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Activities and Fun

0 GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298.

Caley Kids Club resumes Sat afternoons l.3()—4.3()pm with games. cartoons. serial and raffle. Parents welcome. or children can be left under supervision (4—14 years). 50p. 0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

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

Buttermaking Sat 29 Nov. 5—7 years. A chance to learn how to churn milk into butter.

Victorian Entertainments Sat 6 Dec. 7—10 years. Games that Victorian children would have played.

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 351) Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

flop and Sweat Sat 13 Dec. 10am (under 8s) and 1 1.30am (8—12s). Children can have a good bop and do something towards the Dancefor Africa Appealin Scotland at the same time. Fun workout sessions taken by (volunteer) professional dancers. Full details and application form from the Box Office. Sessions are mixed and last one hour.


0 BOOK TRUST 15a Lynedoch Street (off Woodlands Road). 332 ()391. Christmas Book Exhibition 1—19 Dec. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. An exhibition of about fifty recently published titles. both for children and adults. Includes the Kelpie paperbacks. Edwin Morgan's poems From the Video Box. plus Sam and Maisie books. Some on sale. 0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. Mon—Fri 1()am—5pm; Sat noon—4pm. Glasgow Cathedral Through the Ages 3—23 Dec. As part of the celebrations for the Cathedral‘s Festival Year in 1986 (its 850th anniversary) a large scale art competition was held for children from primary. secondary and special schools throughout Strathclyde region. Entries included paintings. drawings and collages. and the exhibition shows the prize winners in the four age groups: 10—11.12—13.l4—15 and 16 years +. 0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. From Cauldronto CookerUntil l8Jan.

22 The List 28 Nov 11 Dec

A chance to explore the past through lots ofold-fashioned but familiar items. like a velocipede and an early television. Related games.

Mary Queen at Scots Semi-permanent exhibition. Chilrden ages8—12 years can dress up as a few of the 16th century figures from Mary‘s colourful times.

Mini exhibition Small but intriguing exhibition of knitted sculpture and pictures. including a very colourful and unusual six foot snake.

O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Christmas Concert Thurs 4 and Fri 5. 7.30pm. £2 (£1) (includes refreshments). The Centre‘s annual Christmas concert by the young people (7—16 years) and staff of the music project. It includes a concert performance of the children‘s opera A Sea Journey by David Lord. plus lots of fun and a few surprises! For the whole family.


0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

0’s Miise Glaschu Sat 29 Nov. 2.30pm. 50p. adults £1. An irreverent revue in Gaelic which includes the world's fastest pantomime a five minute race through Cinderella. Performed by forty schoolchildren from the Gaelic Bilingual Unit ofthe St John Maxwell Primary School. For all ages. Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers.

Across the Barricades 6 Dec. 2.30pm. £1. adults £2. The sequel to Joan Lingard‘s Twelfth Day ofJuly which TAG adapted and toured around schools in an impressive production last Nov. Using the same characters. Kevin (Catholic) and Sadie (Protestant) it looks at what it means to live. and develop a relationship. in a divided religious community. It will also be a springboard for lots of discussion. Currently touring secondary schools (for 13 years +) this is the only public performance in Glasgow. Also see St Mark's Church Hall. Edinburgh.


Activities and Fun

0 GLOWWORM BOOKSHOP 7 Main Street. Balerno. 449 4644.

Craft Session Sat 6 Dec 10.30am— 1 2 noon. Making things for Christmas. eg bookmarks. fabric painting. etc. Materials provided. but children can bring felt tip pens if they wish. No charge. For approx 6 years+.

Santa Sat 6 Dec 2.30—4.30pm. Children can meet a very friendly

Santa in the shop in the afternoon and get a present!

Computer Booklist Every Sat 9am—5pm. The computer in the shop (programmed and sponsored by Puffin) will print out personalised reading lists for children. tailormade for their age and interests.

0 THINS SATURDAY CLUB 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743. 10.30am-l 1.30am. Games. competitions. clues and fun for children in two age groups. under 8 and 8 years +. A Christmas Party for the Saturday Club is coming up on Sat 21) Dec.

0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921.

St Nicholas Day Celebrations Sat 6 Dec. From 11am. An open invitation for young people to enjoy Victorian-style Christmas festivities. It is held on 6 Dec to celebrate St Nicholas‘ Day. the legendary original Santa Claus and patron saint ofchildren. The centrepiece will be a big Christmas tree festooned with the decorations made by children in the gallery's Christmas Competition. Prizegiving for the competition will be at 11.30am. There is still just time to dash off an entry. closing date 29 Nov. Open to 4—16 year-olds. Please let gallery know in advance ifyou are going to the St Nicholas Day Celebration.

0 GLENOGLE SWIMMING CENTRE Glenoglc Road. 667 7211.

Children's Play Sessions Mon—Fri 3—6pm. A new out-of-school project for children 5—12 years. Games. creative play sessions. arts and crafts. swimming and fun outdoors. Specially organised trips will also be a regular part of the programme. 10p per day. Just turn up! Organised by the Edinburgh District Council and the YWCA.

O ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534.

Young Museum Activities continue at the museum on Sat mornings for 8—14 year-olds. Admission is free. but it is advisable to book in advance. Programmes and booking forms from the Information Desk at the museum. The current series looks at festivals from all over the world.

Design and Decorate a Mosque Sat 29 Nov. 1()am—12.30pm. Booking open now.

Christmas Crackers Workshop Sat 21) Dec. lliam—noon. Booking starts Sat 6 Dec.

0 SANTA'S GROTTO West Entrance to East Princes Street Gardens. 11—24 Dec 1 lam—4pm; Sats 11am—6pm. Open every day except Sun 14 Dec. Sleigh Rides 11am—3pm. Free balloons and a Lucky Dip for all children visiting the Grotto. and sleigh rides on Santa's horse-drawn sledge through the Gardens.

0 WATERSTONES 114—116 George Street. 225 3436.

The Snowman Wed 10 and Thurs 11 Dec. 11am—2pm; 3—5pm; 6—8pm. Meet Raymond Brigg's Snowman who will be in the sh0p for two days to chat to children. No flying.

O YWCA TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE West Pilton Bank, 3320877.

Open Drama Session Thursdays 6.30—8pm. The Centre is looking for new children to join the open drama session to learn drama and voice

techniques. including role-playing and make-up sessions. For beginners. lfthey enjoy it there isa chance to move onto the Advanced Group and work on various projects. For secondary school age. No charge.


0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Christmas is Coming Unti15 Dec. Paintings. prints. drawings and photographs from Victorian to modern times which look at Christmas from the family. food and fun side. Useful pocket packs with lots of ideas for things to do and make. accompany the exhibition.


0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Saturday matine’es at 2pm: all seats £1 and bookable in advance. Huckleberry Finn (U) (US. 1974) 118 mins. A rather flat musical version of the Mark Twain classic adventure story. Songs by Richard and Robert Sherman.

Ghostbusters (PG) (US. 1984) 105 mins. An amazing extravaganza of

. special effects when three

unemployed parapsychologists decide to start a business exterminating ghosts! Plus the prize-winning song.


0 WATERSTONES 114—116 George Street. 225 3436.

Carol Concert 7 Dec 2pm. Approx one hour. A wide variety of Christmas carols and songs by children from local schools in aid of the Sir Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children.



Across the Barricades Sat 29 Nov. 7.30pm. Child 75p. Adult £1 .25. A & G Murray. Bath Street. Portobello. TAG‘s adaptation ofJoan Lingard‘s novel. currently touring schools.

This is the only Edinburgh public performance. See Third Eye Centre. Glasgow for fuller description. J