Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

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Next TW Lotto draw on Sat 15 December at 8PM

The draw is in 1 day 22 hours 38 minutes

Raising £104.00 a year

4 tickets

4 tickets of 50 ticket goal

About Us:

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival is a non -profit distributing Community Interest Company managed by a volunteer Board of Directors from a wide range of professions.

We research, fundraise, programme and deliver an exciting and unusual puppetry and visual theatre festival in Tunbridge Wells, every two years.

Our volunteers play a significant and essential role in the marketing and delivery of the festival. They provide front of house, stewarding, production management and artist liaison roles. Without our team of volunteers we could not deliver the festival. We always welcome new volunteers to join us.

The shows we programme are for all ages from early years to children, families and adults.

We also deliver workshops in schools by professional practitioners.

As part of the festival we present a day of free outdoor shows on the Pantiles. 'Puppets on the Pantiles' adds an energy and excitement shared by festival goers and passers- by. It provides an opportunity for arts for everyone irrespective of their ability to pay the subsidised ticket prices, and accessibility whether in a pram or a wheel chair.
As 'Puppets on Pantiles is a free event in a public space, it cannot generate revenue to cover its costs and therefore can only happen if externally funded.

This year the festival is funded by the Arts Council's Grants for the Arts Fund, KCC Arts Investment Fund and Members' grant; and TWBC members’ grants, and supported by local sponsors including Applause Rural Touring; Royal Tunbridge Wells Together; AXA; Childrensalon; Juliets; and Trusts and Foundations including The Golsoncott Foundation and The Gatwick Airport Community Trust.

We receive support in kind from Accountants Waight Sharnock, Trinity Theatre, The Assembly Hall, The Forum and The Adult Education Centre

We also rely heavily on income from ticket sales from the paying shows.

This year we are presenting a wonderful exhibition and a Masterclass from the cast of the London production of The Lion King at Trinity Theatre.

Have a look at our website to see what we did in 2015 and some of the exciting shows you can expect to see in October 2017. www.twpuppetryfestival.org

We need your help to pay for the
• professional shows
• hiring of venues and technical support
• marketing
• administration costs.

The grants we receive do not cover all our costs. The more you can help us, the bigger and better shows we can bring to Tunbridge Wells.

Please join the TW lottery today so we can continue to produce, develop and grow a unique, entertaining and superb event for all in the town.

By buying a lottery ticket, the festival can benefit and you too could win!

Wishing you good luck with your lottery tickets.

I look forward to welcoming you in October to one of our shows.

Best wishes


Linda Lewis

Artistic Director

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

Recent Supporters:

Ms W supported The Big Cat Sanctuary with 2 tickets

3 days ago

Mr W supported Citizens Advice Tunbridge Wells and District with 1 ticket

3 days ago

Miss C supported TW Lotto with 1 ticket

6 days ago

Mr P supported TW Lotto with 5 tickets

7 days ago

Mrs F supported Nourish Community Foodbank with 2 tickets

9 days ago

Mr R supported Compaid with 2 tickets

10 days ago


Latest Draw

Sat 8 December 2018

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