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Glyn Satterley. The Highland Game. at the Portfolio Gallery

elsewhere in Britian.

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 very fine cafe to boot.

John Bellany‘s new portrait of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. the composer and conductor. is currently on show.

Portrait of the Artist Tue 28 Apr—21 Jun. A collection of photo-portraits ofartists. sometimes shown in their studios and inevitably at their most flamboyant.


British Nuclear Fuels Travelling Exhibition Until Sat 25 Apr. A large. mobile exhibition featuring a display of radioactive articles. a Geiger counter and computer quizzes for the inquizitive.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN [nverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun Ham—sunset. Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions 10am—5pm.

Living in a Bainlorest Until Mon 5 May. A Borneo-style forest house reconstructed in the Botanics' Exhibition Hall. Last chance to see!

The Baintorest Story Caledonian Hall. until 9 May. Part fantastic. part realistic expose ofthe different aspects of life in a rainforest. including slide-show. music, sculpture and a grotto complete with authentic sounds and smells.

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

Natural history. Scottish heritage and. recently opened. an Insect and Mollusc Gallery.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 2—5pm.

166th Annual Exhibition of Painting. Sculpture and Architecture Sat 25 Apr—18 Jul. Show of oils. mixed media. sculpture and architecture by established artists and recent graduates from all over Scotland. I SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 2255955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Bruce McLean: Project Drawings Until Thurs 30 Apr. Paintings. drawings and works on paper by an artist who is. among other things. a sculptor. a filmmaker. a performer. a printmaker and a social analyst. All these skills he brings to bear on his works.

Nine Catalan Jewellers Until Thurs 30 Apr. The Scottish Gallery hosts new works from the Hipotesi Gallery in Barcelona. home of modern chic and innovation. Roma Babuniak and Lotte Beitners: Ceramics Until Thurs 30 Apr. A celebratory show of works by the two German potters. marking their respective 40th and 60th birthdays.

Vincent Rattray: Paintings Sat 2 May—3 Jun. With textiles by Sally Hampson and jewellery by Sue Barr.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm. Closed

52 I lie I.Is13~i April 7 May I‘M:

. Easter weekend.

? (Dreams oi) Cities of Destruction Until 9

I May. A filmmaker. a photographer and an architect take on current debates about architecture, power and postmodernism in a multi-media collaboration between John

Fraser, David Fox and Tony Roberts.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College. South Bridge.650 2211. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Hope Scott Annual Exhibition Until I6May. An annual opportunity to view Hope Scott’s legacy to the University. one ofthe most important collections of modern art in the country. including works by Picasso. Johnstone. Bonnard. Scottish and international artists.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 2265425. Daily. 10am—5pm(later. during performances).

Disability Scotland: Ten Years On Fri 24 Apr—23 Jun. A celebration of work done during the last ten years by Disability Scotland and other support groups working in the same field.

I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.

James Hawkins: Sense of Place Until Tue 28 Apr. Described as ‘one of the foremost interpreters of the Highland landscape‘. Hawkins has exhibited in Britain and Germany. In 1989 he won the Painter of the Year award from the Warwick Arts Trust. in London.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 Grassmarkct. 226 2633. Tue—Sat 11am—10pm; Sun 6—10pm.

Brigid Collins and Gaynor Shepherd: Paintings. Drawings and Collages Until 16


I VIVA MEXICO Cockburn Street. info: 662 0662. Daily, noon—2.30pm and 6—1 1pm. Colores de Maya Throughout April. Twenty-five colour photographs by Dutch-born Wilma Custers. taken in Guatemala and Mexico last year.


442 2001. Daily 11am—2pm. A Day in the Lite ot Wester Hailes Until Fri 1

May. On 29 Oct. 1991 . project groups

spent the day recording aspects of everyday life in the community; 120 disposable cameras were given out and people passing through the shopping centre were invited to photograph one another. The result is a sweeping. 24-hou photo-documentary.


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

Exhibitions until Sun 3 May:

A Window on the Society 01 Scottish Artists Including works by Yves Bresson. Elspeth : Lamb. Janice McNab. Alistair Wallace. Naomi Robertson and George Wyllie. Separate Elements Project work for an outdoor sound sculpture. by Charlie Hooker.

Meg Watson and Maralyn Reed-Wood:

Jewellery and Textiles.


Events for children are listed by city, then by category. then alphabetically by venue. Events will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days beiore publication. Kids Listings compiled by Beatrice Colin.

GLASGOW Activities and Fun

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2727. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun noon—6pm.

Inspired by The Hobbit Frodo and Bilbo as interpreted by the Barlinnie Special Unit. Also permanent activities including quiz sheets and treasure hunt cards.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 Hill).

Mask Making Wed 6 May. 11L411.30pm. Kids 75p. Family craft sessions for the under 5s with parent'guardian. Early hooking advisable.

PACK Sundays 1—3pm. 3.30—5pm. Youth theatre for the under 12s.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way. Finnieston. 204 2215. Family skating sessions Sat and Sun. 2—5pm. £2.40 and 60p skate hire.


I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 42987814.

I Caley Kids Club Sat. 2pm. 80p. Films. cartoons and games.


Activities and Fun

I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY AND INSECT WORLD Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4932. Daily Ilium—5.30pm. Kidsi‘l .60: adults £2.85 (under 5s free). Just re-opened for summer. a fascinating collection of creepy crawlies including tarantulas. scorpions. tropical butterflies and killer bees.

I JAMES THIN 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743.

The Saturday Club lor Children 1 lam. (iames. activities and a huge range of children's books.

I MURRAYFIELO ICE RINK Riverdale Crescent. 337 6933. Family sessions Sat and Sun IUam—noon. £1.50(including skate hire). Group tuition Sun 2—4pm.

Thunderbird Two



l Road.5527l71.

' The Bainlorest Story Until 9 May. Daily 10am—5pm. Free. See. smell and heara tropical jungle. with slides. re-created environments. music and sculpture. An exhibition created by The Slide Workshop. children from three Edinburgh primary schools and children from Borneo.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425.

Fun Factories Sun 3. 10 and 17 May. 11am. £3. Book now for the liveliest morningof the week. Drama workshops. costume and prop-making. and performance.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat l0am—6pm.

Science Toys: Fact and Fiction An exhibition specially created for the Science Festival. featuring toys which show a scientific principle in action. Pop guns. robots. Russian pecking hensand slinkies reveal the forces ofgravity. magnetism and balance.

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I EDINBURGH EILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Supermarionalion Sat 25 Apr. 11am. £1 .50. Three shorts by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Their technique of synchronising each puppet's facial movements with its dialogue was revolutionary at the time and now hasa strong cult following. This programme features Stingray and Secret Service. Anderson 2 Sat 25 Apr. 2pm. Captain Scarlet. Joe 90 and Fireball X L5 .

Asterix and the Big Fight Sat 2 May. 2.30pm. Gauls. Obelix. Getafix and canine companion Dogmatix. take on the Roman Empire in a full-length animated adventure.



Auditions The EYTC are looking for acast and crew for the musical Annie which they will be staging at the Festival Fringe. Anyone between 8—18 who wants to sing. act. dance or help out behind the scenes. get in touch with Ian Dewar at the number above. They are also on the look-out fora

well-behaved dog to play Sandy.