Centre For l.)eveloptnental Arts. 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. An exhibition of textiles designed aitd made by young people aged between 8—16 as part of Project Ability"s workshop with Glasgow schools.


Babette Cole Storytime Sat 2‘) May.

1 lam. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Readings front Babette Cole's popular books including I’I‘iltt't's‘s SI)1(II‘I.\'/7llllf.\‘ and 'Iilrmli/tu.

Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 421‘). Free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. Ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm aitd every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week's topics are HUlt' '12) Stuff A Cut on Sat 2‘) May and Seals on Stiii 30 May. The following week learn about Came/s on Sat 5 Jtiti and Pvt/inns on Stiii 6 Jtiii.

Monkey Month At Edinburgh 200 Every weekend and Bank Holiday Monday iii May. ‘)ain—6pm. £6.80 (£3.80-£4.80). Edinburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. 334 ‘)171. A whole ntonth of ftiii events including quiz. trails. badge-making and face-painting. touch tables and talks as part of the Zoo Federation Campaign to raise fuitds for primate conservation projects in the wild. Science Festival Sleevaer Sat 2‘) May. 6.30pnt--‘).30am. £22 per child (£20 for accotiipanying adults). Royal Museum ()f Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 421‘). To book a place call the Science Festival 0131 220 3977. Ages 8—1 1. Fly at remote-controlled space craft or solve a forensic crime at this science- based all-nighter -— and don't forget your torch for the spooky tour.

Children's Art Workshops: Saturday Classes Sat 2‘) May—Sat 26 Jtiti. Every Saturday at l0.30am-l2.30pm for 5—8- year olds aitd 2—4pm for ‘)—l2-year olds. £45 for the .5 week course. Old St Paul‘s Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 199‘). Art workshops with Jenny Smith. The morning class explores a variety of

THE HAPPY GANG’S TARTAN TRiEAS venues. Ages 9 and under. Scottish

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approaches to image-making including collage. painting and jewellery making. while the afternoon class follows on frotn the drawing course held iti Feb 3: Mar. Please note that the afternoon session is only open to those who attended the previous course.

Wild Fling Stiit 30 May. noon»~5pm. Hertnitage ()f Braid. 6‘) Braid Road. 447 71-15. Discover more about Edinburgh's wildlife at this fun-filled day for all the family. Activities include storytelling. face-painting. wood carving. willow weaving. birds of prey display. puppetry front Shona Reppe. a country code game and much more.

The Meadows Festival Sat 5 a Sun (T Jtiii. Sat 12.45—6pm; Sun 12.15—6pm. Free. The Meadows. Melville Drive. 620 9108. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Edinburgh‘s popular comntunity event is bigger than ever. Family-orientated arts events include a craft tent for children. storytelling with Simon Radcliffe. Gorgie City Farm. puppetry. Cattnongate Youth Project fancy dress walk (Sun). a traditional ftiii fair atid niuch tnore to keep you entertained throughout the weekend. See also Edinburgh City Life listings.

Music Ro al Scottish National Orchestra Ki 5 Prom See panel opposite.


Danny 306 + Me (4 Ever) Sat 2‘) tv Sun 30 May. Sat 3.30pm: Stiii 11.30am tk 2pm. £5 (£4). Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Ages ‘)+, A new musical with live animation front David Greig. specially comtiiissioned by Traverse Theatre Company. iii this their first ever play for young people. It tells the story of Stella. at) international superstar. who returns to the Grand Hotel. where she first met bell boy Danny 306. See review in Theatre Section. page 57.

The Happy Gang's Tartan Treasure Hunt Wed ‘)—Sat 12 .ltiii. Wed ‘)-Fri 1 l. 10.30am; Sat 12. llam t' 2.30pm. £5.50; family ticket £20. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 248 4848. See photo caphon.

URE HUNT See listings for dates and Hydro-Electric sponsor the Happy

Gang‘s latest tour as they head off to the Highlands on a hiking trip. Meeting the mysterious Jock McGrumpy.

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TWO BY TWO See listings for dates and venues. Ages 3—7. Edinbur h Puppet Company’s latest touring production uses music, actors an puppets in this gentle retelling of the Biblical tale of Noah and his Ark.


