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THE HAPPY GANG'S CASTAWAY ISLAND Fri 25-Sun 27 Sep, Fri 10am; Sat 11am 8 2.30pm; Sun 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £12 (£7.50).

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Centre, Livin ston, 01506 433634 and Tue 29 Sep, 1 m 8:

6.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50); fami y ticket £15. Cumbernauld Theatre, Ki drum, 01236 732887. Taking a break on Castaway Island, The Happy Gang soon realise that something is not quite right when all the sunworkshippers 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.

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The Boy Who Stopped Talking (PG) Sat 26 Sep. 2.30pm. £3.25 (£2). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film index.


The Umbrella Tree Sat 26 Sep. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask 8; Puppet Theatre Centre. 8— 10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 5—8. Gentle tales of eggs. nine-headed monsters anti talking cats with storyteller James Campbell.

The Three Little Pigs Sat 3 Oct. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask 8: Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3-8. Kenspeckle Puppets‘ new show uses music. song and audience participation. in this well-known story about the three little pigs who try to outwit the nasty wolf.

Now That's What I Call Magic Bob . . . 13 Sat 3 ()ct. 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. See photo caption.


Art Competition For Young People Until Sun 25 ()ct. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm‘. Sun 11am—5pm. Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. 287 2699. A display of winning entries from the museum's annual competition. which invites school children to submit art works inspired by exhibits.

82 THE LIST 24 Sep—8 Oct 1998


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week's topics include The Stag on Sat 26 Sep and Eastern Dragons on Sun 27 Sep. The following week learn about How To Staff/1 Cat on Sat 3 Oct and Seals on Sun 4 Oct. Children's Art Workshop Saturday Classes Until Sat 10 Oct. Every Saturday. Ages 5—8. 10am—noon; ages 9—12. 2—4pm. £45 for the five 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-dimension. puppet making. wire sculpting and printmaking.


Snow White And The Seven Dwarves Sat 3 Oct. 10.30am. £1.50 on door or from The Mulberry Bush. 77 Morningside Road. Columcille Centre. 2 Newbattle Terrace. Ages 4+. This classic tale is retold using puppets by Gerda Chrichton and Philippa Timewell. After the show a painting class with Kay Shanks.

Henry And The Seahorse Sat 3 Oct. 11am & 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3). Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 I404. Ages 5—8. Henry and his daring dog set out to discover who’s been burning matches in the shed with Visible Fictions Theatre Company's new show. adapted from Soren Skjold‘s witty play.


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


Activities And Fun

200 Capers Thu 24 Sep. 6—7pm. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01335 236644. Visit some of the 200's residents on this guided walk.

Terraformer's Children's Nature Club Sat 26 Sep. 2--4pm. Cornalees Bridge. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Loch Tom. lnverkip. 01475 521458. Join Sherlock Bones as he hunts for owls.


George's Marvellous Medicine Until Sat 26 Sep. 7pm; matinees Thu 8; Fri. 10am. £3.50—£8 (£4.50); fatnin ticket £19. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 4—12. Birmingham Stage Company present Stuart Paterson's acclaimed adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale about a young boy who slips his grandmother a powerful potion with incredible results.

The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Fri 25—Sun 27 Sep. Fri 10am; Sat 11am

& 2.30pm; Sun 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £12 (£7.50). Howtlen Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. See photo caption.

Henry And The Seahorse Sat 26 Sep. 11am & 2pm. £2.50. MacRohert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages 5—8. See Edinburgh Theatre.


The Singing Kettle World Tour

Sat 26 & Sun 27 Sep. Sat 11am & 2pm; Sun 1pm & 4pm. Camegie Hall. F.ast Port. Dunfermline. 01383 314127.

Ages 3+. Join Artie. Cilla. Jane and Gary on a globe-trotting musical tour. The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Tue 29 Sep. 1pm & 6.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50); family ticket £15. Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. 01236 732887. See photo caption.

Tiggers Don't Climb Trees Sat 3 ()ct. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. 01698 267515. Ages 5+. A Winnie The Pooh classic frotn Richard Medrington‘s Puppets.

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:

Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster Fri 25 Sep. 2pm. Join Hughie. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and the loveable sea- monster in their fan adventures at Loch Ness.

Pips And Panda In Circusland Sat 26 Sep. 2pm. Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to magic land where everything is not quite as it seems.

Lee-Ching Sun 4 ()ct. 2pm. The

adventures of Lee-Citing and the Magic Island. where he meets new people along 7 the way.

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MAGIC BOB . . . 13 Sat 3 Oct. 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, 887 1010. The most magical of all children's entertainers has certainly been round the block a few times thirteen years to be precise and with a brand new show packed full of tricks, there's no question of it ever ending.