Activities and Fun

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive , 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun noon—6pm. Free.

inspired by the Hobbit An exhibition by Barlinnie’s Special Unit which marks the centenary of .l . R. Tolkien‘s birth. ATolltien Celebration Fri lO—Sat 1 1 Apr. Free. Listen to Tolkien readings in Gollum‘s cave, make a hobbit with artist Peter Scoles and keep your wits about you on the treasure hunt. Two days of fun and fantasy with Frodo. Fancy dress optional. The Hobbit Duest Fri 1o—Sat 1 1 Apr. 10.15amand 11.45am, 1.15pm and 2.45pm. A computer fantasy adventure with plenty of mystical encounters and magical events. Book in advance.

Easter Activities

Make an Easter Card Sun 12 Apr. 2.15pm. (4—7s).

Maire a Stained Glass Picture with Paper Mon 13 Apr, 10.15am and 2.15pm. (8—125).

Spring Nature Trail Tue 14 Apr. 10.15am and 2.15pm. (4—7s) Bring wellies and cagoules if it’s raining.

Victorian Fun Wed 15 Apr. 10.15am and

2. 15pm. (7-12s) Play some parlour games and watch a magic lantern show.

Maire an Easter Chick Thurs 16 Apr. 10.15am and 2.15pm. (4—7s).

Decorate an Egg Fri 17 Apr. 10.15am and 2.15pm. (6—9s). Bring one, hard-boiled. Easter Bunny Puppets Sat 18 Apr. 10.15am and 2.15pm. (4—7s) Make a bunny to take home.

Decorate an Egg Sun 19 Apr. 10.15am and 2.15pm. (6—9s). Bring one, hard-boiled. Matte an Easter Bonnet Mon 2o Apr. 10.15am and 2.15pm. (6—9s). Ribbons and frills galore.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010.

Easter Cards and Eggs Mon 13 Apr. 2-3.30pm. Kids 75p. For 6—12s, bookable in advance.

Mobile Making Wed 22 Apr. 10—1 1.30am. 75p. For the under 5s.

I SCOTLAND STREET MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street, 429 1202.

ArtWorhshoo Mon 13—Thurs 16. 2-4pm. 50p. Book in advance.


I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College , 76 Southbrae Street, 950 3437. Mr Bones Sat 18 Apr. 2pm. £2. Magic and singalong fun.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum, Cumbemauld, 0236 732887.

The Big Move Sat 11 Apr. 2pm. Kids£1.25; adults £1.75. Moving to the country has a traumatic effect on Shona and Tom. They have no friends and the country air is too smelly. The children stop going to school and start having adventures. Written by Morag Fullarton and produced by the Skint Knees Company, this drama deals with a communication breakdown within a family.

When i Was Your Age Fri 17—Sat 18 Apr. 7.45pm. Kids £1.50; adults £3. Memories of the past, brought to life by the Cumbernauld Youth Theatre. After months of research talking to local senior citizens, the company have improvised a

play which depicts life as it was for our grandparents.

I KING'S THEATRE Leven Street, 2291201.

Alice Down The iiabbit iiole Mon 20—Sat 25 Apr. Mon 2.30pm; Tue—Sat 2.30pm and 5pm. Kids £3.25-£4.25; adults £4.25-£5.25. The Mad Hatter's tea party and a game of croquet with the Queen of

Hearts - a musical version of life through

the looking-glass. I MERCAT THEATRE Drumchapel, 944


The Big Move Wed 15—Thurs 16 Apr. 2pm and 4pm. Kids £1 ; adults £2 (£5 if from outside Drumchapel). See listing above. I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre ,

0698 67515-

The Wild West Show Mon 13—Tue 14 Apr. 11am and 2. 30pm. Kids £3; adults£4. Stars of TV and screen, The Singing Kettle, in a brand new show. Bandits Six Gun Spike and Dirty Dollar Bill are at large in a Westcm-style adventure which features loads of songs, audience

participation and the chance to wear your cowboy or Indian outfit.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010.

