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Festival of Puppetry and Art of Illusion

08 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017

  • Dan Martin and one of his puppet workshops
  • Anna Bailey with her puppet Enid the portrait painter. Image courtesy of Carol Molineux

Saturday 8 July 2017, 9.00am - Sunday 23 July 2017, 4.00pm

Times vary – visit the website below for details


Estuary Arts Centre, 214b Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland

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  • Workshops range in price from gold coin donation upwards
  • Entry to puppet shows are gold coin donation

09 426 5570

Book online, by phone, email or in person for workshops, artist talks and puppet shows


Kim Boyd

021 172 4113


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Festival of Puppetry and Art of Illusion – 8-23 July 2017.

The Festival of Puppetry and the Art of Illusion will take place over two weeks in the July School Holidays at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa.

This is the Arts Centre's second puppet festival and, developing on the success of the 2014 event, we will be featuring a range of new performances by Anna Bailey, Dam Martin and more.

There will also be loads more workshops, talks and demonstrations to choose from. Come to one or come to all of them.

This event is great fun, affordable and suitable for the whole family.

Participating artists and puppeteers include:

  • Anna Bailey (pictured above right)
  • Dietlind Wagner
  • Dan Martin (pictured left)
  • Norbert Hausberg
  • Eion Bryant
  • Karen Williamson
  • John Rew
  • New Zealand Body Art.