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Oriental story stars at festival
1:00pm Tuesday 5th November 2013 in News
CHILDREN were told a story from Chinese myth through puppetry as part of the Art in Woodstock festival.
The annual arts festival saw displays including the Lunas Dance Project. and about 30 artists showed their work at 15 venues in the town.
A new feature was a workshop on watercolour painting run by Woodstock artist Rod Craig.
Paul Batten, of Theatrix Arts, performed a one-man puppet show based on Chinese willow pattern plates.
Mr Batten said: “The story tells of a princess who runs away with a servant.
“I changed the story for the audience as in the original they are killed but in my version they turn into birds and escape. The children are then asked to make their own willow pattern plates to continue the story.”
Organisers said the event has grown since it started in 2007 with more than 300 artists applying to be part of the festival and 5,000 people attending.
The festival ended on Sunday.
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