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GLASGOW Activities and Fun
See also City List for details ofclasses and workshops.
0 ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 357 391‘). Mon—Sat 1(lam—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Prizewinners irom 82nd Annual School Children‘s Art Competition Until Oct 26. Children's work (age 10+ ) from the sutnmer competition in which they are invited to draw a subject of their own choosing from one Glasgow‘s main museums.
0 HAGGS CASTLE 101) St Andrew‘s Drive. Polloksbields. 427 2725. From Cauldron to Cooker 9 ()ct— 1 8 Jan. Cauldron cookery is a largely forgotten art. but cauldrons used to be an important part ofany kitchen. This exhibition shows how lots of familiar household items have changed and there is a special game. Old and New. in which children are invited to match up items illustrated in old photographs with their modern equivalents.
From mid-October some intriguing sculptures and pictures will also be on display. including a large woolly snake and knitted mushrooms!
Sat ll—Sun 19 October
OEAST KILBRIDE LIBRARIES
Hansel and Gretel by Handy-Works Puppet Company in the following venues: Greenhills Community Hall Mon 13 1 1am: Central Library Mon 13 2.30pm: Westwood Library Thurs l611asztLeonards Library Thurs l6 2.3(lpm; Ballgreen Hall. Strathavcn. Fri 17 11am. For younger children. Admission free. parents welcome.
0 HAGGS CASTLE l()(l St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Booking (in person or by telephone) is now open for free games and fun during the halfterm holidays. Only one activity per child. Age range in brackets.
loam: Buttermaking (4—7).
11am: Buttermaking (4—7).
2.15pm: Weaving(8—12); Monster Masks (5—7).
10am: Sugar Mice (4—6).
11am: Sugar Mice (4—6).
I 2.15pm: Halloween Decorations (5—8).
10am: Costume 400 years Ago. Dress up and dance. (7—12).
113m: Costume 400 years Ago. Dress up and dance (7— 12). 2.15pm: Bannocks (6—9): Magic Lantern Slide Show (7—12).
103m: Funny Face Biscuits (4—6). 11am: Funny Face Biscuits (4—6). 2.15pm: Masks (7—10).
10am: Potato Prints (4—7).
11am: Potato Prints (4—7).
2.15pm: Gingerbread Ghosts (6— 1(1); Herb Bags (6—12).
0 JOHN SMITH BOOKSHOPS St Vincent Street. 226 3047 and Byres Road. 334 2796. John Smiths are re-scheduling some oftheir Children's Bookweek activities to coincide with the school holidays. Bring a Bear Party 14 and 15 Oct. 2—3pm. Free. Age 3 years+ . To celebrate the 611th birthday of the publication of Winnie the Pooh. Games. food. storytelling and a prize for the best dressed bear.
0 ODEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Cinderella 9—15 Oct.
0 GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Byres Road. 339 4298.
Pinocchio 10—17 Oct.
NBThe Caley Kids Club will not take place on Sat 11 Oct.
See film listings for full details of above.
Children’s Book Week
4—1 I October.
Heroes and Heroines is the theme for the tenth Children‘s Book Week and a list of books ofScottish interest on this subject is available from the Book Trust (send SAE to the address below). Many events are being organised to make books appealing and accessible to children. 0 BOOK TRUST (formerly National Book League). 15a Lynedoch Street. 3320391. Mon—Fri ltlam—Spm: Sat 11am-4pm. Free. Children’s Books oi the Year 1986 Until 18 Oct.
Julia Eccleshare. former children‘s books editor of the TLS and fiction editor for Puffin and Hamish Hamilton has selected 275 books (from some 4.501) published last year) for this exhibition. There is a very useful. well-indexed catalogue which gives a short review ofcvery book. plus some illustrations. She notes in the introduction the lack of new writers and illustrators- fewer authors are writing more books — but there has been some ‘outstanding'
visual material in picture books.
There will be a bookshop open during the exhibtion. plus lots of competitions for children.
The Busy Bear Exhibition Until 11 Oct. ‘How a Book is Made‘ for 4—8 years. Essay Competition Entries are invited foran essay on Heroes and Heroines from ages 7-11 and 11 years+. Closing date 17 Oct. Prizes £20. £10 and £5 book tokens in each section. Ann Scott Sat 4 Oct. 2.30pm. Draw 21 Sam Story. 7—] 1 years.
