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GLASGOW Activities and Fun
I HATCHAROS 7 Moss Street. Paisley. 041 88‘) 3820
Moira Miller ()ct 28. 1.30pm. Stories foro year olds plus by this popular author. Part of Scottish Book l-‘ortnight.
Frances Hendry Nov 3. 1.30pm. The attlhor of Quest/or a Maid will lead an open discussion about teenage literature for 10 year olds upwards. Part of Scottish Book Fortnight.
I PAISLEY TOWN HALL (iauze Street. Paisley. l-‘or infocontact Vivian Kerror Malcolm .‘slacneill. Renfrew District Librariesll-tl SS7 2-108 4-107 (r322.
Paisley Book Fair Nov 2 5. Wed 2 Th 4 Nov 10am~--9pm. Sat 5 Nov 10am-5pm. Entry and all events are free. A popular book fair for the whole family which will feature displays by major publishers. 12 extensive exhibitions. books to buy and 37 events and guest authors. Part ofScottish Book Fortnight.
John Byrne 11am. ()pcning (‘eremony by the whiskery author and artist . John Byrne.
Moira Miller. 10-1 lam. Storytelling session for (r—S year olds.
David Ian Neville l lam—noon. The Book Safari author goeson a journey forts 12 year olds.
ChristopherAwdry l lam—noon. Meet the author session for 3 year olds upwards. Joan Lingard 2-«3pm. The well known Scottish author talks abotit her writingfor 12—16 yearolds.
Jimmie MacGregor 7.3o—a.3tipm. Slide show about the West Highland Way for all the family.
Andrew Langley 10—1 lam. Sharks. dinosaurs and warfare are the subjectsof this author. This talk is for 9—1-lyearolds. The Beano The Editor of The Bruno races through the last 50 yers. For 7— to year olds.
Michael Hardcaslle 2-3pm. llardcastle has already notched up a centenary of children’s books. Here he talks tots-l2 year olds.
Football Forum 7.30—8.30pm. Personalities from the game. For children of all ages. Novd
Margaret Stuart Barry llam—noon. Author of The Witch V]. I’. talks to 6-8 yearolds. Peggy Woodlord and Philippa Dickinson
1 lam—noon. The editors ofSweet Dreams teenage romances hold a question and answer session for 11— l 6 year olds.
Anne Fine: Why I Write 2-3pm. Lighthearted talk for 9—15 yearolds. Nous
John Cunlille: Standing on a Strawberry
l lam—noon. The author of Postman Pu! relates stories for 3 year olds upwards. Jugglers Wild 12.30—1.15pm. Juggling. circus. magic and fun for 4 yearolds upwards.
The Guiness Book at Records The Editor
gives an account of A Davin the Life oft/its record-setting hook .' plus se/n'ia/ appearance ofCraig Caldwell. tlte first person to scale the ('orbett and Munro mountains for ‘)-- lo yearolds. Throughout the Bookfair there will also be events for all the family and favourite children‘s characters Asterix. Spot the Dog. Postman Pat. l-‘at Puffin and (‘are Bear. The National (‘hildbirth Trust will run a Creche for very young children from 10am-4pm every day in the venue.
I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931
Junior Contemporary Classes livery Tuesdayso 7pm. until 17 Dec. £1.50. ()pen to anyone. whatever standard. aged 12 and over.
I W. H. SMITH 8 SON 53 Argyle Street. 22l (stint
Moira Miller Nov 5. l lam. This children's author will be signing copies of her new book Doom of'Sou/rs. Part ofScottish Book Fortnight.
Exhibitions I HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM loo St
Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725 The Desperate Journey t ‘niil December. Based on the children‘s book by Kathleen liidler this exhibiton traces the story ofa family of crofters from Sutherland. livicted during the (‘learances they travel first to (ilasgow. then across the Atlantic to Canada. There an Indian chief. Pegius. befriends them and helps them during an attack by a rival trading company.
I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin 1 tall. 554 0223. (entrance from Bunhouse Road; parking facilities). .‘slon—‘Sat 10am—5pm; Sat 2-5pm.
Design Council's Schools Design Prize: Scotland 1988 Nov l)—1)ec 7. Award winning designs.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley.(l41887 1010.Adtilts£1.kids50p. SupersnooperOei 29. 10.30am. Video screening.
Jason and the Argonauts (ti) Nov 5. 10.30am. Videoscreening.
Theatre I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887
All the children's lunchtime showsare suitable for 5— 12 year olds. last approximately an hour and cost £1 kids. adults£1.50.
Snow White and Billy Goats Grutl()e129. Presented by Alakazam Puppets.
The Threepenny Opera Nov 10— 12. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .25). ('umbernauld Youth theatre take on the Brecht-Weill classic. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. ()41 887 1010. Adults£1 .50. kids 75p.
