The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Oxfordshire 2007 - Winter Lights


This was one of the final events of Oxfordshire 2007 (celebrating Oxfordshire's 1000th birthday). The large moveable puppets were created by students at Abingdon and Witney college.

TV cameras were there.

The puppets enacted the history of Abingdon. This puppet threatened everybody with his wonky arm. He came to Abingdon to do raping and pillaging and pull down the Abbey.

The story was all told from the viewpoint of some space age teenagers from the year 3007

and ended with wizzy sparks, and balloons.

After the performance, because there is no storage at the college, the puppets will be destroyed. So if anybody has a room or a spare garage and would like to save one of the poor puppets, better contact the college ASAP. A lot of work went into creating them.

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