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GLASGOW Activities and Fun

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

Youth Theatre Team Mondays (NB changed from Fridays) 7.30pm. £3 per term. For 12 years and over. New members always welcome to join the Youth Theatre which works on drama skills to build into an annual production.

Music Programme The centre runs an extensive music programme which is heavily subscribed. but anyone interested should contact music staff for information on coming vacancies/new projects.

Saturday atternoon activities 2—4pm. Include arts and crafts. dance. drama, drawing and painting and weaving. Most classes full at the present, but vacancies do arise. Contact centre for further details. Tuesday Drama Group has been cancelled.

The most famous events in Mary, Queen of Scots’ life are all very bloody. Her first husband died at 15, her second was lound strangled and her third died insane in a Danish prison. In a lamous scene in Holyrood Palace her Secretary, Hizzio, was murdered in her presence by her second husband, Lord Darnley. Mary and Rizzio were seated together at supper when the murderer burst in and Hizzio, clinging to the skirts ol the Queen (who was 6 months pregnant with James VI) was dragged bloody and screaming lrom the room. She herself was executed on the orders other second cousin Elizabeth I, dying at Fotheringay Castle on 7 Feb, 1587. According to legend, her little dog was hidden under her skirts as she went to the block.

‘Mary Queen of Scots Had Her Head Chopped Dit’ is the apt title at a tour-minute animated iilm being made by children lrom tour schools in Scotland (including Fotheringay primary school!). It will serve as a briel introduction to the exhibition ‘A Celebration at Mary, Queen at Scots', being held in the National Portrait Gallery, July—October. A competition tor children to‘design a knot garden with the possible prize 01 actually

o GRDSVENQR CINEMA Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298.

Caley Kids Club Saturdays 1.30—4.30pm. 50p. For 4—14 years. Games. cartoons. serial and raffle. Parents welcome. or children can be left under supervision.

O 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 7: Dressing up in the costumes hunt the time of Mary Queen of Scots. 10am—noon and 2—4.3me. Free. A specially extended day of activities to celebrate the 400th anniversary ot the execution at Mary, Queen of Scots. No need to stay lorlull length of the sessions children can come and go. For7—12 years. See panel.

Sat 14: Valentine Cards. 2.15pm. (6—7). Sat activities back to normal time at 2.15pm, with again a topical, this time romantic, tlavour.


0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Mary Queen of Scots Semi-permanent exhibition. This is the topical time to


planting the garden somewhere in Edinburgh should be announced soon and a fun pack full of ideas torthings to do and make should be ready by the end of March. The first event to launch the celebrations has already proved so popularthat it is fully booked. This is the Family Day, 7 Feb, 10.30am—12noon and lrom 2pm in the

visit this exhibition about this sad Queen who was executed on 8 Feb 1587.400 years ago on Sun 8. See paneL

Toys from the Attic Until 5 May. A 2000 year-old Egyptian toy horse is one of the guests in this exhibition which brings together a wide range ofold-fashioned. mainly Victorian toys.


0 ODEON FILM CENTRE Renfield Street. 332 8701. £2.75 (OAP/(‘hild £1.50).

Short Circuit (PO) 102 mins. From 13 Feb. A tale ofa Robot (Number Five) who gets struck by lightning. This provokes humanoid responses (and the publicity ‘Being human is not a malfunction'). For content at least it is already being compared to ET. Directed byJohn Badham (responsible for the fast. slick and witty Saturday Night Fever).


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. 7pm and Sat 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. Last few days ofa lad in a cave and in trouble with Stanley Baxter on excellent form.

0 MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also from Ticket Centre. (.‘andleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6pm.

Finian‘s Rainbow Until 7 Feb. 7.30pm. £2 from Minerva (‘lub (on door as available). A variety show from the junior members ofthe

National Portrait Gallery. There will be music, a reenactment of Rizzio's death and 16th century sweetmeats and, although the doors won't be closed, the gallery would stress that it will be very crowded and anyone who hasn't booked may unlortunately be disappointed. (Sally Kinnes)

Minerva Club).

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521.

Tam 0' Shanter Sat 14 Feb. 1 lam and 2.30pm (45 mins). £2/£2.50 adult. The Edinburgh Puppet Company use all the drama and menace in Robert Burns‘ narrative poem to make an excellent, and not a little scary, show. At Alloway‘s old haunted kirk Tam and his mare encounter a scene of the devil‘s own making where witches reel. set and jig, whipped into a colourful but manic frenzy to the music of a huge devil of a piper, Auld Nick himself. For 8 years and over.


Activities and Fun

0 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION 1987 The winning poster design from this competition (open to anyone at school in Scotland will be printed and used to publicise the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Over £2000 worth ofprizes are to be won, including art materials for the school and cash prizes for the pupil. Sponsored by the Life Association of Scotland. Closing date 27 Feb. Entry forms and details from The Festival Fringe Society. 170 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 105,225 5257/5259.

0 HOLY CROSS CHURCH HALL Bangholm Loan (off Ferry Road). Fridays 6.30—9.30pm.

Forth Children’s Theatre The theatre group is looking for boys aged 15—18 years to act in their production of Huck Finn which will be performed at the Theatre Workshop. Edinburgh. 9—1 1 April. Anyone interested should go along to above address on Friday 6.30—9.30pm. The group has an annual membership fee of50p.


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 (21/2—10 years) and those with special needs. For use at above times while parents use the sports facilities. Enquiries Recreation Officer (Women in Sport), 17 Waterloo Place. 557 1265 ext218.

O PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

Mary Queen of Scots: Family Day 7 Feb. Free. See panel.

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—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.

Raiders ol the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, US, 1981) 115 mins. Sat 7 Feb. 10am—noon. Free. Harrison Ford is the star ofSpielberg’s

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