Giant interactive puppetry joins WoW Fest Program

Published: Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at 11:35:50 AM

You haven’t seen a puppet like this before! It’s giant, it’s interactive and you can help bring it to life at this year’s Wind on Water Festival.

Unlike anything ever seen in Geraldton, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is bringing its acclaimed unique puppet performance String Symphony to the Midwest to wow crowds.

Thanks to sponsorship from Mid West Ports Authority, the four-metre tall hand-woven illuminated puppet will come to life with the help of the community to pull the strings.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said String Symphony will have crowds enthralled.

“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 WoW Fest program and we’re excited to welcome something so unique to the line-up.

“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.”

Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, String Symphony aims to connect complete strangers creating a real conversation between the participants, the artwork and the performers while creating an enchanting and entertaining spectacle for the greater audience.

String Symphony will be on the Geraldton Foreshore as part on WoW Fest on April 21 and 22. The free event will be available to the community across the two days and into the evenings.

WoW Fest is set to encompass everything Geraldton has to offer from perfect weather, water sports plus amazing family activities on our beautiful Foreshore.

Program activities include kite workshops and displays, air displays, an Ultimate Water Sports show, a sand sculpture, fishing competitions, sunset entertainment and a concert featuring The Veronicas and San Cisco on Sunday 22 April.

WoW Festival is jointly funded by the Australian 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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