Duncan Williamson Thurs 9 Oct. 2.30pm. He will be reading Fireside Tales of the Traveller Children for 5-12 year-olds.
Terrance Dicks Sat 11 Oct. 2.30pm. Meet the author of Dr Who and TR. the tough teddy bear.
More authors visits at the Book Trust in the next issue of The List.
0 GLASGOW DISTRICT LIBRARIES The libraries again offer a range of imaginative activities for children; the theme this time is Mystery and Detection.
Operation Spy Test 10—14 year-old Agents will be briefed and tested on memory. code-breaking and the art ofdisguise! Prizes for the winner. Supersleuth ‘The Junior Department is swarming with spies. Each is on an Assignment. with his own Dossier. code name and instructions. and there is only 30 minutes to complete the task . . .‘ For9years+.
Spot the Item Competition Everyday spy items (microfilm. magnifying glass. camera etc) are hidden in pictures.
Help the Detective A competition to find 12 objects hidden in a picture. There is a booklist (in two age groups. up to 7. and 8 years+)on the theme of Mystery available from libraries.
Contact local library for details ofall the above.
0 JOHN SMITH BOOKSHOPS St Vincent Street. 226 3047 and Byres Road. 334 2769. 4— 18 Oct. Forms from shop. A Readathon — a marathon of reading— is being organised by Puffin. Children are sponsored for time spent reading and all the proceeds go to the Malcolm Sargeant Cancer Fund for Children. Several bookshops are setting aside an area where children can borrow books and read in the shop. See also Edinburgh.
OEAST KILBRIDE LIBRARIES’ BOOK FORTNIGHT
6- 18 October Details ofall events and competitions are available in every library in the district. On the theme ofWitches there are lots of imaginative competitions: Design 8 Spell! (and describe who it would be used on). make a picture or a model of the Witch’s Gingerbread House from Hansel and Gretel. Write a Story about a witch or magic happening. at Witches Dizz and Make a (witch) Mobile. Closing date for all competitons is 18 October.
EDINBURGH Activities and Fun
See also City List for details ofclasses and workshops.
0 EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Open every day of the year. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm. Sun 9.3(lam—5pm. Adult £2.50; Child £1.25.
O MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 557 1265 ext 21 1. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
A large and fascinating museum of toys and childhood. thoughtfully laid out and labelled. A must for all ages.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6651) Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D]
Toys bythe British Toymakers’ Guild Until 25 Oct.
Anyone who wants a rocking horse should go along and see the fine examples on display by prizewinning members ofthe British 'l‘oymakers Guild. Most ofthe exhibits are for sale and there is some stylish work from the highly elaborate to some attractive scissor snapping dragons. However. most exhibits look as though they have been designed not so much for the child as the parent!
Children’s Book Week
4—1 I October
A Readathon is being organised by Puffin. See Glasgow. In Edinburgh. forms and a place to read will be
available in the following bookshops <
0 WATERSTONES 114-116 George Street. 225 3436.
O THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. The Saturday club will take place as usual. but will also be worked around the Readathon.
O STOCKBRIDGE BOOKSHOP (Sat 11 Oct ONLY) NW Circus Place. 225 5355. 9.30am—5.3()pm. Children can sit in the window of the shop to read. and dress up as their favourite children‘s book character if they wish. Telephone to participate. Maisie the Kitten and her creator Aileen Paterson will be visiting the shop Sat 4. 11—1 1.45am. and also
judging the colouring-in competition 3
and awarding prizes. Forms available now. Return to shop before 4 Oct.
OGLOWWORM BOOKSHOP Main Street. Balerno 4494644 In addition to the Readathon there will also be the following activities:
Teddy Bears Picnic 4 Oct. 2pm. 2-8 years approx. Juice and biscuits outside if its warm._teddy competitions. Free. Admission by bear only! Consult-a-ComputerThroughout book week. and thereafter every Saturday. a computer in the shop asks children their name. age and interests. and then prints out a personal. tailor-made booklist! Sponsored by Puffin. the Bank of Scotland and the BBC. Age range approx 2-14 years.
The Trap Door soon to appear on tv. will be shown on video at 3pm every day 4-1 1 Oct.
Teen Read 13-25 Oct. Teen Read is a promotional campaign for the twenty books chosen by a panel of