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SUMMER 2013

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. . . e m i t y a It’s holid ...And the Wee Grid is here to keep your kids (and family!) amused all summer long! There’s a whole 6 weeks off school that need to be filled, so the Wee Grid is bringing you a brand new What’s On Summer Guide from pages 7 - 22 packed full of fun activities and events that are either FREE or DISCOUNTED to cardholders, making sure that the kids are kept entertained during the holidays!

Let the fun begin!

NEW LOOK WEE GRID

 APPLY FOR A CARD

We’ve given the mag a summer makeover! Let us know what you think about it at Facebook.com/

Pick up an application form from your local Glasgow Library, Glasgow Club or download a form from

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Make sure we keep you on our mailing list by letting us know when you move! Email youngglasgow@glasgowlife.org.uk or call us on 0141 276 0727 and we’ll update your details!

NEED A REPLACEMENT KIDZ CARD?

We can request a new card for you in seconds! Call us on 0141 276 0727 (open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or visit youngglasgow.org.uk and click on the Replacement Card box!

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I WEE STAR OF THE SEASON April Thom In August my daughter, April, started P2 which she found difficult as she was extremely shy. With some encouragement and her own persistence she made a conscious effort to join in everything at school no matter how scared or embarrassed she felt. She also joined Mini Kickers and Rainbows! I’m so proud of her and the huge progress she’s made. For some children it’s the littlest things that scare them and she has proved how brave she can be. Kayleigh Chisholm (via e-mail)

UPERDAD’S TOP TIP Let your kids grow their own healthy salads by popping some seeds in an empty yoghurt pot (spinach is an easy one!) Your kids will be amazed watching their salad grow and even more chuffed that they get to eat it afterwards! Plant your pots a week apart and you’ll be munching away all summer! Anthony, 35, South West Glasgow.

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MARIE HAMILTON FROm ST ANNE’S PRIMARY TELLS US ABOUT HER CHOIR HOW DID YOUR CHOIR START? We’ve always been a very musical school so we decided to start a formal school choir that would work towards productions and competitions. We’ve gone from strength to strength.

My son Matthew and his friends love using their Kidz Cards to go swimming. I love it because I know he’s having a great time, it’s free and he’s in a safe environment!

Winning the prestigious Ian Barry Certificate for Hymn Singing at The Glasgow Music Festival, 2 years running! We are also very proud of our song ‘Fix This’ which we wrote and recorded! We wanted to let people know that we won’t put up with ‘sectarian’ behaviour and we are the generation who will make things right! It’s had 1500 hits on YouTube and has been played at a Rangers v Celtic Game.

We have been invited to the ‘The Vaccines’ concert at the O2 in London and are working with them backstage! We’ll also visit The Music Experience, The House of Lords and Abbey Road Studios while we’re there.

FUNNY THINGS THE KIDZ SAY

Natalie Shaw (via e-mail)

WHAT ARE YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS?

TELL US SOMETHING OUR READERS MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW?

Jane, 39, East Glasgow.

I was waiting at the bus stop with my daughter, Rebecca, when an old lady asked us the number of the next bus. Rebecca said “It’s a number 27.” The old lady said she didn’t think that number came round that way but Rebecca said “It’s definitely 27 ‘cause my dad said if I ate all my carrots at dinner I’d be able to see really far”. Before it even turned the corner, the old lady said “I think I might have to invest in a tin of those carrots”. It was so funny!

LOCAL VOCALS

WHAT’S THE GROUP’S FAVOURITE SONG TO PERFORM? WHERE HAVE YOU PERFORMED? We perform every year at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during the Glasgow Music festival, Kelvingrove Museum and Glasgow City Chambers. We have also been asked to perform at Care Homes, The People’s Palace, Glasgow City Council’s Staff Awards, The Mitchell Library and Holocaust Memorial Events. This year we even entertained UEFA officials from all over Europe.

‘Fix This’ which was written by us and our friend Jonathan Carr who is a singer/ song writer.

WHAT TIPS CAN YOU GIVE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO JOIN A CHOIR? It’s a wonderful experience. It brings people together and is a great way to have fun. You don’t have to be a brilliant singer, listening well and lots of practice pays off. It’s always a team effort and we all support and encourage each other. 5


WHAT’S ON

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COMPETITION

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T S O V O R P D R O L

Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Sadie Docherty, is visiting every primary school in Glasgow.

“The schools tour has been great fun, so far. I have really enjoyed meeting you all and finding out about the interesting work you are doing. It’s also been wonderful to have so many questions from you and a few giggles along the way. I know how creative you all are from the wall displays and the work in your classrooms.”

TIME!

To tie in with the Lord Provost’s visits we have launched an exciting competition where you and your family could win an exclusive lunch with the Lord Provost at the City Chambers and lots more!

want to take part? “So, I am really looking forward to judging your entries for this competition. Good luck!” Lord Provost Sadie Docherty

To enter we want you to get creative and tell us what your ‘Glasgow life’ is all about – in any way you like - maybe a short story (max 300 words), a painting, a film, photographs, a poem… As longs as it fits under the title ‘My Glasgow life’ you can enter it. For more ideas on how to enter visit weegridmag.co.uk

HOW TO ENTER • Email youngglasgow@glasgowlife.org.uk • Hand your entry into your local Library • Post it to our office via our Freepost address: Freepost RSUR-GAGS-TLLY, 220 High St, Glasgow, G4 0QW.

