I42 Canongate. 529 4 I43. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh‘s past and its people.


42 High Street. 529 4 I42. Mon—Sun lOam-5pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.

The Lovett Doll Collection Until Sat 13 Jun. A unique collection of ethnographic dolls illustrating the diverse cultures and traditions across the globe.


I63 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon-Sat l0am—5pm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the l8th century onwards.


2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon—5pm. £3 I .50); children free.

Art 8: Industry Art educational and fun interactive gallery that features everything from art Elton John stage suit to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase.

The Ivy Wu Gallery This permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks front China. Japan and Korea. with costumes. ceramics. furniture and prints.

Furniture Of The Future Until Wed 30 Sep. A display of contemporary furniture by Rod Chisholtn and Helen McCoig.

The Lost Century Until Sun 5 Jill. An exhibition focusing on Japanese export porcelain of [720- l 820.

Colours Of The Indus Until Sun 28 Jun. Textiles and costumes frotn Pakistan featuring over I50 pieces dating frotn the mid l9th century to the present day. Lectures & Events.


Lady Stair's Close. 529 490l. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland‘s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.


lectures & events Glasgow

Paintings 0n Railings Sat 30 & Sun 31 May and Sat 6 & Sun 7 Jun. 9am—5pm. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Queen Margaret Drive. 334 2422. ()pen art fair.

Jason E. Bowman Sat 30 May. l.45pm. CCA. The artists gives a presentation about his installation project.


Costumes 0f Pakistan Thu 28 May. l2.45pm. Royal Museum of Scotland. Dr Nasreen Askari. co-curator of the Colours Of The hit/us exhibition. gives a lunchtime lecture.

Moses Striking The Rock Fri 20 May. l2.45— | . l5pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Belinda Thomson talks about Nicolas Poussin's painting.

The Gucci Girls Mon l Jun. 12.45-l.15pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Michael Gormley gives a talk on Bruce McLean‘s painting.

Allan Ramsay Wed 3 Jun. l2.45— l . l 5pm. National Portrait Gallery. William Aikman‘s painting is discussed by Susan Edwards.

Retracing Joseph Hooker's Himalayan Journeys Wed 3 Jun. 7.30pm. Royal Botanic Garden. Lecture Theatre. A lecture given by David Long to complement the current exhibition.

Rocky Mountain And Tired Indians Mon 8 Jun. l2.45—l .l5pm. National (iallery of Modern Art. Colin Bailey discusses David Hockney's painting. '

Sir James Balfour Wed to Jun. I2.45—l.l5pm. National Portrait Gallery. Stana Nenadic talks about this painting by an unknown anist.



THE MEADOWS FESTIVAL Sat 6 8: Sun 7 Jun. The Meadows, 620 9108.

Edinburgh's popular summer community event gets underway with a whole host of activities for a top day out. Saturday's family-orientated arts events include a mask-making workshop (Sat noon-2pm) and a ceilidh with the Robert Fish Band (noon-5pm). On Sunday, 'oin in the line-dancing session (1-3pm) and the grand procession (4pm). T roughout the weekend, you can enjoy drama, fun fair, S-a-side football, stalls and much much more.

We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Actrvrties And Fun

Sam Marsh Sat 30 May. I lam—noon. £2. CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752 l. Ages 7—l l. A paper-making workshop led by printtnaker Satn Marsh. with a book-making workshop on Sat 6 Jun. I’ur! o/‘Builtling Blur/(xv u! the CCA.


The Arts Is Magic Festival Wed 3 8: Thu 4 Jun. Wed l0am-3pm; 4.30—6.30pm; Thu 10am-3pm. Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 55l I. For further information and tickets contact the Festival Office. 943 I489. The Arts Is Magic Festival is now in its eighth year. attracting over 3000 children and young people of all ages and abilities. The Festival aims to integrate people with and without special needs. As well as hands- on activities in photography. computer graphics and sculpture. there are performances including Japanese Drums. a puppet show and Indian Dance.


Kids' TV Stomps Into The 705 (U) Sat 30 May. |.30pin. Glasgow Film Theatre. l2 Rose Street. 332 8l28. See Film index.


Gulliver's Travels Thu 28 & i‘t'l 29 May. l.30pm & 7pm; Sat 30 & Sun 3| May. 2.30pm (Q 7pm. Custom House Quay. Greenock; Thu 4—Sun 7 Jtiii. Thu & Fri 7.30pm: Sat & Sun 2.30pm & 7.30pm. The Fitzcarraldo. moored by the Finnieston Crane. adjacent to the SECC. £6 (£4). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. 287 66ll or froin the ship. All ages. A unique opportunity to climb aboard Britain's only touring theatre ship as Walk The Plank theatre company presents a magical adaptation of Jonathan Swift's well-loved story.

Little Victories Sat 6 Jun. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. 0l698 2675 IS. Ages 9— l 2. TAG Theatre present Shaun Prendergast's award-winning play. It tells the story of a little boy call Tony whose world is turned upside down when he inherits a new baby sister and step father. To escape from these new changes. he inhabits a rich fantasy world where anything is possible. See review Ill Theatre section. page 6|.

Exhibition The Flower Fairies Until Sun to Aug. Kelvingrove Gallery & Museum. 287

2699. ()riginal watercolours by Cicely Mary Barker from her famous I'fUll‘t'l' Fairies books which were first published 75 years ago. Together with the artwork. there are supporting activities for younger visitors including ‘Find The Fairy‘ computer interactive game. a fascinating art and nature trail. drawing and colouring and a chance to dress up in Flower Fairies costumes.


