Rossendale Puppet Festival returns to Bacup – July 14 to 16

Puppet Festival

14/15/16 July 2017, The Boo,679 Bacup Road,Waterfoot, Rossendale

 For over 10 years The Boo and Horse and Bamboo have being bringing Rossendale their famous Puppet Festival to the heart of the Rossendale Valley.

Visitors can step into a magical wonderland of puppetry, music, workshops and animations, enjoying the festival experience across eight venues in and around The Boo. 

This year’s highlights include brand new Theatre for Ones, which have been created in the weeks leading up to the festival by our festival artists in residence, and some ‘out of hours’ activities with two late nights of events.

First, the festival will welcome Matthew Robins on the Friday night, with his show for adults, and older children. He will bring us his collection of songs, short stories, shadow puppets, home-made films, games and competitive audience puppet making! Creating a whole new show every time, so you never quite know what you’re going to get! And on the Saturday night the festival is hosting The Boo’s first ever Ceilidh! So after the puppetry for the day has finished stick around and dance the night away at our family Ceilidh. As always of fabulous BamBOOzle band will return to lead people  in a riot of colour and sound before the final performance of the weekend.


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