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Activities And Fur)

Construction Week Workshops L'ntil Fri 1‘) Oct. 1 lam—12.30pm (ages 5—7) & 1.30—4pm (ages 8—12). £4—£5. The Lighthouse. 11 Mitchell Lane. 221 6362. October week fun and games based around the theme of architecture and design. Make Teddy Tepees on Fri 1‘) Oct (ages 5—7); and 8—12-yearo1ds cart make paper chairs on Sat 20 Get and be part of a giant path of ‘building and bodies‘ drawings. Little Mermaid Week L'ntil Sun 21 ()ct. 10am—5pm. £4.50 (£2.50~£3.25). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stohcross Road. 33‘) 0631. Venture under the sea and enjoy a week of mermaid- themed fun onboard the Tall Ship.

Make A Play In A Day Thu 18 ()ct. 10.30am—1pm. Free. People's Palace & Winter Garden. Glasgow Green. 5540223. Advance booking required. Ages 6--l4. Perfect acting and drama skills at these holiday workshops for children.

Clay Workshops Fri 1‘) & Sat 20 ()ct. 1.30—2.30pm & 2.45—3.45pm. Free. People's Palace 8; Winter Garden. Glasgow Green. 554 ()223. Advance booking required. All ages. Try your hand at modelling. throwing and handbuilding. Drawing Workshops Fri 1‘), Sun 21 ()ct. 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. Experimental Sat 20 Oct. 1 lam~3pm. Framecross Pavilion. Baronald Street. Rutherglen. ()1355 261000. Doodle

any thing that springs to mind and add your drawing to a massive collage of inner thoughts.

The Big Draw Sat 20 is Sun 21 ()ct.

I 1am- 3pm. Free. Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. The whole fatnin is welcome to come and try their hand at drawings with an ligyptian theme. Saturday Art Classes Sat 20 ()ct & Sat 27 ()ct. 10am»— noon ck 1 -3pm. £40 for ten weeks. llunterian Art Gallery. L'niversity of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Advance hooking required. Ages 8»- 12. A series of fun workshops inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. On Sat 20 ()ct. design and make your own Lavish Lanterns and on Sat 27 ()ct. make some Jazzy Jewellery. Fun Afternoon Sun 21 Oct. 2- 4pm. Free. Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 ()324. th for kids with pirate and wizard workshops. at face painter and caricaturist.

WitchCRAFT Sat 27 ()ct. 10am-5pm. 50p: storytelling £1.50. Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. llallowe'en themed craft fair featuring ghoulish face painting and spooky storytelling.

Saturday Art And Drama Camp Sat 27 ()ct -Sat 1 Dec. 2.30 5.30pm. £65 for six weeks. Lansdowne l'pper Church Hall. 416 Great Western Road. 341 0024. Ages 5 10. Advance hooking necessary. A six-week Saturday course in arts and crafts activities and drama from 1mpact Arts. Hallowe’en Party Sun 28 ()ct.

10am— 5pm. £4.50 (£2.50--£3.25 ). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 33‘) 0631. Ghoulish goings-on aboard the Glenlee dare you join in the spooky fun'.’

CCA: Family Day Sun 28 Oct.

1 lam 4pm. £5 per family. CCA. 350 Sauehiehall Street. 352 4900. Fun for all the family featuring workshops in sculpture. new media and music led by experienced Glasgow -based artists and teachers.


Mother 8. Toddler Group Mon 2‘) ()ct. l0-—1 1am. £2. l-lunterian Art Gallery. l'niversity of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Morning group for the tiny tots based around a Japanese theme.

A Lost Tribe Mon 2‘) ()ct—Fri 2 Nov. 4pm & 6pm. £1. The Arches. 253 Argyle Street. 287 5522. Ages 1012. Advance hooking necessary. A live-day workshop front Sounds of Progress looking at the rituals. dances and stories of the Native Americans. l’urt oflnspirution.


Help! I’m A Fish (t') Sat 20 ()ct. lpm and Casper (PG) Sat 27 ()ct. lpm. £2.25 (family ticket £‘)). Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film Index. Human Body (L') and The Grand Canyon (L' ). Times vary. check Film listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50); double feature tickets £‘) (£6.50). IMAX Theatre. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000.


Punch & Judy 1'nti1 Sat 20 ()ct. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Professor Jingles brings those traditional seaside entertainers back to the stage in an uproarious production of slapstick humour and music.

Hot Now Bernard Thu 18 ()ct. l lam & 7.30pm. £3. GilmorehillGl2. ‘) L'niversity Avenue. 3305522. Ages 4+. Boundless Theatre Company present a cautionary tale of what happens when parents don't listen to their children.

