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Activities And Fun

Children's Nature Club Sat 25 Oct. 2—4pm. Comalees Bn'dge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01475 521458. Join in the search for tracks and trails of the animals who live at the park.

More Trees Please Sat 1 Nov. lOam—noon. The Visitor Centre. Pollok Country Park. 632 9299. Ages 8+. Help improve the habitat for wildlife by planting some trees and shrubs. Children's Nature Club Sat 1 Nov. l—3pm. Castle Semple Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01505 842882. Help the rangers clean up Parkhill Pond.


Batman And Robin (PC) on Sat 25 ()ct. 10am and Warriors Of Virtue (PG) on Sat lNov. 10am. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282.


Annie Until 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.

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Jemima Puddle uck Sat 1 Nov. 2pm. Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. £2.50 (£2); Family ticket £8. Ages 3—8. The story of the too—trusting Jemima Puddleduck and the fine gentleman Mr Fox is brought to life in Ian Turbitt's Puppet Theatre show.

Scott Lovat's Magic Puppet Show Sat 25 Oct. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. A mixture of fun. magic and puppets from the popular famil entertainer.

Punch 8: Judy Sat l Nov. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. Paraphernalia Puppets present the story of Punch and Judy in the traditional style - that's the way to do it!


Frank Rodgers Fri 24 Oct. 3pm. John Smith‘s. 57 St Vincent Street. 221 7472. Ages 4—7. Children‘s author Frank Rodgers will be reading from his hilarious new book The Pirate And The Pig (Puffin £4.99). which tells the story of mutiny on the pirate ship The Jolly Rotter. Part ofScottis/z Book Fortnight. Maria Hedderwick’s Katie Morag Show Sat 25 Oct. 2pm. Waterstone's, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. An event for all the family with this popular children's author. with readings. music and games and an opportunity to get your book signed. Part of Scottish Book Fortnight.


Aottvittes 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. Lion King is on Sat 25 Oct and Totem Pole on Sun 26 Oct. The following week. Wildcats on Sat 1 Nov and Sharks on Sun 2 Nov.


Commonwealth Edinburgh 97 Family Festival Fri 24—Sun 26 Oct. To mark the Commonwealth celebrations. three days of family fun including concerts. street theatre. storytelling. theatre. fun fair. music. dancing. and Family Treasure Trail with twenty questions to be answered on the Commonwealth exhibits around Edinburgh (for further details call Camilla Dormer on 447 4716). Listed below by venue. date and time are fatnily events taking place over the three days:- Ross Theatre, Princes Street Gardens Young Dancer Of The Commonwealth Fri 24 Oct. 11.45am.

Music And Dance From India And Pakistan Sat 25 Oct. 1pm.

Afridonia Sat 25 Oct. 1.30pm. Afro/Scottish music and dance group. Dances From England, Scotland And Ireland Sat 25 Oct. 2.15pm.

Caribbean Steel Band Sat 25 ()ct. 3pm. Tamil Festival Of Culture Sat 25 ()ct. 3.45pm.

The Happy Gang Sun 26 Oct. 2pm. £3 from Ticketline. 220 4349. Children‘s favourite entertainers Beth. Spatz and Mr P. invite you tojoin in with their fun and

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MOONDANCE Sat 25 Oct, 2pm. The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 221 4001. £2.50 (£2); Family ticket £8. Ages 3—6. Morag's favourite teddy is feeling a bit under the weather. But where can she take him to make him back to his old self again. The seaside perha With the help of her Guardian Ange theatre production presented in collaboration between Giant Productions, Projekt 11:92 and Axis Dance.

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songs from around the globe.

The Singing Kettle Sun 26 Oct. 3pm. £3 from Ticketline, 220 4349. More top entertainment with the Singing Kettle gang.

Marquee In West Princes Street Gardens The Commonwealth Village Fn’ 24—Sun 26 Oct. 11am—5pm. For further details call 469 3861. An opportunity for people in Edinburgh to learn more about the Commonwealth. with cultural information. displays. music and mime. Princes Street Gardens, Next To Scott Monument

The Luminarium Fri 24—Sun 26 Oct. 10.30am—4.30pm. £2; Family ticket £7. Enter the labyrinth of tunnels and domes and experience this giant pneumatic maze structure of colour and light.


Cartoon Classic (U) on Fri 24 Oct. 1.30pm. St Bride’s Centre. 10 Orwell Terrace. 346 1405.


Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Until 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.

