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DOCTOR DOLlTTLE Thu 19 Oct-Thu 2 Nov (not Sun), 7.30pm; Wed 8: Sat 2.30pm 8. 7.30pm. £5—£24.50. King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 287 5511. Philip Schofield hands over the doctor’s reins to madhouse resident Russ Abbot as the hit musical continues its tour. But regardless of who's at the helm, the real stars of the show are the 90-odd animatronic animals who squawk and talk their way through this fun show.

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Acttvrttes And Fun

Costa Del Clyde Until Fri 20 Oct, The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. Final few days to take part in Giant Productions packed programme of events including Booster Cushion Theatre‘s show Big Book of Tales on Thu 19 Oct and Kenspeckle Puppets’ Peter The Pirate Boy on Fri 20 Oct.

Power And Movement Week Until Sun 22 Oct, 1pm. £3.95 (£2.50—£2.95). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Advance booking necessary. A week of fun activities from the team at the Tall Ship. Selected highlights include:

Sailing Boats Thu 19 Oct, 14.30pm. £5. Ages 6—10. A competition to build the fastest sailin boat.

Elastic Ban Power! Fri 20 Oct, 1—4.30pm. £5. Ages 10—16. Build the fastest propeller driven boat using the power of elastic bands alone.

Make at Take Workshop Sat 21 Oct, 11am—4pm. £1—£9. Let your creativity run riot using a range of kits and materials to make a gear driven buggy, a dynamo torch or a balloon owered boat. Swiss Family Robinson C allenge Sun 22 Oct, 2—4pm. Participation free, but usual admission prices apply. Picture the scene you’re marooned on a desert island and the only material available to make a raft is flotsam found on the

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beach. Your mission should you wish to accept it, is to build a raft which can support an adult.

Art Workshops Until Mon 30 Oct, 2—4pm. Free. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Paisley, 889 3151. Create your own elephant mask, shadow puppet or clay model at these free drop~in workshops.

Hamish Hedgehog's Holiday Happening Thu 19 Oct, 1.30—3.30pm. £1. Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, 632 9299. Advance booking required. Ages 5—7. Every autumn, Hamish Hedgehog throws a party before he goes into hibernation.

Young Writers' Group Thu 19 Oct, 5.30pm. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages up to 15. Help and guidance on writing from this newly formed group.

Pokemon League Sun 22 Oct, 1pm. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Go Pokemon crazy with an afternoon of activities.

Children's Saturday Art Workshops Sat 21 Oct—Sat 9 Dec. Every Sat at 10am—noon & l—3pm. £25 for 8 weeks. Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Advance booking necessary. An eight- week arts and crafts course centred around the Whistler and Holland exhibition.

Saturday Art And Drama Camp Sat 21 Oct—Sat 16 Dec. Every Sat at 2.30—5.3()pm. Napiershall Street Centre, 39 Napiershall Street, 341 0024. Ages 5—10. Advance booking necessary. A nine-week course for children in arts, craft and drama.

The Twenty Pence Club Wed 25 Oct & Wed 1 Nov, 4.30—6pm. Barmulloch

Community Centre, Wallacewell Quadrant, 287 5529. After—school activities including art attack, wacky races, jungle fun and dramarama. Sinbad And Sea Monsters Hallowe'en Event Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct, 10am—5pm. £3.95 (£2.50—£2.95); one free child with a paying adult or concession. The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Ahoy me mateys! Come dressed as Sinbad or a sea monster for some eerie Hallowe’en fun and games. Spooky Arts Workshops Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct, Sat 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.45pm; Sun noon, 1.30pm & 3pm. Free. Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove, Argyle Street, 287 2747. Hallowe’en fun for all the family including design your own scary mask, create a pumpkin picture or visit the storytelling witch.

Metaphrog Sun 29 Oct, 1pm. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Glasgow’s own Metaphrog divulge their secrets of drawing for comics to celebrate the release of their new novel, Louis. Ghostly Goings-On Tue 31 Oct, £1.50 (£1). Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, 632 9299. Prepare to be scared on this spooky Hallowe’en walk as witches, ghouls and ghosts are lurking in the woods.

Hallowe'en Hoolie Tue 31 Oct, 6—7.30pm. £1.50 (£1). City Hall, Candleriggs, 334 2000. The City Halls will be transformed into a haven for guisers across Glasgow for an evening of apple dooking, costume competitions and some very spooky surprises.


