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n 16 Aug, Kelvingrove Gallery 81

Museum, 287 2699. Original watercolours by Cicely Mark Barker from her famous Flower Fairies books, which were first published 75 years ago. Together with the artwork, there are supporting activities for younger visutors including 'Find The Fairy’ computer interactive game, a fascinating art and nature trail, drawing and colouring and a chance to

dress up in Flower Fairies costumes.

David Strassman Sat In May. 3pm. £5. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 229 9697. This American ventriloquist and his fully automated and mobile alter- ego Chuck. put on a special children's show.


Wild Art Until Fri 19 Jun. Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Mon—Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 9.30am—6pm. An exhibition of the winning entries of the Wild Ar! competition which was organised by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Missing Links Alive! Until Sun 12 Jul. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Stiii noon—5pm. £4 (£2.50): family ticket £10. Missing l.iIik.\'.-1Iii't'.’ looks at the age-old debate of human evolution. Using the latest technology. interactive displays and life-sized. animated dioramas. it traces our ancestors first footsteps and depicts the key stages in our development.


The Adventures Of Wee Tom Sat 16 May. 2pm. £2.50. The Netherbow. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. Ages 5—9. Magical tales from Easy Peasy Theatre Company and storyteller Michael Kerins.

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The Adventures Of Wee Tom and A Touch Of Wonder Sat 23 May. 1 Iain 8: 2pm. £2.50. The Netherbow. 43-45 High Street. 556 9579. Ages 6+. Family tales with storytelling maestros Michael Kerins and Duncan Williamson.


Children’s Art Workshops: Saturday Classes Until Sat 30 May. Every Saturday at 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 iii two and three dimensions. simple printmaking. mask making and hand- painting slides. To book a place call 554 1999.


Activities And Fun

Pond Dipping Sun 17 May. 2pm. South Lanarkshire Ranger Service. 01698 283981. Meet iii car park at the golf course on Mote Hill. Hamilton. Discover the creatures who lurk under the murky depths of the pond.

Woodcraft Sun 17 May. l—3pin. Southannan House. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Fairlie. 01505 842882. Learn about ancient wood crafts.

Children's Nature Club Sat 23 May. l—3pm. Castle Semple Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. Discover nature's hidden treasures.

Children's Nature Club Sat 23 May. 1—3pm. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01475 521458. Take the plunge and look at pond life. Wind And Water Sun 24 May. 2—3.30pm. Mugdock Country Park. Craigallan Road. Milngavie. 956 6100. £1. A workshop in making boats and kites with the opportunity to see them in action.

Mr Boom's Polyhedral Workshop Thu 28 May. 11am. £2.50. Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum, ()1236 732887. A workshop for older children in geometry and model-making with Mr Boom. Learn about the moon man’s dome homes. space ship. space maps and construct polyhedral robots.


Paws (U) Sun 24 May. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786461081.


The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Sat 16 May. 2pm. £5 (£4); £14 for 4 tickets. Motherwell Theatre. Civic Centre. Windmillhill Street. 01698 267515. See photo caption.

Sir Janet Sun 17 May. 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. A wee Iassie puts all the brave knights to shame in this exciting medieval story for 5-8-vear-olds. The Singing Kettle - The Worfd Tour Wed 20—Sun 24 May. Wed 1pm; Thu 10am 8; 1pm; Fri 10am & 6pm; Sat 1 lam & 2pm; Sun 2pm & 4pm. £8 (£7); family ticket £23. Cutnbernauld Theatre. Kildruin. 01236 732887. Ages 3+. Join Artie. Cilla. Jane and Gary on a globe- trotting musical tour. Come dressed as a world tourist and take part in a Chinese

street festival. climb the Eiffel Tower. see the skyscrapers of New York or witness the magic of Down Under.

Sing And Dance Along With Mr Boom Tue 26—Sat 30 May. Tue & Wed 10am & 1pm; Thu 1pm; Fri 10am: Sat 3pm. £3.50 (£3). Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrtim. 01236 732887. Calling all earthlings Mr Boom is landing at Cumbernauld Theatre for a whole week. bringing his ever-popular. fun-filled singalong and his intergalactic robot friends.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Brotighton 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 Sat 16 & Mon 18. 2pm. Wed 20. 10.45am. Thu 21. 8pm. Sat 23. 2pm and Mon 25 May. 2pm. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.

Pips And Panda And The Three Bears Sun 17. 2pm. Tue 19. 10.30am.15ri 22 & Sun 24. 2pm and Wed 27 May. 10.30am. Fun and adventure as the twosome meet the three bears.


Leaves Among Thorns Until Sun 14 Jun. MacRobert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. 01786461081. Tue-Sun noon—5pm. A unique installation created by l()U Theatre inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Comprising eleven giant trees with a magical soundscape. there are twelve hidden princes to find. a giant with the three golden hairs and Tom Thumb.


Family Storytelling Workshops Sat 23 May. 10.30am—noon. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081. Ages 3--8. Stirling's Young People's Sers ices Librarian. Sandra Reid and Julian Jefferson from Dunblane Library lead these storytelling workshops for both children and adults.

THE HAPPY GANG'S CASTAWAY ISLAND Sat 16 May, 2pm. £5 (£4); £16 for 4 tickets. Mothervvell Theatre, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. Ages 9+. The Gang has a brand new member as Beth has one to pastures new. Meet Nicky (she's always sneezing) as she heads 0 to Coconut Bay with Spatz and Mr P. Applying for jobs as lifeguards With Coconut Baywatch, they realise that something is not quite right when . the sun-worshippers start disappearing. Dastardly Ron Prawn IS behind it all as he hatches a plot to take over the undersea kingdom, but With your help, he'll not get very far. Sponsored by Hydro-Electric.