THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS WORKSHOP Sun 4 Feb, 3—5pm. £5. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, 467 5585. Advance booking required. Ages 8—1 1. Learn more about the ancient Egyptians through myth telling, art and hieroglyph activities.

The Scottish Colourists Sat 3 Feb, 10.30am—12.30pm (Ages 6—9) & 2—4pm (Ages 10—14). £45 for five workshops. Old St Paul‘s Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, 554 1999. Create a masterpiece from a colourful still life using a variety of 2D mediums.

The Ancient Egyptians Workshop Sun 4 Feb. 3—5pm. £5. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, 467 5585. Advance booking required. Ages 8-11. See photo ca lion. Recontres Tlieatrales Thu 8 Feb 1pm; Fri 9 Feb 1.30pm. Free. Institut Francais d‘Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. See Glasgow.


Toy Story 2 (U) Sat 10 Feb, 2pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4219. See Film Index.


Happy Birthday Postman Pat Fri 9-Sun 11 Feb, Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm; Sat 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4.30pm; Sun 1.30pm. £7.50 (£6.50). Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. The loveable postie celebrates his birthday with a little help from Jess the cat in this stage adaptation of the children‘s TV show. See Kids panel.


Edinburgh Children's Book Group Wed 14 Feb, 6.30pm. Free. James Thin, George Street, 225 4495. Popular children's author Jeremy Strong reads from The Hundred Mile An Hour Dog. Adults and older children welcome.


Activities And Fun

Junior Pottery Br Ceramics Thu 1 Feb. Thu 8 Feb 8; Thu 15 Feb, 4.30—6.30pm. £3 weekly. TACT Community Hall, Carlowrie Avenue, Blantyre, Ages 8—14. Become a whizz at the potters wheel with the help of the experts.

Animal Antics Sat 3 Feb. 2—3pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. Test your knowledge of all things furry or feathered at this simple quiz. Meet at the conservatory.


102 Dalmatians (U) Thu 8 Feb & Fri 9 Feb, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.


The Happy Gang's Big Birthday Bash! Sat 3 Feb, 2pm. £5.50; family ticket £20. Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfennline, 01383 314127. The Happy Gang invite you to join in their 5th birthday celebrations. Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ along with cake, presents, songs, games and unusual guests who should ensure the celebrations go with a bang. Eeyore Has A Birthday Sat 3 Feb, 11am. £3.50 (£2.50). Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, 01324 506850. Ages 4+. Winnie the Pooh's trusted chum celebrates his birthday alongside Pooh, Piglet and Owl in this charming Giant production with puppetry by Richard Medrington.

iggers Don't Climb Trees Sat 3 Feb, 1.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, 01324 506850. See Glas wow. The Happy Gang 5 Big Birthday Bash! Sat 10 Feb, 11am & 2.30pm. £5.50; famin ticket £20. Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr, 01292 611222. See Dunfermline. The Birdcatcher Sat 10 Feb, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); four seats for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Shona Reppe Puppets presents the story of a man who sets out to capture a song bird. 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: The Nutcracker Sat 3 Feb, 2pm; Tue 13 Feb, 10.45pm. The classic story about a magician who can make toys come to life is performed using puppets and the show takes children on a magical journey into sweetie land. Pips And Panda In Circusland Sat 10 Feb, 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.


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Chinese New Year Celebration Sun 4 Feb. 1—3.30pm. £4 (£2). City Hall. Candleriggs, 287 5511/341 0026. Welcome in the Year of the Snake and the dawn of the sixth millennium of this ancient civilisation. See photo caption.


Outdoors 2001 Wed 7—Sun 11 Feb, 10am—6pm; Thu 10am—9pm. £5.50 (£4); family ticket £12. SECC. Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. The great outdoors comes indoors for this exhibition of all things you could ever need for outdoor pursuits from walking to water-skiing. There will be ‘al fresco’ cooking demonstrations as well as a climbing wall, cycle track, a marina feature and simulators.


10 Minute Talks Wed 7 Feb, 1pm. Free.


Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. A short talk to coincide with the current David Wilkie Exhibition.

The Kibble Palace - History And Restoration Thu 8 Feb, 7.30pm. Free. Hillhead Library. Byrcs Road, 339 7223. The Project Design Team discuss the past, present and future of the Kibble Palace.

The Prospects For Scots Law Thu 8 Feb, 7.30pm. Free. Strathclyde University. McCance Building. 332 9105.

Organised by the Royal Philosophical

Society of Glasgow, Professor David Walker talks about the future of Scots Law.

Maxwell Ladies and the Bloodstone Necklace Wed 14 Feb. 12.30pm. £3. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Moira Hope, a guide at Pollok House, gives an informal lecture.

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When is it? Right here, right now, in the year 2001. But hasn't the New Year passed? Not for the Chinese, whose New Year began

on Wed 24 Jan.

So what's happening? There are over two hours crammed full of traditional and modern Chinese performances such as dance, martial arts, magic, music and even a talent contest and some Irish dancing thrown in for good measure. Chinese New Year Celebration, Sun 4 Feb, 7—3.30pm. f4 (f2). City Ha//,

Candler/99$, 287 557 7/347 0026.

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