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Activities and Fun Pottery Workshops Sat 7 Feb & Sat 14 Feb. 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 7 Feb & Sat 14 Feb. 10am-1pm. Free. Gallery of Modem Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Fun art activities for children aged 3—10 relating to art on display with drawing. collage. sculpture making and games —
arents can get stuck in too.
opsy “any! Sun 8 Feb. noon—2pm. £3. CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. A chance to make your own spinning top and whirligigs. Science Fact or Fiction Fn' 13—Tue 17 Feb. 10am—6pm. £6.95 (£4.95); family ticket £18.95. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. Challenge thousands of years of superstitious traditions by taking pan in the Superstition Obstacle Course where you can dodge black cats. walk under ladders or even smash a mirror. See photo caption. Dyna-Mites Sat 14 Feb. 2—4pm. £1. Mitchell Theatre. 6 Granville Street. ()845 330 3501. Multimedia performance with fun and games for children.
Theatre and Dance
Kidgloves Puppet Show Sat 7 Feb. 2pm & 3.30pm. £4 (£3.50). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8——1() Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. A show comprising all the best fairy stories from Aberdeenshire based Kidgloves Puppets with the second show perfonned in French.
Cats Tue 10—Thu 19 Feb (not Sun). Mon—Sat 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50—£32.50. King‘s Theatre. 297 Bath Street. 240 1 1 l l. The world‘s longest running musical leaves its West End home to grace us with its feline footsteps.
Jane Eyre Wed Il—Sat 14 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 548 2558. Final Year students of Reid Kerr college present the classic Charlotte Bronte novel based on a plain governess who falls for her brooding employer.
Rainbow Magic Sat 14 Feb. 2pm. £4 (£3.50). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Grumble Nose and his brothers will stir up storms forever unless the elves can paint a rainbow. See if you can help them on their challenge and meet the puppets after the show.
Tall Tales in the Tower Sat 7 Feb. noon. Free. Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Fun interactive storytelling sessions in the Tron‘s Clock Tower for ages 3 -5. The Alligator’s Stomach: Johnstone Junior Writers’ Group Sat 7 Feb. 2pm. Free. Borders Books. 98 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Johnstone Junior Writers“ Group read front their new collection of poems and stories. The Alligatm"s Stomach. See profile.
Elephant (15) Mon 9 Feb. 10.30am. Special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film Index.
Bugs 3D (1‘): Space Station 30 (ti). Ghosts of the Abyss 3D (PG) 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 6 Feb 8; Fri 13 Feb. 7—8.45pm. £2.60 (£1.85); family ticket £6. Royal ()bservatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8404. Stargazing on top of Blackford I-lill. Come and see the constellations. the moon and the planets in the night sky through the telescopes. Youth Dance Group Wed 11 Feb & Wed 18 Feb. 4.30 6pm. £2. North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. 15a Pertnywell Court. 315 2151. Ages 7» 12. An introduction to learn different styles frorn contemporary to street dance.
Tour De Force Ifntil Thu 22 Apr. 10am-5pm. Free. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219/4422. Create a
IT’S ALL "4 THE STARS. Or is it? The Glasgow Science Centre puts superstition
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bubble wheel. try out an anti gravity wheel. stretch your voice — do all these things and lots more at the interactive exhibition on tour from Glasgow's Science Centre.
Valentine’s Day DIY Sat 7 Feb. 1 lam & lprn. £1.50. North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. 15a Pennywell Court. 315 2151. Ages 10+. Ilave a go at making hand-made cards for that special someone with Angela Austin.
Sing and Resound Sun 8 Feb.
1 1am-4pm. Free. Dance Base. 14-- 16 Grassmarket. 225 5525. Creative music workshop for 12-2l-year-olds. linking music with animation led by Iidinburgh based composer and musician John Kenny. Iixplore different sounds that cart be made using the body and voice and create a live soundtrack to art animation by a student from Iidinburgh College of Art.
