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Activities & Fun

0 COATS OBSERVATORY High Street. Paisley. 889 3151. Two telescopes available for public viewing every Thursday evening 7pm. Enquiries to Mr Milliken. From now until January is the time to spot Halley’s Comet, an opportunity not available again for another 76 years. Information about the comet available. See also Edinburgh Observatories.

0 DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE James Street. 554 7449. The first community Christmas tree for Bridgeton is planned for this year by this energetic arts centre. A festive ceremonial switching on ofthe lights is planned for 15 Dec. complete with Santa and this year‘s gala queen. Contact centre for information about making Christmas tree decorations and costumes for this event.

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


Fridays 4.45—6.30pm. Woodwind Group. Saturdays 9.30—1.30pm. The children‘s music project includes the following groups: Junior Orchestra. Brass Ensemble. Woodwind Group. Junior and Senior String Groups and

Part otthe Nativity in Art exhibition at the National Gallery, this drawing was a study tor a stained glass panel. The bold lines around the King’s robes indicate the places ior the lead outlines. Like the other exhibits, it may serve as a starting point ior an idea ior the competition, ‘Christmas, a Story ior our Time‘. The National Gallery is inviting entries in the form oi a picture, words and picture, or just words from anyone up to 18 years. Prizes will be in 3 age groups. Closing date 18 Dec. Entries oi worir will be hung in the gallery 20 Decé Jan. Contemporary costumes, locations, modern wise men or participants are encouraged, using the same ireedom as have the artists exhibited.


Box office. Tues-Sat. Noon—10pm.

Recorder Groups.


Tuesdays 4.30pm. Anderston Children‘s Theatre workshops for children. Fridays 7.30—9.30pm. Youth Theatre (up to 16 years). Saturday Club

10am—12.30pm. Art classes for

children include art. drama.

weaving. puppets. model making and crafts.

0 GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane, Hillhead. 339 4298. Sat afternoon Calley Kids Club. l.30-—4.30pm. 50p. Games. cartoons, raffles. prizes and adventure serial.

0 HAGG’S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Saturday activities 2.15pm. Not bookable. Sat 16 Nov. Zoetrope Pictures 8+ years. A chance for children to see their drawings come to life with the help of the museum‘s Victorian machine. a rotating cylinder with slots through which the pictures are visible and given the illusion ofanimated motion. Sat 23. Herb bags 6—8 years. A fragrant affair using dried herbs from the castle garden.


The Ballet Rambert’s special children’s matinee programme, ‘Ditierent Steps' is another oi the uniortunate casualties ot the teachers’ action. There are however a number oi perlormances during the current active dance events which, although not specifically designed tor children, may in tact spark an enthusiasm and reward the experiment ot taking them along with an adult instead ol getting a baby sitter in.

O TRON 38 Parnie Street. 552 4267/8.


38 The List 15—28 November

Bar with food.

Breakneck Hotel Fri 15 Nov, 8pm. Child £1 . members £2.50. guests £3.50. A lively jolly piece by Mantis Dance company. choreographed by Timothy Buckley. its fast pace and brightness makes it accessible to children with whom it has proved very popular. Runs for approx 45 mins.

Stage 7 Sat 16 Nov. 8pm. Prices as above. A more sophisticated piece from the same company as above, using 7 white-clad dancers spot-lit by a moveable floodlight against a darkened set. More appropriate for older children, but again its brevity, approx 45 mins. does not make it a prohibitively risky experiment!

The Silent Circle Sun 17 Nov, 8pm. 6.30—7pm. Ticket holders can observe the company making up and getting into costume. Centre Ocean Stream Theatre Company are an innovative company who use colour and light to explore emotions. The visual effect is more stunning and dramatic than the content. which is abstract. (See panel). For all above. also see Dance List.


