Stalls: Kids £3. £4; Adults £5. £6. Box: (seats 4). £21). £24. Mole. Ratty. Badger and of course Toad himself take to the stage in the British Premiere ofthis new adaptation with music. presented by Vanessa Ford Productions.

I NETHEROOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. See panel.

Filth Annual Puppet Festival runs to 1 Apr. Kids£1.25; Adults £2.

The Emperor's Nightingale (3—9 years) 24 and 27 Mar. lllam.

Cinderella (5—11 years) 24 and 29 Mar. 11.30am; 28 Mar ll).am.

Hansel and Gretel (3—9 years) 24 and 27 Mar. 2pm.

The Smartest Travelling Fun Fair Show For the whole family. 25 Mar. 10.30am; 2.30pm.

Princess Klischandra (5—1 1 years) 27 Mar. 11.30am; 30 Mar. 2pm.

Elvira's Birthday Wish; Toby Goesto Iceland; The Little Snowman (.LS years and toddlers) 28-31) Mar. 10.30am. Storytelling for the very young.

Little Red Riding Hood («I-ll years) 28 Mar. 11.3llam and 2pm.

Karen Loses her Memory; Gingerbread Boy; Wizard Schnizzlepuss' Spellbook (3 -5 years and toddlers) 28~3ll Mar. 2.30pm. Storytelling for the very young.

Candyland Adventure For the whole family. 28 Mar. 7.30pm.

Traditional Punch and Judy (+1 1 years) 29 Mar. lllam and 2pm; 311 Mar. 1 1 .3llam. The Coloured Land (5 '11 years) 31) Mar. 1(1am;31 Mar. 11.30am.

Peter and the W0" (3- 9 years) 31 Mar. lllam.

Punch and Judy's Magic Show (3—7 year s) 31 Mar. 2pm.

Clown and Puppet Show (4- l 1 years) 1 Apr. lliarn and 11.3llam.

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street. 228 1 155. Ticketsavailable from lfsher Hall Box Office or l lobson's Choice. 17 Brighton Place. Portobello. Gulliver in Lilliput 27 Mar. 1 lam and 2.30pm. Kids £1 ; Adults £2. ()ne-person show with puppets to challenge and amuse. adapted from the first book of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's 'l'rui'els. Presented by Lambeth ('hildrcn’s'l‘beatre (‘ompany . Suitable for 5— 11 yearolds. Show lasts approx 51) minutes.

The Teeny Weeny Hairy Flea Show and Other Optical Wonders 29 Mar. 1 lam (4—7 years); 1pm (7-vv12 years); 3pm ( 12 years and over). Kids £1; Adults £2. Have youever seen a flea bigger than a horse'.’ (‘an you write a poem with a diamond so small that it can't be seen‘.’ Professor Joggerofski. a fifty year-old ventriloquist doll. invites you to explore the world's unseen beauty and see again what our great-grandfathers discovered. Presented by Lears Magical Lanterns.

I ROSEOERY HALL High Street. South Queensferry . Tickets available from Something Special. Town (‘ryer and the District (‘ouncil ()ffice. High Street. South Queensferry.

Toni Arthur's Music Box 24 Mar. 11am and 2.30pm. Lots of audience participation when Toni and Dave open up their magic box to bring songs. stories. games and dance from around the world. Suitable for 4—10 year olds. Perflastsapprox 1 hour. Kids£l .51); Adults £2.50.

Gulliver in Lilliput 28 Mar. 4pm. See Portobello Town Hall. Kids £1 '. Adults £2. The Teeny Weeny Hairy Flea Show and Other Optical Wonders. 31 Mar. 11am (4—7 years); 1pm (7--12 years); 3pm ( 12 years and over). See Portobello Town 1 tall for details. Kids £1 ; Adults £2.

I THOMAS MORTON HALL Ferry Road. Tickets available from (ioldenacre Post Office and the Kard Box, 74 Great Junction Street.

Gulliverin Lilliput 28 Mar. 1 lam. See Portobello Town Hall. Kids£l : Adults £2. The Teeny Weeny Hairy Flea Show and Other Optical Wonders 3” Mar. 11am (4—7 years); 1pm (7—12 years); 3pm ( 12 years and over). See Portobello Town Hall for details. Kids£l ; Adults £2.

Exhibitions are listed by city lirst then by venue. running in alphabetical order. Please send details to 'Art Listings‘ not Iaterthan ten days before publication date.


I ANNAN GALLERY l3" \Vcst ( 'ampbell Street. 22l 5th" 8 Mon l-rr lllam 5pm; Sat lllam l2 .‘llpm l'aster closing: Saturday 25 and Monday 2" March (ieneral eyhrbrtion of regular artists.


35 392‘) Mon Sat Illarn 5pm. Sun

2 5pm (ale [1)] \ olurrlary griidcsare .ry ailable free of charge to conduct par ties or rridiy iduals round the main galleries. (‘onlact the enquiry desk

Pastand Present 25 March It).-\piil. Drawings by contemporary artistsalter ()Id Masters

Georges Braquel 23 April Illustrationsto poenisby .'\pttlllll;tllc.

I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 2t 13 Bath Street. 22tr541.‘~ Mon I-rr Illarn 5pni;S.rt lllarri lprn l’.;l\1L'lL'llt\1llllI l~riday2—i. Saturday 25 .riid Monday 2“

'Scotty' Wilson Paintings and cci antics by ‘Scotty \\ rlson displayed alongside contemporary (ilasgow artists.


