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 Pottery Workshops Sat 10 Jan & Sat 17 Jan. 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 10 Jan & Sat 17 Jan. l()am—lpm. Free. Gallery Of Modem Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Fun an activities for children aged 3—10 relating to art on display with drawing. collage. sculpture making and games arents can get stuck in too.

pressive Art Classes Sat 10 Jan—Sat 27 Mar. l()-.l().45am. Ham—12.30pm & l—3pm. £58 £108 (£29—£54). Scottish ()pera Technical Centre. Edington Street. 332 9000. Ten- week course for 3—14 year olds run by Scottish Opera exploring the various art fortns involved in creating an opera. Different times for different age groups. Phone for more details. See photo caption. lrn-Bru Christmas and New Year Carnival Until Sun I 1 Jan. Thu—Fri 5—l()pm: Sat/Sun noon- 10pm. Various. SliCC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. Last chance to experience Europe’s biggest indoor funfair - expect even more thrills and rides to get your adrenalin pumping. Printmaking Fun Sat 10 Jan. 2—3.30pm. Free. Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Ages 8+. Tying in with the Whistler in Venice exhibition come and create yottr own Venice at night print getting stuck into lots of colourful inks. Winter Wonderland Sun I 1 Jan. noon—2pm. £3. CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. A visual art workshop inspired by nature.

Theatre & Dance Pinocchio Until Sat 3| Jan (not Mon). Wed—Thu 1.30pm; Tue—Sat 7.30pm;


Sat/Sun 2pm (also Sun 6.30pm).

£1 l—£l3 (£9.50--£l()). Pavilion Theatre. 121 Reniield Street, 332 I846. That naughty little puppet who can't help but tell a few porkies is the main man in The Pavilion‘s panto this year. Follow him on his adventures with the Krankies. Derek Lord. Alison Douglas. Christian and Garry Hollywood.

Sleeping Beauty Until Sun 18 Jan (not Mon). times vary. £4-—£l7.50. King‘s Theatre. 297 Bath Street. 240 I l l 1. Christmas pantomime hosting some of the biggest names in Scottish comedy and a full company of dancers and musicians.

The Nutcracker L'ntil Sat M) Jan. Thu l.30pm; 7.l5pm (Sat tnat 2.15pm). £3.50--£33. Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. Scottish Ballet presents the story of a beautiful nutcracker doll whose magical adventures are played out to Tchaikovsky‘s classic score. featuring designs by Antony McDonald and lighting by Peter Mumford.


Tall Tales in the Tower Sat M) Jan. noon. Free. Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Fun interactive storytelling sessions in the Tron's Clock Tower for ages 3—5.


American Splendor ( IS) Mon I2 Jan. 10.30am. Special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. Glasgow Film Theatre. I2 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Filtn Index.

Bugs 30 (ti): Santa vs the Snowman (PG); Space Station 3|) ([3). times vary. check Film listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50). IMAX Theatre. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000.

Activities And Fun

Royal Observatory Public Observing Fri 9 Jan 8.; Fri l6 Jan. 7»-8.45pm. £2.60 (£l.85l; fatnin ticket £6. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8404. Stargazing on top of Blackford llill. Cotne and see the constellations. the tnoon and the planets in the night sky through the telescopes. Books for Babies Sat It) Jan. I lam & lptn. Free. North Fdinburgh Arts Centre. l5a Pennywell Cottrt. 3l5 2l5l.

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Get your head spinning at Glasgow Science Centre with their all new programme of events for 2004 and catch their touring interactive exhibition Tour de Force at Edinburgh’s Royal Museum.

I Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, 0741 420 5000 & Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4279, Fri 16 Jan-Sun 22 Feb

An event for families looking at books available for babies.

Tour De Force Fri to Jan Stm 22 Feb |0am 5pm; Sun noon 5pm: Tue 10am 8pm. Free. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219/4422. Create a bubble wheel. try out art anti gravity wheel. stretch your voice do all these things and lots tnore at the interactive exhibition on tour frotn Glasgow’s Science Centre. See photo caption. Saturday Art Club: Masking Myself Sat 17 Jan. Sat 24 Jan. Sat 3| Jan 8; Sat 7 Feb. L30 3.30pm. £40 (£l0). Dean Gallery. 73 Bell'ord Road. 624 6200. Four week art club using the

A new series of Scottish Opera’s expressive arts classes are about to get underway. Now in their fifth year the weekly sessrons are all about making opera fun and accessible through dancing, singing, acting, prop-

making and games. This term’s focus is on Aida and starts on Sat 10 Jan.

I For further information call Theatre Royal Box Office on 0141 332 9000

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Cindy Shermatt exhibition as a jumping off point. Working with artists the multi- tnedia workshops will include mask- ntaking. Price is for four week block.


That Picture Just Sang Me a Story! Sat 17 Jan. l0am 5pm. Free. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. World-travelling storyteller liw an McVicar tells a tale or two with the help of objects in the gallery and modern music violin/clarinet duo Two's Company. The group commissioned nine Scottish composers to write music to intertwinc with Fwan's stories. and the outcome is fttll of art. fun. audience participation and stories with a difference.

Theatre & Dance

Tae a Mouse and A’ That Sun Ix Jan. lpm & 3pm. Free but ticketed. Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. Join Wee Stories as they bring Rabbie Burns and his poems to life with all their usual fun and flair. Call 013] 247 4422 to book tickets.


The Big Scream. Thu l5 Jan. 10.30am. Special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. The Cameo Cinema. 38 Home Street. 228 4I4I. Phone cinetna for film details.


Christmas Art Competition Exhibition Sun l8 Thu 29 Jan. 10am 5pm; Sun noon 5pm; Tue l0am 8pm. Free. Royal Mttseum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 42 l9/4422. Selected entries from the museum‘s .\'.\IS Christmas art competition on display.

Outside the Cities

Theatre 8 Dance

Star Catcher Sat I7 Jan. I lam & 2pm. £3.50. MacRobert. l'niversity of Stirling. Stirling. (ll 786 466666. i’op—l'p presents the tale of Noel whose life is plodding along nice and safely and dull tmtil sortie strange little creatures come into it and bring a bit of tnagic. Ages 3+.