We aim to parade puppets in the July Buxton Carnival every year. We run community workshops either to make puppets specifically for the carnival or in conjunction with another project.
We use the parade to promote the Buxton Puppet Festival which happens later in month. The group typically consists of the Funny Wonders team and their family, members of the public who have helped make the puppets, the Funny Wonders puppet club and youth group and random members of the crowd if we need more help to carry the gigante puppets!
Recent parades include gigante Olympic Torch parade puppets with a fire and water theme, puppets we made to put up around Buxton, the Pixar film 'Up' and a human rollercoaster!
To see pictures from the parades see our Project Archive or click on the pictures above.
On Carnival day our team put up with a lot:
love you Anna!!