Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival


Fourth Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

9th to 17th October

One of the highlights of Kent’s cultural diary, the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival, returns for its fourth year. This celebration of all-things puppetry will take place across the town’s iconic venues and open-air civic spaces including Calverley Grounds, Royal Victoria Place, Trinity Theatre, Assembly Hall, Camden Centre and The Forum. There is a mix of ticketed paid and free performances, workshops and events.

The centrepiece of the 2021 Festival will be Museum of the Moon, an awe-inspiring touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, it features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

Luke Jerram’s Moon installation at Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival 2021

Joint Festival Directors Alison Bundy and Ailsa Molyneaux say “We’re especially proud that Museum of The Moon will bring an extra outdoor element of awe and wonder to this year’s Festival. It, and the 40 diverse and innovative contemporary puppetry events, will allow audiences and the community to reconnect following the adversity of the last couple of years. It’s a complete joy to be able to present live work once again.”

Visit https://twpuppetryfestival.org for full information.

at top: Luke Jerram’s Moon installation

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