India’s biggest International Puppet Festival just kick-started in Kolkata and we can’t keep calm

What is this all about?

It is a six-day long Puppet Festival from 26th – 31st October 2017 with the motive to revive, support, promote and celebrate the art of puppetry and bring it back to the children in all its glory

How is it a big deal?

 

The event saw a variety of Puppet acts ranging from String, Rod, glove, shadow, knee, giant, human, theatre, street, interactive and balloon puppetry with amazing creativity

Puppet artist from countries like UK, Germany, Peru, Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Brazil, Singapore & of course India are participating in the festival.
The event is sure one to spread some beautiful smiles and memories.

“Puppetry is an art introduced to us by our forefathers. Today’s young generation has become so attached to and dependent on multimedia and technological gadgets for entertainment that Puppetry has its touch among the young minds”

– Mr. Lalit Bhutoria (CEO Gems Akademia)

 

The grand opening ceremony of the largest PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) International, Puppet Festival at Mohar Kunja saw a variety of Puppet acts ranging from String, Rod, glove, shadow, knee, giant, human, theatre, street, interactive and balloon puppetry with amazing creativity. Also around 700 to 800 school children from Gems Akademia and other schools and dance groups were a part of this parade along with their props.

On this occasion, Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Sethi (Director RGV EVENTS and CONSULTANCY and Founder of PUN) said “RGV Events along with Gems Akademia have taken this initiative of organising PUN Puppet Festival with the aim to create awareness about Puppetry and to bring together the Puppeteers from different countries. We have put special focus in selecting the puppet acts from various countries.”

This event was supported by West Bengal Tourism and Kolkata Police.

Present on the occasion was Mr. Lalit Bhutoria (CEO Gems Akademia) who said “Puppetry is an art introduced to us by our forefathers. Today’s young generation has become so attached to and dependent on multimedia and technological gadgets for entertainment that Puppetry has its touch among the young minds.”

How can you be a part of it?

27th & 28th October: Puppet shows free of cost will be shown at various schools. You can also witness interactive puppet acts in Quest Mall.

29th October: a ticketed show at P.C Chandra (Tulip Venue)

30th October: City Tour by Bengal tourism and you can catch them at Snow Park @ Axis Mall- interactive acts

31st October: Closing ceremony@ Gyan Manch Auditorium.

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