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Activities and Fun

Pottery Workshops Sat 26 Jun & Sat 3 Jul. noon-6pm. £5. l‘ireworks Stttdio. 35a Dalhousie 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 26 Jun 6’; Sat 3 Jul. 10am 1pm. Free. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) 1996. Fun art activities for children aged 3‘ 10 relating to art on display with drawing. collage. sculpture making and gatnes parents can get stuck ilt too.

Acting Up! Drama for Children and Young People Wed 30 Jun 8; Wed 7 Jul. 6.30 8.30pm. £5. (‘(’A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4‘)()(). Drama workshop led by actor and writer ('lare llemphill for 12 18-year olds.

Acting Up! Drama for Children and Young People Sat 26 Jun 8; Sat 3 Jul. 1 2.30pm. £5. (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4‘)00. Drama workshop led by actor and writer ('lare llemphill for 6- l 1- year olds.

Sunday Kids’ Day Sttn 27 Jun. liree. The Loft. Ashton Lane. 33‘) 8444. liace painting. big screen kids' movies. doodle boards and massive charity balloon release at 7pm as part of the West Iind Festival. Minibeasts of the Moor Sat 26 Jun. 2 4pm. Free. Mugdock Country Park. ('raigallian Road. Milngav ie. ‘)56 6100. Find ottt about the bugs and tiny creatures that inhabit Drumclog Moor.

Lord Provost’s Procession Sat 26 Jun. Various Venues. 287 4350. The Lord Provost‘s Procession featuring decorated lloats. marching bands. specially designed costumes. dancing and street theatre. Puppet Making Sun 27 Jun. noon -2pm. £3. (‘('A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4‘)00. (‘reate colourful puppets from a range of materials including socks and gloves.

GoMA Family Festival Sat 3 Jttl. 10am 4pm. Free. (iallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) l‘)‘)6. A day packed full of art activities as part of National (‘hildren's Art Day.

Children’s Art Day Sat 3 Jul.

10am 6pm. £3.50 (£1.75). (‘lydebuilt Scottish Marititne Museum. Braehead Shopping Centre. Kings lnch Road. 886 1013. ('hildren's activities. including drawing and creating maritime masterpieces.

Pom-Pom Animals Sttn 4 Jul.

noon 2pm. £3. (‘(‘A. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4‘)00. Make a host of animal characters ttsing wool. pipe cleaners. felt and card.

Abstract Tactile Painting Mon

5 -Wed 7 Jul (not Tue). 2--4pm. l‘ree. (‘tallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) 1‘)‘)6. Special summer holiday workshop.


Children’s Djembe Workshop Thu 1 6‘; l‘ri 2 Jttl. l lam. £3. Spiegeltent. (ieorge Square. 5.52 3552. Workshop to introduce children to the West African djembe drttm. Limited places. advance hooking required.

Theatre & Dance

Dance School of Scotland Thu 24 Jun. 1.30pm 8.: 7.30pm. £7.50 £10. King's Theatre. 2‘)7 Bath Street. 240 1 l 1 l. The talented pupils at (ilasgow's prestigious dance school present an end of term show. Tell Me on a Sunday Mon 5 Sat lt) Jttl. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat tnat 2.30pm). £8.50 £22.50. King's Theatre. 297 Ball) Street. 240 1 1 l l. .Marti Webb takes the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don

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Black‘s musical about a girl seeking love and success in the Big Apple.


On the Beach, under the Sea L’ntil Mon 23 Aug. Mon Thu & Sat. l0am--5pm; l‘ri & Sttn l lain 5pm. Scotland Street School Museum. Mttsetnn of liducation. 225 Scotland Street. 287 0500. Touring exhibition for children six and under focusing on the hidden treasures of the seashore. featuring a beach hut and a giant shell for storytelling. plus a shell investigation centre.


The Cat’s Meow ( 12A) Mon 28 Jun. 10.30am. Special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. (ilasgow' l-"ilm Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See l’ilm Index. Bugs 3D (t'): Ghosts of the Abyss 3D (PG). Cyberworld 3D (PG). The Lion King (17). times vary. check l-‘ilm


listings for showing times. £5 (£3.50). IMAX Theatre. (ilasgow Science ('entre. 50 Pacilic Quay. 420 5000.


Activities and Fun

Youth Dance Wed 30 Jun. Wed

4.30 6pm & 6.30 8pm. £3 (£1.50). North lidinbttrgh Arts (‘entre. 15a Pennywell (’ottrt. 315 2151. Ages 7 12 & 13 16. Learn a range of dattce styles from contemporary to street dance. Youth Theatre Thu 24 Jun & Thu 1 Jul. 4.30 6pm. £3(£l.50). North lidinburgh Arts (‘entre. 15a Penny well ('ourt. 3l5 2151. Ages ll 15. Develop a range of drama and physical theatre skills at this youth theatre group. Princess Poppy Day with Janey Jones Sat 26 Jun. 1 lam & 1pm. £4 (£1.50 £2). North lidinburgh Arts ('entre. 15a Pennywell (‘ottrL 315 2151. Ages 4+. ('ome and listen to the latest Princess Poppy story with author Janey Jones.

NED VIZZINI, BE MORE CHILL Edinburgh Book Trust, Edinburgh, Mon June 28.

