more about one-man shows than most.

having performed several himself.

The Doug Elklns Dance Company Sun 13

Feb. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). See Dance and review.

ild TIIings Wed 16—Sun 20 Feb. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). Paines Plough returns to Scotland with a new play by Anna Reynolds which draws on her own experience of mental illness, as two patients struggle with a nurse to break out of the confines of being labelled ‘mad'. See preview.

Accustomed to her Face Wed 23—Sun 27 Feb. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Best show yet from Clyde Unity Theatre. John Binnie’s award-wining play is a down-to-earth portrait of lesbian love that is both touching and hilarious. The script is published in the new edition of Theatre Scotland magazine.


This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There is a phone number for each company should you require more lnfonnation.

The Gilt Strong new play by ex-miner Mike Cullen is revived for a second tour by the energetic Wiseguise Productions. A hard look at the cynicism that set in during the 1980s and corrupted the once brotherly solidarity of mineworkers. Cullen‘s is a fresh political voice that deserves to be heard. More details on 031 557 5918.

Paisley Arts Centre Sat 12 Feb.

I Tramcars and Greyhounds Doreen McArdle and Paula Macgee have split the writing chores on this play about two sisters living on either side of the Atlantic. McArdle concentrates on life at the sharp end in Glasgow. while Macgee looks at the collapse of the American dream. Annexe Theatre Company produces. More details on 041 945 4444.

Mary/till Burgh Hall Mon 21 Feb. ()41 945 2475.

Rutlterglen Unemplyetl Resource Centre Tue 22 Feb. 041 647 0331.

Bishoplotrh Residents Hull Wed 23 Feb. 041 773 0705.

Bells/till Cultural Centre Thurs 24 Feb. 0698 267515.

Tour continues.


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Dance perionnances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided

that details reach our offices at least ten 3

days before publication. Dance listings compiled by Mark Fisher.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G]

Workshop with Mark Murphy Thurs 24 Feb. 7—9pm. The V-Tol main man leads an intermediate-level class at Dance Base

before performing at the Traverse Theatre.

I DEMARGO EUROPEAN ART FOUNDATION St Mary‘s School. 3 York Lane. Tickets on 220 4349.

Women at Work Fri ll-Sat 12 Feb. 8pm. Sat mat 3pm. £4 (£2). Work in progress from Arlette George. J ane Howie and lncognita who look at decadence. identity and love in three separate pieces. The Dance Base event allows audiences to see the latest ideas of four young Scottish dancers.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C]

The Doug Elkins Dance Company Sun 13 Feb. 8pm. £T(£3.50). Breakdancing. hip hop and more traditional styles collide in the political and humorous work of this invigorating New York-based company. See preview.


Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Comedy Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.



I Amazing Grace Motherwell Concert Hall. 0698 267515. 7.30pm. £6.50—£8.50. Character comedy from irish stand-up Brendan Grace who lists Frank Sinatra among his fans.



I Fools Paradise Old Athenaeum Theatre, 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10.30pm. £6 (£4). A new season of the ever-popular weekly comedy club kicks off in style with Sean Lock and the Rubber Bishops. Even the compere will be good.


I Glasgow

I The Comedy Cellar The Thirteenth Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3 (£2). The best of local talent plus comedy newcomers and open-mic spots in the recently-established comedy club. The freewheelin‘ Phil Kay is tonight’s star. with support from John Gillick and introductions from John-Paul Leach.



5 I llatlonal Comedy lletwork Glasgow

' Caledonian University Student Union. 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 ()681. 9pm for

; 10pm. £3/£3.5(). Students and guests only.

f Classical music send-tip with the popular

5 Miles and Millner. Support front Scott


; Edinburgh

/ Stewart Lee I National Comedy Network The Bear Pit

Cabaret Bar. Teviot Row Union. Bristo ; Square. 8pm for 9pm. £3/£2. 650 4673. Students and guests only. Stewart Lee x shares his love of trivia. philosophy and 1 West Coast guitar bands. Support from

3 Robin Ince.


; Glasgow

5 I Fools Paradise Old Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 1 10.30pm. £6 (£4). Gags aplenty with

1 Mark Hurst (aka Miwurdz). supported by I Tony Burgess and all held together by a

1 leading Scottish compere.


