Howden. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages 10 16. Spain's Juan Carlos l-‘erron hosts a high energy. hip hop workshop. Shakespeare’s Garden Sun

26- Thu 30 May. 1 1am- 1pm. £3 (£1). ('allendar Park. Falkirk. 0141 552 7136. The magic of Shakespeare provides the theme for these children‘s workshops. Part of Big In lit/kirk.

Seashore Softies Sttn 26 May. 2pm. Free. ('alderglen Country Park. Strathavcn Road. iiast Kilbride. 01355 236644. Meet some seashore creatures on the pond shore and find out tnore about the little critters.

Bird Song Stroll Tue 28 May. 10.30am—noon. £3 (£1.50). RSPB Nature Reserve. Largs Road. 1,.oehwinnoch.

0 I 505 842663. Advance booking required. Serge warblers. blackcaps and willow warblers are just some of the birds in full voice on this morning stroll. Giant Cut Outs Tue 28 May. 4-5.30pm. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. ()1698 302999. Ages over 8. l'sing drawing. painting and collage techniques. create a giant self- portrait to take hotne and cherish.

Pen Coloured Portraits Wed 29 .May. 10 11.30am. £1. Summerlee Heritage Park. Heritage Way. (‘oatbridgcfl 01236 431261. Ages 8«l0. Create your own stylish self-portrait using computer wizardry in conjunction with pens and crayon drawings.

Golden Jubilee Family Weekend Sat l»~Sun 2 Jun. Springwood l’ark. Kclso. 01573 22-1383. A two-day celebration with entertaintnent for all the family including outdoor and indoor events.

Monster Movies! Sat I Jun. l lam. £3.50. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. Falkirk. 01324 506850. Make your own mad monster movie at this fun workshop.

Kings And Queens Badges Stm 2 Jun. l latn»3pm. £1. Stttntnerlee Heritage Park. Heritage Way. ('oatbridge. ()1236 431261. Ages over 6. Dress tip as a king or queen and have your image tnade into a badge to celebrate the jubilee.

A Dip In The Pond Sun 2 Jtm. l-~4pm. Free. Vogrie House. Vogrie Country Park. (iorebridge. ()1875 821990. Find out what‘s going on in Vogrie’s pond ttsing nets. trays and magnifiers.

Golden Jubilee Garden Party And Open Day Mon 3 Jun. Free. Burns National Heritage Park. Murdoch's Loan. Alloway. ()1292 443700. Day of ftm activities for the family in celebration of the Queen's jubilee.

Royal Teddy Bear’s Picnic Mon 3 Jun. 1pm. £3 (£1). Callendar l’ark. Falkirk. ()141 552 7136. Bring along your favourite Ted and treat him to a royal lunch. Part of Big In l-‘ulki'rk.

Animal Magic Masks Tue 4 Jun. 4—5.30pm. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. Bellshill. ()1698 302999. Ages over 8. Design and make your own animal mask at this fun workshop.


The Lifeboat Fri 24 .May. 7pm. £3. Volunteer Hall. St John Street. (ialashiels. 01750 20842. Ages over 10. See (ilasgow.

Bill’s New Frock Sat 25 May. 1.30pm. £6; fottr tickets for £22. Carnegie Hall. liast Port. 1)unferinlinc. ()1383 314000. Ages 8- 12. Young Bill wakes tip to find he's a girl. forced to attend school in a pink frock in Visible Fictions’ adaptation of Anne Fine's humorous book.

The Song From The Sea Sat 25 May. 2.30pm. £7 (£4). Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages 4 --8. See(i1asgow. Ahoy There! It’s The Happy Gang Sat 25 May. 2pm. £6: family ticket £22. Palace Theatre. 9 (ireen Street. Kilmarnock. 01563 523590. Shiver me timbers. the Happy (Tang are back with another intisical spectacular. Those happy fellows have been recruited by Captain Therak to sail the seven seas in search of treasure for children the world over. Not everything goes to plan as the seas turn stormy. but the gang are always ready to man the decks with their

BIG IN FALKIRK Fri 24 May—Mon 3 Jun. times vary. Free. Various venues. Falkirk. 0141 552 7136. Big In Falkirk just got bigger. In addition to the street theatre. live music. children's entertainment and family fun of old. there will be even more events taking place over eleven days of mayhem. Witness the UK's only national busking championship. the speCially commissioned Sticky by Improbable Theatre. an open air concert broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and the official opening of The Falkirk Wheel. Most events take place around Callendar

Park and the town centre.

sea-shanties. slapstick and musical mayhem. Bill’s New Frock Stin 26 May. 3pm. £3.50 (£2.50): four for £10. Adatn Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages 8; 12. See 1)unfermline. The Lifeboat Mon 27 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages over 10. See (ilasgow‘. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Thu 30 May Sat 1 Jun. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. Willy Wonka and his amazing chocolate factory are brought to life in Cumbernauld Junior Youth Theatre's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale. he Song From The Sea Thu 30 May. 1.30pm. £4.50. Carnegie Hall. East Port. Dunfermline. ()1383 314000. Ages 4—8. See Glasgow. Wee Witches Sat 1 Jun. 1 lam. Corran Halls. Esplanade. ()ban. 01631 567333. Ages 3—7. Acclaimed children’s theatre company Wee Stories presents this spooky tale about a group of otitrageotis ladies. Written by Virginia Radcliffe. who also penned Molly ll'lmppir'. the production explores the idea of mistaken identity. The Ugly Duckling Sat 1 Jun. 3pm. £4 (£2). liast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld ('oach Road. liast Kilbride. (11355 261000. Ages 3 6. (‘lydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents the classic tale abotit a little duckling who doesn't quite lit in. Varied puppetry styles and soft. sculptured sets are used to recreate a child’s world of imaginative fantasy. The Lifeboat Wed 5 Jun. 2pm. £4 (£2.50). Howden Park ('entre. Howden. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages over 10. See (ilasgow'. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Thu 6 Fri 7 Jun. 7.30pm. £6


(£3). Motherw ell Concert Hall. ('iv ic ('entre. Windmillhill Street. Motherw ell. 01698 302999. .\'orth l.anarkshire Children's Theatre give Roald |)altl's classic an airing.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £5 (£4 )1 family tickets £23 tk £30. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of live or more. Show s on offer ov er the 11c\l two weeks

The Magical Princess T110 23. Wed 29. Thu 31 May. Sat 1. Tue 4 Jun. 12.45pm: Stm 26. Thu 30 May. 2pm: Tue 28 Ma): b’hm. A l'krainian folktale about Andreas. a brave adventurer w ho tries to save his beautiful princess from the wicked Tsar.

Pips And Panda In Magicland Fri 24 May. 10.30am: Mon 27 May. 10.45am; Tue 28 May. 10.45am. 12.45pm: Fri 31 May. 10.15am. Ages tip to 7. When Mr Magic takes l’ips and l’anda off to Magicland. they meet lots of nursery rhyme characters w ho jump otit of Mr Magic‘s mysterious hook.

Pips And Panda And The Magic Egg Wed 5 Jttit. 12.45pm. Ages up to 7. The mischievous duo are off to the beach where they build sand castles and play in the sand. before stumbling across a magic


Big In Falkirk Fri 24 May 3101131011. times vary. Free. Various venues. l-alkirk. 0141 552 7136. See photo caption.


Tour De Force t‘niil Fri 21 Jun. 9am 5pm. Free. littrick Riverside. l)tiiistlale Road. Selkirk. 01835 822253. An eshibition from (ilasgow Science (‘entre featuring simulated tornadoes. sound stretchers and bubble walls.

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