CAN YOU WHISTLE JOHANNA? Sat 3 & Sun 4 Jun, Sat 3.30pm; Sun noon. Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street, 0131 228 1404. Tickets from venue and SICF Box Office 0131 220 4349. Ages 6+. Grandads are great, they give you money on your birthday. So Berra's friend informs him. Heading down to the local old folks' home, Berra goes in search of a grandad of his very own. This award-winning production based on the children's book by Ulf Stark, is brought to you y Germany's Puppen-Theater der Stadt Halle. Using marionette puppets, the performers captivate the audience with their true-to- life characterisation, humour and storytelling.
3411amilton Place. 0131 226 5425. Tickets frotn venue and SICF Box Office 0131 2204349.
Claire Mullholand Sat 3 Jun. 1 1am. £4. Ages 3 5. Animated tales about sea folk. wee folk and Irish folk from Northern Irish yarnspinncr. Claire Mulliolland. James Campbell Sat 3 Jun. 1.30pm & 3.30pm. £4. Ages 4 7. More unbelievable yarns brought to you by master storyteller and personal friend of the Loch .\'ess Monster. James Catnpbcll. Michael Kerins Sun 4 Jun. l 1.30am. 1.30pm (S: 3.30pm. £4. Ages 3-5 (11.30am & 1.30pm) & 47 (3.30pm). Weird and wacky stories from the popular tale teller Michael Kerins.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 0131 248 4848. Tickets
from venue and SICF Box Office ()131 220 4349.
Classical Indian Dance Sat 3 Jun. I lam. £4. Ages 3—5. In association with I-lelter Skelter Dance Company. Priya Sreekumar presents this workshop in the an of classical Indian dance. Cotnbining delicate hand gestures. facial expressions and footwork. set to traditional Indian music. the dance form is not only graceful. but tells a series of moving stories.
Street Dance Sat 3 Jun. lpm & 3pm. £4. Ages 3—5 ( lpm); ages 6--9 (3pm). If your dance steps leave a lot to be desired. let Heller Skelter Dance Company show you the latest street dance moves frotn hip hop to jazz.
Salsa Dance Sat 3 Jun. 2pm. £4. Ages 6—9. You’ve seen Ricky Martin doing it. now it‘s your chance to learn some fancy Latin footwork with Heller Skelter Dance Company.
HANSEL AND GRETEL Sat 3 & Sun 4 Jun, Sat 1.30pm 8: 3.30pm; Sun 3.30pm. £4. Theatre Workshop, 34 Hamilton Place, 0131 226 5425. Tickets from venue and SICF Box Office 0131 220 4349. Ages 8—12. Lyin in a hospital bed, a child is told the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel, and before on , the child's imagination runs wi d as hospital walls 5 rout green trees an doctors and nurses become woodcutters and animals. A er their hugely successful show The Magic Flute, Blue Tiger Music Theatre's second production combines storytelling, puppetry and the musical language of Humperdinck's score, in this innovative adaptation of the Grimm Brothers' classic.
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Activities And Fun
Jock And Elizabeth's Adventures The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 339 0631. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95): accompanied children free. All aboard the Clydebuilt sailing ship Glenlee fora whole host of children‘s activities.
Children's Tiger Day Sat 27 May. noon-~4an Free. Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Advance booking necessary. To coincide with the current exhibition The Wild 'Iigers ()fBatu/havgarh. a day of tiger fun with arts and crafts.
Identikit Workshops Sat 27 & Sun 28 May. 1 lam—lpm & 2-4pm. Free (but limited places). Gallery of Modern Art. Royal Iixchange Square. 221 7484. Ang 8-—l2. Design your own coat of artns and self-portraits.
Power Boat Trips Sat 27—Mon 2‘) May. 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); accompanied children free. The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 339 0631. Soon to become a regular feature at the Tall Ship. these power boat trips take you u the Clyde.
The Great Expectations Biology Show Mon 5—Wed 7 Jun. 10am.
1 1.30am & 1.30pm. £1.50. Cottier Theatre. 93—95 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Join Fance Pance and his assistant Bobbi in Imagine That. a fun game show which turns your imagination into reality. Presented by the lidinburgh International Science Festival.
