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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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We spent a fabulous week on Morecambe Bay with Dead Good Guides John Fox and Sue Gill making a pack of 5 fierce dogs from driftwood for their Wildernest beach environment.
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Excited to announce that our next show, Ghost Caribou has received a Without Walls R&D award!
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Thingumajig TheatreThursday, April 12th, 2018 at 2:22pm
Introducing our next street theatre act: Ghost Caribou. These 4-metre tall lantern puppets and their mobile shadow puppet show will be roaming the streets starting September 2018. Find out more at: http://thingumajig.info/projects/ghost-caribou/
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Thingumajig TheatreSunday, April 8th, 2018 at 6:25pm
Dodos back from a lovely three days at Yorkshire Wildlife Park--spot us in this video!
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Go on a magical family adventure through the looking glass with 'Alice in Wilderland' at Yorkshire Wildlife Park 😍 www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com/events/easter-adventure
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Thingumajig TheatreFriday, April 6th, 2018 at 6:03pm
Day one of three at Yorkshire Wildlife Park! Great crowds!

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Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 1:26pm
Kit and Caboodle getting ready for its first outing this season: Sat, Sun and Mon at Albert Docks, Liverpool for Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta @CultureLPool https://t.co/M6Fx1jwGF6 ThingumaTheatre photo
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 3:44pm
Excited to announce that our new show, #GhostCaribou has received a @WWconsortium R&D award! https://t.co/l8MLiHSg80
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#BLUEPRINT R&D ANNOUNCEMENT: After a successful and heartwarming launch event @HOME_mcr we are thrilled to announce our new stream of investment, which will allow artists to explore bold, provocative ideas for new outdoor work https://t.co/yGnMy9pwZM @ace_national @ace_thenorth https://t.co/QFT6zyRSoG
Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 11:38am
Here's the eary design for the next piece we're making: Ghost Caribou. 4-metre tall lantern giant puppets with a mobile shadow puppet show. Avail from Sept 2018. #ghostcaribou https://t.co/KFsQT70aTj https://t.co/dwOfLrINRH ThingumaTheatre photo
Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 2:47pm
Dodos back from a lovely three days @YorkshireWP--spot us on their video!
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Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 4:21pm
Day one of three at Yorkshire Wildlife Park! Great crowds! Photo by @YorkshireWP https://t.co/lcb2JmkoZl ThingumaTheatre photo

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