JEMIMA PUDDLEDUCK, PETER RABBIT AND THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER See Edinburgh theatre for dates, times and prices. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 4+. A triple bill of theatre and storytelling based on the well-loved Beatrix Potter stories. Kicking off the programme on Fri 12 Feb is storyteller Mrs Tiddlemouse as she recounts a selection a tales from the books. On Sat 13 Feb, Ian Turbitt's Puppet Theatre bring to life Peter Rabbit and his sisters Flopsy, Mo sy and Cottomtail followed by the story of the too-trusting Jemima Pu dleduck who meets the 'seemingly’ fine gentlemen Mr Fox.

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Activities And Fun

Thistle And The Rose Family Workshops Sun 14 Feb. l.30--3.30pm. Free. Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. To book a place call the Events Section on 331 1854. Create your own family crest with the help of Lindi Richardson. Calligraphy Workshops Wed I7 & Thu 18 Feb. livery half hour between 10am—noon & l-—3pnr. Free. SCotland Street School Musetun. Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. To book a place call 287 2747/8. All ages. Learn the art of calligraphy using the Punjabi language.


Grandpa And The Bags Of Rubbish Sat 6 Feb. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 23—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 5—10. Someone is throwing rubbish over Grandpa's wall. but perhaps it could be turned into something useful. Interactive theatre on an environmental theme from Black Box Ptrp et Theatre.

Scott Lovat’s Blagic Puppet Show Sat 13 Feb. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 4—9. The 'Punch and Judy professor" presents a lively mix of magic and puppetry for all the family.

Books Richard Brassey Thu 18 Feb. 2pm. Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283

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Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Richard Brassey. author of The Story O/St'urla/u/ helps children get to grips with Scotland‘s history. looking at the Ice Age. Roman times. Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.

Glasgow Book Festival Thu 18—Sat 20 Feb. Mitchell Library and Theatre Complex. North Street. 287 2867. Tickets for events in the Theatre from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 287 5511. Events also take place at local libraries see below. Celebrating the National Year 01' Reading. Glasgow‘s Book Fest has plenty on offer for children including storytelling sessions. readings. theatre and circus skills workshops. Today's highlights include the following:

The II"i.'tlI‘t/'.\' .‘iSNTVUl/U Thu I8 Feb.

9.45— 10.45am and 1.45—2.45pm. £2. Mitchell Theatre. Ages 7— I 2. Imaginative theatre production from Baldy Bane Theatre Company.

Frank Rodgers Thu 18 Feb. I lam—noon. Foyer (Mitchell Library) and 1.45—2.45pm. Couper Institute Library. 84 Clarkston Road. Free. Ages 7—9. The popular Scottish author/illustrator shares his ideas and inspiration for his stories. Wee Sun-res Thu 18 Feb. IIarn—noon. Maryhill Library. I508 Maryhill Road and I.45—2.45pm. Drumchapel Library. 65 Hecla Avenue. Free interactive drama for 4—7 year olds. brirrgrng stories and rhyme to life.

Alexander McCall Smith Thu 18 Feb. llam—noon. lbrox Library. 1 Midlock Street and I.45—2.45pm at Possil Park Library. 127 Allander Street. Free. Readings from children's favourite. McCall Smith. author of The Per/er! Hum/nutter and The Banana Mac/tine.


Paddington Storytime Sat 6 Feb. 11am. Borders Books. Music And Café. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Conre

and listen to stories of the marmalade- loving bear from Peru. Paddington. Dinosaur Storytime Sat 13 Feb. llam. Borders Books. Music And Café. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Dinosaur- tastic fun as you discover more about these amazing creatures.


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.l5pm. This week's topics include The Albatross on Sat 6 Feb and Camels on Sun 7 Feb. The following week learn about Wildcats on Sat 13 Feb and The Stag on Sun 14 Feb.

Children’s Art Workshops: Saturday Classes Until Sat 13 Feb. Every Saturday at 10.30am-12.30pm for 5—8-year olds and 2-4pm for 9—12-year olds. £45 for the 5 week course. Old St Paul‘s Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 I999. Artist Jenny Smith leads this workshop focusing on objective drawing. The class will visit the New Museum of Scotland and then develop these drawings into three-dimensions. using clay and recycled objects.


The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm (U) Sat 6 Feb. 2.30pm; The Borrowers (U) Strn 7 Feb. 2.30pm; Wallace And Gromit (U) Sun 14 Feb. 2.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. See Film Index.


- Drake Music Project Concert Mon 8

Feb. 1.15—2. 15pm. Free. Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. A concert featuring young disabled musicians from the project’s workshops as well as jazz group Meantime. with Eddie Severn and Haftor Medboe.


