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Activities And Fun

Saturday Printmaking Workshops Sat 31 Mar. 10am~noon 8; I -3pm. £20 (four week course). llunterian Art Gallery. L'niversity of Glasgow. 82 llillltead Street. 330 5431. Advance booking required. Ages 1 1-—16. ‘Slab Boys. Slab Girls. The Final Cut’ adds the finishing touches to your print masterpiece.

Saturday Kids Club Sat 31 Mar.

1 Iain noon. £3. The Arches. 25.3 Argyle Street, (1901 022 0300. Working alongside Birds of Paradise Theatre group. children can explore drama techniqttes in a theatre enviromnent. The Saturday Drama Zone Sat 31 Mar & Sat 7 Apr. | 1am---lpm. £5 for one session; £45 for ten sessions. GilmorehillG12. 9 ('niversity Avenue. 330 5522. Advance booking required. Ages 8~l2. Develop creativity and imagination through storytelling. imprtwisation. performance skills and prop tnaking.

Shapes And Life Forms Sat 31 Mar. 1.30—-2. 15pm (Ages 4—6) 8;

2.35 3.30pm (Ages 7—12). £25 for five weeks. The Lighthouse. l 1 Mitchell Lane. 334 2000. Design alternative homes for the animals inhabiting our planet.

Saturday Kids Club Sat 7 Apr.

I 1am—-noon. £3. The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 0901 ()22 0300. Theatre () Word Workshop. L'sng Glaswegian patter as a starting point. combine dialects from around the world to create a hybrid language which can be used in conversations. Gobbledegook has never sounded better.

Children’s Workshop Sat 7 Apr. l-r3pm. Free. Bttrrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. L’rsula Bevin leads this workshop for children aged over 8. Places limited. so arrive early to avoid disappointtttent.

Easter Art Fest Mon 9~Thu 12 Apr. 10am~noon 8; l—3pm. £3 per session. ilunterian Art Gallery. University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Ages 7--12. Arts and crafts activities for children. ()tt Mon 9 Apr. create a boat journey at Boats and Water. on Tue 10 Apr try your hand at Mask Making. on Wed 1 I Apr Craft A Costume. and on Thu 12 Apr. create a Japanese story using pictures.

Free Range Prints Mon 9 & Wed 1 1 Apr. 2—4pm (Ages 5—-7); Tue 10 & Thu 12 Apr. 24pm (Ages 8—12). Free. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life Attd Art. 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Advance booking advised. Ages 5-7. Children‘s art and craft workshops for the Easter Holidays.


The Best Of British (1') Sat 31 Mar. 1pm. £2.25 (fatnin ticket £9). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Filtn Index.

Thrill Ride (L') daily lpm & 3pm: Mysteries of Egypt (L') Thu—Sun. 2pm. 4pm. 5pm: Mon—Wed. 2pm & 4pm: and double-features Thu-Sat. 6pm 8: 8.30pm; Sun. 6pm. £5 (£3.50); double feature tickets £9 (£6.50). IMAX Theatre. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacilic Quay. 420 5000. See Film Index.


Midas Goes For Gold Sat 31 Mar. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Sylvia Troon‘s Kenspeekle Puppets tell the story of a

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greedy king and a princess who can't stop singing.

The Wizard Of Oz Wed 4—Sat 7 Apr. 2pm & 7.30pm. £7.50 (£2.50); fatnin ticket £18.50. Citizens' Theatre. 119 Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Scottish Youth Theatre bring everyone's favourite musical to the Citz. as we follow the adventures of Dorothy and Toto in the land of ()7. as she attempts to make it back home. Signed performances on Wed 4 Apr. 2pm and Fri 7 Apr. 7.30pm; audio described performance on Thu 5 Apr. 2pm 84 7.30pm; sing-a-long performance Sat 7 Apr. 2pm.

Chuckle Brothers Sat 7 Apr. 2pm. £7.50 (£6.50). Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renlield Street. 332 1846. More crazy antics frotn the ‘Chucklevision' team as they present some ‘Spooky Goings ()n'. Bananas ln Pyjamas Sun 8 Apr. 1pm & 4.30pm. £6 (£5); family ticket £20. Pavilion Theatre. 121 Rentield Street. 332 1846. See photo caption.

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. 'l‘en-minute talks for children held every Sat at 2.15pm and every Sun at 3.15pm.

Japanese Art Mon 9»-Thu 12 Apr. 10.30am—4pm. £45. ()ld St Paul's Church. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 1999. Advance booking required. Ages 6—9 on Mon and Tue and ages 10—14 at Wed and Thu workshops. After visiting the Ivy Wu Gallery in the Royal Museum. explore Japanese art and culture through activities including scroll painting and kimono design.

Dance Workshops Tue 10-Thu 12 Apr. 10.30am—3pm. Three days for £25 (£20). Springwell House. Ardtnillan Terrace. 346 1405. Ages 10—14. South African choreographer Sonny Masepe leads this workshop using modern. jazz and African dance. No experience necessary. just bags of enthUsiasm. Theatre School Tue 10—Thu 12 Apr (and Tue 17—Thu 19 Apr). 10am—3pm. £25 for one week; £45 for two weeks. St Bride‘s Centre. 10 ()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. Ages 10- 14. All the world‘s a stage at these theatre workshop sessions where in week one you cart learn dance. drama. design. make-up or music and in the second week. put your newly acquired skills to use in a production.


