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Activities And Fun
Saturday Printmaking Workshops Sat 17 Mar & Sat 24 Mar. I0ain noon & lir3pm. £20 (fottr week course). IIunterian Art (iallery. Lnivcrsity of (ilztsgow. 82 IIiIIhead Street. 330 543 I. Ages ll l6. Ilave a go at printmaking at this fun workshop. ()n Sat I7 .Vlar. ‘Chip off tlte ()ld Block' introduces cutting tools and lino. and on Sat 24 Mar. ‘Squeegees for Weegies‘ begins colour printing and star printing. The Saturday Drama Zone Sat I7 Mar 8; Sat 24 Mar. I Iain »Ipm. £5 for one session; £45 for ten sessions. (iilmorehilKi I 2. 9 University Avenue. 330 5522. Advance booking required. Ages 8» I2. Developing creativity and itnagination is the name of the game at this workshop series. Storytelling. imprm‘isation. performance skills and prop making are just some of the activities on offer with the emphasis lirmly placed on having fun and making new friends.
Saturday Kids Club Sat I7 Mar.
I lain Iptn. £2~£3. The Arches. 253 Arger Street. 090I ()22 0300. Ages
6 I I. Sample the Arches funky sounds at the Kids Club Disco. lixperience the ambient atmosphere and dance to cool tunes all you‘ll need to bring along are your dancing feet.
Shapes And Life Forms Sat 17 Mar & Sat 24 Mar. l.30 V2.I5pm (Ages 4 6) & 2.35-3.30pm (Ages 7~l2). £25 for live weeks. The lighthouse. I I
Mitchell Lane. 334 2000. Design alternative homes for the animals inhabiting our planet by taking inspiration from their shape and form. Children’s Activities Sun 18 Mar & Sun 25 Mar. lptn. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Ages 37-8. Weekly children's activities involving different themed arts. crafts. storytelling and fun events.
Dilly Dali Sun I8 Mar & Sun 25 Mar. 2.30~3.I5pm 8; 3.30—4.15pm. £5 per session. Art (iallery & Museum. Kelvingrove. Argyle Street. 334 2000. Ages 26. Art classes based around the theme of ‘The Little Mermaid'. Alter creating a liin puppet. Use it along with other puppets made in the class to create a large scale sculpture.
Saturday Kids Club Sat 24 Mar.
I lam-noon. £3. The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 0901 022 0300. Ages 9—l l. Vivid Visuals. Design and develop a screen print in two colours. using James Campbell's storytelling sessions as inspiration.
Watch With Mother (t') Sat 17 Mar. lpm. and Around The World . . . (U) Sat 24 Mar. Iptn. £2.25 (fatnily ticket £9). (ilasgow Filtn Theatre. I2 Rose Street. 332 8l28. See Filtn Index.
Thrill Ride (l') daily lptn & 3pm: Mysteries of Egypt (t') Thu- Sun. 2pm. 4pm. 5pm; Mon Wed. 2pm 8; 4pm: and double-features Thu~ Sat. 6pm & 8.30pm; Sun. 6pm. £5 (£3.50): double
feature tickets £9 (£6.50). IMAX Theatre.
(ilasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacilic Quay. 420 5000. See Filtn Index.
Adventures In Music - Blast Sat 24 Mar. 3pm. £9 (£4g-£5). Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 55l I. See photo caption.
ADVENTURES IN MUSIC Sat 24 Mar, 3pm, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall;
Sun 25 Mar, 3pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh. The series formally known as Children’s Classic Concerts draws to a close with Blast Off, a musical look at the solar system. In the capable hands of the RSNO, the past four concerts aimed at 4-14-year-olds have worked a treat, pitching just the right blend of entertainment and education. Here, presenter/conductor Christopher Bell leads the orchestra in excerpts from Holst’s Planets Suite, John William’s ET and that nursery rhyme fave, Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star. (Kelly Apter)
90 THE LIST 15—29 Mar
HARRY POTTER DAY Fri 16 Mar. 11am, 2pm & 4pm. Free. To celebrate
the arrival of two new Harry Potter books, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages, Borders are laying on three storytime/colouring in sessions. Both books give an insight into Potter’s magical wizardry, and have been specially written by Rowling to raise money for Comic Relief. (Kelly Apter)
Stories With Puppets Sat l7 Mar. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—I0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6I85. Popular puppeteer Ian Turbitt adds his distinctive touch to traditional fairytales and folk stories.
