festival & listings


Action Factory 10

Set u in 1990 b Giant Productions. the Action Factory Festival for Young Peo e and Chil ren continues to go from strength to strength. Aimed at 3—1 - ear aids, the festival brings a wealth of performances to the city inclu ing agrearances from to theatre com anies, hands-on workshops

in arts, cra

music, dance an puppetry to tlm screenin s and

storytelling. New partnerships have also been forged as lasgow 1999,

The 'ghthouse and The Dance House take part for the first time. With so much gating on in Glasgow this October. school holidays have never been so goo .

The Dance House and Giant Productions presents two original dance workshops at

the Gallery Of Modern Art

Listings of events are provided below, listed alphabetically by venue, in date order.


Hallhill Road, Springboig, 0141 774 4722.

Winnie The Pooh Mon 11 Oct, 2pm. Free. Ages 4+. In the tnie spirit of A.A Milne’s wonderful stories, Pooh Bear and friends are recreated using soft toy puppetry by Richard Medrington’s

Pup ts.

Lucfi; You Tue 12 Oct, 11am. Free. Ages 7+. While surfing the intemet, friends Lydia and Flip happen upon a virtual casino website where a 3-D gaming host tempts them into winning their heart’s desire. Pop Up Theatre present this interactive musical drama which allows the audience to choose the ending. The P ct: Tue 12 Oct, 3pm. Free. Ages 6—12. Who said history was boring? Not when Hopscotch Theatre Company are around, as you discover all there is to know about the mysterious Picts of Scotland in 55 fun and fact filled- minutes.

The tech Hess Affair Fri 15 Oct, 11am. Free. Ages 6—10. Wee Stories Theatre’s new show tells of Scotland’s most famous mystery in this adventure story set in the Highlands during the Second World War.

W Theatre

Cra rd Theatre, University Of

Stra lyde, Jordanhill Campus, 76 Southbrae Drive, 0141 950 3438. Chameleon Puppetry Workshops Mon ll-Fri 15 Oct, 11am-1pm. £20. Children must attend for the whole week - no day classes available. Ages 8-11. A five-day workshop led by Eva Melrose for young people interested in puppetry. During the week have a go at making your own puppet and then learn how bring your puppet to life for a performance.

.0 TIIEUST 7-21 Oct 1999

OfflodernArt Queen treet. Call Giant Productions’ Box Office, 0141 357 5000. Pirates Mon ll-Fri 15 Oct, 10—11am. £15 for the week. Ages 5—7. The Dance House and Giant Productions present a swashbuckling dance workshop complete with sword fights and buried treasure hunting, to a final informal performance at the end of the week. The Periodic Table Mon ll—Fri 15 Oct, 11.15am-12.45pm. £22.50 for the week. Ages 12+. Original dance workshops from the Dance House and Giant Productions, taking its starting point from the Periodic Table of the Elements leading to a short performance at the end of the week.

W Centre

9 Unive'rsity Avenue, 0141 2875511.

Lucky You Mon 11 Oct, 11am. £3.50

(£2.50). Ages 7+. See Budhill Pre-S


The loch Hess Affair Tue 12 Oct, 11am.

£3.50 (£2.50). Ages 6—10. See Budhill

Pre-S Centre.

The Sound Collector Wed 13 Oct,

11am. £3.50 (£2.50). Ages 4—7. See hoto caption.

e Couch Thu 14 Oct, 11am. £3.50 (£2.50). Ages 3—6. Giant Productions present this show centred around a larger- than-life, time travelling couch.

Jemima Puddleduck Fri 15 Oct, 11am. £3.50 (£2.50). Ages 3—6. Ian Turbitt’s Puppet Theatre present the story of the too-trusting Jemima Puddleduck and the fine gentlemen Mr Fox.


12 Rose Street, 0141 332 8128.

Page To Screen Workshop Mon 11 Oct, 11am. £1 (adults free). Ages 7—12. A

screenplay workshop which features

actors using film clips and drama to

explore the transformation of a story into

a film.

Pinocchio (U) Mon 11 Oct, 11.45am.

£3.50 (£2.25 . See Film Index.

The Seven Voyage Of Sinbad (U)

Tue 12 Oct, 11am. £3.50 (£2.25). See Film Index.

The Princess And The Goblin (U) Wed 113 Oct, 11am. £3.50 (£2.25). See Film ndex.

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THE SOUND COLLECTOR Wed 13 Oct 11am. £3.50 (£2.50). Gilmorehill

Centre, 9 University Avenue, 287 5511.Ages 4—7. Watch out, there's a sound collector about, stealing your cat's purrs, the snap, crackle and pop noise of your cereal and your dad's snores in Quicksilver Theatre new show, inspired by Roger McGough's poem.

Behind The Scenes At GFT Thu 14 Oct, 11am. £1 (adults free). Ages 7-12. Peek behind the scenes of the GFT which includes visits to the projection box and behind the screen.

The Borrowers (U) Thu 14 Oct, noon. £3.50 (£2.25). See Film Index. Thumbelina (U) Fri 15, Oct, £3.50 (£2.25). See Film Index.