Broomsticks In The Sky Sat 27 ()ct. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8»--l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 33‘) 6185. Sylvia Troon's Kenspeckle Puppets conjure tip a devilishly eerie adventure just in time for Halloween. Candy & Flopps Thu 1 Nov. 4pm. 9;). Milton Community liducation Centre. 424 l.idd|esdale Road. 287 5522. Ages 4+. See photo caption.

Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum ()1‘ Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 247 421‘). Free entry to museum for visitors aged 18 and under. 'I‘en-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm and every Sunday at 3.15pm.

SPACED OUT! l'ntil Sun 21 ()ct. times vary. Free. Dynamic Farth. llolyrood Road. 550 7800. This week of children's space activities continues with:

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

Star Crazy 1 lam ~3pm. Take in a stellar spectacle in the star lab planetarium. Shows at hourly intervals.

Space Face Painting 1 1.30am— lpm & 2.30~r4pm. Let your face he a canvas for a cosmic creation of your own choosing at this space-themed week of ftm activities. Dino’s Galactic Adventure 4pm. Help bring 1)ino the Dinosaur back down to earth as his space adventure rounds off a day of fun activities.

The Dino Dig l'ntil Mon 22 Oct.

Thu Sat 1 lam. lpm & 2.30pm; Sun lpm & 2.30pm; Mon 1 lam. 1pm & 2.30pm; Tue 23. Sat 27. Sun 28 & Tue 30 ()ct. Tue 6pm; Sat 1 lam. 1pm & 2.30pm: Sun lpm & 2.30pm. £1. Royal Mitseum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 421‘). Ages 8+. Fun archaeology workshop as you uncover the fossils of plants. sea creatures and even dinosaurs. Artefactory l'ntil Mon 22 Get. Free. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 421‘). Family drop-in workshop to create your own realistic tnuseum objects. Photos For Your Family Album Thu 18 & Fri 1‘) ()ct. 10.30am noon. £2 per child. National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6418. Advance booking necessary. 1'sing photography and collage. create your own ideal lifestyle at this ftm workshop.



OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES, OURSELVES Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, Fri 19 & Sat 20 Oct.

As a young person, how do you write your first play? What subject do you choose? What makes you feel you have enough experience to write? These are some of the questions confronting 30 members of Brunton Youth Theatre over the last eight weeks as they’ve struggled with the highs and lows of creating their own short plays. Using improvisation, direct experience and attempts at monologues, they’ve explored writing in many forms. Now it’s time to perform their plays, Our Stories, Our Voices, Ourselves, and get the first ever audience reaction to their work. Below, four members talk about their first play.


Play Subject? A woman meets her true love on top of the Empire State


Favourite kind of theatre? Comedies and musicals, especially Frank Sinatra

and Eurythmics.

Ambition for ten years hence? To act on stage if my voice gets louder.


Play Subject? A husband goes crazy and ties up his cheating wife. Favourite kind of theatre? I’ve seen Brunton Theatre’s Come On Feel The Noise

five times already.

Ambition for ten years hence? To be a stage manager at Brunton Theatre.


Play Subject? A guy with learning difficulties has his mind controlled. Favourite kind of theatre? Fame the musical. Ambition for ten years hence? One year into a job in child psychology or

theatre acting. KIRSTY MACKENZIE

Play Subject? Teenage boy is pressurised into dumping his girlfriend because

his pals think she is geeky.

Favourite kind of theatre? Les Miserables and Phantom Of The Opera. Ambition for ten years hence?A presenter on children’s television. (John Binnie)

Family Astronomy Nights Fri 1‘) ()et & Fri 26 ()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.

On The Deer Hunt Sat 20 & Sun 21 ()ct. 3pm. Free. Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 421‘). Ages 5--12. Chase the sights and sounds of prehistoric deer. try on costumes and handle materials froth the stone age.

Beadwork For Children Sun 21 ()ct. 2pm. £10. Helios Fountain. 7 Grassmarket. 22‘) 7884. Advance booking required. Ages 8—13. Create at least one piece of unique hand-made jewellery after learning the basics of beadwork.

Surreal Stories Sun 21 & Sun 28 ()ct. 2—3.30pm. £2 per child. Dean Gallery. Belford Road. 624 6272. Ages 4+. Advance booking necessary. Storytelling sessions led by children's author Judy Paterson inspired by the works in the Dean Gallery.


The Children’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (1') Sat 20 ()ct. 1.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). The Lumiere. Royal Museum. Chambers Street. 247 421‘). See Film Index.


Our Stories, Our Voices, Ourselves Fri 1‘) & Sat 20 ()ct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Brtmton Theatre. Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Scottish writer/director John Binnie directs the Brunton Youth Theatre in an evening of short plays. See preview.

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