f puppets are used here. which are

Rumpelstiltskin Sat 1 Feb I lam & 2.30pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Rod glove

larger and more sophisticated than ordinary glove puppets. A rod moves the head which gives more flexibility and movement and they are operated from below against changing sets. The production is by the Edinburgh Puppet Company who like to use fairy tales as a springboard. are up-dating themwithout losing their innocence and charm. Alice. at miller's daughter. successfully runs her own mill. although the pressure is on when whe has to spin straw into gold. The company like to bring a sense of real theatre into their productions and at the end when Rumpelstiltskin. who being a puppet has no foot to stamp. as the story requires. disappears instead in a dramatic bomb flash! Runs 1 hour. For adults also.


Activities & Fun

0 THE BOGEYMAN AND THE BOOKSALE l.eith Library. Ferry Road. Sat 25 Jan 9am—1pm. Fungus the Bogeyman. the horrible hero. will be around in person. dipping into some of his favourite books like ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Boggies' or ‘Boggles Flies North'. at the Library Book Sale. organised by Edinburgh District Council. ()ver 15.000 fiction and non-fiction titles ofex-library stock will be on sale. at 20 pence each. for both children and adults. Refreshments available all morning in the Thomas Morton Hall. behind the library and there will also be a variety of free workshops for children. including pottery. junk jewellery and wholefood sweet-makin '.

O CHILDREN’S CREATIVE DANCE CLASSES Theatre School of Dance and Drama. 106 St Stephen Street. 522 4398 Weds. 6-8 years 4—5pm. 9—12 years 5-6pm. A new 10 week term has just started taught by former Ballet Rambert soloist. Marilyn Williams. £2 per class. £1 .50 for 3or more.

0 1986 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE SCHOOLS POSTER COMPETTTION The Fringe poster becomes one of the most familiar sights duringthe Edinburgh Festival. For the last few years its design has been the preserve of children up to the age of 18

and past posters are already being collected. Now is the time to start draughting a design. All entries must go through the individual‘s art teacher as the competition aims primarily to help the schools art department by giving substantial

prizes in the form of art materials.

There are also cash prizes for the successful students. Closing date 28

Feb 1986. Further details from the


Fringe Office. 170 High Street. Edinburgh EH1 105.031 226 5259. o ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534.

Mon-Sat ltlam—Spm. Sun 2-5pm. The Saturday Workshops organised by Young Museum are imaginative and popular. Coming up next is Make yourown Tribal Costume on Sat 8 Feb

; and the Messy Monster are two of them!

Drama Class Wednesdays

| accepted from those living outside

j Edinburgh and they will be sent a

form to sign and return. Examples of recent work from these activities can be seen in the exhibition. Made just outside the tea-room in the Museum. which was inspired by Ancient

Egypt. Also at Edinburgh Zoo


The man feeling the cold is Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin. He and his

1 Project on 18-22 February and also. it overcoat are part of an attractive tale I

is hoped, during the Maylest and the Edinburgh Festival. They need approximately twenty 14-22 year olds lorthe production. Time for stars to come in from the cold and get along to the Tron. (see listings)

full of gentle humour set in Imperial Russia. Adapted from a short story called ‘The 0vercoat',it will be performed as part of the Tron Youth

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for which booking starts Sat 25 Jan. Adults need to sign the booking forms. Telephone bookings are only

Scotland‘s best known animator.

teaches animation to children and

adults. Starting 10 Febon Mondays

; and Tuesdays there will be after

school animation classes for 1 1—16

5 year-olds from 4—6pm at the Theatre ? Workshop. Forapproximatelysix weeks there is a lot ofexperimenting with techniquesand materials. Then they can put together a wee film of

animals. invented by the children are . currently on display. Croco-lila-saur

O SALISBURY CENTRE 2 Salisbury Road. 667 5438.

4.30—5.45pm. 9—12 years (approx). £6.25 for 5 weeks. £12.50 for 10

weeks. § 0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton . _ . _ place. 225 79431th world of their own. It is a fascrnatmg and animation. you can literally get away 5 “Citing Proccss and 3'1 “1931

with murder— as Tom and Jerrv well Opportunity for an." Chlld Who wants know. Heroes and villains can be l [0 1mm” hm” Bugs Bunny WON“ 9‘ flattened under a steamroller and “’1’”t him 111103 51("3’9111190 OW” cmcrgc unscathed. survive I Go and see The Secret of Nimh at the death-leaps and collisions with trees. ' Fllmh‘msc “’51 (1 FCb- 2pm) 110d gel Now children can be like Baloo and : inspired coma“ Venue 1‘" further Mongj swinging through the jungjc j details— the classes are likely'to be Book and learn the bare necessities Pf’PUl‘”; 5013"“ earl-V 1" “mm

of how it is done. Jessica Langford. dlsappmmmcm-

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regular series of workshops for kids.

0 THINS SATURDAY CLUB Thins Bookshop 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Saturdays 10—1 1.30am. Free. The junior bookworm can burrow in quizzes. puzzles. competitions. games and stories. For children ofall ages.

0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate 225 3013. Mon-Sat [2.30—5.30pm.

Free Childrens Workshops Sat 1 Feb. Includes printing. painting and art. to introduce what will become a

I 0 TOY LIBRARIES For the under fives

j and handicapped children. A sort of

Rent-a-Toy arrangementto make a available a wide selection of f . different toys. There are 12 locations 3

in and around Edinburgh. 1 tmes of g

i opening mainly as school terms. £5

per year or £2 per term. Contact Mrs Tebble at WRVS. 556 4284 for

I further details.

0 YWCA 7 Randolph Place. 225 4379. Tomato Sauce Theatre Company Children‘s Theatre workshop for 10— 14 year-olds re-starts rehearsals

~ Sat 25 Jan. leading to a new T production to be performed in the summer. Sats 10.30am—12.30pm.

Membership £2.50 per annum.

Books 0 Dad and Davie (aka Max und

I Moritz) translated by James K. ' Annand from the German original

by Wilhelm Busch. Published by Canongate 301an. The enfants terribles appear in a new Scots

g translation with delightful

illustrations. See Booklist for review.


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

Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes ot Childhood A selection of historical toys from the Museum ofChildhood whilst it is being expanded. It includes a huge variety ofdelightful toys from a pre-plastic. pre-electric. precise era. What granny might have played with.

0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

The Scotsman School Magazine and NewspaperAwards1985l ‘nlil t t-‘eb. .\n L‘\llll’lllttll ol the \\ inning entries lroni the annual competition.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Exhibition of Entries to the Annual Christmas Art Competition Until end Jan. Entries were invited from children up to the age of 16 for paintings and drawing ofsomething from the museum‘s collection. They were free to choose any subject which interested them and the majority ofentries seem to be of animals (or birds or fish). as is often the case. These are always popular subjects. but engineering and industry was not entirely neglected. The graphic potential suggested in the design ofan 1896 portable hydraulicjigger, for example. did not go unnoticed and made a very pleasing line drawing. There was certainlyawealthofchoicein the Museum. from a loggerhead turtle to i

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