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Featuring - Treasure Island Friday 21 & Saturday 22 May

Happy New Year girls and boys! Hi everyone

We hope that Santa was good to you and that you had a fantastic Christmas. Thereʼs loads for you to get up to at macrobert this Spring… keep an eye out for Tall Stories ʻRoom on the Broomʼ which you all seemed to love last year! We also have some big blockbusters for you like Alvin and the Chipmunks 2. Complete all the activities in this WOW to become a Pirate Captain! Lots of Love, Wallace, Star and Midnight the Dragon

Whatʼs inside

Make It! Corner How to talk like a pirate Live events Colour-In and jokes Cinema events Jokes Treehouse activities Arthouse gallery Parrot cut-out Easter bonnets and eggs Puzzle Pirate facts We Built This City


Captain Grey-Beard Wolf has lots of secret treasure and pirate belongings lying around, see what you can find and let us know on a postcard addressed to: Captain Grey-Beard Wolf, macrobert, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA. Remember to leave your name, address and telephone number and you could win a prize!

Closing Date - 17 June 2010

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MAKE IT! Corner

Weʼre all getting into the pirate way of things around here.

Pirate Ship You will need:

2 pieces of black cardboard, 3 lollypop sticks, glue or cellotape, scissors and things to decorate your boat with.

Instructions: 1. 2. 3.

Ask an adult to cut out the shapes shown below from your black cardboard Stick the lollypops onto the cardboard as shown below Now the fun bit… decorate with lots of sparkles and paint.

How to talk like a pirate

To be a pirate, you need to be able to talk the talk! Hereʼs some tips and phrases on how to trick everyone into thinking youʼre a real pirate… 1.

Say “arrrrr!” after everything you say


“Shiver me timbers!” means youʼre surprised or scared, you could say “Shiver me timbers! My parrot just bit me”


4. 5.

Instead of saying “whatʼs up?” shout “Avast, me matey?”

Donʼt say hello, instead say “Ahoy, me hearty!” which just means “Hi, my friend” but sounds much more piratey!

Sing “yo, ho, ho” whenever you can.


Travelling Light, Bristol Old Vic and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present

How Cold MyToes

Award winning Travelling Light pack a year into one enchanting hour in How Cold My Toes. The team that brought you Shadow Play join forces with dance company Champloo to take young audiences on a magical journey through the seasons. From the seed-sprouting vitality of spring to the frosty frozen fingers of winter, this wordless mix of performance, music, and dance will captivate and delight the very youngest children and their families.

“It takes real skill and guts to produce work for children like this.” The Guardian Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 January 10.30am & 1.30pm Saturday 30 January 11.00am & 2.00pm Tickets £6 full / £5 children Age 2+

Room on the Broom Tall Stories

Adapted from the best-selling book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind… When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? A spellbinding new adventure from the creators of the international hit stage shows The Gruffalo and The Gruffaloʼs Child!

“A truly theatrical feast that leaves both adults and children fully entertained” The List Tuesday 2 February 2pm & 4.30pm Wednesday 3 February 11 am & 2pm Tickets: £10 / £6.50 children Age 3+

Pobby and Dingan By Ben Rice Adapted for the stage by Rob Evans

Sometimes we have to believe in the impossible


Pobby and Dingan is a heartbreaking and beautiful contemporary tale about the possibility of dreams, the preciousness of hope and how, sometimes, we have to believe in the impossible. Friday 12 March 10.30am & 2.30pm Tickets £6 full price / £5 children

Telling Tales

East Midlands Childrenʼs Theatre Consortium A playful introduction to dance, Telling Tales presents two well-loved childrenʼs stories and two new pieces: The Hare and The Tortoise and their famous race; a dressing-up game with the biggest overcoat youʼve ever seen; The Golden Goose involving a cast of thousands and the Sea of Clothes where shirts and skirts join the dance!

