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THE SINGING KETTLE - FUNNY FARM See listings for dates and venues. Ages 3+. Dress u as a farm ard animal (make sure that's a funny farmyard animal and join t e award-winning Singin Kettle's musical extrava anza down at the farm. Songs aplenty inclu ing Bobby Bingo and OI McDonald Had A Farm, dance with the funky chicken and help

make a giant 'gungie pie'.

We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Actmttes And Fun

Jock And Elizabeth's Adventures Permanent attraction. Daily 10am-6pm. £3.50 (£2.95). The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. All aboard the Clyde-built sailing ship Glenlce for a whole host of children’s activities including a treasure trail and workshops, or join the ship’s crew and raise the flag.


Strictly Ballroom (PG) Fri 24 Sep, 1.30pm; The Waterboy (12) Sat 25 Sep, 1.30pm; Annie (U) Sun 26 Sep, 1.30pm; The Wedding Singer (12) Mon 27 Sep, 1.30pm. £3.50 (£2.25). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film Index.


Scott Lovat's Magic 8: Puppet Show Sat 25 Sep, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. A fun show for all the family as the Punch and Judy Professor blends magic and puppetry.

. Two Weeks With The Queen Tue 28 Sep, 2pm & 7pm. £3.50. Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. This show is suitable for children aged 9+, not 7+ as mentioned in our preview last issue. From the company that brought us The Red Balloon and Henry And The Seahorse, Visible Fictions Theatre Company’s new show adapted from Morris Gleitzman’s best-selling novel, tells the story of one boy’s determination to help his ill brother by writing to the Queen. Family workshops are also available after the show.

Disney On Ice Wed 29 Sep—Sun 3 Oct, Wed & Thu 7.30pm; Fri 4.30pm & 8pm; Sat noon, 3.45pm & 7.30pm; Sun noon & 3.45pm. £9.50—£21.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Witness your favourite Disney characters on ice-skates as this popular extravaganza brings to life Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Jungle Book and 101 Dalmatians.

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Ian's Incredible Puppet Show Sat 2 Oct, 2-3pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Puppet theatre for children from this veteran performer.


Children's Events At Borders Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. The storytime team choose and read from their favourite books on Sat 25 Sep at 11am with a funny storytime on Sat 2 Oct at 11am.


Actrvrttes 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 this week are A Golden Buddha on Sat 25 Sep and Sea Cows on Sun 26 Sep. The following week, learn about Sea Shells on Sat 2 Oct and The Albatross on Sun 3 Oct. Children's Art Workshops Sat 25 Sep, 10.30am—12.30pm (ages 5-8); 2—4pm (ages 9—12). £36 for four weeks. Old St Paul’s Church Hall, 63 Jeffrey Street, 554 1999. Advance booking necessary. Artist Jenny Smith leads these Saturday workshops in drawing and sculpture. After drawing on location at Waverley Station, the work will be developed into sculpture using cla and recycled objects. Scottish Archaeo ogy Month Sat 25 & Sun 26 Sep, Sat 11-11.30am & 2—2.30pm; Sun 2—2.30pm. Royal Museum Of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Advance booking necessary. Ages 7—14. Follow the children’s trails around the museum and discover more about the Vikings and Romans.

A Cast Of Thousands Sat 25 & Sun 26 Sep, 11am—3pm. Free. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 25 Hawthomvale, 551 4490. Advance booking necessary. Ages 7+. A plaster cast relief tile workshop using natural objects, symbols, words and drawings. Part of Edinburgh '3 Festival Of The Environment.

Don't Bin It - Pin It! Sat 25 & Sun 26 Sep and Sat 2 & Sun 3 Oct, 11am-3pm. £5 for two days. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 25 Hawthomvale, 551 4490. Advance booking necessary. Ages 10+. A paper recycling workshop using unwanted household items.

Scottish Youth Theatre Drama Classes Sat 25 Sep-Sat 4 Dec (Saturdays only). Queen Margaret College, Gateway Theatre, Elm Row. £52 per term. For further information and an application form, contact Scottish Youth Theatre on 0141 221 5127. A great opportunity for budding thespians to tread the boards, as Scottish Youth Theatre launch their drama classes in Edinburgh. The classes are organised by age group ranging from 3 to 25-year olds.


Mighty Joe (PG) Sat 25 Sep, 3pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4219.

OUTSIDE THE CITIES Activities & Fun Songstruck Kids Sun 26 Sep. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Auditions are being held at the theatre for a performance to commemorate Adam Smith’s centenary celebrations. If you’re aged between 10—16 and enjoy a bit of a singsong, pick up a registration form from the box office or call 01592 412929 for more details. Animal Magic - Farmyard Favourites Sun 26 Sep, 2—3pm. Free. Calderglcn Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. Take a closer look at the farmyard animals resident in the park. Get Arty Sat 2 Oct, 10am-noon & 1-4pm. Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Lots of fun and creative activities, including body painting, music mixing and henna tattoos. Children's Holiday Activities Wed 6 Oct, lOam—noon; 2—4pm. £3. Barrie’s Birthplace, 9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, 01575 572646. Fun events including daffodil bulb planting in the garden, storytelling, mask-making and pin-hole cameras.


The King And I (U) Sun 26 Sep, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.

Theatre Bagsy Me Thu 23 & Fri 24 Sep, Thu 2pm; Fri 11am. £2.50. MacRobert,

THE HAPPY GANG’S TARTAN TREASURE HUNT See listings for dates and

University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 7+. Cl‘ C present a funny and fierce play about the pressure to compete.

The Happy Gang's Tartan Treasure Hunt Fri 24 Sep, 2pm. £4.50 (£3.50); family ticket £15. Cumbemauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbemauld, 01236 732887. Ages 2—9. See photo caption.

Under The Apple Tree Sat 25 Sep, 11am & 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 3+. An unusual and gentle show led by the senses of touch, smell and taste.

The Singing Kettle Sat 25 & Sun 26 Sep, noon & 3pm. £7—£8; family ticket £23. Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfermline, 01383 314127. Ages 3+. See photo caption.

Two Weeks With The Queen Sat 25 Sep, 2pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. Ages 9+. See Glasgow, Tron Theatre.

The Magical Princess Sat 25 Sep, 2.30pm & Sat 2 Oct, 2pm. £4.90 (£3.90). Bigger Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, Bigger, 01899 220631. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.

The Happy Gang's Tartan Treasure Hunt Sun 26 Sep, 2.30pm. £4 (£2). Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels, 01750 20842. Ages 2—9. See photo caption.

TWO Weeks With The Queen Fri l—Sat 2 Oct, 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 9+. See Glasgow, Tron Theatre.


Discovery Dome Until Sun 26 Sep. Daily 10am—4pm. Free. Summerlee Heritage Park, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, 01236 431261. All ages. Delve into the amazing world of science at this hands- on exhibition.

Children's Art Exhibition Until Tue 16 Oct. Tue-Sat noon-5pm. Free. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. A vibrant exhibition of three-dimensional work inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s tale The Happy Prince, created by local children.

venues. Ages 2—9. The Happy Gang's latest adventure sees them heading off to the Highlands on a hiking trtp. Meeting the mysterious Jock. . McGrumpy on the way, they learn of a legendary treasure trove hidden tn the hills and set about discovering its whereabouts . . . unaware of the

midges lying in wait.