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s Activities and Fun

See City List for details of classes and workshops.

O CALLEY KIDS CLUB Grosvenor Cinema. Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298. Saturdays 1.30—4.30pm. For 4— 14 years. Parents welcome. but the children can be left under supervision. Games. cartoon films. a serial and raffles. 50p.

0 GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185. Daily 10am—6pm.

Teddy Bears‘ Picnic Sat 27 Sept. 11‘ you godown to the Zoo today. . . . there is free entry for every child accompanied by their teddy bear. Picnic tables will be laid out for picnics or barbecues (probably under cover in the tropical house it it‘s wet). Also free entry for children into the showground (fairground rides etc).

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

Free Saturday afternoon activities at 2. 15pm. No booking.

Silhouettes Sat 20 (8+ ). Children‘s shadows are cast on to a wall. the outline is drawn round and then the image reduced with the help of a pantograph. Pictures are then cut out and made from this.

Autumn Leaf Prints Sat 27 (5—7 years). 0 INSECT ZOO 7 James Street. Bridgeton. Glasgow. 554 8486. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4pm. Meet some unexpected and interesting specimens a red-kneed or pink-toed tarantula. or a jungle nymph!


0 ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3919. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Prizewinners irom 82nd Annual School Children’s Art Competition Sept 26 to Oct 26. Children's work (age 10 upwards) from the summer competition in which they are invited to draw a subject oftheir own choosing from one Glasgow‘s main museums.

O HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrew‘s Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Yesterday’s Children Until 28 Sept. For 4— 1 2 years. The toys of Edwardian and Victorian children with the opportunity to have a go on

the rocking horse and try your hand atbutterch_u_r_nipg_.h __ g __

Mary Queen at Scots An exhibition of the life of the beheaded queen appropriate to the 16th century Haggs Castle.


0 TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Box office Tue—Sat noon—8pm. Sun 12.30—8pm. Bar.

: HamletUntil2USept.Members£3.

Guests £4. A useful introduction to

: the play. suitable for 14 years+ . by . the Actors' Touring Co.


Activities and Fun

See City List for details of classes and workshops.

O EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Open every day ofthe year. Mon—Sat 9am—6pm. Sun 9.30am—6pm. (NB Closes at 5pm from Oct). You can still catch King and Gentoo Penguins take their daily stroll in the Penguin Parade (daily 2.30pm until end Sept; during Oct 2pm) until end Oct after which they settle down for breeding next March. Feeding on whole ungutted fish follows at 2.45pm

(2. 15pm from Oct). The Californian Sealions make a high-speed dash for

their fishy lunch at 3pm (2.30pm from Oct) with a commentary from one of the Education staffand the giant inflatable frog (45ft ofhim) will still be around at weekends for jumping on! All the 2000 animals continue to be on show all year round, from the tiny poison-arrow frog to the immense African Elephant.

0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 557 1265 ext 21 1. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (10am—5pm from Oct). A large and fascinating collection of toys and things associated with childhood from books to films, doll’s houses to model theatres. and

clockwork to electric.


The Commonwealth Pool is closed

until December. but all local swimming pools have extended

opening hours. They are also open 5 on Sundays as follows. Dairy Caledonian Crescent.


Glenogle Glenogle Road. 9am—12noon. ; Inlirmary Street Infirmary Street. 2—6pm.

Leith Junction Place. 2—6pm. Portobello Bellfield Street. 2—6pm.

Street, 556 4284.

A number ofcentres all over Edinburgh make available (at a nominal charge) all manner oftoys and books for the under 5s and handicapped children. Contact WRVS for locations and opening times.

0 YOUNG MUSEUM Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 225 7534. Young Museum activities will re-start Sat 22 Nov with Learning to Write Arabic.

0 WATERSTONES 114—116 George Street. 225 3436.

Paddington Bear Will be in the bookshop all day Sat 27. Please look after him!


442 3063.

Portobello has recently re-opened its

refurbished children‘s teaching pool

and every Sat and Sun 2—4pm there will be play sessions for children with

rafts. toys and inflatables available on request at no extra charge. Entry

. fee to pool; 20p kids. 35p adults. I o THINS SATURDAY CLUB 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743.

10—1 1.30am. In the children‘s department. downstairs. This popular Sat morning club is divided into two age groups: up to 8 years story reading and drawing; 8 years + competitions with clues set around the department (with prizes for all). 0 TOY LIBRARIES WRVS, 44 Albany


The Japanese Himawari Theatre Group otter an unusual and intriguing type of theatre at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh tar one day on 25 September. In their ‘sugelti’ method they use neither costume nor setting scenery; instead, expression, movement and imagination has to carry all their meaning and they involve the children in acrobatic movements

and games before the play starts. The play, ‘The Princes under Magic Spells' was adapted from three Grimm's iairy tales—The Frog Prince, The Red Rose and The White Rose, and the Donkey Princes and the audience will find itself invited onto the stage between episodes in what promises to be a very different and imaginative experience. (Sally Klnnes)

Pantomime— Stair Wars by Alex McSherry (of Pandemonium Puppets) will be the 1986 pantomime to be performed at the Wester 1 lailes Education Centre and at the Assembly Rooms. Needed: cast. assistant directors. stage management. lighting. costumes. and props assistance! Anyone interested should go to the first rehearsal Thurs 2 Oct 7pm. Wester Hailes Education Centre Drama Studio. Murrayburn Drive. Everyone who goes along guaranteed a part! Further details from Donald MacQueen.

Exhibitions 0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street.

225 2424 ext 6650 Mon—Sat

10am—6pm. Sun 2—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D]

3 Toys by the British Toymaiters’ Guild 2() . Sept—25 Oct. A large collection of

; very high quality special toys by award-winning members of the

F guild. It is the largest such exhibition ' outside London and all the toys are of recent design. It includes a large

bee-mobile (45 bees around a hive)

and the Hampton Court Horse that

races forward as it rocks!


, 0 FILMHDUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Saturday matine’es at 2pm: all seats £1 and bookable in advance.

Sat 20: The Goonies (PG) (Richard

Donner, USA. 1985) 114 mins. All . the Boys" Own-type action and

adventure you‘d expect from a film

. produced by Steven Spielberg.

' Sat 27: Supergirl (PG) (UK. 1984)

.' 124 mins. Feminist equivalent ofa

familiar hero, Supergirl comes down to earth to recover the vital power

force ofSuperman's family.


: 0 KING'S 2 Leven Street. 229 1201.

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

Princes Under Magic Spells Thurs 25 Sept. 1 lam and 2.30pm. All seats £2.

i The Japanese Himawari Theatre L Group present this Grimm fairytale. L See panel.


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