What’s On

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Email: peter@peterpuppet.co.uk  

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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 June 16 2018

GUILD EVENTS

Exhibition of Circus Puppets at Bantock House Museum, Wolverhampton (01902 552195)

until August 2nd, Tues – Sun 11 am – 5 pm with puppets  by John Blundall, Ken Barnard, The Hogarth Puppets & Tiller Clowes Marionettes.

August 26 from 12 noon: SUMMER GARDEN PARTY: at 6 Bostock Close, Admaston, Telford, Shropshire, TF5 0AG (home of the Wychwood Puppets).  Offers of shows for the Puppet Cabaret to Peter Charlton (peter@peterpuppet.co.uk)

October 27/28: FESTIVAL OF FILM & TELEVISION PUPPETRY: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, presented by Andy Rolfe and Wycombe Sound in conjunction with the British Puppet & Model Theatre Guild.  Special guests Ronnie Le Drew & Mary Turner.

OTHER EVENTS

BERKSHIRE

READING

Reading Fringe Festival (includes puppetry)

July 25-29

www.readingfringefestival.co.uk

CUMBRIA

PENRITH

Upfront Arts Theatre

(01768 484538)

phone for details

(7+)

LANCASHIRE

ROSSENDALE

Boo Theatre

(01706 220241)

phone for details

LONDON

BRENTFORD

Watermans

(020 8232 1010)

phone for details

ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

times of performance vary – phone Box Office for detail

until July 29

Resident company:

“Sleeping Beauty in the wood”

(4-9)

July 14 – 5 August

“Little Angel by the sea”:

an interactive theatrical experience.

(3-9)

RICHMOND

PUPPET THEATRE BARGE

(opposite 87 Petersham Road, TW10 6UT)

(020 7249 6876)

July 21 – August 5, 2.30 pm

14/15″The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”

(3-8)

August 8 – September 2, 2.30 pm (except for August 11 when the show will be at 2 pm)

September 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30, 2.30 pm (except for September 9 when the show will be at 2 pm)

Movingstage Marionettes:

“Red Riding Hood”

(4+)

September 1, 7 & 8, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29, 7.30 pm (except for September 14/15 when the show will be at 8 pm)

Movingstage Marionettes:

“The Butterfly’s Spell” (by Lorca)

(adults)

NORFOLK

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

August 4, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Garlic Theatre:

“Three Billy Goats Gruff”

(3+)

August 11, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Chicken of the Woods Theatre:

“The Hunting of the Snark”

(3+)

August 18, 11 am

Ripstop Theatre:

“Susannah and the Sunflower”

(all the family)

August 25, 11 am

MakeShift Ensemble:

“The Children in the Moon”

(all the family)

TYNE & WEAR

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE

NEWCASTLE PUPPET FESTIVAL (MOVING PARTS) 2018

October 29 – November 4

see www.newcastlepuppetryfestival.co.uk

YORKSHIRE

BEVERLEY

Beverley Puppet Festival

July 13 – 15

(www.beverleypuppetfestival,com)

Acts include Get Lost & Found, Blind Summit, Judith Hope, Silent Tide, Rattlebox Theatre, Drew Colby

+ much more!

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

June 16, 2 pm

Talking Heads:

“Looking for Nessie”

WALES

RHOS-ON-SEA

The Harlequin Marionette Theatre

(01492 548166)

NOW BACK IN BUSINESS (phone for details)

EXHIBITIONS

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

LONDON

Pollocks Toy Museum 1 Scala Street, W1

(020 7635 3452)

10 am – 5 pm Mon – Sat

SOMERSET

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

WEST MIDLANDS

WOLVERHAMPTON

Bantock House Museum

(01902 552195)

until August 2nd, Tues – Sun 11 am – 5 pm

“Circus Puppets”

a display by the British Puppet & Model Theatre Guild with puppets  by John Blundall, Ken Barnard, Thr Hogarth Puppets & Tiller Clowes Marionettes.

SCOTLAND

BIGGAR

The Biggar Puppet Theatre

(01899 220631)

Excellent exhibition of puppetry, including Victorian marionettes. Open daily.

GLASGOW

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

(0141 339 6185)

TRAINING

LONDON

BETHNEL GREEN

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.

They are doing a course in Scotland in 2018.  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

NORFOLK

TELEVISION PUPPETRY

Weekend course in Norfolk learning the art of television puppetry in a real TV set, using television hand puppets. Courses arranged on request: Ian Allen, Playboard Puppets 020 7226 5911/01379 674353

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

LONDON

 ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

phone for details

NORFOLK

NORWICH (NR3 1SB)

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

August 1, 10.30 am

Robots!

(5+)

August 2,  1.30 pm

Furry Friends Relaxed family workshop

(3+)

1.30 pm

Heroes & Villains workshop

(5+)

August 3, 10.30 am

Unicorns workshop

(5+)

August 4, 1 pm

Troll puppet making workshop with Garlic Theatre

August 7, 10 am (full day workshop)

Seafaring Folk

August 8, 10 am (full day workshop)

Creatures of the deep

August 11, 1 pm

Pirate puppet making workshop with Ripstop Theatre

August 15, 10.30 am

Dinosaurs & Dragons workshop

(5+)

August 16, 10.30 am

Ninjas workshop

(5+)

August 17, 10.30 am

Wildlife puppet making workshop

(5+)

August 21 (full day workshop)

Giants and Monsters

August 23 (full day workshop)

Mixed-up Fairy Tales

August 25, 1 pm

Puppets & Poetry

Norwich Puppet Theatre at The Bishop’s Garden (NR3 1SB)

July 8

A day of puppet making workshops, poetry, music & cakes!

SUFFOLK

NEEDHAM MARKET

Needham Lakes Kids’ Fayre

(01379 240724)

July 8, 12 noon

Nutmeg Puppets:

“Wild Puppets” drop-in workshop

SCOTLAND

EDINBURGH

Upstairs at EOW

(scenehouse@scenehouse.co.uk)

Casting & Moulding Course

(adults)

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

phone for details

RUSSIA

EKATERINBERG

August 12 – 19

Petrushka Woorld Puppet Carnival

(++420608203601)

If you would like to participate go to www.WorldPuppetCarnival.com for details.

Deadline for entries 15 March 2018