Road." Ferguslie Park. Paisley. A week of festival fun with activities for all the family including a pop quiz. musical garden. themed discos, theatre and 7-a- side football. Axis Dance and Hopscotch Theatre Company open the gala day on Sat 28 Jun.


Saturday Kids Club 10am—12.30pm. £1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the forthcoming weeks include The Jungle Book (PC) on Sat 28 Jun.




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mm- messagingNettie-menusvnoad . . . Show Mon 7—Sat 12 Jul. Mon 7. 2pm; Actmtles Mid Fun Tue-Sat 11am & 2pm. £7 (concs). King's

Theatre. Bath Street. 287 551 I. 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 art imaginary carjourney. The emphasis is clearly on giving out strong road safety messages. but is packed full of songs and audience participation.


The Magical World Of Puppets The Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. 339 6185. A permanent exhibition of puppets and figures frotn 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 frotn the John M Blundall television series The

Prehistoric Hut Building Sat 28 & Sun 29 Jun. 11am-4pm. Muirshiel Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01505 842803. Reconstruct a Bronze Age dwelling.

Wild Week 1 Mon 30 Jun—Fri 4 Jul. 1.45—4pm. Visitor Centre. Linn Park. 637 1147. Ages 8—12. A week of activities exploring Linn Park. including games. pancakes and t-shirt printing.


Puppets, Theatre 8: Animation Festival Wed 2—Thu 3 Jul. Cochrane Castle Primary School. Johnstone. For futher details call 0141 848 6471. Part of The Slim festival with two days of activities. performances and screenings. Kids can get involved and learn some puppet skills as well.

The Hunchback 0f Notre Dame and Wallace 8: Gromitt: A Grand Day Out

Wed 2 Jul. 10am. 50p (20p). T/IIchlc'rbin/S. Shadow Puppet Workshop Wed 2 Jul. 10am. Free. Ages 5+. Clydebuilt Puppets lead a worksho on how to create shadow , . . p Acttvrttes And Fun

puppets. Jan Svankmajer Collection Wed 2 Jul. 1pm. Free. A chance to see work from one of the world's greatest makers of animated film. This is also shown with a programme ofAnimation Classics from the National Film Board in Canada. Indian Tales Wed 2 Jul. 2.30pm. 50p (20p). Two stories frotn Clydebuilt Puppets adapted from ancient tales from the Native Americans. James And The Giant Peach and Wallace 8: Gromitt: The Wrong Trousers Wed 2 Jul. 7pm. 50p (20p). The Musical Garden See photo caption. Toy Story and Wallace 8: Gromitt: A Close Shave Thu 3 Jul. 10am. 50p (20p). Ecotoons Thu 3 Jul. lptn. Free. A collection of 30 films by young animators about Green issues. The Tasty Chocolate Tree Thu 3 Jul. lptn. Free. A performance by Johnstone West Youth Theatre. Ra, Path Of The Sun God Thu 3 Jul. 2pm. Free. Magical computer animation. Moorpark Youth Theatre Production Thu 3 Jul. 2.30pm. Free. Theatre performance.

erguslie Festival Week Sat 28 Jun--Sat 5 Jttl. The Tannahill Centre. Blackstoun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm. Crocodiles is the subject on Sat 28 Jun. with Moles And Their Hills on Sat 5 Jul. Special kids' tours of the Birds and Animals take place every Sunday at 3pm.


Summer Workshops Ages 8—lt): Mon 30 Jun—Fri 4 Jul. 10.30am-4pm. £36; Ages 11—13: Mon 7—Fri 11 Jul. 10.30am-4pm. £37. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 229 7404. Booking essential as only a limited number of places. A series of workshops for young people to liven tip the long school holidays where children get the chance to work with professionals. using music. movement. voice and making their own ideas. A challenging pursuit as kids will explore. create and devise an original piece of theatre and perform to an invited audience at the end of the week.

