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GLASGOW - Activities & Fun

0 ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant

' [D] Fond of fossils? This gallery and the Hunterian Museum are

generating some interest in things

geological. Contact Alastair Gunning at Kelvingrove or Dr Graham

Durant at the Hunterian Museum.

University of Glasgow. 339 8855 ext


O DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 7 James Street. Bridgeton. 554 7449. Community Arts Centre. 0an to all (with priority to the Bridgeton area).

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm & 6.30—10pm. Enquiries Mon—Fri

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9am—4.30pm. Further education college. Children‘s term membership £3.

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Fridays 7.30—9.30pm. Youth Theatre. Open to anyone (up to 16 years). Currently rehearsing for an April production of ‘The Incredible Vanishing‘. they still need lots of backstage hands. Phone centre ifyou would like to help.

0 INSECT ZOO Dolphin Arts Centre. 7 James Street 554 8486. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm (times are flexible) telephone first. Contact Gordon Irvine. Inspect an insect.

O HAGG'S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Free workshops and activities

Sat 8 March Storytime/Buttermaking (4—6 years) Story plus old-fashioned skill. Read and butter?

Sat 15 March Oatcakes (6—8 years)


0 HAGG’S CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

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0 POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 632 0274.

All the Tea in China Until 1 April. An historical brew.


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). [D] [E]

Happy Valley 15 Mar 11am and 2.30pm. £1 (£1.50 adults). 50 mins. A dramatised and humorous account, seen through the eyes of the children, of Robert Owen’s attempt to devise a Utopian society in New Lanark in the early 19th century.

0 TRON 38 Parnie Street, 552 4267/8. Box office Tue-Sat Noon—10pm. Bar with food.

Happy Valley 13 Mar 8pm. Members £1.50, non-members £2.50 (£1). See Third Eye Centre for details. After the performance a general discussion is invited on the theme ofTheatre in Education with Rob Bettinson, former director ofTIE in Coventry.

EDINBURGH Activities & Fun

0 BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh, 665 2240. Dance Explosion Community Dance

Programme. 4pm 4—7 years. 5pm 8—12 years. 6—7pm young people, mime, jazz, contemporary etc. 50p for East Lothian residents, £1 .50 outside East Lothian.

o GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Every Sat afternoon (2—4pm) art classes for children ofall ages. Free,

0 NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.

Mad Hatters Competition Children are invited to design a hat for a fashionable person from Scottish history who was curious enough to go to the Mad Hatters Tea Party and absent-minded enough to leave his hat behind. There will be a Mad Halters Tea Party of their own to go to on Thurs 27 Mar, 2.30pm in the Portrait Gallery Contact the Education Department. National Galleries of Scotland, The Mound. 556 8921 for further details.

0 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579.

Edinburgh Puppet Festival 27 Mar—5Apr. Starting soon. a string puppet event from shows to workshops. full of fun. Last year the workshops (each day from 3lst Mar) were very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. Full details of performances and workshops in next issue of The List.


NB The classes are held at the King‘s Theatre, Leven Street. For further details ring Jane Ogden-Smith, 229 7404.

O ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Strictly tor the Birds! Create some


leathered lriends Sat 15 Mar 10—noon. Open to 8—14 years. Fun and creative workshop which is part of the Young Museum projects. These are popular, so book early at Information Desk in the Main Hall. 0 SPRING FLING COMPETITION All painters, photographers and poets and invited to submit entries on the subject of ‘Peace‘

Details from: Roger Jones

Dept of Recreation. 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 IQF. 225 2424 x 6614.

O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942.

Puppet Making Workshops Saturdays until 19 April (NB not Sat 5 April) 5—10 years. 2-4pm. £4 covers all sessions.

0 YWCA 7 Randolph Place. 225 4379. Tomato Sauce Theatre Company Children’s Theatre workshop for 10—14 year-olds. Sats 10.30am—12.30pm. Membership £2.50 per annum.


0 CANDNGATE TOLBOOTH MUSEUM 163 Canongate. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Free. Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes oi Childhood A playfyul exhibition of historical toys. 0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D] Thunderbirds Are Go! Until 5 April. Highly imaginative and unique exhibition devoted to the work of puppeteer Gerry Anderson. creator ofStingray, Fireball XL5 and Thunderbirds One to Five. Supermarionized Brains, Captain Scarlet. Alan Tracy and Parker are all on display. Not to be missed pretend you’re taking the kids. The District Council will be screening re-edited compilations ofvarious TV series at the Assembly Rooms. George Street (13,27 and 29 Mar at 7.30pm) and the Filmhouse will be showing 2 features (15 & 23 Mar) See Kids. Film and the next issue of The List).

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0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Thurs 13 Mar 7.30pm. Captain Scarlet versus the Mysterons. 90 mins. Free. A chance to see again some adventures ofGerry Anderson’s indestructible puppet defender ofthe earth.

0 FILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road.

228 2688. Junior Matinées under 15 years 80p. Adult £1 . Tickets available on day of performance only.

Sat 8 Mar, 2pm: The Wizard ol Oz ( US, 1939) 101 mins. Oz-tentatious classic fairy tale. Memorable performances (Judy Garland) and songs (Over the Rainbow).

Sat 15 Mar, 2pm: Thunderbirds Are Go! (GB, 1966) 90mins. Feature-length film version of the adventures starring the strings-attached boys from International Rescue.

0 REGAL North Bridge Street. Bathgate, 0506 630 869. Sat matinées 2pm. 30p child and adult. Selected programmes from the Children’s Film Foundation