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

Activities And Fun

Pottery Workshops Sat 20 Mar & Sat 27 Mar. noon 6pm. £5. Fireworks Sttidio. 35a Dalhousie Street. 332 3738. Ages 4+. Paint pots or have a go on the potter's wheel iii these weekly workshops. Saturday Art Club Sat 20 Mar & Sat 27 Mar. l()am lpm. Free. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) l‘)‘)6. Fun art activities for children aged 3 ll) relating to art on display with drawing. collage. sculpture making and games parents can get stuck in too.

Teenage Weekend Workshops Sun 2] Mar. noon 4pm. Free. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) l‘)‘)6. Ages l3 l8. Printmaker Will Maw leads this workshop in printmaking inspired by (l()MA's exhibition. (ilasgow's Art: Prints from the collection 1960 2001. Booking essential call ()l4l 22‘) l‘)‘)6. Maritime Kids Quiz Sat 27 8; Sun 28 Mar. Sat [0am 5.30pm; Sun

llam 5.30pm. £3.50 (£1.75); family ticket £8. (‘lydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum. Braehcad Shopping ('entre. Kings Inch Road. 886 l()l3. Ahoy me hearties. take part iii this fun qui/ about boats. pirates. (ilasgow and the river ('lyde.

Music Hats Sun 28 Mar. noon 2pm. £3. (‘('A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4‘)()(). Make hats based on the shapes of musical instruments.

Teenage Weekend Workshops Sun 28 Mar. noon 4pm. Free. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) l‘)‘)6. Ages l3 18. Artist Sally (‘hapmaii leads this paiiititig and mixed media workshop exploring painting techniques and contemporary art making in response to the exhibition Love ()ver (iold. Booking essential call OH] 22‘) l‘)‘)6.

Theatre & Dance

Annie l'ntil Sat 2() Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £l2 £l5. King's 'l'heatre. 2‘)7 Bath Street. 240 l l l l. Feelgood musical schmaltl. courtesy of the orphaned redhead who sings her way into the heart of hard- nosed businessman. Starring Sti Pollard and Mark Wynter with Lucy Barker and Faye Spittlehouse as Annie.

Spaceman Fri 26 8.- Sat 27 Mar. l.3()pm. £3. Tron Theatre. 63 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. Innovative theatre piece as two pieces of chalk bring the story of Spaceman Bud to life on a series of blackboards. Part of This Way l'p. Faeries Fri 26 at Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). (iilttiorchill(il2. ‘) l7niversity Avenue. 330 5522. The true story of lilsie and

Frances. the enterprising fairy photographers who captured the world‘s imagination. is adapted by Pictel with a sprinkling of artistic licence. Set to a new score. l‘iH’I'IT’S aims to enchant and intrigue audiences of all ages.

East Glasgow Youth Theatre Thu

l Sat .3 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Tron Theatre. 63 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. The talented young theatre company presents a production exploring world cultures though sound. \oice. language and storytelling.


Tall Tales in the Tower Sat 20 Mar. noon. Free. Tron Theatre. 63 'l'roiigate. 552 4267. Fun interactive storytelling sessions in the lion’s ('lock Tower for ages 3 5. Katie Grant: Blood Red Horse Sat 27 Mar. 2pm. Borders Books. ‘)8 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Journalist and children's author Katie (irant reads from her new book If/nm/ Ii’i'i/ Home.


Zatoichi i 18) Moti 22 Mar. l().3()am. Special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. (ilasgow Film Theatre. !2 Rose Street. 332 8l28. See Film Index.

Bugs 3D it'i; Ghosts of the Abyss SD (Pm. Cyberworld 3D (P6) times vary. check Film listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50). lMAX Theatre. (ilasgow Science (‘entrc. 5t) Pacilic Quay. 42() 5()()().


Activities And Fun

Doodles Easter Art Club Tue 30 Mar Fri 2 Apr. l()am noon. £50. l)oodles (’eramic Workshop. 2‘) Marchmont ('rescent. 22‘) l3‘)‘). (iet into the world of clay with 3D picture modeling. painting your own designs on stoneware and decorating an liaster egg box filled with chocolate goodies.

Tour De Force l'ntil Thu 22 Apr.

l()am 5pm. Royal Mtiseum. 2 (‘hambers Street. 247 42l‘)/4422. ('reate a bubble wheel. try out aii anti gravity wheel. stretch your voice do all these things and lots more at the interactive exhibition on tour from (ilasgow 's Science ('entre.

Life and Times of Mary, Queen of Scots Stiii 28 Mar. l2.45pm. l.45pm 8; 3.45pm. Museum Of Scotland. (’hambers Street. 247 42 l‘). Meet Mary. Queen of Scot's confidante Mary Beaton and an apprentice lidinburgh stone mason as they tell the tale of the fated Scottish queen. An Hysterical History of Scotland Stiii 2| Mar. Sun l2.45pm. l.45pm it 2.45pm. Free. Museum of Scotland. (‘hambers Street. 247 42l‘). Actors Shonagh Price and Alan Mcllugh take you on a whistle-stop tour of the highs and lows of Scotland‘s history.

