The biennial Beverley Puppet Festival, due to take place over three days in July, has gone virtual during the Covid19 outbreak.
The solution has been an entirely new look on-line festival offering two months of puppetry workshops delivered online via their dedicated website supported by a new festival app.
Live performances are very different from the medium of film, so this year the emphasis is on what we all can do at home, not on filming finished performances which we would prefer to see live. We have commissioned three artists’ videos per week to start appearing from Monday May 18th to Sunday July 12th to inspire and invite people of all ages to participate in a diverse range of puppetry-related activities that can be completed at home.”
This is the ninth outing – or, this year that should perhaps be ‘inning’ – for this award-winning event and the theme for 2020 is “Back to Nature”.
All the activities will be free to access, but the Festival have set up a link on their website to allow audience members and other supporters to make donations. Puppet fans can find more information and access the online workshops via the festival website: www.beverleypuppetfestival.com, the dedicated Festival app and via social media @bevpuppetfest.