Changing Faces 2023/2024

Our Changing Faces project has been running since 2017. It is a creative, after-school club for young people aged 11-18yrs in Buxton who face daily difficulties and disadvantage. We provide a range of creative activities, giving participants choice of what they want to do. Savoury snacks and fruit cordial are offered.

Workshops started on Tuesday 26 September 2023, taking place at The Green Man Gallery until 5pm, and are supported, this year, by a grant from The Bingham Trust

Workshops will re-start in 2024 on Tuesday 27 February.

If you would like to refer a young person, please email us at hello@funnywonders.org.uk.


During the autumn term, we tried functional origami and worked towards creating a shadow puppetry film which included sessions on creative writing games, storyboarding, exploring light and shadows, shadow puppet making, exploring sounds and instruments, voice and audio recording and shadow puppetry performance. We have also learnt about raising guide dog puppies, tried making pasta crazy golf courses, made mandalas, had mosaics workshops with a local artist, learnt calligraphy and tried painting with different tools.

In the spring and summer term, we tried stencil-making and spray painting and worked towards our Buxton Carnival entry which included sculpture, papier mache, painting, costume design and puppetry performance. See more about this on the project page here.