lectures & events

0W Fine Jewellery Sale Wed 11 Nov. 2pm. Christie‘s Scotland. 164— 166 Bath Street. 332 8134. Over 400 lots for sale ranging from large precious stones to Art Deco square-cut rings. Four Scottish Colourists Thu 12 Nov. 7pm. Christie‘s Scotland. 164—166 Bath Street. 332 8134. Paintings by Fergusson. Cadell. Peploe and Hunter go under the hammer in the sixth sale devoted to the four Scottish Colourists. Viewing times are as follows: Sun 8 Nov. 2—5pm; Mon 9 Nov. 9am—7pm: Tue 10—Thu 12 Nov. 9am—4.3O m. Rick Mat er Wed 18 Nov. 6pm. £4.25 (£2). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. The American-born architect who has recently won the design competition for a block of flats from the ‘Homes For The Future‘ initiative. discusses his plans for the project. Reshaping The CCA Thu 19 Nov. 7pm. CCA. Having successfully received a major lottery award this year. David Page of architects Page & Park outlines his plans for the CCA‘s new building.


Landscape With A Distant View Of Cornard Village Fri 6 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Hugh Belsey talks about Thomas Gainsborough's painting.

Northlands Creative Glass Workshop Sat 7 Nov. 4.30pm. Bongo Club. New Street. 558 7604. Ray Flavell. Head of Glass Department. Edinburgh College of Art gives a talk.

Kiln-formed Glass Techniques Sun 8 Nov. 3pm. Bongo Club. New Street. 558 7604. Exhibiting artist at the New Street Exhibition Space Michael Bullen gives a talk.

The Musician's Table Mon 9 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Helen Terry discusses Pablo Picasso‘s work.

New York, New York: Photographs By William Klein Wed 11 Nov. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Michael Cassin talks about William Klein‘s photographs. King Lear And The Fool Fri 13 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. William l)yce's painting is discussed by Susan Edwards.

Prints Mon 16 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Following a generous loan from a private collection featuring seven large prints by Edvard Munch. Keith Hartley takes at look at his work.

Murray Grigor Tue 17 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50. RlAS Gallery. The award-winning filmmaker. whose collections include Mackintosh, Space And Light and Sean ('mtiterva [fr/inbuith discusses architecture in films with extracts from some of his own productions.

Images Of The City: Photographs By William Klein Wed 18 Nov. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Wayne Shannon gives a talk on William Klein. The Art Of Shopping Wed 18 Nov. 6.30pm. National Portrait Gallery. Robin Robertson. retail manager at the National Galleries explains how he chooses unusual merchandise from around the world.


A Changing View: The Landscape Paintings 0f William Gillies Wed 1 1 Nov. 7—8.30pm. £2. Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery. War Memorial Gardens. 01592 412860. Victoria Keller. co-author of William (ii/lies and curator of this summer's centenary exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. gives an illustrated talk.

Regional Basketry Of Scotland Tue 17 Nov. 7-8.30pm. £2. Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery. War Memorial Gardens. 01592 412860. The Chair of the Scottish Basketmaker's Circle. Jane Wilkinson gives an illustrated talks on some of the traditional styles of basketweaving.

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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.


Children's Classic Concerts Sat 7 Nov. 3pm. £8 (£4—£5); family ticket £22. Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. The concert series for 4—14- year-olds celebrates its fifth birthday. with works by Sousa. Mozart. Sibelius. Sally Beamish and Tchaikovsky (bring along two paper bags tojoin in the 1812 overture) plus pre-concert entertainment from poet Roger McGough at 1.30pm. See preview.

Classics For Kids Sun lS—Tue 17 Nov. Sun 6.45pm; Mon & Tue 5.45pm. Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. Tickets are free from ()141 248 161 1. Ages 6+. Three special concerts for children presented by F ully Bririked‘s Gail Porter and Chris Jarvis. Performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. under the baton of Christopher Bell. this selection of popular. festive classics is being recorded by BBC Television for transmission at Christmas.


Winnie The Pooh Sat 14 Nov. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. The story of Eeyore's birthday is told using soft-toy style puppets with Richard Medrington‘s Parable Puppets.

