KIDS listings



Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (U) sun 6 Feb, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film index.


The Rebels Of Gas Street Fri 4 & Sat 5 Feb, 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, ()1236 732887. Ages 8+. Fed up schoolboy Tommy Atkins leads the rest of his classmates out on strike in this comic, musical play. Written by Jan Needle, Vivien Gardner and Stephen Cockett. the story is based on real events in 1911. Performed by Cumbernauld Junior Youth Theatre. Part of

C umbernauld '5 Youth Arts festival. Spring And The Selfish Giant Sat 5 Feb, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 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.

The Happy Gang Get The Giggles Sat 12 Feb, 11am 6’; 2.30pm. £5.50 (family ticket £19). Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr, 01292 611222. Ages 9 and under. Sec St Bride's, Edinburgh.

The Magic Flute Mon l4—Sat 19 Feb, Mon & Tue 11am; Wed—Fri 10.30am; Sat 11am & 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 5+. Music, puppets and fun combine in this story about dragon- slaying and saving the world from Blue Tiger Music Theatre. See preview. The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, ()1899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 6’; £36. Reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks are:

Pips And Panda In Magicland Sat 5 Feb & Sat 12 Feb, 2pm. Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to magic land where nothin v is quite as it seems.

Aladdin Thu 10 Feb, 12.45pm and Tue 15 Feb, 10.40am. Aladdin gets a puppet makeover in Purves Puppets‘ unique adaptation.

Pips And Panda And The Magic Egg Thu 17 Feb, 10.15am. A magic egg causes no end of trouble in Pips and Panda’s latest adventure.


Visual Arts Exhibition Until Tue 8 Feb. Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 01236 732887. Mixed media works by pupils from local schools and young artists. Part of

C umbeniauld '3 Youth A rts Festival. Changing Pages Fri 4 Feb—Sat 11 Mar, MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. An exhibition of moveable and pop-up books from the turn of the century to the present day.


Alasdair Anderson Thu 3 Feb, 5pm. Free. Cumbernauld Library, Allander Walk, Town Centre, Cumbernauld, 01698 267515. Meet weird and wonderful children‘s author Alasdair Anderson and help him create a brand new story. Part of 2000 Words Literary Festival.

Aileen Paterson Sat 5 Feb, 1 1am. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Age 4+. Join author of the Muisi‘e books, Morningside’s most mischievous kitten, for storytelling and chat.

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Everyone in Glasgow knows about the Barras and have probably experienced it at some point in their life. You can get everything from big pants and net curtains to hand designed Jewellery and antiques, but now there is another reason to go

the Farmers Market.

The first of the Scottish farmers markets took place in Perth, closely followed by a Glasgow version, setting up shop last August in a courtyard right slap-bang in the middle of the regular Barras market. Now held on the last Saturday of every month, the market is an established place to purchase top quality Scottish GM free and organic food direct from producers such as Jamesfield Organic Farm, Moray Ostriches, Drummond Trout & Farm Fishery, Ella Drinks, Dunlop Dairies and Ayrshire Honey. You can browse, purchase and occasionally taste everything from trout, honey, pork, venison, game, vegetables, free range eggs, ostrich and much more. From the exotic to everyday foodstuffs, you are able to buy quality foods with the farmers on hand to tell you all about their produce and give advice on everything from cuts to cooking. The Green Party are also on hand to lend their support, discuss their issues and sign you up.

Of course the Barras wouldn’t be the Barras without the famous Glesga patter and this is still available in bucket loads. The market starts at 8am and goes on into the early afternoon but it is advisable to go in the morning as things can sell out quickly especially on a nice day when the market is normally bursting at the seams. The next date for the Farmers Market is Saturday 26 February and it is definitely worth going (just think, no piped music, supermarket strip lights or pensioners with trolley rage); you’ll be supporting Scottish farmers and maybe even finding a few bargains. (Jane Hamilton)

Fun factor 3/5 Informative S/S Product value for money 5/5

Added extras The rest of the Barras market, fast food, local shops and the usual

Barras characters.