; Glasgow

1 I The Comedy Cellar The Thirteenth

I Note, Glassford Street. 423 2196. 9pm. £3 (£2). More local stand-up on an intimate scale.



llain or shine, our at-a-glance guide will see you through. Events are listed under outdoors or indoors columns, and then divided by city. Kids listings compiled by Gabe Stewart.

Outdoors tits" 5

Activities and Fun

I Mugdock Conservation Volunteers Craigend Visitors Centre. Mugdock Park. Contact Maggie Ferguson on 956 6106. Sats 12 and 19 Feb. 10am—3pm. Free.

I In the Bleak Midwinter The Linn Dipper Club. Linn Park. 637 1147. Sat 12 Feb. 10am—noon. Free. Explore Linn Park to find out how wild animals cope with frosty winds and frozen earth.

I Bird-Box Building Kilpatricks Project. outside Community Centre. Kinfaus Drive. Drumchapel. Contact George McQuarry on 956 6611. Sun 13 Feb. 10am—noon. Young people should bring a hammer and be accompanied by an adult if possible.


Activities and Fun

I Nest Box Siting Young Ornithologists Club meeting at the Royal Botanic Garden. Contact Damion Willcock on 556 5856. Thurs 17 Feb. 10.30—11.30am at the West Gate (Arboretum Place). Botanic Gardens staffwill put up those nest boxes so lovingly constructed by club members last week.

I Bird watching in Musselburgh Meet at the mouth of the River Esk (the end of Goosegreen Crescent. Musselburgh). Contact Damion Willcock on 556 5856. Sun 20 Feb. loam-noon. Free. Plenty of seabirds and waders to be seen in these rich feeding grounds.


Actrvrttes and Fun

I Sponsored Swill Govanhill Swimming Pool. Contact Claire Davies on 636 1924. Sun 20 Feb. 11am—4pm. Free. Take the plunge in aid of Greenpeace.

Schoolchildren can form teams of up to four, or do their own thing individually by organising their own pledges and just tuming up on the day. For further details telephone 055582 400. or pick up sponsor fortth from the Co-op Bank in St Vincent Street. If you live outside Glasgow. don't worry. With eighteen swims in the Strathclyde region you may find one nearer you.

I Toy and Model Fair Bearsden Burgh Hall. 942 3951. Sat 19 Feb. 11am—3pm. 60p (30p) Under fives free. A couple of working ‘0' gauge displays for fathers to drool over. while the wee ones play with their Gameboys.


I Tom and Jerry - The Movie Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 6535. Mon 14 Feb. 2pm and 4pm. £3 (£2). lfthe school holiday gets too much. head for Cinema 1.


Activities and Fun

I Springwell llouse Drama Group Springwell House. Ardmillan Terrace, 337 1971. Every Thursday. 5.30—7.30pm. Membership £5 (£3) per term. 8—12-years. This well established group is staging a show in June. If you fancy treading the boards simply turn up, or telephone Springwell House 10am-2pm.

I Saturday Stories for Children The Netherbow. 43-45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Sat 12 Feb. 2.30—4pm. £1.50. 6—9-years. Janis Perry brings folk and fairy stories to life with drama and music.


I MGM Film Centre Saturday Matinee: Lothian Road. 228 1638. £1.50. Films start at 11am. doors open 10.30am. 12 Feb Battlestar Galloctica (U); 19 Feb Hook (U) starting Robin Williams.

I Filmhouse Saturday Matinees Lothian Road. 228 2688. £2. 12 Feb 2.30pm Thunder/7isz Are Go (U) that's the one with Cliff Richard; 19 Feb 2pm Lord of the Rings (PG).


I Puppet Parables Workshop The Netherbow. 43-45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Sat 19 Feb. 10.30am—4.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). This hands-on introduction to the ans of puppetry and storytelling is suitable for all ages.



I Grandpa’s Dulet Day Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. 0698 267515. Tickets available from advance booking office. Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, 0698 267515. or through any Motherwell District Library. Sat 19 Feb. 2pm. £1.75. 3—6-years. Using puppets. story-telling and audience participation, this show tells the story of an old man and his grandson as they try to have a quiet day in the garden. The little boy is afraid of the prospect of his first day at school. but through his grandpa's stories. and their experiences. he overcomes his fears and looks forward to school as a great adventure.

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