Events lor children are listed by city. then by category. then alphabetically by venue. Events will be listed. provided that details reach our otlices at least ten days belore publication. Kids Listings compiled by Beatrice Colin.


Activities and Fun

I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 553 4145. The Art Oi Illustration Wed 5 Aug. 10am—noon (6- 10 years). 1—3pm (11—14 years). £4. John Vernon Lord illustrated The Nonsense Verse ()f Edward Lear. Aesop 's Fables and The Gianllam .S'andwich. The Gallery is currently running a retrospective of this imaginative artist‘s work and. to coincide. a day of workshops is planned for children. Learn how to draw facial expression. movement and perspective and create your own cartoon flipchart. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725.

ilaggs Medieval Medley Bookable workshops to run alongside the Glasgow International Early Music Festival. A day-by-day guide with age range in brackets:

Listen To The Kings And Cueens And Make A Crown Sun 9 Aug. 2.15pm. (4—7).

Dress Up And Dance Like Mary Queen 0i Scots Mon 10 Aug. 10.15am and 2.15pm. (6—12).

WeaveA Sample Oi Cloth Tue 11 Aug. 2.15pm. (7—12).

Make A Herbal Tussle Mussie And Protect Yoursell From The Plague Wed 12. 10.15am and 2.15pm. (6—12).

Make Music With A Medieval Musician Wed 12 and Thurs 13 Aug. 2.15pm. (7—12).

I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 330 4221 . ext 5517/5431.

From Apprentice To Master Mon 3—Fri 17 Aug. 9.30—1 1.30am and 1.30—3.30pm. Free. One session per child. To complement the current exhibition. explore the artistic techniques ofJames McNeil Whistler and participate in a range of practical activities.

I THE OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

Scottish Youth Theatre Workshops Mon 3—Sat 8 Aug. 1(larn—5pm. £25. Only a few places left on Glasgow's launch pad to the dizzy heights of stardom. Learn all the skills involved in acting and theatre production and at the end of the week perform a production. (11—14).

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.

Creative Tile Painting Fri 31 July. 2—3.30pm. £1. (4—8). Numbers for craft sessions are limited to twenty. so booking is advisable.

Mask Making Fri 7 Aug. 2—3.30pm. £1.

I SUNDUSTERS 1992 Until 15 Aug. Various venues. To become a member of the Sunbuster Club and to receive a membership card. Sunbuster comic. badge. attendance card and reduced rates to events. bring a passport size photo and £1 to any venue. For details and full programme phone 0698 67515. Below is a selected guide with age range in brackets:

See The Snow Queen tor tree! Competition. bottom right

I DELLSHILI. CULTURAL CENTRE 0698 841831. John Grant Visit Mon 3 Aug. 2.30—3.30pm. Free. Author of He-Man. She-Ra and Transformers on the logistics of creating superheroes. (7—9). I PAT CULLINAN CENTRE Logans Road. Motherwell. 0698 54878. I Top Cat and Tail: Mon 3 Aug. 10.30am—12.30pm. Members 65p; non-members £1.20. Feline musical tun with an alley cat spectacular. (7 + ). I ALLANTON COMMUNITY CENTRE Main Street. New Mains. 0698 21740. Rainbow Days. ‘The Green Day' Tue 4 Aug. 10.30am—noon. Members 65p; non-members £1 .20. An environmentally friendly day with songs. painting. and dancing. (Under 8). I AOUATEC Monteith Road. Motherwell. 0698 76464. Ice Karaoke Wed 5 Aug. l.30—3.45pm. Members£1;non-members £1 .80 (inc skate hire). Prizes for the best-dressed pop star. I PATHER COMMUNITY CENTRE Caledonian Road. Wishaw. 0698 372663. Creepy Capers Thurs 6 Aug. 10.30am—12.30pm. Members 65p; non-members £1.20. Face painting. ghost stories. mask and spell-making. (7+ ). I DALZELL ESTATE Motherwell. The Mystery 01 the Green Lady Mon 10 Aug. l—4pm. Free. Help create a mystifying drama. In case of bad weather. this event will be held in Motherwell Concert Hall. (8+). I VIEWPARK GLEN Uddingston. Treasure Hunt Tue 11 Aug. 2pm. Free. Follow the natural clues which lead through the glen to the treasure. (8+ ). I POLLOK DEMONSTRATION GARDENS Pollok House. 632 9299. Pollok Family Day Sat 1 Aug. 10am—5pm. Free. A whole day of fun with pipe music. puppets. ventriloquists. stilt walkers. steam traction engines. gorillas on bicycles. bouncy castles. pony rides.

displays. croquet. mask making. a vintage car from 1943. wartime recipe demonstrations and loads ofother stalls. exhibitions and fun. Free buses run from Drumchapel. Easterhouse. Pollok. Castlemilk. George Square and Maryhill at 11am. noon. 1pm and 4pm.



