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Arnolfini - est 1961

A magical, outdoor puppetry performance that brings abandoned household appliances to life. Part of the Bristol Festival of Puppetry.

Babok creates a shelter for neglected domestic appliances, providing these cast-offs with a second life and transforming them into bizarre mechanical animals.

Asiel changes public space into an absurd moving theatrical playground. Asiel is visual object theatre dealing with the love / hate relationship between man and machine.

Asiel will move location during the festival. Between Friday 28 and Saturday 29 August, the performance will be located outside M Shed. Between Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August, Asiel wil be outside Arnolfini.

Babok is a venture of Guido Bevers and Carina de Wit from Amsterdam, Holland. The two of them met while working in the visual theatre company Warner & Consorten, where they were both artistic core-members. With this company they performed at leading festivals and collaborated with different groups and artists all around the world.

They started Babok in 2005. Together they want to devise renewed theatre for the public space. Small scale projects, accessible to everyone. Performed in an existing reality; people’s daily life- environment.

Bristol Festival of Puppetry 

Bristol Festival of Puppetry brings the best of puppetry from around the world to the city, and showcases a wealth of UK talent. With over 100 artists performing, 50 live performances including world and UK premieres and a heap of free events and activities, the Bristol Festival of Puppetry is a key event in the puppetry diary that runs from Wednesday 26 August to Sunday 6 September. The festival offers workshops in everything from stop-frame animation to object theatre and culminates in a spectacular procession of giant puppets through the streets of Bristol. For more information visit the Puppet Place website.