Category Archives: festival

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

Puppets on Parade

View PHOTOS and VIDEOS of our Mayworks perfomances this past weekend!

See also photos posted at the Halifax Media Coop.

Mayworks 2012 – Puppets on Parade – photo by Halifax Media Coop









Passionate Puppets

Puppet Et Cetera go on parade for Mayworks festival, ethical food and ethical work

The Coast interviews Puppets Et Cetera!

Read the articke HERE

Ethical Food = Ethical Work

Puppets on Parade poster

Make sure to see all events taking place during this 3rd Annual Mayworks Halifax festival!
Mayworks Halifax 2012

*Time and Location Change*

Please note the time and room number change for the Mayworks puppet making workshop.

It will be offered on the same day, April 29, but now from 12:30pm to 2:30pm in room 208 of the Bloomfield Centre.

**Remember that registration is requested for this event. Space and materials are limited. Thanks!

Email puppetsetcetera[at]gmail[dot]com to register

Youth Arts Week

Our ETHICAL FOOD = ETHICAL WORK performance and parade scheduled for Halifax Mayworks is also listed among local events for the National Youth Arts Week.

CLICK HERE for a listing of other youth events in Halifax!

National Youth Arts Week

Halifax Mayworks Festival 2012!



April 29th – 10am to 12pm:

Puppet Making Workshop for Families

Bloomfield Centre, room 108
2786 Agricola Street

Join Puppets Et Cetera! for a family inclusive hands-on workshop on basic methods of puppet and mask construction for street theatre and parades. Using simple materials, learn to spice up your political actions with a taste of traditions stemming from carnivals, pageants and street theatre. Creations built during this workshop will be used in the performance to take place the following Saturday, May 5th. A $5.00 donation toward materials is requested.

Space is limited, participants must register in advance by emailing puppetsetcetera [at] gmail [dot] com


May 5th – 10am to 12pm:

Puppets on Parade

Waterfront – across from the Historic Farmers’ Market
1496 Lower Water Street

Puppets Et Cetera! presents an outdoor performance and parade exploring the theme of migrant labour within the farming industry of Nova Scotia. Through various methods of street performance, the troupe will bring to attention issues of unfair labour practices that are left under-addressed within the local food movement and investigate what really constitutes ethical food. The performance will include a short outdoor variety show as well as a puppet procession parading along Lower Water Street between the Historic Farmers’ Market and the Seaport Farmers’ Market. The variety shows will include a variety of acts ranging from puppet skits, circus acts, musical numbers and theatrical story telling. All are welcome to join the parade!