GIANT pigeon puppets brought entertainment to Newport last week thanks to the Isle of Wight Children’s Festival.
It was part of an outdoor theater show – one of many free events on Thursday and Friday.
There were storytelling sessions in the Waterstones bookshop and the chance to learn about the beasts of the biosphere in workshops at Independent Arts.
Paid events included dance workshops and a theater performance at the Apollo Theater.
The event was organized in Newport by the team at Ventnor Exchange and Quay Arts, supported by Newport’s High Street Heritage Action Zone.
The Isle of Wight Youth Trust and Independent Arts are among the organizations getting involved.
It included free entry to the Island History Museum.
The event took place during the Easter holidays.
Ventnor Exchange co-director Jack Whitewood said: “The ambition here is to raise awareness of the needs of children on the Island and to provide a range of opportunities aimed specifically at young people and their families.
“We want to make sure that everyone can have access to incredible artistic and cultural experiences, regardless of their background.”
Thanks to Pamela Parker for the photos.