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GLASGOW Activities and tun

I CITY CHAMBERS George Square. Comic Workshops tor kids 31 Mar and 1 Apr. 11am-1pm, 3—5pm. Free. MARVEL comics are supplying free materials and costumes for the workshops, in association with the UK Comic Art Convention.

I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 4145/2634.

Urban Circtls Book now for children‘s Easter workshops run by Kate Downie and Pete Clerke, for 8— 1 2 year-olds interested in art and drama. 2-day session £8. Mon 9 and Tue 10 Apr, 10am-5pm; Wed 11 and Thurs 12 Apr, lOam—Spm. Bring your own packed lunch and wear gym shoes and loose clothing.

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College, 76 Southbrae Drive, 950 3437. Easter Workshops Mon 2—Sat 7 Apr, 11am—4pm. Book early for 6-day workshops leading to a production on the Saturday afternoon of ‘Captain Crawfurd‘s Capture of Dumbarton Rock‘. £15. (Bring packed lunch). Suitable for 7-12 year-olds.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields. 427 2725. Saturday activities 2.15pm. Free, no booking. 24 Mar Sugar Mice (4—7 years). EasterActivities Always very popular so book early. Numbers limited, only one activity per child. Free. Age range in brackets. Sat31 Mar 10.15am Make a Kite (8—12)/ Buttermaking(4—7); 2.15pm Victorian Pastimes (7—12)/ Glove Puppets (6-9). Mon 2 Apr 10.15am ‘How We UsedTo Dress' (7-12); 2.15pm Print a Picture (4—7). Tue 3 Apr 10.15am ‘. . . When Knights Were bold‘ Armour and Heraldry (8—12)/Streetgames(7-12): 2.15pm Make a Mask (6—9)/ Storytime Drawing (4—7). Wed 4 Apr 10.15am Candlemaking (8—12)/ Finger Puppets (5—8); 2. 15pm Sugar Mice (4—7)/ Make a Windmill Spinner (6—9). Thurs 5 Apr 10.15am ‘Warp and Weft‘— Weaving Made Easy (8—12)/ Spring Nature Trail (4—7); 2. 15pm Stained Glass Windows (7—12)/ Make a Tile (7-12).

Fri 6 Apr 10.15am Glove Puppets (6—9)/ Victorian Pastimes (7—12); 2. 15pm Buttermaking (4—7)/ Samplers (8—12). Sat? Apr 10.15am Make a Ragdoll (8—12)/ ‘. . . When Knights Were Bold‘. Armour and Heraldry (8—12); 2.15pm Print a Picture (4-7)/ Street Games (7-12).

Mon 9AM 10.15am Make a Mask (6—9); 2.15pm ‘How We Used To Dress‘ (7—12). Tue 10 Apr 10.1Sam April Flowers (7-12)/ Springtime Nature Trail (4—7); 2. 15pm Candlemaking (8—12)/ Finger Puppets (5—8).

Wed 11 Apr 10. 153m Make a ‘Cultural Capital‘ Tile (7—12)/ Storytime Drawing (4-7); 2.15pm Decorating Easter Eggs (5—8)/ Make a Kite (8—12).

Thurs 12 Apr 10.15pm Decorate an Easter Egg (8—12)/ Stained Glass Windows (7—12); 2.15pm Easter Bonnets (6—9)/ Easter Sweets (4—7).




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Attention all aspiring tashlon designers, dressers, and models lrom 5—18 years. BIG NOISE (responsible lor young people’s events during Glasgow l990) are organising something tailor-made tor you - your own tashlon show. On Saturday 24 March at the Mitchell Theatre, top names lrom the

fashion world -The Warehouse, Vidal Sassoon hairdressing and one at London’s ace designers, John Richmond -will be on hand to listen to your ideas and give expert advice on all aspects ol staging a tashlon show, trom the llrst basic steps in clothes design, co-ordinating accessories and hair designs to how to strut the catwalk. Come along, meet other enthusiasts, see the slide presentations and pick up some advice and information even it you don’t see yoursell as Glasgow's answer to Jerry itall or Jasper Gonran. You never know, you might just lind yoursell as part at the team who will present a spectacular tashlon show at the end oi the year. (Rene Taylor) Mitchell Theatre, 24 Mar, 2pm, tickets tree at 1pm on the day.

Fri 13 Apr 10.15am Decorate an Easter Egg (8—12)/ ‘Making Faces’ - collage portraits (4—7); 2.15pm Easter Cards (6—9)/ How we Used to Dress (7—12).

Sat 14 Apr 10.15am Easter Bonnets (6—9)/ Easter Tiles (7—12); 2. 15pm Decorate an Easter Egg (5—8)/ Springtime Stories (4—7).

Mon 16 Apr 10.15am Spring Nature Ramble (4—7); 2.15pm ‘Warp and Weft‘— Weaving Made Easy (8—12).


Jack D'Lantem Shadow Puppet Theatre 24 Mar, 11am. Kids 50p; Adults£1.


Jack O‘Lantem Shadow Puppet Theatare 24 Mar, 6.30pm. Kids 50p; Adults£1.


