up to 14. A chance to make scary Hallowe‘en masks with which to frighten friends. family and neighbours. Hullabuloo Children‘s Theatre will lead the workshop. and there will be ghouls. goblins and witches aplenty so why not dress up you might just go home with the prize for best costume.


I Children in Focus Museum of Childhood. 42 High Street. 225 2424. Until Sat 25 Nov. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Free. From slicked-back hair formal portraits to carefree holiday snaps. thisfvufeis international Festival of Photography exhibition puts children‘s lives over the past 150 years in the frame.


I Dumb and Dumber (12) Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 226 2688. Sat 21 Oct. 2.30pm. £2.20 (£1.50). See Film index. I Batman Forever (PG) Filmhouse.

Lothian Road. 226 2688. Sat 28 Oct. 2.30pm. £2.20 (£1.50). See Film index.


Cue the Music! Usher. Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1 155/220 4349. Sat 29 Oct. 2pm. £7 (£4/£3.50); family ticket £18. See panel.


Theatre oi Story, Theatre oi Dreams The Netherbow Theatre. 43-45 High Street. 556 9579 (and various venues throughout Edinburgh. Glasgow and Aberdeen). Until Sat 28 Oct. Scotland‘s first-ever European Season of Mask and Puppet Theatre continues at a range of venues up and

1 down the country with a rich mix of shows for adults and children. Pick up a I programme or call the Netherbow for details. l Humpty Dumpty and the Queen oi Hearts 1 Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicholson Street. : 529 6000. Sat 21 Oct. 2.30pm. £5.40 1 (£4.50). Nursery and primary school age. Humpty Dumpty does more than just sit on a wall in this colourful stage production of the nursery rhyme favourite. Someone‘s done a runner with the Queen of Hearts moist tarts. and she has a hunch it was Humpty. The upshot of all this is that Humpty won‘t be going to the picnic. unless his pals Jack and Jill can prove the real culprit is the Knave of Hearts. Grumpy Gang and save the world with a smile. The Happy Gang (m a Highland F ling 2pm. See Theatre. Glasgow.


.Activites and Fun

I Hallowe’en Nike and BBC Calderglen Country Park. Ranger Service 013552 36644. Book in advance. Get togged-up in your best Hallowe‘en fancy dress for a terrifying twilight hike with a ranger. BBQ to follow. Mums and dads welcome.


1 I The llappy Gang Corn Exchange.

i Haddington. Tickets on the door or from 1

Brunton Theatre box office: 0131 665 3711.Fri 20 Oct. £2.50 (£2).

The Happy Gang Save the World 1 lam.

1 Top-notch children‘s entertainers spread a little happiness as they take on The

I PEOPLE’S ART PROJECT High Street, near Blacltiriars Street. Sat 21 Oct; Sat 4 llov. Noon-2.30pm. Free. All dressed up tor the Autumn Gold In the Old Town ‘lllgh Street Carnival’ are these giant puppets irorn the Edinburgh-based People's Art Project. Catch them every Saturday until the 4 llov vrhen they’ll dancing In the streets to a live carnival beat irom the Edinburgh Samba Band and the loclnvlnnoch People’s

Carnival Band. See Ilatlnga.



This section gives details oi selected events taking place in and around the central belt oi Scotland this iortnight. Events are listed by area and then alphabetically. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact phone number ior our inionnation. Days out compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I CLACKMANNAN OISTRICT OCTOBERFEST Fri 20-Sun 29. Various venues around Alloa. Full programme from Spiers Centre Booking Office. 29 Primrose Street. Alloa. 01259 213131. Not quite the beer-fest to rival Munich's (note the ‘c' rather than customary ‘k‘). but a bevy of beers will be available at the Real Ale Festival (Fri 20. 5—1 1pm/Sat 21. 11am—l 1pm) in Alloa Town Hall. The less sedate (it says here. and who are we to argue) can whoop it up big style at a Tea Dance (Mon 23. 1.30—4pm) at the same venue. Devondale Hall is the place to be for a craft fair on Sat 28 (10.30am—4.30 m).

