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Illustration by Iain McIntosh. lrom Contemporary Illustration at

Mary Shillabeer: A Retrospective Until 31 Jan. Watercolours. etchings. engravings. illustrations and puppets seven decades‘ worth of work in this. Ms Shillabeer'sft'rsr one-woman show.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 1()am-6pm.Sat 10am—4pm.

Exhibitions until Thurs 23 .Ian:

Europe 1992: Rome and Abroad The first ‘1992‘ exhibition ofthe year; 21 artists have submitted two paintings each. one depicting ‘home'. the other ‘abroad‘. Open Eye Gallery Crafts Small sculptures. plus jewellery by Rebecca Halstead. Images ot Women: Japanese Woodblocks 1700—1935.

I PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE Royal Mile. Mon—Sat 9.30am—3.45pm. £1 (75p). Royal Residences ol the Victorian Era Until 21 Mar. Twenty-eight magnificently detailed watercolours from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. commissioned by Queen Victoria. to record interior views of the Royal Family's various abodes.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 (‘aiidlemaker Row. 220 191 l . Tue-Sat noon—5.30pm. Mari Mahr: Between Ourselves Until 8 Feb. Images w hich ‘suggest metaphors rather than portray facts'; Mahr reflects on her Hungarian upbringing arid the cultural identitiesof her grandmother. ntotherand daughter.

Annual Sale or Prints and Books Starts Sat 18 Jan.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]. Cafe.

Scotland‘s bonniest and beastliest monarchs. politicians. writers and artists— not to mention the footballers and a verv fine cafe to boot. ' The Great Newhaven Project Until Sat 18 Jan. Seventy-plus calotype photographs taken by the internationally renowned photographers Hill and Adamson in 1840s Nevvhaven.

I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon—Sat 1 1am-6pm

Two Bulgarian Artists: Oimitow Kazakov and Valentin Kovatchew Throughout Jan.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon-Sat 9am—sunset ; Sun llam—sunset. Cafe.

Living in a Rainlorest Until April. A Borneo-style forest house reconstructed in the Botanics' Exhibition Hall.

the National Libraryot Scotland

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

The place to fiitd out about Scotland‘s new. controversial museum. to see a Japanese mermaid and learn everything you ever wanted to know about fish. iii the new Fish Gallery. Newly restored to the museum is the Dark Age Sculpture Gallery and. recently ‘saved for Scotland‘ the historic 18th century Dumfries Freedom Box is now on public display .

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri ltlam—bpm; Sat 10am— 1 pm.

Exhibitions until (i Feb:

Scottish Painters in Spain Mixed works on a Spanish theme by Blackadder. Houston and others.

Robbie Rushe: New Works.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat 1 lam-5.30pm.

Other Dimensions Sat 18 .lan-—22 I-‘eh. 'l‘hree Scottish-based artists. Annette Hyer.

Frances Parker and Adele Watson explore

physical and emotional boundaries.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY lidinburgh L'niversity ()Id College. Soutlt Bridge. (v50 2211. Mon-Sat ltlarti-5pm1Surt2— 5pm. Alan Davie: Works on Paper 1959—91 The first major retrospective of l)avie's works on paper (see also .\Icl.ellan ( iallcry. Glasgow ). represented by sortie 40 paintings in gouache arid a dozen large oils.

I 359 GALLERY 233 ('ovv gate. 225 31113. Mon—Sat noon-‘bpm.

Next exhibition. Lucy Ross. starts 21-‘eb.


I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 0334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Exhibitions until Sun 19Jan:

George Wyllie: Scul?ture Jubilee. Touring retrospective show of Wyllie's amusing. provocative and sometimes downright daft creations.

Matisse: Illustrations. Designs for Ronsard's I-‘lorilege des A "tours.

. John Cairns: Turned Wood.

Exhibitions Fri 24 Jan—23 Feb:

Nathan Coley By way of an introduction. an exhibition of works by the gallery's new Artist in Residence.

J. Douglas MacGregor: Memorial Exhibition.

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GLASGOW Activities and fun

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. 100 Govan Road. 427 1792. Open all year. Tue—Sun 10am—5..‘~0pm. Kids£1 .20; adults £2 (family ticket. 2 adults and 2 kids £5). Hands-on activities with every exhibit. Scientific fun for all the family. I GLASGOW ZOO (‘alderpark. Ilddingston. 771 1185. Open every day. 10am~5prii. Kids £1.90; aduhs£3. I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street. 554 7184. Mon—Sat l0am—8pm. Ninety-minute sessions £3. Children's indoor play centre with slides. ball pits. still play areas. climbing frames. (‘hildren under 4ft 7iit only. and under 3-year-olds must be supervised. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Family Craft Session Wed 29 Jan 10—1 1.30am. 75p per child. ('raft work for under 5s with a parent guardian. Places limited. Paisley Youth Theatre Ev cry Sunday. 1 lam—1pm. l’ree (waiting list. phone centre for details). Theatre foryoiing people over 12.

