Carnival and Open Day

If you are in Barmouth, we hope you will join us on Saturday 23rd July for our annual Carnival Day. There will be family activities during the day in the gallery and Talbot Square. If you would like to take part by being one of the giant puppeteers, please contact Bernard Barnes (07767862382) before the event to volunteer. Similarly, if you want to be involved in making puppets or the puppet theatre or you have some other performance that you want to do.

10:30 am Puppeteers arrive at the gallery.

11 am – 12 noon Talbot Square – giant puppets dancing including dragon, giant bubbles and live music.

In the gallery for the rest of the day, these activities will be taking place:

  • Various music performances
  • Caricatures with John Ruskin
  • Still life with Reyna
  • Calligraphy with Hakim
  • Puppet workshop with Sue
  • Poetry with Bernard Young
  • Puppet show

This is a chance to sample a variety of artistic activities, maybe have your caricature sketched, or join in one or more of the workshops.

4pm-ish Puppet Parade through the town (weather permitting). From the gallery, along High Street, round the harbour, past Bath House, along promenade, over the level crossing and back to the gallery.

The day’s events will be concluded by live music from Andy Wickett’s World Service . See separate entry for more information. During the day, members of World Service will also be performing acoustically, and so will artist and event organiser Bernard Barnes and friends, including Gwynfor Morris, Welsh baritone and bluesman.

The day time and evening events are both free, but with voluntary donations towards the running of the gallery.

Video of Puppet Parade from last year:

Andy Wickett’s World Service playing at the gallery on 23 July

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On Saturday 23rd July, former Duran Duran frontman Andy Wickett and his band World Service will be performing at the gallery from 7.30.pm. This should be a memorable one-off musical event not to be missed and will conclude the Carnival and Open Day. Read more…