BABY LOVE Wed 15 Oct, 11am & 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. Ages 3-5. Young Harry has had it pretty easy up till now, his own toys, his own room and of course, mum and dad all to himself. But when a new baby sister comes along, things are about to go pear- shaped. Who is this person who's now number one in the popularity stakes? Can he cope with the responsibilities of being an older brot er? In Quicksilver’s new show, themes of sibling rivalry are ex Iored usin puppetry, comedy, music and songs, making it an accessib e and fun 5 ow
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Activities And Fun
Wallace and Gromit Fri 10 ()ct. 1pm. John Smith’s. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. Fun. games and competitions with the stars of the new stage show. Prehistoric Hut Building Sun 12 ()ct. 2—4pm. Muirshiel Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01505 842803. Building techniques at the ready in this reconstruction of a Bronze Age dwelling. Holiday Fun Tue 14 & Thu 16 Oct. 2—4pm. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. ()1475 521458. Ages 8—12. A close inspection of the animal trails will help you find their whereabouts.
Hamish Hedgehog's Holiday Happening Wed 15 Oct. lOam—noon & 1.30—3.30pm. Visitor Centre. Linn Park. 637 I 147 and on Thu 16 ()ct at Pollok Country Park. 632 9299. Ages 5—7. Exciting environmental activities with Hamish the Hedgehog.
Action Factory Mon l3—Fri 17 Oct. Various venues around Glasgow. For information call Giant Productions on 445 6000. An overwhelming amount of activities to relieve any boredom creeping in during the scltool holidays. including theatre shows. workshops and music for children and young people. Here are some selected highlights:
A Boxful 0f Delights Mon 13 Oct.
1 lam & 1.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Ages 18 mths—5. Specially created fora younger audience. Pointure 23's show uses boxes and pictures in such an incredible way. that they almost appear to be alive.
House Thu 16 Oct. 11am & 1.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Ages 3-5. A play about friendship. caring and sharing as Cleveland Theatre company tell the tale of two friends who live in very different houses.
Colourbox Mon l3—Fri 17 ()ct. 3—5pm Mon—Thu; 12.30—5pm Fri. £6 for the week. Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. To book a place call 445 6000. Ages 8—12. Combining movement. sound. visual effects. a professional dancer and . . . twenty children. Colourbox offers kids the chance to take part in a professional dance piece with a public performance on Fri 17.4pm.
Wacky Workshop Week Mon l3—Fri 17 ()ct. various times and prices. Strathclyde Arts Centre. 12 Washington Street. To book places call 445 6000 and frotn Mon 13 onwards. call 221 4526. Ages 3—12. An exciting week of activities including The Musical Garden. where children can create weird and wonderful instruments and sounds. environmental workshops. drama anti dance sessions. shadow puppet workshop with Clydebuilt Puppets and much tnore.
The Fifth Element (PC) on Sat 11 ()ct. 10am and Larger Than Life (PC) on Sat 18 ()ct. 10am. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Park head. 556 4282.
Sneaking Behind The Clouds Sat 18 Oct. 2pm. Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 227 551 1. Ages 9—13. l‘lullaballoo Children‘s Theatre present the story of Mr Smith. a cafe owner in the town of Flute. He is furious when one of his customers leaves without paying and without his shadow. which in turn causes tnayhetn. turning the kitchen upside down. Part ofGiant Productions Fingers Am! 'Iiwx series. Peter Rabbit Sat 11 Oct. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask 6'; Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3—8.
Puppetry. storytelling and music combine in [an Turbitt's adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale.
Wallace & Gromit In A Grand Night Out Tue 14-Sat 18 Oct. 7.15pm Tue—Thu & Sat; 2.15pm Wed & Sat; 5pm & 8pm Fri. £3.50—£10.50. Theatre Royal Glasgow. 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. Catch the crazy capers of Wallace and Gromit as they are brought to life on stage.
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The Selfish Giant Thu 16 Oct. 11am & 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 3—8. Wee Stories Theatre present a tale of hope and love in an angry world.
