The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Sat 10 Oct. 11am & 2pm. £3.50. Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. Giffnock. 577 4970. See Edinburgh theatre. The Labyrinth Sat 10 ()ct. 2pm. £3 (£2): £9 for 4 tickets. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. ()1592 412929. See Action Factory listings. A Laddie And His Wonderful Lamp Mon 12 ()ct. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The New Town Hall. North Carbrain Road. Cumbernatild. ()1698 267515. Hunter Puppet Theatre company's fantastic new version of the opular Aladdin tale. A Laddie AnJHis Wonderful Lamp Mon 12 ()ct. 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50). Motherwell Theatre. Civic Centre. Windmillhill Street. ()1698 267515. See New Town Hall. above. The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Mon 12 Oct. 2.30pm. £4; family ticket £10.50. Albert Halls. Dumbaiton Road. Stirling. 01786 473544. See Edinburgh theatre. The Tale Of The Lost A Wed 14 ()ct. 11am. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. ()1786 461081. See photo caption. Field Of Fire Wed 14 ()ct. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £2.50. Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. See Action Factory listings. The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Wed 14 Oct. 1 lam & 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Village Theatre. Maxwell Drive. liast Kilbride. ()13552 48669. See Edinburgh theatre. Field Of Fire Tliti 15 ()ct. 11am. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. See Action Factory listings. The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Thu 15 ck Fri 16 ()ct. l lam & 2pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. See Edinburgh theatre. Dr Palfi and The Really Dangerous Safety Show Fri 16 ()ct. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. 01698 267515. A ftiii magical show for 5— l 2-year-olds. The Humpty Dumpty Show Fri 16 ()ct. 2—3.30pm. Albert Halls. Dunibarton Road. Stirling. 01786 473544. Come and meet Humpty Dumpty and his friends from Nursery Rhyme Land. Lots of laughter. fun and joining-in for children from 9 to 93 years old. The Humpty Dumpty Show Sat 17 ()CI. 1 lam 8; 2pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. See Albert Halls above. Dr Palfi and The Really Dangerous Safety Show l'l'l 16()ct. 10.30am. £3.51) (£2.50). The New Town Hall. North Carbrain Road. ('umbernaiild. 01698 267515. See Hellshill Centre. above. The Tale Of The Lost A Wed 21 Oct. 1 lam. £3 (£2 i; £9 for 4 tickets. Adam Smith Theatre. Hennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. See photo caption. The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Thu 22 Oct. 2pm. £4 (£3.50). Roihes Hall. Rothes Square. (ilenrothes. ()1592 611101. See l‘ldinburgh theatre. The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Brotighton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties of over 10). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows: Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster Mon 1961' Thu 22 ()ct. 2pm. Join Hughie. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and the loveable sea-iiionster in their ftiii adventures at Loch Ness. Pips And Panda In Circusland Wed 14 8: Tue 20 ()ct. 2pm. Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to magic land where everything is not quite as it seems. Lee-Ching Sat 10. Mon 12. Thu 15 & Sat 17 ()ct. 2pm. The adventures of Lee- Cliiiig and the Magic Island. where he meets new people along the way.

88 THE LIST 8~-22 Oct 1998


BUPA GREAT CALEDONIAN RUN Princes Street (East End), Edinburgh info: 01538 702100. Sun 18 Oct. 10.45am. The number of competitors in the Great

Caledonian Run silly outfits, will

grows each year and 6,000 of them, both serious and those in e taking art this year. The official charity for the series is

SPARKS (Sport Aiding Medical Research For Kids) whose projects have included polio vaccine, detection of Down’s Syndrome in early pregnancy and

the development of ultra-sound. £67,000 was raised last event such as this would be complete without some cele

year. Naturally, no rity sweat and ex-

Blue Peter presenter John Leslie and ex-Scotland rugby star Gavin Hastings 1

(above) wi

be amon those competing. The route takes the runners up

Arthur's Seat and bac to the finishing line at the west end of Princes Street.

The juniors get undenivay at 9.45am.

This section gives details of special selected events taking place within Edinburgh and Glasgow and around the Central Belt this fortnight. Listings are compiled by date, place and then event. Extra Time listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.



Edinburgh Traditional Beer Festival Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. 661 5351. until Sat 10 ()ct. Thu 5—1 1pm; Fri 6’; Sat llam—l 1pm. The Fdinburgh branch of the Campaign for Real Ale hosts their eighth successive annual beer fest at Meadowbank. ()ver 60 of the L’K's finest cask conditioned ales w ill be on sale. though it may be advisable not to sample them all on the one visit. Food is laid on courtesy of lilephant's Sufficiency and Mrs Unis and aptly-named Yard of Ale provide the music on Thursday and Friday with jazz on the Saturday.

North lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Cultural Festival Various venues. info: 01698 267515. until 24 ()ct. This year's festival continues with upcoming highlights including comedy from Lynn Ferguson (Wed 14). drama from Benchtours with ('ririiii'u/i (Tue 13). dance and football with (ion/f (Thu 22). music from Dougie MacLean (Sat 10) and drinking with the two-day Beer Festival (Fri 16 (Q Sill l7).

St Andrews

The Secret Bunker The Secret Bunker. Crown Buildings. 01333 310301. until Nov. 10am—5pm. £5.95 (£4.95/£3.25); family ticket £16.50. The threat of a nuclear holocaust seems to ltave abated in recent times. though when blokes like Sadaam get that glint in their eye. you never know what might happen. Here is a

chance to see where our beloved leaders

would have fled to in the event of such global devastation.



Glasgow Book Market Hillhead Baptist Church. Cresswell Street (off Byres Road). info: 01560 600349. 10am—5pm. Free. This month‘s market from Kilmarnock's Richard Roberts offers maps. prints. vintage film magazines and valuations on your own items.


Spooky Happenings Almond \"alley Heritage Centre. Millfield. Livingston Village. 01506 414957. until 25 ()ct. |0am~5pm. £2.20 (£1.10); family ticket £5.50. This event is billed as one which ‘may disturb some parents of a nervous disposition. but will be enjoyed by children of all ages.‘ The trail of terror will uncover strange secrets. gruesome ghouls and. at little notice. the white lady of Livingston Mill should appear.


Scottish Boat Jumble Pilot House. llarbourside. info: 0421 888789. 10am. £3 (free for accompanied children). Nautical bargains galore have been shipped in for the biggest boat jumble of its kind in the country. The event is best described as a cross between a theme market. factory outlet and a specialised

car boot sale. The Harbourside area also

boasts the Magnum Leisure Centre and the Scottish Maritime Museum.

m Edinburgh

Deaf Awareness Week Various venues. info: 556 3128. until Sat 17 ()ct. This information roadshow offers advice. deaf

awareness training. sign language courses anti equipment. Call the above number to find out where it will be stopping off this week.

WEDNESDAY 14 Edinburgh R0331 Edinburgh Refository and Self- Ai Society (RERSA )Sale of Work Freeinason‘s Hall. Queen Street. info: 220 1187. 10am—2pm. RERSAS is a charity for people skilled in crafts such as smocking. embroidery. tapestry. crocheting and home-baking and this is the 101st sale of work. Coffee. wine and lunch is available and the day offers a fine chance for some early Christmas shopping. Morningside Justice And Peace Group Open Door. Morningside Road. info: 445 1628/229 1020. 10.30am. 50p. The group's autumn season of talks on topics of local. national and global concern continues with the group's Michael McBrien and a talk entitled Mental Health In Scotland.



Aberdeen Alternative Festival \"arious venues. info: 01224 635822. until Oct 24. Now regarded as the country's biggest festival outwith that one in August. this year's line-up includes Jenny Eclair. Faithless. Steven Berkoff and The Happy Gang. See special section. page 89.



Scottish Alternative Health Exhibition City Hall. Candleriggs. info: 334 5846/638 2946. until Sun 18 Oct. Sat IOam—6pm; Sun 11am—6pm. £4 (£2.50); weekend ticket £6 (£4). This two-day event has 92 stands and 30 lectures on all

E aspects of alternative health. including

shiatsu. kinesiology. colour therapy. iridology and aura photography. Health store Grassroots provide the wholeiood cafe.



BUPA Great Caledonian Run Princes Street (East End). info: 01538 702100. 10.45am. 6.000 runners are expected to take part in the Scottish leg of the run which raises funds for medical research projects. See photo caption.

Big Cats Extravaganza Education Centre. Edinburgh Zoo. 334 4803. until 23 Oct. To raise funds for the Lions 8; Tigers Appeal and the Education Centre

3 Redevelopment Scheme. the zoo has laid 5 on a series of workshops and lectures to celebrate our feline friends. The roaring

climax on Friday staits at 7pm with mulled wine. followed by a guided tour of the big cats exhibits. supper and various entertainment at a £25 fee per person. Miaaow. purr. hiss. scratch and so forth.


Morningside Justice And Peace Group Open Door. Morningside Road. info: 445 1628/229 1020. 10.30am. 50p. The group's autumn season continues with Professor Geoff Palmer. Director of lidinburgii & Lothian Racial Equality Council and a heated debate called Rtlt'fU/ Ifquu/ilv In lir/i'ii/iiirelif’.


' Glasgow

Friends Of The Kelvin River Hillhead Library. Byres Road. info: 946 4542. 7.30pm. The library hosts an illustrated talk on the new Kelvin Valley Sewer. given by David Gethin and David Lavery. engineers at West of Scotland Water. giving you a chance to find out what effect this will have on the river.