PUPPET masters will take centre stage in Renfrewshire this weekend as part of a host of free entertainment organised by leisure chiefs.

Audiences at Paisley Arts Centre can enjoy Le Petit Monde’s performance of Lapin is Hungry, with two shows being staged on Saturday.

The visit by the renowned puppet theatre group is just one of the attractions lined up to celebrate the arts centre’s 30th birthday.

Children who go along will be able to learn a few foreign language phrases as, although Lapin is Hungry is narrated in English, the puppets also speak simple sentences in French.

Shows will be staged at the arts centre, in New Street, at 12.45pm and 3.15pm and are suitable for those aged three to eight.

Youngsters can also take part in a craft workshop, making necklaces and badges with French puppeteer Tania, from Le Petit Monde, from 1.45pm to 2.45pm.

In addition, there will be walkabout theatre throughout the day as Ipdip Theatre performs Button - a story about a lift operator who loves buttons.

And artist Greg Sinclair will give a performance of music and movement between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

The programme of free entertainment has been organised by Renfrewshire Leisure, which is promising “a really fun day for everyone.”

Tickets for Lapin is Hungry can be booked in advance by calling 0300 300 1210.