Giant puppet to light up festival

Geraldton Guardian

A giant interactive puppet show will head to Geraldton in April for the inaugural Wind on Water Festival.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will bring their acclaimed unique puppet performance String Symphony to the Geraldton Foreshore on April 21 and 22.

The four-metre tall, hand-woven illuminated puppet will come to life with the help of community members pulling the strings.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the free event would add a unique touch to the two-day festival.

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“This is really an out of the box installation and something that is all about community collaboration and connection,” he said.

“String Symphony is going to pack a real punch as part of the festival program.

“It will be an activity that everyone will enjoy, whether it’s having a go at pulling the strings or marvelling at the visually stunning piece. You really won’t want to miss it.”

String Symphony aims to connect strangers, creating a conversation between participants, the artwork and the performers through an entertaining show.

The puppet show will be held across the two days and into the evenings.

WoW Fest will wrap up on April 22 with a concert, featuring The Veronicas and San Cisco.

The two-day festival is jointly funded by the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and the City of Greater Geraldton.

String Symphony is sponsored by Mid West Ports Authority.

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