Mahipat Kavi and Krishna Leela Puppets Until Sat 25 Oct. 2pm. £3 (£2). The Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. Ages 5+. Traditional Indian glove puppet show with two stories Bunnie The Rabbit and There Was Once A Mouse.

Magic Bob Sat 1 Nov. 10.30am. £3. St Bride‘s Centre. 10 Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. Magic. tricks. circus skills and lots of audience participation with the master of wizardry.

Rom And Ram Go Double Dutch Sat 1 Nov. 2pm. £5 (£2). Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Ages 3—9. Inside the Easy Peasy computer. you‘ll discover Rom and Ram. They need your help to finish their work and solve any problems they have from finding out why the Rajah from India was keeping a secret. to assisting them in building a road across Jamaica. A fun-packed show with songs and stories. guaranteed to keep you guessing and entertained.


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. fatnin life. toys and games. festivals and hohdays

Animal Magic Until 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.


Glen Telfer Mon 27 Oct. 7pm. McDonald Road Library. 2 McDonald Road. 529 5636. The author will be reading from Scots Legends (Argyll Publishing £6.99). suitable for 10-— 14- year-olds. which presents life stories of significant figures from past and present. in easy-to-read Scots.


Scottish International Storytelling Festival Fri 24 Oct—Sat 1 Nov. Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579 and various venues in Edinburgh. West 1.othian. Borders and Fife. The tenth anniversary of this international festival. which also features as part of Commonwealth Edinburgh 97.

There's a whole host of wonderful stories from home and abroad with special sessions for families.

Story World For Families at the Netherbow Arts Centre are as follows:- Sun 26 Oct, 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Scotland’s Michael Kerins tells fantastic stories which blend folktales and contemporary life. He is joined by Mahipat Kavi from Gujarat and Amina Blackwood-Meeks from Jamaica.

Sat I Nov, 2.30pm. £3 ([2). Ages 6+. Barbara McDermitt and Brenda Young present funny and scary stories, signed and voiced for deaf and hearing children. Story World For Families at City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. Tickets from 556 9579.

Sat 25 Oct. 2.30pm. £3 ([2). Tales. traditional and tall, from Seoras MacPherson from Scotland. with Amu Logotse from Ghana telling traditional African stories and fables mixed with music and Mona Williams. who has been storytelling in New Zealand for 26 years. Story World For Families at The Royal Museum. Chambers Street. Tickets from 556 9579.

Sat 25 ()ct, 2pm & 3.45pm. Aboriginal Australian tales frotn storyteller Francis Firebrace.

Sun 26 ()ct, 2pm 6: 3.45pm. Seamus Watson travels from Nova Scotia in Canada. bringing a wealth of traditional stories from Gaelic-speaking Cape Breton.


Activities And Fun

Spooky Happenings Until Sun 26 Oct. £2.20 (£1.10); family ticket £5.50. Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Millfield. Livingston Village. 01506 414957. Ghostly goings on at the 200- year-old mill. with a ghost hunt. craft making and other Halloween horrors. Halloween Fri 31 Oct. 6.30pm. Visitor Centre. Palacerigg Country Park. 01236 720047. A walk in the dark with the Rangers. but watch out for the ghouls. ghosts and witches.


The Witches (PG) on Sun 26 Oct.

2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081.


Grandpa And The Bags 0f Rubbish Sat 1 Nov. 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 01355 261000. Someone is throwing rubbish over Grandpa‘s wall. but maybe something can be made of it. Interactive theatre with a green theme from Black Box Puppet Theatre.

Stirling Scout And Guide 10th Anniversary Gang Show Wed 5—Sat 8 Nov, £4—£6 (£3—£4.50). MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. Songs. sketches and a cast of over one hundred local scouts and guides in a variety show for all of the family.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults: £3.30 children (Reductions for parties over 10). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows.

The Magical Princess Fri 24. 11am & 2pm: Mon 27. 2pm; Tue 28. 10.30am; Sat 1. 2pm. Ukrainian folktale with all the usual goodies and baddies.

Pips And Panda Meet The Three Bears Thu 30 ()ct. 1.30pm. Fun and adventure as the twosome meet Goldilocks and her three furry friends. Backstage And Museum Tours Wed 29—Fri 31 Oct. 10am—5pm (duration is half an hour). A chance to see the workings of the puppet theatre.

Peter Pan Tue 4 & Thu 6 Nov. 10.30am. Large scale puppet show presents the magical story of the boy who didn't want to grow up.