Anne Frank in I/lt’ ll'nr/(l uses the diary of this young girl to explore not only the rise and reign of the Nazis in
Europe and the persecution of Jews. but
also the state of racism in society today. The exhibition features photographs of
' Anne and her family. and their annexe. hidden behind a bookcase. where they
lived for two years hiding from Nazis
. in ()ccupied Holland. Excerpts from Anne‘s diary help ﬂesh out the exhibits
until her story lives easily in the imagination. But the story doesn't end with Anne. The exhibition goes on to bring the tragedy of over 40 years ago up to date by showing children other forms of fascism. alive and kicking today. The final exhibits questioning children's attitudes towards people who are ‘different‘ to themselves help them confront the issue head on. (Gabe Stewart)
Anne Frank in the War/(l. Sent/um! Street School .l'luseum. 225 Sent/(1nd S/reel (opposite Shields Road l/'Il(/(’l't’l'(lllllll Stu/furl). 42‘) I202. Ultli/ Sun 25 Sept daily [Hum ~-5/m1. Sun
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Glasgow Museuaas' Annual Art Competition celebrates its 90th birthday, and this year features work selected from over 3000 entries from Strathclyde and Central Region. Ages of competitors range from five to eighteen, although most are teenagers. Jem Fraser, Head of Education, responsible for the competition, says its aim is to
among young people. ‘We’re encouraging young people to create their own art work using Glasgow Museums as their stimulus.’
during a museum visit and leave it there, or, increasingly, they identify their source material at the museum,
prior to starting the project. The entries include a lair share of interpretations of Masters, such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt, and drawings inspired by the arms and
Children can either produce the work
then go away and research the subject
armour, or the animal exhibits in the ; natural history displays (spot the
dinosaurs). But a quick look at the
f medal winners proves the entries are as diverse as the museum contents
they reflect: bronze medallists from the John Paul Academy produced a computer-designed ethnographic shopping bag; Guarry Bray Primary
came up with a papier maché
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ornamental plate based on a New Guinea marriage ornament, and
- Brannoch High created a wooden fire- screen based on textiles at the Burrell
Collection. The latter two won gold medals for their work. The prizegiving ceremony will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 20 September at Kelvingrove, where they’ll remain on display until Sunday 23 October. (Gabe Stewart) Annual Art Competition for Young People, Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, 221 9600. Daily 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Free.
Rain or shine, our at-a-glance guide will see you through. Events are listed under outdoors or indoors columns, and then divided by city. kids listings compiled by Gabe Stewart.
Activrttes and Fun
I Bodging in the Woods Craigend Visitors Centre. Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. near Milngavie. 956 6100. Sat and Sun 10 and l 1 Sept. 10am—4pm. £10 per day. Learn the ancient woodcraft of bodging and make your own spoons. stools and spurtles.
Activities and Fun
I Marathon Migrators Aberlady Bay Reserve. meet at Aberlady Bay Car Park.
half a mile beyond Aberlady on the A 198, i
tel Damion Willcock 556 5856. Sun 18 Sept. 1 lam-— 1 pm. Free. The warden shows off the reserve's teeming wildlife. especially the long-distance migrating species returning to Africa from their Arctic breeding grounds.
I Wildfowl Count Linlithgow Loch. tel MalColm Porteous 447 ()539. Sun 1 1 Sept. 9.15am—noon. Free. A variation on counting sheep. guaranteed to keep you awake.
I Edinburgh 200 Corstorphine Road. 334 9171. Daily 9am—6pm. £5.10 (£2.70) £14 family (two adults and two children). At these prices you‘ll want to get the most out of a day trip to the zoo. So don‘t forget the Penguin Parade 2pm daily. in front of the penguin enclosure. followed by penguin feeding. Sea lions are fed at 4pm.
I Birdspotting Threipmuir and Bavelaw. meet at Threipmuir car park. Balemo. tel Malcolm Porteous 447 ()539. Sat 17 Sept. 9.30am-12.30pm. Free.
I Alive and Dancing: 25 Years of the Scottish Ballet Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 357 3929. Tue 13 Sept—Sun 8 Jan. Daily 10am-5pm. Sun 1 1am—5pm. Free. Costumes. props and photographs accompany a series ofeducational workshops which delve behind the scenes of this internationally famous ballet company.
I David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm McLellan Galleries. 270 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1864. Until Sun 16 ()ct. Daily 10am—5pm. Sun
1 lam—5pm. Free. A chance for children to see full-size illustrations of David Hockney‘s interpretations of familiar and not-so-familiar fairy tales.
I Granpa’s Guiet 0ay Black Box Puppet Theatre. Scottish Mask and Puppet Theatre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Sat 10 Sept. 2pm. £2.50 (£1.50). An old man and his grandson try to spend a peaceful afternoon in his beautiful garden. This warm. gently humorous and visually exciting play involves puppets. storytelling. and a little audience participation.
I SCOTTISH MASK AHD PUPPET CENTRE 8—10Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185.
Fish Tales Sat 17 Sept. 2pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Two short stories performed by Sheena Dixon of Solo Theatre Arts ~ the first about a carp. is called The Dragon (fate. the second. a cautionary tale about misbehaving. is called ’l’urt/e Soup.
The Adventuresof Huck Finn
I I Filmhouse Children‘s Matinees Lothian
Road. 228 2688. £2.20 (£1.50). Films start at 2.30pm. Sat 10 Sept 'l'lte .‘it/l‘t'flflll't'S of Huck l’irm (PG); Sat 17 Sept M. Hit/()1 'x Holiday (U).
I Happy Families Museum of Childhood.
' High Street. 225 2424. Until Sat 10 Septt.
daily 10am—6pm. Free. This exhibition contrasts families of the past and present. Children can enter a prize draw by
drawing a picture or writing a story about their family.
- I Kidnapped South Queensferry
Museum. High Street. South Queensferry.
i 331 5545. Until Mon 3 Oct, Mon. Fri. Sat
10am—1pm and 2.15—-5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Free. Try the Kidnapped quiz and play the Treasure Island board game in this highly imaginative exhibition produced by pupils from Dalrneny. lichline and Queensferry Primary Schools.
I Jekyll or Hyde? City Art Centre. Market Street. 225 2424. Until Sat 1 ()ct. Daily 10am—6pm. Sun l—Spm. Free. Activities and workshops for children in this exhibition exploring the complex personality of R1.S.
Activities and Fun
I Woodcraft Folk Weekend Kelburn Country Park. Fairlie. Ayrshire. 0475 568685. Sat and Sun 10 and l 1 Sept. 11am—4pm. £3.50 (£2). 6+ years. Face painting and parachute games will be going on outdoors. as well as the usual going-on at Kelburn. which include The Secret Forest. horse-riding and adventure courses. There's also an indoors games hour planned 2—3pm. which will feature games such as ()ctopus. Lemonade. Dracula. Giants. Elves and Wizards. and Co-operative Tig among many others. If it rains. all events will go indoors. so the kids can be sure of a good day whatever the weather.
I Going Batty Kelburn Country Park. Fairlie. Ayrshire. 0475 568685. Sat and Sun 17 and 18 Sept. Ham—12.30pm and 1.30—4pm. £3.50 (£2). Special bat workshops where children can. as well as
learn lots and lots about bats. make bat
mobiles. masks and have their faces painted. There's a talk and slide show at 2pm. and a dusk bat walk 111 the evening.
: weather permitting.
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