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MacRobert. University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081 and Thu S-Sat 7 Aug, Thu 81 Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2pm 8: 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50): family ticket £18.50. Citizens' Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. All ages. Based on the book by E.B. White, Charlotte is a spider who can write and Wilbur a pig who can talk. Living at Zuckerman's farm, Wilbur soon discovers that they are fattening him up for the dinner table and enlists Charlotte's letter- writing talents to save his skin. Themes of love, friendship and bravery combine in Scottish Youth Theatre's adaptation of this classic story.
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Activities And Fun
Children's Summer Arts Camp Until Fri 18 Atig. livery Mon—Fri at
9.3(1am— 12.30pm & 1.30—4.30pm. £45—£60 per week. Strathclyde University. Jordanhill Campus. 76 Southbrae Drive. For further information and booking call Impact Arts on 0141
341 0024. Arts and crafts and drama workshops for 5—15-year olds.
Wear Your Art On Your Sleeve Sat 24 Jul. 11am—1pm & 2—4pm. £4. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. Tickets from Giant Productions box ofﬁce 445 6000. Ages 5—8. Make your own funky l-shirt design.
Disney Channel Kids Awards Sat 24 Jul. 1 1.30am. £7.50 (family ticket £25). Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 |. A packed programme of live music. celebrity guests. games. prizes and. taking a wild stab in the dark here. stalls selling Disney merchandise. Disney Channel presenter Jemma James hosts proceedings and there's a chance for budding young journalists to become backstage reporters (make your way to the venue for 9.30am to audition for the part).
Family Fun Sat 24 Jul. noon. £3.50. Glasgow Film Theatre. Cafe Cosmo. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. This family workshop looks at the mythical story of The Last Unit'm‘n and how the tale was adapted into ﬁlms followed by a screening at 1.30pm.
Children's Summer Art Class Mon 26-Fri 30 Jul. IOam-noon. £2.25 per day. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. To book a place call 334 2422. Ages 8—12. Let your creative talents flow at this fun workshop led by a professional art teacher.
Comedyfest Mon 26—Sat 31 Jul & Mon 2—Sat 7 Aug (ages 8—12); Mon 9—Sat 13 Aug (ages 13—18). 10am—4pm. £30 per week. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. To book a place call PACE on 0141 848 7471. Wild and wacky goings-on as David Wallace leads
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a week-long workshop in comedy and comic sketches. There will be a performance at the end of the course. Baking In The Still Room Tue 3 Aug.
1 lam—noon. £1. Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Ages 8 and under. Test your culinary skills at animal-shaped biscuit baking workshop.
Atlantic Telecom Glasgow 99 Playday Wed 4 Aug. 11am—4pm. Free. Glasgow Green. 287 5987. Ages 5—12. The theme of this year‘s playday is Making A Splash! with all manner of activities including quad bikes. an inﬂatable village. art wall. mini sports. undersea puppets. octopus masks and pirate disguises.
Crafty Creations Thu 5 Aug.
I lam-noon. £1. Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Ages 8 and under. Design and make ajumping frog puppet at this fun creative workshop.
The Last Unicorn (U) on Sat 24 Jul and Jour De Fete (PC) on Sat 31 Jul. 1.30pm. £3.50 (£2.25). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film Index.
Lizzie's Moon Sat 24 Jul. 11am & 2pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 4—10. Lempen Puppet Theatre tell the imaginative. dreamtale of Lizzie. who has to confront her fears when she is summoned by a magical white bird to journey to the dark side of the moon. Sea Stories Wed 28 Jul. 11am. £2 (£1). Gilmorehill Centre. 9 University Avenue. 287 551 1. Tickets from Giant Productions box office 445 6000. Ages 5—12. See photo caption. Big Aggie s Pearls Sat 31 Jul. I lam & 2pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 5-11. Sylvia Troon's Kenspeckle Puppets present this humorous Scottish fairy tale which tells the story of Aggie the Giantess who will only release Catriona once Jamie has fetched her a string of arls from the bottom of the sea.
e Pirates Of Penzance Mon 2-Sat 7 Aug. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50); family ticket £18.50. Citizens' Theatre. I I9 Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Pirate capers as
Scottish Youth Theatre present a new version of Gilbert & Sullivan‘s on'ginal 19th century romp. featuring the popular tunes of Poor Wandering One. A Policeman it La! Is No! A Happy One and A Paradox.
Charlotte's Web Thu 5-Sat 7 Aug. Thu & Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2pm & 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50); family ticket £18.50. Citizens‘ Theatre. I 19 Gorbals Street. 429 0022. All ages. See photo caption.
Holiday Storytime Sat 24 Jul. 1 lam. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Ages 3—8. Share you favourite holiday stories with the Storytime team.
Food Storytime Sat 31 Jul. 11am. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Ages 3—8. Storytelling on a food theme including Paddington Bear and Little Red Riding Hood.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. Ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm. Topics this week are Bears on Sat 24 Jul and Mr Male on Sun 25 Jul with The Jungle Book on Sat 31 Jul.
Disney Channel Kids Awards Sun 25 Jul. 11.30am. £7.50 (fatnily ticket £25). Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. See Glas ow.