How you get there The market is right behind the Barrowland music venue know to many as the Barrowland Ballroom. A ten minute walk from Central & Queen Street stations with the nearest underground station being St Enoch. Head along Argyle Street past the Tron towards the Gallowgate and look out for the crowds.

How much it costs Free entry to the market.


Giant CD and Record Fair Sat 5—Sun 6 Feb. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. This well known and popular fair holds, surprisingly enough, a giant number of CDs and records for sale. Have a flick through and find that classic you’ve been hunting for years to finally complete your Bay City Rollers collection.

Outdoors 2000 Wed 2—Sun 6 Feb. Wed—Fri 11am—9pm; Sat 8; Sun

1 lam—6pm. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. The country ’5 biggest boating, caravanning, camping and leisure show hits town with everything imaginable for the outdoors. The latest equipment will be on display and you will even be able to try some of the more dangerous outdoor pursuits with the interactive climbing wall and water- ski simulator.

GSA Fashion Show Fri 11 & Sat 12 Feb.

Fri 1pm; Sat 7.30pm & 9.30pm. £3—£8.50. The Fruitmarket, Albion Street, 287 5511 (advance booking for schools show 11 Feb 07971 223190). This year’s Glasgow School of Art fashion show is being held at The Fruitmarket, giving you the opportunity to see the work of some of Glasgow’s emerging top designers. Schools can see the catwalk show on Friday with Saturday’s two shows being open to the public. See Frontlines.

The Holiday and Travel Show Fri 11—Sun 13 Feb. £6 (£4). SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, 287 7777. Everything you have ever wanted to know about travelling the world can be discovered at this exhibition with exhibitors from around the globe desperate to tell you all about their countries. From the romance of Paris to the surf of Bondai Beach you will never have to look through a brochure again. See photo caption.

Other Events

Ceremony of Imbolc Sun 6 Feb. 2—4pm. £2 (£1). Castle Semple Visitors Centre, Lochwinnoch, 01505 842882. Learn more about the Druid movement by joining local Druid, Chris Turner, in the Cermony of Imbolc the feast of the first flowers and the first day of spring. Bird/Bat Box Making Sun 6 Feb, 2pm. Strathclyde Country Park, Hamilton Road, Motherwell, 01698 266155. Help to build shelters for our small flying friends. All materials will be supplied so all you have to do is turn up at the Visitors Centre.

Night Sky Over The Botanics Thu 10 Feb, 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Join Professor John Brown, Scotland’s Astronomer Royal, and his colleagues and catch a glimpse of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and the Orion Nebula through telescopes. If the weather obscures the viewing there will be a slide tour of the Universe in the Hopkirk Building. Places are limited so book in advance to guarantee a glimpse.

The Valentine Tree Mon 14 Feb, midday. Free. Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Tie a poem of love or a wish to the Fern Beech Tree on Valentine’s Day and leave it there to be carried away in the wind. Afterwards you can listen to Kathleen Jamie and Sheena Blackhall recite poetry in the Kibble Palace and then go home feeling all loved up and romantic. Launch of Paper Boat Poems Wed 16 Feb, 1.30pm. Free. Botanic gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Everyone is welcome to the massed launch of the paper boat poems into the River Kelvin at Flint Mill Laid. There will be directions inside the Gardens pointing you in the right direction.


Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt, Botticelli, Whistler and Cadcll, plus numerous historical artefacts and animal displays. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrcll’s world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe, housed in a specially designed, award-winning building. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art listings, page 69.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Mon—Sun Ham—4pm. Free.

This 19th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants, as well as featuring in the film Jude.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street, Glasgow, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—lpm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo, who died in 1603; however most of the present building dates from the 13th or 15th centuries, the most notable exception being the stained-glass windows, renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country. Sunday services take place at llam and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh, and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.