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GLASGOW Activities & Fun FREE Draw, Print & Go – Trongate Cityscape Sat 9 Oct, 11am–12.30pm & 1.30–3pm. Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, 552 0704. Add to a giant urban mural on the gallery wall. FREE Drawing with Light Sat 9 Oct, 11am–12.30pm & 2–3.30pm. Street Level Photo Works, Trongate 103, 552 2151. Make an amazing illuminated picture with lights, cameras and torches. Ages 7–12. FREE The Big Draw at Project Ability Sat 9 Oct, noon–1.30pm. Project Ability, Trongate 103, 552 2822. Make colourful pictures on acetate, to be displayed in the windows of Trongate 103. FREE The Big Draw Sat 9 & Sun 10 Oct, noon–4pm. People’s Palace, Glasgow Green, 276 0788. A range of family events to mark the national event. FREE The Chinese Way Sat 9 Oct, 1–3pm. Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Nitshill, 276 9300. Explore the Centre’s collection of objects from China, and make something arty inspired by them. Ages 5–12. Booking essential. FREE Meet the Normans! Sat 9 Oct, 1–4pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Meet some Norman warriors who came to Scotland 900 years ago. We Dance Wee Groove Sun 10 & Mon 11 Oct. Sun 2pm; Mon 11am. £4. Eastwood Park Theatre, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. A groove extravaganza for clubbers aged 0–5 and their grown-ups.
October Week Musical Madness Mon 11–Fri 15 Oct, 9am–4pm. £90. Dance Glasgow, G12 Studios, 36 Ruthven Lane, 07943 910376. A bumper week of performances and art activities. Ages 5–10. FREE GoMA’s Big Draw Mon 11–Thu 14 Oct, 10.30am–12.30pm (Tue also 1.30–2.30pm). Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, 287 3050. Exciting arty workshops, as part of the national Big Draw. Notes of Fun Tue 12 & Thu 14 Oct, 10–11am & 11.30am–12.30pm. £4. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Games, singing, laughter exercises and percussion instruments. Pre-school 10-11am; ages 5–9 11.30am-12.30pm. FREE Create Your Own Commonwealth Wed 13 Oct, 2pm. People's Palace, Glasgow Green, 276 0788. Art workshop looking at all the Commonwealth countries depicted on the Doulton Fountain. Kidsfest – Wee Beasties Art Session Thu 14 Oct, 11am–12.30pm. £4. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 777 3096. With the use of bright materials, kids aged 3–6 can create their own mini masterpiece. Please book. FREE The Big Draw – Big Comic Book Day Thu 14 Oct, 1–4pm. Mackintosh Church, Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, 946 6600. Create your own comic strip. Kidsfest – Billboard Portraits Thu 14 Oct, 1.30–3.30pm. £5. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 777 3096. Art session inspired by the work of Andy Warhol. Booking essential. FREE Headspace Mon 18–Fri 22 Oct, times vary. Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 572 0125. A week of music, drama, exhibitions, tours and giant games.
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FREE Templeton’s Stamper Factory Fri 15 Oct, 1pm. People’s Palace, Glasgow Green, 276 0788. Messy painting fun for under 5s. Booking essential. FREE World Cultures Day Sat 16 Oct, 11am–4pm. Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Nitshill, 276 9300. Celebrate cultures from around the globe with dance taster sessions and art workshops. FREE The Big Draw Sat 16 Oct, 2–4pm. Burrell Collection, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Drawing activities with a Norman theme. FREE Edd’s Heads: The Art of Caricature Sat 16 Oct, 2–4pm. Auld Kirk Museum, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, 578 0144. Learn from an expert how to draw caricatures. Music Icarus at the Edge of Time: Family Concert Sun 17 Oct, 3pm. £10. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. A physics-themed fantastical sound and vision extravaganza. Part of the Minimal festival.
