Nature Reserves in Scotland. Alexander Fraser Sat 7 Nov—Sat 12 Dec. First solo exhibition for this North-East artist in four years. Fraser moves from abstraction towards figuration over a series of seven large canvases. In the upper Gallery, drawings and sketches show the workings of the larger paintings. O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Open all day Mon—Sat.

Bert Torrance Until end Nov. Paintings by a (,‘raigmillar artist.

0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm. James Hawkins - Paintings; Liz Hooey —Pots Until Sat 31 Oct.

Ian SCDII Mon 9—Sal 21 Nov. Paintings. watercolours and drawings by this Orcadian artist.

0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat Noon—5.30pm. Ronald Rae Until Sat 31 Oct. New work by this Ayrshire artist.

Artists from the Warwick Arts Trust Until Sat 31 Oct. As the New Figuration becomes history. the art market searches for the new movements. These three Girling. Brewster and Atroshenko pay debt to the New York school of abstract expressionism now nearly thirty years old but rising in new form.





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Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh It is Janice Cairn's paintings which draw you to them more than any other in this exhibition oi Eight Artists from the North East of Scotland, together with work by the sculptor, David Cregeen. There is something about her complex patternings and elaborate broken colour which probes her subject’s faces in a mesmirising and unsettling way.

She spares nothing in her inquiry. The face in the painting ‘Sailor from the Schleswig Hostein’ appears straight on, in profile and upside down at different points in the picture like a


head being spun in a washing machine.

Her mood is often mystical and ‘On the Bridge of the Stirling Teal’, which shows a girl with a bird coiled in her belly and another looped through the space of her breast, is downright haunting. The girl looks simultaneously like all women and one woman in particular, the sort of lace

Autumn Classes Run until Sat 12 Dec Contact gallery for details.

0 WARE ON EARTH 15 Howe Street. 558 1276. Mon—Sat lOam—6.30pm; Sundays by appointment.

0 W.A.S.P.S. GALLERY Patriothall. Hamilton Place (near Theatre Workshop) Tue—Sun 12.30—5.3()pm. Exhibition not finalised at time of publication.


o This section lists exhibitions of special note held outside Glasgow and Edinburgh. Galleries should contact Alice Bain with information at least two weeks in advance.

0 SEAGATE GALLERY 36—40 Seagate. 0382 26331.

e CRAWFORD CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 93 North Street. St Andrews (0334) 76161.

New Slchuan Prints Until Sun 22 Nov. Moving from the City Art Centre. Edinburgh. this exhibition shows printmaking from the Sichuan Fine Art Institute reflecting the wide variety of techniques and subjects in that country with such a great printmaking heritage.

Lorna Miller Until Sun 22 Nov. Jewellery in silver by the Crawford Centre‘s Craft Resident. A programme ofworkshops and demonstrations will run 2—14 Nov.


you catch on a train and which then worries at the memory for a long while after. Elsewhere she is more winsome as in ‘The Memory Throws Up High and Dry a Crowd of Twisted Things’. A huge face of girl dominates the picture while a naked girl stands in the foreground to one side, though who is remembering who is not entirely clear.

This is an exhibition linked by localih but not by theme and all the works included show artists with very different concerns. Ian Howard (see il'lus) is well represented with semi-abstract pictures where familiar looking almost arbilary forms, like his oft-repeated conical witches' hat, crowd the space. His striking picture ‘Collection’ is rather different however gathering together on a table paper cut-outs of fruit to make an interesting still life with a quasi-baroque feeling for the richness of surfaces and objects. (Sally Kinnes)

0 Kids aims to provide Info. about event: in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow for children and young people. Please send details not later than 10 days before publication.

O GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. . 339 4298.

Caley Kids Club Every Saturday 2—4.30pm. For 4—14year-olds. 50p. Modelled on the old-style Saturday morning cinema clubs for children. the Club. which is open to all. shows features. cartoons and serials followed by games. competitions and turns on the stage.

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

Sat 31 10.15am'l'reacle Scones (6—9 years). A few places are still left for this special Hallowe'en activity: anyone interested should book as soon as possible.

Sat 7 Nov Regular Saturday afternoon activities re-start on Sat 7. though the theme for this day has still to be confirmed. Check with venue for further details. Free. First come. first served.


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

All Creatures Great and Small Until 22 Nov. What makes the puffer fish puff and why have onlythe fittest 5 survived? Find out this and much more in Haggs Castle‘s exhibition where you’ll also come face to face with a polar bear.



Cowboys and Indians 5 Nov. 7 . 30pm. £2. £1 .75. TAG‘s new touring comedy. See Panel.

0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm: 6—8pm perfevgs. Bar/Cafe.

Cowboys and Indians 6 & 7 Nov. 7.45pm. £2.75 (£1 .50). TAG's new comedy for 12 years + is the story of Jog Khalsi who comes up with a new and unusual idea for retailing. but things don‘t go quite according to plan. The play has been commissioned from the Glaswegian playwright and journalist (iurmeet Mattu whose other work includes writing for Spitting Image and Radio Clyde’s Six oflhe Best. See panel.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. i Skungpoomery Until 31) ()ct. 7.30pm. I £2. £1. Don‘t worry if you‘re

confused by the title the theme of

this play is to make up words and : then find the actions to go with them. By the (ilasgow Arts Centre Youth


O KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Box

office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars.

' Phone Bookings'l'icket Centre.

Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 227 5511.

, Fiddler on the Roof Mon 2—Sat 7 Nov 7.30pm and Sat mat 2.30pm. Full of

popular tunes like ‘Ifl Were a Rich Man‘. this well-known musical. in an

amateur production by (ilasgow

Light Opera. should make a fun

night out for older children. 0 MITCHELL (iranville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat

noon-6pm. Bar. cafe. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. ('andleriggs. 227 5511. Mon—Sat l0.30am—6.30pm.

Bugsy Malone Until Sat 31 ()ct. 2.31) and 7.30pm. £3.50 ( £2.50). Comic gangsters. lots ofslapstick and music for S years +. An amateur production by the young cast of Shields Youth Theatre.


Activities and Fun

0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street.

A Mummer's Play for Hallowe'en 30 ()ct 6.30—9.30pm and 31 ()ct 10am—8pm (approx). A great chance foranychildover 12 to help build the giant puppets Capta'ln Slasher. Dr (iraziane. Roxanne and the Turkish Knight who will perform a comic play for I lallowe'en. Apple dooking. nuts and frolics follow. The workshops. with Spirit House Theatre Company culminate in a performance for friends and relatives at 7.30pm on Sat 31. Workshops are free but book in advance on 225 2424 ext 6664 or 6633.

O BRUNTON HALL Musselburgh 665 371 1 ext 244.

Elchat Dance Xplosion Dance workshops for 4—7 year olds. Every Wednesday 4—5pm. 50p.

0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424.

Hallowe'en Workshops Part of the Mime and Mask Theatre Festival. Admission free. but booking (now open) is essential.

Making Peggie Witches Thurs 22.

10. 15am. 2pm (runs 2 hours). For 5-10 years. Shadow Puppets Fri 23. 11). 15am and 2pm (runs 2 hours). For 6 years and

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