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Activities And Fun

Sam MarshSai l3 Jun. llams noon. £2. CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752|. Ages 7~l |. A workshop in the art of simple printing with Sam Marsh. Part (if Built/[rig Blue/ts (l! I/lt’ (CA. Printmaking Demonstration & Activity Sat 13 Jun. 2— 4pm. Free. Auld Kirk Museum. The Cross. Kirkintilloch. 775 l I85. Ages 8+. James Greer demonstrates woodblock printing. with an opportunity to create your own print. Watercolour Workshop Sat 20 Jun. |0am noon. Free. Auld Kirk Museum. The Cross. Kiikiiitillocli. 775 l I85. Ages 8 I2. A lively and fun watercolour painting class with Isabelle Montgomery.


Dragonheart (I’m Sal I3 Jun. 2.30pm. Gilmoreliill Centre. The Andrew Stewart Cinema. (iilmoreliill Centre for Theatre. Film and Television. 9 University Avenue. See l‘tllll index.


The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Fri 12 Sat l3 .lun. Fri l0.30aiii &

l 30pm; Sat Ham (v 2pm. £5; £|8 for four tickets. ('ottiei‘ ’l‘licatrc. ‘73 llyiidland Street. 357 3868. The Happy (iang are taking a break on Castaway Island when they discover a dastardly plot to take over an undersea kingdom. Peter And The Wolf Sat l3 Jun. lpm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 l()|0. Ages 5+. (‘lydebuilt l’uppets' visual adaptation of the famous Russian story of a boy call Peter and his adventures with a wolf.


I Can't Paint Miss! L‘iitil Sun 2| Jun. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) I202. Students from Glasgow School of Art and school pupils aged between l4 l8. teamed up to create a mixed media esbibition including te\tilcs. sculpture. costume and painting. The Flower Fairies IImII Sun to Aug. Kelviiigrove (iallery (k \ltiseiini. 287 260‘). ()iiginal watei'colours by Cicely Mary liarkcr fioin her faiiiotis I’luii'i'r lair/it's books. which were first published 75 years ago. Together with the artwork. there aie supporting activities for younger \Isilot's including ‘Find The Faiiy’ computer interactive game. a fascinating art and nature trail. drawing and colouring and a chance to dress up in Flower Fairies costuiiies.


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 (‘ltallti‘el's‘ Street. 225 75.34. Fiee ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2. |5piii atid every Sunday at 3. I 5pm. This week's subjects are Elephants on Sat l3 Jun and the Giant Tortoise on Sun l4 Jun. The following week learn about the Sloth on Sat 20 Jun and Let’s Make A Phone Call on Sun 2| .liiii.

Leith Festival & Gala Day Sat (i—Sal I3 Jtiii. |.eitli Links. |.cit|i's annual festival and gala week comprises dancing. stalls. bands and activities for children. Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain Sat I3 is Sat 20 Jun. l0aiii—4pm. £48 for the two days. ()ld St Paul's Church Hall. ()3 Jeffrey Street. To book a place call 554 NW. A two-day workshop based on the best-selling book by Betty lidwai'ds. fed by artist Jenny

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SIR JANET Sat 13 Jun, 2pm. £3-£8 family ticket. Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, 01786 473544 and on Sat 20 Jun, 11am. £3.50 (£2.75). Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. Ages 5—8. A wee lassie puts all the brave knights and grown-ups to shame in this exciting medieval story from Wee Stories Theatre For Children.

Smith; line. tone. proportion and perspective will be explored.

Creepie Crawlies Sun t4 Jun. l..3()ptn. Hopetoun House. Shore Road. 33l 245l. Take along a magnifying glass for a miniature safari.


Craigmillar Festival. Until Sat l3 Jun. Various Venues. For a detailed programme and more information call on] 5877. A community festival featuring various arts and family events including Craigmillar School Kids Club performance of Snow White (Fri l2 Jun. 7.30pm. Craigmillar Art Centre).


