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Activities and Fun

I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde, Richmond Street, 5524400. Printmaking Workshops for Children These classes are now fully booked but workshops for adults, schools and children are planned to co—incide with future exhibitions.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, 427 2725.

Saturday Activities 2.15pm. Free, no booking.

Story time drawing Sat 11, for 4—7 year olds.

Fan Making Sat 18, for 8—12 yearolds.

I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street, 331 2931.

Junior Contemporary Classes Tuesday evening classes, 6—7pm. Open to anyone, any standard, aged 12 and over.


I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 331 1234, 3329000. Tickets £25, £17, £14, £1 1 .£8. £5, £3.

Peter Pan 24 February—4 March,7.15pm. Matinees Sat 25 Feb & 4 March, 2.15pm. Charity Gala Premier February 24, 7.15pm in aid ofthe Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow. Booking now, the first ballet version ofJM Barrie's classic about the Darling children and the boy who never grew up. Presented by Scottish Ballet, and choreographed by Graham Lustig of Sadler’s Wells with specially written music by Edward McGuire. Tours to the Playhouse. Edinburgh, 3—13 May.


I HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM lOOSt Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. The Desperate Journey Extended until April, 1989. Based on the children's book by Kathleen Fidler this is a bleak adventure story, but with a happy ending.

It tells the tale of a family of crofters from Sutherland who are evicted from their home during the Highland Clearances. They go first to Glasgow, and then make

the ‘desperate journey‘ across the Atlantic ,

to Canada.


A Boring Exhibit Until mid February. Despite the title of this exhibition, children may well enjoy a visit. On display is a 45 foot model of Howden's Channel tunnel face-cutting machine, that is boring its way to France.

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I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley, 887 1010.

The Magic Ball (U) Saturday 18 February, 10.30am. Children 50p. adults £1 . The adventures of Sam and his magic ball. Ultraman H (U) Saturday 25 February. Children 50p, adults £1. Ultraman has to come to the rescue of Earth, besieged by invaders from outerspace.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887 Lunchtime shows for children are suitable for 5—12 year olds and last approximately 1 hour. Prices: kids £1, adults£1.50

Janice and the Bean Tin 11 February. 1.15pm. By Pictish Puppets.

Mr Magic 18 Feb. 1.15pm. A conjuring show.

I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. 227 5511. Jack and the Beanstalk Until 11 Feb. 7pm. Matinees Weds and Sats, 2.15pm. Last chance to catch Jimmy Logan’s colourful, riotous panto.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.

Captain Scurvy and the Sea Sprite Saturday 11 Feb, 1.30pm. Children 50p, adultsil. Fly on the Wall Theatre Company‘s drama on the High Seas, with plenty of chance for the audience to join in.

Uncle Jimmy's Magic Show Saturday 25 February, 1.30pm. Children 50p, adults £1. Magic and puppet show.

Also see Touring.

I PRINCES SQUARE Buchanan Street. Magic Bob meets Mr Boom 12 February, 2.30pm. Free. An hour of magic and

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Visitors TAG‘s latest play, commissioned from Michael Duke for 12—14 year olds, is a thriller dealing with the problems of disability in an able-bodied world. Ben Twist directs. It will tour 21 schools in Strathciyde and there will be seven public performances; the four performances at UB40 centres are sponsored by the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) and are free. Mews Theatre, Livingstone, 16 Feb, 7.30pm, £1 ; Regal Resource Centre. Bathgate, 17 Feb, 2pm. free performance for schools, disability groups and the general public; Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 041 8871010, 21 Feb, 7pm.£2(£l); Ruchill Unemployed Workers Centre 24 Feb, 3.30pm, free; GorbaLs Unemployed Workers Centre 3 March, 3.30pm, free.


