Kaleidoscope present a day celebrating the creative genius of puppeteers. Yes, that's right, and in addition to all the tv shows, there's chance to meet (and in one session perform with) Hartley Hare, Monkey, Zippy, Muffin the Mule, Emu, Orville, Muppets and look at a display of original models of iconic Gerry Anderson characters. Also coming along is Hacker The Dog, with the day compered by Tony Currie and Claire Bueno.
So much happening the day starts 30 minutes earlier than usual, and finishes an hour later @ Birmingham City University Curzon Building
Thanks for this TRBM, just registered. I of course will be in attendance as usual, though whether i will last out till 7pm watching puppets is a different story. I get the feeling i will be in the pub around 6ish.
The Basil Brush Show is no longer going to be shown at the BBC’s request. However, Sooty and Sweep are going to be attending.
This is wonderful news, but it looks like Soo won’t be with them, which is a real shame. Soo has loads of fans and she’s loved by everyone. I’m sure she would be hugely welcomed if she ever changes her mind and was to go.
Climate Crisis: This planet's getting hotter than Lulu
Is it my childish memory at fault or did Sooty and Sweep not tend to squabble over Soo a bit? Maybe her absence is to keep the peace as the rivalry between these two old codgers might have festered over the years
Some Dancers who gave a good time, broke all the rules, played all the fools, yeah yeah yeah they blew our minds
Just got back from the Kal event after my weekend away in the 2nd city. I hope i never see another Muppet or puppet again and prey that Kaleidoscope have cleared their archives of the darn things ! I guess not every subject matter will appeal every time but it became a bit of a chore to watch. No wonder then our usual hour lunch session turned into nearly 3 hours. Still great to meet up with the chaps again and take part in the rich and varied chat and banter that always abounds when we meet. Three more meets still to come in 2019 too, looking forward to the next time.
Yes, that was a strange event. I too hope it's not to be repeated. I enjoyed the non-puppet stuff more. The Lew Grade interview with Wogan was excellent. What a remarkable man. And the most obscure pop show I've ever seen in my life, which qualified for a screening because Tingha & Tucker appeared on it for all of two minutes. Obscure, because literally I had never heard of a single act on it. Tommy Quickly? Anyone?
The quirkily-named Quickly was given a Lennon/McCartney cast off which the Fab Four recorded on the day of their Please Please Me remake but gave up on.
In all these years, I've neither sought out nor heard Tip Of My Tongue played on the radio...which must say a lot.