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Activities And Fun

Wood Workshop Sat 27 Jun. 2—4ptn. Free. Auld Kirk Museum. The Cross. Kirkintilloch. 775 1185. Ages 8—12. Bob Anderson shows you how wood is turned with the opportunity to create something to take home with you.

Summer In the Square Sat 27 Jun-Sun 12 Jul. George Square. See photo caption.

Impact Arts Summer Arts Camp Mon 6—Fri 10 Jul. 9.30atn-12.30pm; 1.30—4.30pm. £50 per session per week. Department ()prplied Arts. The Tom Bane Building. Strathclyde University. Jordanhill Campus. off Sottthbrae Drive. To book a place call 341 0024 (courses run until Fri 14 Aug). Ages 5— 15. The morning session in arts and crafts includes claywork. collage. marbling. printwork. painting and drawing. with a drama workshop covering storytelling. mime. role play and improvisation in the afternoon.


The Hitchiker's Guide To Jazz Sat 4 Jul. 2pm. £5 (£1). The Old Fruitrnarket. Albion Street. 287 3554. Ages 7+. The Strathclyde Youth Jazz. ()rchestra present a beginner‘s guide tojazz styles in the first half of their concert. followed by classic jazz orchestra arrangements with special guest. saxophonist Lee Konitz.

Theatre Magic Bob's Cabaret For Kids Wed 1 Jul. 2pm. £2 (£1). Pearce Institute. 840 Govan Road. Govan. 445 1941. Ages

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SUMMER IN THE SQUARE Sat 27 Jun—Sun 12 Jul. Geor e S uare. Two weeks of top holiday action to occupy the kids during the SC 001 olidays. The Lord Provost's Procession opens proceedings as this colourful spectacle of community and commercial floats sets off from Blythswood Square, arriving at George Square at 12.30pm. And if this wasn't enough, you can enjoy street entertainment, jugglers, clowns and stiltwalkers along the way. Later in the week, there's Circus In The Square on Thu 2 Jul (noon-3pm) With the Moscow State Circus, as well as a skatin rink, bubble-making, kite making and a climbing wall. On Thu 9 Jul 11am- pm, Kids In The Square has in-line skating demonstrations, musical entertainment from Crooked Jack and The Happy Gang (Sat 11 Jul only noon—4pm).

3—8. Giant Productions presents children‘s favourite magician Magic Bob in a fun-packed show of magic and mayhem.

Aladdin Fri 3 Jul. 2pm. £3 (£2). The Arches. 30 Midland Street. 221 4001. Ages 5+. Genies. lamps and lots of magical adventures as International Purves Puppets present this popular fairytale.

The Singing Kettle - The World Tour Wed 8—Sun 12 Jul. Wed 2pm; Thu—Sat 11am& 2pm; Sun lpm & 4pm. £8 (£7); family ticket £23. Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. Ages 3+. Join Artie. Cilla. Jane and Gary on a globe- trotting musical tour.

Moondance Wed 8 Jul. 2pm. £3 (£2). Gilmorehill Centre. 9 University Avenue. 330 3811. Ages 3—6. Morag's favourite teddy is feeling a bit under the weather. but maybe a trip to the moon will lift his spirits. in this visual dance theatre production presented by Giant Productions.


The Flower Fairies Until Sun 16 Aug. Kelvingrove Gallery & Museum. 287 2699. Original watercolours by Cicely Mary Barker from her famous Flair-er Fairies books. which were first published 75 years ago. Together with the artwork. there are supporting activities for younger visitors including ‘Find The Fairy‘ computer interactive game. a fascinating art and nature trail. drawing arid colouring and a chance to dress up in Flower Fairies costumes.


J.K. Rowling Fri 3 Jul. 3pm. Dillons. 174 Argyle Street. 248 4814. The author of the rnulti-award-winning children‘s book Harry Potter. reads from his long awaited follow-up Harry Potter And The Chamber Oj'Set'rets (Bloomsbury £10.99).


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-rninute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week's subjects are Seals on Sat 27 Jun and the Cantel on Sun 28 Jun. The following week learn about the Jungle Book on Sat 4 Jul and the Wan/rag on Sun 5 Jul.

St Bride's Centre Summer Holiday Programme Mon 6—Fri 31 Jul. St Bride's Centre. 10 Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. Booking essential. A whole month of workshops. tours. walking and entertainment for both adults and children. Events over the next two weeks are as follows:

Guitar Workshop Mon 6 Jul. 10—1 lam & ll.30am—I2.30pm (ages 5—8); I—3prn (ages 9—14). £1—£2 (£1.50). Guitarist-in- residence Arthur McNair introduces young people to the guitar. Own guitar required.

From A Royal Castle To A Royal Palace Mon 6 Jul. 9.15am—l2.30pm. £3. Ages 9—14. John Fee and Tommy Carson run this fascinating tour of the city specifically designed for children. Learn about how the city grew from a fort on a hill to become Scotland‘s capital city.

Monster Art Mon 6 Jul. 10am—noon (ages 4—6); 1—3ptn (ages 7—10). £2 (£1.50). Tutor Kale Mellors leads this pre-historic themed workshop.

