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CINDERELLA See Puppet 8t Animation listings for dates and venue addresses. Edinburgh Puppet Company’s new show uses storytelling, music and carved wooden puppets in its adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm story. A popular favourite among audiences, it tells the story of a handsome prince who can't seem to find his ideal partner. Meanwhile, Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters treat her cruelly, as they pre are for the King’s forthcoming bal . But will our Cinders go the ball?
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Brat Pack Movies 10am—12.30pm. £1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the forthcoming weeks include Home Alone 3 (PG) on Sat 21 Mar and Prince Valiant (PC) on Sat 28 Mar.
The Land Before Time t PG) Sat 2I Mar. noon. Glasgow Film Theatre. l2 Rose Street. 332 8128.
Children's Classic Concerts Sat 28 Mar. noon. £7 (£3.50); family ticket £20. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55 I l. The end of concert series introduces a French ﬂavour to the proceedings as Atarah Ben-Tovim and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra take children on a tour of music by Bizet. Delibes. Berlioz and Satie. As this is the ﬁnal concert. kids can bring a portable instrument and join in.
Colour Play Sat 2| Mar. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3+. Woodcut Puppet Theatre's colourful show. loosely based on the Italian e ic Orlando Ftlriusu.
An Eskimo Tale Sat 28 Mar. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3+. Aldo Reali and Stephen Foster present a delightful story of loss and gain in an Alaskan ﬁshing community. performed with hand-carved ﬁgures on the top of a glacier.
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Kids Food Sat 7 Mar—Sat l7 May. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Ages 5—1 l. A fun. interactive exhibition aimed at younger children in an effort to improve their eating habits. Games. puzzles and informative panels encourage kids to learn about the food they eat and teaches them to make healthy choices. Help comes from dinosaurs acting as waiters and Olive the ever popular mechanical dinner-lady. There's also a chance to ﬁnd out what famous people really think about school dinners.
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 anti every Sunday at 3.15 m. This week learn about Crocodiles 8i urtles on Sat 21 Mar and the Jungle Book on Sun 22 Mar. The following week the topics are
Moles 81 Their Hills on Sat 28 Mar
and the Giraffe on Sun 29 Mar.
Children's Classic Concerts Sun 29 Mar. 3pm. £7.50 (£3.50); family ticket £20. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. See Glasgow music.
Magic Bob Sat 21 Mar. l0.30ain. £3.50. Mayﬁeld Salisbury Parish Church. West Mayﬁeld. 0573 410363. A special appearance from Magic Bob and his bag of tricks. in a fundraising event for Waverley Care Trust.
Jump Out Of Bed With The Sticky Kids Tue 24—Wed 25 Mar. 10am 8: l.|5pm. £2.50. Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. A new family fun- packed show with the Sticky Kids.
All By My Own Sat 28 Mar. l.30pm. £4 (£2.50). St Bride‘s Centre. IO Orwell Terrace. 346 I405. Ages 3—5. Quicksilver Theatre Company‘s popular show tells the story of Onie. As she looks through a lifetime of luggage. memories of her childhood come ﬂooding back.
The Wizard Of Oz Wed l—Sat 4 Apr. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Church Hill Theaire. Morningside Road. Ticket line: 220 4349. Somewhere over the rainbow . . . we'll ﬁnd Dorothy and Toto on an amazing adventure to weird and wonderful places. and the fab characters she meets along the way. A new production from Forth Children‘s Theatre.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Activities And Fun
Children's Nature Club Sat 21 Mar. l—3pm. Castle Semple. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01505 842882. Help re- vamp the display areas at the centre. Children's Nature Club Sat 2| Mar. l—3pm. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01475 521458. Learn how to make model animals.
On Safari With The Countryside Ranger Sat 28 Mar. 1.30-3.30pm. 50p. The Institute. Cambuslang. 01698 283981. Ages 8—l2. Explore your local area in search of wildlife.
Animal Magic Sun 29 Mar. 2pm.
The Conservatory. Calderglcn Country Park. 01355 236644. Mooch around the rock pools in search of sealife at Calderglen.
Into The West (PG) Sun 22 Mar. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. 01786 461081.
Rob Roy MacGregor Sat :1 Mar. 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). l-Zast ls'ilbrrtle .-\tls Centre. ()ld Coach Road. Fast ls'ilbritle. (“3552 61000 The masters oI iriakiiig history ftiii and interesting. llopst otch Theatre Company. present their new production of the life of Scotland's most elttsi\e hero
The Tales Of Hans Christian Andersen Sat 28 Mar. 2.30pm ck 7pm. £5 0.3.50). HIT. l‘alkii'k Town Hall. \\'est lli‘rrlge Street. (H.524 50035”. .-\ c‘llttllc‘t‘ lo lie.” the wonderful tales ol Hans Christian Andersen. including The (lg/v I)Hl Aline. The King it New Clothes and 'l'ltimr/u'lirm The Singing Kettle - The World Tour Tue 31 Mar—Sun 5 Apr. 1 lam tk 2pm trio 1 lam show on Sun). £8 (£7): famin ticket £23. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 “2929. .loiit Artie. Cilla. .lane and (iar'y on a globe-trotting musical tour. (‘orrrc dressed as world tourists and take part in a Chinese street festival. climb the Intel Tower. see the skyscrapers of New York or the magic of Down Under.
