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Carlisle Puppet Pageant

Published on 31 August 2018

Carlisle Puppet Pageant

The countdown to this year’s Carlisle Puppet Pageant Parade is underway!

The March for the Unsung Woman will be the theme of this year’s Puppet Parade. Produced by Prism Arts, with the support of Carlisle City Council, it will be held on Saturday 1 September. The Pageant Parade will start from the Civic Centre, Rickergate at 2pm. It will make its way up Scotch Street towards the city centre and the Old Town Hall.

This year’s theme coincides with the 100-year anniversary of The People’s Act when some women got the right to vote. The Puppet Pageant will feature life-size puppets of ten Unsung Women of Cumbria who will be accompanied by an array of puppets inspired by their lives.

Cllr Anne Quilter, Portfolio holder for Culture, Heritage and Leisure, said:

“I’d like to thank Prism Arts, all the volunteers, schools, community groups and youth groups that have helped create this year’s wonderful puppets. It’s set to be another great community event, which this year, celebrates Cumbrian women. Please come along to the event and support all those taking part in the parade.” 

The Puppet Pageant Parade forms part of the ten-day Carlisle Fringe programme that started on Friday 24 August and has included more than 100 events over eleven venues including Carlisle city centre and the Old Fire Station. More information and tickets can now be found at                    

Prism Arts is an inclusive arts organisation working in Cumbria for over 30 years. Since 1987 Prism Arts has initiated and supported hundreds of arts projects across Cumbria. The organisation’s priority is to develop projects that enable disabled people, young people and older people to engage in the arts. Projects are shaped and led by participants and have significant impact on people’s lives in a way that is beneficial to their health, wellbeing, creative development and confidence.

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