Activities and Fun 0 GLASGOW PLAY SCHEMES
Resource Unit. 53 Commercial Street 42‘) 7577. A total of247 play schemes will be available in (ilasgow during the summer holidays. beginning 2‘) June. The); will be primarily for the 5 to 12 age group. but some will take under 5s and some take teenagers. A wide range of exciting things to do on the projects include trips. arts and crafts. drama and visits. Dates. times and charges vary with each scheme. but all are very inexpensive and full of variety and imagination. Details ofyour' nearest group contact your local Community Education Centre. or phone Cathy McGrath on the above number.
0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Saturday Activities
2. 15pm. Free. No booking.
Sat 13 June: Ilerb Bags (7—0 years) Sat 20 June: Nature Trail (5—7 years)
Daily Activities begin froin Wed 1 July.
0 INSECT ZOO Dolphin Arts Centre. 7 James Street. 554 8486. Mon—Fri 10am—4.30pm. ’l‘arantula spiders. two types of scorpion. moths. crickets. giant landsnails. stag beetles and many more delicate and hairy examples from the insect world in this zoo which from 2‘) June will move to the Winter Garden. People‘s Palace.
0 THEATRE ROYAL 1 lope Street. 332 1234. Box office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm perfevgs). Bar. buffet.
Georgian State Dancers 24 & 25 June. 7.30pm. Only a few tickets left each night for these Russian folk dancers ofextraordinary virtuosity. Not specifically for children. they are still likely to find much to please and admire. See Usher Hall. Edinburgh. Dance listings and Feature.
0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
A Box at Surprises Until 24 Aug. A wide range of boxes show stylish packaging from Russia. from the Victorians and from Glasgow using unexpected materials from reindeer born to a hazelnut!
Theatre 0 CIVIC THEATRE Motherwell.
Advance booking 0698 675 15
Johnny and the Space Machine 'l‘ue 16—Sat 20 .1 une. 10am and 1.45pm. Sat 2.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Famous for their imaginative effects using I'\' light. Purves Puppets present a show recently seen at this years Edinburgh Puppet Festival.
0 KING'S Bath Street. Box office Mon—Sat Noon—6pm. Phone bookings. 'I‘icket Centre. Candleriggs Mon-Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.
Annie l'ntil 13 .Iune. Fri 7.30pm. Sat 2.30pm a Spm. £6. £5. £4. Concs half price. Last few days of the soft-centred musical about Little ()rphan Annie and how she finds a millionaire.
O TRON THEATRE 63 'l‘rongate. 552 4267 8. Box office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm: Sun 12.30pm—11pm. The Shadow L'ntil Sun 14 June. Spm. lip to 21 years £1. £3 members. £4 non-members. A Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale in which a girl becomes separated from her shadow — which then becomes her closest rival competing with her for the hand of the Prince whom she loves. Presented by the young ( 14— 1‘) year old) members of the Glasgow Drama Workshop. their first production for three years. Directed by Hamish (ilen. former '1'rainee Director ofthe 'l‘ron. For 14 years +.
EDINBURGH Activities and Fun 0 CATCH CLUB Mon—Fri. after school
until 6pm. (ilenogle Baths. (ilenogle
Road (in the Club room) NB Last day at (ilenogle will be Tue -3 June and Pilmeny Youth Centre. 44 Buchanan Street (off l.eith Walk) NB Last day will be 'l'uesday 30June. For 5—12 years. 10p perday(parentadult should go along with the child to enrol in the first instance). 'I'wo after school clubs offering lots of games. trips. outings. swimming etc.
See also Lothian Play Forum.
0 EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL CHILDREN'S COMPETITION 25a South West 'I‘histle Street Lane. 225 1915. Win a trip to Paris. an Amstrad computer or a £500 UK holiday voucher— if you’re under 16 and know a thing or two about history. The Edinburgh Book Festival are running a Document Competition on the theme of Mary Queen of Scots from the end ofJune until 23 August. Information from the address above. 0 EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. Murrayfield. 334 9171. ()pen every day of the year 9am—6pm (Sun opens‘).3(iam). £2.50(£1.25). Check all activities on daily leaﬂet given out
at entrance gate.
Animal Handling Classes Weekends (daily from 4 July) every hour from 11am to 4pm. 25p. See how snakes and snails feel! Very popular classes open to all. Tickets and entrance at bookshop.
