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Activrttes And Fun

Dragon Puppets Sat 20 Jan, 11am & 2pm. £2. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Advance booking necessary. Ages 3—7. Create a terrifying dragon using a range of unusual materials and lots of imagination.


Dilly Dali Sun 21 Jan & Sun 28 Jan, 3.30-4.15pm. £25 for six weeks. Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove, Argyle Street, 334 2000. Ages 2—6. Fairy tales form the theme of the first of these workshop terms to create a ull up picture. Children's Activities Sun 1 Jan & Sun 28 Jan, 1pm. Free. Borders Books, 283 Buchanan Street, 222 7700. Ages 3—8. Weekly children’s activities.

Art 8: Drama Workshops Sat 27 Jan, lOam—noon & 1-3pm. £12 for four weeks. Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Ages 5-9. Saturday morning classes giving guidance on arts and design and drama.


Sun 28 Jan, 1pm. £3.50. Festival Theatre,

13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. The Chinese School celebrate the beginning of the Year ofthe Snake with a visually stimulatin show involving traditional Chinese dancing, acrobatics, and martia arts, set to music from a

Chinese orchestra.


kids stuff!

Sat 20th Jan llam Peter Pan

Sat 27th Jan 1 lam

and new toilets with baby changing laciliies.


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storytelling and puppetry from Wee Stories

Eeyore Has A Birthday

Richard Medrington brings Pooh, Piglet, Owl and Eeyore to life with his spellbinding puppets

For more info or to be placed on our kids stuff mailing list call the Arches box office on 0901 022 0300 25p per min

The Arches new entrance is at 253 Argyle St, we also have a new ventilation system

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KIDS CLUB PREVIEW The Saturday Kids Club

The Arches, Glasgow, from Sat 20 Jan. What have 1000 clubbers and a group of 100 children got in common? Not a lot I hear you say, but in fact the newly revamped Arches is keen to attract both these seemingly opposite ends of the social spectrum.

The Saturday Kids Club programme has been put together with the help of Giant Productions to feature a mix of theatre shows and workshops. In order to make the venue child- friendly, a number of changes have been made. Children's portions on the menu, children's cloakrooms, baby- changing facilities, and smaller, more intimate spaces for workshops have all been introduced, in addition to a new entrance on Argyle Street which should make the venue more accessible and appealing to families.

Arts Programmer Lucinda Meredith is keen that the kids club is very specific to the Arches, the type of

space it is and the types of shows it puts on: ‘lt's very important for us to have a children's element that is not just attached on to the end of our programme. It’s something that we're very keen to integrate and treat with the level of respect

it deserves.’

As such, Theatre 0 is just one example of a theatre company who will be putting on a children's workshop to complement their adult show. The workshop, taking place in April, will amalgamate different European dialects to produce a hybrid language, and, of course, a heavy emphasis will be placed on


Other workshops in the term will allow children to experience printing, photography, puppet-making and movement, drama and music. While the workshops have places for a maximum of 30 children, there are plans to expand the programme to house different age groups and different types of workshops


The theatre shows will take place on a larger scale, with places for around 100 children and include performances from Wee Stories, Richard Medrington and

James Campbell.

The cavernous space should prove to be a stimulating environment and parents can be reassured children will be in safe hands. As Meredith affirms: 'Working so closely with Giant Productions means we've recognised where we need extra experience and extra knowledge, and we do have staff who are very capable of working with children, so it’s really a matter of rethink it and come

and try it.’ (Maureen Ellis)

Space - The Final Frontier Sat 27 Jan, 1.30-2.15pm (Ages 4—6); 2.35—3.30pm (Ages 7-9); 3.50—5pm (Ages 10—12). £25 for five weeks. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 334 2000. An out of this world experience where children can create their own universe using materials from planet Earth.

Sunday Workshops: Toddler's Time Sun 28 Jan, 1.30-2.10pm. £3. The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, 334 2000. Ages 2—3. Workshops for the little ones to develop an awareness of architecture. Toddlers can play with fabrics, hear sounds and see colours changing, helping them to develop a sense of size and scale.


Fantasia 2000 (U) Sat 20 Jan, 1pm; and The Road To Eldorado (U) Sat 27 Jan, 1pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film lndex.

Blue Planet (U) daily 1 pm & 3pm; Dolphins (U) daily 2pm & 4pm, Thu—Sun 5pm; and double-features Thu—Sat 6pm & 8.30pm; Sun 6pm. £5 (£3.50); double feature tickets £9 (£6.50). IMAX Theatre, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, 420 5000.

Theatre & Dance

Stories With Puppets Sat 20 Jan, 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Popular puppeteer lan Turbitt

adds his distinctive touch to traditional fairytales and folk stories. Peter Pan Sat 20 Jan, 10—1 1am. £3 (£2). The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 0901 022 0300. Ages 3+. Wee Stories Theatre and Shona Reppe Puppets join forces in this special adaptation of the story of the boy who never grew up. The Borrowers Thu 25-Sat 27 Jan, 10.30am & 7pm; Sat 1.30pm & 5pm. £5.50—£10.50 (£3.50—£8.50). Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, 332 9000. Remember the little people who ‘borrowed’ everything they owned and lived unbeknownst to the ‘humanbeans’? Well, Watershed Productions have created a stage adaptation of Mary Norton’s classic book, TV series and more recently, film. They’re aiming the show at ages five and upwards but there’s nothing to stop grown-ups sneaking in for nostalgia’s sake. Jack, The Giant 8: The Beanstalk Sat 27 Jan, 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. The Amazing Mr Bones puppets keep the Christmas spirit alive, giving the puppet adaptation of this classic tale the sweetie showers, songs and

ames treatment.

eyore Has A Birthday Sat 27 Jan, 11am-noon. £3 (£2). The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, 0901 022 0300. Ages 4+. Winnie the Pooh’s trusted chum celebrates his birthday alongside Pooh, Piglet and Owl in this charming Giant production with puppetry by Richard Medrington.