Exciting programme announcements coming soon

Summer is whizzing by and the festival is fast approaching. We’re looking forward to sharing our exciting international programme with you in July.

Meanwhile, we have a new community intergenerational project, Sea of Stories, up and running in partnership with AGE UK, and we’re finalising our sponsorships and schedules. Here’s what’s new:

Could you display a board advertising the festival outside your house?

This is an easy way to support and raise awareness of our fantastic festival! Estate agency Your Move has generously offered to make a financial contribution to TWPF for every board put up around Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding villages. The boards will be on display for two weeks leading up to the festival (from the end of September) and they will be taken down immediately afterwards.
Please contact justine@twpuppetryfestival.org if you can help.

Team-building

We continue to build our team of volunteers. Volunteering is a chance to see behind the scenes; make new friends with similar interests; meet and talk with artists from abroad and the UK; support a local community event and learn new skills. We would love lots of people to get involved. You name it – we need your help!

  • Giving out programmes, information and signposting
  • Stewarding at shows and street acts
  • Assisting at puppet-making workshops
  • Manning our puppet theatre booths
  • Artist liaison – to look after our performers. Speakers of Spanish, Italian and Polish are especially welcome
  • Encouraging audiences to complete feedback forms after performances
  • Drivers – to collect and return artists from Gatwick airport (expenses paid)

Training will be given and invitations to performances will be available, where there is capacity. Please email daisy@twpuppetryfestival.org for more information.

And finally…

Last call for sponsors who may be interested in supporting our local yet international festival!
We offer a range of sponsor benefits to suit individuals and businesses alike. Sponsorships span from £100 to £2,000 and benefits range from a mention in our programme to branding on all our communications, show invitations, and distribution of your marketing materials. Please email our director to find out more: linda@twpuppetryfestival.org.