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Activities And Fun
Impact Arts Summer Arts Camp Until Fri 14 Atig. Mort—Fri 9.30am« 1 3.30pm (Q I.30-«4.30piit. £50. Department ()f Applied Arts. Toiti Bane Building. Strathclyde University. Jordarthill Campus. off Southbrae Drive. To book a place call 341 ()034. Ages 5-«15. The weekly morning session iit arts arid crafts includes claywork. collage. marbling. prirttwork. pairttirtg attd drawing witlt drama worksltops. making music or a drawing masterclass iii the afternoon. Hanging Around Workshop Fri 24 Jul. I Iam~3pm. £3. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 331 I854. Ages 7—- 10. Help make the biggest ittobile you'll ever see which will hang front the ceiling of the gallery.
Innov8 Until Tue 4 Aug (closing date for audition application forms). Scottislt Ballet. 361 West Princes Street. For further details call 333 1093. Auditions are taking place for Scottish Ballet's new children's dance company. Aimed at 8—13-year-olds. Innov8 gives children the opportunity ofcollaborating with professional tutors and live musicians at Scottish Ballet's studios. Audition application forms cart be obtained by contacting Scottish Ballet's Education Unit on 331 3931. Auditions will be held on Stiit 16 Aug.
Glasgow Playday 98 Wed 5 Atig.
| lam—4pm. Glasgow Green. A fun- packed day for 5— l 3-year-olds. organised by Glasgow City Council Parks arid Recreation. The theme of this year's evettt is 'friendship' arid there is a whole host of activities on offer including ice- skating. a mini assault course. sand sculpture or discover the secrets of science artd archaeology. Plus. entertainment front Magic Carpet Theatre Company. circus skills workshops arid fun artd games with the Nickelodeon Red Hot Lobster Tour.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang it") Thu 23 Jul (Q Tue -8 Jul. 1.30pm. Early Disney Delights (I')Ttie 38 ck Wed 39 .ltil. 1.30pm. Glasgow Film 'I'lteatre. 13 Rose Street. 333 Sl38. See Film iiide\.
Hey Sticky Kids, Let's Count! Sat 25 .Itil. 3pm. £3 (£1). Pearce Institute. 840 Gov an Road. 445 I94 I. Ages 35. Joitt the Sticky Kids for an afternoon of soitgs and laughter.
The Flower Fairies ITnnI Sun to Aug. Kelvingrove Gallery (k Mtisetritt. 387 3699. ()rigittal watercolotirs by Cicely Mary Barker front her faitiotis l’frlll‘t’l' l-‘tir'rr't'v books. which were first published 75 years ago. Together with tlte artwork. there are supporting activities for younger visitors including 'Fiitd The Fairy" computer interactive game. a fascinating art arid nature trail. drawing arid colouring and a chance to dress tip iii Flower Fairies costumes.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 3 Chambers Street. 347 4319. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 3.15pm arid every Sunday at 3.15pm. This week's subjects are the Camel on Sat 35 Jul and the
Jungle Book on Stiii 36 Jul. The following week learn about Mules Arrt/ 'I’lier’r Hills on Sat I Aug arid ()wls on Stiit 3 Aug.
Summer Events Royal Museum of Scotland. 3 Chambers Street. 347 4319. livery 'I‘uesday and Friday at 3pm and 3.30pm until Fri 38 Aug. Time Traveller Dr What will be helping children investigate a range of different objects front fossils to musical instruments. Make A Mosaic Utttil Fri 24 Jul. 10am—noon. £3. City Art Centre. 3 Market Street. 539 3993. Ages 5—13. Create your own colourful mosaics front paper. foil and material irt this fun morning workshop.
Summer Holiday Farm Fun Until Fri 24 Jul. 10am-—noon. £3. Gorgie City Farm. 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4303. Ages 8—16. Down at Gorgie City Farm. they are 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 cart turn tip any day of the week at 10am to rttuek in.
