EDINBURGH MUSEUMS continued
Lady Stair's Close. 529 490]. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
Naomi Mitchison Until Sat 27 Mar. A celebratory exhibition on the life and literary achievements of writer Naomi Mitchisoir.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
Old Coach Road. ()l355 26l000. Mort-Sat l0airt—9pm: Suit noon-9pirr. Gillian Wearing Until Strir 2| Feb. A unique chance to view these large-scale works by the I997 Turner Prize winner. Gilliait Wearing. Sittr Minutes Silence is video installation in which participants. dressed itr police uniforiri. were asked to pose for a photographs. remaining still throughout the event and in Cori/tars All ()/i Vii/err. individuals responded to an advert in 'Iiiiit' ()iii magazine whereby in disguise. they confessed all.
GLASGOW VENNEL ART GALLERY
l0 Glasgow Vermel. (H 294 275059. Moir—Sat l0am- 5pm (Closed Wed ck Fri). Encore! Sat 2.3 lair-Sat 27 Feb. Contetrrporary te\tiles from the 232 Eirtbroidery Group. ranging from needlepoint to abstract. sculptural work.
Stenton STENTON GALLERY
Stenton. 0l368 850256. I)aily noon-5pm
The Big Picture Until Wed l0 Feb. Air exhibition of large paintings including abstracts. still life and landscapes by various artists.
lecctures & events
Euan Sutherland Sat 30 .latr. 2pm. Street level. The artist gives a talk oit ltis current show at the gallery.
The Tenement House Wed 3 Feb. I2.30pm. £4 includes lunch Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Polloksliaws Road. 6 I6 64 I0. Christopher Hartley gives a talk.
Richard Seymour Lecture Wed 3 Feb. 6pm. (ilasgow Film Theatre. The internationally renowned designer talks about the role oftlesign in the world of sports.
Edinburgh Lake Thun And The Stockhorn Mountains Mon 25 .lan. l2_45pnr. National Gallery of Modern Art. Ferdinand Hodler's work is discussed by Richard Thomson. Manifesto Architecture Debates Mon 25 Jan. 6.30pm .‘yloirbotldo. Bread Street. For further details call 332 0829. This week's debate looks at the press coverage of architecture iit Scotland. Lady Agnes Douglas, Countess Of Argyll Wed 27 .lan. l2.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. .lackie Miller looks at this painting by an unknown artist. The National Archives Of Scotland Wed 27 .Ian. l2.30pm. Free. Huntly House. Andrew Broom. retired deputy keeper at Register House gives a talk. Pas-meche Fri 29 Jair. l2.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Richard Thomson puts Jttles Bastien-lcpage's painting under the spotlight. The Balustrade Mon I Feb. l2.45pnr. National Gallery of Modern Art. Roderic ()‘Coiriror's work is discussed by Vivien Hamilton. ' Manifesto Architecture Debates Mon I Feb. 6 30pm, Monbotldo. Bread Street. For further details call 332 0829. A debate on whether architecture has a political role. Flora Clift Stevenson Wed 3 Feb. |2.45pm. National Portrait (iallery. Pat Fisher gives a talk oti this painting by Alexander Roche.
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We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.
Activities And Fun
The Thistle And The Rose Family Workshops Sat 23 Jan. l.30-3.30pm. Free. Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. To book a place. call the Events Section on 33l I854. .Ages 8 atrd under. Jean Melliii leads this special workshop in the art ofcreatiiig designs employed by the Stuarts and Tudors. htit with a modern approach.
Children's Classic Concerts Sat 30 Jair. 3pm. £8 (£4—£5): family ticket £22. Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauclriehall Street. 287 55 l l. Ataralr Ben-'I‘oviiii takes yoti on a musical journey to Spaitt in a specially designed classical concert for children. Joining Atarah for ‘Viva Espana'. are the RSNO who perform works by Rodrigo. Albeiii/ and Bi/et.
Pinocchio Until Sat 30 Jan. 7.30pm; Wed l.30pnr & 7.30pm; Sat 2pm & 7.30pm. £7--£9.50 t£6--£7). The Pavilion Theatre. l2l Renfield Street. 332 I846. Enjoyng an extended run. The Krankies and Jimmy Cricket star in the touching tale of the little puppet boy.
The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark Sat 23 Jan. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8— l0 Balcai‘res Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6l85. Ages 4—8. Pavla's Puppet's charming adaptation of Jill Toiiiliitson's well-known book which tells the story of Plop the baby owl. who is frightened of the dark.
Sea Stories Sat 30 Jan. 2pm. £3 t£2 l. Scottish Mask LS; Puppet Theatre Centre. 8— l0 Balcai'i'es Avenue. Kely indale. 339 6| 85. Ages 4—l l. A beachcoirrber searches the shore for atrytlring useful atrd with these items Ire tells stories from Magic Lobsters to King Cantite. in (‘lydebtiilt Puppet 'I‘heatre’s new show.