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.l5pm and every Sunday at 3. l5pm. This week's subjects are the Bit/iv [flap/mm on Sat 30 May and How 7}) Slut/A Cut on Sun 3| May. The following week learn about (‘rm‘m/i/t's A'- Turf/ex on Sat 6 Jun and lV/Itl/(‘X on Sun 7 Jun.

The Big Woolworth’s Toddle For Barnardos Wed l0 Jun. Ham-«2pm. Free. .‘sleadowbank Sports Centre. I39 London Road. 661 535 l. A fund-raising event for Barnardos with a sponsored half mile circuit for the under 5s. plus children's entertainers. kiddies parachute. face-painting and bouncy castle.


Craigmillar Festival Sat 30 May—Sat 13 Jun. Various Venues. For a detailed programme and more information call 66l 5877. A community festival featuring various arts and family events. Highlights include the Festival Fayre Day (Sat 30 May. noon. Jack Kane Centre). with music. face-painting. storytelling xnd a surprise visit from the Tele ubbics. Craigmillar School Kids Cltz" perform their version of Snow \k'lif': .Fri l2 .lun. 7.30pm. Craigmillar Art critic) and there is a dance perform "ice by children from Craigmillar and o.:ier Edinburgh groups (Sun 7 Jun. St Bride's Centre). The Meadows Festival Sat 6 & Sun 7 Jtm. The Meadows. Melville Drive. 620 9l08. See photo caption.

Leith Festival & Gala Day Sat ()~Sill 13 Jun. Leith Links. I.eilh’s annual festival and gala day comprising of dancing. stalls. bands and activities for children.


The Happy Gang’s Castaway Island Thu 4—Sat 6 Jun. 10.30am & l.3()pm. £5: 4 for £l8. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Ages 9+. Meet the gangs new member Nicky (she's always sneezing) as she heads off to Coconut Bay with Spatl. and Mr P. Applying for jobs as lifeguards with Cut-mm! Bull‘lt'tllt‘fl. they realise that something is not quite right when the sun-worshippers start disappearing. Dastardly Ron Prawn is behind it all as

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he hatches a plot to take over the undersea kingdom. but with your help. he’ll not get very far. Sponsored by Hydro-Electric.


Wild Art Until Fri 19 Jun. Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. 334 9l7l. Mon—Sat 9am—6pm; Sun 9.30am—6pm. An exhibition of the winning entries of the Wilt/Ari competition which was organised by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Missing Links Alive! Until Sun 12 Jul. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon-Sat mam—5.30pm: Sun noon-5pm. £4 (£2.50); fatnin ticket £10. Missing Links Alive.’ looks at the age-old debate of human evolution. Using the latest technology. interactive displays and life-sized. animated dioramas. it traces our ancestors first footsteps and depicts the key stages in our development.


Children's Art Workshops: Saturday Classes Sat 30 May. lOam-noon (ages 5— 8); 2—4pm (ages 9-l2). £7. Old St Paul's Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. Practising artist Jenny Smith guides children through a variety of techniques including working in two and three dimensions. simple printmaking. mask- tnaking and hand-painting slides. To book a place call 554 I999.


Activities And Fun

Mr Boom's Polyhedral Workshop Thu 28 May. I lam. £2.50. Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. 0l236 732887. A workshop for older children in geometry and model-making with Mr Boom. Learn about the moon man's dome homes. space ship. space maps and construct polyhedral robots.

Famil Fun Day And Teddy Bear

Para e Sun 7 Jun. l0.30am—4.30pm. £3 (Free). Floors Castle. Roxburgh Estates ()ffice. Kelso. 0l573 223333. A feast of family fun with Teddy Bear competitions. Punch & Judy. pony rides. face-painting. nature treasure hunt and live music.


Flubber (U) Sun 7 Jun. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. ()l786 46l08l. See Film index.


Sing And Dance Along With Mr Boom Until Sat 30 May. Thu lpm'. Fri lOam & Sat 3pm. £3.50 (£3). Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. ()l 236 732887. Calling all earthlings -- Mr Boom is landing at (.‘umbernauld Theatre for a whole week. bringing his ever-popular fun-filled singalong and his intergalactic robot friends.

Little Victories Sat 30 May. 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. ()l786 461081. Ages 9-l2. See Glasgow theatre and review in Theatre section. page 6l.

The Singing Kettle - The World Tour Tue 2 Jun. 2.30pm & 6.30pm. £8 (£7). Victoria Halls. Sinclair Street. Helensburgh. 01436 672224. Ages 3+. Join Artie. Cilla. Jane and Gary on a globe-trotting musical tour. Come dressed as world tourists and take part in a Chinese street festival. climb the Eiffel

; Tower. see the skyscrapers of New York

or witness the magic of Down Under. The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30

children (reductions for parties of over

l0). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows:

The Magical Princess Sun 3IMay. 2pm & Sat 6 Jun. llam. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.

Pips And Panda And The Three Bears Mon l. Thu 4 & Fri 5 Jun. 10.30am; Wed l0. 12.30pm; Tltu ll. I0.30am &Thu II Jun. 12.30pm. Fun and adventure as the twosome meet the three bears.

Z8 May—ll Jun 1998 THELISTDT