The city is all set to host an International Puppet Festival from October 26.
West Bengal principal secretary Tourism and Home Affairs Atri Bhattacharya will be inaugurating the festival.
Artists from the UK, Germany, Peru, Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Brazil, Singapore and India would be participating in the festival.
Kolkata will host such a festival for the first time and the six-day long festival will end on October 31, officials said.
The puppet festival is aimed at regenerating the emotions attached to puppetry and it will be held at Mohorkunj here.