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GLASGOW Activities and fun
I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185.
Open every day of the 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.
25 Nov Printing (4—7 years).
2 Dec Candlemaking (8—12 years).
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.
Family Craft Session Drop-in session for pre-school children and parents. Christmas cards. decorations and other festive crafts to make with under 55.
6 Dec. 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£1 .50; Sat and Sun afternoons under 12s £1 .50. over 125 £2; Sat and Sun disco sessions £2.50 all 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 of a Glasgow street in 1938. with cars. cobbles and subway station. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK including the world'soldest surviving pedal cycle. Mon—Sat 10am.-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
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I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.
Ghostbusters (PG) Venkman. Zeddmore. Stantz and Spengler confront the spooks.
Bring your own marshmallows! 25 Nov. 1.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1.
I BEARSDEN 8r MILNGAVIE ARTS GUILD Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden.943 0312 Granny Kettles Cake New production by The Edinburgh Puppet Company. See panel. Advance booking recommended. 2 Dec. 7pm. Kids£1.50: Adults£2.50.
I CRAWFURD ARTS CENTREJordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive 950 3437. Peter Pan Purves Puppets‘ version ofJ.M. Barrie's classic tale. 18—23 Dec. Almost sold out. but tickets still available forthe Fri and Sat performances. Phone venue fortimes and prices.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Box office 0236732887.
Aladdin and the Worideriul Lamp Until 30 Dec. Story of the lad with the lamp toldin fairytale ster rather than pantomime. Early booking advised. Mon—Fri 10am
and 1.30pm; Sat 1.30pm only. Additional 7.30pm performances on Fri and Sat from 8 Dec. 7.30pm performances most nights from 13 Dec onwards. Kids £2.70; Adults £3.70. family ticket (2 kids. 2 adults. £10.80).Concessions.
I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30—8pm. 227 5511 or Ticket Link box offices.
Mother Goose 28 Nov—10 Feb. Eggstravaganza starring Walter Carr and Gerard Kelly. 7pm daily; 2. 15pm matinees Wed and Sat and during festive fortnight. 26 Dec—6 Jan. Kids £2.50; Adults £3 (Gallery) to Kids £3.75: Adults £7.50 (Stalls).
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street Paisley. 887 1010.
Ghost Train Clown Jewels bring you the tale of SID (Seriously Idiotic Detective) and his faithless companion Spider. in an adventure involving vegetarian vampires and spineless skeletons. 29 Nov. 7pm. Kids£1; Adults £2 (family ticket£5). Magic Bob Not-to-be-missed hour ofslick tricks. 2 Dec. 1.30pm Kids 50p; Adults£1. Bob does an earlier performance at 11am in Howood Village Hall same prices.
The Red Nosed Baggy Trousered Circus Show Black Box Puppet Theatre present among others. Boris the roller skating teddy bear and a tightrope walking Panda. 2 Dec. 7pm. Kids £1 ; Adults £2 (family ticket £5). I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. The Ideal Gnome Expedition Television gnomes Mr Fisher and Mr Wheeler ofthe popular Chish 'n' Fips star in this musical adventure when they come to the rescue of a 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
i guard dogs and tar-whacking machines.
Last two days. 24 Nov. 10.30am and 5.30pm; 25 Nov. 2.30pm and 5.30pm. Kids £3.50; Adults £5. Party concessions.
EDINBURGH Activities and fun
I EDINBURGH DANCE PROJECT The Dance Base. Assembly Rooms. George 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 9171. Open every day of the year. 9am to 5pm (or dusk ifearlier); 9.30am on Sundays. Don‘t spend all your pocket money in Arkadia. the Zoo‘s swish new shop. keep some change to throw in the penguin keeper‘s bucket after the penguin parade; The P0. P (Preserve our Penguins) appeal needs to raise £500,000 to build the new penguin enclosure so every penny counts! Kids £1.50; Adults £3.
I ELCHAT Brunton Hall. Musselburgh. 665 3711.
Dance Xpioslon 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 session.
I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337
Edinburgh Puppet Company. Puppetry, and particularly children's puppetry, is underseige. Look at itthis way: by 1970, most British households had been blessed with a TV. No more sticky seats in gloomy theatres, children were now free to pepper their viewing with as many distractions as they wanted. The ‘box' didn’t care (it knew its strengths), but generations of toilet trainees were dismissed at the push of a button. The puppet show, technically interior and ever-so-demanding, was in trouble. The answer came through a change in emphasis. Unable to wage waragainst such impossible odds, the puppet show began to explore its potential as an instrument at education. Out went the seaside Punch and Judy stall, and in came a series at professional 'theatre’ companies: live animation, providing not only entertainment, but moral lessons as well. One such group is the Edinburgh Puppet Company. in this, the latest in a long line oi productions, they explore the relationship between the very young and the very old. Jackie is
convinced that her elderly neighbour Is a witch. Along comes grandson Ben, however, and Jackie, now given access to the ‘witch's lair’, sets out to discover the truth about Granny Kettles. The truth is that Granny is just an older version ol hersell, and the show ends on a happy note of reconciliation.
All in all, this production does no harm to the ambitions oi puppet theatre. it has its flaws, and a very young audience did begin to wander towards the end, but its message came out clearly, and the children seemed pleased. (Philip Kingsley)
On tour until 22 December.
4202. Open every day ofthe year.9am—4pm. Free. Come down on the farm in the heart ofthe city.
Young City Farmers Group Every Saturday. 10am— 1 pm. For 7—13 year olds. 75p membership. plus 15p per session. Lively group in which children can learn about farm life and how to look after animals. I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive 658 1940. Mini-Mounties Playscheme Saturdays. 10am—noon. Games and bouncy castle. suitable for primary children. 30p per session.
I JACK KANE CENTRE Niddrie Mains Road, 669 0404.
Under as Christmas Party Get your tickets now, it’s party time. Fun and games and a special visitor wearing a red outfit.
11 Dec. 4—5.30pm. Free. tickets available from Centre.
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 ahalf 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 10-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 10-1 1.30am group tuition. Check with venue for full session times. Admission 80p. skate hire 40p.
I THINS BOOKSHOP 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743.
Saturday Club Every Saturday.
10.30—1 1 .30am. Free. Open to anychild (age range approx 2— 1 3 years). Activities and competitions with prizes as well as storytelling for younger children.
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 of dolls and dolls houses.
I EDINBURGH FILM HOUSE Lothian Road.228 2688.
Children‘s Saturday matinees; all seats£l. bookable. Films start at 2pm.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (PG) You've seen the colouring-in books. the posters, stickers. T-shirts. now see the film. starring Bob Hoskins and animated friends. 25 Nov.
Batteries Not Included (PG) Spcilberg fantasy tale of residents in a New York tenement threatened with eviction — enter two cute ﬂying saucer creatures. 2 Dec.
64 The List 24 November— 7 December 1989