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Films // Coming up // The Festival of Curious Puppetry: The Dark Crystal with Soup Night
20 February
Thursday
6:30pm

The Festival of Curious Puppetry: The Dark Crystal with Soup Night

Dirs. Jim Henson, Frank Oz | 1982 | 87 mins | PG

Another planet, another time. 

One thousand years ago, the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began. The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards, the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Meanwhile, orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skeksis their power and restore the balance of the universe.

This screening will be followed by a Festival of Curious Puppetry Soup Night with speakers Brian and Wendy Froud, the designers of The Dark Crystal. The Soup Night will start from 20:00.

Tickets: £5 (inc. Poly Fund)

About Soup Nights

These Thursday evenings are open to anyone with an interest in puppetry and the many related art forms. Each week the Curious puppetry students make Soup and invite a guest speaker to join us to talk about their work and inspirations. Join us for a chance to eat, relax, be inspired, network and share in the progress of the Curious School of Puppetry!

The Curious community collectively host the evening. Together we make soup, under the careful direction of Daisy Beattie, working on a wholesome and mindful task, blending an array of ingredients, mixing and balancing a variety of flavours, with which to warmly welcome our visitors.

These open evenings, attended by puppeteers, directors, makers, designers, students, historians and enthusiasts, are a chance for the wider puppetry community to share and contribute to the progress of the School. They are an opportunity for introductions and contacts to be made and for deeper discussion about the direction and aspirations of the industry.

About the Festival of Curious Puppetry

The Festival of Curious Puppetry is hosted in Falmouth from Monday 27 January - Saturday 14 March, with a range of theatre, talks, exhibition and film both at The Poly and other local venues. To see the full line up of events, visit the Curious School of Puppetry's website here.

About The Curious School of Puppetry

The Curious of Puppetry has made its 2020 home at The Poly, with a seven-week full-time professional training course from 27 January to 14 March. The Curious School of Puppetry provides a platform for the long-term development of excellence in puppetry performance in Britain. The school aims to grow talent in the service of this wonderful form, and foster individual and collective relationships between existing and emerging generations of artist-puppeteers.

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