New Street. 887 1010. Who said history was boring? Not when Hopscotch Theatre Company are around. as they

bring another character from history to life. This educational fun-filled production for 5—12-year-olds coincides with the 16001h anniversary of Ninian‘s presence in Whithom in AD 397. and is recounted with humour and song. certain to entertain both young and old.


We welcome submissions for this The Famous Five See photo caption. section, but cannot guarantee Jack And The Beanstalk Sat 19 Apr. 2 inclusion. Please send details to our & 3.30pm. Scottish Mask & Puppet offices at least ten days before Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, 339

blication. Kids listings compiled 6185. £3 (£2). Young Jack exchanges the g; Helen Monaghan. family cow for magic beans. which

doesn’t go down too well with his mum.

window. but they soon grow into a huge

him m Fun beanstalk in the garden. Find out what Archery For Beginners Sat 19 Apr. happens in this magical puppet

2—4pm. 50p. The Visitor Centre. production by Phil Spellacy. Suitable for Mugdock Country Park. Craigalion 4—8-year-olds.

Road. Nr Milngavie. 956 6100. A chance The Tragical Comedy Of MacPunch Sat to have a go at this ancient sport. Suitable 26 Apr. 2 & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish

for children over 8 years old. Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarnes Bird Watching For Beginners Sun 20 Avenue. 339 6185. Richard Medn’ngton’s Apr. 2pm. Gleniffer Braes Country Park. Parable Puppets production features a

Braehead Car Park. 884 3794. An Scottish spider and Kasper. who is the informative walk to help you to identify Germanequivalent of Punch. This show birds. Bring binoculars. blends German and British puppetry.

Spring Clean At Linn Cave Sat 26 Apr. with plenty of audience participation. 10.30am—3pm. Contact the Mugdock . Country Park for further information on

956 6100. If you didn’t know it’s The Magic World Of Pookie And The National Spring Clean Week from 18—27 Animal Shelf Until 3 May. Collins Apr. so here‘s an opportunity to do your Gallery. University of Strathclyde. 22

bit for the environment by cleaning up Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682.

Linn Cave. which has sadly become a Mon-Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon—4pm.

local dumpin ground. Step inside the magical world of Pookie W . .. . . . ,r' .' .

Mugdocks oung Wild Things Sun 27 the Flying Rabbit and friends in this '-_» ' -~ . ._ . 7' _, w, 7“ «it;

Apr. 2—3.30pm. Lots of wildlife activities exhibition of original artwork by lvy é -* I“. 7' °“"’ 3 v: ..‘.‘.;rv_l;;"v,‘f;;;- W . ‘;‘;.$

for all the family. with the Mugdock‘s Wallace. the internationally renowned ff I. .7',',..,.;i_7‘° ’j‘ff’..,; fl" "4452;? 2‘ . ' ..

young naturalists leading the way. author of these children's books. Set ' ' " i ' ' b " ' ' t ' " ' within a woodland installation. it features THE FAMOUS FIVE Mon 28 Apr—Sat 3 May, 7pm; matinees on Thurs at

Fill“ a pond, waterfall. frogs. stepping stones. 103m and Tue-Wed 8: Sat matinees at 2pm. Pavilion Theatre, Renfield

Saturday Kids Club lOam—l2.30pm. 3-D models of the favourite characters, as Street, 332 1846. It's sixty years since Enid Blyton first put pen to paper,

£1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. well as puppets produced for television and her books are still as popular, and widely translated today. Then

Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the animation. and a video documentary. came the television series, and now in celebration, that adventure-

forthcoming weeks include Witches seeking gang of Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the Dog have

(PC) on Sat 19 Apr. and Down [[)mBURGH been brought to life in the first ever musical adaptation. Follow their

Periscope (PC) on Sat 26 Apr. adventures through secret passages, as they come up against crooks,

