Events are listed alphabetically by activity. kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

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Activities And Fun

I Hhodie Raiding Sat l Feb. It‘am—noon. PoIIok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 632 9299. Wellies and warm clothes at the ready as you help to repIant seedlings which are being overrun by the rhtxlodendrons. For 8-year-olds and over.


Activities And Fun

I Weather lore Sat 25 Jan. I—3pm. Clyde Muirshiel Park. Children‘s Nature Club. Castle Semple Park. 0I505 842882. Join the club in devising your own weather forecasting system. Suitable for 8— I 2 year-olds.

I Making Kites Sat 25 Jan. l——3pm. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Children's

I THE AMAZING SHAnMAHKA THEATRE Sat 25/Sun 26 Feb, 4pm. £3 (£2). Second Floor, 14 King Street (Main entrance), 109 Trongate. 552 7080. The incredible kinetic machines by Eduard Bersudslty are constructed lrom wooden sculptures and bits oi old junk and are what Bersudslty calls his ‘wooden children’. In a collaboration between theatre director Tatiana Jakovsltaia, his creations are brought to lite in an action, sound, light and shadow play.

Nature Club. by Loch Thom. near Inverkip. 0H75 521458. A chance to design and make your own kite and watch it soar into the skies.

I Star-gazing Night Fri 31 Jan. 7.30~9.30pm. Clyde Muirshiel Park. Muirshiel Centre. 01505 842803. Explore the stars. planets and outer galaxies in this event for all the family.

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Activities And Fun

I Computer Cats Sttn 26 Jan. Ham—4.30pm. Art Gallery 8; Museum. Kelvingrove. 287 2660. As part of the Claws exhibition. you can choose your favourite cat image from the computer and get a free colour print.


I Claws Until 3I Mar. Art Gallery 8: Museum. Kelvingrove. 287 2699. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm: Sun I lam—5pm. From the moment you step through the jaws of the massive lion guarding this fascinating feline exhibition. it‘s cats. cats and more cats. including the chance to enter your own pet in the gallery's photographic competition ‘Mog ()f The Month'.

I The Magical World Oi Puppets Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre. 8— I0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6|85. A permanent exhibition displaying puppets from all over the world: Both ancient and brand new. from as far afield as Germany and the United States.


I The EEG (U) Sat 25 Jan. 2.l5pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8 I 28. See Film Index.

I Saturday Kids Club ll)alll~— l 2.30pm.

£ I .50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Sat 25 Jan: James And The Giant Peach (U): Sal l Feb: Free Willy 2 (U). See Film Index.


I The Witches Fri 24—Sat 25 Jan. 2.30pm/7pm; additional I Iam show on Sat 25 Jan. Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. £3.50~£I0.5(). Acclaimed theatre production of Roald Dahl’s bewitching tale of a group of seemingly respectable ladies (witches in disguise!). who are plotting to turn the children of Britain into mice.

I A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh Sat 25 Jan. 2pm/3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6|85. For 5-year-olds and over. See photo caption.

I The Amazing Shannanka Theatre Sal 25/Sun 26 Feb. 4pm. £3 (£2). Second Floor. M King Street (Main entrance). 109 Trongate. 552 7080. See photo caption.

I Scott lovat’s Magic Puppet Show Sat 1 Feb. 2pm/3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6|85. The man known as the 'Punch and Judy prot’essor' creates magic and puppetry for 4-9~year-olds.

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I A.A. MILHE’S WIHHIE THE POOH Sat 25 Jan, 2pm and 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre, 8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale. 339 6185. The wonderful tales of everyone’s favourite bear Winnie the Pooh and friends are re-created by Richard Medrington’s Parable Puppet Theatre, in a show lor all ages.

I The Snow Queen Thurs 6—-8 Feb. Thurs/Fri 7pm; Sat Ham/2pm. Paisley Arts Centre.

New Street. Paisley. 887 I010. For 5-l0- year-olds. A splinter from a magic mirror turns Gerda‘s best friend bad. He is then captured by the evil Snow Queen and only Gerda can save him. A mix of live puppets and actors from the popular ()pen Hand 'I'heatre.

Activities And Fun

I Quickies FOT Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2. I 5pm. The Anaconda is the subject on Sat 25 Jan. followed by The Mini motorcar on Sat l Feb. Special kids' tours of the Birds and Animals take place every Sunday at 3pm.


I Oragonheart (ll) Sat 25 Jan. noon-2.30pm. £ l. ABC Film Centre. I20 l.othiau Road. 228 I638.


I The Happy Gang Singalong Fri 31 Jan. 2.30pm. £3. Cramond Church Hall. Cramond Glebe Road. 336 2 I 24: Sat 1 Feb. 10.30am. £3.50 (inc. refreslnnents). Carrick Knowe Church Hall. Saughton Road North. 538 I203. The Happy Gang are back \\ ith a fun-filled singalong. featuring songs and dialogue from their ever popular shows. Both are fundraisers for local community groups.

I The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats Sun 2 Feb. 7.30pm. £9.50--£l-l.50 (children £4.50---£9.50). King‘s Theatre. 2 Lu en Street. 220 43—19. th for all the family with the amazing acrobats from Beijing. The show includes dancers. tumblers. magicians and

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I Alaska (II) Sun 2 Feb. 2.30pm. The MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 46 I08 I.


I Biggar Puppet Theatre Broughton Road. Biggar. 0l899 22063I. £4.40 adults: £3.30 children (Reductions for parties of over ten). A double-dose of puppet fun is on offer in Biggar with The Nutcracker based on 'I‘chaiktwsky's ballet. For 6-year-olds and over (Sat 25 Jan. 2pm; Sun 2 Feb. 2pm; Tue 4 Feb. I0.30am). and the popular Pips Ami I’umla Meet The Three Bears show for the under 7s (Thurs 30 Jan. I0.30am; Sat I Feb. 2pm).





Open Hand


Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th February, 7pm

Saturday 8th February, I lam & 2pm

£I kids & concessions £4 full price



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