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     Throughout the month Lily Wight will be renovating and upgrading the Gallery at award-winning blog site https://lilywight.com/

     Only the most strange and beautiful images win a permanent place in the featured collections which are regularly updated and enhanced with inspiring new finds.

     The collections are listed below and you can view them in full by simply clicking on the pictures.  The Gallery is always accessible via the tab at the top of the homepage.  Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

     If you choose to share the images please include copyright information and a link to this website would be appreciated.

Automatons Album

Deviant Moon Album ©Patrick Valenza

Victoriana Album

Puppets & Marionettes Album

Macabre Album

Middle-earth Album

Faerie Lore & Fairy Tales Album

     Just click the pics to see the albums in full  🙂

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     It is always encouraging when your website’s monthly theme inspires other bloggers.

     Puppets and marionettes took over in July and Sherry Key posted this wonderful illustration of Crazy Marion.

     Don’t forget to pay regular visits to The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana Gallery for new pictures and old favourites.

 

 

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     July’s Magickal Thing ~ A Parade Of Puppets & Marionettes (published 3/7/2012).  Click the pic to read the post…

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     Visit The Arcade of Arts & Arcana Gallery for more automatons…

 

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     Here is just a sneaky peek at some of the amazing new pictures added to the Gallery at www.lilywight.com

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     It’s all about the pictures at The Arcade this month – although a few words are bound to creep in 😉

     The Gallery will be undergoing a well-deserved refurbishment and there will be lots of new images for the albums.  If you are a Pinterest user follow the link in the homepage sidebar for some old favourites and exclusive new content.

     There are seven Daisy Awards to hand-out this month and don’t forget to stick around for an Autumn Equinox Tarot reading towards the end of September.

     Now, just click the pics below to discover or re-visit the image albums…

Puppets & Marionettes

Victoriana

Faerie Lore & Fairy Tales

Deviant Moon

Automatons

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     Seek out this remarkable film wherever you can!

     Click for more information 🙂

     *Warning* Trailer Contains Adult Content.

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     The wonderful Sherry Key has been inspired to create someone strange and beautiful for Puppets & Marionettes Month!

     Just click the pic to find out more about Crazy Marion and where to purchase Sherry’s work.

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     If you enjoy the trailer you can link here to see Pinocchio’s Revenge in full (yikes)!

     You can view the entire film in parts on YouTube courtesy of codogan09.  Here’s part one to get you started (Certificate 18  Adults Only).

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     Puppets and marionettes all month (July 2012) at www.lilywight.com

     Click for another film you may enjoy 🙂

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     We could not allow Puppet Month to go by at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana without wishing a very Happy Birthday to Mr. Punch who is celebrating 350 years of terrifying minors with his anger-management issues.

 

     Here are a few Punch facts to peruse if the pictures haven’t made you run screaming from this post ~

*  Punch & Judy performers are known as “Professors” and are sometimes assisted by a “Bottler” who corrals the audience, collects money and provides musical accompaniment. 

*  Mr. Punch is a manifestation of the mythological Trickster archetype.  His current anglicized form was adapted from the sixteenth century Neapolitan character Pulcinella from the Italian Commedia Dell’ Arte. 

*  Diarist Samuel Pepys recorded Punch’s début in London’s Covent Garden in 1662.

*  Punch regularly beats the other characters with a wooden baton known as a “slapstick”, a name now used as a collective term for a genre of physical comedy.

*  The Punch & Judy Show was originally intended for adults.  Contentious characters such as The Devil and Punch’s mistress Pretty Polly were sidelined in the late Victorian era as the performances were adapted for children.

*  The device which creates Punch’s familiar rasp is called a swazzle.

 

     Click the smiley for lots more information 🙂

 

 

Punch & Judy Pub, Norfolk, UK.

 

 

     Finally, a little treat from Stop-Motion Maestro Jan Svankmajer.  Don’t have nightmares, Blogsprites! 

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     The Beverley Arts Trust are hosting their popular biennial Puppet Festival from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of July this year!  If you have never visited the market town or its colourful festival before I can heartily recommend both.

     The event features a wide range of performances, exhibitions and workshops for all age groups with free and ticketed shows.

     The Puppet Festival has a very comprehensive website featuring printable programmes and details of all shows, activities and prices.  Just click the picture of The Three Billy Pigs to link to all the information you will need.

     If you require any more persuading here are a few clips showcasing 2012’s performers and if you live close by please share this link and help to promote The Beverley Puppet Festival 🙂

     I may see you there… 

     Noisy Oyster from Frome, Somerset, UK.

     Stephen Mottram (Oxford, UK) Animata.

     Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.

     Indigo Moon Theatre.  Alice And The White Rabbit, Beverley (East Yorkshire, UK).

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     Another post you might enjoy 🙂

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     Hello Blogsprites,

     

     If you like rude and musical puppets (who doesn’t ?)  I can recommend Avenue Q at Hull’s New Theatre (UK)  from tomorrow night until Saturday 7th July 2012.

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