Comic Relief: Harry Potter Fri l6 Mar. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. See photo caption.
Saturday Storytime Sat 17 Mar & Sat 24 Mar. 1 lam. Free. Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Ages
3 —8. Weekly storytelling sessions tnixing traditional fairytales with weird and wonderful contemporary tales.
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 Saturday at 2. l 5pm and every Sunday at 3.l5pm. ()n Sat I7 Mar. there's a ‘Short Talk On 'l‘axidermy'. and you can hear stories of well-known creatures including ‘The Giant Tortoise' on Sun 18 Mar. ‘The Camel' on Sat 24 Mar and ‘The Barn ()wl‘ on Stm 25 Mar.
Animals Sat 17 Mar & Sat 24 Mar. I0.30am— l 2.30pm (Ages 6—9) & 2—4pm (Ages 10—14). £48 for 5 workshops. Old St Paul‘s Church. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 I999. Advance booking required. Create paintings and sculptures of animals working in a variety of 2D and 31) tnediutns.
Earth Fun Sat l7—Sun 18 Mar. l0am—5pm. Free. Dynamic Earth. Holyrood Road. 550 7800. Two days of workshops where children can ‘Jump on the Time Train' to journey back to the time of dinosaurs. solve a ‘World Jigsaw' to create Pangaea. construct dinosaur DNA on ‘Life Fun‘ and finally see the night sky from any point in the world in ‘The Star Tent‘.
Let’s Go Build A Kite Sun 18 Mar. l—4pm. £5. Royal ()bservatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Advance booking advised. Ages over 8. A workshop session to design. make and decorate a kite. before sending it soaring on Blackford Hill.
Journey To The Stars Sat 24—Sun 25 Mar. Sat I lam: Sun noon. £5 (£4). Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Crawl into outer space and explore the solar system at the inﬂatable planetarium.
Tom’s Midnight Garden (PC) Sat I7 Mar. 2pm. and Dinosaur (ll) Sat 24 Mar. 2pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. 247
4219. See Film Index.
Adventures In Music - Blast Sun 25 Mar. 3pm. £9 (£4--£5). Usher IIaII. Lothian Road. 228 I I55. See photo caption.
Theatre & Dance
Oh Yes It Is! . . . Looney Tunes Live On Stage Until Sat I7 Mar.
6pm; Wed & Sat lpm 8: 6pm. £10.50 (£8.50); fatnin ticket £35. Playhouse.
l8—22 (ireenside Place. 0870 6063424. What's tip doc‘.’ Btigs Bunny. Daffy
Duck. Sylvester. Tweety Pie and Tax , make their live stage debut. in an all- I singing. all-dancing re-enactment of ; scenes from fairytale classics. I
The Wits Until Sat l7 Mar. Wed at
Thu 10am & I.30pm; Fri 10am 8.: 6pm; Sat l.30pm & 6pm. £6—£I I (£4.50—£8). King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. 529 6000. Ages over 5. Children's dramatist David Wood adapts Roald Dahl‘s popular story about a mean old couple who play nasty tricks on each other. Kathi Leahyi direch Belgrade Theatre‘s show and children from the lidinburgh Dance Company play the parts of the
birds and monkeys.
Beethoven’s Brother Sat I7 Mar.
2pm & 5pm. £5 (£3): family ticket £I4. Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Ages 8+. Life
isn't easy for Eric who lives in the
shadow of his multi-talented brother. Ludwig. When Ludwig returns home unexpectedly one day. it turns liric's life upside down. Visible Fictions have joined forces with Paisley Arts Centre to
produce a funny and touching play about sibling rivalry and self-esteem.
Stroma Wed 2I~Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm.
£7 (£3.50). Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 I404. TAG Theatre present the tale of three runaways. who forge an unexpected friendship as they journey from London. through Glasgow. and on to the remote island of Stroma. ()n Wed 21 Mar. tickets are £4 (£3) and on Thu 22 Mar there will be a post show discussion.
Out To Play Until Sat 2 Jun. Free. Museum Of Childhood. 42 High Street. 529 4142. This exhibition looks at the changing nature ofchildhood games from the past to the present day. Peever. bools. tig and diablo arejust sotne of the games i played before the invention of computer ‘ games and television. There will also be some reproduction old games for children to try out.