Tales Of Beatrix Potter Fri 12 Feb. 1.30pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. See photo caphon.

Peter Rabbit Sat 13 Feb. 1 Iarrr. £3 (£2.50). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages 4+. See photoea tion.

Jemima Pu dleduck Sat 13 Feb. 2pm. £3 (£2.50). Netherbow Arts Centre.

5 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages

4+. See photo caption.


Activities And Fun

Cracking Ceilidh Weekend Sat 13 & Sun 14 Feb. New Lanark World Heritage Village and Falls ()fClyde Nature Reserve. New Lanark. Booking hotline 01506 656I00. This warm-up festival to Glasgow's Storyfest ( 18—21 Feb) provides a whole weekend of storytelling. crafts and music. As well as evening events for adults. there are plenty of family-orientated activities which are listed below:

Craft ll’m‘ks/uipx Sat l3 & Sun 14 Feb. 10.30am. noon 8; 2.30pm. £2.50 (£1); fatnin ticket £6. SWT Wildlife Centre. Love tokens and potions. lanterns and Valentine‘s gifts are just some of the crafts to be made at this family session. Tale Trails- Sat 13 & Sun 14 Feb. I lam. noon. 2pm & 3pm. £2.50 (£1); family ticket £6. Meet at SWT Wildlife Centre. A gentle stroll through the woods. with stop-off points to hear stories of animals. plants and people from all over the world with Kate Ainsworth.

STU/‘I‘IUHTIIK Sessions“ Sill I3 & Sun 14 Feb. 11.30am. Ipm 8; 3pm. £2.50 (£1); family ticket £6. SWT Wildlife Centre. A series of family sessions featuring some of the storytellers taking part in the

Storyfest festival.

Scottish Wilt/life Trust Sat 13 & Sun 14 Feb. The Visitor Centre opens its doors all weekend. with displays. games for children and ranger-led walks.

Winter Safari Sat 6 Feb. IOarn—noon & 2—4pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. Ages 8-12. Join the countryside ranger on a winter exploration of the park.


Strathaven Choral Society's Family Music Afternoon Sun 14 Feb. 2-5pm. Free. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515. No experience is required to take part in this special afternoon designed to involve both children and adults in music-making activities.


Antz (PG) Mon 8 Feb. 3pm. FTH. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 01324 506850. £1.50. See Film index. Antz ( PG) Sat 6 Feb. 2pm; The Prince Of Egypt (PG) Sun 13 Feb. 2pm. £3 (£1.50). Motherwell Moviehouse. Motherwell Theatre. Civic Centre. Motherwell. 01698 267515. See Film Index.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U) Sun 7 Feb. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film Index.


The Happy Gang’s Castle Of Adventure Sat 6 Feb. 2pm. £4.50; family ticket £16. Carnegie Hall. East Port. Dunfermline. 01383 314127. Join the Happy Gang as they look after Professor Nincompoop‘s Castle of Adventure in this fun show for 2—9-year- olds.

Know Nothing Norman Sat 6 Feb. 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £12 (£7.50). Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages 3—6. Wee Stories Theatre present this poignant story based on a poem by Louise Ironside. It tells the story of poor old Norman. who for his lack of knowledge. is constantly being made fun of.

The Happy Gang's Castle 0f Adventure Sat 13 Feb. 2pm. £4 (£2). Town Hall. Greenock Road. Paisley. 887 1010. See above.

The Happy Gang's Castle Of Adventure Mon 15 Feb. IIarn & 2.30pm. £4. Eastwood Theatre. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. Giffnock. 577 4970. See above.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar‘ Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.90 adults; £3.90 children (reductions for parties of over ten). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as fo!lows:

Pips And Panda Meet The Tooth- Fairy Sat 6. Thu 11. Sun 14 8.: Mon 15 Feb. 2pm. Follow the adventures of Pips and Panda as they search for the tooth-fairy.

Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp Fri 5 Feb. I2.45pm; Wed 10. Fri 12. Sat 13 & Tue 16 Feb. 2pm. The familiar story of Aladdin gets a puppet makeover in Purves Puppets' unique adaptation.


The A-Z Of Reading Sat 6. 2pm & Sun 7 Feb. Ipm. Free. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Stories come alive as Stirling Council libraries read from a selections of popular stories including The Big

F riend/v Giant. The F anmuv F i re and Treasure [via/Id.


More Unbelievable Stories Sat 6 Feb. I lam. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages 5+. Weird and wonderful yarns with master storyteller James Campbell.