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Activities And Fun
To The Rescue! Sat 5 Apr. I0am—noon. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 632 9299. Pitt on your wellies and old clothes as help is needed for frog spawn rescue and wildlife gardening. Adventure 0f ANTS Sat 5 Apr. l0.15am. Glen Lodge. Gleniffer Braes Country Park. Glenlield Road. Paisley. 884 379-1. A map reading exercise for children to hunt for the clues hidden III the park. which reveal the meaning of ANTS. Suitable for S l0-year-olds. Easter Children's Activities Mon 7—1 I Apr. I0ani—noon. Children's Play Team. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 2‘37 3836. linv iromnental fun activities for the iiaster holidays.
Saturday Kids Club Illanr l2.30piti. £l.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Sat 5 Apr: The Pagemaster (U); Sat I2 Apr: The Flintstones (U). See liilm Index.
The Secret Of Roan Inish (U) Sat 5 Apr. l.45pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. I2 Rose Street. 3.32 8128. See l-‘ilin Index.
Greyfriars Bobby Sat 5 Apr. I Iain & lpm. £4 (£1 ). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 Hill). The tale of lidiitburgh‘s most famous dog. by Whistlestop Puppets. Suitable for 7»-l l-year-olds. Winnie The Pooh Sat l2 Apr. llatii & lpm.£-1(£Il. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 Hill). Join the adventures of A. A. Milne's popular characters Pooh. Piglet and Iieyore in Richard Medriiigton's Parable Puppet Theatre's new adaptation. Suitable for 5 years and
Peter Rabbit Sat 12 Apr. 2pm be 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask ck Puppet Centre. 8-- l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 (i185. l-‘avourite Ian Turbitt Puppet Theatre uses puppetry. storytelling and live music to recount the much loved tale of Beatrix Potter‘s ftii‘t'." friend. Peter Rabbit. Suitable for 3 S- year-olds.
The Magic World Of Pookie And The Animal Shelf See Photo caption. Children’s Art Exhibition Sat 5 13 Apr. l~~lpm. Glasgow Botaitic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 33-1 2422. Come aitd see the results from this season's children's art classes.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 753-1 Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2. I 5pm. The Holt/iv Horse is the topic on Sat 5 Apr. followed by The Bit/iv Izlt'p/niiil on Sat l5 Apr. Special kids‘ tours of the birds and animals take place every Sunday at 3pm.
Edinburgh International Science Festival Lintil 6 Apr. Various venues and ticket prices. for tickets and further information contact 220 (i220. Discover the ins and outs of science and technology at this year's festival with plenty of activ ities for children.
1997 Puppet Animation Festival t'nnl
l3 Apr. Various venues across East Lothian. h’lidlothian. West Lothian. Stirling. South Lanarkshire. Edinburgh. Fife. The Borders and Glasgow. For furtlter information and booking information contact The Netherbow Arts Centre. lidinburgh. 0l3| 556 9579. More puppet and animation fun for children and adults alike.
Hansel And Gretel t'ntiI 5 Apr. 2pm:
I 5pm ii-‘rt s Sat only). c417 (£4.50- I £5.50). lidinburgh Festival Theatre.
I3 —29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. A new arrival to the great green forest in the shape of a witch and her wicked spells conjures tip mayhem for Hansel and Gretel as they try to escape from her and rid the forest of her evil charms. Parasol Theatre's magical show complete with flying broomsticks. woodland creatures. the delicious Gingerbread House and music from Engelbert Humperdinck's ()pem For Children. will delight young aitd old.
Make A Play Days Sat 12 Apr.
10. ISam—I.l5pm. £3.50. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. To reserve a place. call the box office on 229 9697. liver wondered Itow the professionals do it'.’ This is a fun workshop for S—l0-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 12 Apr. 2. l5— 5. l 5pm. £3.50. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. To reserve a place. call the box office on 229 9697. l-prloring different forms of drama. with
5 themes reflecting the plays currently in
production. lior I l---l3-year-olds.
