Wee Write 2017 – Saturday 25 February and Saturday 4 March, 2017

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Wee Write! Family Days Sat 25th February and Sat 4th March 2017

0141 287 2999

www.ayewrite.com/weewrite/

The Mitchell Libary, G3 7DN

Two Wee Write Family Days this year. Double the fun!

The Wee Write! Family Days include “The Glasgow Gruffalo” with Elaine C. Smith, a celebration of the Harry Potter novels and the latest adventure from kids favourite Chae Strathie. Google’s Digital Garage and the Glasgow Science Centre will be running fun interactive sessions and the Play, Talk, Read Bus will be pulling up for creative fun and play every day. It’s a must for the wee ones in your life!

Programme for Wee Write Family Day, Saturday 4 March

Events on Saturday 25th February, 2017

Wee Write Family Day

25th Feb 2017  • 9:00AM – 9:00AM • Mitchell Library

FIT LAB with The Science Centre

25th Feb 2017  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Glasgow Science Centre’s BodyWorks on Tour is a fantastic travelling exhibition all about the science of human body. The experience is built around “hands-on” stations that are accessible and fun for people of all ages. Participants will have a great time being scientist and subject as they get to test out how their body works

Digital Garage

25th Feb 2017  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

The Digital Garage is the place where anyone can come to give themselves a digital tune-up to pick up the skills they need to make the most of the web. Drop in to the Digital Garage for a virtual reality experience with Google Cardboard and navigate the Google Earth wall.

Big Kid Twister

25th Feb 2017  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Big Kid Twister will create amazing and unique balloon models throughout the day for children to take home. 3+ years

Minecraft Mythical Beast and Monsters

25th Feb 2017  • 10:30AM – 11:30AM • Mitchell Library

Explore myths & legends through the block based game of Minecraft with digital artist Gemma May Latham. Create your own mythical beasts and monsters. Write a story that will become the stuff of Legend, from two headed sea squids to Llama eating dragons, and build your creatures in game.  There are 3 sessions on today. 10:40-11:30, 12:00-12:50 and 13:20-14:10.

Bounce and Rhyme

25th Feb 2017  • 11:00AM – 11:45AM • Mitchell Library

Action songs, rhyme-time and stories for parents/ carers and little ones to enjoy together. Suitable for 0-2.

Macastory’s Myths! Magic! Mystery!

25th Feb 2017  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM • Mitchell Library

Macastory take you back through the mists of time to experience some of the world’s greatest myths and legends… stories that have been told for thousands of years, full of adventure, gods, heroes and mysterious creatures that will have you on the edge of your seat! Macastroy will bring these ancient tales to life… and you won’t just be listening either, you’ll be part of the adventure too! Prepare for an hour of magical ‘mything’ fun, action and adventure! 7+ years

Glasgow Gruffalo with Elaine C Smith

25th Feb 2017  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM • Mitchell Library

Everybody loves The Gruffalo and now you can enjoy this children’s classic for the very first time in Glaswegian! Translated by Actress and Comedian Elaine C. Smith, The Glasgow Gruffalo will delight both children and adults alike.

Shiver me timbers! It’s Captain Firebeard with Chae Strathie

25th Feb 2017  • 1:30PM – 2:30PM • Mitchell Library

Welcome to Cap’n Firebeard’s School for Pirates – the fiercest, baddest school on all the Seven Seas. Students are taught to be fierce and brave, and lessons include ‘walking the plank’, ‘pirate speak’ and ‘crow’s nest climbing’. Get ready for Chae Strathie’s latest adventure, as the class put these new-found skills to the test! Chae’s popular live events are a mad mash-up of reading, singing, fun and daftness. Suitable for 5-9 years.

Toddlers’ Tales

25th Feb 2017  • 2:00PM – 2:45PM • Mitchell Library

Toddlers Tales is a fun, interactive, activity for parents, carers and children to enjoy together giving them the opportunity to enjoy physical play and help the child build vocabulary and knowledge. Suitable for 2 – 3 years.

