Playdays team with a live stage adaptation of t television programme. Meet Wizadora, a bright young trainee wizard who lives in a cottage near her friends Tatty Bo el, the Scarecrow (pictured), Pippa the Postie, Stan the Grocer an Hangle the Crow. But as Wizadora plans a surprise birthday party for Tatty, confusion abounds and only the audience can make sure this is one party he'll never forget.
WIZADORA —- LIVE ON STAGE Fri 17 8: Sat 18 Jul. Fri 2pm & 7pm; Sat 11am & 2pm. £6 (£4.50); family ticket £17. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 2+. A spellbinding new show from ITV's
e popular children's
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Activities And Fun
Summer In the Square Until Sun I2 Jul. George Square. Top holiday action to occupy the kids during the school holidays including Kids In The Square on Thu 9 Jtil 11am—3pm and a special appearance from The Happy Gang on Sat 1 I Jul. noon—4pm.
Impact Arts Summer Arts Camp Until Fri 14 Aug. Mon—Fri 9.30am—l2.30pm 8: 1.30—4.30piti. £50. Department Of Applied Arts. Tom Bane Building. Sti'athclyde University. Jordanhill Campus. off Sotithbrae Drive. To book a place call 341 0024. Ages 5--l5. The weekly morning session in arts and crafts includes claywoi'k. collage. marbling. printwork. painting and drawing with drama worshops. making music or a drawing masterclass iii the afternoon. Giant Workshop Hi 10 Jul. 11am-~3piii. _ £2. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. I Call us soon for tickets. Ages 7—10. Help Giant Productions btiild a life-sized giant puppet in this ftiii. creative workshop.
Summer Spectacular Sat l I Jul. 2pm. £2 (£1). Pearce Institute. 840 Govan Road. Call 445 6000 for tickets. Ages 3-8. Sweeties. songs and lots of laughs with Mr Bones' Puppets.
Summer Children's Activities Mon
13 Fri 17 Jul. l0am—nooii. £1.50. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Queen Margaret Drive. 334 2422. Booking essential on 287 3836. Ages 5—12. A week of fun activities on an environmental theme.
The Tall Tales Tour Sui I8 Jul. Ipiu & 3pm. £1. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Queen Margaret Drive. (all 445 6000 for tickets. Ages 7»— 1 2. \lischief I.a-Bas take you on an expedition through the strange and wonderful hidden history of the botanic gardens.
The Singing Kettle - The World Tour Until Sun 12 Jul. Thu—Sat I lam 8; 2pm; Stiii lpm & 4pm. £8 (£7); family ticket
9000. Ages 3+. Join Artie. Cilla. Jane and Gary on a globe-trotting musical tour. Moscow State Circus Until Sun I2 Jul. Thu & Fri 5pm & 8pm: Sat Sun 2pm & 5pm. £8-£20 (£6—£I5). Queen's Park
£23. Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 '
Recreation Ground. l.tIIIgSldC. (1421 565557/0421 565558. The Circus is back iii town following its sell-out run three years ago. and promises even more thrills and spills than last time including a uniquely high big top which allows the aerialists to be more daring than ever before.
The Princess And The Pea Wed 15 Jul. 2pm. £2 (£1). Gilmorehill Centre. 9 University Avenue. Call 445 6000 for tickets. Ages 3—8. Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre‘s lively adaptation of this Hans Christian Andersen tale. 111 which a King and Queen use a Magic Pea to help find their son a true princess.
Jemima Puddleduck Tue 21 Jul. 2pm. £2 (£1). The Arches. 30 Midland Street. Call 445 6000 for tickets. Ages 3—18. Ian Turbitt Puppet Company's adaptation of Beatrix Potter's well-loved tale.
Casey's Quest Wed 22 Jul. 2pm. £3 (£2). Gilmorehill Centre. 9 University Avenue. Call 445 6000 for tickets. Ages 5—11. ()n finding a CD-Roin. Casey discovers directions which will take her to a new friend. Breathtaking dance from Helter Skelter Dance company. Exhibition
The Flower Fairies Until Sun 16 Aug. Kelvitigrove Gallery & Museum. 287 2699. Original watercolours by Cicely Mary Barker from her famous l-‘Iuii'er l-‘ui'ri'es 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 and colouring and a chance to dress tip iii Flower Fairies costumes.
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 and every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week's subjects are Ci'm‘tit/t'lt'x «X- 7itt't/t’s‘ on Sat I I Jtil and [:‘le/i/tunts on Sun 12 Jul. The following week learn about The Totem l’u/e on Sat 18 Jul and Eastern Dragons on Sun 19 Jul.
St Bride's Centre Summer Holiday Programme Until Fri 31 Jul. St Bride's Centre. 10 ()rwell TeiTace. 346 1405. Booking essential. A whole month of workshops. tours. walking and entertainment lor both adults and children. Highlights over the next two weeks include:
Foods Of The World Tue l4—Thu 16 Jul. 10.30am-I2.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Ages
8— I 2. A chance to make different dishes
frotn around the world. including Italian arid Indian food.
Art 8t Craft Tue 14 Jul. Illaiir-itoon. £2 (£1.50). Ages 4—7. A general art class which gives children the opportunity to experiment iii a variety of different materials and media.
