Tag Archives: Thurtinkle

Impromptu puppetry training Sepilok, Borneo

During our travels through Borneo, we visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation centre and Thurtinkle posted a video blog interviewing Sarah, the liaison officer. Meeting the manager Sylvia, she said that she would dearly love some puppetry training to improve her … Continue reading

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Thurtinkle on ‘Look North West’

The day after Thurtinkle’s appearance on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of the ‘One and Other‘ project by Antony Gormley, he was met by the BBC, who wanted to interview him and film him ‘doing something ordinary’ … Continue reading

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Preston twinning film

Thurtinkle presents a short video for the town of Kalisz, Poland to celebrate the 20th anniversary of being twinned with Preston Thurtinkle presents Preton-Kalisz twinning video

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Talking, texting, tweeting and the new interactivity

Thurtinke Garnetgetter, Preston’s oldest gnome and touring puppet storyteller, recounts the challenges of taking to an internet stage – “The opportunity to go on the plinth in Trafalgar Square came my way quite unexpectedly. I’d heard about the ‘One and … Continue reading

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Thurtinkle telling stories from the plinth

Thurtinkle telling stories from the plinth Originally uploaded by dnapuppetry Thurtinkle had a great time on the Antony Gormley’s 4th plinth project in Trafalgar Square, London between 11pm and 12 midnight on Sunday September 6th 2009. The ‘One and Other’ … Continue reading

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Antony Gormleys’ ‘One and Other’.

The project to put a different volunteer each hour on the empty ‘4th plinth’ in Trafalgar Square, London has just reached it’s halfway mark. Over 32 000 people have applied for the 2400 places available and over a thousand people … Continue reading

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DNA puppet chosen for ‘One and Other’

Our puppet Thurtinkle is one of the lucky ones to be chosen for Anthony Gormley’s ‘One and Other‘ project for the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square. He’ll be an exhibit on Sunday September 6th at 11pm. Thurtinkle is already calling … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales at Ubis, Manchester

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Fairy Tales and Shadows at the Harris Preston

We had a fantastic week at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery with our activities connected with the Enchanted Worlds exhibition. Terry Jones Fairy Tales was sold out, so an extra show was scheduled at the last minute. Lots of … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales as the Larmer Tree ’09

Thurtinkle was joined by his old friend Rachel, his original partner in this performance at the beautiful bourgeouis boutique festival that is Larmer Tree. They had a whale of a time with funny improvised sections and new audience participation tales … Continue reading

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