I CliILOREll’S SllMMER WORKSHOPS Mon 1- Fri 5 Jul; Mon o-Frl 12 Jul, loam-3pm. Strathclyde Art Centre, 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Already caught a d of restless summer holiday blues? Well a cure is close at hand. For two whole weeks, Glasgow City Council are running art workshops tor 6-12-yearolds, including: Viking Ship Construction, Atrican Village Dance, Drumming and Orarna, Circus Skills, Face Painting, Egyptian Jewellery and Costume Making and Orarna Workshops with Hopscotch Theatre (above), and all for the princely sum oi £2 per day. lunchtime supervision and entertainment is provided (bring own packed lunch), and kids should dress in old, loose clothing as some event are quite messy.
Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by activity. Kids listings compiled by Kelly McMenamln
Activities And Fun
I Pond Monsters Sun 7 Jul. 2—3.30pm. Craigend Visitor Centre, Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Nr Milngavie, 956 6100. You might not find Nessie. but this fun afternoon of water antics promises to yield lots of slimy sludge worms. backswimmers and more.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
I Billion The DWI! Shout Kelbum Castle and Country Centre. Fairlie. Largs, 01475 568685. Admission to Centre: £4 (£2.50). Kelbum Country Centre start their programme of weekend events with this colourful pantomime about a mischievous ghost who plays tricks on people that he’s really very afraid of. Before he can make his way back home, he has to do one good deed. But is he capable? Go along and ﬁnd out. Performances are at 2pm and 4pm, with lots of singing and face painting to add to the fun.
Activities And Fun
I Children’s Summer Workshops Mon 1-5 Jul; Mon 8—12 Jul. 10am—3pm. Strathclyde Arts Centre. 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. See photo caption.
I Make Your Own Sculpture Tue 2-Sat 6 Jul. 10.30am-12.30pm or 2.30—4.30pm. £5 for week. CCA. 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Leading Glasgow artist and cartoonist David Shrigley gives 9-12- year-olds the chance to design. make and paint their very own sculpture in this week-long workshop. Booking essential. I Theatre Skills Workshops Mon 15—19 Jul; Mon 22-26Ju1. 9.30am—4.30pm. £28—£35. Mitchell Theatre. 287 551]. Ages 8-14 years. For two weeks, the Mitchell Theatre are offering budding young theatre types the chance to gain hands-on experience in the backstage crafts of lighting. sound effects. design and set-building, so if you don't want to put your daughter/son on the stage. put them behind it. Advance booking necessary.
I Jemha Puddle-Ouck Sat 29 Jun. 2pm. Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale. 339 6185. £3 (£2). Ages 4-8. lan Turbitt breathes new life into Beatrix Potter’s well-loved
character with this puppet adaptation. When the farmer's wife refuses to let Jemima hatch her own eggs. a foxy looking ‘gentleman‘ with a fondness for eggs and ducklings offers to lend a hand . I Pinocchio Wed 3—6 Jul. Wed/Thurs. Sat llam.2pm; Fri 4pm.7pm. £4.50 (£3). King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. 287 5511. Presto Puppet Theatre‘s full stage puppet extravaganza about the little wooden boy who wanted to be real.
I The Singing Kettle Seaside Special SIIOW Mon 8—13 Jul. 10.30am Tue—Thurs; 1.30pm Mon-Sat; 6.30pm Fri/Sat. Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. £7 (£6). Family ticket £l8—£2l. They just can’t seem to hang on to their kettles. this lot. This time they're been washed out to sea. and yep. you guessed it. they need your help to get them back. So join Cilia. Artie. Gary and Jane on the Good Ship Kettle and plunder the ocean for a booty of fun. song and audience participation — and don‘t forget to wear your knotted hanky.
I Maisle The Cat Sat 6 Jul—25 Aug. Sc0tland Street Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Aileen Paterson‘s lovable Morningside cat ventures into Glasgow. ﬁlling the walls of the museum with illustrations from the popular books. There will be regular story-telling sessions throughout the exhibition. and Aileen Paterson herself will read. paint pictures and sing songs on Sat 6 Jul at 2pm (tickets £2).
