Activities And Fun
Magic And Mystery Week Sat 12—20 Oct. Daily 10am—6pm. Kelburn Country Centre. Fairlie. Ayrshire. 01475 568685. Entry to centre £4 (£2.50). A week-long programme of magical merriment. including a daily visit from Merlin The Magician at 2pm/3.30pm. the chance to win a 1997 family season ticket in the Mystical Tree Quest. and instant prizes for kiddies who can ﬁnd ‘The Lost Elves‘. or think up a new entry for Merlin’s ‘Spellbook‘.
Activities And Fun
Art School Workshop Thurs 17 Oct. 10.45am. £1. CCA. 350 Sauchichall Street. 332 0522. Mick Manning. Head of Illustration at Glasgow School of Art. leads 6—12-year-olds in a fun-ﬁlled and innovative art workshop.
Action Factory Various Venues. M011 14—19 Oct. Info: 445 6000. See photo capnon.
A Feast 01 Puppets And Animation 96 Mon I4—Sat 19 Oct. Strathclyde Arts Centre/Glasgow Film Theatre. See photo capuon.
Alice In Wonderland Sat 5 Oct. 2pm. Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. £3 (£2). Ages 5 to adults. Hunter Puppet
Theatre introduce music. physical theatre. mask and puppetry to Lewis Carroll‘s classic tale.
Easy Peasy And The Zoo Thurs 17 Oct. 1pm. £3 (£1.50). Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. Under 10s. Meet Rom and Ram. two little fellows who live inside Easy Peasy. a big. colourful computer who sets them a series of problems to solve. Through legends. fairytales. songs. poetry. fact and fiction
they work out all the answers — beats q_
using a manual any day.
Escapades And Adventures Sat 5 Oct.
1 1am. £2.50 (£1.50). Cottier Theatre. 935 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. Choreographic wizards Winifred .Iamieson and Ethelinda Lashley-Johnstone regale 5-1 l-year-olds with tales from their childhood. some real. some imagined. in this exciting piece of dance theatre that‘s full of surprises.
The Firebird Sat 12 Oct. 11am. £2.50 (£1.50). Cottier Theatre. 935 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. Phil Spellacy’s lyrical re- telling ofthe traditional Russian folktale. using shadow theatre and Stravinsky‘s original 1945 musical score.
Scott lovat’s Magic Puppet Show Sat 12 Oct. 2pm. Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. £3 (£2). The man described as the 'Punch and Judy Professor‘ serves up a mixture of puppetry and magic to 4—10-year-olds.
Conjure Me A Concert Sat 5 Oct. 2pm. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchichall Street. 287 5511. £7.50 (£3.50). See Classical listings.
Aardman Animation Sat 12 Oct. 3pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. An afternoon of Nick Park‘s
FEAST OF FUN
Two of Britain’s premier puppet companies hit Glasgow this fortnight as part of the first Feast of Puppet and Animation Festival, with shows to enchant adults and children alike. lempen Puppet Theatre tell the traditional Swiss tale ot Kliscandra the ice princess whose beautilul palace is under threat from the wicked tire breathing Harissa in The Melting Princess. While the stylish Banyan Theatre Company present their adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ ‘little Red Riding ilood’, Little Red Cap (pictured). Throughout the week, Moving liands Puppet Theatre will be holding creative workshops tor teenagers and adults with special needs, and Alan Ilunter’s Puppet Theatre take on the youngsters in a tun workshop entitled ‘Puppet Making and Perionnance, From Scratch with Scrap’. The GFT will be screening some top notch animation too, with Boald 0ahl’s BFG and Aardman Animation on show, plus Anime (Japanese animation) tilms and workshops (see Film).
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Mon 14—Sat 19 act. Strathclyde Arts Centre, 12 Washington Street. Tickets from 287 5850/Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. The Melting Princess, Mon 14 act, 11am and 2pm; little Bed Cap, Fri 18 act, 11am and 12pm. All performances £2 (£1). Moving Ilands Puppet Theatre Workshops, Mon 14-Fri 18 act, 11am-2.30pm; Andy Hunters Puppet Theahe Workshops, Mon 14-Fri 18 act, 1nam—noonlages :9), 24pm (ages 9—12). All workshops
I Action Factory Various Venues. Mon 14-19 Oct. Into and programme from 445 6000. It there’s one thing you won’t find in Glasgow this school holiday, it’s a dull moment. Spread over nineteen ditterent venues, this action packed week of events includes theatre, puppetry, tilm, workshops and lots more, including the chance to ride in the cab of an underground train. Top ot the bill are Giant Productions, with their lunar-themed programme at the Cottier, teaturing Mr Boom The Man From The Moon, Magic Bob’s Virtual Hilarity Show, the Starlab And Space Show, Moondance (pictured) and Glasgow author Alasdair Gray with his new story The Star. Contact the
Cottier (357 3868) tor further details.
cutest creations. With Creature Comforts and a Wallace and Gromit triple-bill: A Grand Dav Out. The Wrong Trousers and A Close Share.
Claws Until 31 Mar. Art Gallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. 287 2699. Mon-Sat 10a1n-5p1n;Sun 11am—5pm. From the moment you step through the jaws of the massive lion guarding this feline exhibition. it’s cats. cats and more cats. Apart from the fascinating exhibits on show. there‘s a full programme of storytelling. face painting. mask making and the chance to enter your own pet in the gallery‘s photographic competition ‘Mog OfThe Month‘.
Children’s Classic Concerts Sun 6 Oct. 2pm. Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228
I l55. £7.50 (£3.50). See Classical listings.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Activities And Fun
Muckin Aboot At The Byre (Again) Mon 14—19 Oct. Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 476288. Ages lO—I4. Following the success ofthe first ‘Muckin Aboot‘ workshops earlier this year. the now expanded series returns with a chance for budding thesps to try their hands at lighting. sound. set and costume design. make-up. stage fighting-and improvisation.
Biggar Puppet Theatre Broughton Road. Biggar. 01899 220631. £4.40 (£3.30). A double dose of puppet fun for children
aged seven and under. with Lee-Citing And The Magic Islam! (Sat 5. Sun l3/Mon 14, Wed I6/Thurs 17. 2pm) and Pips And Panda In C ircusland (Sat 12. Tue 15. 2pm). The Happy Gang Go Yankee Doodle Boo Sat 5 Oct. 1pm. £2 (£1). Park Mains Theatre. Park Mains High School. Erskine, 812 5331 and Sat 12 Oct. 11am. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Up to 9 years. Bad girl Dolores Diabolo is hell bent on robbing the little ole town of Yankee Doodle Doo. until the Happy Gang posse turn up to save the day.
The Melting Princess Tue 15 Oct. 11am and 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. See Puppet and Animation Festival.
The Real Robinson Crusoe Wed 16 Oct. 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 7—12. Hopscotch theatre company inject a lively mix of songs. music. drama and comedy into their adaptation of Daniel Defoe‘s fascinating tale of one man and his island. The lion Poly Pudding Thurs 17 Oct. 11am and 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. London‘s Oily Cart Theatre Company roll up the motorway to take 2-5-year-olds to a magical land that's jam packed full of puppetry. participation and song.
Dynamic Toys Sat 5 Oct—l6 Nov. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Callendar House. Callendar Park. Falkirk. 01324 503770. Dolls and teddy bears are all very well. but they don’t move very much (until you leave the room that is). This lot however. have a complete life of their own. albeit with the help of elastic bands. clay bobbins. string. springs and a whole host of other devices. Drawn from around the world. this collection of modern and historic toys will be on show alongside specially created handling toys for kids (and grown ups) to play with.
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