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2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon-5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 18s free. A 19th century museum housing international collections of natural history, geology, science, technology and the decorative arts, plus two permanent exhibitions: Art & Industry and The Ivy Wu Gallery. Millennium Clock A chance to view Russian mechanical sculptor Eduard Bersudsky’s millennium clock for the museum, a kinetic sculpture, measuring nine metres hi yh.
Earthly Paradise — The Mountain In Chinese Decorative Art Until Thu 1 Jun. An exhibition exploring the use of mountains in Chinese decorative art, featuring works in lacquer, wood, jade, ceramics and print.
Gateway To Greenland: Spirit Of A Journey Until Fri 31 Mar. The story of the development and movement of Eskimo culture from their original homeland of the Bering Strait to Greenland. The show features early Eskimo art featuring small ﬁgures, carvings and tools discovered during archaeological excavations in Siberia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Chinese Paintings From The Shanghai Museum Collection Until Sun 21 May. Over 50 artworks drawn from the Shanghai Museum Collection go on display for the ﬁrst time in the UK. Featuring 19th century and 20th century paintings, scrolls and album leaves by artists working in Shanghai at the time, the works illustrate the beauty and subtlety of Chinese painting at a time of social and cultural change.
The Finest Scottish Sapphires Until Sun 3 Sep. This temporary display brings together for the ﬁrst time the ﬁnest crystals and the largest cut stone from the sapphire locality on the Isle of Lewis.
Fragments — Pages Stolen From A Book Of Time Until Sun 11 Jun. Jewel- works by Kevin Coates consisting of wearable jewellery which incorporates fragments of historical material set in the context of a larger mixed-media
Mo ern Myths: The Art Of Roland Pennell Until Sun 30 Apr. A retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Roland Pennell. Featured in the display are new and recent works including etched and sand-blasted glass screens, engraved vessels and gem stones, works on paper. bronze medals. reliefs and wood carvin r.
Scottish Hydro-Electric Sports Photography Awards Tue 1 l—Fri 28 Apr. A display of the entries to the annual Sports Photography Awards.
DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue & Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am-5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm.
Moment Sat 1 Apr—Sat 20 May. A group show featuring the work of Emese Benczur, Graham Gussin, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky, Beat Streuli and Marijke van Warmerdam. The artworks encourage the viewer to linger, observe and enjoy the sensation of time passing. See review.
Albert Square, 01382 432020. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12.30—4pm; Thu 10am—7pm.
Crocks And Pots Until Fri 1 Sep. A display of medieval pottery, discovered during city centre redevelopment in the 605.
McIntosh Patrick Forever Until Sun 23 Apr. A small display of Mclntosh’s most popular works featuring paintings drawn from Dundee City’s collection and personal memorabilia from his family.
To Boldly Sew Sat 1 Apr—Sun 2 Jul. An exhibition of work by textile artists.
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OUTSIDE THE CITIES
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. Mon—Sat 9am—9pm; Sun noon—9pm. Walking A New Road Sat 8 Apr—Sun 7 May. New paintings and drawings by David Cornelius inspired by the natural world.
HOWDEN PARK CENTRE
Howden, 01506 433634. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm: Sat 10am—3pm.
The Wonderful, Colourful World Of Zap Until Sat 8 Apr. New work by grafﬁti artist Kieran Gorman.
Shoot The Puppet, Shoot The Puppeteer Wed l2—Sat 29 Apr. Black and white photographs by award-winning photographer Rod Stone featuring a range of puppetry images from around the UK, which explore all types of puppetry from shadow puppets to animation.
THE CHANGING ROOM
35 The Stirling Arcade, 01786 479361. Tue-Sat Ham—4.30pm.
Avalon Until Sat 22 Apr. New work by Glasgow-based collaborative duos Hayley Tompkins and Sue Tompkins, who show a wall hanging, a collection of altered and painted objects and works on paper and Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan, who combine pink voile, fluorescent lights and large-scale photocopies to create art installation.
lectures & events
Gallery Talk Sat 1 Apr, 2pm. Free. The Lighthouse. A talk on the work of design company, \"K&(‘.
Tiger Event Sun 2 Apr. 2~4pm. Free. Burrell Collection. John Busby (Artists For Nature Foundation), Glasgow Zoo and the Environmental Investigation Agency talk about their work in helping to save wild tigers.
Gallery Talk Sat 8 Apr. 3pm. Free. Street Level. Julie Read gives a talk on her work. currently on show iii the gallery.
Alexander Ill Of Scotland Rescued From The Fur Of A Stag By The lntrepidity 0 Colin Fitzgerald Fri 31 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Nick Bridgland from Ilistoric Scotland discusses Benjamin West‘s painting.
