sport listings COHIEFrUE-l

Dundee United v lnverness Caley Thistle Tanrradice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

Dunfermline v Celtic liast lind Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. Hearts v Albion Rovers Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Motherwell v Rangers Fir Park. Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm. The Huns return to the site of their glorious victory over Hamilton in round three with a sterner task against Alex Mcl.eish's side who have saved their best form this term for the Old Firm. And as anyone knows. anything can happen in the cup. and other cliches. Raith Rovers v Falkirlt Starks Park, Pratt Street. Kirkcald . 3pm.

St Johnstone v Stir ing Albion McDiarmid Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm.


Fife Flyers v Telford Tigers Sun 8. Fife Ice Arena. Rosslyn Street. Kirkcaldy. 6.30pm. The Flyers are after sweet revenge as they face the side which ruined their Christmas Cup campaign.


Saturday 7

FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP Ireland v Scotland Landsdowne Road. Dublin. 3pm. Ifyotr haven't got a ticket. you can always catch this on the box as the Scots attempt to put the shame of defeat at the hands of the Italians behind them. Though less humiliating. the hidings handed out by South Africa and Australia have clearly had an effect on confidence.

Saturday 14

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP DIVISION I Currie v Heriot’s FP Mallerty Park. Balerno. 2 m.

Edinbur Academicals v West of Scotlan Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 2pm.

Jedforest v Hawick Riverside Park. Jedburgh. 2pm.

Stirling County v Boroughmuir Bridgehatrgh. Causewayhead Road. Stirling. 2pm.

Watsonians v Melrose M yresrtte.

M reside Road. Edinburgh. 2pm.

S OTTISH PREMIERSHIP DIVISION 2 Biggar v Dundee HSFP Hartr‘ee Mill. Biggar. 2pm.

Gala v Musselburgh Netherdale. Nether Road. (ialashiels. 2pm.

Glasgow Hawks v Peebles Armies-land. The Pavilion. Helensburgh Drive. Glasgow. 2pm.

Kelso v Kirkcaldy I’oynder Park. l’oynder Place. Kelso. 2pm.

Preston Lodge v Kilmarnock Pennyptt Park. Rope Walk. Prestonpans. 2pm.

Highland Spring Scottish International Sat 7—Mon 23. Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Bridge of Don. Aberdeen. The top 64 players in the world will be taking part in this world-ranking tournament. with ()3 of them desperate to snatch the crown from Stephen Hendry‘s head. Telly has extensive coverage btrt there‘s nothing quite like heckling in the flesh. is there? Call the box office for further information on 01224 62001 I.

West District Swimming Gala Sat 14 & Sun 15. Larkhall Leisure Centre. 9am—5pm. Around 600 paddlers. strokers and divers are involved in this Scottish Amateur Swimming Association event. Call the venue on 01698 881742 for further details.



BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Thu 12-Sat 14 Feb, 7.30pm, 2pm (Thu 8t Sat). £5- £10. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Dick King-Smith's opular children's book comes to life with the world

premiere of t e stage production, adapted by David Wood. It tells the


of Farmer Hogget who wins a piglet at a fair. Rather than serving it

up or the Sunday lunch, he soon realises that this is no ordinary 19 when he displays a natural talent for sheep herding. Babe, with t e help of Fly the Shee -dog, soon enters the Grand Challenge Sheep-dog Trials. But what will t e crowds think, and will Babe succeed?

' 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.

Activrties And Fun

Celtic For Kids Until Sun l Mar. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) 1202. Over the next few months. a festival ofCeItic activities for children and families. Among the weekend activities are exhibitions of Celtic artwork. The programme of events is as follows:

Celtic Storytelling Festival livery Sunday until Sun 1 Mar at 2.15pm & 3.15pm (also Mon 16 & Tue 17 Feb). Celtic legends and myths for all the family. with music from the Better Crack Clubs.