Treasure Island Thu 25 May. 7.30pm. £2. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. St Fergus Primary School perform Alan Docherty's adaptation of this swash-buckling adventttre.
Little Red Riding Hood Sat 27 May. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask 8; Puppet Theatre Centre. 8--l() Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale, 339 6185. Sttndance Theatre Company present a hilarious tip-date of the classic fairytale.
TumTumTinker Sat 3 Jun. 1pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 5~1(). Mark Pencak returns as the Tum'I‘umTinker with a magical tnix of stories. Combining mime. puppets and props. be weaves wonderful tales from lands far and near.
PC Parrot Investigates Sat 3 Jun. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8--l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Amazing Mr Bones brings his special brand of humour to Glasgow. Combining games. songs and audience participation. we meet PC Parrott as he investigates the case of Little Bunny Frou-Frou.
Breathtaking - Bock 8t Vincenzi Fri 26 May. 1 Iain & 2pm. £6 (£2). CCA at Mclellan Galleries. 270 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Ages 3—7. A spellbinding show of dance for children in which live performers transform themselves into imaginary characters while they play games to keep themselves awake. l-ixploring lullabies. folk and fairy tales. Bock & Vincenzi's Breathtaking fuses magic. music and a range of dance styles.
Glasgow Storyfest 2000 Until Sat 3 Jun (not inclusive). Various venues. For further information call 01506 847935. Now in its third year. Glasgow Storyfest features a host of stories old and new for adults and children. Selected highlights are listed below:
Weetom Comes To Pollok Sat 27 May. 10am. £1. St James' Church. Meiklerig Crescent. 882 3025. Meet Weetom. who‘s the size of yout thumb as Michael Kerin brings his well-loved character to life. Can You Shove Your Other Grannie? Sat 27 May. 2pm. Free. Museum of Transport. Bunhouse Road. 287 2720. Songs and stories of Scottish life from the Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland.
Stories Off The Wall Sun 28 May. lptn 8t. 2pm. Free. l‘ollok House. Pollok Country Park. 616 6410. The plasterwork images at Pollok House which incorporate Arcadian themes and classical iconography are the inspiration for these storytelling sessions led by Allan Davies.
Storytime Favourites Sat 27 May & Sat 3 Jun. 1 lam. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. The storytime team tell the stories that have been tnost popular in previous weeks on Sat 27 May with tales from the Jolly Postman series on Sat 3 Jun.
Kidz Club Sun 4 Jun. noon. Free. Waterstone's. 153 157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. The second meeting of Waterstone's new reading club aimed at children frotn primary 5. 6 and 7.
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. 'l’en-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sundav at 3.15pm.
Wild Fling Wildlife Event Sun 2s May. noon—5pm. Free. llertnitage Braid. Braid Road Morningside. 447 7145. A celebration of wildlife at this event featuring birds of prey displays. wood carving. drystone dyking and river dipping plus quizzes. games and face- painting.
The Meadows Festival Sat 3 8; Sun 4 Jun. Sat 9am—-6pm: Sttn noon—6pm. Free. The Meadows. Melville Drive. 620 9108. Iidinburgh‘s popular summer community event gets underway with a whole host of activities fora top day out. Family- orientated events include under 16s football. the Golden Lion's Free Fall Parachttte Display (Sat 1 lam at Sun 2pm). Big All‘s Live Radio Road Show (Sat & Sun noon) and dance routines from lidinburgh Dance Centre (Sun 3pm). And throughout the weekend. there's a bouncy castle. spinning wheel workshops. pony rides. a Cowboy and Indian display and 'l‘aylor‘s traditional fun fair. See also lidinburgh City Life. Beadwork For Children Sun 4 Jun. 11.30am -Ipm. £7.50. llelios Fountain. 7 Grassmarket. 229 7884. Ages 8 - 12. Advance booking necessary. Make your own necklace or earrings at this basic beadwork workshop.
RSNO Kids Prom Sat 3 Jun. 3pm. £8 (£4). Festival Theatre. 13-29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Presenter Paul Risstnann and conductor Christopher Bell join the orchestra for this fun children's prom. Aimed at 7 - 12—year— olds. the progratnme includes excerpts from Dukas‘ The Sorcerer's .‘l[)])l'(’llll('('. Grieg's l’t'er (ivnt and Danny lilfman's The Simpsmts.
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