Portrait Of Father By Leon Kossoff Mon 3 Apr. 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Robin Baillie from Edinburgh College ofArt gives a talk on Leon Kossoff's work.
James Hutton By Sir Henry Raeburn Wed 5 Apr. 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Stephen Lloyd talks about Sir Henry Raeburn‘s painting. Body 8‘ Soul 2000 Thu 6 Apr-Sun 9 Apr. Edinburgh College of Art. For further information contact the Association of Art Ilistorians on 0171 490 3211 or fax 0171 490 3277. The Association of Art Ilistorians’ annual conference.
Two Roman Followers Of Caravaggio: Orazio Borgianni and Giovanni Serodine Fri 7 Apr. 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. John Gash from Aberdeen University gives a talk. An Introduction To The British Art Show 5 Mon 10 Apr. 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. British Art Show selector Pippa Coles discusses this year’s British Art Show. See also British Art Show supplement for details of further talks, tours and events.
Self Portrait By George Jamesone Wed 12 Apr. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. Free. Writer and critic Bill Ilare discusses George Jamesone’s painting.
THE MERMAN See listings for dates and venues. Ages 7—1 1. From the
pens of Scotland's two leading writers of children’s fantasy — Susan G. McClymont and David Gra -Buchanan — Birds of Paradise Theatre Company present a tale 0 sea and sorcery. Set in a remote fishin
village, Merman explores the world of a child’s imagination and 318 myth that a group of children create around a physically disabled man.
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.
Activities And Fun
Jock And Elizabeth's Adventures Permanent attraction. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); family ticket £6.95-£9.95. 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.
Jurassic Park (PG) Sat 1 Apr. 1pm and The Lost World (PC) Sat 8 Apr, 1pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film Index.
Snow White And The One Dwarf Sat 1 Apr, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Alakazam Puppet Roadshow present an unusual twist to the Snow White story in a show of comedy and magic.
The Merman Tue 4—Fri 7 Apr, Tue 61' Wed 1.30pm; Thu & Fri 7.30pm. £3.50. Gilmorehi11012,9 Unixersity Avenue, 287 5511 or 330 5522. Ages 7—11.See photo caption.
The Happy Gang Get The Giggles! Wed 5—Sat 8 Apr, Wed 8: Thu 10.30am; Fri 10.30am & 6pm; Sat 1pm & 4pm. £6 (family ticket £20). Citizens' Theatre. 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Ages 9 and under. It‘s giggles galore in the Happy House, but Spatz, Nicky and Mr P can‘t ﬁnd where the giggles are coming from. Help the gang solve the riddle of the giggles in this fun-ﬁlled musical show. Magic Bob . . . Unplugged Sat 8 Apr, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Ages 3—12. The ever-popular magician and entertainer returns by popular demand with a thrilling show of magic tricks. Exhibition
Children's Art Exhibition Until Fri 7 Apr. Daily 11am—4pm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Visitor Centre, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Colourful works of art produced by the Saturday morning children’s art class.
Books Launch Pad Children's Book Club Sat 1 Apr, 11am. Free. Ottakar’s Bookstore,
Unit 6, Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street, 353 1500. Bring along your favourite book to this new book club for children, held on the ﬁrst Sat of every month.
Happy Storytime Sat 1 Apr, 11am. Free. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages 3—8. Storytelling on a happy theme.
Fairy Storytime Sat 8 Apr, 1 1am. Free. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages 3—8. Fairy tales and other stories.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Free entry to museum for visitors aged eighteen and under. Ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm.
More Beadwork Sun 2 Apr, 1 1.30am. £7.50. Helios Fountain, 7 Grassrnarket, 229 7884. Ages 8—12. Advance booking necessary. Create your own necklace or earrings at this basic beadwork workshop. Hip Hoda Easter School Mon 10—Sun 16 Apr, 2.30—5.30pm. £10. Dance Base, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street. 225 5525. Advance booking necessary. Ages 10—16. Learn how to ‘Iiip hoda’ — a combination of hip hop and the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira — at this special dance workshop.
Film Le Ballon D’Or (U) Sat 1 Apr, _.3tlpni.
- £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal
Museum. Chambers Street. 24714219. See Film Index.
National Children’s Orchestra Of Scotland Fri 7 Apr. 7pm. Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. Nigel Murray conducts the cream of Scotland‘s young musical talent in a performance which features Leighton‘s Dance Suite No I in I), 'l'chaikovsky 's Serenade for Strings and Bizet‘s Carmen Suite No 1.
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 95792647. David Swan 's Cinderbellag is adapted by Edinburgh Mod Winning Company for an unusual Easter panto. performed in Gaelic and ﬁlled with 60s rock and roll classics. Dazzle Wed 5—Sat 8 Apr, 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50). St Bride‘s Centre. 10 Urwell
; Terrace, 346 1405. Boldly going where
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