Chuckle Brothers Sun 8 Apr. 2pm. £7.50 (£6.50). Playhouse. 18—22 Greenside Place. 08706063424. See Glasgow.

The Happy Gang’s Big Birthday Bash! Mon 9 8: Tue 10 Apr. 1 1am & 2.30pm. £5.50 (£4.50): family ticket £19. Brttnton Theatre. Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. The Happy Gang invite you tojoin in their fifth birthday celebrations. Singing ‘Happy Birthday" alongside cake. presents. songs. games and unusual guests should ensure the celebrations go with a bang. Exhibition

Out To Play L'ntil Sat 2 Jun. Free. Museum ()f Childhood. 42 High Street. 529 4142. This exhibition looks at the changing nature ofchildhood games frotn the past to the present day. Peever. bools. tig and diablo are just some of the games played in the past and there will also be old reproduction games for children to try out.


Mairi Nedderwick Sat 7 Apr. 2pm. Free. but ticketed. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 622 8222. Popular children‘s author reads from her new book Katie Murat: and the Riddles (Bodley Head £9.99).


BANANAS IN PYJAMAS Sun 8 Apr, 1pm It 4.30pm. £6 (£5); family

ticket £20. Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfleld Street, 332 1846. The TV stars perform a full-scale musical extravaganza with all your favourite characters from Cuddles Avenue - look out for that

mischievous Rat-in-a-Hat!

: Outside the Cities

. Activities And Fun

Shadow Puppet Day Sat 31 Mar. 1 1am—1pm.£3.50. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. Falkirk. ()1324 506850. Advance booking required.

Clydebuilt Puppets share some top secret tricks of the trade at this hands-on

shadow puppet workshop.

Wildlife Explorers Sat 31 Mar.

1 1am—4pm. RSPB Vane Farm Nature Reserve. By Loch Leven. Nr Kinross. 01577 862355. Ages under 8. Arts and crafts. games. storytelling and more. all

: based around the theme of ducks. geese

and swans.

hail Of The April Fool Sun 1 Apr. 10.30am—noon. Gleniffer Braes Country Park. Glen Lodge. Glenfteld Road. Paisley. 884 3794. Ages 8—12. Be on the look-out for challenges and red herrings at this April Fools Day meeting. Theresa’s Easter Treats Thu 12 Apr. 10am (Ages 8—1())& 2pm (Ages 10—12). £3.50. Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. Glenrothes. 01592 61 1101. Decorate Easter eggs. biscuits and nests

. with the help of Theresa McKean. Bring an apron.

: Theatre Smlke Until Thu 29 Mar. 7pm. £5 (£3). Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road.

Kirkcaldy. ()1592 412929. Dunnikier School present this pop musical loosely

based on Charles Dickens' Nicholas

Nicky/by; which follows the trials of the

children as they try to brighten up their

dreary school life.

' Numbers Up & Test Your Wings

Fri 30—Sat 31 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Palace Theatre. 9 Green Street. Kiltnarnock. 01563 523590. Two Barclays Award-winning musicals are brought to life by Palace Youth Theatre. The Happy Gang’s Big Birthday Bash! Tue 3 Apr. 2.30pm. £5.50; family ticket £20. Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. Stirling. ()1786 473544. See Edinburgh.

The Happy Gang’s Blg Birthday Bash! Wed 4 Apr. 2pm. £6 (£5): family

ticket £20. Rothes Halls. Rothes Square.

Glenrothes. ()1592 611 101. See


The Singing Kettle Silly Circus Wed 4—Sun 8 Apr. Wed—Sat 1 Iain &

- 2pm; Sun 3pm. £9 (£7); family ticket

. £25. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy

' Road. Kirkcaldy. ()1592 412929. Roll

up. roll up to the big top where the Kettlers have songs and fun in store. The Happy Gang’s Big Birthday Bash! Sat 7 Apr. 1 1am & 2.30pm. £6 (£5). Paisley Town Hall. Abbey Close. Paisley. 887 1010. See Edinburgh. Sing And Dance Along With Mr Boom Tue 10 Apr. 2pm. £4 (£3).

5 Rothes Halls. Rothes Square.

Glenrothes. ()1592 61 1 101. Ages 3-8.

Jump on board an imaginary spaceship for an afternoon of song and dance.

' Magic Bob’s Magic Workshop - Wed 1 1 Apr. 10.30am. £3. Rothes

3 Halls. Rothes Square. Glenrothes.

()1592 61 l 101. Ages over 6. Magic Bob lifts the lid on his best kept secrets especially for budding Harry Potters. Magic Bob’s Retrospective Wed 11 Apr. 2pm. £4 (£3). Rothes Halls.

Rothes Square. Glenrothes. ()1592 I 61 1 101. Ages over 6. The family

entertainer performs a selection of his best tricks using his trademark sleight of hand and tried and tested comedy routines.

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 Maglcland Fri 30 Mar. Wed 4 Apr. 10.45pm; Sun 8

Apr. Wed 1 1 & Thu 12 Apr. 2pm. Ages

up to 7. When Mr Magic takes Pips and Panda off to Magicland. they meet lots

of nursery rhyme characters whojump

out of Mr Magic‘s mysterious book. : The Magical Princess Sat 31 Mar.

Sat 7 Apr. Mon 9—Tue 10 Apr. 2pm. A Russian folktale about Andreas. a brave adventurer who tries to save his beautiful princess from the wicked Tsar.