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Activities And Fun

Pottery Workshops Sat 3 Apr & Sat 10 Apr. IIoon 6pm. £5. l'iircworks Studio, 35a Dalhotisie Street. 332 3738. Ages 4+. l’aiiit pots or hay e a go on the potter's wheel in these weekly workshops for children.

Saturday Art Club Sat 3 Apr ck Sat 10 Apr. l()am 1pm. Free. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. l'tllt art actiyities for children aged 3 l0 relating to art on display with drawing. collage. sculpture making and games parents can get stuck in too.

Maritime Kids Quiz and Treasure Hunt Sat 3 (\1 Stiii 4 Apr. Sat l()am 5.30pm; Sun 11am 5.30pm. £3.50 (£1.75); tamily ticket £8. ('1ydebui1t Scottish Maritime Mtiseum. Braehead Shopping (‘entre. Kings liicli Road. 886 1013. Ahoy me hearlies. take part in this inn cini/ about boats. pirates. (ilasgow and the riy'er(‘1yde and join in the treasure hunt pri/es to be won.

Drop in Easter Crafts Sat 3 ck Sun 4 Apr. 1 4pm. £4.50 (£3.25). The Tall Ship at (ilasgow llai'botii'. l00 Stobcross Road. 222 2513. Whip tip some liaster treats and some ci'aI‘ty things to ptit them in. Drop in eyent. See photo caption. Make it Snappy: Family Photo Frames Stiii 4 Apr. noon 2pm. £3. ('('.'\. 350 Satichiehall Street. 352 4900. Make your own picture ll'alllc tisiiig Wooden mosaic tiles.

Textile Art Mon 5 Apr. noon 3pm. Free. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. liastcr workshop 1'or ages l2 l3.

Easter Eggstravaganza Mon 5 Sat 10 Apr. 12.30 2.30pm. 1’ree. John Lewis. Bucliaiiiian (ialleries. When they We all been discoy ei'ed. there'll be free liastei' 9141—“-

Print Making Workshop Tue 6 Apr. noon 3pm. Free. (lallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Drop in print iiiakiitg workshop lior .3 12 year olds. Easter Cards and Crafts Tue 6 Apr ck Tue 13 Apr. 1 4pm. £4.50 (£3.25). The Tall Ship at (llasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 222 25l3. Make some pretty treats for liaster aboard the Tall Ship.

Balloon Modelling Wed 7 Apr ct Wed 14 Apr. 1 4pm. £4.50 (£3.25). The Tall Ship at (ilasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 222 2513. liaster-i'elated ballooning abotit.

Cartoon Workshop Thu 8 Apr.

noon 3pm. l-‘ree. (iallery of .Modern Art.

CERAMICS WORKSHOP 29 Marchmont Crescent

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Queen Street. 229 1996. (‘artoonist Jerry McAlpine leads this drop in workshop for 3 l2-y‘ear-o1ds.

Comic Strip Workshop Hi 9 Apr. noon 3pm. l-‘ree. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Artist led workshop for 12 l8-year-o1ds.

Mr Magic the Magic Man Sat to Apr. 1 4pm. £4.50 (£3.25). The Tall Ship at (ilasgow llarbotir. 100 Stobcross Road. 222 2513. Jokes and magic tricks in this special liaster show. Bunnyland Sat 10 ct Sun I I Apr. l()am 6pm. £6.95 (£4.95). (ilasgow Science (’cntre. 50 Pacific Qnay'. 420 5000. t'nder 7s base the chance to get close to cuddly animals sticli as llamas. Shetland ponies. lambs and chicks pltis there'a an liaster Trail with prizes and treats to be won.

Make Your Own Board Game Sun 1 | Apr. noon 2pm. liree. (‘(‘A. 350 Sattcliieliall Street. 352 4900. Make your own board game based around the route you take to school.

Chalk Day Mon 12 Apr. 1 lam 3pm. Free. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. (Set chalking? The otttside ol' (ioMA w ill be coloured in with exciting patterns and designs. Drop in eyent for 3 l2-year-o1ds.

Sculpture Workshop Tue 13 Apr. noon 3pm. Free. (iallei'y of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Artist Day id Sherry leads this sculptural workshop Tor l2 l8-year-olds.

Puppet Art Workshop Thn IS Apr. noon 3pm. Free. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Drop in cyent for 3 12 year olds as part ol'(ioMA's liaster holiday programme.

Theatre & Dance

East Glasgow Youth Theatre Thu

1 Sat 3 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Tron Theatre. 63 'l‘i‘oiigate. 552 4267. The talented young theatre company presents a production exploring world cultures thotigh sound. \oice. language and storytelling. The Hot Cross Bunny Sat 3 Apr. 2pm. £4 (£3.50). Scottish .Mask ck l’nppet 'l'lieatre (‘entrc. 8 10 Balcarres Ayeinic. Kely'indale. 339 6185. .Mr Ama/ing Bones brings you the liastei‘ tale ol' Little Rabbit 1"roo l"roo who goes away on a holiday. Things don't go to plan btit l’(‘ Patrol and his liaster bonnet flies in to say e the day songs games and prizes (or the best liaster bonnet. Easter Magic Eggétravaganza Sat 10 Apr. 2pm. £4 (£3.50). Scottiin Mask ck l’nppet 'l’lieati'e ('eiitre. 8 10 Balcarres Ayentie. Kely indale. 339 6185. Magic Bob does some tricks Iiaster sty lee.


Tales of the Seas Sat 10 Apr. noon. lpm. 2.30pm ck 3.30pm. l‘ree. Bnrrell (’ollection. 2060 l’ollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Storytelling sessions about the mysteries of the seas.

