KIDS listings


Lantern-making Workshop Sat 4 Nov, 2pm. Free. Vogrie House, Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge, 01875 821990. Advance booking required. Ages over 8. Make your own autumn lantern with the hel of the countryside rangers.

Animal Antics Sat 11 Nov, 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, ()1355 236644. Swot up on all your knowledge of things four-legged, furry or feathery in Calderglen’s simple animal quiz. Meet at the conservatory next to the cactus beds. Almondell (Alternative) Winter Games Sun 12 Nov, 2pm. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park, by Broxburn, Livingston, 01506 882254. Annual fun day, featuring the notorious Stone Skimming Championships. Events open to both adults and children.


Titan AE (PG) Sun 5 Nov and My Dog Skip (U) Sun 12 Nov. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.


The Snow Goose Sat 4 Nov, 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages 7—1 1. The Edinburgh Puppet Company adapt Paul Gallico‘s, The Snow Goose.

Talkative Tongues Sun 5 Nov, 2pm & 4pm. Free. Abbot House, Maygate, Dunfermline, 01383 733266. Ages over 5. A showcase of Dunfermline’s very own storytelling talent who have been training for over two years. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

The Singing Kettle Pirates At Christmas Thu Its—Sun 19 Nov, Thu 1pm; Fri 10am & 5.30pm; Sat 11am, 2pm & 5.30pm; Sun noon & 3pm. £9 (£7—8); family ticket £28. Rothes Halls, Rothes Square. Glenrothes, (11592 611101. Join the Kettlers and set sail on the Good Ship Sing-along for a festive musical quest.

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:

Peter Pan Sat 4 Nov, 2pm & Mon 13 Nov, 10.30am. Join in the adventures in Never Never Land with the flying Peter Pan, Wendy, John and little Michael, and not forgetting the baddie pirates, led by the villainous Captain Hook.

Pips And Panda s New Christmas Show! Sat 11 Nov, 2pm & Tue 14 Nov, 10.45am. When Pips and Panda find one of Santa’s toy sacks they are surprised by the noises coming from inside. Join Pips and Panda as they make new friends and conjure up some new songs. Exhibition

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.


Sizzling Stories Sat 4 Nov, 11am. Free. Musselburgh Sports Centre, Newbigging, Musselburgh, 653 6367. Ang over 5. Stories of conspiracy and conflagration to mark (Buy Fawkes night. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

International Story Hour Sat 4 Nov, noon. File College. St Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy. 01334 840234. Ages 6—1 1. Ilear stories from across the globe about cultures. foreign lands, oceans and strange creatures. Part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

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Big Big World Until Sat 4 Nov, times 8; prices vary. Various venues, 287 5511. Glasgow’s International Festival of World Music comes to a close but there are still a few days left to hear some excellent music from Yat-Kha, Paul Brady and Taj Mahal. Glasgay! Until Sun 5 Nov. times 8; prices vary. Various venues, 334 7126. Catch the last few days of Glasgow’s lesbian and gay festival which has events covering the visual arts, performing arts, music, community projects, film and media seminars and not forgetting the festival club.

Si Cuba Until Sun 5 Nov, times and prices vary. Various venues. 287 8983. Glasgow‘s first Cuban festival is in full swing with music, dance, theatre and film from the far off shores of Cuba.


Musical Gala Evening Sat 4 Nov. £8.50——£13.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 ()40 4000. An evening of music with Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Service.


Sir Ranulph Fiennes Fri 10 Nov, 12.30pm. £3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. The world‘s greatest explorer discusses his new book Beyond the Limits, and talks about the lessons he has learned during his lifetime of adventures.

Siobhan Darrow Mon 13 Nov. 1pm. £3.50. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. ‘Flirting with danger Confessions of a reluctant War Reporter’ is the title of this talk by Darrow who is better known as a War Reporter with CNN. She relives her brush with death and other risky moments during her


Bill's Tool Store Scottish National Masters Sat 11 8; Sun 12 Nov. Free. Cockburn Centre, Bogmoor Place, 445 1218. The battle of the Scottish National Masters (Veteran) Championships to find the best badminton player in the Country. Superdays - Getting on With Sport Sat 11 Nov, 10.30am—3.30pm. Free. Gorbals Leisure Centre, 295 Ballater Street, 429 5556. A day of sporting fun with events targeting people with disabilities. Activities such as swimming. basketball. table sports, boccia and athletics will be available. as will a selection of activities for parents and

Other Events

Mid Argyll Lantern Procession 2000 Sat 4 Nov, 6.30pm. Free. Kilmory Road, Lochgilphead. 425 2020. Watch the lantern procession wind its way through the town and then enjoy the bonfire and fireworks afterwards.

Fireworks Sun 5 Nov. 6.30pm. Free. Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street. 287 9880. Remember. remember . . . it's Guy Fawkes night and it‘s time to watch Glasgow‘s free firework display. See photo caption.

Guy Fawkes Night Sun 5 Nov. £14.50 (£4.50); under 12s free. The Quality Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, 221 9680. An explosive night of traditional food and fireworks.

Garden Walk: Soil Management Sat 11 Nov, 2.30pm. Greenbank Garden. Flenders Road. Clarkston, 639 3281. Join in this informative walk round these beautiful gardens on the south side of the city.

Built for Birds Sun 12 Nov, 1.30—4pm. Free. Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, 632 9299. Help the birds through the winter months and make a bird feeder to take home.

Wintery Fair Sun 12 Nov, 1.30—3.30pm. Mugdock Country Park, Craigend Visitor Centre, Craigallian Road, near Milngavie, 956 6100. Help prepare for the wet and wild winter months by learning how you can help animals and plants cope by making bird feeders and bulb planting. There will also be face painting, countryside cures and garden advice.

Winter Wetlands Water Bus Sun 12 Nov, 10am. Free. Hogganfield Loch, 763 1863. Join in this trip and catch the minibus tour to see the winter sites for wetland birds.

Gardening In Containers Tue 14 Nov, 7.30pm. Hillhead Library, Byres Road, 334 2422. The RHS and Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens are hosting this talk by Anne Swithinbank. Tickets are available from the Botanic Gardens office.

Comunn an Taobh-an-lar Haggis Supper Thu 16 Nov, 7.30pm. £8.50. Kessington Hall, Bearsden, 357 1870. If you fancy a spot of haggis and some traditional music then book early for this haggis supper. Bookings must be made by 6 Nov to guarantee a plate of this fine Scottish fayre.


Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, Glasgow, 287 2699. Mon—Thu 8; Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 3; 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 8; 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 lnch Road, Glasgow, 886 1013. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am—5pm. £3.50 (£1.75); family £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 21st 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.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Mon—Sun 11am—4pm. Free. This 19th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants, as well as featuring in the film Jude. Kibble Palace open daily 10am—4.15pm.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street, Glasgow, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—lpm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo, who died in 1603; however, most of the present building dates from the 13th or 15th centuries, the most notable exception being the stained-glass windows, renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country.

Remember, Remember...

Remember what? Remember it’s Guy Fawkes night,

What is happening? There will be a huge fireworks display at Glasgow Green which VVIll follow the story of St Mungo (Glasgow's patron saint).

Is it only fireworks? No, there Will be lots of events such as live mUSIC from girl band Madasun as well as a roadshow, other entertainment and a funfair for all

the family.

I'll bet it's expensive! Not at all, it’s absolutely free to go and pm in the

f liOWOrkS frenzy

Fireworks, Sun 5 Nov, 6 30pm Free. G/asgow Green, Greendyke Street, 287