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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 for a whole host of children’s activities.
Summer In The City Sat 24 Jun,
1 1am—6pm. Free. George Square, Royal Exchange Square and Buchanan Street, 287 8546. Glasgow celebrates the start of summer with a fun-packed day of street theatre. music and dance. The Lord Provost‘s Procession kicks off proceedings with a colourful spectacle of community and commercial floats departing from Blythswood Square, arriving in George Square around noon. Throughout the day, you can catch the street theatre of award-winning Dc Ramos acrobats, Artizani’s Cherubs and Mischief La Bas. And as well as a programme of world music, there’s classes in samba and Japanese drumming and belly dancing.
Children's Afternoon Concert Sat 24 Jun, 2—4pm. Free. Kelvingrove Park Bandstand, off Kelvin Way, 341 0844. Radio Lollipop take up residence at the bandstand for an afternoon of music and entertainment for all the family. Part of the West [5nd Festival.
Glasgow Cyclefest Sun 25 Jun, noon. Free. Kelvingrove Park. For further information call 287 9374. A pedal power—tastic day celebrating all forms of cycling with events for all ages and abilities. Part of the Millennium Festival of Cycling and the Ride the Net National Cycle Network launch celebrations. Tiger Day Sat 1 Jul, noon—4pm. Free. Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. See photo caption.
The Prince And The Pilot Thu 22 & Fri 23 Jun, Thu 1 lam 8; 2pm; Fri 2pm & 6pm. £4 (£3). Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 287 5511.A new adaptation ofAntoine
TIGER DAY Sat 1 Jul, noon—4pm. Free. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Ages 3—13. If you're looking for some tiger action this weekend, then head on down to the Burrell Collection for this tiger-themed fun day. You can have your face painted like a tiger, have a go at earth ball and parachute games, add your artistic skills to the jungle mural, create three-dimensional models or enjoy indoor fun and games with the youth wildlife group.
84 THE LIST 22 Jun—6 Jul 2000
de Saint Exupery’s classic novel Le P’tit Prince is brought to life by Borderline Theatre Company. When a pilot is forced to land in the middle of the Sahara Desert, he stumbles across a little prince and together, they set off on a magical journey of discovery and friendship.
The Snow Globe Tue 4 Jul, 11am & 2pm. £3.50. GilmorehillG l2, 9 University Avenue, 330 5522. 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.
TumTumTinker Wed 5 8; Thu 6 Jul, Wed 8: Thu 1 lam & 2pm. £2.50. Cottier Theatre, 93-95 Ilyndland Street, 357 3868. Ages 5—10. After a successful sell- out Fringe show last year, Mark Pencak returns as the TumTumTinker with his trademark mix of fantastical stories. Using his magic needle and a whole host of puppets and props, he weaves wonderful tales from lands far and near.
Sunshine Storytime Sat 24 Jun, 11am. Free. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages 3—8. Sunny stories from the storytime team.
Kidz Club Sun 2 Jul, noon. Free. Waterstone’s, 153—157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. Waterstone’s launches a new reading club aimed at children from primary 5, 6 & 7.
Workshops 8. Courses
Children's Drama Workshop Until Sat 15 Jul. Every Sat at Ham—noon (ages 5—7) & 2—4pm (ages 8—12). £3—£5 per workshop. Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 287 551 1. Advance booking necessary. Please note that participants don’t have to attend every class. Weekly creative drama workshops led by Clare IIemphill.
Go Wild In The Summer Mon 3 Jul—Fri 18 Aug (not Sat & Sun). Times and prices vary. Various venues. For further information, contact your local Council- run library, sports centre or museum. Ages 5—17. Glasgow City Council’s Cultural and Leisure Services present a extensive programme of activities for the school holidays on a ‘Go Wild’jungle theme. There’s arts and crafts, theatre, storytelling, museum visits, soccer camps, swimming lessons, come and try sports and family days.
Impact Arts Summer Arts And Drama Camp Mon 3 Jul—Fri 11 Aug (not Sat & Sun). 9.30am—12.30pm & 1.30—4.30pm. £50 (drama); £55 (arts 8: crafts); £60 (masterclasses). Strathclyde University, Jordanhill Campus, 76 Southbrae Drive. For further information and booking call Impact Arts on 341 0024. Ages 5—15. Advance booking necessary. Impact Arts offer week-long workshops to banish any summer holiday boredom. For the under 105, there’s arts and crafts or drama and for the over 10s, masterclasses in drawing, painting and crafts.
Actmttes 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 3.15 m.
The Royal Hig land Show Thu 22-Sun 25 Jun. Thu 8am—6pm; Fri & Sat 8am—7pm; Sun 8am—5pm. £12.50—£15 (£7—£12.50); family ticket £25; season ticket (four day pass) £37.50. Royal Ilighland Centre, lngliston, 335 6235. The highlight of Scotland’s agricultural calendar with four days of fun for all the family. Apart from the livestock, ﬂower
displays and a Scottish food exhibition, on Sat & Sun there’s a children’s interactive circus and an appearance from The Happy Gang. You can also catch The Dancing Diggers, JCBs that gyrate to music no less, as they display their formation dancing skills. And if that wasn’t enough, you can meet all the animals in close-up at the Show’s education centre.
