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KING GLUTTON Sat 27 Feb, 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. Ages 6+. Living in the lappf luxury, there's one thing King Glutton is passionate about. . . food.

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Activities And Fun

Calligraphy Workshops Thu 18 Feb. Every half hour between 10am—noon & 1—3pm. Free. Scotland Street School Museum. Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 429 12(12. To book a place call 287 2747/8. All ages. Learn the art of calligraphy using the Punjabi language.

Musical Workshops Mott 22—Thu 25 Feb. Mon 8; Tue I0am—iioon; Wed 8; Thu I -3pm. Free. Scotland Street School Museum. Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. To book a place. call 0141 287 2747/8. Demonstrations of the hai'iiionium arid the tabla. the two instruments used most during the Keertan in the Gtirdwara festivities.


Children's Classic Concerts Sun 2 I Feb. 3pm. £8 (£4): family ticket £22. Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 I. Robert Deans and the Orchestra of Scottiin ()pcra present a ftiii afternoon ofclassical music especially designed for 4— 14-year-olds. Today's programme focuses on the varied works produced by Czech composers Dvorak. Smetana. Fucik and Weinberger.


The Stuarts Sat 20 Feb. lpm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 I010. Ages 5—-I2. Renowned children's theatre company Hopscotch take a dip into Scotland's history. Puppetelling Sat 20 Feb. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8»-|0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindalc. 33‘) 6185 Ages 3 --8. Ian Turbitt Puppet Theatre presents an afternoon of storytelling with itippets.

Magic Bob's Ca aret For Kids Sat 27 Feb. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8 -|() Halcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 3396185. Ages 3+. A debtit appearance at the SM PC for children's favourite magician Magic Bob. Expect all the usual magic and mayhem in this fun packed show for all the family.


Richard Brassey Thu 18 Feb. 2pm. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Richard Brasscy. author of The Story (2/‘.St-t)I/ti/itl helps children get to grips with Scottish history. looking at the Ice Age. Roman times. Robeit the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.

Glasgow Book Festival Thu IX—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 ()f Reading. Glasgow‘s Book Fest has plenty on offer for children including storytelling sessions. readings. theatre and circus skills workshops. Highlights include the following:

The Il’iztirtl's Assislti/il Thu 18 & Fri 19 Feb. 945— 10.45am and 1.45—2.45pm. £2. Mitchell Theatre. Ages 7—I2. Imaginative theatre production from Baldy Bane Theatre Company.

Il’ee Stories Thu 18 Feb. lIam-noon. Maryhill Library. 1508 Maryhill Road and 1.45-2.45pm. Drumchapel Library. 65 Hecla Avenue; Fri 19 Feb.

I lam—noon. Pai'khead Library. 64 Tollcross Road and l.45--2.45piii. Langside Library. 2 Sinclair Drive. Free. Interactive drama for 4—7-year-olds. bringing stories and rhyme to life.

Mairi Hedderwick Fri 19 Feb.

I lam—noon. Foyer (Mitchell Theatre) and 1.45—2.45piii. Moir Hall (Mitchell Theatre). Free. Ages 5—7. Author of the iiitich loved Kttlie Monte books talks about characters from her books and the inspiration for her stories.

Aileen Paterson Fri 19 Feb.

I lam—noon. Milton Library. 163 Ronaltlsay Street and 1.45—2.45pm. Bt'idgetoii Library. 23 Landressy Street. Free. Ages 5-7. Meet the author of the Mtiisie the famous Scottish kitten.

Big Top Circus Skills Sat 20 Feb. 10am—l lam. I1.30aiii—I2.30pni& 1.30—2.30pm. Link Corridor (Mitchell Theatre). £1. Ages 8—12. Learn all the tricks of the circus trade including juggling in this workshop led by the experts.


Magic Storytime Sat 20 Feb. I lam. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Magical stories and magic tricks to learn and amaze your friends with.

Lion Storytime Sat 27 Feb. 1 Iain. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Everything you ever needed to know about these rather large (and scary) creatures.

Glasgow Storyfest Fri I8—Sun 21 Feb. Various venues iii Glasgow. For further information call 01501 751425. Three days ofquality storytelling for all the family including the following:

Even Better Crack Club Sat 20 Feb. 10am. Lansdowne Church Hall. 420 Great Western Road. 01501 751425. £I. A special festival treat at this regular famin storytelling club. with American yarn-spinner Wendy Welch.

Donnie Henderson-Slietllurz uiitl Ewan McVicar Sat 20 Feb. 1.30pm. Free. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Free. To coincide with the Vaiskaki exhibition. storytellers Donny Henderson-Shedlarz and Ewan McVicar present tales from India.

Voices From The Earth Sun 2| Feb. lpm. 2.30pm & 4pm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Kibble Palace. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Environmental stories from around the globe with Allan Davies and Kate Aiiisworth.


