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Harmony World Puppet Carnival in Bangkok Thailand 2014

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Period:01 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2014

Address:Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Tel:+662-422-8834

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 10:00-21:00

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More than 160 groups of puppeteers from 80 countries will perform over the 10-day “Harmony World Puppet Carnival in Bangkok Thailand 2014”, beginning on Nov 1.

Organised by the Ministry of Culture, the festival is one of the biggest gatherings of puppet troupes from North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and Southeast Asian countries.

The programme includes almost 80 puppet performances, screenings of 22 puppet movies and videos, seminars and workshops.

Fifty local puppeteers groups will also present three kinds of puppetry — traditional, local and contemporary puppets.

Activities will be held at selected theatres and exhibition venues, daily until Nov 10, from 10am to 9pm.

Most venues are located on the historical Rattanakosin Island.

The opening ceremony will be held at Sanam Luang, on Nov 1.

The Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center will be the venue for the “Thai Puppetry and Contemporary Puppetry Arts in the Reign of King Rama IX” exhibition, which will open on Nov 2.

The festival will close with an awards presentation ceremony at the National Theatre, on Nov 10.

Several puppet performances will also be staged at the Fashion Gallery, first floor of Siam Paragon, from Nov 3-9.

- There is no admission fee for any shows or activities.
- Visit www.harmonyworldpuppet.com or www.ocac.go.th.

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A puppet troupe from South Korea.

More than 160 groups of puppeteers from 80 countries will perform over the 10-day “Harmony World Puppet Carnival in Bangkok Thailand 2014”, beginning on Nov 1.

Organised by the Ministry of Culture, the festival is one of the biggest gatherings of puppet troupes from North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and Southeast Asian countries.

The programme includes almost 80 puppet performances, screenings of 22 puppet movies and videos, seminars and workshops.

Fifty local puppeteers groups will also present three kinds of puppetry — traditional, local and contemporary puppets.

Activities will be held at selected theatres and exhibition venues, daily until Nov 10, from 10am to 9pm.

Most venues are located on the historical Rattanakosin Island.

The opening ceremony will be held at Sanam Luang, on Nov 1.

The Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center will be the venue for the “Thai Puppetry and Contemporary Puppetry Arts in the Reign of King Rama IX” exhibition, which will open on Nov 2.

The festival will close with an awards presentation ceremony at the National Theatre, on Nov 10.

Several puppet performances will also be staged at the Fashion Gallery, first floor of Siam Paragon, from Nov 3-9.


-  There is no admission fee for any shows or activities. -  Visit www.harmonyworldpuppet.com or www.ocac.go.th.

A puppet show from Vietnam.

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Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

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