Sunday 2nd June, 2013
The whole family is invited to kick start the summer with an immersive, colourful experience at The Red Shoes Family Day at Glasgow’s Tramway. This playful event explores our wild instincts. The Red Shoes interactive installation takes place in Tramway 1, with workshops and performances happening across the venue.
A collaboration with The Letter J (who performed the hugely popular Grandad and Me at Tramway Family Day: The Big Idea in February), this day will feature performances, music, hands-on creative activities and visual treats for ages 0-12 their parents and carers. Free, drop-in, some activities may have limited capacity.


The World of Judy Two Shoes

Jude Williams of The Letter J in the creative company of Danny Krass, Jay Barry Matthews, Josh Armstrong, Kevin Lennon, Lorna Penney, Paul Sorley, and Robbie Thomson
Tramway 1
12noon – 4pm
Come and explore the world of Judy Two Shoes and her Red Shoes.
It will be big, it will be small.
It will be loud, it will be quiet.
It will be tame, it will be wild.
There will be singing, there will be dancing.
There will be Red Shoes and Judy Two Shoes.
Suitable for all ages and abilities.


Brian Hartley
12noon – 3.30pm
Design and create your own fantastic red shoes using paper folding, origami, art and craft materials. From sparkling ruby and glass slippers to hi tops and all stars, we can all put on our red shoes and dance. Recommended Age 3+ plus parents/carers.

The Butterfly Room

Katie Eyre
Tramway 4
12noon – 3.30pm
Step into a magical world, exciting and mystical, glittering and yet a little bit dark, Tramway 4 will be transformed into a topsy-turvy world of giant butterflies, tiny cityscapes and eerie sounds. A relaxing space suitable for all the family, the Butterfly Room will be perfect for even the littlest red shoe wearers. Suitable for all ages.

 Red Wood

The Grey Earl and Andy McGeoch from The Letter J
Tramway 4
12noon – 3.30pm
An immersive, interactive visual and audio installation, featuring music and visual projections by The Letter J. Suitable for all ages.

 Live Music Performances from: The Ginger Snaps

Throughout the venue
12noon – 3.30pm
A roving troupe of errant musicians, resident band The Ginger Snaps will bring Balkan, Klezmer and jazz-inspired improvisations to all areas of the Tramway on Family Day. Musical interludes will happen spontaneously – all emotions catered for & suitable for all ages.  Bring your dancing shoes, and a hanky just in case! 

Colour-Ecology Dye Workshop

Kathy Beckett
Patio Area
12noon – 3.30pm
We’ll dye shoelaces with pomegranates, beetroots and a selection of other tasty treats! Exploring the amazing power of plants and fruits to create magical vibrant colours. Colour-Ecology researches how colour production might affect our environment and looks at more natural ways of making dyes/pigment. Prepare to get messy! Recommended for ages 3+ and parents carers. 

On the Tip of Your Nose! Sita Pieraccini

Tramway Street
12noon – 3.30pm
Clown around with Sita and join the red nose gang. Join in with games, follow my leader and play with bubbles, ribbons and movement. Suitable for all ages.
 Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE
 0845 330 3501
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