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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.

0 GROSVENOR 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.

Sat21 March: Travel Back in Time Costume (7—12 years). Dress up in the fabulous costumes of the court of Mary Queen of Scots.

Sat 28 March: Candlemaking (8—12 years). Find out all about traditional candles and make one yourself to take home.


0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Mary Queen at Scots Semi-permanent exhibition. This year. above all. is the to find out more about Mary in the 400th anniversary year of her death.

Toys lrom the Attic Until 5 May.

An Egyptian horse in its 2000+ year is one of the very special toys on display in this exhibition of old-fashioned toys. Closer to home there is a dolls‘ house made for a little girl in Glasgow in 1916. complete with a tiny candlestick for lighting the way to bed. There are competitions and quizzes. with prizes. related to the exhibition.


0 THIRO EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

The Wayward Princess Sat 21 March (11am & 2.30pm); Sun 22 March (4pm). £2.50/£1.50 (60 mins). An hour long adventure story about an unconventional princess called Zoe. The cast use lots of music and dance and involve the children in miming

haunted trees. playing percussion instruments and in a folk dance. Performed by the Glasgow company Primary Colours. for 5—12year-olds. o KILMAROINNY HOUSE 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden. 943 ()312 (Mon—Fri 9am—1pm).

Johnny and the Space Machine Sat 28 Mar. 7pm. £1.25 (80p). Purves Puppets. famous for their dramatic use ofultra violet light with puppets. present a fantasy show.

0 MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat l2noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. And King‘sTheatre. Bath Street Mon-—Sat l2noon—6pm.

Cabaret Fri 20. Sat 21 . Fri 27 and Sat 28 Mar. 8pm. £3(£1.50). The Mitchell Theatre for Youth senior group ( 15—21 years) present Joe Masteroff‘s Cabaret. based on the play [Am a Camera by John van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood (in the James Moir Hall)

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun

0 CATCH CLUB Glenogle Baths. Glenogle Road (in the Club Room) and Pilmeny Youth Centre. 44 Buchanan Street (off Leith Walk). Mon—Fri during term time (until 4 April). From after school—6pm. 10p per day. (parents/adults should go along with the child to enrol in the first instance). For 5—12 years. Two after school clubs offering lots of games. trips. outings. swimming etc during the school terms.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street 225 7534.

Young Museum gives children a chance to take part in the museum‘s many activitiesoutwith school. It includes workshops. film

Racing to catch Thunderbirds Are Go! at the

programmes and competitions on Sat mornings and at other times during school holidays. All the events are open to children aged 8—12 years and admission is free. Workshops are very popular however. and numbers are limited st do book in advance (forms from Information Desk). The workshops listed below are the last in the current series which looks at festivals from all over the world. A new programme of trips will start some time after 16 April when this series ends. Booking Starts Thurs 2 April for Make Faberge Easter Eggs! on Thurs 16 April 10am—I2noon. This will be the last workshop in the current series.

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

Thins Saturday Club Saturdays 10-11.30am. Free. Open to any child. Quizzes. games. competitions etc. Divided into two age groups— over and under 8 years.

0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013

Children’s Art Classes The current series ofclasses has finished but will re-start Sat 2 May.

0 TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE West Pilton Bank. 332 0877.

Open Drama Sessions Thursdays 6pm—8pm. Free. This is an introductory class for beginners of secondary school age. with a chance to move on to more advanced work (Thursdays 8- 10pm) if interest is expressed.


Free creche Mon—Fri 10.00am—4.00pm. For the under-fives.

Youth Theatre Group Mondays 4.30—6.30pm. Free. For 8-12 year-olds.

Free Creche Mon—Fri 8.30am—4.30pm. For the under 5s. 0 YWCA 7 Randolph Place. 225 4379. West End Youth Theatre Saturdays 10.30am—noon. Any child up to 16 years is welcome to join the West End Youth Theatre which learns drama and theatre skills under professional tuition. The workshops will lead to a production later in the year. 50p per week plus £2.50 annual membership.


Soft Play Tuesdays and Thursdays 1()am—l2noon. 60p (includes creche facilities). Also group bookins £3 per


hour (free for disabled) Tel 661 5351. Groups should book 14 days in advance. New colourful play equipment for children (2I/2—10 years) and those with special needs. For use at above times while parents use the sports facilities. Enquiries. Recreation ()fficer (Women in Sport). 17 Waterloo Place. 557 1265 ext218.

Exhibitions 0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High

Street. 225 2424. Look out for lots of exciting Easter workshops from 6 April. Numbers are limited and (free) tickets will be available on a first come first served basis from 30 Mar. l0am—4.30pm. See Preview section for full details.


0 EILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. All seats £1 bookable in advance.

Golden Voyage olSinbad (U) (UK. 1974) 104 mins. Sat 28 Mar. Fantasy adventure story ofthe indefatigable Sinbad. most notable for its special effects.

Thunderbirds Are Go! (U) (Gerry Anderson. UK. 1966) 90mins. Sat 4 April. With Scott. Virgil. Brains and Lady Penelope. Film version of the highly popular 60s TV series in which International Rescue‘s mission is to save the world‘s most advanced spaceship from the evil clutches of the Hood.

0 OOEON (‘lerk Street. 667 7331. £2 (£1.50) for perfs commencing before 6pm. £2.70 (£2) for perfs after 6pm. Short Circuit(P(}) (John Badham) 102 mins Sats 2.15pm possibly until Easter. Check with venue. A strange tale of a robot who develops humanoid tendancies after being struck by lightning!

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



Seascapes: Tower Bank School and SCD Community Project Thurs 26 Mar. 7pm. Tickets: £1 from Tower Bank School. Seascapes was specially commissioned by the SCO from composer David Bedford to work as a schools project. The children will be actively involved. accompanying the S(‘() with their own music. art work and creative writing. The money for the project has been raised by the PTA ofTower Bank Primary School.

0 OUEEN'S HALL South (‘lerk Street Piccolo Paclt Children’s Concerts Sat 21 Mar. £1 (75p ifchild has badge from last series). 11am-12noon. Last in current series ofspecial musical Saturday mornings for 8—12 year-olds. The S(‘() will be introducing them to various parts of the orchestra and asking them to join

in. 0 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 5569579.

Coming soon. Edinburgh Puppet Festival from 8 April. Full details in next issue of T/zel.is1.

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