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0 DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 7 James Street. Bridgeton. 554 7449. Closed Fri 28—Mon 31 March.

, Re~opens 1 Apr. but classes re-start

at various times. Check with venue.

O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

' Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm and

6.30—10pm. Enquiries Mon—Fri 9am—4.30pm. Children’s term membership £3. Classes re-start 8 Ap

Music: Sats 9.30am—lpm. Children‘s

music project. Joining depends on availability ofplaces. Classes are very popular and children need to be able to play an instrument.

Drama: Tuesdays 4.30—6pm.

Anderston Children‘s Theatre

mainly for local primary school age children. Fridays 7.30—9.3()pm. Youth Theatre open to anyone up

to 16 years. See Theatre for j production.

0 GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298. Calley Kids Club

(Sat afternoons) will re-start 12 Apr.

0 HAGG'S CASTLE 100 St Andrews

Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

EasterActlvitles Admission free.

Numbers limited so book in advance. Frl410.15am Dressing up and

Dancing (8+). 2. 15pm Spicy Easter

Biscuits (5+ ) and Nature Trail (7+ ).

(Please bring wellies and cagoules).

8315 10 and 11am Marzipan Fruits

(4—7). 2.15pm Pom-Pom Chicks


O INSECT ZOO Dolphin Arts Centre. 7 James Street. 554 8486. Mon—Fri

' 10am—4pm. (times are flexible)

telephone first. Contact Gordom Irvine. Lots ofwriggly and hairy specimens.


0 HAGG’S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm The Natural World at Haggs Until 22 June. Lots ofexamples of the wildlife which used to live in the haggs or marshes where the castle was built.

Mary Queen oi Scots Dressing up in the costumes of some of the famous characters from Mary‘s dramatic life.

Film 0 ODEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. £2.75. Child £1 .50. Bambi (U) 1.45.5. 15.6.30. 8.35. Sun 4.15. 6.30. 8.35. The Disney classic. see Film list for The Black Cauldron


0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street (opp Holiday Inn). 221 4526. Box office Mon—Fri 9am—4.45pm.

Slanesby Recorder Trio Sat 12 Apr 11.30am. £1 .50. £1. A performance which is suitable for adults and children. will include works by Vivaldi. Couperin and Telemann.


0 The Weirdstone ol Brisingamen 5 April (R4). 7pm. A story ofmagic and evil dramatised from Alan Garner‘s children‘s novel. It continues R4‘s policy ofcatering for younger listeners during the Easter

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The Incredible Vanishing 16—18 Apr. 7.30pm. £1.50. £1 (UB40 free). By Denise Coffey. A mysterious case of vanishing (352 children disappear from a street market). Could the wicked queen be responsible? Performed by the Centre's Youth Theatre (up to 16 years).


O EDINBURGH FOLK FESTIVAL Until 6 Apr. All events at Festival Club. Teviot Row House. Bristo Square. 667 2091 unless otherwise stated. Free creche Sat 5 and Sun 6 Apr 2—5pm.

Theatre Workshop Fun Factory 5 Apr 12.30—2pm. 5—9 year-olds can go

and clothes what granny might have got up to (willing parents welcome).

A Technicolour Songbook 5 and 6 Apr

audio-visual workshop was highly popular and very successful. Children make moving pictures which are projected onto a screen and provide a ‘Iive‘ soundtrack to go with it. Also lots ofscope to play percussion and invent sound effects for a new song for the Song Book. pld Paisley Society—Junior Section 6 Apr 12.30—2pm. A performance by approx ten children. The aim is to keep alive the old street games whicl children used to play at the beginning of the century. They also teach the games to the audience who are invited to play too!

0 EDINBURGH PUPPET FESTIVAL Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 High Street. 556 9579. 26 Mar—5 Apr. Sponsored by the Bank of Scotland. Shows: (Advisable to book).

The Brave St Ludwig Until 5 April 10am. Adult & child £1 .50 (1 hr approx). Performed by the Black Box Puppet Theatre. using rod puppets. Much excitement with moving trees and colourful jousting. Punch and Judy 5 April. 1pm. 3 and 5 April 4pm. £1 (Adult £1 .50). The Original.

Dr Glob’s Kingdom 4 and 5 April 2.30pm £1 .50 (adult £2.)The Kingdom ofGlob would make blobs ofchildren unless they can escape by eating differently! By the Edinburgh Puppet Company.

Puppet Cabaret 4 and 5 Apr 4.00pm. 4—5 April 7.30pm. Child & adult £1 . (1% hours approx). By the Black Box Puppet Theatre. Rod and

Looser linked scenes include a j Charlie Chaplin sequence.

- The Pied Plper4—5 April. 1pm. £1

2ft) body puppets with the puppeteei inside. Worth seeing to see how this highly inventive company

(Adult £1.50). Age 5+. Big (6ft x

(Pandemonium Puppets) solve the problem of portraying the rats! Hansel a Gretel 4—5 April 11.30am. £1 (adult £1 .50). Glove puppetry

; Gardens for Easter Sunday. He has i also appeared at the Edinburgh 9 Festival Fringe.

chance to handle and make the Fri4: 10.30am Punch andJudy

; Puppet Co Glove Puppets; 4.30pm Black Box Puppet Theatre String ;.Pupp I 8815: 10.30am Punch andJudy

3 Traditional; 2pm Black Box Puppet

from The Handy Works Puppet Company. Glasgow.

The Amazing Mr Bones Puppet Co 4 Apr. 4pm. Child and adult £1 . Most recently Mr Bones‘ Travelling Puppet show was in Princes Street

Puppet Workshops Free. All

workshops give children a full various types of puppets.

Traditional: 2pm Handy Works


Theatre String Puppets; 4.30pm Edinburgh Puppet Co Rod Puppets. O GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Every Sat afternoon (2-4pm) Art classes for children of all ages. Free. 0 NATIONAL GALLERY 'I‘he Mound. 556 8921. Living oil the Land 14 Apr—end June. Free guides and activity packs for young visitors to this exhibition

showing 19th century Scottish

1 country life. 5 0 STOCKBRIDGE BOOKSHOP 28 North ; ; West Circus Place. 225 5355.

E Sa112 Apr 1 lam—noon. Songs with Postman Pat from his Song Book and ?

guitar accompaniment. 3.30—4.30pm. A Birthday Cake for the shop (and for a 5 year-old from Stockbridge. also celebrating her

: birthday) delivered by Postman Pat

to be eaten by all present!

0 STOCKBRIDGE BOOKSHOP 43 Waverley Market. Princes Street. 557 1415.

5 Sun 13 Apr Go along and meet

? Postman Pat who will be appearing i in the shop throughout the day.

O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton 5 Place. 225 7942.

3 Fun Factories-The Twenties 4 Apr

2—3.30pm. 75p. Max 50 children.

. Book early. A chance to be a young ' flapper from the 20s with songs. games and dressing up.


Bookshop. 53—59 South Bridge. 556

6743. Sats 10—1 1.30. Free. ()pen to children ofall ages. Puzzles. quizzes. competitions. games and stories.


e John's Road. Corstorphine.

Free Easter activities for children continue. Punch and Judy Fri 4. 1 lam and

2.30pm. A traditional show by Scott ' Lovatt plus some extra variations

with magic and balloon animals

2 (runs 45 mins). ; Fairground Organ 5 Apr. 11am—3pm.

In the Village forecourt.

and antique fairground organ.


ASSOCIATION Community Workshop. 20 Hailesland Place. 442 i

3063. There are lots of free weekly

Community Centres and primary schools. including craft. music. drama. dance and art. Contact

I assoc1ation for further details and venues.


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