It’s cartoon time in Glenesk at Easter

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Angus Arts is one again hosting an Animation Festival at Easter, at The Retreat in Glenesk and at Fettercairn Hall.

On Sunday, March 29, there will be a showing of ‘Animated Short Films: Family Treats’ at 3 p.m. at The Retreat.

It will comprise a programme of funny, delightful short animated films especially for children and their families. Expect an eclectic mix of beautiful visual styles and intriguing animation techniques.

Virginia Aspinwall, co-creative director of Angus Arts, explained: “These films have all been created in the last 18 months and highlight how incredibly dynamic and varied contemporary short form animated films for young people are.

“Among the many vivid and exciting worlds we’ll experience musical seals singing for their supper, a delicate friendship between a rabbit and a deer, a cat and a dog who fight in a very unusual way, and a workaholic whose dream holiday is interrupted by some very ancient animals!

“It’s a programme that will appeal to children young and old. The Glenesk Retreat and Folk Museum will be open all day so families could come along early to have some lunch or stay on afterwards for tea and cake.”

There’s a different show at 3 p.m. on Easter Saturday, April 4, at Fettercairn Hall, with a brand new production of ‘Little Frankenstein’. The show features ‘semi famous’ puppeteer Frank Stein who is rehearsing his new show ‘George the Dragon Slayer’, but he’s finding it difficult with his badly made puppets. He creates a new real live puppet that is destined to change his life forever! Creature George emerges from the laboratory, innocent and willing to learn, but Frank is so intent on the planned rehearsal that he neglects to look after his new child.

Tickets for ‘Animated Short Films: Family Treats’ are £5/adult and £3/child, and for ‘Little Frakenstein’ it is £7/adult and £5/child.

Tickets can be booked on 01561 298173 or 01356 648669, e-mail angus.arts@btinternet.com or book online at www.neatshows.co.uk