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October 2013

Introducing “Jellish”

We’ve just been successful for our Arts Council England bid for the R&D for our new night-time street act!

In “Jellish” a bloom of giant illuminated jelly fish will transform night time streets or fields of a festival into a strange and magical underwater world. These giant jellyfish will be made from beautifully hand-painted flowing fabric which will be illuminated internally from gently changing lights. Each jelly fish will be 1 to 2 meters wide and can be anywhere from just above the height of the audience and up to 6 meters high depending on the venue and weather. The full show will have 12-15 giant jelly fish plus a mothership giant jellyfish float which will house a musican/DJ who will be creating, looping and live mixing sound throughout the performance.

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In this first stage, we’ll make 6 jelly fish and try them out at Handmade Parade’s Lamplighter Festival in Todmorden on November 23 and again at the Sowerby Bridge Winter Light Festival on December 15.

After this initial stage we will work towards the full production to be ready by late summer 2014.

Very exciting news. Time to get making…

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Incanti Festival, Turin, Italy

Torino is beginning to feel like home…..this is our fourth time here at Incanti Festival, and our Incanti friends always give us the most amazing welcome. It was too short a visit compared to the four weeks we spent leading PIP 2012 but so great to be back for the 20th anniversary festival.

We performed ‘A November Day’ at the beautiful Cavallerizza Theatre on Saturday night to a fantastic reception. Of course, visiting Turin is partly about the puppets, but also about the wonderful city and the gorgeous food. We’ve waited five years to finally getting round to visiting the Caffe Al Bicherin, for a taste of the heavenly coffee/chocolate signature drink!

Skipton Puppet Festival

It’s always such a pleasure to take our puppets to Skipton Puppet Festival! This year “The Flying Dodos” had great fun playing with the festival punters at the hub, and we had a wonderfully warm response to “Hullaba Lulu” at Ermysteds School. As ‘Handmade Parade’ we were also involved in the festival’s parade down the High Street, and enjoyed showing off some of our giants to the locals! See the photo of the parade HERE.

Well done, Liz and Daniel, for organising this fantastic event.

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Thingumajig TheatreThursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 9:27am
Plucky our giant chicken has run away with the circus--in Belgium! She's looking forwards to playing this Saturday on a beautiful abbey grounds with some exciting performers!
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Thingumajig TheatreWednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 5:39pm
Started making a monster today--#Cetus for Charles Kingsley 200 this is just a model; final will be 4x bigger #giantpuppet #gooddayattheoffice
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Thingumajig TheatreMonday, May 20th, 2019 at 11:18am
Here's a lovely video of the parade we helped make in Bulgaria for 2019 Plovdiv European Capital of Culture. We taught a 2-week giant puppet masterclass in January (white birds) and then returned for 2 weeks to make the giant lady in the red skirt.
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Пловдив - Европейска столица на културата 2019 / Plovdiv 2019 ECOC
Ето как премина в началото на май Ayliak Parade - Айляк Парад едно уникално, пъстро, артистично празнично събитие за всички пловдивчани и гости на Пловдив. #Пловдив2019 #заедно --- This is how we made Ayliak Parade - Айляк Парад Ayliak Parade, an unique, colorful, artistic event for all citizens and guests of Plovdiv. #Plovdiv2019 #together #ECoC video: Néstor Boli Galindo
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Thingumajig TheatreSunday, May 19th, 2019 at 8:04pm
Meanwhile, somewhere in Antwerp, Belgium, Plucky has had a lovely day playing at one of your more unexpected places for #outdoorarts #streettheatre
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Thingumajig TheatreSunday, May 19th, 2019 at 7:47pm
Wow, can’t believe the crowds at #GhostCaribou last night Brighton Festival Without Walls, photos by Summer Dean #brightonfestival #outdoorarts #streettheatre #giantpuppets #festival #puppetry #shadowpuppets
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Thingumajig TheatreSaturday, May 18th, 2019 at 11:58pm
Massive crowds tonight watching our #GhostCaribou thanks Brighton Festival and Without Walls for bringing us out!

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 2:38pm
Started making a monster today-- #Cetus for @200Kingsley this is just a model; final will be 4x bigger #giantpuppet #gooddayattheoffice https://t.co/h1D4h0lexc ThingumaTheatre photo
Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 7:04pm
@Drlee93376263 @ibikebrighton @Eurovision @brightfest Next #GhostCaribou show in your area is St Leonards Festival on 29 June
Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 5:05pm
Meanwhile, somewhere in Antwerp, Belgium, Plucky has had a lovely day playing at one of your more unexpected place for #outdoorarts #streettheatre https://t.co/S2Iw6qCfPK ThingumaTheatre photo

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