I HAGGS CASTLE MUSEUM 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. The World in Miniature Until May. Display of toys and games reflecting the influences which various factors. from world wars to developments in education. have had on the design of toys through the ages. Quiz sheets and ‘hands-on' activities for kids and adults. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Free.


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

24 Mar Big Foot and the Hendersons (PG). There‘s changes afoot when Harry arrives at the Hendersons‘. 2pm. Kids 50p; Adults£1.


I CRAWFORD THEATRE Jordanhil College. 76 Southbrae Drive , 950 3437.

Grawiurd Kids Saturday afternoon shows for children . £2. 2—3.30pm.

24 Mar Variety show with Punch & Judy. Toy House and Balloon Modelling.

I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE 0236 732887. Ilids’ Sittii Saturday afternoon shows for children. Puppets, magic, songs and fun. suitable for 4—11 year-olds. 1.15pm. Shows last about 1 hour. Kids£1;Adults £1.50.

24 Mar Alakazam Puppets.

31 Mar Jack O‘Lantern Puppets.

I MOTHERWELL CIVIC CENTRE 069867515. The Singing Kettle Book now for ‘Down in the Jungle‘, a new show from the very popular Singling Kettle trio; stamp your feet to the jungle beat. 9 and 10 April, 10.30am and 2pm. Kids £2.50; Adults £3.50 (concessions).

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

31 Mar Magic Bob Meets Mr Boom. Double helping of magic, fun and songs.


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I CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road, 4430101.

Among the sports on offer for the Easter Holidays. for the first time, is a five-day Trampolining Course for 5— 12 year-olds. Mon 9hFri 13 Apr. 2-3pm and 3—4pm. £5 per course, must be booked in advance.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202.

Open every day of the year. 9am—4pm. Free. Now‘s the time to see the new arrivals. Young 0in Farmers Group Every Saturday. 10am— 1 pm. For 7-13 year-olds. 75p membership, plus 15p per session. Lively group in which children learn about farm life and how to tend animals.


Winter Tropical Wonderland Guiz Hire a ‘Sounds Alive‘ guide (Walkman-style information about what to see and where in the greenhouses and gardens) and you will receive a quiz sheet. Answers to be found as you go around. Competition runs until 10 Apr. Prizes include the Royal Botanic Garden Book of the Scottish Garden and a Personal Stereo. Hire of audio guide is 50p for kids; £1 for adults. Round off your visit with refreshments in the recently opened Terrace Cafe in lnverieith House.


Special events for children. see Science Listings.

I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate , 225 3013. Art Classes Book now for popular children's classes. Spring Terms starts Sat 14 Apr. One and a half hour sessions, led by Olive Dean, in drawing, collage. printmaking, etc, for 6—10 year-olds. 10.30am—noon; 2.30—4pm. £25 for 10-week term. No telephone bookings, for further details contact Sandra Duncan at the gallery, Mon—Fri 10.30am-5.30pm. I WATERSTONE’S BOOKSHOP 1 14 George Street, 225 3436. Save the Planet Day Sat 31 Mar. Noon-3pm. Children of all ages (inc teens) are invited to celebrate the launch of The Young Person '3 Guide to Saving the Planet (Virago £2.99). 3-10 yrs The children’s department will be cleared and an 8ft x 12ft collage with a rainforest theme will be made by the children. Waterstone's will supply most of the materials, glue, brushes etc, but children are asked to bring any bits and pieces they have. 10-16 yrs Ecology quiz. The quiz has been sent to mailing list customers and schools, but children must come to the shop to look at the main window display - a map on which the clues will be hidden. There will be a Greenpeace information stall with freebie stickers and badges.


I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. Dinosaurs Alive! Until 3 Jun. Mon-Sat. 10am—5pm. Kids 65p; Adults £1 . (Visit two exhibitions at a reduced rate —special price. kids £1; adults £1.65, gains admission into this exhibition and Dinosaurs Past and Present, see below). Seven adult and three baby dinosaurs, some Iife~size. some half life-size, operated by computers, cylinders. and pistons. See them gnash their teeth, swish their tails, hear them roar!

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street.225 7534 ext 219. Dinosaurs Past and Present Until 27 May. Mon—Sat, l()am—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Kids 65p; Adults£1. (Special ticket. see above). Around 150 dinosaur portraits- paintings. sculptures and models. courtesy ofthe Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD High Street. 225 2424, ext. 6645.

Our Friends the Dinosaurs Until 3 June. Mon-Sat. lOam—Spm. Free. In keeping with the Dinosaur Season, an exhibition of dinosaur toys. models, comics. books, sweets and posters. Also showing is the earliest most successful screen cartoon, ‘Gertie the Dinosaur'. made in 1909. film

I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road.228 2688.

Children's Saturday matinees; all seatsil . bookable. Films start at 2pm.

24 Mar The Secret Garden (U). Screen version of Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s classic tale of a young Victorian girl who goes to live in her uncle‘s house and finds an abandoned garden and an invalid cousin. 31 Mar E.T. (U) Spielberg'stear-jerker about a cute little alien stranded on earth.

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