produced by children of the Creative Kids Club.


53 High Street, 331 5545. Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat 10am—1pm & 2.15-5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free.

Food For Thought A look at children’s diet and eating habits over the past 150 years.


2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 185 free. A 19th century museum housing international collections of natural history, geology, science, technology and the decorative arts, plus two permanent exhibitions: Art & Industry and The liy Wu Gallery. Millennium Clock A chance to view Russian mechanical sculptor Eduard Bersudsky’s millennium clock for the museum, a kinetic sculpture, measuring nine metres high.

The Finest Scottish Sapphires Until Sun 3 Sep. This temporary display brings together for the first time the finest crystals and the largest cut stone from the sapphire locality on the Isle of Lewis. Views From Above Until Sun 30 Jul. Part of the Millennium Festival of Flight, this exhibition of aerial photography from the 19205 to the present day features work by pioneer pictorialist aerial photographer Alfred Buckham through to specially commissioned new work by Patricia and Angus Macdonald.

Breaking The Surface Until Sun 31 Dec. Over thirteen ceramics artists from Korea present an exhibition of new work, highlighting the use of both traditional and contemporary techniques. Featured are elegant white jars and dishes by Ik- young Kim and robust vessels by Lee Kang-Hyo.

Ian Best Until Sun 30 Jul. Ian Best, a boat builder from the Fair Isle takes up residency in the museum to create a seven metre traditional wooden Shetland Ness Yoal. Part of the Festival of Traditional Craft Skills.

Celebrating Scotland's Crafts Until Mon 31 Jul. A month long festival celebrating Scotland’s indigenous crafts, providing visitors the opportunity to rediscover Scottish crafts like Fair Isle and Sanquhar knitting, Harris Tweed, Orkney Chairs, tartans and kilts through workshops and displays.

Heaven And Hell And Other Worlds Of The Dead Until Sun 11 Feb. Discover beliefs and customs from around the world in an exhibition of the afterlife. Exhibits include a Mercedes-Benz coffin, shamans’ masks, Egyptian grave goods, Mexican festive skeletons and much more.

Artists In Residence -‘I’he Linares Family Tue l—Thu 10 Aug. Internationally acclaimed artist Felipe Linares Mendoza and his sons Leonardo and Felipe create two full-sized skeleton figures for the exhibition’s Day of the Dead market stall.


Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 490l. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Free. Eric Linklater 1899-1974: An Old Peasant With A Pen Until Sat 22 Jul. An exhibition on the life and work of Eric Linklater, an important figure in 20th century Scottish literature, who wrote a host of humorous books, short stories, plays, histories, biographies and autobiographies.


152 Nethergate, ()1382 432000. Tue—Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm.

Colour Me Blind Until Sat 22 Jul. The work of fourteen international artists is brought together for this exhibition of contemporary paintings which looks at painting in relation to the expansive range of ‘visual culture’. Featured artists include Paul Morrison, Fiona Rae, Arturo

Herrera, Michel Majerus and Gerda Steiner.

Ernesto Neto Sat 29 Jul—Sun 10 Sep. Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto will be creating two site-specific, translucent, cell-like sculptures for the gallery space. See preview.


Albert Square, 01382 432020. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 12.30—4pm; Thu 10am—7pm.

Crocks And Pots Until Fri 1 Sep. A display of medieval pottery, discovered during city centre redevelopment in the 605.

Handbag Until Sun 3 Sep. This touring exhibition looks at the most feminine of modern icons, the handbag. Twenty five artists and designers have been commissioned to create bags and their contents. Sarah Crawford’s Bag ForA Day-Out is made from latex and plastic, acting as a shrine for treasured mementos, Val Hunt’s Canned Handbag is constructed from recycled lager cans and Dianne Reade’s Granny By Day, Spy By Night from paper pulp reveals its proper function when illuminated.

Men At Work: Photographs By Joe McKenzie Until Sun 3 Sep. Black and white prints from local photographer Joe McKenzie.




2 Shore Road, ()1383 860705. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm; Sat Ham—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Tidal Treasure Sat 22 Jul—Tue 29 Aug. New work by Margaretann Bennett featuring scenes of busy Fife harbour villages.



10 The Sands, 01620 822080. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm.

A Sense Of Place And Identity Until Thu 3 Aug. Paintings inspired by the East Lothian landscape by Dominique Cameron.

The Grand Canyon Until Thu 3 Aug. Watercolour paintings of the Grand Canyon by Chris Carter.

Alice MacFarlane Until Thu 3 Aug. Ceramics by Alice MacFarlane.



War Memorial Gardens, 01592 412860. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. A Time 0' Strife: Methil And The 1926 Strike Until Sat 28 Oct. Photographs, artefacts, archives and personal reminiscences to the general strike of 1926 and how it affected the lives of the peo le of Methil].

Jac Vettriano Sat 22 Jul—Sun 3 Sep. Over 30 new works by Scotland’s best- selling contemporary painter, Jack Vettriano.

When Coal Was King Thu 27 Jul—Sun 15 Oct. An exhibition looking at the social and industrial history of Fife coal mining past and present.


lectures & events


Jaspreet Bal Thu 20 Jul, 5.30pm. £1. The Lighthouse. Photographer and filmmaker Jaspreet Bal talks about her work as a stills photographer and camera assistant for films and TV.

Millennium Drawings Wed 26 Jul, 1pm. Free. Hunterian Art Gallery. Anne Dulau gives a talk.

Goya Wed 2 Aug, 1pm. Free. Hunterian Art Gallery. Peter Black gives a talk on the work of Francisco Goya.

