KIDS listings

KIDS LISTINGS Continued from page 82

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Artworks: Faces And Things Until Sat 37 May. M at S: t Ilium—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.


Acivities And Fun

Make Mother's Day Sat 1 Apr, 1—3pm. 50p. (‘alderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road. East Kilbridc, 01355 236644. Make a special present for your Mum at this fun workshop.

Essential Easter Activities Mon 3—Thu l3 Apr, times and prices vary. Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling, 01786 443l 13. Ages 743+. A range of one and two-day workshops in the arts and crafts including drama, animation, jewellery,

life drawing, fashion and textiles and DJ skills.

Wee Stories Drama Ceilidh Sat 8 Apr, 10.30am & 1.30pm. £2.50 (Free when booking tickets for Wee Stories show on Sat 6 May). MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 4—9. Join storyteller and performer Andy Cannon and musician and composer Iain Johnstone for a drama ceilidh with Wee Stories where you can learn a new song and ceilidh dance.

Beside The Seaside Wed 12 Apr, lOam-noon. £2.50. Culzean Country Park, Maybole, 01655 884400. Ages 6—12. Bring your wellies along to this fun event at the seaside.

Down To The Woods Today Thu 13 Apr, 10am—noon. £2.50. Culzean Country Park, Maybole, 01655 884400. Ages 6—12. Fun activities around the park.


Muppets From Space (U) Sat 1 & Sun 2 Apr, 2.30pm; Mystery Men (PG) Sun 9 and Wed 12 Apr, 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 Singing Kettle Until Sun 2 Apr, Wed-Fri llam & 2pm; Sat 11am, 2pm & 5.30pm; Sun noon & 3pm. £9 (£7); family ticket £25. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennoehy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Sat 8 & Sun 9 Apr, Sat 11am & 2pm; Sun noon & 3pm. £9 (£7); family ticket £25. Motherwell Concert Hall, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, 01698 267515. Tue 11—Thu 13 Apr, Tue 2pm; Wed & Thu 11am & 2pm. £9 (£7); family ticket £25. Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock, 01563 523590. Make your own piece of percussion and join Cilla, Artie, Gary and Jane for their Homemade Band show.

Bodger & Badger - Mad Mash Three Thu 30 Mar, 2pm. £5 (£4). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Sun 2 Apr, 1.30pm. £5 (£4.50); family ticket £16. Magnum Theatre, Harbourside, Irvine, 01294 278381. Mon 3 Apr, 1pm. £4.50; family ticket £16. Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, 01786 473544. 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 Happy Gang Get The Giggles! Sat 1 Apr, 2pm. £5 (£4). Rothes Halls,

Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Thu 13 Apr, 2.30pm. £5.50 (family ticket £16). Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, 01786 473544. See Glasgow, Citizens’ Theatre. Sing And Dance Along With Mr Boom Wed 5 Apr, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611 101. Ages 3—8. Mr Boom, Scotland’s favourite one-man band, returns from the moon for an afternoon of singing and dancing fun.

The Merman Tue 11 Apr, 1.30pm. Village Theatre, Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride, 013552 48669. Wed 12 Apr, 2pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close, Paisley, 887 1010. Thu 13 Apr, 1pm. £3.50. Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 01236 732887. See photo caption.

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 1 Apr, 2pm; Tue 4, Wed 5 & Thu 11 Apr, 10.40am. A magic egg causes no end of trouble in Pips and Panda’s latest adventure.

Aladdin Thu 6 Apr, 10.40am; Sun 9 Apr, 2pm; Mon 10 Apr, 12.45pm; Wed 12Apr, 11am. Aladdin gets a puppet makeover in Purves Puppets’ unique adaptation.

Edinburgh International Science


Fri 7—Tue 78 Apr. Various Venues.

For further information call the Box Office Hotline on 0131 473 2070 or pick up a copy of the official festival programme. Highlights of this year's famin

programme are listed below, by venue.

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EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL Fri 7—Tue 18 Apr, Various venues see listings for selected highli hts. Now in its twelfth year, the Edinburgh International Science Festiva continues to make the world of science and technology fun for kids. From discovery workshops to interactive exhibitions at a host of city centre venues, there's no excuse

not to join in the fun.

ScienceQ‘Assembly Assembly Rooms, fi-lfienrewSlim-1.111“ 220 4349. Wed 12 -'l‘ue I> {\j‘r, 1‘ 9.30am—5pm. 1.2.50 entry ticket.

Controlling Captive Aliens Drop-in, daily ‘I (I "‘l'l Ages 8+. Free with cnlr‘.‘ ll l ' useht. a captive, lllL';v .tliLll :mse cyber arms, fingers and neck muscles allow him to move like a human.

Bubbles Show Daily at 1 lam, noon, 2pm, 3pm 8; 4pm. All ages. Free with entry ticket. Encapsulate yourself in a gigantic bubble as this fun show reveals just how stretchy bubbles are.

Up Yer Hooter Every half hour from 10am to 4.30pm. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 5+. Clamber inside a giant-sized nostril, brush past nasal hairs, go through the windpipc and then enter a lung. All

before being sneezed out onto a giant handkerchief. Sounds disgusting. . . but kids love it!

Starship Eureka Daily at 10.45am, noon, 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm & 4.15pm. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 8+. A multimedia trip aboard the Starship Eureka with your hosts, conehead aliens Captain Zogon and Ensign Thuff. Planet Bong, here we come.

Playcentre Daily at 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 3—6. A great way to get messy while learning about science. Slip in slime, burst giant bubbles, discover different types of light in the dark room and find out what makes things stick. Give Your Friend A Filling Daily at 10.15am, 11.45am, 1.30pm, 2.45pm & 4pm. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 8+. Find out what it’s like to be on the other side of the dentist chair and work on your very own ‘phantom’ friend.

Dig Up A Dinosaur Daily at 10am, 11.30am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm & 4pm. £3 plus entry ticket. Ages 8+. Have a go at using tools to uncover fossils of sea creatures, insects and a dinosaur at this fun simulated dinosaur di .

Millennium Time Capsu e Daily collections at 11am, 2pm & 4pm. Free with entry ticket. Bring along a small item that symbolises the year 2000, and it could be chosen for the Science Festival Time Capsule which will be placed under the foundations of the new Edinburgh Science Centre.

Technopolis Adam House, University of Edinburgh, 3 Chambers Street. Box office hotline 0131 473 2070. Ages 11+. Fri 7—Thu 13 Apr. Daily 10am—5pm (Mon 10am—7pm). £2 entry ticket.

The Sound Laboratory Drop-in. Free with entry ticket. Visit the sound laboratory and find out how musical instruments work.

ScienNZ Drop-in. Free with entry ticket. A touring roadshow all the way from New Zealand bringing a host of hands-on science activities to the festival.

Time For Science Drop-in. Free with entry ticket. Become a Time Lord and see how your own perceptions of time measure up.

DNA - The Stuff Of Life Daily 1 1.30am ' & 3.30pm. £1.50 plus entry ticket. See

how you can extract DNA from fruit. Race Against Time - The Great Buggy-Building Challenge Daily

2—3.15pm. £4 plus entry ticket for a team of one to four. It’s a race against time as your team has just one hour to build a racing bu gy.

Metropolis at the Royal Observatory Visitor Centre Blackford Hill, 0131 668 8405.

Make A Hot Air Balloon Sat 8 Apr, 10am—12.30pm & 2—4pm. £10. Ages 5—12. Help build a hot air balloon using every day materials while learning about the history of early aviation.

Come Fly A Kite Sun 9 Apr, 11am—4pm. Free. All ages. The Kite Club of Scotland display their kite flying skills. Metropolis at Gorgie City Farm 51 Gorgie Road, 0131 623 7031.

So You Want To Be A City Farmer? Wed lZ—Tue 18 Apr, 10am-12.30pm. £4. Ages 8+. Have a go at some of the many tasks the modern city farmer needs to carry out including planting crops, building a scarecrow or clearing out a duck nd. Events at Royal Botanic Gar en Exhibition Hall, Inverleith Row, 0131 248 2979.

Plant Lab Sat 8—Mon 10 Apr, 10am—5pm. Free. All ages. Examine cells, stomata and leaf veins under the microscope.

Dr Bunhead's Leaf Factory Sat 8—Tue 11 Apr, 2-3pm. £2 (£1.50). All ages. BBC’s Dr Bunhead brings science to life with his amazing experiments.

Fun With Plants Sat 8—Mon 17 Apr, 10am—5pm. £1.All ages. A hands-on plant workshop where you can build an edible model of a plant cell and predict your own plant horoscopes.

Cabbage Wed 12—Mon 17 Apr. 1.30—2.30pm. £3 (£2). All ages. Discover how plants grow in Physico Theatre’s hilarious science show for all the family. Events at Dynamic Earth llolyrood Road, 0131 550 7800. Information and tickets from Box Office llotline, ()131 473 2070.

Make Your Own Erupting Volcano Sat

,8 Apr, noon, 2pm & 4pm; Mon 10 Apr,

3pm. £3. Ages 6—12. Make a volcano complete with lava chamber and see your creation erupt.

Faces In The Rainforest Wed 12 Apr. 3pm. £3. Ages 6—12. Create a face mask of a rainforest creature at this fun


Faking Fossils Fri 14 Apr, 3pm. Ages ()—12. Cast your own fossils and learn about how fossils are formed.

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