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Strcctbi/ are presenting a 5 w eek programme ol ('biltlrcns l .nterlainmcnt in (ilasgow and Sttalliclydc. lrom 3.1111} 5 August. it promises to be an action filled summer \\ ith circtiscs. concerts. magic. puppets and processions and all events are lt‘L‘L‘. I'htil' Illl'lllc‘t' tlc‘lttlls til'c\cllt\.\cc ltttul'c Lists ()1' phone 11-11 3114 415‘).

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3—7 July ( To“ npoint Sports ( ~cntrc. 11.30am Instant (‘ircus Show: 12.30pm (iollccc International; 1.30pm No l’it State ( ~ircus; 2.30pm ( iollece international; 3.30pm .\'o l-‘it State Circus. 3—4July 10 11.30am (‘rovsnpoint Sports ('cntt‘c.

Circus Skills Workshops held in association with Glasgow Summer Circus School. 10—14July Queens Park. 1pm No lr'it State (‘irctts; 2pm (iollccc International; 3pm No l'it Statc ('il'ctls; 4pm ( itiliccc International.


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Weekly concerts with songs. music. jokes and rhymes. Children are invited to dress according to the theme 01 the day.


Circus Beading Parade is this year‘s holiday theme. running from 28 Jun to 19 Aug. involving membership cards. charts. diaries and of course books. to keep kids busy. The Amazing Mr Bones and his Travelling Puppet Theatre will provide the fun at the presentation ceremony at the end of the scheme. Free.

I HAGGS CASTLE St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

Popular summer activites. must be booked. Admission free. only two activities per child. Age range given in brackets. (Wellies and cagoules if wet for Nature Trails). Places still available for: Salt July 10.15am Archery(8—12). Butterntaking(4—7); 2.15pm Glove Puppets (6—9). Pancakes (5—8)

Mon 310.15am Victorian Entertainments (6—9);2.15pm Croquet (8—12).

Tue 4 10.15am Storytime Drawing(4—7): 2.15pm Dressing Up (7—12). Shortbread (6—9).

Wed 510.15am Fans (8—12). Street Games (6—9).

Thursfi 2.15pm Finger Puppets (5—8). Printing(4—7).

SatB 10. 15am Heraldry (7—12). Croquet (8—12); 2. 15pm. Gingerbread (6—9). Storytime Drawing (4—7).

Mon 10 10.15am Victorian Entertainments (6—9).

Tue 11 10.15am Glove Puppets (6—9);

2. 15pm Printing (4—7). Samplers (8—12). Wed 12 10.15am Buttermaking(4—7). Weaving(7—12); 2.15pm Pancakes (5—8). Archery (8—12).

Thursta 10.15am Fans (8—12);2. 15pm. Street Games (6—9).

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

Sma. Shot Day at Abbey Close noon onwards. Sat 1 Jul. Lots of activitiesin front ofthe Town Hall including Clown


I CANNON CINEMA Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592.

Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade ( PU ) 31)

Jun onwards. Sean Connery joins

Ilarrison Ford in the third adventure of

Mr Jones. Kids £1 .40: Adults £2.80.

Adults accompanied by a child before 6pm 1.40each. 1pm. 3.25pm. 5.40pm. 8pm.

I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. Hillhead . 339 4298. Kids £1 .50; Adults £2.20.

Baron Munchausen (PG) Travel with the Baron in a fantasy world of visits to the moon and volcanoes. Cinema 1 from 30 Jun. 2.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm.

The Navigator (PG) Can Griffin save a village from the plague? Cinema 2 from 30 Jun. 2.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm.

I ODEON CINEMA Renfrew Street. 332 8701.

Mac and Me (U) Comedy with an alien. From 30Jun. Kids£l .75; Adults£2.95. Phone for times

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun


Monster Madness Pop in if you dare totbe special events at local libraries. Entry is by free ticket only. available from each branch.

Monster Madness events run until the end ofJuly. Phone the libraries for any details not listed here.

4 July 2—4pm Monster Madness (all ages). Balgreen Library.

4July 10—11am Monster Madnesstall ages). Dundee Street Library.

4July 10.30-1 1.30am Maisie and the monster with Aileen Paterson (iv—l) years). (‘urrie Library.

5 July 2.30—3.30pm Monster train and mobiles (all ages). (‘raigmillar Library.

5 July from 2pm Monster masks (all ages). McDonald Road Library.

5July l0.30—1 1 .30am Maisie and the monster with Aileen Paterson (6—9 years). Kirkliston Library.

6 July from 2pm Monster masks (all ages). McDonald Road Library.

6 July 2-3pm Monster storytime ( under 7s). Moredun Library.

6 July 2-3pm Monsters galore (6—9 years). Morningside Library. 8July111.30—11.30amMonstert‘unto-IZ years). Sighthill Library.

10 July 2—3pm Monsters. mobiles and stories(5-8 years). Balgreen Library.

11 July 2.30—3.30pm Monster fun afternoon (5—1 1 years). (‘olinton Library. 11 July 1030—] 1.30am Monster stories with Harry Ilolland (6—9 years). ('raigmillar Library.