Paintings On Railings Sat 29 & Sun 30 Jul, Free. Glasgow Botanic Garden Railings. Open air art fair.


Dane Love Thu 20 Jul. Demonstrations take place during normal opening hours. Royal Museum. Dane Love of Cumnock, Ayrshire demonstrates the art of crook and stick making.

Portrait Of A Young Woman As St Agatha Fri 21 Jul, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Carol Richardson from Edinburgh University talks about Giovanni Busi Cariani’s painting.

Lise Bech Fri 21 & Sat 22 Jul. Demonstrations take place during normal opening hours. Royal Museum. Lise Bech of Glenbuck, Ayrshire demonstrates the art of basket making.

Summer Open Day Sat 22 Jul, noon—5pm. Free. Edinburgh Printmakers. The Printmakers opens its doors for this special open day featuring print demonstrations, meet the artists, workshops, exhibitions and the chance to purchase a print.

Jane Wilkinson Sun 23 Jul. Demonstrations take place during normal opening hours. Royal Museum. Jane Wilkinson gives a demonstration on creel makin .

Liz Ba four Mon 24 Jul. Demonstrations take place during normal opening hours. Royal Museum. Fleece basket or mudag demonstration.

The Dali Museum And How It Got That Way Mon 24 Jul, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. T. Marshall Rousseau from the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida, discusses the work of Spanish surrealist painter. Doreen Maclntyre Mon 24 Jul, l—l.45pm. Royal Museum. Doreen Maclntyre gives a talk entitled Weeds and Wild mvers The Plant Dyers Palette. Edit Costie Tue 25, Wed 26 & Thu 27 Jul. Demonstrations take place during normal opening hours. Royal Museum. Edith Costie of Westray, Orkney demonstrates the art of making oat-straw backs for the traditional Orkney chair. An Interview With Jimmy Reid, Writer And Broadcaster Wed 26 Jul, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Joan McGirk from the National Galleries talks to Jimmy Reid.

Madame Mere Fri 28 Jul, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Francois Gerard ’s work is put under the spotlight by Frances Fowle.

Barry Kerr Fri 28 & Sat 29 Jul. Demonstrations take place during normal opening hours. Royal Museum. A demonstration of the traditional art of golf club and golf ball making.

Dali And Old Master Paintings Mon 31 Jul, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Elizabeth Cowling from Edinburgh University gives a talk. James MacMillan by Calum Colvin Wed 2 Aug, l2.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Ken Neil from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, discusses Calum Colvin’s portrait of James MacMillan.

Meet The Artists Wed 2 Aug, 6.30pm. Free. Royal Museum. Chloe Sayer gives an informal introduction to the work of the Linares family.


Colour Me Blind! Sat 22 Jul, 2pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. A personal response to the current exhibition by Peter Baillie of computer games and designers Viz Interactive.

Ernesto Neto Sat 29 Jul, 2pm. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto who has created sculptures for the gallery space, talks about his work with the exhibition curator, Katrina Bmwn


John Byrne, Slab Man: The Giotto Nuovo Of Ferguslie Park Thu 20 Jul, 12.30pm. Free. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery. Andrea Kusel gives a talk on Byrne, the subject of the gallery’s current exhibition.

A Sticky End Thu 27 Jul, 12.30pm. Free. Paisley Museum 62 Art Gallery. Chris Lee, curator of Golly It’s Good talks about the exhibition.



We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Activities And Fun

The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); accompanied children free. Fast becoming one of Glasgow’s most popular attractions, the Clydebuilt sailing ship Glenlee offers a host of children’s activities featuring Jock And Elizabeth ’s Adventures where you can raise the ship’s flag or ring the bell. Power boat river trips run daily in Jul and Aug and on Sat 22 & Sun 23 Jul, come dressed as a pirate for Pirates and Mermaids Weekend with Powder Keg Bill, Black Jake and Black Cass.

Glasgow Green Carnival Until Sat 29 Jul, 2—10pm. Free entry. Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, 553 1092. All the fun of the fair with rides, amusements and games. Richard O'Grady Sun 23 Jul, 1pm. Free. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages 3—12. Richard O’Grady from Glasgow Zoo will be introducing some endangered species from around the globe.


Fantasy Theatre Puppet Show Sat 22 Jul, 2pm. £2; £6 for 4 tickets. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Fantasy Puppet Theatre preset t the tale of ‘Oscar And The Deep-Sea Pearl’.

The Glory Mon 31 Jul—Sat 5 Aug, 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Citizens’ Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. The Scottish Youth Theatre present an adaptation of work by one of Scotland’s most respected writers, Stuart Paterson. The Glory juxtaposes the life of ordinary 18th century Scots with their leader, Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Tall Tales Thu 35m 5 Aug, £7.50 (£3.50). Citizens’ Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Scottish Youth Theatre brings travellers’ campfire stories to life.

Workshops & Courses

Impact Arts Summer Arts And Drama Camp Until Fri 11 Aug (not Sat & Sun). 9.30am—12.30pm & 1.30—4.30pm. £50 (drama); £55 (arts & 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.

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Summer Fun For Kids:- A// tickets only £1.50!

Wed 19th July Asterix & Obelix Take on

Ceasar (PG) 2:30pm Tues 25th July

Elmo in Grouchland (U)11:OOam Wed 26th July

Jurassic Park (PG) 2:30pm Tues 1st Aug

Pokemon: The First Movie 11:00am

Tickets and further information from The Steeple Box office (Tel: 01324 606850) or on the day from the hall'

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