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Fiesta enjoyment for children and families

A series of entertaining programmes specially designed for children and family members will be presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department from March to May.

Starting from Friday, March 2, the "Family Fiesta" series will bring interesting productions of puppetry, theatre, music and multi-art to widen audiences' horizons.

From Argentina, there is the magical lighting show¡§Kaleidoscope¡¨by Cia.Kukla, as well as crazy clown and circus theatre¡§Opereta Prima¡¨by La Pipetua. Another amazing performance is¡§In the Cube¡¨by STRIKE¡¦s skilled jugglers from New Zealand.

For local productions (in Cantonese), Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education will perform table-top puppet show "Hansel and Gretel", telling an adventure story of courage and kindliness. Jumbo Kids Theatre will put on stage their latest production ¡§24¡¨, featuring the relationship between children and parents.

For music programmes, Dr Yip Wai-hong and Hong Kong Children¡¦s Symphony Orchestra will escort audiences on a musical journey to Beethoven¡¦s world. Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra¡¦s¡§A Concert of Fun for Family¡¨offers a wide selection of music for kids, parents and even grandparents.

Detailed programme schedule of the "Family Fiesta" series are as follows:

¡§Hansel and Gretel¡¨ by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education
March 2-4 Sha Tin Town Hall
March 9-10 Tsuen Wan Town Hall
March 16¡V17 North District Town Hall
March 31 Tuen Mun Town Hall

¡§24¡¨ by Jumbo Kids Theatre
March 9¡V11 Kwai Tsing Theatre
March 16¡V18 Hong Kong Cultural Centre
March 23¡V25 Sha Tin Town Hall

¡§Kaleidoscope¡¨ by Cia.Kukla (Argentina)
March 30-31 Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
April 1 Tuen Mun Town Hall

¡§Opereta Prima¡¨ by La Pipetua (Argentina)
April 6-7 Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
April 8 Tsuen Wan Town Hall
April 9 Sha Tin Town Hall

Hong Kong Children¡¦s Symphony Orchestra
April 21 Tsuen Wan Town Hall
April 22 Hong Kong City Hall

¡§In the Cube¡¨ by STRIKE (New Zealand)
April 20-21 Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
April 22 Yuen Long Theatre

¡§A Concert of Fun for Family¡¨ by Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra
April 29 Yuen Long Theatre
May 1 Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
May 6 Tai Po Civic Centre

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 http://www.urbtix.hk .

For programmed enquries, call 2268 7321/ 2268 7323 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp .

Ends/Tuesday, January 30, 2007
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