Mr Bones Sat 8 Aug. 11am. Rattling good fun with Mr B. and his puppet friends.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 227 5511.

The Snow Queen and Puppet Cabaret Mon lO—Sat 15 Aug. Mon 7pm. Tue—Wed 10.30am and 2.30pm. and Thurs—Sat 2.30pm and 7pm. £4.50. The internationally acclaimed and well-travelled Presto Puppet Theatre in two productions which use half-size rod and string puppets. The classic tale of the evil queen who wants to turn all children into snowflakes is followed by a fast moving van'ety show. See Competition below.

I THE OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

Sherlock Holmes And The Tiger 01 San Pedro Tue 4—Thurs 6 Aug. 2.30pm. £2. Aided and abetted by sidekick. Doctor Watson. Holmes. the master of deduction. solves another baffling mystery. The Northumbcrland Theatre Company in a classic Conan Doyle thriller. (9+ ).

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.

Uncle Les's Magic And Puppet Show Wed 5 Aug. 1pm. Kids £1 ; adults£1 .50. Entertainment. songs. jokes and the chance to help Uncle Les and his puppets. Cheeko The Clown Sat 8 Aug. 1pm and 3pm. Kids £1:adults£1.50. The big red nose is back. Audience participation guaranteed.

The Little Red Riding Hood and The One Pig Thurs 13 Aug. 1pm. Kids£1;adults£1.50.

Pictish Puppets in a rewrite of two classic fairy tales both of which feature a wolf.


Activities and Fun

I EDINBURGH CITY LIBRARIES 557 2480. Summer Fun Until 15 Aug. Your local library is a hive of activity this summer with storytelling. competitions. visits from children's authors. kite-making sessions. performances from Mr Bones and the chance to squirm with a host of creepy crawlies from the Edinburgh Butterfly And Insect World. All sessions are free but entry is by ticket only. Call the above number for programme and tickets or drop into your library.

I ROYAL DOTANIC GARDENS Inverleith Row. 552 7171.

Making an impression Wed 5 and Wed 12 Aug. 10am—2pm. £2. Which plants did the dinosaurs eat and how can we tell? A fascinating look at fossils and their capacity for preserving the imprint of past life. Activities include recreating the unique shapes of plant fossils with paint and plaster of Paris moulds. Bring a packed lunch. Booking is recommended. (7—14).

I NORTH BERWICK SWIMMING POOL Children's Fun Gala Thurs 30 July and Thurs 7 Aug. 2.30pm. Kids 75p: adults £1.50. Splash around in the pool. join in the games and competitions. and watch the radio-controlled power boat display.


I THE NETHERBOW 43—45 High Street. 556 9579.

The Well At The World's End Fri 31 Jul. 2.30pm. Kids £1.50; adults £2.50. A collection of Scottish tales by Ian Turbitt‘s Puppets including The Princess And The Seal and Finn McCool And The Giants.

I THE PLAYHOUSE 18—22 Greenside Place. 557 2590.

The Care Bears Magic Show Sat 1 Aug. 2.30pm. £3.50. Songs. adventure and general pantomine from the bears who care about something or other.


I KELDURN COUNTRY PARK Fairlie. Ayrshire. 0475 568685.

Fair Play at Kelbum Sun 9 Aug. 1.30pm. Entry to centre. kids£1 .50; adults £3. An afternoon of traditional Scottish street games including peever. whips and peeries and girds and cleeks.


See Presto Puppets‘ production ofthe frosty tale ofthe evil Snow Queen and their spectacular Puppet Cabaret absolutely free. We have five sets of family tickets (four per winner) for Saturday 15 August at 7pm. Just answer this phenomenally easy question and send it to us before Thursday 13 August when the draw will take place. Please enclose your daytime phone number.

Who wrote The Snow Queen?

a. Beatrix Potter b. Hans Christian Andersen

c. William Shakespeare

Send to SNOW QUEEN COMPETITION. The List. 179 Buchanan Street. Glasgow. GI 2J2.

48'l’he List 31 July— 13 August 1992