demonstration lhr 10mins. For5-12 year-olds. Sunday 18 Feb. 11 .30am-noon Enrolment for Workshops. Noon-59!!! The Exhibition , Book Corner. Noon—29m Scottish Youth Theatre; Workshop. Opportunity for 15—18 year-olds to try out their skills in adrama workshop. Wear comfy gear. Noon-29!!! Cathy Barnes Colourful Clown Session for 4—6 year-olds. Parents welcome. Noon—2.30pm Slide Workshop - Making Light Work. Make music with simple percussion instruments and create a ‘Iight show‘. Discover how to use junk‘ to create projecting slides and achieve special lighting effects. For 10-14 year-olds. 1-29!!! Handywork Puppet Company- Puss 'n‘ Boots. New presentation of well-known children‘s tale for 3—6 year-olds. 2-3pm Holiday Inn, Glasgow - Food and Drink. Hotel staff present a selection of soft drink cocktails and delicious cold dishes for you to sample and learn how to prepare in the chaos of your own kitchen. For 10—18 year-olds. 24.309!!! Glasgow Arts Centre Minimal Music. Experiment with music from the ‘605 to the ‘80s. lnstrumentalists who can read music especially welcome. Workshop 2—4pm followed by performance for friends and family. 5—5.30pm. 2.30—3.159!!! Raymond The Magical Clown. Come meet Raymond and his special friend in the hat. For 3-6ycar-olds. 3—59!!! Glasgow School of Circus Skills— Workshop. If you‘ve ever dreamed of walking a tight-rope , now‘s yourchance. For 10-18 year-olds. 3-59!!! Cathy Barnes Face and hand painting for 7—1 1 year-olds. Monday 19 Feb 9.30—10am Enrolment for Workshops. 10801—59!!! The Exhibition, Book Corner. loam-noon Magic Bob. Some more tricks to enjoy and find out how they‘re done. Performance 50mins followed by demonstration. 1hr 10mins. For5-12 year-olds. 10-11am Glasgow Arts Centre - 1200 Bar Blues. All ages, bring your instrument and improvise. 10am—noon Cathy Barnes Face and hand painting for 7—1 1 year~olds. 10.30am-noon Glasgow Film Theatre Cinema Tour. Hour-long tour, endingin projection room with the screening of a short cartoon. Tours start 10.30am. 1 lam. 11.30am. noon. 1.30pm.2pm. 2.30pmand 3pm. For 10— l 8 year-olds. To book your place. contact GFT. 12 Rose Street. 332 6535. 10.30am—12.Sopm TAG Theatre Company Storytelling workshop. Discover the different ways of telling a story through drama. For l3—l6year-olds. 11 .30am—12.3me Book Corner— Storytelling session for 6—9 year-olds by Emil Pacholek. author of ’The Murphy Molc‘ and ’The Magic Factory Stories‘. 11 .30am-12.309!!! Glasgow Arts Centre 1200 Bar Blues. Second chance to get jamming. All ages. 12.30—1 pm XSYT Productions: Lunchtime performance. Former Scottish Youth Theatre Summer Festival participants present a new show especially for Blast Off! 1 .30—3.309m Jigsaw Dance Theatre. J DT will warm you up. teach you a section from their current dance performance, rehearse and transform you to performance standard. then you perform! For beginners and experienced dance enthusiasts aged [3— l 8 years. 2—49!!! Cathy Barnes Make-up for stage/fantasy workshop for 12—17 year-olds. 249!!! ‘By the Pure Dead Brilliant Way‘- Pcrforming in the street. Bring weather-proof outdoor gear, hrollies and musical instruments. guess what you'll be doing! For l4—IXycar-olds.

3-49!!! Book Corner - Storytelling session for 9—13 year-olds by Alison Prince . author of ‘The Ghost Within‘ and ’Nick‘s October‘.


I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road. 357 3929. Admission Free. Largest collection of vehicles in the U K. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2-5pm.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Kid’s Stuil Saturday afternoon shows for children. Ten week run of entertainments

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College , 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437. 17 FebFortnightly craft workshops on Saturday mornings. suitable for 7— l 2 year-olds. 11am—1pm. £3.

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

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

10 Feb Candlemaking (8— 1 2 years).

17 Feb Finger Puppets (5—8 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‘s toys from Victorian days in the nursery.

suitable for 4—11 year-olds. 1.15pm. Shows last about 1 hour. Kids £1 ; Adults £1.50.

10 Feb Mr Magic.

17 Feb Pictish Puppets.

I LINWOOD TWEEDIE HALL 0505 24381 . Glen Michael Cavalcade Road Show 9 Feb, 7pm. Live entertainment from Glen and friends. All tickets £1 .50. available in advance from hall or at door. subject to availability.

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

The Twit: Until 9 Feb, Open Hand Theatre Company present a combination of giant hand. body and shadow puppets and actors in a version of Roald Dahl‘s adventure of Mr and Mrs Twit and the giant roly-poly bird. 7pm. Kids £l ; Adults £2; Family ticket (2 adults. 2 kids)£5. Keep Up With PACE Featuring Mr Kazoo The Centre‘s own team bring you Mr Kazoo in

an afternoon of fun and games. 10 Feb. 12.30pm and 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults£l. PACE keep up the pace with another performance on the same day at 6.30pm at Kilbarchan Steeple Rails (05057 5200). same prices.