ACthfles Mid Fun spies and an ancient map with the promise of hidden treasure. En'o ed Theatre Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of by enerations, this new show has all the ingredients to delight chi dren Ninian - Scotland's First Saint Sat 19 Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. andJ adults alike. Apr. lpm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm. Moles Am/ 842 882. Looking on from a RSPB hide: Their Hills is the topic on Sat 19 Apr. an afternoon of bird watching. followed by The Lion King on Sat 26 Children's Kite Making Sun 20 Apr. Apr. Special kids‘ tours of the Birds and 2.30pm. The Visitor Centre. Dean Castle Animals take place every Sunday at 3pm. Country Park. 01563 522702. Fingers Weird Hats 81 Headgear Sat 19 Apr. crossed for a windy day. as you learn the 10am—1pm (morning session); 2—5pm art‘of making kites. (afternoon session). £3. Assembly Woodcraft And Forestry Fair Sat Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. Create 26—Sun 27 Apr. 11am—5pm. £4 (2.50). amazing hats from chicken-wire. paper. Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. glitter and junk in this fun workshop for 01475 568685. From displays of 9-14-year-olds led by Edinburgh-based chainsaw carving. tree surgery. and sculptor Helle Hannes. woodcarving. to nature walks. bird-box making and basket making. this year's Theatre Woodcraft and Forestry i‘air has lots for The Happy Gang Sat 26 Apr. 10.30am. everyone. It is also the setting for the first

£2.50. St Martin's Church Hall. off [)alry ever Scottish Tree Climbing Road. 539 1687. Singalong fun with the Cham ionships. cheeriest bunch in town. in a fund-raising Woo craft Sun 27 Apr. 2.30pm. The

event for St Martin‘s Church playgroup. Visitors Centre. [)ean Castle Country . . . Park. 01563 522702. Learn how to craft EXlIIbltlon wood into exciting and useful objects. In A Class Of Their Own Until 25 Apr. Museum of Childhood. The High Street. Theatre Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. An exhibition Tales Of The Arabian Nights See photo about children's school stories. with caption. books and comics spanning over a Biggar Puppet Theatre Broughton century. reflecting the changing attitudes Road. Biggar. 0189‘) 220631. £4.40 to children‘s education. adults; £3.30 children (reductions for Looking In Wonderland Until I I May. parties over 10). Two ftm shows on offer National Library of Scotland. George [V over the coming fortnight are as follows. Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Pips And Panda's Magic Egg Sun 20 Sun 2—5pm. A delightful exhibition for Apr. 2pm 8; Sat 26 Apr. 2pm. Suitable adults and children alike. which looks at for the under 7s. Camping on the beach. a selection of some of the best original Pips and Panda discover a magic egg illustrations by Sir John Tenniel for which begins to cause them trouble. They 1H“ .. LCWiS CarrOll'S books Alice in discover that it belongs to two love birds _ ""_ _ g... . Minder/and and Through The Lou/ting- and both are desperate to 1i ntl out what's Glass. inside. TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS Thurs 17-27 A r, 7pm; Sun mat 3pm. No Sinbad The Sailor Sat 1‘) Apr. 2pm; performance on Mon: £7 (£3.50). Suitable for c ildren over seven ears OUTsmE THE crnss Wed 23—Thurs 24 Apr. 12.45pm; Sun 27 old. The award-Winning Communicado Theatre Compan are cele rating . . . Apr, 2pm. For children (i-vears-old and some of the most extraordtna tales ever told as we fo low Sindbad's AthVltles Mid Fun over. Swash-buckling action with Sinbad adventures from camping on t e back_of a whale, escapin the clutches RSPB Bird Reserve Visit Sat 19 Apr. the sailor and his monkey Cheeko as they of a huge bird, to discovering the genre In attny teapot. A l-round family l—3pm. Castle Semple Visitor Centre. come up against giants. including the evil entertainment in this magtca feast of surprises, music and adventure. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01505 Giant Roc Bird.

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