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Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by activity. ltids listings compiled by Claire Prentice.

Activities And Fun

Autumn Animal Sculptures Sun 27 Oct. 2pm. Mugdock Country Park. 956 6100. Gather up some bits attd bobs from the park and then with a little imagination create your own stick insects. leaf birds and woody mammals.

llallowe’en Event Sat 26/Sun 27 Oct. Glasgow Green. 554 6708. Hubble bubble toil and trouble . . . there‘s lot’s of fun brewing on Glasgow Green. with a party and fancy dress parade. There‘s competitions. displays attd. of course. dooking for apples.


Activities And Fun

llallotve’en lloot Thurs 31 Oct. 6.30pm. David Livingstone Centre. Station Road. Blantyre. 01698 263138. it‘s time to get carving those pumpkins ready for a spooky fancy dress riverbattk walk. There's prizes for the best costume and lantern. Kids under 16 must be accompanied.

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Activities And Fun

ET Tea Party Fri l8 Oct. 4.30pm. £2. Cottier Theatre, Hyndlattd Street. 357 3868. There's plenty of inter-galactic nonsense attd lunar lunacy itt this the ultimate picnic on the moon. complete with Mars Bars. Milky Ways and Galaxies. Suitable for age 5—12. but only aliens and space monsters will be admitted. so be sure to dress up.

Giant llallotve’en lloe Down Sat 26 Oct. 11am. £1. Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Fancy dress is a must at this party. with the wltole Hallowe‘ett sltebang of treacle scones. dookin‘ for apples. spooky stories and a fortune teller. Age 3—11 years and booking is essential. The Princess And The Pirate king Fri 18 Oct. 10.45am. £l. CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0522. Giving kids the chance to dress up and join in the fun. children’s book illustrator Debi Gilori reads from this tale of princesses and pirates as part of Reading Lights. There's a prize up for grabs for the best theme costume. Age 6—8.


Basket Wallah Fri l8. llam. £1. Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 429 7829. Two characters weave a delightful story.


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I THE PRINCESS PIRATE Thurs 24/Fri 25 Oct, 7.30pm; Sat 26 Oct, 3pm and 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Theatre Workshop, 34 Hamilton

Place, 226 5425. Imagination is one thing kids sure aren’t short ol. Dreamy nine-year-old Fria Davis is, understandably, tar more interested in exciting adventures than history lessons in this nevi production from the Edinburgh Puppet Company. Puppets and actors join iorces to present a day in the lite or Fria, who drill: bit from the classroom, escaping the school bullies, into a fantastical world at pirates and monsters, setting sail in search other imaginary baby brother.

full of secrets. stones and surprises. focusing on a basket on the move. Dance. theatre attd music combine itt this show for 3—6-year-olds.

Easy Peasy And The Zoo Fri l8/Sat t9 Oct. 2pm. £3 (£1.50). Ratttshortt Theatre. 98 lngrant Street. 552 3489. Under 10s. Meet Rom and Rant. two little fellows who live inside liasy Peasy. a big. colourful computer who sets them a series of problettts to solve. Through legettds. fairytales. songs. poetry. fact and fiction they work out all the answers beats using a manual any day.

little Bed Cap Fri 18 Oct. 1 lattt attd noon.

£2 (£1). Strathclyde Arts Centre. 12 Washington Street. Tickets front 287 5850. The ltigltly acclaimed Banyan Theatre Company present their stylish adaptation of the Grimm Brotlters' ‘l..ittle Red Riding Hood‘. as part of the Feast of Puppet and Animation Festival 96. Moondance Fri 18 Oct. 10am. £2.50 (£1.50). Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. A sick teddy goes on a trip to the tttoott to recuperate. accompanied by a very unusual guardian angel itt this fitti- filled brand new show for 3—6-year-olds. Puppet Peddler Stories Sat 26 Oct. 2pm.

£3 (£2). Scottish Mask attd Puppet Centre.

8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvitttlale. 339 6185. Kids favourites Ian Turbitt's Puppet Theatre present Scottish stories. both old attd new. front Aesop to Rabbie Burns. The lton Poly Pudding Sat 19 Oct. l lam. £l. Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 429 7829. Join Roly Poly on this magical journey. full of songs. fun and participation. brought to life by a wonderful assortment of puppets. Children aged 2—5 are invited to help solve all sorts of problems.


DFD (U) Sat 19 Oct. 3pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film Index.

Book Events

Julie Bertagna and Theresa Breslin Sat 19 Oct. 10.45am. £1. CCA. 350 Saucltiehall Street. 332 0522. Glaswegiatt children’s author Bertagna reads frottt lter supernatural drama The Spark Gap which combines social realism with a positive message about friendship. bravery attd trust. She's joined by award-winning storyteller Breslin who reads front Death or Glory Boys. a terrifyittg thriller that cltallenges responses to peace-keeping using tlte tools of war. Part of Reading Lights" this event is suitable for age l2 and oven

Mairi lleddervviclt Sun 20 Oct. 10.45am. £1. CCA. 350 Sauchieltall Street. 332 0522. The writer and illustrator will read front lter third Katie Morag book based on the continual reappearance of a battered old family teddy. in this Reading Lights event. Age 4 attd over.


Masks ’95 Until 20 Oct. Scotland Street Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Famous pop stars. artists. actors and sports celebrities from around the world ltave added their arty touch to this exhibition of over 150 masks. Gather inspiration and then roll up your sleeves and design your own masks materials provided for 50p.

Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 225 7534. Learn all about the native animals of far flung lands in these free five-minute talks. The Anaconda. Sat 19 Oct. 2.15pm; The Giralte Sat 26 Oct. 2.15pm. There‘s also a

chance to hear about Birds and Animals with special children‘s talks on Sun 20 and 27 Oct. 3pm.

Childrens Workshops Theatre Wokshop. 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. A chance to ltave fun and get tips on technique from professionals is on offer with Hullaballo Performance Workshops on Mon 21/Tue 22 Oct. 1 lam-1pm and Edinburgh Puppet Company Workshops on Thurs 24/Fri 25 Oct. 2—4pm. All £1.50.


Easy Peasy And The Zoo Wed 23—Fri 25 Oct. 2pm. £3 (£2.50). Netherbow Theatre. 43-45 High Street. 556 9579. See Ramshom Theatre.

The Man And The Mountain Sat 19. Tue 22 Oct (3pm. 7.30pm); Mon 21 Oct (3pm). £3.50 (£2.50). Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Hullaballo take you on an imaginative journey through Pancake Lands where everything is flat and one man finds himself with two kids to look after and a book to write all within 24 hours. Age 5 attd over.



Biggar Puppet Theatre Broughton Road. Biggar. 01899 220631. £4.40 (£3.30). A double dose of puppet fun for children with Lee-Citing And The Magic Island (Sat 19. Tue 22. 2pm) attd Pips And Panda In C inrusland (Mon 21. 2pm). little lied Cap Sat 19 Oct. 1 lam and lpm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. See Strathclyde Arts Centre listing.

The Princess Pirate Fri 18 Oct. 7pm. £3 (£2). See Theatre Workshop listing.

The llon Poly Pudding Mon 2 mm: 22 Oct. 10.30am and 2pm. £2.50. See Tramway listing.

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