Put the seemingly innocuous word ‘squip’ into a Google search engine and a surprising number of web pages appear. Each is filled with articles about the squip super computer, a tiny device that can be swallowed like a pill and which instructs the user in how to act ‘cool’. While all these sites look fairly genuine, they are, in fact, the handiwork of 23-year-old author Ned Vtzzini, as part of the publicity campaign for his new book Be More Chill. In this funny and touching portrayal of teenage life, the fictional squip device transforms the existence of super-geek Jeremy Heere, turning him into Mr Popular overnight. While this might seem like every teenager’s dream, it brings with it a whole host of dilemmas, which Jeremy has to sort out on

his own.

Wzinni, who is coming to the Edinburgh Book Trust on June 28 to talk about his creations, knows only too well that this kind of gadget would sell like hot cakes if it was real. ‘If a company came up with a pill that made people cool, they would make billions of dollars. But what you have to realise is that what people think of as cool is already manufactured - companies are spending millions of dollars to research and focus test it. Being a teenager is very much an industry these days.’ It’s this kind of healthy cynicism, coupled with a seemingly boundless imagination, which makes \ftzzini’s story so compelling. And while some may be shocked by his frankness in dealing with issues such as internet pornography and drugs, it is exactly this refusal to skirt around such problems that gives the

book its power. (Rachael Street)

Medieval Crafts Sun 27 Jun. 12.30pm & 3.30pm. l‘ree. Mtiseum of Scotland. (‘hantbers Street. 247 421‘). Visit medieval stalls and witness leather working. arrow lletching and armoury while dodging the battles with swords and axes.

Pinhole Photography Sat 3 Jul.

1 lam 2.30pm. £6 (£1.50 £4). North lidinburgh Arts ('entre. 15a Petmywell ('ourt. 315 215 1. Ages 7 l4. ('reate your own camera frotn an old time box and learn how to print your images in a darkroom.

Children’s Art Day Sat 3 Jul. l lain 8; 1.30pm. £6 (£1.50 £4). North lidinbttrgh Arts Centre. 15a Pennywell ('ourt. 315 2151. (‘elebrate national children's art day with taster sessions in collage. painting. clay modelling and tnttch more.

TWig Frames and Vases Tue 6 Jul. 1.30 3.30pm. £3. Lauriston ('astlc. 2a (‘ramond Road South. 336 2060. (‘ollect twigs and other materials frotn the woodland to make vases and frames. Beastie Clay Plant Pots Wed 7-Wed 14 Jul. 1.30 3.30pm. £6 for two. Lauriston

. (‘astle. 2a ('ramond Road South. 336

2060. Seek out all the little beasties' in the wood and make some pots in their design. A Palace for Your Sparrows Thu 8 Jul. 10.30am 3.30pm. £4. Latn'iston (‘aslle. 2a (’ramond Road South. 336 2060. Art and design workshop to make homes for all your feathered friends.

Theatre & Dance

Brunton Youth Theatre & East Lothian Dance Company Showcase Hi 25 & Sat 26 Jun. 7.30pm. £5; family ticket £18. Brttnton 'l'heatre. Ladywell Way. Mttsselburgh. 665 2240. A showcase of newly devised pieces frotn the Brunton Youth Theatre and dance from the liast Lothian Dance (‘ompany.


I’m Glad You’re Part of my Famin l'ntil Sttn 2‘) Attg. Thu

10am 7pm: l’ri Wed 10am 5pm. National Portrait (iallery. 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. ()ne hundred winning entries in a competition run by Family Mediation Scotland to paint your family and what it means to you are displayed as part of l-‘MS's 20th anniversary and coinciding with l’amilies Day on 2‘) Aug.


Doodles and Tales Sttn 27 Jun.

2 4pm. l’t‘ee. Dean (iallery. 73 Belford Road. 624 6200. Ages 5 ‘) and families. Artists Juliana ('apes and Jennie Temple with storyteller Senga Munro bring paintings alive with lots of fttn activities. Doodles and Tales Sun 27 Jun.

2 4pm. l’ree. National (iallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. Ages

5 ‘) and families. Artists and storytellers bring paintings alive with lots of fun activities.

Be More Chill .Mon 28 Jun. 1.30pm & ‘).30am. Sandeinan llouse. 'l'runks ('lose. 55 High Street. 524 ()160. 'l’wenty-three year-old New Yorker Ned \'i//ini brings his irascible tale from the Big Apple of how to turn super-geek into iiber-cool. See preview.


Secret Window ( 12A). Thu 1 Jul. 10.30am. The Big Scream: special screening for parents and babies. £2.50. The ('ameo ('inema. 38 Home Street. 228 4 l-l I. See l'llltt lnde\.

Outside the Cities

Activities and Fun

Teddy Bear’s Picnic Sun 4 Jul.

1 3pm. £3 (£1.50). Paxton llotisc and ('ountry Park. Pa\ton. near Berw ick l'pon Tweed. 0128‘) 386291. Bring along your favourite teddy and a packed lunch for l’axton's picnic.

Children’s Countryside - Nature Games Wed 7 Jul. 2.30 4pm. Free. Dean ('astle Country Park. Dean Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 522702. Learn more about wildlife in a fun way.