General view of 139-141 Oxford Road from the north-west, showing Chanya, a 4 metre tall puppet, rehearsing in the foreground

Date:
21 Mar 2024
Location:
139-141 Oxford Road, Reading
Reference:
DP462610
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

The puppet Chanya represents a community nurse and local superhero. It was one of a series of giant puppets made by local communities in collaboration with Thingumajig Theatre, for the Hi! Street Festivals project.

Content

This is part of the Job: 2K/32158 High Streets Heritage Action Zone: Reading, Phase 2; within the Volume: VF000540 High Street Heritage Action Zone: Reading Town Centre; within the Series: HEC01/058 High Street Heritage Action Zone: Reading Town Centre; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Redgrave, Christopher: Historic England

Keywords

Shop, Barbers Shop, Festivals And Fairs