two exhibitions at a reduced rate special price. kids £1; adults £1 .65. gains admission into this exhibition and Dinosaurs Past and Present. see Royal Museum of Scotland). Very. very popular so be prepared to queue. Seven adult and three baby dinosaurs. some life-size. some halflife-size. operated by computers. cylinders. and pistons.

1.4 I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534 ext 219. Dinosaurs Past and Present Until 27 May. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Kids 65p; Adults £1. (Special ticket. see City Art Centre). Around 150dinosaur portraits— paintings. sculptures and models from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD Iligh Street.225 2424. ext 6645.

Our Friends the Dinosaurs Until 3June. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Exhibition of dinosaur toys. models. comics. posters.

View the earliest most successful screen cartoon. ‘Gertie the Dinosaur‘. made in I909.

Film I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Children's Saturday matinees; all seats£l .

bookable. Films start 2pm.

9 May Asterix and The Big Fight. Getafix is in a fix when he forgetsthe poison-the-Romans potion. can Asterix help him to regain his memory?

6 May Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Epic tale (lasts 2 hours 20mins!) about a magical flying car. starring Dick Van Dyke and Lionel Jeffries.

Out and About


Go on safari. see zebras. camels. bison and lions at close range. View the big cats from a different angle on an elevated walkway. Lots to do sea lion show. amusement arcade. astraglide. boat trips. face painting. pets farm and a new. bigger. better children‘s adventure playground. Picnic and barbecue areas. Kids£2.50; Adults £3.50. Open daily. 10am—4.30pm (last admission 4.30pm)

I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4932.

Walk among hundreds of butterflies in their natural habitat. Outdoor children‘s adventure playground. Open every day. 10am—5.30pm. Kids £1.25; Adults £2.25.(family ticket. £6.50 for 2 adults and 4 kids).


Lady Victoria Colliery Newtongrange, 10 miles south of Edinburgh on the A7.

This colliery boasts the largest steam engine in Scotland. the Grant-Ritchie winding engine. and after donning a hard-hat you can view this mighty machine and visit the pit-head. Visitor Centre


Meet new friends, try a new challenge - why not try a week in the Great Outdoors at Glenmore Lodge, Scotland's National Outdoor Training Centre near Aviemore.

Rock Climbing * Hillwalking " Kayaking

Courses are fully residential, all equipment provided, professional tuition.

Phone 047 986 256 for your FREE brochure.

Split faced mask; State of Guerrero, Mexico


Over 10 years direct trading with dozens of families in Mexico, Central and South America. Ceramics Jewellery Weavings Masks Music Hand-painted Mexican tiles 16 Victoria Street Edinburgh EH1 2H6 Tel: 031 226 6695 Wholesale and Retail

exhibitions and tearoom. Free. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat and Sun. noon—5pm. Preston Grange On Bl348 between Musselburgh and Prestonpans.

Visitor centre housed in the former colliery canteen, exhibition area. Star attraction is a Cornish beam engine. used to pump water from the mine and unique in Scotland. ‘Steam Days‘. on the first Sunday in each summer month give visitors a chance to see the colliery locomotives in action. Free. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat and Sun. noon—5pm.


I SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVALInverleith Park. Tue 29 May—Sun 3 Jun. Box Office; until 26 May the Festival Box Office is in The Assembly Rooms. George Street. noon—5pm (Mon—Fri); 10am—5pm (Sat). From 27 May it moves to Festival Box Office.

. lnverleith Park. Arboretum Place. 27 and

28 May. noon—5pm; 29 May—3 Jun. 9am—7pm. All tickets are £2.

The majority of performances take place during school hours. listed below are events scheduled after school hours and at the weekend. Age range given in brackets. Wed 30 May

6.30pm Green Thumb Theatre (5—1 I). Thurs 31 May

6.30pm Ludus Dance Company (1 1 and up).

6.30pm Creative Arts Team Home Court (12 and up). Fri 1 Jun 1.45pm Dundee Rep Dance Company (5—11). 1.45pm Imagination Unlimited (7—12). 1.45pm Small Change Theatre (4—10). 3.309!!! Svinurai (5 and up). 3.30pm Green Thumb Theatre (5—1 1). 6.30pm Theatre Terra (6 and up). 6.30pm Green Thumb Theatre (5—1 1 ). 6.30pm Svinurai (5 and up).

Sat 2Jun

10.30am Theatre Terra (6 and up). 10.30am Singing Kettle (all ages). 10.30am Theatre De La Guimbarde (10—15).

12.30pm Theatre Terra (6 and up). 12.309!!! Singing Kettle (all ages). 12.309!!! Theatre De La Guimbarde (10—15).

2.30pm Dundee Rep Dance Company (5—11).

2.30pm Imagination Unlimited (7—12). 2.30pm Small Change Theatre (4—10). 4.30pm Svinurai (5 and up).

4.30pm Green Thumb Theatre (5—1 1). 4.30pm Small Change Theatre (4—10). 6.30;)!!! Svinurai (5 and up).