The Antonine Guard Sun 15 Feb. 12.45pm. 1.45pm & 3.45pm. Free. Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. Meet Scotland's last remaining Roman legion. Legio VI Victria - The Antonine Guard -« and uncover the real truth about the Romans in Scotland. Carnival Street Mon I6—Fri 20 Feb. l()arn-noon & l—-3.3()prn. £5. North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. 15a Pennywell Court. 315 2151. African rhythm. drumming and dance workshops for 7-»- l 2 and 13- 1 8-year-o1ds.
Degas and the italians in Paris Mid-term Workshops Tue l7-—Thu 19 Feb. 10am-4pm. £15 (£10) per day: £40 (£25) for three days. Royal Scottish Academy Building. The Mound. 624 6428. Work with a ballet dancer and an artist to explore Degas’ fascination with dance and put your ideas into practice (Tue and Wed it's figure drawing and Thu sculpture with wire and plaster).
Theatre and Dance
Grease Until Sat 7 Feb. Thu 7.30pm: Fri 5.30pm; Fri/Sat 8.30pm (also Sat 5pm). £12.50—£28.50. Playhouse. 18— 22 Greenside Place. 0870 6063424. The colourful goings-on at Rydell lligh -— particularly the romance of square out-of- towner Sandy and tough guy Danny —- is the stuff of classic escapism. In addition to a plot which groans with frustrated passion. bristles with gang tensions and swings with teen verve. the songs are the soundtrack for a generation. Twenty years on. Grease is still the word.
Brunton Youth Theatre Sat 14 Feb. 7.30pm. £5; family ticket £18. Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. A brand new production from BYT performed by I2--14-year-olds directed by first-time director Jamie Dawson. Sleeping Beauty Mon 16 Wed 18 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm).
£6 £30.50. Playhouse. 18-22 Greenside
Place. (1870 6063424. 'I‘chaikovsky‘s beautiful score accompanies this ballet spectacular.
Nutcracker Thu 19 Feb. 7.30pm.
£15 £30.50. Playhouse. 18 r 22 Greenside Place. 0870 6063424. This spectacular story returns to the Playhouse. Exhibition
Cats . . . the Ultimate Predators Fri 13 Feb Sun 30 May. Fri 8; Sat. Mon. Wed 8; Thu l()arn~.5ptn; Sun noon 5pm; Tue 10am 8pm. £4 (£2.50 £3); family ticket £12. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219/4422. A family orientated exhibition dedicated to over 30 known wild cat species. See photo caption.
Janey Jones: Princess Poppy Sat 7 Feb. 1 lam—1pm. Free. North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. 15a Pennywell Court. 315 2151. Edinburgh-based author Janey Jones reads from debut book. Princess Puppy 's Party. See profile.
Katie Grant: Blood Red Horse Wed 18 Feb. 10am. Free. ()ttakar‘s. 57 George Street. 225 4495. Journalist and children's author. Katie Grant reads from her new book Blond Rc’t/ Horse.
Jacobites Alive Sun 8 Feb. 12.45pm. 1.45pm. 2.45pm 8; 3.45pm. Free. Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. Be transported back in time with an 18th century clansman who will tell you all about the weapons and traditions of the Jacobite era.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Thu 12 Feb. 10.30am. The Big Scream: special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. The (‘arneo Cinema. 38 Ilorne Street. 228 4141. See Film Index.
Outside the Cities
Activities And Fun
Children’s Craft Classes Sat 7 Feb & Sat 14 Feb. 2 4pm. £4. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Weekly craft classes for 6-1 l-year-olds exploring drawing. painting. clay modelling and jewellery making. Booking essential.
Jack and the Beanstalk and Billy Goats Gm“ Sat 14 Feb. 3pm. £4 (£3). Iiast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. Iiast Kilbride. 01355 261000. Baskets and boxes. bedding and washing turn magically into a house. a hill. river and castle in Clydebuilt Puppets‘ interpretation of the classic fairy tales.