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Events are listed by city, then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to kidselist.co.uk, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Morag Bruce.

Activities and Fun

Pottery Workshops Sat 7 Aug.

noon 6pm. £5. Fireworks Studio. 35a Dalhousie Street. 332 3738. Ages 4+. Paint pots or have a go on the potter’s wheel in these weekly workshops.

Saturday Art Club Sat 7 Aug.

10am 1pm. Free. Gallery 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 games. Parents can get stuck in too.

Traditional School Sports Day Thu 5 Aug & Thu 12 Aug. 1.30pm. Scotland Street School Mtiseum. Museum of liducation. 225 Scotland Street. 287 0500. Come and get all nostalgic playing school games such as egg and spoon.

Drama Workshop Bellahouston Leisure Centre. 31 Bellahouston Drive. 427 5454. Suitable for children aged 5- 12. Free event for children with Glasgow Kid/ Card and Glasgow Young Scot Card. Children’s Tours Sun 8 Aug. 1 2pm. Free. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 22‘) 1996. New. fun way to explore and discover artworks around the gallery for the under 8s.

Kick Off! L'ntil Wed 18 Aug. noon. 2pm & 4pm. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. Check otit the science behind some of your favourite sports. take part in live experiments and interactive challenges.

A Science Odyssey l’mil Fri 6 Aug. 10am noon. £30. Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. Five workshops


volcanoes and launching rockets to other planets! 8—11 years.

Kids Activity Week Until Thu 12 Aug (not L'ntil Sun 8 Aug). 1 lam—6pm. £3.50 (£1.75). Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime

' Museum. Braehead Shopping Centre.

Kings Inch Road. 886 1013. A variety of activities for kids including artwork. model painting. craftwork and puzzles.

Battle Armour Fri 6 Aug.

1 lain—12.30pm. Free. McLellan Galleries. 270 Sauchiehall Street. 565 4100. Body armour construction workshop for ages

5—12. Please book in advance.

Abstract Painting Workshop Sun 8 Aug. 1—3pm. Free. Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street. 229 1996. Artist led wokshop that's part of the Summer

Holiday Programme 2004. For ages 12—18.

Please book in advance as places are limited.

Theatre & Dance

Singing Kettle-Deep Sea Adventures Thu 5—Sun 8 Aug. Thu—Sat 2pm (Fri/Sat mat 1 Iain): Sun noon 8; 3pm. £9. Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renlield Street. 332 1846. The Kettlers head off down into the depths of the ocean for some underwater singing fun.

Bad Girls Tue 10—Sat 14 Aug. 7pm (Wed 11 & Thu 12 Aug mat 2.30pm). £8--£12

(rs—2:9,. King's Theatre. 297 Bath Street.

240 l l l l. Jacqueline Wilson‘s book about school friendships is adapted for the stage. See preview.


On the Beach, under the Sea L'ntil Mon 23 Aug. Thu 5 Aug. Sat 7 Aug 8; L'ntil Thu 12 Aug 10am—5pm; Fri 8; Sun

1 lam—5pm. Scotland Street School Museum. Museum of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 287 0500. Touring exhibition for children sis 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.

Kings Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 10-Sat 14 Aug

It’s no wonder that the average child scorns the suggestion that they should cherish their school days as the happiest of their lives. This idealistic notion ignores the fact that most children experience a degree of bullying at some point in their educational career, and it’s not often an adult is able to speak to them about it on a level they accept as supportive. Perhaps this is why Jacqueline Wilson’s Bad Girls, a story about a young girl’s struggle to deal with a gang of bullies and the challenges she faces when she meets a new friend, has become such a phenomenon. Fans of the book will be pleased to hear that the rainbow tinged exploits of Mandy, Tanya and nasty types Kim, Sarah and Melanie have been adapted by chy Ireland of Polka Theatre into a production arriving at the King’s Theatre. Ireland has adapted other Wilson titles and feels that the writer has an affinity with her readers, often bringing difficult issues to the fore. ‘She touches their lives in a really meaningful way. She doesn’t provide any ready answers, she just says ‘keep at it,”’ says Ireland. While there will

Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication. Sports listings are subject to change, so please check in advance. Listings are compiled by Racheal Street.