Sea Storytime Sat 23 .lati. | lam. Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Stories on a sea theme from sharks. telly fish. crabs and dolphins.
Storytelling Sessions Mon 25 -\\'ett 27 .lan. 9.30airr—-nooir & l 3pm. Free.
Scotland Street School Museum. Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. To book a place. call 287 2747/8. All ages. Roop Singh narrates stories from the Sikh faith. highlighting moral values for children.
Roald Dahl Storytime Sat 30 Jan.
l lam. Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. A chance to hear your favourite Dahl stories from Rem/ring R/rviiiex to George "x Marvel/nus Medici/re.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 42l9. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2. l 5pm arid every Sunday at 3. l 5pm. This week's topics include the Jungle Book oit Sat 23 Jan and the Alirirmir/u on Sun 24 Jan. The following week. learn about Crack/"Ire () it’ll A Simre on Sat 30 Jait.
Children's Art Workshops: Saturday Classes lfiitil Sat I3 Feb. Every Saturday at l0.30am—12.30pm for 5 8-year olds and 2 -4pm for 9—- l 2-ycar olds. £45 for the 5 week course. Old St Paul's Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 I999. Artist .lettiry Smith leads this workshop focusing on objective drawing. The class will \ isit the New Museum ofScotland and then develop these drawings into tlri'ee-dimensions. using clay and recycled objects.
Ring Of Bright Water tt'i Sat 23 Jan. 2pm & Sun 24 Jan. 2.30pm. The Lumiere. Royal Museum ()fScotlarrd. Chambers Street. 247 42l9 See Film lndes.
Edinburgh Schools Showcase Tue 26»Sat 30 Jan. 7.30pm. £3.50 t£l.50i: family ticket £6. Queen's Ilall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. The second series of concerts showcasing the talent to be found iir Edinburgh schools.
Children's Classic Concerts Sun 3! Jan. 3pm. £8 (Ll—£6.50): family ticket £22. Festival Theatre. l3~29 Nicolsotr Street. 529 6000. See Glasgow Music.
Tam 0' Shanter Sat 23 Jan. 7—9. 15pm. £5 (£3.50); family ticket £l5. Tollcross Community Hall. Tollcross Priitrary School. Tickets from Edinburgh Puppet Company on 554 8923. See photo caption.
TAM 0' SHANTER See listings for dates and venues. Rabbie Burns celebrations with a difference as Edinburgh Puppet Company tackle one of Burns’ best loved classics, Tam 0' Shanter. This unique performance uses puppetry, i and Burns' verse delivered by the voice of Bill Macue.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES Activities And Fun
Map Building Sat 23 Jan. l0am-noon. £3.50 annual membership. Culzean Country Park. Maybole. 01655 769274. Learn about mapping at the Young Naturalists' Club.
Animal Magic: Beauty And The Beasts Sun 3t Jan. 2—3pm. Free. Calderglcn Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 0| 355 236644. Meet the cute and not-so-cute animals at the park. Meet at the Cactus Bed in the conservatory.
Barney's Great Adventure (U) Sat 30 Jan. 2pm. £3 (£l.50). Motherwell Moviehouse. Motherwell Theatre. Civic Centre. Motherwell. 0l698 2675 15. See Film Index.
Mulan (U) Sun 24 Jan. 2.30pm. £ l .50. Mac Robert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. 0l786 46l08l. See Film Index.
Tiggers Don't Climb Trees Sat 23 Jan. llanr. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 0l786 46l08 l. Ages 4+. A double bill from Richard Medringtoir’s Parable Puppets. lit 'Iig‘eers [)011'! Clint/r TITTA' Pooh and pals come to life in Christopher Robin's attic.
Eeyore's Birthday Party Sat 23 Jan. 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. ()I786
46 I08 I. Ages 4+. Pooh tries to cheer up Eeyore in the second tale of this double bill.
Greecey Pieces Fri 29 & Sat 30 Jan. 7.45pm. Ctiittbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. ()l236 732887. Cumbernauld Junior Youth Theatre tackle some ancient tales in this pla I looking at myths atrd legends. Tam 0 S anter Sat 30 Jan. 2.30pm. (£2.50). £3.50; family ticket £10. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 0l698 2675l5. See Edinburgh Theatre and photo caption.
Tam 0' Shanter Sat 30 Jart. 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £l0. SirJohn Wilson Town Hall. Stirling Street. ' Airdrie. ()l698 2675 I5. See Edinburgh Theatre and photo caption.
The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 0l899 22063 I. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties of over l0). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows:
Pips And Panda Meet The Tooth-Fairy Sat 23. 2pm: Thu 28. l0.30airr and Sun 31 Jan. 2pm. Follow the adventures of Pips and Panda as they search for the tooth-fairy.
Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp Sun 24 8: Sat 30 Jan. 2pm. The familiar story of Aladdin gets a puppet makeover iir Purves Puppets‘ unique adaptation.