KIDS listings

KIDS LISTINGS continued Workshops a Courses

Summer Holiday Programme 2000 Until 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-fi’led activities including art and crafts, cookery, drumming, dance, model making, drama and photography workshops and much more.

Summer Megabuzz Until 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

more. Sea Shells And 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. The Art Club Mon 10—Fri 14 Jul, 9.30am-noon. £50. The Reynolds Gallery, 63 Dublin Street, 557 0480. Ages 4—7. Advanced booking necessary. Try your hand at papier-maché, ceramic tile painting, plaster of Paris hand casts or animal mask making, at this fun gallery-based workshop.

aper Tigers And Tiger Moths Wed 12 Jul, 10am—noon & 1—3pm. £3 per person. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 336 2060. All ages. Summer workshops at Lauriston Castle for all the family in the art of papier-maché. Make your own mirrors and models on the theme of animals and insects. Nature's Kaleidoscope Summer School Mon 17—Thu 20 Jul. Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Ages 6—16. For further details and booking call 314 0322. Four one-week summer schools exploring the use of colour in costume and pattern and camouflage in the natural world. Cityscape Mon 17 & Tue 18 Jul, 10.30am—4pm (ages 6—8) and Wed 19 & Thu 20 Jul, 10.30am-4pm (ages 9:12). £40. Old St Paul’s Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, 556 3332. Ages 6—8. Advance booking essential on 554 1999. After sketching in and around Edinburgh, participants will go on to make relief wall sculpture or aintings. The Ark Clu Mon 17-Fri 21 Jul, 10am—4pm. £95. The Reynolds Gallery, 63 Dublin Street, 557 0480. Ages 7—12. Advanced booking necessary. Trips to the National Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Botanic Garden and the Museum of Scotland provide the inspiration for these fun art workshops in abstract collage, botanical watercolour painting and animal/shellfish carvin . Heaven And Hell Waishops for Children Tue 18—Sat 22 Jul & Tue 25—Sat 29 Jul, 10.15am, 11.30am & 1.30pm. 50p. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Ages 7-12. Advance booking necessary on 247 4206. Music, art and storytelling from around the globe looking at the afterlife, the subject of the museum’s current exhibition.


Astounding Discoveries Until Fri 18 Aug (not Sat & Sun), 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Millfield, Livingston, 01506 414957. A chance for children to expand their horizons, with a different craft, experiment or activity every week. Circus Skills Fri 7 Jul, lOam—3pm. £10. Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk, St Andrews, 01334 478652. Ages 8+. Have

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Greenside Place, 0870 6063424 and Wed 19 Jul, 2pm & 5pm. £5.50 (£5); four seats for £20. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. A es 2+. The stars of the hit TV series are treading the boards in this specia full-sta e musical. Joining the Bananas in Pyjamas are all their friends - Cud les Avenue, teddtes Amy, Morgan and Lulu and the mischievous Rat-in-a-Hat for fun-filled adventures.

a go at juggling, plate spinning and unicycling with renowned circus skills performer Mark Segal.

Children's Dog Show Sun 9 Jul, 2pm. Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road, Kilmamock, 01563 522702. Pamper and preen your pet pooch for this fun dog show.

Trees Rule 0K! Sun 9 Jul, 2.30—4pm. £1 (50p). Almondell and Calderwood Country Park, Visitor Centre, Broxburn, 01506 882254. A tree-mendous day out meeting membets of the tree world and having a go at orientree-ing.

Drama Ceilidh Fri 14 Jul, 2—3pm. £3.50. Cosmos Centre, Abbey Walk, St Andrews, 01334 478652. Ages 5+. Wee Stories Theatre for Children bring a mix of storytelling, dance and traditional music. Gold Panning Sun 16 Jul, 2.30—4pm. Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road, Kilmarnock, 01563 522702. Try your luck at striking old in the river. Children's Cha lenges Wed 19 Jul, 2.30—4pm. 50p. A. nondell and Calderwood Country Park, Visitor Centre, Broxburn, 01506 882254. Ages 8+. Wacky environmental games.

Fun In The Park Wed 19 Jul, 1—4pm. Free. Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. Try out some circus skills, make a kite, fling your wellie in the mini Highland games or bring a teddy along fo: a teddy bear parachute drop.


Dream Concerts Thu 6 Jul, 3pm. £6.50 (£4). Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr, 01292 611222. If you can’t get to see the real thing, join Step By Step as they recreate the dance routines and sounds of Steps, while Boys Only perform a selection of hits from groups such as Boyzone and Five.

Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust Sun 16 Jul, 2.45pm & 4.45pm. Free. Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, 01786 473544. A programme of orchestra and wind band music performed by 9—15 year olds, culminating from a residential course organised by the SSOT.


The Adventures of Rupert Mon 10 & Tue 11 Jul, 1pm & 3.30pm. £6 (family £20). Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr, 01292 611222. Join Rupert the Bear and co as they journey through the Nutwood forest. With original songs, colourful costumes and a magical set, this adaptation will appeal to fans of Rupert both oung and old.

The now Globe Fri 14 Jul, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages 3—7. See Glasgow and review.

The Laird's New Kilt Sat 15 Jul, 3pm. £4 (£2). East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, 01355 261000. 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 eagerly awaiting his new birthday kilt. But this is no ordinary kilt, as his weavers inform him. This one is made from an extra special fabric which is only visible to clever people. The Snow Globe Sat 15 Jul, 1 lam & 2pm. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 3—7. See review.

Bananas In Pyjamas Wed 19 Jul, 2pm & 5pm. £5.50 (£5); four seats for £20. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 2+. See photo caption.

The Emperor's New Clothes Thu 20

Jul, 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50). Culzean Country Park, Maybole, 01655 884400. Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story is brought to life in this open air production from renowned company lllyria.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 & £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 Meet The Three Bears Thu 6 Jul, 11.158111; Thu 13 Jul & Sat 15 Jul, 2pm. A meeting with the Three Bears can only mean mischiefwith Pips and Panda around.

The Magical Princess Fri 7 & Sat 8 Jul, 2pm; Mon 10 Jul, 1.30pm; Tue 11 Jul, 11am & Wed 12 Jul, 2pm. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.


Animal Tales Sat 8 Jul, 2.30—4pm. Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road, Kilmarnock, 01563 522702. Celebrate National Mammal Week with stories and fun for all the family.

Tales of the First Americans Wed 19 Jul, 2—2.45pm; 3.30—4.15pm. £1. Harestanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Afternoon of tales and fun from American storyteller, Linda Bandelier.

Workshops & Courses

Summer School 2000 Until Fri 14 Jul, £12—£30 (£6—£15). Harbour Arts Centre, 114—] 16 Harbour Street, Irvine, 01294 274059. Advanced booking necessary. Arts activities for the school holidays featuring drama, fabric art, felt making and printed textiles.

Summer Arts Programme Until Fri 11 Aug. Various Venues, North Lanarkshire. For further information and booking, call North Lanarkshire Council on 0141 304 1956. Advance booking necessary. A feast of workshops and classes for the summer holidays including drama, dance, arts and crafts and music.

Crawford Arts Centre Workshops Mon 10 Jul—Thu 17Aug, 10.30am—12.30pm & 2-3pm. Crawford Arts Centre, 93 North Street, St Andrews, 01334 474610. Ages 5—12. Advance booking necessary. Varied and exciting visual art and craft workshops.

Jumping Beans Mon 10—Fri 14 Jul, 10.30-11.30am (ages 5—7) & 11.30am—12.30pm (ages 8—11). £3 (£2) per day; £12 (£9) for the week. Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. Fun and funky dance classes taught by Ethelinda Lashley-Johnstone. Dance Yourself Dizzy Mon 10—Fri 14 Jul, 1—3pm. £20 (£13). Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. Ages 12+. Learn up-to-the- minute dance moves with Ethelinda Lashley-Johnstone.

Summerkids Fun Tue 11 Jul—Sat 19 Aug, 2—4pm. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Paisley, 889 3151. A host of activities for the summer hols including competitions with Pokemon goodies to be won, design your own jam jar label, take inspiration from John Byrne’s portraits and draw a picture of yourself or follow the fun trails. Photo-Discovery Workshops Mon 17—Thu 20 Jul, 10am—4pm. Free. Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, 01786 471917. Ages 11—13. Advance booking necessary. Take portrait photographs and learn how to develop and print them with artist Kenny Bean.

Worldbeaters Mon 17—Fri 21 Jul, 10am—12.30pm & 1.30—4pm. £15 (£10). Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, 01506 433634. Ages 8+. Advance booking necessary. Try out percussion instruments from around the world and learn musical styles from Samba and rock to Japanese and Indonesian.