KIDS listings



Art Competition For Young People Until Sun 25 Oct. Free. Art Gallery 8; 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.

Insights Sat 24 Oct-3 Jan 1999. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. An interactive exhibition for children aimed at giving them an insight into the geography. history and culture of Germany. Among the exhibits is a football stadium featuring the flags of the leading German teams and a castle made of glass to house characters from Grimms' fairytales.

Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free ten-nnnute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week's topics include Came/s on Sat 24 ()ct and Let '.v Make/1 Plume ("ti/l on Sun 25 Oct. The following week. learn about Buhv Elephants and The Him/int: on Sun 1 Nov.

A Close Look At Cats Thu 22 Oct. 10.30am (c 2pm. £5. Edinburgh '/.oo. Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Ages 12- 16. A look at the behaviour and social organisation of cats. their status in the w ild and the conservation measures in operation for their future survival.

Spooky Lauriston Hi 23 Oct. 2—4pm. £2. Lauriston Castle. 2a Cramond Road South. 336 2060. A popular children's session for Halloween.

Conservation Week L'ntil Mon 26 Oct. 9.30am—6pm. Entry to zoo £6.50 (£3.50—£4. 10). Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Special

events every day during the week including

storytelling. crafts and trails and looking at wildlife conservation.

Halloween Trail Sat 31 Oct. 9.30am—6pm.

Entry to zoo £6.50 (£3.50--£4.10). Edinburgh Zoo. Coistorphine Road. 334 9171. A spooky trail around the zoo follow mg clues and warnings?


Magic Bob's Halloween Hotspot Sat 31 Oct. 2pm. £5 (£3~£14 family ticket). Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. 665 2240. The tricks come thick and fast from Scotland‘s top magician. in a special show for Halloween.


Alphabets Until Sat 31 Oct. Museum of Childhood. 42 High Street. 529 4142. A display ofABC books and toys.

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Campfire Stories Sat 24 Oct. 2.30pm. £3 (£2). The Scottish Storytelling Centre. The Netherbow. 43—45 High Street. 557 5724/556 2647. Ages 6+. Storyteller Jimmy Williamson will be spinning some seasonal yarns about fairy folk.

Tree Tales And Other Wild Stories Sun 25 Oct. lpm. 2.30pm & 4pm. Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith House. 552 7171. Storytelling with Allan Davies in the ardens and glasshouses.

Art ur's Seat: A Storytelling Walk Sun 25 Oct. 2pm. £3. Meet at Holyrood Palace Car Park. Enjoy stories. myths and legends surrounding Holyrood and the Queen's Park. led by Donald Smith. Bats, Cats And Rats: Halloween Adventures With Animals Sat 31 ()ct. 2pm & 3.45pm. £3 (£1.50); season ticket £5 (£2.50). Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Malcolm 1.e Maistre frotn Environmental Arts Theatre Company presents animal tales for all the family.

Giants, Ghosties And The Exploding Pumpkin! Sat 31 ()ct. 2.30pm. £3 (£2). The Scottish Storytelling Centre. Netherbow Arts Centre. 43-45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages 6+. Fun tales for deaf and hearing children. signed and voiced with storytellers Barbara McDermitt and Brenda Young. Celtic New Year Celebration Sun I Nov. 2pm & 3.45pm. £3 (£1.50); season ticket £5 (£2.50). Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Seasonal stories from Hugh l.upton to welcome in the Celtic New Year.

Weedy World Of Water Monsters Sun 25 ()ct. 2pm. Southannan House. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Fairlie. 01475 568859. Discover the creatures who live in the weedy waters.

Life Between The Tides Sun 25 ()ct. 2pm. Caldergien Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01335 236644. Find out about our coastal sea creatures without

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The giant puppet creations of the underworld are a sight to behold, and make for excellent dancing partners, while their comic asides assure this is definitely not just kids stuff. (Helen Monaghan)

» v 71*; "L. " ' :/::"‘~.' . It's not much fun being a princess, especially when t in life is forbidden. When his wife dies, the mournful king decrees that the queen's favourite past time, dancing, should be banned from the kingdom, leaving his three daughters a tad miffed. Escape comes in the form of a magical underworld where they can dance to their hearts content. That is until an astronomical cobblers bill arouses their father's suspicion. Hell-bent on discovering their secret, the king offers the hand of one of his daughters to the fellow who can unravel the mystery.

Brought to the stage by Edinburgh Puppet Company, from the original Brothers Grimm fairytale, this compelling and innovative production appeals to adults and children alike. Masters of object animation, the actors, resplendent in lavish costumes, build many of the puppets as they go along, from materials as diverse as powder puffs, ballet shoes and glass

place in the conservatory.

Spooky Happenings Until Sun 25 Oct. 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10); family ticket £5.50. Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Livingston. 01506 414957. Ghost hunts. monster masks and other Halloween honors for the October holidays. Halloween Workshop And Show Sat 31 Oct. 1 lam & 3pm. £8 per child. Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. Biggar. 01899 220631. Ages 7—12. A two-hour puppet-making workshop on the theme of this spooky day. followed by a performance of N arsie Am/ The L()(.‘/1 Ness' Monster in the afternoon.

Theatre The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Thu 22 Oct. 2pm. £4 (£3.50). Rothes 1 Hall. Rothes Square. Glenrothes. 01592 i

; 611101.Ages2—9.'1'he Happy Gang are

f taking a break on Castaway island when

' they discover a dastardly plot to take over an undersea kingdom

Henry And The Seahorse Sat 34 ()ct.

2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); £9.50 for 4 tickets. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennoehy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 5-8.

Henry and his daring dog set out to

discover who's been burning matches in the shed.

Pass The Parcel Sat 31 ()c'. 11am &

, 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre.

3 University ofStirling. 01786 461081.

I Ages 2+. See photo caption.

- The Trolls' Big Adventure Sat 31 Oct.

2pm. £5 (£4). Carnegie Hall. East Port.

. Dunfermline. 01383 314127. Ages 3+. A

new fun-filled family show for kids

featuring songs. comedy. prizes and lots

of life-sized trolls.

; The International Purves Puppets

i Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30

children (reductions for parties of over 10). Show s on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows:

Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster Thu 22. Sat 24 & Sat 31 Oct. 2pm. Join Hughie. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and the

lovable sea-monster in their fun

adventures at Loch Ness. Pips And Panda In Circusland Sun 25 8: Mon 26 Oct. 2pm.

Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda

as they are whisked offto magic land where everything is not quite as it

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The Snow Queen by Stuart Paterson. Tickets £8 _ £15. CHILDREN HALF PRICE. 4 Dec —— 9 Jan. Mon Sat. Box Office 0131 248 4848.

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