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AHOY, ME HEABTIES! Daily Easter activities down on the Tall Ship from Sat 3-Sun 18 Apr include face painting on Mondays, bonnet making workshop on Fri 9 Apr and games and bouncy castle on Sun 11 Apr plus craft sessions throughout the period.

I The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. 700 Stobcross Road. 0741 222 2573


Activities And Fun

Doodles Easter Art Club t’ntil Hi 2 Apr. 10am noon. £50. Doodles ('eraiiiic Workshop. 29 .‘slarchmont (’rescent. 229 1399. (Set into the world o1 clay with 31) picture modelling. painting your ow ii designs on stoneware and decorating an liaster egg box lilled with chocolate goodies.

Design Your Own Tue 6 Apr.

10am 12.30pm ck 1.30 4.30pm. £3. l.anriston ('astle. 2a (‘raniond Road South. 336 2060. liamily workshop in the lidwardian kitchen o1’l.atII‘istoii ('astle to paint a plate or bowl inspired by the patterns and colours in the house. ('all 0131 529 3962 to book a place. Decorate an Easter Egg Box Thu 8 Apr. 10am noon. £11. Doodles ('eramic Workshop. 29 Marchmont ('i'esceiit. 229 1399. Bring some spring colours to decorate an liastei' container tor all your choccies or as a present. Imagine Thu 8 Apr. 1 3pm. £3. ('ity Art ('eiitre. 2 Market Street. 529 3993. Painting workshop takiitg works at the gallery as inspiration and your own imagination tor creating images o1 where you would most like to be. l‘ii‘st session l‘or 5 7 year olds; second tor 8 12-year- olds. (‘all 013l 52‘) 3962 to book a place.

First Impressions Sat 10Api‘. l lain ck lpm. £1.50. .\'orth lidinbnrgh Arts (’entre. 15a l’ennywell ('otii't. 315 2151. A Iamily workshop led by artist Jtilie Dawson looking at the work o1 Monet. Easter Treasure Hunt Sun I I Apr. 1 1am 4pm. l-‘ree. National Portrait Gallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200; National Gallery of Modern Art. 75 Behind Road. 624 6200; National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200 a Dean (iallet‘y. 73 Behind Road. 624 6200. liaster egg htiiit with an arty theme collect a free trail at any of the national galleries and hunt tor details in the artworks and then collect your caster egg as a prize.

Animate Tue 13 Apr. 10 l 1.30am. 12.30 2pm ck 2.30 4pm. £3. (‘ity Art (‘eItlI'e. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3993. :\2—'cs 8 12. lti relation to the gallery ‘s exhibition lncoiiimunicado about the problems of communicating this workshop explores how you can manage by using just your hands. lace and a computer. ('all 0131 52‘) 3962 to book a place.

Op Art Thu 15 Apr. 10am 4pm.

£ l 5 £40 three sessions (£10 £25 three sessions). Dean Gallery. 73 Behold Road. 624 6200. Ages 8 12. (‘reatc abstract paintings and reliel's.

This is Me! Thu 15 Apr. 10am 5pm. £3. Museum o1‘(‘hildhood. 42 11iin

Street. 52‘) 4142. Ages 5 7. To coincide with an exhibition of photographs o1 children at the museum. make a life size outline of yourself and bring along things that conjure up who yoti are to stick on. ('all 0| 31 52‘) 3962 to book a place.

Theatre & Dance

Purple Potted Shed Sat 3 Apr. 1.30pm ck 4.30pm. £5. 'l‘ray'erse Theatre. (’ainbridge Street. 228 1404. 'l‘opiai’y‘ Dance (’oinpany presents this tale of a magical garden that isn't quite what it seems. in association with Dance Base. Ages 4 7.


Cats . . . the Ultimate Predators l'ntil Stiii 30 May. .Moii. Wed Sat

l()am 5pm; Stiii noon 5pm; Tue

l()am 8pm. £4 (£2.50 £3); family ticket £12. Royal Museum. 2 (‘hambers Street. 247 4219/4422. A I'amily orientated exhibition dedicated to oy'er 30 known wild cat species.

Children in Focus t'ntil Mon 19Apr (not Sun). 10am 5pm. Mtiseum o1 ('hildhood. 42 High Street. 5294142. (her 100 photographs depicting childhood taken between 1860 and 1960. ranging lt'otII sttidio portraits to snapshots.

Outside the Cities

Activities And Fun

Easter Activities Mon 5 Fri I6 Apr. 1 Iain 4.30pm. ('lyde Mtiirshiel Regional Park. ('astle Seiiiple ('eittre. l.ochlip Road. l.ochwiiinoch. 01505 842882. Boats and bikes ayailable to hire to explore the beautiful grotiiids ol' ('lyde Mnirshiel l’ark. pltis yariotis outdoor actiyity courses.

Easter Extravaganza Sun I I Apr.

1 lam 4pm. £3 (£1.50). l’axton llonsc. l’axton. Berw ick t'pon 'l'w'eed. 01289 386291. Paxton llotise's great 1000 egg hunt. pltis children‘s games. egg decorating. liaster mask and bonnet making and inncli more.

Theatre & Dance

The Happy Gang’s Magic Castle! Wed 7 Apr. 1 Iain ck 2.30pm. £6 (£4); 1amin ticket £18 (£12).

llow den l’ark (‘enti'e. llowdell.

l.i\ itigslott. 01506 433634. :\ges 2 8. Join the all singing llappy (iang iii the Magic ('astle.

Wee Witches Sat 10 Apr. 1 Iain ck 2pm. £5 (£4). Byre 'l’lieatre. Abbey Street. St Andrew s, 013.34 475000. New ol‘l‘ shoot li'oiii Wee Stories liai'ly Years l’i‘oiect. l.ickety Spit present their anarchic look at the weird and wonderful word o1 witches. Ages 3+.