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Mini-Mammals Morning Sun 15 Jun. 10.30am—noon. £1. Craigend Visitor Centre. Mugdock Country Park. 956 6100. Look for mice and voles and signs of other mammals in this discovery day about who lives where.

Children's Nature Club Sat 21 Jun. 1—3pm. Cornalees Bn'dge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Park. 01475 521458. An afternoon looking at trees.

Children's Nature Club Sat 21 Jun. l—3pm. Castle Semple Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Park. ()1505 842882. Environmentally friendly bicycle trip. but if you don't have a bike you can borrow one from the park.


The Shot Sat 21 Jun—Sat 5 Jul. Paisley Arts Centre and surrounding areas in Paisley. For further information contact Paisley Arts Centre. 887 1010. Renfrewshire‘s festival celebrates the radical history of the area with three separate festivals iii one. There is a rich variety of activities for children to choose from and here are some of the highlights.

Arts Play Umbrella Performances: Tue 24-Fri 27 Jun. 5pm; Sat 28 Jun. 1 lam & 2pm. Workshops: Fri 27 Jun. 2.30pm. Free. Paisley Arts Centre Grounds. New Street and also at the Barshaw Park Gala Day on Sat 21 Jtiii. lpm/2pm/3pm/4pm. This was a huge success last year and kids will be happy to know that it’s returning with workshops on offer to learn circus skills or enjoy the show with slapstick and mayhem guaranteed. Beechwood Children 5 Festival Mon 23—Fri 27 Jun. Beechwood Community Centre. Shortroods Road. 848 6471. A whole week of fun for children to participate or watch including the following:-

Mary Queen Of Scots Mon 23 Jun. 1.30pm. 50p. Ages 5—12. See Theatre. below.

One Day Last Summer Mon 23 Jun. 7.30pm. 50p. All Ages. Shortroods Elderly Drama Group team up with Shorti'oods Kids Group which looks at a Saturday iii 1946 and the same Saturday in 1997.

Workshops With Axis Dance Tue 24 & Wed 25 Jun. 10am/1Iam/Ipm/2pm. Fresh from their performance at the Scottish International Children‘s Festival. a chance to work with the company in this fun-filled worksho .

Looking For Trouble Tue 24 Jun. 7.30pm. 50p. All ages. l)unterlie and Shortroods Youth Theatres look at how to get into trouble. get out of it and away from those who cause it.

The Musical Garden Wed 24 Jun. 10am/l 1.30am/1. l5pm/2.30pin. Ages 3-7. A workshop looking at the different musical instruments from around the world. with a performance at the end. The Chocolate Tree Wed 25 Jun. 7.30pm. 50p. All ages. Johnstone Youth Theatre present a new show from C herrie Youth Theatre.

Axid Dance Workshop Thurs 26 Jun.

2 m. A workshop showcase.

The Keeper Of Dreams See photo caption.

Made By Children Throughout the week. An exhibition looking at different living environments. all created by children.

Saturday Kids Club 10am-12.30pm. £1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the forthcoming weeks include Toy Story (PG) on Sat 14 Jun. and The Mask (PG) on Sat 21 Jun.


Mary Queen Of Scots Sat 14 Jun. 1 lam & lpm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. History is livened up with the humorous style of Hopscotch Theatre Company as they present the story of one of Scotland's most celebrated historical figures - Mary Queen Of Scots. Starting from her exile in Paris. it covers her return to Scotland and concludes with her tragic end on the executioner’s block.

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Dou le Dutch Sat 14Jun. 11am. £3; Family ticket £1 1. Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. Ages 3—9. lt‘s World Children’s Day today and to celebrate meet Rom and Ram who live inside the Easy Peasy computer presenting problems to solve using songs and stories. fun and laughter. In Storylines. they are solving problems from all around the world. Gingerbread House/Stone Soup See photo caption.

Morag And The Water Kelpie Sat 21 Jun. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8-10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. Ages 5—1 1. The Jack O‘l.antern Puppet Company present the story of Morag. whose father thinks he knows everything. . . including kelpies. but he will soon discover that there are sotne things he doesn‘t know about. Exhibition

The Magical World Of Puppets The Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. A permanent exhibition of puppets and figures front around the world reflecting the diverse and multicultural heritage of an ancient and popular art form. The display includes Javanese and Balinese shadow puppets. Japanese Bunraku. Sicilian rod puppets and figures from the John M. Blundall television series The Tlimiderhi'rds.


The Even Better Crack Club Sat 14 Jun. £1. Landsdowne Church Hall. 420 Great Western Road. For more details call 01506 847935. Traditional and new storytelling for families. reviving the old Glasgow tradition of the Penny Burst.


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. The Ele hant is the subject on Sat 14 Jun. with T e Mini Motor Car on Sat 21 Jun. Special kids‘ tours of the Birds and Animals take place every Sunday at 3pm.

