Five of the best tips for the Easter break

  • Published: March 28th 2018
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Looking for something to do to amuse the kids over the Easter holidays? Or bored yourself and looking for some culture to inspire and relax you. Look no further. Check out our top five tips for the Easter break – and don’t forget, Perth Museum and Art Gallery and the Fergusson

1. Platform Festival 2018 – Final Weekend

Perthshire’s contemporary art festival is only in its second year, but starting to make waves on Tayside’s cultural scene. Make time to catch Helen McCrorie’s new film and exhibition Against the Flow at Comrie Library, inspired by moving stories of photographs lost in a local flood. How do we preserve out most precious memories and what is really worth keeping?

Visit Silver Alchemy Collective’s exhibition to experience the magic of experimental, old-school photography. Head to Pert Museum and Art Gallery for gunpowder artist Frank To’s latest works in Encounter. Also, keep an eye out on the no. 57 bus for poet-in-residence Jim Mackintosh and a gang of performers bringing music and poetry to the top deck on Saturday.

And don’t miss an alternative treat – creative happening at St Matthew’s Church as local collective Open Up present music, art and performance at Mass of the Night River for Good Friday.

2. Playing with Dinosaurs

What were the Dinosaurs? How did they live? What traces do they leave behind for us? Join us for this fun, family-friendly interactive exhibition. Come face-to-face with a Triceratops, dig for fossils and learn more about the magnificent creatures that once roamed the Earth. Find out more.

3. Easter Monday Dinosaur Egg Hunt

After the chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday, lets go find some Dinosaur Eggs on Easter Monday, join our Dino-expert to learn about our prehistoric friends, then follow the clues to find your very own Dino Egg. FREE

4. Dinosaur Day School

Want more Jurassic-themed fun? Join dinosaur expert and artist Jon Hoad for a morning spent learning, drawing and asking your questions about Dinosaurs. Jon will take you on a tour of the Playing with Dinosaurs exhibition. Then, in the afternoon its lights, camera, action! for a Jurassic Park themed LEGO dinosaur animation workshop. Create your own mini-masterpiece and amaze your pals. Find out more.

5. J D Fergusson Award Winner: Janeanne Gilchrist – Above, Below and Beyond.

Grab a last chance to see rising star, photographer and winner of the 2018 JD Fergusson Arts Award, Janeanne Gilchrist with her spellbinding solo show.

The sea and the self: these are territories Janeanne Gilchrist explores in her photography. Shot alone out in the sea in the
 period after her mother’s death, the photographs in Above, Below, Beyond are also infused with submerged grief and evasive, finely textured feeling. Hers is a submerged world of spectral floating objects and mysterious seascapes, each seeking meaning and calling on us to find our own.

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