start of a new adventure. Actor/writer Victor Albert suffers from cerebral palsy and uses shaving as a metaphor for life. It deals with the universal dilemma of growing tip as well as providing a voice for artists with disabilities.

Little Victories Thu 2! (c Sat 23 May. Thu 7.30pm; Sat 3.30pm. £4.50 t£%.50). Ages 9— l 2. See photo caption.

The Red Balloon Fri 22-—Sat 23 May. Fri 2pm & 4pm; Sat llam dc l.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Ages 4—8. Feeling unloved arid ignored by his parents. l’ascal spies a shiny red balloon flying in the sky. which soon becomes ltis best friend. Visible Fictions Theatre Compairy present this moving story adapted from the novel by Albert Lamorisse. which looks at the joys and frustrations of friendship. Performances at Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street. Tickets from Festival Box Office, 553 7700. A Stranger Came Ashore Sat 23 Sun 24 May. Sat llam & 7.30pm; Sun l2.30am. £4.50 t£3.50). Ages 7- ll. The world premiere of this new play created especially for the Festival and performed by the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company. Based on the book by Mollie Hunter. it tells the story of a shipwrecked stranger who claims to be Finn l.carson. a foreign sailor. As he charms the villagers of Black Ness. it's only young Robbie Henderson who senses something sinister in the stranger's smile.

Casey's Quest Stm 2-1 May. Ipm. £3.50. Ages 7+. ()n finding a Cl)-Rom. Casey discovers directions which will take her to a new friend. Breathtaking dance from llelter Skelter l)ance company. See also Workshops.

Performances at the Garage Theatre, Grindlay Street Court. Tickets from Festival Box Office, 553 7700.

Landscapes: An Extraordinary Journey Fri 22 May. 2pm (V 3.30pm; Sat 23 May. llaiit. lpm (k 5pm; Sun 24 May. ll..’i0am. l.30pm ck 5pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Ages 5 1). For those who are missing tlte tents of lnverleith l’ar'k. Miiiiika 'l‘heatie's visually exciting puppetry is performed within a canvas dome. Using special effects. transformation and puppets. we are taken on a journey into the desert. a rain forest. a coral reef and Antarctica to witness the stgltts and smells of the natural world.


Fly Away Home (U) Sat 33 May & Sun 24 May. 3pm. £2.70 (£l.50). l'llllllltltlsc‘. |.otliian Road. 22S 2088. See film index.

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PYJAMAS Fri 22~-Sun 24 May. Fri 3.30pm; Sat 10.30.3m; Sun 1.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street. Ages 4~7. It’s an hour before bedtime and all the slippers, pillows and pyjamas have come to life,~ metamorphosing into the most amazing things. Teatro dell' Angolo’s two. person show is strong on gesture and visual humour, as they celebrate the survival of childhood imagination. Performed in English and Italian.


Tales, Myths 8. Legends Sat 3% .\tay. llarn ty 2pm; Stilt 24 May noon tk 2pm £4.51) H.551“ 'l'ltt‘allc \Vtttksllttp. .i-l Hamilton Place. All ages. Nigerian storyteller 'l'ony ()gogo is a dab-hand when it comes to telling a yarn (sing a mix of audience participation. drama and dance. his myths. legends and true stories from West Africa make for a truly tnesmerising experience


The Dance Factory Royal l.y cenm Theatre. Grindlay Street. llelter Skelter Dance Cornparty present a series of workshops iii street dance and a performance and workshop of ( 'tryt'v 't Qllt'yl as follows:

Street Dance Sat 23 May. Ages 4 " llam; ages 7 l I. Ipm t\' 3pm. £5.50, If

yt‘tll dance \it'l‘s lt'.t\t' .t lllllt‘ It) l‘t' tlt'Stlc‘tl. lt‘l llt'llt‘l She‘llt‘l littllc‘t' company instruct you Ill the latest stiect iaiice riio\ es trorti hip ltop to tan Casey's Quest Ages 7 ll Srrn ll..‘\ll.llll tk 2pm £5.50. A workshop consisting of w aim—up exercises and a cream e session based on the pei'fortiiance. See also 'l’heatr'e per lot maiices.

