Puppet Animation Festival 2013

Wed 27th March - Tues 2nd April 2013

The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s oldest and largest children’s theatre festival.

The Puppet Animation Festival started life as a week long event at the Netherbow Arts Centre in Edinburgh in 1984 and has grown since then to cover the length and breadth of Scotland from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Isles.

This year we’re very excited to be hosting 2 fantastic shows and a puppet making w’shop.


Instant Puppets – Angus Arts (All ages)
Wednesday 27th March
Time: 10am – 12pm
Free entry – prebooking required

Eventbrite - Instant Puppets Workshop - PAF 2013

From fantasy to finale, make a scene with a stunning puppet. This workshop is suitable for all ages (under 8’s accompanied)
Enjoy the magic of puppets with Maria MacDonell and Virginia Aspinwall. Use a fascinating variety of materials and simple inventive techniques to create impressive expressive characters and dynamic short shows. Workshops cater for all levels of skill and experience. They encourage each participant to enjoy the liberating effects of creativity and the transforming power of puppets and puppet theatre. Workshop leaders Maria MacDonell and Virginia Aspinwall have been exploring puppet making with people of all ages and abilities for 12 years.


Puppet Show
The Magic Horse – Yugen Puppets (Age 3+)
Monday 1st April
11am (Duration 40min)
£4 Adult / £3 Child / Group Discount – any 15 for £39
Plus booking fee

Eventbrite - The Magic Horse - PAF 2013

Fingal is out seeking his fortune, when his tired old horse is replaced by a magic one. This horse can take you to wherever in the world you wish to go. So the horse takes Fingal to meet a Prince, who tells him to fetch a princess, who in turn sets him on a number of quests. But who will marry the princess? Fingal or the Prince?
In this show with audience involvement, children become courtiers, mountains and magnificent castles and puppets move through human forests, fields and snapping crocodile infested waters, in another of Yugen’s light hearted adaptations from our rich heritage of Scottish fairy tales.


Puppet Show
Rapunzel – Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre (Ages 4+)
Tuesday 2nd April
11am (Duration 50min)
£4 Adult / £3 Child / Group Discount – any 15 for £39
Plus booking fee

Eventbrite - Rapunzel - PAF 2013

Welcome to Dame Gothe’s garden where you can let your hair down with Rapunzel. Narrated by a wonderful frog, this adaptation has all the elements of the traditional tale…the witch, the beautiful girl locked in a tall tower and, of course, the handsome prince who attempts to save Rapunzel…
With specially recorded music, beautifully made rod puppets, and Steve Smart’s masterly puppety skills, this is a show that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Established in 1987, Clydebuilt is one of Scotland’s leading touring puppet companies, touring very extensively throughout the UK and performing over 200 shows per year.

Please note that online ticket sales will close 24 hours before the event and any remaining tickets will be available on the door, cash only, and subject to availability. We do not post out tickets – just bring the debit/credit card with which you purchased the tickets or your paypal transaction reference number if payment is made with paypal funds. If you have any problems purchasing tickets, please  call 0131 555 7131.


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