Celtic Art And Design Workshops For Children. Every Saturday until Sat 14 Feb at 2pm (also on Mon 16 & Tue 17 Feb). £1. Booking essential on 429 1202. A chance to put pen to paper and create your own Celtic designs.

Celtic Dancing For Kids Sat 21 & Sun 22 Feb. 2pm. Ages 5—12. Booking essential on 429 1202. Celtic dance workshop.


Brat Paclt Movies lOam—l2.30pm.

£1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the forthcoming weeks include Babe (1') on Sat 7 Feb and Hercules (U) on Sat 1.: Feb.


Children's Classic Concerts Sat 7 Feb. 2pm. Adults £7; Children £3.50; Famin ticket £20. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. Presenter Bill McCue and the RSNO take children on a musical tour of the British Isles. with works by Sullivan. Delius. Arnold and Elgar. Also. bring along a pencil for the end ofconcert quiz and two spoons. or a spoon and pan lid. tojoin in as extra percussion in Vaughan Williams's Mun/r Oj'T/re Kitchen Utensils.


Colour Play Sat 7 Feb. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. Ages 3+. Woodcut Puppet Theatre‘s colourful show. loosely based on the Italian epic Orlando Ftlrius'n.

The Mouse And Hrs Child Fri 13 Feb. 7pm & Sat 14 Feb. I lam & 2.30pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 7—10. Open Hand Theatre Company’s enchanting new show tells the story of the wind-up mechanical mouse and his son's adventures whilst the children are asleep. A Peep Behind The Scenes Sat 14 Feb. 2pm & 3.30pm. Scottish Mask & Puppet

Theatre Centre. 8— 10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. John M. Bluudall. the creator of Parker for The T/rundt'rbrrds and director of over 80 productions for the theatre. talks about his collection of puppets from around the world.

Wildcat Benefit Performance Sun 15 Feb. noon. £5. King's Theatre. Bath Street. 227 5511. Due to the Scottish Arts Council's decision to axe funding for Wildcat Theatre. a benefit performance with children's shows including Grant Stott. Mr Boom. Mr Bones. Chico the Clown. Ella & Bella and many more. The Happy Gang's Fantastic Funhouse Mon 16 & Tue 17 Feb. 11am & 2pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 3-9. Join Beth. Spatz and Mr P in a musical adventure at the Happy Manor. as the gang find a trunk full of junk. each with its own tale to tell.


Discovering Japan Until Fri 27 Feb. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Hands-on fun in this interactive exhibition which delves into the lifestyles and customs ofJapan. There are lots of activrties to take part in. from Japanese writing and creating a miniature Japanese garden to tasting Japanese food or trying on a kimono.


Glasgow Storyfest Sat l4—Tue 17 Feb. The first ever festival of storytelling to come to Glasgow with tales from the Celts. Highlands. America and further afield. Stories for families are as follows: Wee Tom's Birthday Sat 14 Feb. 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50). The Arches. Midland Street. 221 4001. A fun afternoon with Glasgow's favourite storyteller. Michael Kerins.

Tales From All Corners Sat 14 Feb. 10am. £1. Landsdowne Church Hall. 420 Great Western Road. 01506 847935. Wonderful tales. legends and stories of the natural world with Bea Ferguson. Storytelling Through Ballad Singing Sat 14 Feb. 2.15pm. Free. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Storytelling with The Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.

Audrey Parks Sun 15 Feb. 2.15pm. Free. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) 1202. Tales front an Ulster relative of Robert Bums. Margaret Bennett Mon 16 Feb. 2.15pm. Free. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Traditional story and Gaelic song. Paraig MacNerlI Tue 17 Feb. 2.15pm. Free. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Passionate and epic Gaeldom.



The Mouse & His Child

Fri 13 Feb 7pm, Sat 14 Feb 11 8: 2.30

Beware - the King of the Wind Ups is coming for you...! (2 I (4


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