Boy. Wizard. Hero. Celebrating the Harry Potter Books

25th Feb 2017  • 2:00PM – 3:00PM • Mitchell Library

Have you ever wanted to explore the magical world of Harry Potter books? Which Professor of Hogwarts would you like to meet? Join Fleurble Laffalott (super-assistant to the Professor of Potter) for a fun and interactive hour as she introduces some of the great Professors from J.K. Rowling’s much loved books, and throws in some transfiguration, potions and even a slow-motion Quidditch match along the way! New and exclusive bookmarks for all who attend. 7+ years.

Coderdojo

25th Feb 2017  • 2:45PM – 4:30PM • Mitchell Library

If you like writing stories but wish you didn’t have to choose just one way for a story to end, join this workshop. Discover how to use computer code to write a story with lots of different endings, which you can put online for your friends to read. Suitable for 12 – 16 year olds.

Comic Workshop with John Fardell

25th Feb 2017  • 3:00PM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Join the author-illustrator of Manfred the Baddie and The Day Louis Got Eaten for this fun interactive workshop with lots of tips, techniques and inspiration to create exciting comic strips and picture stories. A must for budding comic strip writers. Suitable for 8+ years.

Pavla’s Puppets – The Owl show was Afraid of the Dark

25th Feb 2017  • 3:00PM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Adapted from the original book by Jill Tomlinson. In this charming and witty story Mrs Barn Owl sends Plop to talk with all sorts of characters on the ground. Gradually Plop discovers how interesting the dark can be and in the end he knows for sure that he is a night bird, just like his parents. Suitable for 5+ years.

Braw Tales for Bairns

25th Feb 2017  • 3:15PM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Storytime with a real Scottish flavour. Hear about hungry cats and hairy coos, a midgie swallowing lassie, and help us sing our very special Auld Lang Syne. Suitable for 3 – 5 years

Further details about Wee Write and Buy Tickets

0141 287 2999

www.ayewrite.com/weewrite/

The Mitchell Libary, G3 7DN

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Wee Write! Family Day Sat 4th March 2017

Bodyworks / FIT LAB with The Science Centre

4th Mar 2017  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Glasgow Science Centre’s BodyWorks on Tour is a fantastic travelling exhibition all about the science of human body. The experience is built around “hands-on” stations that are accessible and fun for people of all ages. Participants will have a great time being scientist and subject as they get to test out how their body works!

Digital Garage

4th Mar 2017  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

The Digital Garage is the place where anyone can come to give themselves a digital tune-up to pick up the skills they need to make the most of the web. Drop in to the Digital Garage for a virtual reality experience with Google Cardboard and navigate the Google Earth wall. Great family fun!

Big Kid Twister

4th Mar 2017  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Big Kid Twister will create amazing and unique balloon models throughout the day for children to take home. Suitable for 3+ years.

Play, Talk, Read Bus

4th Mar 2017  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Jump aboard the Play, Talk, Read bus Benji, to listen to stories, join in with rhymes and get involved in some messy play. Suitable for 0 – 5 years.

Bounce and Rhyme

4th Mar 2017  • 11:00AM – 11:45AM • Mitchell Library

Action songs, rhyme-time and stories for parents/ carers and little ones to enjoy together. Suitable for 0 – 2 years.

3 Bears

4th Mar 2017  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM • Mitchell Library

A performance by the Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre. The metal world of Goldilocks meets the lovely natural wooden world of 3 BEARS – the result, a very sticky adventure all round.  Happily they become friends and cook up the most wonderful porridgey recipe together. The cook, Steve, bakes in the kitchen and finds time to tell a wonderful warm story using kitchen implements in a very intriguing and unusual way. This very successful Clydebuilt show is performed with objects found in the kitchen. Suitable for 3 – 7 years.

Five Go!

4th Mar 2017  • 11:30AM – 12:30PM • Mitchell Library

Join us for some Famous Five fun and find out if you have what it takes to be a member of the mystery solving gang. Codes, puzzles, games and lashings of ginger beer of course! Suitable for 8 – 10 years.

