ruthlessly economically exploited by the English Edward I. A bold. imaginative play. marred by overwriting and. at the outset ofthe tour. overacting.

For further details please contact Theatre Co-Op on 031 5581610. Webster Memorial Theatre. Arbroarh Fri 1 and Sat 2 May: Barrft'eld Pavilion. Largs Mon 4 and Tue 5 May; Civic Centre. Motherwell Wed 6—Fri 8 M ay; ( ‘orn Exchange. Melrose Sat 9 and Mon 1 1 May. Tour continues to Highlands returning to Central Belt later in the month.

0 MACLASH The Merry Mac Fun Co are touring with their latest show: political comedy presented in their own inimieal style. See Mayfest Diary. For further details please call 031 556 8897.

Jarvevs‘ Loung, Kels‘oStreet. Yoker Wed 6 May. 8pm: Scottish College of Textiles. (ialashiels Thurs 7 May 9pm; Queen Margaret (,‘ollege. Edinburgh Fri 8 May. 8pm; Cumbernaitld Theatre. Cumbernauld Sat 9 May. 7.45pm. Tour continues.




0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. Box Office 331 1234. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet.

Scottish Ballet in Tales of Hoffman Tue 26—Sat 30 May. This will begin the Ballet‘s summer tour.

0 BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151.

Culture City Preview Mon 18 May. 6.30—10pm. Tickets £10 inc supper. A special evening of dance with Scottish Ballet and the Dance School of Scotland. music by Scottish National Orchestra. Send to Friends ofthe SNO. 3 La Belle Place. G3 71-11 for ticket applications. Classes and Summer Schools

0 JORDANHILL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 76 Southbrae Drive. Scottish Dance Theatre Youth Summer School Mon 20—Fri 24 July. An intensive week ofdance. working with a professional company.

Places are limited so book now. Contact Cheryl Strong. l7 Parkhill Road. Shawlands. G43: 649 9987 for details and booking forms. Fee £20.


Performance 0 CHURCHILL THEATRE Morningside

Road. Tickets from Usher Hall Box Office. Lothian Road. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.

New Danish Dance Theatre Wed 6 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). An unusual opportunity to see Denmark's top alternative modern dance group. Arranged by the Danish Institute. 0 MORAY HOUSE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Cramond Campus. Cramond Road North. 336 6001. Dancescapers Until Sat 2 May. 8pm. £2 (£1 ). Dancescapers is the annual

showing ofwork by a company based at ex-Dunfermline College of Education. now amalgamated with Moray House. Special guest choreographer this year is Caroline Ray. recently returned from training abroad.

0 SPRING, LOTHIAN YOUTH DANCE COMPANY begin a tour oftheir work as part ofshows in central Scotland. Tickets will be on sale on the night. Sat 2: James Young High School. Livingston. as part of the Dance Factory Show at 7.30pm.

Sat16: Lasswade High School with Style Show at 7pm.

Fri 22: Drama Theatre. Westerhailes at 7.30pm.

Sat 30: Penicuik High School at 7pm. Sun 7 June: Ross Band Stand. Spring Fling Show at 3pm.

Fri/Sat 12/13 June: Churchill Theatre. Morningside at 7.30pm.

Classes and Summer Schools

0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 225 3614.

Dance About, Try It Out Continuing the highly successful series of dance classes in the evening. 5.45pm lasting l‘/2 hours. Don't miss them. Mon 4. 11 and 18: Contemporary and Creative with Marilyn Williams. Wed 13: Jazz Fun with Alex Craig. 0 MORAY HOUSE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Cramond Campus. Cramond Road North. Phone 336 6001 forinformation at llColme Street. Edinburgh.

Eighth International Summer School of Modern Dance 2—14 August. Two weeks of full course £105. one week of full course £70. Bookings are now being taken for Scotland‘s major summer school ofmodern dance. This year‘s guest teachers include Tarin Chaplin from Pennsylvania. Odile Roquet from Paris and Viola Farber froin London. This is one of the highlights of the dance year. Those who pay the fee in full before 1 June will be offered a concessionary rate of £95 (2 weeks) and £65 (1 week). Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

O EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square. 5520422 or 556 l 179 for info. Saturday Dance Classes Beginning Sat 9 May. A new season of lively dance classes with Tracy Hawkes and Lyn Denton. 11am: Ballet with Tracy. l2noon: Jazz with Tracy. 1.30pm: Contemporary with Lyn. Beginners welcome.

