0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Far Round the World Until 17 Nov. An exhibition ofcostume dolls from all over the world. Most major countries are represented.

Mary Queen at Scots A semi-permanent exhibition designed primarily for children, for the quatercentenary. Aspects of Mary’s dramatic life are highlighted in 3-dimensional reconstructions which include her childhood in France, the pulpit ofJohn Knox, James V] enthroned, Mary imprisoned and her execution. Activities such as wearing masks, playing musical instruments, dressing up, making a rubbing ofcoins and sewing an embroidery form an integral part of the exhibition. Free quiz sheets for children available on request.

ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Kelvingrove Mon—Sat

10am—5pm, Sun 2—5pm.

Medal Winners irom 81 st Annual School Children's Art Competition Until 27 Oct. 64 medal-winning exhibits from this year’s total of 4,000 entries are on display. They are the results ofthe annual competition open to all children between 10—18 years to produce paintings and drawings in the four museums, Kelvingrove, Pollok House, People’s Palace Museum and the Museum ofTransport during May and June.

Earth irom Space Until 24 Oct. A touring exhibition from the Commonwealth Institute of photographs from space.

The Thistle a the Crown Until 20 Oct. Centenary of the Scottish Office. Includes a Victorian classroom re-constructed from original materials.



The Book Train Glasgow Central. Tue 15 Oct 9.30—1 1am. (See Edinburgh). Glasgow District Libraries are organising numerous events and competitions for Children‘s Book Week (12-19 Oct) with dragons and mysticism as the theme. Events include Role-Playing Adventures, with children taking parts from chosen fight and fantasy books, quizzes, games and colouring-in competitions (various closing dates). A ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ competition invites entries for various stories and illustrations, including a book cover for ‘A Princess in Peril’ and a design for a dragon-slaying weapon. St George take heart. Entries will be judged in two age groups, 7—9 & 10—14 years. Closing date Sat 12 Oct. Video and film shows, including ‘Dragon's Stew’, and visits to libraries from various authors speaking to children about their work, including Mairi Hedderwick and John Grant, plus puppet shows, games & booklists are all part of the programme. Events vary between libraries contact local library for details.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street. Thurs 10 Oct 7.30pm. £1.50 & £1.

An Evening with Flat Pavan Members of Flat Pavan are all between 12—18 years and members of the Arts Centre music programme. Under the direction of Dr Richard Tedstone they have performed their lively interpretations of the early music repertoire all over the country to much acclaim. This special performance ranges from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Also appearing will be members of the Junior Early Music Group.


0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street, 221 4526. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm & 6.30—10pm, Sun 1.30—5pm. Enquiries Mon-Fri 9am—4.30pm. Children’s term membership £3.


Fridays 4.45—6.30pm Woodwind Group.

Saturdays 9.30—1.30 The children’s music project includes the following groups: Junior Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Group, Junior and Senior String Groups and Recorder Groups.


Tuesdays 4.30pm Anderston Children’s Theatre workshops for children.

Fridays 7.30—9.30pm Youth Theatre.

Saturday Club 10am—12.30pm Art classes for children include art, drama, weaving, puppets, model making and crafts.



0 CANONGATE TOLBOOTH MUSEUM 163 Canongate. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Admission free.

Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes oi Children An exhibition from the Museum of Childhood temporarily at the Canongate Tolbooth while the former is being altered and extended. The title is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s essay ‘A Penny Plain and Tuppence Coloured’. As a boy he loved toy

theatres and in 1887 he wrote remembering his ‘giddy joy‘ when haunting the shop in Leith Walk, Edinburgh that sold these theatres.


0 M KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201.

The Gingerbread Man David Wood’s Whirligig Theatre Company. Tue 15 5 Oct Sat 19 Oct. Mornings and afternoons only at 10am & 2pm Tue-Fri & 1 lam Sat.


0 FILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road, 228 2688.

Junior Matinees Children under 15 yrs 80p. Adults £1.

The WI! USA 1978 (U) 134 mins Sat 5 Oct 2pm. Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in a lavish black version of The Wizard of Oz.

The Last Stariighter USA 1984 (PG) 101 mins Sat 12 Oct 2pm. To brighten up his life Alex Rogan, a dissatisfied truck park worker, becomes a whizz at the ‘Starfighter‘ video game. But then the game’s inventor, Centauri, arrives and whisks Alex off to help save the real universe in a ‘Flash Gordon’ meets ‘Tron’ space adventure. But will our hero play ball?


0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942.

Fun Factory Sat 5 Oct 2.00—3.30pm. 75p. Colourful, drama based, fun filled Saturday sessions for 5—9 year olds.

Children’s Book Week

0 THE BOOK TRAIN Children’s Book Week runs from Saturday 12 October and a number of events have been planned in connection with this. The most exciting and ambitious is the Book Train, a special exhibition train which is making a tour of the UK from Euston to Aberdeen via Plymouth, stopping at a total of 18 cities. This is part of a promotion ofchildren’s books organised by the National Book League. The most extensive and concentrated tour ever made by a British Rail train, the outsides of the coaches have been painted by the well-known children’s illustrator, Jan Pienkowski, with some young help. On board is a huge W H Smith bookshop and an exhibition by children’s publishers, the joint sponsors. and the children who go along will have the opportunity to meet some of the most popular authors and illustrators of children’s books. In each city authors will leave the train to visit local schools, libraries and bookshops and various local bookshops will be organising competitions and events in conjunction with this, amongst them the Gloworm Bookshop in Balerno and Waverley Market. Various national competitions will be organised for children and the prizewinners will have the chance to travel in the train. The new Whigmaleerie Scottish story

= cassettes for children will be

displayed on the platforms of all the stations visited with some of the

1 authors who have written for

j Whigmaleerie. Schools are

= organising parties, but all children

5 are welcome to go along.

3 Sunday 13 October Stirling

. 3.30—5.30pm. With authors Bill

: Gillham, John Burningham, Helen ' Oxenbury.

Monday 14 October Edinburgh Waverley 10am—12 noon. With The Fighting Fantasy book authors Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson plus David Wood and Satoshi Kitamura. Monday 14 October Aberdeen 3.30—5.30pm. With authors Paul Jackson, David Wood, Emil Pachoiek and Mairi Hedderwick. Tuesday 15 October Glasgow Central 9.30-11.30am. With authors Lavinia Derwent, Moira Miller, Martin Waddell, Tony Robinson, Tommy Boyd and Hunter Davies.

0 Tim Rice and B A Robertson are co-writing a song for Children’s Book Week


0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942.

Film Animation Mon/rue 4—6pm. 60p per session. Exciting introductory class for 11—16 year olds, run by Jessica Langford of Film Workshop Trust. Begins first week October. Register in advance.

Senior Youth Theatre Tue & Fri 7—9pm. 60p per session/£1 for 2 sessions in the same week. Drama, improvisation and techniques for 14 year olds and upwards. Classes lead to a production in Young People’s Theatre Week. Newcomers especially welcome.

The List 4— 17 October 31