THE SNOW GOOSE - See listin s for dates and venues. Ages 7-11. Edinburgh Puppet Company's atest touring show is an ada tation of Paul Gallico's heart-warming stogi, The Snow Goose. Using han -crafted


wooden puppets, actors an

live musician, the story of a man and a

little girl’s fight to save an injured Canadian Snow Goose unfolds.

Nov, various venues, Edinburgh, Fife and Lothians, 557 5724. Traditional and contemporary storytelling with international and Scottish guests. Highlights include the following: Beowulf - The Dragon Slayer Sat 28 Oct, 2pm. £4 (£3). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 7+. Clydcbuilt Puppet Theatre bring the tale of Beowulf to life, as he crosses land and sea to fight the mighty Grendel.

Tales Of The Earth Sat 28 6; Sun 29 Oct, 10am, 11.15am, 1.30pm 8; 2.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, 550 7800. Ages 5+. Hear amazing stories of volcanoes and earthquakes, oceans and rivers, gathered from the four corners of the Earth.


Activities And Fun

Vikingar! Thu 19 Oct, Free. Vikingar, Barrfields, Greenock Road, Largs, 01475 689777. An afternoon display on a Viking theme including children’s games, cooking utensils and armour. Spooky Happenings Sat 21—Mon 30

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Oct, 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, 01506 414957. Follow the cryptic clues and encounter ghoulish surprises in the quest for the ghost of the white lady. Storytelling Witching Hour Fri 27 Oct, 2.30pm. Free. Prestonpans Library, West Loan, Prestonpans, (11875 810788. Advance booking required. Ages 5—11. An hour of spooky spells and stories with Kate Kramer. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Hallowe’en Happenings Sat 28 Oct, 5pm. Free. Palacerigg Country Park, Palacerigg Road, Cumbernauld, 01236 720047. A walk for little gremlins after some ’houlish fun and games.

Spoo y Stories For Hallowe'en Sat 28 Oct, 11am. Free. Port Seton Centre, South Seton Park, Port Seton, 01875 815815. Advance booking required. Ages 5+. A chilling concoction of stories and songs for all the family. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Hallowe'en Fun At New Lanark Sun 29 Oct, 11am—5pm. £3.95 (£2.95). New Lanark Visitor Centre, Lanark, 01555 661345. Family fun day in the haunted

Matinees: 2.30pm

heritage village with terrifying tracks and eerie entertainment.

Hallowe'en Sun 29 Oct, noon—4pm. £3.50 (£3). Dunaskin Open Air Museum, Dalmellington Road, Patna, Ayrshire, 01292 531144. Hallowe’en fun with a children’s fancy dress

com etition.

Roc s and Fossils Sun 29 Oct, 2pm. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park, by Broxburn, Livingston, 01506 882254. Be a geologist for the day and discover West Lothian’s secret past.

A Harestanes Hallowe'en Sun 29 Oct, 3—4.30pm. £1. Harestanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Ages 8—12. Dress up in a ghoulish outfit for an afternoon of creepv tales and ghostly games.

North Ayrshire Children's Festival Mon 30 Oct-Sun 5 Nov, various venues, North Ayrshire, 01294 324482. A wide range of arts and sporting events for the young people of Ayrshire, culminating in a fireworks extravaganza.

Film Chicken Run (U) Sun 8 & Mon 9 Oct, 11am and A Monkey's Tale Wed 11

Oct, llam. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.


Go Wild With The Happy Gang Thu 19 Oct, 2.30pm. £5; family ticket £18. Magnum Theatre, Harbourside, Irvine, 01294 278381. See Glasgow. Labyrinth Thu 19 Oct, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); four for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 5+. Wee Stories award-winning show based on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

The Crackpots Picnic Party Fri 20 Oct, 2pm. £4 (£3). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothes, 01592 611101. Ages 5—10. Mr Barking and Mr Bags embark on a picnic - will the naughty McSacks manage to pinch all the yummy food?

Pinocchio Fri 20 Oct, 1.30pm & 3.30pm. £4 (£3); family ticket £10. Greenock Arts Guild, Campbell Street, Greenock, 01475 723038. Applause Productions present a colourful version of the classic tale, complete with songs and audience participation.

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Fri 20 Oct, 2.30pm. £5; family ticket £18. Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 01236 732887. See

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Le C at Noir Tue 24 Oct, 2pm & 7pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 8+. Masks, puppets and live music are employed by Theatre Sans Frontieres to create this magical Breton folk tale. Performed in French.

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Sat 28 Oct, 10.30am & 2.30pm. £5.50 (£3); family ticket £16 (£10). Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. See Glasgow.

The Snow Goose Sat 28 Oct, 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. 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 Meet The Tooth- Fairy Thu 19, Sun 22 & Sat 28 Oct, 2pm. £5 (£4). For children under 7. Cheeky monkey Pips and silly old Panda embark on another adventure when Panda loses his first tooth. Sinbad The Sailor Sat 21 Oct, 2pm. £5 (£4). Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, Biggar, 01899 220631. Scheherazade lives to regret waking up the Sultan so she tells him the story of Sinbad the Sailor to send him off to sleep.

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