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GLASGOW Activities and Fun
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. Richmond Street. 552 4400. 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.
Sat Activities Every Sat. until 18 Mar
2. 15pm. free. no booking.
Glove Puppets (6—9 years) 25 Feb
Sugar Mice (4—7 years) 4 Mar
Daily activities for the Easter Holidays will begin 20 Mar and booking will open about a fortnight beforehand; more details in future issues of The List.
I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.
Junior Contemporary Classes Tue evening classes. 6—7pm. Open to anyone. any standard. aged 12 and over.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. 332 9000. Tickets £25. £17. £14. £1 1 .£8. £5. £3.
Peter Pan Until 4 Mar. 7. 15pm. Matinees Sat 25 Feb & 4 Mar. 2.15pm. CharityGala Premier Feb 24. 7. 15pm in aid ofthe Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Yorkhill. Glasgow.
The first ballet version ofJM Barrie's classic. presented by Scottish Ballet. and choreographed by Graham Lustigof Sadler's Wells with specially written music by Edward McGuire. Tours to the Playhouse. Edinburgh. 3—13 May.
I HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. The Desperate Journey Until April. Based on the children’s book by Kathleen Fidlcr this is a bleak adventure story. but with a happy ending. It tells the tale ofa 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.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.
Ullraman ll (U) Sat 25 Feb. 10.30am. Children 50p. adults £1. The all-powerful. all-action Ultraman zaps the monstrous aliens from out of space who have had the nerve to invade Earth.
Nutcracker Fantasy (U) Sat 4 Mar. 10.30am. Children 50p. adults £1. Screen version of the Nutcracker story in which a young girl dreams that her doll is stolen by a pack of mice and is determined to recover it.
Theatre I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill
College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437/3438.
Howard Carter's Amazing Guest lorthe Tomb olTutankamen 27 Feb—.3 Mar. Mon & Fri 2pm. Tue—Thurs 10am 6’; 2pm.£1.60. Anyone with a name like Neberwoznogood is clearly up-to-no-good: in Borderline Theatre's new play for kids. he is trying to divert explorer Howard Carter from discovering the secrets ofTutankamen's tomb. Written by Harry ( Loadsamoncy) Enfield. and Bryan Elsley. Also see Cumbernauld Theatre.
Visitors 3 Mar. 1 lam. free. TAG's new thriller for kids. See Touring.
I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE 0236 732887 Tales of Drer Rabbit 7 Mar. 10am &
1.30pm. £1.50. Magical Moonshine Theatre from California take the stage with their three foot tall. fur and fabric puppets. telling a story of a cunning rabbit and his friends in the deep American south. For 3—1 1 years. Part ofa weekof light-hearted entertainment for young people at Cumbernauld. Also see Paisley Arts Centre. Glasgow and Rosebery 1 la“. Edinburgh.
Howard Carter's Amazing Guest lorthe Tomb of Tutenkamen 9—11 Mar. Thurs & Fri 1.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .25): Fri & Sat 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). See Crawfurd Theatre.
The following lunchtime shows for children are suitable for 5— l 2 yearolds and last approximately 1 hour. Prices: kids £1. adults £1.50
Wacky! Crazy! Zany! Batman-like, flashy graphics leap onto the screen, highlighting the action on STV’s new networked game show for children, Fun House. Adapted from a hit US production, the programme begins on Friday 24 February at 4.45pm, running for 13 goo and gunge filled weeks.
Fun House, with qualifying rounds of shaving foam slapstick, is cast in the same fluorescent jelly-sloshing mould as ‘Crush a Grape’ and Going Live’s ‘Double Dare', both hugely enjoyed by participants and on-lookers alike. Comparisons, though, end there. This show has bigger aspirations, better prizes and an added ingredient in store for the two victorious contestants - a run through the Fun House. Once the games, questions and go-karl rides are negotiated, the Fun House offers a maze of colourful delights and hidden tokens to exchange for some great prizes. Telescopes, helicopter rides and cinema passes are all there lorthe taking as the clock counts off the seconds.
Producer Sandy Ross is naturally anxious that the til/4 million investment and almost a year spent in production should bear fruit in subsequent series.
The Amazing Mr Dones 25 Feb. 1.15pm.
Songs. games and custard pies.
Ivan the Fool 4 Mar. 1.15pm. Clydebuilt Puppet‘s tale of an evil devil and hisimps. Shebeen Dancin’ 2—4 Mar. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1.25). Cumbernauld Youth Theatre examine the dilemma ofa daughter who has bin dancin‘ when she should‘ve'bin home. Written by Chris Smith. with music by Ralph Haggerty.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.
