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Activities and Fun

0 DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 7 James Street. Bridgeton. 554 744‘).

A new term has recently begun and will run until the beginningofJune. Membership 15— 18 years£l ; Up to 14 years 50p.

Youth Theatre 'l'uesdays 7.30— 10pm. For 15—21 years. New members welcome.

Spangle Children’s Circus 'l‘ucsdays 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 anm—Noon. Separate classes for each activitv.


llillhead. 339 4298.

Caley Kids Club Saturdays 1.30—4.30pm. 50p. Games and fun. open to any child (4—14 years). Parents welcome. or children can be left under our supervision.

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

2. 15pm. Free. No booking.

Sat 16 May: ()atcakes (6-8 years)

Sat 9 May: Croquet (8-12 years)

0 PAISLEY FESTIVALHigh Street. Paisley. 889 3151. 23-31 May. Childrens Magic Show Town Hall. May 23. 10.30am. 50p. Presented by Paisley Magic Circle.

Paisley Rockeleers Club St James Park. 24 May. 2.30pm-4.30pm. A safe but entertaining display ofwater propelled projectiles!

Book Safari Gallowhill Library. 27 May. 6.30pm-7.30pm. David Ian Neville. with much changing of costumes. gives a light-hearted history ofbooks for 8-11 year olds. Forrest Wilson Central Library.

Workshops on Face and Hair Decoration from around the world. Booking in advance is essential Further information from Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh tel: 031 225 7534 ext 266. One workshop £1.25 Hair, Masks, Make-Up, Jewellery

Paisley. 27 May. 7pm-8pm. For all admirers of Supergran a chance to meet her creator!

Childrens Magic Show Town Hall. 30 May. 10.30am. 50p. By local magicians from the Paisley Magic Circle.

Open Day in Barshaw Parlt 31 May. Arts Umbrella Clown Circus A free childrens workshop from

10.30am-1 1 .30am is followed by continuous performances from lpm-Spm £1 (50p). The team includes leading puppeteer Terry Lee Wright. the No Fit State Circus whose speciality is juggling plus Goffie the Clown and a wonderful selection ofsurprise props!

Activity Tents approx 12noon-5pm. Lots ofdifferent groups are pitching tents and organising games and fun including a few science-fiction surprises. face-painting. Plaster-of-Paris model making and competitions. For 6-12 year olds. Raskolnikofl Theatre lpm-5pm. Catch this juggling. acrobatic. puppet and slapstick show as it moves round the park all afternoon presenting 15 minute performances.

Pony Rides l-5pm. Open Day Barshaw Park. Clown Theatre 12noon-6pm. £1 (50p). Continuous performances for all the family. Pony Club Games Afternoon. Includes dressage. Clown Theatre Barshaw Theatre. June 1. A free childrens workshop from 1030-] 1.30am. followed by continuous performances until 5pm £1 (50p).


0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

A Box 01 Surprises l6 May—24 August. Boxes for bibles. medicines and Russian hats made from hazelnuts. horns and tortoiseshell are the subject ofllaggs' latest exhibtion.

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. 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). Two after school clubs offering lotsofgames. trips. outings. swimming etc

0 EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. 0an every day of the year. 9am—4.30pm (Sun open 9.30am). £2.50 (£1 .25).

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 of the Reptile House 1pm and 1.30pm.

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

Thins Saturday Club Sats

10am—l 1 .30pm. ()pen to any child. Free. Competitions and games.

0 359 233 Cowgatc. 225 3013.

369 Art Club Saturdays until end of

June. £10 for 8 weeks (£5 cones). Fun classes in painting. drawing and arts and crafts for 8—12 year olds.

o TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE West Pilton Bank. 332 0877.

Two free drama workshops are now underway and looking for new members:

Junior Drama Classes Thursdays 6—8pm. 11—15 year olds.

Drama Classes Thursdays 8.30pm—10pm. For 15 yearolds and UVCT.

Drums and Guitar Tuition Thursdays 3pm—6pm. If you want to learn either instrument and are between 11 and 20 years old get along to the Triangle on Thursday afternoons.

0 YWCA 7 Randolph Place. 225 4379. West End Youth Theatre Sats 10.30am—noon. £2.50 annual membership. 50p per session. Fun drama workshops.


0 CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. 225 2424.

The Endeavour Competiton 18 May—30 May. The Altrusa Club. an organisation of business and professional women which encourages handicapped children to enjoy art. have organised this cornpetiton and exhibition of painting. drawing and sculpture by children from special schools in Edinburgh.


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

Frog Dreaming (U) (Aust. 1985)93 mins. Part ofthe new impetus in Australian film-making. this promises both insight and adventure.

The King and Mr Bird (U) (France. 1979) 85 mins. Freedom-fighter Mr Bird defiesthe king and frees the people. Feature-length cartoon.

0 REGAL North Bridge Street. Bathgate. 0506 630 869. Sat mats, 2pm. Child and adult 50p. Children's Film Foundation films plus serial.


0 KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. Box office Mon-Sat 10am-8pm 229 1201

Super Gran Fri 10.30am & 7pm and Sat 1 lam. 2.30pm 8; 7.30pm. Adults £4.50. £4: children £3. £2.75; ()APs.

students. disabled & UB40 £1 off all evg and Sat perfs. Super Gran abandons tv for her first show-stopping stage appearance. Annie Mon l8—Sat 30 May. 7.30pm, plus Wed & Sat mat. 2.30pm. Prices as for Super Gran. The popular if sentimental comic strip turned well-known musical of Annie a little American orphan in the 1930s who meets her own millionaire.

0 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579.

Hudden Dudden and Donald O'Leary L'ntil Sat 23 May. Weds 10.30am & 1.30pm (schools) & 7.30pm; Thurs and Fris 4pm & 7.30pm; Sats 10.30am & 2.30pm. £2.50(£l .50) Irish legend with humour. revenge

and Daisy the cow.

Adapted and directed by Chris Craig. for all ages.

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