Faced with a simple but oiten iantastic story, a children’s book Illustrator can create almost anything. Children's books spin worlds and iire young imaginations, and the pictures make just as big an impression as the words. Forthree hundred years, nursery rhymes, lalry stories and talk tales have been printed with small illustrations, but it was only in the middle oi the last century that artists like Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane became iamous ior their work. -, ‘Once Upon a Time’ spans irom then 1 until the present and is a iascinating display oi a huge diversity oi styles, mediums and interpretations. Split into E iour parts, the sections include nursery i rhymes; the artist as author (with work by Beatrix Potter and Edward Lear); author and illustrator (with Quentin Blake’s Cinderella) and i re-interpretations (with three visions ol 1 Treasure Island, including one by 1 Ralph Steadman). i Some oi the most charming work is Potter’s live small sketches oi her pet rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, which is hung beside the llnlshed watercolour lor ‘The Tale oi Flopsy Bunny'. Elsewhere, interesting techniques like Charles Keeping’s ink washes and watercolour



5 Stone Book Quartet' lrom 1977 are evocative and atmospheric. For children and adults alike, this

well-loved at art iorrns. (Beatrice Colin)

‘Joseph’s Yard’, printed in 1969 and Michael Foreman's etchings for ‘The

exhibition is a celebration oi the most


Activities and Fun.


Rotunda, 100 Govan Road, 427 1792. Mon—Fri 9.45am—4pm. Sat—Sun : 10am-5pm. Kids£l .50; adults £2.50;

family £5, £6, £7. Science made fun with loads of participatory experiments.

I LITTLE MARCOS Templeton Street, 554 7184. Mon—Sat IOam—7pm. £3 for90 minutes. A children‘s indoor rampage

area with a bouncy castle, slides. ball pits and soft play area. Children must be under 4ft 7m and under 35 must be supervised.

School, 429 1202. The Box oi Delights Until Sun 22 Nov.

artists including Quentin Blake, and a permanent exhibition of Victorian.

set in a Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed school.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse llam—Spm. Trams, prams and

of almost anything that ever rolled on wheels or tracks. It also has a reconstructed Glasgow street from the 19405.

('I'V's "Chain Letters" and "(‘opy ( 'ztts")

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' _I MUSEUM OF EDUCATION Scotland Street Children‘s book illustrations by 21 British

Second World War and 19605 classrooms

Road, 357 3929. Daily 10am—5pm; Sun

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automobiles, this museum has an example

Tickets: £9.25 - £6.75 Generous concessions available, please check with Box Office. I major credit cards accepted. ' Book by fax 031 - 220 6812 or in person at King's Theatre, Assembly Rooms or Usher Hall

TICKETLINE) P.- 031 220 4349

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I LANGSIOE HALLS 5 Langside Avenue. 334 2000. 11am. Kids 50p; adults£l.

The Great Train Robbery Sat 21 Nov. The last instalment of the Action Stations programme is a fun-filled performance by Visible Factions.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street , 887 1010.

Nutcrackers Fri 20 Nov. 8pm. Kids £2.50; adults £4.50. Enormous menacing mice, mad toymakers and a blizzard ofhumour, horror and sparkle. This interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman‘s tale by the Natural Theatre Company from Bath, is very different from Tchaikovsky‘s ballet and has been hailed as an anti-panto. Sounds gruesomely good.

I SHETTLESTON HALLS 150 Wellshot Road, 334 2000. 1 lam. Kids 50p; adults £1 .

The Nobercheiski Bros Sat 21 Nov. Bunglingly bad magic and hilarious fun in an Action Stations production.

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I CRAWFURO THEATREJordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437. The Magical Princess Sat 5 Dec. 2pm. £2.50. Only a few tickets left for this run by Purves Puppets.

I THE GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL 2 Sauchichall Street , 227 5511.

Christmas KBTIIB Show Wed 9—Mon 28 Dec. Various times. Kids £345; adults£4—£6. The Singing Kettle in a tinsel and bauble-decked show. Music, singalong fun and laughter for 4—10—year-olds.

Activmes and Fun

I STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY Hamilton Place. 225 4584.

Lo CIllll Francais Sessions start on Tue 10 Nov at 5—6pm, Wed 5—6pm.Thurs 4.30—5.30pm and 5.30—6.30pm and last for six weeks. Membership £6.95 and fees

£21. For children between 5—10. French made fun with games, songs and role-playing. Each child will also receive a book, tape , regular newsletter and reports.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

European Childhood Until Sat 9 Jan. To complement the European Council Summit, an exploration of each European Head of Government‘s childhood with toys, stories and photographs.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OI SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Once Upon a Time 5 Nov-27 Dec. See panel


I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425.

The Skelpin’ Wean Tue 1 Dec—Fri 18 Dec. 10.30pm and 1.30pm. (Not Sat and Sun) Sat 19LThurs 24. 3pm and 7pm. (Not Sun).

Kids £3; adults £5. Adapted from the book

and soon to be Walt Disney Movie The Whipping Boy this show is a fast and funny adventure about a naughty young Prince who lets his friend, Jemmy, be punished for his horrible pranks. When they run away together. sparks begin to fly.

Written and designed by some of Scotland’s most dynamic young talent, this promises to be an innovative, spectacular show.

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I THE FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Kids £1 .50; adults £2.

The Secret Garden Sat 21 Nov 2pm. A classic adaptation in black and white of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book. When Mary goes to stay in her uncle’s big,

draughty house, she discovers both wonderful and sad secrets.



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