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Activities and Fun

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Classes will re-start week beginning Tue 21 Apr (NB no afternoon activities in the summer term).

0 GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashtone Lane, Hillhead, 339 4298.

NB There will be no Caley Kids Club on 18 April, but Basil the Great Mouse Detective will be shown instead. Doors open 2pm. £2 adult (all concs £1.20).

Caley Kids Club resumes as normal from 25 April.

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. EasterActivities

Fri 17: 10.15am Kite Making (9—12); 2.15pm Easter Bonnets (5—8). Sal18: 10.15am Potato Print Pictures (4-7); 2.15pm Silhouettes (8—12). Mon 20: 10.15pm Pancakes (6—9); 2.15pm Victorian Fun and Games (7—12).

Saturday Activities resume on Sat 25 with Time for a Story, special story telling and activities for 4—6 years. 2.15pm. Free. No booking.

0 INSECT 200 7 James Street, Bridgeton, 554 8486. Mon—Fri IOam—4pm. Closed 17 and 20 April. Residents include two tarantula spiders, two types of scorpion, mealworms, a long type of worm which grows into a large beetle after pupaton, giant landsnails and many other exotic examples.


0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Toys from the Attic Until 5 May.

An Egyptian horse in its 2000+ year is one of the toys on display in this exhibition of old-fashioned toys.

0 LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road, Milngavie 956 2351 ext 46. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm. Closed Mondays.

Children’s Art Exhibition Until 18 Apr. Mixed media work from the children’s (7—14 years) Sat morning classes at the gallery.


0 GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane, Hillhead, 339 4298.

Basil the Great Mouse Detective (U)

(US, 1986) 74 mins. £2 (concs£1 .20) Until 24 Apr. Doors open 2pm,

4.15pm, 6.15pm. Programme starts 15 mins later. A fine Disney spoofof Sherlock Holmes in which Queen Victoria is threatened with a mechanical replacement!

0 ODEON FILM CENTRE Renfield Street, 332 8701. £2.75 Adult; £2 Adult with Child; £1 .50 Child/OAP. Flight of the Navigator (PG) (Randal Kleiser, US, 1986) Probably until 25 Apr. Check with cinema. 2pm, 4.15pm, 6.30pm, 8.45pm; Sun 5.15pm, 7.30pm. Quasi-ET. story in which the aliens need the help of 12 year-old David to get home.


0 Guest tor a Kelpie: Let’s Listen 29 Apr, Radio Scotland, VHF, 2.20—2.40pm. Every Wed for six weeks. Jeannie Main is the young but unsentimental heroine ofthis excellently-told story, set at the time ofCulloden and the 1745 Jacobite Rising. Jeannie, reluctantly becoming embroiled in the bloody events, unexpectedly finds a succession of telling demands are made upon her. Quest fora Kelpie is both a first novel and competition winner for its highly talented author Frances Hendry. Frances also adapted it for radio aging Jeannie into ‘a real crusty old bird’ to tell the story by reflection her childhood. Well worth catching.

O PAVILION Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.

Super Gran 18 Apr. 103m, 2.30pm,


7pm. (NB there will be no performance on 17 April) £5, £4, £3 (£2.50 Child; OAP£1 off). Super Gran, the Glaswegian granny, (based on the original Tyne Tees television show but using a different cast) comes home to Glasgow for her first live performance in a laser-zapping. thigh-slapping. handbag-bashing show. Local children from St Andrews Primary School. Bearsden will also be partly responsible! They have been rehearsed specially for the show and will be taking part, as will children from Stockbridge Primary, Edinburgh when the show goes on to the King’s, Edinburgh 12—16 May. See photo.

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. re-starts 21 Apr. 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 CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road, 443 0101. Easter Sports School Until 17 Apr. Play sessions for the under 10s. 10am—noon. 30p per session. No advance booking required. Coaching for 11—16 year-olds in Badminton, Tennis, Squash and Canoeing. 2—3pm and 3—4pm. £2.50 per session. Tickets must be purchased in advance from centre. 0 EDINBURGH YOUTH THEATRE 45 Prince Regent Street, 553 6395. Want to be in a fringe show? Aged 15—21? Edinburgh Youth Theatre have a Festival Fringe production planned and would like to hear from anyone interested in theatre and any aspect of the performing arts. Contact Alison Forsyth at above number for further details.

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O EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Open every day of the year. 9am—4.30pm (Sun open 9.30am). £2.50(£1.25). Easter Activities Until 20 Apr. Wild Adventure Hippo Treasure Hunt Easter Sunday 19 Apr. Continues throughout the day. Prizes to be tracked down by following a special trail of Hippo clues! With prizes. For any age. Animal Handling Classes Education Centre. Always very popular. On the hour 1 1am—4pm. Behind the Scenes Reptile Tours 1pm and 1.30pm. Special Displays at the Giraile and Gorilla Exhibits Noon and 2pm. Brass rubbing and mask making. 0 JACK KANE CENTRE Niddrie Mains Road. 669 0404. Play and Coaching Sessions Until 17 Apr l0am—noon and 2—4pm. Play sessions for under 10s ( 10p): 10—14 years (20p) per session. Also play sessions for under 5s. l—2pm on above dates ( 10p). Gymnastics coaching for 5—14 years. Contact centre for details. 0 PRINCES STREET GARDENS Easter Egg Rolling Easter Sunday 19 Apr. Noon—2.30pm. Lots offun with egg rolling (eggs provided) and an Egg Hunt around the gardens. Tony and Derek, Magic Bob. Major Mustard‘s Travelling Show, Marvin the Monkey and the Armagh Rhymers will all be present and joining in the fun. 0 ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road, 667 7211. Sports Classes Until Fri 17 Apr. Each session 55p on the day. Judo Mon—Fri 10am—noon and 1-3pm. Weight Training age 16+ on Mondays 3—4pm; Tue and Wed noon— 1 pm; Thurs and Fri llam-noon. Fencing 10am—noon; 1—3pm. Inflatables play sessions Mornings and afternoons at Royal Commonwealth Pool and at Glenogle, Leith. Portobello, Dairy and Infirmary Street Baths. 45p. 0 SAUGHTON SPORTS COMPLEX Stevenson Drive. Telephone 443 0101 (Craiglockhart Sports Centre) for information. Easter Sports School Until 17 Apr. Coaching will be available for children aged 10—18 in the following sports: Tennis 10—1 lam and llam—noon (boys and girls); Hockey 10am—noon (girls); Football 2—4pm (boys); Athletics 2—4pm (boys and girls). Courses are run on a weekly basis. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Sports Complex Mon—Fri 4—6pm. £2.50. 0 SPRING FLING COMPETITION Free time is the theme oi the following competitions, which all have cash prizes! Poetry Not more than 50 words! Entries (with name, address, tel no and age on reverse) to Alan Spence. Writer-in-Residence, City of EDC, Dept of Recreation, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, by 1 May. Age groups, under 12 and 12-17 years. Painting Oils, acrylics, watercolour, tempera, pastel mixed media or prints (not photographs) are acceptable. Size

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