KIDS listings

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CHILDREN'S CLASSIC CONCERT Sat 18 Mar, 3pm. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511 and Sun 19

Mar, 3pm. Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. £8 (ill-£6); £22 family ticket. A es 4—14. Bring along

a home-made shaker and join presenter and conductor Christopher Bell and the Royal Scottish National

Orchestra for this fun classical concert. Drawir‘tig inspiration from the folk repertoire, the pro ramme features a in

number of up-tempo 20th century tunes inclu

Benjamin’s Jamaican Rhumba.

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Choosing from a selection of unglazed white pottery items, you can create your own rsonalised piece of pottery.

The elly Club The Jelly Club, (the former Jolly Giant Superstore), Pefferrnill Road, 652 0212. Sun-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri & Sat 10am-8pm. £2.95 (off-peak two-hour play sessions, Mon-Fri IOam-3pm); all other times £3.95. Scotland’s largest children’s play and party centre opens its doors offering 470 youngsters up to the age of 12 the chance to indulge in pure, jellytastic fun. Comprising five different zones targeted at different age groups, the centre has everything from ball pools and a jelly jungle 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 3.15 m.

Inch Activity group Inch House Community Centre, 225 Gilmerton Road, 664 4710. Every Saturday at 12.30pm. The Inch Activity Group are searching for new recruits for their informal Saturday afternoon sessions. Open to children over the age of ten and their parents, you can take part in arts and crafts activities, photography, kayaking and trips in and around Edinburgh. Interested parties should contact Pete or Morag on 664 4710/455 7445.


Kes (PG) Fri 17 Mar, 5.30pm & Sun 19 Mar, 2.30pm and The Iron Giant (U) Sat 18 Mar, 3pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4219. See Film Index.


Children's Classic Concert Sun 19 Mar, 3pm. £8 (£4—£6); £22 family ticket.

Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street,

529 6000. See photo caption.


Chuckle Brothers Sat 18 Mar, 2pm. £7.50. Playhouse, 18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. The stars of children’s BBC TV series Chucklevision present a new sketch-based show, full of their customary slapstick humour. Cinderbellag Thu 30 Mar-Sat 1 Apr, Thu & Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. £4 (£2); family ticket £8—£10. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. David Swan’s Cinderbellag is

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adapted by Edinburgh Mod Winning Company for an unusual Easter panto, performed in Gaelic and filled with 60s rock and roll classics.


Artworks: Faces And Things Until Sat 27 May. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Aimed primarily at young children, this hands-on exhibition explores themes of portraiture and still life.


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Science Week Fri 17—Sun 26 Mar, Free. Summerlee Heritage Park, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, 01236 431261. Lots of “hands on’ activities, experiments and workshops for all the family.

Animal Antics Sat 18 Mar, 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. Come along and say hello to the cute (and not-so-cute) animal residents at the park.

Animal Magic - Seashore Softies Sun 26 Mar, 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. Meet crabs, starfish, sea anemones and many other seaside creatures.


Tarzan (U) Sun 19 Mar, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film index.


Dream Concerts Thu 30 Mar, 7pm. £5. Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street, Airdrie, 01698 267515. Ages 6—14. Tribute band Step By Step recreate the dance routines and sounds of Steps, while Boys Only perform a selection of hits from groups such as Boyzone and Five.


The Bird Catcher Sat 25 & Sun 26 Mar, 11am & 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 6+. A man’s life is transformed when he sets out to catch a songbird in this imaginative show from Rep Pu pets.

Poo An Piglet Nearly Meet The I'Ieffalump Mon 27 Mar, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Ages 5-10. In the true spirit of A.A. Milne’s wonderful stories, Pooh Bear and friends are

recreated using soft toy puppetry by Richard Medrington’s Pup ts.

Spring And The Selfish iant Tue 28 Mar, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. 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. In his beautiful garden all the animals love to play, but being a self-centred giant, he builds a wall to keep them out.

The Singing Kettle Wed 29 Mar—Sun 2

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THE BLACK BULL OF NORROWAY Sat 25 Mar, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask 8:

Apr, Wed—Fri 11am & 2pm; Sat 11am, 2pm & 5.30pm; Sun noon & 3pm. £9 (£7); family ticket £25. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Make your own piece of percussion and join Cilla, Artie, Gary and Jane for their Homemade Band show. Magic Bob's Magic Workshop Wed 29 Mar, 10.30am. £3. Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Ages 6 4». Learn astounding tricks at this workshop from Scotland’s most famous magician.

Magic Bob's Anti-Magic Magic Show Wed 29 Mar, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Ages 3+. The tricks come thick and fast as Magic Bob performs an all- new show, featuring no animals, no

ma ic words and no trap-doors.

Bosger & Badger - Mad Mash Three Thu 30 Mar, 2pm. £5 (£4). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Ages 4-10. The children’s TV heroes perform live on-stage in a show which sees Simon getting a job in Mr Pugh’s cafe and clumsy Badger coming along to help.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 & £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks are:

Pips And Panda And The Magic Egg Sat 18 Mar, 2pm; Tue 21 Mar, Wed 22 Mar, Mon 27 & Tue 28 Mar, 10.40am. A magic egg causes no end of trouble in

Pi s and Panda’s latest adventure. Aladdin Sat 25 Mar, 2pm. Aladdin gets a puppet makeover in Purves Puppets’ unique adaptation.

Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Sun 26 Mar, 2.30pm. Performance in Spanish. Join Hughie, Spike, the Haggis Pipers and the Ioveable sea-monster Nessie in their fun adventures at Loch Ness.


Puppet Theatre Centre, 8-10 BaIcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. A young princess is offered the chance to see her future by looking through

the back door of a witch's house. But a menacing black

ull stands before

her and takes her on a Ion and arduous journey. Was it a wise decision? Find out in Yugen Puppet ompany’s wonderful adaptation of this traditional Scottish fairytale, told through music, storytelling and hand-

carved wooden puppets.