Edinburgh, Activities and Fun, cont.

Summer Drawing 8- Painting Course Mon 16 Tue 17 Jul. 10.30ama4pm. £45. Old St Paul's Church. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 1999. Ages 6—9. After a drawing trip to the Musettm of Childhood. Use the pictures created to experiment with different materials including watercolours. collage and pastels.

Summer Fun Week At Gorgie City Farm Mon l6-~Sat 21 Jul. Mon 10am —noon: Tue 1~4ptnz Wed

10am noon: Thu & Fri 10am 3pm; Sat

1 Iain 3pm. Free. (iorgie City Farm. 51 (iorgie Road. 337 4202. See photo caption.

Pop Art Wed 18- Thu 19 Jul. 10.30am~4pm. £45. ()ld St Paul‘s Church. 63 Jeffrey Street. 554 1999. Ages 10 14. Create pieces of pop art in either two or three dimensions after looking at the work of pop artists who use comics. advertising and popular culture for inspiration. SUMMER ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM Mon 9 Sttn 22 Jul. times vary. All events free unless otherwise stated. Royal Mttseum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 42 l 9. Three weeks of activities. fun and games for families including:

Old-Fashioned Children’s Games Tue 10 Jul. 1 Iain lptn & 2 4pm. Ages over 5. Try otit the street games of old with whips and peeries. girds and cleeks. diablos. skipping games and peever beds. Mask-Making And Puppet- Making Fri 13 Jul. 1 Iain lpm &

2 -4pm. £1. Ages over 5. Create unusual masks and puppets Using the museum's displays as inspiration.

Meet The Jacobites! Sat 14 Jul. noon. lptn. 2pm & 3pm. Ages over 8. Alba Adventure Company take you on a journey back in time to the days of Bonnie Prince Charlie Using stories and dressing

up. SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS Mon 16--Mon 23 Jttl. 10am—-3.30pm. £15 per day. Royal Botanic (iarden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. A series of workshops for children aged 8-- l 2 including:

Art For A Day Mon 16 Jul. A one-day workshop using natural resources which is designed to harness imagination and inspire creativity.

Indiana Jones And The Candle Of Light Tue 17 Jul. Discover how plants were Used in the past using botanical archaeology.

Young Explorer’s Club Wed 18 Jul. Embark on a summer expedition in the gardens with lots of fun and adventure in store.

Young Writers Workshop Thu 19 Jul. Improve creative writing skills using the garden surroundings as inspiration.


Grey Owl (PG) Sat 7 Jul. 1.30pm and The Legend Of Bagger Vance (PG) Sat 14 Jul. 1.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. 247 4219. See Film Index.


The Singing Kettle Silly Circus Thu l9—Stm 22 Jul. Thu 2pm; Fri & Sat 1 lam & 2pm; Sun noon & 3pm. £9 (£7). Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. See Glasgow.


Awesome Insects t‘ntil Sun 2 Sep. Free. Royal Museum. 2 Chatnbers Street. 247 4219. Known to most as creepy crawlies. this hands-on exhibition provides a balanced profile of this rich and diverse group of animals.


Children’s Storytelling Sat 7—Sun 8 Jul. Sat l4—Sun 15 Jul. Sat 11am; Sun noon & 3pm. Free. Borders Books. Unit 26. Fort Kinnaird Retail Park. 657 4041. Fantastical stories and traditional tales at these weekly storytelling sessions.

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SFA Football School Mon l6—Fri 20 Jul. 10am—5pm. £90. World ()f Football. Newmarket Leisure Village. 616 6071. Ages 8—16. A five day non- residential football summer school organised by the Scottish Football Association. Fully qualified SFA coaches will lead the training sessions which aim to enhance footballing skills in a fun environment.


Storytelling Tue 17 Jul. 1 lam. noon. 2pm & 3pm. £1. Royal Mttsettm. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Ages 3 7. Hear takes of distant lands and strange creatures before making a souvenir to take home.

Activities And Fun

Magic Workshop Thu 5 Jul.

1.30. 3.30pm. £7. Byre 'l'heatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages 8+. Advance booking necessary. Learn the tricks of the magic trade with Magic Bob.

Wild Games Thu 5 Jul. 1.30 3pm. £1. Jupiter l’rban Wildlife Centre. Wood Street. (irangemouth. ()1324 494974. Children‘s nature-based fun and games led by the countryside rangers.

Wildlife Explorers - Creatures Of The Deep Sat 7 Jul. 1 1am lptn & 24pm. £1.50. RSPB Vane Farm Nature Reserve. By Loch Leven. nr Kinross. 01577 862355. lixplore the depths of the Vane Pond in search of water boatmen. diving beetles and water scorpions! Morning and afternoon sessions for 8— I 2 years. Spectacular Jousting Tournament Sat 7—Sun 8 Jul. Sat 7pm; Sun lpm. £5 (£3—£4). Linlithgow Palace. Kirkgate. Linlithgow. 01506 842896. With horses and knights dressed in colourful medieval costume. these jousting competitions are a mix of

.3 combat. horse riding and thrilling stunts. Children’s Tours Sun 8 Jul & Sun

15 Jul. 2—3pm.£1.Culross Palace. West Green House. Culross. ()1383 880359. Advance booking advised. Palace tour followed by a tricky quiz aimed at children aged 5—12.

