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Activities and fun

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

Saturday activities. 2. 15pm. Free. no booking.

2 June Finge rpuppets (5—8 years).

I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street. 554 7184.

Karting. climbing. hiding and sliding. Indoor play area guaranteed to exhaust the most active child. Under 4ft 7in only. and under-3 year-olds must be supervised. One and a half hour sessions. £3. Mon—Sat. 10am—8pm.

I MCLELLAN GALLERIES Sauchiehall Street.331 1854.

The Art Machine 21un—26 Aug. £1.50 (5(lp). Contact 331 1854 ext 225 for information. An exhibition for children and young people with work that can be handled or climbed on. Workshops will be going on all the time.

I MOTHERWELL CIVIC CENTRE ()698 67515 Mothenvell Leisure Young Dancer ot the Year I990 Competition open to anyone under 16 years living or attending dance classes in the Mothcrwell District. There are three age groups; under 55. under 12s and under 16s. Tap. bop or whatever it‘s a free dance event. Phone the Centre on 66166 for an entry form. Closing date for entries is 8 June; competition takes place on 10 June at noon in the Concert Hall. Him

I GLASGOW FILM THEATRE 12 Rose Street. 332 6535.

Batman the Movie ( 15) Special matinees as part of the Children's International Festival. 9 Jun. 1pm and 3.30pm.

Under- 15s £3 . 30; Adults £2.90. Phone to book.

Out and About


Tropical atmosphere created indoors to make hundreds of butterflies feel at home. Tarantulas. praying mantis. scorpions and other crecpy-crawlies are housed next door in the Insect Kingdom. Open every day. 1(1am—5.3(lpm. Kids£l '. Adults£l.5(l (family ticket for 4/5.£4).


I CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Glasgow and Strathclyde‘s first International Festival of Theatre For Children runs from 1'—9 Jun. organised by Big Noise. Listed below are the special family shows. See Also Paisley Arts Centre and Glasgow Film Theatre listings. Tickets for events on 1.2. 3. 8 and 9June are available by phoning The Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. O4] 227 551 l.

Aileen Paterson gives dramatised readings from her popular ‘Maisie' books. (5—10 year-olds). 9 Jun. 10.30am. Third Eye Centre. 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. Kids 50p; Adultsil.

The Blg Noise Play Skint Knees‘ production about a big box that‘s also a wall and bridge and a boat sounds complicated!

“The List 1 l4June 1990

For 3—12 year-olds. 1 Jun. 7.30pm; 2Jun. 10.30am and 2.30pm. Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. Kids £2; Adults £4.

Boxes of Stories Teatergruppen Box of Stories are a two-man team from American and Sweden. using movement. music and the spoken word to weave tales of marionettes. jazz puppets and Ghanaian spiders. For 7— l 2 year-olds. 9 Jun. 2pm. Third Eye Centre. 346—354 Sauchichall Street. Kids £1 ; Adults £3. Down in the Jungle Stamp your feet to the jungle beat. The Singing Kettle like everyone to join in their all-action songs. (All ages). 9 Jun. 4.30pm. Old Anthenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. Kids£1 ; Adults £3. The Flying Theatre French storytellerJean Guillon first appeared in Scotland at last year's Edinburgh Festival. He‘s back in Glasgow in a bus! The bus may not actually move but Monsieur Guillon will tranSport you to India and Provence with tales of goblins and dragons.(7—12 year-olds) 9 Jun. 1pm. 2.30pm and 4pm. The bus will be at locations in Buchanan Street. Kids 50p; Adults £1. pay as you enter! The Gingerbread Boy Well-known Russian folktale performed by Russian puppeteers. Rostov-on-Don Regional Puppet Company. (5—8 year-olds) 9Jun. 2pm. Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre. 8—1()Balcarres Avenue. Kelvinside. Kids 50p; Adults £1.

New York 90 High energy dance programme performed by Jigsaw Dance Theatre. a company which started offas weekly dance classes in East Kilbride.( All ages). 8Jun. 7pm. Henry Wood Hall. 73 Claremont Street. Kids 50p; Adults£ 1. Night Light Imaginary monsters and school bullies are confronted head on in a sensitive Story by Green Thumb Theatre for Young People from Canada. (5—11 years). 9Jun. lllam and noon. Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. Kids£1 ; Adults £3.

