badge-making and face-painting. touch tables and talks as part of the Zoo Federation Campaign for raise funds tor

primate conservation projects iii the wild.

Museums Week Sat l5-Sun 23 May. Various museums in lidinburgh. For further details contact yottr local museum. This year's theme is Food. Travel and Treasures and throughout the week there are talks by the curators. arts and crafts workshops. travellers' tales. guided walks and treasure trails.

Circus Training Workshop Sat 22 a Sun 23 May. 10am—5pm. £40 (£20).

North Edinburgh Arts. Triangle Building.

West Pilton Bank. 315 2151. From juggling and stilt walking to riding a unicycle and making ‘em laugh. you can learn all the tricks ofcircus trade at this fun weekend workshop.


Discovering Japan Until Sun 61un. Mon—Sat 10am——5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon—5pm. Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Hands-on fun at this interactive exhibition which delves into the lifestyles and customs of Japan. Activities include Japanese writing. trying on a kimono. creating a miniature Japanese garden and tasting Japanese food.

Designing For Edinburgh 200 Fri 21 May—Tue 15 Jun. Daily 9am-6pm. Edinburgh Zoo. Entrance (iallery. Corstorphine Road. 334 917 I. Craft and design work by students of l.anark Grammar school.

Books Mairi Hedderwick Sat 22 May. I lam. Central Library. Conference Room. George 1V Bridge. 22.5 5584. Tickets are free from James Thin. South Bridge. 622 8232. The illustrator and author of the popular Kulic Morag books talks about her latest stories Kalle Morag '1' Rainy Day Bank and Katie Home And T/ll’ Grand C ()It('(.’l'l.



Activities And Fun

Balloons And Kites Stilt 23 May. 2-4pm. £2 (£1). Cornalees Bridge. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Loch Tom. lnverkip. 01475 521458. An afternoon of kite-making. balloon flying and a para gliding display.


Prince Of Egypt (PG) Stilt 16 May. 7pm. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. See Film Index. The Water Babies (U) Sun 23 May. 2.30pm. £ 1.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. l’niversity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film lndes.


The Three Little Pigs Sat 22 May. 10.30—1 1.30am. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £ ll). Sir John Wilson Town Hall. Stirling Street. Airdrie. 01698 267515. Ages 3+. Kenspecklc Puppets present the tale of the three little pigs who try to outwit the nasty wolf.

The Three Little Pigs Sat 22 May. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); fatnin ticket £10. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515. Ages 3+. See above.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.90 adults; £3.90 children (reductions for parties of over ten 1. Shows atid workshops on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows: Nessie Meet Morag Sat 15. l lam & 2pm: Mon 17. 12.45pni1Tue 18. 7pm; Wed 19. 12.45pm ck 7pm; Thu 20. 12.45pm; Fri 21. 1pm; Mon 24. 12.30pm and Tue 25 May. 12.45pm. Nessie meets the monster of Loch Morar in this humorous Scottish folktale.

Pips And Panda Meet The Toothfairy Fri 14 tk Tue 18. 10.30am; Sat 22. 2pm and Thu 27 May. 12.45pm. Follow the adventures of Pips and Panda as they search for the tooth-fairy.

RUMPLESTILTSKIN Sat 15 May, 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisle , 887 1010. Ages 4—7. Imprisoned in the tower by the greedy king Snap ragon, Marigold has been set the impossible task of spinning straw into gold. Alone in the dungeon, she weeps until the strange figure of Rumplestiltskin appears in Treasure Trove Puppet Company's interpretation of this classic fairytale.

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Edinburgh Festival Theatre Sunday 6 June at 3pm box office 0131 529 6000

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Saturday 19 June at 11am box office 0141 287 5511


sic apdDr‘aroa for? 29.11 __ . p - :.-'Piacesiavattame: 200' -- i _ - V ' Performance at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal on Friday 9 July.

Monday 12 - Friday 16 July Music and Drama for 12 to 16 yr otds Places available: 75 Performance at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal on Friday 16 July. Course Fees: £90.00 / £65 (cone) For further lntormetlon please call Scottish Opera For All 0141 332 9559.

To book a place please call Theatre Royal Box Ofllce 0141 332 9000

Monday 19 - Friday 23 July

Music. Drama and Dance for 7 to 12 yr olds


Performance at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre on Friday 23 July.

For further information please call either do or Kathryn at Edinburgh Festival Theatre on 0131 662 1112.

13—27 May 1999 THE L18T81