Old Town Gala Day Sat 14 Jun. 10.30am—4.30pm. The tenth anniversary of the Old Town gala with lots of fun goings-on for children. The procession begins at 10.30am from the Grassmarket and children are invited to dress up for the theme of sea life. Then. there are activities until 4pm in the High Street/Cowgate area including Clown Stevie. Ian Turbitt's Puppets and lots of fun and games throughout the day. Miners Gala Sat 14 Jun. The Meadows. Join the procession from Waterloo Place at 10.30am and head down to the 50th anniversary of the gala with an exciting programme of events. Children are specially catered for with face painting. children's theatre and storytelling. You can bring some of your favourite stories to life in a series of drama workshops. hear the mining stories. songs and sounds with storyteller Ewan McVicar and also hands- on activities allowing kids to explore basic principles of science and technology. A grand day out for all the family.

THE KEEPER OF DREAMS Fri 27 Jun, 10am 8r 1.30pm. 50p. Beechwood

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Community Centre. Ages 4—7. The Keeper of Dreams is not a happy chappie as his two apprentices have been fooling around again and have lost a very special dream. This time, it's up to them to sort it out for themselves and get the dream back. Axis Dance present their new show which brings together live music, dance and theatre and should appeal to

children and adults alike.

Midsummer Dreams Sat 21 Jun.

1 1.30am-5pm. Scotland Yard Adventure Centre. King George V Park. 70 Fyre Place. 557 8199. Scotland Yards summer festival day for all the family with music. food. storytelling. dancers. bands and the good old bouncy castle children only please.


The Happy Gang ln Hyperspace Thurs l2-Sat 14 Jun. Thurs 12. 1.30pm; Fri 13. 10.30am & 1.30pm; Sat 14. 2pm. £4 (£2.50). Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. Ages 9+.

Follow the interstellar adventures with Beth. Spatz and Mr P as they meet strange aliens. visit lost planets. with songs a-plenty and interplanetary participation along the way.


Hans Christian Andersen: Life And Art Until 28 Jun. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mott—Sat 10am-«5pm. A wonderful collection of over 150 of

A ndersen's drawings. papercuts and home-made books are on display. documenting the life and work of this world-famous author. Andersen wrote over 150 fairy stories including The Ugli- Duckling. 'I'lit' lint/terms New Clothes and Tllt’ Lift/e .Wt’l'llluftl.


Activities And Fun

Farms And Crafts Day Sun 15 Jun.

1 lam~4pni. Palacerigg Country Park. 01236 720047. Learn about fartn crafts. from sheep shearing. wool spinning and horse shoeing. to basket weaving. pony and cart rides. games and competitions. Puppet Making Family Funday Sat 21 Jun. l—lpm. £2.50; Family ticket £8.50. Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 777585. Learn how to make different types of puppets iiicltidiiig rod. strings and gloves and perform your own puppet show. What Am I? Sat 21 Jtiii. 2.30pm. Visitor Centre. Dean Castle Country Park. 01563 525234. A puzzling afternoon with prizes on offer if you can guess what the picture

Linlithgow Palace Mini Extravaganza Sun 22 Jun. l—4.30pni. £2.30 (ill—£1.50). Linlithgow Palace. 01506 842896. Ari afternoon of entertainment in the splendid setting of the palace. Programme includes living history. drama. music and storytelling and a range of free outdoor events and activities to suit all ages.


Danny The Champion Of The World (U) Sun 15 Jtiti. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling University. 01786 461 081. £3.50 (£2.50).

MatildatU) Wed 25 Jun. | lam 8; 7.30pm. Adam Smith Theatre. 2 Bennochy Road. 01592 412929. £3 (£1.80).


Mr Trix Sat 14 Jtiii. 11am. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. 01698 267515. £4 (£2). Ages 3 +. Tricks. comedy. balloons with the popular trickster. Mr Trix.

On The Road Sat 14 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Motheiwell Concert Hall. Civic Centre. ()1698 267515 and on Stiii 15 Jtni at The New Town Hall. Bron Way. Cumbernauld. 01698 267515. North l.anarkshire Children's Theatre present an action-packed show of music. comedy. magic and dance.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. ()1899 2206.31. £4.4(1adtilts; £3.30 children (Reductions for parties of over ten). Two fun shows on offer over the coming fortnight as follows.

Snow White Sat 14Jtin. 2pm; Mon 16 Jun. 10.30am: Wed 18Jtin. 2pm. Mirror. mirror on the wall. who is the fairest of them all'.’ Certainly not the wicked old witch. btit Snow White of

Pips And Panda In Circusland Fri 13 Jtiii. 12.45pm; Stiii 15 Jun. 2pm; Tue 17 Jtiii. 12.45pm; Mon 23—Tue 24 Jtiii. 10.30am; Thurs 26 Jtiii. 12.45pm. More fun and adventure for Pips and Panda as they end tip in Circusland and Cloudland. meeting tots ofcoloui li'i Cili'fflClL‘fS along the way.

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