Puppet competition to celebrate Hadrian’s Wall

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A law firm has announced that it has set up a fun competition for children.

The competition consists of creating a puppet that will be installed in the company’s window.

Cartmell Shepherds, with offices in Brampton and Haltwhistle, is an award-winning firm and one of the North’s premier law firms.

With over 200 years of experience providing legal services in the region, they offer a wide range of quality services provided by specialists in each of their areas of practice to a diverse clientele.

They are also strong supporters of community projects and activities, like this one, which is part of the 1900 Hadrian’s Wall Festival next year, which celebrates the 1900s since the erection of Hadrian’s Wall and involves a plethora of activities, events, discussions and competitions throughout the department.

The competition challenges to create a puppet named Cartmell Cornelius, a Roman puppet.

The winner of the competition will have their puppet made and displayed in the display case of his Haltwhistle office, and he will also be able to keep the puppet.

The puppet will be handcrafted by puppet designer and talented young Cumbrian artist Emily Bailey, who has already made the news for her puppets which depicted and reproduced notable people who live and work in Cockermouth and the surrounding area.

Emily, 24, is from Maryport but now lives in Cockermouth. She has a fascination with animation and graduated with a degree in Illustration from the University of Cumbria in the summer of this year.

It takes up to 20 hours for Emily to create a puppet, using a combination of yarn, putty, foam and clay.

For her project in Cockermouth, she received sponsorship from Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, Strolling4 Shoes, Cockermouth & District Chamber of Trade, Town Round Table and Rotary Clubs and The Moon & Sixpence.

The competition is open to children aged 4 to 11, who will be invited to submit a drawing of Cartmel Cornelius’ character.

The public will be invited to vote for what they think is the best drawing on social media.

For more information visit https://1900.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/events/cartmell-cornelius/.

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