|New puppet festival coming up in Maldon|
|The inaugural Tarrengower Puppetfest will be held in Maldon over the Labor Day weekend, 10– 12 March 2012. |
The three-day festival will include performances and workshops in venues rich with atmosphere, ranging from an 1880s goldmine tunnel to a vintage steam train, an old machinery museum and more.
There’ll also be a world premiere performance by the Sydney Puppet Theatre and the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival sell-out event, The Cautionary Tale of Barry Von Peabody by Lemony S.
“This new event for Mount Alexander Shire will add vibrancy to our existing and diverse calendar of events,” said David Leathem, Manager Economic Development and Tourism.
“It’s anticipated to be an event that will be great for all the family, with puppet theatre that is comic, dramatic and lots of fun. We wish the organisers success with their inaugural event and hope members of the community get along to enjoy a puppet show or two.”
The Artistic Director Richard Hart said the festival will feature internationally renowned puppeteers from Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
The Tarrengower Puppetfest is modelled on the One Van Puppet Festival that ran from 1998 to 2008 in the town of Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
Festival organisers are hoping theTarrengower Puppetfest will become part of the town's rich calendar of events, joining the renowned Maldon Folk Festival, Twilight Festival, the 135 year old Easter Fair and the Mount Tarrengower Hill Climb.
Tickets for all Tarrengower Puppetfest performances are available for purchase online at www.tarrrengowerpuppetfest.org.au or during the festival from 9am to 5pm at the Maldon Visitor Information Centre, High Street, Maldon.