Tiggers Don't Climb Trees Fri 2l—Sun 23 May. Fri 4pm; Sat 1 lam: Sun 1.30pm. £5 (£4). Ages 4+. A must for Winnie the Pooh fans is Richard Medrington‘s Puppets‘ interpretation ofA.A. Milne‘s wonderful stories. using soft toy-style puppets based on the original drawings by EH. Shepard. See photo caption.

All Aboard! Sat 22 & Sun 23 May. Sat 1.30pm; Sun 3.30pm. £5 (£4). Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Ages 7—10. The Ark from Ireland present a fun-filled musical journey from Africa to New York in which the audience start out as passengers and end up as players. Performances at Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 013] 248 4848. Tickets from venue and Festival Box Office 0131 220 4349.

The Number 14 Fri 21—Sun 23 May. Fri 3pm; Sat 3pm & 7.30pm; Sun 1pm & 3pm. £5 (£4). Ages 8+. See photo capdon.

Performances at Garage Theatre, Grindlay Street Court. Tickets from Festival Box Office 013] 220 4349. Landscapes Sat 22 & Sun 23 May. Sat 11am. 1pm & 3pm; Sun 11.30am. 1.30pm & 3pm. £5 (£4). Ages 5—9. Following its successful run at last year‘s festival and at this year's Puppet Animation Festival. Mimika Theatre return with their remarkable performance. which takes place in a canvas dome. Using special effects. transformation and puppets. we are taken on a visual journey into a desert. a rain forest. a coral reef and Antarctica to witness the sights and smells of the natural world.

Activities And Fun

Octobus Sat 22 May. 1 lam & Sun 23 May. 12.15pm. 2pm & 3.15pm. Free. Outside The Royal Lyceum Theatre.

.I ‘. bk“, .. BOOK OF MIRACLES Fri 21 8 Sat 22 May. Fri 1.30pm; Sat 10.30am.

Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 0

THE NUMBER 14 Fri 21-Sun 23 May. Fri 3pm; Sat 3pm & 7.30pm; Sun 1pm 8! 3pm. £5 (£4). Royal L ceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 0131 248 4848.

Ages 8+. Axis Theatre

ompany from Canada present a series of sketches

set on a bus. The physical theatre comedy actors - clad in costumes and extraordinary masks - are transformed into 30 characters, reminding us of the weird and wonderful people we sometimes meet.

Grindlay Street. Info: 0131 220 4349. Arts and crafts. soft play area and body socks to squeeze into. all on board the double-decker bus of fun. Exhibitions

Threshold Fri 21 May. noon. 12.45pm. 1.30pm. 2.15pm. 3pm & 3.45pm; Sat

131 228 1404. £5 (£4). Ages 8+.

Magic, mystery and suspense combine in this engrossing story from Canada’s Roseneath Theatre Com any. It tells the story of a boy and girl who set out to rescue the world rom an evil force.

80 rucusr 13—27 May 1999

22—Sun 23 May. 10.30am. 11.15am. noon. 12.45pm. 1.30pm. 2.15pm. 3pm & 3.45pm. The Travelling Gallery. outside the Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. Info: 0131 220 4349. Free. The mobile art gallery’s new show explores the theme of the home featuring paintings. sculpture attd video work by six artists.

World Of Communications Saltire Court. Cambridge Street. 473 3939. Tue—Sat IOam—4pm; Sttn 1-4pm. Free. This fully interactive exhibition looks at the history of communication featuring everything from Morse Code and old style telephones to computerised displays.


The White Balloon (U) Sat 22 8: Sun 23 May. 1.30pm. £2.70 (£1.50). The Filmhouse. Lothian Road. ()131 228 2688. See Film lndex.


Out Of Africa Sat 22 & Sun 23 May. Sat 11am & 2pm; Sun noon & 2pm. £4 (adults free). All ages. Nigerian storyteller Tony Ogogo is a dab-hand when it comes to spinning a yarn. Using a mix of audience participation. drama. music and dance. his myths. legends and true stories from West Africa make for a totally mesmerising experience.


Get Shirty! Sat 22 & Sun 23 May. 10am. £10. Stills. 23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Ages 7+. Design your own personalised photograms at this fun workshop in which images are scanned into a computer and then transferred onto a T-shirt.

The Dance Factory Sat 22 & Sun 23 May. Ages 3—4 Sat 22. l lam and Sun 23. noon: ages 4—7 Sat 22. 3pm and Sun 23. 3.30pm; ages 7—11 Sat 22. 1pm and Sun 23. 2pm. £4. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. ()131 248 4848. If your dance steps leave a little to be desired. let Helter Skelter Dance Company instruct you in the latest street dance moves. from hip hop to jazz.

You've Got To Be Joking! Sat 22 & Sun 23 May. 2.30pm. £4. Theatre Workshop. 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Ages 7—1 1. Learn the tricks of the comedy trade with stand-up comedian Susanne Fraser.



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Activrttes And Fun

Museums Week Sat 15—Sun 23 May. Various museums in Glasgow. For further details contact your local museum. The largest celebration of museums with educational events and storytelling in the Gallery of Modern Art. puppetry in the Museum of Transport and much more.


Microcosmos (U) Sat 22 May. 12.30pm. £3.25 (£2.25). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film lndex.


Rumplestiltskin Sat 15 May. 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 4—7. See photo caption.

Magic Bob's Cabaret For Kids Sat 15 May. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3+. The ever-popular magician and entertainer returns by popular demand with a thrilling show of magic tricks. Mr Bones' Summer Spectacular Sat 22 May. 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3—8. Games. songs and custard pies aplenty with the Amazing Mr Bones Travelling Puppet Theatre.


Designed To Wear Fri 14 May—Fri 4 Jun. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm. Project Ability. Centre For Developmental Ans. 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. An exhibition of textiles designed and made by young people aged between 8—16 as part of Project Ability’s workshop with Glasgow schools.


Storytime Favourites Sat 15 May,

1 lam. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Join the storytime team as they choose their favourites stories.

Even Better Crack Club Sat 15 May. 10am. £1. Lansdowne Church Hall. 420 Great Western Road. For further details call 01506 847935. Michael Kerins and Ewan McVicar host this regular storytelling session for all ages. Creepy Crawly Storytime Sat 22 May. 1 lam. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Tales from creepy crawly land.

Voices From The Earth Sun 23 May. 1pm. 2.30pm & 4pm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. (Kibble Palace). 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Storytelling sessions with Allan Davies and Kate Ainsworth.


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. Topics include Girls on Sat 15 May and The Drinking F nuntuin on Sun 16 May. The following week learn about The Blue W/mle on Sat 22 May and The Baby Elephant on Sun 23 May. Monkey Month At Edinburgh Zoo Every weekend and Bank Holiday Monday in May. 9am—6pm. £6.80 (£3.80—£4.80). Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. A whole month of fun events including quiz trails.