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Activities And Fun

Toddlers 8: Monsters Drama Sat 6 ()ct & Sat 13 Oct. 10) lam &

I lam—noon. £10 for -1 weeks. Hunterian Art Gallery. L'niversity of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Advance booking required. Ages 3-5. Fun workshops for the little ones involving storytelling. games. arts and crafts based around a monster theme.

Saturday Art Classes Sat 6 Oct 8.- Sat 13 Oct. l0am-—noon & l--3pm. £40 for ten weeks. Ilunterian Art Gallery. University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Advance booking required. Ages 8--- 12. A series of fun workshops inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. On Sat 6 ()ct. there's an introduction to Mackintosh and folder making. and on Sat 13 Oct. help make a Collage-a-scape. Workshops At GoMA Sat 6 ()ct & Sat 13 ()ct. l--3pm. Free. Gallery Of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Ages over 8. A series of artist-led creative workshops exploring one aspect of the gallery‘s exhibits.

Big Bird Day Sun 7 ()ct. 1--1pm. Free. Hogganlield Loch. 632 9299. Join in the fun with the countryside rangers as they host an afternoon of family-oriented fun and games.

Little Mermaid Week Sat I3—Sun 21 ()ct. 10am-5pm. £4.50 (£2.50-£3.25). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. I00 Stobcross Road. 339 ()63 I. Venture under the sea and enjoy a week of mermaid- thetned fun onboard the Tall Ship.

Clay Workshops Sat 13 ()ct ac Tue 16 ()ct. 1.30—2.30pm 6’; 2.45~-3.-15pm. Free. People's Palace 8; Winter Garden. Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Advance booking required. Try your hand at modelling. throwing and handbuilding at these workshops for children of all ages. Creative Workshops Mon l5—Fri 19 Oct. 10am ~noon & l—3pin. £3 per class. Hunterian Art Gallery. l'niversity of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 3305-131. Advance booking required. Ages 5-—8 8: 8—12. A week of holiday fun inspired by the Japanese collections in the gallery. On Mon 15 ()ct. take part in a quiz. followed by some movement and drama: on Tue 16. try your hand at folding fan and mask making: on Wed 17. learn a little more about Japanese theatre tising movement. drama. masks and fans: on Thu 18. design a Japanese costume; and Fri 19 ()ct is dedicated to a Japanese Theatre Day.

Make A Play In A Day Mon 15 Oct 8; Wed 17 -Thu 18 ()ct. 10.30am—lpin. Free. People's Palace & Winter Garden. Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Advance booking required. Ages 6-- 14. Perfect acting and drama skills at these holiday workshops for children.

Children’s Workshops Mon 15. Tue 16 ()ct & Thu 18 ()ct. llaiit. £2. Pollok Ilouse. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 6166-110. A series of workshops for children aged 7 —-l 1 involving ftiii arts and crafts activities. On Mon 15 Oct. make a Mr Ci'ess Head: on Tue 16. design and make Autumn Leaf Drinks Coasters; and on Thu 18. bake savoury pumpkin tarts. Construction Week Workshops Mon 15—Fri 19 ()ct. llam—-l2.30pm (Ages 57) & 1.30 --1pin (Ages 812). £-1—£5. The Lighthouse. 11 Mitchell Lane. 221 6362. October week fun and games based around the theme of architecture and design. Children aged 5—7 can take part in Invisible Cities on


Mon 15 & Tue 16 Oct; then take part in My Tower's Bigger Than Your Tower on Wed 17; and then make Teddy Tepees on Fri 19 ()ct. Children aged 8—1 2 can look at Invisible Cities on Mon 15 Oct; find out Who‘s Afraid Of Scrambled Eggs‘.’ on Tue 16; My Tower's Bigger Than Your Tower on Wed 17 ()ct: and make Paper Chairs on Fri 19 ()ct.

Drawing Workshops Mon 15 & Tue 16 Oct. noon-2pm. Free. Museum Of Transport. Kelvin Hall. 1 Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Advance booking required. A series of drawing workshops for the school holidays led by artist Kathleen Little.

Workshops At GoMA Mon 15—Fri 19 ()ct. l—3pm. Free. Gallery Of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Ang over 8. A series of artist-led creative workshops exploring one aspect of the gallery‘s exhibits.

Exploring Hinduism Mon 15—Fri 19 ()ct. 2—-1pm. Free. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art. 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Ages 8—12. A fun holiday workshop featuring dance. music. arts and crafts based around one of the world's oldest religions.

Octoberfest Wed 17—-Fri 19 ()et. 1.30—3.30pm. Free. Tollcross Park. Wellshot Road. 763 1863. Join in the fun. games. quizzes. trails and crafts with the countryside rangers in this family weekend.


Inspector Gadget it?) Sat 6 ()ct. 1pm; Thunderbirds Are Go (17) Sat 13 ()ct. 1pm. £2.25; £9 family ticket. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film Index.

Thrill Ride (1?): Mysteries of Egypt (ti ); Dolphins (13): Blue Planet ([7 ). Times vary. check Film listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50): double feature tickets £9 (£6.50). IMAX Theatre. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000.


The Children’s Classic Concert - Top Of The Pops Sat 6 Oct. 3pm. £9.50 (£5); £26 famin ticket. Royal Concert Ilall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. Christopher Bell presents a classical top ten with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and the NYCOS Children's Choir. Stars In Your Eyes Fri 12 ()et. 7—10pm. 50p—£l. Govan PALS. I9 Nethan Street. Govan. 4-15 1691. Govan PALS host their third annual competition. showcasing the singing. dancing and imitating talents of the young folk attending the centre. The production involves children and parents from the local community. and who knows. it may just be the launching platform of the next Fran Ilealy or Shirley Manson.


