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Activities and Fun
Pottery Workshops Sat 29 May & Sat 5 Jun. noon—6pm. £5. Fireworks Studio. 35a I)a|housie Street. 332 3738. Ages 4+. Paint pots or have a go on the potter‘s wheel in these weekly workshops for children.
Saturday Art Club Sat 29 May & Sat 5 Jun. 10am-1pm. Free. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Fun art activities for children aged 3—10 relating to art on display with drawing. collage. sculpture making and games — parents can get stuck in too. Creatures of the Deep Thu 27—Mon 3| May. l—4pm. £4.50 (£3.25). The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. 100 Stobcross Road. 222 2513. The Tall Ship is delving into the murky waters of the sea -- Thursday has pictures and puzzles to complete. on Friday you can turn yourself into a sea creature in a mask- making workshop. Saturday is blowftsh craft day. and Sunday is for toy turtle craft. Monday gives you the chance to inﬂate your own giant sea monster. Sparks and Spanners Thu 27—Mon 31 May. 10am-6pm. £6.95 (£4.95). Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. Engineering adventures at the GSC — bttild bridges. melt metal and design your own car. May Holiday Kids’ Treasure Hunt Sat 29~Mon 31 May. Mon & Sat I0am—5.30pm: Sun 1 lam-5.30pm. £3.50 (£1.75): family ticket £8. Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum. Braehead Shopping Centre. Kings Inch Road. 886 l()l3. Help Clydebuilt find the missing treasure and gather the rewards.
May Holiday Kids’ Competition Sat 29-—Mon 31 May. I lam—5pm. £3.50 (£1.75). Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum. Braehead Shopping Centre. Kings Inch Road. 886 l()l3. Children's treasure hunt with a prize for the winner. Light/Sound Sculptures Sun 6 Jun. noon~2pm. £3. CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Mix sound and light together to create your own unique sculpture in this workshop for 4-- l 2-year-olds.
Theatre & Dance
Cyrano Tue 1 & Wed 2 Jun. Tue 7.30pm: Wed 1.45pm. £8 (£5). Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Catherine Wheels returns with a new exuberant adaptation of the man with the big conk and his tale of love and loss. Lords of the Railway Thu 3 -Sat 5 Jun. 1.30pm (Fri/Sat mat 10.30am). £5. Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Ages 6+. Germany‘s Teater Handgemenge presents the fast-paced tale of model railway enthusiasts L'we and Dirk. See Children's International Theatre Festival preview.
Bison and Sons Thu 3-- Sat 5 Jun. Thu 7pm; Fri/Sat 1.30pm. £5. Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Ages 12+. Welsh theatre company Theatr lolo presents this award-winning and gritty play about three brothers who are abandoned while their father pleads with the batik manager to save the family business.
On the Beach, Under the Sea lintil Mon 23 Aug. Mon Thu & Sat 10am 5pm; Fri & Sun 11am-5pm. Scotland Street School Museum. Museum of Iiducation. 225 Scotland Street. 287 0500. Touring exhibition for children six and under focusing on the
hidden treasures of the seashore. featuring a beach but and a giant shell for storytelling. plus a shell investigation centre.
Tall Tales In the Tower Sat 5 Jun. noon. Free. Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Fun interactive storytelling sessions in the Tron's Clock Tower for ages 3—5.
The Ice Cream Machine Mon 7 Jun. 10.30am. £3. GilmorehillGl2. 9 University Avenue. 330 5522. Julie Bertagna reads frotn the tale of Macaroni the magic ice-cream van and all his unusual ﬂavours. including Cheesy I’easmint. Chocwobble and Marshmallow Squidge.
Eye Tooth: The Last Refuge of the Vampires Mon 7 Jun. 1.30pm. £3. GilmorehillGl2. 9 University Avenue. 331) 5522. Author and illustrator Frank Rodgers talks about the creation of his new tale. which features the vegetarian vampire Count Muesli and his enetny Count Fibula.
Spill the Beans Tue 8 & Wed 9 Jun. 10.30am & 1.30pm. £3. GilmorehillGl2. 9 University Avenue. 330 5522. Children‘s poets I’aul Cookson and David Hartner deliver another slice of zany fun with this new title.
Bad Education (15) Mon 31 May. 10.30am. Special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film Index.
Bugs 3D (17); Ghosts of the Abyss 3D (PG). Cyberworld 3D (PG). The Lion King (1'). times vary. check film listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50). IMAX Theatre. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. See photo caption.
