Masquepony – Cartmel and More Bridlington Puppet Workshop

You may remember from last week I mentioned bumping into Jeremy Shine of Manchester International Arts at the train station.  Well he mentioned that he might have some work for me and now it’s definite that I’ll be performing “Edward Lear’s Nonsense” at his fabulous new street theatre festival “Masquepony” in Cartmel, the Lake District.  It is believed to be the first UK street arts festival with on site camping!

We were also invited to camp the day before and see some of the other shows, and I lost no time in acquiring a decent tent.  The pop-up tent we borrowed to camp in the Netherlands after the Toy Theatre festival was really only suitable for one, as my husband Tim and I were constantly sliding into the sides of the tent, thus letting the water in, plus there being virtually no ventilation if it was raining and you closed the window flap!  The one I’ve ordered is a 3 man tent, (and as such is suitable for two really) and has a porch to put shoes and other stuff that you don’t want in your sleeping area.

The venue is only an hours drive from where we live, but it will be fun to camp and to check out what other people are doing.

I also have some lovely photo’s taken at the Bay primary school workshop in Bridlington, and their teacher has promised me photos of the finished puppets that they’ve been working on soon!


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