SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Dumbarton Road, 01786 471917. Tue—Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The Stirling Story Until Thu 31 May. An insight into Stirling‘s history through objects. paintings. sculpture. poetry and performance.

Baa - An Exploration Of The Wonders Of Wool Sat 13 Jan—Sun 4 Mar. A touring exhibition from lnverness-based gallery celebrating the versatility of wool as a craft material and including a variety of new work by international crafts people.

Bible Story L'ntil Sun 14 Jan. An exhibition of original artwork for the Little Hum/s Story Bib/efor (.‘hildren. Featuring over 70 paintings by selected artist Jennifer Stevenson, the book is one of the biggest art commissions in relation to the Bible in recent years.


lectures & events


Alan Davie: A Tour Of The Exhibition Mon 8 Jan. 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Patrick Elliot leads a tour of the current Alan Davie exhibition which celebrates the 80th birthday of the Grangemouth-born artist. From The Vaults - A Curator's Choice Tue 9 Jan, 1pm. Free. Royal Museum. David Forsyth talks about one of the fascinating objects not normally on display. a Ceylon teaplanter's teasct. Paul Furneaux Tue 9 Jan. 6.30—7.15pm. Free. Royal Museum. Printmaker Paul Furneaux, artist-in-residence at the Royal Museum, gives an informal talk about his work and time in Japan.

The Colourists And France Tue 9 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Freelance art historian lilizabeth Cumming puts the work of the Scottish Colourists under the spotlight. The Marriage of Science And Art Wed 10Jan. 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Alison Morrison Low discusses early photography in the collections of the National Museums of Scotland. Turner And Scotland Fri 12 Jan. 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Katrina Thomson gives a talk on Turner.

Tony Cragg's Kahzenarbeit Mon 15 Jan. 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Writer and critic Bill llare gives a talk.

Picturing Poetry: 20th Century Gaelic Verse Tue 16 Jan. 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Ronald Black from lidinburgh University discusses Gaelic verse of the 20th century.

From The Vaults - A Curator’s Choice Tue 16Jan, lpm. Free. Royal Museum. Jerry llertnan talks about the Sowerby’s whale.


SNOW SHOES Sat 13 Jan, 11am. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 5—7. A magical production by Pop-up Theatre about a young adventurer, Wivannee, who discovers the mysteries of a secret mountain and journeys on the back of a dinoyak.

We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Maureen Ellis.

Activities And Fun

Bobby Roberts Super Circus Until Sun 14 Jan, £10—-£12 (£7—£8); family ticket £28. SliCC, Finnieston Quay, 0870040 4000. Roll up, roll up for the internationally renowned circus performers. This year the circus is joined by the Flying Souzas who will perform the triple somersault and the Kotov Troupe from the Ukraine.

Go-Karting Until Sun 14 Jan, £2—£5. SIECC, Finnieston Quay, 0870040 4000. Adrenaline-fuelled action for the festive season with indoor go-kartin r. Christmas And New Year Carniva Until Sun 14 Jan, 1—1 1pm; Mon 8 Jan—Fri 12 Jan 6—11pm. £2.50—£15. SliCC, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. It wouldn‘t be Christmas without the annual carnival and all the fun of the fair, only indoors, including rides, side shows and amusements.

Children's Activities Sun 7 Jan & Sun 14 Jan, 1pm. Free. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages 3—8. Weekly children’s activities involving different themed arts, crafts, storytelling and fun events.

Dilly Dali Sun 7 Jan & Sun 14 Jan. 3.30—4. 15pm. £25 for six weeks. Art Gallery 62: Museum, Kelvingrove, Argyle Street, 334 2000. Ages 2—6.



NEW CHILDRENS PROGRAMME! The Arches brings you...

The Saturday Kids Club!

Theatre, art, music and dance classes! Puppet shows, theatre & storytelling!

Bring the kids along and relax over a coffee knowing they are in good hands...

starts Jan 20th 11am 0901 022 0300

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82 THE llST SJan—18 Jan 2001

Themed workshop for children. Fairy tales form the theme of the first of these workshop terms where children can create a pull up picture. Subsequent workshops in the series will have different themes using different mediums and allow children to explore

design and line art with a healthy dose

o f fun .