Activities and Fun
On Your Marks L'ntil Sun 20 Jun. Mon & Wed Sat 10am 5pm: Sun
noon «5pm: Tue 10am 8pm. Free. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219/4422. Get set. go . . . put your fitness to the test and have fun with all sorts of sports and games from around the world.
Body Breakdance Sat 5 Jun. 1.30pm. £4 (£1.50-£2). North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. l5a Pennywell Court. 315 2151. Ages 13+. Learn all the latest street dance and hip hop moves at this dance workshop.
Saturday Art Club - Paolozzi Sculpture Sat 29 May 8; Sat 5 Jun. Sat 10am~noon & 1.30—3.30pm. £40 (£10). Dean Gallery. 73 Belford Road. 624 6200. Ages 5»—7 & 8—-1 l. A four- week course led by Jackie Mcnatnee explores the sculpture of Iiduardo Paolo/Ii.
Meet the Predators — If you Dare! Sat 29 May. 12.30pm. 1.30pm & 3.15pm. Free. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219/4422. Ages 5+. Meet sotne of the most awesome killers in the feline world on this fatnin trail.
Dance Workshop Sat 29 May. 2.15pm. £4 (£1.50A-£2). North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. l5a I’ennywell Court. 315 2151. Ages 6-12. If your dance steps leave a lot to be desired then help is at hand in these dance workshops.
Big Art Wee Hands Ages 3-6 & 7-12. Sat 5 Jun. 1 latn 8; lptn. £6 (£1.50. £4). North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. l5a Pennywell Court. 315 2151. Ages 3 6 & 7 12. Experiment with painting and colour with artists Rosie Gibson and Brian Hartley.
Sing Along with Tony Bonning Sat 5 Jun. 1 lam & lptn. £4 (£1.50~-£2). North Iidinburgh Arts Centre. 15a Pennywell Court. 315 2151. Interactive
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music and storytelling sessions with Tony Bonning.
Scottish Opera: The Minotaur Thu 27—Sat 29 May. Thu 1.30pm; Fri 10am: Fri/Sat 7pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £6-£l2; family ticket £30. Festival Theatre. 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Scottish ()pera presents its first ever opera for children. based on the Classical Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. For ages 8—14.
Finding Nemo (U). Thu 3 Jttn. 10.30am. The Big Scream: special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. The Cameo Cinema. 38 Horne Street. 228 4141. See Film Index.
Cats . . . the Ultimate Predators Until Sun 30 May. Mon & Wed—Sat 10am—5pm: Tue 10am-8pm; Sun noon—~5pm. £4 (£2.50—£3): family ticket £12. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219/4422. A fatnily orientated exhibition dedicated to over 30 known wild cat species.
Doodles and Tales Sun 30 May. 24pm. Free. Dean Gallery. 73 Belford Road. 624 6200 & National Gallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. Ages—9 and families. Artists Juliana Capes and Jennie Temple with storyteller Senga Munro bring paintings alive with lots of fun activities.
Outside the Cities
Activities and Fun
Storytelling with Drew Campbell Sat 29 May. I lam—noon. Free. Iiast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. Iiast Kilbride. 01355 261000. Local writer Drew Campbell fires up the imagination at this participatory storytelling session for children. Part of Artburst Weekend. Woodland Games Sat 29 May. 2.30-4pm. Free. Dean Castle Country Park. Dean Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 522702. A day of woodland games where you can learn what it‘s like to be a hat or an owl hunting for food.
Big Top Funshop Sun 30 May. noon—4pm. Free. Iiast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. Fast Kilbride. 01355 261000. Hands-on circus skills workshop for children with the Big Top crew. Part of Artburst Weekend.
May Day Activities Mon 31 May.
1 lam—4.30pm. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Castle Setnple Centre. Lochlip Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. Take advantage of the spring weather by hiring a row boat or bike.
Animal Magic 2 Sat 5 Jun. 1.30pm & 2.15pm. Free. I)ean Castle Country Park. Dean Road. Kiltnarnock. ()1563 522702. The second in a series of events that allows you to find out more about the animals at the Children‘s Corner.
Theatre & Dance
Finders Keepers Sat 29 May. 10.30am. £4 (£3). Iiast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. East Kilbride. ()1355 261000. Ages 3—8. (‘lydebuilt Puppet Theatre bring old African folk tales to life through trickery. fun and exciting puppetry.
Cyrano Sat 5 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Wynd Theatre. Buccleuch Street. Melrose. 01896 820028. See Glasgow. Cyrano Sun 6 Jun. 3pm. £3.50. MacRobert. University of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 466666. See Glasgow.
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