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. Ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week‘s topics include the Blue W/iule on Sat 20 Feb and Slot/ix on Sun 21 Feb. The following week Lets'x Make A Phone Call on Sat 27 Feb and How To Sniff/1 Cut on Sun 28 Feb.

Discovery Centre Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. Mon—Fri 3.30—4.45pm (Tue 6—7.45pm); Sat 2—4.45pm; Sun noon—4.45pm. School holidays: Mon-Fri IOam—4.45pm (Tue |0aiii—3.30piii & 6—7.45pm). Free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. The newest addition to our national museums also provides a hands- oii area where young visitors can find out about Scotland's past by investigating objects and other forms of evidence. Drawing Workshop Sat 20 & Sun 21 and Sat 27 & Stiii 28 Feb. 10.30am & 12.30pm. Free. ()Id Town Weaving Company. 555 Castlehill. Royal Mile. 226 I555. Come along to the Tartan Weaving Mill and enter this drawing competition to create a design for a 21st century community tapestry. with proceeds going to The Sick Kids Friends Foundation. All materials are provided. so there’s no excuse not to join in the ftiii. Chinese New Year Celebrations Sun 21 Feb. I-3pm. £3. Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Edinburgh‘s Chinese community celebrates the dawning of the Year of the Rabbit with traditional music. dancing and martial arts displays.

Children’s Art Workshops: Saturday Classes Sat 27 Feb-Sat 27 Mar. Every Saturday at I().30am—I2.30pm for 5—8- year olds and 2—4pm for 9-12-yeai' olds. £45 for the 5 week course. Old St Paul's Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 I999. Approaches to image-making including printmaking. sculpting and hand-painting is the topic for the younger children while elements of drawing: line. tone. perspective and proportion are investigated in the workshop for older children.

Animal Talks Utitil Wed 31 Mar. Edinburgh '/.oo. Corstorphine Road. 334 917 I. Entrance price £6.50 t£3.50—£4.50). Meet the Keepers and Education Staff and enjoy informative talks at the following places: Penguins (noon): Giraffes (2. I 5pm); Tigers (3pm) and Sealions (3.45pm).

Close Encounters Until Wed 31 Mar. 11am. noon. Ipiii. 2.30pm & 3.30pm.

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Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road, 334 917 I. Entrance price £6.50 (£3.50-£4.50) plus £1 for the class. Come face-to-face with some of the 200’s residents - rats, snakes. lizards and frogs at this animal- handling class.


Babe - Pig In The City (U) Sat 20 Feb. 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. Musselbutgh. 665 2240. See Film Index.

Black Beauty (U) Sat 20 Feb. 2.30pm and Jungle Jack (U) Sun 2| Feb. 2.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. See Film Index.


The Frog Prince Sat 20 Feb. 10.30am. £1.50. Columcille Centre. 2 Newbattle Terrace. Tickets on door or in advance from The Mulberry Bush. 77 Morningside Road. Ages 4+. Garvald Puppet Theatre presean the story of the Frog Prince.


Aotrvrties And Fun

Children's Nature Club Sat 20 Feb. 1—3pm. Cornalees Bridge. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park Loch Tom. Inverkip. 01475 521458. The club go on a trip to Windy Hill.

Children's Nature Club Sat 20 Feb. I—3pm. Castle Semple Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. See above.

Animal Antics: Snakes Sat 20 Feb. 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. Ages 8+. Discover the facts about these fascinating creatures.


Babe - Pig In The City (U) Sat 20 Feb. 2pm. £3 (£1.50). Motherwell Moviehouse. Motherwell Theatre. Civic Centre. Motherwell. 01698 267515. See Film Index.

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (PG) Sun 21 Feb. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film Index.


The Happy Gang's Castle 0f Adventure Sat 20 Feb. 2pm. £5; family ticket £18. Gaiety Theatre. Carrick Street. Ayr. 01292 611222. Join the Happy Gang as they look after Professor Nincompoop’s Castle of Adventure in this fun show for 2—9-year-olds.

Sea Stories Sat 27 Feb. 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50); famin ticket £10. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515. Ages 4—1 I. A beachcomber tells stories from the things he finds on the shore in Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre's new show.

Sea Stories Sat 27 Feb. 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50); famin ticket £10. Sir John Wilson Town Hall. Stirling Street. Airdrie. (11698 267515. See above.

King Glutton Sat 27 Feb. 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Kilbride. 01355 261000. Ages 6+. See photo caption. 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 fortni yht are as follows:

Pips [ind Panda Meet The Tooth-Fairy Thu 18 I lam. Sat 20 & Sun 28 Feb. 2pm. Follow the adventures of Pips and Panda as they search for the tooth-fairy. Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp Sat 27 Feb. 2pm & Thu 4 Mar. 10.45am. The familiar story ofAIaddin gets a puppet makeover in Purves Puppets‘ unique adaptation.

Pips And Panda And The Magic Egg Tue 2 Mar. 10.30am. A magic egg causes no end of trouble in Pips and Panda's latest adventure.

18 Feb—4 Mar 1999 TIIEUST'IS