When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth! Mon 20—Thu 23 Jul. 10am—4pm. £2 (£1.50). Ages 6-10. A four-day workshop involving drama. music. art. dance and performance. which explores pre-historic life.
Five Days Round The World. Molt IR-t‘n 17 Jul. 10.30am-12. 15pm. Netherhow Arts Centre. 43 High Street. 556 9579. £3.50 per session: £12 for five (all materials provided). Ages 7-9. Stories and paiiititig with Janis Perry and Kay Shanks. Creative Camp Mon l3~Fri 17 Jul. 10am—noon. £2. City Art Cc‘llll'c. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Ages 8—12. A creative workshop including funky junk. pattern prints atid paint frenzy. Children's Summer Art In The Garden Mon 20—Fri 24 Jul. Mon-Fri I()am—3.30pm. £75. Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith House. 552 7171. To book a place call 248 2841. A two-week long course with fun and informal art activities including paper making. kite making and printing.
Summer Holiday Farm Fun Mun 20—Fri 24 Jul. 10aiii-iioon. £2. Gorgie City Farm. 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. Ages 8-16. Down at Gorgie City Farm. they'll looking for new recruits. ()f the 101 jobs the modern city farmer needs to carry out. you could help feed the pigs or herd sheep. Wannabe farmers can turn tip any day of the week at 10am to muck in. Make A Mosaic Wed 22—Fri 24 Jul. 10am—noon. £2. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Ages 5—12. Create your own colourful mosaics from paper. foil and material iti this fun morning workshop.
The Singing Kettle - The World Tour Wed 15-Sun 19 Jul. Wed 2pm; Thti~Sat 11am 8; 2pm; Sttn Ipiii & 4pm. £8 (£7): family ticket £23. Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. Ages 3+. See Glasgow theatre.
Five Days Round The World Mott l3-I‘ri 17 Jul. 10.30am~l2.15pin.
£3.50 -£12 for all five sessions. Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 -45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Stories from around the world. followed by a paititiiig session for 7--9-year-olds.
Missing Links Alive! Until Stiii 12 Jul. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Mon-Sat l()ain--5.30pm; Stiii noon—5pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £10. Missing Links xi/fl‘t'.’ looks at the age-old debate of human evolution. Using the latest technology. interactive displays and life-sized. animated dioratnas. it traces our ancestors first footsteps atid depicts the key stages in our development.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Activities And Fun
Beach Art Mon 13 Jul. 2-4pni. Gullane Bents. Iiast I.othian. ()1875 612406. Meet at Information Board. Gullane Bents car park. Create your own masterpiece using the seashore as your inspiration.
Banner Making Workshop Mon 13- Fri 17 Jul. 10am—l2.30pin; 1.30—4pm. £20 (£14). Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages 8— l 2 (10am—l2.30pm); Ages 12+ 1.30—4pm. Tutors lattice Gray and Susan dti Feu help you create a series of banners oti a renaissance theme which will decorate the High Street during the I.inlithgow Festival.
200 Capers Tue 14 Jul. 6.30—7.30an Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbt'ide. 01335 236644. Visit some of the zoo's residents on this guided walk.
Kaleidoscope Mun 20 Hi 31 Jul. 10am 3.30pm. £21 t£14i. llow den Park Centre. l.l\lllg‘.\'1tlll. 01506 433634. Ages 8 12. Two weeks of fun filled activities including arts and crafts. music. drama and games.
Go Wild Tue 21 ril‘lltl 23 Jul. l4pni. Vogrie Country Park. \'ogrie House. Gorebridge. 445 5969 Booking essential. Ages 8 ~14. Fun-packed afternoons for children .it Vogt‘ie Park.
Mousehunt tt'i Sun 19 Jul s Wed 22 Jul. 2.30pm. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. See I‘ilm index.
Moondance to to Sat 11 Jul. l-‘ti Iluin; Sat 11am 8' 2pm. £3.50. .‘ylacRobci't Arts Centre. l'niversity of Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages 3 6. Morag‘s favourite teddy is feeling a bit under the weather. btit maybe a trip to the moon will lift his spirits. A visual dance theatre piece presented by Giant Productions. Wizadora — Live On Stage J‘I'l I7 & Sat 18 Jul. Fri 2pm tv 7pm; Sat llain & 2pm. £6 (£4.50); family ticket £17. Adant Smith Theatre. Beiiiiochy Road. Kiikcaldy. ()1592 412929. Ages 21. See photo caption. Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster Thu 9 --Sat 11 Jul. 2pm; Fri 17 Jul. 2pm: Sat 18 Jul. 1 lam; Mon 20 Jtil. 2pm; Wed 22 Jul. I lain; Thu 23 Jul. 2pm. Join Hugliie. Spike. the Ilaggis Pipers and the loyable sea-monster Nessie in their ftiti adventures at I.ocIi Ness.
Snow White Stiii l2 & Mon 13 Jul. 2pm: Tue 14 Jul. 11am. A magical adventure as Snow White tries to escape from her evil stepmother -~ with the help of the seven dwarfs.
Aladdin Tue 14 Jul. 2pm (it Thu 16 Jul. 11am. Genies. lanips atid lots of adventures with Aladdin.
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