Tuesday 6 August 2013


This month is puppetastic for me! This weekend, August 9th-11th, I'll be performing "Number 6 Tory Beast, Puppet Master to the Lib Dem Tiger Cub" at the Supernormal Festival for Chutney Preserves, curated by Sarah Sparkes. And the following weekend I'll be at Riverside Studios as part of their Tete a Tete festival. I'll be live action painting for Opera at Home's production of Maria de Buenos Aires, with puppets!
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For more information and to book a place at Supernormal see below.
Here's a link to a little video by Paul Wady of "Kiss Me Quick" kissing people quickly in Camberwell, also part of Camberwell Arts' Festival.

Enjoy!Toodlepip. Love and best wishes - Joanna.
Chutney Preserves wil  be taking their Chutney Puppet Camp to SUPERNORMAL this year.  You will find us on the Village Green area on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August.  We will be performing, processing and generating interactive double-dealings and belly-talking mayhem.  Make your own cathartic puppet at our workshops and come join the Chutney family.
We are the Chutney Preserves and we welcome you into our fold
SUPERNORMAL is on the 9th - 11th August at Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AN
Get your tickets here 

The ‘magnificent seven’ (plus zero) Chutney Preserves artists are.
 Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squires, Calum F. Kerr, Rebecca Feiner, Miyuki Kasahara, Joanna McCormick, Tim Flitcroft, Jude Cowan Montague Linda Barck and Philip Raymond Goodman
& The A Band

‘Chutney 7 – The Magnificent Seven’ is a multifaceted, interactive live art event, which draws on the spirit of celebratory public assembly dating back to prehistory. Appearing in the guise of a fete, country fair or rarey sideshow, it is an ‘organic’ public art work, this time featuring belly-talking puppetry. The history of country fairs tells of the use of puppets for entertainment, political satire and instruction. In Chutney Preserves events, artist-made marionettes, together with puppets made by members of the public at on-site artist-led workshops will perform a series of wondrous feats

Initiated in 2005, artists’ collective Chutney Preserves have worked with over 100 artists and participated in six festivals and events including: Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park and Camberwell Arts Festival on Camberwell Green. Chutney Preserves manifests for a magical seventh time in 2013 and The ‘Magnificent Seven’ artist/puppets will patrol Braziers park and periodically assembling to perform in the Chutney Marquee. Supernormal visitors can join the merry-making and make their own marionette at Chutney Puppet Camp. When all seven come together something extraordinary will manifest!
Chutney Preserves was initiated by Marq Kearey and Sarah Sparkes and is currently is herded by Sarah Sparkes.

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P.S:Tete a Tete was mentioned in OK! Magazine! http://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/view/65448/Jade-Goody-opera-in-the-works/