Activities and Fun

I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross, 228 3252. Disco Every Saturday 6.30—10pm. £1.50. Under 18s alcohol-free disco. I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY SOCIETY'S CENTRE and PLEASANCE THEATRE The Pleasance Third Edinburgh Peace Festival Festival Fair 11 February. The 3rd Edinburgh Peace Festival kicks off with a fair; there will be stalls, exhibitions, poetry and events for children with the inventive sculptor George Wyllie will be opening the exhibition ofchildren's plans and drawings for ‘A Better World in 2000AD‘ at 1 lam. Afterwards he will be inviting children to join him in a workshop, running until 12.30pm, to help him make Wyllie Peace Burds (Glasgow style). These, together with some ofthe drawing, will wing their way to Russia, to the International Book Fair Children‘s Art Exhibition, in Moscow this March. The Lord Provost. the Rt Hon Mrs Eleanor McLaughlin, will open the Festivalat 10.45am, Sat 11 Feb. See also Open List. I FRUIT MARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Children’s Workshops Free workshops for children; numbers are limited and places should be booked in advance. Please telephone venue for further details. What is Abstract Painting? Sat 18 Feb, 10.30am—noon and 2—3.30pm. An entertaining and practical opportunity for 8—12 year olds to get to grips with the ideas, thinking and methods behind abstract art. 15 places only. 30 Collage Sat 4 March, 10.30am—noon and 2—3.30pm. This workshop, for8—l2 year olds, will be tied in with the show Six Dutch Artists which runs from 27 Jan to 12 March. Children will be encouraged to make a 3D collage about Scotland, using imagery from packaging and comics. I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road, 337 4202. Open every day of the year, 9am—4pm (plus evening sessions). Free. Edinburgh's mid-city farm, in which all kinds of livestock and organic produce thrive, in spite of the traffic grinding past outside. Young City Farmers Group Every Saturday, lOam—lpm. For 7—13 year olds. 75p membership, plus 15p per session. A lively weekly group in which children can learn about farm life and how to look after the animals. I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 5569579 Crazy Jewellery Workshops Every Thursday until 16 March,3.30pm—5.15pm. Artist-in-residence Claire Blackwood is holding a series of workshops making all kinds of wierd and wonderful jewellery, for boys and girls aged 7—11. Workshops are free; details as follows: The Tricks oi Paper Cutting 16 February, Tying Yourselt in a Knot 23 February From Forest to Shore 2 March Colourful Clrcus9 March The Year 2000 16 March I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street, 668 2019

Piccolo Pack The Scottish Chamber 7 Orchestra‘s latest series of musical workshops for 8— 1 2 year olds are now underway with a lively Wild West theme. Tickets are £1 for children (75p forthose who still have their yellow Piccolo Pack Badge); adults £2. ice cream and juice available afterwards.

Evelyn Glennie Sat 11 Feb. 1 lam—noon. Special guest Evelyn Glennie will be taking a tour around the percussion section

Long Live America! Sat l8 Feb. Ham—moon. The full orchestra join in for a musical jamboree playing razzamatz and Broadway hits from Oklahoma.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534.

Behind the Scenes 25 February. 1989 has been designated ‘Museum Year‘ to mark the centenary of the Museum‘s Association, and art galleries and museums will be doing their best to lure you inside. On Saturday 25 Februrary the Royal Museum in Chambers Street is throwingopen its doors for a look at what goes on behind the scenes; it should make a good trip for the family. Full details in the next issue.

Decorate a Mosque 18 February. Part ofthe museum‘s continuing series ofworkshops for 8-14 yearolds.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743.

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

10.30—1 1 .30am. Free. ()pen to any child (age range approx 2— l 3 years). Story-telling for younger children plus activities and competitions with prizes. film

I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Children's Saturday matinees; all seatsii. bookable. Films start at 2pm.

Care Bears Movie 2 (U) (L'SA. team 76 mins. Sat 11 February. Sugary sequel to the first animated feature.

The King and Mr Bird (1)) (Fr. 1979) 85mins. Sat 18 February. Attractive and entertaining cartoon in the Disney tradition.


I KING'S THEATRE Leven Street,2291201. Mother Goose Until February 18,7pm. Matinees 2.15pm every Wed & Sat and 1. 3,6Feb. £4.25. £5.25, £6.25, £6.75, (cones £2.75—£3.75). Mother Goose (Walter Carr) emerges as an expansive engaging accentric old dame a devastating combination matched only by her sartorial splendour. Meanwhile Dragonara does her worst. Last performances of the King's enjoyable panto. still going strong after overtwo months.

ITRAVERSE THEATRE West Bow, Grassmarket, 226 2633

Bevoltlng Rhymes 21—26 February, 2.30pm. Kids £2.50, Adults £50. The Traverse don‘t often show children‘s shows outwith the Christmas period. a staging of Roald Dahl's really revolting rhymes is being presented by Peter Florence productions.



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