Colin and Lee Carrot and Pea with Morag Hood

4th Mar 2017  • 11:45AM – 12:45PM • Mitchell Library

Lee is a pea. All of his friends are peas; except Colin. Colin isn’t a pea. A deliciously funny story of an unlikely friendship between a small green pea and a tall orange carrot stick. Join author Morag Hood as she shares their story, all about the beauty of making friends with people (or vegetables) who are different from you. Then get crafty and create your own delicious story with Morag and discover the special qualities unique to each vegetable friend. A fantastically funny story that appeals to the very youngest child – and makes adults laugh out loud. Suitable for 4 – 6 years.

Adventures with the Gaelic Tree Alphabet with Ariel Killick

4th Mar 2017  • 11:45AM – 12:45PM • Mitchell Library

An Gille Dubh / The Guardian of the Trees, saddened by the clearing of his beloved trees and people, has left his forest home to sit alone atop the highest mountains, leaving his beautiful, prized possessions to Sìne to tell his tale. This touching, subtly powerful yet fun workshop, including Gaelic poetry, affords opportunities to learn, lie and dream amongst the ‘stars’ under a magical Gaelic spell, and take part in creating an exciting Scottish forest adventure! Suitable for 7+ years.

CODERDOJO@WEE WRITE

4th Mar 2017  • 1:00PM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

If you like writing stories but wish you didn’t have to choose just one way for a story to end, join this workshop. If you like writing stories but wish you didn’t have to choose just one way for a story to end, join this workshop. Discover how to use computer code to write a story with lots of different endings, which you can put online for your friends to read. Suitable for 12 – 16 years.

Dinosaur Detectives

4th Mar 2017  • 1:15PM – 2:15PM • Mitchell Library

Follow the clues to the Dinosaur Bones…… Once upon a time enormous creatures walked the earth, creatures that became known in Victorian times as Dinosaurs. The Dinosaur Detectives follow a fascinating journey of discovery, fun and conflict surrounding the first fossil finds. A show with puppetry combined with projection and shadow theatre create their fascinating world. Dinosaurs fans will love this show! A fossil table will be available at the end of the show for everyone to study fossils – including Dinosaur Vertebrae and Dinosaur Poo! Suitable for 5+.

Spy Quest: Cursed Diamond

4th Mar 2017  • 1:15PM – 2:15PM • Mitchell Library

Spy Quest author and Super Spy Camp online game creator David Goutcher talks about his inspiration for Spy Quest and how he uses cutting edge technology in the game/ books, to immerse readers like never before in this action packed adventure about an international jewel thief. Suitable for 7+ years.

I Am a Very Clever Cat with Kasia Matyjaszek

4th Mar 2017  • 1:30PM – 2:30PM • Mitchell Library

Stockton the cat is very clever – he can dance, he can paint, he can juggle and he can knit. Or can he? Kasia Matyjaszek will help you find out all about Stockton and the friends who help him out when he gets in a terrible tangle in her hilariouslybrilliant new picture book. Suitable for 2 – 5 years.

Toddler Tales

4th Mar 2017  • 2:00PM – 2:45PM • Mitchell Library

Toddlers Tales is a fun, interactive, activity for parents, carers and children to enjoy together giving them the opportunity to enjoy physical play and help the child build vocabulary and knowledge. Suitable for 2 – 3 years.

Estelle Maskame : Did I mention I love you Trilogy

Estelle Maskame : Did I mention I love you Trilogy

4th Mar 2017  • 3:00PM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Estelle Maskame began writing at 13, and had completed her DIMILY trilogy – already an international bestseller – by the time she was 16, uploading chapter by chapter on Wattpad, Estelle was the winner of the Arts Award in the Young Scot Awards 2016. DIMILY is an addictive, illicit love story with a clever modern twist. Suitable for 13+ years.

Braw Tales for Bairns

4th Mar 2017  • 3:15PM – 4:00PM • Mitchell Library

Storytime with a real Scottish flavour. Hear about hungry cats and hairy coos, a midgie swallowing lassie, and help us sing our very special Auld Lang Syne. Suitable for 3 – 5 years.

Further details about Wee Write and Buy Tickets

0141 287 2999

www.ayewrite.com/weewrite/

The Mitchell Libary, G3 7DN

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