St Bride's Centre Summer Holiday Programme Until Fri 31 Jul. SI Bride's Centre. 10 ()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. Booking essential. A whole month of workshops. tours. walking arid entertainment for botlt adults artd children. Highlights over the next two weeks include:
Storytelling Session Tue 38 Jul. Ages 3—5. lO—lam; ages 6—9.
I l.30am—I3.30pnt. £1. Children‘s stories are brought to life iii this exciting storytelling morning.
Borders Scenic Walk Wed 29 Jul. 9.30am-4.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Ages 8-14. Claire Carpenter leads this walk which commences ill Peebles and then goes tip Cademtiir Hill passing two iron-age forts on the way. Sturdy boots. waterproofs and warrtt clothing are essential.
Kite Making Fri 31 Jul. IOam—nooit. £3 (£1.50). Ages 8—13. Design. build artd fly your owrt kite.
Children's Summer Art In The Garden Mon 37—Fri 31 Jul. Mon—Fri 10aiit—3.30pm. £75. Royal Botanic Garden. Irtverleitlt House. 553 7171. To book a place call 348 3841. Fun arid informal art activities including paper making. kite making arid printing. Children's Art Workshops Mon 37-Fri
3| Jul. Ages 5—8. 10arii~noonz ages 9~l3.
3—4pm. Old St Paul's Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. To book a place call 554 I999. Practising artist .lertny Smith takes cltrldrert otit into Iidinburglt with sketch books to sketch the city. Participants then work on developing their drawings into parrttiitgs tisiitg watercolours arid acrylics.
Year Of The Tiger Summer School Until Fri 14 Aug. Mon Fri 9ant--3.30piit. £65. Iidinhurgh '/.oo. (‘orstorphine Road. 334 9171. Activity courses for children aged 6 -14 which focus on China's culture arid wildlife. Advance booking required.
Africa Day Stiit 3 Aug. 9.30am 6pm. Fdinbur'gh 7.00. Corsiotphirte Road. 334 9171. To celebrate the opening of the new African Plains evperience. a ftrit day of activities for children on the theme of Africa including face-painting. trails. music. dancing. feed-time talks and freebies.
Easy Peasy Tue 4 .v Wed 5 Aug. 10.30am llttttll. £3. .‘yltisctirtt of Cliiltllltttkl. ~43 lilg‘ll Sll‘c‘c‘l. 53‘) 4 l-l3. Ages 5—8. Storytelling w itlt supporting activities on tlte theme of ABC.
Spring And The Selfish Giant w-d 5—Mort 3| Aug. 3pm. (No Sun performances). £4 (£3). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43—45 Higlt Street. 556 9579/3647. Ages 3+. See photo caption.
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The Three Little Pigs Wed 5 Mon 31 Aug. I laiit. (No Sun performances). £4 (£3). Netlterbow Arts Centre. 43-45 High Street. 556 9579/3647. Kenspeckle Puppets present the well-known story about the three little pigs who try to outwit the nasty wolf.
Tiggers Don't Climb Trees Wed .5—.\lorl 31 Aug. 13.30pm. (No Stiit performances). £4.50 (£3.50). Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 V45 Higlt Street. 556 9579/3647. Ages 5+. A new (ale frortt Richard Medi‘ingtort about Winnie The Pooh arid his friends Piglet. Feyore and Tigger. adapted from the original stories by AA. Milne.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Activities And Fun
Children's Nature Club Sat 25 Jul. I--3pm. Clyde Muirsltiel Regional Park. Castle Setttple Centre. I.ochwinnoch. ()1505 843883. Sqtiiggle arid squirm- btiild a home for a worm.
Ghost Busters Sat 25 Jul. (tplll. Deart Castle Country Park. Dean Road. Kilntatrtock. 01563 533703. A slightly spooky paper chase
Kaleidoscope Mon 27 Hr 31 Jul.
10am 3.30ptti. £31 (£14). Howden Park Centre. I.I\ iitgston. 01506 433634. Ages 8 I3. Two weeks of fun-filled activities including arts arid crafts. ititisic. drama and games.
