Triday 3

I Glasgow Tigers 1! Edinburgh Monarchs v Demiclt Bandits v Middlesborough Tigers Shawfield Stadium (as above). 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1 .50). National League Four Team Tournament. The first leg of this qualifying round. featuring the top four riders from each team. This replaces the scheduled fixture against Newcastle. who have withdrawn from the National League.

Sunday 5

I Edinburgh Monarchs v Glasgow Tigersv Mlddlesborough Tigers v Derwiclt Bandits Powderhall Stadium (as above). 6.30pm. £3.50 inc programme. Four Team Tournament. Third leg.

STOCK CARS Saturday 28/Saturday 4

I Newtongrange Victoria Park. Newtongrange. near Edinburgh. 7pm. £2.50 (£1). Regular action includes races for Formula Two. saloons. ministox. hot rods. and bangers around the sweeping track at Newtongrange Star FC's stadium. First meeting features the Willie Hunter Memorial Trophy. the second the Turner Trophies. both for F2.

TENNIS Monday 6—Sunday 12

I Bank of Scotland Scottish Grasscourt Championships Craiglockhart Sports Centre. Colinton Road. Edinburgh.

Tickets £4—£14. Season Ticket £49. information line on 031 226 2295. See PaneL

TUG OF WAR Saturday 28

I Scottish Open Championships Bathgate Highland Games. Bathgate. Noon. 620kgs. 640kgs and 680kgs.

Sunday 5

I South of Scotland Championships East Kilbride Country Fair. East Kilbride. Glasgow. lpm. 600. 640 and 680 kgs.

Friday 27-Tuesday 31

I McEwan’s Scottish Series Tarbcrt. Loch Fyne. Races for a wide variety of yachts will be held on the Loch over the weekend. including some new innovations on the Scottish sailing scene. while on-shore activity will be concentrated at Tarbcrt Hall. which will be a focal point for McEwan’s receptions and other social events. as well as the venue forthe prize-giving once the spray has settled. Planned entertainment at the Hall includes a jazz night and a Scottish night. There will also be a special charity Longship race on Saturday at noon. in which twelve teams will attempt to emulate the feat of King Magnus Barelcg's crew 890 years ago. in draggingthe Longship (complete with ‘King‘) across the isthmus from west to east Loch Tarbet.

WRESTLING Wednesday1

I Rob Roy Trophy Milngavie Town Hall. Milngavie, Glasgow. 7pm. The proper stuff . not the ‘professional‘ nonsense. so don‘t rush along in the hope of seeing Big Daddy er al.

I ltids aims to provide info about events in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow for children and young people. Please send details not later than 10 days before publication.

GLASGOW Activities and Fun

I GRDSVENDR CINEMA Ashton Lane. 339 4298. Saturday Afternoon Picture Show Every Saturday. 2—4.30pm. 50p. Each week there is a Children Film Foundation feature film. plus a serial. gamesand competitions. For 4— 14 year olds. I GLASGOW GARDEN FESTIVAL Princes Dock. 429 8855. Until 26 September. Open every day. 10am—one hour before dusk. £5 adults. £4 students. OAPs. UB40s. £2.50 kids aged 5— 16 years. free for the under 5s. Once inside. allevents are free. This must be the event of the year for children with one hundred and twenty acres of reclaimed dockland now transformed into a vast arena of things to do. see. ride on and explore. An easy way to see lots of the site is to have a ride onthe minature train or old fashioned tram. The place is full of unexpected surprises look out for the giant badger set which reduces the humans who enter to the size of rabbits! See also Feature and. for details ofday-by-day activities. the Glasgow Garden Festival diary. I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Free afternoon activities every Saturday. 2.15pm. No booking just turn up. Sat 28 May Street games (6—9 years) Theatre Seanachaid Sat 4 June. 2pm. 3.30pm. This is the second in a seriesof special monthly events organised for children at llaggs. sponsored by the Festivals Unit of Glasgow District Council. Theatre Seanachaid are already well known to children in Scotland for their imaginative re-telling of folk tales and on 4 June they will present more of their colourful stories in an afternoon of Scottish Folk Tale and Legend telling. llaggs‘ programme of daily (except Suns) summer activities are always extremely popular and this year. with extra visitors about. they are likely to be in even more demand than usual. Booking doesn‘t open until 18 June. 10am. but below is a list ofactivities during the first week ( 1—8 July) so you can start thinking about hooking up. Details of the following weeks (activities run until 16 Aug) will be in the next issue of The List. Fril July 10.15am Nature Trail (4—7). Gingerbread (6—9); 2. 15pm Wheaten Scones (5—8). Archery (8— 12). Sa12 10.15am Dressing Up (7—12). Masks (5—8); 2. 15pm Storytime Drawing(4—7). Shortbread (6—9). Mon4 10.15am Fans (8—12); 2. 15pm Potato Prints (4-7) Tue 510.15am Finger Puppets (5—8). Heraldry (7-12):2.15pm Summer Sweets (4—7), Herb Bags (6—9). Wed 6 Painting and Printing (4—7). Archery (8—12); 2. 15pm Lavender Bags (6—9). Pancakes (5-8). Thurs 710.15am Street Games(7— 120. Tussie Mussie (6—9): 2.15pm Nature Trail

(wellies and cagoules ifwet) (4~7). Glove Puppets (6—9).

