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O SALISBURY CENTRE 2 Salisbury Road. 667 5438.

Drama Class Wednesdays from 15 Jan 4.30—5.45. 9—12 years (approx). £6.25 for 5 weeks. £12.50 for 10 weeks.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP YOUTH THEATRES MEMBERSHIP SCHEME 34 Hamilton Place. 225 79-12. Dramatic scope for9--2l year-olds. A new annual membership scheme is planning a busy and exciting season with workshops. training. outings. talks and 2 3 full scale productions. Members will be encouraged to be involved in production as well as performance. including sets. props. costumes. lighting. sound. music and publicity. The Theatre Workshops long established Youth Theatre's reputation has been built on popular and energetic productions such as the musical ‘Framed'. "l‘he Mad Scientists' and ‘Conversations in the Dark‘. For further information about the scheme and meeting planned for January. contact Lois Keidan. Chris l.ord or Andi Ross.

0 THINS SATURDAY CLUB Thins Bookshop 53-59 South Bridge. 556 67-13. Saturdays 10—11.30am. Free. The junior bookworrn can burrow in quizzes. puzzles. competitions. ; games and stories. For children of all ages. 0 TOY LIBRARIES For the under fives i and handicapped children. A sort of Rent-alloy arrangement to make available a wide selection of

different toys. There are 12locations in and around Edinburgh. Times of 1 opening mainly as school terms. £5 per year or £2 per term. Contact Mrs 'I'ebble at WRV’S. 556 428-1 for further details.

0 CANONGATE TOLBOOTH MUSEUM 163 Canongate. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Free.

Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes of Childhood A selection of historical toys from the Museum ofChildhood whilst it is being expanded. Toys are approached in terms of the response

£5.75—£l. OAPs and children selected perfs. £3—£l .50. From Baghdad to Partick and (iovan. Much local colour is brought to this lively. well-staged panto. With Johnny Beattie. Una McLean and Edmund Dehn as the gasp-provoking baddie. O PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Cinderella Until Sat 8 Feb. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. Sat Mats 2.30pm. Children and ()APs £3—£2. Apparently the best-known fairy tale of them all. with Andy Cameron. Valerie Dunbar and "l‘iger’ 'l'im Stevens righting the wronged. Presented by Radio Clyde. 0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Box ()ffice Tue—Sat 10am-5.30pm. Sun 2-5pm. (Tickets also from bookshop on perfevgs). ID] [El Muckle Toatie McWonders 10 is 11 Jan 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ) (iroup rates available. 'l'wo 'toatie-ettes‘. siblings from a far-flung isle. are washed ashore in Scotland. Will they be all washed tip as well when the ruthless and unscrupulous from Fleet Street and Television are in hot pursuit for their story. A ‘magic‘ mini-panto by Fablevision. Black Box Puppets ‘Circus’ 11am. 2.30pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Return visit of this popular comedy to the third Eye Centre with high-wire puppetry by the big (30" high) friendly puppet-clowns. The circus repertoire includes trapeze ease and 5 tightrope tension. Plenty ofaudience j and puppeteer. participation. The 3 company. a family concern. is a charitable trust with a remit to work in Educational Puppetry with performance and workshops. They '; perform as ‘Mag is Mog‘ on BBC] on Sat mornings and also in the programme ‘Buzz‘. BBC 1 in January. Puppet shows for all ages are performed. from ’Aladdin‘ to ‘Macbeth‘. Running time 1 hour. 3—6


Interestingly, the National Gallery ‘Christmas—A Story lorourTime’ competition, although open to anyone up to 18 years, seemed to attract most entries lrom much younger children. Perhaps still at an age when they are encouraged to describe the world graphically, their paintings were unseltconsciously elaborate and complete. The whole composition is carelully lilled, linished and balanced, lull of bold colour and direct perception. Asked to up-date the Christmas story, the entries abound with local and topical details popstar ‘Madonna (“Very like a Virgin") and Child' for example and ‘Princess Di visits Baby Jesus'. The Royal Family crop up quite a lot, sometimes in newspeak— ‘HBH The Princess oi

‘Bonled Bagen and Gorbechol’ and Princes William and Harry- ‘the other prince got lost on the way’! The baby is described variously as being born in a wheelbarrow, a litterbin (a passing tratiic warden gives iree parking tickets lor lile) and even ‘Inn sin‘. Among some very impressive written entries, Barnaby Johnson (aged 14) showed particular skill both in style and narrative. His ‘Tliree Businessmen’ begin the story in the lounge at a select men‘s club in New York, where the talk is of ‘toreign currencies and the bid lor General Electric.' They hear of a Swiss ; Prolessor who can test the IG ol children by testing their parents, and of i a genius who is to be born in Glasgow

