Children's Workshop Sat 23 Sep, 10.30am-3.45pm. £10. Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, Biggar, 01899 220631. For ages 7—11. Advance booking required. ‘Puppets In Space’ is the theme of the workshop with activities in the morning, lunch and then a screening of Sinbad The Sailor in the afternoon. Children’s Workshops 23 Sep—11 Nov, times and prices vary, check with venue. Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling, 01786 443113. For ages 6+. Advance booking necessary. Drama, animation, painting and pottery are just some of the workshops on offer during the autumn term in Stirling.


The River and At That Age double bill. Mon 25 Sep, llam. Free. East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. In The River, Patchwork Theatre Company, in conjunction with 80 local young people, present this multi-media performance, taking a historical and geographical look at the area. At That Age is a short film from Red Index Productions which follows the story of a teenage pregnancy.


Henny Penn 's Nursery Garden Of Rhymes An Songs Sat 23 Sep, 1.30pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. Ages 3—7. Henny Penny and Chicken Lickin take centre stage in Ian Turbitt’s show, brimming with songs, puppets, and colourful characters.

The Singing Kettle Homemade Band Show Sat 23 & Sun 24 Sep, noon & 3pm. £9 (£7); family ticket £25. Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfermline, 01383 314127. Bring along your own piece of home-made percussion and join Cilla, Artie, Gary and lane for their Homemade Band show. Make as much noise as you can with pots, pans and tins, and help the gang find the kettles Bonzo has buried in the garden.

Magic Bob Mon 25 Sep, 1pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. Join in the fun with Magic Bob and other colourful characters in this family magic show.

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:

Sinbad The Sailor Fri 22 & Sat 23 Sep, 2pm and Tue 26 Sep, 10.45am. Scheherazade lives to regret waking up the Sultan so she tells him the story of Sinbad the Sailor to send him off to sleep.

Pips And Panda Meet The Tooth-Fairy Sat 30 Sep, 2pm. For children under 7. Cheeky monkey Pips and silly old Panda embark on another adventure when Panda loses his first tooth.


Touchy, Feely, Squashy! Until Sun 10 Dec, Free. Low Parks, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton, 01698 328232. An interactive exhibition of soft, large-scale sculptures by Jan Niedojadlo. Created from recycled

materials, you can look, smell, touch and even crawl inside some of the exhibits.


Brian Patten: Juggling With Gerbils Mon 2 Oct, 7.30pm and Tue 3 Oct, 10am. £5 (£3). Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 7—12. The poet and author brings his latest book to life with a mix of poetry and humour.


Tea Time Tales Wed 27 Sep, 4—4.30pm. Harestanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Borders tales for 4—8 year olds with librarian, Ruth Collin.

82 THE LIST 21 Sep—5 Oct 2000


What kind of education? It’s all to do with learning about the technology of today and in the future and how it affects all our lives.

Is it just for kids? It's for everybody from kids to grandparents.

What can we see and do? There will be exhibition stands with technology to see and try out as well as seminars for you to join in with.

Will it just be computers? No, as well as exhibits from 60 education companies, there will also be entertainers, the millennium tapestry, a treasure hunt and a prize draw where you can win a Toshiba Laptop.

I Fami/y Learning Show, Tue 26 Sep, 3.30—6pm. Free. SECC, Finnieston Quay,

337 5000. www. fusion-2000. com


The Glasgow Learning Festival Until Fri 29 Sep, Various venues, 429 1999. A festival for children and teenagers to grannies and grandpas, with something for everyone to learn as Glasgow goes into information overload.


The Ideal Home Show Sat 23 Sep & Sun 1 Oct, noon—10pm; Sun—Tue IOam—6pm. £6.50 (£4.50). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. Everything a home owner could want all under one roof with ideas on style, celebrity demonstrations, top chefs. handy tips from DIY experts plus family entertainment.

September Flower Show Sat 23 & Sun 24 Sep, Sat llam—Spm; Sun 10am—4pm. Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, 553 1092. Go blooming crazy at the Glasgow Evergreen Millennium Show where some of the finest floral specimens can be found.

Family Learning Show Tue 26 Sep, 3.30—6pm. Free. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 337 5000. Injecting fun into learning, the show is for children, parents and grandparents to learn more about bridging the gap between school and home learning. See photo caption.


