Tickets go on sale today for Puppet Animation Scotland‘s 14th MANIPULATE Festival. The festival will combine a bespoke multi-city outdoor installation artwalk, and a digital programme packed with performance, screenings and workshops. MANIPULATE Festival returns in brand new form against the odds this January.
The innovative festival of international, award-winning visual theatre, puppetry and animated film will return in a new hybrid format. Festival fans can enjoy MANIPULATE Digital Festival (29 January – 7 February 2021) from the comfort of their own homes. Those in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow can experience a specially commissioned outdoor kinetic sculpture series called Restless Worlds (21 January – 21 February 2021).
A note from Dawn Taylor, Puppet Animation Scotland’s new director
“In the challenging circumstances that the pandemic has thrown up for our sector, the immediate priority for myself and the Puppet Animation Scotland team was finding a way to generate work for as many artists as we could. Commissioning, hosting installations and digital theatre – all these represent uncharted territory for Puppet Animation Scotland, but we have been overwhelmed by the creativity and ingenuity of artists in meeting this brief, said Dawn.
“It’s clear that there are challenges to come for us as a society this winter, and so we also wanted to create something exciting and concrete that audiences can put in their diaries and look forward to. We’re thrilled to be able to keep providing boundary-pushing creative experiences through MANIPULATE in 2021.”
The full programme and tickets are available on the MANIPULATE Theatre website.