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FUN

USE YOUR IMAGINATION You could tell us about… a day in your life in Glasgow, your first impressions of Glasgow if you are a new resident or what being a Glaswegian means to you.

Don’t forget to include your name, Kidz Card number (if you know it), telephone number, e-mail address and a short description about why you chose the story that you did. Closing date: 9pm on Sunday 25th August 2013. 9


GLASGOW LIBRARIES

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MUSEUMS

AT GLASGOW MUSEUMS

Head to Glasgow Museums this summer for lots of family friendly exhibitions and fun activities!

MORE THAN A GAD ME: HOW SCOTLAND SHAPE WORLD FOOTBALL

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Daily until 18 August 2013 Tickets £5 (concessions £3)

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SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!

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There’s still time to see this fantastic exhibition looking at the amazing history of Scottish football, in a story that’s been 600 years in the making!

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS ACROSS GLASGOW MUSEUMS Including The Corky at Scotland Street School Museum where we show classic family films every Sunday 11am - 1.00pm. It’s FREE, so drop in. Keep checking the Glasgow Museums website and Facebook pages for details of special events and activities linked to our programme.

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SUMMER OFFERS

SUMMER OFFERS

SUMMER OFFERS WE FOOTBALL FRIDAYS!

2013 UCI J UNIOR TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Emirates Arena Friday 28th June 2013 – Friday 9th August

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome @ Emirates Arena Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th August 2013

Free 5-a-side pitch hire from 10am -12noon and 1pm - 3pm every Friday for Kidz Card holders.

Kidz Card holders can purchase tickets from £3 per session. Visit juniorworlds2013.com for further details.

All you need is one Kidz Card number to book your free pitch! Call: 0141 287 7000.

juniorstrack2013 @juniortrack2013

WORLD YOUTH NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

GLASGOW WORLD CUP GYMNASTICS Emirates Arena Saturday 7th December 2013

Emirates Arena Thursday 22nd – Saturday 31st August Ticket prices: 12-15yrs £3 / 16yrs+ £6

Kidz Card holders save 25% on ticket prices! 12-15yrs £3 / 16yrs+ £6

Visit worldyouthnetball.com to purchase your tickets now!!

Visit glasgowworldcup.com to book your tickets today.

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HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

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SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES • Athletics • Badminton • Cycling • Disability Sports4Football • Gymnastics

• Squash and Racketball • Swimming Lessons • Table Tennis • Tennis

Wk 1: Mon 1st – Fri 5th July Wk 2: Mon 8th – Fri 12th July Wk 3: Mon 15th – Fri 19th July Wk 4: Mon 22nd – Fri 26th July

MULTI ACTIVITY PROGRAMMES

CLUB 511

Wk 5: Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd August Wk 6: Mon 5th - Fri 9th August Cost: varies depending on activity

Pay as you go for 5-11 year olds – 2 hour fun session with varied activities.

Glasgow Kids Club Weekly or daily bookings for 5–11 year olds – 5 hour session.

Pool Activities Pay as you go – variety of pool fun at different pools – contact your local Glasgow Club for details.

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BOOKING INFOrmation Pick up your Kids Summer Holiday Activity programme brochure with a complete list of activities and sports available at your local Glasgow Club today! Check out the programme at:

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THE WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

EVENTS

24th–28th July 2013 The Merchant City Festival is back for another 5 day extravaganza, bursting with over 300 events. Look out for the special One Year to Go events as we count down to Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games.

EVENTS

Glasgow Green 17th – 18th August 2013 One-day kids’ tickets: £6* One-day family tickets (for two adults and up to three children): £25*

TOPEVEN5TS! FREE

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Family Zone – South Trongate becomes a playground of exciting activities and games including Come & Try Commonwealth Sports, Circus Skills, Dance & more!

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Bizarre and bewildering street theatre shows complete with giant cheeky kiddies rampaging the streets on speeding tricycles!

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Explore the giant South Brunswick St Rope Factory, taking a journey through a web of 71 coloured strands.

4

Make some noise at music workshops. Experiment with instruments and sample different musical genres.

5

Get arty at St Mungo’s Museum with free drop-in creative craft sessions plus Commonwealth inspired activities and performances.

Everyone will love the fantastic Children’s Area from Hamleys, and the spectacle of the Glasgow Worlds Highland Games. There’s also Highland Dancing and an Acoustic Tent, plus stalls, food and drink.

All events listed at

merchantcityfestival.com

Download our Family Fun leaflet!

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The World Pipe Band Championships promises to be a great weekend for the whole family. Not only does it showcase the best pipe bands on the planet as they compete for the world title, but there’s plenty more to enjoy.

Win some Merchant City Festival goodies! See back page.

*advance ticket prices

COMPETITION ALERT!

