award-winning and edge-of-the-seat adventure story. No booking required. first come. first served. Booking Starts Sat 7 Feb for Make Chinese New Year Dragon Masks and Lanterns Sat 21 Feb.


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 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 of Childhood. 42 High Street. Edinburgh by 31 March 1987. O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 5425.

Film Animation (Junior). Mondays and Tuesdays (starting 9 and 10 Feb) 4—6pm. £7.50 for 10 sessions. Register and pay in advance. For 11—16year-olds. The fascinating process ofmaking still pictures appear to move and tell a story is explained and practised in this introductory course. The skills taught lead up to being able to construct a film ofone‘s own and in the last weeks of the course. Tutor: Jessica Langford. Run in conjunction with Film Workshop Trust.

0 THINS BOOKSHOP 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743.

Thins Saturday Club Saturdays 10-11.30am. Free. ()pen to any child. Story reading and picture colouring for younger children; quizzes and games for older children.

0 TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE West Pilton Bank. 332 0877.

Open Drama Sessions Thursdays 6pm—8pm. Free. For anyone of secondary school age. These are introductory and exploratory drama workshops for beginners who want to find out a little bit about theatrical skills. but not necessarily get involved in a production. If they find it appeals there is an opportunity to go on to the more advanced sessions which are held afterwards between 8 and 10pm on Thursdays.


Free creche Mon—Fri 8.30am—4.30pm. For the under-fives.

Youth Theatre Group Mondays 4.30—6.30pm. For 8—12 years.

0 YWCA 7 Randolph Place. 225 4379. West End Youth Theatre Saturdays 10.30am—noon. A new term of workshops gets underway on Saturdays from 7 Feb following their recent production at the end of January. Theatre skills and techniques taught by a professional drama teacher which will lead to a new show. For any child up to 16 years. 50p per week plus £2.50 annual membership.


0 PLAYHOUSE 18/22 Greenside Place, 557 2590. Box office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Bar

Cinderella Until Sat 7 Feb. 7.30pm and 2.30pm Sat mat. £4. £6. £8. £10 (cones and kids all tickets halfprice) Groups: one ticket in 10 free. This production of Rossini‘s work by Scottish Ballet is not especially designed for children but its lavish and glittering production is likely to be both accessible to and popular with them.


0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High 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.

Heidi’s Song (U) (US. 1982) 94 mins. Sat 7 Feb. 2pm. Feature length animated version of the story of Heidi. an orphan. who goes to stay with her crusty old grandfather in the Alps.

Jason and the Argonauts (U) (UK. 1963) 104 mins. Sat 14 Feb. 2pm. The mythology ofJason in search of the Golden Fleece makes a useful vehicle for some first class special effects.

0 OOEON Clerk Street. 667 7331. £2 (£1.50) for perfs commencing before 6pm. £2.70 (£2) for perfs after 6pm. Short Circuit (PG) (John Badham) 102 mins. See Odeon Film Centre. Glasgow.

0 REGAL North Bridge Street. Bathgate. 0506 630 869. Sat mats. 2pm. Child and adult 50p. Selected programmes from the Children’s Film Foundation include a feature. cartoons and a serial.


0 KING'S 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 1(lam-8pm. Bar. Rest. [D]

Cinderella Until 21 Feb (not Suns) 7pm and mats 2. 15pm on Sats. Tues and Weds. £5. £5.50. £6. Rikki Fulton‘s (writer. director and star) popular version ofCinderella continues till late Feb.

0 NETHERDOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579.

Singalong with Mr Boom Sat 7 and 14 Feb. 10.30am. £1 (60p). Kids aged two or under (with adults) free. Arriving by rocket. Mr Boom plays his one-man band (and encourages on-stage performers from the audience) and sings lots of his own and other well-known songs. For primary school age.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 5425.

