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Puppet Festival

August 2, 2014 - August 3, 2014

Free

Puppet Festival on Southend Pier

A weekend for the young at heart!

Enjoy a classic day at the British seaside town of Southend, for some traditional seaside entertainment on the Pier!

This is the 26th annual Puppet Festival on Southend Pier, having started in 1988 featuring Mr Punch. John Alexander performed Punch for 60 years before he was forced to hang up his puppets due to his health.

Mr Punch has been around in England for 352 years.

Brought to you by the members of the Punch & Judy Fellowship, there will be a number of traditional Punch & Judy shows performed each day by Punch & Judy Professors:

  • Prof Jo
  • Caroline Alexander
  • Chris Gasper

and joined by:

  • Chippy Wood
  • Geoff Felix
  • Mrs Back to Back

Other activities include:

  • a colouring workshop
  • face painting
  • an exhibition of the history of Mr Punch including memorabilia
  • and Balloon Modelling with Julie Blandford.

11AM – 5PM

Normal pier admissions apply.

Some workshops will require a small fee to participate.

Details

Start:
August 2, 2014
End:
August 3, 2014
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.southend.gov.uk/events/event/327/the_puppet_festival_at_southend_pier

Organiser

Southend Borough Council
Phone:
01702 215011
Email:
council@southend.gov.uk
Website:
https://www.southend.gov.uk/

Venue

Southend Pier Royal Pavilion
Western Esplanade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.southend.gov.uk/info/200135/southend_pier/1414/the_royal_pavilion_formerly_the_cultural_centre/1

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