not to mention the footballers and avery 1 fine cafe to boot.

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

Portrait oithe Artist Until 21 Jun. A collection of photo-portraits ofartists. sometimes shown in their studios and inevitably at their most flamboyant.

I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY 17/21 Blackfriars Street. 5570707. Daily. 11am—5pm.

Forth Further. An Installation by Katherine Sankey until Fri 8 May. The Australian artist finishes her Scottish sojourn with a steel, rod and mirror installation. evocative of the ‘metaphysical juxtaposition of movement and stagnation‘.

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

The Rainiorest Story Caledonian Hall. until Sat 9 May. Part fantastic. part realistic expose on the different aspects of life in a rainforest. including slide-show. music. sculpture and a grotto complete with authentic sounds and smells. On Thurs 14 at 7.30pm there will be a lecture on Vegetation of A mazonian Brazil and its Conservation Problems. by Dr James Ratter. in the Lecture Theatre.

Walter Hood Fitch: A Celebration Until 21

Jun. An exhibition ofbotanical watercolours. drawings and prints by one of the most prolific artists associated with Kew Gardens. By the time Fitch 1892. he had published nearly 10,000 plant portraits.

I ROYAL INCORPORATION OF ARCHITECTS IN SCOTLAND 15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

Fay Godwin: Dur Forbidden Land Until Fri 15 May. A touring exhibition of photographs by one of Britain‘s most outstanding photographers.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2-5pm.

Museum oi Scotland A new. permanent display concerns itself with the progress of the new controversial Chambers Street museum. scheduled to open in 1996. Some of the exhibits not normally on show. which will eventually be housed in the new museum. are included in the display.

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

166th Annual Exhibition oi Painting. Sculpture and Architecture Until 18Jul.

£1 .20 (50p). Show of oils. mixed media. sculpture and architecture by established artists and recent graduates from all over Scotland.

I SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street.

225 5955. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat

Detail from on at Susan Scott’s illustrations at Springbum Museum


Exhibitions until 3 Jun:

John Byme: New Works A familiar name to many. thanks to his TV series Tutti Frutti and Your (‘heatin’ Heart. John Byrne makes a welcome return to exhibiting twenty years after his last show. A core group ofetchings and monotypes. produced at the Glasgow Print Studio. are complemented by a selection ofoils and works on paper from earlier periods. Vincent Rattray: Paintings The first Scottish solo show for an accomplished graduate of Duncan ofJordanstone College of Art. Morrison's Paris Pen and wash studies of the city by James Morrison. best known for his panoramic oils of the Scottish landscape.

Crafts Rugs and collages by Sally Hampson and jewellery from Edinburgh-based Susan Barr.

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

(Dreams oi) Cities oi Destruction Until Sat 9 May. A filmmaker. a photographer and an architect take on current debates about architecture. power and post-modernism 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. Rope Scott Annual Exhibition Until Sat 16 May. 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. 226 5425. Daily. 10am—5pm (later. during performances).

Disability Scotland: Ten Years On Until 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.

Gambit until 23 May. An exhibition of works by members of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. founded in 1987 to ‘support and pursue excellence in Sculpture‘. See entry above.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm. Kenneth Robertson: Paintings from the Minch to the Mediterranean Until Sat 9 May. I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 Grassmarket. 226 2633. Tue—Sat 11am—10pm; Sun 6—10pm. Brigid Collins and Gaynor Shepherd: Paintings, Drawings and Collages Until Sat 16 May.


Events tor 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 before publication. Kids Listings compiled by Beatrice Colin.


Activities and Fun I HARRY RAMSDEN’S 251 Paisley Road.


Record breakers Sun 17 May 1 lam—11pm. An attempt to break the world record for the largest number of servings of fish and chips! The target: 10,500 iish suppers in one day! Come along and help bring the record to Scotland. Personal appearances by personalities and musicians. Entertainment. Portionsonly 10p each: all proceeds to children‘s charities.

I COLLINS GALLERY 22 Richmond Street. 553 4145.

