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Puppet Show & Workshop - Hutt Winter Festival


Sat 18 Aug 2018, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Registration Types:

  • Puppet Show Admission: Free ($0.00)
  • Puppet Workshop Admission: Free ($0.00)
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Listed by: HuttWinterFestival

At this workshop you’ll watch a puppet show, and then learn to make your own puppets.

Bring your puppet to the Hutt Winter Festival on Sat 18 August and be in the Puppet Parade alongside Hutt Winter Festival's Wild Arrival puppets.

The whānau friendly puppet show is about the problems caused by invasive weed species - especially Old Man's Beard and Japanese HoneySuckle. It's also the story about a friendship between a Kereru, a child and a Kohekohe tree.

Suitable for parents to attend with their children, 4-10 years, but also enjoyed by children younger and older.

Limit puppet show: 100 people
Limit workshop afterwards: 40 people including parents with pre-schoolers

Puppet show duration: 45 minutes
Workshop duration: 1 hour

Registration essential for the puppet-making workshop as numbers are limited.

About the artist:
As String Bean Puppets, Anna Bailey creates her own shows and performs in a variety of settings: fairs, festivals, libraries, schools, kindergartens and museums. She travels nationally and internationally and has performed in 13 countries. She is passionate about puppetry as an inclusive art form and with her background as a street performer Anna has always been interested in public engagement with art and opportunities for communities to engage with artists.

This workshop is running at multiple locations and times:
- Monday 13 August @ Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub - 10.00am - 12.00am
- Friday 17 August @ Wainuiomata Hub - 10.00am - 12.00am