Piccadilly Puppets is performing at several festivals this season. We already performed for Bridgefest in Stockbridge. Next is Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival followed by Lilburn Daze. Read on for details!
Saturday, October 5 Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival
grantWould you like to bring Piccadilly Puppets to your school, library or non-profit organization in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019? If your organization is located in a county in which no organization received an FY18 GCA Project, Partner or Arts Education Grant, you can apply for a Vibrant Communities grant from the Ga Council for the Arts. The grants are for arts programming; why not have us do puppet shows and/or workshops?
For more info including a list of counties that qualify:
Piccadilly 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!
‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Piccadilly takes a few liberties with the classic holiday poem penned by Clement C. Moore more than 100 years ago. In this version, performed with hand puppets, children will get the real story of that night from a mouse who was an eyewitness to the whole affair. It’s a merry tale with lots of silly twists and turns to entertain and amuse children of all ages. PreK-5, families, or senior citizens.
A tale of Christmas spirit and friendship. This endearing Christmas story is about a hungry fox and a lonely bunny, and how they find that, for them, the true meaning of Christmas is friendship. Although there’s no mention of any reindeer in the forest, Santa Claus still manages to make an appearance—much to the delight of the audience!
PICCADILLY HOLIDAY A secular, holiday-themed variety show. The show will feature several pieces including a rod and hand puppet version of “The Nutcracker”, an ice-skating marionette, and an original hand puppet story of an elf that comes to Atlanta to escape the North Pole snow. The benefit of this show is that it is adaptable to whatever length the presenter needs. All ages.
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.
Performances by That Puppet Guy, Piccadilly Puppets, Paulette Richards, Kiera Robbins, Jane Schindler and InJest Puppets
Puppet making workshop sponsored by the Center for Puppetry Arts
Games for children
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.
Celebrate at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival! Come on Sunday! Free!We will be performing Butterfly Ballad at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 27 in the Kids Zone. The festival also has two music stages, an Artist Market, a 5K, and lots of food vendors, as well as more kids’ activities.
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.
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!
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:
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)