The Borrowers (U) Sat 4 Nov and Honey I Shrunk The Kids (PG) Sat 11 Nov. £2.25; family ticket £9. Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film Index.
Adventures In Music - Time Travel Sat 11 Nov, 3pm. £9 (£4—£5); family ticket £24. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. First in a series of family-orientated concerts from Children’s Classic Concerts and the RSNO. Paul Rissman embarks on a musical journey through time to discover the power of rhythm through the ages, featuring excerpts from Purcell's The Fairy Queen, Hayden’s Surprise Symphony plus music from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. See preview.
Doctor Dolittle Thu 2—Sat 4 Nov, 7.30pm; Wed 6’; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £5—£24.50. King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 287 5511. Philip Schofield hands over the doctor’s reigns 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.
The Snow Child Sat 4 Nov, 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale. 339 6185. Pavla’s Puppets present a show about an old couple who are desperate to have a child. On seeing children playing in the snow, the couple build a child from snow, and in the morning their dream has come true. More Stories With Puppets Sat 11 Nov, 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ian Turbitt‘s Puppet Theatre give nursery rhymes and classic fairytales a modern- day makeover.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. Ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm.
Dig Up A Dinosaur Until Sun 12 Nov. 50p. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Ages over 8. Advance booking adviSed. Track down some fossils of ancient sea creatures and discover how old they are.
Beadwork For Children Sun 12 Nov, 11.30am—1pm. £7.50. Helios Fountain, 7 Grassmarket, 229 7884. Advance booking advised. Ages 8—12. Let your imagination run riot in this workshop where you learn the principles of designing and making your own basic beadwork.
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival Until Sun 5 Nov, Various Venues, Edinburgh, Fife and Lothians, 557 5724. Traditional and contemporary storytelling with international and Scottish guests. Events organised for both children and adults take place throughout Fife and the Lothians.
Chicken Run (U) Sat 4 Nov and Wallace and Gromit (U) Sat 11 Nov. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4219. See Film Index.
Sparkleshark Wed 8—Sat 11 Nov, 11am & 1.30pm; Fri 1.30pm; Sat 11am. £7 (£3.50). Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. Ages 10—14. Philip Ridley’s exciting new play about a boy and his amazing imagination. See photo
SPARKLESHARK Wed 8—Sat 11 Nov, 11am & 1.30pm; Fri 1.30pm; Sat 11am. £7 (£3.50). Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. Ages 10-14. Jake’s classmates think he is a wimp and he is an easy target for the
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: which is so impressive all his classmates want a starring role. Philip ; Ridley's new drama examines the social issues of self-confidence and family relationships tn a play designed to speak to young people of
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SNOWBALLS AND RUNNY NOSES Fri 10 Nov—Sat 27 Jan. Free. Museum Of Childhood, 42 High Street, 529 4142. Recreatin a child's view of winter complete with woolly jumpers, frozen toes an Christmas stockings. The exhibition also traces the development of Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations and kids can write a letter to Santa, make Christmas decorations and record New Year’s resolutions.
Clash Fri 10 Nov, 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way Musselburgh, 665 2240. For ages over 9. Ludus Dance present a multi-media dance concept which examines conflict resolution in schools and in the street. The socially-aware performance also features original music, creative dance and visual artistry. Includes a short display from the East Lothian Youth Dance Company.
I Saw A Ship A Sailing Until Mon 20 Nov. Free. New-haven Heritage Museum, Newhaven Harbour, 551 4165. Artworks on a maritime theme produced by children of the Creative Kids Club. Snowballs And Runny Noses Fri 10 Nov—Sat 27 Jan. Free. Museum Of Childhood, 42 High Street, 5294142. See photo caption.
Far Flung Tales Sat 4 Nov, 2pm & 3.45pm. £3 (£1.50); children under 18 free. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Kate Corkery delights with tales of far off lands and people far away.
Whispering Drums Sun 5 Nov, 2pm & 3.45pm. £3 (£1.50); children under 18 free. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Tales from the Caribbean and beyond, told by Winston Nzinga to the sound of a beating drum.
Storytelling Workshop Sat 4 Nov, 2pm. £3.50. Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 7—1 1. Learn the tricks of the storytelling trade from Donnie Henderson Shcdlarz. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. A Story Mix Of Magic Sat 4 Nov, 2.30pm. £4 (£3). Netherbow Arts Centre, 43-45 High Street, 556 9579,1’2647. Ages over 7. A mix of magic, fun and adventure with book signing by Brenda Young. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Activities And Fun
Children's Workshops Until Tue 21 Nov, Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling, 01786 443113. Ages 6+. Drama, animation, painting and pottery are just some of the workshops on offer during the autumn term in Stirlin .
FootballgFitness Sat 4 Nov, 1—3pm. £16 for four weeks. Lochgelly High School Community Use, Station Road, Lochgelly, 01592 418050. Silky dribbling skills and on-target shooting are just some of the tricks of the trade taught by Graeme Robertson.
North Ayrshire Children’s Festival Until 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.
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