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Culture tor kids in Glasgow I990 is in the capable hands of the Young People’s Committee which is the basis of ‘Big Noise', the collective title for events and projects tor young people, aged between live and eighteen years. Throughout the year Big Noise will be programming events to suit all tastes— exhibitions, drama, workshops, storytelling, lacepainting, music and dance, puppetry and circus skills. Launching Big Noise is ‘Blast Bill“, a tour-day extravaganza held in the Glasgow Arts Centre, Washington Street (16—19 Feb). There are over45 workshops/performances to choose lrom, with food and fruity cocktails courtesy of the Holiday Inn to sustain young participants. The lull programme is due at the end at the month; read all about it in the next issue of Kids’ List.

witness the sport is when Glasgow meet Edinburgh in the annual fixture between the two cities. Overthe last couple at years, the balance of power has shitted across to Edinburgh. But on home territory, and with a few old hands brought in to guide the younger players, Glasgow have a realistic chance of halting the winning sequence of their rivals.

Mind that you attend well padded up. (Mike Wilson) Glasgow v Edinburgh, Sat 3 Feb, Springburn Park, noon.

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,' College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 9503437. 1 3 Feb Fortnightly craft workshops on Saturday mornings. suitable for 7—12 year-olds. 11am—1pm. £3.

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 2.15pm. booking. just turn up.

7 Jan Buttermaking (4—7 years).

3 Feb Victorian Entertainments (6—9 years).

Don't forget the Museum is open Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Reconstructions show how life was lived in the castle in the 17th and 18th century and there are toys from Victorian days in the nursery.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston.20~1 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 12s £2; Sat and Sun disco sessions £2.50aII ages. Skate hire 50p all sessions.


I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725.

From the Cradle to the Grave Until 4 Feb. From christening robes to burial kists. exhibition showing how societies past and present have celebrated life from start to finish. Quiz sheets and relatedactivities. Showing until February. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.


Road. 357 3929. Admission Free. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

; Theatre l CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887.

Saturday afternoon shows for children.

Ten-week run of entertainments suitable for 4—1 1 year olds. 1.15pm. Showslast

about 1 hour. Kids£1;Adults£1.50. 3 Feb Songs and fun with Mr Bones.


Paislcy.8871010. Ostrich. Ostrich, Ostrich. Ostrich Get your

head out the sand and come along for

some fun with a musical bird. 27Jan. 12.30pm and 2pm. Kids 50p;Adu1ts£i. Magic Bob (iet a magic set for Christmas?

Here's the man to watch for some tipson

how to amaze your audience with the flick

ofa trick. 3 Feb. 12.30pm and 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults£1.

Mandy Redmayne Steps into a Story Mandy

is lonely until Iter dad sends hera mysterious book on her birthday and she

finds herselfina fantasy worldof

y adv enturc. Will she escape'.’ Presented by I’ockct Theatre Company . 3 Feb. 7.30pm. Kids £1: Adults £2; Family ticket (2adults. 2 kids) £5.

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The Twits Hello dahlings! The disgusting Mr and Mrs Twit are always up to nasty nonsense until Roald‘s Roly-Poly bird flies in from Africa. Adapted from the novel by the ()pen “and Theatre Co. 7—9 Feb. 7pm. Kids £1; Adults £2; Famin ticket (2 adults. 2 kids)£5.


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I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 443 0101.

Coaching sessions available in various sports:

Fencing 8 years upwards; 90p per session. Table Tennis 10 year upwards; 90p per

Tae-Kwon-Do 5 years upwards; £1 .50 per

Phone centre for details ofdates and times of sessions.

I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. George Street.

Dance classes for children. £1 per class. Turn up 15 minutes before start ofclass wearing loose. comfortable clothes. For further information contact Sheridan Nicol. Dancer-in-Rcsidcnce at the Base. 2204348/9.

Tuesdays 5pm Youth Jazz (9years+ );

6. 15pmJazz (Level II)

Wednesdays 5pm Children's 'i‘ap (9 years+ ); 6pm Jazz (Level I ).

Thursdays 5.30pm Jazz (beginners). Fridays 5-7pm Edinburgh Youth Dance Company Juniors.

I EDINBURGH YOUTH DANCE COMPANY Tuesdays 4.30—(tpm Leith Community Centre. 7 years+.

Fridays See Dance Base.

Sundays 2—4pm Calder Community Centre. 10years+.

£1 for children. Turn up 15 minutes before start of class in proper clobber. Further details. see Dance Base.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphinc Road. 334 9171. Open every day of the year. 9am to dusk: 9.30am on Sunday. Kids£1.50: Adults £3.

I ELCHAT Brunton IIaII. Musselburgh. 665 3711.

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(iorgic Road. 337 4202. Open every day ofthe year. 9am—4pm. Free. Put on your welliesand come on down to the farm iii the heart of the city. Young City Farmers Group livery Saturday. 10am—1pm. For 7— l 3 year-olds. 75p membership. plus 15p per session. Lively group in which children can learn about farm life and how to tend the animals.

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE (iracemount Drive (358 1940. Mini-Mounties Playscheme Saturdays. 10am -noon. (iames and bouncy castle. suitable for primary children. 30p per Junioraerobics Mondays. 4-4.30pm (t) 15 years)

Dance classes 'l'hursdays. 3—--lpm (prc-school); 4—5pm (5—7years)‘. 5—7pm (7 years+ ) Ballet 'I‘ap Modern disco. JuniorWrestling Fridays. (y- 7pm (8

years+ ). £1.

Fencing Sundays. 10—1 1am (8— 1 5 years). £1.

For full details of classes and costs. contact the centre.

I LITTLE MARCO'S (irove Street. 228 21-11. Mon—Sun.9.30am—8pm. Play sessions for children. Just the place to let offsteam. ()ne and a half hoursof jumping. climbing. rolling. kartingand sliding about. £3.

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

Ten-pin bowling. A wee bit expensive as a weekly activity. but a good idea for a birthday treat. Sun—Thurs “lam—midnight: Fri and Sat 9am» latn. £15 per latte (tip to (3 persons) 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 Sttn everyone £2. Shoe hire: kids 30p. adults 50p.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 (3933.

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 OUEENS HALL Clerk Street (t(i8 2019. Piccolo Pack Saturday morning music for the under 12s presented by The Scottish Chamber ()rchestra. l lam—noon. Kids£1 (75p if you still have your yellow Piccolo Pack badge); Adults £2. Iirec juice and mini rolls. Tickets front Box Office.

3 Feb Ouavcr Club (under 8s) Disney spectacular. Come dressed as your favourite Disney character.

10 Feb Piccolo Pack (8— 12s. children under 7 will not be adtnitted ) The return of()o|ie McDonlie.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53 59 South Bridge. 55(16743.

Saturday Club livery Saturday".

1030-1 1.30am. Free. Open to anychild (age range approx 2 13 years). Activities and competitions with prizes as well as storytellittg for younger children.

Exhibitions I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street.

Fun and Games L'ntil315eh. Iixhibilionof games from the late 18th century tothe present day frotn the Museum of Childhood's reserve Collection. Admission free. Mon~ Sat 10am-5pm. Film

I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Children‘s Saturday matinees: all seats£1. bookable. Films start at 2pm.

27 Jan The Secret (iarden (1'). Frances Ilodgson Burnett's \‘ictorian classic given the MGM treatment. A spoiled orphan girl leaves India to live in her uncle‘s house on a Yorkshire moor.

3 Feb The Young Sherlock ( PU) PreCocious I Iolrnes hotnes in on the baddies.