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Activities And Fun
Children's Nature Club Sat 31 May. 1-3pm. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01475 521458. Discover who lives in Lunderston Bay at this fun seashore watch.
Children's Nature Club Sat 31 May. 8—10pm. Castle Semple Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. (11505 842882. A night walk at Parkhill Wood. Prehistoric Hut Building Sun 1 Jun.
1 lam—4pm. Muirshiel Centre. Clyde Mttirshiel Regional Park. 01505 842803. A chance to build a Bronze Age hut. Strawberry Social Sun I Jtm. 1.30-5pm. Pollokshiels Heritage. Maxwell Park and Pollokshiels Burgh Hall. 423 1060. Family futi day with lots of activities for children including puppet shows. boats. bike clinic. cricket coaching. stalls and strawberry teas. Picture This Sun 1 Jun. 2—3.30pm. Craigend Visitors Centre. Mugdock Country Park. Craigalion Roatl. Nr Milngavie. 956 6100. Local artists will help you brttsh up your skills in drawing natural sketches of outdoor life.
Misty Morning Matters Sat 7 Jun. 7--9am. Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 632 9299. Ages 8 +. Rise and shine bright and early for this morning mystery trial around the grounds of the park.
It's A Mystery Sat 7.1un. 10.15am. Swallows Cltib. (ileniffer Braes Country Park. 884 3794. Booking essential. A special mystery outing for 8—12-year- olds.
The Glasgow International Children’s Festival Until 31 May. Tramway. 25 Albert l)rive. Tickets for all performances are £2.50 and are available from The Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 287 551 1. For further information contact 287 5850. The final performance of the Festival is as follows:
The Radio-Men Sat 31 May. I lam & 1.30pm. £2.50. 'l'ramway. 25 Albert Drive. 287 5511. Ages 8--l2. Crazy capers with the Theatrecompany of B &
D from the Netherlands which looks at the lives of the people who work at a radio station.
Saturday Kids Club 10am—12.30pm. £1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the forthcoming weeks include Fly Away Home (U) on Sat 31 May and Harriet The Spy (PG) on Sat 7 Jun.
Jemima Puddleduck Sat 31 May. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. Ages 3—8. The story of the too-trusting Jemima Puddleduck and the fine gentlemen Mr Fox is brought to life in lan Turbitt‘s Puppet Theatre show.
Rikki Tikki Tavi Sat 31 May. 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. All ages. Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book story of the brave and faithful mongoose told by puppets. storytelling. music and movement by the Edinburgh Puppet Company.
The Happy Gang In Hyperspace Sun l—Thurs 5 Jun. Sun 1. 1pm 62 3.15pm; Tue 3—Thurs 5. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Family ticket £14. Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Follow the interstellar adventures with Beth. Spatz and Mr P as they meet strange aliens and visit lost planets. with plenty of songs and interplanetary participation along the way.
Mother Earth And Father Sky Sat 7 Jun. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8— 10 Balcarres Avenue. 3396185. Ages 5—411. A shadow puppet show about the creation of the world using four traditional myths from West Africa. the Amazon and North America woven together with storytelling. music and colour.
A Million Brilliant Ideas Sat 7 Jun.
1 lam & 2pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 4—9. Barking [)og's show tells the story of Sunny who has an idea to write a book. even though he has never written one before. His long-suffering friend is enlisted to help with a million brilliant ideas. A lively show with actors. puppets. music and colourful props.
The Magical World Of Puppets The Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8-—10 Balcarres Avenue. 3396185. A permanent exhibition of puppets and figures from around the world reflecting the diverse and multicultural heritage of an ancient and popular art form. The
5 display includes Javanese and Balinese
shadow puppets. Japanese Bunraku. Sicilian rod puppets and figures front the John M. Bltindall television series The 'I'lttt/tt/t‘l'liin/s
WOOF Tue 3—Sat 7 Jun. Tue 3, 7pm; Wed 4, 10am & 2pm; Thurs 5, 10am & 7pm; Fri 6, 7pm; Sat 7, 2pm 81 7pm. £6—£7 (£3-4). Family ticket £18. Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, Fife, 01592 412929. Ages 4+. Following huge success as a children’s television series, The Birmingham Stage Company present Britain’s first national tour of Allan Ahlberg's best-selling story. It tells the tale of Eric, a young boy who has the extraordinary habit of turning into a dog, much to the puzzlement of his parents. Follow Eric’s canine adventures with his best friend who shares his special secret to see if they discover why this incredible transformation occurs.
