bookable. Films start 2pm.

2 Jun Romancing the Stone (PG) High adventure set in Columbia with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.

9Jun Danny, Champion ofthe Wor1d(U) Jeremy Irons and son in film version ofthe Roald Dahl story.

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).


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

Put on a hard-hat and visit the pit-head and see the largest steam engine in Scotland. the Grant-Ritchie winding engine. Visitor centre exhibitions and tearoom. Free. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat and Sun. noon-5pm.

Preston Grange On 81348 between Musselburgh and Prestonpans.

Visitor centre. housed in the former colliery canteen. with 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 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Tinker; Tangle Hullaballoo Children's Theatre tell how the King of the Trolls gets his revenge on a band of noisy tinkers. For 6—11year-olds.11—14 .Iun. 7.30pm. Kids £1; Adults £2. Tickets available in advance from Usher Hall Box Office. Lothian Road. 228 1155. or at the door one hour before performance. Spring Fling.


The Tree Puppet show with an unusual storyline - a day in the life of a tree and the creatures who live in it. Presented byJill Davie. for children of all ages. Free. 14 Jun. 6pm. Spring Fling.

I CATCH THEATRE COMPANY at the venues listed below.

Dribble or Dare? Like game shows? Catch explore the issue of prejudice in a fun-packed show for 6—11 year-olds. Free. Spring Fling.

Triangle Arts Centre West Pilton Bank. 5 Jun. 6.30pm.

Inch House Community Centre Gilmerton Road. 1 1 Jun. 6.30pm.


Brightwator Can Captain Environment save our planet. can he defeat the evil polluting Darkwater? For 5— 1 2 year-olds. Free. Spring Fling.

Water of Leith Heritage Society 24 Lanark Road. 6Jun. 7pm.

Leith Community Centre New Kirkgate (Combat Hall). 9.1un. 10.30am. CraigmillarArts Centre 54 Newcraighall Road. 11 Jun. 7pm.

Calder: Community Centre Calder Park. l3Jun. 6.30pm.

Clovenstone Community Centre Clovcnstone Park. l6Jun. 1pm. 25p (Show includes two performances by local Children's Theatre Workshops).

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.

Matilda Stage musical adapted from Roald Dahl‘s bestseller about poor old mega-mind Matilda who finds it hard to find a kindred spirit amongst her telly-watching. bingo—playing family.

11-16Iune. 7pm. Matinees.Tuc. Wed. Thu & Sat. 2pm. Fri. 10.30am. Balcony £6. Stalls and circle £7 & £8. Matinees all seats £4 (except Sat). Children & concessions £2 offcvening perfs & Sat mat only.

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FESTIVAL Inverleith Park. Until Sun 3.1un. Festival Box Office. 9am—7pm. 031 553 7700. All tickets £2. Age range given in brackets. (See Glasgow listings. Children‘s International Festival for info on some of the theatre companies.) FRIDAYI

1.45pm Dundee Rep Dance Company (5—11). Dance. songs and audience participation in The Magic Doors. 1.45pm Imagination Unlimited (7—12). Musical instruments in a quest to regain a magic crystal or be silenced for ever. The Music Crystal is a joint production by the Edinburgh Puppet Company and the Edinburgh Quartet.

1.45pm Small Change Theatre (4—10). Canadian team present At the Beach. a mime show in the form ofa life-sire pop-up book.

3.30pm Svinurai (5 and up). Young musicians from Zimbabwe dance. sing and explain their instruments and songs in Open Your Eyes and Dance.

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).


10.3mm Theatre Terra (6 and up). 10.3mm Singing Kettle (all ages). Chance to join in all the Kettle songs. old and new. 10.3mm Theatre de la Guimbarde (10—15). Belgian theatre company present a traditional farce with masks and live music. Lazarillo is performed in French with full English narrative between the

12.30pm Theatre Terra (6 and up). 12.30pm Singing Kettle (all ages). 12.30pm Theatre de la Guimbarde (10—15).

