0 DUEENS HALL Clerk Street, 668 2019.

Piccolo Pack 31 Oct, 1 lam. £1.75 for children who still have their yellow Piccolo badges from last time, £2 adults from Queens Hall box office

' or TSB Scotland Newington Branch,

South Clerk Street. The last of the present series of the SCO’s popular workshops for children. It’s Hallowe‘en so bats and broomsticks and the witches ofTam O’Shanter are very much in the air. The full orchestra comes together to play several pieces on this theme and with children joining in. Ice cream and juice available afterwards, and take along masks and lanterns to set the scene.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534

The Sea and Sea Creatures Sat 31 Oct, 11am (children only). 3pm (all the family). Free. Mr and Mrs Fish. from America, bring their live marine world to Edinburgh in an intriguing family show.

0 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013.

369 Art Club Saturdays 10.30am—noon until 12 Dec. For 8—12 year olds. These classes in arts and crafts have been going for a few weeks but children are still welcome to join.


0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Children‘s Saturday matinées. 2pm. All seats£l bookable in advance. The Goonies (Richard Donner, USA. 1985) 114 mins. Sat 31 Oct. All the classic Boy‘s Own-type action you would expect from Richard Donner. director of Superman and producer Steven Speilberg.

The Journey of Natty Gann (Walt


For a Sikh Glaswegian playwright like Gurmeet Mattu a title such as ‘Cowboys and indians’ has a special piquancy. It was his starting point for his new play, specially commissioned from Tag Theatre Company and will be his first professional production.

‘My brief for the play was to tackle racism in Glasgow, but I don't go in for heavy stuff, I'd rather make people laugh and get the message across that way’ says Gurmeet.

Glaswegian as you'll get’ and has visited India once briefly as a child of eight. To some extent dealing with racist issues has been thrust upon him, ‘l’ve become the Asian writer.’ This will be his third play which takes racism as its subject and he reckons :IDW ‘I’ve said all I've got to say about t.’ Personally he doesn’t encounter much racism. ‘Your average Glasgow guy isn’t racist, but you get any bandwagon rolling and you’ll always get some idiots who’ll jump on it. Butl understand the problem and it’s better to tackle it sooner rather than later.’ Gurmeet has moved on to playwrighting from earlier freelance writing for programmes such as the first series of ‘Snittino Imaoe'.

Disney, USA. 1985) 101mins. Sat 7 Nov. Set in the depression era of Thirties‘ America young Natty meets up with an unexpected protector and travelling companion.


0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street.

Cowboys and Indians 10—12 Nov. 8pm. £3, £1.50. TAG‘s new touring comedy for 12 years +. See Cumbernauld Theatre. Glasgow for full details. See panel.

0 DRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240.

The Jungle Book4—14 Nov. 7.45pm (ends approx 9.45pm). £3.75. children £2.25. Not recommended for children under 7 years. Kipling‘s much loved tale is adapted by Stephen Macdonald for the Brunton with specially composed music by Richard Cherns. The part of Mowgli will be played by nine year-old Roddy Dunlop from Dalkeith. NB Though there will be music it will not be the well-known version from the Walt Disney film.


Cowboys and Indians 2 & 3 Nov. 7.30pm. £2, £1. Tickets in advance from Porto Grill. 10d Bath Street. A &.l Murray. 8a Bath Street. or at the door on the night. TAG‘s new touring comedy for 12 years +. See Panel

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. Box office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.3()pm. 226 5425.

Young People’s Theatre Week Mon 2—Sat 7 Nov. Tickets £2 (£1). The plays in this programme are performed by young people from about 11—26 years. but this year they are all adult shows and none is really suitable for children.

With ‘Cowboys and Indians’, which has a multl-racial cast, he will be sticking to the old dictum of writing about what you know. It concerns a corner shop in Glasgow, 3 business his own family was in, and is rich in local character including a busybody called Agnes and a mysterious American.

Alter ‘Cowboys and Indians’ he will be tackling a completely new subject in his next play. Missiah. Itwill be performed by Houghcast Theatre at the Drama Centre in Glasgow next year and is his first non-comedy. ‘lt’s vaguely feminist,’ says Mattu, ‘about a sort of female Jesus set in the present.’ (Sally Kinnes)

TAG Theatre Co, Touring. See Listings.



o MIM v HemeI and Watford Royals Forum. Almondvale West. Livingston. 4pm. Family £5; £2 (£1); Student £1 .50. Carlsberg British League.

