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Activities & Fun

0 DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE illuminated Highlights from the Centre 15 Dec. Santa is getting about. Always one to cover a lot of ground, the ubiquitous Father

Christmas, accompanied by the Gala

Queen and attendant elves, will be leaving the Dolphin Arts Centre in James Street at 6.30pm in

horse-drawn sleigh (how else?) en

route to Bridgeton Cross in time for

the lighting up of Bridgeton’s first community Christmas tree. All the decorations are the hard work of school children and community groups. Events start at 5.30pm and will include circus performers and majorettes, carols with the City of Glasgow Military Band and festive food.

Classes at the Dolphin Arts Centre




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finish 13 Dec and re-start first week Feb 1986. Insect Zoo Mon—Fri 10am—4pm

3 (times are flexible) telephone first.


contact Gordon Irvine 554 8486. Locate a locust, spot a scorpion not for the squeamish, but it would make an interesting visit, even ifchildren

. are likely to be dragging along ; reluctant parents.

o HAGG'S CASTLE 100 St Andrews

Drive, Pollokshields. 427 2725. Christmas Activities

: An imaginative choice of things to do

g combines the seasonal and Camelot

. with the edible and decorative.

Numbers are limited so book in

7 advance. Free. 2 83121 10.15am TinselTime Tree i Decorations age 4—7;2.15pm

Christmas Party Decorations age 6—9;2.15pm Sweet Stained Glass Windows age 8+.

Mon 23 Glorious Gingerbread Santas age 6—9; 2.15pm Crazy Christmas Tiles age 8+.

Tue 24 10 and 11am Sugar Snowmen age 4—7;2.15pm Christmas Eve

3 Candles age 9+; 2. 15pm Special - Seasonal Samplers age 8+ .

Thurs 26 10.15am Boxing Day Mince

' Pies age 5—8;2.15pm Dressing Up g and Dancing age7+; 2.15pm Tasty i Traditional Pancakes age 5+.

Fri 27 10 and llam Seasonal Storytime and Drawing age 4—7; 2.15pm Fancy Festive Fans age 7+; 2.15pm Holiday Weaving age 6- 10. Sat 28 10.153m Heraldry for King

Arthur age 8+ ; 2. 15pm Merlin’s Marvellous Entertainments age 9+;

2.15pm Camelot‘s Courtly Drama age 6—10. Mon 30 10 and 11am Queen

: Guinevere’s Sweets age 4—7;2.15pm ; Sir Launcelot‘s Stained Glass 7 Windows age 8+ .

Tue 31 10.15am Merlin’s

Mischievous Masks age 5—10; 2.15pm Sir Galahad‘s Favourite Shortbread age 6+.

Thurs 2 Jan 10 and 11am Jolly January Marzipan Mice age 4—8; 2.15pm Creative Calendars for 1986 age 7+.

Fri 3 10. 15am Courtly Hats and Crowns for Camelot age 6+; 2.15pm

' Holiday Herb Bags age 7+ ; 2. 15pm

Face up to the New Year! Disguise

yourselfwith face paints age 8+ ,

Said 10.15am Fun with Finger Puppets age 5—8; 2.15pm Back to School Bookmarks age 7+; 2. 15pm Funny Face Biscuits age 5—8.

0 SECC Finnieston.

Carnival Until 11 Jan l.30—10.30pm Mon—Sun. Closed 25 Dec 1 Jan. 30p. Robert Brothers lntemalional Circus Until 25 Jan. Tickets at Ticket

Centre, Candleriggs, 552 5961, 10.30am—6.30pm, Mon—Sat. £2.50, £3.50, £4 (concs £2.50 some performances) Family tickets available. Closed 16, 25 Dec, 1, 6, Jan. Performances 2.30, 5 & 7.30pm, but nor every day. Check for details.

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. Classes end Fri 20 Dec and re-start week beginning Mon 6 Jan.


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 Recorder Groups.


