Kids listings

Edinburgh ‘: ,. Activities And Fun Quickies For Kids Royal Museum ()f Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 421‘). free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. 'l‘en-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm.

Lunar Rocks t'ntil Hi 2 Nov; 10am. free. Dynamic liarth. llolyrootl Road. 550 7800. A chance to take a closer look at samples of lunar rocks and soil brought back from the stunned (exploration prog'ti'mnes ot the ()llS and 70s. Family Astronomy Nights 1-‘ri 2 .\'o\ iv 1"ri ‘) Nov. 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Roy :r' ()llst‘l \ tiltrl'y \4i\l1()l'('t‘llll‘C.

Black 1nd 11111. 668 8405. Advance booking required. Budding astronomers and complete beginners can observe the skies from the rooftop of the visitor centre.

The Dino Dig Sat 3 & Sun 4 Nov. Tue 6 .\’ov, Sat 10 th Sun 11 Nov, Tue 13 Nov,'1'ue 6pm; Sat 1 1am. lpm & 2.30pm; Sun lpm & 2.30pm. £1. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street. 247 421‘). Ages oy er 8. 1‘un archaeology workshop as you uncover the fossils of plants, sea L‘l'ci'ltll'.‘s and ey en dinosaurs.

Sparks Family Sat 3 .‘s'ov & Sal to Nov. lla'n 12.30pm. £2.50. The Huh. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. Advance booking required. A series of workshons for the whole family designed to help everyone liye and work together. Aimed primarily at families with children aged 5 12. these Saturday morning

actiy ‘irgs esplore a dillerent scenario every w eek. On Sat 3 Nov. the Sparks l'amily go to a party and on Sat 10 Nov, the Sparks family go on a pool trip. THE QUEST FOR CAMELOT Sat 3 Nov Sat 26 Jan. All events are free with exhibition ticket £2.50 (£1 ): family ticket £5. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3993. A family exhibition tracing the impact of the Arthurian legend. \‘yol'ksllops. entertainment and events for families include:

You Speak In Jest Sat 3 Nov.

llazn 1pm& 2 4pm. A medieval Jester prov ides the juggling :md japing entertaiimient.

Masquerade Sal iNoy. 11am lpm & 1.30 4pm. 1"ace painters w ill he on hand to transform your face using heraldic designs inspired by the current Camelot exhibition.

King Arthur’s Realm Sat 3 Nov.

1 lam 12.30pm 8' 1 4pm. A drop—in workshop led by Margaret 1"indlay to make enchanted castles, Merlin puppets and Medieval banners.

Sealed With A Kiss Sun 4 Nov, 11am 12.30pm & 1 4pm. Make a rubber s‘atnp or seal. or try ottl ceramic tile

d. .‘orating and printmaking at this drop- in workshop.

Merlin Sun 4 Nov. 12.30pm & 3pm. King Arthur‘s mentor demonstrates his

w i/ardly' prowess in two magic shows.


Children’s Classic Concert - Top Scores Sun 11 Nov, 3pm. £9.50 (£5). l’sher Hall. |.othian Road. 228 1155. See (iiasgow.

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Molly Whuppie Sat 3 Nov. 2pm. £5 (£3). Brunton 'lihealre. 1.adytw ell Way. .‘vlusselburgh. 665 2240. Ages 3 6. Wee Stories' latest production is filled with magic and adventure as Molly and her sisters discover a giant's castle. See preview.

Molly Whuppie Sun 4 Is’ov. 2pm. £5 (£3.50). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 550 957‘). Ages 3 f). See preview.

Sakoba Dance Theatre Wed 14 Nov, 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Brunton 'l‘hcatrc. Ladywell Way, Mussclburgh. 665 2240. Sakoba fuse contemporary dance with Yoruba mourning rituals in this programme of live new dances. ()n 'l‘ne 13 Nov, there w ill be a creative

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dance workshop for children aged over 12. Workshop is £2. or free with a ticket for the performance.


All Aboard For Toyland Until Sat 3 Nov. Free. Museum ()f Childhood. 42 High Street. 52‘) 4142. An exhibition highlighting the enduring popularity of Enid Blyton's Noddy and his 'l‘oyland friends.


Frank Rodgers Sat 10 Nov. 2 3pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43-45 High Street. 556 957‘). Ages 57. The popular author reads from his hooks and will be signing copies.

Viviene French Sat 10 Nov, 3.30—4.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Netherbow Ans Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. Ages 7—10. A reading for children from the popular author who will also be signing copies of her books.


Stories From Other Lands Sat 3 Nov. 10.30am noon. Free. but ticketed. Leith Library. 28» 30 Ferry Road. 52‘) 5517. Ages 4—7. Stories of lands far away with Iilham Mohamad and Dipa Ward. Fantastic Fables Sat 3 Nov. 1 1am. £2 (£1). National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. Ages 5+. Stories of magical characters for children and their families. with Duncan Williamson. The Gad About Grannies Sat 3 Nov, 2.30pm. £4 (£3). Netherhow Arts Centre. 43 45 High Street. 556 957‘). Storytelling for children aged 5 1 1 and families.

Swashbuckling Stories Stm 4 Nov, 3pm. £2 (£1). National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. Ages 7+. Paraig MacNeil takes you on a storytelling adventure through Scotland's past. meeting kings and queens. heroes and rebels.

Outside The Cities

Activities And Fun

Art Activities Sat 3 Nov. 10.30am—-noon. £19.25 (£7). Harbour Arts Centre. 1 14- l 16 Harbour Street. Irvine. 01294 27405‘). Ages 10 14. A seven-week arts and crafts course using a variety of themes and materials.