0141 333 3159.

Visit To The Underground Control Room Thu 14 Oct, 2.30—4.30pm. Free but pre-booking required. Ages 11—18. It’s open doors day at the control rooms of Glasgow’s underground, with a chance to travel from Broomloan depot in Govan to St Enoch.

Underground Cab Rides Mon ll—Fri 15 Oct, 10.25am, 10.50am & 11.15am. Free but pre-booking required. Ages 8—12. Ride the underground in the driver’s cab. All trips start from St Enoch Station.

Homes ForThe Futtre

G reendyke Street, opposite Glasgow Green, 0141 287 7339.

Furniture For The Future Tue 12 & Wed 13 Oct, 10am—3pm. Free. Ages 9—12. Work with professional designers and create furniture to compliment the Homes For The Future exhibition.


11 Mitchell Lane, 0141 221 6362. Colour-Amo Mon 11-Fri 15 Oct, 11am-4pm. Free. All ages. Glasgow School of Art and The Lighthouse team up to bring you this fun workshop in colour experimentation.

Pearce Institute

840 Govan Road Call Giant Productions’Box Office, 0141 35 7 5000. Big Aggie's Pearls Mon 11 Oct, 11am. £2 (£1). Ages 5-9. 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 pearls from the bottom of the sea.

Mad Mask Mon 11 Oct, 2—4pm. £2. Ages 9&12. Traditional mask-making workshop with Alex Ri .

Hebridean Gallery Ex Ibition Mon ll-Fri 15 Oct, 10am-4 m. Free. An exhibition of work by al Gael, a community organisation who specialise in reviving traditional Scottish crafts and skills. Also showing, wood carvings by children from Govan.

Build A Beastie Mon ll—Fri 15 Oct, 2-4pm. £10 for the week. Ages 8—12. Join the Edinburgh Puppet Company at this creative workshop and help make giant puppets and carnival props for the Beastie Ball at the end of the week. The Picts Tue 12 Oct, llam. £2 (£1). Ages 6—12. See Budhill Pre-S Centre. Bash A Bodhran Tue lZ—Wed 13 Oct, 2-4pm. £4 for the two days. Ages 9—12.

Make and decorate your own bodhran (traditional Irish drum) at this two-day workshop led by Rob Welsh and Martin McHu h.

TapsaFTeerie Tales Or Upside Down Stories Thu 14 Oct, llam. £2 (£1). Pearce Institute, 840 Govan Road, 445 1941. Ages 3-6. Ian Turbitt’s Puppet Theatre present classic stories including The Lion And The Mouse and The Fox And The Crow.

Thig Agus Seinn (Come and Sing) Thu 14 Oct, 2—2.50pm (ages 5—8) & 3—3.50pm (ages 9-12). £2. Wilma Kennedy leads this Gaelic singing workshop with songs from the Western Isles and traditional children’s songs. Highland Tales Fri 15 Oct, 11am. £2 (£1). Ages 5-8. Supernatural, comic and epic tales interspersed with Gaelic songs, poetry and riddles from Paraig MacNeill. Giant Beastie Ball Fri 15 Oct, 4pm. Free but reserve tickets. All ages. After a week of workshops, join the Edinburgh Puppet Company for this beastie ball as the Pearce Institute becomes filled with giant puppets, decoration, music and costumes.

Cape Breton Step Dancing Fri 15 Oct, 2—2.50pm (ages 5—8) & 3—3.50pm (ages 9—12). £2. Have a go at this traditional Scottish dance with Wilma Kennedy. Knot A Lot Fri 15 Oct, 2—4pm. £2. Ages 5-8. Join the Giant Workshop team for a week of arts and crafts including banner- making, stage-lighting, costumes, jewellery and Celtic knotwork and design.

The Loch Ness Affair Wed 13 Oct, 11am. £2 (£1). Ages 6—10. See Budhill Pre-5 Centre.


405 Cumberland Street, Gorbals, 0141 35 7 5000.

The Couch Wed 13 Oct, 11am. £2 (£1). Ages 3—6. See Gilmorehill Centre.

Scottish BaletStutios

261 West Princes Street, 0141 331 2931. Scottish Ballet October Dance Course Tue 12—Thu 14 Oct, 10am-3pm. £58.75. Ages 7-12. If your dance steps leave a lot to be desired, then let the professionals show you how in this fun workshop, looking at jazz, ballet, contemporary dance and creative movement.

Scottish Mask a PtppetT'heatre 8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 0141 339 6185.

Professor Jingles’ Punch And Judy Show Mon 116m 16 Oct, 2pm. £3 (£2). Ages 3—10. Traditional Punch and Judy show from Bryan Clarke aka Professor Jingles.

282 Hope Street, 0141 332 9000. Theatre Royal Tour And Backstage Visit Tue 12—Fri 15 Oct, 1pm. Free, but pre-booking required. Ages 5+. Have a nosy round the Theatre Royal, home to Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet.