Cork Puppetry Festival

Cork City

Thu 29 Jul - Sun 01 Aug 2021


This year's festival runs from 29 July - 01 August. It opens in the beautiful outdoor setting of Elizabeth Fort with workshops in shadow puppetry and free puppet shows by an old festival favorite Little Gem Puppets.

There will also be a world premiere of Blue Beard and the Birds as the festival continues its proud tradition of providing a platform for new works of puppetry Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 a large part of this year's program will be presented using online streaming.

The first of these events will be a triple bill of shadow puppetry featuring Beyond The Bark, Corina Duyn, and Flight of Fancy. Friday opens with an online broadcast of Bear Goes To The Beach, a blend of music and puppetry for young children and their families.

Following this, Your Man's Puppets will present a live-streamed performance of Random Acts of Puppetry and give a behind the scenes tour of their puppet-making workshop. The first show of this year's festival by international puppeteers will be the screening of a brand new film by the

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