International Puppetry Festival

The Dynamics 07 International Puppet Festival starts on May 19th and runs across the West Midlands for full month. Those events taking place in Birmingham are happening at the MAC, the Drum, Solihull Central Library and Chelmsley Wood Library.

With over 100 performances in 30 places over 30 days, you’ll find a whole array of fascinating styles and content in shows for the very young, for families and for adult audiences.

We’ve invited overseas companies from Pakistan, Russia, Hungary, Slovakia, Turkey, Belgium and France. They’ll be telling stories both traditional and new and using puppetry skills and techniques from each country. Alongside these you can see a range of leading national companies from within the UK‘s thriving puppet theatre sector.

The main event seems to be a mostly free Puppet Extravaganza at the MAC over the weekend of June 2nd – 3rd:

A whole weekend of fun for all the family, in the delightful setting of mac Cannon Hill Park. Join us for a rolling programme with non-stop with shows from far and wide including very special visitors from Russia, France, and Turkey.

Puppetry is one of those arts that is often overlooked so this event, the largest in the country, is great news. Spread the word.

Thanks to D’log for the link.