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Puppet Animation Festival

Held in venues across Scotland since 1984, The Puppet Animation Festival offers children and their families the opportunity to be transported to magical worlds of make-believe with a wide range of puppetry and animation on offer over the Easter holidays.

Events and performances will be taking place in venues across Edinburgh - in previous years performances have been at the Inch Community Centre, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and many more. 

About The Puppet Animation Festival

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The Puppet Animation Festival started life as a week long event at the Netherbow Arts Centre in Edinburgh in 1984 and has grown since then to cover the length and breadth of Scotland from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Isles.

The Festival is now truly national and has a network of partnerships with 26 of Scotland's 32 local authorities as well as with a wide range of venues throughout the country, meaning that more than 100 events take place every year in more than 50 venues.

The Festival offers a wide selection of puppetry and animation performances for children and families in all parts of Scotland - inner cities, suburbs and rural areas; with more than 190,000 children, young people and adults having attended the festival since 2000.

To find out more about this year's programme, have a look at the Puppet Animation Festival website

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