Guided Tours of the Reptile House Check with handout to confirm this is on. Tours of the breeding rooms at 1pm and 1.30pm. Tickets 25 pence from bookshop.
Brass Rubbing ’l'he Steading. Daily 12.30pm—4.30pm. 30p and 50p depending on size of rubbing. Penguin Parade Daily 2.30pm with commentary.
Feeding otthe Sea Lions Daily 3pm. Mask Making Meet at the Steading. Daily from 4 July. l2.30pm—4.30pm. 'l’iger and leopard mask-making for younger children. 30p.
Species Tables will be at various points in the park.
0 LOTHIAN PLAY FORUM TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Dalry Resource Centre. Dalry Primary School. 337 S247 (Jim Mackay). A total of 138 play schemes which are open to any child between 5 and 12 years will be available at different centres throughout Lothian Region over the summer holiday period. Twelve of the projects are for children with special needs (single parent families. working parents. ethnic minorities. and physically or mentally handicapped children). Each scheme runs its own programme of trips. sports. activities and fun. 'l'imes. dates and cost (max 10p per day) varies. The first begins on Mon 6 July. More information in the next issue of The List and full details from above number or from Karen ’l'umblety. Lothian Education Service. 'l‘orphicen Street. 22‘) 9166. 0 MURRAYFIELO ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 6933 (buses 12. 26. 31 from city centre). ()pen daily from 2.30pm. but length ofsession varies. Ring for details. 70p (90p on Sats) plus 30p boot hire.
Group Tuition Sundays 10am—11.30am. £1 plus 3()pence boot hire.
0 TRIANGLE ARTS CENTRE West Pilton Batik. 332 0877.
Junior Drama Workshop Every 'l‘hurs. 6pm—Spm. Free. 11—15 years. New members welcome for these fun classes learning basic theatre and drama skills.
Drama Workshop Every Thursday 8.30pm—10pm. Free. For 15 years plus. A class for older members. New members welcome.
Drums and GuitarTuition Every 'l‘hursday 3pm-6pm. Free tuition in these instruments for 1 1—20 years.
0 WILKIE HOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE Cowgate. 225 207‘). A new programme ofyouth theatre workshops will be starting from the end ofJune for 8—14 year olds. Places
can be reserved now. though exact times and details are to be confirmed. More details in future issues of The List.
Books 0 EDINBURGH FDR UNDER FIVES The
National Childbirth 'I‘rust are publishing a new. non—profit making book. Edinburgh/or Under Fives — A Handbook/Ur Parents. The project is a member of the ‘We Welcome Small Children' campaign which seeks to promote good facilities for parents with young children and the book promises invaluable information on places where essential facilities such as nappy changing and breast-feeding are accommodated. and places to
eat play visit. It will be available from bookshops from July (price £2.95) and advance orders cart be made now from: Edinburgh for Under Fives. P.(). Box 726. Edinburgh E1141NX(£2.‘)5 + 25p&p).
Exhibitions o CENTRAL LIBRARY Scottish
Library. Cieorge 1V Bridge. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm: Sat ‘Jitiii— 1 pm. Spring Fling Poetry Prizewinners Until 15 June. Winning entries from the Spring Fling Free little competition in both children's and adults' categories.
0 LEITH LIBRARY Ferry Road 554 5507. Mon—Fri Dam—~830pm: Sat ()am— 1 pm.
Fast Forward Leith 22 June‘3 July. l.eith and its history is the subject of a programme made by the Film Workshop for Channel 4 which should be broadcast early next year. A group of 1 1 yearolds from Bonnington Primary have made their own contribution with an impression of what l.eith will look like in the future. It has been made it into an animated film under the guidance ofJessica Langford from the Film Workshop and this interesting exhibition illustrates how resourceful work on the project has been. showing their art work and a video oftheir work.
0 KING'S THEATRE 2 [even Street 221 1901
Forever Elvis 15-20 June. 7.30pm ck Sat mat. 2.30pm. £3.50. £4.25. £5. £5.50. ()pening night and Sat mat all seats £3.50. Concs £1 .50offstalls and grand circle seats for 'l‘ue—l'hurs evgs. 20“} discount for parties of 10 or more from 'l‘ue-Sat evgs. Responsible for an unstoppable tide ofteenage liberation in the 50s. the justly-named ‘King‘. who famously and tragically put together sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. is the subject of this musical biography ~ in the tenth anniversary of his death.
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