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Activities and fun

I BIG NOISE ()ld Athenaeum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

The Space Events for under-12s during summer. organised by Big Noise. responsible for kids‘ events dttring Glasgow I990. Tickets cost 50p and can be booked in advance by telephone or pay at the door.

14 Jul Storytelling for 5-78 year-olds. l lam (45 mins). Slip.

21 Jul Drama workshop forb‘ ~12 year-olds. ll).3()am—12.3()pm. Slip

21 Jul Storytelling for 5~8 year-olds. l lam (45 mins). 50p.

I CRAWFURO THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 9503-137. SummerWorltshops 3-day workshops for 7—12year-olds. Drama. tnask making and craft work leading tip to a performance. 17. 188; l9Jul;31 Jul. 1 & 2Aug. 11am-4pm. Bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes. £3 per day. Limited numbers so book now.

I OOME OE DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 427 1792.

Over (illscientific exhibits to pull. push. ride on. sit on. spin on. Demonstrations at weekends. Open all year. Tue~Sun. 10am—5.3()pm. Kidsil ; Adults £2 (family ticket. 2 adults and up to 3 kids. £5).


Summer Fun Reading Fun Scheme running until 18 Aug. involving lots ofhooks. charts and stickers. (‘ertificates will be awarded at the end of August in a special ceremony with guest Magic Bob. Popinto your local branch for details.


Games, ralts. inllatables Fun sessions (normal pool prices) are running through the school holidays at the following venues;

Govanhill Mon 7 I‘ll. lll.3lls noon; 3--4pm. Pollokshaws Mon-~I‘ri. 10.30am noon; 2—4pm. Whiteinch Mons-ltri. 2 3pm.

Drumchapel Mon. Tue. Thu. l‘ri. ll)am——noon; Wed. 2—-~ipm.

I HAGGS CASTLE 1le St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

Summer Activities Always extremely popular. must be booked (in person or by phone). ()ne activity per child. Admission free. age range given in brackets. (Bring wellics and cagoules for Nature 'l‘rails if wet). At time ofgoing to press. placesstill available for the following:

13 Jul, 10.15am (ilove Puppets (6»9)/Arehery(&-12)2.150m Keep ('ool: Makeafan(8-12).

14Jul.10.153m Street (iames (6—9)/Croquet (8~-12) 2.15pm Finger Puppets (5-8).

Mon 16Jul, 10.15am Mosaic Pictures (4—7) 2.15pm Summer Flowers (8-7 12).

17 Jul. 10.15am Nature Trail (4 ‘7)2.15pm Make a tile (8‘ 12) 18Jul.10.15amHeraldry-(s 12)2.15pm Summer Storytime (4 7)

19Jul, 2.15pmllow we tised todress (7—12).

20 Jul. 10.15am Sugar Mice

(4 7)/Shellwork (7 l2)2.15pl11 Makea

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llow good are you on stilts? A bit shaky? Well, Street Biz have just what you need; they've brought the Arts Play Umbrella back lor another summer tour oi the Strathclyde Region with tree children’s workshops and entertainments (see listings). Would-be big top troupers can spend mornings trying their hands (and legs) at a variety oi circus acts, trom stiltwalking and uni-cycling to acrobatics and juggling. During the afternoon sessions the young artists can relax in the Big Top and watch the prolessionals at work, including No Fit State Circus, a live strong crazy crew lrom Wales with a repertoire at music,

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juggling and circus capers. Green Gingerspecialise in 2-manipulated puppets with wacky names; Kevin Grockle, Gaston le Gouache (described as ‘the thinking woman’s Roll Harris’!) and Nigel Side-Loader, a washing machine that must rate as an unusual hero even tor a sci-ti sterv. The Big Top should perhaps be renamed Big Tepee as The Medicine Show present their Red Indian legends and since no circus should be clownless, Richard Cuming will be tooling around with brooms which become perlorming dogs and a clarinet that lalls apart. As the song says: Come to the circus, come to circus. . . (Rene Taylor)

mask (6—9).

21 Jul. 10.15am llerbs(7—12)2.15pm (‘roquet (8-12).

23 Jul, 10.15am Print a picture (4—7) 2.15mi Summchamplers(8rl2).

24 Jul. 10.158111 Making Faces: ('ollage Portraits (4--7) 2.15pm lleraldry (ti-12). 25 Jul, 2.15pm Nature Trail (4—7) Make a tile (8—12).

