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WHO WE ARE
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.
WHAT WE NEED TO DO
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.
WHAT WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR
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.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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)