11 July 10.30—1 1.30am Peter and the Wolf with llandyworks Puppets (5—10years). South Queensferry Library.

11 July 2.30-3.30pm Peter and the Wolf with Ilandyworks Puppets (5~ 10 years). Morningside Library.

12 July 10.30—1 1.30am Monster stories with Harry I lolland (6—9 years). ('raigmillar Library.

12 July 2.30—3.30pm Monster masks (all ages). (‘raigmiilar Library.


Scottish kids’ holiday programmes start early this year with the arrival at the mad McMeanies in a daily series teaturing their adventures and cartoons.

Lyn Ferguson. hall at the Alexander Sisters, and Stu Who at the Funny Farm have palled up to become Maisie and Malky McMeanie, a pair ol tartan terrors determined to spoil everyone’s tun. Filming ol the series has been made in various venues in Scotland involving lots 01 local children. At

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Cardross Primary School the duo are a teacher’s nightmare when they decide they need more education to become rich. And the gorilla at Glasgow’s Calderpark Zoo is detinitely not impressed by Maisie and Malky. Local kids at Broughty Ferry lind themselves shanghaied by McMeanie pirates on the Discovery Ship and winning is all to the cheating pair when they go to Grantown-on-Spey Highland Games. Perhaps they meet their match when they go to Loch Mass to search lor you-know-who, watch and see. Catch the McMeanies on BBC 1, 10.05am, 3—7 July on BBC 1. (Anna Miller)

*7 12 July 2—4pm Badge making and monster crafts (6—9 years). Moredun Library. 13July 2.30—3.30pm Monster masks and badges (all ages). Currie Library. 13 July 2—3pm Monster masks and badges (all ages). Gilmerton Library. I HERMITAGE OF BRAID 447 7145. ltermits Club 3 Jul—7 Aug.10am-noon. Holiday nature club for 5— 1 2 year-olds. Painting. drama. games competitions all with a nature theme. Contact Ranger Service for further details. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Make your own optical toys. 18 and 25Jul. 10—11am; 11.30am-12.30pm (6—8 years); 2-3pm (9—12 years). Admission by free ticket available from 3 Jul from the Museum. I NETHERBOW 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. Mask-making workshop 1 Jul. 10.30am—12.30pm. Led by Claire Blackwood. Suitable for 7— 1 2 year-olds. £2.50. Limited places. The Tempest 1 Jul. 2.30pm. Kids£l .50: Adults £2.50. Tickets from The Old Town Enquiry Centre. John Knox‘s House.The Netherbow or from venue. Edinburgh Puppet Company presents Shakespeare‘s story ofmonsters. magic and an enchanted island. commentary by the Bard himself. Suitable for children aged 7 plus. I PARKS AND OPEN SPACES Free outdoor entertainments which will transfer indoors ifit rains. Check for details at your park. Little Blue Skid Lid Major Mustard presents a glove puppet comedy about a veggie lion on the loose. For 5—10year-olds. 3Jul 3pm Pilrig Park. 4Ju| 10.30am Inch Park;3pm Balerno High School. 5Jul 10.30am Brighton Park Portobelio; 3pm Jack Kane Centre. 6Jul 10.30am Princes Street Gardens(by fountain); 3pm Braidburn Valley Park. 7 Jul 10.30am Davidson‘s Mains park; 3pm Saughton Park. I THE ROSS Princes Street Gardens. Kettle Carnival '89 Each Mon in July at 11am the Singing Kettle team present their songs. jokes and music to what they hope will be the best dressed audience in town. Prizes for the best dressed idea. Kids 50p: Adults£1. 3Jul Root. Toot. Fruit Draw.colour. cut-out and bring along a piece of fruit big enough for everyone to see. 10 Jul Animals and Clowns Come dressed as a circus item. paint your face or weara mask. I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Summer Art Classes Sats 8. 15.22 and 29 Jul. 10.30am—12 noon; 1.30—4pm. Artist Emma Graham-Yooll will lead classes for 6—12 year-olds in drawing. print-making. model-making and collage. All materials supplied by gallery. £2.50 per one and a half hour session. Further info and booking contact Sandra Duncan 10.30am—5.30pm.


Edinburgh District Council are running summer programmes at live centres; Craiglockhart Sports Centre 443 0101 . 3 Jul—ll Aug. For under 10s: 2 hoursessions of outdoor and indoor games each weekday. 10am—noon. 50p per session. Phone for details of badminton. fencing. tennis. for 11—18 year-olds.

Gracemount 658 1940. Tennis coaching. an introduction. 10—14 Jul. under 7s l-pm daily; 7— 10 years 2—3pm daily. £2.50per week. 5-a-side Summer League; boys 3—7 Jul;girls 17—21 Jul. £2.50 perteam. Afternoon playschemes with bouncy castle and games running throughout the holidays. 30p per session.

Jack ltane Centre Roller Disco for under 15s. alternate Sats. 7—9pm. Bring your own skates. 15p.

Meadowbank 661 5351. Soft Play Sessions for under 5s. daily from 10Jul to 1 1 Aug. 10—11am and Ham—noon. 75p per session Under 10s Play Sessions daily with

32 The List 30 June - 13 July 1989