Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: 2014 Covent Garden Edition

By May 13, 2014 January 6th, 2015 No Comments
English hand puppet

A traditional English hand puppet at the 2014 Punch and Judy Festival in Covent Garden, London (photo credit: Sid Williams)

Africa & The Middle East

Iranian theater group Yas-e Tamamis headed to the International Puppet Theater Festival in Germany.


The Festival of Leather Puppets wraps up this weekend in Bangalore, India.

Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum director Robin Ruizendaal participated in the “Spotlight Taiwan” launch at the University of British Columbia in Canada last week.


Tickets for the Beverly Puppet Festival are now on sale in the UK.

A review of Skitterbang Island, now playing at London’s Little Angel Theatre.

May is Puppet Month in Lisbon.

Minsk will host hosting the 8th International Festival of Puppet Theaters in Belarus May 15th to 19th.

The International Puppet Theater Festival (FIDENA) hosts 24 companies from around the world in Bochum, Germany beginning May 16th.

Also beginning this week is the Mukamas International Puppet Theater Festival in Finland.

North America

“Puppet Tamer” Tim Holland is coming to Puppets Up! in Alomonte, Ontario this summer.

Caroll Spinney plans to keep playing Big Bird until (at least) Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary.

In Atlanta, a very busy spring is underway at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

A brief profile of Glen Kelly, founder of Wisconsin’s Puppet Underground.

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live continues its successful tour of the United States.

Calls for Entry

The Tiny Little Puppet Festival is accepting applications in Portland, Oregon until May 15th.

The International Pancake Film Festival is seeking puppet films about pancakes for their Autumn 2014 program.

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