Puppetry Pandemonium Sat 3% May.

I lam; Sun 24 May. l250pm. £3.50. \Vasps Studios. off llatniltoti l’lacc. Ages 7+. Scotland's leading contemporary art gallery The l‘l'llllllltll'lxc‘l presents a series of cr‘eatry e workshops in association w tilt the lidrnbtngh l’uppet ('omparty So if you fancy making grant puppets. creepy ci'aw lies or fish lanterns. let the l‘lll‘l‘s'lt‘t‘ls slit)“ )“tl lttwy. '\l-lL'l' lllt' festiyal. a grant puppet will be displayed iii the l'itritniaiket (iallery cate.

LITTLE VICTORIES Thu 21-Sat 23 May. Thu 7.30pm; Sat 3.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Theatre Workshop, 34 Hamilton Place. Ages 9-12. TAG Theatre present Shaun Prendergast's award-winning play. It tells the story of a little boy call Tony whose world is turned upside down when he inherits a new baby sister and step father. To escape from these new changes, he inhabits a rich fantasy world where anything is possible.



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Activities And Fun

Freddy Macha Sat lo May. llam—noon. £2. CCA. 350 Saucltichall Street. 332 7521. Ages 7- ll. Musician and poet Freddy Macha leads a workshop on writing skills together with music. drtnnmmg. theatre and dance. Part of lirrr/r/i/ie li/otly u! "(U ('(‘A

Janet Paisley Sat 23 May. I lam—noon. £2 ('CA. 350 Saucliiehall Street. 332 752]. Ages 7 ~l l. Develop your writing skills w tlll aw aid-winning (ilas‘gow- based playwright and poet. Janet Paisley. I’tirl or liriilt/iire Illut'ka til the ((1-1.


Kids' TV Stomps Into The 705 (U) Sat 30 May. l.30prn. Glasgow Filrii Theatre. l2 Rose $0114.33: ‘Sle‘.


Little Victories Sat lo May. 2pm. £4 (£2 i. 'l'ron Theatre. 03 'l'rongate. 552 42o7. Ages ()7- I 2. 'l'A(i Theatre present Shaun Prendergast‘s award-winning play armed at ‘) l2 years olds. It tells the story of a little boy call Tony whose world is turned on its head when he inherits a new baby sister and step father. To escape tr'ortt these new changes. he itihabits a rich fantasy woild where anything is ptlssllllt‘~


The Flower Fairies l-it IS May—Suit to Aug. Kelvingrove (iallery & Museum. 287 MW. See photo caption.

I Can’t Paint Miss! Thu 28 May—Sun 2| .lllll. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) l202. Students froin (ilasgow School of Art and school pupils aged between l4--l.\'. teamed tip to create a mixed media exhibition including textiles. sculpture. costume and painting.


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 (‘harnbers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2. |5pm arid every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week's subjects are the Stag on Sat In May and The Heron on Sun 17 May. The following week. learn about Bears on Sat 23 May and the Giraffe on Sun 24 May.

A Picture Of Health llntil Tue l5 Sep. (‘hildren in Scotland have launched a national art competition to find out what yotriig people think of the National Health Sei'y ice and what it means to be healthy. The competition is open to four age categories: the under 5s. 5-l l. l2—l5 and lb 7 lS-ycar—olds. For further details and entry forms contact: Heather Walker. A Picture Of Health. Children In Scotland. l’rinces House. 5 Shandwick l’lace. l-Zdiiibui'gh. lill2 4R0 or call 228 S-lS-l.


The Golden Bird Sat to May. Haiti. £5 (£3). ('olumcille Centre. 2 Newbattlc 'l‘errace. 4.17 7404. Tickets on the door or in advance from The Mulberry Bush. 77 Moi'nittgsttle Road. 4-17 5l-15. Ages 6+. The Rose Theatre Company present this magical tale from Poland. Using song. masks. colour and dance. the Golden Bird arid the colourful characters he meets along the way. transport the audience on a iourney frottt Old Babka's forest new... to tire trozen waters of the Far NW"

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