Puppets, puppets, puppets and a change of time and day

Hi news fans.

Considering there was no Buxton Puppet Festival this year we’ve been busy this summer and still are!

The first of our puppets puppets puppets are shadow puppets at the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. We ran a workshop one morning with over thirty participants. Once they had created their creations they could perform in our pop-up shadow theatre complete with live musical accompaniment. Great morning. Thank you to the Museum for inviting us.

We’ve also had an assortment of puppets created at our summer puppet club workshops which continued over the summer. More on this later.


And the third lot of puppets are those we are making for the Buxton Drama League for their winter play “Season’s Greetings” which features a puppet show. I’ll tell you more about these puppets in our next blog. We’ve nearly finished them and they are starting to look like puppets rather than dismembered bodies! It’s quite unnerving having a bag of heads in ones bedroom!

In other news…we’ve had to move out of our kit store – that was a fun day! Thankfully, it didn’t rain. Much gratitude to all those who helped from the Agnew-Watson dynasty.

And our main piece of news is that our regular Saturday morning puppet club workshops at The Green Man Gallery are moving to Tuesday afternoons, after-school to be exact, 3.30-5.00pm to be more exact, still at the Gallery. We’re trying the new time slot in a bid to attract more regular participants.

Sessions will be £5 each but, if you buy five sessions, you’ll get one free. The workshops are still open for all ages including those of the adult persuasion. Under 11s must be accompanied and helped by an adult however.

The sessions are designed for maximum creativity and imagination and to develop design skills and resourcefullness. Participants can delve into our kit and make anything they can think to come up with!

That’s all the news for now. If you’d like to get involved please get in touch.

Speak soon.

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