SKIPTON PUPPET FESTIVAL 2019
invites you to
JOIN THE PARADE !
Build a giant puppet (or a crowd of smaller puppets) and join the Skipton Puppet Parade on Sunday 6th October 2019
We’re looking for local community groups to build puppets and join in with the glorious musical celebration that is the Puppet Parade. Build a parade puppet that sparks your imagination, and come celebrate as over 6,000 people line the streets of our town for the spectacle.
WHEN DOES IT HAPPEN?
The Puppet Festival happens over the weekend of 4th -
WHAT’S THE THEME?
‘INSECT LIFE’ -
ABOUT THE PUPPET(S)
Whatever you create must be both robust and light enough to be carried/danced the entire parade route. Parade puppets work best if they can be seen from a distance. Think of the height you carry them. Simple structures and shapes, and simple movements work best -
Please note that in the event of heavy rain/terrible weather, the parade would be cancelled.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
It doesn’t need to cost much at all especially if you build your puppet from existing or recycled materials. However thanks to the support of local charities the festival has a small pot of money to offer small grants of up to £100 per group, to support the purchase of puppet making materials.
To apply for a grant, please provide the information detailed in the sign up area below, together with an itemised list of materials, with prices, by 16th August 2019.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND MATERIALS?
You might use fabric, willow withies, cardboard, staples, bamboo poles, gaffer tape, masking tape; you might use recycled materials, or you might visit a Scrap Store. We recommend visiting Scrap Stuff in Farsley in Leeds -
You will own your puppets; after the event you must take them home.
HEALTH & SAFETY -
THE FINAL WORD -
on the grounds of health and safety or inappropriateness. The organisers’ decision will be final.
SIGN ME UP SCOTTY!
For your group to participate, we’d like the following information:
If you are applying for a grant to help with material costs, please provide a breakdown of costs. The deadline for the grant application is 30th June 2019 and will be awarded at the festivals discretion. By accepting a grant to build a puppet/puppets, you are also committing to participate in the Puppet Parade on Sunday 6th October 2019.
Please send your sign up information to Bev Logan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Bev with any questions you may have.