddies. ceramics and other objects relating to the tea ceremony.
0 CITIZENS' Gorbals Street. 429 0022/8177. Box Office. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar [D]
Hansel and Gretel Fri IOJan10am. 7pm; Sat IIJan 2. 5 & 8pm. til—£4. The Pantomime season is all but over. but still well worth going to see Myles Rudge's daptation of the familiar fairy tale woven into a dream. Giles Ilavergal directs.
O KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon-Sat 12 noon—6pm. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961. Sinbad the Sailor Until 8 Feb
Mon—Sat 7pm. Sat Mats 2.15pm.