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Activities and Fun

I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. 339 4298.

Children's Saturday Artemoon Picture Shovr (formerly called the Caley Kids Club) Last date this year Sat 12 Dec. 2—4.3()pm. Re-starts 9 Jan. 50p. For 4- 14 year olds. Getting ready for Christmas will be the theme on Sat 12. Also see Film below.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Sat activities First come. first served.

Sat 12 Dec'2. 15pm. Making Faces(4—7 years)

Sat 19 2.30pm. Haggs Castle Christmas Concert. Carols and recorder music. Christmas activities Thurs 24 Dec—Tue 5 Jan. Booking begins Sat 12 Dec 10am and early booking is strongly recommended. Only one activity per child. Age groups in brackets (minimum age limit 4 years). Thurs 24 10.15am Seasonal Storytime

Drawing (4—7); 2. 15pm Christmas Eve Candles (8—12).

Sat 26 10.15am Seasonal Tiles (7—12); 2.15pm Sugar Mice (4—7).

Mort 2810.15am Mince Pies (6—9). Seasonal Samplers (8—12): 2. 15pm Making Faces (7—10).

Tue 29 10.15am Festive Finger Puppets (5—8);2.15pm Seasonal Storytime Drawing (4—7). Festive Fans (7—10). Wed 30 10.15am Glove Puppets (6—9). Sugar Mice (4—7);2.15pm Dressing Up& Dancing (7—12).

Thurs 31 10.15am Hogmanay Shortbread (6—9); 2.15pm Weaving (7—12).

Sat2Jan 10.15am Buttermaking(4—7). Festive Finger Pupnets(5—8);2.15pm Making Faces(7—lt ).

Mort 4Jan 10.15am Sugar Mice (4—7); 2.15pm Glove Puppets (6—9).

Tue 5 Jan 10.15am Shortbread (6—9) . Seasonal Storytime Drawing (4—7): 2.15pm Back to School Bookmarks (6—9).


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

Making Faces Until 2; Feb. The mirrors. masks and make-up\ hich have been used throughout the ages. Children will also get


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Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh on Monday 21 st December 6pm—7.30pm

In Aid of St Columba’s Hospice Adults £1, Children 50p Tickets available from the Museum Information Desk



Sun 27 Dec 2pm to 5pm; Tue 29 Dec 10am—5pm; Wed 30 Dec 10am-5pm

You are invited to take part in our annual art competition. You must be aged 16 or under, or a senior citizen. All you have to do is draw or paint anything in the Royal Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street and/or Queen Street.

Paper and pencils will be supplied.


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I PAISLEY TOY MUSEUM 168 Glasgow Road. Paisley. 889 4274. Opening by appointment only please telephone. 50p adults. 25p kids.

An enterprising new venture set up by two teachers who have a great weakness for toys. especially old bears. Best suited to 9 year olds +.

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I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. 339 4298.

The Rescuers (USA. 1977) 77 mins. From 18 Dec for 3 weeks. 2.15pm.4.15pm.

6. 15pm. £2 (£1 .20) Generally well-received feature length cartoon from Disney in which a formidable gang of mice come to the rescue of a girl in aswamp.


I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

A Christmas Spectacular Sat 12. 2.30pm. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Over 200 children from the Centre's music classes and schools will take part in each performance ofcarols and Christmas music.


See Theatre section tor The List's A—Z or Pantos. including listings and reviews.

I SECC Finnieston. 248 3000.

Robert Brothers Circus 1 I Dec— I6Jan. No perfs I3. 20 and 25 Dec. land 10Jan. Times of afternoon & evg perfs vary check with venue. Telephone bookings from Candleriggs Ticket Centre Mon—Sat 1(l.3()am-6.30pm. 227 5511 & in person from Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street Mon—Sat noon—6pm and Kings Theatre. Bath Street noon—8pm.

Christmas Carnival 1 1 Dec—l7 Jan. 1.30—10.3()pm. 60p on the door. Closed 25 Dec. All the fun ofthe fairgound plus stalls.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

The Kidnapped Christmas Present Tue 5—Fri 8Jan. 1pm. £1 .50(£1). A new post-Christmas show from the Glasgow-based company Primary Colours in which two magic creatures are captured for a spoiled little girl.


Creative Workshops For 7—1 1 year olds. Free just turn up! Leith Library Sat 12. 10.30-noon Giant Fair

South Dueensierry Library Sat 12.

1030—1 1.30am Storytelling

Sighthill Library Sat 19 10.30-11.30am Puppet Show

Portobello Library Sat 19. 10.30am—noon Giant Fair


Santa's Grotto Mon—Fri 11am—4pm. Sats Ham—6pm. Sleigh Rides l lam—3pm. Free lucky dip in Santa‘s Grotto and free rides round the gardens on the horse drawn sleigh. Hot roast chestnuts for sale.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street Christmas Workshops Early booking at the museum is advisable for each of the following free workshops.

Decorate Bags tor Christmas Presents Sat 12. 151 session 10.15am. second session 11.30am (7-11 years). Tickets available from 7 Dec.

Maire your own Christmas Decorations Sat l9.10.15—11amand11.30am-l2.15pm

(7—11 years). Tickets available from 7 Dec,

Come and Maire Festive Stveetles 30 Dec. 10.30-11.153m and 2—2.45pm (6—10 years). Tickets available from 21 Dec. Victorian Magic Lantern Shovr Thurs 31. 10.30-11.15am and 2-2.45pm. For 5 years + and adults. Tickets available from 21 Dec.

I NATIONAL GALLERY The Mound. 556 8921. Closed 25.26, 31 Dec. 1 & 2Jan.

Star Trelr until end December. There will be free packs in the gallery with instructions for children to follow the special stars on the paintings which take them through the story of Christmas. For children up to about 12 years.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534.

Declt the Hall Sat 12. 10am-noon. 8—14 year olds are invited to go along and deck out the museum‘s elegant hall for Christmas with this year‘s Victorian-style decorations. Booking essential. Ring information desk for details. Parents welcome.

Christmas Art and Poetry Competition Sun 27 2—5pm. Mon 28-Wed 30 10am—5pm. Free. Anyone aged 16 years or younger and all OAPs are invited to take part in the art competition which is to produce a drawing or painting on anything from the museum in Chambers Street or Queen Street. Paper and pencils provided (bring your own colours). A poetry competition (for 16 years and under) has also been added this year. The theme is Power. inspired by anything seen during a trip to the museum. Hand in your poems as you leave. Prizes will be awarded in both competitions in the New Year and a selection of the best will be put on display in the Main Hall.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street AThousand Robins 14 Dec—first week of Jan. The latest project from the highly individual sculptor George Wylie (who constructed a straw locomotive hung from a crane on Clydeside during Mayfest) will have an appropriate festive theme. Masses of robins. manufactured in all shapes and sizes will be attached to the outside ofthe Assembly Rooms. There will even be an accompanying tape of bird song.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534.

Who is Santa Claus? 12 Dec—6 Jan. Display ofillustrations in the Music Hall by Margaret Nisbet.

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I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Children‘s Saturday matinées. 2pm. All seats £1 bookable in advance. Saturday matinées re-start 9 Jan in the New Year. Race lor Your Lire, Charlie Brown (U) USA. 1977. Sat 12 Dec. 75 mins. A treacherous raft race is in store for the Peanuts gang when they go off to summer camp. Starchaser(PG) (USA. 1985) Sat 19 Dec. 100mins. Galactic animated adventure which Iobs the Arthurian myth into the unpredictable world of sci-fi.

I ODEON Clerk Street. 667 7331 . Tickets £2 (£1.50) for perfs commencing before 6pm. £2.75 (£2) for perfs commencing after 6pm.

Snovr White and the Seven Dwarfs ( Disney. USA. 1937) 82mins. Disney's reincarnation of Snow White has been shaping children‘s conceptions of the fairy tale for 50 years this year.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OFSCOTLANO Chambers Street. 225 7534. Annual showing of Christmas films. this time all adaptations from Dickens to coincide with the Victorian Christmas theme at the museum. Admission free. Donations welcome. See film listings for full details. Male or Two Cities 28 Dec. 2.30—4.30pm. Oliver Twist 29 Dec. 2.30—4.30pm

David Copperfield 30 Dec. 2.30-4.30pm.


I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534.

Christmas Concert Mon 21. 6—7.30pm. £1 (50p). Proceeds to St Columba’s Hospice.


See Theatre section tor The Lisr's H or Pantos. including listings and reviews.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE High Street Christmas with Mr Doom Sat 12. Sat 19. 10.30am. £1 (75p). Mr Boom's one man band takes on a seasonal flavour.

“The List 11 Dec l987—7Jan 1988