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Activities And Fun

Jock And Elizabeth's Adventures Permanent attraction. Wed 11am—4pm. £3.50 (£2.95). The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. All aboard the Clyde-built sailing ship Glenlee for a whole host of children’s activities.

Bobby Roberts' Super Circus Until Sun 23 Jan. 3pm & 7pm. (20 & 21 Jan, 7pm). £9-£12 (£6—£8); family ticket £26. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Thrills and spills under the big top at one of the few remaining traditional circuses.


The Brave Little Toaster (U) Sat 22 Jan, 1pm and The Secret Garden (U) Sat 29 Jan, 1pm. £3.50 (£2.25). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film Index.


Children’s Classic Concerts Sun 23 Jan, 3pm. £8 (£4—£6); £22 family ticket. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchichall Street, 287 5511. Ages 4—14. Bring along a comb and paper or kazoo to this fun classical concert presented by Floclla Benjamin. Joining Floclla for Musical Menagerie, are the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Kok for a programme of works including Prokofiev’s Peter And The Wolf, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumblebee, Stravinsky’s Firebird, and Bugs.’, a new commission by Sally Beamish.


The Magical Adventures Of Peter Pan Until Sat 22 Jan. Thu 8; Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2pm & 7.30pm. £7.50—£10.25 (£6.50—£7.50); family ticket £21—£35. Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renficld Street, 332 1846. The Pav’s panto continues into the New Year as The Krankies star in a rollicking adventure with terrifying Captain Hook and loveable Tinkerbell.

Mother Goose Until Sat 22 Jan. Thu & Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm & 7pm. £3—£15.50. King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 287 5511. Brookside hard man Gerard Kelly and Barbara Rafferty star in the King’s annual panto.

Magical Tales Of Jack 8: The Beanstalk And The Billy Goats Gruff Sat 22 Jan, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Traditional rhymes, storytelling and movement combine in Clydebuilt Puppets’ new show which combines these two popular fairy tales.

Tiggers Don't Climb Trees Sat 29 Jan, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask 8; Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. All ages. See photo caption.


Prince Rama And The Demons

Thu 27 Jan, 1.30pm & 7.15pm;

Fri 28 Jan, 1.30pm; Tue 1, Thu 3 & Fri 4 Feb, 1.30pm. Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. Scottish Ballet’s first piece to be specially created for a younger audience is inspired by the classic Indian story of the Ramayana. It tells the story of Prince Rama and how he is helped by Hanuman the monkey god to rescue his kidnapped wife.


Activities And Fun

Dino's Dynamos Every Saturday. Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, 550 7800. Every Saturday, ltlam—noon (until Jun 2000). Free. Ages 6—12. Dino’s Dynamos children’s club offers free entry to the venue on Saturday mornings, fortnightly workshops, a free T-shirt and Dino’s newsletter. Bring along a passport- sized photograph on the morning or call Dynamic Earth for further details. Doodles Ceramic Workshop Doodles Ceramics Workshop, 29 Marchmont Crescent, 229 1399. Tue—Thu 11am—9pm; Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10am—6pm; Sun noon—6pm. £5 (£4). This new workshop, created by Holly Peters, offers both adults and children the chance to ‘paint-your-own’ ceramics. The Jelly Club The Jelly Club, (the former Jolly Giant Superstore). Peffermill Road, 6520212. Sun—Thu 10am—7pm; Fri & Sat 10am—8pm. £2.95 (off-peak two-hour play sessions, Mon—Fri 10am—3pm); all other times £3.95. Scotland’s largest children's play and party centre offers youngsters the chance to indulge in pure, jellytastic fun. Comprising five different zones targeted at different age groups, the centre has everything from ball pools to an inflatable assault course.

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.

Children's Art Workshop Saturday Classes Until Sat 5 Feb. Every Saturday at 10.30am—12.30pm (ages 5—8); 2—4pm (ages 9—12). £45 for five weeks. Jenny Smith leads this fun workshop in the art of watercolour painting and sculpture.


Watership Down (U) Sat 22 Jan, 2pm and Anna Karenina (U) Sun 23 Jan, 2pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4219. See Film Index.


An Edinburgh Schools Showcase Thu 20 8: Fri 21 Jan, 7.30pm. £3.50 (£1.50); family ticket £7. Queen’s Ilall, Clerk Street, 668

' 2019. A special series of concerts showcasing

the musical talents of pupils from Edinburgh schools. On Thursday, Portobello High School‘s String Orchestra perform Schindler 3 List, St Mary's Primary School address themes of homelessness through mime and movement, Broughton High School’s Jazz Band provide the swinging sounds and Gilmerton Primary present their recorder group. Friday sees performances from St Mary‘s Music School with Bach‘s Brandenburg Concerto No 3, Libetton High School‘s Jazz Band, Wester Ilailes Education Centre perform rock, pop and jazz and South Morningside Primary Choir perform an excerpt from the musical l'anamamo.


