Puppets in July at dlr LexIcon 2024

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*Please pick up copy of full programme in library or view here.

“Puppets in July” will bring the magic and engaging artistry of puppetry to new audiences in dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire this summer. A lively programme is planned over three weekends in July with a mix of Irish puppeteers and puppeteers visiting from Bulgaria, Spain and Italy. This programme will include Allegro Vivace, brought to us by the Bulgarian Varna State Puppet Theatre, Mamulengo puppetry from Trapusteros Teatro visiting us from Spain with a type of puppet performance popular in Northeast Brazil, and Gianlucca di Matteo with his traditional Neapolitan puppet show: “Le Guarattelle di Pulcinella”

With a mix of events both indoors and outdoors dlr Lexicon will showcase some of the best-known Irish puppeteers that work to keep the beautiful art of puppetry alive. Julie Rose Mc Cormick, Sinead Lynch, Your Man’s Puppets, Puca Puppets, Marie Denham and Margot Jones will bring their unique puppetry to enliven our library spaces!

Alongside puppet shows we have two talks; on Eugene Lambert; famous Irish puppeteer and on Victorian Marionettes as well as an exhibition of rare Burmese Puppets.

Kindly supported by Irish UNIMA. Irish Unima aims to promote the activities of Irish puppeteers and the art form of puppetry in Ireland & abroad, as well as providing a forum for its development, it creates the link between Irish Puppeteers and the international stage. With thanks to Dr John Mc Cormick, author and former professor at Trinity College Dublin, who has acted as an advisor to the festival.

Supported by Creative Ireland.

All ages, young and older are welcome at each event unless otherwise specified.

Most events are walk up, no booking required, unless specified.


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