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/

 

Last show before summer – at Southlake Mall!

We will be performing Butterfly Ballad at Southlake Mall on Thursday, May 19 at 6:00pm. After that, it’s summer camp shows for awhile!

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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/

Help Spread the Joy of Puppets on Ga Gives Day!

Thursday, November 12 is GA Gives Day!

“You were fantastic…Please come back and do another puppet show!”

That’s what Taylor, a second-grade student at Jackson Elementary wrote us in a letter after our performance of Cherokee Tales. The children had obviously enjoyed the performance, laughing at all of the funny parts, chanting along with Chief Gray Eagle. They might not have even realized how much the show fit into the Native American unit of their curriculum! Thanks to a grant, we were able to perform at that school for a reasonable price. We need support from individuals, too – people like you that see the value of puppets and arts in education.

Ga Gives Day is a chance to highlight the many non-profits working to make our state a better place to live. Georgia is at the bottom of the country in government support of the arts, but YOU can help bridge the gap so that kids of all backgrounds and income levels can experience our shows! Click the link below (any day, not just on Thursday):

https://www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/piccadillypuppets/donate/

Mable House Storytelling Festival October 17!

This is always one of our favorite events! A full day of family fun and adventures in history! Wonderful storytelling and plenty of activities. We will perform Cherokee Tales at 11:30 and 1:15 in the Sweet Potato House.

Check out the lineup of storytellers and activities!
Check out the lineup of storytellers and activities!

On the grounds of the Historic Mable House:

5239 Floyd Rd SW, Mableton, Georgia 30126

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

 

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.

Do you swoon for onions? This girl does!
Do you swoon for onions? This girl does!

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