We’re offering one lucky reader a chance to WIN a weekend family ticket (for two adults and up to three children). SEE BACK PAGE! Find out more at theworlds.co.uk 17


BANK OF SCOTLAND

EVENTS

EVENTS

JUNIOR GREAT SCOTTISH RUN

2013 WORLD YOUTH

Be part of Scotland’s biggest weekend of running and take part in the Junior 2.5k! SIGN UP TODAY!

NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

5th October 2013 George Square Age: 9-15yrs £6 entry

See the best Under 21 Netball players from 20 countries during this fantastic week-long festival. Watch these future stars show their speed, skill and team-work!

Run, jog or walk the course with friends. There’s music and entertainment, free Come And Try sports, big screens and some famous faces. Plus all entrants receive a t-shirt, timing chip, finisher’s bag and limited edition medal. greatscottishrun.com

COMPETITION ALERT!

Check the back page to win FREE entry for you and a friend!

COMPETITION ALERT! Emirates Arena 22nd – 31st August Cost: Children: £3 per match Adult: £6 per match worldyouthnetball.com

This December, Glasgow hosts another star-studded line-up of the world’s best Gymnasts. Visit glasgowworldcup.com to book your tickets today!

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Tell us which country is the current World Youth Netball Champions? Visit our Facebook page and enter via our ’Click To Win’ app today!

2013 UCI JUNIOR TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome 7th – 11th August 2013 juniorworlds2013.com

COMPETITION ALERT!

Win family tickets (2 adults and 3 children) to the event! Email us at:

COMPETITION youngglasgow@glasgowlife.org.uk and tell us: In which arena is ALERT! the Glasgow World Cup taking place? Closing date: Sunday 4th August 2013.

Win a Family Championship Pass (up to 5 people) allowing you unlimited access to all matches during the championships.

GYSCard

GLASGOW WORLD CUP GYMNASTICS Emirates Arena 7th December 2013 Cost: £6 per ticket for Kidz Card holders (Usually £8)

Sports activities, competitions, giveaways and entertainment on the day!

GYSC holders get tickets from £3. See pages 20-21!

Don’t miss your chance to see the next generation of track cycling superstars from around the world compete for Gold. • Try your hand at cycling with Go Ride. • Challenge yourself on the outdoor track. • Go head-to-head against friends at Roller Racing! Win Family Championship Passes allowing you unlimited access to all races. Email youngglasgow@ glasgowlife.org.uk and tell us at which track, named after the famous British rider, will the 2013 UCI Juniors Track World Championships be held at? Closing date: Sun 28th July 2013.

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SPORTS

FREE PITCH HIRE TO UNDER 18s

FREE Pitch Hire at: • Barlia Football Centre • Glasgow Club Crownpoint • Emirates Arena • Glasgow Green Football Centre • Glasgow Club Petershill • Glasgow Club Scotstoun

FREE FILMS FOR KIDZ CARD HOLDERS

FILMS Take 2 screenings at the GFT are free for Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult. They take place every Saturday at 11:30am.

GFT 12 Rose Street Glasgow 0141 332 6535 glasgowfilm.org

Fancy a game of football with your mates? If you’re under 18 years old you can play for FREE with Glasgow Sport between 4pm and 5pm every Wednesday.

The Sapphires (PG) Sat 29 June Smash-hit comedy about a touring girl group from Australia. Audio described and captioned at 11.30am screening only.

Hotel Transylvania (U) Sat 6 July Even scary monsters need a holiday! GFT Autism-Friendly screening at 12.30pm. Audio described and captioned at 11.30am screening only.

And if you don’t have to have 10 players; you could turn up with a few of your mates for a kick about. There might be a few others there for a challenge! You can book your pitch up to 7 days in advance and all you will need is at least one Kidz Card!

Don’t be bored during the holidays – get straight down to the pitches. The last one there is in goal!

Under 8s need to be accompanied by an over 16 year old. Find out more at

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (12A) Sat 13 July Bilbo Baggins sets out on an epic adventure to defeat an evil dragon.

Chicken Run (U) Sat 20 July A flock of rebellious chickens plan their great escape. Porco Rosso (PG) Sat 27 July Porco Rosso is a talented fighter pilot who is turned into a pig by a magic spell. Directed by Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Ponyo). 21


FILMS

COMPETITIONS

Wreck-it Ralph (PG) Sat 3 August

COMPETITION ENTRY

Video game villain Wreck-It Ralph is bored of always being the bad guy. Audio described and captioned at 11.30am screening only. GFT AutismFriendly screening at 12.30pm.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (PG) Sat 10 August

LIAF Animation for Kids (N/C 7+)

The world of live-action and classic cartoons meet in this ground-breaking comedy.

Short animations from around the world. Perfect family viewing.

Saturday 17 August

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Muppets From Space (U) Sat 24 August Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. He is kidnapped and it’s up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family.

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Whisper of the Heart (PG) Sat 31 August A beautiful animation about a young bookworm and an enchanted statue.

Competition Closing Dates: Monsters University & Merchant City Festival: Sun 7th July. All other competitions: Sun 14th July.

Tick this box below if you DO NOT want to receive our email updates with lots of money saving family offers available with your Kidz Card. Don’t worry, we won’t send you junk!

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