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hordes Secondary School. Strathclyde; Alisa

Woodrow (12) and Karen Doughty (14), Currie High School. Edinburgh. City Art i

Centre, Edinburgh


This year‘s spring publications in (‘anongate‘s Kelpie series (published 17Apr) are re-printed editions of The Thirteenth Member by Mollie llunter(£l.80) and The .S'asst’nut'li by Helen B. McKenzie (£1.80) (both historical adventure intrigues). Ronnie by Iimil l’acholek (£1.60) and The Environ: Sula by Lavinia Derwent (£1.80), sequel to the first two Sula books.


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

Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes of Children A wealth of amazing toys pre-plastic and pre-electric.

0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. ('losed Sun. Licensed cafe.

Thunderbirds are Go! Until 5 Apr. Last chance to see (ierry Anderson’s world of International Rescue. ’I'hunderbirds and secret agents. in their original puppet form.

Cadbury's National Exhibition of Children‘sArt1985/6 11 Apr—l6 May. The exhibition (now in its 38th year) always attracts a very high standard oi work from children between 3 um] 17 years. There are about 800 exhibits ( 1“} ofentries) on show. from all over Britain. full of talent and originality in painting. modelling and craft. Two young Scots. .loyce Ryan ( 17), now at (ilasgow School of Art and Stephen Penders ( 17) both won places on last year's Italian Art Tour which can be awarded to up to six outstanding individual contributors. It comprises a 12 day tourofgreat Italian art cities. plus cash prizes to their schools. Both have work in this year's exhibition. See illustration. Film 0 FILMHOUSE 88 l.othian Road. 228 2688. Junior matinee under 15 years. 80p. Adult £1. Tickets available on day of perf only. from 1.30pm. (in early. they are often sold out. Sat 5, 2pm: The Mouse and his Child (U) (US. 1976) 82 mins. A clockwork mouse‘s longing to be self-winding. Delightful cartoon Lbased on the Russell Hoban modern

Ustinov and Cloris Leachman.

Manhattan (U) (Frank 02. US. 1984) E 94 mins. The muppets move it to

5 America with Miss Piggy hot on the

j trail ofKermit. First showing in

' Edinburgh.

classic. with the voices ofPeter

Sat 12, 2pm: The Muppets Take

0 ODEON Clerk Street. 667 7331/2. Bambi(U) (David Hand. US. 1942) 72 mins. Don‘t miss this great Disney classic you‘ll still be crazy about it after all these years. Showing at 1.45. 4. 15. 6.30. 8.35. Sun 4.15. 6.30. 8.35. Adult £2.70. Child £1.50. ((Ioncs except Fri/Sat eve).

0 REGAL North Bridge Street. bathgate, 0506 630 869. Sat mats

2pm. 30p child and adult. Selected i programmes from the Children's

Film Foundation. include a feature.

cartoons and a serial.

. Theatre O KING'S 2 Leven Street. 229 1201.

Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 15—19 Apr. Tue 7pm, Wed—Sat 2pm and 7pm. £4.50. Child £3. There is a wealth ofgooey and sticky things to

~ eat in Mr Willy Wonka’s magical

world - if only Charlie can get there. A riotous musical based on Roald Dahl‘s children‘s classic.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. 16 Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [1)] The Theatre Workshop Youth Theatres (launched in January) give two performances.

Once in a Litetime17 and 18 Apr. 5pm. (19 Apr 2pm). 75p (50p). Two children. bored with their toys change their minds when the toys come to life and put on a show for them. The Junior Youth Theatre (9—12 years) get into toys.

OurDay Out I7and 18 Apr. 7.30pm. (19 Apr 3.30pm). £1.50(£1 ). The progress class (who cannot read. write or do maths) decide not to bother with education and to go and enjoy themselves on a day out instead. Mr Briggs. their severe teacher. nearly softens when he ' gently sympathises with one girl who doesn‘t want to go back. but he

reverts to his old selfwhen they . arrive back at school. By the Middle Youth Theatre (13—15 years). i

0 Sport is listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event. This is a free listings service. Please send all details not later than 10 days before pub"caflon.


o Pentland Skyline Hill Race Starting from Hillend at Edinburgh. See paneL

o Fife South Harriers Open Meeting Glenrothes. Fife. Start 12 noon.

Saturday 5

0 Tom Scott Road Race (10 miles) From Law Village to Motherwell. finishing at Strathclyde Park. Start 3pm

, 0 North Inch Fun Run Starting outside

Bells Sports Centre. Perth at 1pm.

' Wednesday16

0 EMS Open Graded Meeting Mcadowbank. Edinburgh. 6.45pm hurdles 400m. 7pm 100m. 8pm 1500m. 9pm 400m. Participation 50p per event.

0 AHCA Inter Club Match Dam Park. Ayr. Start 7pm.


' o Lanarkshire Valente Trials Starting from the main road outside Kilsyth.

10.30am assembly for l lam start. 0 Scottish Youth Moto Cross Championships Drumclog Track.

1 Morning and afternoon event.

1 0 Sunday 13 Edinburgh St George - 3 Plaza Trial. Lauder. Borders

| Region. 10.30am for 11am start.

* BASKETBALL '4 'Sundayb

o Semifinals of the British Masters Tournament Meadowbank. . Edinburgh. 3pm. £1.50.£l. \


o Millers Amateur Open Final 6.30pm. Millers. Broxburn.


- 0 Scottish Pairs Final 6.30pm start. Spencers Snooker Club. Stirling. No g) spectator charge. I 3

Saturday 12/Sunday 13

o Fairnilee Canoe Slalom Scottish Universities Canoe Slalom

Championships. Ileldat Fairnilee I (offA707) on the RiverTweed. 2pm start on Saturday and continuing

5 through Sunday. This is a Division 3

and 4 event in which the two races

5 are run concurrently. Saturday will see the team events and the Canadian style paddling. Sunday‘s events will be the individual runs and the kayak

; competitions.



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. A , Despite the unpredictable weather, it 1 must be Spring with the Athletics scene 7 opening up as much as this. Starting 5 with the Tom Scott Road Race —a i highly popularlO-mile event in which the solid bronze trophy is a memorial to f the named Scottish athlete. This ) attracts a more than average field (over 300 runners) partly because of the name it carries and partly because it is predominantly downhill and as such a breeze for good runners to achieve fast times! Two years ago Yvonne Murray was the first winner of the new ladies

if _ ; Hill Race on the 6th promises to be gruelling even iorthe most

experienced athlete. Starting and

Etinishing at Hillend Ski Centre the

category with atime ofjustoverthe hour

By complete contrast the Pentlands .1

course covers the 14 eastmost tops of the Pentlands and has over 6000 feet of straight uphill work. Although not a full

5 marathon in length (being only 16

miles) this can be seen as Edinburgh’s first marathon ever of 1986 in that not many (if any) runners will be able to reach the finish in under 3 hours. A good ladies’ timing would be around the 4-hour mark and taking into consideration the strenuous course, only top level female athletes could have such stamina.

Lady doctor Ann Curtis (pictured) can and will do it! Standing in a class of her own amongst Scottish female hill runners, she intends this race to be a final long training session before the

London Marathon two weeks on. A last

word it's not quite the Japanese

Endurance Test it sounds. If weather

conditions are lousy, the race will be shortened (but not cancelled!) (Janet MacLean)

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