Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2019 Fundraiser

by Newcastle Puppetry Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom


raised of £3,000 target


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This project will only be funded if at least £3,000 is pledged by April 1st 2019 at 3:29pm

Help us to raise £3000 to make Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2019 happen!

by Newcastle Puppetry Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Get your hands on this beautifully, hand-crafted glove puppet, courtesy of Prague Marionette by entering our Crowdfunder raffle!

Check out Prague Marionette's work here:


Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival is an award winning event for adults, children and families based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Focussing on delivering high quality visual theatre, puppetry and stop motion animation to audiences, the biennial festival returns 6th-14th April 2019. The event is run by a small but dedicated team and the producing company Moving Parts Arts Ltd. runs with none-for-profit aims and is almost solely dependent on funding.  


We need your help to make the much anticipated event happen! We need to raise £3000 through this Crowdfunder to ensure we can pay our artists & fully deliver on our Community and Education Projects.

If we raise 25% of our target then the Community Foundation will pledge £1500 towards the project. 


1. Community Project

Our 2019 Community Project focuses on creating new work that is accessible to all. North East artists will create 'theatre-for-ones' (intimate short theatre experiences for one audience member at a time), which are non-verbal, sensory and adaptable so that they can be enjoyed by all. The finished pieces will be taken to Gateshead care homes, Seven Stories and performed at the festival helping to enrich the lives of people who may not normally experience theatre.  

2. Education Project

Our 2019 Education Project focuses on training up the next generation of North East puppeteers. We have partnered with the Northern School of Art to lead sessions in puppetry performance and making with their students. The students will have the opportunity to perform the outcomes of the sessions at the festival and will hopefully inspire young people to create puppetry work. 

3. Paying our artists

The festival has over 80 individual events that can be enjoyed by adults, children and families. We have aimed to programme a diverse programme of work that covers lot's of different forms of puppetry, visual theatre and stop motion animation. For the first time we are bringing international artists to the North East with some of the very best work currently on tour in Europe. Artist fees count for about 1/3 of the total cost of delivering the festival. Many of the 80 events are free or 'pay-what-you-feel' to make sure that puppetry can be experienced and enjoyed by all, no matter your financial situation.  


Dates: 6th-14th April 2019



Instagram/Twitter: @MovingPartsNPF #MovingParts


- Moving Parts lasercut keyring

- Moving Parts characters bookmarks/hangers 

- A5 lined Moving Parts notebooks with elastic fasten

- Moving Parts shadow puppets (stick/velcro not included)

- Beardyman t-shirt (small and large available)

- Tudor Lady t-shirt (large available)

- Logoman t-shirt (small and large available)


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Enter our raffle to win a hand-carved glove puppet

Courtesy of Prague Marionette ( we can offer the winner of our raffle a beautifully, hand-crafted glove puppet. All you need to do is pledge £5 or select a higher-value reward and you will be entered into the raffle!

£3 or more

Get your name lasercut onto our supporters board!

We will display a lasercut board at the festival, which includes all of the names of our supporters on this Crowdfunder who have made the event possible.

£6 or more

Lasercut Moving Parts keyring

A practical yet stylish Moving Parts branded keyring

£7 or more

Lasercut Moving Parts bookmark

Choose one of four Moving Parts characters for your bookmark of choice. Doubles up as a door handle hanger or Christmas tree decoration!

£8 or more

Lasercut Moving Parts shadow puppet

A really unique gift or perfect for having a go with shadow puppetry! Choose one of our four Moving Parts characters to be lasercut. All you need to do is get some sticky-back velcro and a garden cane and you can make your own show!

£10 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Limited edition Moving Parts A5 lined notebook

Beautiful, matt A5 notebook with elastic band wrap, complete with our logo

£15 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Tudor Lady t-shirt - SIZE: LARGE

Limited edition Tudor Lady t-shirt, 100% cotton - get it before it's gone!

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Beardyman T-shirt - SIZE: LARGE

Limited edition Beardyman t-shirt, 100% cotton - get it before it's gone!

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Beardyman T-shirt - SIZE: SMALL

Limited edition Beardyman t-shirt, 100% cotton - get it before it's gone!

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Logoman T-shirt - SIZE: SMALL

Limited edition Logoman t-shirt, 100% cotton - get it before it's gone!

£15 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Logoman T-shirt - SIZE: LARGE

Limited edition Logoman t-shirt, 100% cotton - get it before it's gone!

£20 or more

All four Moving Parts bookmarks

Can choose which Moving Parts bookmarks you want? Why not get all four characters - perfect to hang on your Christmas tree to make it really special!

£20 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Music lesson with Artistic Director Kerrin Tatman

Ever fancied learning cello, piano or accordion? Have a taster session with our Artistic Director Kerrin Tatman. Can be delivered in person or over Skype.

£25 or more

All four Moving Parts shadow puppets

Get the full collection of Moving Parts lasercut shadow puppets and make your own show! All you need to do is get some sticky-back velcro and some garden canes and you are ready to go!

£35 or more

1-2-1 practical puppetry sesh with William Steele

Want to get into puppetry performance or making but don't know where to start? Why not book one of these 1-2-1 sessions with Production Director William Steele to get you started on your puppetry journey!

£35 or more

1 of 5 claimed

1-2-1 funding advice session with Kerrin Tatman

Want to get your project off the ground with funding but don't know where to start? Book one of these 2 hour sessions and learn how to build a budget, map out a project and ask your burning funding questions!

£40 or more

4 of 25 claimed

Moving Parts bundle

Complete your Moving Parts collection and get: 4 x shadow puppets, 4 x bookmarks, keyring and a notebook

£750 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Book Brenda for your event!

Tatwood Puppets will come anywhere within the UK mainland (not including Northern Ireland) and bring Brenda (see Crowdfunder video) to host your event! Brenda is a unique and witty host perfect for game shows, birthdays, weddings, pub quizzes - you name it!

Let's make 'Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2019 Fundraiser' happen