The Real Sounds ol Africa Sat 12 Aug 2.30pm George Square & Sun 13 Aug4pm Kelvingrove Park. Apart from their addictive blend of Zairean rhumba, these twelve musicians are well worth seeing for their loosely choreographed African dance routines. Performing with them is the rubber-limbed Witch Doctor who dances and contorts his body.

Los Muneouitos de Matanzas Sat 12 Aug 3.30pm. George Square & Sun 13 Aug 1pm. Kelvingrove Park. This Cuban band have been around for 64 years. Their energetic dancing is inseperable from the ‘son‘ music they brilliantly perform.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

Pearlman and Allen Fri 15 & Sat l6Sept. Coming up at the Third Eye is the return of this visually arresting dance duo in a crime fiction The Charlie Stories.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234/332 9000.

New York Ballet 6— 10 September. The next dance event at the Theatre Royal is the revered New York Ballet Company who make this the only British date in aworld tour. They are performing two programmes over the 5 days.


I DANCE FACTORY 142 Calder Street, 423 9430. The Dance Factory is open for a variety of classes during the week. both evening and daytime. For example. Jazz (Beginners) at 6.45pm on Mondays. Ballet at 6.45pm on Wednesdays and Ballroom and Latin at 7.30pm on Fridays. Phone for more details. I GLASGOW ACADEMY OF DANCE 2/6, 19 Queeri Street. 221 0750. Classes are held throughout the week in a mirrored and barred studio 1000 feet square. The following is a selection of whatis on offer. Phone for details ofdaily classes. Open Elementary Ballet Mondays 7.30—9pm. Lunchtime Stretch Tuesdays 12.30pm—1.15pm. Good for city centre workers. Beginners Jazz Wednesdays 6.30—8pm. Beginners Tap Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm. Advanced Ballet Thursdays 6.30—8pm. Contemporary Beginners/Elementary Fridays 6.30—8pm. I T'Al CHI CLASSES Phone Larry Butler on 334 3507 for details. Beginners and lunchtime classes available plus residential weekends.



I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE 22 Gracemount Drive. 658 1940. All classes are £1.75 (90p) per session and are held on a casual basis for women only.

Aerobics Tuesdays 10.10—10.503m. Fitness Weights Tuesdays 10.10am—midday.

Yoga Tuesdays 11am-midday.

Fitness Weights 14-— 18 yrs. Wednesdays 6—7pm.

Aerobics Beginners. Wednesdays 7—8pm. Aerobics Intermediate. Wednesdays 8-9pm.

Yoga Wednesdays. 7.30—8.30pm.

Fitness Weights Wednesdays. 7—9pm. Aerobics Fridays. 10.10—10.50am.

Stretch and Ione Gentle Exercise Fridays.

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Activities and Fun


Circus Beading Parade Running until 19 Aug. a project 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 EASTWOOD BUTTERFLY KINGDOM Rouken Glen. 620 2084.

Tropical atmosphere created indoors to make hundreds of butterflies feel at home. Don‘t step on one! Insect Kingdom houses the real charmers; scorpions, praying mantis. tarantulas and other exotic creepy crawlies. Open every day. 10am—5.30pm. Kids£l ; Adults£l .50.

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185.

Open every day of the year. 10am-6pm in summer. Kids £1.50; Adults £2.60. Seen a gila monster lately. a mouflon or a sun conure?

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. At time of going to press places still available for:

11 Aug 10.15am Heraldry (7—12);2. 15pm Sugar Mice (4—7). Victorian Entertainments (6-9).

12Aug 10.15am Weaving(7-l2). Buttermaking(4—7); 2.15pm Dressing Up (7—12). Marzipan Fruits (4—7).

“Aug 10.15am Gingerbread (6—9); 2.15pm Archery (8—12).

15Aug 10.15am Croquet (8—12);2.15pm Street Games (6—9). Sugar Mice (4—7). 16Aug 10.15am Herbs (7-12). Samplers (8—12); 2.15pm Victorian Entertainments (6—9). Nature Trail (4—7). Brings wellies and cagoules if wet.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley.8871010.

Workshops Aimed at 8— 12 year olds. these sessions are free but places limited. so booking advised. Each session 2—4pm. 14-18 Aug Something for everyone. clay modelling. collage. singing and dancing.


