THE TALE OF THE LOST A Various venues and dates. see listings. Ages 3-6. The prize possession of Amy's eccentric friend is his letter ‘A’, but when it disappears one day. Amy is faced with the incredible task of finding it in Giant Productions' lively and highly visual show.

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Activities And Fun

Back To School Sun 11 ()ct. 2.15pm; Tue 13 & Fri 16 ()ct. 2pm. £1. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Wildcat Theatre Company actress Lesley Robertson invites both adults and children to experience life in a Victorian classroom in this interactive performance.


The Secret Of Roan Inish (U) on Sat 17 Oct. 1.15pm. £3.25 (£2). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film index.

Festival The Action Factory Mon l2—Fri 16 Oct. Various venues in Glasgow. For brochure call Giant Productions on 445 6000. School holidays have never been so good with a kaleidoscope of workshops and theatre happening throughout the city. All events are listed below by venue. then by date. so there's no excuse forjoining in the fun. Performances at Gilmorehill Centre For Theatre, Film And Television. 9 University Avenue, 287 5511. The Dancing Princesses Mon 12 Oct. 2.30pm. £3 (£2). See photo caption. Henry And The Seahorse Tue 13 ()ct. 10.30am. £3 (£2). Ages 5—8. Henry and his daring dog set out to discover who‘s been burning matches in the shed in Visible Fictions‘ new show. The Labyrinth Thu 15 ()ct. 10.30am. £3 (£2). Ages 7—10. Wee Stories Theatre retell the story ofTheseus and the Minotaur. Field Of Fire Fri 16 ()ct. 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Ages 7—1 1. Joe and his younger sister are on the run when his fascination with fire finally goes too far in Pop-Up Theatre's touching story about the relationship of siblings. The Tale Of The Lost A Sat 17 ()ct. 11am. £3 (£2). Tickets from Giant Productions 445 6000. See photo caption. Performances at Govan PALS, l9 Nethan Street. Call Giant Productions for tickets 445 6000.

Henry And The Seahorse Mon 12 Oct. 1.30pm. £2 (£1). See Gilmorehill Centre. The Labyrinth Wed 14 Oct. 1.30pm. £2 (£1). See Gilmorehill Centre.

Peter The Pirate Boy Fri 16 Oct. 1.30pm. £2 (£1). Ages 3—8. Help Peter the Pirate Boy face up to the dangers of a mysterious island in Kenspeckle Puppets‘ new show.

Performances at the Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street, 229 I996.

Modern Art Workshop Mon 12 & Fri 16 Oct. £3. Ages 5—8. 10am; 9—12. 2pm. Giant Productions help you create site- specific modern art works which will go on display in the gallery.

The usrcal Garden Tue I3—Thu 15 Oct. £3. Ages 3—5. 10am; 6—8. 2pm. Workshops in visuals arts. creative movement and storytelling in the Musical Garden a garden full of large-scale instruments.

Events at the Pearce Institute, 840 Govan Road, 445 I941.

The Tale Of The Lost A Mon 12 Oct. 11am. £2 (£1 ). See photo caption.

Magic Bob's Magic Teach-In Tue 13 Oct. 11am & 2pm. £2. Ages 6—12. Learn the tricks of the magic trade with Scotland's top trickster.

Mr Bones’ Puppet Spectacular Tue 13 ()c1. 1 lam 8; 2pm. £2 (£1 ). Ages 3—8. Sweeties. songs and lots of laughs with Mr Bones and Co.

Sock Puppet Workshop Wed 14 Oct. 10am. 11.30am. 1pm & 2.30pm. £2. Ages 3—5. Dig out a pair of old socks and transform them into fun puppets.

Get Knotted Thu 15 Oct, £2. Ages 5—8. 10am; 9—12. 2pm. Discover the ancient traditions of Celtic art and knot work in this creative workshop.

Sea Stories Fri 16 Oct. 11am. £2 (£1 ). Ages 5—1 I. Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre capture the magic of traditional sea stories in their new show.

Bedtime Stories Thu 15 Oct. 11am & 2pm. £2 (£1). Ages 5—8. As a child listens to bedtime stories. so too do the Story Spirits in CTC's new show which blends theatre with storytelling.

Performances at miscellaneous venues. Amazin Theatre Of Eduard

Bersuds y's Mechanical Sculptures Sat 10 & Sun 11 Oct; Wed 14 Oct; Sat 17 & Sun 18 ()ct. 4pm. £3 (£2). Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery. 2nd Floor. 14 King Street. 552 7080. These amazing kinetic machines. constructed from wooden sculptures and old junk come to life in an action. sound. light and shadow play.

The Tale Of The Lost A Mon 12 Oct. 2pm. 50p on door. Castlemilk Community Centre. 121 Castlemilk Dn've. See photo caption.