26 Jul. 2.15pm (ilove Puppetsto 9)

27 Jul. 10.15am Summer Storytime (4-7) 2.15pm Croquet (8—12).

28 Jul, 10.15am Leaf l’rinting(~t-7) 2.15pm Summer Flowers (8—12).

Mon 30 Jul, 2.15pm Archery(8--12).

31 Jul, 10.15am Street (iames((+ 9) Keep

(‘oolz Make a fan (8—12)2.15pm Sugar Mice (4—7).

1Aug. 10.15am How we used todress (7—12) Makea mask (o—t))2.15pm Shellwork (8—12).

2Aug. 10.15am (‘roquet (8—12). 3Aug.10.153m Nature Trail

(4—7) Victorian Entertainments ((+9) 2.15pm Archery'(S—12). Mon6Aug,10.15amlierhs

(7—12) Storytime (4—7) 2.15pm (‘roquet (is-12) l"ingerl’uppets(5—8).

7Aug, 10.15am Painting & PrintingH—7) 2.15pm (ilove Puppets (6—9)‘Make atile (8—12).

BAug, 10.15am Keep cool: Make a fan (8—12)’Strcet Games (6—9) 2.15pm Leaf Printing (4—7)/Stained glass windows (8—12).

BAug, 2.15pm Archery (8—12).

10 Aug, 10.15am Make a mask (6—9)/Summer Samplers (8—12) 2.15pm How we used to dress (7—12)/Nature Trail (4—7).

11 Aug, 10.15am Mosaic Pictures (4—7)/Shellwork (8—12)2.15pm Croquet (8—12)(Victorian Entertainments (6—9). Mon13. Aug 10.15am Sugar Mice (4—7)/Make a tile (7—12)2.15pm Making Faces: Collage portraits (4—7).

14 Aug, 10.15am llerbs (7—12)2.15pm Archery (8—12)/Summer Storytime (4—7). 15Aug. 10.15am Summer Flowers (8—12)/Street Games (6—9) 2.15pm Finger Puppets (5—8)/lleraldry (8—12).

15 Aug. 2.15pm Croquet (8—12)”Painting& Printing(4—7).

17 Aug, 10.158111 Keep Cool: Make a fan (8—12)/Summer Sweets (4—7) 2.15pm Stained glass windows (8—12)/Glove Puppets (6—9).

18 Aug. 10.15am Archery (8—12)"Make a mask (iv—9) 2.15pm Nature Trail (4—7)/llow we used to dress(b’—12).

I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 330 5-131.

Build a House with Mackintosh Workshops for 7—17 year-olds based on the exhibition of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Architectural Drawings. Activities include touring the exhibition. constructing an architectural model and studying the techniques used by builders in ancient times. 31 Jul—ll) Aug. 9.3(i—11.3()amor1.3(L»3.3()pm.()ne session only per child. Places limited so book early. contact Anne 'I‘ynan or Roslyn Purss. Admission free.

I MCLELLAN GALLERIES Sauehiehall Street.33l 1854.

The All Machine l'ntil lo Aug. Mott—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun. noon—(rpm (late opening until lllpm on Thurs). Exhibits range frotn a large sea monster made from twoold fishing boats to an enormous mask whose mouth is the doorway to a carnival in Venice. Visitors are encouraged to be creative and take part. Variety of workshops. drama. storytelling. writing. computers. animation ongoing every day. Materials. including sand and water. Legobricks and dressing-up gear.are I provided. Play area with specially I designed toys for younger children.

I MOTHERWELL LEISURE SERVICES Sunbusters Summer programme ofevents for kids. Workshops. films. shows. treasure hunts. ('all in at the (‘ivicheatre with a passport photograph and £1 registration fee and join up. (Application forms also available at all Motherwell Libraries). (‘heck out your local community centre for other Sunbuster activities.

Concert Hall 67515.

The Glasgow School of Circus Arts Test your skills at jugglingor uni-cycling. Minimum age 8 years. Numbers limited. please book itt advance. ZUJul. mam-noon. Members 5(1p;Non-members£l.

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