Airdrie v Falkirk Broadwood Stadium. Curnbernauld. 3pm.

Ayr United v Partick Thistle Somerset Park. Tryfield Place. Ayr. 3pm.

Dundee v St Mirren Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm. Hamilton Accies v St Mirren Cliftonhill Stadium. Main Street. Coatbridge. 3pm. Stirling Albion v Morton Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.


Paisley Pirates v Fife Flyers Sun 22. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 6.30pm. Always a fierce battle between these two hot rivals and their last meeting of the season should prove to have an extra bit of spice.

Paisley Pirates v Kingston Hawks Sun I. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 6.30pm. Get along for your final chance of ice action this season.


Saturday 21

FIVE NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP Scotland v France Murrayt‘ield Stadium. Edinburgh. 3pm. After the morale- boosting. if albeit somewhat flukey. victory over the Irish in Dublin, the Scots take on the might of the French whose brushing aside of the English team was both awesome and terrifying. The Scots will be looking for a repeat ofthe 19-14 victory they grabbed the last time the pair met at Murrayfield. at which point all the pre-championship fears of the Wooden Spoon will have vanished in place of dreams of Grand Slam glory. The French naturally will have their own ideas as they attempt to capitalise on that win over England.


Marshall's Scottish Senior Indoor Championships Fri 20—Sun 22. Craiglockhart Tennis and Sports Centre. Edinburgh. Various times. A weekend’s action with people who may remember the days when Britain could produce a men's singles winner. Full details from the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association on 01314441984.


Scottish Plate Women's Quarter- Finals Sat 2 I. Various venues. Check with the Scottish Volleyball Association on 0131 556 4633 for full details of the draw. venues and times as this season's

Rowan Shepherd prepares for the Five Nations match against france



CHILDREN'S ART WORKSHOPS Sat 21 Feb-Sat 21 Mar. Every Saturday at

loam—noon for 5-8 year olds and 1.30—3.30pm for 9—12 year olds. Out Of The Blue ArtSpace, 14 New Street. Call 554 1999 to book a place. Practising artist Jenny Smith leads a fun art workshop with a difference, as children are led through a variety of approaches. From working in two and threedimensional media, drawing in charcoal and pastels, and collage and sculpting from recycled materials, it's the perfect opportunity

to let your creative talents flow.

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 I Mar. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Over the next few months. a festival of Celtic activities for children and families. Among the weekend activities are exhibitions of Celtic artwork. The programme of events is as follows:

Celtic Storytelling Festival Every Sunday until Sun I Mar at 2.15pm & 3.15pm. Celtic legends and myths for all the family. with music from the Better Crack Clubs.

Celtic Dancing For Kids Sat 21 & Sun 22 and Sat 28 Feb. 2pm. Ages 5—12. Booking essential on 429 1202. Celtic dance workshop.

Brat Pack Movies 10am—12.30pm. £1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the forthcoming weeks include Men In Black (PG) on Sat 21 Feb and The Adventures Of Pinocchio (U) on Sat 28 Feb.


Children's Classic Concerts Sun 1 Mar. 2pm. £7 (£3.50); Fartiin ticket £20. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 I. Robert Dean presents a feast of Italian favourites as the Orchestra of Scottish Opera perform among others. Nessum Donna, La Form Del Desrt’no and 0 Sole Mia. And remember kids. bring along a pencil for the end of concert quiz.


An Eskimo Tale Sat 21 Feb. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3+. Aldo Reali's unique table-top puppet show with mime and music tells the tale of an Alaskan family.

Crash! Bang! Wallop! Thu 26—Sat 28 Feb. IO.30am & I.30pm Thu & Fri; noon & 5pm Sat. £2.50-£7.50. Theatre Royal Glasgow. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. Ages 3-6. See photo ca tion.

Masks 0f Commedia ell 'Arte Sat 28

Feb. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish

Mask 8: Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Malcolm Knight looks at the popular comedy in Italian theatres in the 16th—18th century. in a talk/demonstration with Colour slides. masks and improvised scenes.


Bob Hartman Tue 3 Mar. 2pm. Dillons. I74 Argyle Street. 248 4814. A fun. interactive afternoon with children‘s wn'ter Bob Hartman. who chats and reads from his new book The Lion 's .S'tnn'rel/er Bt’t/flllll' Bunk (Lion £9.99).


Discovering Japan Until Fri 27 Feb. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. MonuSat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Hands-on fun in this interactive exhibition which looks at the lifestyles and customs of Japan.

listings KIDS


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. Bi cles is the topic on Sat 21 Feb with Go (I St Jewellery on Sun 22 Feb. The following week. learn about the Hobby Horse on Sat 28 Feb and Baby Elephants on Sun 1 Mar.


Crash! Bang! Wallop! Thu 5-Sat 7 Mar. 1 lam & 2pm. £6-£7 (£2-£6); Family ticket £20. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Ages 3—6. See photo caption.

Workshop Children's Art Workshops See photo caption.


Acttvrttes And Fun

Wonders Of Animal Architecture Sat 21 Feb. 1.30—3.30pm. 50p. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. Ages 8—12.A discovery afternoon looking at how animals build their homes.

Children's Nature Club Sat 28 Feb. l—3pm. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01475 521458. A look at nature's shapes including ferns. lichens and mosses.


Ring Of Bright Water (PG) Sun 22 Feb.

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


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;

Pips And Panda In Magicland Sat 28 Feb. 2pm. Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to magic land where t‘\t‘l'_\'llllllg is not quite

as it seems.

CRASH! BANG! WALLOP! Theatre Royal Glasgow, Thu 26-Sat 28 Feb and Edinbur h Festival Theatre, Thu S-Sat 7 Mar. See listings for times and prices. T e Playdays pack are back in town in a brand new show for youryger kids. Adapted from the vsszopular TV series and written by

Fred y Marks of Rod, Jane And Fr y fame, Crash! Bang! Wa/Iop! promises to be as imaginative and as educational as previous shows. In their new adventure, Mr Tick Tock's sound machine has broken and all his wonderful sounds have escaped. Help is at hand though, as Peggy Patch, Poppy The Cat and Why Bird go in search of the missing noises, discovering new and exciting lands along the way.

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