Fusion 2000 Tue 26—Fri 29 Sep, SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. Glasgow plays host to its first major conference on global learning and the future of new technology in education. Entitled ‘Learning Without Walls’, it sets out to answer questions about learning today and in the future.

Eight Steps To Happiness Thu 28 Sep, 7pm. Free. Watcrstone’s, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. Evening

lecture on Buddhism based around the teachings found in ‘Eight Steps To Happiness’.

Roy Hattersley Mon 2 Oct, 1pm. £3/£3.5(). Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. Ex-Labour Cabinet Minister Roy Hattersley ventures north of the border to talk about his new biography, Blood And Fire: William And Catherine Booth & Their Salvation Army.

Other Events

New Look Glasgow Thu 21—Mon 25 Sep, City Centre, 204 4400. The final result of Glasgow’s makeover is unveiled in a week of events with a continental market, fashion shows, and street entertainment.

Line Dancing Jamboree Thu 21 Sep, 8pm. Grand Ole Opry, 2 Govan Road, 429 5396. Take your partners by the hand for this kickin’ country line-dancing extravaganza.

Book Market Sat 23-Mon 25 Sep, lOam—Spm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Book sale in the Hopkirk Building. Book Aid International Service Project Sat 23 & 30 Sep, 11am—4pm. Free. The Courtyard, Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, 221 0324. The Guide Association and Rotary International have joined together to run these second- hand book sales to purchase new books to combat illiteracy in Africa.

Millport Illuminations 8: Fireworks Sat 23 Sep, Waverley Terminal, 243 2224. The Pleasure Cruise Ship Balmoral sails to the island of Great Cumbrae for the famous illuminations. Pick up points include Glasgow, Greenock, Largs, Dunoon and Helensburgh.

Science On The Streets Sat 23 Sep, 3pm. Gecrge Square, 332 8128. Science and technology are everywhere, and this 90 minute walk should highlight just a few of the interesting aspects of the city centre.

Walk On The Wildside Sat 23 Sep, 2pm. Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, 632 9299. Family guided walk through Pollok’s wooded glades to uncover the weird and wonderful creatures that live there. Harvest Ceremony Sun 24 Sep, 2—4pm. £2 (£1). Cornalees Bridge Centre, Greenock, 01475 521458. Join Chris Turner, a local Druid, in the Harvest ceremony celebrating the harvest and the blessings of the land. Real Learning Centres Roadshow Sun 24 Sep, noon—4pm. St Enoch Centre, 287 2812. Surf the net, learn new computing skills or explore a wide selection of CD-ROMs.

Ponds 8: Water Gardens Tue 26 Sep. Free. Tollcross Park, 2548 Wellshot Road, 763 1863. Find out everything you have ever wanted to know about ponds and water features in your garden.

Touch, Squeeze, Push and Grab Tue 26 & Wed 27 Sep, 10am—4pm. Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street, 420 5000. Proving that science can be fun, the ‘Science in a Sporran’ team host a day of interactive science activities.

Giant CD And Record Fair Sat 30 Sep & Sun 1 Oct, SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. A huge selection of new and second-hand music for your perusal.

Paintings on Railings Sat 30 Sep & Sun 1 Oct. Free. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 357 3739. A chance to see and buy some paintings b Glasgow artists.

C ose Encounters Of The Bird Kind Sun 1 Oct, 1—4pm. Hogganfield Loch, Activities of the feathery variety have a go at bird watching, stroll around the loch, or try your hand at the games on offer.

The Scottish Computer Fair Sun 1 Oct, SECC, Finnieston Quay, 01706 299709. A selection of useful products for computer users.

Bulb Potting Demonstration Tue 3 Oct, 2pm. £1.10/£2.70. Hopkirk Building, Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. A demonstration of how to get the best results and turn your bulbs into beautiful blooms.


Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, Glasgow, 287 2699. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & 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 and animal displays.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—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.

Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum

Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow, 886 1013. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun Ham—5pm. £3.50 (£1.75); family ticket £8. This attraction, situated on the River Clyde, brings to life the story of Glasgow’s development from the tobacco lords in the 1700s right up to the 2lst century. You can take control of a real steam engine or learn to make a fortune as an ocean trader, and kids will enjoy the maritime playpark.