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!”

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a puppet show at the Children’s Museum!

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We will be performing Once Upon a Time in China on Saturday, February 6 at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM as part of the Chinese New Year Celebration at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. There will also be storytelling, dance and a dragon parade!

http://childrensmuseumatlanta.org/calendar/meet-the-holidays-chinese-new-year/

We’re booking shows for the school year, and performing in Morrow and Augusta!

For the first time in decades(!) Piccadilly Puppets is not booking school shows through Young Audiences/Arts for Learning, but we are still available! You can book puppet shows for your school directly with us. Call (404)636-0022!

Saturday, September 12  4-6 pm  Cool Kids Read at Southlake Mall

Join us for plenty of fun activities including: Balloon Art, Free Bookmark Crafts, Storytime with the Clayton County Library, a Book Swap and plenty of Prizes!! Piccadilly Puppets will perform Once upon a Time in China at 5:15.

While you’re at the event, you can help us set a record for the most kids reading aloud in a shopping center! We’ll be reading from Dr. Seuss’ new book, “What Pet Should I Get?”

http://www.southlakemall.com/events

Sunday, September 13 2:00 pm “Artrageous! Family Sunday” at Morris Museum of Art, Augusta

Butterfly Ballad and other fun activities!

http://www.themorris.org/calendar/calendar.html

 

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.

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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!

Imagination Station at the Fayetteville Library

We will be performing Imagination Station at the Fayetteville Library on Monday, July 20 at 10:00 am. This playful variety show features puppets, simple objects, music, storytelling and lots of audience participation! The children will discover that a little bit of imagination will go a long way.

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Do you swoon for onions? This girl does!

1821 Heritage Park Way Fayetteville, GA 30214  (770)305.5426

 

 

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