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GLASGOW *— Activities and fun

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston.77l 1185.

Open every day ofthe year. 10am—5pm. Kids£l .50; Adults £2.60.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

Saturday activities. free. no booking. just turn up. 2.15pm.

11 Nov Grove Puppets (6—9years).

18 Nov Weaving (8— 12 years).

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

Family Crait Session Drop-in session for pre-school children and parents. Experiment and play with paper. paint and craft materials. ll)Nov.10—11.30am. Free.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215.

Ice skating Saturday. 9.30am—noon: 2—4.30pm and 7—10pm. Sunday 1.30—4pm; 7—10pm. Sat morning all ages£l .50; Sat and Sun afternoons under 12s £1 .50. over 125 £2: Sat and Sun disco sessions £2.50all ages. Skate hire 50p all sessions.


I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725.

From the Cradle to the Grave From christening robes to burial kists. exhibition showing how societies past and present have celebrated life from the beginning to the end. Quiz sheets and related activities. Showing until February. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road. 357 3929.

Admission free. Reconstructions ofa Glasgow street in 1938. with cars. cobbles and subway station. Largest collection of vehicles in the L'K including the world's oldest surviving pedal cycle. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.


I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 lllll).

The Cat trom Outer Space (L‘) Stranded in space moggy needs gold to repair his broken spacecraft. luckily he has special powers. . .18 Nov. 1.30pm. Kids50p; Adults£l.


I NEW BEGINNINGSZSOVIET ARTS IN GLASGOW Experience (ilasnost for yourself as Glasgow hosts a season of Soviet culture. Children's events mainly aimed at school parties but some showing to the general public. Tickets available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. as well as from venues.

Robin Anderson Theatre The Scottish Ballet. 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931. In Man All Should Be . . . Three farces by Anton Chekhov. suitable for childrenover 14 years. L'sing large-scale Japanese style puppets (each puppet operated by two people. in view of the audience) the Leningrad Puppet Theatre Studio present original adaptation of The Bear. The

Wedding and The Proposal. accompanied by a small chamber orchestra. 23—25 Nov. 7.30pm. Kids £2.50; Adults £3.50.

Third Eye Centre 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

Four Seasons Clowns Igor Pavlov and Mikhail Zakharov present a mixture oi juggling, comic sketches, acrobatics. and butloonery suitable lor all the lamily. 11 Nov. 113m. Kids 21; Adults £2.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street Paisley. 887 1010.

Hatrick the Clown Juggling. balancing and crazy fun. 11 Nov. 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1 . l latrick can be seen earlier in the day at l lam at Houston Village Hall Same prices.

Granny Kettles’ Cake Ever heard of a witch living in a high-rise flat'.’ Some children mistake Granny Kettles for a witch and when they see a young boy enter her flat they plan to rescue him. Production by the Edinburgh Puppet Company. 17 Nov. 7pm. Kids £1 ; Adults £2 (family ticket £5). I THEATRE ROYAL llope Street. 331 1234. The Ideal Gnome Expedition In 1981 Whirligig Theatre had a big success with this play by David Wood. It led on to a popular television series. Chish 'n' Fips. Now on its eleventh annual tour. the musical play follows the adventures oftwo gnomes (Mr Fisher and Mr Wheeler) who come to the rescue of discarded broken toy duck and the three go on holiday in the city. Life can be pretty dangerous when you‘re only toy-size and the three friends need help from the audience to negotiate such hazards as guard dogs and tar-whacking machines.

Playing mainly for primary age children in school parties. but there's a chance for family performances at the weekend. 23—25 Nov. Thurs 10.30am and 1.30pm: Fri 10.30am and 5.30pm; Sat 2.30pm and 5.30pm. Kids £3.50: Adults £5. Party concessions.


Activities and fun I EDINBURGH DANCE PROJECT The Dance

Base. Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. Classes led by Sheridan Nicol. £1 . per session. Further info phone 557 2480.

Tue 5pm. Children's Jazz Class (9

years+ ).

Wed 5pm. Children‘s Tap (9 years+ ).

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 917 l. ()pen every day of the year. 9am to 5pm (or dusk ifcarlier); 9.30am on Sundays. Kids £1.50; Adults £3.

I ELCHAT Brunton llall. Musselburgh. 665 371].

