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AFTER GUILD EVENTS PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO OTHER INFORMATION: PUPPETRY SHOWS (ENGLAND COUNTY BY COUNTY IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, THEN SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND & WALES.  THEN COMES EXHIBITIONS, TRAINING & WORKSHOPS IN A SIMILAR ORDER).  IF YOU WISH TO HAVE AN EVENT INCLUDED PLEASE EMAIL  peter@peterpuppet.co.uk.

UP-DATED January 21st 2020

GUILD EVENTS.

April  9, 7 pm An Evening at the Puppet Barge.  Food, drinks, lots of chat &  puppetry with “Hanging on a thread” by Di Fillipo’s Marionettes”  free admission but a collection will be taken (all donations gladly accepted but please fold your donation carefully!) 

May 10, from 11 am: Annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival.  Look out for the Guild stall, just R of the church door.

OTHER EVENTS

CORNWALL

FALMOUTH

FESTIVAL OF CURIOUS PUPPETRY

(www.curioyuspuppetry.com)

Amata Studios, Falmouth University

(01326 259 349)

February 15, 3 pm & 7 pm

By Silent Tide/Little Angel Theatre:

“The Adventures of Curious Ganz”

(6+/adults)

The Poly

(01326 319 461)

February 1, 10.30 am

Joy Haynes:

“Cinderella Ashputtel”

(3+) 29, 7.30 pm

The Rat Affair:

“Rat”

(10+/adults)

March 7, 7.45 pm

Cat Mother & Les Hommes:

“Beguiled”

(8+/adults)

March 11/12, 7 pm

Curious School of Puppetry:

“Presents” – a range of work from the students

(7+/adults)

The Tolmen Centre

(01326 341 353)

February 29, 2 pm & 5 pm

Tim Spooner:

“The Assembly of Animals” – a performed sculpture

(3+)

SEE ALSO TALKS & EXHIBITION

CUMBRIA

PENRITH

Upfront Puppet Theatre

(01768 484538)

phone for details

DEVON

BIDEFORD

Miss Merlynda’s Puppet Theatre

(01237 431166)

until February 29th

Miss Merlynda’s Puppet Theatre:

“Adventures of Piccadilly”

LANCASHIRE

ROSSENDALE

Boo Theatre

(01706 220241)

phone for details

LONDON

BRENTFORD

Watermans

(020 8232 1010)

January 26, 3 pm

Hand to Mouth Puppet Theatre:

“Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

(3-7)

February 16, 3 pm

Garlic Theatre:

“Three Billy Goats Gruff”

(3-6)

COVENT GARDEN

St Paul’s Church

 May 10, from 11 am

43rd May Fayre & Puppet Festival:

Puppet parade at 11 am, Puppet Shows from 12 Noon – 5 pm

GREENWICH

Trafalgar Tavern

(020 8858 0317)

January 21, 7.30 pm

“London on stage, a theatrical excursion”

an excellent illustrated talk on the history of Toy Theatre

by Horatio Blood

ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

times of performance vary – phone Box Office for details

LITTLE VENICE

The Puppet Theatre Barge

(020 7249 6876)

Times and days vary, please phone Box Office for details

until February 23

Strings Theatre:

“The Water babies”

(3+)

NORFOLK

DISS

The Corn Hall

(01379 652241)

February 29, 2 pm

String Theatre:

“The Crow’s Tale”

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

February 6, 7.30 pm

Drew Colby (Shadowgraphy):

“Cinema in Silhouettes”

(adults)

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

January 25, 2 pm

Poppy’s Puppets:

“Meg”

February 1, 2 pm

Pavla’s Puppets:

“Three Wishes and Little Bear”

February 8, 2 pm

Magic Den:

“Magic Circus” (includes some puppetry)

February 22, 2 pm & 4 pm

Mousetale Puppets:

“Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure”

February 29, 2 pm

Clydebuilt Puppets:

“Three Bears”

RHOS-ON-SEA

The Harlequin Marionette Theatre

(01492 548166)

Shows daily – phone for details

EXHIBITIONS

CORNWALL

FALMOUTH

The Poly – Spring Gallery

(01326 319 461)

January 27 – February 21 

Festival of Curious Puppetry

Puppets from around the world.

