Kids listings

Glasgow Kids continued

Tots Loopy Landscapes Drama Sat 11 8; Sat 18 May. 10— l 1am.

1 lant- noon. 1—2pm & 2—-v3pm. £15 for six weeks. Ilunterian Art (iallery. l'niversity of (ilasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Advance booking required. Ages .3 5. lixplore space and landscape using creative drama games at this six-week course.

Art Workshop Sat I8 May.

10am noon. Free. St Mary's ('athedral. 300 (ireat Western Road. 337 2862. Ages 7-10. Advance booking necessary. A series of workshops based around the cathedral’s restoration. l’ur! ()fl‘i’uxl.


Monsters Inc (PG) Sat I 1 May. 1230me Sun 12 May. 1pm: and Princes And Princesses (t') Sat 18 May. 10.30am. £2.25 (family ticket £‘)). (ilasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film lndex. Human Body (PU); Grand Canyon (PU): Dolphins (t' )1 Into The Deep (t'); Blue Planet (t'). times vary. check Film listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50). [MAX Theatre. Glasgow Science (‘entrc. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000.


Westlife l'ntil Sun 12 May. 7.30pm: Sat 2pm & 7.30pm. £22.50. S1i('(‘. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. The Irish pop sensations play a mammoth six nights in Scotland.


The Ugly Duckling Sat 1 I May. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre (‘entre. 8 l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 33‘) 6185. Ages

3 -6. (’lydebuilt Puppet Theatre present the classic tale about a little duckling who doesn't qttite lit in. Varied puppetry styles and soft. sculptured sets are Used to recreate a child's world of imaginative fantasy.

Ahoy There! It’s The Happy Gang Sat 1 1 May. 2.30pm. £7: family £23. (‘lyde Auditorium. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. Shiver me timbers. the Happy (iang are back with another musical spectacular.

Peter Rabbit and his Friends Wed 15 «Sat 18 May. Wed 1.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am (S; 7pm; Sat 1 lam (S; 3pm. £5.50» £10.50. Theatre Royal. 282 Hope Street, 332 ‘)000. linicorn Theatre present their magical version of Beatrix Potter's tales. setting the adventures of Peter. Benjamin and Mrs Tiggy-winklc to music and song. See preview.

Greyfriars Bobby Sat 18 May. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre. 8 l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 33‘) 6185. Sylvia Troon puppets use original songs. colourful scenery and charming puppets to recreate lidinburgh of old and tell the story of the fatnous loyal pooch.

Edinburgh Activities And Fun Drama & Games Workshop (‘ity Art ('entre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. 10am noon & l 3pm. Free with exhibition ticket. Advance hooking required. A fun-packed session involving drama and games forages () 12. Quickies For Kids Royal Museum ()f Scotland. 2 (‘hambers Street. 247 421‘). Free. 'I'en-minute talks for children held every Sat and Sun at 2.30pm.

Family Workshop Sat 1 I May. 10am noon. Free with exhibition ticket. City Art ('cntre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. Advance hooking required. (‘reatc your own slitt‘yyot'ks Using paint and watercolour.

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Wild Water Exhibition Sat 18 May~--.\1on 24 .ltm. 10am—6pm. Free. Dynamic liarth. Holyrood Road. 550 7800. Find out everything there is to know about water and why we need it. Family Workshop Sat 18 May. 10am—noon. Free with exhibition ticket. (‘ity Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. Advance booking required. Working in a variety of media. create your own lunar landscapes. Workshop For Kids Sat 18 May. 10.30 l 1.45am. Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 662 ‘)l 12. A storytelling and creative workshop for children. organised as part of the Iidinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair. Poetry In Clay Tue 21 May.

10am -1pm. £3. Writers‘ Museum. Lady Stait"s llouse. Lady Stair's Close. 52‘) 4‘)01. Ages tr 14. Make a tile inspired by the world of words around you with the help of ceramic artist ('arol Sinclair.


Chaconne Brass Sat 11 May. 2.30pm. £7 (£4): family ticket £18. Queen's llall. ('lerk Street. 668 201‘). See photo caption.


The Lifeboat t'ntil Sat 1 1 May. Thu 10am & 1.45pm; Fri 10am: Sat 2pm. £5 (£3): family ticket £l4. Brunton Theatre. l.adywe11 Way. .‘ylttsselburgh. 665 2240. Ages over 10. (‘atherine Wheels 'l‘heatre (‘ompany present Nicola .\1c(‘artney's adaptation of the remarkable true story of a ship fleeing wartorn Britain.