Asterix And The Big Fight (U) Sat 6 Jan, 1pm; and My Dog Skip (PG) Sat 13 Jan. 1pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film Index.

Blue Planet (U) and Dolphins (U) times vary, call venue for more details. £5 (£3.50); double feature tickets £9 (£6.50). IMAX Theatre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, 420 5000. See Film Index.

Theatre & Dance

Peter Pan Fri 5 Jan 2pm 8; 7.30pm; Sat 6 Jan 2pm, 5pm 6’; 8pm. £5.50—£10.50. Tron Theatre, 63 'I‘rongate. 552 4267. theatrebabel and the Tron Theatre Company present their take on J.M. Barry ’s classic tale, incorporating puppetry, masks and live music composed by dance fusion band Celtic Wah Wah. Suitable for children aged 8 and over. and adults.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Fri 5—Sat 6 Jan, 3pm 8: 7pm. £7.50—£12.50. Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville Street, 287 551 l. The Stage School of Scotland present the classic tale of Snow White, her wicked stepmother and her seven wee helpers.


Saturday Storytime Sat 6 & Sat 13 Jan. 11am. Free. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Ages 3-—8. Weekly storytelling sessions mixing traditional fairytales with weird and wonderful contemporary tales.

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.

Chase Prehistoric Deer Fri 5 Jan & Mon 8 Jan. 2pm. Free. Discovery Centre, Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street. 247 4090. Ages 7—12. Track down prehistoric deer with sound effects, costumes, and you can handle

real materials from the stone age.


Make Museum Objects Fri 5—Sat 6 Jan,

Mon 8 Jan. 10am—5pm; Sun noon-5pm. Free. Discovery Centre. Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street, 247 4090. Using the materials from the museum's artefactory. create an antique or museum artefact.

Meet The Magical Dr What? Sat 6—Sun 7 Jan, 2pm. Free. Discovery Centre, Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street, 247 4090. Ages 4—8. Travel back in time

in the centre's time-machine with the

magical doctor. The Scottish Colourists Sat 6 Jan & Sat

13 Jan. l0.30am—12.30pm (ages 6—9); 2—4pm (ages 10—14). £45 for five

workshops. Old St Paul‘s Church, 63

Jeffrey Street. 554 1999. Taking inspiration from a visit to the Dean

1 Gallery to see the Scottish ( olourists

exhibition. create your own masterpiece

from a colourful still life using a variety

of2l) mediums.


, My Dog Skip (U) Sat 6 Jan, 2.30pm and

Courage 0f Lassie (U) Sat 13 Jan,

2.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum, Chambers Street. 247 4219. See Film Index.


Snowballs And Runny Noses Until Sat 27 Jan. Free. Museum Of Childhood, 42 High Street. 529 4142. This exhibition recreates a child‘s view of Christmas, complete with woolly jumpers, frozen toes and Christmas stockings.


Activities And Fun

Dig Up A Dinosaur Until Sun 28 Jan, 10am, 11.30am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm & 4.15pm. £3.50. Sensation, Greenmarket, Dundee, 01382 228800. Ages over 7. Advance booking advised. Track down some fossils of ancient sea creatures and discover how old they are.

Instant Portraits Thu 18 Jan, l—4pm. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages over 8. Get snap-happy at this fun workshop to capture your image on film.


Dinosaur (PG) Sat 6 .8: Sun 7 Jan, 2.30pm; and Tom's Midnight Garden (PG) Sun 14 Jan, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.

Theatre & Dance

Snow Shoes Sat 13 Jan, 11am. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 5-7. Pop- Up Theatre tell the magical tale of a young adventurer who discovers the secrets of a distant mountain. 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 In Circusland Fri S-Sat 6. Sat 13 Jan, 2pm. More fun and adventure for Pips and Panda as they find themselves in Circusland and Cloudland, meeting lots of colourful characters along the way.

Peter Pan Wed 10 Jan, 10.45am. Join in the adventures in Never Never Land with the flying Peter Pan and Wendy, John and little Michael, and not forgetting the baddie pirates, led by the villainous Captain Hook.

Pips And Panda's Christmas Show Thu 11 Jan, 10.4Sam. 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 sing new songs.