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

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Date - 10/10/2015
2:00 pm-2:30 pm

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery

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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. They have drawn direct inspiration from the language present in British Folk Art; sound, literature and images. The works of local printer and bookseller Jasper Sprange (particularly “The Tunbridge-Wells guide, or an account of the ancient and present state of that place”) and the collage pieces created with spare fabric by George Smart, ‘the tailor of Frant’, all seen in the recent exhibition Material Obsessions – British Folk Art at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, inspired them to bring back to life the stories of the characters in the texts and images of these two artists.

Creator & Director: Pedro Ribeiro
Dramaturg: Jennie Buckman
Designer: Rui Rodrigues
Composer: Tom Hartley-Booth
Singer & Actress: Tania Azevedo
Puppeteer: Sara Henriques

Tickets: This event is FREE. Places are limited, please call Trinity Box Office to book: 01892 678 678

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