KIDS listings



The Secret Garden (PG) Sat 10 Jun, 3pm and Muppets From Space (PG) Sat 17 Jun, 2pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum, Chambers Street, 247 4219. See Film Index.


Frankentongs Thu 8—Sat 10 Jun, 7pm; Sat 2pm 6’; 7pm. £5 (£4). Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 7+. Moving to a new house and a new town, Tom and Tipsy find it difficult to make new friends and at the same time, avoid the local bullies. But as they venture into Twinkle Wood, they meet all kinds of spooky creatures. A light-hearted. musical tale performed by young people frotn the Drama Studio.


Activities And Fun

Barnardo's Toddle Various venues, Scotland-wide. To register, pick up a registration form from one of the Barnardo‘s shops or call the 'I‘oddle Hotline on 08457 697697. The under 5s are required to take part in this half-mile marathon to raise money for Barnardo’s disadvantaged children. As well as the Toddle, visitors can enjoy face-painting, children’s entertainers, discos, clowns, magicians, games and giveaways. Toddles taking place in the central belt area are as follows: Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld (Thu 8 Jun, Ham—1.30pm); Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock (Fri 9 Jun, 10.30am—2pm); Mugdock Country Park. Milngavie (Tue 13 Jun, 10.30am—1pm); Calderglen Country Park, [East Kilbride (Thu 15 Jun, 10.30am—lpm) and Edinburgh Zoo (Thu 15 Jun, 1.30—3pm).

Alien Puppetry Sat 10 & Sun 11 Jun, 12.30—2pm 3—5pm. £1.50. Vogrie Country Park. Vogrie Ilouse. Gorebridge, 445 5969. Ang 5—1 1. Create your own alien face from household junk.

Reach For The Skies Sat 17 & Sun 18 Jun, 11.30am—12.15pm. £7. Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie House, Gorebridge, 445 5969. Ages 8+. A model rocket flying display followed by a rocket-making workshop.

Arts In Nature Sun 18 Jun, 2—4pm. £2.95 (£1.60—£l.75). David Livingstone Centre, 165 Station Road, Blantyre, 01698 823140. Nature inspired arts and crafts workshops.


The Shot Festival Thu 15 Jun—Sat 1 Jul. Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley Town Hall and surrounding areas in Paisley. For further information and to book tickets call Paisley Arts Centre, 887 1010 or Paisley Town Hall, 887 1007. Renfrewshire’s annual arts festival featuring music. exhibitions, author appearances, theatre and family activities. Listed below is a selection of hi thlights from the family programme. Sc 0015 Concert Fri 16 Jun, 7pm. £2 (£1). Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close. Renfrewshire school choral groups take part in this special concert showcasing the talents of youn local choral singers. Barshaw Park Ga a Day Sat 17 Jun, noon—5pm, Barshaw Park. A host of fun activities including the Lions Freefall Paratroopers, the Arts Play Umbrella, Beat the Goalie, fairground rides, clowns and much more.

Arts Play Umbrella Circus Tent Tue 20—Sat 24 Jun. Workshops Tue & Wed, 5pm; performances Thu & Fri, 5pm and Sat llatn at 2pm. Rashielea, Erskine. A great chance to learn circus skills or enjoy the show with slapstick and mayhem guaranteed.


Hansel and Gretel Until Thu 8 Jun,

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10.30am. £2.50. MacRobert. University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 8—12. Lying in a hospital bed, a child is told the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel, and before long, the child‘s imagination runs wild as hospital walls sprout green trees and doctors and nurses become woodcutters and animals. Blue Tiger Music Theatre ’s second production combines storytelling, puppetry and the music in this innovative adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ classic.

The Singing Kettle Thu 8—Sun 11 Jun, Thu & Fri 10am & 1pm; Sat & Sun noon & 3pm. £7—£8 (family ticket £23). Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 01236 732887. Make your own piece of percussion and join Cilia, Artie, Gary and lane for their Homemade Band show.

Hansel and Gretel Thu 8 & Fri 9 Jun, Thu 7pm; Fri 10am 8: 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50); £4 seats for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 8-12. See MacRobert.

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Fri 9 6’: Sat 10Jun. Fri 10.15am & 1.15pm; Sat 2.30pm. £4—£5.50. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street, Falkirk, 01324 506850. Ages up to 9. The Happy Gang have been invited by the forest animals to perform at Tea in the Trees Music Festival. But something is lurking in the woods. Find out what in the gang’s wild musical show.

