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Pay bar and coffee available.

Lecture presentation, display and demonstration of Indian shadow puppets related to their place in Indian religion and culture. The unique and threatened shadow puppet tradition of India.

Jane Paterson travelled many times to India to research and create an important national collection of Indian shadow puppets which are now housed at Upfront Puppet Theatre and part of the puppet collection. With pictures and artefacts, Jane will tell the story of the disappearing art of these travelling peoples, who gave women a voice in a fast changing India.

At 7pm a light Indian finger buffet of vegetarian food will be created and presented by John Crouch, Cumbria's resident food guru and Indiaphile.

The event is presented by The Royal Geographical Society in association with Upfront Arts Charity.

Telephone 017684 84538 to book and pay by card.