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An Installation by The Quay Brothers on Redcliffe Bascule Bridge

12:00 AM 27/08/2015 - 18/09/2015

We invite you to visit the Control Room on Redcliffe Bascule Bridge. Peer through the dusty windows and glimpse a miniature world of objects that plays with the arc of the sun from dawn to dusk.

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New Visions: Film

7:00 PM 28/08/2015 - 05/09/2015

A ripe selection of new visions in puppetry on film and animation from the most talented and inventive graduate students. These programmes precede shows at Factory Theatre, in our special pop up cinema.

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Expressive Objects with The Curious School of Puppetry

10:00 AM 02/09/2015

A practical and playful exploration into the expressive possibilities of puppets and objects.

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The Puppetry Network

2:00 PM 02/09/2015

A conversation between artists, programmers and producers about puppetry.

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CELL

6:30 PM 02/09/2015 - 03/09/2015

After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime... and so does his pet fish.

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The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare The Freak

8:00 PM 02/09/2015 - 03/09/2015

A monstrous chamber opera for puppets based on the true story of Tarrare the Freak, an 18th century French revolutionary spy with an insatiable appetite for live cats, amputated limbs and the occasional toddler.

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Masterclass with Gyre & Gimble: Working As One

10:00 AM 03/09/2015

A workshop exploring the underlying principles of three person puppet animation.

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The Smoking Puppet Cabaret

9:15 PM 03/09/2015 - 05/09/2015

The Smoking Puppet Cabaret returns for the final weekend, still crammed full of mind-boggling, delightful, twisted and magical puppetry.

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Festival Breakfast with Emma Williams (How To Survive A Career in Theatre)

10:00 AM 04/09/2015

Festival Breakfasts are informal conversations over tea, coffee...and breakfast. A chance to talk with artists and producers and reflect on wider debates and news affecting puppetry and animation.

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Lab: Experiments in Puppetry

6:30 PM 04/09/2015

What happens when you ask five experienced artists to spend 48 hours together?

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