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Spring time enjoyment for children and families

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a series of entertaining programmes this spring, specially designed for children and family members.

Starting from Friday, March 17, the "Family Fiesta" series will bring not only well known fairytales but also interesting productions of puppetry, music and theatre to widen audiences' horizons.

Hailed as one of Europe's most enchanting cultural treasures, the Theatre of Obraztsov (Russia) will perform "A Super Fun Concert", a wonderful performance giving greatest pleasure to puppetry admirers. It consists of most popular scenes of shows by puppetry master Sergei Obraztsov.

In "Goodies, Beasties and Sweethearts", Théatre des Confettis from Canada will begin a wonderful journey with attractive child-sized food inside a giant cake and end at a mini-cabaret for a wordless performance of living tableaux with live music accompaniment.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Theatre Hikosen will return and stage the world's first animation film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Immersing the audience in mellow songs and resplendent setting, the theatrical performance is a compelling and beautiful full-head-to-toe mask play that has won unanimous critical acclaim.

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and Guangxi Puppet Art Troupe will jointly produce the puppet drama "Little Swan Lake", telling the popular story with beautiful ballet music by Tchaikovsky.

For music programmes, local group Gay Singers will conduct the "Parent-child Workshop on A cappella" series; The Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra will enhance your knowledge in Chinese geography through the "Funtastic China" concert; several young musicians will also show their remarkable talent when they perform in the concert by the Hong Kong Children Symphony Orchestra.

The "Family Fiesta" series also include "Modern Journey to the West" by Chung Ying Theatre Company and "Papa Ali Baba" by Theatre Ensemble.

For details of individual programme, please check out the respective promotional leaflets, call 2268 7321/ 2268 7323 or visit .

Tickets are now available at URBTIX outlets, while senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). There will be a maximum of 20% off for a single purchase of different programmes in the series. Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at .

Ends/Thursday, February 9, 2006

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