FOOTBALL:Hibernian v Kllmarnock liaster Road. 12 Albion Place. 661 1875. 3pm. ()pening match in the new SP1. season sees the league debut of Tony Mowbray‘s new-look Hibees against Jim Jeffries' more familiar Killie.

Outside the cuties

HORSE RACING: Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. 01292 264179. 6.05pm. £15 (£10). An evening of flat racing.

FOOTBALL: Dundee v Hearts Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Ayr. 01382 889966. 3pm. The Nacho Novo- less Dundee welcome the best of the rest from last year. in the shape of Craig Levein's Hearts.

MOTOR RACING: British Touring Car Championships Knockhill Racing Circuit. Knockhill. Dunfermline. 01383 723337. £20 (£10). High octane racing featuring touring cars from Vauxhall. MG. Honda. SEAT. Peugeot and many more famous names.

FOOTBALL: Livingston v lnverness Caledonian Thistle Almondvale Stadium. Almondvale Stadium Road. Livingston. 01506 417000. 3pm. Livi welcome the new boys who fought tooth and nail to grab their place in the top flight.


SPL KICK-OFF Various venues, TV channels, pubs, from Sat 7 Aug

All the wild summer speculation is over, the largely meaningless pre- season fisticuffs have

been forgotten and the u .-

fantasy football sides have been picked. Now the real stuff is set to start with various scores to settle, reputations to be enhanced or saved and managers worrying about which one will be tipped for the axe first.

The title race will dominate most headlines with two horses expected


FOOTBALL: Celtic v Motherwell Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. 2pm. The champions do the traditional llag unfurling bit before today's potentially tough game against Butcher‘s boys.

ATHLETICS: British Milers Club Grand Prix Scotstoun Leisure Centre. Danes Drive. Scotstoun. 959 4000. 2pm. Final event in the British .‘vlilers Grand Prix.

Outsrde the Cities

MOTOR RACING: British Touring Car Championships Knockhill Racing Circuit. Knockhill. Dunfermline. ()1383 723337. £20 (£10). See Sat 7.

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FOOTBALL: Celtic v Tottenham Hotspur Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. 7.45pm. Celtic will be hoping to inflict another Glasgow defeat on Spurs after the Londoners' meek humbling at lbrox last month.

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ATHLETICS: Glasgow City Council Open Graded Meeting Scotstoun Leisure Centre. Danes Drive. Scotstoun. 287 4725. 7pm. Track and lield athletics meeting.

Outside the cities

HORSE RACING: Italian Night Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. (11698 283806. 5.55pm. £11) £16. Final evening race meeting of the year.

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certainly be an audience for a production of Bad Gids, Ireland recognises that there are difficulties in adapting books by authors that children hold in great esteem. ‘They want to see their characters come alive in front of them. My job is to make it theatrical, so it’s not just the book on stage; it’s a piece of theatre in its own right. (Morag Bruce)

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to be jostling for the flag rather than the one who turned up in 2003/04. Surely Rangers will put up a better show than they did last season with new signings Dado Prso and Nacho Novo expected to bag a hatful, and while Jean-Alain Boumsong has been accused of using lbrox as a stepping stone to the Premiership, he will surely bring backbone to a flimsy defence. And the midfield purists are already salivating over the inevitable card-happy encounters between Alex Rae and Neil Lennon.

Over at Parkhead, I-lenri Camara finally became the club’s first signing (albeit on an expensive one-year loan) in a largely frustrating pre-season of rumour, gossip and hearsay, almost none of which came anywhere close to the truth. The question on everyone’s lips is whether Camara will click alongside Chris Sutton to make the Celtic fans forget Henrik whatsisname. This is also a big season for Stilian Petrov (tipped in some quarters to wear the number 7 shirt) while the goalkeeper position will once again be a bone of contention with four gloved men in the race.

The tussle for third place will probably be led by Hearts, while the rejuvenated Aberdeen and Hibs should battle harder for a higher spot. And what of Inverness Caley, who won the biggest fight of their lives in actually taking Partick Thistle’s place in the top flight. Will they have any energy left over to keep themselves afloat? (Brian Donaldson)