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Activities and Fun I HAGGS CASTLE Hill St Andrews Drive.

427 2725

Saturday Actvities 3. 15pm. free. no bookings

12 Nov Nature Trail (4-7years)

19 Nov Rag Dolls (8- I 2 years)

I SCOTTISH BALLET 26] West Princes Street. 33l 293l

Junior Contemporary Classes livery Tuesdayso 7pm. until I? I)ec.£l.5tl. Open to anyone. any standard. aged 12 and over.

Exhibitions I HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM lttttSt

Andrews Drive. l’ollokshields. 427 2725 The Desperate Journey tintit December. Based on the children's book by Kathleen

A VISION OF CHRISTMAS National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh

Christmas seems to creep up on us earlierand earlier each year, and it starts on 15 November at the National Gallery in Edinburgh.

As in previous years the Education Department has put together a well presented activity pack for 8 to 12 year old visitors to the gallery. It invites them to adopt the persona of an extra-terrestrial ‘traveller in space and time' who is visiting earth. Their

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I-‘idler tltis exhibiton traces the story ofa fantin ofcrofters from Sutherland. Iivicted during tlte (‘learances they travelled first to (ilasgow. then across the Atlantic to (‘anada There an Indian chief. Pegius befriended and helped them durittg art attack by a rival tradingcompany. I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin I lall. 55-10223. (entrance from Bunhouse Road: parking facilities). Mon-Sat 10am—5pm: Sat 2-—5pm. Design Council's Schools Design Prize: Scotland 1988 lfntil Dec 7. Award winning designs. Film I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. llillhead. 33‘) 4298 The (irosvenor will he screening film printarily for children every Saturday afternoon. This replacesthe Saturday Afternoon Picture Show. Doors open at 1.45pm; film starts at 2.30pm. £1 .20. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. (Ml-887 l(lltl. Adults£l . kids 5(lp. Oliver!(t') 12 Nov. 10.30am. adults£l. kids 50p. Large screen video. Lively

the Christmas story and numbered stars on the pictures point the way. When each painting is located there is a task to complete and a story to read written by ‘earthmen’ Luke and Matthew.

It makes a good and interesting way for children to get to know some of the gallery‘s masterpieces and the activity sheets are cleverly designed to exercise skill of all kinds- observation, imagination, drawing, writing, and even star-making.

Free activity packs from the venue

musical version of Dickens‘ pocket-picking. low-living. classic complete with popular score. Excalibur(AA) 19 Nov. 10.30am. adults £1. kids 5(lp. Large screen video. Director John Boorman‘s version of the King Arthur legend. (iood in parts.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE ()236 732887 The Threepenny Dpera Until Nov 12. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£l .25). The young members of the (‘umbernauld Youth theatre ( I5-~2I years) take ontlte Brecht-Weill classic. .

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 22I 3 I98 Box office noon—6pm. Tickets also available from Ticket (‘entre. ('andleriggs. 227 55l l.Mon—Sat ltl.3tlam—b.3(lpttt.

Guys and Dolls Nov 15- 19. 7.30pm. Sat tnat 2.30pm. Popular and entertaining Damon Runyon-based musical about (‘hicago gangster Sky Masterson and his love fora Salvation A rmy recruit. Amateur production by the (ilasgow company. (iuys 'n' (ials.

Decanters of Culture Land 22- 2o Noventber. 7.30pm. Sat 26 2.30pm. £3. 32. Presented by the talented and hard-working Mitchell Theatre for Youth. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley'.()~Il-887 Itlltl.

PuppetStutt 12 Nov. 1.30pm. Adults£l.5(). kids 75p. Puppet show with lotsof audience participation.

Alakazam Puppets 19Nov. I.3(Ipm. Adults LI .5“. kids 75p. Magic and puppets.

A Midsummer Nights Dream 12 November. 8pm. £4 (£2) No child would be pttt off Shakespeare after seeing'I’AU'slivcly. (ilaswegian production. It's not as inventive as sonte of their shows. but it is bright. funtty and playful.


