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Activities And Fun

Children's Events Sat 2 & Sun 3 May. 11am—5pm. Glasgow Green. 287 0498. A programme of free events including traditional street games. face-painting. juggling and bouncy castles. Part of MUN/(121‘.

ChildLine Pedal Push Childl.ine are urging children throughout the UK tojoin the 1998 Pedal Push to raise much-needed funds for the organisation. All you need to do is collect sponsors and get on your bike! For further details and information pack. call Childl.ine Scotland on 552 1123.


Here Comes Muffin: The First Twenty Years (U) on Sat 2 May. 1.30pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128.


Magic Bob Sat 2 May. llatn 8: lprn. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 3—12. Children's favourite magician Magic Bob presents another furi- packed show of magic and mayhem.

An Eskimo Tale Sat 2 May. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre 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 art Alaskan family.

Tir Na N-Og Sun 3 May. 11am & 2pm. £2.50 (£1.50) from Ticketline 287 5511. Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Travelling Light Theatre Company's new family show tells the story of a white horse that leads two gypsy children away from their home in Dublin. on a magical journey of adventure and discovery to the west coast of Ireland.

Conall Yellowclaw Thu 7 May. 7pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 4—1 1. See photo caption. Exhibition

ArtMaze Sat 2 & Sun 3 May. 11am—5pm. Glasgow Green. 287 0498. See Art listings.

Kids Food Until Sat 17 May. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mort—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Ages 5—1 1. A fun. interactive exhibition aimed at younger children in an effort to improve their eating habits.


Amazing Tales Of The People Sat 2 May. 11am. noon & 2pm. People’s Palace and Winter Garden. Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Ages 7~12. Storytellers Ewan McVicar. Paraig MacNeill. Claire Mulholland and Michael Kerins. tell the amusing and sad tales of old Glasgow that inspired the exhibits in the People‘s Palace. Purl uf‘Muvt/urt'.

Tales From The People's Maze Sat 2 iv Sun 3 May. 3pm & 4pm. Glasgow Green. 287 0498. Ages 7—12. Stories from the ArtMaze with Iiw an McVicar. Paraig MacNeill. Claire Mulholland and Michael Kerins. l’ttrr of'i'llttvtluzt'.


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 Sunda at 3.15pm. This week learn about The S 0th on Sat 2 May and Elephants on Sun 3 May. The following week the topics are Wild Cats on Sat 9 May and The Giant Tortoise on Sun 10 May.


Rob Roy MacGregor Fri 1 6‘.- Sat 2 May. Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2pm. £2.50-£5 (£3.50). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. The masters of making history fun and interesting. Hopscotch Theatre Company. present




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Tue-Fri 7pm; Fri 3pm & 7pm; Sat 10.30am, yhouse. 18-22 Greenside Place, 557 2590.

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Jim Henson's colourful creations and stars of Channel 4’s Sesame Street are live on stage in this fun-filled musical extravaganza. In their new adventure, Elmo and Zoe start a friendship club for the red and orange monsters, but they soon realise that it's much more fun to include everyone.

their new production of the life of Scotland's most elusive hero.

Let's Be Friends Tue S—Sat 9 May. Tue~Fri 7pm; Fri 3pm 8; 7pm; Sat 10.30am. 2pm & 5.30pm. £8—£12 (£5—£9). Playhouse. 18-22 Greenside Place. 557 2590. See photo caption. Spring And The Selfish Giant Sat 9 May. 2pm. £2.50. Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Under 6s. A family show from Wee Stories.


Missing Links Alive! Until Sun 12 Jul. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon-Sat l0am—5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Missing Links Alive! looks at the age old debate of human evolution. Using the latest technology. interactive displays. life-sized. animated diorarnas. it traces ottr ancestors first footsteps and depicts the key stages irt our development.


Children's Art Workshops Sat 2—Sat 30 May. 10am—noon (ages 5—8); 2—4pm (ages 9—12). Old St Paul‘s Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. Practising artist Jenny Smith guides children through a variety of techniques including working irt two and three dimensions. simple printmaking. mask making and hand-painting slides. To book a place call 554 1999.


Acttvrttes And Fun

Children's Nature Club Sat 2 May. l—3pm. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Castle Semple Centre. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. Learn how to identify birds in Parkltill Wood.

Children's Nature Club Sat 2 May. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Loch Tom. lnverkip. ()1475 521458. This week‘s club looks at the different birdsongs. Maytime Games Mon 4 May. noon—3pm. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Southannan House. Fairlie. 01475 568859. Outdoor fun and games for the Mayday holiday.

Big Softies Day Sun 10 May. 10am—5pttt. £2.20 (£1.10); fatnin £5.50. Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Millfield. Livingston Village. 01506 414957. Specially for younger visitors. bring your teddy and join the party.


Fairytale: A True Story (PC) on Sun 10 May. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081.


The Singing Kettle - The World Tour Fri l—Mon 4 May. Fri 1pm 8; 6pm; Sat—Mon lprn & 4pm. £8 (£7); family ticket £23. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. (11786 461081; Fri 8 & Sat 9 May. Fri 6pm and Sat 1 lam. 2pm 8: 6pm. The Whitehall Theatre. Dundee. 01382 434940. Join Artie. Cilla. Jane attd Gary on a globe- trotting musical tour. Come dressed as a world tourist arid take part in a Chinese street festival. climb the Eiffel Tower. see the skyscrapers of New York or witness the magic of Down Under.

The Secret Garden Sat 2 May. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. 01698 267515. Storyteller Theatre give a captivating perfonnance of this childhood classic.

Tir Na N-Og Thu 7 & Fri 8 May. Thu 7.30pm; Fri 10.30am & 7.30pm. £3.50—£ 10 (£2.50). MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. ()1786 461081. Ages 7+. Travelling Light Theatre Company's new fantin show tells the story of a white horse that leads two gypsy children away from their home in Dublin on a magical journey of adventure and discovery to the west coast of Ireland.

Rab Ha' - The Glesca Glutton Sat 9 May. 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. 01355 261000. Ages 4—1 1. Meet the legendary. larger than life 19th century character. Robert Hall. 111 Hopscotch Theatre

listings KIDS

CONALL YELLOWCLAW Thu 7 May. 7pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street. 887 1010. Ages 4—11.

Acrobatic antics, iants and three not so smart brot ers star in the fast-moving adventures of the reputed warrior and father of the brothers Conall Yellowclaw, in Kaos Theatre's new show.

Company's new show, they tell the story of Rab and his enormous appetite. from the days when he was a wee bairn to his rise to fame as the 'Glesca Glutton'. Little Victories Sat 9 May. 2.30pm. 1.4 (£2.50); family ticket £12 (£7.50). Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages 9--12.Tony's world is turned on its head when he inherits a baby sister and a step father. in Tag Theatre's new show which looks at the theme of death and its consequences. 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 Magical Princess Sun 3 May & Mon 4 May. 2pm; Wed 6 & Thu 7. 12.45pm; Thu 14 May. 8pm.

Ukrainian folktale complete wttlt the usual goodies and baddies.

Pips And Panda And The Three Bears Tue 5 May. 2pm. Sun 10 May. 2pm & Wed 13 May. 12.30pm. Fun and adventure as the twosome meet the three bears.


Leaves Among Thorns Until Sun 14 Jun. MacRobert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. (11786 461(181. Tue—Sun noon-5pm. A uniqtte installation created by I()U Theatre inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm.


35 A 1 s 1 E Y y Kaos Theatre


Warrior of great repute... and father of three stupid sons! Thurs 7 May - 7pm {ll/£4

Ages 4-1 1 plus families



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