Piccadilly Puppets would like to thank all of the teachers and educators that bring puppetry and other arts into their schools! We also appreciate our teaching artist-puppeteers: Fracena Byrd Dolan, Nancy Riggs, LeeAnna Lambert Sweatt and Lorie Summers!
Summer shows continue!
We have been busy in June, mostly with camp performances, but here are a couple of upcoming public performances:
Tuesday, June 20 2:30 pm Once Upon a Time in China (ages 3-10) Fayette County Public Library 1821 Heritage Parkway Fayetteville, GA 30214 (770)305-5251
Tuesday, June 27 11:00 am Wish Tales (ages 3-8) A. Mitchell Powell Jr. branch, Coweta Public Library 25 Hospital Road Newnan, GA 30263 (770)253-3625
Also, don’t forget our Puppet Camp through the Johns Creek Arts Center (ages 6-10) July 10-14:
Puppet Camp in July!
What: One week Puppetry camp
Who: Children ages 6-10
Where: Johns Creek Presbyterian Church
When: July 10-14, 9-3 each day
How much: $265 for members of the Johns Creek Arts Center, $285 for non-members
Get a taste of both visual and performing arts with a week of puppet camp! Campers will learn about the different types of puppetry, make 2-3 puppets and write short scripts based on familiar folktales or myths. Instruction on puppet manipulation and rehearsal led by a professional puppeteer from Piccadilly Puppets will prepare the class to put on a fun original puppet show!
Click the link below for registration.
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:
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)
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.
We will perform CHEROKEE TALES at 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 17.
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
Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
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!
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!
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a puppet show at the Children’s Museum!
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!
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?”
Sunday, September 13 2:00 pm “Artrageous! Family Sunday” at Morris Museum of Art, Augusta
Butterfly Ballad and other fun activities!
Thank you to the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs!
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!