' with an to of 150. They ily to Scotland to see the child, armed with gifts which

Wales coming 10 Ediflhllfgh 10' 3 days - 1 include access to their reference

j library, shares in the company and a

l Iile insurance policy. Commanding the lather on his child, the latter beams

; proudly ‘Ay, she's a bonnie wee

I daughter.’

no room to be seen’, sometimes as villain —‘Prince Philip ordered all babies to be killed because he was jealous'. Elsewhere itwas the IRA or Margaret Thatcher who played Herod, while amongst the wise men are

use Malt—man, aged 8

years. they generate. A historyofhaving ' been abandoned and remembered. 2688. Junior Matinees under 15 665 2240. Box office Mon—Sat

l bashed and loved. fought and cried years 80p. Adult £1. Tickets 10am—8pm. Bar [D] [E] . ' 3 over. makes them rather moving I available on day of performance Jack and the Beanstalk Until Sat 18 ACIIVitieS & Fun depositecsufa whole range of only. Detailsofspecial ‘partresatter Jan. 7.30pm 16& 17Jan. 2.30pm 11. 2 childhood emotion. the tilm' from the box office. 13 & 18 Jan. £3. £3.80. Mats £2.50. A i g 0 NATIONAL GALLERY The Mound Mysterious Island (PCi) (Cy Enfield). panto to grow on you.

Hi" UK. 1961) 100 mins.Sat 11.2pm. 0 KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street.

i design ofthe poster of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is open to any pupil

j: up to age 18. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world. a bumper event of theatre. music. mime and art and previous posters are already being collected. All entries must go

E through the individual‘s’ art teachers as the competition aims primarily to help schools. Substantial prizes in the form of art materials to the school. plus cash prizes to the successful students are given. Closing date 28 Feb 1986. Further details from the Fringe Office. 170 High Street. Edinburgh EH1 10S. 031 226 5259. '

o ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Animals in Music Sat 18Jan 1 lam. 8- 14 years free. Second in the Make Music concerts organised with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra presented by David Bedford.

556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5 m.

, The Christmas Story Until 11 Jan

(possibly after this. check with venue). This small and interesting exhibition has been extended. Designed with children specifically in mind. all the paintings have been hung at their level. so there is no chance it would go over their heads in any way. Indeed the impression is

I ofbeing drawn into the painting

oneself. which is a pleasing and unusual sensation even for an adult.

The reaction ofchildren to it can be

seen in the Exhibition, Christmas, a Story for ourTime Competition until 11

' Jan (possibly beyond. check with

venue). All the work submitted to this competition. graphic. written and painted. has been exhibited. The entries are very impressive. (See pane”.

Film 0 EILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road. 228

Fantasy adventure from the Jules Verne novel. in which gigantic animals on a remote island receive a surprise visit from escaped convicts! Michael Craig. Joan Greenwood. Herbert Lom.

Charlotte's Web (U) (Charles A. Nichols. lwao'l'akamoto. US. 1972) 96mins. Sat 18. 2pm. Another novel adaptation. Delightful animated cartoon from the E. B. White book in which a spider saves a piglet by spinning magic. Voices of Debbie Reynolds. Henry Gibson and Paul Lynde.

O REGAL North Bridge Street. Bathgate. 0506 630 869. Sat matinées 2pm. 30p child and adult. Selected programmes from the Children‘s Film Foundation. includes a feature. cartoons and a serial.

Theatre 0 BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh.

sense of occasion.

229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D] [E] Aladdin Until Sat 22 Feb. 7pm every day excl. Suns. 2. 15pm Weds & Sats. £5 £2.50. Half price cones available on some days. A lad in a cave finds a genial genie. Hanky Panky from Twankey by a stunning Stanley (Baxter). John Ramage as Wishee Washee extends the fun.

0 ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street, 229 9697. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perfevgs. Bar Rest. [D] [E]

Merlin Until Sat 1 1 Jan. 7pm on 10 Jan. 2pm & 7pm on 1 1 Jan. £2—£5 (Cones for Theatresaver holders). Schools perf 10am on 10Jan. Special prices. Machiavellian machinations from Morgana; Sir Hector and Lady Baffy subversive in the subplot. while Arthur. reluctant hero. has greatness thrust upon him. A Christmas show made special with a

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