The Princess and the Pea Fri 10 Apr. 2pm. Kids 75p; adults £1.25. The Jill Davie Puppet Company stage the classic fairytale.

Giants, Magic and Mystery Sat 1 1 Apr. 7pm. Kids£1 .50; adults £2.50. Finn, the lrish giant, battles with Giant McGonigle, Janet takes on the magic of the elftn Queen, and the Seal Woman comes ashore. Clydebuilt puppets use rod puppets, giant puppets and shadow theatre to bring these ancient legends alive. Worshop on day of performance at 2pm. Special concessions available for both events.

Doodles the Clown Tue 14 Apr. 2pm. Kids 75p; adults £1.25. General tomfoolery, games and magic.

Farmer Boab's Wonderful Farm Wed 15 Apr. 2pm. Kids 75p; adults£1 .25. Goblin, magical cows and a very special farm feature in Pictish Puppets' exciting production.

Million Dollar Duck Thurs 16 Apr. 2pm. Kids 75p;adults£1.25.

A Walt Disney cartoon which features a duck who lays eggs with solid gold yolks.

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun

I EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL See separate section, pages 14 and 15.

I PRINCES STREET GARDENS Sat 1 1—Sat 25 Apr. 10am-5pm. Free.

British Nuclear Fuels Travelling Exhibition What does radioactivity sound and look like? No mushroom clouds here. A mobile exhibition which is part of the Science Festival.

Easter Sunday Celebrations Sun 19 Apr. Noon-2.30pm. Free. Egg rolling, music and an appearance by Mr Egg Head himself, Humpty Dumpty.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS lnverleith Road, 552 7171.

The Glass house Experience Sat 1 1—Sat 25 Apr. roam-5pm. Free. Ten landscaped environments to explore including a pygmy leaf house and a tropical rock house.

The Singing Kettle ride the range in their new Wild West Show

Raintorest Story Slides and artworks inspired by the wet, warm rainforest, put together by schoolchildren from Scotland and Malaysia.

I THE BRASS RUBBING CENTRE Trinity Apse, Chalmers Close, 556 4364.

Easter Workshops Mon 20—Fri 24 Apr. 10am—noon and 2—4pm. £1 .75-£2. Book now for daily workshops which include collage, stained glass pictures, paint your own crest, and brass rubbing.


I THE EDINBURGH PUPPETAND ANIMATION FESTIVAL: Mon 13—Sat 25Aoril The Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349.

Captain Crab and the Pirates Mon 20—Tue 21 Apr. 10.30am and 2.30pm. Kids£2; adults £3. The All-Electric Puppet Theatre stage a swashbuckling extravaganza. Fantastic Mr Fox Wed 15 Apr. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Thurs 16—Fri 17 Apr. 10.30am and 2. 30pm. Kids £2; adults £3. Using puppets, masks and actors, the Open Hand Theatre Company bring Roald Dahl’s story to life.

Starship Exodus Wed 22—Fri 24 Apr. 2.30pm. Kids £2; adults £3. Space-fiction from Jactito Theatre. Also worksh0ps from 10.30am—12.30pm. Kids£1.50. Giants, Magic and Mystery Sat 18 Apr. 2.30pm. Kids£1 .50; adults £2.50. See Glasgow listing.

I THE NETHERBOW 43—45 High Street, 556 9579. All performances kids £1 .50; adults £2. 50.

The Coloured Land Mon 13—Wed 15 Apr. 10am. A tale of fantasy and magic from Lempen Puppets.

The Forbidden Berry Mon 13—Wed 15 Apr. 1 1.30am. Hazel eats a magic berry and is transported into the world of mice and insects.

Reynard the Fox Mon 13, Wed 15 and F11 17 Apr. 2pm. lan Turbitt presents the story of a crafty fox who has to face the king of creation, the lion.