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

Behind the Scenes Until 20 Aug. See how museum staff earn their salaries in a display showing the work involved in collected and preparing objects for exhibition. ‘Guess the link‘ competition for budding-curators and quizzes too.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. Bunhouse Road. 357 3929. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Admission free. Reconstructions of a Glasgow street in 1938 complete with cars. cobbles and subway station. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK including the world‘s

oldest surviving pedal cycle.

I THE PEOPLE'S PALACE Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 2-5pm. Free. Displays showing the history of Glasgow and its people from the earliest times to present day. Perhaps most interesting is l940-onwards material which parents and grandparents will recognise. Bet you didn‘t know Arab headdresses were made in Bridgeton.

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I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street Paisley.8871010.

Iron (A) 12 Aug. 1.30pm. Youngvideo expert finds himself in a computer game

with an army of electronic warriors. Kids Wdults £1.


Activities and fun

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. Kids £1.50; Adults £3. Animal-handling classes every hour from 11am daily and penguin parade. New arrival: a Hamlyn monkey. first ever to be born in Britain.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive. 658 1940.

Alt: Workshops 11am-12 noon, 30p per child. No booking. just turn up.

17 Aug New Games Session Workshop.

I HERMITAGE OF BRAID 447 7145. Hermits Club Every Mon until 7 Aug. 10am—12noon. Holiday nature club for 5—12 year olds. Painting. drama. games and competitions all with a nature theme. Contact Ranger Service for further details.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street , 228 2141. Mon—Sun. 9.30am—8pm. Play sessions for children with bouncy castle. slides and things to climb in. out and over. £3 for one and a half hours. Guaranteed to be very noisy and exhausting!

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat lOam—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Pop into The Discovery Boom. Things to do include making your own prints. cross-examining a computer and adding to an old-fashioned recipe book.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425.

Monster Machine 14—19 Aug. 10am. Billed as ‘the thinking child‘s Cubs and Brownies'. activities for 5—9 year olds. Drama. music. story telling and improvisation. Places limited to 25 per day. £1 .50.

I VENUE Calton Road. 557 3073. The Barn Jam Club Every Saturday.

8—1 1 .30pm. Under—18$ alcohol-free disco. playing hip-hop and soul.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm; During Edinburgh Festival. Sun 2—5pm. Free. Five floors of toys; Dolls houses. train sets. spinning tops and slot machines.

Video presentations and play area. Once described as the noisest museum in the world!

Beatrix Potter in Scotland Until 2 Sep. Where did Beatrix Potter meet Mrs Tiggywinkle and Jeremy Fisher? In Scotland. of course. On view are early books. original drawings and material relating to her tartan holiday. Competition with great prizes.


Edinburgh District Council are running summer programmes at various centres: Fun with inllatables and play toys at the following baths;

lloyal Commonwealth Pool Mon—Fri 10am-12 noon; 2—4pm.

lnlinnary Street Mon—Fri 10am-12 noon; 2—4pm; Sat 2—3.40pm.

Dalry Swimming Centre Mon—Fri 2—4pm; Sat 10am—12 noon.

Glenogle Swimming Centre Mon— Fri 11am—12 noon; 2—4pm; Sat 10am—12

Warrender Swimming Centre Mon—Fri 10am-12 noon; 2—3pm; Sat 2—3.40pm. Gracemount Leisure Centre 658 1940. Afternoon playschemes with bouncy castle and games running throughout the holidays. 30p per session.

Jaclt Kane Centre Roller Disco for under 155. alternate Sats. 7-9pm. Bring your own skates. 15p.

Meadowbanlt 661 5351. Coaching sessions in badminton. football. basketball. athletics and tennis for 10— 1 5 year olds 2-4pm each weekday. £1 persession. weekly ticket £4. Tickets for all above can be purchased from Meadowbank.

Royal Commonwealth Pool 667 721 l. Diving classes each week day at 9.15am; Judo each week day. 10am—12 noon and en garde Fencing 10am; 3pm. Phone for details.

Saughton 444 0422. Phone for details in athletics and tennis coaching.

53—59 South Bridge. Edinburgh


A Dickens’ reading by Miriam Margolyes as preview of her show ‘But Wooman, Lovely Wooman - What a Sex You Are’.

Thursday 17 August at 7pm


A reading ofAuden‘s poetry by Iain Crichton Smith and Douglas Dunn. organised with the W.H. Auden Society. Friday 18 August at 5.30pm

at James 'l‘hin

Wine will be served

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