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Activities and Fun
0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Saturday Activities 2.15pm. Free. No booking. Games for fun with an old-fashioned theme.
Sat 242Stained Glass Windows (6—9 years).
Sat 31: Pancakes (5—7 years).
0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Mary Queen of Scots Semi-permanent exhibition. 1987isthe 400th anniversary of the execution of Mary at Fotheringay Castle in February 1587. This exhibition highlights some of her friends and acquaintances. and children (8—12 years) can dress up in their colourful costumes.
Solt Sculpture A small and intriguing exhibition ofknitted snakes and mushrooms!
Toys from the Attic 30 Jan—5 May. See panel
0 KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Phone bookings Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6pm. 552 5961.
Aladdin Until 7 Feb (not Suns) 7pm andSat mat 2.15pm. £1 . £3.75. £4.75. £5.75. £6.25. Children and OAP (not Sat evenings or mats). £1. £1 .75. £2.50. £2.75. £3. Stanley Baxter‘s excellent performance outstrips (literally) the rest of the cast. but John Ramage makes an entertaining Wishee Washee and the show is both extravagent and fun.
0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld.0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—3pm. 6—8pm perfevgs. Bar’Cafe'.
Tam 0’ ShanterThurs 5 and Fri 6 Feb. 1.30 and 7.30pm. £1.75 (£1.50). Edinburgh Puppet Co in this much-acclaimed spectacular production of Burns’ famous tale of Tam and the witches.
O MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [DI Tickets also from Ticket Centre.
Candleriggs. 552 5961. mon—Sat 10.30am—6pm.
Oklahoma Mon 26—821131 jan. 7.30pm and Sat mat 2.30pm. £2.75 (£1.75). The Glasgow Schools Youth Theatre. set up in 1983. draws on 16—18 year olds from schools all over Glasgow and aims to put on two shows a year.
0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332
1846. Box office Mon—Sat
Dick Whittington Until Sat 31 Jan. 7.30pm. Mats 2.30pm every Sat £5.25 (£3.25). £3.25 (£2.25). Highly recommended production directed by Jimmy Logan and full of local colour.
0 TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267 ’8. Box office Tue—Sat noon—10pm.
Sleeping Beauty Until 1 Feb. Every dayexcept Mons. 7.30pm (8pm Sats). Mats 2pm every Thurs. 5pm every Sat. £5 guests. £4 members. Thurs mat concs £2.25 (also available to non-members. First rate fare from the Tron for their first panto. Written by Craig Ferguson ' (aka Bing Hitler) and Peter Capaldi.
EDINBURGH Activities and Fun
0 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION 1987 The Festival Fringe is always advertised by poster. chosen by competition from entries by school children in Scotland. Any pupil may enter. Any design could win. The competition is fierce (last year there were over 2500entries) but there are over £2000 worth of prizes to be won. Sponsored by the Life Association of Scotland. Closing date 27 Feb. Entry forms and details from The Festival Fringe Society. 170 High Street. Edinburgh EHl 108. 225 5257/5259. 0 MEADOWDANK SPORTS CENTRE London Road. Enquiries: Recreation Officer (Women in Sport) 17 Waterloo Place. 557 1265 ext 218.
Soft Play Tue and Thurs 10am—noon. 60p (includes creche facilities). Also group bookings £3 per hour (free for disabled). Telephone 661 5351. Groups should book 14 days in advance. New colourful play equipment for children (21/3-10 years) and those with special needs. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street and Queen Street. 225 7534.
Young Museum Chambers Street. Activities continue at the museum on Sat mornings for 8—14year-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.
Celebrate Carnival 10 Jan 10am—12.30pm.
Be An Archaeologist Sat 31 J an. 10am—noon.
No booking in advance is required for the event after this. which will be a free showing of the film Raiders of the Lost/Ark Sat 7 Feb.
