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Activities And Fun
GOA: Family Day Sun 24 Mar.
1 1am—5pm. £5 (two adults and up to three children). CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Fun for all the family featuring workshops in drama. dance. music and art led by experienced Glasgow-based artists and teachers.
Easter Art Fest Mon 25—Thu 28 Mar. 10am—noon & 1-3pm. £3 per class. Hunterian Art Gallery. University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Advance booking required. Ages 7—12. Fun for the Easter holidays with these children's art classes.
Easter Activities At St Mungo’s Mon 25—Fri 29 Mar. 2—4pm. Free. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art. 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Ages 5—7 8; 8—12. Fun arts and crafts workshops based on Easter and Springtime themes.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (PG) Sat 16 & Sat 23 Mar. 12.30pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film lndex.
Human Body (PG 1'. Grand Canyon (PG); Into The Deep (ti ): Blue Planet (L' ): Dolphins (17) times vary. check Film listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50). IMAX Theatre. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000.
The Pearl L'ntil Sat 16 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). GilmorehillGl2. 9 University Avenue. 330 5522. Visible Fictions and Paisley Arts Centre adapt John Steinbeck's novel about a pearl fisher whose life changes dramatically when he finds ‘a pearl as perfect as the moon' . . . btit not in the way he expects. .\'ot suitable for under 12s. Stormwatcher Sea Stories Sat 16 Mar. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask 8.: Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. A beachcomber's magical tales of magic lobsters. sea girls. great storms and more are retold by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre. Punch And Judy With Magic Show Sat 23 Mar. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—-10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Mary Reid Puppets present slapstick Punch
THE SINGING KETTLE’S JUNGLE PARTY Ttie 26 Thu 28 Mar. Tue 3pm; Wed & Thu noon & 3pm. £9 (£8): family ticket £25. Palace Theatre. 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. ()1563 523590. Dress tip as your favourite wild animal and join the Kettlers with new member Kevin for their tropical safari with giraffes. chimps and lions galore. Sing along with the adventurous gang to your favourite songs and a few new ones too.
and Judy antics and Jim Cuthbert adds a touch of magic in this family show.
Children’s Readings Thu 14 Mar.
1 lam. 2pm & 3pm. Waterstone's. 47 Braehead Shopping Centre. King‘s lnch Road. Renfrew. 885 9333. Hear fantastical tales and traditional fairytales at these sessions to mark World Book l)avz
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free. Ten-minute talks for children held every Sat and Sun at 2.30pm. Canongate Youth Project South Bridge Resource Centre. Infirmary Street. 556 9389. Times vary. The youth project are actively seeking new members for each of their clubs as they launch their spring programme. The clubs are open to school-aged children who live in the Southside. Holyrood and Old Town areas and boast a range of fun and games. themed events and music tuition.
Young Scot Roadshow Fri 15 & Mon 18 Mar. Fri 1.30—2.30pm; Mon 6.30—7.30pm. Free. Canongate Youth Project. South Bridge Resource Centre. Infirmary Street. 556 9389. A roadshow designed for youths aged 12—18. delivering career advice and handing otit Young Scot cards.
Family Friday Nights Fri 15 8; Fri 22 Mar. 7—8.30pm. £3.50 (£2—£2.50): family ticket £8. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Iixplore the night sky in these ftiti family sessions with interactive activities. dome demonstrations and a slide show.
Girls Only Activity Day Sat 16 Mar. l—5pm. £4. Gorgie/Dalry Community Association. 22 Macl.eod Street. Gorgie. 337 3252. Ages 8—14. Try otit new sports. learn new skills. discuss relevant issues and have lots of fun in a relaxed female environment.
See The World By Storylight Sun 17 Mar. 2pm. Free. Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith House. 552 7171. Ages over 6. Motintfleurie Storytelling Club's tellers aged 9 to 11 divulge cracking gtiid tales.
Tour de Force Mon 25 Mar —Tue 2 Apr. 10am—5pm. Free. Dynamic liartli. Holyrood Road. 550 7800. Stir tip a whirlwind. test the law or gravity or make a vortex vanish at this series of fun interactive exhibits.
Fantasia 2000 (L') Sat 23 Mar. 2pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. 247 4219. See Film lndex.
World Book Day: Children’s Author Evening Thu 14 Mar. 6pm. Free. Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. Children of all ages are invited to come along and meet some of the best- loved children's authors. including Mairi lledderwick. Diana Hendry. Steven Potts and Julie Bertagna.
Storytelling With Peter Rabbit Thu 14 Mar. 1 1.30am 12.30pm. Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith House. 552 7171. Advance booking required. Suitable for pre-school children. Hear tales of Peter Rabbit's adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood in the unique Forest Room of the Botaiiics.
Outside The Cities
Activities And Fun
Robot Workshop Sat l6—Sun 17 Mar. Sat 23-‘Sun 24 Mar. Sat 2pm: Sun 3.30pm. £5 in addition to normal admission. The Big Idea. The
Harbourside. Irvine. ()8708 4031 18. Ages 10—13. A hands-on workshop to design and build a robot.
Art Attack Mon 18 Mar. 4—5pm. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515. Ang over 8. Drawing. painting. collage and sculpture are just some of the techniques taught at this class.
West Lothian Youth Dance Tue 19 Mar. 4.30pm & 5.30pm. £l~£l.50. Howden Park Centre. Howden. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages 8—1 1 8; 12—16. Dance artist in residence Katy McKeown hosts a weekly performance dance group.
