I Kids aims l0 provide into about events In and around Edinburgh and Giasgowior children and young people. Please send details not later than 10 days beiore publicatién.


Activities and Fun

I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.

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


I HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. The Desperate Journey Finishes 9 April. An exhibition based on Kathleen Fidler's book which tells of the plight of a crofting family evicted from Sutherland during the Highland Clearances. their move to Glasgow and ‘desperate journey‘ to a new life in Canada.

Behind the Scenes 17 Apr— 20 Aug. Collecting. conservation and interpretation find out what goes on in these three main areas ofthe museum‘s work. Visitors can have a go at determining the history of variousobjects. There are quiz sheets and a ‘guess the link' competition for budding curators.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall (entrance from Bunhouse Road). 357 3929.

Mon-Sat iii—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK.


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

Care Bears ii: A New Generation (U) Sat 8 Apr. 1.30pm. Dark Heart. the Masterof Evil against the Care Bears AND the Care Bear Cubs AND the Care Bear Cousin Cubs. he doesn‘t stand a chance! Kids 50p; Adults£1.

Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (U) Sat 15 Apr, 10.30am. Jump on amagic carpet and join Bugs and Daffy as travelling salesmen. Kids 50p; Adults£1.


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

Punch and Judy Puppet Show Sat 15 Apr. 1.30pm. One hour of fun with Mr and Mrs Punch. Kids 50p; Adults£l.

I PRINCES SQUARE Buchanan Street. Jack and the Beanstalk 9 Apr. 1pm. Free. James and the Witch 9 Apr. 2pm. Free. Both shows presented by Prince Puppets.


Activities and Fun

I BRASS RUBBING CENTRE Trinity Apse. Chalmers Close, High Street. 556 4364. Try your hand at brass rubbing. or cheat a little and buy one ready made. No experience is needed, tuition given, but if your efforts don't turn out how you expected, the centre‘s shop sells ready-made rubbings and brass rubbing kits. lfyou need inspiration. there‘sa collection of replicas moulded from ancient Pictish stones. rare Scottish

brasses and Mediaeval church brasseson display. Admission is free. but a charge is made for tuition. which includes materials.

I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. DISCO Every Saturday 6.30— 10pm. £1 .50. Under 18s. alcohol-free.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Open every day of the year. 9am to 6pm; 9.30am on Sundays (even animals like a Sunday lie-in). Kids£l .50: Adults £3. All paths lead to the polar bearden where everyone will be hoping to catch a glimpse of the new arrival. The cub is already unofficially nicknamed ‘Wee Sweetie‘ (due to Fox‘s Glacier Mints' offer ofsponsorship). and Edinburgh Zoo is proud that it is the first polar bear to be bred and raised in Scotland.

George the bearded

dragon doesn‘t sound quite so cuddly the polar bear cub. but he is on hand along with Fifi the fantail pigeon and other small friends at the animal-handling classes. held on the hour from 11am—4pm every weekend. Not attending classes but back on parade are the penguins doingtheir famous daily Penguin Parade.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. 0an every day of the year. 9am—4pm. including evening sessions.


Only a iruit and nut case would miss visiting the National Exhibition oi Children’s Art, the world’s largest exhibition oi its kind, which is on display in the City oi Edinburgh Art Centre, 7 Apr—1 2 May. The sponsors, Cadburys Ltd, received 50,000 entries, with the highest proportion coming irom Scotland. 1000 works oi art, crait and poetry by children nationwide will be on display with pride oi place given to Scottish artists at the one Scottish

Free. Not just pigs and poultry, there‘s lots going on the the Farm Kitchen and Craft Workshops too.

Young City Farmers Group Every Saturday. (7-13 years). 10am—1pm. Regular club for children to learn more about animals and farming. Membership 75p. plus 15p per session.

I MURRAYFIELO ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent, 337 6933. Open week days from 2pm; weekends from 10am. Saturdays 10am—noon family skating; Sundays 10—11.30am group tuition. Check with venue for full session times and prices. Admission 80p. skate hire 40p.

