FREE GIANT PUPPETS IN THE CITY CENTRE
To kick off the festival, don't miss our opening weekend of free large-scale puppetry on the streets of Newcastle! Fun for all the family and an opportunity to chat with the Moving Parts team about the week ahead.
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019
THE KEEPER'S NESTS
12.30pm and 3.30pm daily
Encounter two giant magpies as they stalk the streets in their rickety, ramshackle nests, in search of your darkest secrets. Step into a curious world of magic and make believe, and maybe post a secret or two...
JOIN THE PARADE
Compagnie with Balls
11am, 1pm, 3pm daily
Movement theatre and dynamic poetry on a grand scale, "Join the Parade" is a joyful dance through the streets by two 4 metre high figures. Pablo, a giant puppet, dances and plays with Atharina, a charming lady gracefully moving on top of a giant 2 metre ball! And the audience? They cannot help but be seduced into joining the parade.
DOLLY THE GIRAFFE
12pm, 2pm, 4pm daily
Budding zookeepers of all ages are invited to meet Dolly, a life size serene, elegant and beautiful interactive puppet, who roams the streets aided by her zookeeper puppeteers. As with any giraffe, she needs feeding, petting and cleaning up after... Come along and say hello!
LITTLE FAWN CARAVAN
Sokobauno Theatre presents 'The Great Tada' and 'Feature Comforts' in the unique Little Fawn Caravan. 7 shows per day for up to 12 people.
Thursday 11th April 2019
2pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.30pm, 7.40pm
Friday 12th April 2019
2pm, 2.40pm, 3.40pm, 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.30pm, 8.10pm
Saturday 13th April 2019
11am*, 11.40am*, 12.40pm*, 2.40pm*, 3.20pm*, 4.20pm*, 5pm*
* FULLY BOOKED
(20 mins per show)
Ages 7+ / adults
Pay-as-you-feel (booking required - see below)
TO BOOK: Email with the date, show time and number of people you want to book tickets for. This is a pay-as-you-feel event and there will be a collection bucket at the caravan.
A day of free and ticketed children's puppetry events in the Ouseburn, including shows, workshops, outdoor theatre and activities for all the family.
PROFESSOR AMBROSE MERRYWEATHER
& HIS FABULOUS FOSSILS
11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Professor Ambrose Merryweather, a respected Professor of Paleontology, will be perambulating Ouseburn Farm in his Victorian bath chair. He looks forward to meeting passers-by and revealing to them his rare collection of Fabulous Fossils… Pause to gaze on in amazement at his animated ammonites, singing skulls and dancing dinosaur.
12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Join the most famous knight in all of Spain to learn for yourself how to dress, how to fight, and most importantly, how to love like a knight! An interactive performance for children and their families.
Two fantasy walkabout characters carry their enormous loads humming to themselves. Their roving, blinking eyes view the passers by with interest, and occasionally they issue a gigantic sneeze. When they slow to a halt they are spurred on by the little disgruntled passengers stowed away in the luggage.