Fri 810.15am Finger Puppets(5—8). Heraldry (7— 12). 2.15pm

I KELVINGROVE PARK. Kelvingrove. Information on 941 1111.

11th Annual Kelvingrove Free Music Festival Sun 29 May. l-7pm. Radio Clyde‘s musical jamboree with some of the best of current West of Scotland talent. Radio Clyde‘s community wing. Clyde Action will be running a special children‘s fair in the park with donkey rides. games. castles you can jump on and face painting.

I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street. 3312931

Junior Contemporary Class Tuesdays. 6—7pm. £1 .50. Open classes organised by Steps Out of Scottish Ballet. No experience necessary just turn up. For 12 years and over.


I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat Ilium—5pm. Sun 2~5pm.

Get the Message: Different Systems of Communication Until 22 May. From tom-toms to telephones.

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/drawing is made at home. send them by post. First prize. awarded by the Post Office. isa Stamp Year Book; 25 presentation packs for runners up. Closing date 22 May.


I THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 332 3321 Romeo and Juliet Tue 7—Sat 11 June. 7.15pm. Sat mat. 2. 15pm. £2.50—£15 (eoncs half prices except Fri and Sat evgs). Students and UB40 standby £2.501‘rom 5pm. Scottish Ballet's production of Romeo and Juliet is not especially for children. but any older child with halfan interest in dance would enjoy this show. It‘s touching. graceful. looks good. has some very good fighting scenes. and is set to Prokoviev's sparkling score.


I Glasgow Film Theatre Rose Street. 332 6535.

ET. (Steven Spielberg. 1982) (U) 115mins. Mon 30 May. 3.30pm and 6pm. Mats £1.81).Cvgs £2.50. All perfs child/CAP £1.10. Oscar winning classicof its type in which 10 year old Thomas befriends an extra terrestrial who is warm. funny and friendly beneath its gnarled exterior. Would be a very hard heart which wasn‘t touched at all.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box office Mon—Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6—8pm perf evgs.

The Amazing Mr Bones 28 May. 1.15pm. Child £1. adult £1.50. Mr Bones‘ one man band.

John Shearer-1 June. 1.15pm. Child £1. adult £1 .50. Fun and magic.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box office ltlam—Spm. Ship of Fools 31 May 7.30pm. £4 (cone/child £2). Clown Jewels present a family circus with a difference. This one is based on the sea. from whelks and deckchairs to landladies. A 2 hour family jamboree with music. colour. dancing. itlm’lino anti snorinl nfi'msre

I THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 332 3321. Peter Pan 20-25 June. Mon 201.30pm. Tue—Thurs d; Sat 10.30am and 1.30pm. Fri 24 10.30am. Adults £2.75. Kids£1.75. The Darling children. the man-eating crocodile. ('apt 1 look. Peter and the lost boys all become 1'\' painted puppets in Purves Puppets spectacular and colourful production. liarly booking advised as previous productions by the company sold out quickly.

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun

I DRUNTDN HALL Musselburgh. 665 371 1 ext244.

Eichat Dance Xplosion livery Wednesday 4—5pm. 511p. Expressive dance workshops for 4—7 yearolds.

East Lothian Youth Theatre 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. (‘urrently 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 5311- 7pm.

I COASTERS 3 West 'l‘ollcross. 228 3252. Disco Saturdays. 6.30-10pm. £1 .50. Under 18s alcohol-free disco. l he acts most weeks.

I EDINBURGH ZDD ('ors'torphine Road. 334 9171 . ()pcn every day of the y car. Mon—Sat 9am 6pm. Sun 9 30am 6pm. Adults £2.80. children over 3 years £1 .40 Animal Handling Classes Fvery weekend

1 1am-4pm on the hour. 30p. See how the animals feel and stroke a rat. snake. stick insect or any one ofa number ofother animals in the zoo's collection ofcreatttres we so often have phobias about.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921

In the Gallery Gardens ()n Monday's during July(4.ll.18ant125JuIy.10am noon) the GMA will be holding workshops with a botanical theme for 7 - 14 year olds. It will include a tree trail. and will build towards making a mural. Please book in advance for any or all of the session by telephoning or writing to the liducation Dept. (Interested parents or grandparents are invited to stay and help also).

I WILKIE HOUSE ('owgale. 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 (‘arol at the venue for further inl‘ormatitm. Film

I FILMHDUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Children's Saturday matinees. 2pm. All seats£l bookable in advance.

The Black Stallion ( If) ((‘arroll Ballard. L'SA.1979)103mins.Sat2H May. Well made and good looking production of the adventures of a boy and a beautiful black stallion. With Mickey Rooney asa veteran horse trainer. Kelly Reno and Teri Garr. Short Circuit (John Badham. I986) 98mins Sat 4June. Another film inthe robot-is-a-swcetie mould. but stylish stuff as you would expect from the director of Saturday .Vt’gh! Fever and War ( fumes.


I USHER HALL Lothian Road. 228 l 155 6. Box office Mon—Sat. 10am» 5pm

The Young Ambassadors. Wed I June. 7.30pm. £4. £3. £2 in aid of the RSSPC A bright and lively family show of song and dance by the well-travelled Young Ambassadors.

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