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GLASGOW Activities and Fun

0 GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane, 339 4298.

Caley Kids Club Every Saturday 2—4.30pm. For 4—14 year 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. Saturday activities 2.15pm, first come, first served.

Sat 14 Glove puppets (6—9 years) Sat 21 Potato prints (4—7 years)


0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. I All Creatures Great and Small Until 22 Nov. Last few days of this exhibition which highlights the incredible ability of animals to adapt and survive.


0 CRAWFORD THEATRE Jordanhill The Magic Snowball Mon 16—Sat 28 Nov 7.30pm (then the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock). For info on matinées ring 954 0000 for details. Tickets from Wildcat 954 0000 Mon—Fri 10am-5pm, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs 227 5511 Mon—Sat 10.30am-6pm, A.T. Mays, Knightswood 954 9636 Mon—Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am—5pm. It may not yet be December, but there is no doubt that the pantomime season is getting under way with a vengeance. One of the first to start is Wildcat’s new panto by David MacLennan and David Anderson. No traditional fairy tales here, but an original story about the twins, Betwixt and Between and a cat called Fleas who find the Wicked Witch has begun something of a cold war which puts Christmas in jeopardy.

o CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Cumbernauld, 0236 732887. Box office. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat lOam—3pm, 6-8pm perf evgs. Bar/Cafe.

A Christmas Cami Thurs 19 Nov—Sat 26 Dec. £3.25 (£1.90). School, family and party concessions available. Robert Robson directs his re-working of the Dickens classic.

O KING'S THEATRE Bath Street, Box Office Mon-Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone Bookings Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm, 227 5511. Cinderella 23 Nov—6 Feb 7pm, and Sat mat 2.15pm. £2, £4.25. £5.25, £6.25, £6.75. Not only the 12 days of Christmas but almost 12 weeks of pantomime at the Kings where Rikki Fulton, Walter Car, Jan Wilson and Jackie Farrel will be putting Cinders and Co through their usual riotous aces. O MITCHELL Granville Street, 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Bar, cafe. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 551 l. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. Cowboys and Indians Mon 23—Sat 28

Nov 7.30pm and Wed 25 matinee 2pm. TAG’s new comedy show for secondary school age and adults. Written by Gurmeet Mattu, who describes himself as being ‘as Glaswegian as you'll get’, it deals with the problem of racism. See also Theatre listings for touring details. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 17—21 Nov, 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Over a hundred members of the Mitchell Theatre for Youth (aged from 8—21 years) present their spectactuar panto.

e PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm.

The incredible Brechin Beetle Bug Tue 17—Thurs 19 Nov 7pm, Fri 20 & Sat 21 7.30pm,Tue 17, Sat21 and Mon 23—Sat 28 Nov 2.30pm, Wed 19 and Sat 28 Nov 10.30am, then tours to Dingwall, Edinburgh, Mitchell Theatre Glasgow and Aberdeen. Another company making an early start on the pantomime circuit are 7:84 who are bringing back last year’s panto which they promise will be bigger, beastlier and more beautiful than before.

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun

0 BRUNTON HALL Musselburgh 665 371 1 ext 244. Elchat Dance Xpiosion Dance


Bouncers is the brainchild oi Lynda Bailey, who runs classes throughout Edinburgh which provide a lovely experience for mothers and children up to live. Lynda, a graduate ol the Guildhall School oi Music and Drama, combines keep lit tor the adults with play, songs and stories tor the children. Solar as she knows, Bouncers is unique.

‘I first had the idea when I was attending a Mother and Toddler group with my own child in Croydon. A iriend and i started some very successful children’s classes in music and drama. i’ve since developed my ideas and am hoping people in Scotland will be as enthusiastic as those down south.’

Her aim is to involve both mothers and children in creative play. The classes are a pleasure to attend. it’s like seeing the Piayschooi presenter step out ol the television and give you a private show.

Lynda is helped at the classes only by a puppet, but Bouncers also runs children’s parties and at these her husband David becomes straight man to her clown.

With television providing so much at children's entertainment these days Lynda’s Ilve presentation of songs, rhymes, stories and games is very welcome. (Shirley Gibb)

Classes are as ioliows: Tuedays 9.30am 19 Gordon iioad, Corstorphine; Wednesdays 9.30am iiorthiield Community Centre, 11am The inch Community Centre; Thursdays 9.30am and 1pm Salisbury Centre; Fridays 9.30am Falnnliehead Parish Church and 1pm Balemo Community Centre. £1.50. For iurther details and

inlormation about Bouncers Birthday Package ring 664 3234.


Radio 4, Fri 13, 11.45am. As winner of the Booker Prize, the Camegle Medal and the Whitbread Prize, Penelope Lively has indisputably proved herseil to be at the top of her prolession as author at both children’s and adults’ books. She is also the presenter of Treasure Islands, the weekly 84 children’s book programme broadcast on Friday mornings until 18 December. A welcome series at any time, it is especially useful in the run up to Christmas and the programme on Friday 13 looks at children’s book illustration with masters oi the art such as Quentin Blake (see illustration from ‘Underthe Bed’ by Blake). Future programmes discuss books ior teenagers with Edinburgh born author, Joan Lingard, and Christmas books with Blake Morrison, literary editor of the Observer. (S.i(.)



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

0 THle BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge, 556 6743.

Thins Saturday Club Saturdays 10—11.30am. Free. Games. quizzes and competitions in two age groups (under and over 8 years) on Saturday mornings. Open to any child.

0 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013.

369 All 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 EILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688.

Children‘s Saturday matinees. 2pm. All seats£1 bookable in advance.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (PG) (1969, USA) 85mins Sat 14.2pm. The Peanuts gang in full flood in this. their debut feature film.

Back to the Future (PG) ( 1985) 116 mins Sat 21 , 2pm. The film which opened the Edinburgh Film Festival a couple of years ago, Back to the Future is a fast moving light hearted story in which a young boy (Michael J Fox) finds himself lobbed back in time where he meets his own youthful, and still unmarried. parents. lt proves to be a bizarre experience!


0 BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. The Knicht o’ the Biddils 25 Nov— 1 2 Dec 7.45pm. £3.75 (£2.25) Premiere of pre-Christmas show by David Purves, who won a Fringe First for The Puddok an’ the Princess which went on to be the Traverse Christmas show the year before last. This will be another Scots fairy tale. very funny and suitable for all the family. The Jungle Book Until 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 and a young local star— 9 year old Roddy Dunlop from Dalkeith who plays Mowgli. 0 KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sal 10am—8pm. Bar. The 1987 Edinburgh Scout and Guide Gang Show Mon 23—Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.15pm. Tickets available from the theatre from 16 Nov. Now in its 29th year the show offers sketches, music and dance from the scouts and guides. 0 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE High Street, 556 9579 The Tale oi Peter Rabbit 26 and 27 Nov 7pm, 28 Nov 10.30am, 2pm and 7pm. £2.50 adults, £1 .50 children. Radio Scotland’s Neville Garden (evening perfs) and Jim Morrison (matinee perfs) will be reading Beatrix Potter’s much‘ loved tale with nine original songs written and sung by Louise MacLean. The concert is in aid of UNICEF, to help the millions of children who are homeless all over the world.

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