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Film 1 Tintin And The Mystery 0f Shark Lake 1 (U) Sat 12 Sep. 1.30pm and Matilda (l’Ctl on Sat 19Sep. 2.50pm. £3.25 (£31. Glasgow Film 'l‘heatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8129 See l-ilm llltlc‘\.

Theatre 1 Three Billy Goats Gruff And Aesops

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free ten-minttte talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sttnday at 3.15pm. Tltis week the topics are Let's Make/1 l’lmne ('u/l on Sat 12 Sep and [flop/units on Sun 13 Sep. The following week learn about Sen/x on Sat 19 Sep and ll’lmles on Sttn 20 Sep. Children's Art Workshop Saturday Classes Sat 12 Sep—Sat 10 Oct. Ages 5—8. 10am—noon: ages 9—12. 2—4pm. £45 for the live Saturdays. Old St Paul's Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. To book a place call 554 1999. Practising artist

Jenny Smith guides children through a

' variety of techniques including image- making in two and three—dimensions. puppet making. wire sculpting and printmaking.


Edinburgh’s Festival Of The Environment Sat l2--Sun 2() Sep. For further details call 469 5427 or look ottt for the special pull-out in local newspapers. The theme of this year‘s festival is 'Use l.ess Live Mot‘e' attd there are plenty of activities happening throughout the city. in an attempt to increase public awareness of the environment. The Festival opens on the Meadows on Sat 12 and Sun 13 Sep. with the [Jilin/Hugh Bu/lrmn Festival which features 30 of the largest hot air balloons in the UK. Together with the early morning balloon flights from 6am. there is a spectacular Hot Air Balloon (ilow from 8.30-9.30pm on Sat 12. Also. over the weekend. you can enjoy environmental exhibitions. craft fairs. workshops. a fun fair. face-painting. music and dance. And if that wasn't enough to tantalise your ftttt buds. check ottt the Kile l7t'vtit‘ttl at Holyrood Park on Sat 19& Sun 2() Sep which has all the ingredients of a great day ottt including an Indian Kite Flying Demonstration. a mass kite 11y attd mttch. mttch more.


Henry And The Seahorse Tue 15 Sep.

11am & 6pm. £5 (£3). Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. 665 2240. Ages 5—8. See photo caption.

Fables Sat 12 Sep. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8-10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3+. A double hill of shadow puppetry with Jack ()'l.antet'n Puppet (‘otttpanyz Henry And The Seahorse Fri 18 is Sat 19 Sep. Fri 7pm; Sat 11am & 1pm. £4 (£21. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. SS7 101(1. Ages 5 S See photo caption. Tiggers Don't Climb Trees Sat 1‘) Sep. 2pm. £511.21. Scottish .\1ask iv Puppet Theatre Centre. S -10 Balcat'res Avenue. KL‘l\ tttdale. 55‘) (i185. Ages 3 (S. \lt‘t’l Winnie The Pooh and friends tn Richard Medt'ingtort's puppet show adapted from the original stories by AA. Milne.


Art Competition For Young People Until Sttn 25 Oct. Mon Sat l0am» 5pm; Sun 1 lam ~5pm. Art (iallery (k .'\1ttseum. Kelvingt‘ove. 287 2699. A display of winning entries from the museum's annual cotnpetttion. which invites school


The Happy Gang

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Here’s your chance to cast off to the sunsational How/den Park Island to see the legendary Happy Gang with your merry tribe.

We have 4 x lam‘iy tickets to the show on Saturday 26 September at 11am to give away along with some exciting Happy Gang goooy bags, simply answer the following question;


RULE CASTAWAY ISLAND? Send your answers on a postcard with name & address and daytime phone number to:


Happy Competition, The List, 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE

by Wednesday 23 September.


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01899 220631. £4.40adttlts; £3.30 - children (reductions for parties of over


Alphabets Until Sat 31 ()ct. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Museum of Childhood. 42 High Street. 529 4142. A display ofABC books and toys.


Hot Air Balloon Making Sat 19 Sep. 10am -4pm. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. 25 l-lawthornvale. 551 419(). As part of the Festival ()fThe Environment. local artist Natalie Taylor will be leading this hot air balloon making workshop for families. Call the workshop for more details. '


Activities And Fun

Family Workshop Sat 12 Sep. 11am—1pm. fatnin ticket £10. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 017116 461081. Ages 5+. Scottish milliner Claire Tester leads this . fun workshop for all the fatnin iii the art of hat-making.

Family Archaeology Day Sat 12 Sep. l()am—4.30pm. Free. Greenhill Farttthouse Museum. Biggar. (11899 221050. Hands-on activities for the whole family. from flint kttappittg to pottery-pattiting.

Indiana Bones And The Big Dig At Noon Sttn 13 Sep. noon- 4pm. 1.ochot'c Meadows Country Park. Ct‘osshill. nt'. I.ochge11y. (11592 414300. A simulated e\cavation for children.


Fred, Gromit And Friends (PG) Sat 12 Sep. 2.30pm and The Little Mermaid (U) on Sat 2(1 Sep. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film index.

The Vikings In Scotland Sat 19 Sep. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre. Joltn Street. 01698 267515. Ages . 6- l 1. Hopscotch Theatre Company present this exciting tale of marauding Norsemen.

George's Marvellous Medicine 'l‘ue 22—Sat 26 Sep. 7pm; matinees \VL‘tl-l'l'l. 10am. £3.50 £8 (£4.50); fatnin ticket £19. Adam Sntith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. (11592 412929. Ages 4—12. See photo caption.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road.

1(1). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows:

GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE Tue 22-Sat 26 Sep, 7pm; matinees Wed-Fri, 10am. £3.50—E8 (£4.50); family ticket £19. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. The Birmingham Stage Company capture the energy and excitement of one of Roald Dahl's best loved stories, in this acclaimed adaptation by Stuart Paterson. Meet oung George and his grandmother, who far from being a sweet old lady, is downright disagreeable. In an effort to rid er of this nasty ailment, George concocts a special potion which produces the most extraordinary and hilarious

HENRY AND THE SEAHORSE Tue 15 Sep,11am & 6pm. £5 (£3). Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, 665 2240 and Fri 18-Sat 19 Sep, Fri 7pm; Sat 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. Ages 5—8. Visible Fictions Theatre Company's new show is the first UK production of Soren Skjold's witty play which looks at the relations ip between grown-ups and children. It tells the story of Henry, who is in big trouble as someone is burning matches in the garden shed. All eyes fall immediately on poor Henry, so he sets out with his dog Rolf to discover the truth.

' Pips And Panda In Circusland Sun 6 is

Sat 19 Sep. 2pm. Fun and adventure with

; Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to 1 magic land where everything is not qutte as it seems.

; Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster

Sat 12 Sep. 1.30pm & .\1on21 Sep. 2pm. .loin llughie. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and the loveable sea-tttonster Nessie in their fun adventures at Loch Ness.


Big Book Of Tall Tales Sat 12 Sep. 3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. 01698 267515. Ages 5—9. Join the Book Man to discover the stories

: held within the Big Book.