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Not A Load Of Old Rubbish Sat I Mar. I0am—2pm. Pollok Cottntry Park. Pollokshaws Road. 632 929‘). Discover the tnany ways in which to re-use and recycle you rubbish. The event includes a guest speaker. Suitable for 8-year-olds and over.


Matilda (U) Sat 22 Feb. 2pm. (ilasgow Film Theatre. I2 Rose Street. 332 8 I 28. See Filtn Index.

Saturday Kids Club Illam» I2.3(lpm. £l.50. Virgin Cinema. The huge. I’at'khead. 556 4282. Sat 22 Feb: .-i (loo/v A/m'it’ (U). See Film index.


Singalong With Mr Boom See photo caption.

The Princess And The Pea See photo caption.

Otis The Aardvark And The Mystery 0f Naff Hall School Sat I Mar.

I lam/2pm. £4.5()--£5.5() (concs 50p off ticket price). The Pavilion Theatre.

Renfield Street. 332 I846. A brand new fun-filled fatnin show. with plenty of gatnes and giveaways. and starring the ant-eating. toffee-loving ()tis The Aardvark. He will be fatniliar to many as one of the presenters on Children's BBC and will be joined by the cast of Time ()tit and special guests Stone the Crow.

Pigs Can Fly Sat I Mar. 2pm/3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask 8: Puppet Centre.

8-— ll) Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Tommy is always late for school. as

1 he spends tnost of his time dreaming

about spaceships. monsters and Martians. But then he stumbles upon the Professor's magic robot and his wildest dreams start to come true. Join Tommy's adventure in Sylvia Troon's Kenspeckle Puppet show for 3—9-year-olds.

The Happy Gang Singalong Sat I Mar. 2.30pm. £3. Milngavie Town Hall Station Street. 956 2 I65. Sing your heart out with The Happy (iang's fun-filled afternoon featuring songs and dialogue from their ever popular shows. in this fund-raising appearance for Hillhead and Milngavie pic-school.


Claws Until 3l Mar. Kclvingrove Gallery a Museum. 287 269‘). Mon -Sat l0am—5pm: Sun llam~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'.

The Magical World Of Puppets Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8-10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 33‘) 6185. A permanent exhibition displaying puppets frotn all over the world are gathered. The furry friends are both ancient and brand

SINGALONG WITH MR BOOM Sat 22 Feb, 11am/1pm. Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1910. Calling all earthlin s! The man who hails from the moon is landing at Paisley Arts Centre toget er with his one-man-band, bringing with him lots of catchy songs to sing along to. A fun afternoon for 3—6-year-olds.

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Sat 22 Feb. 2pml3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask 8: Puppet Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. The King and Queen's marriage has been a very happy one, thanks to a magic ea. Sadly their son the Prince hasn't found his true princess to marry and t e pea's

ma ic is needed once again. However, this could be tricky

as a famous robber

wil stop at nothing to have it for himself. The Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre present a lively adaptation of the enchanting Hans Christian Andersen story.

new and come frotn as far afiech as (iermany and the United States. Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery Until 22 Feb. 2nd Floor. 14 King Street. 552 7080. Sat/Sun noon—4pm. An amazing exhibition of kinetic sculptures by Eduard Bersudsky.


Glasgow Book Festival Thurs 27 Feb-Sat l Mar. Various times. £2 for events at Mitchell Theatre; free for events at the library and Moir Hall. Mitchell Library. North Street. For further information contact (ll-ll 287 2867. Have you heard what's going on at the Mitchell library over the next few days‘.’ Well. there's a chance to meet one of your favourite authors. such as Aileen Paterson. creator of the Muisie books. be amazed at the Pendle Productions Theatre Company. as they bring ()Iiver Twist to life. learn how to perform circus tricks. sing along with The Whizz Kids musical extravaganza. or look at the Haggs Castle art exhibition. And if this wasn‘t enough. there's lots of events for mums and dads too, but don‘t linger at the wine tasting table for too long! See Book livents.



Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2. l5pm. Brutt'll lieu/1v is the topic on Sat 22 Feb. followed by T/lt’ Mini Motor Car on Sat l Mar. Special kids tours of the Birds and Animals take place every Sunday at 3pm.

Koko's Children's Leisure Centre Mon—Sun l()am—5.30pm (open until 7pm if any party bookings). £2.50-£3.50. Kinnaird Park. Newcraigball Road. 66‘) ()082. Stuck indoors on a wet and windy day? Why not go along to Koko’s where there are lots of fun activities to discover including soft play areas. bouncy castles. ball pools. mirror maze. tube chutes and bumper chutes. The centre is for children under H) years old or less than 55in tall. There's also a cafe serving hot and cold refreshments.


Bugsy Malone Until 22 Feb. 7.30pm (2pm Thurs matinee). £5.50—£ l 2.50 (£2.75-£6.25). Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 5296000.

Described as ‘the tnessiest show in town‘. catch Bugsy Malone. Fat Sam. Dandy Dan. Tallulah and the rest of the mob. in the National Youth Music Theatre's action-packed musical.



Art Attack Sat 22 Feb. I0am—2pm. £8 per term; £3 per class. Howden Park Centre. Livingston. ()l506 433634. lfyou fancy experimenting with anitnation techniques or making your own shadow puppet. then pop along to the regular art workshop for 8— l 2-year-olds at the Howden Park Centre and start creating! Remember to wear old clothes.

Animal Magic Sun 23 Feb. 2pm. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. 01355 236644. At the children's zoo there are bunnies galore as proud owners show off their prized rabbits. Lots of different breeds to see and cuddle.


Matilda (PG) Sat 22 Feb. 2.30pm. The MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirlin t. 01786 46108]. See Film index Saturday Morning Cinema l0am—I2.3()pm. £ l. ABC Cinema. Hiin Street Kirkcaldy. ()l5‘)2 20l520. Sat 22 Feb: I)rugmiheurt (PG); Sat l Mar Jumunji (PC). See Film index.


Sinbad The Sailor Sat 22 Feb. 2pm. £4 (£2.75). Rothes Hall. Rothes Square. Glenrothes.01592 6] l 101. International Purves Puppets presents the tale of Sinbad and his monkey Cheeko as they sail across the seas to an island. But doom and gloom strikes as they are captured by the Roc Bird who takes them to the Island of Giants. What will happen next?

Rom And Ram Go Double Dutch Sat 1 Mar. 2pm. £2.50 (£l.25). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 0l698 267515. Meet Rom and Ram who live inside the Easy Peasy personal computer. Songs. stories and lots of fun as they solve the problems the computer sets them.

Otis The Aardvark And The Mystery 0f Naff Hall School Sun 2 Mar. 2pm/5pm. £7 (£4). Rothes Hall, Rothes Square. Glenrothes. ()l592 6| I ID]. A new fun-filled fatnin show with games and giveaways. the ant-eating. toffee-loving ()tis The Aardvark.

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