Exhibition to celebrate Carlisle Pageant success
Last updated at 18:20, Monday, 07 October 2013
AN EXHIBITION is being held to highlight the success of the inaugural Carlisle Pageant Puppet Parade.
Imposing characters from the city’s history were recreated as giant puppets in August and plans are already being made to repeat the Carlisle Pageant and its eye-catching parade, which provided entertainment and gave city centre businesses a cash boost too.
An exhibition telling the story of the parade is being held in the Old Fire Station, on Warwick Street, Rickergate, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, October 12.
Carlisle City Council and the Impecunious Arts Collective worked with the Arts Council, Chester Midsummer Watch, the Heathlands Project and local artists Dawn Hurton and Ben Gates to create the puppets which went on parade.
Tina Ewing, from the collective, said: “The exhibition will provide a lasting legacy of what we hope will be the first of many events of its kind. This year a lot was achieved in quite a short space of time, however we’d really like to involve more suggestions from the community in the future.”
Arts workshops were held in the build-up to the puppet parade, whose characters including Celtic god Lugus, Border Reiver Kinmont Willie and King Edward III.
The puppet parade was the launch of the pageant, which included a ‘best of Carlisle’ market and an international market.
First published at 18:17, Monday, 07 October 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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