Dance Xplosion Dance workshops for children. Autumn programme: Wednesdays Children's Creative Dance (4-8 years). 4-5pm: Young People‘s Dance ( 12—18 years) 5.45—7pm. 50p per

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51(iorgie Road. 337 4202. ()pen every day ofthe year. 9am—4pm. Free. Come down on the farm in the heart of the city.

Young City Farmers Group livery Saturday. 10am—1pm. I‘or 7—13 year olds. 75p membership. plus 15p per session. Lively group in which children can learn about

farm life and how to look afteranimals. I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive 658 1940. Mini-Mounties Playscheme Saturdays. l0am—noon. Games and bouncy castle. suitable for primary children. 30p per session.

I LITTLE MARCO'S Grove Street. 228 2141. Mon—Sun. 9.30am—8pm. Play sessions for children with karting. slides. bouncy castle. ball pit and things to climb in. out and over. £3 for one and a half hours. Children can be safely left while adults can repair to the downstairs lounge which is not so noisy.

I MEGA BOWL Craig Park. Newcraighall Road. 657 3731.

Come Ill-pin bowling American style. Sun—Thurs 10am-midnight; Fri and Sat 9am-1am. £15 per lane (up to 6persons) per hour if booked in advance. Non-booking prices are per game: before 5pm. kids £1 .20: Adults£1 .50. After 5pm Mon—Thurs. everyone £1 .90; Fri. Sat and Sun: everyone £2. Shoe hire. kids 30p; Adults 50p.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 6933.

Open weekdays from 2pm; weekends from 10am. Saturdays 10am—noon family skating; Sundays 10-11.30am group tuition. Check with venue for full session times. Admission 80p. skate hire 40p.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 556 67-13.

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

1030-] 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.

I VENUE Calton Road. 557 3073.

The Ram Jam Club Every Saturday.

8—1 1.30pm. £2. Under-18s alcohol-free disco. playing hip-hop and soul.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Admission free. All kinds oftoys including marionettes. slot machines. nickelodeon. large display ofdolls and dolls‘ houses. Video presentations and activity area.


I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road.228 2688.

Children‘s Saturday matinees: all seats£l. bookable. Films start at 2pm.

Spider Man (U) 11 Nov. Bad news for bad guys when Spidey is about.

Neythere, its Yogi Bear (U) Smarterthanthe average bear Yogi with side-kick Boo Boo out to spoil another day tor Mrnanger718 Nov.


I KING'S THEATRE Levcn Street. 229 1201. The I989 Scout and Guide Gang Show Riding along on the crest ofa wave ofsketches. songs and dance. come the Edinburgh companies in their annual revue. 20—25 Nov. 7. 15pm. Sat matinee. 2. 15pm. Tickets £2 (Upper Circle) to£12 (Box). Reductions for Saturday matinee.

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I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 5569579

Maisie’s Christmas Concert Due to illness poor Maisie misses her school concert so she decides to have her own concert in Grannie‘s living room. However. problems come in the shape of Mrs McKitty's niece and the Christmas-hating MacTuffs. Can Maisie cope'.’ Will she need the help of the audience to make her concert a success'.’ Suitable for 4—8 year-olds. 6—23 Dec. 7pm. No Sundays. Kids £2; Adults £3 (concessions).


‘See down this area, those big papers aren't tor us, they’re lor snobs’. Just one opinion in a lively interview leaturing children’s views on the national press, by Colin Chalmers in the latest issue of Scottish Child. The ‘only non-specialist magazine about children in Scotland’, Scottish Child started out a tew years ago as a quarterly subscription magazine and is now, thanks to a healthy circulation, into its second year as a bi-monthly independent. Kids lrom Pilton are not the only ones airing their views on the media in the current issue—actorTony Robinson (Blackadder, FatTulip’s Garden) has his say on children’s television. There are inlormative articles on the Employment Training scheme’s eliect on voluntary services, the children's rights movement, children’s panels and photography in the learning process. Book reviews, readers’ letters, a diary column, and

newsy titbits make Scottish Child a magazine tor those with children’s interests at heart.

Noam Chomsky, ‘America’s loremost radical thinker’ leads on the proceedings at an event sponsored by Scottish Child. ‘Sell-Determination—a lite task and a political task’ takes place on 10 and 11 January, 1990 at Pearce Institute, Govan. See listings lor lull details.

40 The List 10 23 November 1989