21 March 2009

World Puppetry Day 2009

Today is World Puppetry Day!
What on earth are you doing to celebrate this special day declared by UNESCO at the beginning of the century? I had to look far and wide to discover what was happening, because by the looks of it, nothing seems to be happening right here in Australia. In my search I discovered a special screening of Handmade Puppet Dreams by Heather Henson at the India International Centre in New Delhi.

UNIMA Greece is organising a three-day Festival of Puppetry in Athens, culminating in a giant parade on Sunday 22 March. Another program is being held by Ishara Puppet Theatre in Delhi, so it looks like India's taking the lead thus far! If you participated in any such events please report back and I'll include them in another report soon!

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