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/

 

October is for Festivals!

On Saturday, October 19, we’ll be performing at two different festivals! (Actually three, but one is for Alabama Power in Birmingham, AL).

The Mable House Storytelling Festival in Mableton

There will be wonderful storytelling & activities from 11-4. You can tour the historic home, watch a blacksmith in action, dance to bluegrass music, and of course, watch a Piccadilly Puppets show! Cherokee Tales will be performed at 11:30 and 1:00 in the Sweet Potato House.

The Dekalb International Food and Music Festival at Northlake Mall

Multicultural cuisine and entertainment from 12-6, but we’ll be strolling through the crowd from 12-2.

http://visitatlantasdekalbcounty.com/dekalb-county-calendar-of-events/current-month/dekalb-international-food-and-music-festival/

Dragon Boats in Peachtree City!

Piccadilly Puppets is excited to be taking part in the 6th Annual International Festival and Dragon Boat Races in Peachtree City this Saturday, September 28.  No, we’re not paddling a boat, but we are doing what we do best – performing a puppet show!

Drake Field, 10am-5pm. We’re on at 1:15 pm.   See the Entertainment schedule below:

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Puppet Festival (r)Evolution 2013

Nancy & Kiera from Piccadilly Puppets attended the Puppeteers of America National Festival August 5-10 in Swarthmore, PA.

Cinderella Marionette on display in the festival's exhibit
Cinderella Marionette on display in the festival’s exhibit

We attended workshops, networked, and saw lots of fabulous puppet shows! The festival was held on the campus of Swarthmore College, but on Saturday we went into the town to entertain children & adults alike with busking, shows, and a parade which led everyone to the campus outdoor amphitheatre for a performance by Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry. Here are some photos of just a few of the many events! For more info:

A behind-the-scenes look at "Dick Myers' Cinderella", restored and remounted by the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts
A behind-the-scenes look at “Dick Myers’ Cinderella”, restored and remounted by the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts
Cinderella's stepsisters awaiting an entrance
Cinderella’s stepsisters awaiting an entrance

Puppet from "D-Generation: an Exaltation of Larks" by Sandglass Theater
Puppet from “D-Generation: an Exaltation of Larks” by Sandglass Theater

Nancy & Rex strolling around Swarthmore
Nancy & Rex strolling around Swarthmore

The Atlanta Puppetry Guild was well represented in the parade! Piccadilly Puppets had the large blue-headed puppet on the right.
The Atlanta Puppetry Guild was well represented in the parade! Piccadilly Puppets had the large blue-headed puppet on the right.

Atlanta Puppetry Guild giant mascot in the Puppet Parade
Atlanta Puppetry Guild giant mascot in the Puppet Parade