Edinburgh kids continued Exhibition

All Aboard For Toyland Until Sat 3 Nov. Free. Museum Of Childhood. 42 High Street. 529 4142. An exhibition highlighting the enduring popularity of Enid Blyton‘s Noddy and his Toyland friends.


Black Holes And Other Crazy Things Sat 6 Oct. 10am—noon. £3.50. Scottish Poetry Library. 5 Crichton‘s Close. Canongate. 557 2876. Ages 9-10. Poet McDonough and physicist McNeil collaborate to discuss infinity and beyond.

A Tongue In Yer Heid Sat 6 Oct. 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages 6—1 1. Poems. songs and stories of Scots lore from Sheena Blackhall. Les Wheeler and Sheila Wheeler.

Storytelling Workshop Sat 6 Oct. 4pm. £1. Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages 8—1 1. Learn the art of storytelling.

Words And lmages Mon 15()ct & Wed 17 Oct. 10am—noon. £15 for three sessions. Scottish Poetry Library. 5 Crichton’s Close. Canongate. 557 2876. Ages 12—14. Poet Valerie Gilles and photographer Rebecca Marr take you on a verbal journey and visual tour of the Royal Mile.

Holiday Stories Tue 16 ()ct. 2pm. £3 (£2). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages 5—9. Linda Williamson creates her own world of magic. inspiration and delight.

Holiday Stories Wed 17 Oct. 2pm. £3 (£2). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages 3—6. Stories of Kings. Queens. fairy folk and wee bannocks.

Holiday Stories Thu 18 ()ct. 2pm. £3 (£2). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Storytelling fun for children with Fife-based storytellers Judy Paterson and Meg Tollick.

Outside The Cities

Activities And Fun

Libraries Family Fun Day Sat 6 Oct. 1 1am—3pm. Price the. Cowane Theatre. Cowane Street. Stirling. (11786 473544. Meet ‘Maisie’ creator Aileen Paterson and other children‘s writers. try old playground games or take part in craft and pu pet-making sessions.

The Big arth Day Sun 7 Oct. noon-4pm. Free. Chatelherault Country Park. Carlisle Road. Hamilton. ()1698 426213. Family fun day featuring pottery. guided walks. archaeology. and children‘s fun and games.

Making Stuff! Tue 9 Oct & Tue 16 Oct. 3.30—4.30pm & 5—6pm. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. ()1698 267515. Ages 5—8 & 9—12. Collect plastic containers and scrap materials to transform them into Christmas gifts and decorations at these fun worksho s.

Junior Writers Workshop Tue 9 Oct & Tue 16 Oct. 5—7pm. £1. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515. Ages over 8. Learn top tips on writing from the experts at these fun workshops.

Children’s Waditlonal Percussion, Flute And Whistle Class Wed 10 Oct & Wed 17 ()ct. 7—8pm. £2. Sir John Wilson Town Hall. Stirling Street. Airdrie. ()1698 267515. Children aged over 8 can learn the basics of playing traditional musical instruments.

Painting And Drawing Sat 13 ()ct. 10—1 1am & l 1.30am—-12.30pm. £18 for 8 weeks. Cowane Theatre. Cowane Street. Stirling. 01786 473544. Advance booking required. Ages 5—10. Using materials such as charcoal. chalk. paints and printing. learn more about the use of colour and design.

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NODDY AND THE TREASURE CHEST Sun 14 8. Mon 15 Oct, times vary. £8 (£7). Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, 0131 529 6000. Noddy tackles the spring cleaning and happens upon a dusty old chest, full of mementoes from adventures past. Next thing you know, he’s re-Iiving them all with the help of Toyland pals Big Ears, Mr Plod, Martha Monkey et al. Suitable for

ages 2-6.

Family Science Circus Sat 13 & Sun 14 ()ct. l lam—4pm. £1. New Lanark Visitor Centre. New Lanark Mills. Lanark. 01555 661345. lixplore the wonderful world of science and technology in a series of fun workshops which have more than a few surprises in store.

Drama Workshops Sat 13 ()ct.

l 1.30am—1.30pm & 2-«4pm. £27 for 10 weeks. Cowane Theatre. (‘owane Street. Stirling. 01786 473544. Advance booking required. Ages 6—9 and 10-12. A ten week course teaching performance techniques such as stagecraft. voice. improv and character.

Tomorrow’s Heroes Football Skills Mon 15—Fri 19 ()ct. 10am-3pm. Five day course £10—£20. Fife Sports institute. Viewiield Road. (ilenrothes. 0870 241 3853. Advance booking required. Ages 5~ 14. A chance for girls and boys of all backgrounds and abilities to improve on. or learn new football skills under the trained eye of fully

qualified SFA coaches. liveryone

participating will receive a goodie bag in addition to invaluable advice on perfecting dribbling. tackling and shooting skills.

October Dance Residency Mon 15—Fri 19 ()ct. l0.30am--1.30pm. £10 (£6). Howden Park Centre. Howden. Livingston. ()1506 433634. Advance booking required. Ages 10-16. Kultyer Dance Theatre fuse contemporary and funky street dance styles in this week- long workshop.

Fantastic Faces! Tue 16 ()ct & Thu 18 ()ct. l0.30am--noon. Free. Low Parks Museum. 129 Muir Street. Hamilton. ()1698 328232. Advance booking required. Ages over 8. Help decorate the museum‘s reception using charcoal or markers to draw silly faces.

Make Your Mark II Tue 16 ()ct & Thu 18 Oct. 1—3pm. Free. Low Parks Museum. 129 Muir Street. Hamilton. ()1698 328232. Family drop-in drawing session to help fill the gallery with smiling doodled faces.