0 MIM V Dundee Forum (as above). 6pm. Division One (Men).

0 MIM V Dundee Forum (as above). 2pm. Division One (Women).

Saturday 7

o MIM v Cumnock Forum (as above). 6pm. Division One (Men).

0 Stirling V GEAR Stirling University, Stirling. 7pm. Division One (Men).

Sunday 8

O Paisley V Fair City Barrhead Sports Centre, Main Street, Barrhead. 3.45pm. Division One (Men).

0 Pentland v Magnum .lack Kane Centre. 208 Niddrie Mains Road. Edinburgh. 3.15pm. Division One (Men).

0 Aces V Paisley Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 1.15pm. Division One (Women).

DARTS Sunday 8

0 Scottish Singles and Doubles Forum, Almondvale West, Livingston. Ring venue for details on Livingston 419191.


0 Race Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Powderhall Stadium,

Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races, starting at 7.30pm. £2.20 Stand; £1 .30 Ground.


0 Race Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. Race meetings are for 10 races, starting at 7.45pm. £2.

Saturday 7/Sunday 8

0 Scottish Universities Team Event Edinburgh University Sports Centre. The Pleasance. Edinburgh. Details from Scottish Amateur Fencing Association, 031 557 0335. or from venue.

FOOTBALL Saturday 31


0 Faiklrk v Hibernian Brockville. Falkirk (100 yds from Grahamston Station). 3pm.

0 Morton v Dunlermllne Cappiclow, Greenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke Station). 3pm.

0 Hearts v Dundee Tynecastle, Edinburgh (Buses l. 2. 3. 4. 33. 34. 44). 3pm. 0 Rangers v Motherwell lbrox. Glasgow (2 mins from lbrox Underground). 3pm. Celtic travel to Aberdeen in what should be the match ofthe day. FIRST DIVISION 0 Airdrie v Clydebank Broomfield. Airdrie ( 15 mins from Airdrie Station). 3pm. 0 Dumbarton v Hamilton Boghead, Dumbarton (10 mins from Dumbarton East Station). 3pm. 0 Clyde V Raitil Firhill, Glasgow (Buses 1.8, 21 . 57, 60, 61). 3pm. 0 Kilmarnock v Meadowbank Rugby Park. Kilmarnock (15 mins from Stations). 3pm.

Wednesday 4


0 Gornik V Rangers Live Satellite Transmission to lbrox (as above). 4.00pm. A repeat attempt to persuade fans not to try travelling to Eastern Europe for this second-leg match. Aberdeen and Dundee Utd also complete their ties away from home. without benefit ofhome screenings.


0 St Mirren v Mechelen Love Street, Paisley (10 mins from Gilmour Street Station). 7.30pm. A tough second-leg in prospect, and Saints must have kept the first leg close to have any real chance.

Saturday 7


0 Hearts V Celtic Tynecastle, Edinburgh (Buses 1,2, 3, 4. 33, 34, 44). 3pm. All-ticket. Hearts could well extend their recent good record in this fixture.

o Motherwell v Dundee Utd Fir Park, Motherwell (All Motherwell buses pass ground). 3pm.

0 Dunlermllne v St Mirren East End Park. Dunfermline ( 15 mins from Stations). 3pm.

0 Morton v Aberdeen Cappieiow. Greenock (5 mins from Cartsdyke Station). 3pm.

0 Rangers v Hibs lbrox, Glasgow (2 mins from lbrox Underground). 3pm. Hibs have been a persistant nuisance to Souness, and their improved form of late suggests a tough game in prospect. Possibly all-ticket.


0 Clydebankv Dumbarton Kilbowie. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer Station). 3pm.

0 Meadowbank v Forfar Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh (Buses 4. 5, 26, 44). 3pm.

0 Hamilton vAirdrie Douglas Park, Hamilton (15 mins from Bus Station). 3pm.

0 Partick V Clyde Firhill, Glasgow (Buses 1.8. 21 , 57, 60, 61). 3pm.

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