Puppet Theatre, 8 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. All ages. Performing traditional Guignol since the mid 19th century, the Anatole Company present two plays Le Phantome Du View: Chateau on Thursday and Le Cidre Empoisonne on Friday. Both performances are in French.
Pooh And The Piglet Meet The Heffelump Again Sat 13 Nov, 2-3pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. More adventures of Pooh Bear and friends in this exciting puppet show from Richard Medrington’s Parable Puppets.
Children's Events At Borders Sat 6 Nov, 11am. Free. Borders Book, 98 Buchanan St, 222 7700. Classic tales storytime on Sat 6 Nov and Winter storytime on Sat 13 Nov.
Even Better Crack Club Sat 13 Nov, 10am-noon. £1. Lansdowne Church Hall, 420 Great Western Road. For further details call 01506 847935. More tallish tales, traditional and new for all the family.
Scottish Youth Theatre Budding actors should apply now for Scottish Youth Theatre’s Summer Festival as the drive for new recruits gets underway. A two- week Foundation Course for 12-15-year olds is available in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen and a five-week Performance and Production Course is offered for 16-21-year olds. For further details and an application form, send an SAE to: SF’2000, Scottish Youth Theatre, 6th Floor, 90 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, GI 3N0 or telephone 0141 221 5127. The deadlines for applications are Fri 17 Dec (two-week course) and Fri 28 Jan (five-week course).
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 this week are Owls on Sat 6 Nov and The Stag on Sun 7 Nov. The following week, learn about The Camel on Sat 13 Nov and Wild Cats on Sun 14 Oct.
Dino's Dynamos Every Saturday. Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, 550 7800. See hoto caption.
Fun And ames Sat 6 Nov, 9.30am. £2.
Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, 447 7404. Tickets from The Mulberry Bush, 77 Momingside Road. Ages 6—9. Enjoy a morning session of fun and ames with Amrei Doermann. torytelling And Watercolour Painting Sat 6 Nov, 10.30am. £2. Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, 447 7404. Tickets from the Mulberry Bush, 77 Momingside Road. Ages 4+. Storytelling followed by watercolour painting with Kay Shanks. Autumn Mask-Making Workshop Sat 6 Nov, 10am-4pm. £25. Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, 667 5438. All ages. Mask-making workshOp with material provided.
Music ' Children's Classic Concerts Sun 7 Nov, 3pm. £8 (£4—£6); family ticket £22. Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. See Glasgow music and preview. '
The Bean That Ate The Horse Sat 6 Nov, 11am. £3.50 (£2.50). Netherbow Arts Centre, 43-45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 7+. Giants, one-eyed trolls and other monsters feature in this fun storytelling session for children and their families. Brenda Young interprets for the deaf. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. Incredible Tales Sat 6 Nov, 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Netherbow Arts Centre, 43-45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 5+. Wimpety Wam is a monster with two sets of wings who chases, dogs, cats burgers and steals pillows. Find out what happens to him with master yarnspinner James Campbell. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Talking Tails! Sat 6 Nov, 2pm & 3.45pm. Royal Museum Of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Museum entry fee applies - £3 (£1.50); under 185 free. All ages. lrish storyteller John Hamilton presents tales of the natural world, animals and birds and stories from across the oceans in this feast for all the family. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Chanukah Workshop For Kids Sun 7 Nov, 2.30—4.30pm. £5 (£3.50); £10 family ticket. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43-45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Chanukah celebration with Jewish folktales plus traditional food and ritual lead by Ruth Halpern and Donnie Henderson Shedlarz from Indiana. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
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DINO'S DYNAMOS Every Saturday, 10am—noon (until June 2000). Free.
Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, 550 7800. Ages 6—12. Meet Dino the Dinosaur. the mascot for this new and exciting club for children, sponsored by Atlantic
namos offers free entry to the venue on Saturday
mornin s, fortnig tly workshops in the Dynamic Earth DisCovery Rooms, a free t-s irt when on join and Dino's newsletter, issued three times a year. All you need to do is ring along a passport-sized photograph on the morning or
call Dynamic Earth for further details.
RUGRATS Thu 4—Sat 6 Nov, 7.30pm; Sat 11am, 2pm 8: S m. £10-£16.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Already TV and film stars, t e terrifying toddlers are to become thesps as well, treading the boards in this live adventure, featuring an all-singing. all-dancing cast of household objects.
A Rainbow Of Stories Sun 7 Nov, 2pm & 3.45pm. Royal Museum Of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Museum entry fee applies - £3 (£1.50); under 18s free. All ages. Sri Lankan-born storyteller Helen East brings a wealth of tales from around the world to the festival. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Activities And Fun
Open Cockpits Day Sun 14 Nov, 10.30am—5pm. £3 (£1.50). Museum Of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Haddington, 01620 880308. A rare opportunity to sit in the cockpits of the museum’s historic aeroplanes, including the Vulcan bomber and MiG15 jet ﬁghter.
The Witches (PG) Sun 14 Nov, 2.30pm.
£1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.
Into The West Fri 5 Nov, 10.30am & 7.30pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 8+. Travelling Light Theatre Company adapt Jim Sheridan’s screenplay in which a mysterious horse emerges from the sea to take a traveller family away on a journey of danger and h0pe.
The Loch Ness Affair Sat 6 Nov, 3pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. Ages 6—10. Wee Stories Theatre’s new show tells of Scotland’s most famous mystery in this adventure story set in the Highlands during World War II.
The Happy Prince Sat 13 Nov, 11am, 2pm & 5pm and Tue 16 Nov, 10.45am & 1.30pm. £3. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 3+. Adapted from Oscar Wilde’s classic story, this multi-media production brings together music, live action and video animation. It tells the touching tale of a friendship which forms between a swallow and a golden statue of The Happy Prince.
'The International Purves Puppets
Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); reductions for parties of ﬁve or more. Shows on offer this week are:
Pips And Panda In Magicland Sat 6 Nov, 2pm. Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to magic land where nothing is quite as it seems.
Snow White Mon 8 Nov, 10.40am. Looking in her magic mirror, the evil stepmother is horrified to discover that the fairest of them all is Snow White, and banishes her to the woods to meet a
fateful end. But help is at hand as the seven dwarfs come along to save the day. A magical adventure from Purves Puppets. ~
Pips And Panda In Santa's Workshop Sat 13 Nov, 2pm. A new seasonal adventure with Pips and Panda as we find the twosome en route to post a letter to Santa. When a robin ﬂies away with it, they search high and low, until finally arriving at the bearded fella’s magical, toy-making workshop.
Remember, Remember The Sixth 0f November Sat 6 Nov, 11am. Free. Musselburgh Sports Centre, Newbigging, Musselburgh, 653 6367. Ages 5+. Fiery fairytales from storytellers Wendy Welch and Claire Mulholland. Part ofthe Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Stories In The Sky! Sat 6 & Sun 7 Nov, 1.30pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£1.50); children free. Museum Of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Haddington, 01620 880308. A special storytelling weekend with Ewan McVicar who tells tales, imaginary and true, of birds, balloons and planes. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Favourite Tales From Far Away Shores Mon 8 Nov, 10.30am. Free. Penicuik Library, Bellmans Road, Penicuik, 01968 672340. Ages 9+. Join Californian Ruth Halpern on a storytelling quest of mystery adventure and fun. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
Favourite Tales From Far Away Shores Mon 8 Nov, 2pm. Free. Gorebridge Library, Hunterﬁeld Road, Gorebridge, 01875 820630. Ages 9+. See above.
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