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GLASGOW GLASGOW MACKINTOSH & HIS PALS THREE AGES POETRY SLAM Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Tron Theatre, Sun 7 Apr, Museum, Sat 1 & Sun 2 Feb, Dress up, create Three teams of poets go head-to- your own finger puppets and re-enact head in this poetry slam competition, the enchanting fairy tale of The Frog divided up into age categories Prince. ‘Teens’n’Twenties’, ‘Thirtysomethings’ and ‘Old Enough to Know Better’. ART FOR BABY Hosted by Robin Cairns. Gallery of Modern Art, every Tuesday, Feb, Get creative with the little ones: weekly art sessions in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Best suited for ages under 2.

CHINESE NEW YEAR Riverside Museum, Sat 8 Feb, As we step into the Year of the Rat, celebrate the Lantern festival, dress up in traditional costumes and learn all about the magical world of the Chinese Zodiac animals.

classical music for the little ones. Watch Peppa learn to conduct an orchestra while you dance and sing along. Also touring, see for details. WEE ADVENTURERS ON THE MOVE Riverside Museum, Mon 17 Feb, Mon 16 Mar, Super fun toddler sessions with messy play, storytelling and museum artefacts. Suitable for ages 2–5.

WEE WRITE Mitchell Library, Sat 7 Mar, A family-friendly programme of activities and readings featuring a mix of authors, illustrators and storytellers.

THE EXTRAORDINARY TIME- TRAVELLING ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN The Stand, Sat 21 & Sun 22 Mar, A group of award- winning comedians tell fascinating stories about the life of Baron Munchausen, filled with funny, magical and cheesy elements. EDINBURGH

PEPPA PIG: MY FIRST CONCERT Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sun 9 & Mon 10 Feb, An interactive and fun introduction to WEE TREASURES Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Sat 1 Feb,

The Selfish Giant, part of Puppet Animation Festival

A magical multi-sensory storytelling session, inspired by paintings in the gallery. Best suited for ages 2–5. their thoughts on the art works on display.

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS & THE MISSING SHORTBREAD Scottish Storytelling Centre, Sat 8 Feb, scottishstorytellingcentre. com Join traditional storytellers Brooke Conway and Hannah Mathieson as they travel through Scotland exploring mythical and mystical creatures.

CRAFTY BURDIES Scottish Storytelling Centre, Fri 14 Feb, Join Robin Redbreast on his adventures at this storytelling, singing and crafting session where you can create him and Jenny Wren from paper and make them a cosy nest. WALK, TALK, MAKE: WINTER Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), Sat 15 Feb, Interactive art and music sessions with storytelling and indoor sculpture-hunting. Suitable for ages under 5.

FAMILY ART TOURS Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Sat 29 Feb, Short, informative and interactive tours to introduce art to children and encourage the whole family to share

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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WOODWIND St Cecilia’s Hall, Sat 29 Feb, Explore one of the world’s largest clarinet collections, learn all about these elegant instruments and make your own pan flute. Suitable for ages 5–11. THE SLIGHTLY ANNOYING ELEPHANT Festival Theatre Studio, Fri 6–Sun 8 Mar, David Walliam’s bestselling children’s book is transformed into an entertaining and visually captivating show featuring a larger than life puppet elephant. Also touring, see for details.

SOUP GROUP The Stand, Sat 14 Mar, thestand. Making a soup is easy, but when you keep getting distracted, not so much. Funny and silly physical comedy with two chefs creating some delicious chaos. Suitable for ages 5+. OUT OF TOWN

SCO: BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS Byre Theatre, St Andrews, Thu 6 Feb, Live music experience for the wee ones presented by various Scottish Chamber Orchestra musicians in a relaxed environment. THE WHIRLYBIRD Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, Sat 22 Feb, A friendly bird struggles to learn how to fly until a special flying seed comes along, in this eco-friendly show. Also touring, see for details.

CHILDREN’S CLASSIC CONCERTS: TARTAN TALES Caird Hall, Dundee, Sat 29 Feb, Musical adventure with a mini-orchestra discover Scotland’s fascinating myths and legends while keeping an eye out for Nessie.

XXX SCO: STAN AND Xxxx Xxxx MABEL Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Sat 8 Feb; City Halls, Glasgow, Sun 9 Feb, Music-loving dog and cat Stan and Mabel are back for another storytelling adventure with presenter Chris Jarvis and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. See preview,

page 73. Also touring, see for details. THE SECRET GARDEN Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 11 & Wed 12 Feb, Ros Sydney adapts this new version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s well- loved story. See preview, page 74. Also touring,

see for details. ZOG: LIVE ON STAGE King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Wed 12–Sat 15 Feb, freckleproductions. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s charming picture-book about a dragon who tries to earn a golden star at

Madam Dragon’s school is adapted for the stage. See preview, page 74. JAY FOREMAN’S DISGUSTING SONGS The Stand, Glasgow, Sat 28 & Sun 29 Mar, Songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages from comedian Jay Foreman. See preview, page 74.

PUPPET ANIMATION FESTIVAL Various venues, Edinburgh, Sat 28 Mar–Sat 18 Apr, puppetanimationfestival. org Plenty of family fun at the UK’s largest and longest-running annual feast of puppet-based entertainment. Also touring, see kids for details. xxxx


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