Happy Earth Day!

Piccadilly Puppets has two great shows with an environmental theme:

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Mother Nature with Katy Butterfly from Butterfly Ballad

Butterfly Ballad teaches the kids about the life cycle of the butterfly though the antics of Katy & Kevin Caterpillar, who become Monarch butterflies. Mother Nature narrates the story and asks the kids how they can help her take care of nature. We will be performing this show at the UWG Sustainability Expo at the Carrollton Amphitheater on Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 pm. We also have a lot of school performances of this show this month.

Splish, Splash: Water Stories teaches the importance of water to all cultures though folk tales from Australia and the Muscogee people, and includes a shadow puppet dramatization of the water cycle. It concludes with a fun song, “Everybody needs a little water!”

Lots of fun to be had at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival!

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Piccadilly Puppets will be at the Summer Shade Festival on Saturday, August 29!

We’ll be making puppets all day long, and at 3:15 we will perform Butterfly Ballad.

Summer Shade Festival-Kids Zone

Thank you to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs!

OCA logoPiccadilly Puppets is a proud recipient of funding from the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs! We provide puppet performances throughout the City of Atlanta, and the funds help us to cover some expenses, so that we can keep our shows affordable. Funding also enables us to offer discounts to schools that receive Title One funding and other venues in those neighborhoods (such as libraries), and occasionally offer free shows in underserved parts of the city.

Thank you so much to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for helping us to educate and entertain children in Atlanta through the art of puppetry!

Summer Puppet Shows!

Here are the public performances by Piccadilly Puppets in June:

Tuesday, June 2 at 10:30am  Cherokee Tales    FREE                                                          Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library,                                           9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek   (770)360-8822

Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 am  Once Upon a Time in China     FREE                          Harris County Public Library, 138 N. College St. Hamilton, GA (706)628-4685

Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 am  Once Upon a Time in China     FREE                           LaGrange Public Library  115 Alford St. LaGrange, GA (706)822-7784

Saturday, June 6 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm  Butterfly Ballad at the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, with a butterfly release and lots of other activities!                                        Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd. Roswell, GA  (770)992-2055 http://chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/festivals/butterfly-festival/

Tuesday, June 9 at 10:30 am  Imagination Station  FREE                                               Peachtree Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library                                                                      1315 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA (404)885-7830

Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm  Wish Tales   FREE                                                            Decatur Branch, Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St. Decatur, GA

 

 

Puppets in Hapeville & Gainesville in May

Saturday, May 9  Hapeville Makers Market

Cherokee Tales will be at 10:30 am in the Hapeville Train Depot. FREE!         Recommended for ages 3-10.

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Saturday, May 16 Rubber Duck Derby

DD Logo.new.12.taglineThe 17th Annual Rubber Duck Derby benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County. We will be at this event all day! Come by our tent to see a puppet demonstration, try out a puppet, or make a paper bag puppet. You won’t want to miss the race! Watch 20,000 rubber ducks race to the finish to win great prizes for their adoptive parents – including YOU, if you choose. Piccadilly Puppets is proud to support this event. 10:00am-4:00pm at Clark’s Bridge Park. FREE!

http://rubberduckderby.com/5Kdashandderby.html

Piccadilly Puppets’ Show to Benefit Children’s Healthcare

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Saturday, February 7 at 11:00 am

Landmark Diner – Buckhead, Side Door Lounge

3652 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305

Piccadilly Puppets presents Once Upon. a Time in China, an enchanting Chinese tale that teaches the importance of being honest. The Emperor is very old and must find someone to take over his duties. The new leader must be smart and strong, kind and courageous, patient and honest, especially honest. How will he find just the right boy? All proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Recommended for ages 3-10.

Tickets $10

Reservations are helpful, but not requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/piccadilly-puppets-show-to-benefit-choa-tickets-10089825941

 Why not have lunch at the Landmark diner before the show? A great place for families!

 Contact information:

(404)636-0022      piccadillypuppets@earthlink.net

We are thankful for the Fulton County Arts Council!

Funding for our programs is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
Funding for our programs is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Piccadilly Puppets is happy to announce that we have received funding for the second half of 2014 from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, through the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Fulton County is the leading public funder for the arts in the State of Georgia. It is wonderful to live in a county that understands the importance of the arts to our community. Our grant from the Fulton County Arts Council supplements our main source of income, which is the fees we charge for performances. This enables us to hire skilled, professional puppeteers and pay them a competitive wage, while still keeping our prices affordable to most groups. We can also give back to the community through occasional discounted or even free performances. Through the application and review process and final reports, the arts council also helps us to set goals, to meet artistic standards, to be financially responsible, and to be held accountable for the way we spent the funds at the end of each year. 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!

Time for Dragon Boats in Peachtree City again!

Saturday, September 27 at Lake McIntosh (new location)

A dragon boat competes at the festival in 2013
A dragon boat competes at the festival in 2013

The International Festival lasts from 9-5 with entertainment, boat races and food. We will be performing Butterfly Ballad at 1:15.

For more info: http://ptcdragonboats.org/

Celebrate Freedom on August 30!

Piccadilly Puppets will be performing three shows and holding puppet-making workshops all day at Jim R Miller Park as part of Celebrate Freedom. This free festival sponsored by 104.7 The Fish features performances by some top Christian artists like Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North and Britt Nichole. There are also rides, bounce houses and other activities for children.

Artist line-up, directions, etc.:  http://celebratefreedomatlanta.com/

Information on children’s area: http://celebratefreedomatlanta.com/features/

 

We’re welcoming summer with a “splash!”

We are so excited to announce the world premiere of our new show, Splish, Splash: Water Stories! Developed with the help of Project WET, this show explores our most precious resource in a fun and educational way! Large hand-puppets are used in the Australian folktale of “Tiddalick the Frog” and the Creek legend “Rabbit Plays Tug-of-War,” which demonstrate that water is important to all cultures. The original shadow puppet piece, “The Adventures of Drip and Drop,” shows the water-cycle from the point of view of the raindrops. As the closing song says, “Everybody needs a little water!” Best for ages 4-10.

See below for the schedule, including FREE performances!

Kangaroo tries to persuade Tiddalick the Frog to share water.
Kangaroo tries to persuade Tiddalick the Frog to share water.
Drip and Drop shadow puppets
Drip and Drop shadow puppets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 28   11:30 am    Academy Theatre                                                                           599 N. Central Avenue, Hapeville, GA 30354                                                                              Sponsored by the Hapeville Association of Tourism and Trade

Monday, June 30   10:00 am   Riverdale Branch Library                                                               420 Valley Hill Rd. SW, Riverdale 30274                                                                                            Sponsored by the Clayton County Library System

June 30    6:30 pm   NE Spruill Oaks Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library                   9560 Spruill Rd. Johns Creek, 30022          

July 5   2:00 pm   Ponce de Leon Branch, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library                              980 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta