I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri
9am—5.30pm :Sat 9.30am— 1 pm.
Lord liaig's Seventieth Birthday Exhibition Until 27 Apr. An artist who has exhibited with as far afield as Poland with Richard Demarco and regularly in London and Scotland. Lord Haig is a colourist enchanted both by the Borders countryside in which he lives and by more exotic climes like Venice.
Carved Wood Until 27 Apr. New work from carvers including Tim Stead. Mike Scott. Paul Caton and Sue Wraight.
Traditional Scottish Crafts Until 27 Apr. Silver. Shetland lace. musical instruments and textiles. Commissionstaken.
I SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm: Sat/Sun Noon—5pm; Thurs late opening 6.30—8pm.
The history of mining in Midlothian on a mining site.
SCOTTISH SCULPTURE TRUST
Sculpture from Scotland Until 30June in the Economist's Plaza. London. Six sculptures by Scottish artists were picked up outside the front of the art school last week and loaded into a large parcel lorry in the red Post Office livery. Theirtravel had been sponsored and their destination. London. There they will be sited in the grounds outside the Economist magazine building. ten stories ofsixties block. This space is often used for sculpture by young Royal College students but it is the first time. thanks to the Scottish Sculpture Trust initiative. that it will host Scottish work. Interestingly. the six exhibitors are all women. not by design. but because the selectors found their work among the most inventive in the batch ofslides on their books. Women were in fact in the minority before selection.
I STEP GALLERY Howe Street. 556 1613. Three Person Show Until 30 Apr. Jeff Nolan with pastel drawings on paper. Jane McArthur with textile collages and Anthea Gage with mixed media work.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Noon—6pm.
Fotogralia outta Until 23 Apr. Photo-montage. 3-D staging and surrealistic imagery flavours the colourful work of these Dutch artists. Rommert Boonstra. Teun Hocks. Lydia Schouten and Henk Tas are amongst those included. Exhibition organised by the Collins Gallery. Glasgow.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh. 667 1011
ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Sun 2pm-5pm. Closed 18 Apr. 23. 24 May. Public Symposium 21 Apr. 5pm. Free. BBC‘s Colin Bell will chair a symposium which will discuss the problems highlighted by the dispute between Strathclydc Regional Council and Sue and Ian Hamilton Finlay over the rating ofthe Garden Temple at Little Sparta. It is to be hoped that sparks fly.
Duncan Shanks 16 Apr—8 May. Falling Water— an exhibition oflarge paintings of waterfalls across the country.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri llam—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Nita Begg and Jenepher Ross Until 16Apr.
Ian Maclnnes 25 Apr—7 May. Orkney seascapes. I 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon-Sat Noon—5.30pm. Landmarks Until 30 Apr. New work by James Hawkins. Screen Installation and Talk Fri 15 Apr. 7.30pm. Geoffrey MacEwan a painter resident in the 369 studios will talk about his work and about the role ofart. Education Exhibition see City Library. I W.A.S.P.S. GALLERY Patriothall. Hamilton Place (near Theatre Workshop) Tue-Sun12.30—S.30pm. Dorothy Black Until 16 Apr. New drawings by an artist who unashamedly paints herself with and without lobster claws.
I Kids aims to provide into about events in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow for children and young people. Please send details not later than 10 days before pubncauon.
GLASGOW Activities and Fun
I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. 339 4298.
Saturday Afternoon Picture Show Re-commences Sat 16. Every Saturday. 2—4.30pm. 50p. Children's film Foundation feature films. a serial plus games and competitions for 4— 14 year olds.
High Rise Donkey is the feature film on Sat 16 April and Blinkers Spy Spotter. the story of an eccentric professor's son who blinks when he gets a good idea. is on Sat 23 April. Rangi's Catch continues as the serial.
I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.
Free afternoon activities every Saturday. 2.15pm. Nobooking— just turnup.
Sat 15 April Shortbread “*8 years)
Sat 23 Painting and printing (4-7 years) Sat 30 Heraldry (7— l 2 years)
I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931
Junior Contemporary Class Tuesdays. 6—7pm. £1 .50. Open classes organised by Steps Out of Scottish Ballet — just turn up. For 12 years and over.
I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Getthe Message: Different Systems of Communication Until 22 May. From bush telegraph to satellites and everythingin between.
Design a Stamp. A competition for 4— l 2 year olds to design a stamp based on the Communications exhibition. Entries can be posted in the box in the exhibition room (paper and pencils provided in the museum) or. ifthe painting drawingis made at home. send them by post. First prize. awarded by the Post Office. is a Stamp Year Book‘; 25 presentation packs for runners up. Closing date 22 May.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am~3pm. 6—8pm perf evgs.
Kids Stuff. Saturdays. 1.15pm. Kids£l. adults £1.50
MrMagic. Sat 16.
Snow White and One Dwarf. Sat 23. Purves Puppets and their version of the fairy tale. AWee Home from Home Sat 16 April. 7.45pm.£3 (£1.75). Suitable for l4year olds plus and adults. A joint venture using dance. theatre and song between Communicado and Frank McConnell. directed by Gerard Mulgrew. lt's set in Glasgow and the performers look back on what the city meant to them duringtheir childhood.
PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box office 10am—8pm.
Jimmy Fleming Puppet/Magic Show Sat 23. 1.30pm. Kids 75p. adults £1.50.
EDINBURGH Activities and Fun
I BRUNTON HALL Musselburgh. 665 3711 cxt244.
Elchat Dance Xplosion Every Wednesday 4—5pm. 50p. Expressive dance workshops for 4- 7 year olds. Re-opens 20 April.
East Lothian Youth Theatre Re-starts 20 April. Every Wednesday. 7.30—9.30pm. Free. For 13-21 year olds. A young but impressive company which has already won a Fringe First in the Edinburgh Festival. Currently general workshops with a touring production planned for the summer. Membership of the Youth Theatre also gives free entry to the contemporary dance class for 16 year olds and over. Wednesdays 5.30—7pm.
I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. Disco Saturdays. 6.30-10pm. £1.50. Under 18s alcohol-free disco. Live acts most weeks.
I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Open every day of the year. Mon—Sat 9am—6pm. Sun 9.30am—6pm. Adults £2.80. children over 3 years £1.40 Penguins Parade 2.30pm daily. See the penguins take their short stroll after lunch when they come out of their enclosure and stretch their flippers.
Animal Handling Classes Every weekend 11am—4pm on the hour. 30p. These popular classes start up again for the summer with rats. snakes. stick insects and all sorts of creatures most of us have phobias about.
Sponsored walk 24 April from 1 lam. A special sponsored walk around the zoo for children. Funds raised will go toward the 200‘s new centre. Entry forms fromthe Education Department.
Teddy Bears Picnic 2 May. Children and their bears are invited along for a teddy bears picnic. More details in the next issue of The List.
I HERMITAGE OE BRAID Braid Road. 447 7145.
The Hermitage Conservation Group. (membership free) whose members are mostly between 11 and 25 years. willbe meeting on Sat April 16. 10am and thereafter on the first Sunday of the month at 1pm at the Hermitage of Braid Visitor Centre. This year‘s tasks include planting an insect garden. wildlife surveys. scrub bashing and pond clearing. For further details please phone venue.
I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013 359 Art Club Saturdays from 23 April. 10.30am—noon. for 6—12 year olds. £15 (£7 cones). There are still a few places left for the children‘s art and craft club (open to any child between 6 and 12 years) run by Emma Graham-Yooll. Anyone interested should book by post (with payment) orin person. Mon—Fri noon—5.30pm. NB Phone bookings no longer accepted.
I WILKIE HOUSE Cowgate. 225 2079 Play Group for the Under 5s Mon—Fri. 9am-4.30pm. Free. This playgroup for the under 5s still has places available — contact Carol at the venue for further information.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 2265425
Monster machine Every Monday from I 1 April until 16 May. 56.30pm. 50p. for 5—9 year olds. Fun and games for little monsters.
Youth theatres anyone interested in joining the Theatre Workshop‘s Junior Youth Theatre (1 1—13 year olds). Middle Y.T. (13—15 year olds) or Senior YII‘. ( 16 years plus) should contact the venue as soon as possible.
I PLAYHOUSE 18—22 Greenside Place. 557 2590. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Romeo and Juliet Wed 20—Sat 23 April. 7.30pm. Sat matinee 2.30pm. £10. £8. £6. £4 (children and concs half price except Friday and Saturday evgs).
Scottish Ballet‘s production. based on Shakespeare's tragedy. is not specifically for children but now that the Easter holidays are over and children's theatre is thin on the ground. older children may enjoy the performance. The production will be at the Theatre Royal. Glasgow 7—1lJune.
I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. 225 2424
The Gold of the Pharaohs Until 30 April. Mon. Tue. Sat 10am—6pm. ch.Thurs. Fri 10am—9pm. Sun noon—6pm. £1 adults. cones 65p. The treasures of the Pharaohs tomb must be some of the oldest artefacts in the city at the moment. Highlight . and one of the most poignant pieces. is the mask of Psusennes l. the image he hoped to take into eternity. In all. a fascinating glimpse into an extraordinarily sophisticated age. with lots to see. do and admire for children.
I EILMHOUSE Lothlan Road. 228 2688. Children's Saturday matinees. 2pm. All seats£l bookable in advance.
The Water Babies (L') (Lionel Jeffries. UK/Poland. 1978) 92mins. James Mason. Billy Whitelaw. Bernard ('ribbins. Sat 16. 2pm. NB This film will be shown in cinema 2 which only seats 90. so please go along early to be sure of a place. A re-telling with a mixture of live action and animation. of Charles Kingsley"s famous Victorian tale about a sweep whojumps into a pool and discovers a whole new world under the water. Despite its prestigious cast it's generally been considered disappointing. IntemationalVelvet (PG) (12K. 1978) 12o mins. Sat 23. 2pm. Rather sentimental sequel to the 1944 classic National Velvet. which starred the young Elizabeth Taylor. Here Tatum O‘Neal and Nanette Newman just don't seem to have the same charm.
I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 l ligh Street. 556 9579
Children‘s Theatre in Scotland Tue 19—23 April. A one day conference (Sat 23. 9.30am—5.30pm. £3 £2) and a week of evening workshops (Tue l9—Fri 22. 7—9.30pm. £1 ) for adults. not children.on the subject ofchildren's theatre. See Theatre listings for full details or contact venue to reserve a place.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425.
The Matchgirls Wed l3—Sat 16 April. 7pm. Sat matinee 2.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Forth Children‘s Theatre in their production of Bill Owen's musical which tells the story of the exploited women factory workers in Victorian London who decided enough was enough and went on strike - the first ofits kind by women.
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