Wean's World t'ntil Sat 5 Aug. livery Saturday (not Sat 3 Jun). 2pm. £4 (£2.50). The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. Advance booking advisable. Ages 5--l0. The Stand Comedy Club hosts a regular weekly show for children and families featuring the talents of BlueBoat Theatre. Written and performed by Mark Pencak. after a sell-out Fringe run last year. he returns as the TumTumTinker with his trademark mix of fantastical stories. Using his magic needle and a selection of puppets and props. he weaves wonderful tales from lands far and near.

Frankentongs Thu 8--Sat 10 Jun. 7pm; Sat 2pm 6’; 7pm. £5 (£4). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages 7+. Tipsy and Tom Tong venture into the woods and find all kinds of spooky creatures in this musical tale. presented by Young People of The Drama Studio.


Activities And Fun

Green Scene 2000 Sat 27 May.

l0aiii- 3pm. Free. Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre. Wood Street. (irangetnoutlt. 01324 494974. Hands- on environmental activities for all the family. from felt-making to storytelling in a yacht.

Psychedelic Sculptures and Groovy Slides Sat 27 May. 2--4pin. Free. Paisley Museum a: Art (iallery. High Street. Paisley. 889 3151. Create your own tlirec-diinensional sculpture and slides for a light show as part of Museums & (iallcries Month.


Bugsy Malone Thu 25~Sat 27 May. 7.30pm: Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £5. liastwood 'l‘heatre. liastwood Park. Rouken (ilen Road. (iiffnock. 639 5365. Kaleidoscope Children‘s Theatre present the popular musical spoof where splurge guns rule in 1920s America.

Snow White Sat 27 May. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 6+. See photo caption and Children's Festival listings. Snow White Sun 28 May. 1 lam. £2.50. MacRobert. L'niversity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages 6+. See photo caption and Children‘s Festival listings.

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Fri 2 & Sat 3 Jun. Fri 10.30am; Sat 2.30pm. £4—£5.50; family ticket £19. Carnegie Hall. East Port. Dunfermline. 01383 314127. Ages up to 9. The Happy Gang have been invited by the forest animals to perform at Tea in the Trees Music Festival. But something is lurking in the woods. Find out what in the gangs wild musical show.

The Prince And The Pilot Sat 3 Jun. 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. A new adaptation of Antoine de Saint lixupery‘s classic novel [,6 P’Iil Prince is brought to life by Borderline Theatre Company. When a pilot is forced to land in the middle of the Sahara Desert. he stumbles across a little prince and together. they set off on a magical journey of discovery and friendship.

Hansel and Gretel Mon 5—Thu 8 Jun. 10.30am. £2.50. MacRobert. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages 8—12. See Children's Festival listings.

The Singing Kettle Thu 8--Sun I 1 Jun. Thu & Fri 10am & 1pm; Sat & Sun noon 8c 3pm. £7~~£8 (family ticket £23). Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. Make your own piece of percussion and join Cilla. Artie. (iary and lane for their Homemade Band show.

Hansel and Gretel Thu 8 & Fri 9 Jun. Thu 7pm; Fri 10am 8; 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50): £4 seats for £10. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 8-12. See Children's Festival listings.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £5 (£4): family tickets £23 8; £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:

The Tinderbox Tue 30 May. lpm & Fri 2 Jun. 7.30pm. The puppeteers re-creatc one of Hans Christian Andersen's well loved stories of the soldier boy who goes on a quest to find the tinderbox for the wicked witch.

Pips And Panda In Circusland Thu 25 May. 12.45pm; Fri 26 May. 10.15am: Sun 28 May. 2pm; Mon 29 May. 10.40am & 12.45am; Wed 31 May & Thu 1 Jun. 12.45pm. More fun and adventure for Pips and Panda as they end up in Circusland and Cloudland. meeting lots of colourful characters along the way.


. I listings


SNOW WHITE Sat 27 Ma , 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Roa . Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929 and Sun 28 May, 11am. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See also Children's Festival listings. Ages 6+. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Why, it's Snow White of course. Adapted from the Brothers Grimm, Tall Stories combine music, magic and laughter in their stylish reworking of the

classic tale.

ON YOUR DOORSTEP Everything you ever wanted to know about GREENBANK GARDEN

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It doesn’t take long to reach the countryside from any part of Glasgow but it's nice to know there's a small piece of countryside right in the middle of suburbia. This oasis is known as Greenbank Garden, an intriguing walled garden situated Just next door to an 18th century merchant’s house.

Owned by The National Trust for Scotland, the garden is well maintained, with themes running throughout and an amazmg sundial right smack bang in the middle. Garden walks are led by the Head Gardener who will happily impart a wealth of information about the garden, its plants and flowers and the theories behind the layout.

The garden has a ’senses' theme with particular areas encouraging you to make the most of your five senses >— feel the surface and inhale the fragrance of unusual plants in the ’touch and smell' section, listen to the water falling over the statue in the Foam Garden in the '50und’ area, and enjoy the sight of brightly coloured flowers and plants. There is also a section of the garden which has been specially designed with disabled people in mind. This area has flower beds at varying heights and Widths to suit people with a wide range of gardening challenges whether it be back problems, sight impairment or being in a wheelchair. The area also plays host to various gardening, potting and planting demonstrations which take place throughout the year.

Once you have looked round the garden, watched a demonstration or taken time out on one of the many benches, you can have a browse in the shop, have a brew in the tea room or sign up and join the National Trust for Scotland on the spot because with places like this, it’s well worth it. (Jane Hamilton)

Fun Factor 3/5

Informative S/S

Value for money 4/5

How do you get there Get any train or bus to Clarkston. DriVing from city centre take M77 and A726. Go up Mearns Road, pass Cathcart Golf Club on the right then take next left up Flenders Road.

How much it costs £3.50 (OAPs £2.50); up to three accompaniedchildren under 18 & NTS members free.

When it's open Daily all year 9.30am~5pm

I Greenbank Garden, F/enders Road, C/arkston, 639 3287

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Glas ow Caledonian University Fashion Show 2000 Wed 7 Jun. 4pm & 8pm. £5. The Arches. 30 Midland St. 337 4125/337 4000. New designs will be on catwalk display from Caledonian's first year and Masters students as part of lnlerventimr. Cardonald College Fashion Show Thu 8 Jun. 7.30pm. £6. The Arches. 30 Midland Street. 221 4001. lllll’l't‘t'lllfrlll brings Cardonald College's annual fashion show featuring the finals of New Designs for Harris Tweed competition.



Big Big Country Wed 24 May --Sun 4 Jun. times & venues vary. Tickets 287 551 1. Glasgow's international festival of Americana and roots music.

BBC Music Live Thu 25—Mon 29 May. times & venues vary. Info 08700 100125 or Five days jam—packed full of live music on the streets. on the TV and on the radio.