ʻMy daughter and her friend came …and I laughed and clapped as much as them!ʼ Lakeside audience member Saturday 13 March 2pm Ticket Prices: £6 full price / £5 concession Age: 4+

Telling Tales is funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts

Childrenʼs Classic Concert

Owen and Olly are back in Stirling! Bringing you Bongos and Brass - an exciting new childrenʼs concert brought to you by Enterprise Music Scotland and Childrenʼs Classic Concerts. Be prepared for astonishing virtuoso performances as these talented young professionals join forces to create madcap musical mayhem! Not to be missed by music fans of all ages. Sunday 25th April 3pm Tickets full price £10 / £6 under 16ʼs / Family (2 adults, 2 children) £29

Calamity Castle The Singing Kettle

“Och aye the noo!” Scotlandʼs favourite childrenʼs entertainers The Singing Kettle will dress to impress after being invited by Lord Spout of Glenkettle to help rescue his run down castle. Thereʼs lots of fantastic Scottish songs like “Tattie Soup”, “Herrinʼs Heid” and “Shove Your Granny”, as well as brand new and all time favourite songs making for a superb sing along, action packed adventure …full of mishaps!

Remember to Dress up in Tartan for some crazy Highland Fun and Games at Calamity Castle. For girls and boys of all ages.

Saturday 1 - Monday 3 May, 1pm & 3.30pm Tickets £10 adult & child £36 family ticket (4 seats) / £7.50 groups 10+ / £2 Babes in Arms under 2 (no seat allocation)


Wee Stories

Treasure Island

By Robert Louis Stevenson Retold by Andy Cannon and Iain Johnstone

Blood, greed, murder and mutiny for all the family! A thrilling retelling of the greatest pirate story of

them all. Suitable for everyone over 8 years (but not for the fainthearted…)

ʻThis imaginative staging of Robert Louis Stevensonʼs Treasure Island is another corker.ʼ Sunday Herald

ʻIt is a certainty that Stevenson would have loved this version.ʼ

The Herald

Friday 21 May 10.30am & 7.00pm Saturday 22 1.30pm

Tickets £6 full price / £5 concession

Tall Stories

Twinkle Twonkle Twinkle Twonkle, jumping cow….

Stella loves the stars. Every evening she gazes at them through her telescope. But one night her little brother

Ryan extends the telescope all the way to the stars and starts climbing.

Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, presents its latest show, for

everyone aged 4 and up. Inspired by Mother Goose and the Big Bang, stories, songs and silliness lift you up, up and away…


Saturday 12 June 11am & 2pm

Tickets £6 full price / £5 Children

Colour-in the Pirate Ship

Make this pirate ship come to life, join the dots and add some bright colours, you could even add sparkles to look like treasure!

Pirate Jokes fford such

the pirate a How could ? a huge ship . was on sail Because it

store? What's Captain Hook's favourite The Secondhand Shop!

What d id the p ira got stu ck in th te say when h e fr is wood Shiver m en leg e timber eezer? s

Why did th e sea bed blu Because th e sea weed sh? !

Why are Pirates Pirates? Because they Arrrrrrrrr!!! ate with a I know a pir

wooden leg

First sailor: h! ther leg? named Smit ame of his o n e th s t' a h r: W Second sailo



The Wizard of Oz (U)

Victor Fleming, USA 1939, 97mins

Chosen by many as the greatest musical fantasy of all time; chase the January blues away with another trip along the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz.

Sun 31 January 1.30pm

Monsters VS Aliens (PG) Adam Foshko, USA 2009, 90 mins

When Susan Murphy is hit by a meteor full of outer space gunk, she mysteriously grows to 49 feet 11 inches tall. The military jumps into action, and she is captured and held in a secret compound with a ragtag group of other “monsters�. But their confinement time is cut short when an alien robot lands on earth and begins storming the country. As a last resort, the motley crew is called into action to save the world from destruction!

Sat 6 - Sun 7 February, 1.30pm

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (U)

Betty Thomas, USA 2009, duration TBC

David Seville (Jason Lee) and chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, return in the sequel to lay waste to Seville's surroundings and sing in three-part harmony. The sequel movie introduces the Chipmunks' female counterparts, the Chipettes.

Sat 13 - Sun 14 February, 1.30pm

Up (U)

Pete Docter/Bob Peterson, USA 2009, 96 mins


The newest Disney Pixar movie sees a 78 year old balloon salesman, Carl, finally fulfilling a lifelong dream of a great adventure. He ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8 year old wilderness explorer named Russell...

Sat 20 - Sun 21 February 1.30pm

Coming Soon Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang (Cert TBC)

Nanny McPhee returns in

2010 to put the world to rights and stop naughty children in their tracks!

Alice in Wonderland (Cert TBC)

19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her

childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old

friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.


