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LOOKING IN WONDERLAND Until 11 May. National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun Z—Spm. A delightful exhibition for adults and children alike, which looks at a selection 0

some of the best original illustrations b Sir John Tenniel for Lewis Carroll's books Alice in Wonderland an Through The Looking Glass.


Music 100 Workshops The 25 Thurs 27 Mar & Tue l—-Thurs 3 Apr. 2~~~lpm. £4. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3963. In conjunction with the current Music 100 exhibition. an opportunity during the Iiaster holidays to go along to the City Art Centre and mould a pop star figure out ofelay during the first week and return the following week to paint ll using ceramic paints. Suitable for eight~twelve-year-olds.


Activities And Fun

Annual Easter Parade Hi 28 Mon 31 Mar. 11am—4pm. Palacerigg Country Park. Cumbernauld Visitor Centre. 01236 720047. lambs. chicks. bunnies and other new springtime arrivals w ill be on show around the park centre. with a bouncy castle. pony and cart rides. swing boats and wildlife videos.

Easter Events Fri 28 Mar -6 Apr. 11am—5pm.£41£2.50). Kt‘il‘lllll Country Centre. Fairlie. 01475 568685. A fun programme ofevents including liaster egg hunts. poetry and drawing competitions for children. and a quest for the Golden ligg.

Easter Eggcitement iii-i ls Mar 6 Apr. 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10); tamin group £5.50. .-\lmond \"alley Heritage Centre. Millfield. Livingston. 01506 414957. Springtime games and crafts. painting and bonnet making. plus the chance to meet the new arrivals: lambs.

chicks and other baby animals.

i Close Encounters Of The Cuddly Kind Sun 30 Mar. 2pm. Calderglen Country Park. 0135.5 2366-14. Meet yet more bunnies. day old chicks. ducklings. lambs arid many other seasonal babies.

Easter Egg Extravaganza Sun 30 Mar. 2.30pm. i 1.50 t£l l. 'l‘raquair House. lnnerleithcn. Pecbleshire. 01896 830323. Over 2000 mini eggs are hidden in the ma/e for the under tens to hunt otit and Ctll.

The Great Easter Egg Mystery Sun 30 Mar. 2pm. Visitor Centre. Drumpelier Country Park. 01236 422257. Can you solve the clues and find the answer to The Great liaster iigg Mystery"? A surprise awaits you if you can.

Easter Fun Sun 30—Mon 31 Mar. noon—4pm. New l.anark Visitors Centre. New l.anark Mills. Lanark. 0155.5 6613-15. Pun liaster activities for children.

; Theatre

Rikki Tikki Tavi Sat 2‘) Mar. 2.30pm. £2. i‘.;l.\'l\\‘()t1(i Theatre. liastwood Park. Rouken (,ilen Road. Giffnock. 621 1361. See Puppet .-\lllllt;llit)ll l-‘estival. Grandpa And The Bags 0f Rubbish Ttie l Apr. 2.30pm, £1. Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. (iil'l‘nock. 621 1361. Help Grandpa lind the culprit who is throwing rubbish over the wall. There are also problems to solve. songs to sing and making good use of the rubbish we throw away. Presented by the Black Box Puppet Theatre Trust.

puppet festival


Puppet and Animation Festival

Until 13 Apr. Various venues across East Lothian. Midlothian. West Lothian. Stirling. South Lanarkshire. Edinburgh. Fife. The Borders and Glasgow. For further information and booking information contact The Netherbow Arts Centre. Edinburgh. 0131 556 9579.

It's not just for kids and it‘s not just puppet theatre. as you will discover in the fourteenth Puppet Animation Festival which now spreads itself over the central belt. As well as the many performances for both children and adults by major puppet companies in the UK. there are puppetry production workshops. Burst the Box cabaret events and experimental puppet animation. The MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling hosts the animation events including new work by Jan Svankmajer. the premiere of Mole Hill‘s new film Dr V’t'saius and a new print of Hitters/zip Down. Here‘s a few highlights for you to choose from. See Theatre listings for adult puppetry.

Paper Tiger Ages three and over. Norwich Puppet Theatre's adaptation of the Japanese folk tale using origami puppets and masks which tells the story of Matsu‘s first day at work in a paper mill which turns into an imaginary journey into a world of paper. full of creatures and monsters.

Tue I/l/n: ltlum & 2pm. ll/Iur'Rohert Arts Centre, Stirling.

Wed 2 Apr, 2.30pm. Loi'h ('entt'e, Tronent.

Wed 26 Mar. /()..i()utn & 1.30pm. ("Millet/ml Hull. Biggut:

Thurs 27 Mai; l().3()oni. Regal Community Theatre. But/igute.

listings KIDS

Thurs 27 Mar. 2.30pm. C raigsflmn, Livingston.

Sat 29 Mar, Ham. Netherbow Arts

C entre, Edinburgh.

Thurs 3 Apr, 1.30pm. The Ikvnd Theatre, Melrose.

Babushka And The Bear Ages three and over. Papa lvanov tells the story of Babushka and the bear who loves to dance and is too lazy to gather wood for himself in a show by Nomad Puppets. Tue 25 Mar, 10.30am. Linlithgoii' Leisure C entre, Linlithgoiv.

Wed 26. I lam & 2pm; Thurs 27 Mar.

I lam. Netherhow Arts C entre. Edinburgh.

Alice In Wonderland Ages six and over. See photo caption.

Sat 22 Mar, 2.30pm. Port Seton Centre. South Seton Park.

Mon 24 Mar, 2.30pm. St Bride Is Centre. Edinburgh.

Wed 26 Mar, 2.15pm. Ladvivood Leisure Centre, Penicuik.

Thurs 27 Mar, 2.15pm. [)alkeith Leisure Centre, Dalkeith.

Tue 1 Apr, l lam. Armadale C ommunitv Centre, West Lothian.

Tue 1 Apr, 7pm. Howden Park Centre. Livingston.

Wed 2 Apr, 11am. Linlithgow Leisure Centre, Livingston.

Wed 2 Apr, 7pm. Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate.

Rikki Tikki Tavi Ages six and over. Join the young mongoose Rikki Tikki Tavi in his adventures as Edinburgh Puppet Company present a vivid adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book stories. Sat 22 Mar, 2.30pm. St Bride 's Centre, Edinbur 1h.

The Wa ace And Gromit Trilogy (PG) Another chance to see the ever-popular Nick Park characters Wallace. the eccentric inventor and Gromit. his shrewd side-kick dog as they get into all sorts of pickles.

Wed 2 Apr. 2.30pm. Mar'Rohert A rts

ALICE IN WONDERLAND See Puppet Animation Festival listings for dates and venue addresses. Follow Alice's adventures into a strange and mystifying world in pursuit of the White Rabbit in Hunter Puppet Theatre's original musical production, which uses unique large scale puppetry, physical theatre and masks to re-create Lewis Carroll's classic






Lovely music, beautiful scenery, Gingerbread Houses and Flying Broomsticks!

Easter holiday treat for children

fine 1 to Sat 5 April 1997. Family saver ticket (party of 4) £18.00 Children’s tickets from £4.50

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