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Activities And Fun

Alice Through the Looking Glass l'iitil Sun 2‘) ()ct. lilaiii ()plll. (ilasgoyy SL'lCtlL'L‘ (.L'llll'L'. .5” Pacific Quay. 43” 50M). layplorc ltilx ol tiiind-hcnding iiilci'actiyc ttL‘lIy llicx.

Victorian Secrets Sun X ()cl.

noon 5pm. £4 it'll: childrcn lrcc. l’ollok llotixc. 30M) l’tllltik\llil\\\ Road. (ilo

()4 ll). Spccial lllL‘lllL’(l day yyhcrc L'(l\llllllt‘(l guith lcl \lip \ccl‘clx ol ihc Victorian cra.

GoMA‘s Big Draw Holiday Week Sat 1-1 Sat II Oct. 'l‘iiiicy yai‘y. l‘rcc. (iallcry ol Modcrn Art. Royal liychangc Squarc. 22‘) WW). l)i\coycr ihc lun ol~ drayying yy'ith (io.\l:\\ yyccklong prograniiiic ol' cycntx and yyorkxhopy. Hooking cxxcntial. October Week Art Cart Mon It» ()cl. I lani ani. l'rcc. St Mungo Must-uni. 2 ('astlc Sti'ccl. 55.3 2557. Makc an Alrican

llag. laxliion Kyyan/aa and sand papcr art.

or construct a Moroccan liatid aniulct at this drop-in \yot'lyyhop. l’itrl (if Blur/t llt.\lril'_\' .llmtlli .3006.

The Big Sail Mon lo Fri 20 ()ct.

l 3pm. lncludcd in admission. 'l'hc 'l‘all Ship at (il;t\go\y llarhour. llil) Stohcroxx Road. 322 25l3. Makc your our) contribution to thc ship's sail yy iili paint. gluc and glittcr. I’uri u/ Illt' Big Drun- 3mm.

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Burrell Collection October Holiday Programme 'l‘uc l5 Hi It) ()ct. 'l'inicx yary lircc Bum-ll ('ollcctioii. lilo“ l’lill()h\ll.l\\\ Road. 337 355i). .-\ yyccl. ot tun actiy iticx lllxplrcd hy thc currcnt L‘\llll‘lll0ll\


Operalab Juniors Mon It» Sai 2| ()ci. l 4.45pm. £th t£5li l'or additional \Ihlttigxi. l’olloly llotlxc. 3W)” l’ollolnhayyx Road. Mb ()4 ll). .-\ onc~yy cck practical courw in all things opcra. t'or childrcn agcd It) It) yyith an llllL'rL'\l in \lllglllg drama and llllhlc‘. Hooking L'\\L'llll;ll

Theatre & Dance

The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 7 ()ct. 3pm. £4.50 iUi. Scottish Mask and l’ul‘lk‘l ('cntrc. 3 ll) Balcarrm .-\ycniic. Kcly indalc. 53‘) 6th. Folding 'l‘hcalrc ('onipany l’L‘llll‘lh yy ith ihc gloyc-pupjx-t talc ol a priiicc and lil\ qttcxt lor thc magic trcc. Agcx -l+.

Bugsy Malone \y'cd I l Sat l-l ()ct. 7.3lipiii. £7 (£5). (iiliiiorchill(il3. ‘) l'niycrxity .-\ycnuc. 330 5523. Jarniccn 'l'hcatrc ('onipaiiy \tagc lhc lllll tccttagc musical wt in I‘)2l)\ gangland \cyy York. The Little Lost Dragon Sat l4 ()ct. 3pm. £4.50 (£4). Scollhli Mask and l’uppci (‘cntrtn h’ It) Balcarrcx ;\y cnuc. Kcly indalc. 33‘) (iIX5. Kcnxpccklc l’llppCh prcxcnty thc talc iii an tithL‘llllll’tlllN young dragon. .-\gC\ 4+.

Books and Storytelling

Harry Hill \Vcd l l (M. (i.3()pin. £5. Royal (‘onccn Hall. 3 Sauchichall Strcct. 353 SM)“. 'l‘hc conicdiaii rcads lTulll lllx lirxt childi‘cn'x hook. 'I'im I/lt' Tiny Ilui'yi'. Scc prcy icyy in Books.


Activities And Fun Royal Museum Art Cart l'niil Sun S .\'oy. 2pm. l‘rcc. Royal .\lll\Clllll. 2

(‘hanihcrx Sticct. 3-1" Jll‘l look out toi thc :\l1 (art yyith trcc lll.tlL‘l‘\ that you cati ll\L‘ to drayy and colour pictiticx Drop in cycnt toi all ago.

