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Activities And Fun

Painting The Houses Fri 25 Jun. 4—5.30piii. Free. The Tryst. 30 Cranworth Street. Hillhead. 339 I588. Help create a mural of the West Find at this children's art workshop.

Summer In The Square Sat 26 a Sun 27 .lttti. Sat ll.30am--5pm; Sun l()am—5.30pin. l‘ree. George Square. 287 558 I. What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than at George Square for a fun-filled family weekend that's absolutely free. Not only is there stuff for the grown-tips to do. btit a whole programme of events just for kids. The Lord Provost's Procession kicks off proceedings as the colourful spectacle of community and commercial lloats arrives in George Square around I2.30pm on Saturday. (Jidha Dance Performance present a spectacular show at 3.55pm on Saturday followed by a swinging set front The Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra at 4.30pm. Sunday sees performances from the Drumchapel Amateur Accordion Band at l l. l5am with The African and Caribbean Children and Youth Cultural troupe at 2. l()pm. Atid if that wasn't enough. you can enjoy puppet shows. storytelling. the Big Top Circus. street entertainment. jugglers. face-painting. climbing walls and bubblemaking throughout the weekend. Family Fun Day Stiti 27 Jtiii. I—4pm. 50p. David Livingstone Centre. I65 Station Road. Blantyre. 01698 823 I40. An afternoon of games aitd activities on an environmental theme for all the family.

Jazz Cats And Cool Cats Sat 3 .Iul. Ages 5--8. I0 -I lam; ages 9—l2.

ll.l5am-- l 2.30pm. Free. City Hall. Candleriggs. 287 55l I. A dance workshop combining movement and improvisation.

Children's Summer Arts Camp Mon 5 Jul—Fri l8 Aug. livery Mon~l5ri at 9.30am— l 2.30pm & l.30--4.30pm. £45--£60 per week. Strathclyde Universin .Iordanliill Campus. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3000. For further information and hooking call Impact Arts on 0|4l 34| 0024. Arts and crafts and drama workshops for 5-- l 5-_vear olds held from 9.30am» l 2.30pm with masterclasses III art and drama for tlte over His from |.30—4.30pm.

Theatre Skills Workshop Mon 5—Fri s) .lttl. 9.30am4.30pm. £60 (£35). King‘s Theatre. 297 Batli Street. 287 55l l. Ages l2-~l5. This five-day workshop is based on the ever-popular Joseph And His Amunug 'Ii'r Imirulnr /)I'('(IIII('(I(II and concentrates on dance. drama and singing. Scottish Ballet Summer School Mon 5--l-'ri 9 .lul. I0aiit--3pm. Scottish Ballet Sttidios. 26| West Princes Street. 33I 293 l. £84.60. Ages 7- l4. Let the dance professionals of Scottish Ballet show you how it‘s done as they present an energetic week esploring different dance forins from ballet. jail and contemporary. At the end of the week. your own devised dance piece will be performed to family and Il'lc‘lltIs.


Wizadora - The Magic Adventure Thu 24—Sat 26 .ltiii. Thu is Fri l0.30am & 2pm; Sat I lam s 3pm. £4--£7.50 (£2--£5.50). Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street. 332 9000. Ages 2 7 Sottgs. magic aitd audience participation combine it) this new adventure featuring TV's trainee wt/ai'tl. Wt/adora.

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The Amazing Mr Bones Sat 3 Jul. I lam. £2 (£l). St Francis Centre. 405 Cumberland Street. Gorbals. 445 6000. Ages 4+. Opening Giant Productions' Gum! July programme of performances and workshop is Mr Bones with games. songs and custard pies aplenty.

Know Nothing Norman Wed 7 Jul. llam. £2 (£l ). Budhill Pre-5 Centre. Hallhill Road. Springboig. 445 6000. Ages 3—6. Wee Stories Theatre present this poignant story based on a poem by Louise lrottside. It tells the story of poor old Norman. who for his lack of knowledge. is constantly being made fun of. Part (5] Giant July.


Harry Potter Day Thu 8 Jtil. 2pm. Free. Waterstone's. l53— l 57 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l05. The official launch of popular children's author J.K. Rowling's new book Hurry Putter/Int! The Prisoner ()f/I:kulmn (Bloomsbury £ l0.99). To tnark the occasion. a whole afternoon of I’nllt'l‘t'.\‘c/Ilt’ activities staiting at 2pm with face-painting. a magician. games and a Harry Potter cake until the book officially goes on sale at 3.45pm.


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum ()f Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 42 I9. Free entry to museum for visitors aged l8 and under. Ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2. l5pm and every Sunday at 3. l5pm. This week's topics are ('I'm‘m/lles' uml Turtles on Sat 26 Jtttt and How '12: Surf/A Cut on Sun 27 Jttii. Call museum for details of July subjects. Children's Art Workshops: Saturday Classes Until Sat 26 .lun. Every Saturday at I0.30am— 1 2.30pm for 5—8-year olds and 2—4pm for 9— I 2-year olds. £45 for the 5 week course. Old St Paul's Church Hall. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 I999. Art workshops with Jenny Smith exporing variety of approaches to image-making including collage and painting.


Antz (PG) Sat 26 Jtiii. 3pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. 247 4219. See Film Index.


Summer Holiday Programme For Young People Mon 5—Fri 30 Jul. St Bride's Centre. It) ()rwell Terrace. 346 I405. Advance booking essential. A welcome return of this month-long series of activities for the school holidays. Listed below are activities taking place III Week One (Mon 5-—Fri 9 Jul).

Small Bug Art Mon 5 .Itil. l()am—noon. £2 l .50). Ages 4—7. Create works of art inspired by bugs.

