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Activities and Fun I AROUND AND ABOUT

Streatbiz Final event in the summer activities is the Carnival Parade. Glasgow Playschemes and Emergency Exit Arts have been working towards this in their summer activities but all children are welcome. Dress up in carnival clothes and join the parade at Buchanan Street at 3pm. Sat 5 Aug. The theme is ‘Get on board the gravy train‘. The procession will wind through Glasgow. music provided by the band Crocodile Style. to the grand finale in George Square at 3.45pm where Emergency Exit Arts have some surprises in store. Magic Bob Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. 0236 737235. Conjuring tips for mini magicians. 28 Jul. 1 lam and 2pm. Free. The Singing Kettle Carnival ‘89 Pavilion Theatre. 332 1846. Free. To guarantee places, book tickets from Box Office. 2 Aug Ham—noon. The Kettle Chart Show. Come dressed to represent your favourite Singing Kettle record. ‘The Train to Glasgow" should be popular. I EAST KILBRIDE LIBRARIES Circus Reading Parade Running until 19 Aug, a project involving membership cards. charts. diaries and of course books to keep kids busy. The Amazing Mr Bones and his Travelling Puppet Theatre provide the fun at the presentation ceremony at the end of the scheme. Free. I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 1185. Open every day of the year. 10am—6pm in summer. Kids £1.50; Adults £2.60. I GOLDBERGS 21 Candlcriggs.5521209. Lego Display Until 13 Aug. If your mother is trailing you round the shops for your new school gear. manoeuvre her in here to the 4th floor where there's a display of over 20 models of Lego. Enter the competition with Lego prizes and build something yourself. Admission 50p (refundable if buying Lego over £3.50). Store hours 9am—5.30pm Mon—Sat; 12.30—5pm Sun. I HAGGS CASTLE St Andrews Drive . Pollokshields. 427 2725. Popular summer activites, must be booked. Admission free. only two activities per child. Age range given in brackets. Places still available for: 28 Jul 10.15am Weaving (7—12).Storytime Drawing (4—7). 29 Jul 2.15pm Street Games (6—9). Bookmarks (7—12). 2Aug 10.15am Gingerbread (6—9); Storytime (4—7). 3Aug 10.15am Heraldry (7—12);2. 15pm Victorian Entertainments. 4Aug 10.15am Dressing Up (7—12): 2.15pm Weaving (7—12). 7Aug 10.15am licrbs(7—12);2.15pm Croquet (8—12). 8Aug 10.15am Printing (4—7): 2. 15pm

Street Games (6-9). Fans (8— l 2).

9Aug 10.15am Bookmarks (7—12). Storytime Drawing (+97): Pancakes (5—8). Candlemakirth—l2).

IOAug 10.15am Archery (8—12): 2. 15pm Finger Puppets (5-8). Tilemaking (7—12). Pollok Family Day 5 Aug. Aetivities will be run by llaggs Castle staff throughout the day. Phone llaggs for details.

I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 330 543 1.

Whistlerthe Printmaker 1—1 1 Aug (weekdays). lilam—noon: 2—4pm. Activity sessions where children can learn about the techniques of lithography. examine Whistler‘s own tools. view prints and experiment with woodcut printing. (7—15 years). Phone to book place. one session per child. Free.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.

Workshops Aimed at 8— 12 year-olds. these sessions are free but places limited. so booking advised. Each session 2—4pm.

28 Jul (‘reepie crawlies galore. learn how

to make them.

31 Jul-3 Aug Children‘s Festival Week Craft Sessions. All sort ofcrafts to try and games to play in daily craft sessions.

4 Aug Drama Workshop led by Catch Theatre Company based on ‘Kate and the Big Crunch‘ which they will present at night.(See Theatre). Entry by ticketonly. 5 Aug Squeezy Bottle 2. Another chance to turn junk into something else.


I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street Paisley. 887 1010.

The Catlrom Outerspace (U) 31 Jul. 1.30pm. Comedy as stranded cat uses his powers to get gold for spaceship repairs. Kids 50p; Adults£l.

The Love Bug (L7) 3 Aug. 1.30pm. The first film about that crazy VW, llerbie. Kids 50p; Adults£l.


I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.

Jack O'Lantern Shadow Puppet Theatre 29 Jul. 1.30pm. Old Scottish legends. ‘Mary and the Kelpie‘. ‘The Little Sea Monster‘ and others. brought to life by Jack O‘Lantern. Kids 50p: Adults£1.

Hatrick the Clown 1 Aug. 1.30pm. An hour ofjuggling and games. Kids 50p: Adults £1.

Jugglers Wild 2 Aug. 1.30pm. A good steady eye is needed to watch the antics of this crazy team. Lastsan hour. Kids 50p; Adults £1.

