Special growing puppet is to open massive Uckfield craft fair

Brook the puppet, who is to grow in size in the years leading to the 2012 London Olympics, is to open a massive Christmas craft fair in Uckfield later this month.

Brook is one of 17 puppets spreading a story 'Imagination Our Nation' across the country. She is currently about four feet tall but will grow next spring into a teenager and by 2012 will be 16 feet tall.

She is operated by four young people who are members of the Uckfield Community Technology College carnival group Spiritus. UCTC is the only school in the country directly involved in the Imagination our Nation project.

The project is being run by London-based Kinetika which hopes to win official backing from the organisers of the London Games.

The fair, at the college in Downsview Crescent, has been named a 'Christmas Indulgence' and is open on November 28, from 2-7pm. More than 40 stalls have been lined up, many of them run by professional artists from the Uckfield area.

* Have you made space in your diary for Uckfield's late night shopping event on Friday, December 11


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