Grand Easter Egg Hunt Sun 23 Apr, Ham-4pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride. 01355 236644. Ages up to 12. Solve clues as you go at this fun Easter egg hunt.

Crafty Fun For Kids At Easter Mon 24 Apr, 1—3pm. 50p. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road. East Kilbride, 01355. 236644. Advance booking essential. Fun crafts with an Easter theme.

Wacky Weather Workshop Tue 25 Apr, 2pm. Free. Kings Park Library, Castlemilk Road, Bankhead, 01355 236644. Advance booking essential. Make your own equipment to get to grips with the weather around us.

Spring Safari Wed 26 Apr, 10am. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road. liast Kilbride, 01355 236644. Advance booking essential. Ages 8—12. Explore Calderglen looking out for animal tracks, trails and signs and hopefully the animals themselves.


The Singing Kettle Until Thu 13 Apr, 11am & 2pm: Tue 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.

The Happy Gang Get The Giggles! Thu 13 Apr. 2.30pm. £5.50 (family ticket £16). Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. Stirling. ()1786 473544. Ages 9 and under. See photo caption.

The Merman Thu 13 Apr, 1pm. £3.50. Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. Ages 7-11. Birds of Paradise Theatre Company present a tale of the sea and sorcery, focusing on how a man with a physical disability is seen through a child’s eyes. The Singing Kettle Fri l4—Sun 16 Apr, l-‘ri 1pm 6’; 4pm; Sat 8; Sun noon 8; 3pm. £9 (£7); family ticket £25. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling. (11786 461081. See Kilmarnoek Theatre.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 6‘; £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 Sun 16, Tue 18, Sat 22 & Wed 26 Apr, 2pm; Thu 27 Apr. 11am. A magic egg causes no end of trouble in Pips and Panda‘s latest adventure.

Aladdin Mon 17, Mon 24 6’; Tue 25 Apr, 2pm. Aladdin gets a puppet makeover in Pun'es Puppets‘ unique adaptation. Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Thu 20 Apr, 1pm ck l-‘ri 21 Apr. 2pm. Join llughie. Mairi and the loveable sea- monster Nessie in their fun adventures at Loch Ness.

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Glasgow Art Show Thu 13—Sun 16 Apr, Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm; Sat 10.30am—6.30pm; Sun noon—6.30pm. £3 (£2). George Square. lnfo 553 1937. A fantastic opportunity to view and buy art work from galleries across the UK and Europe. See Art preview.

Glasgow Evergreen, Spring Show Sat 15—Sun 16 Apr, Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 10am—4pm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Colourful displays. plant sales and Floral Art competitive classes are among the highlights at this year's show.

Weekend Orchid Fair Sat ISASun 16 Apr, 10am—5pm. Free. Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Orchids, orchids and more orchids to see and buy as well as talks and workshops about. . . orchids.

NCCPG Plant Sale Sat 15 Apr, 10am—noon. Free. Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. A chance to buy all your garden plants from the people in the know.

Book Market Sat 15 & Sun 16 Apr. 10am—5pm. Free. Hopkirk Building, Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Browse and



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The Tenement House was originally owned by shorthand typist Agnes Toward and her mother from 1911 right through to 1975 when Miss Toward passed away. It was then by chance that this treasure trove, which had been barely altered since the turn of the century, was discovered by Anna Davidson who bought the house and its contents. The National Trust for Scotland acquired the house in 1982 and took over the task of preserving this fragment of history.

Looking much the same from the outside as any other Glasgow tenement, the inside quickly transports you back to a time before microwaves, washing machines and even electric lighting. Everything in the house has been preserved exactly as it once was, the only change being the wallpaper which is an accurate reproduction. Walking through the rooms it's easy to imagine domestic life almost a century ago -- from the large black range in the kitchen and the Victorian furniture and rosewood piano in the parlour to the straw mattress beds in the bedroom and recesses. An assortment of personal effects help bring Agnes and her mother back to life, with photographs dotted around the parlour, a mourning dress hanging in the hall, bone handled toothbrushes in the bathroom and even some jam in the kitchen cupboard dated 1929, surroonded by their well-worn kitchen utensils and the obligatory jeelie pot.

The history of the house and the Towards’ life is fascinating and has been preserved to perfection by The National Trust. Go along and see how ordinary Glaswegian folk used to live or take your Granny and let her go back to the days when she would hear gossip in the wash hoose and watch the weans play kick

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Scottish Computer Fair Sun 16 Apr, 10am-3pm. £3 (£1.50). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 01706 299709. Computers galore with bits and bytes on sale as well as advice on hand.

Body 8: Soul Health Fair Sat 22—Sun 23 Apr, Ham—6pm. £3 (£1.50). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets 287 5511 or 0131 226 3066. Energise, soothe and heal the body, mind and soul at this holistic health fair. Experience the techniques, buy the products and ask the experts everything you have ever wanted to know about holistic health and well-being.


Grand Prix Gymnastics Fri 14—Sun 16 Apr, Fri 12.15pm; Sat & Sun 1.15pm. £5 (£2.50). Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street, 337 1806. A three day event showcasing world class gymnastics from the floor vault to the asymmetric bars.

Millennium European Senior Championships Sat 22—Sat 29 Apr. Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, 1445 Argyle Street, 357 2525. Team and individual badminton events with talent from across Europe.


Pat Lally - Lazarus Only Done it Once Mon 17 Apr, 1pm. £3.50 (£3 advance). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. In what is sure to be a hot ticket, Glasgow’s former Lord Provost talks about his experiences both political and personal as the gaffer of weegie land.

Chris Moon - One Step Beyond Tue 25 Apr, 1pm. £3.50 (£3 advance). Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. Former soldier Moon, who lost his right arm and part of his right leg to a landmine in Mozambique but still continues to take part in long~distance running events, talks about his theories of motivation and leadership.

Other Events

Dawn Chorus Sat 15 Apr, 4am. £1. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Set your alarm, get up early and meet at the main gates so you can hear the early morning bird song in the Gardens. What could be better after a Friday night on the sauce? Advance booking essential.

Raising the Rainbow Sun 16 Apr, 12.30—4pm. Linn Country Park, Simshill Road. 637 1147. Help to sow the seeds that will eventually grow into the Linn’s wildflower meadow.


Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8: 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 Cadell, plus numerous historical artefacts, animal displays and a replica Stormtrooper from Star Wars. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 81.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu 8: Sat lOam—5pm; Fri & Sun Ham—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell's world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe, housed in a specially designed, award-winning building. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 81.

Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum

Braehead Shopping Centre. Kings Inch Road, Glasgow. 886 1013. Mon—Sat 20am~6pm; Sun 11am—5pm. £3.50