A Peck Of Pickled Pepper Fri 17 Oct. 11am. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 2—5. Oily Cart Theatre tell the tale of Polly Pepper's party and the special cake she needs to make.
Rockshop Fri 17 Oct. 7pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street. 887 1010. PACE and all the participants of a week-long workshop present the results of their music/theatre-making.
Two Scottish Fairy Tales Sat 18 Oct. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3—8. Two shows from S lvia Troon’s Kenspeckle Puppets. Trou le At Kittlerumpit. a fun-packed version of Rumplestiltskin and The Bairn And The Fairy King a colourful tale from the Highlands. Casey's Quest Sat 18 Oct. 2pm (workshop 10.30am). Ages 5—1 1. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 5—1 1. On finding a CD-Rom. Casey discovers directions which will take her to a new friend. Fun with Helter Skelter Dance company.
Annie Mon 20—Sat 25 Oct. 7.30pm; 2.30pm Wed & Sat. £5—£15. King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. 287 5511. Apollo Players tell the story of little orphan Annie and her search for happiness. with songs and dance aplenty. in this musical for all the family.
The Even Better Crack Club Sat 11 Oct. IOam—noon. £1. Landsdowne Church Hall. 420 Great Western Road. Kelvinbridge. 01506 847935. Tales tall and small with Paraig MacNeill.
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 and every Sunday at 3.15pm. Totem Pole is on Sat 11 Oct and Wild Cats on Sun 12 Oct. The following week. Elephants on Sat 18 Oct anti Make A Phone Call on Sun 19 Oct.
Children's Classic Concerts Sun 12 Oct. 3pm (music in the foyer frotn 2.15pm). £7.50 (£5); Children £3.50. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Join Atarah Ben-Tovim on a musical tour of Europe. with a chance to tneet the musicians after the show and win a prize in the quiz.
Wallace 8: Gromit In A Grand Night Out Until Sat 11 Oct. 7.30pm. matinee 2.30pm Wed & Sat tnat. £8—£14.5() (concs). King's Theatre. 2 i..even Street. 220 4349. Nick Park's award-winning plasticine creations have been lifted from the animated film to appear live on stage iii a show for all the family.
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Tue 21—Sat 25 Oct. 2pm & 7pm. £8 (£6). King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 220 4349. A pantomime version of the Disney classic in this special half-term holiday treat.
The Happy Gang In Hyperspace Wed
22 Oct. 11am & 2pm. £5 (£3). Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Follow the interstellar adventures with Beth, Spatz and Mr P as they meet strange aliens, visit lost planets. with plenty of songs and interplanetary participation alon the way.
Mahtpat Kavi and Krishna Leela Puppets Wed 22-Sat 25 Oct. 2pm. £3 (£2). The Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. Ages 5+. Traditional lndian glove puppet show with two stories Bunnie The Rabbit and There Was Once A Mouse.
Children Of The Commonwealth Until Sat 3 Jan. Museum of Childhood, 42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. A look at the lives of children in all Commonwealth countries. exploring topics which are common to children everywhere. such as education. family life. toys and games. festival and holidays.
Animal Magic Sat 18 Oct—10 Jan. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon—Sat. 10am-5pm. Step inside the wonderful and fascinating world of the animal kingdom through the eyes of both artists and scientists. in a major new children's exhibition. Animal Magic spreads itself across three floors of the gallery. featuring original museum exhibits. commissioned artworks and plenty of hands-on activities. Supporting children's activities will be on offer throughout the display. with a fun-packed launch day on Sat 18 Oct. From Mon 20—Fri 24 Oct. artist-in-residence. Sue Beach will be sketching from the exhibits and encouraging everyone tojoin in and on Mon 20 Oct. 2-3pm. listen to animal tales from around the globe with storyteller Linda Bandelier.
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Baby Love Quicksilver Theatre Wed 15 October 11am 8t 1pm
The Selfish Giant ee Stories Thu 16 October ilam & lpm
A Peck of Pickled Pepper Olly Cart Theatre Co. Fri 17 October. liam
Case '5 Quest Helter S elter Dance Sat 18 October. 2pm
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