KIDS listings


Go Wild In The Summer Until 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 an extensive programme of activities for the school holidays on a ‘Go Wild’jungle theme.

The World Of The Tiger Every Sat until Sat 12 Aug, 2—4pm. Free. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art, 2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Ages 5+. Create tiger masks, paintings, and finger puppets and much more.

Fair Tigers Facepainting Sat 22, Sun 23 Jul, Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jul, 2—4pm. Free. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Transform yourself into a ti er at these face-paintin sessions. Chi dren’s Summer Art C asses Mon 24-Fri 28 Jul, 10am—noon. £2.25. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Ages 8—12. Advance booking necessary. Arts and crafts classes for kids.

Gallery Arts 8: Crafts Mon 24—Fri 28 Jul, 10am—noon & 1—3pm. £3 per class. l-lunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Ages 8—12. Create workshops in arts and crafts.

Fair Tigers - Workshops Mon 24—Fri 28 Jul, 2—4pm. Free. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Design and make your own heraldic panel

Giant Dreamy Daze Sat 29 Jul, 10am—4pm. £10—£15. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 221 6362. Ages 3—14. Advance booking necessary on 334 2000. Have a go at acting, writing, designing and making costumes with Giant Productions, culminating in a special performance for family and friends. Minibeasts In Zoology Mon 31 Jul—Sat 5 Aug, 10am—noon & 1—3pm. £3 per class. llunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Ages 5—9. Activities on minibeasts. Giant Productions At EIderpark Library Mon 31 Jul, Tue 1 Aug—Thu 3 Aug. Times vary. £2 (£1). Elder Park Library, 228a Langlands Road. For further information and booking, call Giant Productions on 334 2000. Ages 5—12. Let Giant Productions entertain you during the school holidays with a host of fun activities. Tails From The Jungle on Mon 31 Jul is a storytelling workshop inspired by the jungle with Safari Party, a dance and movement workshop on Tue 1 Aug. Create a huge mask of your favourite wildlife animal in Metre-High Masks on Wed 2 Aug and recycle your rubbish into stunning works of art in Treasures From Trash on Thu 3


Glasgow Playday Wed 2 Aug, 11am—4pm. Free. Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, 553 1092. Glasgow Green hosts a day of fun activities for kids with inflatables, sports, games, and the Cartoon Network roadshow, the Scoobydoo mobile.

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. Ten-minute talks for children held every Sat at 2.15pm and every Sun at 3.15pm.

Madness In The Meadows Sun 30 Jul, noon. Free. The Meadows, Argyll Place, 337 8539. See photo caption.


The Snow Globe Thu 20 & Fri 21 Jul, 2pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Ages 3—7. Giant Productions present this fun show in which a young girl's

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grandma travels around the world sending snow globes from each destination.

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Sat 29 Jul, 2pm. £3 (£2.50). The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. Young Axel deciphers an ancient parchment which leads to the adventure of a lifetime in Blue Boat Theatre’s adaptation ofJules Verne‘s classic story. A breathtaking show with puppets appearing from nowhere, glowing dinosaurs and erupting volcanoes.

Workshops 8t. 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. Fun-filled activities including art and crafts, cookery, drumming, model making 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 including archery, kick- boxing and trips out.

Cityscape Fri 21 & Sat 22 Jul, 10.30am-4pm. £40. Old St Paul’s Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, 554 1999. Ages 12—15. Advance booking necessary. After sketching in and around Edinburgh, participants will go on to make relief wall sculpture or aintings.

Heaven And)Hell Workshops for Children Sat 22 Jul 8; Tue 25—Sat 29 Jul, 10.15am, 11.30am & 1.30pm. 50p. Royal Museum of Scotland, 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.

Seascape Mon 24 & Tue 25 Jul (ages 6—8); Wed 26 & Thu 27 Jul (ages 9—12); Fri 28 & Sat 29 Jul (ages 12—15), 10.30am—4pm. £40. Portobello Community Centre, 3 Adelphi Grove Portobello, 554 1999. Advance booking necessary. Ages 6—8. After a day out drawing on Portobello beach, participants will go on to create collages, paintings and sand sculptures.

Story Sleuths Tue 25—Thu 27 Jul, Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Ages 11—14. Crime and mystery are the topics at this three day storytelling and story writing project.

Schools Out! Tue 25—Fri 28 Jul, 10am—3.30pm. £40 (£20—£30). Stills, 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Ages 10—14. Advance booking necessary. Kenny Bean and Neville Blaszk lead these black and white photography workshops in which participants will learn how to use a


MADNESS IN THE MEADOWS Sun 30 Jul, noon. Free. The Meadows,

35mm camera, shoot and process a film and print their own photographs.