Gebb Sat 7 Feb. £3 (£1). The Theatre Workshop‘s events get underway again with a play by Rainmaker Picture Story Theatre. a new children’s theatre company. Rainmaker use imagery and humour to build a show which is particularly accessible to deafand partially hearing children.

Workshops Thurs 19 and Fri 20. 10am—1pm. Free workshops taken by Rainmaker for people with hearing disabilities. Preference will be given to those who can attend both days.

o The Open List is a tree listings service tor all cultural, educational. politlcal and other events that do not tall into The Llst's other listings categories.


o Atelier Musique de Ville d'Avray French Institute. 13 Randolph Crescent. Edinburgh. 7pm. Talk by French composer Jean~Louis Petit and members ofthe Atelier company. followed by a concert of contemporary music.


o How Do Birds Get the Message? National Museums ofScotland. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Information 031 225 7534 ext 206. Free. 11am. Second in a new series of talks on the theme of ‘communication' given by Ian Bunyon.

0 Zen Meditation The Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 031 667 5438. Meditation led by a priest from Throssel Hole Priory.


0 Women Live Pleasance Bar. 60 The Pleasance. Edinburgh. 7pm. The evening will start with a video about ‘Women Live‘ followed by discussion about this year‘s Festival and ending with a party! Performers welcome. plus anyone interested helping with 1987 Festival.


o Digging up the Past: Excavations at Eyemouth Fort National Museums of Scotland. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 2pm. Free. David Caldwell gives the latest talk in the series.


0 News on Sunday: The People’s Paper Gateway Exchange. 2—4 Abbeymount. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Free. Brian Whitaker. Assistant Editor of the soon to be laucnehd ‘radical‘ left-wing News on Sunday, faces questions on how the paper will respond to news input from the regions. Should be a fascinating opportunity to decide in your own mind whether News on Sunday will be able to challenge successfully the deep-rooted assumptions of ‘Fleet Street‘.

0 Digging Up the Past: Digging in Cyprus National Museums of Scotland. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 2pm. Free. Elizabeth Goring with the final talk in the archaeology series.


o Rituals and Sexuality The Edinburgh Bisexual Group. Lesbian and Gay Centre. 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. The rituals of sexuality with reference to bisexuality.

o The Last Tasmanian National Museums ofScotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh (films are in the Lecture Theatre. Lothian Street). 7.30pm. Free (tickets may be reserved: 50p from the Museum). Information 031 225 7534. This film was directed by Tom Haydon.


0 Shades Dt Green Daily and Fair Renfield St Stephens Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. Glasgow. Part of a series of ‘green‘ events taking place in Scotland from 11—13 Feb. 8—9pm Two Two Speeches: Maggie Sale. Green Party and Friends of the Earth members and leading Scottish CND figure talks on the relevance of Environmental issues to Scotland. Jonathan Porritt. Director of Friends ofthe Earth talks on Environmental issues and the next election (see Guestlist). Stalls and Displays. 5—8pm and 9—9.30pm: A large number ofgroups loosely related or sympathetic to the Green Movement with stalls publicising their activities.

0 Messages in the Art of Ancient Egypt National Museums ofScotland. Royal Museum ofScotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Information 031 225 7534 ext 206. 11am. Free. Katriana Hazell gives the talk.

0 Ever Wondered About Buddhism Craigmount School. Craigs Road. Edinburgh. A weekend course (non-residential).£11.20(UB40s free). Details from Craigmount Community Education office. 031 339 8278.


0 Magnus Magnusson, Illustrated Lectures Mitchell Theatre. Glasgow. 2.30 and 5.30pm. Two lectures organised by the RSPB and given by Mastermind presenter Magnus Magnusson. His chosen subjects are. unsurprisingly. given his origins. Iceland Saga and Birds of Iceland.


0 Think at Spring '87 Fashion Show YWCA Theatre. Randolph Place. Edinburgh. 8pm (also on 20 and 21 Feb). 15 Scottish clothes and textiles designers associated with The Ivy League shop put on this fashion show. The show has been choreographed by Quentin Young.

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