0 HAGG'S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields. 427 2725.

in Search at King Arthur Wed 27 Nov—23 Feb 86. The legend of King Arthur. Merlin and Sir Lancelot is brought to life for Christmas for children. Posing the questions ‘Who was Arthur?‘ and ‘Did Camelot exist?‘ it weaves together fact with well-loved myth, and includes Excalibur. Arthur’s famous sword embedded in stone, irresistibly inviting would-be Arthurs to test their magical strength.

Mary Queen of Scots a semi-permanent exhibition designed primarily for children, it therefore sets out to include and involve them in the period, from playing musical instruments to dressing up as some of the most colourful characters from Mary’s dramatic life and times, including John Knox, James VI or his court jester.

Far Round the World Until 17 Nov. An extensive collection of costume dolls from all over the world. Children are invited to take part themselves by dressing up in costumes provided.


0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Box office Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5pm. (Tickets also from bookshop on perf evgs). Ghosts Sat 16 Nov, 11am. 6 years+. Adult £1.20, child 80p.

Forlrbeard Fantasy Theatre Company offer a special children’s version of this uncanny Tale of Holcombe Rogus, Investigative Journalist and Ghost Hunter, whose daring research earlier this year into the Haunting at Bingley led to his mysterious and still Unsolved Vanishing! A mixture of invention, absurd comedy, visual trickery and shock tactics!

O KINGS Bath Street. Box office Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. Phone bookings, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. Mon—Sat

10.30am-6.30pm. 552 5961.

Sinbad the Sailor Mon 25 Nov—8 Feb. Mon—Sat 7pm. Sat matinee 2.15pm. £1. £3. £4.50. £5.25 & £5.75 (some children’s concessions on certain dates check with theatre). Hero of Scheherezade‘s 1001 Nights. the adventures of the indefatigable Sinbad were at once both endearineg hapless and outrageously fortunate. and together sufficiently awesome for Scheherezade‘s husband to grant her a continual stay ofexecution so he might hear the sequel to the stories. At the King‘s in musical pantomime form with Johnny Beattie. Christian and Una McLean.


Activities & Fun

0 NEW DANCE INITIATIVE Epworth Halls. Nicholson Square. 668 1901.

: Wednesday Children‘s Open

Modern. Tracy Hawkes. 4-5pm.

' Children’s Open Ballet. Tracy

Hawkes. 5-6pm. 0 THE ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE is offering its ‘Upstage‘ theatre scheme free of charge to young people between the ages 12-18 as part of International Youth Year. for the 1985/6 season. This includes concessions on seat prices. cheap wardrobe hire and discussions with the actors and directors of performances at the Lyceum. There is also a Saturday afternoon workshop for writing and acting, leading to a project to be performed nextsummer. For further details ring Jane Ogden-Smith 031 229 7404. O ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. Booking starts 16 Nov for ‘Guess Who‘s Coming to Dinner?‘ workshop (create a royal style banqueting display) 10am—1pm. 8—14 years. Free. 0 ROYAL OBSERVATORY Blackford Hill, 667 3321 . There is still chance to take advantage of the free viewing 7—10pm (weather permitting) during National Astronomy Week (until 16 Nov). An illustrated talk on Comet Halley at 7.30 & 8.30pm on 15 &16 Nov. 0 THE CITY OBSERVATORY Calton Hill, 556 4365. 15 & 16 Nov. 6—9pm. Free. These viewing times have been made available to the public during National Astronomy Week. As well as a chance to view through the main telescope, there will be a slide show about the comet and a chance to see round the observatory. 0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942. Young People's Theatre Week runs until 16 Nov and Theatre Workshop has incorporated two pioneering workshops for young people in areas usually considered the domain of older persons. Now In Your Own Write Sat 16 Nov. 1.30—5.30pm. £1.50. 12—20 years. Run by writer and reviewer Mary Gladstone, this is a workshop in creative writing to channel imagination into structured plays, poems, stories of songs. Picture This Sat 16 Nov, lOam—Spm. £2. 11—18 years. An introduction to black and white photography. The workshop looks at what a photographic image says and how it