Kids listings

Kids continued


Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang (1’) Sat 25 Aug. 12.30pm; Shrekdf) Sat I Sep. 1pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). (ilasgovv Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film Index.

Thrill Ride ([7): Mysteries of Egypt (1'); and Dolphins (1‘) times vary. check Film listings for details. £5 (£3.50). IMAX Theatre. (ilasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000.


Volpone Sat 1 Sep. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask 8; Puppet Theatre Centre. 8 10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. This classic story is brought to life by French company Theatre Du Risorius who are renowned for their use of sophisticated techniques.

Outside The Cities

Activities And Fun

Children’s Week L’ntil Fri 24 Aug. l0am— noon 8; 1 -2pm. £4 (£3). Cul/ean Country Park. Maybole. 01655 884455. Annual series of events for children aged 12. Places must be booked in advance on the morning of the event.

Doggie Sports Day Sat 25 Aug. 12.30pm. Free. Finlaystone Country listate. Finlaystonc House. Langbank. ()1475 540505. Ruff and tumble day of canine fun where pet pooches can take part iit various competitions in this alternative family fun day.

Raploch Music Club Wed 29 Aug & Wed 5 Sep. 6—8pin. Free. Raploch Community Centre. (ilendevon Drive. Stirling. ()1786 473544. Ages 11—16. A six- vveek music course providing instruction iii voice. guitar. bass or even computer- generated music.

Kids And Kites Sun 2 Sep. 2pm. 50p. Finlaystone Country Iistate. Finlaystone House. I.angbank. ()1475 540505. Try to get your self-built kite soaring highest in this fun activity workshop.

Film The Magic Pudding (C) Sun 26 Atig. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert. l'niversity' of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081. See Film Index.


The Sorcerer Thu 23~-Sat 25 Aug. times vary. £6 (£5). Magnum Theatre. Harbourside. Irvine. ()1294 278381. Ayrshire Youth ()pera perform Sullivan‘s tale.

The Comic Fri 24 8; Sat 25 Atig. Fri 7pm; Sat 1 lam & 2pm. £2.50. MaeRobert Arts Centre. I'niversity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages over 5. Cartoon Theatre‘s show combines live performance and computer animation in a show about a cartoonist tip against a deadline. Treasure Island Sat 1 Sep. 2pm. £3. Palace Theatre. 9 Green Street. Kilinarnock. 01563 523590. Ages 8+. See photo caption.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. (11899 220631. £5 (£4): family tickets £23 6’; £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of live or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks include:

Aladdin Sat 25 Aug. Sat 1 Sep. Sat 8 Sep. 2pm. Magical family adventure with Aladdin. Abana/ar. Princess Yasinine and some curious mice as they try' to control the genie in the lamp.

rbed comments still come rolling off Patsy's tongue. the cross—generational humour is spot on and trends are ruthlessly picked on

Louisa Pearson on the return of Absolutely Fabulous, page 53

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Victoria Park, Fri 24-Sun 26 Aug.

Not since the Garden Festival has Glasgow ptit on such an extravagant

celebration of all things gardening. The success of the 1088 event makes Glasgow the ideal venue for the Glasgow Show. and. ‘.'.’lill 40.000 people expectet‘l to visit. it seems gardening is as popular as ever.

The festival. described as ‘a gardening celebration'. ‘.'.’111 live under a 10.000m canvas horticultural house with displays < f floral arraitgi>iitents. a plant village and a gardening question time theatre with experts on hand to answer all your gardening dilemmas. The Evergreen display Will be turning the spotlight on amateur horticulturists. and a platform for the best Scottish designers has been

supplied in the form of the Show Gardens.

Everything you could ever need for your ovan slighfij. sittaller and less impressive garden will be on sale from plants and tools to furniture and barbecues. Even the armchair gardener and kids are catered for ‘~.‘.'lllt a model boat regatta. exhibition and tuition sessions. a craft tair. the obligatory bouncy

castle and a farmers market.

‘The park is a gardening-show organisers' drearr‘.‘ say s e\. en organiser Bill Roman. ‘There is scope to build an event which ‘~.'.’!|l rank airtong the best in the UK. 1 can guarantee that the show Will have S()l‘.‘.(}l.')il‘i(1 for e‘..'eiyone and anybody who has an interest in gardenrng.’ (Jane Ht'IlDillOlti


Archery Castle Semple Centre. l.ochlip Road. I.ochvv innoch. 01505 842882.

2 4pm. £15; children £10; family £40. A beginners course in archery.

Other events

Don’t Be A’Ilama’d (ilasgovv Botanic (iardens. 730 (ireat Western Road. 334 2422. Free. Advance booking required. A South American animal extravagan/a including stars of the day' llamas pltis guinea pigs and much more. International Rose Trials 'l‘ollei-oss Park. \Vc‘llsltm Road. 771 0372. Free. (it) along and decide vv hich roses you think should win from this massive display of blooms.


