Butterflies for Earth Day! Public shows April 22 & 29

April 22, City of Newnan Cities in the Mix Family Earth Day Celebration in Greenville Street Park: Show at 11:45am

A free event sponsored by The City of Newnan and ChildrenConnect: Newnan Children’s Museum in the Greenville Street Park located in historic downtown Newnan. Families can enjoy a live DJ playing family friendly music and local food trucks will be on hand serving tasty treats. Food trucks will have varying costs. Piccadilly Puppets will present Butterfly Ballad onstage at 11:45 AM. The Coweta County Master Gardener Volunteers will be there to teach kids about native butterflies and plants. Bubbles and Brushes will have face painting. There will also be a petting zoo and the Monkey Joes mascot.

April 29, Wynbrooke Elementary School Spring Carnival 1p-5p

We will be performing Cherokee Tales at 2:00 PM. There will be lots of other fun activities for children.

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We had a good time celebrating World Puppetry Day!

We celebrated World Puppetry Day in two places this week:

Nancy helping a young puppeteer try out shadow puppets for the World Day of Puppetry at the Center for Puppetry Arts

We joined other members of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild to provide free demonstrations of various styles of puppetry at the Center for Puppetry Arts on Saturday.

Then, on Wednesday we went to the Preferred School Care program at Deerwood Academy to present Butterfly Ballad.

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Thanks to Fulton County for helping make 2016 a successful year!

 

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Piccadilly Puppets received funding for 2016 from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, through the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. With this help, we provided 63 shows and workshops throughout all six Fulton county districts and performed for almost 4000 people in Fulton alone. We performed for schools, libraries, festivals and many other events. We were able to perform in underserved neighborhoods at reduced prices, and introduced our “Pop-up Show” performed out of our  Puppet van!

These grants benefit not only our organization, but more importantly YOU, as our audience. Please join us in thanking the Board of Commissioners and the Arts Council. If you live in Fulton and enjoy the arts, please let your Commissioner know!

 

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas puppet shows!

Rutherford the Electronics elf with a couple of carol-singing snowballs from PICCADILLY HOLIDAY

Rutherford the Electronics Elf with a couple of carol-singing snowballs from PICCADILLY HOLIDAY

Here’s the current listing of our public holiday performances:

12/8 6:30 pm Banks County Primary School gym (Homer)  Foxy Christmas   Sponsored by the Banks County Public Library

12/10 10:00 am and 11:30 am Aurora Theatre (Lawrenceville)  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

12/10 3:30 pm  Peachtree branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library  Piccadilly Holiday  

12/13 5:00 pm  The Children’s Museum of Atlanta  Piccadilly Holiday

12/15 6:00 pm  Pembroke Public Library (Pembroke)  ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

12/17 11:00 am and 1:00 pm The Children’s Museum of Atlanta  Foxy Christmas  

12/18 11:00 am and 1:00 pm The Children’s Museum of Atlanta  Twas the Night Before Christmas

12/19 1:00 pm L.C. Anderson Memorial Library (Metter) Twas the Night Before Christmas***
***Check with the library to confirm the location

We are still adding shows, so check back from time to time to see if there’s an added show near YOU!

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Enjoy the beautiful October weather with an outdoor puppet show!

We’ve got two outdoor shows Saturday, October 29!

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To the North, we are performing at the Gainesville branch of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Young children will enjoy Imagination Station on the deck at 11:00am before (or after) visiting the Model Train Garden.

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To the Southeast, we will be at the Briar Patch Arts Festival in the town of Eatonton, GA (birthplace of Joel Chandler Harris and Alice Walker!). You can catch Butterfly Ballad at noon, and then college football fans can join the Tailgate Party for the GA-FL game!

Briar Patch Arts Festival

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Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival

We’ll be at some fun events in October, including the Botanical Gardens in Gainesville and the Briar Patch Festival in Eatonton, both October 29. Check back soon for the details on those and hopefully one more! Meanwhile, read on about the festival October 8:

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We’ll be performing Imagination Station at noon on the Storytelling Stage. There are tons of activities for kids! Tickets are only $5 when purchased in advance online! ($10 at the gate)

Atlanta Parent Family Festival

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Fun free events for September!

We are taking part in two fun events this month: Cool Kids Read at Southlake Mall on Saturday, September 17, and Atlanta Streets Alive in Virginia-Highland on Sunday, September 25. We hope you can attend one (or both!) or them.

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We will perform CHEROKEE TALES  at 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 17.

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Organized by Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, our third Atlanta Streets Alive (ASA) of the year will take place on Sunday, September 25th from 2pm-6pm. Come celebrate four Eastside neighborhoods on North Highland, Highland Ave, and Boulevard!

We’ll close the streets to cars and open them to people. Bring your bicycle or your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way.

Though you may “start” anywhere along the route, the kickoff will happen at Virginia Ave & North Highland Ave. The Atlanta Streets Alive Bicycle Parade will line up at 1:30 at this location, and roll down the route at 2pm.

The Piccadilly Puppets Van will be parked along the route! We will perform short pop-up shows, strolling puppetry, and interactive activities.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 2-6 pm

Find the street map and more info here: http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/sept_25_route

 

 

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