Activrties And Fun

Songstruck Kids Sat 11 Sep & Sun 26 Sep. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Auditions are being held at the theatre on Sat 11 and Sun 26 Sep for a performance to celebrate Adam Smith’s centenary celebrations. If you’re aged between 10—16 and enjoy a bit of a singsong, pick up a registration form from the box office or call 01592 412929 for more details.

Stirling Castle Extravaganza Sun 12 Sep, 12.30—4.30pm. £5 (£1.50—£3.75). Stirling Castle, Stirling, 668 8800. See one of Scotland’s castles come alive with a huge selection of entertainment for all the family. Activities include a combat and weaponry display, traditional cookery demonstrations, living history camp, music, song, storytelling and drama.

Animation Workshops Sat 18 & Sun 19 Sep, 10am—3pm. £10 (booking essential). MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 7—11. Discover the techniques of animation and make your own film in this two-day workshop led by animator and artist Jennifer Fyfe.

Trees Fir Yew Sun 19 Sep, 2—3.30pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. Learn how to identify trees and discover more about their many uses.


BEG (U) Sun 19 Sep, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film lndex.


Little Red Riding Hood And Friends Sat 11 Sep, 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50). Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street, Airdrie, 01698 267515. See Glasgow Theatre and photo caption.

Little Red Riding Hood And Friends Sat 11 Sep, 3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill

Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. See Glasgow Theatre and photo ca tion.

TWO Weeks ith The Queen Tue 21 Sep, 7pm. £8.50 (£4-£5); family ticket £14. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 9+. See Glasgow Theatre and preview. Bagsy Me Thu 23 & Fri 24 Sep, Thu 2pm; Fri 11am. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 7+. CTC present a funny and fierce play about the pressure to compete.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £4.90 adults; £3.90 children (reductions for parties of over ten). Shows on offer this week are: Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Sun 12 Sep, 2pm and Tue 14 Sep, 11am. Award- winning Purves Puppets present this engaging tale about the legendary monster.

The Magical Princess Sat 18 Sep, 2pm. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.


Wilde Tales Sat 11 Sep, 11am. Free. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 4+. To celebrate the Year Of Reading, a chance to discover the magic of Oscar Wilde’s children’s tales.


Discovery Dome Until Sun 26 Sep. Daily 10am-4pm. Free. Summerlee Heritage Park, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, 01236 431261. All ages. Delve into the amazing world of science at this hands- on exhibition.

Children's Art Exhibition Fri 10 Sep—Tue 16 Oct. Tue—Sat noon—5pm. Free. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. A vibrant exhibition of three-dimensional work inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s tale The Happy Prince, created by local children.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND FRIENDS Various dates and venues - see listings. Ages 4—7. Booster Cushion Theatre presents a comical mixture of fairytales complete with audience participation and mime in this unconventional version of Red Riding Hood as our hero meets up with pop star Cinderella and a vegetarian wolf.



Partick Festival Day Sat 18 Sep, 11am—4pm. Free. Partick Burgh Hall Street, Glasgow. 287 1999. As part of the West Area Festival, this day takes a light-hearted look at products and their impact on our lives. It includes a classic car parade, music from across the decades, Radio Clyde and a Classic Car Boot ’Sale’ run by performance artists Mischief La Bas.

Septembayr Sat ll-Mon 27 Sep, times vary. Free. Various venues, Ayr. 01292 611222. This festival is comprised of a variety of shorter festivals which happen in Ayr during September, such as the Celtic Ceilidh Band festival, the Ayr Festival and the National Cartoon Festival. Events



include music, comedy, theatre, sport and exhibitions, finishing off with a concert from Deacon Blue.


Scottish National Monopoly Championships Sat 11 Sep, 11am. Free. Clydesdale Bank Head Office. 30 St Vincent Place, Glasgow. 248 7070. See photo caption.


John Gordon-Sinclair Thu 23 Sep, 1pm. £2.50—£3.50. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. The actor best known for his role as the Cumbernauld schoolboy in Gregory's Girl talks about the world of stage, television and film.

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Haven't the Tall Ships already been and gone? Yes most of them have, but the

Glenlee has come back to Glasgow.

What's so special about it? It was ’Clydebuilt' in 1896 and is one of five Clydebuilt sailing ships left afloat in the world, and is now being used for both

entertainment and education.

Is it just the ship at the harbour? The ship is the centrepiece of Glasgow's newest attraction, but there’s also the Pumphouse visitor centre with an exhibition gallery, souvenir shop and riverside cafe bar overlooking the ship.

So is it a case of look but don't touch? Not at all, as well as admiring the Glenlee from the shore, you can wander onboard and discover how the ship actually works and how it’s crew lived in days gone by. There are also daily and weekend activities and events for families and children, so no two visits are ever the same. l The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm. £3.50 (£2.95) family tickets available. Stobcross Road, Glasgow. 339 0631.

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