The Tail 0! The White Giant Meet the magical Rainbow Bird ofJoy and the wicked storyteller when the Northern Black Light Theatre Company take you on a mysterious journey. 16 Feb 2pm. 7pm. Pe‘rf lasts 1hr 40mins inc 15min interval. Kids £1; Adults £2; Family Ticket (2 kids. 2 adults) £5. Performance also given on 17 Feb, 6.30pm at Lochwlnnoch-Mcttillop Institute 0505 842261 . Kids 50p; Adults£l. Tinkers Tangle A pair of storytellers try to outdo each other with their favourite yarns. join Hullabaloo Theatre Company to see who wins. 17 Feb. 12.30pm;2pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1 .

Stu Pot’s Magic Show Stu keeps the audience on the boil in an hour of fun and magic. 19 Feb, l.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults £1 . Stu also presents his show (same prices) on 10 Feb at Elderslie Village Hall (0505 22732); 17 Feb. 1 lam at Houston Village Hall and 17 Feb. 1.30pm at Speteson Community Centre.

EDINBURGH Activities and fun

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 session.

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

Phone centre for details of dates and times of sessions.

I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. George Street.

Dance classes for children. £1 per class. Turn up 15 minutes before start of class wearing loose. comfortable clothes. For further information contact Sheridan Nicol, Dancer-in-Residence at the Base, 220 4348/9.

Tuesdays 5pm Youth Jazz (9 years

‘Dur Future Shouldn’t Cost the Earth’ is the greeny theme of this year’s Spring Fling ’90 competitions in painting, poetry and photography, open to all in the Lothian Region. So it you think you’ve go! green artistic lingers, or a green turn of phrase or a green eye, why not enter the children’s section, there’s marvellous prizes to be won. Cameron Toll Shopping Centre are presenting the top entrants in the painting section with mementos and cheques. Winners in the photography section will receive mementos and tokens to be spent in Edinburgh Cameras and Waterstones supply the book tokens and mementos to the best of the bards in the Poetry section. Under18s are split into age categories in each section. Entrants are asked to reflect their thoughts in any 0! the three mediums, on the conservation of resources and man’s awareness of the dangers to us all. Organisers Edinburgh District Council suggest a few topics which might get you started: Acid Rain, ‘Green’ Edinburgh, The Changing Landscape, Industrial Waste, Eilects of Pollution of Land and Sea, The ‘Greenhouse Eliect’ and Wildlite in Danger.

Closing date lorthe competition is 27

April. In June, an exhibition of the


children’s and young people’s paintings will be held in the main ioyer o! the Royal Commonwealth Pool, the Netherbow Arts Centre will display the photography entries and the poetry section can be seen in the Central Library. Last year the competition attracted over 1600 entries and the council are hoping for an even larger amount this year from environmentally-iriendly poets, artists and photographers. It doesn’t cost the earth to enter- it’s free. (Rene Taylor) Contact the Recreation Marketing Unit at 17 Waterloo Place (557 2480) for further details and competition leallet.

upwards);6. 15pm Jazz (Level II) Wednesdays 5pm Children‘s Tap (9 years upwards); 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—6pm Leith Community Centre. 7 years+.

Fridays See Dance Base.

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

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

I ELCHAT Brunton Hall. Musselburgh . 665 371 1.

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 m$mn

I OOROIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. Open every day of the year, 9am—4pm. Free. Put on your wellies and come on down to the farm in the heart of the 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 tend the animals.

I ORACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive 658 1940. Mini-Mounties Playscheme Saturdays, 10am—noon. Games and bouncy castle. suitable for primary children. 30p per session.

Junior aerobics Mondays. 4—4.30pm (9—15 years)

Dance classes Thursdays, 3—4pm (pre-school); 4—5pm (5—7years); 5—7pm (7 years+) Ballethap/Modern disco. Junior Wrestling Fridays, 6—7pm (8 years+ ), £l.

Fencing Sundays, 10-1 lam (8—15 years), £1

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

I LITTLE MARCO’S Grove Street . 228 2141. Mon-Sun. 9.30am—8pm. Play sessions for children. Just the place to let off steam. One and a half hours of jumping, climbing, rolling, karting and sliding about. £3.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 6933.

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

I OUEENS HALL Clerk Street 668 2019. Piccolo Pack Saturday morning music for the under 125 presented by The Scottish Chamber Orchestra. llam—noon. Kids £1 (75p if you still have your yellow Piccolo Pack badge); Adults £2. Free juice and mini rolls. Tickets from Box Office.

10 Feb Piccolo Pack (8—12s. children under 7 will not be admitted) The return ofOolie McDoolic.


I THEATRE WORKSHOP 2 Hamilton Place, 225 7942.

Scarebird 17 Feb. 2pm. Kids£l ; Adults £2. Unique children‘s show of clowning and mime, presented by Polish company, Tcatr Blik. Lots of audience participation. F Hm

I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688.

Children‘s Saturday matinecs; all seats£l , bookable. Films start at 2pm.

10 Feb Big Foot and the Hendersons (PG) Life is never the same for the Henderson family with the arrival ofa 7ft Yeti.

17 Feb Willow (PG) Dilemma for the little folk of Nelwyn when they discover a normal-size baby. she must be returned to her own kind. but she is a princess whocan save the Nelwyns from the evil Queen.

55 The List 9 22 February 1990