Kid’s Night Markets – Trash Puppets and Catching Kobe

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Don’t know what to do with your left over trash? No worries, there’s a Trash Puppet Workshop where you can create puppets using recycled materials.

Maggie Pereyra, a local puppeteer and artist with a background in textile design, sources the materials from factory cut offs, op shops, tip shops and donations. As well as using household waste like bottles and cartons. The idea is to create something new using old, recycled things. To teach children about recycling and sustainability. The workshop is not set in a formula and participants are encouraged to plan, explore and problem solve to create their very own unique puppet. Including how the puppet may move or function as well as character building.

Trash Puppets is about recycling and sustainability, creating with only your imagination as the limit and producing a puppet ready for performance.

Still got some energy left? No worries, Kobe’s got you covered.

Katching Kobe is an interactive roaming performance where Kobe will be  juggling and unicycling with glowing clubs that create hypnotic patterns and colours. There will be a playful blend of performing, workshopping and roaming craft suitable for all ages. He’ll share basic to advanced techniques, as well as making some recycled juggling balls for participants to take home and keep practising!

This is a free family friendly event.

Join us for this year’s 2019 Desfest, celebrating the vibrant community, arts and culture of Central Australia.

Desert Festival takes place on the land of the Central Arrernte people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Arrernte nation.

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and the Department of Tourism and Culture.

Many thanks to our supporters; the Northern Territory Government, Arts NT, Alice Springs Town Council, 8CCC Community Radio, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Central Australian Art Society Inc., The Centralian Advocate, Totem Theatre, Casuarina Senior College Theatrette, Monte’s Lounge, Epilogue Lounge, Flynn Memorial Uniting Church Lawns, The Anglican Church, The Gap View Hotel, The Alice Springs Cinema, Tourism NT, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, CAAMA, Red Centre Technology Partners, AS Print and TJ Signs.

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