The Big Draw 2006 Sun l5 ()ct. l3“ 4 30pm. l-rcc. National (iallcry ot Sc‘itllallil. l‘llL' \1Hlllltl.h:4h:lxl l'lL'L' drayying actiy iticx tor l.tllilllL‘\

Rocket Workshop 'l‘uc I“ ()ct. 3pm £4 12.3w tatiiily tickct {lit 5”, Royal ()hsci‘yatoi'y Visitor ('ciili'c. lilacklord llill. (ms NJtH (ict your lanuly togcthci to build a rockct and \cc ltoyy lai' it yy ill go' (an you gct it to thc moon" Booking C\\L‘


Big Hairy Hamish - The Monster who Caned in (i ( )ct. l.3llpiii & 5pm. to it‘3 £4. latiiily tickctx Ll5 [25». North lidiiihtiigh .-\rt\ (‘ciiti'c. l’ciiiiy yycll (’otirt. 3|5 2|5 l. Scottish ()pcta prcxcnt llll\ iiiuxical adycnttii'c loi‘ uiidci 5x. Simon Thacker Guitar Workshop .\loii l(i()cl. llain. £4 it'l.5li [3i \orili liditihurgh .-\rt\ ('ciitrc. l’ciiiiy yycll (‘oiiit 3 l 5 2 l 5 l. .>\ \yiit'kxltup coiiccit to inspirc lltc yyholc taniily. \\llll ladinhiirgh-htirn clavical guitarist Simon 'l'hackcr. .-\gc\ 3+.

Theatre & Dance

Jason and the Argonauts lllll

IZ Sat l-l ()ct. 7.3(ipiii. £7 apcy {l3 t£4.5() £7 ). 'l‘ray crxc 'l‘hcatrc. ('aiiihridgc Strcct. 23V l—lll-l. SL‘L‘ pl'L‘\iC\\.

Each Peach, Pear, Plumb 'l‘hu l‘) ()ct. l lain & ani. to il;3 Ht; taiiiily tickctx £l5-L‘35, .\'orth lzdinhurgh :\l1\ ('cnlrc. l’cniiy yycll ('ourt. 3|5 3|5 l. .'\:.‘L‘\ 3 7. lidinhurgli’x l’uppct l.ah adapt Jaiict and Allan .-\hlhcrg\ rhyming \lttl').


Books & Storytelling

Stories under the Stars \\ctl l.\‘ ()ct. 3pm £4 i£3t. lanuly tickct {lit 5” Royal ()l\\t‘i‘\.itiii‘y \ ixitoi‘ ('ciitic. lilackloid “Ill, Mix 8404 (Ea/c tip into ihc \l.lll.ll‘ plaiictariiini and ll\lt'll to \toricx ot ihc \l.ll\. including that ot :\ll\lli\lllc‘tl.l MN I\ in dangci ot hciiig catcn by .i \ca nioiNci' \gcx J In Hooking k‘\\k‘lill.ll

Outside the cities

Activities And Fun

Kids 60 Free in October t'iiiil inc 3| Oct. \aiioux ycnucx. Scotland. lll\lttl'lc Scotland llll'it\\\ opcii tlic \liwh [U ll\ [‘l’iljk'l'llt‘\ litl ll't‘t‘ you‘ic unch lo and accoiiipanicd by an adult Scc \\\\\\.lll\litl'l\' \cotlaiid/ktdxgtilicc lot iiioic iiiloriiiation.

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Theatre & Dance

Jason and The Argonauts Sat ()ct. 3pm. (-1.81) (Hi l’aixlcy ,\ii\ ('cnlic. \L'“ Sll‘t‘t‘l. l’ahlt‘). ‘53—. NH”. SL‘C

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Jason and The Argonauts Mon 0 ()ct. l..5(lplll. [5 \lothciyycll l'hcatic. ('iy ic ('cntrc. \Vitidtiiillhill Sticct. Motltci'yy cll. olmx WSW)” St-t- picyicyy Lion of Kabul l'uc Ill ()ct. Ill Want A {.3llpiii. £5 (Hi. .\lacRol\crt. l'niycixiiy ot Stirling. Stirling. (Him Jootioo .\li\cd tiicdia childrcn‘x \llil\\ about Marian thc lion yyho \lll'\ iycd ihc yyoild‘x llithl dangcroux /oo.

Jason and The Argonauts lllt‘ It) ()ct. llttlll. [5. .-\daiii Snitth lhcatic. liciiiiochy Road. Kti'kcaldy. HI5‘)2

4 l 302‘). Scc [H'C\ icyy.

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 12-14 Oct then touring

Harpies, fire-breathing bulls, dragons - Jason and the Argonauts has no shortage of combative characters. Add to that Jason, his family, Medea and over 50 Argonauts and you’ll understand the difficulties facing Visible

Fictions’ director, Douglas Irvine.

Adapting the famous myth for the stage has certainly been a challenge for the Glasgow-based theatre company. Particularly given the entire show is performed by just two actors. ‘They’re flipping back and forward all over the place,” laughs Irvine. ‘lt’s a really fast production, and great fun.’

The set has also posed a few problems. Jason journeys across the ocean in a vast ship, visiting palaces and passing through clashing rocks. There’s also the question of scale, which those who have seen the film version will know, is all important in making Jason look small in the face of mighty beasts. Irvine’s ingenious solution was to enlist the help of some well-loved toys.

‘I wanted a very playful approach to the show so it’s just like two boys playing,’ explains Irvine. ‘We’re using paper planes and boats, an Action Man and sword fights with sticks.’ Playfulness aside, the show tackles some pretty intense subjects revenge, growing up, families, betrayal. The show is aimed at ‘ages 9 and beyond’ as the company puts it, summing up the popularity Wsible Fictions enjoys with both adults and children.

‘We’ve spent a lot of time making sure the story is clear and the language accessible,’ says Irvine. ‘And although we’re dealing with myth, the two characters are basically like clowns which is how we connect with a 9- year-old. And adults know they’ll see something which speaks to an audience, regardless of their developmental stage.’ (Kelly Apter)