Stockfest 2000 Sat 24 Jun—Sun 2 Jul. Various venues, Stockbridgc. For further information call 557 1925. Local community festival featuring music and family events. The Stockaree-Accies Day on Sat 24 Jun, 10am—6pm at the Edinburgh Academicals Sports Ground comprises stalls, games, bouncy castle, fancy dress competition, Mr Boni’s Kids road show
and the New Orleans Style Marching Band.
On Sat 1 Jul, 10am—6pm, St Stephen Street comes alive with a market and party including stalls, face-painting, fire-eating demonstrations and music. Sun 2 Jul sees the 12th Annual Great Stockbridge Duck Race at 3pm at the Stockbridge end of the Water of Leith.
The Pilgrimage 8 This Here Now Sat 24 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. See Theatre listings.
Workshops & Courses
Beadwork For Children Sun 25 Jun, 11.30am—lpm. £7.50. Helios Fountain, 7 Grassmarket, 229 7884. Ages 8—12. Advance booking necessary. Make your own necklace or earrings at this basic beadwork workshop.
Children’s Events Sun 2 Jul, 11am—2pm. £2. The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance. For further information call 663 7647. As part of Scotland’s Voice - a new festival which celebrates the vibrancy of Scots and Gaelic cultures — singing, percussion and storytelling workshops for children. Summer Megabuzz Mon 3 Jul—Sun 20 Aug, times and prices vary. Various Venues, south west Edinburgh. For further information call Springwell House, 337 1971. A whole host of activities for children and young people to spice up the summer holidays. There’s archery, kick- boxing, trips out, museum visits, arts and crafts, drama, music, dance and much
Summer Holiday Programme 2000 Mon 3—Fri 28 Jul (not Sat & Sun). Times and prices vary. St Bride’s Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. Ages 4—12. Advance booking necessary. Four weeks of fun- filled activities including art and crafts, cookery, drumming, dance, model making, drama and photography workshops and much more.
Summer Workshops Mon 3—Fri 7 Jul, 10.15am—3.30pm. £38. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Ages 8—10. Advance booking necessary. A week- long drama workshop culminating in a performance for family and friends at the end of the session.
Summer Performance Project Mon 3—Sat 15 Jul (not Sat 8 & Sun 9 Jun) 10.30am—4.30pm. £70. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Ages 11—13. A two week summer performance project where participants create an original piece of theatre, ably assisted by the experts.
Summer Performance Project Mon 3—Sat 22 Jul (not Sat 8, Sun 9, Sat 15 & Sun 16 Jun), 10.30am—5pm. £75. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Ages 14—22. For more information call 248 4838/30. Advance booking necessary. With the help of Classworks Theatre, participants on this course will work on Edward Bond’s new play The Children. Sat 22 Jul see a special performance of his play for family and friends.
THE LAlRD‘S NEW KILT Sat 24 Jun, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); four seats for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929 and Wed 28 Jun, 1pm 8: 7pm. £3.50. Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 01236 732887. Ages 5—9. Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes gets a distinctly Scottish makeover in Wee Stories Theatre for Children's new musical comedy. It tells the story of the laird of Kiltie who is ea erly awaiting his new birthday ilt. But this is no ordinary kilt, as his weavers inform him. This one is made from a extra special fabric which is only visible to clever people.
Millennium Moments Tue 4 Jul, 10.30am (ages 5—8) & 2pm (ages 12—16). 50p. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Advance booking necessary. Drama workshops led by Ruth Donnelly taking inspiration from Eduard Bersudsky’s millennium clock for the museum.
Paper Tigers And Tiger Moths Wed 5 Jul, 10am—noon & 1—3pm. £3 per person. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 336 2060. For further information and booking call 529 3963. All ages. Make papier mache mirrors and models on the theme of animals and insects at this summer workshop for all the famil .
Sea Shells An Sea Shores Thu 6 & Fri 7 Jul, 10am—noon & 2—4pm. £3 per person. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 336 2060. For further information and booking call 529 3963. All ages. Craft workshops using ceramic tiles, plaster and textiles, taking inspiration from the nearby Forth foreshore.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Activities And Fun
Astounding Discoveries Mon 3 Jul—Fri 18 Aug (not Sat & Sun), 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, 01506 414957. A chance for children to expand their horizons, with a different craft, experiment or activity every week.
Sma' Shot Day Sat 1 Jul, 11am. Free. Brodie Park and Abbey Close. The Shot festival culminates with the Sma’ Shot Day, a major outdoor event with celebrates the victory won by local weavers over the mill owners during the Industrial Revolution. Starting off at Dooslan Stane in Brodie Park, led by the Charleston Drum, the traditional procession makes it way to Abbey Close for a programme of music, theatre, family entertainment and ‘The Burning OfThe Cork’, the traditional burning of an effigy representing one of the mill owners.