Annie (U) Sat 21 Oct, 1pm, and Tom Thumb (PG) Sat 28 Oct, 1pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film Index.


The Snow Goose Thu 19 Oct, 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. Ages 7—11. See Bhoto ca tion. octor olittle Thu 19 Oct—Thu 2 Nov (not Sun), 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £5—£24.50. King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 287 5511. See photo caption. Go Wild With The Happy Gang Sat 21 Oct, 11am & 2.30pm. £5. Eastwood Theatre, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 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 gang’s wild musical show. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Sat 21 Oct, 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. Young Axel deciphers an ancient parchment which leads to the adventure of a lifetime in Blue Boat Theatre’s adaptation of Jules Veme’s sci-fl classic. Halloween Magic and Puppet Show Sat 21 Oct, 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Seasonal spookiness in Scott Lovat’s fun-filled show. Red Sat 21 Oct, 3pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. Ages 5—8. ‘In space no one can hear you bicker.’ Catherine Wheels presents a tale of sibling rivalry cured by the visit of Red, a bizarre creature with a shock of red hair can the Snicket twins survive their mission in s ace? The Snow oose Mon 23 Oct, 10.30am & 1.30pm. Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. See photo caption. The Broomsticlt Who Wouldn't Behave Sat 28 Oct, 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Hallowe’en fun with Jack O’ Lantern Puppets featuring colourful shadow puppets and a naughty broomstick.


Activities And Fun

Music And Storytelling For Children Until Fri 20 Oct, 11am-12.30pm, l—2.30pm & 2.45—4.15pm. Free. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Ages 5—10. Music and storytelling sessions lead by Ghanaian folklorist G Amu Logotse.

Dig Up A Dinosaur Until Sun 12 Nov, 50p. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Ages 8+. Advance booking advised. Track down some fossils of ancient sea creatures and discover how old they are.

Puppet Workshop Thu 19 & Fri 20 Oct, loam—1.30pm. £5. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Ages 8—12. Advance booking required. Recreate the giant puppets used in Old Town, New Story exhibition at this two-day workshop.

Drawing In Space Sat 21 Oct, 11am—1pm (ages 7-14) & 2.30—5.30pm (ages 15+). Free. Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Advance booking required. Artist-led workshops making three-dimensional drawings with a difference.

New Town Tent Mon 23 Oct, 2—4pm. £3. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Ages 5—7. Advance booking required. Create a New Town Tent using fabric works and stories of the Old Town. Hallowe'en Gymnastics Spectacular Sat 28 Oct, 10.30am-4pm. Jack Kane Sports Centre, 208 Niddrie Mains Road, 669 0404. A gymnastics extravaganza as over 200 children take part in a day of dance and acrobatics. Featured shows include the world famous Dako Flying Angels and display groups Zodiak and Spartans.

Rainbow City Sat 28 Oct, 11am—5pm. St John’s Church, Princes Street, 467 0744. Games, workshops, films and music are all part of this family event, where you can learn more about the world of Edinburgh’s campaigning, welfare and development groups. Part of the One World Festival.

Hallowe'en Trail Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct, 9am-5pm. £7 (£4). Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Advance booking required. Dare you follow the spooky trail around the zoo meeting animals from m th and legend? Hallowe’en Toffee Apple Trail Sun 29 Oct, 11am. Holyrood Park Car Park, next to Holyrood Palace. To register and to receive an information pack call 0131 537 3135. Help raise funds for the Maggie’s Centre Cancer Caring Centre at this fun sponsored walk to the summit of Arthur’s Seat. Not only will you receive a toffee apple on completion of the task, but those taking part can enter a prize draw to win one of five golden tickets to meet Harry Potter’s creator, J.K. Rowling.


The Witch's Kitchen Fri 20 Oct, 1.30—2.45pm. £2.50. St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. Ages 7—1 1. Faust, a bookish owl, is happy with his life in the Witch’s Kitchen until his parents decide it is time for him to learn to fly.

The Snow Goose Fri 20 & Sat 21 Oct, 2.30pm & 7pm. £5 (£3.50). Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. See photo caption.

The Snow Goose Tue 31 Oct, 7pm. £5 (£3); family ticket £14. Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. See photo caption.

Broomsticks In The Sky Wed 1 Nov, Library, Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, 529 5665. Ages 4—1 1. Kenspeckle Puppets present this spooky tale. Part of Stockbridge Library ’5 Centenary Celebrations.


The Scottish International Storytelling Festival Fri 27 Oct—Sun 5