Puppet Club

We endeavour to run a regular puppet club as often as we can. The club aims to introduce different types of puppetry and multimedia, to develop craft and performance skills, creativity and imagination.


The First Funny Wonders Puppet Club

The first Funny Wonders puppet club formed in the mid-1990s as a Saturday morning, make-things-round-at-Chris-and-Doug’s club. See the project page here.

Many strange monsters started performing monstrously… Fortunately, the puppets took over and order was restored. A magical symbiosis of people, puppets and performance came about… I was about to say ‘from the prime-evil slime’ but I thought this reflected badly on the kitchen table.” Doug Agnew

​After-school Clubs

In more recent years, we have run after-school clubs at Buxton Infants School and The Green Man Gallery. Participants have joined us for the Buxton Carnival parade and performed in the Buxton Puppet Festival.

Changing Faces

In summer 2015, we set up a new Saturday morning puppet club at The Green Man Gallery with funding from The Bingham Trust. It ran approximately every two weeks. Following feedback and considering how we can best help young people in our local community, since 2017, this club changed to an after-school art group, running on Tuesdays from 3.30pm-5pm at The Green Man Gallery. ‘Changing Faces’ aims to support young people aged 11-18yrs in Buxton who face daily-difficulties and disadvantage.

It has been supported by a number of organisations since 2017 including Children in Need, High Peak CVS Health & Wellbeing Parntership, The Bingham Trust and Derbyshire County Council.

For more information and dates, please see our News and Events pages or click the links below.

Puppet Club Archive

Changing Faces Videos

Glowstickman Dance (2018)
The Never-Ending World (2022)
Master Pasta Builder Joel (2019)
Christmas at Last (2021)