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Actiwties and Fun

0 BOOK TRUST(formerly National Book League) 15a Lynedoch Street. 33211391.

Meet the author sessions as follows: Aileen Paterson and personal appearance by Maisie Sat 18. 4—11 years. 2.30pm. Free. Margaret Gordon shows how she illustrates the Supermarket Mice and the Wilberforce books. Tue 21. 11am. (up to 7 years). 0 GROSVENDR CINEMA

Caley Kids Club resumes Sat afternoons 1.3(1—4.3()pm with games. cartoons. serial and raffle. Parents welcome. or children can be left under supervision (4—14 years). 5()p. 0 HAGGS CASTLE

Two days are left of the half term daytime activities. Book in person or by telephone. Free.

Fri 17:

10am: LeafPrints (4—7).

11am: Leaf Prints (4—7).

2.15pm: Treacle Scones (7— 1 2) and Weave a (‘obweb (7—1()).


10am: Storytime and Drawing (4—7). 11am: Storytime and Drawing (4—7). 2.15pm: Finger Puppets (5—8) and (‘andlemaking (bi—12).

Usual Sat afternoon activities resume on Sat 25 Oct. 2. 15pm with Hallowe’en Masks (7—10). Free. No booking.


0 ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3919. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Prizewinners from 82nd Annual School Children’s Art Competition Until Oct 26. Children‘s work (age 10+ ) from the summer competition in which they were invited to draw a subject of their own choosing from one of Glasgow‘s main museums.

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrew‘s Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. From Cauldronto Cooker Until 18 Jan. A kitchen range and a cauldron are amongst the exhibits which include domestic and travel objects from a pre-gas and electricity era.


Actiwties and Fun

0 EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Open every day of the year. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm. Sun 9.30am—5pm. Adult £2.50: Child £1.25.

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l l - l 0121. - l Piccolo Pack £1 (75p for those who 3 have been before and free to those who are following it at school). The Scottish Chamber Orchestra‘s lively musical sessions for 8— 1 2 years introducing music in a lively and enteraining way. Sat 18: 1 lam—noon. The theme is dance. Through minuets and waltzes the children learn about these and many other types ofdance. Sat 25: l lam—noon. The Orchestra is

Animal Handling Sessions 20-26 Oct. Hourly 1 1am—4pm. Get to grips with toads. snakes. stick insects and many otherinteresting specimens. Book early it‘s always very popular. Brass Rubbing in the Penguins‘ Pantry Restaurant. Brass-rubbings ofendangercd species including an ()rang-utan. 2(lp and 411p.

Penguin Parade The penguins will resume their daily stroll during this week at 2. 15pm.

O MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 557 1265 ext 21 1. Mon—Sat 1(1am—5pm.

The new and hugely successful museum expands its programme with a week of ( free) special events during the holidays.

Mon 20: Demonstration by Edinburgh toymaker Marion Millet. 2—4pm. Tue 21: Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and other favourite fairy tales by Pandemonium Puppets. 1(1am. 11.30am. 1pm and 2.3(lpm. Wed 22: Make your own doll with Scottish dollmaker Jean (iardner. 1(iam—-12.3()pm and 2-4pm. 'l‘oymaker Marion Millet and juggler Michael Hanson. Thurs 23: Bo the Clown will be clowning around in the Museum all day. 1(1am—4pm.

Fri 24: The Amazing Mr Bones Travelling Puppet Show Performances throughout the day. 1(iam—4pm. Toymaking with Marion Millet and Michael Hanson. 2—4pm.

Sat 25: Pandemonium Puppets lliam.

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0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6651) Mon—Sat 1(1am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D] Toys bythe British Toymakers’ Guild Until 25 Oct. A slalom sledge and some nice snappy dragons (plus some fine rocking horses) are amongst the most playful-looking toys in an exhibition ofwell-made and attractive. but not very lively examples.

0 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579.

The Nelherbow Youth Theatre interviews and Auditions Tue

2 l—Thurs 23 7.3(1—9pm. Phone Liz Spence. Auditions for the Youth Theatre (participation free) for 14 years upwards. Vacancies in acting

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perform). stage management. scene painting and costume making. Experience not necessary. Children’s Theatre Roundabout Sat 25 Oct li).3()am—4.3(1pm. £1 (bring packed lunch). Dramatic fun and

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o QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street, 667

introduced. instrument by instrument. and with music including Debussy's (}()llim)g.s" Cake Walk.


0 KING'S 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D]

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Tue 21—Sat 25 111.30am and 2.3(1pm.£3 ((‘hild £2). A special mini-series of the pantomime story for the under 12s.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942.

Open Day Sat 18 ()ct. 11am—4pm. A free chance to see what film animation is like. watch the Youth Theatre in rehearsal or try out a dance workshop ( 1 lam: 14 years plus). All welcome.

Fun Factory'l‘hurs 23. Fri 24. Sat 25 Oct. 11am.

Time Slip The past meets the future in a played-out action drama which warps time to save the world! For 5—9 years.

The Amazing Mr Bones Travelling Puppet Theatre 21 Oct 1 lam and 2pm.

1 Oct 11.30am and 3pm. Adult £1 .50. Child £1 . Tickets available in

£1 (75p). Puppets. custard pies and magic for 3—10 years.

Spectre Inspector Wed 22 Oct 2.30pm and 4pm. £1 (75p). The tale ofthe ace Sleuth puppet! By the Edinburgh Puppet Company.

0 PORTOBELLD TOWN HALL Portobello High Street

Rupert and the Magic Castle Mon 20

advance from Porto Grill. 1()d Bath Street. Portobello: A]. Murray. Newsagents. 8a Bath Street. Portobello and Department of Recreation. 3rd Floor. 249 High Street. Edinburgh.


Sausages 21 October. 111.3(1am. Adult 5()p. Child 25p. Kasper. brother to Mr Punch (of Punch and Judy) has his sausages stolen! Who will catch him? What is to be done? For the under 5s.

The Worm 21 Oct. 2.30pm. Adult 5(1p. (‘hild 25p. The (medieval) tale of the worm that grew (to enormous i 5120). For the over 5s. Tickets at doorl or from Dept of Recreation. 3rd Floor. 249 High Strcc[_

O ROSEBERRY HALL South Oucensferry.

Sausages Wed 22 ()ct. 111.3(1am. The Worm 2.30pm. Adult 5()p. (‘hild 25p. Details as above.

Uncle Mike's Magic Show Fri 24 111.3(1am and 2.3(1pm. Tickets available in advance from 249 High Street. Edinburgh. Magic puppets. games and fun from Uncle Mike. BBC’s Untied Shoelaces Show magician



Gilbert and Sullivan's


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A special i 1 hr children‘s adaptation of lolanthe will be given on October 3| at 10 am and 2 15 pm (Glasgow) and November 15 at 2.lS pm (Edinburgh)

With Thomas Hemsley as the Lord Chancellor, Omar Ebrahim as StrephOn. Patricia O‘Neill as Phyllis. Gillian Knight as the Queen of the Fairies and Christine Botes as ioianthe Stephen Richardson sings Private Willis and Hugh Hetherington and Eric Roberts sing Lords Toilolier and Mountararat

Director Keith Warner. Designer Marie-lemme Lecca

Glasg0w 041-331 |234

Information and tickets for all these performances from the Indmdua/ box office;

Edinburgh 031-229 1201

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