1 Activities and Fun I LITTLE MARCO'S Templeton Street. 554

718-1. Mon—Sat 10am-7pm. £3 for 90 minutes. A children's indoor rampage

area with a bouncy castle. slides. ball pits

and soft play area. (‘hildren must be under 5 4ft 7m and under 3s must be supervised.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum.023(r 732887.

Cumbernauld Youth Theatres Enrolment Fri


juniors Fri (r—7.30pm ( 14—15). Free but

places limited. Drama Workshops Fun and theatrical 1 action for younger children. Every

Saturday. 9.30—10.30am (5—7); £10 for ten sessions. 10.30am—12.30pm (8—10): £12.50 for twelve sessions.

I HOLLYWOOD BOWL Elliot Street. 248 4478. Mon—Wed 10am—2am. Tue. Thurs and Sun mam—midnight. Fri—Sat l0am—Iam. Shoe hire 50p. admission (r0p except Mon—Fri before (rpm. Prices per game; Mon—Fri before (rpm. kids£l .30; adults£l .60. After (rpm Mon—Thurs. all games £2.20. Sat-Sun before (rpm. kids £1.70; adults £2.20. Fri—Sun after (rpm. all games £2.35.

I PAISLEY TOWN HALL Gauze Street. 887 1007.

Paisley Book Fair Wed 3—Sal (r Feb. Free. Four days ofevents. talks and exhibitions for adults and children.

Michael Angelo Sat (r Feb. Illam—5pm. Juggling. jokes and stiltwalking in the main hall.

Mairi Hedderwick Sat (r Feb.

1030—] I .30am. Stories and activities from the author of Katie Morag. (4—10years) ATaste oi Tolkien Sat (r Feb.

' 10.3w 1.40am, l2.l0—1.20pmand

2—3. 10pm. Experience the magic ofone oi the nrost amazing adventures ever written with a blindfolded expedition into the Middle Earth with Impact Theatre Company. For‘Fl l—year—olds. Booking essential as places limited to 10each session.

Caring ior Your Pets Sat (r Feb. 1.30—2.30pm. With members ofthe SSPCA.

Aileen Paterson Sat (r Feb. 3.30—4.30pm. Stories and drawing with the author of Maisie and the Puffer.


I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM University of Glasgow. 330 4221. Mon—Sat

9.30am—5pm. Free.

Earth. . . Lite Fossils. amoebas. dinosaurs. A brand new show covering the history of man and the earth and its earlier inhabitants.

I MUSEUM OF EDUCATION Scotland Street School. 42‘) 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

The Best Years Until Sun 28 Feb. Photographs ofchildren in Scotland. lithopia. Nepal. Romania. The West

Bank and the Gaza Strip byGerry McCann. See panel. 5 PAISLEY TOWN HALL Gauze Street. 887 I007. Wed—Fri 10am—9pm; Sat

10am—5pm. Growlies-Friends oi FurAs- part ofthe l Paisley Book Fair, an exhibition ofteddies,‘ in the main hall. Take a Kelpie to Bed (‘anongate books for children. ; 100 Best Books The best in fiction for 4—I(i_year—o1ds. Children's Fiction in Britain 1900—1990 An

exhibition of British council posters. 3


I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. 0236 732887. 4' A Festival oi Contemporary Celtic Culture L'ntil Sat 30Jan.

Scottish Traditional Storytellers Sat 16.1 an. 12.30pm and 3pm. Free. llear talesabout i selkies. magic. ships and storms with an Edinburgh-based story telling group. Giants, Magic and Mystery Fri 28 and Sat 30 Jan. £3. The stories of Firm Mc(‘trtrI.The Seal Woman and 'I‘am Lin feature in a rod and shadow show by (‘lydebuilt Puppets. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010. The Little Mermaid (U) Sat 301an. 1pm. Kids£l ; adults£l .50.

Cheeko the Clown Sat 6 Feb. Kids£1 .25; . adults£l .75. Hilarious antics and comical 3 fun.

Activities and Fun

I EDINBURGH ZOO (‘orstorphine Road. 3349l7l . 9am—5pm. Kids £2.30: adults £4.30; family (two adults and two









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‘Children are amongst the weakest parts oi society and what happens to , them in some ways is a measure oi that society.’ Gerry McCann is a ! photojournalist. He has travelled the world to some oi the most turbulent and ; dangerous countries to take photographs at children and young people tor newspapers including the Times Educational Supplement. ; Somalia and China are next on the f agenda, but atteryears on the job he ' has decided in between trips to put together a collection of his past work. Arranged by country are 99 images oi children. Scotland, the orphanages oi Romania, the poverty oi Nepal, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and the (amine in Attica are the backdrop ior pictures which are sometimes 3 charming and sometimes ; heartbreaking. Yet throughout them all 1 runs a central thread. ‘There's a picture lrom Nepal of children running through a temple with a piece oi string around them. That’s the kind at thing you could see

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anywhere in the world,’ says McCann. ‘I hope this image shows other children that they may come lrom different cultures but there are certain things which are always the same.’

It anything the show highlights the relative atlluence and saiety oi the West. While school children cavort near Glasgow's Queen Street, across the gallery on the opposite wall there is an image oi a child sitting on an unexploded bomb in Sudan and another oi a ten-year-old boy running a tea shop single-handed in Nepal. This is a poignant antidote to the numbing overkill oi starving and destitute Six o’clock News children.

‘The pictures can’t tell the whole story but I hope that they go behind the surface to show another layer. I’m trying to show children in Sudan not just as anonymous iamine victims that we’ve all seen on TV, but has real people with teeling, ideas, iriends,

weaknesses, a culture and a history.’ (Beatrice Colin)

children)£12. Pop into the zoo toseetheir newest addition. Shimba. the baby rhino. I MEGA BOWL Craig Park. Newcraighall Road. 657 3731. Sun—Thurs Ilium—midnight: Fri—Sat 10am-1am. Price per game: before (rpm. Mon—Fri kids

£1 .70. adults £2. 10; Sat—Sun kids£2.50. adults £3: after (rpm Mon—Fri all tickets £3; Sat—Sun £3. 10. Lanes are bookable by the hour for up ttr six people for £2iL£23 dependingon day.

I WATERSTONES 83 George Street. 225 3436. l Children’s Beading Comer Every Tue and Thurs. 10.30am. Free. Story sessions with monthly visit by local guest or celebrity author.

I WATERSTONES l3 Princes Street. 556 303-1.

Betsy Byers Wed lo Feb. 1.30pm. Free. Meet the author as she signs copies ofher latest book. Seven Treasure Hunts (Red Fox £2.99)


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 421Iigh Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Winnie the Pooh Until Sat 30 Jan. To coincide with the publication ofa brand new book on Pooh. The Brilliant Cureerof Winnie the Pooh. by Anne 'l'hwait. a display of early editions. china and Pooh-type objects.

Toys and Games on Stamps Sat 6 Feb—Sun 21 March. A philatelist extravaganza

which also includes items which children have used in the past for stamp collecting. Theatre

I BIGGAR LITTLE THEATRE Broughton Road. Biggar. Lanarkshire, 0899 20631.

Nessie Sun 31 Jan. 2.30pm. Kids £3; adults

£4. See Purves Puppets in their own theatre in a lavish production. Find out what happens to Ilughie Mthui and his friend Mhairi Glengarry as they try to foil her nasty uncle.

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