Dance Workshop Tue 7 Jul. 10am—noon. £2 (£1.50). Ages 5—8. If you‘ve got two left feet or have no experience of dancing. let the professionals teach you the basics of various dance techniques.

Junk Model Making Tue 7 Jul. 10am—noon (ages 4—6); l—3pm (ages 7—10). £2 (£1.50). Make good use of the things you usually throw away as Kate Mellors helps you to create fantastic models.

From Witches Well To Mercat Cross Tue 7 Jul. 9.15am—l2.30pm. £3. Ages 9—14. The second of the city tours as John and Tommy explore the seedier side of Edinburgh. Discover the fate of villains. heroes and ordinary folk direct from historical records.

Low Level Hill Walk Wed 8 Jul. 9.30arn—4.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Ages 8—14. Claire Carpenter. who has been teaching children. teenagers and adults hillwalking over the past five years. leads this low level hill walk in the Pentland Hills. Sturdy boots. waterproofs. warm clothing and your piece. are the essential requirements.

Junior Drama Wed 8 Jul. IOam—noon (ages 5—8); 1—3pm (ages 9—14). £2 (£1.50). Any budding thespians out there will be introduced to the secrets of the trade in this fun drama workshop.

Mask Making Wed 8 Jul. 10-1 1.30am (ages 7—10); 1—3pm (ages 4—6). £2 (£1.50). Create your own mask using different materials and art media. Carolina's Discovery Mon 6-Wed 8 Jul. IOam—noon. £2. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Ages 5—8. Join Carolina on a discovery trail with art and drama activities along the way.


J.K. Rowling Fri 3 Jul. 7pm. Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. See Glasgow books.


Missing Links Alive! Until Sun 12 Jul. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon—Sat 10am--5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm. £4 (£2.50); fatnin ticket £10. Missing Links A/ii'e.’ looks at the age-old debate of human evolution. Using the latest technology. interactive displays and life-sized. animated diorarnas. it traces our ancestors first footsteps and depicts the key stages in our development.

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The Discovery Dome Until Sun 5 Jul. ItJatn—5pm; Thu 10am—7pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free. Motherwell Heritage Centre. 35 High Road. 01698 251000. An interactive exhibition. exploring the worlds of science and technology through hands-on exhibits.

Puppet Making And Puppetry Wed I Jul. 10atn-4pm. £6 (£3). Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. Professional puppeteer Sylvia Troon teaches various aspects of making and using puppets. Games. Games, Games Thu 2 Jul. 1.30—3pm. £1. Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre. Wood Street. Grangemouth. 01324 494974. Sutntner wildlife activities for all the family.

Children's Nature Club Sat 4 Jul. l—4pm. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Muirshiel Centre. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842803. Map and compass work followed by a barbecue.

Frog Day Sun 5 Jul. 2—4ptn. £1 (50p). Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre. Wood Street. Grangemouth. 01324 494974. An afternoon dedicated to the tadpoles. frogs and toads who inhabit the centre. Lunderston Bay Fun Time Mon 6 Jul. 2—4ptn. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Lunderston Bay. nr Gourock. Inverkip. ()1475 521 129. Fun and gatnes on the beach.

Children's Fun Time Thu 9 Jul. 2—4prn. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Cornalees Bridge. Loch Tom. lnverkip. 01475 521458. Activities on an environmental theme.


Anastasia (U) on Sun 5 & Wed 8 Jul. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University ()fStirling. 01786 461081. See Film index.


The Happy Gang's Castaway Island Sat 27 Jtrn. Ilatn. £4.50 (£3.50). Dundee Rep. Tay Square. 01382 223530. The Happy Gang are taking a break on Castaway Island when they discover a dastardly plot to take over an undersea kingdom.

The Ugly Duckling And Other Stories Sat 27 Jun. 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. 01355 261000. Ages 4—9. Easy Peasy blend storytelling. song and audience participation in this selection of tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

Moondance Sat 27 Jun. 2pm. £3 (£2); £9 for 4 tickets. Adam Stnith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 3—6. See Glasgow theatre. Alice In Wonderland Wed 1 Jul. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Culzean Castle and Country Park. Maybole. 01655 769274. Follow Alice‘s adventures into a strange and mystifying world in pursuit of the White Rabbit in open-air theatre company lllyria’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. The Singing Kettle - The World Tour Thu 2—Sun 5 Jul. Thu 2pm; Fri 2pm & 6pm; Sat 1 lam 8; 2pm; Sun lptn & 4pm. £8 (£7); family ticket £23. See Glasgow theatre.

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

Pips And Panda And The Three Bears Fri 26 Jun. 10.30am & Sat 27 Jun. llatn. Fun and adventure as the twosome meet the three bears.

The Magical Princess Mon 29 Jun. 12.45pm; Tue 30 Jun. 10.30am; Wed 1 Jtrl. llatn & Thu 2 Jul. 2pm. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.

Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster Fri 3 & Sat 4 Jul. 2pm; Mon 6 Jul. 1.30pm; Tue 7 Jul. llam; Wed 8 Jul. 1 1.30am and Thu 9 Jul. 2pm. Join Hughie. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and the lovable sea-monster Nessie in their fun adventures at Loch Ness.

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