Kate and the Big Crunch 4 Aug. 7pm. Can Kate save the world before tea time'.’ Suitable for (>— 10 year-olds. Kids£l; Adults £2; Family £5.

Alakazam Puppets 5 Aug. 1.30pm. An hour

of fun and puppets presented by Mr



Tired oi ‘winner spots the most three wheeled BMWs’ on the motorway? Then try slotting in a talking book. Tempo have added seven Roald Dahl stories to their list in double packs, each lasting around three hours. To test them i gave a nine year-old Dahl-ek Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. His mother banned the Walkman at meal and bath times as he worked his way through all iourtapes. She thinks he liked them.

Tapes make stories like Dahl's accessible to younger children who can't yet read the books it older brothers and sisters don’t hog the tapes. They're also handy when you’re not up to reading orwatching


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television. Other titles in the series are The Witches, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Danny the Champion oi the World and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator £4.99 each.

For Dahl tans: there are two productions of Dahl stories on the Fringe both showing at Tic Too (Little Marco’s). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is performed by Rob Inglis, and Trick or Treat present James and the Giant Peach. The man himseli, Boald Dahl pertorms the opening ceremony at the Edinburgh Book Festival and later gives a reading from his latest book, Matilda, the story of a girl whose lather thinks she reads too much. (Anna Miller)

Alakazam the Magic Man. KidsSOp; Adultsil.


Activities and fun

I CAMMO PARK 447 7145. Junior Rangers Club Nature club for all schoolkids (parents welcome too). bring warm togs and macs. 10am—noon. 3 Aug Cammo Safari. 10 Aug Woodland Art. I COASTERS 3 West Tollcross. 228 3252. Disco Every Saturday 6.30—10pm. £1.50. Under 185, alcohol-free. I EDINBURGH ZOO Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Open every day of the year, 9am to 6pm; 9.30am on Sundays. Kids £1 .50; Adults £3. Animal-handling classes every hour from 11am daily. and penguin parade. New arrival: at l-lamlyn monkey. first ever to be born in Britain. I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive. 658 1940. Arts Workshops llam—noon. 30p per child. No booking. just turn up. 3 Aug Bannermaking Workshop (second week of a 2 week project). 10 Aug Face painting and badgemaking. I HERMITAGE OF BRAID 447 7145. ilermils Club Every Mon until 7 Aug. 10am—12noon. Holiday nature club for 5— 1 2 year-olds. Take warm togs and macs. 31 Jul Pond frieze/Camouflage games. 7Aug Hunt the Hermit/Duck Race. I PARKS AND OPEN SPACES Free outdoor entertainments. some will transfer indoors if it rains. Check for details at your park. Rosy the Clown 40 minutes ofjuggling. magic. mime and clowning. Suitable for kids age 3 and over. 28 Jul 10.30am Davidsons Mains Park; 3pm Saughton Park. The Clown Jewels Be there for the opening of Professor Von Bonkerbrain‘s Fantasy Factory. Puppet and clown show for ages 5 and over. Lasts an hour. 31 Jul 3pm Pilrig Park. 1 Aug 10.30am Inch Park; 3pm South Queensferry Community Centre. 2Aug 10.30am Brighton Park Portobello; 3pm Jack Kane Centre. 3 Aug 10.30am Princes Street Gdns (by Fountain); 3pm Braidburn Valley Park. 4 Aug 10.30am Davidsons Mains Park; 3pm Saughton Park. I THE ROSS Princes Street Gardens. Kettle Carnival '89 Kids 50p; Adults£l. Best to book; tickets available from Usher Hall Box Office Mon—Sat, 10am—5pm or from the Ross on performance day. Kettle Chart Show 31 Jul. 1 lam. Come dressed as your favourite Singing Kettle record. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. Earthwalks Nature games and activities for 7—14 year-olds. Wed 2 amd 9 Aug. 10am—12noon; 1.30—3pm. Places limited, book in advance from Plant House Reception Area. 552 7171. Free. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. Remember to pop into The Discovery Room Things to do include making your own prints. cross-examining a computer and adding to an old-fashioned recipe book. I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY The Mound. 556 8921 ext 239. Workshops for 6 to 12 year-olds on Victorian pastimes. Admission free. parents welcome. 10.30am—noon. To book place. contact gallery. Famous Figures 31 Jul. Construct a collage frieze of famous people. I 389 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013. Summer Art Classes Sat 29 Jul, 10.30am-12 noon; 1.30—4pm. Artist Emma Graham-Yooll will lead classes for6—12 year-olds in drawing, print-making. model-making and collage. All materials supplied by gallery. £2.50 per one and half hour session. Phone in advance. Sandra Duncan 10.30am-5.30pm. I VENUE Calton Road, 557 3073.

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