Pirate Activity

Get an adult to carefully cut along the lines and use this door hanger to let everyone know you始re a busy pirate!

Enter at your own risk... Arrrrrrr


Treehouse Arts Creche - Spring Activities Treehouse is the perfect place to bring your little ones aged 6 weeks – 12 yrs for their first taste of creative play – and it’s ideal if you need a couple of hours grown up time! Ask our Tree house staff for more information on our new Sunday Sanctuary Sessions, Monthly Art Bursts, Open Days and Family Fridays at Treehouse.

Easter Art Factory Sessions Salt Dough Easter baskets and eggs Monday 5 & Tuesday 6 April - 2 day event 2.30pm - 4.30pm 3 - 6 yrs

Modroc Easter Money Banks


Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 April - 2 day event 2.30 - 4.30pm 7 - 10 yrs

Easter Card Making Family Friday session 9 April 1.45pm - 2.45pm

Design a felt bag Monday 12 April 2.30pm - 4.30pm 3 - 6 yrs


Animal fabric puppets Tuesday 13 April 2.30pm - 4.30pm 3 - 6 yrs

Fashion Design Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th April - 2 day event. (please note children must bring 2 items of clothing) 2.30pm - 4.30pm 7 - 10 yrs

Stain glass window pictures Family Friday Session 16 April 1.45pm - 2.45pm

Tickets £15 for 2 day events/£8 for one day events, Family Fridays £4 per group (1 group = 1 adult & 2 children) For more information or to book, please call Tickets & Info on 01786 466666 or visit


Arthouse Gallery

Thank you for all your very creative pictures, they are wonderful! Have a look below to see if you have won, if so give Amanda a call on 01786 467160 to claim your prize of 2 cinema tickets.

Darcey (age 6)

Jenny Whitaker (age 7)

Matthew Lambert (age 7)

Daniel Hewson (age 4)

Ewan Forbes (age 7)

Charlie (age 5)

Alice Hewson (age 7)

Jennifer Anderson (age 10)

Orla Bell (age 8)

Winner (Ewan)


Polly the Parrot

Colour-in Polly as colourful as you can, cover her in feathers, sparkles and anything else fun, get an adult to cut her out and send her to us and we will put them on the wall for Wee Stories 驶Treasure Island.始


Tasty Easter Bonnets What you need:

Digestive or rich tea biscuits Icing sugar Marshmallows Cake decorations

What to do:

Stick a marshmallow on the centre of each biscuit using a blob of icing.

Use more icing to decorate the bonnets, and to stick cake decorations over the marshmallow and biscuit.

Easter Bunny Eggs What you need:

Food colouring Hard boiled eggs Coloured paper Glue Google eyes Marker pen Cotton ball

What to do:

Use food colouring dye or natural dyes to dye eggs in solid colours.

For each bunny egg, cut two oval shaped ears from coloured paper. Glue the ears to the top of the egg.


Glue on the google eyes, cotton ball for a tail and use a pen to draw on a nose and whiskers.

Help Pirate Muddy Beard through the skull and cross bones to his pirate shipâ&#x20AC;Ś

Did you knowâ&#x20AC;Ś?

A Pirate is someone who steals from the sea. The pirate flag which has the skull and cross bones on it is called the Jolly Roger flag. Pirates believed that wearing earrings would help their eyesight. It is said that the pirate William Kidd buried one hundred thousand pounds worth of treasure and to this day no one knows where it is. Pirates ate biscuits and dried meat on their ships. Blackbeard is a famous pirate, his real name was Edward Teach.


We Built This City Polyglot Puppet Theatre present

A public construction extravaganza. Using nothing but thousands of big cardboard boxes and the energy and ingenuity of kids and families, we build a magnificent city in one day.

Imagine a public arena filled with hundreds of cardboard boxes. Then invite kids and families to come in and build their own city. You can try to build anything you can think of, as tall or as wide as you like. Wandering around the new city are construction experts to help or provide some advice for your creation if needed. Bop along to the sound of the city with DJs or live bands playing your favourite groovy tunes. Throughout the day, buildings will go up, be pulled down, be redesigned, extended, walked through and jumped on, and reconstructed.

At the end of the day, everybody can have fun knocking down and squashing the whole city into a recyclable heap of cardboard rubble. We Built This City takes over any public space and is as much fun to watch as it is to do.

Monday 24 - Sunday 30 May, Times Vary (to be confirmed)


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