6.301)!!! Creative Arts Team Home Court (12 and up).

6.30pm Royal Lyceum Theatre Company (9—14).

Sun 3Jun

12.30pm Svinurai (5 and up).

12.30pm Green Thumb Theatre (5—1 1). 12.309!!! Royal Lyceum Theatre Company 2.30pm Theatre Terra (6 and up).

2.30pm Imagination Unlimited (7—12). 2.30pm Small Change Theatre (4—10). 4.30pm Theatre Terra (6 and up).

4.30pm Singing Kettle (all ages).

4.30pm Svinurai (5 and up).

6.30pm Singing Kettle.

Festival workshops run continuously throughout the day. they are not bookable in advance but you can sign on when you arrive at the Festival. All workshops are free.

Make Music Workshop Gavin Stott leads you around the world exploring music and rhythms. Suitable for age 4 and up. Lasts 30mins. Tue—Sun. 10am. 10.45am. 11.30am. 12.15pm. 2pm. 2.45pm.3.30pm. 4.15pm.

Circus Skill: Open Air Basic circus skills with Scott McDonald. Unicycling. juggling. stilt-walking etc. For age 5 and up. Tue-Sun. continuous 10am—4.30pm. Theatre Workshop Re-create a journey to the Western Isles. bring to life the sounds and sights of Stornway and Skye. Suitable

for age 5 and up. Lasts 60 mins. Tue-Sun. 10.15am.11.30am. 1.15pm. 2.30pm (4pm Sat & Sun only). The Ecology Pavilion Edinburgh Fruitmarket Gallery provide the art materials for young artists to create their on ideas on Utopia. Various Scottish artists will present their own works and be on hand to exchange ideas and offer advice. Each session wil be recorded on camera. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Tue—Sun. continuous. 10am—4.30pm. Dance and Movement Workshop Easy warm-up and stretch exercises demonstrated by dancers from Dundee Rep‘s professional team. Suitable for age 5 and up. Lasts 30mins. Fri and Sat. 10am. 10.30am. 11am. 11.30am. noon. Drama Workshop Improvisation work. led by Dr Bell’s Drama Centre staff. on a theme of the power of legends. For 10to 14 year olds. Lasts 45 mins. Fri and Sat. lpm. 2pm. 3pm. Legato Drama. music. dance and craft work on the theme of Flight. Aimed at 3 to 12 year olds. but adults are invited tojoin in too. Sun. continuous. 10am—4pm. Share a Story Storytelling. puppets. word-games and book-related activities for 4 to 10 year olds. Sessions last 45 mins approx. Sat. 10am Rose lmpey; 1 lam. 1pm. 2pm. Michael Rosen. Sun. 10am. 11am. Handiwork Puppets; lpm. 2pm Duncan Williamson. Build a Home Wilh Everything Bring along your own ‘junk‘ (cartons. scraps of material etc) and help create a living sculpture of a life-size house. For age 5 and up. Tue—Sun. continuous. 10am—4pm. Other Events Banner Making Banner-maker. Connie Gourlay. will design and supervise the construction ofa banner using collage. patchwork. stencils as a record of the first Festival. Sat and Sun. continuous. 10am—4pm. The Clown Jewels Open-air show. ‘The Faerie Queen and the Goblin King‘ with special effects. and all sorts of weird and wonderful things presented by The Clown Jewels. Suitable for all ages. Sat and Sun. 3.30pm. Festival Passport oriice Every performance ticket holder will receive an exclusive Post Office Children‘s Festival Passport. similar to a real passport for you to fill in your personal details. It also contains Festival information and you can add to it your own Festival timetable. Present your passport to the Office during the day and it will be stamped by the Post Office asa record of your visit. M! Boom Lunar lunacy from the man on the moon with his dog Boomy Bouncer. Sat. 11.30am and 1.30pm; Sun. 11am and 1.30pm. Scotland on Sunday Children's Festival Picnic Refreshments and entertainments courtesy 018.03. for all children under 14 years. Sun. 3pm. Royal Botanic Gardens lnverleith Row. 552 .7171 ext 459. During Festival days there will be two workshops for 9— 12 year olds.These workshops are free but places are limited and must be booked. Phone Garden. Make your own tree of lite workshop Make a 3-D tree collage. Last 75 mins. 10am and lpm. Talking trees animated trail Listen to stories. join in the games and dance and sing your way on a jourey through the world oftrees. 10—1 1.30am and 1—2.30pm. Take a break in the Botanics Nature trails. games. music. dancing. organised by drama workers and play-leaders. on-going all day during the Festival. No enrolment. just be there!

Also on site in the Botanics is the IBM Newspaper Office. with professional journals just waiting for your debut into journalism. Write an article about your Festival visit and then see how it is transformed into ‘copy'. Every article will be submitted to the Editor for possible inclusion in the Festival Newspaper due to be published in the autumn.

74 The List 18— 31 May 1990