Ruby: A Day in Africa Utopia

  What a busy (but thoroughly enjoyable) weekend I had last week!  Last Saturday I was lucky enough to be sent up to London’s Southbank Centre for a day at Africa Utopia. Africa Utopia, now in its third year, is a … Continued

Indian Shadow Puppets

In shadows cast on a cloth screen, gods battle against agents of evil. Awe and divine inspiration unfold night after night through the Hindu epic of Ramayana. This act of religious devotion, often performed in front of a temple, also … Continued

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Learning about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights This learning resource was created to promote understanding of this important Hindu festival. It reflects a long-standing partnership between Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and the Hindu Women’s Group, a partnership which … Continued

Rod puppets from Java

The show takes place outside, blocking the street for most of the evening. As he manipulates the figures, the puppeteer’s head is in full view of the audience. He introduces the story and announces the puppets as they appear on … Continued

Egungun Masquerade

Egúngún, which can be translated as ‘powers concealed’ is an annual or biennial masquerade festival held by Yoruba-speaking people in Nigeria. It takes the form of masked and costumed performers moving among the crowd, through the streets. An Egúngún masker … Continued