Captain Scurvy and the Sea Sprite 13 Nov. 2.30pm. Lively - and free-- family show by- the Fly on the Wall Theatre (‘ompanyz

I THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 33] I234. Box office Mon—Sat lttam-(ipm.

The Selfish Shellfish L'ntil 12 November. 10.30am. Sat matinee 2.30pm. Adults £4. Kids £2. Life in the rockpool. swamped by successive tides. is precarious ettough as it is for residents Starfish. Urchin. Mussel (the hard man) and the tough old salt. Hermit ('rab; then one day Seagull brings news of real danger—- an oil slick. A great play for 3 to 12 year-olds by highly respected children's playwright. David Wood. presented by Whirligig'l'heatre.


Activities and Fun

I BRUNTON CENTRE Musselburgh. 665 371 1 ext 24-1.

East Lothian Youth Theatre livery Wednesday. 7.30—9.3(lpm. I-‘ree. Drama workshops for 13—21 year olds. All welcome. Phone venue for details.

I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252.

Disco Every Saturday (v.3(t— lllpm. £ l .50. Under 18s alcohol-free disco. Live acts most weeks.

I EDINBURGH ZOO ('orstorpltine Road. 334 9 I 71 . ()pen every day of the year.

I HELIOS FOUNTAIN 7 (irassmarket . 229 788-1

Fairytale storytelling livery Saturday until 19 November. 2.30pm. Free ( but donations cart be made). The latest new activity for children ltas just started at this shop cafe in the (irassmarket is designed for 5- It) year olds who can ltear a story and then get out the paints. cltalksand modelling clay.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 (i933. Mon-Hi 2.3(lpm—4.3(lpm. and evenings various times (check with venue). Saturdays lt)am-—noon tantin skating 2.30—4.3ttpm. 7.30— 10.30pm. Sunday lit-l I.3tlam (irottp tuition. Sunday afternoon open 2,3(l--4.3(lpin.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE l ligh Street. 556 9579.

Jungle Sessions 12 November. ltl.3(lam—l2. 15pm. £1 .50 per session. For 7-- l2 yearolds. Part of series ofdrama workshops on the theme of Kipling‘s‘ story; ltow to scratch like Baloo. hiss like the sttake. and maybe. sing like .‘vlowgli. Acting. mask. costume making and jungle building skills will be encouraged.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53-59 South Bridge. 556 (1743

Saturday Club livery Saturday. Ill.3ll—I1.30am.l‘ree.()pcntoanycltild (age range approx 2~ l 3 years). Story-telling for younger children as w ell as activities and competitions with prizes. Special seasonal activities from time to time.


I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228’ 2688 All seats £ l . bookable. liilnts start at 2pm. Pee Wee's Big Adventure ( t ' ) t t 'SA. I985) 92mins. 12 November. Love him orhate him. Pee Wee has had amazing success with his American TV programme. I Iere he goes in pursuit of his stolen beloved red bicycle.

Asterix in Britain ([7 ) (tl‘rimee. 19247) 75mins. 19 November. Rathermore lovable than Pee Wee. Asterix. ()helix arid his famous potion come to the resuce ofa village in Roman Britain.


I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE l ligh Street. 5569579. Box off Mon—Sat “lam-4.3”an Changed Days Limit 19 Nov . 7.30pm (not Sundays); Wed and Sat matinees 3pm. For l4 year olds upwards. Winged l lorse‘s touring show looks at the recent historyof the ()ld Town. from its massive slum

clearance and depopulation alter the war. to contemporary yuppiedomf

ITHEATRE WORKSHOP 34 I lamilton Place. 226 5425. Next public show will be the pantomime. Bonds of Enchantment 22-3l December.

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’As much a delight for grown ups as it is for children . . . even if you can't beg or borrow a child,do see it" (Glasgow Herald).

Tickets from £2.50. 7, price for children. -

Group Discounts.

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