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GLASGOW Activities and Fun

0 GRDSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298.

Caley Kids Club resumes Sat afternoons 1.30—4.3(ipm with games. cartoons, serial and raffle. Parents welcome. or children can be left under supervision (4—14 years). 50p. 0 HAGGS CASTLE 101) St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

Lots of fun in the Saturday afternoon activities at 2. 15pm. Free. no booking.

Bookmarks Sat 15 Nov (7—9 years) Cheesemaking Sat 22 Nov (7-9 years) 0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

Crotfers‘ Tales Sat 15. Sat 22 11.30am. £1 (511p). Crofts. crofting and the Highland people is the theme of As an I’lzeurumz (‘From the Land‘) at the Third Eye during November. Storytelling was an important part of this culture and there are two special Sat mornings of storytelling for children (5 years +) based on the folklore of the erofters.


0 HAGGS CASTLE 11111 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. From Cauldronto Cooker Until 18Jan. The past is on view with a variety of old-fashioned household objects. There are also related games to match up-to-date items with their historical equivalents.


0 KING'S 813mb Street. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. [D] [E]. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs Mon—Sat 1(1.3(lam—6.3(ipm. 552 5961.

Aladdin 24 Nov 1‘)8(¥-7 Feb 1987. 7pm. Sat mat 2. 15pm. £6.25. £5.75. £4.75.£3.75. £1 (cones £3. £2.75. £2.51). £1.75). Thisyear‘s panto season starts with hanky panky from Widow '1‘wanky (Stanley Baxter) and abominations from Abanazar (Alan Curtis).


Activities and Fun

0 GLOWWORM BOOKSHOP 7 Main Street. Balerno. 449 4644. Consult-a-Computer Every Sat 9—5pm. With Christmas coming up. now is the time for children and their parents to get some

computerised advice on books for Christmas presents. The computer in the shop will ask for information about the child‘s name. age and interest and will then print out a tailor-made book list! For approx 2—14ycar-olds. Programmed and sponsored by Puffin Books.

0 THINS SATURDAY CLUB 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743. lf).3()am-11.3()am. Games. competitions. clues and fun for children in two age groups. under 8 and 8 years +.

O NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579.

Puppet Showday Sat 15 Nov. 1(1.3(lam—l2.3(lpm. Ifchildren have seen the Tam o‘Shanter show and even ifthey haven‘t theycan go along and meet the cast and make them work. No mean feat when some ofthem (all puppets) are likely to be as big as the children! The workshop will be run by the Edinburgh Puppet Company using rod and glove puppets from 2—5ft high. Admission free. Book in advance. For approx 7--14 years.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Young Museum starts its programme

of Saturday Workshops again after a long break while the museum was closed for repair. The popular workshops are for 8— 1 4 year-olds to have some fun at the museum independently of school and the activities are free (but do book in advance as they quickly get booked up). The theme for the autumn will be festivals from all over the world. both topical and entertaining. Book now for:

Learn to Write Arabic or Learn to Make a Prayer Mat Sat 22 Nov 10—1 1.30am. Design and Decorate a Mosque Sat 29 Nov. Booking starts Sat 15 Nov.


0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 557 1265 ext 21 1. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

A fascinating museum of toys and childhood. thoughtfully laid out and well-labelled. A must for all ages.

0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 1(lam—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [1)] Christmas is Coming Until 5 Dec. A special display for Christmas of paintings. prints. drawings and photographs from Victorian times to the present day. The theme is families. food and fun. Pocket packs with lots of things to do and make. plus information about the history of Christmas accompany the exhibition.

Competition The gallery will be decorated with a large Christmas tree which needs decorations! Children are invited to enter a competition to make a decoration for the tree. and there will be prizes in three age groups: under 8. 8—1 1 and 12—16. The prize—giving will be at

, the St Nicholas Day Celebrations (6

Dec. 1 lam) where there will be lots of Victorian-style festivities for

children. plus their friends and families. (Open to anyone. but let gallery know in advance ifyou wish to go). Entries to the competition should be light and ready-to-hang. Send or hand in to The Education Dept. cio The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Belford Road. Edinburgh. 556 8921. Label with name. age. address and tel no. Closing date Sun 29 Nov.


0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Saturday matinees at 2pm: all seats £1 and bookable in advance.

The Little Prince (L5) (LISA. 1974) 98 mins. Sat 15 Nov. A boy comes down to earth from his asteroid in this musical version of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's children‘s book. With (iene Wilder and Bob l’osse on fine dancing form. HugotheHippooi) (USA. 1975) 78 mins. Sat 22 Nov. Hugo is an orphan and a Hippo. Jarma is a human. and comes to his rescue. Animated film with ()smond voices (Marie and Jimmy).


0 KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box ()ffice Mon-Sat ltlam—Rpm. Bar. Rest. [1)] [1i] lolanfhe Sat 15 Nov2. 15pm. £1.51) (adults must be accompanied by a child). (iilbert and Sullivan‘s skilful satire in a specially adapted version for Schools and Young Audiences. It tells the tale ofStrephon (a fairy ‘down to the jodhpurs’. and thereafter a human) and the 1 louse of Lords. who all have one thing on their mind —- the lovely Phyllis! An attractive troupe of bewigged and bespectacled fairies complicate the


Netherbow, Edinburgh

0 The Edinburgh Puppet Company have used all the drama and menace in Robert Burns' narrative poem, Tam o' Shanter, to make a very ghostly and other-worldly production.

In their skilful hands (five puppeteers work 45 puppets) the poem is translated into a sequence of powerful and strong images- not for the weak-stomached. The story is recounted by a narrator, a fatherly puppetat the side of the stage. He tells the cautionary tale of the ‘blethering and drunken’ Tam who, ale-lull and reeling, staggers home on his mare, by way of Alloway's old haunted kirk. As they move towards it, identical but diminutive versions of the puppets are used to neatly imply a sense of distance. At the kirk they encounter a scene of the Devil's own making and, in a gruesome and not a little scary sequence, witches dance, reel, set and jig, whipped into a colourful but manic frenzy by the music of a fiddler and a huge devil of a piper, Auld Nick himself.

Most of the puppets are big, some as much as five feet tall and are held full-length in front of the puppeteer. The two move together as one, and thus

a full range of real movement is given to the unreal devils, witches and horses, over the full width of the stage. Dressed completely in black, the figures of the puppeteers are


swallowed by the blackness of the scenery.

It is a very vigorous and imaginative

production for approx 8 years plus, and adults. (Sally Kinnes)

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