The BFG L'ntil Sat 1 1 May. Thu 2pm 85: 7pm: Fri 1 1am 8.; 7pm; Sat 1 1am. 2pm & 7pm. £‘).50»£13(£5.50--.£8). Festival Theatre. 132‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. It‘s a story that has sent many a child off to sleep with nightmares »» before. that is. discovering that little Sophie's giant is a big teddy bear. Whisked off to a world ofchild-eating giants. the BFU takes little Sophie in search of her dreams. This serumdiddlyumptious production. adapted by David Wood to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s classic. will have you whiz/popping all the way home.

Outside The Cities

Activities And Fun

Friday Hip Hop Fri 10 & Fri 17 May. 2 3.30pm. £1.50. llowden Park (‘entre. llow den. Livingston. ()1506 433634. Ages l0 l6. Spain’s Juan ('arlos Ferron hosts a high energy. hip hop workshop.

B-boying Sat 1 l & Sat 18 May.

1 lam noon (Ages 8-12) &

12.30 1.30pm (Ages 13+). £20. Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wy nd. Stirling. ()1786 274000. Breakdanccr Matt Foster gtiides you in the art of b- boying.


Scottish Pipe Band Championships Sat 18 May. ‘)am 5.30pm. Free. 1.evengrove Park. Dumbarton. 0138‘) 738762. Over 100 bands compete in Scottish piping's biggest event of the year. which also features a funfair and children's entertainment.


Bill’s New Frock Fri 10 Sat 1 I May. 7pm. £4 (£2.50). Paisley Arts ('entre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages 8 12. Young Bill wakes tip to lind he’s a girl. forced to attend school in a pink frock in Visible Fictiotis’ adaptation of Anne Fine's humorous book. Directed by Douglas Irvine. who recently returned from directing the his Angeles cast in America (where he was awarded the title of Artist of International Standing). the trans- Atlantic production takes a light-

CHACONNE BRASS Sat 11 May, 2.30pm. £7 (£4); family ticket 218. Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, 0131 668 2019. Chaconne Brass present their family concert Oh Good - Chips For Tea featuring everything from Dixieland jazz to the William Tell Overture and Handel’s Water Music on watering cans and kettles. Performed by five inspirational musicians, children will have the chance to try out the instruments before the whole audience joins in ‘Que Pasal’, their ever- popular recreation of a Latin American street party.

hearted look at gender stereotyping and expected behaviour.

The Lifeboat Tue 14 May. 7pm. £4 (£2.50). Paisley Arts (‘entre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Ages over 10. See Iidinburgh.

The Lifeboat Thu 16 May. 10am & 7.30pm. £5 (£3): four for £12. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 015‘)2 412‘)2‘). Ages over 10. See litlinburgh.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Thu l6~Fri 17 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Sir John Wilson Town Hall. Stirling Street. Airdrie. 01698 267515. .\'orth l.anarkshire ('hildren's 'I'heatre give Roald 1)ahl‘s classic an airing. The Lifeboat Fri 17 May. 7pm. £3. (‘orran llalls. lisplanade. ()ban. 01631 567333. Ages over 10. See lidinburgh. Wee Witches Sat 18 May. 2.30pm. £7 (£4). Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages 3-7. Acclaimed children‘s theatre company Wee Stories present this spooky tale about a group of outrageous ladies. Written by Virginia Radcliffe. who also penned .lln/lv ll'lm/ipit'. the production explores issues of mistaken identity and jealousy.

The Song From The Sea Tue 21 May. 1 1am. £3.50. (‘umbernauld 'l'heatre. Kildrum. (’umbernattld. 01236 732887. Ages 4 8. Poor Josh lives in a house where he can barely hear himself think over the din created by his family. ()ne day. he hears a beautiful sound despite the cottimolion. tllitl convinces

his gran to take him on a journey to find its source. This charming production from Visible Fictions. in conjunction with the puppetry of Shona Reppe. is a moving story about the magic of everyday life.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 018‘)‘) 220631. £5 (£4): family tickets £23 & £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of live or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks are:

Magical Princess Thu ‘) May. 12.45pm: Sat 11. Sat 18 & Mon 20 May. 2pm: Thu 23 May. 10.30am & 12.45pm. A l'krainian folktale about Andreas. a brave adventurer who tries to save his beautiful princess from the wicked Tsar.

Pips And Panda ln Magiciand Thu‘) May. 10.30am; Fri 17 May. 10.45am: Sat 18 May. I lam; Tue 21 May. 10.45am & 12.45pm. Ages up to 7. When Mr Magic takes Pips and Panda off to .‘ylagicland. they meet lots of nursery rhyme characters who jump out of Mr Magic’s mysterious book.


Tour De Force Mon 13 May Fri 21 Jun. ‘)am 5pm. Free. littrick Riverside. Dunsdale Road. Selkirk. 01835 822253. An exhibition from (ilasgow Science ('entre featuring simulated tornadoes. sound stretchers and bubble walls.