Pyjamas Lots of laughs as grown-ups rediscover the magical world of childhood. Performed by the Italian theatre company. Teatro Dell'Angolo. (All ages). 3 Jun. 2pm. Old Athenaeurn Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. Donation tickets Kids £1. Adults £3. will go tothe Glasgow Council for Single Homeless. Swan's Down Moving talc using actors and puppets. about a boy who befriends a swan and comes to terms with his mother's death. Theatre Terra from The Netherlands. (4—12 year~olds) 9 Jun. 10am and noon. Tramway (Space 4). 25 Albert Drive. Pollokshields. Kids £1 : Adults £3.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE ()236 732887. Kid's Stutt Saturday afternoon shows for children. Puppets. magic songs and fun. Suitable for-t—ll year-olds. 1.15pm. Shows last about 1 hour. Kids£l : Adults £1.51).

2Jun Uncle Mike's Magic Show.

Just Kidding 2nd International Festival of Theatre for Children. 1023 June. Kicks off with an afternoon of activities in the grounds of Cumbe rnauld House. including swingboats. entertainers and bouncy castle. Highlight of the afternoon will be an attempt to beat the World Record for the largest number ofkites flying simultaneously. 500 is thetarget. Leaflets are available giving advice on making kites from everyday household items. phone the Theatre for details. Sun ltlJun. 2pm.

Gargling with Jelly Written by Brian Patten and presented by Cumbernauld Theatre Company. Dr Sensible has given all the kids in the world some beastly medicine. turning them into selfish. mean and sensible children. Can Jimmy Smith find an antidote? He will probably need some heipfrom the audience . . . Fri 8Jun.2pm; Sat 9 Jun. 2pm; 7pm. All tickets £2.

I MOTHERWELL CIVIC CENTRE 0698 67515 Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp The International Purves Puppets present their version ofthe well-known tale expect hilarious additions to the storyline. The puppets will be pleased to meet you after the show. Last performances. lJun. lllam and 1.45pm. Kids£1 .71): Adults £2.70.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 88? tom.

2 Jun Magic Bob. Keep your eyes on Bob. he‘s pretty slick with histricks.

11.3(lam and 1.30pm. Kids 5(lp; Adults£l 7 Jun Sui/maker. A play based on author Alan Spenee's ow n childhood memories of unemployment in the Clyde. Presented by TAG. (For older children) 7 Jun. 8pm. (Big Noise Production).

9 Jun K UigdUIII Under the Sea and Perseus and Medusa. Clydebuilt Puppets take you to a world of myth and fantasy with their shadow puppets. 11.3(lam and 1.30pm. Kids 511p; Adults £1. (Big Noise Production)


Activities and fun

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Journey to the Centre of the Earth All-day

Edinburgh Puppet Company will appear at the Gorgy/Dalry Festival next issue.


workshop led by Imagination Unlimited. Drama. puppetry. mask-making. music and dance. Bring along some ‘junk‘ old cereal cartons. buttons. clean socks. tights. newspapers. 9 Jun. 10am—4pm £2.50. Tickets from Usher Hall Box Office. Lothian Road. 228 1 155. Spring Fling.

I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260.

PaperSculpture, Pigment and OurPlanet's Future Creative workshop. Make a mural using natural pigment from fruit and berries. For 5— 1(1 year-olds. 2 and 9Jun. 1(lam—noon. Places limited. £1 .SUTickcts from Gallery. £1 .50. Spring Fling.


Creche Facilities in Central Library Browse in peace while the kids are in the safe care of the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. Free to all library users. Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 1(lam—noon. Large selection of toys suitable for all ages.


Edinburgh libraries celebrate their 100th birthday from 2—9June. Special events for children throughout the week. Pop into your local branch and see what's on.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS lnverleith Row. 552 7171 . ext 455.

Leaf Imprints Make colourful prints using leaves in exciting ways. Wear old clothes and bring an apron. For 7—1 1 year-olds. 9 Jun. 9.3(lam—noon. Must be booked in advance. £2.


I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. . Dinosaurs Alive! Mon—Sat. loam—5pm.

Kids 65p; Adults £1. There can't be many

kids around who haven‘t seen them. but if you haven't. you'd better go now. the dinosaurs roar out on 3 June.

The Art of Lego 14 Jun—- 1 4 Jul. 1(lam -6pm. Mon—Sat. Sole Scottish venue forthis touring exhibition of [egocraft by scientists. artists and designers.

I Iands-on-bricks section for visitors to build their own creations. Admission free. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD Iligh Street. 225 2424. ext 66-15.

Our Friends the Dinosaurs tinul 3 June. Mon—Sat.l()am—-5pm. Free. Exhibition of dinosaur toys. models. comics. posters.


228 2688. Children's Saturday matinees; all seats£l.