Arts Around The World Mon 12—Fri 16 Oct. 10am & 1.30pm. £2. Strathclyde Arts Centre. 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. For further details contact Impact Arts 341 0024. Ages 5—14. A fun-filled tour around the world with hands-on activities ranging from Aboriginal dot paintings to samba drumming.

Eskimo Tale Mon l2—Sat 17 Oct. 2pm. £3 (£2). Ages 3+. Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Aldo Reali's unique table-top puppet show with mime and music. tells the tale of an Alaskan family.

Evening Times Tours Mon l2—Fri 16 Oct. 2.15pm. Free. Evening Times. 195 Albion Street. 552 6255 ext 3825. Ages 10+. Find out what goes on behind the scenes at one of Scotland‘s major newspapers.

Fun And Frolics At The Crawfurd Mon l2—Fri 16 Oct. Crawfurd Theatre. University Of Strathclyde. Jordanhill Campus. Southbrae Drive. 950 3437. Call the venue for times and prices. A whole week of workshops including kite making. bubble-blowing. circus skills. magic techniques and balloon modelling. Underground Cab Rides Mon 12—Fn’ 16 Oct. 10.25am. 10.50am & 11.15am. Free. St Enoch Underground. Ages 8—12. A chance to travel through Glasgow‘s Underground in the driver’s cab.

Stone Quest Wed 14 Oct. 10am. 11am. 2pm & 3pm. Free. Govan Old Parish Church. Govan Road. For tickets and further details call Sparky Project 425 1076. Ages 5—12. A Time Lord is trapped among the ancient stones of Govan and needs your help to unravel the mystery of the Viking graves and deliver him frotn an ancient curse.

Landscapes: An Extraordinary Journey Thu 15 ()ct. noon. 1.15pm & 2.30pm; Fri 16 ()ct. 10am. 11.15am & 1pm. Free tickets in advance. Elder Park Library. 228a Langlands Road. 445 1047. Ages 5—9. Mimika Theatre's visually exciting puppetry is performed within a canvas dome. Using special effects. transformation and puppets. we are taken on ajourney into the desert. a rain forest. a coral reef and Antarctica to witness the sights and smells of the natural world.

Theatre The Adventures Of Peter Rabbit Sat 10 Oct. 2pm. £3 (£2). Ages 3—8. Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Beatrix Potter's popular tale is recreated by Ian Turbitt‘s Puppet Theatre.

Sooty’s Magical Mystery Tour Mon l2—Wed 14 ()ct. Mon 6pm; Tue 1 lam. 2pm & 6pm; Wed 1 lam & 2pm. £6 (£4); family ticket £18. The King‘s Theatre. 8th Street. 287 5511. Sooty. Sweep and Soo are celebrating 50 years in showbiz with a special tour of fun. magic and tricks. Izzy Wizzy. let‘s get busy! As Sooty would say.

The Labyrinth Tue 13 Oct. 11am &

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1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 7—10. See Action Factory listings.


Activrties 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 Little And Large Birds on Sat 10 Oct and Eastern Dragons on Sun I 1 Oct. The following week learn about Elephants on Sat 17 Oct and Crocodiles And Turtles on Sun 18 Oct.

Big Cat Extravaganza Sun 18 Oct—Fri 23 Oct. 10.30am & 2pm. £5 per child. Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. A week of fun activities centred on the theme of big cats. There are several workshops for all ages which look at the characteristics of both domestic and wild cats. their habitats and behaviour. plus hands-on activities and tours of the 200’s cat inhabitants.


Sooty's Magical Mystery Tour Thu 15—Sat 17 Oct. Thu 2pm; Fri 4pm: Sat 11am. 2pm & 4.30pm. £4—£6 (£5); family ticket £18. Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. See Glasgow theatre.

The Dancing Princesses Sat 17 Oct. 2.30pm & 7pm. £4 (£3). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. See photo caption.

The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Mon 19 Oct. 11am & 2pm. £5 (£3.50); fatnin ticket £15. Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. 665 2240. Ages 2—9. The Happy Gang are taking a break on Castaway Island when they discover a dastardly plot to take over an undersea kingdom.


Activrties And Fun

Children’s Fun Day Sat 1() Oct. 2—4pm. Cornalees Bridge. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Loch Totn. lnverkip. 01475 521458. A day of games on an environmental theme.

Challenge Hike Sat 10 Oct. 10—11.30am. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01335 236644. Test your countryside skills and knowledge of the park's nature trails in this hike for 8—11 year olds.


The Ma ic Sword (U) on Tue 13 ()ct and Star Kid’(PG) on Sun 18 Oct. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film Index.


Henry And The Seahorse Sat 10 Oct. 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. (11355 261000. See Action Factory listings.

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THE DANCING PRINCESSES Various venues and dates, see listings. A es 6+.

How do the princesses wear out their beautiful shoes? And where 0 they go to at night? Using object animation, lavish costumes and large-scale uppets, the Edinburgh Puppet Company retell this classic fairytale from Brot ers


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