Fun Session/Feast Fri 22 Mar. 6--8pm. £3. Carluke Leisure Centre. Carnwath Road. Carluke. 01555 751384. Make a splash at this fun session and experience the big chute and ﬂoats before ‘pigging out' on pizza.
Easter Art Camp Mon 25—Thu 28 Mar. l0am—noon & l—3pm. £6 per day—£20 for four days. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 346774. Ages 7—12. Learn exciting techniques including print- making. clay modelling. slide projections and more.
Minibeast Safari Tue 26 Mar. l0—11.45am& 12.15—2pm. £2. RSPB Nature Reserve. Largs Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842663. The Reserve‘s teacher- naturalists lead an expedition to search for weird and wonderful minibeasts.
The Fantastic Lexi And Rosco Clown Show Sat 16 Mar. 10.30am. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshi|1.01698 267515. Ages over 3. Circus fun. frolics and slapstick antics courtesy of a pair of clowns.
Tam O’Shanter Sat 16 Mar. 1 lam. £3 (£8 for three people). Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. Stirling. 01786 274000. A shadow puppet version of Scotland‘s most famous ballad presented by The Puppet Lab.
Humpty Goes . . . Splatt! Sat 23 Mar.
2pm. £3.50 (£2.50): four tickets for £10. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 3+. Tutti Fruitti's fun show based around the story of Humpty Dumpty.
Centrescene’s Easter Bunny Sun 24—Tue 26 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£5 ). Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. Stirling. 01786 473544. An Faster show for all the family with live music and song.
The Singing Kettle’s Jungle Party Tue 26—Thu 28 Mar. Tue 3pm: Wed & Thu noon 8; 3pm. £9 (£8); family ticket £25. Palace Theatre. 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 01563 523590. See photo caption.
More Grimm Tales Thu 28—Sat 30 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. St Andrews Youth Theatre present poet Carol Ann Duffy's adaptation of the popular stories by the Brothers Grimm.
The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 8; £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 8. Panda And The Magic Egg Thu 14 Mar. 10am: Fri 22 Mar. Wed 27 Mar. 10.45am. Ages up to 7. The mischievous duo are off to the beach where they build sand castles and play in the sand. before stumbling across a magic egg. Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Sat 16 Mar. 2pm. Spike the Hedgehog. Mairi Glengarry and wicked uncle Naggie McCraggie are just some of the characters who Nessie comes across whilst trying to escape from the yellow submarine.
Pips 8. Panda Meet The Three Bears Wed 20 Mar. 12.45pm. Ages tip to 7. The terrible twosome set off on a journey into the woods where they get into all sorts of mischief.
The Tinderbox Sat 23 Mar. 2pm. Corporal Fitzpatrick goes in search of a magical Tinderbox and happens upon some weird and wonderful characters along the
Puppet Animation Festival
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Festival performances are listed alphabetically by show title and then by venue in date order. Shows listed until Thu 28 Mar, and further listings will be published in forthcoming issues. For a copy of the festival programme, contact the MacRobert on 01786 467155.
ALADDIN Ages 5—8. When young Aladdin agrees to retrieve a lamp from a forbidding cave. little does he know the adventures that are in store. Jack ()‘Lantern Puppet Theatre adapt this children's epic tale of magic. mystery and flying carpets using colourful shadow puppetry.
Eastfield Community Centre Dukes Road. Cambuslang. 0141 641 8319. Thu 28 Mar. 2pm. £2 (£1).
CAN’T YOU SLEEP LITTLE BEAR? 8r THREE WISHES Ages 3—6. Pavlas Puppets adapt Martin Waddell's story of a little bear who‘s afraid of the dark. Three His/it's tells the story of a woodcutter who agrees not to cut down a tree in exchange for three wishes.
Harbour Arts Centre 1 14—1 16 Harbour Street. Irvine. 01294 274059. Wed 20 Mar. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £1.50. Troon Library 5 South Beach. Troon. 01292 315352. Sat 23 Mar. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50).
Cairndow Wllage Hall (‘airutlow. 01499 600277. Tue 26 Mar. 3pm. HENNY PENNY’S NURSERY GARDEN OF RHYMES AND STORIES Ages 3—6. Can llenny Penny. Chicken Licken and their friends stop the sky from falling down'.’ This and other children‘s rhymes and stories are told using the expert puppetry of Ian Turbitt‘s Puppet Theatre.
Harbour Arts Centre 1 14—1 16 Harbour Street. Irvine. ()1294 274059. Sat 23 Mar. 2pm. £1.50.
Mull Theatre Dervaig. Mull. 01688 302828. Mon 25 Mar. 10am.
Corran Halls lisplanade. ()ban. 01631 564046. Tue 26 Mar. 10am. £3.50 (£2.50).
Village Hall 'l‘aynuilt. 01866 822044. Tue 26 Mar. 3pm.
Wctoria Hall Kinloch Road. Campbeltown. 01586 554469. Wed 27 Mar. 10am. £3.50 (£2.50).
Discovery Theatre Victoria Street. Rothesay. 01700 502151. Thu 28 Mar. 10am. £3.50 (£2.50).
Queen’s Hall Argyll Street. Dunoon. 01369 702800. Thu 28 Mar. 3pm. £3.50 (£2.50).
KING MIDAS GOES FOR GOLD Ages 49. Greed gets the better of king Midas when he stumbles across a sleepy. lost god in his rose garden. This ancient Greek myth is adapted by Sylvia Troon's Kenspeckle Puppets using original music and lots of audience participation.
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