0 SALISBURY CENTRE Salisbury Place.

Catalyst Open Workshops Every Wed and Thurs during May. 10am—3pm. An exciting opportunity to work with one of Scotland‘s most innovative and imaginative companies. whose special interest is in butoh dance.

0 THE MERLIN Morningside Road. International Ceilidh Dance Fri 8 May. £2 (£1 .50). The Footloose Dancers in an evening of folk dance to live music.

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Activities and Fun

0 BOOK TRUST l5a1.ynedoch Street (off Woodlands Road) 332 0391 National Tell-a-Story-Week 2—9 May Jill Paton Walsh 7 May 2pm. Author of Chance Chi/t1. Dolphin Crossing and more recently Lapsi'ng. Jill Paton Walsh will be reading from her books and talking to 8— 10 year olds. 0 DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 554 7449.

A new term has just begun and will run till the beginning ofJune. Membership 15—18 years £1 ; Up to 14 years 50p. Youth Theatre Tuesdays 7.3(l—l0pm. For 15—21 years. New members welcome. Spangle Children's Circus Tuesdays 7—9pm. All kinds ofcircus skills to be learned from uni-cycling to juggling. For any age child.

Children’s Pottery/Drama/Art Class Saturdays l0am—Noon. Separate classes for each activity.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

0 GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 3394298.

Caley Kids Club Games and fun. open to any child (4—14 years).

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Saturday Activities

2. 15pm. Free. No booking.

Sat 2 May: Finger Puppets (5—7 years) 8819 May: Weaving (8-12 years)

0 INSECT ZOO 7 James Street. Bridgeton. 554 8486. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm. Worms. spiders and snails oforiginal and exotic variety. 0 PEOPLE’S PALACE Winter Gardens. May Day Rally— Children's concert Sun 3 May. 2. 15pm. By the Black Box Puppet Theatre Co.


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

Last few days ofthis exhibition of toys which have the charm and appeal of those pulled down from the attic.



Actiwties 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. after school until 6pm. For 5—12 years. 10p per day (parents/adults should go along with the child to enrol in the first instance). ’l‘wo after school clubs offering lots ofgames. trips. outings. swimming etc

0 EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Open every day of the year. 9am—4.30pm (Sun open 9.30am). £2.50 (£1 .25). The following run every weekend till end ol‘summer. but it is advisable to ring and check with zoo first

Animal Handling Classes every hour. 11am—4pm. Highly popular classes in which snakes. snails. rats. chicks and cockroaches all make themselves available for gentle public attention and handling! Guided Tours ofthe Reptile House 1pm and 1.30pm.

0 369 233 Cowgate. 225 3013.

369 Art Club Saturdays for eight weeks from 9 May. £10 for 8 weeks (£5 cones). Fun classes in painting. drawing and arts and crafts


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

Explorers(U) (USA 1985) 109 mins. Sat 2 May 2pm. Space (surprise. surprise) is the territory these explorers have in mind which is achieved with the help ofsome extra-terrestial messages. Charlotte’s Web(U) US. 1972) 96 mins. Sat 9 May. 2pm. Touching but weepy story of the resourceful Charlotte (a spider) and a pig under threat. Based on the book by EB. White.


0 KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. Box office Mon-Sat 229 1201 Super Gran Tues ll-Sat 16 May 2pm & 7pm except Fri 10.30am & 7pm and Sat 1 lam, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Not pulling any punches. Super Gran with her amazing strength. speed and lasers moves from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

0 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579.

Hudden Dudden and Donald O'Leary Wed 6—Sat 23 May. Weds 10.30am & 1.30pm (schools) & 7.30pm; Thurs and Fris 4pm & 7.30pm; Sats 10.30am & 2.30pm. £2.50(£1.50) Donald and Daisy. his cow. get caught in the greedy clutches ofa couple ofcrooks. Hudden and Dudden. who make off with Daisy! But the tale doesn‘t end there. and Donald has his revenge. An Irish folk tale for all ages. adapted and directed by Chris Craig.

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