I GLENFIOOIC PIPING CHAMPIONHSIP Sat 28. 11am—7pm. Blair Castle. Blair Atholl. Perthshire. £5. Annual invitation piping championship with ten winners of the year‘s major piping championships. Although the castle will be closed. the restaurant will be open. lfyou can’t take the noise. you can always wander down to the local distillery for a sample of the local brew. This is usually very busy. so arrive early. Tickets on the door.


I DAWN GOOSE WATCH Sat 21. 6—9am. Vane Farm RSPB Nature Reserve. South Shore of Loch Leven (on the B9097. one mile east ofJunction 5 of the M90). 01577 862355. £4. booking essential. Some 20.000 Pink Footed Geese over- winter on the loch and watching them leave at sunrise is well worth the early start. particularly if the sky is clear. Ticket includes breakfast and a chance to watch the geese graze during the day.

I FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ON THE TWEEEO RIVER SYSTEM Wed 25. 7.30pm. National Trust for Scotland. 5 Charlotte Square. Edinburgh. £2 (£1). The first winter meeting of the South East Scotland branch of the British Association of Nature Conservationists will be addressed by Ronald Campbell who is a biologist with the Tweed foundation. Further information on BANC from Jim Garry on 0131 440 0660.

I GHOST WALK ANO BUFFET Sat 28 Oct—Sun 5 Nov. 7.30pm. Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow. £8.50 (£5.50) in advance from Historic Scotland on 0131 668 8686/8830. Days Out was going to leave Hallowe'en to the Kids' section this year. but this event looks like being a bit more grown up. After a tour of the palace with plenty of creepy stories and let’s face it. quite a bit of nastiness has gone down there over the years - you get a buffet in the Undercroft of the Palace. Let’s hope the scran is as good as the scam!

I KNITTING ANO NEEOLECRAFT FAIR Fri 27—Sun 29. 10am—6pm. Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. Edinburgh. £4 (£3). Free bus every half hour from St Andrews Square. 1 sew you weaving around among the 100 exhibitors at lngliston. We embroidered a yarn under the haberdashery in the crochet corner. 1 needled your patchwork quilt. You spun me into your tapestry. Let’s get knitted out for some catwalk action in the Tefal Steamy Fashion Show.


I FESTIVAL OF EARLY MUSIC ON ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTS Thurs 26-Mon 30. Various venues around Aberdeen. A rare chance to hear the likes of Purcell in the original version. All concerts start at 7.45pm and further details are available from the ticket centre. 01224 641122.


I CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR Sun 22. 11am—5pm. Union Building. Kelvinway. 75p (40p). Pick up your spirtles and silk scarves from the talented craftspeople of the Northern Craftfair Organisation.

I GREENFEST ’95 Sat 21. 10am—4pm. Hillhead Library. Byres Road. Glasgow. Free. You annual opportunity to check out all those green groups and environmental campaigns. There will also be music. crafts. book stalls and a cafe/exhibition area.

I MAGIC ANO MYSTERY Fri 20—Sun 22. 10am—6pm. Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. South Offices, Fairlie. Near Largs. £3.50 (£2). Free minibus from Largs station at 1 1.45am and 1.45pm. The final weekend of Magic and Mystery at Kelburn sees Merlin's Magic Spells. a ‘fun packed magic show for the whole family' (he won't be disappearing the kids then) indoors at 2pm and 3.30pm. There’s also loads of stuff to do around the park and in the castle. with a heavy accent on kid related activities. Kelburn closes for the winter on October 29.


1 lam-6pm. Caledonian University. Cowcaddens Road. Glasgow. £3 (£2). weekend ticket £5 (£3). Programme from 0141 334 3586. Stress. stress. stress. it's pretty much part of our lives. but you can find out how to get in touch with your inner being. massage your baby or even learn how the right smell can improve your environment. One-hundred and twenty stands with dozens of practitioners in the not-so arcane arts of alternative health. The workshops held thoughout the day are always over subscribed so arrive early to book your place.

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