Risk l'ntil Tue 30 Mar. l()am 5pm; Sun noon 5pm; Tue l()am 8pm. Free. Royal Museum. 2 ('hambers Street. 247

42 l‘)/4422. Are you a risk taker‘.’ Find out

Jabberwocky -Wed 7 April @ l lam Finders Keepers - Thu 8 April @ l lam

All tickets £3.50


more than theatre...

Puppet Animation Festival @ G I 2

Brighten up your Easter holidays with puppet theatre from around the world!

Bruno & The Legend of Hazelnut Forest - Sat 3 April @ l lam Oetsie Poetsie - Mon 5 April @ I lam How the Raven Stole the Moon - Tue 6 April @ l lam

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in this ftiii interactive exhibition which includes Mission (‘ontrol and a climbing wall.

Silk Painting Sat 27 Mar. l.3(i 3pm. £l.5(). North lidinburgh Arts ('entre. 15a Pennywell ('ourt. 315 2|5l. All ages and families. Have a go at paititiiig on silk with Janet Davey.


Hi 5 Alive Tue 3() Mar Thu 1 Apr. lptn (Tue 8; Wed mat 3.30pm & 6pm. Thu l().3()aml. Festival Theatre. 13 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. Hi 5 Alive keep it real in the l'K.

Theatre & Dance

Old MacDonald’s Farmyard Fun Wed 24 Mar. l().3()am. £3.50 (£3). (iorgie/l)alry (‘ommunity Association. 22 Macl.eod Street. (iorgie. 337 3252. Ages 3 7. Farmyard fuii with some gentle storytelling from Ian 'l‘tirbitt's Puppets.


Cats . . . The Ultimate Predators l'ntil Stiii 3() May. Sat. Moii. Wed Fri. l()am 5pm; Sun noon 5pm; Tue

l()am 8pm. £4 (£2.50 £3); family ticket £l2. Royal Museum. 2 ('hambers Street. 247 42 l‘)/4422. A family orientated exhibition dedicated to over 3() known wild cat species.

Children in Focus t'ntil Mott 1‘) Apr (not Sun). l()am 5pm. Mtiseum of Childhood. 42 High Street. 52‘) 4142. ()ver l()(l photographs depicting childhood taken


between 1860 and l‘)6(). ranging from sltidio portraits to snapshots.


That Picture Just Sang Me a Story! Sat 2() Mar. l()am 5pm. (‘ity Art (’cntre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. World- travelling storyteller liwan Mc\'icar tells a tale or two with the help of objects iii the gallery and modern music violin/clarinet duo Two‘s (’ompany.

Doodles and Tales Sun 28 Mar.

2 4pm. Free. National (iallery of Scotland. the Mound. 624 62()(). Ages 5 ‘) and families. Artists and storytellers bring paintings alive with lots of ftm activities. Stories in the Forest Room Sun 3| Mar. 2pm. Free. Royal Botanic (iarden. lixhibition llall. lnverleith Row. 552 7l7l. Join the RBGIi Storytellers for tales of mystery and magic. trees and travels.

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi Tue in Mar. l().3l) l l.3()am. Free. Sandeman llouse. Trunks (‘lose. 55 High Street. The author and illustrator of the popular Spiderwick (lira/titles. in which goblins. trolls and faeries roam about. are on tour with their interactive storytelling event. See preview.


Belleville Rendezvous (12a). Thu 25 Mar. l().3()am. The Big Scream: special screening for parents arid babies. £2.50. The ('ameo Cinema. 38 Home Street. 228 4l4l. See Film Index.



Scottish Book Trust, Sandeman House, Edinburgh, Tue 30 Mar

Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi met in that classic New York way - she was interviewing him in Brooklyn for a sub-culture magazine. It was about his illustration work for fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, and they quickly became friends. Several years later, Holly and Tony have created a whole new fictional world together: The Spiderwick Chronicles. But there’s a story behind that, too: a book seller passed on a note by three children at a signing who claimed they’d found an old field guide in their attic. They wanted Holly and Tony to have a closer look. ‘They told us this crazy adventure once they’d found the sketch book and we changed it and morphed it into the stories that are The Spiderwick Stories today,’ says Tony. The little books combine old-fashioned elements of storytelling - a detailed map at the front, ornamented chapter headings and captioned illustrations, with a modern twist of subject - the Grace children’s parents are divorced. (‘Ever since their dad had moved out, everything had gone bad.’) ‘This was a conscious decision to make the stories seem relevant to children’s lives today,’ says Tony. ‘A kid today is not going to relate to the trials and tribulations that a kid 100 years ago is going through, despite the fact that

the book looks like it was made then.’

His illustration is brimming with character, reminiscent of the work of the great American illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Tony

acknowledges the influence. ‘My parents had a massive Norman Rockwell collection of all the Saturday Evening Post covers which were a massive influence on me. Expression. It’s something I really strive for. And now Tony and Holly are on tour

with their interactive storytelling session. Aimed at children aged

between six and ten, the events are all about getting people involved in the mystery and adventure told through a collection of fairy artefacts. ‘lt’s almost kind of an X-Files thing,’ says Tony. ‘What I like about it is it’s a very tactile connected event - they don’t just sit there and listen.’ (Ruth Hedges)