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September 2013

Nuit des Lampions

After Bornholm we drove through Sweden and Germany (via the Mosel Valley) to Wiltz in Luxembourg, to take part in the Nuit des Lampions festival. Bryan Tweddle, our neighbour from Sowerby Bridge, had invited us to be a part of this year’s event. We arrived not knowing quite how we would fit in and make ourselves useful! ‘Cooperations‘ is an amazing community made up of people with learning difficulties and the long-term unemployed, and it didn’t take us long to make friends with the artist group here and come up with ideas for a performance together.

We created 2 sets of shadow shows for the festival, one with the artist group using shadow masks that they had made before our arrival, and one to mark the clock chimes during the evening, which we performed with the help of the lead art workers of the organisation. It was an absolute privilege to work alongside all the people here, and to enjoy the beautiful buildings, garden and artwork that they have created.

Bornholm Puppet Festival

At the beginning of September we set off on our adventure to Bornholm, a small Danish island off the coast of Sweden for the fabulous Bornholm Puppet Festival. Our van was packed to the gunnels with ‘Hullaba Lulu’, ‘The Flying Dodos’ and ‘The Mystery of the Sock Snatcher’, (plus various other materials and bits and bobs for our next adventure in Luxembourg). During our week here at the festival we saw many inspiring shows, met lots of interesting artists, and had some wonderful sight-seeing trips in this beautiful part of the world. We lapped up the last of the glorious sunny days of the year, camping in our hosts’ garden and walking on beaches around the island (also much enjoyed by Panchan the Dog). A definite highlight for both of us was “Goodbye Mr Muffin” by Denmark’s own Teater Refleksion. Plus, of course, the rhubarb ice-cream!

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Week one of three done at the always lovely Kleines-Fest.de Hannover, Germany Fool's Paradise Ltd
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Plucky out and about at Bradford Festival today; photos by Tim Green and Philip Lickley Fool's Paradise Ltd
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Day one of 17 days of Kleines-Fest.de Hannover, Germany complete! So nice to be with old friends, perfect venue and always a warm audience. The Dodos had a blast (albeit feeling slightly vertically challenged after seeing Teatro Pavana's ostriches!) Fool's Paradise Ltd
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Lovely couple of days Summer Fest Waddesdon Manor Plucky made lots of new friends!
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Plucky had a brilliant day yesterday at Summer Fest Waddesdon Manor out again for more fun today 11, 1 and 3!

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Day one of 17 days of Kleine Fest Hannover, Germany complete! So nice to be with old friends, perfect venue and always a warm audience. The Dodos had a blast (albeit feeling slightly vertically challenged after seeing Teatro Pavana's ostriches!) @FoolsParadiseUK https://t.co/R3iMCJ3WQh ThingumaTheatre photo

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