Barney’s Big Surprise! Wed l8—Sun 22

Nov. Wed & Fri 7pm; Thu 3.30pm; Sat 11am & 2.30pm; Sun 1.30pm & 5pm. £10. £12.50 & £15. SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. See photo caption.


Insights Until 3 Jan 1999. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. An interactive exhibition for children aimed at giving them an insight into the geography. history and culture of Germany. Among the exhibits is a football stadium featuring the flags of the leading German teams and a castle made of glass to house characters from Grimms' fairytales.

Changing Pages Until Sat 14 Nov. Collins Gallery. University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon—4pm. Appealing to all ages. this exhibition of moveable anti pop-up books features over 200 books on display. which can be pulled-out. flipped-over. scratched. sniffed or even popped. Workshops are also on offer. contact gallery for details.


Fairytale Storytime Sat 7 Nov. ' 1am. Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Readings from classic tales including The Princess Aan The Pea. The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The History ()anm Thumb. At the end of the session. make your very own Tom Thumb.

Native American Storyline Sat 14 Nov. llatn. Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Pocahontas and The Dream Catcher are this week's readings plus the chance to make your own dream catcher.


The Pale Blue Egg Sat 7 Nov. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 5—8. Strange and exciting tales from lnverness storyteller James Campbell.

EDINBURGH Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week‘s topics include The Giant Tortoise on Sat 7 Nov and Tire Anaconda on Sun 8 Nov. The following week learn about the The Jungle Boo/t on Sat 14 Nov and Rudolf The Reindeer on Sun 15 Nov. Children’s Art Workshops Held every Saturday from 7 Nov—5 Dec. Ages 5—8. 10am—noon; ages 9—12. 2—4pm. £45 for 5 Saturday classes. Old St Paul's Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 1999. Two workshops for children led by artist Jenny Smith. The morning session for younger children looks at approaches to image-making in two and three- dimensions. claywork and drawing in pastels. In the afternoon. children are guided through the basic elements of drawing: line. tone. perspective and proportion.


Children‘s Classic Concerts Sun 8 Nov. 3pm. £8 (£4—£6.50); family ticket £22. Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. The Edinburgh Academy provide the pre-concert entertainment at 2pm. See Glasgow music and preview.


Enter The Bookzone Sat 14 Nov.

1 lam—5pm. £2 (£1). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. A day of family workshops. storytelling sessions and discussions.

Gimme Five

Based on the popular Ernest Reid concerts for children in England, Children’s Classic Concerts formed in 1993 determined to quash the often stuffy image of classical music, and prove that you're never too young to enjoy the finer things in life. Aimed at 4-14-year- olds, the concerts were a sell-out from the start, with the orchestra from Scottish Opera, the RSNO and the SCO all playing their part in its success.

Any potential wandering of young minds is kept in check by Artistic Director and former kids TV star Atarah Ben- Tovim, who along with guest presenters Floella Benjamin and Robert Dean make the shows as visually pleasing as they are


Music Critic Competition.

It's a big deal. your fifth birthday. And while school may not be just around the corner for the Classic

Concerts brigade, chalking up half a decade of musical

success is still a momentous occasion.


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aurally. In the past, excerpts from The Barber Of Seville have been accompanied by a live haircut on-stage, a wedding ceremony for The Marriage Of Figaro and of course much hand clapping, marching on the spot, and in the case of the Now We Are Five! concert, youngsters are invited to bring along two paper bags to join in the 1812

Education has always been the foundation of the organisation, and while every concert features a post-show quiz, there is also major involvement with local primary schools and this year sees the launch of the Glasgow Young

With a programme of five Glasgow and three Edinburgh concerts lined-up this winter, a ’Best Of' tape already available and a second CD on the way, there’s certainly no sign of the series faltering. And of course, the old adage 'get 'em while they're young‘ still holds true, as Chairman Raymond Williams is more than aware: ‘We not only give children musical choice, but are creating classical music audiences f a Children’s Classic Concerts: Now We Are Five! Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat 7 Nov, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sun 8 Nov. See listings for programme details, times and prices, or viszt their website at www.chi/drensc/

or the future.’ (Kelly Apter)