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Glasgow Activities and Fun FREE Canvas Bag Creations Sat 15 May, 10.30am–12.30pm. Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, 276 8380. Take one of the bags supplied and customise it into a one-off with images, ribbons and buttons. Booking required. Ages 7–12. FREE Mellow Out at St Mungo’s Sat 15 May, 1–2pm & 2–3pm. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, 276 1625. Chill out in this free meditation session. Adult session 1pm—2pm, families session (ages 8+) 2pm—3pm. Please book in advance. FREE Life in the Deep Sat 15 May, 1–3.30pm. Robroyston Park, Robroyston, 276 0931. Pond exploration session with the Rangers at Robroyston Pond. Wellies are a must. Children must be accompanied. FREE Terrific T’s Sun 16 May, 12.30–2pm. Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, 276 8380. Use screenprinting to bring a plain T shirt to life. Booking required. Ages 7–12; must be accompanied. Baby Loves Disco Sun 16 May, 2–5pm. £8 (non-walking babies free). Tiger Tiger, The Glasshouse, 20 Glassford Street, 553 4888. Re-live your disco days, but this time with the wee one at your side. A fun afternoon for ages 6 months–7 years and their parents/carers, with dancing, activities, chill-out area and healthy snacks. Tickets from www.babylovesdisco.co.uk Glasgow Kids Comedy Club Sun 16 & 23 May, 3pm. £4. The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. Brave comedians have a go at entertaining the toughest crowd on earth. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult. FREE Archaeology Uncovered Sat 22 May, 11am–1pm. Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Nitshill, 276 9300. A chance for families and children aged 7+ to handle some archaeological finds and learn about the work of the real Indiana Joneses of this world. Advance booking recommended. FREE Wally Tiles Sat 22 May, 1–3pm. People’s Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, 276 0788. Learn about Glasgow’s famous wally tiles and try making your own. Be warned – it can get messy! FREE Around Burrell’s World Sat 22 May, 2pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2564. Cultures from all around the world are represented in the Burrell Collection – explore them at this special family event as part of Cultural Diversity Day. WildHearts WeeWalk — Fitness for Kids! Sun 23 May, 11am. Registration £10. Kelvingrove Park, Otago Street, 01667 458849. Choose from a one- or three-mile walk around the gardens to learn about healthy eating and active lifestyles while raising money for WildHearts. FREE Craft Workshop Sun 23 May, 1—4pm. Silverburn, Barrhead Road, 880 3200. Crafty activities facilitated by Busy Bees Craft Studio for ages 3+. Music FREE Flutter Echo Sat 22 May, 10am. Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9681. A whole day of music events for children of all ages, from instrument making to DJing, recording to playing and even a light- based music experience for babies. See preview, opposite.
58 THE LIST 13–27 May 2010
Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival They’re having fun now, but the three merry dancers seen here are about to discover the old adage ‘two’s
company, three’s a crowd’. It all ends happily, however, in this lively show from Netherlands-based company De Stilte, aptly entitled Madcap. Friendship seems to be a major theme at this year’s Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival, with companies from home and abroad exploring how great, and infuriating, pals can be at times. For a full list of shows go to www.imaginate.org.uk ■ Various venues, Edinburgh, until Sun 16 May
Theatre & Dance Family Story Time — The Three Billy Goats Gruff Sat 15 & Sun 16 May, 10.30am & 12.30pm. £5 (family ticket £15; babies free). Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, 552 3988. Storytelling theatre from Scottish Youth Theatre with actors, lights, props and audience participation. Recommended for ages 2–8; families and babies welcome. Rawums (:) Tue 18 May, 9.30am & 11.30am. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. Two clownish performers explore falling and flying. Ages 2–4. Part of the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival on Tour 2010. Madcap Thu 20 May, 10.30am & 1.45pm. £5. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Dutch company De Stilte combines dance and play with egg and bird props. Ages 4+. Part of the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival on Tour 2010. The Magic Horse Sat 22 May, 2pm. £5.50 (children £4.95). Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, 8–10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Yugen Puppets present the Scottish tale of a young man who exchanges his old mare for a black stallion, which leads him on a quest to win the hand of a lovely princess. Storytelling FREE Library Story Time Sat 22 May, noon–12.30pm. Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, 287 3050. Sit back and enjoy a relaxing half an hour of storytelling. For families with children aged 3–8.