Dance Workshop Thu I() Jul. 10.30atn—2.30pm. £10. Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 5525.

impact arts presents

the summer arts & crafts camp!

at Jordanhill Campus, Strathclyde University

7 July - I August 1997 Mon - Fri

6 ~10yrs mornings 11-15yrs afternoons

Cost - £45 per week (inc. all materials) For further Into tel: Galle - 0141 341 0024

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THE MUSICAL GARDEN Thu 3 Jul, 103m 8: 1.30pm. Free. Puppets, Theatre 8:

Animation Festival Wed 2-Thu 3 Jul. Cochrane Castle Primary School, Johnstone. For further details call 0141 848 6471. They may look like giant toys, but they are in fact, musical instruments, made from sycamore, willow, juniper, bamboo, sprung steel and Scots Pine, with the designs originating from Brazil. Uganda, and South America. In this two-hour workshop, you can have a go at creating these instruments with a performance the end of the

session. Go ahead and make music!

Ages 7—12. As part of Scotland/Africa 97. an excellent opportunity for children to leam African Dance with the renowned Adzido Pan-African Dance Ensemble.


Activities And Fun

Insect Safari Fri 27 Jun. 2.30pm. Visitor Centre. Dean Castle Country Park. 01563 525234. A look at the creepy crawlies who live in the park.

Family Rambling Day Sun 29 Jun. llatn. £2 (£1.50 before Ilatn). Dalkeith Country Park. 654 1666. A day of fun for all the fatnin with games. adventure playground. children‘s farm and a ranger- led walk.

Art Attack Summer School Mon 30 Jun—Fri 4 Jul. 10atn--2ptn. Howden Park Centre. Livingston and frotn 12.30-430pm at Burgh Halls. Linlithgow. £15 (£10). Ages 8—12. Ticket information and booking 01506 433634. A week-long Art Attack working with an artist on a single technique throughout the week.

Buttery Business Mon 30 Jun—Fri 4 Jul. llatn/lptn/3pm. Ages 4—14. £2.20 (£1.10). Altnond Valley Heritage Centre. Millfield. Livingston Village. West Lothian. 01506 414 957. Try your hand at dairying frotn creatny milk to golden butter in the old fashioned way.

Nature For Kids Wed 2 Jul. 10am. Low Parks Museum Car Park. Low Parks. Hamilton. 01698 283981. Advance booking necessary. Walks and hands-on activities during the sumtner holidays aimed at introducing younger visitors to their natural surroundings.

Naturesense 11 Sat 5—Fri I l Jul.

| lam—12.30pm; 2—4pm. £4 (£2.50). Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. Fairlie. Ayrshire. 01475 568685. Guided walk and lots of family activities.

. Crystal Gardening Mon 7—Fri ll Jul.

1 I 1am/lpm/3ptn. Ages 4—14. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Millfteld. Livingston Village. West Lothian. ()1506 414 957. Learn about the myths and secrets ofcrystals.

Betty Duncan's Dynamite Disco Tue 8 Jul. 2pm. £2. Rothes Hall. Rothes Square. Glenrothes. 01592 612121. Ages 12 and under. Learn the latest dance crazes. from Manure/m to The Lam/notion. with lots of games. fun and audience participation.


The Singing Ringing Tree(U) Sun 29 Jun. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling University. 01786 461 081. £3.50 (£2.50 concs).


The lntemational Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties over 10). Four shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows.

Pips And Panda In Circusland Fri 27 Jun. 12.45pm; Sat 28 Jun. 2pm; Fri 4 Jul. 10.30am. More fun and adventure for Pips and Panda as they end up in Circusland and Cloudland. meeting lots of colourful characters along the way. Tinderbox Mon 30 Jun. 12.45pm. The puppeteers re-create one of Hans Christian Andersen‘s well loved stories of the soldier boy who goes on a quest to find the tinderbox for the wicked witch. The Magical Princess Tue 1 Jul. 10.30am; Wed 2—Thu 3 Jul. 2pm; Sat 5 Jul. 1 lam; Sun 6—Tue 8 Jul. 2pm; Wed 9 Jul. 12.45pin;Thu 10Jul. 2pm. Ukrainian folktale with all the usual goodies and baddies.

Pips And Panda Meet The Toothfairy Wed 9 Jul. 12.45pm. The terrible twosome search to find out who the toothfairy is.