Donald and the lllng’s Secret Tue 14 and Thurs 16. 2pm. After the Kings annual haircut, the barber is always executed. Find out why in [an Turbitt’s intriguing production.

Witch's Cat and Dragon's Brew, Magic Wells and Golden Dew Mon 13—Sat 18 Apr. 3.30pm (Sat, 10.30am). A Celtic folk tale by [an Turbitt.

I Spy Pigeon Pie Mon 20—Sat 25 Apr.

10. 30am and 2. 30pm. A master baker outwits the King and Queen in a tale by

Freehand Theatre.

Fish Fiddle De-Dee Thurs 23-Sat 25 Apr. 10am. Songs, rhymes and stories from Pekko‘s Puppets.

The Three Pigs Thurs 23—Sat 25 Apr.

1 1 . 30am. The puppet version of the famous story , by Pekko’s Puppets. Mollie Whuppie Thurs 23-_Sat 25 Apr.

2 .30pm. Mollie helps her sisters get a prince by outwitting a ferocious giant.

I PDRTOBELLO TOWN HALL High Street, 220 4349. All performances Kids£1.5o; adults £2. 50.

The Emperor's New Clothes Mon 13 Apr. 10.30am. The traditional story, interpreted by the Puppet Umbrella. Androcles and the Lion Fri 17 Apr. 10.30am. Slapstick and fun in a tale set in Roman times, by Paul Hansard’s Puppets. The Three Pigs Wed 22 Apr. 10.30am. Mollie Whupoie Wed 22 Apr 2.30pm.

I Spy Pigeon Pie Fri 24 Apr. 10.30am and

2. 30pm. I ROSEBERY HALL High Street, South Queensferry, 2204349. All performances Kids £1.50; adults £2. 50.

The Emperor’s New Clothes Tue 14 Apr.

10. 30am.

Androcles the Lion Thurs 16 Apr. 10.30am. The Three Pigs Tue 21 Apr. 10.30am. Mollie Whuppie Tue 21 Apr. 2. 30pm.

ISpy Pigeon Pie Fri 24 Apr. 10.30am and

2 .30pm.

I THOMAS MORTON HALL 28 Ferry Road, Leith, 220 4349. All performances Kids £1 . 50; adults £2. 50.

The Emperor's liew Clothes Wed 15 Apr. 10.30am.

Witch's Cat and Dragon's Brew. Magic Wells and Golden Dew Sat 18 Apr. 10.30am.

The Three Pigs Mon 20 Apr. 10.30am. Mollie Whupple Mon 20 Apr. 2. 30pm.

I Spy Pigeon Pie Thurs 23 Apr. 10.30am and 2. 30pm.


Billy McWhin and the Great Brain SwinSat 1 1 Apr. 2pm. Tickets 50p. An exciting show by the Early Worm theatre company which encompasses laughter, adventure and special effects. ' I JACK KANE CENTRE 208 Niddrie Mains Road, 669 0404.

Billy McWhin and the Great Brain Swln Fri 17 Apr. 2pm. Tickets 50p.

I KING’S THEATRE Leven Street, 229 1201 . Alice in Wonderland Mon 20—Sat 25 Apr. 2.30pm and 5pm (Mon, 2.30pm only). Kids £3.25-£4.25; adults £4.25-£5.25. A Mad Hatter's tea party and a game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts -a musical version of life through the looking-glass.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425.

The Big Move Mon 20-Wed 22 Apr. 2and 4pm. Kids £3; adults £5. See Glasgow listing.


I FILMHDUSE 88 Lothian Road, 228 2688. Rocha Doodle Sat 11 Apr 2pm. £2. A fairytale musical about a rooster who believes he's the King of Rock'n'Roll. Thunderbirds are do Sat 18 Apr. 11am. £2. Classic puppet adventure with Lady Penelope and Brains.

The Wind in The Willows Sat 18 Apr 2pm. £2. A full length puppet film of the favourite children's story.

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