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0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.
Opera Workshop 2—9 July. For 8-14 year olds. £2 for week. The children‘s opera Theseus and the Minotaur will be the subject ofthis workshop for which no experience is required — just lots ofenergy and enthusiasm. An informal showing of the final result will be performed on 9 July at 2pm and 3pm. All welcome. 0 GLASGOW PLAY SCHEMES Resource Unit. 53 Commercial Street 429 7577. From 29 June throughout summer. An extensive range ofplayschemes (247 in all) will be available in the city. Mainly for 5—12 year olds. some will also take under 5s and teenagers. Things to do include day trips and visits to places ofinterest. plus lots of imaginative workshops and games. Dates. times and charges vary with each scheme. but all are very inexpensive and full ofvariety 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.-127 2725.
Sat 27 June: Candlemaking (8—12 years) 2. 15pm. free. no booking.
NB This is the last in the present series of Saturday afternoon activities for which no booking is required. Free Summer daily Activities run from Wed 1 July to Tue 18 August. Numbers are limited and early booking — open now — is essential to avoid disappointment. For further details ofactivities outwith this issue please see Coming Soon section or contact venue. Wedt: Archery (8—12) 10.15am; Finger Puppets (5-7 years) 2. 15pm. Thurs: Candlemaking (8—12 years) 10. 15am; Croquet (6—9 years) 2.15pm
Fti 3: Scottish Shortbread (6—8 years) 10.15aszussie Mussie (6—9 years) 2.15pm.
Said: Nature Trail (wellies & cagoules ifwet) (7—12 years)
10. 15am; Buttermaking (4—6 years) 2.15pm.
Mon 6: Pin Cushions (8—12 years) 10.15am: Nature Trail (wellies & cagoulesifwet) (4—6years) 2.15pm. Tues 72 Traditional Quilting (8-12
years) 10.15am; Fun with Dressing Up (4—6 years) 2. 15pm.
Wed 8: Heraldic Shields (7—12 years) 10.15am; Lavender Bags (6—9 years) 2.15pm.
Thurs 9: Historical Make-up (7—12 years) 10. 15am: Pancakes (5—7 years) 2. 15pm.
0 WINTER GARDEN People's Palace. Glasgow Green. 554 0223.
Insect 200 June 29—August 28. Mon—Fri l0am-4.30pm. The insect zoo from the Dolphin Arts Centre. complete with spiders. scorpions. crickets and beetles will be on view in the attractive Winter Garden for the summer.
0 BURRELL COLLECTION 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Summer competition for children in the museum with small prizes. Children’s Stained Glass Project 30
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June—mid August. An exhibition of work from children‘s workshops on medieval stained glass. using perspex and plastic.
0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields.-127 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
A Box at Surprises Until 24 August. Boxes hewn from all manner of unlikely materials including reindeer horn or a hazelnut and for all manner of purposes.
0 OOEON FILM CENTRE Renfield Street. 332 8701. £2.75 ()AP’ChiId £1.50.
Living Daylights From 3 July. Check with venue for times. Still proving there is life in the old formula yet. Timothy Dalton is the fourth and latest James Bond. See also Edinburgh.
EDINBURGH Activities and Fun
0 EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL CHILDREN'S COMPETITION 25a South West Thistle Street Lane. 225 1915. Win a trip to Paris. an Amstrad computer or a £500 U K holiday voucher — ifyou'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 ofScots from the end ofJune until 23 August.
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Edinburgh tor the Under Fives (National Childbirth Trust, £2.95). Nine mothers (oi sixteen children) have compiled and written this tremendously uselul book. It comprises 172 pages on how to be equal to the endless demands at small children at their most inquisitive and least predictable. (Not to mention the demands ol tull bladders and bulging buggies). A non-profit making venture by the National Childbirth Trust and produced by local members, the book has been extensively researched and includes details down to the last restaurant highchair and doesn’t omit to tell you where to hire a specially
shaped tin tor a birthday cake. Every eventuality lrom birthdays to travel and nursery schools to illness has not only been allowed tor but, you feel, experienced. Shops with steep steps and no lilt orthe lact that gents' public Iavatories have no provision tor leeding or changing babies do not go unnouced.
Its style is simple, clear and iactual and my only caveat is that given this is such a comprehensive and sound piece 01 work it doesn’t have a lull index or more consistently alphabetical listings. (Sally Kinnes)
0 EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. Murrayfield. 334 9171. Open every day of the year 9am—6pm (Sun opens 9.30am). £2.50 (£1.25). Calling all children‘s acts Looking for an audience? The zoo could be looking for you! They have free stage space from Sat 4 July to Sun 16 August in their special marquee and would welcome any kind of children‘s acts— dance. music. puppets. mime — that will appeal to family audiences pouring into the zoo — an average of 3.000 a day at this time of year. Anyone interested should contact Hamish Macandrew. Marketing Assistant. at the address above. 031 334 9171 ext 151. Also on offer at the zoo are lots of interesting activities during the summer. Check daily leaﬂet given out at entrance gate. 0 HERMITAGE OF BRAID Braid Road. For info tel The Rangers 447 7145. Hermitage Conservation Group: Burn Clean-Up Sun 5 July. 1pm. Free. The group is for 12 years plus who are interested in the countryside and willing to give up a Sunday afternoon to'undertake some conservation work. Wear old clothes! Summer Hermits Nature Club Mon (u July. 10am—l2noon. For 5— l 2 years. ()n Mon 6 and every Monday for the next six weeks the summer club. which has a countryside theme. will feature games. competitions. arts and crafts and walks. No admission charge. 0 LOTHIAN PLAY FORUM TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Dalry Resource Centre. Dalry Primary School 337 8247 Jim Mackay. From Mon 6 July throughout summer. Mon—Fri 10am—3.30pm. A total of 138 play schemes for any child aged 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 and includes swimming. regular trips and many different things to do and make. Times. dates and cost (max 10p per day) vary. An adult should go along with child to enrol in first instance. Full details from above number or from Karen Tumblety. Lothian Education Service. Torphicen Street. 22‘) 9166. O MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424 ext 6646. Make your own Rag Doll Thurs 9. 10.30am and 2pm. Admission is free. but by ticket only. Tickets available from museum from 6 July onwards. O MURRAYFIELO ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 6933 (buses 12. 26. 31 from city centre). Open daily from 2.30pm, but length of session varies. Ring for details. 70p (90p on Saturdays) plus 30p boot hire. Group Tuition Sundays 10am—l 1.30am; £1 plus 30p boot hire. 0 SALISBURY CENTRE Salisbury Road, 667 5438 (Mon-Fri 3—8pm). Children's Pottery Classes Daily Mon—Fri 4.30pm.
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