Mr Bones Hallowe'en Party 1.30pm. Mr Bones and his one man band. plus witches and ghosts and treacle pics!
I PRINCES SQUARE
The Singing Kettle Oct 30. 2.30pm. Free. The famous folk music show for children letsoff steam in Princes Square.
Tounng I A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM No child
Drawing by Michael Taylor. aged 7
would be put off Shakespeare after seeing TAG‘s lively. (ilaswegian production. It's not as inventive as sortie of their shows. but it is bright. funny and playful. Palace Theatre. Kilmarnock. 05o3 23590. Nov 3. 7.30pm; St Andrew’s'l‘heatre. Clydehank. (141 941 3795. Nov «1. 7.30pm; (‘ivic Theatre. Ayr. 0292 26-1639. Nov 5. 8pm. Tour continues until Nov 26.
Activities and Fun
I BRUNTON CENTRE Musselbttrgh. («)5 3711 ext 24-1.
East Lothian Youth Theatre Livery Wednesday. 7.30—9.30pm. l-‘ree. Drama workshops for 13—21 yearolds. All welcome. Phone venue for details.
I COASTERS 3 \Vest Tollcross. 228 3252. Disco livery Saturday 030- lllpm. £1 .50. tinder 18s alcohol-free disco. Live acts most weeks.
I EDINBURGH ZOO (‘orslorphitte Road. 334 9171. ()pen every day ofthe year.
I HELIOS FOUNTAIN 7 (irassmarket . 22‘) 7884
Fairytale storytelling Every Saturday until 1‘) November. 2.30pm. Free (but donations can be made). The latest new activity for children has just started at this shop cafe in the (irassmarket and is designed for 5-— 10 year olds who can hear a story and then get ottt the paints. chalks and modelling clay.
I LASSWAOE HIGH SCHOOL Lasswadc (The Librarian 031 663 7171)
Lasswade Children's Book Fair 31 ()et-
4 Nov. Major book events at the venue and mini book fairs in primary schools. Part of Scottish Book Fortnight.
I MEADOWBANK STADIUM London Road. tel(i(r15351 for details.
Fireworks Display November 5. A traditional fireworks display for (iuy
l'aw kes night. celebrating 'gunpowder. treason and plot‘. Book in advance as tickelsalwaysgo\ery quickly.
I JOHN MENZIES 10" Princes Street. 22o (Cl-l
AlexanderMcCall Smith Nov 5. noon~ 2pm. The author ol many popular children's books sings copies of his new book I'i/In Hut. I’tll'! UlM'iIlIIy/l Him/v I'rH’IIIII‘L’lII.
I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riv ersdale (’rescent. 33" W33. .\lon -l"ri
2.30pm 4.30pm. and ev enrngs various times (check with venue). Saturdays 10am noon lamily skating 2.30-4.30pm. ".30 10.30pm.Sunday 10 11.30am (irotip tuition. Sunday allernoonopen 3.30 ~l__‘sllpm_
I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 1 ligh Street. 55o‘)57t).
Jungle Sessions 30 ( )ct iv 5 a 12 November. 10.30am. 12.15pm. £1.50per session. I’or '7 12 year olds. A seriesof drama workshops on the theme ol Kipling's story ; how to scratch like Baloo. hiss like the snake. and maybe. singlike Mowlgi. Acting. mask. costume making and jungle building skills will be encouraged. Part of the ( 'iuys 'n' ( itiisers'
Storytelling Workshop ( )el 2‘). 2.30pm. Kids £1.50(book in advance). Storytellers Duncan Williamson. Sheila and A ndrcw Douglas and Helen (iardiner tell and sw aj‘ stories for 5 year olds upwards.
Guisers Parade ()et :9. Ill-3.52mi- noon. .-\dmission free. book in advance. Thisis the chance for 5 to l 1 year olds to show off their guisers masks and fancy dress disguises. There will be judging alter the parade with prizes and sing-along entertainment lor' everyone. Part of the (ittys 'n' (iuisers' season. Staging a Kelpie .‘s'm l.7.3(1pm.£l. Author of Quest/or a .llair/ liranees llendry. producer Pam Waddell arid
AT THEATRE WORKSHOP ’e
O THEATRE WORKSHOP YOUTH Tl ll-iA'I‘RES present MacBURGERS Wed 26 - Sat 29 Oct, 7.30pm.
I MOVING PARTS THEATRE GROUP present TREES Thurs 3 Nov, 7.30pm.
0 FORTH CHILDREN’S THEATRE present
FORTH INTO THE UNKNOWN Fri 4 Nov, 7.30pm.
I WEST LOTHIAN YOUTH THEATRE present MURPHY’S LAW Sat 5 Nov, 7.30pm.
ALL TICKETS: £2.00 (£1.00) BOX OFFICE: (031) 226 5425 34 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 SAX.
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