The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. lii'ouglrtorr Road. ()l899 22063l. £4.40 adults: U =0 children (reductions for parties ot m er l0). Shows on offer over the Lt)lllllt}' fortnight are as follows:
Pips And Panda In Magicland Mon 3%. Tue 24 & Tue 31 Mar. l0.30am. l‘tlll and adventure with l’ips and l’attda as they are whisked off to magic land where everything is not quite as it seems
The Tinderbox Wed 25. 7. illpiii. Ilir: 26 2pm; Sun 29. 2pm 8 Mon i0 .\I.ri'. 12.45pm. The puppeleeis r'e-cieate one or Hans Christian Andersen's w ell-lot etl stories.
Leaves Among Thorns Sn :1
Mar Strn l4 Jun. MacRobert -\rrs Centre. lfrrrversity ()f Stirling. 01 TN) 46108 l. The Stiii noon 5pm. A unique installation created by l(‘)l' Theatre inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Comprising eleven giant trees with a magical sotindscape. there are twelve hidden princes to find. a grant with the three golden hairs and Tom Thumb. Accompanying the show will be supporting activities running from March to June. with a Family Storytelling Workshop suitable children ages 3—8. taking place on
Sat 28 Mar at l0.30ani noon. See Frontliiies.
Circus Skills Workshop 'riie .‘st .\t.rr. 10.30am & 2pm. £3. Rothes Ilalls. Rothes Square. Kingdom Centre. Glenrothes.0l592611101. Ages M. Stuart lltittoii instructs kids in the art ot clowning around with _|tiggliiig. plate spinning. unicycle and much more.
A Play In A Day Thu 2 A pr.
10am 23.30pm. £6. Rothes llalls. Rothes Square. Kingdom Centre. Glenrothes. 01592 61 I I01. Ages 9 i i An introduction to ittlpt'm‘isalion. story devising. sound. lighting and set design with Heather Mitchell. Education Ofﬁce at The llyre Theatre.
PUPPET ANIMATION FESTIVAL
It's that time of year again when puppet and animation may hem begins. This year. the festival has grown 111 si/c and we can expect
to see seventeen companies front Scotland and linglanrl performing
22 productions in over 50 venues There are also various w or ksliops- and a ftill film animation programme at the Filmlrouse. lidinburglr and
the Gilmorehill Centre. Glasgow
So with all this to offer. there‘s something for everyone. Performances are listed below. Further listings
will follow next issue.
Performances Cinderella Tue 24 Mar. l0 30am .\'
l 30pm. L2. Regal (‘oiirriitrnity Centre. liathgatc. 01500 43303-1. Ages 5+. Sec
Window Of Imagination Mon so Mar. 2pm [1 50 (1.2 50) Rothes llalls. Rothes Square. lsrngiloiii Centre. (ilt‘llltilltt‘s. ll l 5‘): (il I I‘ll Ages 3 ‘ \‘oiiiad l’uppcts take you on a tourney to a run-down tower block. to witness the biitli of a clown The colour and coniloi‘t of the circus bleiitl to create a magical world where the simplest ot
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The Elves And The Shoemaker .\Iori 30 S Tue 3| Mar. ltlarn t\ 1 30pm
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The Three Little Pigs Mon to Mar. l0.30airi. £2 (iorgie/Ihiliy (‘otiiiritiiiity -\ssi)ctttlttitt. 22 Mt'l .L'Utl Sll‘t‘t‘l. .337 3252 Tue 31 Mai. 2pm U (U 50) ('owdeirbeath leisure ('entre. PM Road.
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l’iippets's new show rises music. song) .tlltl audience participation. In this well known story abotit the three little pigs who try to outwit the nasty wolf. Tiggers Don't Climb Trees \\'etl I is lllll 2 .-\pi. l0 i0am & l 30pm L‘ l .50 llowdeii l’aik Centre. In ingstori. otﬁoo -l ‘s itr‘i-l Ages 56 .\ new tale
from Richard \lt‘tliirigtoii about Winnie
The l’ooh and his friends l’iglet. l-eyore .uitl Tiggei. adapted from the original stories by AA, Milne The action takes place Ilt('lltl\lt)pl1t‘l Robin's attic
\\ here all these chaiat tei's are brought to lllt‘
Introduction To And Simple Construction Of Puppets Mon 10 Mar. 10 30am noon L‘i Rothes ll.rlls. Rothes Square. Kingdoiir ('entie. (ilt'iirothes. ow): or I 10l Ages s. (This litilf\ leads this workshop w hich looks behind the scenes of how puppets are made and Used.
THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER
See Puppet & Animation listings
for dates and venue addresses.
A lively and humorous version
of this Brothers Grimm tale
about a down-on-his-luck
cobbler, who is struggling. to
make ends meet. But his fe is soon to be transformed when the little elves start assisting in his shoemaking. Another chance to see Shona Reppe's hit of last year's festival.