2015 Programme

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Meet Joey from the National Theatre’s award-winning WAR HORSE

Joey opened the festival on The Pantiles at 10:00 AM, and then made appearances at Five Ways at 11:00 AM and at Trinity Theatre at 2.30 PM.

 

 

 

Download the 2015 Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival brochure here.

10:15 AM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Plunge Boom: The Allotment

FREE Event: An engaging, interactive installation. The Vegetable Nannies invite you to join them in their temporary allotment for a spot of gardening and childcare. More...

10:30 AM

St Barnabas Primary School

Half Moon presents: Pop-Up Flashback Workshop

Create giant character Headboards (like the type you get at the Seaside) with Joseph Coelho and turn yourself into a mermaid, an ogre or a troll. More...

11:00 AM

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

An Account Of The State Of That Place (or How to Drink a Glass of Water)

In this specially commissioned piece for the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival, an international group of artists use puppetry to recount the history, characters and cultural background of Tunbridge Wells in the late Georgian period. More...

11:00 AM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

11:00 AM

Trinity Theatre

Strangeface presents: FenBoy

FenBoy pops up like a potato! Where has he come from and what will he do next….? Using projection and puppetry, music and mask, award-winning local company Strangeface, presents FenBoy based on British folklore and the trickster fairy Boggart. More...

11:00 AM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Swank: Jolly Holiday

FREE event: Join the Jolly family on their jolly holiday. Big Mam and Wee Dad, together with their delectable and desperate daughter Dolly, push Nana Noreen in her armchair taking in exciting new and beautiful sites. More...

11:30 AM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

11:30 AM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Robert Styles: Traditional Punch and Judy

FREE event: The highlight of a programme of street art and stalls in The Pantiles, this is traditional Punch and Judy - seaside slapstick fun with Crocodile and sausages included of course. More...

11:45 AM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Unexpected Places

FREE event: Join Jack and Maurice as they embark on an adventure that takes the audience to unexpected places. Come, pick up our puppets, step into our world and make it yours. More...

12:00 PM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

12:30 PM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

1:00 PM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Swank: Jolly Holiday

FREE event: Join the Jolly family on their jolly holiday. Big Mam and Wee Dad, together with their delectable and desperate daughter Dolly, push Nana Noreen in her armchair taking in exciting new and beautiful sites. More...

1:30 PM

Trinity Theatre

Mervyn Millar: Puppetry and War Horse - Imagining Joey

A talk and Q and A with Mervyn Millar, puppetry designer, director of Significant Object and the Creative Associate on the National Theatre's hit, War Horse. More...

1:30 PM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Robert Styles: Traditional Punch and Judy

FREE event: The highlight of a programme of street art and stalls in The Pantiles, this is traditional Punch and Judy - seaside slapstick fun with Crocodile and sausages included of course. More...

2:00 PM

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

An Account Of The State Of That Place (or How to Drink a Glass of Water)

In this specially commissioned piece for the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival, an international group of artists use puppetry to recount the history, characters and cultural background of Tunbridge Wells in the late Georgian period. More...

2:00 PM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

2:00 PM

Toc H Hall

Norwich Puppet Theatre presents: Oddly

A fun, whimsical tale about the big questions in life based on the much-loved children’s book by Joyce Dunbar. More...

2:00 PM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Unexpected Places

FREE event: Join Jack and Maurice as they embark on an adventure that takes the audience to unexpected places. Come, pick up our puppets, step into our world and make it yours. More...

2:30 PM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

2:30 PM

St Barnabas Primary School

Half Moon presents: Pop-Up Flashback

Pop-up books and poetry like you’ve never seen or heard before. Enter an imaginative world of memories through thought-provoking poetry and incredible pop-up books in this funny and heart-warming adventure of complicated families and growing up. More...

2:30 PM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Plunge Boom: The Allotment

FREE Event: An engaging, interactive installation. The Vegetable Nannies invite you to join them in their temporary allotment for a spot of gardening and childcare. More...

2:45 PM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Swank: Jolly Holiday

FREE event: Join the Jolly family on their jolly holiday. Big Mam and Wee Dad, together with their delectable and desperate daughter Dolly, push Nana Noreen in her armchair taking in exciting new and beautiful sites. More...

3:00 PM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

3:00 PM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Robert Styles: Traditional Punch and Judy

FREE event: The highlight of a programme of street art and stalls in The Pantiles, this is traditional Punch and Judy - seaside slapstick fun with Crocodile and sausages included of course. More...

3:30 PM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

3:30 PM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Unexpected Places Workshop

FREE event: Ever wanted to design and make your own puppet? Unexpected Places helps children bring an imaginary character to life in this fun, hands-on session. More...

4:00 PM

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

An Account Of The State Of That Place (or How to Drink a Glass of Water)

In this specially commissioned piece for the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival, an international group of artists use puppetry to recount the history, characters and cultural background of Tunbridge Wells in the late Georgian period. More...

4:00 PM

Adult Education Centre

Davy & Kristin McGuire present: The Icebook

The Icebook is the world's first projection mapped pop-up book, a theatrical installation depicting a silent fable through a combination of paper pop-ups, projection mapping and music. More...

4:00 PM

Toc H Hall

Norwich Puppet Theatre presents: Oddly

A fun, whimsical tale about the big questions in life based on the much-loved children’s book by Joyce Dunbar. More...

4:15 PM

The Bandstand in the Pantiles

Plunge Boom: The Allotment

FREE Event: An engaging, interactive installation. The Vegetable Nannies invite you to join them in their temporary allotment for a spot of gardening and childcare. More...

4:30 PM

St Barnabas Primary School

Half Moon presents: Pop-Up Flashback

Pop-up books and poetry like you’ve never seen or heard before. Enter an imaginative world of memories through thought-provoking poetry and incredible pop-up books in this funny and heart-warming adventure of complicated families and growing up. More...

5:00 PM

The Forum

The Matthew Robins Show

Matthew Robins is a musician and artist from the West Country. Combining live music, shadow puppetry, animations, made-up games and competitive audience crafting breaks, Matthew and his band perform stories about animals, monsters, the sea, love and death. More...

8:00 PM

Trinity Theatre

Blind Summit presents: The Table

Moses is a cantankerous 3 man operated puppet with a cardboard head... who lives on a table. More...