Summer Snacks Mott 5 Jul. I.30—3.30pm. £2 (£l.50). Ages 8- I 2. This cookery workshop shows participants how to create simple and healthy snacks for summer picnics and barbecues.

Bigger Bug Art Mon 5 Jul. l—3pm. £2 I .50). Ages 8- I 2. Use a variety of art materials to create art work inspired by bugs.

Futuristic Clay Model Making Tue 6 Jul. l()am—noon. £2 (£l.50). Ages 4—7. As we approach the year 2000. try your hand at creating futuristic clay models. Introduction To Line Dancing Tue 6 .lul. 9.45—I l.45am. £2 (£l.50). Ages

8- I4. The latest line dance steps from the USA.

Clay Model Making Tue 5 Jul. l-3pui. £2 (£l.50). Ages 8—l2. Use modelling clay to create your own fantastic designs. Art And Craft Wed 7 Jul. l-3pm. £2 (£l.50). Ages 8- I 2. Create your own art


THE HAPPY GANG'S TARTAN TREASURE HUNT Sat 26 Jun, 11am 8. 2.30pm. £5 (family ticket £18). Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr, 01292 611222. Scottish Hydro-Electric sponsor The Happy Gang's latest tour as they head off to the Highlands on a hiking trip. Meeting the mysterious Jock McGrumpy on the way, they learn of a legendary treasure trove hidden in the hills and set about

discovering its whereabouts.

and craft work using a variety of media. Summer Snacks Wed 7 Jul. l()am—noon. £2 (£l.50). Ages 8—I2. Top tips on creating healthy snacks for the warm weather.

Confectionary Modelling Thu 8 Jul. l()am—noon. £2 (£l.50). Ages 4—7. Make models using sweet things.

Girls' Group Singing Thu 8 Jul. l0am—3pm. £4 (£3). Ages 8-l4. No boys allowed obviously. at this day long singing workshop for Spice Girls wannabes.

Straw Art Fri 9 Jul. l()am—noon. £2

1.50). Ages 4—7. Make models. collages attd straw pictures using colourful art straws.


Activities And Fun

Fairytale Walk Stiii 27 Jtiii. 2.30—4pm. Dean Castle Country Park. Dean Road. Kilmarnock. 0 I563 522702. Traditional fairytales on this magical walk.

Animal Magic - Slender Snakes Sun 27 Jttn. 2—3pni. Free. Calderglen Country Park. Sti'atltaven Road. Iiast Kilbride. 0|355 236644. Find out about some of Calderglen's more slippery characters. Astounding Discoveries Mon 284-11 2 .lttl Mon 5- Thu 8 Jul. l()am-5pm. £2.20 t£l.|0): family ticket £5.50. Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Livingston. 0l506 4 H957. Weekday craft activities for the summer holidays. Victorian Seaside Mon 5 Jul. 2-4pui. I.underston Bay. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. lnverkip. 0l475 52l I29. Enjoy a traditional Victorian seaside experience with Punch and Judy. donkey rides and sandcastle building.


The Rugrats Movie (U) Sun 27 .qu. 3pm. £l.50. I‘TH. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. Falkirk. 0| 324 506850.

A Bug's Life (U) Sat 26 Jttn. 2pm. £3 (£2). Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 0I592 4l2929.

The Rugrats Movie (U) Fri 3 Jul. 2pm. £3 (£l.50). Motherwell Movtehouse. Civic Centre. Motheiwell. 0l698 2675I5. The Rugrats Movie (U) Sun 27 Jun. 2.30pm: Barney's Great Adventure (U) Tue 29 Inn; A Bug's Life (U) Thu I Jul.

I lam: The Princess And The Goblin

(PG) Wed 7 Jul. l lam. £l.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 0l786 46l08l. See Film Index.


National Youth Jazz Orchestra Hi 2 Jul. 7.30pm. £8 (£l—£5). MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling.

0 l 786 46 l 08 l. The renowned orchestra present a sizzling performance which includes Quiet I-‘reet/mn. by composer-in- residence Nikki Yeoh.


Water Babies Fri 25 .lttn. 7.30pm. £7 (£4.50). Ctilzean Country Park. Mayhole. 0I655 760269. Ages 5+. lllyria present Charles Kiiiglsey's classic as part of their open-air theatre season. Featuring a host of larger-than-life underwater characters. it tells the story ofToin. ati ill-treated chimney-sweep boy who is transformed into a Water Baby. immediately forgetting all his troubles.

Water Babies Sat 26 Jun. 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 0l786 46l08l. Ages 5+. See above.

The Happy Gang's Tartan Treasure Hunt Sat 26 Jttn. llam & 2.30pm. £5 (family ticket £18). Ciaiety 'I'lieatre. (‘arrick Street. Ayr. 0l292 6| I222. See photo caption.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 0I899 22063 I. £4.90 adults: £3.90 children (reductions for parties of over ten). Shows on offer this week are:

Pips And Panda Meet The Tooth-Fairy Thu 24 Jun. I0.30am: Sat 26 Jtiii. 2pm: Sat 3 .lttl. 2pm. Follow the adventures of Pips and Panda as they search for the tooth-fairy.

Nessie Meets Morag Sun 27 Jun. 2pm; Tue 29 Jttii. I2.30pm'. Wed 30 .lttn. 7pm. Nessie meets Morag. the monster of Loch Morar in this humorous Scottish folktale. Johnny And The Spacemachine Mon 5 Jul. l2.45pm'. Tue 6 Jul. l.30pm. Intergalactic adventures with Johnny and Wilbert the donkey.

Pips And Panda In Circusland ’t‘ue (v MI. I lam. More ftiit and adventure for Pips and Panda as they end up iii Circusland.

Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Wed 7 .Iul. 2pm. An engaging tale about the legendary monster