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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 October 17th  2019

GUILD EVENTS.

January 18, 12 noon: Annual New Year Lunch: The Langport Arms Hotel, Cheapside, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PD (Hotel phone: 01458 250530).  Reservations: Brian Hibbitt: brianhibbitt@britishpuppetguild.org.uk.  £22 for 3 course lunch + puppetry entertainment.

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

CUMBRIA

PENRITH

Upfront Puppet Theatre

(01768 484538)

phone for details

KENT

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Tunbridge Wells Puppet Festival

11-13 October

LANCASHIRE

ROSSENDALE

Boo Theatre

(01706 220241)

phone for details

LONDON

BRENTFORD

Watermans

(020 8232 1010)

October 20, 11.30 am, 2 pm & 3.30 pm

Get Lost and Found:

“Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley”

(3-7)

November 3, 3 pm

Circo Ridiculoso:

“Frankenstein for Kids”

(3+)

November 10, 3 pm

Half Moon – Lots of Odds Theatre:

“The Goose who flew”

(3-7)

November 17, 3 pm

Theatre of Widdershins:

“Rumplestiltskin and the Snail of Destiny”

(4+)

CAMBERWELL

Peckham Theatre

(020 7708 5401)

January 4, 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

String Theatre:

“The Crow’s Tale”

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

HAMMERSMITH

Lyric Theatre

(020 8741 6850)

January 11, 11 am & 1 pm

String Theatre:

“The Crow’s Tale”

ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

times of performance vary – phone Box Office for details

until November 10

Resident company:

“The Dong with the Luminous Nose”

(7-Adult)

until November 17

Resident Company/Roya & Derngate:

“The further adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat”

(3-8)

LATIMER ROAD

Playground Theatre

(020 8960 0110)

November 17-20, 11.30 am & 2.30 pm

Little Angel Theatre:

“We’re all going on a Bear Hunt”

LITTLE VENICE

The Puppet Theatre Barge

(020 7249 6876)

Times and days vary, please phone Box Office for details

October 19 – 27

String Theatre:

“The Insect Circus”

November 2 – December 1

Drew Colby:

“My Shadow and me”

November 2 – December 1, 7.30 pm (3 pm on Sundays)

“Spirit”

(16+)

WEMBLEY

London Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

(020 7452 3000)

October 18 – November 23

National Theatre Company:

“War Horse”

Back again

NORFOLK

DISS

The Corn Hall

(01379 652241)

February 29, 2 pm

String Theatre:

“The Crow’s Tale”

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

October 19, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Tatwood Puppets:

“Microbodyssey”

(5+)

October 24, 11 am & 2.30 pm

String Theatre:

“The Crow’s Tale”

October 26, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Theatre of Widdershins:

“Rumplestiltskin”

(4+)

November 14, 7.30 pm

Ronnie Le Drew:

“Zippy & Me”

(all the family)

November 16, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Jabuti Theatre:

“Moonbeam on a cat’s ear”

(3+)

December 19- 26, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Resident Company:

“Beastly Belle”

(3+)

December 27 – January 4, 11 am & 2.30 pm

Goody & Storey & the Norwich Puppet Theatre:

“Hansel & Gretel”

(3+)

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

NOTTINGHAM

City Arts

(0115 950 5251)

October 19, 7.30 pm

Puppet Cabaret

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

October 18, 2 pm

Noisy Oyster:

“Plain Bob”

November 3, 12 Noon

Clydebuilt Puppets:

“Dinosaur Detectives”

November 9, 2 pm

Talking Heads Puppets:

“I spy with PC Mackay”

November 16, 2 pm

Sokobauno:

“Galoshing”

November 23, 2 pm

Clydebuilt Theatre:

“Jack & Billy”

December 7, 2 pm

Pavla’s Puppets:

“The Snow Child”

December 20, 7.30 pm

Theatre Presto:

“Hansel & Gretel”

WALES

RHOS-ON-SEA

The Harlequin Marionette Theatre

(01492 548166)

Shows daily – 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

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

LONDON

 ISLINGTON

Little Angel Theatre

(020 7226 1787)

phone for details

NORFOLK

NORWICH

Norwich Puppet Theatre

(01603 629 921)

October 21 – 22, 10.30 am

Children’s workshop: MonsterMation2020

October 23, 10.30 am

Puppet Making workshop: Friend or Foe

(5+)

October 24, 10.30 am

Puppet making workshop: Spooky Spirits & Ghostly Ghouls

(5+) 

October 25, 10.30 am

Puppet Making Workshop: Witches & Wizards

(5+)

                     1 pm

Day of the Dead Puppet Making!

(3+ an adult must accompany a child)

October 28, 10 am

Little Tots puppet making: Spooky Pop-Ups

(2-5)

November 2, 1 pm

Indonesian Rod puppetry workshop

November 11, 10 am

Little Tots Creative Play Twinkle Twinkle

(18 months – 5)

November 25, 10 am

Little Tots Puppet Making – Zoom!

(2-5)

December 9, 10 am

Little Tots Creative Play

(18 months – 5)

December 19 – 23, 10 am, 12 noon, 1.30 pm & 3.30 pm

Special Family event to go alongside the “Beastly Belle” production

December 24, 10.30 am

Puppet making workshop: Christmas Characters

(5+)

                             1 pm

Santa’s workshop: puppet workshop for children

(3+)

December 27, 10.30 am

Puppet making workshop: Puppet Pets

(5+)

December 28, 10.30 am

Puppet Making Workshop: Frozen World

(5+) 

                             1 pm

“A Galaxy far, far away”: puppet making workshop for children

(3+)

December 30, 10.30 am

Puppet making workshop: Gaming Legends

(5+)

SOMERSET

BRISTOL

Puppet Place

(0117 929 3593)

phone for details

SCOTLAND

GLASGOW

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

(0141 339 6185)

October 13, 3.15 pm

Mermarella Puppet Workshop – make a puppet and take it for a swim! 

October 17, 10.30 am

Crafty Puppets: rod puppet workshop

October 18,   10.30 am

Superheroes and Heroines Workshop with Noisy Oyster

October 19, 10.30 am

Caterpillars and Butterflies Workshop with Noisy Oyster

October 26, 10 am

Broomsticks and Wands workshop

December 14, 2 pm

The Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop

December 15, 2 pm

The Great Christmas Puppet Making Workshop