There are also two sessions for under- 12s: PACKLET 2—2.30pm and PACK 3.30—5pm. I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way . Finnieston. 204 2215. Ice Skating Beginners sessions Sats arid Suns. l2. 15—1.45pm. £2.40. Skate hire 60p.


ITHEARCHES Midland Street. 221 S 101. Dinosaurs Alive I'ntil 20 Ian. Daily

10am— 5pm. Kids 1; 1 .50; adults L200 (family ticket 1.1). kids under 5 lr'ec). Not-to-be-misscd exhibition of lite-like moving models worked by an intricate

sy stem of cy linders. pistons and computers. Visitors cart have a go on the control panel to manipulate a dinosaur.


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 023i» 732857. Kids StlIII Saturday alternoons at 1.15pm. Kids £1.25; adults 1; l .75. Shows last 45 (it) mintitesand are suitable Ior

3- ll-ycar-olds.

Mr Boom 25Jan.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley.SS7 1010.

Michael Scott and the Devil and Tam Lin Sat 25 Jan. 1.30pm. Kids 75p; adults £1.25. Wizards. chivalrous knights. fairy kings and queens feature in these two folk tales for the over 7s presented by Jack ()‘Lantern Puppets.

EDINBURGH Activities and fun

I AINSLIE PARK LEISURE CENTRE Piltott Drive. 551 2400.

AiItIdO Wednesdays 5—6pm. £1 per session. For boys and girls 7— I 4 years.


Free Creche Tue Thurs 10am—noon. Run by the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. for

(‘ctitral Library ttsers. the creche hasa large selection of toys arid is open to children of all ages.

I EDINBURGH ZOO (‘orstorphirie Road. 3349171.

()pcn cv cry day . 9am to bpm (9.30am on Sundays). Kids £2; adults £3.75.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 (iorgie Road. 337 4202.

Go down on the farm in the heart ofthe city. ()peri every day .9am-4pm. admission free.

Young City Farmers Group Meet cy cry Saturday. 10am— 1pm. For 7—13-year-olds. Learn about farm lite and how to look after animals.

I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE Windsor Place. Portobello. bot) 1075.

Sattirdays‘l.30 11.30am. £1 .50. Open sessions for children tip to age ten. accompanied by an adult. Trampolines. soft play equipment. tree house. bouncy castle. pirate ship. Tue—Hi. 10am —noon and 1-~3pm. £1.50. ()pcri sessionslor tinder 5s.

I KOKOS ('raig Park. Newcraighall Road. (10‘) 0082.

SIon-l‘ri ltlaiii—opm. Ninety-minute sessioti. .‘vloii— l-‘ri 10am—2pm £2; 2—(ipm £3. Sat. Sun and public holidays.

10am (rpm. 13. Ball pool. adventure maze. soft play areas. bouncy castles. climbing nets. mayhem. Pully supervised— children over 3 years cart be left. Height limit 4ft 7in.

I LITTLE MARCO'S (trove Street. 228 2141.

.\Iori~-Siin ‘)..‘s0am--Spm. Ninety-minute session £3. Slides. karting. ball pits. bouncy castle. Fully supervised —children ov er 3 years can be left.

Exhibitions I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 4311igtiSireet.

'l'oys galore. lrom skipping ropes toSirtdy dolls. peeveis to puppets. 1-"ive lloorsol displays. ()pc‘l1.\lilll Sat. 10am 5pm. :\tIIIlI\\It)11lIUU. \Valkman guides available for" hire ( kids 50p; adults Ll ). Away in a Manger t ‘ntiI I l-cb. Admission lice. Illc‘ history of ( lil'htltlils ( ‘rib figures with exhibits from many countries. latitries to the exhibition tiiii/ cost 20p.

Films I EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE I .otliiari Road.

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Saturday 2pm iitatiiiees. all seats bookable. {1.7”

Look Who'sTalkingi 13) lSJari. Bruce

Willis does the v oice-ov er for a precocious

baby intent on a bit of match-making. Honey I Shrunk the Kids t t ' ) 25 .Ian. .-\ccidentally shrunk to Tom 'l‘humb-size. four kids finds themselves dumped in the rubbish bag ( it could have been worse -- it rnigbt have been a wheelie-bin). (‘an they escape arid regain their original height'.’


I BRUNTON THEATRE 1.adywell\\'ay. Musselburgh. 665 2240.

The Singing Kettle Street Party Sat 8 Feb. SOLD OUT. Tickets for both shows sold like hot cakes. Brunton Theatre are hoping to arrange a return visit in the spring. so watch this space.


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