0 SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND IN SCOTLAND
Design a Board Game: A Child’s Play Competition Child's Play is the name ofan exhibition coming to the City Art Centre July—Sept 1987. Leading up to this. Galt Toys are sponsoring a competition to design and make a fully working new Board Game (for any number ofplayers). Groups or individuals may enter (age groups — under 12. 12-18. over 18). Prizes (of your own choice) from the Galt catalogue to the value of £50. £30 and £20 in each group. Entries to the Museum ofChildhood. 42 High Street. Edinburgh by3l March 1987. O THINS SATURDAY CLUB 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743. 10-11.30am. Games. clues and fun for children in two age groups. under 8 years and 8 years plus. Free.
0 TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE West Pilton Bank. 3320877.
Open Drama Sessions Thursdays 6pm—8pm. Free. Drama workshops open to anyone interested of
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Haggs Castle, Glasgow
The Victorians have the reputation for having ‘re-invented’ childhood. Before this children were thought of ratheras small adults and treated accordingly. With the Victorians came a wide range of toys for their newly-discovered children, many examples of which are on display in this exhibition, mainly covering toys from the period 1850—1950.
Included are modern replicas of some examples like a diabolo (cone, stick and string) and a bandalore (original yo-yo) lor children to try out for themselves. The Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove have also lent an interesting and ancient relic from a child’s world, a 2000 year-old Egyptian toy horse. (Sally Kinnes)
secondary school age. No experience necessary. but there is a chance to go on and join the more advanced sessions later which run on Thursdays 8— 10pm. O WILKIE HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE Cowgate. 225 2079. Youth Theatre Group Mondays 4.30—6.30pm. For 8—12 years. The theatre group is looking for lots of new members to build up a good sized group to put on their own productions. Lots ofgames. improvisations. role playing and fun. Free. Free creche Mon—Fri 8.30am—4.30pm. For the under-fives. O YWCA 7 Randolph Place. West End Youth Theatre Saturdays 10.30am—noon. 225 4379. Drama workshops for arty child up to 16 years. New sessions start first Sat in Feb. 50p per week + £2.50 annual membership.
0 PLAYHDUSE 18x22 (ireenside Place. 557 2590. Box office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Bar
Cinderella Wed 4 Feb—S1117 Feb. 7.30pm and 2.30pm Sat mat. £4. £6. £8. £10 (cones and kids all tickets half price) Groups: one ticket in 10 free. Scottish Ballet's lavish production of Rossini‘s ballet.
Exhibitions 0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHDDD 42 1 ligh
Street. 225 2424. A highly original museum of toys and childhood which has proved so popular its successful format has been copied all over the world.
0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. All seats £1 bookable in advance.
Tom Thumb (PG) (George Pal. US. 1958) 96 mins. Sat 24 Jan. 2pm. Popular tale of the two inch Tom who outwits a couple of thieving adults. Oscar-winning special effects guaranteed attraction.
The Wizard 0102(17)(1‘rank Baum. US. 1939) 101 mins. Sat 31 .lan. 2pm. Memorable classic with .1 utly Garland and Bert I.ahr.
O REGAL North Bridge Street. Bathgatc. (1506630 869. Sat mats. 2pm. Child and adult 50p. Selected programmes from the Children's Film Foundation include a feature. cartoons and a serial.
Music 0 PLAYHDUSE THEATRE 20 (ireensidc
Place. 557 2590.
Fiddleron the ROOILittiI 24.12111. Also 2.30pm Sat 24.1an. £4.50. £5.50. £6.50. Sat mat: two for the price of one. Bill McCue and L'na McLean
in Scottish Opera's production ofthe “'CII'kmm'n musical.
0 KING'S 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box office Mott—Sat 10am~8pm. Bar. Rest. [1)] [17.]
Cinderella Until 21 Feb (not Suns) 7pm and mats 2.15pmonSats.‘1'ues and Weds. 15. £5.50. £6. (‘hildren half price except Fri and Sat evenings. Highly popular panto from Rikki Fulton (writer. director and star) with Walter ('arr also hilarious as the other ueg half.
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