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Events are listed by city, then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Ruth Hedges.

Activities And Fun

Drama for Kids Sat 15 & Sat 22 Nov. l—2.30pm. ('(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Weekly drama workshops for 6--l l-year-olds.

Family Winter Activities Sat 15 Nov 8; Sat 22 Nov. l~s3pm. Free. McLellan Galleries. 270 Sauchiehall Street. 565 4100. Ages 5—8. Special drop-in winter activities including puppet and picture frame-making in the run up to Christmas. Children must be accompanied by art adult.

Pottery Workshops Sat 15 Nov. Sat 22 Nov. noon~6pm. £5. Fireworks Studio. 35a Dalhousie Street. 332 3738. Ages 4+. Paint pots or have a go on the potter's wheel in these weekly workshops for children.

Saturday Art Club Sat 15 & Sat 22 Nov. 1 1am—1pm. Free. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Ages 3 710. New weekly art club led by professional art educators showing you how to enjoy and develop drawing. collage and sculpture making.

Drama for Young People Wed 19 at Wed 26 Nov. 6.30 -8.30pm. £5. C(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Weekly drama workshops for l2—r18-year-olds. Let There Be Light! Sun 23 Nov. noon. £3. (‘(‘A. 350 Saucltiehall Street. 352 4900. Make a glow-in-the-dark painting with the help of Setpoint Scotland.

Theatre & Dance

Greater Glasgow Scout Gangshow Fri 21—Sat 29 Nov. 7.15pm; Sat 2.15pm & 7.15pm. Mitchell Theatre. 6 Granville Street. 0845 330 3501. An evening of entertainment from the Greater Glasgow Scout Group.

Snow White Thu 27 Nov Sat 27 Dec. £13 (£6.50). (‘itizens' Theatre. 119 Gorbals Street. 429 0022. The (‘iti/ens' (’hristmas show that is more Brothers Grimm titan I)isney. ages 7+.

Activities And Fun

Royal Observatory Public Observing Fri 14 & Fri 21 .\'ov. 7-8.45pm. £2.60 (£1.85): £6 family ticket. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8404. Stargazing on top of Blackford Hill. (‘ome and see constellations. the moon attd planets in the night sky through telescopes.

Acrobounce Thu 27 Nov Stm 4 Jan. 10amw 8pm; Sat ck Sttn 10am 10pm. £4. Princes Street. 01620 870318. ('atapult to new heights with this high-flying funfest. The Christmas Light Night Thu 27 Nov. 5.30pm. Free. Princes Street Gardens liast. Princes Street. 47.3 3600. For the first time ever the Festive Lights. lidinbttrgh Wheel. Winter Wonderland. ’l‘raditional German (‘hristmas Market arid the Mound (‘hristmas 'l'ree are all being lattnched at the same titne. Go down and toast in the festive season at this totally free event.

Edinburgh Wheel Thu 27 Nov Sun 4 Jan. 27th Nov 5.30pm: 10am 10pm. £2 (£1.50). Princes Street Gardens liast. Princes Street. 473 3600. The capital’s skyline appears in all its effervescent glory so take a backseat and enjoy the ride as the wheel allows yott spectacular views of the city. the gardens attd Winter Wonderland.

Winter Wonderland Thu 27 Nov. 5.30pm: 10am. £6.50 (£4.50). Princes Street Gardens Fast. Princes Street. 473 3600. Now in its sixth year. the capital showcases this spectacular ice rink and (‘hristmas fair.

Theatre & Dance

Cloudland Tue 18 Sat 22 Nov. Tue 1.30pm; Wed Fri 10am & 1.30pm: Sat 2pm. £2 £3 (£1.50); fatnin ticket £10. North lidinburgh Arts (‘entre. 15a Penny'well ('ourt. 315 2151. Ages 3 6. The story of Albert who falls off a mountain into cloudlattd in this specially devised play for young children front ’I‘ravelling [.ight ’I‘heatre (’ompany. See photocaption.

The TWits Tue 25 Thu 27 Nov. 7.30pm: Wed & Sat 2.30pm ck 7.30pm.

£7.50 £13.50. Playltouse. 18 22 Greenside Place. (1870 6063424. Roald l)ah|'s wonderfully distgusting tale re-imagined. worms and all. See photo caption.

The Princess and the Goblin Thu 27 Nov Sun 28 Dec. £7 £20. Royal

1.) ceum 'l'heatre. (irindlay Street. 248 4848. Stuart Paterson's enchanting (‘hristmas tale rolls up at the I.y ceum.


Peking Opera Sun to Nov. 7.30pm. £10 £l5. l'shet' llall. I.othian Road. 228 1 155. Visually stunning woi'ld-renow ned company perform traditional stories with a mixture of singing. dialogue. mime. acrobatic lighting and dancing.

Outside the Cities

Activities And Fun

Waxy Wonders Sat 15 & Stm 16 Nov. £3 (£2); family ticket £10. Almond Valley Heritage ('entre. Nlilllield. Livingston. 01506 414957. (‘reate your own colourful cattdles at this fun workshop.


Children live. They all {about in this beautiful ptation of the John _ Birmingham book but 2' ly Albert’s heavy hearttstarts to weigh him down. How will he ever get home? Come and find out in this adaptation by Travelling Light Theatre Company.

I Cloud/and. Tue 78—Snt 22 Nov, North Ed/nhurgh Arts Centre, 150 Pennywc/l Court. 375 2151 & Thu 73*Sun 16 Nov, MacRobcrt. University of Stirling, Stir/117g. 01786 466666.

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THEY’RE DIRTY, SMELLY, hairy and nasty. They could only have come from Roald Dahl’s genius twisted mind. Belgrade Theatre’s adaptation takes the gruesome and gross to new levels with circus and aerial skills

and physical theatre.

I The TW/ts. P/(tyhousc. 78-22 Greens/dc Place. 08/0 60613424. Tue 2:3—-.‘at 20 Nov. 7. 30pm; Wed 8 Sat 2.30pm 8 7..’)’

The Provost’s Christmas Lights Switch-On Thu 20 Nov. 6.30pm. Free. 'I‘olbooth. Jail Wy nd. Stirling. 01786 274000. ('ome and see Stirling's lights switch on w itlt guests. music and presents. Santa at Mill Farm Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov. 10am 5pm. £3 (£2t. .-\lntond Valley Heritage (t‘lill'v‘. Nlilllield. l.i\iltgs1011. 01506414957. .\1eet Santa in his farmyard cottage and receive an early (’hristmas present. take a train to the North Pole and

join the animals of Mill Farm for a special

nativity scene.

Christmas Light Switch On Sun 23 Nov. 2 6pm. ('ity Square. Dundee. 01382 527527. The ('hristmas lights are switched on with music from the Mary Janes and a

special appearance front Bart and Homer Simpson.

Theatre & Dance

Cloudland Thu 13 Sun 16 Nov,'1‘hu & Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm; Sat 1 Iain 8 2pm; Sun llatn iv 3pm. £3.50. \lacRobert. l'niversity of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 400000. .-\gt‘\ 3 0. Sec lidinburgh and photo caption.


Telling Tales Sat 22 Nov. 1 lam. Dundee Rep. 'l'ay Square. Dundee. 01382 223530. Members of the Dundee Rep company tell tales old attd new to kids aged 5 8.

The Standard Life Edinburgh Series

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Sunday 7th December 2003 3.00pm

Usher Hall Edinburgh Box Office


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