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The Festival in pictures

Maid Marionette’s grand entrance at the Festival launch Melanie Whitehead (The Electric Sunshine Project) & Matthew Forbes (National Theatre) Stephen Jon’s Talk NTU Students Theatre Design students’ jellyfish copyright NTU…

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The power of puppetry

Rachel Reeves has written an article on the Power of Puppetry to explore human emotions and experiences: Lily and I had a lot in common – both brown-haired young women…

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An accessible festival

One of the priorities for Nottingham’s first ever Puppet Festival is that it’s a great event that everyone can access, and so it’s really important that there are opportunities for…

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Not just for kids

Ever seen a weight-lifting mouse or Burlesque puppet show? Perhaps you’re a fan of the 80s hit Spitting Image, or F.A.B. about Thunderbirds? Whichever it might be, you’re in for…

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We’re recruiting a team of volunteers!

Nottingham Puppet Festival is recruiting a team of volunteers – people that want to get closer to the puppet action! We need volunteers to take on a number of exciting…

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Meet our Festival mascot

Maid Marionette, a handcrafted banraku-type puppet, has been unveiled as the mascot for Nottingham Puppet Festival. Beautifully crafted by artist Alison Duddle, Maid Marionette takes inspiration from the legendary heroine,…

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Full programme revealed

From a giant iron man and elephant, hand-sized marionettes and intricate shadow puppets, and the retelling of classics alongside life-affirming stories, to cult series Thunderbirds and Spitting Image, and late-night puppet cabaret,…

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