Natural Dyes For Kids Wed 17 ()ct. 10--1 1.30am. Free. (‘alderglen (‘ountry Park. Strathaven Road. Fast

Kilbride. 01355 236644. A drop-in session exploring our ancestor's use of fabric dyes. and the different colours which can be obtained from different plants.

Let’s Make Up! The Basics Wed 17 ()ct. l()am~noon. £4. Bellshill (‘ultural ('entre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515. Advance booking necessary. Ages 8+. Make tip artist Sonia Robb leads this master class. aimed at turning you into a master of disguise.

Digital Badges Wed 17 ()ct.

1 1am 4pm. 75p. Summerlee Heritage Park. Heritage Way. (‘oatbridge. (11236 431261. Ages over 8. Have your photo taken and then turn your image into a badge.

Make Your Mark Wed 17 ()ct.

1 3pm. Free. (‘hatelherault (‘ountry Park. (‘arlisle Road. Hamilton. ()1698 426213. Family drop-in session where you can add your self-portrait to the gallery‘s display.

Plains Country Park Kids’ Fun Day Wed 17 ()ct. 2v-4pm. Free. Welfare

Hall. Main Street. Plains. 01236 843327.

Try otit papermaking. mural painting. arts and crafts at this fun day especially designed for kids.

Junk Music! Thu 18 ()ct. 7--9pm. £20 for 8 weeks. (‘owane Theatre. (‘owane Street. Stirling. 01786 473544. Ages 1 1--14. liveryday household objects can double as musical instruments: learn how to make the most of them at this eight week course.


Shrek (If) Sun 7 ()ct & Wed 10 ()ct. 2.30pm; Jurassic Park 3 (P(}) Sun 14 ()ct. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert. L'niversity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461(181. (Please note that during refurbishment. all films will be screened in the Logic Lecture Theatre.) See Film Index.


Noye’s Fludde Wed 17 Fri l9()c1. Wed & Thu 7.30pm; Fri 1.30pm. £5 (£3). Hyre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. St Leonards

and St Katharines present Benjamin Britten’s opera for children based on the biblical story of Noah and his Ark.


The Singing Kettle Silly Circus Sat 6 & Sun 7 ()ct. noon & 3pm. £9 (£7): family ticket £25. Carnegie Hall. liast Port. l)unfermline. (11383 314000. Roll tip. roll tip for all the thrills and spills of the big top. Put on your best clown costume and join (‘illa the Ringmaster. Artie the clown. (iary the strongman and human cannonball lane for an all- singing. all-dancing musical extravaganza.

St Andrew - Scotland’s Patron Saint Sat 6 ()ct. 12.30pm. Price tbc. (’owane Theatre. (‘owane Street. Stirling. ()1786 461081. Ages 5+. Hopscotch Theatre present a fun 55 minutes of storytelling and flag flapping. The Song From The Sea Sat 6 ()ct. 3pm. £4 (£2). liast Kilbride Arts ('entre. ()ld (‘oach Road. liast Kilbride. (11355 261000. Ang 4—--8. Visible Fictions‘ new production tells the story of a young boy‘s frustration of living in an adult centred world where his voice often goes unheard. See review. After this afternoon’s performance. children can revisualise the show through drawing. and their work will be exhibited in the Arts (‘entre later in the month. The Song From The Sea Tue 9 ()ct. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £4 (£2.50): family ticket £12 (£7.50). Howden Park (‘entre. Howden. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages 4 8. See review.

The Singing Kettle Silly Circus Wed 10 & Thu 1 1 ()ct. Wed 1pm & 4pm: Thu 1 Iain & 2pm. £9 (£7 1; family ticket £25. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 1-‘alkirk.01324 506850. See l)unfermline.

The Happy Gang’s Cactus Canyon Sat 13 & Sun 14 ()ct. liastwood 'l‘heatre. liastwood Park. Rottken (ilen Road. (iiffnock. 577 4970. See iidinburgh.

The Singing Kettle Silly Circus Sat 13 & Sun 14 ()ct. noon & 3pm. £9 (£7). (iaiety Theatre. (‘arrick Street. Ayr. 01292611222. See l)unfermline.

The Song From The Sea Sat 13 ()ct. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 48. See review. Humpty Dumpty 8. Friends Mon 15 ()ct. 1pm & 3.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Palace Theatre. 9 (ireen Street. Kilmarnock. 01563 523590. Age 3+. Applause Theatre (‘o use songs. comedy and audience participation to bring your favottrite nursery rhyme characters to life.

Humpty Dumpty 8: The Queen Of Hearts Wed 17 ()CI. 1.30pm & 3.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50); family ticket £15. (ireenock Arts (iuild. (‘ampbell Street. (ireenock. 01475 723038. The popular nursery rhymes come alive on stage in a colourful production involving songs. laughs and lots of audience participation. The Song From The Sea Thu 18 ()ct. Price tbc. MacRobert Arts ('entre. l'niversity of Stirling. Stirling. (11786 461081. Ages 4“ 8. See review.

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 live or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks

Pips And Panda In Magiciand Sat 6 ()ct & Thu 18 ()ct. 2pm. Ages tip to 7. When Mr Magic takes Pips and Panda off to Magicland. they meet lots of nursery rhyme characters who jump out of Mr .\1agic's mysterious book.

The Nutcracker Wed 1(1()ct. Sat 13 ()ct. Tue 16 & Wed 17 ()ct. 2pm. The classic story about a magician who can make toys come to life is performed using puppets. and the show takes families on a magical journey into sweetie land.