Magic Bob’s Mid-Afternoon Show Sat 6 ()ct. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottiin Mask 8; Puppet Theatre Centre. I0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Fast-paced fun as the popular children's entertainer demonstrates his latest wacky collection of magic tricks and gags.

Tom Thumb Sat 13 ()ct. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8 - I0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 4—-9. Song. music and humour combine in Sliona Reppe's adaptation of this story about a tiny hero. The production premiered during this year's 1idinburgh Festival Fringe. (receiving five stars in this very magazine) and if there was an award for the cutest puppet. tiny Tom would win hands down.

Punch 81 Judy Mon 15—Sat 2() ()ct. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8-—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 3396185. Professor Jingles brings those traditional seaside entertainers back to the stage in an uproarious production of slapstick humour and music.

PUPPET THEATRE THE SONG FROM THE SEA Touring, check listings .0. Anyone who doesn’t believe in love at first sight should take a closer look at little Josh here. Shona Reppe’s creation is a winsomely charming puppet you immediately want to take home with you, proving that the merchandisers have got it wrong all along - it’s not just t-shirts and videos kids want. After a slow beginning, the first appearance of little Josh, expertly and endearingly manipulated and voiced by Stewart Cairns, quickly livens things up. Josh lives in a very noisy house, and being the


youngest member, the rest of his family are too busy getting on with their own lives to listen to little Josh. Only when his grandmother takes the time to turn off the television, can Josh explain about the song he constantly hears, before she indulges his story and allows him to take her on a

journey to find its source.

An ingeniously designed set gives a real sense of space to the production —- skyscrapers pop out of hidden compartments, the sea rises from nowhere, and shimmering dolphins and all manner of sea creatures

mesmerise a bewitched audience.

The story is secondary to the visual spectacle, faltering towards the end with a difficult episode of narrative which stretches little imaginations to their limit. However the attention to detail in the show is fascinating and is the source of much humour in the simplest of scenes. With actors, puppets and a composer all visible on stage and integral in the production, it may have caused confusion, but the professionalism and belief minimised the bewilderment. Now, where do I get one of those puppets? (Maureen Ellis)

Not Now Bernard Wed [7 & Thu 18 ()ct. 11am & 7.30pm. £3.

GilmorehilIG 1 2. 9 University Avenue. 330 5522. Ages over -1. Boundless Theatre Company present a cautionary tale of what happens when parents don‘t listen to their children.

Activities Arid Furi

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. 'l‘en-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm.

Family Astronomy Nights Fri 5 Oct 8.: Fri 12 ()ct. 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Advance booking required. Budding astronomers and complete beginners can observe the skies from the rooftop of the visitor centre.

The Imperial Circus of China Wed 10 ()ct. 7.30pm. £10.50—£12.50 (£6.50—£8.50). Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. Considered the best of all of China's acclaimed circuses. watch in wonder as 35 of the world‘s most accomplished circus stars perform. SPACED OUT! Sat l3—Sun 21 Oct. times vary. Dynamic liarth. Holyrotxl Road. 550 7800. A week of children‘s space-themed activities including the following:

Family Quiz 10am—6pm. Brush up on your intergalactic knowledge with this fun family quiz.

Star Crazy 1 1am-3pm. Take in a stellar spectacle iii the star lab planetarium. Shows at hourly intervals. Space Face Painting I 1.30am—Ipm 8.; 2.30—4pm. Let your face be a canvas fora cosmic creation of your own choosing.

Craft Activities 12.45pm & 1.-15pm. Try otit a range of fun crafts such as making a cosmic volcano. creating a planetary badge or even a dramatic eruption.

Dino’s Galactic Adventure 4pm. Help bring Dino the Dinosaur back down to earth as his space adventure rounds off a day of fun activities.

On The Deer Hunt Wed 17 Oct. 2pm. Free. Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street. 247 4219. Ages 5—12. Chase the sights and sounds of prehistoric deer. try on costumes and handle materials from the Stone Age. Artefactory Wed I7~Mon 22 Oct. Free. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Family drop-in workshop to create your own realistic museum objects.

The Dino Dig Wed 17—Mon 22 Oct. Wed—Sat l 1am. lprn & 2.30pm; Sun 1pm & 2.30pm; Mon 1 1am. 1pm & 2.30pm. £1. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Ages over 8. Fun archaeology workshop as you uncover the fossils of plants. sea creatures and even dinosaurs.

Discovery Trails For Children

5 Thu 18—Sun 21 Oct. Thu. Fri & Sun ' 2pm; Sat noon. Free. Museum Of

Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4219. Ages 7—12. A lively tour of the museum especially designed for children.


Annie (U) Sat 6 Oct. noon; Rugrats In Paris: The Movie (U) Sat 13 Oct. 1.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere, Royal Museum. Chambers Street. 247 4219. See Film Index.


The Children’s Classic Concert - Top Of The Pops Sun 7 Oct. 3pm. £9.50 (£4.50); famin ticket £26. Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. See

i Glasgow.


Noddy And The Treasure Chest Sun 14 & Mon 15 Oct. Sun 1.30pm & 4.30pm: Mon 10.30am. 1.30pm & 4.30pm. £8 (£7). Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Ages 2-6. See photo caption.

; The Happy Gang’s Cactus

Canyon Mon 15 & Tue 16 Oct. llam & 2.30pm. £6 (£5); family ticket £19. Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Spatz. Nicky

and Mr P go on holiday to CactUs

Canyon. but can they find the legendary lost Candy Mine‘.’ Fun. music and song for ages up to 9.

4-18 Oct 2001 TNI LIST .1