Breakneck Projects Sat 12 Apr.
l0.30am 4.30pm. £5. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. To reserve a place. call the box office on 229 9697.
For 14 IS-year-olds. A chance to see and Itav e an input into the play currently iit ' rehearsal at the Lyceum 'l‘lte .IItIft/(’Il
Stone. The ticket price includes admission to see the completed production.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Activities And Fun
Cluedo Stttt 13 Apr. 2.30pm. l)ean Castle
(‘ountv Park. l)ean Road. Kilmarnock.
; 0I5o3'522702. A whodunit iiiystei'y for
: children. finding the clues ltiddeii iii the park to discover V-IIIL‘II animal is the
culprit. The lucky sleuth will win cinema tickets.
, Easter Events l'ntil o Apr. Ham-5pm. £4 (£2.50i. Kelburn Country Centre.
l-‘airlie. Ill-175 5(rSots'5. A fun programme of events including liastcr ligg huitts. poetry aitd drawing competitions for children. and a quest for the (iolden ligg. Easter Eggcitement t'nnl 0 Apr.
l0ani- 5pm. £2.20 it'l. IIII; l‘ainily group £5.50 Almond \'.illey Heritage Centre.
_ \IIllIic‘ltl. Livingston. (H.500 ~1I~I957.
Springtime games and crafts. egg painting and bonnet making. plus the chance to meet the new arrivals' lambs. chicks and other baby animals.
Theatre The Singing Kettle - The Busy Road
Show I'ntil 5 Apr. llain a 2pm. £7 (£6);
| Family ticket £2 I. Adam Smith Theatre.
Bennochy Road. I‘iife. ()l 592 4l2929.
The stars of the popular children's
television show are embarking on a new
adventure. as the road safety conscious
Cilla. Artie. Gary and latte go on art
iiiiaginai'y cariourney The emphasis is
clearly on giving out strong Road Safety
messages. but is packed full of songs and
. audience participation. Children are invited to come along dressed as d
lollipop lady or man. traffic warden or a
‘ safeiy dressed cyclist or pedestrian with a
fluorescent arm band.
Biggar Puppet Theatre Broughton Road. Biggar.01899 220031. £4.40 adults; 1.3.30 children (Reductions for Parties of over ten I. A whole host of
POOKIE AND THE ANIMAL SHELF Until 3 May. Collins Gallery
University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street, 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon-4pm. Step inside the magical world of Pookie the Flying Rabbit and friends in this exhibition of original artwork by Ivy Wallace, the internationally renowned author of these children's books. Set within a woodland installation, it features a pond, waterfall, frogs and stepping stones. There are also 3-D models of the favourite
characters, as well as
uppets produced for television animation, a video
documentary, and a Ii e-size reconstruction of Pookie, the flying rabbit. Lots for children to see and do, including a story writing competition, activity sheets and nature trails designed for children from three years
puppet fun is on offer over the next two weeks. The forthcoming shows are as follows.
Pips And Panda's Magic Egg Fri 4 & Mon 7 Apr. 2pm; Wed 9 Apr. 2pm; Sat l2—Mon 14 Apr. 2pm. Suitable for the under 7s. Camping on the beach. Pips aitd Panda discover a magic egg which begins to cause them trouble. They discover that it belongs to two love birds and both are desperate to find out what's inside.
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.-I ., I Join Artie, Cilia, Ga and Jane D _
in a fun filled musical aqut Road Safety ngikls’gfrwrlltctror
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Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Sat 5 Apr. 2pm; Tue 8 Apr. l lam 8; 2pm: Thurs l0 Apr. 11.30am; Ir‘ri ll Apr. 2pm. Suitable for all ages. .loin Hughie. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and. of course. the lovable sea-monster Nessie in their fun adventures at Loch Ness.
Sinbad The Sailor Tue. 15 Apr. 2pm. For six years and over. Swash-buckling action with Sinbad the sailor and his monkey Clteeko as they come up against giants. including the evil Ciiant Roc Bird.
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