t£8.501;l'amily ticket £35. Playhouse.

18 22 (ireenside Place. 08706063424. See photo caption.

The Wits Wed 14 Sat 17 Mar. Wed 62; Thu 10am & 1.30pm; liri 10am 8; 6pm; Sat 1.30pm & 6pm. £6 £11 i£4.5(l~£81. King's Theatre. 2 Les en Street. 5296000. See photo caption.


Out To Play l'ntil Sat 2 Jun. liree. Mttseum ()l' ('hildhood. 42 High Street. 529 4l42. This exhibition looks at the cltanging nature o1~ childhood games from the past to the present day. Peever. bools. tig and diablo are just some of the games and there w ill also be some old reproduction games for yott to try otit.


World Book Day Thu 1 Mar. 10am. Free. Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 4349. Three local authors. Julia Donaldson. Andrew Woll'l'e and Pru lrvine. read from their books for all ages in a day of celebrations to mark World Book Day for children.

World Book Day Sat 3 Mar.

1 1am 4pm. Free. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. liileen Paterson. author of the Maisie from Morningside books tells stories for the under 8s. ()lder children will be entertained by l'n.’ Diary.’ author and comedian Jonathan Meres.


Springtime Stories Fri 2 Mar.

2.30 3pm. Free. Stockbridge Library. Hamilton Place. 529 5665. Ages under 5. An alternoon of storytelling.

Outside The Cities

Activities And Fun

Mad March Weekend For Kids Sat 3 Mar 10am —3pm; Sun 4 Mar 10.30am 3pm. £4 for one day: £6 for two days. Motherwell ('oncert Hall. (‘ivic ('entre. Windmillhill Street. Motherwell. 01698 267515. A weekend of events including shows. lilms. lace painting. badge making. circus skills and storytelling.

Swallows Club Sttii 4 Mar. 10.30am. (llenil‘l'er Braes (‘ountry Park. (ilen Lodge. (ilenlield Road. Paisley. 884 3794. Ages 8-- I2. (‘heck out the bird boxes around the park for tell-tale signs of leatlicrcd residents.


Merlin The Return 0') Sun I I Mar. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film lndex.


Charlotte’s Web t‘ntil Sat 3 Mar. 7pm; Thu l‘ri 10am & 7pm; Sat 2pm ck 7pm. £8.50 t£5.50i; lamily ticket £25. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennoehy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 4 l 2929. Ages 4+. li.B. White's charming novel is brottght to the stage by the Birmingham Stage ('ompany. Big Book Tall Tales Sat 3 Mar. 11am. £3.50 (£2501. l'alkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. l‘alkirk. 01324 506850. Ages 5 -9. When a caretaker lillls into a book in a disused library. the pages come to life and take him on a mystical adventure. liind the lost words and the stolen pictures at this Booster ('ushion Theatre production.

Beethoven’s Brother Sat 3 Mar. lpm. £4 (£2.50). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 l()l(). Ages 8+. Visible Fictions have joined forces with Paisley Arts (‘entre to produce a funny and touching play about sibling rivalry and self-esteem. See preview.

The Happy Gang’s Big Birthday Bash! Sat 3 Mar. 2pm. £5.50 (£5); family ticket £19. Palace Theatre. 9 (ireen Street. Kilmarnock. 01563 523590. The Happy (iang invite you tojoin in their 5th birthday celebrations. Singing ‘Happy Birthday" alongside cake. presents. songs. games and unusual guests should ensure the celebrations go with a hang.

The Tale Of The Hare & The Tortoise Sat 3 Mar. l.30pm. £4. Motherw ell Theatre. (‘ivic Centre. Windniillhill Street. Motherwell. 01698 267515. Ages 3 6. Wee Stories adapt Aesop‘s table based on the tale of the persistent tortoise and the all-too hasty hare. Performance is part of .llm/ .l'ltll't‘ll lll't'kt'ltrl For Kit/y.

Peter Pan Stiti 4 Mar. l.30pm & 3pm. £4.50 (£3.50); four seats for £12. (lreenock Arts (iuild. (‘ampbell Street. (ireenock. 01475 723038. Ages 5—8. lidinburgh Puppet (‘ompany retell the story of the boy who never grew up. Join Peter Pan. Wendy. (‘aptain Hook and the Lost Boys as they embark on a dangerously exciting adventure. Beethoven’s Brother Thu 8—-l"ri 1) Mar. Thu 2pm; Fri 7pm. £3. Palace Theatre. 9 (ireen Street. Kilmarnock. 01563 523590. Ages 8+. See Paisley and preview.

Beethoven’s Brother Wed 14 Mar. 10am. £2. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennoehy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 8+. See Paisley and preview.

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

THE TWITS Wed 14-Sat 17 Mar, times vary. £64211 (£4.50-£8). King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Ages over 5. Children’s dramatist David Wood adapts Roald Dahl’s popular story about a mean old couple who play nasty tricks on each other. Kathi Leahyi directs Belgrade Theatre’s show and children from the Edinburgh Dance Company play

the parts of the birds and monkeys.

Is Kids

OH YES IT IS! . . . LOONEY TUNES LIVE ON STAGE Tue 13—Sat 17 Mar, times vary. £10.50 (£8.50); family ticket £35. Playhouse, 18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. What’s up doc? Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester. Tweety Pie and Taz make their live stage debut in an all-singing, all- dancing re-enactment of scenes from fairytale classics.

for parties of live or more. Show s on oI‘I‘er over the next two weeks are:

The Nutcracker Sat 3 Mar. 2pm; Thu 8 Mar. lpm. The classic story about a magician who can make toys come to life is perl'ormed using puppets and the show takes children on a magical journey into sweetie land.

Pips And Panda In Magicland Tue 6 Mar. 10.45am: Sat 10 Mar. 2pm; Mon 12 Mar. 12.45pm: Thu 15 Mar. 10.45pm. Ages tip to 7. When Mr Magic takes Pips and Panda oil to Magicland. they meet all the nursery rhyme characters whojump otit of Mr Magic's mysterious book.


Story Tennis 'I'lai I .\I .. » wpia l.ongnitldry library. l)\'iI‘._'l..\ l<.. .l. l.ongniddry. 01875 852 4“ ‘st a telling: with a sporty twist all the t llll lien in the group read the same sIo: on tlit tennis courts.

Storytelling Workshop \il 4 Ma 10.30am 12.30pm & 13o 1pm [Sit ll. l.anark Memorial Hall. St 1 con lltl\ Street. l.anark. 01555 665 is; .\i-t-\ over 7. Storyteller in Residence ( 'laii - Mulholland leads this workshop \\lllt'll is supported by tutors in \ isttal am. cialts and drama. Bring a packed hint l1 and rel'reshments.


Big Noise

Vivid Visuals

Making Myth

saturbay Ribs 0103!

Sat 3rd March 0.00-1.00 £3 age 6-11

make as much noise as possible in this Sounds of Progress music workshop

Saturday 10th Marc-:h 11.00—12.00 £3 age 6-8 Pablo's Printers

create your own prints with Jan McKechnie Sat 17th March 0.00-1.00 532/513 age 641

Saturday Kids Club DISCO!

bring only your dancing feet!

Sat 24th March 11.00-12.00 93 age 9-11

screen printing with Jan McKechnie

Sat 3ist Mar 0.00-1.00 83 age 6-11

Birds of Paradise theatre workshop including movement and improvisation

0901 022 0300

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