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Activities and Fun

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725.

Saturday Activities Every Saturday. until 18 March 2. 15pm. free. no booking. EasterActivites begin on 24 Mar through to 8 April. Limited places so book in advance. Only one activity per child. Admission free. Bookings will be taken from 11 Mar. 10.10am.

Easter Bonnets (5—8 years) 24 Mar. 10.15am. 25 Mar. 2. 15pm (4—7years). Storytime Drawing (4—7 years) 24 and 21) Mar. 1 and 7 Apr. 10.15am.

Decorating Eggs (8— 12 years) 24 and 25 Mar. 2. 15pm.

EasterCards (6—9 years) 24 Mar. 2. 15pm. Easter Sweets (4—7 years) 25 Mar. 10.15am.

Egg Cosy Bunnies (5—-8 years) 25 Mar. 10.15am.

KiteS(8—12 years) 27 Mar. 10.15am. land 7Apr.2.15pm.

Finger Puppets (5—8 years) 27 Mar. 1 and 6 Apr. 2. 15pm.

Sugar Mice (4—7 years) 28 Mar and 6 Apr. 10.15am.

Dressing Up (7— 12 years) 28 Mar. 10.15am and4 Apr. 2. 15pm.

Nature Trail (4—17 years) 28 Mar and 3 Apr. 2.15pm. 8 Apr. 10.15am. Welliesand Cagoules ifwet.

Candlemalring (8—12 years) 28 Mar. 2.15pm. 4amd 8 Apr. 10.15am.

Victorian Entertainments ((+9 years) 21) and 31 Mar. 10.15am.

Pancakes (5-8 years) 29 Mar. 2. 15pm and 5 Apr. 10.15am.

Pincushions (8— 1 2 years) 29 Mar and 5 Apr. 2. 15pm.

Painting and Printing (4—7 years) 30 Mar. 10.15am.

Glove Puppets (6—9 years) 31) Mar and 4 Apr. 10.15am. 8 Apr.2.15pm.

Hagdotls (8—12 years) 30 Mar. 2. 15pm. Gingerbread (6—9 years) 30 Mar and 6 Apr. 2.15pm.

Buttermalting (4—7 years) 31 Mar. 10.15am. Beadvlork(8—12years)3l Mar.2.15pm. Abemethy Biscuits (6—9 years) 31 Mar and 7 Apr. 2. 15pm.

Tllemaking(7—12years) 1 Apr. 10.15am. Heraldry (7—12 years) 3 and & Apr. 10.15am. 8 Apr.2.15pm.

Marzipan Fruits (4—7 years) 4 Apr. 2. 15pm. Weaving (7—12 years) 5 Apr. 10.15am. Street Games (7—12 years) 6 Apr. 10.15am. 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 HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. The Desperate Journey Until April. Based on Kathleen Fidler‘s book. this story tells ofthe plight of a crofting family evicted from Sutherland during the Highland

Clearances. their move to (ilasgow and

their ‘desperate journey ' to a new life in Canada.

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I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 88" 1010. Sammy‘sSuperT-shirt(1')Sat 11 Mar. 10.30am. l-‘un starts when Sammy discovers that his T-shirt has amazing powers. Many of his dreams become possible . . .

Black Beauty ( If ) Sat 18 Mar. 10.30am. Action and comedy in this exciting story of a boy and his friendship with Black Beauty.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887.

Howard Carter's Amazing Duest lorthe Tomb olTutenkamen 10—1 1 March. Thursé’c Fri 1.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .25); Fri 6'; Sat7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). The following lunchtime shows for children are suitable for 5— l2 year-olds and last approximately 1 hour. Kids£1; Adults £1.50.

Punch and Judy and The Bear and Dragon 11 Mar. 1.15pm. Alakazam Puppets.

The Haggis That Lost Its Glen 18 Mar. 1.15pm. l’ictish Puppets.

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

The Tales DI Brer Rabbit 10 Mar. 7pm. £2 (family ticket £5). Magical Moonshine Theatre from sunny California present their puppet show.

Stu Pot's Show 18 Mar. 1.30pm. Stu l’ot's back with a fun packed hour of magicand entertainment.

I PRINCES SOUARE Buchanan Street. Little Red Riding Hood 12 Mar. 2.30pm. Free. ()1d favourite presented by The Edinburgh Puppet Company.


Activities and Fun

I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. Disco Every Saturday 6311— 10pm. £1 .50. l'nder 18s alcohol-free disco.

I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road 4430101.

Playsessions (under 10s) 20—24 Mar and 27—31 Mar. 10am—noon. 50p per day. No need to hook. just turn up on the day. Coaching ( 1 1—16 years) 20-24 Mar and 27—31 Mar. Weekly courses available in badminton and squash. £4.50 per course. Must be booked in advance.


Admission to events free by ticket available at the libraries below. Craigmiliar Library Niddrie Marischall Gardens. 669 4095. Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies Frieze. Wed 22 March. 2.30—3.30pm; Easter Mobiles and Face Painting. Wed 29 March. 2.30—3.30pm. Activities for 3—11 yearolds.

McDonald Road Library 556 5630. Stories and Crafts. Wed 22 March. 2—2.45pm; sessions for under fives. Russian Egg Painting. 18 and 25 March. 11am: practical sessions for children and adults (session limited to 15 persons). Contact library.

Moredun Moredun Park Road. 664 8115. Easter Eggstravagansa. Wed 22 March. 2—2.30pm. 7-1 1 year olds.

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. Telephone venue for further details.