Sundown Safari Mugdock Country Park. Ci'aigalliait Road. .\lilngav ie. 956 6100. 8.30 10pm. £1. Bring a torch and discover the delights of tlllsk its you 11001 for minibeasts. ovv ls. bats and other creatures of the night. Hooking essential.


Heatherfest The Arches. 253 Argy |e Street, 0901 ()22 0300 6pm 3am. £10 pltis fee. The Heather Harvest Festival celebrates the flowering of the heather vv ith song. music and dance. Performers include The International Ceilidh Collective. The Picts. .\1tieltaill and Maurice Fulton and the evening should be helped along by a glass or tvvo of Fi‘aoch heather ale.

Other events

International Rose Trials 'l‘ollci'oss I’ai‘k. \Vellshot Road. 771 6372. Free. See Thu 23.

Introduction To Scottish Mountaineering list). 50 (‘otipei' Street. 'l‘ovv nheatl. 559 5450. £42.50. A two day course in techniques and essentials for tackling some of Scotland’s challenging mountain routes.

Glasgow Show Victoria Park. Victoria Park Drive. \Vhiteiitch. (19110 701 2001. 10am 6pm. £7 £8 (£2 £6). The relaunched shovv returns vv ith a fun-filled weekend of gardening display s. expert adv ice. a model boat regatta. music and btiitdles of children's entertainment. See prev ievv.

Dunoon & Rothesay The Waverley. Anderston Quay. 243 2224. 10am. £12.95~~£l7.95. Sail ‘Doon the Walter with live music and visit Kilcreggait. the seaside at Dunoon or steam on to the island of Bute & Rothesay'.

Antiques For Everyone Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston Quay. 0870 0404000.

I lam~8pm. £5. Displays and sales of antiques to stiit all budgets and tastes.


Summer Bats James Hamilton Heritage Park. Stevvartlield. liast Kilbride. ()1355 236644. 9.30pm. Free. Advance booking required. Night time walk to track down these little creatures using bat detectors and torches.


Esso Action! Kelvinbridge I'nderground. (ireat Western Road. Noon. Free. (ilasgovv' (ireenpeace have organised this anti-capitalist demonstration against Iisso and are advising protestors to come dressed tip preferably as Texans. tigers. Dtiby'a and fat cats.


Introduction To Scottish Mountaineering Tim. 5() Couper Street. 'I'ownhead. 559 5450. £42.50. See Fri 24.

Rangers v Dundee Ibrox Stadium. lidiniston Drive. 0870600 1993. 5.35pm. £17 (£13); children £10. The once iinpregnable lbrox ltas let its defences slip this season. so Dundee will be on the attack. Caniggia can expect a vocal reception front the travelling support.


Fine Tune Your Life Adelphi Centre. 12 Commercial Road. ()131 661 4150. 10am 2pm. £40. Inspirational and self- empovvering seminars from a leading authority on natural healing.

Other events

Glasgow Show Victoria Park. Victoria Park Drive. \Vhiteinch. 0906 701 2001. 10am 6pm. £7 £8 (£2—£6). See Fri 24. Cowal Games At Dunoon The \\'averlcy. Anderston Quay. 24.3 2224. 10am. £16.95 £27.95. Steam to the annual Covval games at Dunoon or carry on to Rule & Rothesay or the famous Kyles of Bute. Memorabilia Clyde Auditorium. Finnieston Quay. 0870 0404000.

10am 5pm. £4 (£2.50). Collectibles from TV. movies arid the music industry. See photo caption.

Grand Steam And Model Fair Summerlee Heritage Park. Heritage Way. (‘oaihridge 01 236 431261. 10am—5pm. Free. A celebration of the world of steam with a grand steam parade. traction and stationary engines. stalls and other entertainment.

Antiques For Everyone Sli(‘(‘. l-‘innieston Quay. ()870 040 4000.

l lam 6pm. £5. See Fri 24.

Book events

Dilys Rose Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 5pm. £3. Poet and novelist Rose reads from her work. complemented by the laid-back sounds of the Linda Jackson Trio.

Art Gallery 8. Museum, Kelvingrove

Argyle Street. 98/ .9000.

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by such parties as Tic-"ilwaitdt, Botticelli. \"‘i."'ltistlei and (:iitli‘li. Burrell Collection

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Glasgow Cathedral (Iatriedral Street. 55):) 8108. Moi: Sat 0.30am (Spin; Sun " iipni. l we Most of the present building dates from 1hr:- 13th or lot“. centuries.

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Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Gallery. 167 Renirew Street. 8:33 4500. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm: Sat 10am—noon. Glasgow School of Art is Charles ROltlth Mackintosh's greatest achievement and it continues to intrigue and inspire viSitors from art over the world. Still a working art school. regular guided tours let you experience this famous and tascinating building. Glasgow Science Centre :50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. Poise-SW1 i131 4‘10). Glasgow's