I CHILDREN IN FOCUS Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street, 225 2424. Fri 29 Sept—Sat 25 Nov. Mon—Sat mam—6pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. Remember going to the photographer’s when you were wee? Remember having your hair slapped back across 3 your forehead and being forced to smile for the nice man with the big camera? Well it’s been going on for longer than you might think. These two squeaky-clean cherubs glaring into the lens date back to around 1910, and their photo forms part of a special Fotofeis International Festival of Photography ’95 exhibition called Children in Focus. Ranging from formal portraits to family snaps of seaside holidays the collection gives a unique insight into the lives of children over the last 150 years.

Theatre. 93 —‘)5 llyndland Road. Tickets and info from Giant Productions 334 2000. Sat 30 Sept. 11am. £2 (£1). Ages 4 +. Another Saturday morning treat from the popular Action Stations series. with I Whistlestop Productions supplying the entertainment via storytelling. colourful puppets. live tnusic and participation. I Rapunzel Scottish Mask and Puppet Theatre. 8— 10 Balcarres Avenue. Kclvindale. 33‘) 6185. Sat 23 Sept. 2pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Ages 4—8. Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre get to work with rod 1 puppets to tell the tale of the lass who uses her long. flowing locks to get rescued l by her princely boyfriend from a high-rise [OW'CL I The Magician’s Nephew/The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe King‘s Theatre. 13th Street. 227 5511. Mon 2--Sat 7 Oct (not Suns). The lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Mon 7pm; Tue-Wed l 10am/1.30pm. The Magician’s Nephew:

Rain or shine, our at-a-glance guide will see you through. Events are listed by city, then by type. Kids listings compiled by Ellie Carr.

Activities and Fun

I Drama Workshop Cottier Theatre. 93—95 Hyndland Road. Tickets and info from Giant Productions. 334 2000. Sat 23 Sept. 1 lam. £2 (£1). Burn off Saturday morning steam with this Action Stations fun theatre session for tiny tots.


I Young People’s Art Competition Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 221 9600. Until Mon 25 Sept. Mon—Thurs 10am—5pm; Sun 1 lam-5pm. A chance to see some of the 3000-plus entries from this top young people‘s art competition. See Art listings.

i Thurs 1.30pm/7pm: Fri 7pm. Double hill: 1 Sat 3pm (second show begins 7pm).

£2—£ 14. See photo caption. :

Theatre I The Stone Giant Paisley Arts Centre. l

I Assipattle and the Stoorwonn Cottier New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Thurs 5

Puppets celebrate the rich traditional tales : details. of North American Indians using puppets

Activities and Fun

livery Tue from 26 Sept- 7 Nov.

Power Rangers! Turn off the telly! Theatre Workshop invite you to go do something

less boring instead with these weekly . . Saturday—morntng-krtls'—telly-style stories l . and games sessions.

Exhibitions Childhood. 42 High Street. 225 24241. Fri

. photocaption.

I ET. (PU) l'ilmhouse. 1.othian Road.

226 2688. Sat 23 Sept. 2.30pm. £2.20

(£1.50). See film index.

I Asterix and the Big Fight t t I)

Filmhouse. l.otltian Road. 226 2638. Sat 30 Sept. 2.30pm. £2.20 (£1.50). See Film index.

Actrvrtres and Fun

I Kitefest l’ittenct‘ieff Park and (ilen

; Pavilion. l)unfermline. Information:

01333 720108. Sun 21 Sept.

: Noon-4.30pm. 1’ree. l)unfermline District Arts Festival launches a week of Young

5 featuring stunt kite-frying. a chance to

' make and fly your ow n kite. face—painting. L craft workshops. live music. circus skills

workshops, wandering clowns and a craft

I Fungus Foray Cornttlees Bridge Centre.

Experienced fungi boflins lead the

; Children's Nature Club mushroom and . toadstool hunt through the musltie-riclt ! Sltielhill Glen and surrounding moors.

