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Sat 6 June, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST£6
The Nettle Knickers Puppet Show is coming to Brighton Open Air Theatre in Brighton on Saturday the 6th June 2015.
This extraordinary and original show is an interactive puppet theatre performance based on plant characters. It was conceived and created by Julia Behrens Brighton based Medical Herbalist and arts practitioner at Spectral Arts. As you can see from this video, Julia has boundless knowledge and enthusiasm for all thing herbal.
Julia created the Nettle Knickers show with performer Kay Beech, artist Dean Blunkell and animator Tim Sanpher. Using folk lore, fairy tales, myths and combining them with real active ingredients in the form of well-known medicinal plants the Nettle Knickers brings to life a collection of herbal puppets to personify the charismatic appeal of the plant kingdom.
Apart from being great theatre, the project’s aims are to inspire, educate and help children and young people to understand the uses and benefits of plants and encourage them to protect our natural world – inside and out of our bodies. “We want them to see plants as an important and useful part of our natural heritage,” says Julia.
“To date, we have performed at local schools across Brighton and Lewes and at Heritage sites including Ann of Cleves House, Michelham Priory, Lewes Priory and Berling Gap. The school’s audiences also participated in educational workshops designed to support and complement the puppet show.
“We’re very excited that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support and the opportunity to bring our natural heritage to life. Come and join in the adventures of cranky Hildegaard Von Nettles, and the hypnotisingly beautiful Belladonna! Discover the healing power of Marigold, and find out why Lord Dandelion has a pressing urge!”
- Sat 6 June, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Art, Brighton and East Sussex
- Brighton Open Air Theatre
Brighton Open Air Theatre (B.O.A.T) Dyke Road Park, Dyke Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN3 6EH United Kingdom + Google Map