8 April 2008
Puppets break Guinness Book of World Records
The Million Puppet Project set a Guinness Book record on Sunday with the largest puppet display on the planet. 18,585 puppets gathered together in one single exhibition at the UNIMA 2008 Puppet Festival here in Perth. The Million Puppet exhibition saw puppets specially constructed and sent from all over the world from schools, institutions, puppet companies and will be exhibited here till Wednesday. More than 10,000 people made up the crowd for the Puppet Carnival Day at the Perth Concert Hall with hundreds of free short performances in dozens of venues for this remarkable day. The highlight for me was seeing a rare performance of the Japanese Chiryu Karakuri's Battle of Ichinotani. I will feature some extracts of this in the days to follow so stay tuned!