The Biz Sat 3 Nov. 10.30am noon. £19.25 (£7). Harbour Arts Centre.

114 116 Harbour Street. 1rvine.012‘)4 27405‘). Ages 87 l2. Break a leg on this seven-week drama course involving improvisation. characterisation. movement. role play and bags of ftm. Big Top Saturday Sat 3 Nov. 1 lam. £3.50 (£2.50). lialkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. Falkirk. 01324 506850. Learn Big Top skills such as plate spinning. juggling and more at this circus workshop.

Lochgilphead Lantern Procession Sat 3 Nov. 6,30 8pm. Free. l.ochgilphead Resource Centre. Kilmory Road, Lochgilphead. ()1546 603744. Community lantern procession with fireworks display.

Fiesta Of Fireworks Sun 4 Nov. 6.30 8.30pm. Free. Irvine Moor. Irvine. 01294 324494. An explosive finale to North Ayrshire‘s children’s festival with a massive fireworks display.

Percussion Workshops Mon 5 Nov & Mon 12 Nov, 6.30 8.30pm. Free. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 1 l 18. Workshops organised by Loud ‘n‘ Proud who are looking for 200 young people to play in one of the biggest bands ever.

Slap Happy Art Wed 7 Nov.

4.15 5.30pm. liight weeks £19.25 (£7). Harbour Arts Centre. 1 14 1 l6 Harbour Street. Irvine. 01294 274059. Ages under 10. A tnessily imaginative art course where almost anything goes.

Drama For Under 85 Wed 7 Nov, 4.15 5.15pm. Seven weeks £19.25 (£7). Harbour Arts Centre, 114 116 Harbour Street. lrvine. 01294 27405‘). A seven-

DREAMSCAPE Wed 14-Sat 17 Nov, 10am & 1pm; Sat 2.30pm &

7pm. £2. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, 0141 334 2000.

Ages 6-10. Discover magical places, fantastical characters and a mysterious dream catcher in Giant Productions’ new show set in a sensory world. Experience the sounds, sensations and aromas of 1 this enchanted dreamworld in a performance which includes i music, storytelling, circus tricks and puppetry.

week programme of drama. fun and games for budding thesps.

Almondell Winter Olympics Sttn 11 Nov. 2pm. £1.50 (£1 ); family ticket £4. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park. by' Brosburn. 01500 882254. Return of an annual favourite with stone skimming. welly—boot throwing and tnuch more.

Let’s Make Up! An Introduction To Special Effects \y'etl l4 Nov. 4.30 6.30pm (ages 8 l2) & 7 9pm (ages over 13). £4. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Hellshill. 01098 207515. Advance booking necessary. Make—up artist Sonia Robb leads this masterclass. showing you how to create gory effects like hideotts wounds and scars.


North Ayrshire’s Children’s Festival l'ntil Still 4 .\'ov. Various Venues. North Ayrshire. 01294 324482. A wide range of events for youngsters based on this year‘s theme of liurope.


The Little Vampire (1') Sun 4 Nov, 2.30pm; Cats And Dogs (l’(i) Sun 11 Nov. 2.30pm. £1.50. .\1acRobert. l'nivcrsity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. (Please note that during refurbislnnent. all lilms will be screened in the Logic lecture 'fheatre.) See 1’ilm lndc\.

Theatre & Dance

I Never Saw Another Butterfly Thu 1 Sat 3 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Cumhernauld 'l'heatre. Kildrtnn. Cumhernauld. 01236 732887. Junior Youth '1‘heatre tell the story of the inspirational teacher Irena Sy nkova w ho ran a secret school for Jewish children in the 'l‘et‘e/in concentration camp.

Peter And The Wolf Sat 3 .\'ov. 3pm. £4 (£2 1. liasl Kilbride Arts Centre. 010 Coach Road. liast Kilbt'idc. 01355 261000. Ages 5 10. \thn l’etet' goes to stay with his protective (irandlather. he

makes lots of new friends who help him explore his new surroundings. Cly'debuilt Puppet Theatre present this Russian folk tale based on overcoming your fears.

Dr Korczak Tue 6 & Wed 7 Nov, 10.30am & 1.30pm. £4. Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. (ilenrothes. 01592

61 l 101. Ages over 12. '1‘A(i'1‘heatre Company present the tale of a Polish htnnanitarian who campaigned for the rights oflewish children in 1930s Warsaw. Adapted by David (ireig. it . presents The Holocaust in stark contrast to the idealism of Kore/.ak's work.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet 'l'heatre. Broughton Road. 0189‘) 220631. £5 (£4): family tickets £23 & £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Redttctions for parties of live or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks

Pips And Panda In Magicland Sat 3 Nov, 2pm. Ages up to 7. When Mr Magic takes Pips and Panda off to .‘ylagicland. they meet lots of nursery rhyme characters who jtnnp out of Mr Magic‘s mysterious book.

Pips And Panda In Santa’s Workshop Sat 10 Nov. 2pm. Ages tip to 7. The mischievous duo get busy in the build-up to Christmas. and as ever. not everything goes smoothly.

Cinderella Tue 13 Nov. 10.45am. Purves Puppets work their magic on this timeless fairytale.

The Nutcracker Thu 15 Nov. 1pm. The classic story about a magician who can make toys come to life is performed tising puppets. and the show takes families on a magical journey into sweetie land.


Wild Things Sun 4 Nov, 2.30pm. Free. Almondell and Calderwood Country Park. by Bro\burn. 01506 882254. Ages 7+. A story -walk with tales of trees. birds and hcasties.