As the Athena venue had plenty of open space many of the puppets had their own replica sets.
This highly detailed set shows Brains in a scene from Thunderbirds episode, The Cham-Cham, and was built by Andy Grishaw and Jeff Gaskell.
Another lovely recreation. Here's 'Nosey' Parker with Light-Fingered Fred doing porridge!
This photo of Joe McClaine with the Rat Trap in the background is a set up recreating a 1993/94 Brighton display restoration courtesy of Chris Carter.
Puppeteers Judy Preece and Richard Gregory appeared on stage, showing the tricks of the trade with their puppetry demonstrations.
The highlight was a practical demonstration of the state-of-the-art puppet of Sam Scott from Anderson Entertainment's proposed new series, Fire Storm.
This remarkable puppet looks fantastic, and takes puppeteering to a whole new level.