The Tales of Drer Rabbit 10 Mar. 7pm. £2
(family ticket £5). Magical Moonshine Theatre from sunny California present their puppet show. Sec Cumbernauld
Theatre. Glasgow and Rosebery Hall.
Uncle Jimmy's Magic Show Sat 25 Feb. 1.30pm. Children 50p. adults £1. Magic and puppet show.
The Emperor’s Nightingale 4 Mar. 1.311pm.
An ancient Chinese tale re-told by llandiworks Puppets. I PRINCES SOUARE Buchanan Street.
The Darnstormers 26 Feb. 2.30pm. free. A
lively puppet show for kids presented by Black Box Puppet Theatre.
Visitors Last public performances of TAG's play. commissioned from Michael Duke for 12— 14 year olds. which looksat the problems of being disabled in an able-bodied world. Ben Twist directs.
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Feb. 3.30pm. free; Crawfurtl Theatre .lordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 95034378438. 3 Mar. 1 1am. free. Garbo/s Unemployed Workers Centre 3 Mar. 3.30pm. free.
Activities and Fun
I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. Disco Every Sat 6.30—10pm. £1 .50. Under 18s alcohol-free disco.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383.
Children's Workshops Free workshops for children; numbers are limited and places should be booked in advance. Please
He feels ‘Although the prizes are important, they were chosen for educational merit and are not the main leature.’
An adult pilot has been attempted, and it’s hardly surprising in iew of its US. origins that Fun House has an ‘adult’ lormat. Eschewing the structured chaos of the old TlSWAS/DTT duo, children and parents will recognise the traditional pattern oi male presenter and female hostesses. Fronted by ex-Radio1 DJ, ex-‘The Roxy’ Pat Sharp and the blonde twins Melanie and Martina (‘Can you tell them apart?’) the pace is last and slick. Perhaps the presenters could be a little less wary of the gunge and a lot more involved, but Pat Sharp in a plastic pinny and shower cap is not to be missed. (Laura Wilson)
telephone venue for further details.
30 Collage Sat 4 Mar. 10.30am—noon and 2-3.30pm. This workshop. for 8- 12 year olds. will be tied in with the showSix Dutch Artists which runs from 27 Jan to 12 Mar. 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 Sat. 10am— 1 pm. 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. 556 9579
Pirates Ahoy Every Sat until 18 Mar. 10.30am—12. 15pm. A series ofworkshops for 7-1 1 year olds on the theme ofpirates. devised by the Netherbow Children‘s Theatre. The workshops will include all aspects of producing a play. from writing the script. to designing the set and costumes. and those wishing to be involved can go on to rehearse and present the play in April and May. Workshops cost £1 and topics are as follows:
In Search of Treasure 25 Feb
The Plot Unlurls 2 & l 1 Mar
Paradise Island 18 Mar.
Crazy Jewellery Workshops Every Thurs until 16 Mar. 3.30pm—5. 15pm. Artist-in-residence Claire Blackwood is holding a series of workshops making all kinds ofwierd and wonderful jewellery. for boys and girls aged 7—1 1. Workshops are free; details as follows:
Tying Yourself in a Knot 23 Feb
From Forest to Shore 2 Mar
Colourful Circus 9 Mar
The Year 2000 16 Mar
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534.
Behind the Scenes 25 Feb. 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 Sat 25 Feb the Royal Museum in Chambers Street is throwing open its doors for a look at what goes on behind the scenes; it should make a good trip for the family.
I THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 5566743.
Sat Club Every Sat. 1030—] 1.30am. Free. Op ; .1 to any child (age range approx 2— l 3 years). Story-telling for younger children plus activities and competitions with prizes.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Children's Sat matinees; all seats£ 1. bookable. Films start at 2pm. lnnerspace(PG) (USA. 1987) 119mins. 25 Feb. Unusual. unpredictable and entertaining film about a navy test pilot (Dennis Quaid) who gets ‘miniaturizcd‘ and accidentally injected into the blood stream of a hypochondriac (Martin Short). Oscar winner for Best Visual Effects. Hugo the Hippo ( 1976) 90mins. 4 Mar. Cartoon with conservationist overtones as a child tries to save a hippo from extinction in ancient Zanzibar.
I ROSEBERY HALL South Queensferry. Tales of Drer Rabbit 4 Mar. 4.30pm. £2 (£1). Puppet show by the American company. Magical Moonshine Theatre. See Cumbernauld Theatre. Glasgow. I TRAVERSE THEATRE West Bow. Grassmarkct. 226 2633
Revolting Rhymes Until 26 Feb. 2.30pm. Kids £2.50; Adults £.50. Sun all tickets £2.50. Roald Dahl‘s really revolting rhymes are dramatiscd by Peter Florence productions.
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