Edinburgh Activities and Fun FREE Connect Super Science Shows Sat/Sun 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.15pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. Every Saturday and Sunday you can catch either a Super Science Show or Meet the
Scientist – find out which on the day. Ages 5+. Shows last 20 minutes. FREE Family Tours Sat 15 & 22 May, 2pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. A 15-minute tour of one of the National Museums of Scotland’s collections, designed with families in mind. Tour subjects change weekly. FREE Arthur’s Secrets Tue 18 & 25 May, 1–3pm. Holyrood Park, Holyrood Lodge, 652 8150. Take a walk up Edinburgh’s own volcanic plug and discover its past, present and wildlife. Moderately graded walk. Booking essential. Gardening 4 Kids Fri 14 & 21 May, 1–3pm. £1. Bridgend Allotments, 41 Old Dalkeith Road, 664 9559. An intro to horticulture for ages 6–10. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential. Children’s Saturday Workshops Sat 15 & 22 May, 10am–1pm. £tbc. North Edinburgh Arts Centre, 15a Pennywell Court, 315 2151. Hands-on arty fun for under 5s and their families in the NEAC cafe from 10am, and elsewhere in the centre there are dance classes (P1-P7) at 10.30am and art classes (P4-P7) from 11.30am. FREE Boombox Music Workshop Fri 14 & Fri 21 May, 2–5pm. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7102. Free music-making workshop for teenagers. Ages 12–16. Feet Foxes Thu 13, 20 & 27 May, 10–11am. Children £3. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 07770 420430. Movement and dance for pre-schoolers and parents/carers. We Dance, Wee Groove Fri 14–Sun 16 May, Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm; Sat 10.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm; Sun 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm. £10. Royal Lyceum Theatre (Studio), Grindlay Street, 228 1404. A groove extravaganza for clubbers aged 0-4, and their grown-ups. Part of the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival 2010. FREE A Slice of Life Sat 15–Mon 17 May, 11am–1pm & 2–4pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. Drop in to hear stories of the olden days from the people who were there: a steam engine driver, a doctor and a woman in the stocks awaiting sentencing. FREE Jacobites and the Soldiers of Queen Mary Sat 15 & Sun 16 May, noon–4pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. Two periods of Scotland’s history come to life: on Saturday it’s the Jacobites, Sunday is 16th century costume and weaponry. FREE Feed Your Face Sat 15 & Sun 16 May, 1–2pm. Royal Botanic Garden, 20a Inverleith Row, 248 2909. Some food products can make great beauty treatments – try samples and learn how to make your own. Ages 12+. FREE Bags of Art Sun 16 May, 2–4pm. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. Collect a bag of fun activities from the Art Station and help your family explore the collections and create amazing works of art. Ages 3–12. Woodland Animal Finger Puppets Mon 17 May, 10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm. £4 per adult/child. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. A creative family workshop in which you can create a whole set of woodland creatures using coloured paper and crayons. Booking essential. Museum Detectives @ Surgeons’ Hall: From Sherlock to CSI Mon 17 May, noon–4pm. Included in admission: £5 (£3). Surgeons’ Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, 527 1649. Learn all about forensic techniques like fingerprinting and DNA. Nature’s Casts Wed 19 May, 11am–1pm & 1.30—3.30pm. £4 per adult/child. Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, 529 3963. Make art plaques from plaster casts of natural objects in this workshop led by Margaret Finlay. FREE Badger Watch at Corstorphine Hill Wed 19 May, 8.30pm. Corstorphine Hill, Queensferry