Puppet Palooza September 24

Puppet Palooza is a fabulous afternoon filled with puppet shows and puppet activities! It will take place Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-5:00pm at the Clarkston Community Center

Some of Atlanta’s top puppeteers will perform short pieces in a variety style show. Shows will be ongoing throughout the day, along with puppet-making and other games for kids. There will be all kinds of interesting puppets and puppet-related items for sale, as well as concessions.

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Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the link below: $10 adults, $5 children.

Proceeds go to the Atlanta Puppetry Guild, a local chapter of the Puppeteers of America, an organization that promotes the art of puppetry. The Atlanta Puppetry Guild gives local puppeteers and anyone interested in the art form a chance to meet, share ideas, and support one another. One way we do this is through offering scholarships to members to further their craft. Puppet Palooza is a fundraiser for the guild scholarship fund; a percentage of the proceeeds also goes to the Clarkston Community Center.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/puppet-palooza-tickets-37290041518?aff=es2

 

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!

 

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)

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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

 

 

Piccadilly Puppets receives Fulton County grant!

 

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Piccadilly Puppets is happy to announce that we have received funding for 2016 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. We are thankful that our county 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 in Fulton County. 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!

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

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Piccadilly Puppets will back in the Zone at the Summer Shade Festival – the Kids Zone, that is!

On Sunday, August 28, we will perform Cherokee Tales at noon. We will also have a tent with paper puppet-making all day – from 11am to 7pm! The full schedule will be posted on the festival website soon. See you at Grant Park!

http://www.summershadefestival.org/kids-zone/

 

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!”