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Activities And Fun

Not A Load Of Old Rubbish Sat 8 Mar. lOam—noon. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 632 9299. Discover the many ways in which to recycle and re-use everyday materials. The event includes a guest speaker. Suitable for 8- year-olds and over.

Live Cats And Kittens Sat 15/Sun 16 Mar. 10am—4.30pm. Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 287 2660. Find out about the work of the lnverclyde Cat Rescue team. with lots of cats and kittens to see.

Face Painting And Mask Making Sat 15 Mar. 1.30—4.30pm. Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 287 2660. Create your own moggy mask or get your face painted as a cat in this fun afternoon workshop.


Saturday Kids Club 10am-12.30pm. £1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Sat 8 Mar: Dragonheart (PG). See Film Index.


Crescendo Tutti Sat 15 Mar. noon. £3.50—£7.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 I. Atarah Ben-Tovim's traditional end-of- series invitation to all children to bring in their own instruments and experience how it feels to play with the RSNO. Scotland’s biggest orchestra.


The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark Sat 8 Mar. 2pm/3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. For 6—10- year-olds. Plop the baby barn owl is afraid of the dark. which is not very wise for a night bird! Luckily Plop learns about the dark from the different

characters that he meets in Pavla's Puppets‘ charming adaptation of Jill Tomlinson's well-known book.

Three Goats Called Gruff Sat 15 Mar. 2pm/3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. For 4—7-year-olds. The classic Swedish folk tale of the Billy Goats GruFf is told using colourful puppets and a huge magic armchair by Paraphernalia Puppets.


The Even Better Crack Club - First Burst Sat 8 Mar. 10am—noon. £1. Landsdowne Church Hall. 420 Great Western Road. Kelvinbridge. 01506 847935. Traditional and new storytelling for families. reviving the old Glasgow tradition ofthe Penny Burst. when you got a morning’s entertainment for a penny with a paper bag containing a bun. The bag was burst at the end of the show. Things have changed since then and for your £1 you‘ll receive a bag ofcrisps. Every second Saturday of the month.


Wax Body Casting Workshop Sat 8 Mar. 10am—5pm. £10. Collins Gallery. Richmond Street. 548 2634. (To reserve a place. contact the gallery). A fun workshop for both children and adults. where you can create your own wax mask. or make a cast from almost any part of your body with Helen Barrett. head of the Casting Department at Glasgow School ofArt.

EDINBURGH Activities And Fun Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm. Elephants is the topic on Sat 8 Mar. followed by The Lion King on Sat 15 Mar. Special kids' tours of the Birds and Animals take place every Sunday at 3pm.

Festival Six Of The Best Showcase See photo capuon.


101 Dalmatians (PG) Sat 8 Mar; Matilda (PG) Sat 15 Mar. noon—2.30pm. £1. ABC Film Centre. 120 Lothian Road. 228 1638.

Music Crescendo Tutti Sun 16 Mar. 2pm. £3.50—£7.50. Usher Hall. Lothian Road.

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IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN Until 25 Apr. Museum of ChildhOOd. High Street.

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Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. At the Museum of Childhood you can see an exhibition about children's school stories, with books and comics spanning over a century. Titles range from Thomas Hughes‘s Tom Brown's Schooldays to Grange Hill For Sale by Robert Leeson, reflecting the changing attitudes to children's education. There are also items from the museum's collection, such as school uniforms, text books and sports equipment. It will give children the opportunity to step back in time, and no doubt stir up a few memories for

parents and grandparents alike.

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SIX OF THE BEST SHOWCASE Thurs 20 Mar. 10am-4pm. £6 (includes sandwich

lunch). Netherbow Theatre, High Street, 556 9579. Shona Repp is just one of the performers coming to the Puppet Animation Festival with her version of the Elves And The Shoemaker. In this new event, the Festival presents a one- day showcase featuring six extracts of work from the best of Scottish Puppeteers, a tempting taster for the festival, which runs Sat 19 Mar—13 Apr. Participants include Sylvia Troon, Shona Repp, Nomad Puppets, Edinburgh Puppet Company and Clydebuilt Puppets.

228 1155. A great opportunity for all children to bring in their own instruments and experience how it feels to play with the RSNO. in the traditional end-of—series concert.


Playdays Wed 12—15 Mar. llam/2pm. £6—£7.50 (Family ticket £21). Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. New adventures from the popular BBC television characters. Peggy Patch. Poppy The Cat and Why Bird. Help them stop the cheeky Genie who wants to change all the nursery rhymes. Packed full of singalongs and audience participation.

Greyfriars Bobby Wed 19 Mar. 10.30am. £3 (£2). Gorgie Memorial Hall. Gorgie Road. 346 8422/337 9098. Whistlestop‘s new production about Edinburgh‘s most famous dog. Greyfriars Bobby. with puppets. First of the many puppet shows taking place as part of the Puppet Animation Festival.


In A Class Of Their Own See photo caption.

Looking In Wonderland Until 11 May. National Library of Scotland. George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. A delightful exhibition for adults and children alike. looking at the original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel for Lewis Carroll's books Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.


Celtic Stories Sat 15 Mar. 2—3.30pm. £3.50. Netherbow Theatre. High Street. 556 9579. A fun afternoon for 6—9-year- olds to hear tales about saints. heroines and heroes with storyteller Janis Perry. Watercolour painting is on offer after the stories with artist. Kay Shanks. giving children the chance to create their own paintings interpreting the tales.


Make A Play Days Sat 15 Mar. 10.15am—1.15pm. £3.50. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. To reserve a place. call the box office on 229 9697. Ever wondered how the professionals do it? This is a fun workshop for 8—10-year- olds in the art of making a good story. A performance of your play will be shown to family and friends at the end of the session. A Picture, Prop, And A Word Sat 15 Mar. 2.15—5.15pm. £3.50. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. To reserve a place. call the box office on 229 9697. Exploring different forms of drama. with themes reflecting the plays currently in Broduction. For ll—l3-year-olds. reakneck Projects Sat 15 Mar.

10.30am—4.30pm. £5. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. To reserve a place. call the box office on 229 9697. For 14-18-year-olds. A chance to see and have an input into the play currently in rehearsal at the Lyceum. Brian Friel's 'I‘ranslutimzs. The ticket price includes admission to see the completed production.


Activities And Fun

Making Wood Work Sat 8 Mar. I--3pm. Clyde Muirshiel Park. Children's Nature Club. Cornalees Bridge Centre. 01505 614791. A workshop to help you make baskets using the park‘s natural

Making Model Volcanoes Sat 8 Mar. 1—3pm. Clyde Muirshiel Park. Children‘s Nature Club. Castle Setnple Centre. 01505 614791. Create your own volcanic landscape. with clay and soil or anything else you can find in the park.

Art Attack Sat 15 Mar. 10am—2pm. £8 per term; £3 per class. Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634 and at l2.30—4.30pm at Burgh Halls. Linlithgow, 01506 433634.

Ifyou fancy experimenting with animation techniques or making your own shadow puppet. then pop along to the regular art workshop for 8—12-year- olds at the Howden Park Centre and start creating!


Saturday Morning Cinema 10am—12.30pm. £1. ABC Cinema. High Street Kirkcaldy. 01592 201520. Sat 8 Mar: A Little Princess (U); Sat 15 Mar; The Adventures Of Pinnochio (PC). See Film Index.


Magic Bob Sat 8 Mar. 2pm. £2. Regal Community Theatre. Bathgate. ()1506 632558. It's show time with favourite entertainer Magic Bob. conjuring up tricks. magic and comedy in a cabaret for kids.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith Sat 15 Mar. 2.30pm. £1. Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Glen Road. Giffnock. Slapstick. songs humour with The Slightly Silly Theatre Company as they tell the tale ofJohn Jacob Jingleheimer Smith. a young boy who will go to any lengths to avoid appearing in his school concert.


Spring Tales Sat 8 Mar. 2.30pm. £1.50. Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. A family storytelling afternoon. celebrating the early days of spring when the earth begins to reawaken. Suitable for 8-year-olds and over.