Third Eye Centre, Glasgow

Together, the artists showing at Third Eye Centre present a quiz. In the layer the walls are covered with spots, all dillerent colours, a bright childlike surtace by a young graduate from Goldsmith's College, Damien Hurst. Another final year student at Goldsmith's (artists are fairly moving to get their first solo show out) Simon Patterson puts names on canvas in Gallery 2 and lets them speak for themselves Lucretia Borgia, Benazir Bhutto, Ulrike Meinhol. It's a strong statement, but reads and translates better in the small book accompanying the exhibition.

In the main gallery a group of French artists are shown together as explorers of surface reality. Their work acts as mirrors on reality either using it directly or mocking it up.

It's a quiz because these exhibitions are lull ol questions. Sophie Calle, one of the French artists is the only one whose work inspires answers or at

least conclusions. Her photographs of blind people with their comments on what they think is beautilul and a picture of it tor us to see, has a simplicity of concept which has a beauty of its own. Ange Leccia on the other hand leaves us in the air with her dull ‘arrangements‘. Why has she put cassette-radio players on the floor? There is no subtlety or answer to that.

I BLYTHSWOOO GALLERY lol \Vest George Street. 22o552‘) Mon Fri Illam 5..‘~llprri;Sat lllam lprn. lzaster closing: Monday 2'7.

Spring Exhibition: Geoltrey Squire t 'irltl 1

April. The lily thswood presents an

eshibitron of paintings by (ieolli'ey Squire

whose broad range of subrect and sly le includes ligur'atiy e work and Scottish landscapes. Rated as amongst the finest

draughtsmen in Scotland. he trained at the

Slade in l.oiidorr and went on to teach at

the ( ilasgriw School of Art w here lirsrriariy

pupils hay c included Stey err ( ‘oriroy '1 he gallery w ill also hayc on display e\amp|es of Will and 211th century Scottish painting and sculpture by .lerrepher \\ cndy Ross.


Road.h4‘)"l5l. Mon Sat lllam 5pm.Sun

2 5pm. Rest. [D]

A wealth of treasure collected by

l'.d\y .ir'diaii tycoon \Villiarn iiurrcll

300 Years of Embroidery t 'nlrl 2s May. Selection from the collection Hi the limbrorder'ers(iuild.

I COLLINS GALLERY 1 'riry crsity of Str'athclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 Milliext 2o82. Mon l-rr lllarn 5prri.Sat 12 4pm itaster'closing; 24 2" March.

Flowers and Fauna of Brittany by Manine Aballea

Martine Aballea is the humorous one.

She orders consumerism about in a linicky, designer-conscious way and makes Antique Soup, Luminous Sauce and various pommades and powders in mock titties advertising preciousness. Because at the nature of the subject, the work itsell is in danger of being a mockery, but Bouget hangs in there with a cutesy nostalgia style make up kit on doilies. The trouble is, consumers are so sophisticated that

they are able to deride the products

which Aballea’s work satires, while they are at the counter buying them. lnlormation Fiction Pullcite attempt to foil this by simulating rather than mocking the product. Their logo lFP works. You do wonder what that stands lor. Taking a camera to the planet they show us the sky has fallen into a huge video tank. Ol all the artists in the exhibition, they come closest to asking questions of consequence. (Alice Baln)

Ragtime L'ritil 15 April. Rag rugs and

w allhangirrgs. better known by those who are familiar with such functional decoration as hooky and proggy' mats. Rag rugs were particularly popular in Scotland and the north of Iingland w here they were made by families out of Used clothing. Today they are prized heirloomsand museum pieces and the art is being

dey eloped by a new breed of ‘rag rug' designer. This exhibition shows rugsold and new from Britain and ( 'anada. India and America.

Odon Lechner.1845—1914t'nril 15 April. Ari eshrbition of drawings. plansand photographs which traces the career of a Hungarian architect w ho deyoted his life to the creation of a uniquely indigenous style during the second halfol the 19th century. Rich. decoratiye and grandiose. it sounds like they will speak fluently toa (ilasgow audience already familiar with the equally original Mackintosh style.

I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 22l 0371). Mon Sat lllam 5.3(lpm. l'asler‘ closing: Saturday 25 and Monday 27’ March.

Patrick Hughes 15 Years of Printmaking l'ntil .‘sli March. Patrick llughesis becoming a familiar face as presenter'ol ('hannel 4's Signals and here isari opportunity to trace the deyelopmerit o1 hisprintmakingoyer the last l5years. Hughes has exhibited extensiy ely since WM and is perhaps best known loi‘his rainbow prints. sey eral of which are

included here. The exhibition is presented in conrunetion w itli Flowers Izast in l.ondon.

Michael McVeigh l 27 April. Paintings. drawings and lithographs based on rural themes from images of folk musiciansto the Royal Highland Show.

As well as the main exhibition there isa display of stock prints by Pasmore. Kita). Tilson and others.

I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3W5. Mon l-ri 9.31M”) 5.30pm; Sat ‘).3(lam 12 .ilipm. inaster closing; Monday 27 March. Winter Collection A selection of line art by I Walton. ('owie. Redpath. Mc'l‘aggart.



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