Theatre, Dance & Comedy White Thu 7 & Fri 8 Oct, Thu 2pm; Fri 10am. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). Platform, The Bridge, Easterhouse, 276 9696. Charming show about an intriguing world where everything is white. Ages 0–4. At the Drop of a Hat Sat 9 Oct, 2pm. £5.95 (£4.95). Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, 8–10 Balcarres Avenue, 339 6185. Puppet show about a hapless stage hand at Fantastico’s Great Magic Circus Show. Saving Thea’s Dragon Sat 9 & Sat 16 Oct, 2pm & 4pm. £9 (£6). Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Interactive show about a friendly dragon. White Tue 12 & Wed 13 Oct, 10.30am & 1.30pm. £6. Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. See above. Magic Spaghetti Tue 12 Oct, 11.30am. £3. Kilmardinny Arts Centre, 50 Kilmardinny Avenue, Bearsden, 931 5083. A magic spaghetti pot kicks off a very messy adventure. Suitable for ages 3+. See review at www.list.co.uk Family Story Time: The Elves and the Shoemaker Thu 14 & Fri 15 Oct, 10.30am & 12.30pm. £5 (under 2s free; family ticket £15). Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, 552 3988. Storytelling theatre from SYT Productions. Under 7s and their families. FREE That’s The Way to Do it! Thu 14 Oct, 1–2pm. Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Nitshill, 276 9300. A new take on the Punch and Judy story for families with kids under 5. Booking essential. Tall Tales for Small People Thu 14–Sat 16 Oct, 2pm & 7pm. £5 (family tickets available). Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Dark storytelling inspired by traditional folktales. FREE Kids’ Comedy Tue 19 Oct, 1.30pm. Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. Real comedians offer some age- appropriate gags. Ages 8+. Paperbelle Sun 17–Wed 20 Oct, Sun 10am & 2pm; Mon–Wed 10.30am & 1.30pm. £4. Eastwood Park Theatre, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. An enchanting new show from Frozen Charlotte. Ages 0–5.
EDINBURGH Activities & Fun We Dance Wee Groove Thu 7 & Fri 8 Oct, Thu 10.30am; Fri 2pm. £5 (£3–£4). North Edinburgh Arts Centre, 15a Pennywell Court, 315 2151. See Glasgow. The Big Draw at Edinburgh Castle Sat 9 & Sun 10 Oct, noon–4pm. Included in admission: £14 (£11.20; under 16s £7.50). Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, 225 9846. Get creative with portraits and masks.
FREE Fabulous Figure Drawing Sat 9 Oct, 1–3.30pm. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Activities to help everyone learn to draw the human figure. FREE Big Draw Day Sat 9 Oct, 2–4.30pm. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. See Glasgow. FREE Art for Arthur Sun 10 Oct, 11am–3pm. Holyrood Park, Holyrood Lodge, 652 8150. Get arty and learn about Arthur and his Seat. We Dance Wee Groove Wed 13 & Thu 14 Oct, 10am & 1.30pm. £6 (family ticket £22). Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. See Glasgow. Mums and Dads – Learn to Face Paint Thu 14 Oct, 7–9pm. £8. Imagination Workshop, 136 Marchmont Road, 466 0148. A chance for parents to make themselves indispensible at parties. The Big Draw: Pop-up Palaces! Fri 15–Tue 19 Oct, 10am–12.30pm. Included in admission: £10.25 (£9.30; under 17s £6.20; under 5s free; family ticket £27). Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Mile, 556 5100. Turn drawings of the palace into a pop-up book. Booking essential. My Pet Portrait Sat 16 Oct, 10.30am–12.30pm & 12.30–3.30pm. Included in exhibition admission: £8 (£5; children £2.50). City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Family workshop where everyone can create collages and drawings of their favourite animals. FREE Marvellous Maps! Sat 16 & Sun 17 Oct, noon–4pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. Create your own antique-style sea map, complete with monsters! FREE New Science Show: To the Lighthouse! Sat 16–Sun 24 Oct, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.15pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. Help build a giant model lighthouse. Ages 5+. Get Set for Hallowe’en! Mon 18–Fri 22 Oct, 10am–noon. Prices vary (£8–£15 per session). Imagination Workshop, 136 Marchmont Road, 466 0148. Make a different creepy costume item each day. Catwalk Creations Mon 18 Oct, 10.30am–12.30pm & 12.30–3.30pm. Included in admission: £8 (£5; children £2.50). City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Family paper-art session. Shriek Week Mon 18--Sun 24 Oct, times vary. Prices vary. Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, 334 9171. Spooky animal activities, including some after hours events and a haunted bus. FREE Ultimate Lighthouse: Family Challenge Tue 19 & Thu 21 Oct, noon–4pm. National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, 225 7534. Could you build a lighthouse that could withstand our notorious British weather? Fruity Fabric Painting Wed 20 Oct, 10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm. Included in admission: £8 (£5; children £2.50). City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Family art workshop where you’ll create vibrant fabric paintings of fruit. Theatre & Dance Room on the Broom Thu 7–Sat 9 Oct, Thu 10.30am; Fri 12.30pm; Sat 10.30am & 12.30pm. £10. King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Another superb adaptation of a Julia Donaldson book from Tall Stories. Ages 3+. Scarecrow Tue 19 Oct, 11am & 2pm. £6 (family ticket £22). Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. The story of a lonely scarecrow told through movement and puppetry. Ages 5+. FREE Talking Trees Storytelling Sun 17 Oct, 2–3pm. Royal Botanic Gardens, Arboretum Place, 248 2968. Be transported to a magical land far, far away. Suitable for ages 5+. FREE Express Yourself Mon 18 Oct, noon–3pm. Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Drop-in family storytelling.