Photos and videos from May Day 2013

Thanks to Mayworks Halifax, the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group and the Bus Stop Theatre for their support!

Thanks to photogtraphers and videographers: Halifax Media Coop, Metro Halifax, Trevor Beckerson, Susan Leblanc and Daniel Towsey.


Mayworks 2013 – Happy May Day!

Mayworks 2013 – Bread & Puppet’s “The Foot”

May Day!

Puppets Et Cetera! is working on a new project for the 2013 Halifax Mayworks Festival.

The performance, to be presented ahead of the May Day march, will celebrate workers’ struggles and victories.

Interested? Want to help? Join us weekly whether to hold a puppet, a hammer or a tune.


Puppets Et Cetera! goes Nocturne


WHEN: Saturday, October 13 6pm-12am
WHERE: Alderney Landing (ground floor market space), 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth

Join artist collective Puppets Et Cetera! for family friendly activities that will have you consider our society’s relationship to our natural environment with particular focus on resource extraction and energy production. Merging political protest and art installation, the event will offer ongoing craft building workshops, performances and interactive activities throughout the night.

Illustration by Dave Ron


If you are interested in either of the following, please get in touch!

a) building puppets + props
b) rehearsing + performing short 5min skits
c) manipulating puppets during Nocturne
d) facilitating craft station during Nocturne

Premier puppets in Ottawa!

Our Premier puppets are protesting the CETA Canada-EU free trade agreement in Ottawa!

Premiers’ Puppet Parade

Premiers Parade July 2012 – photo by Tony Tracy

View PHOTOS here

Premiers under construction










Premiers of Canada: Don’t be Puppets, Stand Up to Stephen Harper! Protect Public Health Care!

What: Participate in a premiers puppet parade!
Where: Outside the Public Library on Spring Garden Road
When: Wednesday, July 25th, 1pm


Health Care Actions During the Council of the Federation, July 25-27

Canada’s First Ministers are meeting in Halifax from July 25-27 as the Council of the Federation.  The future of public health care is on the agenda.

The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, Council of Canadians, and allies are organizing several public events to show the premiers that Canadians are watching and we want action to protect, strengthen and extend public health care. The federal government must return to the negotiating table.

All are welcome to the events. Please check their website for additional details:

Check out the EVENTS section for details on the puppet action.

Power to the People bucanners assemble to challenge Emera’s profiteers

Puppets Et Cetera! joins Solidarity Halifax and SolidariGLEE in challenging Emera’s monopoly control of NS Power.

Follow this link for more info on the campaign and media coverage:
Power to the People bucanners assemble to challenge Emera’s profiteers.

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Puppets Et Cetera! joined the rally on May 17.

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – photo by Rebecca Rose