THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Tue 27—Sat 31 Jan, 7.30pm; 2.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat. £10.50-£14.SO (£6.50-£9.50). King's Theatre, Leven Street, 220 4349. Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Mark Twain, Classic Theatre’s new production follows the story of Huck Finn's advance through life in Mississi pi Delta. As Huck opts for a more bohemian way of life, there are lots 0 adventures as well as ups-and-downs ahead - from escaping from his drunken father to savin superstitious Jim from slavery. And with his friend Tom Sawyer aroun , who likes to stretch the truth a little, things are never going to be dull.

We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Activities And Fun

Celtic For Kids Until Sun 1 Mar. Scotlatid Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) 1202. Over the next few months. a festival of Celtic activities for children and families. Atnong the weekend activities are exhibitions of Celtic artwork. The programme of events is as follows: Celtic Storytelling Festival Until Sun 1 Mar. livery Sunday at 2.15pm & 3.15pm. Celtic legends and myths for all the family. with music from the Better Crack clubs. Celtic Art And Design Workshops For Children lintil Sat 14 l-‘eb. livery Saturday at 2pm. £1. Booking essential on 42‘) 1202. A chance to put pen to paper and create your own (‘eltic designs.


Brat Pack Movies thaw-12.30pm. £1.50. \'rrgin ('inema. 'l‘lie liorge. Parkheatl. 55o 42S2. Films for the forthcoming weeks include Dragonheart tt'i on Sat 24 Jan and Free Willy 3 MW on Sat 31 .lan.


Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood l'ntil Sat 24 .lan. Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renlieltl Street. Sec Theatre listings. Exhibition

Discovering Japan tlntil Hi 27 l-‘eb. Scotland Street School bittsc‘ttlll. 325 Scotland Street. 42‘) 1202. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2- 5pm. Hands-on fun in this ilitet'acti\‘e exhibition which delves into the lifestyles and customs of Japan. There are lots of activities to take part in. from Japanese writing and creating a miniature Japanese garden to tasting Japanese food or trying on a kimono.


Storytellin For Children: Claire Mulhollan Sat 24 .lan. 11am. Free. Waterstone’s. 153- 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0105. Scottish and Irish tales about seal folk. wee folk and the bansheel’urr of Celtic ('mureeiiunx.


Activities And Fun Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of

BO THE LIST 23 Jan~5 Feb 1998

Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. Jun le Book is on Sat 24 Jan with The Ba y Elephant on Sun 25 Jan. The following week. learn about Egyptian Dioramas on Sat 31 Jan and The Flsh Cemetery on Sun 1 Feb.


The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn See photo caption.


What's In A Picture? Until Sat 14 Feb. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Aimed primarily at children. this activity-based exhibition looks at the concept of paintings. how they are put together and what is meant by the terms ‘medium' and ‘subject'. Children can create their own still life painting. or self portrait. as well as looking at traditional and modern sculptures. There is also a series of worksheets to accompany the show.


Activities And Fun

It Went Thataway! Sun 25 Jan. 1.30pm. Drumpellier Country Park. 01236 422257.Afami1y outing in the art of animal tracking and trailfinding.

Animal Magic Sat 31 Jan. 2pm. Calderglen Country Park. 01355 236644. Find out tnore about Britain's most popular pets from guinea-pigs to mice.


The Borrowers (U) Sun I Feb. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 4(il081.


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

The Magic Egg Sun 25. 2pm. Tue 27. llatn & Sat 31 Jan. 2pm. Camping on the beach. Pips and Panda discover a magic egg which begins to cause them trouble. On discovering who its owners are. they now want to know what‘s inside.

Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster Thu 29. 12.45pm & Sun 1 Feb. 2pm. Join Hughies. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and. of course. the loveable sea-monster Nessie iii their fun adventures at

Loch Ness.




Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by da . Fixtures are correct at time o publication, but may be affected by weather. Sports listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.


