Easter eggstravaganza of events across the district


Children in East Dunbartonshire have no reason to be bored over the Easter holidays, thanks to a fun-packed programme of activities organised by the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust.

This year the Easter programme also coincides with the start of the John Muir Festival, celebrating 19th century explorer and pioneer of conservation John Muir and all things environmental.

The festival also aims to promote the great outdoors and physical activity - forming part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy programme locally.

There’s a huge choice of things to try in venues across the area including lantern-making workshops and junior jewellery making.

The district’s libraries will host Bookbug sessions for the babies and Gaming sessions for older children, as well as creative arts and crafts fun for children aged 5-10 years old.

People are being urged to book creative workshops and a fun family show across East Dunbartonshire from Saturday 12 – Thursday 17 April.

EDLC Trust Chair Scott Hill said: “Our new 2014 Easter Holiday programme offers a great range of activities for children and young people throughout the area. There’s so much going on, there really is something for everyone.”

Highlights of the programme include:

* Wall-E cinema screening at Kilmardinny Arts Centre. This touching animated feature explores what life could be like if humans push the planet to its limit and have to move out.

* Upcycled! Junior Jewellery at Kilmardinny Arts Centre, Bearsden. Come along and become a jewellery designer for the morning.

* My City presented by Jabuti Theatre at Kilmardinny Arts Centre. A magical story about two lost souls, one speaks only Spanish and the other only Gaelic.

* Stop Start Film School at Woodhill Evangelical Church in Bishopbriggs - an extraordinary day of model making and storytelling through animation.

* I HEART Scotland presented by the Travelling Gallery at various venues. An exhibition by Rachel Maclean about Scotland’s romantic histories.

There will be John Muir Festival lantern-making workshops across the district and ‘A Beacon of Light for John Muir’ lantern procession in Kirkintilloch.

Make a beautiful handmade lantern at a free workshop, and display your creation with pride at our special lantern procession.

There will be many more John Muir themed events April-June for children, families and adults across the district.

Councillor Alan Moir, Convener of the council’s Development & Regeneration Committee, said: “We’re all hoping for a sunny Easter, but even if the weather’s not kind to us, there’s still plenty to do across East Dunbartonshire. I hope local children – and parents – enjoy a good break and make the most of these exciting events on their doorstep.”

There are further details of everything that’s going on in East Dunbartonshire from 12-17 April, in the John Muir Festival & Easter Holiday Programme on the homepage of the Trust website at www.edlc.co.uk.