I 369 Gallery 233 Cowgate, 225 3013.

Art Classes torchildren (6—12 years) 10 Apr— 17 Jun. £20 for ten week course. 10.30am—noon or 2.3()-—4pm. These classes are very popular and booking is recommended . (No telephone booking). I ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road, 667 7211.

Nautilus Flume Complex Mon—Fri 2.30—8pm; Sat and Sun, 10am—4pm. Europe‘s largest flume complex, decorated to recreate the underwater mystery and suspense ofJules Verne‘s ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea‘. Experience a ride down the River Rapids. the Twister, the Black Vortex and the ultimate challenge, the Stingray which propels riders round a 50 metre hairpin bend in four seconds. 5 ride tickets £1; 10 ride tickets £2.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge, 556 6743. Saturday Club Every Saturday,

10.30—1 1.30am. Free. Open to any child (age range approx 2—13 years). Activities and competitions with prizes as well as storytelling for younger children.

Exhibitions I someunoa SCIENCE FESTIVAL World‘s

first international festival of science and technology. Some of the events ofinterest to children are listed below. See also Science Festival Listings. Full information

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venue oi this tour. The top prize, a 10 day tour oi ltallan art centres, was won by two girls irom Glasgow, Loretta Hayes and Victoria Morton.

There’ still time to enter the 42nd National Exhibition oi Children's Art which will tour major centres in Britain between October l989 and August l990. Closing date ior entries is 15 April l989. Divided Into lour age groups, the exhibition ls open to all children up to their eighteenth birthday. Entries can be in the iorm oi paintings and drawings in any medium; all kinds oi printmaking and collage and crait work

from the Edinburgh International Science Festival, 031 228 4756.

Muppets, Monsters and Magic City Art Centre. Market Street. Until 24 May. Kids 50p; Adults £1 . Miss Piggy. Fozzy Bear and Kermit are on hand in an exhibition which traces the career oftheircreator, Jim Henson. from his early days in television to current success in films. Discovery Dome Royal Botanic Garden. Until 12 Apr, 9.30am—6.30pm. Kids£1; Adults £1.50; families £4. What makesa rainbow"? The answer is amongst 4O exhibits just waiting to be handled and enjoyed in this travelling circus ofsciencc. I NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CHILDREN'S ART City of Edinburgh Art Centre, Market Street. 225 2424. 7 Apr—12 May. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. See panel.


I EILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Children's Saturday matinees; all seats£1, bookable. Films start at 2pm. Ghostbusters (PG) 8 Apr. Great special effects and lots of laughs as the three ‘paranormal investigators‘ take on the ghost of New York City.

The Muppets Take Manhattan (U) 15 Apr. Jim Henson‘s creations at large again. Visitors to the ‘Muppets. Monsters and Magic' exhibition (see above) will be clued up on the technical know-how.


I KING'S THEATRE Leven Street, 229 1201.

Bits and Pieces 17 Apr—22 Apr. Evenings 7.30pm; Wed and Sat matinees 2.30pm. Tickets prices start at Kids £3; Adults £4.50. Concessions available and all tickets half-price at matinees. Dinky Wayne Sleep and company raising the roof in ‘A Dancing Explosion‘.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942.

Big Al 7 Apr 7pm: 8 Apr 2pm, 7pm. Last two days of music and action in the,storyof Al Capone. presented by Forth Children's Theatre. Kids £1 .50; Adults £2.50.

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in 2 or 3 dimensions in any medium. Prizes range irom £20 per entrant in the Highly Recommended category to £500 to those schools who have submitted entrants qualliylng tor the ltallan tour. Entry iorms are available at the exhibition.

Just under 200 oi the poems submitted have been chosen tor a collection, Cadbury’s Sixth Book oi Children’s Poetry (Beaver Books, £2.50). The poems are written by children aged 5 to 17 years and the book is illustrated with some oi the art work irom the exhibition.

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