Activities And Fun
I Media Education Creativity Workshops Sat 29 Jun—l2 Jul. Greyfriars Church Hall and Kirkyard. Info: 556 5565. See photo capnon.
I Oulckies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 225 7534. Sat 29 Jun. 2.15pm. Free ﬁve-minute talk for children entitled ‘Two Parasols'. plus a special look at the animals on Sun 30 Jun. 3pm. While you’re there. don't miss the excellent new gallery/tr! And Industry. packed full of interesting artefacts and memorabilia from the past. and loads of fun interactive exhibits.
I Summer Workshops Mon 8—Fri 12 Jul, 10.30am—4pm (8—10 years); Mon 15—Fri 19 Jul. 10.30am—4.30pm(1l—l3 years); Mon 22—Sat 27 Jul. 10.30am—5pm (14-18 years). £35. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Tread the boards this summer holiday. with a week- long theatre workshop at the Lyceum. Covering music. movement, voice and props. a skilled team of professionals will lead stage-struck youngsters through the rudiments of original theatre. with a live performance to an invited audience at the end of the week. Advance booking essential.
I Hip Hop and Streetdance Workshop Thurs 11 Jul. 4—5.30pm. £5 (£4). Dance Base. Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street. 225 5525. Over 14s. Pauline Smith and her fresh young company Kultyer Dance Theatre take you through the latest moves in this energetic and fun dance style. No experience necessary. but wear loose clothing and trainers.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Actlvltles And Fun
I Willi. Olscoverles Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Millf'reld, Livingston Village. 01506 414957. £2.20 (£1.10 plus
£1 for materials). Ages 5-12. Join the Almond Valley Discovery Team for a fun- packed summer holiday. Each week a different craft or science is highlighted. with sessions taking place Mon-Fri at
l lam. 2pm and 4pm. First up is Sponge Printing (Mon 1—5 Jul). where you can explore the traditional Scottish art of pottery. make colourful stamps and decorate your own bowl. The following week is Moving Pictures (Mon 8—12 Jul). :1 chance for all budding Walt Disneys to learn about cartoons and try their hand at making zoetropes and ﬂickbooks.
I Paisley Festival Until 6 Jul. See festival brochure for full details (Tel: 886 1997). Kids’ highlights over the next few days include: Art Play Umbrella Fri 28 Jun. 5pm (circus performance); Sat 29/Sun 30. 10.30am (circus workshop). Festival Tent. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Mr Boom. Tue 2 Jul. l0.30am. £1.75. Paisley Town Hall. Abbey Close. 887 1007. Sma’ Shot Day Sat 6 Jul. 11am—5pm. Abbey Close.
I Singing Kettle Seaside Special Mon 1—6 Jul. Mon/Tue. Thurs/Fri 2.30pm. 6.30pm; Wed 11am. 2.30pm; Sat 10.30am. 2.30pm. 6.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. £6 (£5); family ticket £21. See Glasgow listing.
I MEDIA EOIICATIOll SUMMER SCHOOL Sat 29th Jun-12 .lul. Creylriars Church Hall and Kirkyard. into: 556 5565. 235-265. Wee Bobby and his master won’t be the only ghost in Creyirlars
Kirk this summer, when youngsters aged 8—18 take part In a series oi ghoulish workshops based on the theme of Scottish spooks. Participant can script, shoot and dub their own ‘Hammy Horror’ video or radio piece (ages 11-14), re- interpret Tam O’Shanter (ages 8-12) or explore issues facing young people today (ages 12-16). Phone to book a
MEDIA EDUCATION manual:
Media Summer Schools June 29th - July 12th 1996
9 Make a creepy video or radio programme on location in Greyfriars Kirkyard. (Ages 10 - 14) 9 Find out about a career in the media, become a radio journalist for a week. (Ages 12 - 16) e Re-live the tale of Tam O’Shanter using art, dance, drama, music St multimedia. (Ages 8 - 12)
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