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July 2014

Firefighter

Thingumajig Theatre were invited once again to create a giant puppet puppet for the Manchester Day Parade. This year, we were asked to work with Manchester Fire and Rescue. They are about to introduce a new uniform so they asked us to create a parade giant puppet of an Asian woman firefighter who would be wearing the new costume.

They also asked us to work with a group of Princes’ Trust youths to create an ensemble to interact with the firefighter.

It was a great little ensemble: the youths formed groups of flame flags which the firefighter chased and tried to put out with an extinguisher.

The mechanism was a slight variation on our usual mechanism as seen here in Kelda. As one arm was fixed, we created a system which only required one hand to operated.

It was also great to make a giant with high vis fabric–you could certainly see this puppet coming from a long way away!

The puppet now belongs to Manchester Fire and Rescue and was also part of the Manchester Pride Parade.

This was our fourth commission for Manchester Day Parade, previous parade puppets were Jimmy the Footballer, the Sweeper and last year’s Garden City.

See more photos and a short video.

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Lost a lovely sunny day trying to get my head around this GDPR email list thing. Made this snazzy form to opt in to be on our email list (which we hardly ever use...) Go on, humour me: click on this and sign up.
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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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Thingumajig TheatreSaturday, April 28th, 2018 at 6:48pm
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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