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Puppeteers gather for national summit in Hobart
July 26, 2006

Puppeteers from around the world are spending their long weekend in Hobart to take part in the second National Puppetry Summit at the Terrapin Puppet Theatre at Salamanca.

Summit organiser Annie Forbes says almost 100 people have gathered to learn more about the art of puppetry.

She says the puppets are both the traditional wood, foam and sock and new computer animations.

"A great meeting place for puppeteers - they've come from all over the world and Australia and discussing the issues relevant to our industry and were also having performances and films and talking," she said.

She says one of the main issues facing the puppetry industry is how to build audiences.

"Because a lot of our audiences are children and they're an audience of now - do they grow up to bring their children back to see our shows?" she said.


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