Six Dutch Artists 27 Jan—12 March. Children will be encouraged to make a 3D collage about Scotland. using imagery from packaging and comics. tying in with previous workshops.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. Open every day of the year. 9am—4pm (plus evening sessions). Free. Now‘s the time to see seasonal new arrivals which include lambs. chickens and dwarflop rabbits.

Young City Farmers Group Every Saturday. 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 LAURISTON CASTLE Cramond Road South 225 2424 ext.6645.

Egg decorating and egg rolling (6—1 1 Years) 23 Mar. Ham—noon and 2—3.30pm. There will also be children‘s entertainment and refreshments. Admission free but you must book in advance by picking up a free ticket from the Museum ofChildhood. 42 High Street. from 20 Mar onwards. Book early.


Soft Play sessions (under 5 years) Tue 21 and 24. Fri 28 and 31 Mar. Ham—noon. 75p per session.

Playsessions (under 10 years) 20—24 Mar and 27—31 Mar. Organised games. bouncy castle. supervised by playleaders. 80p per session.

Coaching courses ( 10— 15 years) 20—24 Mar and 27—31 Mar. 2—4pm. 5-a-sidc. badminton. basketball and athletics. 80p per session. Can be booked in advance.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424 ext 6645.

Workshops 29 and 30 Mar. 10.15—11am: 11.15—noon; 2—2.45pm.

Paper Easter decoration making 29 Mar (6—1 1 years)

Amazing Dancing Charlie, paper toy 30 Mar (6—1 1 years) Stories31Mar111.15—11.15am; 11.30—12.30pm; 2—3pm; 3.30—4.30pm. Stories and drawing activities about the museum‘s toys with Sheena Dixon‘s Solo Theatre. Suitable for 4—7 years. Admission free but you must book your place by picking up a free ticket from the Museum. from 20 Mar onwards.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street 556 9579.

Pirates Ahoy Every Saturday until 18 March. 10.30am—12. 15pm. A seriesof workshops for 7—11 year-olds on the theme of pirates. 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:

The Plot Unturls 11 March.

Paradise Island 18 March.

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 weird and wonderful jewellery. for boys and girls aged 7—1 1. Workshops are free: details as follows:

The Year 2000 16 Mar.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 5566743.

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

10.30—1 1.30am. Free. Open to any child (age range approx 2—13 years). Story-telling for younger children plus activities and competitions with prizes.



Easter Dance course 24 and 25 Mar. 10am—2pm both days. Course fee £8. Advance booking essential. Join Sheridan Nicol. Edinburgh‘s Dancer-in-Rcsidence. in an Easter Jazz course with a difference. The course is open to anyone over 14 years who has a strong basic understanding of dance.


I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High St Muppets. Monsters and Magic 22 Mar to 24 May.

Organised to coincide with the first Edinburgh Science Festival. this exhibition traces the history ofthe Muppets as well as showing behind-the scenes views of Henson's creations. Chance to greet Fozzie. Kermit and Miss Piggy-

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I CANNON Lothian Road 22‘) 3030. Twins (PG) 17 Mar for twoweeks. Performances 2pm. 5pm and 8pm. Kids £1 .40 Adults £2.80.

I DOMINION Newbattle Terrace 447 2660. Willow(1’(3) 17—31 Mar. 2.15pm. Kids £1.71).

I ODEON Clerk Street 667 7331

Lady and the Tramp (U) 17 Mar fortwo weeks.

Slipstream (PG) 17 Mar for two weeks. Phone for times and prices.


I KINGS THEATRE Leven Street 229 1201. Tales 01 Toad Ha1120—25 Mar. Mon. 7pm. Tue—Sat 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Upper Circle: Kids £2.50. £3.50. Adults £3.50. £4.50. Grand Circle: Kids £4. Adults £6. Stalls: Kids £3. £4. Adults £5,'£6. Box: (seats 4). £20. £24. Mole. Ratty. Badger and of course Toad himself take to the stage in the British Premiere ofthis new adaptation with music presented by Vanessa Ford Productions.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street 5569579.

Fifth Annual Puppet Festival 21 Mar to 1 Apr. Kids£1 .25; Adults £2.

Jack and the Beanstalk (5—8 years) 21 Mar.

10am and 2pm; 22 Mar. 11.30am.

The Very Deal Caterpillar (3—5 years) 21 Mar. 10.30am and 2.30pm; 22 Mar.

10.30am and 2.30pm; 23 Mar. 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Three Little Pigs and the Three Billy Goats GrutI(3—5 years) 21 Mar. 1 1.30am;22 Mar. 10am and 2pm.

Twigglebig's Toy Box (3—7years) 23 Mar. 10am and 2pm.

Goldilocks and the Three Pigs (4—1 1 years) 23 Mar. 11.30am.

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street 228 1 155.

Howard Carter’s Amazing Duest tor the Tomb olTutanltamen (7—14 years) 21 Mar. 2.30pm. Kids £1.50; Adults £2.50. Tickets available in advance from the Usher Hall Box Office. Enfield and Elsley take the wraps off what really happened when Howard Carter discovered Tutenkamen's tomb. Presented by the Borderline Theatre Company. the performance lasts approx 2 hours. Toni Arthur’s Music Box (4— 10 years) 23 Mar. 10.30am. Kids£1.50; Adults£2.50. Tickets available from Usher Hall Box Office. or Hobson‘s Choice. 17 Brighton Place. Portobello. Songs. stories. games and dance from around the world. Lots of audience participation. Lasts approx 1 hr. I ROSEBERY HALL High Street. South Queensferry. Toni Arthur’s Music Box (4—10 years) 24 Mar. 11am and 2.30pm. Kids£1.50; Adults £2.50. Tickets available from Something Special. Town Cryer and the District Council Office. High Street. See Portobello Town Hall for details.

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