Theatre Factory Mon 9—Fri 13 Jul. £12.50 per week. MacRobert. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. Ages 5-12. All the world‘s a stage in this imaginative theatre workshop.

Dance Factory Mon 9—Fri 13 Jul. 10.30am—l2.30pm. £12.50 per week. MacRobert. University of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081. Ages 8—11. MacRobert‘s resident dance artist leads a week-long workshop in the latest breakdance. street and hip hop moves. Summer Dance Daze Tue l0—Fri 13 Jul. 10am—3pm. £10 (£6). Howden Park Centre. Howden. Livingston.

' 01506 433634. Ages 8-16. Salsa. hip

hop. breakdance and jazz. are just some

of the dance styles you can try with the

help of Dance Artist in Residence Katy McKeown.

Seasonal Surprise Wed 11 Jul 8;

Wed 18 Jul. 2.30—4pm. Free. Dean Castle Country Park. Dean Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 522702. One of a series of outdoor countryside events for children. organised by the castle rangers.

Buggin @ Jupiter Thu 12 Jul. 1.30—3pm. £1. Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre. Wood Street. (irangemouth. (H324 494974. [inter the world of creepy crawlies for some minibeast children's activities.

Sona Coated Animate Thu 12 Jul. 2.30—4pm. £7. Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages 7+. Advance booking necessary. Join Joanna Nicholson and Alan Emslie aka Sona Coated Animate for this fun. music—making workshop.

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CIRCUS SUMMER SCHOOL Mon 23-Sat 28 Jul. £175. The Arches,

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253 Argyle Street, 565 1010. Ages 13-18. Aerial and performance choreographers Uplifted use their high-flying knowledge to teach trapeze and balance skills. This week-long summer school culminates in a performance based on life in the Amazon rainforest and is devised by students of the course. Places should

be booked before Wed 1 1 Jul.

Art Activities Mon Its—Hi 20 Jul. 10.30am—noon. £15 (£8). Harbour Arts Centre. 1 14—1 16 Harbour Street. 1rvine. ()1294 274059. A wide variety of arts and crafts activities for children aged 5—7.

Children’s Week Mon l6—Fri 2() Jul. 10am~-noon; 1—2pm. £4 (£3). Culzean Country Park. Maybole. 01655 884455. Annual series of events for children aged

6—12. Places must be booked on the

morning of the event.

Wild @ Art Thu 19 Jul. 1.30—3pm. £1. Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre. Wood Street. Grangemouth. 01324 494974. Taking inspiration from Mother Nature. create some wildlife inspired art.


Grease (PG) Sun 8 Jul. 2.30pm; and Toy Story (PG) Fri 13 Jul. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. See Film Index.

. Theatre

Magic Bob . . . Unplugged Thu 5

Jul. 1 lam—noon. £4. Byre Theatre.

Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages 5+. Magic and mayhem from Scotland‘s top children‘s trickster. Magic Bob.

Alice In Wonderland Thu 12 Jul.

7pm. £2.50. MacRobert. University of Stirling. Stirling. (11786 461081. Ages 5+. Alice. the White Rabbit and the

Cheshire Cat are brought to life in this

outdoor production by Illyria Theatre


Alice In Wonderland Wed 18 Jul. 7.30pm. £7 (£4.50). Culzean Country Park. Maybole. ()1655 884455. Ages 5+. See Stirling above.

The Happy Gang’s Cactus Canyon Thu 19 J ul. Town Hall.

Marshill. Alloa. 01259 213131. Spatz.

Nicky and Mr P go on holiday to Cactus Canyon. but can they tind the legendary lost Candy Mine'.’ Fun. music and song for ages up to 9.

Treasure Island Thu l9~Fri 20 Jul.

7.30pm. £5 (£3). Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 8+. Follow the adventures of Jim-Lad and Long John

Silver on the high seas with Wee Stories.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £5 (£4): family tickets £23 8; £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

Pips And Panda Meet The Tooth Fairy Fri 6 Jul & Thu 19 Jul. 2pm; Thu 12 Jul. 1 lam. Ages under 7. Cheeky monkey Pips and silly old Panda embark on another adventure when Panda loses his first tooth.

Snow White Sat 7 Jul. Wed 11 Jul. Sat 14 Jul. Wed 18 Jul. 2pm; Mon 9 Jul. 1.30pm; Wed 18 Jul. 11am. Ages over 7. Join Snow White and her dog Sebastian. and the seven dwarfs as they try to escape the clutches of the evil queen.