Wild Art Until Fri l‘) Jun. lidiiiburgh Zoo. Corstorphine Road. 334 9 I 7 l. Mon—Sat 9am—6pm; Sun 9.30am—opm. An exhibition of the winning entries of the lii'i/i/ Art competition which was organised by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Missing Links Alive! Until Sun l2 Jul. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3993. Mon—Sat l()aiii—5.30pni: Sun noon-5pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £l0. .tli‘ssiiig Links Alii'e.’ looks at the age-old debate of human evolution. Using the latest technology. interactive displays and life-sized. animated dioramas. it traces our ancestors‘ first footsteps and depicts the key stages in our development.


Activities And Fun

Children's Nature Club Sat I3 Jun. l—3pm. Clyde Muirsliiel Regional Park. Coriialees Bridge. Loch Tom. liiverkip. 0|475 52 I458. A fuii and educational afternoon for 8- l 3 year olds. Children's Nature Club Sat l3 Jun. I-3pm. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Castle Semple Centre. |.oc|iwiniioch.

0|505 842882. Everything you need to know about safe and environmentally friendly cycling.

World Oceans Week Sat l3 Jun. l()ain-4.30pm. Battleby Centre. Scottish Natural Heritage. Redgorton. in Perth. ()l738 827548. To celebrate World ()ceaiis Week. a fun day out with Scottish Natural Heritage. There are treasure hunts. face-painting. drama. live entertainment. sea horses. touch pools. pirates and much more.

Calderglen Country Fair Sun 2| Jun. noon—5pm. £2 (£l ). Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. Fast Kilbride. 0|335 236644. The biggest day in the Calderglen calendar with a Wild West show. ftiii fair. stalls. music and kids' activities.

Teddy Bears' Picnic Sun 2t Jun. 2.30pm. Dean Castle Country Park. l)ean Road. Kilmarnock. 0|5(i3 522702. Teddies can get some fresh summer air too at this fun. family day out.


The Borrowers (U) Sun 2| Jun. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University ()f Stirling. 0178b 4(iI08 |. See Film indes.


Little Victories Sat I3 Juti. lpm. £3.50 (£2.75). Dundee Rep. Tay Square. 0l382 223530. Ages 9— | 2. Tony's world is turned on its head when he inherits a baby sister and a step father. in Tag Theatre's new show.

Sir Janet Sat l3 Juti. 2pm. £3; famin ticket £8. Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. Stirling. 0l78o 473544 and on Sat 20 Jun. llam. £3.50 (£2.75). Dundee Rep. Tay Square. ()| 382 223530. See photo caption.

Cinderella Sat l3 Jun. 2.30pm. £3

(f l .50). l‘ittst Kilht'ide .-\I‘ts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. (H.355 2ot000. lidinburgh Puppet Company 's new show uses storytelling. music .. id can ed wooden


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puppets in its adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm story.

The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Fri l‘)--Sat 20 Jun. Fri |.|5pm; Sat 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50); £14 for four tickets. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. 0| 324 506850. See (ilas‘gow theatre.

American Indian Tales Sat 20 Juti. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Hellshill Cultural Centre.

5 John Street. mms 2675 I5. Clydebuilt

Puppets use their skills to retell these traditional Native American stories.

Kid Kool & Greyfriar's Bobby Sat 20 .lllll. 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket

£ | 2 (£7.50). llowdeii Park Centre. Livingston. 0| 506 433634. A delightful combination of storytelling and song in this clitldteth double bill featuring a fun singalong with Kid Kool. Sylvia Ti'ooii's Keiis'peckle Puppets present the legendary story ofone faithful little dogs devotion to his deceased master.

The International Purves Puppets Higgar |.ittlc 'l'lieatre. Broughton Road. (“899 220(13l. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions fo" parties of over 10). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows:

The Magical Princess Fri 12.7pm; Sat l3. 2pm & Mon |5 Jun. |2.45piii. l’krainiaii folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.

Pips And Panda And The Three Bears Fri l2. I2.45pm; Sun l4. 2pm: Fri |‘). l2.45pm & Sat 20 Juti. 2pm. Fun and adventure as the twosome meet the three bears.


The Discovery Dome Limit Sun 5 Jul. |0aiii~5pmz Thu l0am- 7pm; Sun iiooii»~5ptii. l‘i'cc. Motlicrwell Heritage Centre. 35 High Road. Motherwell. 0|(i‘)8 251000. An interactive exhibition. esploring the worlds of science and technology through hands-

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