Puppetry group to perform at festival

Droitwich Advertiser: Poppy Powell, seven, Samantha Barnes, 12, Alex Hankins, 11, and Mark Hartley, seven, with the new puppets that will e on show during Salt Fest. Poppy Powell, seven, Samantha Barnes, 12, Alex Hankins, 11, and Mark Hartley, seven, with the new puppets that will e on show during Salt Fest.

A PUPPET performance group from Droitwich Spa is preparing to wow crowds during this year’s Salt Fest.

Members of Lighthouse Street Puppets, based at St Nicholas’ Church, Ombersley Road, will be appearing at the two-day event from Saturday, September 15.

The festival, which celebrates Droitwich’s historic links to salt production, will see the group trying out new giant puppets for the occasion.

The group has purchased the two new puppet costumes and members have been practising ahead of performances in High Street near St Andrew’s Church.

Members now want help from youngsters to name the puppets.

Lynda Hartley, from Lighthouse Street Puppets, said: “We have bought the new puppets but now want to give them names. It would be great if children in Droitwich could give us ideas ahead of Salt Fest.

“They are very friendly looking puppets and come as a giant body costume. It will be great to finally see them in action.”

Anyone who would like to name the puppets should send their suggestions to info@lighthousestreetpuppets.org The town’s mayor, Councillor Anne Taft, will help judge the naming competition. The winner will get to have their photo taken with the puppets by Droitwich photography firm Michael Neil Photography.

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