Puppet Festival

Witham’s International Puppet Festival

Every September Witham hosts the increasingly popular International Puppet Festival.

Organised by Witham Town Council, the one day Festival is held on the third Saturday in September between 10.30 am and 4 pm.  The Town Centre is the stage for numerous acts ranging from the traditional Puppet Shows to hi-tech Robots!  In the past Witham has hosted a huge farmyard pig with windows in its tummy to view a play, a four poster bed to lay on to enjoy a surreal experience that involved a contortionist climbing through a picture and long necked aliens!  Traditional storytelling using hand held puppets takes place in the Library throughout the day, whilst a variety of stilt acts and life size puppets wander around the Town Centre.  Free workshops with a puppet related theme take place for the children to enjoy.  The shops are invited to take part in the fun by joining in a window dressing competition.  Throughout the town centre are the sights and sounds of families enjoying the day – partaking in refreshments in one of the many cafes, pubs and restaurants that Witham has to offer.

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