Puppet Animation Festival

Saturday 24th March

Wallace and Gromit (Double Bill): 10.30am (53 minutes) 5+ years

James and the Giant Peach: 12.30pm (84 minutes) PG

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Tuesday 3rd April

Natural Materials (film workshop): 10am – 12noon, 10-16 years

natural materialsA practical, engaging workshop during which participants will create short animated films around issues facing our planet, utilising natural materials.

D fie foe

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Wednesday 4th April

Little Light (immersive performance): 1.30pm (45 minutes), 5+ years

Little lightUsing shadow puppetry, table-top puppets, object theatre, dance, music and animation, this new multi-media production from one of Scotland’s leading puppetry companies tells the story of a lonely boy who discovers companionship and trust through the curiosity of a mischievous star and the devotion of a faithful dog.

Vision Mechanics & the Haya Cultural Centre, Amman, Jordan

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Saturday 7th April

The Owl and the Pussycat (puppet show): 11.30am (40 minutes), 4+ years

Owl and Pussy_previewThe Owl and the Pussy Cat set off on a cruise of the high seas on board O&PC Cruiselines’ state of the art flagship, the Atlantic Princess. But all does not go well with the voyage! Fear not! Chief Purser Iain is on hand to help our hapless star-crossed lovers to safety! Using tabletop puppets and a simple but attractive set the show is a hoot from start to finish!

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Monday 9th April

Photo Cinema Workshop: 10am – 1pm, 7+ years

Ellie Griffiths Photo-Cinema Workshop_previewHave fun experimenting with old photos, collage, and live feed video and projection to make your own live cinema performances. This workshop will give you a taste of how you can use simple materials to make fantastical visual effects and hilarious sequences.

Ellie Griffiths

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Tuesday 10th April

Call of Nature (immersive performance): 1.30pm (60 minutes), 5-8 years

Call of Nature (Suzie Ferguson and Diane Thornton) (4)_previewTwo expert fools take their young audience on a site-responsive field trip, exploring their local landscape in search of a rare egg, finding laughter and wonder in the most unexpected of places.


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Thursday 12th April

Make N Take (puppet workshop): 10am (90 minutes), all ages

make n takeCome along and join the Puppet-Stew crew for some creative school holiday fun. During the workshop you will make you very own rod puppet, which you can then take home with you. Hours of imaginative play lie ahead, as you make up stories, songs and scenarios with your fabulous new puppet.

Puppet Stew

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