; I THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW/THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE King 1.30pm/‘7pm; Fri 7pm. Double bill: Sat 3pm (second show begins 7pm). £2—£14. The

1 children’s author C. S. Lewis. For 40 years, children have read aboutJadis (aka The : White Witch) in the seven books of Lewis’s world-famous Narnia series, and for

3 Nephew, or the best-known tale of the book series, you can’t choose between the two, make a day of it on Sat 7 Oct, when they are shown consecutively for the first time ever.

()ct. 7pm. £4 (£1). Ages 5—12. Clydebuilt I Call the Clyde Muirshiel rangers for

i I Animal Magic Calderglen Country

Park. The Visitor Centre. 01698 266155.

E Sun 24 Sept. 2pm. Free. For all kids who

i dream of trading in the family dog for a

1 big. hairy. scary tarantula. a chance to take

a close look at a selection of insects and

other creepy pets. No Johnny Morris. but

i who needs him when you've got

! Calderglen's very own animal keepers to

i supervise the fun.

i I Countryside Creations Mugdock

Country Park (off A81 Milngavie-

Strathblane Road) 01-11 636 3043. Sun 24 Sept. 2pm 330pm. Free. Your chance to

5 improve on nature as the Mugdock team

invite you to get your green fingers stuck

; into some natural sculptures.

1 Theatre

I Pirates Carnegie Hall. Dunfermline.

; 01383 720108. Sat 30 Sept-Mott 2 Oct. Sat 1 lam/4pm; Sun 1.30pm/4pm; Mon [lam/2.30pm. £7 (£6); family ticket £20. Scotland’s most successful (and most bankable) children's entertainers. the Singing Kettle invite you to set sail on the

. Goodslnp Singalong.

Part of Dunfermline District Arts Festival.

I Cinderella Carnegie Hall. Dunfermline.

: 01333 720108. Wed 27 Sept. 7.30pm. £5

(£3 ). You've read the book. seen the ice-

show and watched the Disney movie. so

now see the ballet. Popular Welsh small-

seale touring company. Cwmni Ballet

(jwent. promises a colourful dance

rendition of the Grimm's tale about the girl in rags. the ueg sisters. the pumpkin

i and the prince. Part of Dunfermline

District Arts Festival.

I Storytelling North Queensferry

Community Centre. 01383 720108. Wed

27 Sept. 4pm. Free. Traditional-kinda-

yarns of ordinary folks and everyday lives

from Alison Millen. who learnt her craft as apprentice to Scottiin traveller and storyteller Duncan Williamson. Part of

Dunfermline District Arts Festival.

I Jack and the Beanstalk Central

library. Abbot Street. Dunfermline.

01383 720108. Thurs 5 Oct. 4pm. Free.

Puppet-maestro Phil Spellacy and his

team bring you the fairy-story classic of

lack and his adventures with the cats- little—boys-for-breakfast giant who lives at | the top of a beanstalk. Part of

i Dunfermline District Arts Festival.

and mask.

I Forget Your Toothbrush! Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425.

4 5.30pm. Ages 5—7 £1; livery Thurs from 2S Sept-J) Nov. 4-5.30pm. Ages 74). £ 1. Switch off the Sega! Ptrt away the t

I Children in Focus .\ltl.\ctlltr of

2‘) Sept-Sat 25 Nov. Mon— Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 2pm 5pm. Free. See


Arts livents with a spectacular kitefest

fair in the nearby park pavilion.

Clyde Muir‘shiel Regional Park. 01-175 521-158. Sat 30 Sept. 2-4pm. Ages 55-1-1.

I ' T‘ :i'o. } Theatre, Bath Street, 227 5511. Mon 2—Sat 7 Oct (not Suns). _The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Mon 7pm; Tue-Wed 10am/1 .30pm. The Magician’s Nephew: Thurs

absolutely fabulous headgear pictured here belongs not to Vivienne Westwood as you might expect, but to wicked Oueen Jadis (boo, hiss), the creation of esteemed

eleven years they’ve seen two of those books transformed into a pair of fantastical, mystical, magical shows designed for the stage. Take your pick from The Magician’s which explains the origins of the famous wardrobe-cum-gateway-to-Narnra, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. If

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