Drama In The Gar en Mon 2—Fri 6 Aug. 11am—12.30pm. £3.50. Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Booking on 248 2979. Ages 4-8. Discover the wonders of life on planet earth with Star Boy. Fairy Claire. Flo and Swoop.
Fairies, Foxes And Other Flying Things Mon 2—Fri 6 Aug. 34.30pm. £3.50. Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Booking on 248 2979. Ages 4—8. Fairy Claire and some very special animals take you on ajourney around the gardens.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (PG) Fri 23. 3pm; Sat 24. 2.30pm & Sun 25 Jul. 5.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. 247 4219.
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (U) Fri 30 Jul. 1.45pm. 60p. St Bride’s Centre. 10 Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. See Filtn Index.
Tumtumtinker Sun 1 Aug. 1—1.45pm. £3 (£2). The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. Ages 4-12. Mirth. mime. music and mayhem combine in this action- Eacked adventure story for children. abyrinth Thu 5 Aug. 3.30pm. £4 (£3). Netherbow Ans Centre. 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Ages 6—10. There's a monster lurking in the maze and our hero is in need of your help to find his way home. Interactive adventure based on Greek myths from Wee Stories.
Summer Holiday Programme For Young People Until Fri 30 Jul. St Bride's Centre. 10 Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. Advance booking essential. A welcome return of this month-long series of weekday activities for the school holidays. Listed below are events taking place until Fri 30 Jul.
Art Mon 26 & Tue 27 Jul. lOam—noon. lOain-noon. £2 (£1.50). Ages 4—7. Experiment with a variety of different media.
Summer Snacks Tue 27 Jul. lOam—noon. £2 (£1.50). Ages 8-12. Top tips on creating healthy snacks for the warm weather.
Collage Making Wed 28 Jul.
10am-noon. £2 (£1.50). Ages 8-12.
Compose pictures using a variety of materials and textures.
Mask Making Thu 29 Jul. lOam—noon. £2 (£1 .50). Ages 4—7. Create your own imaginative mask.
Confectionery Models Fri 30 Jul. lOam-noon. £2 (£1.50). Ages 8—12. Make models using sweet things. Introduction To Drama Fri 30 Jul. lOam-noon. £2 (£1.50). Ages 4-7. Budding thespians can have a go at treading the boards.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Essential Summer Activities at The Cowane Centre. Cowane Street. Stirling. 01786 443141/443240. Advance booking essential. Workshops in ans. design and crafts for all ages. Listed below are activities taking place this issue. Animation Thu 22 Jul (ages 8-9); Fri 23 Jul (ages 10—12) and Sat 24 Jul (ages 13—14) at 10am—4pm. £12 per day. Discover the techniques of animation from developing your own storyline and producing characters to creating their voices and animating them under the camera.
Drama Mon 26 & Tue 27 Jul. lOam—4pm. £22 for two day session. Ages 11—12. A host of theatrical activities from acting and directing to costume and set design.
Jewellery Fri 23 & Fri 30 Jul (ages 8—10); Sat 24 & Sat 31 Jul (ages 11—12) at lOam—4pm. £12 per day. Create your own jewellery designs usin wire. Jewellery And Silversmit ing Tue 27 & Thu 29 Jul. 10am-4pm. £15 per day. Ages 13+. Discover some of the professional skills used in silversmithing techniques and have a go at making jewellery from wire.
DJ Techniques Mon 2 & Tue 3 Aug. noon—4pm. £16 for 2 day session. Ages 13+. Hands-on DJ heaven as this two-day course explores different djing skills from sampling. scratching and mixing. Photography Mon 2. Tue 3 Aug & Thu 5 Aug. lOam—4pm. £22 for 2 day session. Ages 13+. Red eyes and heads chopped off? Sounds familiar? Then have a go at this photography workshop which explains how to take photos. process and develo your own images.
Kalei oscope Fri 23 & Mon 26—Fri 30 Jul; Mon 2—Fri 6 Aug. lOam—3.30pm. £30 (£18). Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages 8—12. With a little help from the art experts. children get the opportunity to transform Howden Park Centre using card. paint and glue.
Wizard Of Oz Week Until Sun 25 Jul. 10am—6pm. £4.50 (£3); fatnin ticket £13. Kelburn Castle and Country Park. Fairlie. Largs. 01475 568685. Follow in Dorothy's footsteps along the Yellow Brick Road and meet all the characters from 02.
Family Fun Orienteering Mon 26 Jul. 2-4pm. Cornalees Bridge. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Loch Tom. lnverkip. 01475 521458. Learn the techniques of map reading.
Summer Winkie Workshops Mon 26—Wed 28 Jul and Thu 29—Sat 31 Jul. lOam-noon. £ 12 per workshop. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Advance booking necessary. Mime. music and movement workshops for 3-5-year oIds. World Of Children 5 Stories Week Mon 26 Jul—Fri 6 Aug. lOam—6pm. £4.50 (£3); family ticket £13). Kelburn Castle and Country Park. Fairlie. Largs. 01475 568685. Come and listen to some of the best children's stories from Tales Of Beatrix Potter to Wind In The Willows and meet some of the characters who will be paying a special visit.
Use It Again Sam Sat 31 Jul. 2.30-4pm. Dean Castle Country Park. Dean Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 522702. Turn everyda rubbish into 'unk beasts. Scottis Clown Fest val Sun 1 Aug.