Rain or shine, our at-a-glance guide will see you through. Events are listed under outdoors or indoors columns, and then divided by city. Kids listings compiled by Ellie Carr.


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Activities and Fun

Marine Commotion Week Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorpbine Road. For further info call Amanda Alabaster 334 7730/9172. Until Sun 22 Oct. 10am—4pm. £2.80. Ages 3—14. Dive into a week of watery delights at the zoo. Sealions. penguins and all kinds of marine life come into focus. with a range of talks and activities every day.

llallowe’en Walks at the Zoo Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. For further info call Amanda Alabaster 334 7730/9172.

Sun 29—Mon 30 Oct. 7pm—9pm. £7 (£5).

. Ages 10 plus. Get seriously spooked with

a moonlit stroll through the new Darwin

' maze. Your guide for the evening will be

the 200's very own witch. and if you‘re nice to her. she‘ll tell mysterious tales of animals in mythology and legend.

Activities and Fun

I Costa Del Dumbarton Road Partick Burgh Halls. Burgh Hall Street. Bookings:

. Giant Productions 334 2000. Until Sat 21

Oct. Part of Giant Production‘s Action

I Festival for kids.


Cost $5 or $1.50 per session ALL FEATHERS 8t BONES

Cost $5 or £1.50 per session

Cost $5 or $1 .50 per session PROJEKT 1 1292's


STRATHCLYDE ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington St, Glasgow


14 8t 15 year olds 8 sessions starting Wed. 25 Oct 4.30pm - 6.30pm Cost £20

8: PAINTING WORKSHOPS 8 - 12 year olds 8 sessions starting Sun. 29 Oct 100m - 12 noon Cost $20


11-13 year olds 4 sessions starting Sun. 29 Oct 1pm - 4pm Costs-310 13-16 year olds 4 sessions starting Sun. 25 Nov 1pm - 4pm Cost 910

JUNK SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS 10-14 year olds 4 sessions starting Sun. 29 Oct 1pm - 4pm

8-12 year olds Making workshops on North American Indian Theme 4 sessrons starting Sun. 29 Oct 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Making workshops on hats and food 4 sessrons starting Sun. 26 Nov 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Full details of Youth Group, Adult Group (mixed) Adult Group (males) and Dance and Movement for 3-5 year olds/adults. and gurtar workshops is available by telephoning 0141 357 5000 -

Registration on Mon 23 8t Tues 24 October by tel, 0141 334.2(1)O(11amto 3pm) or in person at Strathclyde Arts Centre 4pm - 7pm both days. Telephone first to check availability. Only ore-payment secures sessions. by Giant Productions In collcborcrllon with

programmed ngkt 11:92 and funded t1 Shdhclxde Arts Centre.



llo one knows the precise reasons tor

the current decline in audiences for orchestral concerts. It is, however, a concern for everyone that numbers in the concert halls are dropping. Maybe it’s getting people used to going there in the lirst place that’s the problem. Starting early may be the answer, and that’s just what the Children’s Music Foundation in Scotland is doing with

its new series at Children’s Classic Concerts - Cue the Music!.


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Retaining the magic of a live concert, but eradicating that daunting teeling of being in a strange building where you’re not sure how to behave,

1 these concerts have already proved a

great success in Glasgow and are now extending to Edinburgh, Stirling and Aberdeen. According to Manager

Louise llattalin, who initiated the idea:

‘The background is the tamous Ernest Read and Robert Mayer concerts in London which were so successtul, but there was nothing like this in Scotland to bring children into the concert hall,

so we tried‘lt and have just won

Glasgow Royal Concert llall’s award tor the Best New Promoter.’ With live sell-out performances - 2300 seats a concert - the award seems well deserved and has paved the way tor the current expansion into Edinburgh’s Usher llall.

llattalin is anxious to ensure that children hear quality. ‘We’re going in at the top with two ol the best orchestras in the country, the RSllC

Cue the Muslclz pulling strings with Jeremy Fletcher ol the RSIlC

i and Scottish Opera Orchestra,’ she

explains, ‘and Atarah Ben-Tovim, who is overall director, is one ot the top presenters. We’re showing that concerts are not just a boring thing tor elderly people and parents and that children can enjoy concerts on classical terms. They sit still and listen to the great composers, but also join in with their own instruments or learn to conduct.’ Concerts last an hour and are aimed at 4-14-year-olds. The lirst programme is an exuberant wealth ot popular classics by Strauss, Britten, Rossini et 3/. (Carol Main)

Cue the Music!: Children ’5 Classical Concerts opens Sat 28 act, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Sun 29 act, Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

Cheerleading Workshop Fri 20 Oct.

1 lam—12.30pm. £l. Ages 5—8. Get your teeth brushed-up for ultra-brite smiles. and your pom-poms at the ready for this one-off workshop with professional Cheerleading teacher Nathalina Corvi. Wear loose. comfy clothing.

Mosaics Fri 20 Oct. l.30pm—3.30pm. £1.50. Ages 8—12. Make a mosaic to take home with professional potter Susan Hunter. Wear old clothes as things could get a little messy.

I Kamp Kahlua Fri 20 Oct.

7.30pm—1 l.30pm. Family ticket £5 (two adults and up to three children). All ages. The Costa Del Dumbarton Road week of events ends in party mood. as the fabulous family fiesta. Kamp Kahlua gets underway. Popular local comedy-crew Mischief La Bas and their Grinning Greencoats will be gracing the punters of Partick with their quality knobbly knees competition and loads of free activities and food. Bring shorts and sandals and dance the night away South-Pacific style to the salsa sounds of Lochwinnoch People‘s Carnival Orchestra.


Cue The Music! The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. Sat 28 Oct. 2pm. £7 (£4/£3.50); family ticket £18. See panel.


I The Happy Gang on a Highland Fling Eastwood Theatre. Gifnock. Tickets at door or from Eastwood District Leisure and Recreation Office: 0141 638 l 101 ext 330. Smiles and satisfaction guaranteed as top children‘s entertainers. The Happy Gang go all out with a tartan theme. Uncle McBeth‘s prize haggis has disappeared from his farm. and it's up to you to help return the poor beastie to its rightful

Activities and Fun

I High Street Carnival High Street. near Blackfriars Street. Call 220 2056 for further info. Sat 21 Oct. Noon—2.30pm. Free. Part of a feast of entertainment going under the banner Autumn Gold in the Old Town. this mini street-fest will include the ever-rhythmic Edinburgh Samba Band battling for soundspace with the Lochwinnoch People's Carnival Band and various other autumnal attractions ranging from Ian Turbitt the ‘Puppet Peddlar'. face-painting and a chance to make your own model balloons.

I iiallowe’en Lanterns and Masks The Tron Kirk. High Street at South Bridge. Sat 21 Oct. Noon-2.30pm. Free. All ages

78 The List 20 Oct-2 Nov 1995