Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by activity.
Activities and Fun
I CHILDREN’S NEWSDESK Motherwell
3 Library. 0698 266166 ext 2549. Mon
5 5.30—6.30pm. A weekly class for budding newshounds. Newsroom activities. news hunting field trips. feature writing. interviews. photography and more.
I THE DISCOVERY DOME University of
' Glasgow Campus. 330 4903/4905. Until Sun 3 Oct. Mon-Sat 10am—8pm; Sun 10am—4pm. A hands-on exhibition where kids can explore the world of science. Over 50 experiments using illusions and lasers. mirrors and magnets. skeletons and sound sculptures.
I SONOWRITING IN STRATHCLYDE SCHOOLS Scotland Street School Museum. Scotland Street. 946 2817. Until Tue 12 Oct. ‘We sent her for spaghetti. She got eaten by a yeti.‘ Mungo the Explorer and Pirate Granny doing the Hokey Cokey with a kangaroo can be found amongst a host of imaginative illustrations by children who have translated their own
A fun - packed
- ends 12 Nov
3 song themes onto paper.
8 December- *
8 January *
by and starring Forbes Masson
I HOLIDAYS Museum of Transport. Kelvinhall. Bunhouse Road. 041 357 3929. Until Sun 28 Nov. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 11am—5pm. Free. Described as a ‘celebration of the frivolous and tacky side of holiday souvenirs‘. this exhibition brings together the kind of stuff people haul home from their holidays including koala bear fridge magnets and bagpipe air fresheners. The Transport Museum was chosen as a venue to tie in with its collection of caravans. coaches and other essential vacation vehicles. Watch out for special kids events including writing and drawing competitions during the two-month run of ' the exhibition.
Theatre , I SCOTTISH MASK Allll PUPPET CENTRE
8—10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. *
Ian Turbitt Puppet Company Sat 25 Sept. 2pm. Kids £1.50. adults £2.50, family (one adult and two kids) £5. The Town and Country Mouse is a classic tale for children aged three—seven years. told with a bright and colourful puppets. ' Jack O'Lantem Puppet Company Sat 9 Oct. 2pm. Double bill of shadow puppets for ages eight and upwards. Tom Lin is an adaptation of a border ballad while
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE COMPANY
Children’s tickets from only £2.00
Special family ticket offer *
book now on I
Happy Birthday Peter Rabbit Until Sat 25 3 Sept. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun i
Michael Scotland the Devil is the tale of a medieval scholar who outwits the Prince of Darkness.
Activities and Fun
I THE EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY FARM Melville Nursery. Lasswade. 663 4932. Mon—Sun 10am-5.30pm. Adults £2.95. family (two adults and four kids) £8.60. under-ﬁves free. An attractive setting where kids can learn about the habits and habitat of the butterﬂy. And if the butterfly seems too tatne for some. there are tarantulas. scorpions. tropical birds and tropical fish. lt‘s ajungle out there!
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424.
noon-5pm. Free. A celebration of the centenary of this world famous rabbit. On ;
Tuesday 30th Nov
Saturday 4th Dec 1993
' THE FIRST MAJOR STAGE VERSION FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT
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4 Sept 1893 Beatrix Potter wrote a letter to a sick child and so was born the Tale of Peter Rabbit. The characters. including Jemima Puddleduck. are present as large ﬁgures. dressed in costumes from Scottish Ballet. along with the original drawings and objects from the author‘s life. Cartoons and toys will keep smaller children amused.
The Warriors from the llltranian Steps Until Sun 17 Oct. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm: Sun noon—5pm. £2 (£1). A range of historical artefacts such as jewellery and golden masks dating as far back as 413C. For over-eights.
I Theatre Workshop 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942.
Junior Youth Theatre Drama workshops with each session lead by a tutor who takes the group through movement. voice work. coordination and games with some classes working towards a production. Age groups:
5-7 years. Every Tue until 19 Oct. 3.30—5pm. £2 per session.
8-10 years Every Sat until 23 Oct. 2—3.30pm. £2 per session.
12-18 years Check venue for details.
I Jonathan Rickard Children’s Theatre Stepping Stones. Grassmarket.
Sat 2 Oct. 10.30am and 2.30pm. Adults £3.50. children £2.50. Wed 6 Oct 10.15am. £2.50. New season ofchildren‘s theatre productions starting with Kenneth Graham‘s The Reluctant Dragon and a Japanese mime. The Saturday shows also include a musical segment called Cello and Chat.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
I BIOGAR LITTLE THEATRE Broughton Road. Biggar. 0899 20631. Puppet shows in an old Victorian theatre.
Nessle The loch lless monster Thurs 23 Sept. 7.30pm. Kids £3. adults £4.
OD The List 24 September—7 October 1993