GLASGOW Glasgow Zoo Past, Present and

. Activities and Fun 0 THE GABRET MASK AND PUPPET

CENTRE 39b Otago Street, Kelvinbridge, 339 6185. Mon-Fri 9.30am-1pm and 2—5pm, Sat 9.30am-1pm. Visitors welcome 2—6pm Mon-Fri. Contact centre for full details of courses and workshops for children and adults and everything related to puppet theatre. O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street. 221 4526. Enquiries Mon—Fri 9am—4.45pm.

A new full and exciting programme starts at the centre in September. Registration for the following classes will be Aug 26 and 27. 11am—3pm and 6.30—8.30pm:

Yong Theatre Team Fridays 7.30pm. Workshops, training. productions. Anderston Children's Theatre 4—6pm. Full range of children’s drama activities.

Enrol Sat 30 Aug 10.30am—12.30pm for:

Saturday Club Children’s activities in art, drama, weaving, dance and crafts each Sat 2pm. Classes begin Sat 6 Sept.

There will also be the following workshops:

Children’s Drama Workshops 13—17 Oct. Daily 2—4pm. Introductory workshops in drama, mime, movement and improvisation in Primaries 6 and 7. Places are limited,

so book early.

Youth Drama Workshops Young

Theatre Team 13—17 Oct, daily lOam—3.30pm. Drama workshops

for teenagers. Contact Jill Carrick.


. The Zoological Society at Glasgow and West of Scotland is celebrating its 50th 1 anniversary with lots of special events and activities.

. Sat 23: Endangered Species Day The

. Zoo’s part in animal conservation.

f Sat 30: Snake Day.

3 There will also be the following Free guided tours during August at 12

noon and 2pm. Meet the Education

Officer at the entrance to the

Tropical House.

Fri 22: Cats Large and Small (12noon) Looking Alter Zoo Animals (2pm). Sat 23: Saving Endangered Animals (12noon) Animals and Man (2pm). Sun 24: Behavioural Enrichment (12 noon) Animals and Man (2pm).

Mon 25: Cat Breeding at Glasgow Zoo (12noon) Birds (2pm).

Tue 26: Reptiles-with a chance to meet some! (12noon) Animal Weapons (2pm).

Wed 27: Animal Records ( 12noon) sonsiaazxsg_a Sept '

Future ( 2pm).

Thurs 28: This Year's New Babies (12noon) Looking AlterZoo Animals (2pm).

Fri 29: Horns and Antlers (12noon) Cats Large and Small (2pm).

Sat 30: Animals and Man (12noon) Jungle Animals (2pm).

Sun 31: Birds (12noon) Glasgow Zoo- Past, Present and Future (2pm).

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. The usual Saturday afternoon activities continue at 2. 15pm. Free. No booking.

Sat 23: Weaving (8-12 years). '

Sat 30: Making Butter (4—7 years).

0 INSECT 200 Winter Palace. People‘s Palace, Glasgow Green. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Free. During August the Dolphin Arts centre Insect Zoo has crept into the Winter Palace. (The insects are returned each day. so go before 4.30pm). Ifyou‘ve never seen a pink-toed tarantula. this is your chance!

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

These highly popular art classes for 7—14 year-olds on Sat mornings (when the gallery is closed to the public and the children have it to themselves) will re-start in October.

: Anyone interested should contact

the gallery before 4 Oct.

0 MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street.2213198.

The Mitchell Theatre for Youth who

i are performing West Side Story in the 3 Edinburgh Festival (25—30 Aug),

will be enrolling new members on Monday 1 Sept. 6—8pm at the theatre. It is open to anyone 8—21 years and there are no auditions. but go along early as there are only a limited number ofplaces. Rehearsals and workshops take place every Mon evening and Sat afternoon. Membership fee £2 per year, or 10p per week.


CART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE337 3929. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun2—5pm.

School Children's Art Competition until 16 Oct.

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrew‘s Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Yesterday’s Children Until 28 Sept. For 4—12 years. Children are invited to try out some of the items in this exhibition of old-fashioned toys. Mary Queen at Scots Semi-permanent. The life and times of this colourful but tragic queen.


Activities and Fun

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. The museum is due to re-open at the beginning of Oct and Young Museum activities are planned to re-start in late Nov in the re-furbished Education Centre.


The Commonwealth Pool is closed until Dec, but until then all local swimming pools will be open extended hours and also on Sundays.



3 Activities and classes will get under way again from mid-Sept. More

details in future issues of The List.

0 THINS SATURDAY CLUB 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Saturday mornings 10—11.30am.

This has now been going for about a year and has proved very popular. It is divided by age into two groups and takes place in the Children‘s Department downstairs. For up to 8 years there are stories and drawing or things to make, a train from a box. for example. and for 8 years plus. there is some sort ofcompetition every week with clues set around the department. Also prizes! The club is free and open to any child.

0 TOY LIBRARIES WRVS. 44 Albany Street. 5564284.

There are a number ofcentres for renting toys to children all over Edinburgh at minimum cost. and the St Bernard‘s Toy Library Resource

. Centre. St Bernard‘s Primary ' Education Centre, Dean Park

Enrol now for this drama group, L re-starting on Sat mornings from 20

Workshops will lead to a Christmas 5 performance. Membership £2.50 per ; year. plus 50p per week. Contact

Street, is open to playgroups, parents of handicapped children and a wide variety ofother groups. Contact WRVS for further details.


Place. 225 4379.

Sept. For anyone under 16 years.

Paula van Hagen or Merle Davies. i

: Exhibitions f OFREEMASON’S HALL 96 George ' Street (info 226 5259) Fringe venue

129. Mon—Sat 9am—6pm. There are three exhibitions by or for young

, people at the Freemason‘s Hall

which all run to 30 August and are

_ mounted as part of the Edinburgh

' Festival Fringe. See Art page for full

details. l Children's Poster Competition I Collages by Children See Kids Festival page.

Derek Collard

0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street.5571265 ext 21 l. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (Suns 2—5pm until 30 Aug).

In spite of having been re-opened only a month ago. the museum has already attracted over 100,000 visitors. It began as the private collection of an eccentric city I councillor and from the very

beginning this wonderful collection

of every toy you ever had or wanted

to have has proved enormously popular. It is well worth the visit.


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During the Edinburgh Festival, Sundays: 2pm’5pm

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