THE WITCHES Tue
3-Sat 7 Jun. Tue 3, 2pm; Wed 4, 10am 8: 2pm; Thurs 5,
103m, 2pm 8: 7pm; Fri 6, 10am & 7pm; Sat 7, 2.30pm & 7pm. £7-£14 (£5-£6). Edinbur h Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, 529 6000. Where have all the chil ren gone? Perhaps the respectable ladies at the Hotel Magnificent know as they hold their Annual General Meeting. These ladies are, in fact, witches in disguise, cooking up a plot to turn all the children in Britain into mice. Find out if our boy hero can save the day in the acclaimed stage production of Roald Dahl’s bewitching tale.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm. Telephones And Radios is the subject on Sat 31 May. with Whales on Sat 7 Jun. Special kids' tours of the Birds and Animals take place every Sunday at 3pm.
The Meadows Festival Sat 7~Sun 8 Jtm. The Meadows. 620 9108. A wide range of events for all the fatnin with lots of fun activities for children. including a funfair. five-a-side football for primary school age children. a banner exhibition of work from local school children. beat the goalie. face painting. bouncy castle and much more.
The Witches See photo caption.
The Happy Gang In Hyperspace Thurs 12—14 Jun. Thurs 12. l.30pm: Fri 13. 10.30am 8: 1.30pm; Sat 14. 2pm. £4 (£2.50). The Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. Ages 9+. See Glasgow Kids Theatre.
Hans Christian Andersen: Life And Art l'ntil 28 Jtm. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon~Sat 10am—~5pm. A wonderful collection of over 150 of Andersen's drawings. papercuts and home-made books are on display documenting the life antl work of this world famous author. Andersen wrote over 150 fairy stories including The Ugly Duckling. The [int/M’I‘UI'K‘ New (TNT/103‘ and The Little .’II(’I'Illllf(/.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Actrvrties And Fun
Fairy Tale Walk Sun I Jtm. 2.30pm. The Visitors Centre. Dean Castle Country Park. 01563 525234. For 7 and under. Listen to your favourite bedtime fairytale stories down in the woods.
Just Kidding Until 6 Jun. Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. Cttmbernauld. Tickets from the box office 01236 732887. The ftm just goes on and on. with the remaining shows as follows:
The Singing Kettle - The Busy Road Show Until 31 May. Thurs 29. 10am & 1pm; Fri 30. 10am & 6pm; Sat 1 Jun.
1 lam & 2pm. £7 (£6). Family ticket £21. The stars of the popular children‘s television show are embarking on a new adventure. as the road safety conscious Cilla. Artie. Gary and Jane go on an
imaginary car journey. The emphasis is clearly on giving out strong road safety messages. but is packed full of songs and audience articipation.
Rikki Tik i Tavr Mon 2 Jun. 10am &
1 m. £3. See Glasgow Kids Theatre.
T e Radio-Men Tue 3 Jun. 10am & 1pm. £3. See Glasgow Kids Theatre
A Million Brilliant Ideas Wed 4 Jun. 10am 8; 1pm. £3. See Glasgow Kids Theatre.
Custard P.I.E. Mon 2 Jun. 9.30am & 1pm. £3. lidinburgh Puppet Company run a workshop creating puppets and characters on themes linked to classroom topics.
Tam O'Shanter Music Workshop Tue 3 Jun. 10am & lptn. £2. Percussion. rhythm and musical fun in this workshop led by Totnmy Chambers.
Art Workshop Wed 4 Jtm. 10am 8; lptu. £2. Sculpture. light and colour are tackled in this art session based on a short poem.
Traditional Song Workshop Thurs 5 Jun. 10am & 1pm. £2. Learn how the professionals do it with sitiger/songwriter. Billy Stewart.
Circus Workshop Fri 6 J tm. 10am 8; 1pm. £2. Learn new and exciting circus skills with Rikki 'l‘rainer.
The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties over ten). Three ftm shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows:
Peter Pan Sat 31 May. I lam 8; 2pm. Follow the fun adventures with the boy who doesn't want to grow up.
Pips And Panda In Circusland Fri 30 May & Tue 3 Jtm. 10.30am & 12.45pm; Wed 4 Jun. 10.30am; Fri 6 Jun. 12.45pm; Sun 8 Jun. 2pm; Mon 9 Jun. 12.45pm: Tue 10 Jtm. 10.30am. Ages 7 anti under. More fun and adventure for Pips and Panrla as they end up in Circusland and Cloudland. meeting lots ofcolourful characters along the way.
Snow White Mon 2 & Sat 7 Jun. 2pm; Wed 11 Thurs 12 Jun. 10.30am & 12.45pm. Mirror. mirror on the wall. who is the fairest of them all'.’ Certainly not the wicked old witch. but Snow White of
The Happy Gang In Hyperspace Thurs 29—Fri 30 May. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £2.50. Family ticket £8.50. l-lowden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. See Glasgow Kids Theatre.
Little Klaus And Big Klaus Sat 31 May. 11am. £4 (£2). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515. Ages 6+. Pavla's Puppets present a magical adventure fairytale.
Woof! See photo caption.
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