HAMPSHIRE

Hastings Museum (01424 451052)

Small permanent exhibition of puppets from Hastings Puppet Theatre including   Professor Day’s Variety Pie Marionettes. Full set of Punch & Judy puppets and marionettes which include pianist, Joey, Scaramouch, acrobat). Puppeteers were Professor Day (1860 – 1939) and John Alston (until 1953) Free Admission

NYEWOOD: ˜Barley”,  Ramshackles, Nyewood, near Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5JA.  Ventriloquists Club of Great Britain: Exhibition of vent figures, puppets & associated memorabilia. Every Friday 2 pm-4 pm

KENT

DEAL

Kent Museum of the Moving Image

(01304 239515)

www.kentmomi.org

includes shadow puppetry

LONDON

Pollocks Toy Museum 1 Scala Street, W1

(020 7635 3452)

10 am – 5 pm Mon – Sat

WELLINGTON

Waterslade Studios

(studios @ forkbeardfantasy.co.uk)

Inter-active puppetry exhibition

SUSSEX

BRIGHTON

Brighton Museum

(0300 029 0900)

Excellent collection of puppets, well displayed.

Tues – Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Brighton Toy & Model Museum

(01273 749 494)

small collection of puppets – but well worth a visit.

Tues – Frid 10 am – 5 pm  Sat 11 am – 5 pm

SCOTLAND

BIGGAR

The Biggar Puppet Theatre

(01899 220631)

Exhibition of puppetry, including Victorian marionettes. Open daily.

GLASGOW

The Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre 8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale,G12

(0141 339 6185)

phone for details

TRAINING

LONDON

ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

Curious School of Puppetry (020 7689 3615)

www.curiouspuppetry.com

UK’s newest puppetry training school is led by Sarah Wright, Rene Baker, Toby Olie and Lyndie Wright.  The aims of the school are: To develop and encourage the emergence of talent in British puppetry, to provide expert hands-on training for theatre-makers and performers, to build links between existing professionals and developing artists.

See website for details.

SWISS COTTAGE

Central School of Speech and Drama.

BA course in puppetry and MA course in Advanced Theatre Practice (with a focus on puppetry). Details from www.cssd.ac.uk.

LONDON SCHOOL OF PUPPETRY (01756 753495/ 073597357/01453 833293)

Courses in shadow puppetry, marionettes, rods, hand or glove puppetry. A new Diploma course, to run on various Saturdays throughout the year. Marionette carving, choreography, living room theatre, cross arts performances, special needs work. Accredited by Middlesex University.   www.londonschoolofpuppetry.com

SUSSEX

SUCCESSFUL PUNCH AND JUDY

Tuition by Glyn Edwards 31 Connell Drive, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 6RT.  01273 308174, email: glyn@punch-and-judy.com  website: www.punch-and-judy.com.  Tailor-made tuition based on Glyn’s book of the same name.  Call to discuss your needs

WALES

MARIONETTE MANIPULATION

Tuition by Christopher Somerville 01492 548166.  Tailor-made tuition for singles, couples or groups. All enquiries Email: chris@punchandjudy.com

WORKSHOPS and TALKS

CORNWALL

FALMOUTH

The Poly

(01326 319 461)

February 20, 6.30 pm

“The Dark Crystal Q&A” showing of the Jim Hensen movie followed by

Q&A with Brian & Wendy Froud (designers)

(3+)

January 30, 6.30 pm

Joy Haynes – life & puppets

February 6, 6.30 pm

Sue Hill, sculptor & Wildworks Co-Founder

February 13, 6.30 pm

Julian Crouch, designer and puppeteer

February 27, 6.30 pm

Paul Spooner, builder of Automata

DEVON

TOTNES

John Robert’s Workshops

(01803 867778)

26- 31 July

Carve a wooden string puppet

2-7 August

Carve a wooden puppet

9-15 August

Make a complete puppet and perform

NB: THIS WORKSHOP NOW SOLD OUT

LONDON

 ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

phone for details

NORFOLK

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

phone for details

SOMERSET

BRISTOL

Puppet Place

(0117 929 3593)

phone for details

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)