Discovering Japan L'nttl Sun 6 Jun. Mott—Sat l0atn—5pm (8pm Tue): Stin noon»--5pm. Royal Museum ()f Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 42l‘). Hands-on ftiti at this interactive exhibition which delves titto the lifestyles arid customs of Japan. Activities include Japanese writing. try titg on .t kimono. creating a miniature Japanese garden aiid tasting Japanese food.

Designing For Edinburgh Zoo L'ntil Tue 15 Jun. Daily 0am-6pm. Fdinburgh Zoo. liiitraiice (iallery. Corstorphine Road. 334 ‘)1"‘l. Craft and design work by students of l.anat'k (iramntar school.


Activities And Fun

Spring Fling Stiii 30 K Mon 3| May. lt);tttt--5pni. l‘i'ee. Summerlee Heritage Park. llerttage Way. Coatbridge. 01236 431261. A fun-filled weekend for all the family. with kids coittpetitions. face- paiiittiig. stalls. historic vehicles arid canal capers.


The Happy Gang’s Tartan Treasure Hunt Fri 28 tv Sat 2‘) May. Fri 10.15am (k 1.15pm; Sat 2.30pm £5 (£4); family ticket £17 l‘alkti‘k Town Hall. West Bridge Street. l’alkirk. 01 324 506850. See photo caption.

Tutti Frutti: Troll & In The Pink Sat 2‘) May. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Adam Sitittli 'l‘lieati'e. Beiiiiochy Road. Kit'kcaldy. 0l5‘)2 4l2‘)2‘). Ages 3+. A double bill from Tutti Frtitti featuring I'm/Iv a new version of the classic billy goats (iruff story attd In The Pink which looks at the colour pink atid ltow things are not always what they

Tutti Frutti: Troll 8: In The Pink Sun 30 May Tue | Jun. Sun llatit & 2pm1Moii tk Tue 10am 2pm. £2.50. .‘ylacRobert Arts Centre. l'ntv erstty of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages 3+. See Kirkcaldy. above

Happy Holiday Mon 3| May. 2 3pm. £2 50 (£1.50) llarliout Arts Centre.

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27405‘). Kid Kool and his gang go on an imaginary and colourful journey.

The Happy Gang's Tartan Treasure Hunt Fri 4 & Sat 5 Jtiti. Fri 10.30am; Sat 2.30pm. £5 (fatnily ticket £18). Carnegie Hall. East Port. Dunfermline. 0l383 314127. See photo caption.

The Gingerbread House Sat 5 Jun. 10.30am. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515 and 2pm at Sir John Wilson Town Hall. Stirling Street. Airdrie. 01698 267515. £2.50 (£1.50). Ages 5+. Can you help Johnny escape from the witch‘s evil clutches in this production from Pavla‘s Puppets“?

Two 8y Two Sat 5 Jtiti. 11am .2 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. l'niversity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages 3 -7. See photo caption. Two By Two Sun 6 Jtiii. 2.30pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. East Kilbride. 01355 261000. Ages 3—7. See photo caption.

The Singing Kettle - Funny Farm Thu 10—Suii l3 Jtiii. Thu 10am 8; 1pm; Fri 10am; Sat 1 lam & 2pm; Stiit noon & 3pm. £8 (£7): family ticket £23. Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. Cumbernauld. ()1236 732887. Ages 3+. Come dressed as your favourite atiitttal and joiti the Kettlers' singalong ftitt at the farm.

Wizadora - The Magic Adventure Thu 10 & Fri 11 .lttii. Thu 4.30pm: Fri 10am 6: 4.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Adaiti Sittitli Theatre. Beniiochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 2--7. TVs Wizadora is joined on stage by a host of friends. many of which are everyday objects which she has accidentally brought to life while practising her magic.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 0189‘) 22063 |. £4.‘)() adults; £3.00 children (reductions for parties of over (en). The show this week is:

Pips And Panda Meet The Toothfairy Thu 27 May. 12.45pm; Fri 28 May. 10.30am; Mon 31 May. 2pm; Fri 4 Jtiii. l0.3()aiti tv 12.45pm arid Mott 7 Jtiti. lpiti. Follow the adventures of Pips and Panda as they search for the tooth-fairy.

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