Hydro-Electric Scottish National

C ampionships Fri 30—Sun I. Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. 9.30am. Last year's singles champions Stirling's Jitn Mailer and Bridge of Weir's Gillian Martin »— should be back as they attempt to reclaim their titles. The weekend‘s action also takes in mens‘ and ladies‘ doubles and mixed doubles. with all finals taking place on Sunday from 2pm. For information on the full draw. call the Scottish Badminton Union on 0141 445 1218.

Paul Weir v Alphonso Zvenyika Mon 26. St Andrews Sporting Club. Glasgow. 10.30pm. See panel.

Willie Quinn v Jason Barker Sun I. Hospitality Inn. Glasgow. As part of another ‘Save The Jags‘ do. Scottish super-middlewight Willie Quinn takes on Sheffield-based Jason Barker. Quinn. has fought back hard to rebuild his career after his first round defeat at the hands of Sven Hamer last year. Still. should he fail again. there‘s always his other talent to fall back on male modelling.

Saturday 24


Airdrie v Ross County Bi‘oadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.

Alloa v Ayr United Recreation Park. Clackmannan Road. Alloa. 3pm.

Celtic v Morton Celtic Park. Kerrytlale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

Dumbarton v Motherwell Bogheatl Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.

Dundee United v Aberdeen Tannatliee Park. 'l'annadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. Dunfermline v Edinburgh City liast End Park. Halbcath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. Hamilton Academicals v Rangers l-‘ir Park. ltirpark Street. Mothenyell. 3pm. Hibs v Raith Rovers liaster Road Stadium. Albion Road. lidinburgh. 3pm. Hearts v Clydebank Tynecastle Park. ('iorgie Road. lidinburgh. 3pm. lnverness Caledonian v Annan Athletic Caledonian Stadium. liast Longman. lnverness. 3pm.

Livingston v Albion Rovers Almondvale Stadium. 1.ivin iston. 3pm. Queen of the South v Stir ing Albion Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. l)umfries. 3pm.

St Johnstone v Partick Thistle Mcl)iarmid Park. (‘riefl' Road, Perth. 3pm.

Stenhousemuir v Falkirk ()cltilview Park. Gladstone Road. Stenhousemuir. 3pm.

Paul Weir Flyweight boxer

As a lover of TV soaps, Paul Weir is familiar with dramatic situations.

Somewhat appropriately, the Irvine boxer‘s future is balanced on a knife's

edge as he prepares for his Commonwealth title fight with

Zimbabwe's Alfonso Zvenyika. The 30- year-old flyweight knows he is one punch away from a shot at his third world crown, but equally, any lapse in

concentration could end his career.

Having lost his last bout in Denmark, the former mini- and light-flyweight

world champion is aware he can't

afford another slip. ‘Any fighter in my position would say it’s his last chance,’

he admits. ’I've had a rest, which is

something I needed. Now I'm back and I'm in good condition, but I‘ve got to

prove it mentally. I feel up for the job, 7 I but we‘ll only find out when I enter the /V., ring. I’ll be edgy, but there's something ’1 wrong with a fighter if he's not - that’s

what keeps you on your toes. ’I don't know anything about

Zvenyika. I'll get an idea at the weigh-

in - if he‘s tall and thin, for example, he's likely to be a boxer rather than a puncher. It would be great to make another piece of history, becoming only the fourth Scot to win the Commonwealth title.’

St Andrew’s Sporting Club in Glasgow will provide the ideal setting as it celebrates its 25th anniversary with live TV coverage and bagpipes galore. Manager and promoter Tommy Gilmour guided Weir to his first world title in only his sixth fight, and now spies further glory ahead.

'If everything goes according to plan,’ Gilmour says, ’there's no doubt in my mind that I can help him fight for a third world title. Paul’s a wee guy, but all troublemakers are wee men - just look at Hitler and Mussolini.‘ (Lorin McDougall)

Paul Weir: fly guy fights back

I Paul Weir v Alfonso Zvenyika, St Andrew’s Sporting Club, Forte Posthouse, Glasgow, Mon 26 Jan. Live coverage on Scottish Television at 70.30pm.