Winkie Workshops Mon 27 Jul Sat I Aug. 10am noon. £1.50. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennoclty Road. Kirkcaldy. ()I593 413939. Workshops for‘ 3 5-year- olds incorporating mime. music arid movement. Places should be booked lll advance.
Children's Week Mon 3 Fri 7 Atig. £3.50 £6.50 (£3.40 £4.40). ('ul/ean Castle arid Country Park. Maybole. 01655 76937-1. .'\ \\ c‘c‘ls‘ (tl'
eitv irorttttetttal pursuits for children. including Castle Club (6 r 13-year-olds) and Nattrralists‘ Team ( l3 16-year-oldsi L‘Vc'llls.
Kids On Stage Mon 3 Sat 8 Aug. Mon Fri 9.30am 1pm; Sat 10am Iprti. £1. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01593 413939. Art exciting chance for 6 -10-year-o1ds to learn everything there is to krtow about the theatre. including a whole ltost of circus skills. \‘t'orkshops are held every morning front Mott—Fri. culminating iii a stage perforrttance on Sat 8 Aug. 3pm.
SPRING AND THE SELFISH GIANT Various dates and venues Ages 3+. A lively adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic story from Wee Stories Theatre for Children, which tells the tale of a giant who lives in a len. In his beautiful garden, all the animals love to play, but being a se f-centred giant, he builds a wall to keep them out.
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Wallace And Gromit Trilogy Sun 2 Aug. 3.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University ()f Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film index.
The Last Of The Trolls Thu 23 .Iul. 3pm. £3.50 (£3.50). Bellsltill Cultural Centre. John Street. ()1698 367515. Ages 5—13. I.eittpeit Puppets tell the story of the Trolls arid Miners who. after years of conflict. try to find a peaceful solution. Moondance Sat 35 Jtil. 3.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Fast Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. 01355 361000. Ages 3—6. Morag‘s favourite teddy is feelirtg a bit under tlte weatlter. btit maybe a trip to the iitoott will lift his spirits. A visual dance theatre productiort presented by Giant Productions.
The Singing Kettle — World Tour Sat 35 & Stiit 36 Jul. Sat 11am 8; 3pm; Sun Iprti. £8 (£7); family ticket £33. Magnum Theatre. Harbotirside. Irvine. 01394 378381. Ages 3+. Joiit Artie. Cilla. Jane artd Gary on a globe-trotting musical (our. Spring And The Selfish Giant Wed 29 Jtil. 3pm. £3 (£3); 4 tickets for £9. Adant Sittitlt 'l'lteatre. Berinochy Rd. Kirkcaldy. 01593 413939. Ages 3+. See pliotocaption. Alice In Wonderland Tllll 30 Jul. 3pm. £3.50 (£3.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre. Joltn Street. 01698 367515. Ages 5—-l3. Storytellers Theatre Cortipany present a musical adaptation of the I.ewis Carroll fttlc‘.
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8; Sat I Aug. Fri Ilam; Sat llarit At 3pm. £3.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. I Ages 3+. See thoto caption. The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Brougltton Road. 01899 330631. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties ofover l0). Sltow s on offer over tlte comirtg fortnight are as follows:
Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster Thu 33 Jtil. 3pm; Fri 34 & Sat 35 Jtil.
| lam; Mon 37 Jtil. 3pm; Tue 38 Jul. 11am; Thu 30 Jtil. 3pm; Fri 31 Jul. 11am; Mon 3 Atig & Wed 5 Atig. 3pm. Joitt Hugltie. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and the loveable sea-monster Nessie in their fun adventures at l och Ness.
Pips And Panda And The Magic Egg Wed 39 Jul. 11am; Sat 1 & Tue 4 Aug. 3pm; Thu 6 Aug. Ilant. Catttping on the beach. Pips and Panda discover a magic egg which begins to cause them trouble.
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