Tuesdays 4.30—6pm. Anderston

Children’s Theatre workshops for

children. Fridays 7.30—9.30pm. Youth Theatre (up to 16 years). Saturday Club

Finishes Sat 14 Dec with a party. Re-starts Sat 11 Jan 10am—12.30pm. Art classes for children include art, drama, weaving, puppets, model making and crafts.

0 Local Libraries Design a snowflake, draw a

' Christmas card or a picture of your

dream Christmas present these are all going to be part of the Christmas activities being organised by the Young People’s Service Department through local libraries. There will be a Christmas cracker competition , taking the form of a word search (closing date 4 Jan) and story time sessions in the libraries. Contact your local library for further details.


0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234/332 9000 (credit cards). Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perf evgs). Bar, Buffet.

The Nutcracker Mon 23 Dec—Sat i 1 Jan. 7.15pm. Matinees at 2.15pm on 24, 27, 28, 30, 31 Dec and 3, 4,11 Jan. Closed Suns and 25, 26 Dec & l, 2 Jan. £2.50—£11 (halfprice concs). Scottish Ballet production of a magical world. See DANCE section for review.


0 ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan.

Museum Education Service Exhibition Until 31 Jan. Last year over 80,000 pupils from schools attended a wide variety of special programmes designed to link the school curricula to the museum‘s collections. Most of these sessions are activity based and scenes from six recent programmes are on display. Activity sheets are available with ideas so children can go on and make things at home.

0 TNE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollok Country Park, 649 7151. Rest. [D] Animals from the Burreil Collection Until 30 Jan. Closed 25 Dec and 1 Jan. An ancient Egyptian cat, a 19th century French camel, a jade insect

from China, a tapestry peacock from Denmark and the bronze Egyptian Apis Bull, the earthly manifestation of the god Ptah at Memphis, are amongst the interesting collection of animals have come out of the Burrell‘s reserve collection for this exhibition. Many of them on display here for the first time. Exhibition Children’s work from the Saturday morning art classes. 20 Dec—20 Jan. A mixture of paintings, drawings and crafts made by the children (8—1 lyears) during the highly popular and over-subscribed Saturday morning classes in the Burrell. There will be a larger exhibition ofwork next March. A small exhibition in the courtyard. O HAGG’S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields, 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Closed 25 Dec and 1 Jan. In search ot King Arthur Until 23 February. Sirs Galahad, Lancelot and Percival, movers of hearts, maidens and foes with an understated ease, as befitted knights of Camelot, have a secure place in myth and romantic legend. At this exhibition, children can clamber into armour, Clank their way to places at the round table under Arthur‘s keen observation, and be heroes for a day. Merlin and Guinevere also feature and the legend is unravelled with illustrations, exhibits and dressing-up. The not-to-be-forgotten true tester of mettle, the famous'sword Excalibur, invites aspiring Kings to pitch strength against magic. Mary Queen ot 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 Vl or his court jester. o MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT 25 Albert Drive, 423 8000. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan. Glasgow Trams Painting Competition Until 10 Jan. The Museum’s collection of Glasgow trams was the inspiration for school children who entered a recent painting competition run by Strathclyde Public Relations Department. 30 of the best entries, which includes prints, photographs, paintings and drawings, form this exhibition. 0 NATIONAL BOOK LEAGUE 15a Lynedoch Street (off Woodlands Road) 332 0391. Mon-Fri 9am—5pm. Christmas Book Fair and Exhibition Until 20 Dec. Free. For children and adults books, posters, bookmarks, badges, stickers, Christmas cards, balloons and bookplates for sale. 0 PROVANO'S LOROSHIP 3 Castle Street. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Closed 25 Dec and 1 Jan. A swarm of Santas is soon to hit Provand’s Lordship. This would be a welcome invasion, not because of their gift-giving potential, but a collection relating the entire Santa legend is being made. The small beginnings of this, Santas of every shape and hue but dating so far only from the 1950s, are currently on