Activities And Fun

Young Nature Detectives Club Every Tue until Tue 15 Aug, 1pm. £5 for summer block. Finlaystone Countryside Estate, Langbank, 01475 540285. Advance booking necessary. Join the countryside rangers for a host of activities including games, walks and talks with a Scavenger Hurt! on Tue 25 Jul and Explorers 0n [;'.t'pedirion on Tue 1 Aug.

Astounding Discoveries Until Fri 18 Aug (not Sat & Sun), 10am—5pm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Ileritage Centre, Livingston, 01506 414957. A chance for children to expand their horizons, with a different craft, experiment or activity every week.


The Emperor’s New Clothes Thu 20 Jul, 7.30pm. £8 (£4.50). Culzean Country Park, Maybole, 01655 884400. An open air version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story is brought to life by acclaimed theatre company Illyria. It tells the story of two strangers who get the better of the emperor by claiming that their extra special fabric is only visible to clever people. Magic 80 '5 Magic Show Fri 21 Jul, 2—3pm. £3.50. Crawford Arts Centre, 93 North Street, St Andrews, 01334 474610. All ages. Astounding tricks from the master magician, Magic Bob.

The Emperor's New Clothes Fri 21 Jul, 3pm & 7pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Culzean Country Park.

The Snow Globe Sat 22 Jul, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); four seats for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 3—7. See Edinburgh. Nosey Sat 22 Jul, 11am 8; 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. Ages 3—6. Tutti Frutti take a look at how curiosity can get you into all sorts of trouble as well as revealing some nice surprises.

The Singing Kettle Homemade Band

Show Sat 22—Sun 23 Jul, Sat 2pm; Sun noon & 3pm. £9 (£7); family ticket £25. Magnum Theatre, I-larbourside, Irvine, 01294 278381. Bring along your own piece of home-made percussion and join Cilla, Artie, Gary and Jane for their Homemade Band show.

Big Aggies Pearls Mon 24 Jul, 11.30am & 2pm. £3 (£10 saver ticket for four seats). Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, 01786 473544. Ages 3—8. Sylvia Troon’s Kenspeckle Puppets present this humorous Scottish fairy tale about Aggie the Giantess who will only release Catriona from her clutches once Jamie

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has fetched her a string of pearls from the bottom of the sea.

Tall Tales Fri 28 & Sat 29 Jul, Fri 7.30pm; Sat 11am & 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow.

Decky Does A Bronco Fri 28 & Sat 29 Jul, 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Barshaw Park, Glasgow Road, Paisley, 887 1010. Ages 13+. Grid Iron Theatre Company tour Scotland’s swing parks with Douglas Maxwell’s new lay. Go Wild With The Happy Gang Thu 3 Aug, 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Town Hall, Lower Auchingramont Road, Hamilton, 01698 452299. 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.

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:

The Magical Princess Thu 20 Jul, 11.30am; Thu 27 Jul, 11am; Sat 29 Jul, 2pm; Wed 2Aug, 1.30pm. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.

Pips And Panda Meet The Three Bears Sat 22 Jul, 2pm; Mon 24 Jul, 11.30am; Wed 26 Jul, 2pm & Thu 3 Aug, 2pm. A meeting with the Three Bears can only mean mischief with Pips and Panda around.

Workshops & Courses

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.

Summer Activity Programme Until Fri 11 Aug. Various venues, South Lanarkshire. For further information and booking call 01355 261000. A series of fun events including workshops in drama, painting, arts and crafts and pottery. Crawford Arts Centre Workshops Until 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 arts and crafts workshops.

Essential Summer Activities Until Fri 18 Aug. Cowane Centre, Cowane Street, Stirling, 01786 4431 13. Advance booking necessary. Courses and classes in arts and crafts, DJing skills, drama, dance and much more.

Summerkids Fun Until Sat 19 Aug, 2—4pm. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Iligh 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 or take inspiration from John Byrne‘s portraits and draw a picture of yourself.

Summer Winkie Workshops Mon 24—ch 26 Jul, 10am—noon. £15. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 3—5. Advance booking necessary. Drama sessions of music, movement and mime. Kaleidoscope Mon 24—Fri 28 Jul, Mon 31—Thu 3 Aug, 10am—3.30pm. £30 (£18). Howden Park Centre, Ilowden, Livingston, 01506 433634. Ages 8—12. Advance booking necessary. Theatre and arts activities.

National Youth Music Theatre Workshop Mon 31 Jul—Fri 4 Aug, Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 11—19. Advance booking necessary. Join one of Britain’s finest youth companies in this exciting workshop before they tour their new show, The Ugly Duckling.