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.
Download the three-day Pop-up Puppet Village Timetable.
There will be sign language interpreters in the Old Market Square from 10.30am to 3.30pm 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, 3pm, 5.30pm (also performing Friday and Sunday)
Indigo Moon‘s Mermarella – Puppetry and shadow theatre shape-shifts the Cinderella story into the salty-green, underwater world of the sea. 11am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm (also performing Friday with a magical interactive installation on Saturday from 7pm and Sunday 11am – 3pm).
The Budapest Marionettes – A host of marionettes present a series of short stories accompanied by music to delight audiences of all ages. 11.30am, 2.30pm, 5pm (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 from 11.30am.
Graeae workshops Join this award-wining theatre company who create work with D/deaf and disabled artists for a workshop in our Festival dome. Create you own tasty snacks for the visiting Iron Man. Sign language interpreted. 12.15pm, 1.45pm and 3.45pm, City Arts Dome.
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 11-3pm, Information Point.
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. 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Saraswati performed by Indigo Moon – Dancing in Rajasthani folk-style with live music, captivating and interacting with audiences. 12.15pm, 2.30pm (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