Labyrinth Sat 10 Jun, 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50); family ticket £12 (£7.50). Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. Ages 5—10. A mythical monster lurks in a maze and our handsome hero is chosen to confront the beast. Help him survive his epic adventures in this interactive show which combines storytelling, action and music. Award-winning one-man-show from Stirling-based company, Wee Stories Theatre For Children.

The Snow Globe Thu 15 Jun. 1pm. £3.50. Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 01236 732887. Ages 3—7. When Beryl‘s granny goes off on her world-wide travels, Beryl feels as though she’s going away forever. But of course, granny doesn‘t forget her and sends her shiny snow globes from the places she’s visited. Giant Productions fuse dance, movement, original music, smells and sounds to create this visually stunning, touring show.

The Snow Globe Sat 17 Jun, 3pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. Ages 3—7. See Cumbernauld Theatre.

The Prince And The Pilot Sat 17 Jun, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); 4 seats for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. See Tron Theatre. Glasgow.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 :5: £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks are:

Pips And Panda In Circusland 2Sat 10 Jun, 2pm; Wed 14 Jun. 12.40pm; Sun 18 Jun. 2pm; Wed 21 Jun. 10.40am. More fun and adventure for Pips and Panda as they end up in Circusland and Cloudland, meeting lots of colourful characters along the way.

The Tinderbox Tue 13 Jun, 8pm; Fri 16 Jun, 12.45pm; Sat 17 Jun, 2pm; Tue 20 Jun, 1.30pm. The puppeteers re- create one of Hans Christian Andersen‘s well loved stories which tells the story of the soldier boy who goes on a quest to find the tinderbox for the wicked

. witch. . Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Thu

15 Jun, 10.30am. All ages. Join llughie, Mairi and the loveable sea-monster Nessie in their fun adventures at Loch Ness.


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The West End Festival Sat 10-Sun 25 Jun, times & venues vary, 341 0844. Further info on The fifth West End Festival has arrived, bigger and better than ever. You’ll find music, theatre, comedy and family activities, many of which are free. See listings throughout the magazine for full details.

Opening Parade 8: Street Party Sun 11 Jun, 3-8pm. Free. Byres Road, The fifth West End Festival kicks off in grand style with a colourful parade winding its way from the Botanic Gardens down to Bytes Road, which will largely be closed off to traffic. There’ll be street entertainers and music of all varieties to keep you entertained.

The Shot Festival Thu lS—Sat 1 Jul, times 8.; venues vary, 887 1010. Over two weeks packed full of events for everyone. See photo caption.

Burn Gigantic Sat 17 Jun, 10.30pm. Free. Kelvingrove Park, Otago Street, 334 6363. Gigantic figures created by Transfigured will be set alight to the sound of the Vale ofAtholl Pipe band and accompanying procession in this celebration of midsummer.

Sweat Heart Wed 21 Jun. noon. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Dance, music, poetry and art fuse together in a celebration of the middle point of the

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Cardonald College Fashion Show Thu 8 Jun, 7.30pm. £6. The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 221 4001. Intervention brings Cardonald College’s annual fashion show featuring the finals of New Designs for Harris Tweed competition. Intervention 2000 Wed 14-Thu 22 Jun, times & prices vary. The Arches, Midland Street, 221 4001. The cutting edge of Scottish fashion will be on display on the catwalk. Designers old and new will be showing and discussing their designs through shows, street markets, club nights and a conference. See feature page 126. The Scottish Miniature Dolls House Show Sat 17 Jun, 10am—5pm. £4.50 (£2). SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow. 287 7777. If you are a miniature enthusiast then this is the show for you, with a wide range of miniatures and dolls houses on display.


Scottish Claymores Sat 10 Jun, 3pm. £12 (£4—£6). Hampden Park, The National Stadium, Letherby Drive, Glasgow. 222 3800. The Claymores fight it out against Rhein in the NFL European league with their American football action. Further info from Ticket hotline 0500 353535.

Race for Life Sun 11 Jun, 11am. Glasgow Green. Info 08705 734314. Watch the women race, run, jog, walk

Is it a shooting festival? Don't be daft it’s Paisley Festival. The Paisley what? The annual festival incorporating dance, radio, music, books,

art, children's events and loads more.

What are the good bits? There’s plenty to choose from, but highlights include The Passion from Kultyer Dance, Eric Bibb, John Byrne and Sma' Shot Day on Sat

1 Jul.

What on earth is Sma' Shot Day? It's the traditional final day of the festival when there’s a procession at 11am and ceilidh and much celebrating to be done. The Shot Festival, Thu 75/un—Sat 7 Jul, times 81 venues vary, 887 1070.