Event Type: Free Outdoor Event
Pop-Up Puppet Village
Various artists and performers
From Friday to Sunday, the Old Market Square becomes a pop-up puppet village with puppeteers from all over the world. Look out for street theatre, walkabouts, fantastical mechanical animals, puppets as tall as houses, workshops, music and lots more – all for FREE.
There will be sign language interpreters in the Old Market Square all day on Saturday.
Ola Muchin’s Magic Show – Featuring world-renowned magician, Osvaldo Drevno with his outlandish and incredible illusions. His magic is so unpredictable that sometimes even Osvaldo doesn’t know how it will end. 10am, 12.30pm, 5.00pm (also performing Friday and Sunday)
The Budapest Marionettes – A host of marionettes present a series of short stories accompanied by music to delight audiences of all ages. 11.00am, 3.30pm, 6.00pm (also performing Friday and Sunday)
Theatre for One, from the Lempen Puppet Theatre, are three-minute shows just for you! A calming riverbed journey, a delve into a giant ear canal, and inside the belly of the world’s first pregnant man. Throughout the day
Graeae workshops Join this award-wining theatre company who create work with D/deaf and disabled artists for a workshop in our Festival dome. 11.30am, 3.00pm
Shadow Puppet Workshops – Throughout the day, paper-cut artist Sarah Manton is running workshops to create an installation of Malaysian-inspired shadow puppets for the inside of the City Arts’ dome. Throughout the day
Graeae Theatre Company‘s Iron Man – A sight to behold! Graeae’s Iron Man, inspired by Ted Hughes’ children’s story, is the size of a double-decker bus. Don’t miss this rare chance to meet him as he takes a walk around the city. 1.30pm, 4.30pm
Saraswati performed by Indigo Moon – Dancing in Rajasthani folk-style with live music, captivating and interacting with audiences. 2pm, 4pm (also performing Friday)
Kayu Gangsa Malaysian Gamelan Orchestra – The Nottingham-based Gamelan orchestra will be performing with Malaysian Wayang shadow play specialist Kamrul Hussin. From 7pm
Please note the programme running order may be subject to change.
- Family Friendly
- Sign Language Interpreted
- Wheelchair Access
Old Market Square