Stencilling and Block Printing Workshop Sat 16 May. 10am—noon and l—3pm. £4. Decorate paper and fabric. with tutor Elizabeth Viguie and bring a pre-washed white T-shirt to make your own one-off. Limited places. so booking is essential. For 7—13s.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. 0236 732887.

Youth Theatre Wednesdays 5.30-7.30pm. Free. Join now for weekly workshops which lead up to a production (11—14 yrs).


I CRAWFORD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Street. 9503437. Mr Boom Sat 16 May. 2pm. £2. Songs and lunar fun live from the moon.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. 0236 732887.

Alkazam Sat 9 May. 1.15pm. Kids£l .25; adults £1.75. Puppets and wonderful madness in the studio theatre.

Mr Magic Sat 16 May. 1.15pm. Kids£l .25; adults£l .75. A master oftrickery and deception.

I GREENOCK ARTS GUILD Campbell Street. 0475 23038.

Captain Kidd Fri 15 May. 2.30 and 7.30pm. Kids£l ; adults£l .50. Featuring a cast of local children. this production tells the story of a notorious Greenock-born pirate.

I LANGSIDE HALLS Shawlands Cross. 334 200.

Runaway Train Sat 9 May. 11am. Kids 50p; adults£l. Action Stations entertainment presents this troupc‘s new show. Clean up Calypso. Expect songs. singalong and plenty of rubbish.

Mr Bones Sat 16 May. 11am. Kids50p;


adults £1. Laughter and mirth in a rattlingly good puppet show.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre. 0698 67515.

The Glen Michael Cavalcade Road Show Sat mat llam. Kids£1.50;adults£2.50. Cartoons and loony tunes with Glen ‘cult TV presenter‘ Michael.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.

Puppetstult Sat 9 May. 1pm and 3pm. Kids 75p; adults £1.25. Two shows. Mary Hada Little Lamb and Wee Willie Winkle. For3 years and up.

Scott Lovat's Magic Puppet Show Sat 16

May. 1pm and 3pm. Kids 75p: adults £1.25. Tricks and audience participation in a lively show.

I WOODSIDE HALLS 36 Glenfarg Street. 334 2000.

Magic Bob Sat 9 May. 1 lam. Kids 50p: adults £1. More Action Stations fun with this popular entertainer.

Mt Room Sat 16 May. 1 lam. Kids 50p; adults£l.


I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. 339 4298.

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

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun.

I FESTIVAL OF THE ENVIRONMENT 225 2424. ext 5707/5717. Sat 16—24 May. Free. Loads of activities like walks. conservation days. exhibitions. and workshops. (.‘all the number above for brochure and see separate listings and Theatre and Arts pages.

I SCOTTISH WILDLIFE TRUST'S WILDLIFE CABIN Parliament Square High Strce1.312 7765.

The Green Machine Mon 18 May. 10am—noon. Bats and birds exhibition with games. feelie bags. quizzes and how to make your own bird table.

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

Margaret Mahy Competition Sat 9 May.

1 lam. The Saturday Club for Children marks the launch of this popular author‘s new book. The Underminers. with a specialcompetition. Also games, activities and a huge range ofbooks.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425.

Fun Factories Sun 10 and 17 May. 1 lam. £3. The liveliest morning of the week with workshops. costume and prop making. and performance.


I BIGGAR LITTLE THEATRE Broughton Road. Biggar. 0899 20631 . Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Kids £3; adults £3.50.

Pips and Panda Meet the Three Bears Purves Puppets in two alternating shows. Times change daily so ring venue for details. Guided tours to look around the theatre and meet the puppets are also available.

Film I FILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688.

Lord otthe Rings Sat 9 May. 2.30pm. £2. Animated version ofTolkien‘s epic tale.

Home Alone Sat 16 May. 2.30pm. £2. Kevin

is accidentally left behind when his family

goeson holiday for Christmas. lnthis

cartoon-like adventure. he foils two

f bungling burglars with a range ofhorrible f booby traps.

, Outside the Cities


near Largs. Ayrshire. 0475 568685.

. Teddy Bears’ Picnic Sun 10 May. 1-5pm. ,1 Kids £1.50; adults £3. Bears should be brought in full fancy dress for entry into

the competition and every bear who enters will receive a free goody bag. '

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