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

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2.30pm Imagination Unlimited ( /—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). 6.30pm Svinurai (5 and up).

6.30pm Creative Arts Team (12 and up). American company based at New York Univ. Home Court is a moving real-life story of a young basketball player who becomes involved in drug abuse. 6.30pm Royal Lyceum Theatre Company (9H4). The Secret Voice deals with the transition to secondary school. Lisa finds comfort in her imaginary friend to help blot out reality.


12.30pm Svinurai (5 and up).

12.30pm Green Thumb Theatre (5—1 1). 12.30pm Royal Lyceum Theatre Company (9—1-3).

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 each day. They are not bookable in advance but you can sign up for the ones you want 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. Fri~Sun. 10am. 10.45am.



Circus Skills Open Air Basic circus skills with Scott McDonald. Unicycling. juggling. stilt-walking etc. For age 5 and up. Fri—Sun. continuous 10am—4.30pm. Theatre Workshop Re-create a journey to the Western Isles. bring to life the sounds and sights of Stornoway and Skye. Suitable for age 5 and up. Lasts 60mins. Fri-Sun.10.15am.11.30am.1.15pm. 2.30pm (4pm Sat and Sun only).

The Ecology Pavilion Edinburgh Fruitmarket Gallery provide the art materials for young artists to create their own ideas of Utopia. Various Scottish artists will present their own works and be on hand to exchange ideas and offer advice. Each session will be recorded on camera. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Fri—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 30 mins. Fri and Sat. 10am. 10.30am. 11am. 11.30am. noon.

Drama Workshop Improvisation work. led by Dr Bell's Drama Centre staff. on the theme ofthe power oflegends. For Him 14 year-olds. Lasts ~15 mins. Fri and Sat. 1pm.2pm.3pm.

Legato Drama. music. dance and craft work on the theme ofFlight. Aimed at 3 to

12 year-olds. but adults are invited to join 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 Impey‘. 11am. 1pm. 2pm. Michael Rosen. Sun 10am. 11am. 1 landiwork Puppets; 1pm. 2pm Duncan Williamson.

Build a Home With Everything Bringalong your own ‘junk' (cartons. scrapsof material etc) and help create a living sculpture of a life-size house. For age 5 and up. Fri—Sun. continuous. 10am—4pm. OTHER FESTIVAL EVENTS

Banner Making Banner-maker Connie Gourlay will design and supervise the construction of a banner using collage. patchwork and stencils as a record ofthe first Festival. Sat and Sun. continuous. l()am-—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 Oltice 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 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.

Mr Boom Lunar lunacy from the manon the moon with his dog Boomdy Bouncer. Sat. 11.30am and 1.30pm; Sun. 1 lam and 1.30pm.

Scotland on Sunday Children's Festival Picnic Refreshments and entertainments courtesy of Scotland on Sunday for all children under 14 years. Sun. 3pm.

Royal Botanic Garden Inverleith Row. 552 7171 ext 459.

During Festival days there will be two workshops for 9— 12 ycar-olds. These workshops are free but places are limited and must be booked (Garden number). Make your own tree at lite workshop Make a 3-D tree collage. Last 75 mins. 10am and 1pm.

Talking trees animated trail Listen to stories. join in the games and dance and sing your way on a journey through the world of trees. 10-1 1.30am and l-~2.30pm. Take a break in the Botanics Nature trails. games. music. dancing. organised by drama workers and play-leaders. going on all day during the Festival. Noenrolment. just be there!

Also on site in the Bolanics 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 .N'ewspaper due to be published in the autumn.

ATTENTION ALL GROANUPS! 10th to 23rd June 1990

The Singing Kettle Gargling With Jelly Dance, Puppets Song, World Music & so much more at

Cumbernauld Theatre

FREE Opening Event. June. 2.00pm Cumbernauld House.




Full Delalls on 02135-732887

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