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Puppet Animation Festival returns to East Lothian.

Published: Wednesday 8th March 2017

Puppet Animation Festival returns to East Lothian.

The Puppet Animation Festival returns this April with a brand new selection of performances in venues across East Lothian.

Each year East Lothian Council’s Arts Service brings The Puppet Animation Festival to venues across East Lothian. The Festival travels all over Scotland performing over 100 shows every year. This April high quality, professional events take place in Musselburgh, Tranent, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar and are a great way to entertain nursery and primary school age children during the Easter holidays.

The Brunton in Musselburgh hosts Giddy Aunt with A Stone's Throw, on Saturday 1 April. A modern day fairytale about a girl, who throws a stone at the sun and knocks it down, recommended for ages 5 and over.

Dinosaur enthusiasts are in for a treat at Fraser Centre in Tranent as Clydebuildt Puppet Theatre bring Dinosaur Detectives to town. A performance with rod puppets, shadow play and large scale projections on Friday 7 April, for ages 5 and over.

At John Gray Centre, Haddington, IpDip Theatre’s Head In The Clouds is on Monday 3 April. Cirrus the dog has a very important job to do – keep watch on the sheep. Inspired by the poetry of William Wordsworth, this show is recommended for ages 0 - 5. Still at the John Gray Centre, children aged 5 – 8 can enjoy an animation workshop, creating a film using paper people and stop motion techniques. Paper Puppets – Cut Out Animation Workshop with The Zoom Club is on Thursday 13 April.

The Corn Exchange in Haddington welcomes the Mousetale Puppets’ Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure on Wednesday 5 April. Oscar the inquisitive mouse, finds himself on a bizarre, intergalactic mission.  Fantastic theatre for ages 4 and over.

North Berwick Community Centre is the venue for Brier Rose from Folding  Puppet Company, on Tuesday 4 April. Based on the Brothers Grimm version of Sleeping Beauty, this much loved story is for ages 5 and over.

Sir Moustache And The Ed Splorers arrive at Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar on Thursday 6 April. They have travelled the world exploring exotic lands and having many marvellous adventures along the way. This blend of shadow puppetry, visual and verbal storytelling is ideal for ages 4 and over.

For more information and tickets for all events visit our What's On page.