7 Reasonable Man Mon 21. Highly esteemed and respected. his 10 years at the STUC have been powerful and

unemployment and deindustrialisation.

book whose reputation grows with


Scotland special profile. which was

, Forth. beginning with Jay

Thurs 24, 6pm (phone-ins.

; Tom Stoppard and Alan Ayckbourn. 5 The sad and untimely death of

Q Jimmy Milne. General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress.


The actors, writers and directors get something of a chance to talk back to the critic in First Night Impressions. R4, Wed 23. 6.30pm. Former Observer drama critic (and attender ofsome 1,500 first nights) Robert Cushman. begins a 6 part series recalling those productions in British theatre which made the strongest impression. Amongst those featured will be Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn.

in fact coincides with a Radio

to have been timed for his retiring - A

convincing in the teeth of massive

Izaak Walton‘s quirky classic The Comp/ear Angler. a whopper of a

the telling. has been described as a ‘mish-mash of received lore (plagiarism). . . .humourous. a shade child-like and terribly English‘. Michael Horden reads extracts from this delightful book in A Handful of Pleasant Delights R3, Wed 30. 9.50pm The Scottish Ideal Homes Exhibtion at Ingliston 25 April-5 May. will be covered by a series of live broadcasts in different daily programmes on R

Crawford’s The Lunchtime Show Fri 25. noon. Also on R Forth, gardening uproots the holiday programme with Growing Force

interviews and features.)

Those put off by the mid-week fixture and the price of a ticket (from £6 standing) can listen instead to the inimitable David Francey’s

commentary ofthe annual England v Scotland football game at Wembley in International Sportsound R

Scotland, Wed 23.

R4‘s award-winning current affairs programme File on Four returns Tue 22, 7.20pm with Stuart Simon addressing the question: ‘Nicaragua: could it really threaten America?‘ The very able John Theocharis produces a new translation of

. Goethe‘s lphigenia in Tauris R3. Tue

29, 7.30pm and Ian Holm plays Richard III in Jane Morgan’s production R3, Sun 20. 7.45pm. Scotland has a chance to tell the story

i when The Trumpet. Walter de la

Mare’s tragic tale . part of R43 The

i Storytellers series, is directed by

GregorGrahamfromthe Edinburgh 5

studios: R4. Wed 23. 120,000 barrels of light oil a day are produced from the oil rig off NE Shetland. John Dunn‘s programme R2, Mon 21, 5.05pm comes live from the rig and the 200 men and women on board.

Finally, getting to grips with Liszt is specialist Michele Campanella, in R3’s regular concert from St John‘s Smith Square, Mon 21 . 1.05pm


0 Kids aima to provide into. about eventa in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow for children and young people. Pleaae send details not later

: than 10 days before publication.

GLASGOW Activities & Fun

0 DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 7 James Street. Bridgeton. 554 7449.

Closed Fri 28—Mon 31 March. Community Arts Centre. open to all (with priority to the Bridgeton area) offering a wide range ofdrama. arts and crafts and circus classes for all children. Contact centre for details. 0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Sat 9.3(lam—5pm and 6.3()—l()pm. Enquiries Mon—Fri 9am—4.3()pm. Children‘s term membership £3.

Drama: Tuesdays 4—6pm. Anderston Children's Theatre. Workshops for

O NAGG'S CASTLEI 100 SI Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Saturday activities 2.15pm. Free. No booking.

Making Bookmarks Sat 19 Apr (6—8years). Bookmarks to make from pressed or dried flowers. embroidery and coloured cut outs. Victorian Entertainment Sat 26 Apr (8 years). Quizzes and charades. and if the weather is fine. outdoor Victorian street games.

0 INSECT ZDD Dolphin Arts Centre. 7 James Street. 554 8486. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm. (times are flexible) telephone first. Contact Gordon Irvine. Lots ofwriggly and hairy specimens.

3 0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall

Street. 332 7521. Box Office Tue—Sat l()am—5.3()pm. Sun 2-5pm. (Tickets

from bookshop on perf. evgs). I Dod and Davie Sat 19. 2.30 and 4pm. 5(lp. Jim Armand recently translated

primary schoolage children. There is f _ , , and Moritz into Scots. Bertie Scott

still room for newcomers to join. Fridays 7.30—9.3(lpm. Youth Theatre (up t 16 years). This group currently has a performance in production. See Kids Theatre.

0 GROSVENDR CINEMA Ashton Lane, Hillhead. 339 4298.

Calley Kids Club 2—4.30pm. 50p. Games. cartoons. raffles. prizes and a new adventure serial (3—14 years).

the German children‘s classic Max

gives a lively illustrated reading from

i the tale ofthe enfants terribles. ; Exhibitions o mac's CASTLE 10051 Andrews

Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm The Natural World of Haggs Until 22 June. ‘Haggs‘ means marshes. This exhibits a number of examples of

wildlife from the surrounding area and includes traditional occupations, eg weavmg.

Mary Queen of Scots Semi-permanent exhibition about Mary‘s colourful, if bloody. life.

0 LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351.

Exhibition of Children's Art 19 Apr—3 May. The Sat morning art classes, when the gallery is closed to the public and plastic is spread on the floor so children can paint. model and draw as they wish, is among the most successful of the facilities offered by the gallery. This annual exhibition of the children’s work (7—14 years) includes printing. i

; embroidery. collage and painting.



Washington Street (opp Holiday

Inn). 221 4526. Box office Mon—Fri i 9am—4.45pm. : Thelncredible Vanishing 18Apr. 7.30pm. £1.5().£l (UB4(l free). By

3 Denise Coffey. How can 352

: children disappear from a street

L market? Could the wicked queen

know the answer? Find out in this production by the Centre‘s Youth

; Theatre (up to 16 years). Performed 5 by the Centre‘s Youth Theatre (up to 16 years).


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International. 4b Gayfield Place. Sarah Cantelo 225 4379. The C(hildren) A(rts) T(rips) C(rafts) H(omework) Club is organised through the Unemployed Volunteers Action Fund and enthusiastic and responsible

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