Less Talk! More Action! Thu 20 Jan, 7.30pm. £4 (£2); family ticket £10. Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Newly formed East Lothian Youth Dance Company perform their piece which fuses dance with physical theatre.


Messages From The Future Until Sat 29 Jan. Focusing on ‘visions for the future’, primary school children in Edinburgh worked with artists Kenny Bean and Lindsay Perth in the gallery’s new digital lab and darkrooms, to create both digital and chemical photography.

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2000 Words Literary Festival

Wee Stories Theatre For Children bring Spring And The Selfish Giant to the Festival

Until Sat 5 Feb. Various Venues. Fora full programme of events contact North Lanarkshire Council on ()14 I 304 1956. Box office: 01698 26 7515.

North Lanarkshire Council's literary festival 2000 ll'orils is just one of the planned council-wide events to celebrate the new millennium. But it‘sjust not about a load of old books. The festival has something for all ages and tastes with a strong child-friendly content. Young people can meet some of their favourite authors including Aileen Paterson and master storyteller James Campbell. Performances come from some of the best children‘s theatre companies around including Richard Medrington's Puppet Company, Wee Stories Theatre For Children and Folding Theatre Puppet Company. For fans of Roald Dahl. Motherwell Moviehouse are screening four of his best-loved stories and for budding writers. there’s a chance to enter the North Lanarkshire Writer ()f The Year competition. Performances and events taking place during the festival are listed below.


Tiggers Don't Climb Trees Fri 21 Jan. 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50). Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street. Airdrie, ()1698 267515. All ages. See photo caption. Pooh And Piglet Nearly Meet The Heffalump Fri 21 Jan, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages 5—10. Richard Medrington brings yet another classic Winnie The Pooh tale to life.

The Boy Who Flew Too High Sat 22 Jan, 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Cumbernauld New Town Hall, Bron Way, Carbrain, Cumbernauld, 01698 302483. Ages 4—7. Daedalus is the greatest inventor in the world but his son Icarus needs as much love and attention as his father‘s creations. Folding Theatre Puppet Company’s comic adaptation of the classic Greek legend.

The Boy Who Flew Too High Sat 22 .ian. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); famin ticket £10. Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street. Airdrie, 01698 267515. Ages 4—7. See above.

Spring And The Selfish Giant Thu 27 Jan, 10am. £3.50 (£2.50). Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street, Airdrie. 01698

267515. Ages 3—8. A lively adaptation of Oscar Wilde‘s classic story from Wee Stories Theatre for Children, which tells the tale of a giant who lives in a castle with a beautiful garden. All the animals love to play there, but being a self-centred giant, he builds a wall to keep them out. Spring And The Selfish Giant Thu 27 Jan. 1.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages 3—8. See above.

Book Events & Storytelling

Aileen Paterson Thu 20 Jan, 11am. Free but booking advisable on 01698 302483. Wishaw Library, Kenilworth Avenue, Wishaw, ()1698 372325 and at 1.30pm at Shotts Library, Benhar Road, Shotts, 01501 821556. Age 7—8. Aileen Paterson, author of the popular Maisie books, Morningside's most mischievous kitten, talks, reads and draws illustrations from her best-selling stories.

Claire Mulholland Sat 22 Jan, llam—noon. Free but booking advisable on 01698 302483. Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 302483. Ages 3—5. Scottish and Irish tales with storyteller Claire Mulholland. Barbara McDermitt Sat 22 Jan, 2—3pm. Free but booking advisable on 01698 302483. Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 302483. Ages 5—7. Funny and scary stories with Barbara McDermitt.

James Campbell Fri 28 Jan, 9.30-10.30am (ages 4—7), Ham—noon (ages 7—8) 8: 1.30—2.30pm (ages 8+). Free. Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street. Bellshill, 01698 302483. Master yarnspinner James Campbell presents a day of storytelling including tales of nine- headed monsters, a death-defying cat and a selection of gripping ghost stories. Alasdair Anderson Thu 3 Feb, 5pm. Free. Cumbernauld Library, Allander Walk, Town Centre, Cumbernauld, 01236 725664. .‘vleet weird and wonderful children‘s author Alasdair Anderson and help him create a brand new story.


The BFG (U) Sat 22 Jan, 11.30am; James And The Giant Peach (U) Sat 22 Jan, 1.30pm.

Matllda (PG) Sun 23 Jan, 11.30am and The Witches (PG) Sun 23 Jan, 1.30pm. £1.50—£4. Motherwell Moviehouse, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. See Film Index.

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