Table-top puppetry workshop

A man stands in a workshop full of puppets and objects


Table-top puppetry workshop

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 Tuesday 12 April 2022


  Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

  Free event, booking required

This workshop is now fully booked.

About the event

An interactive workshop for 8 to 16-year-olds and their families who want to discover some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ for bringing a puppet to life. Many puppets are operated with more than one person and Chris will give guidance on how to do this comfortably with awareness of breath. Learn skills and explore tools to manipulate puppets and objects fluidly and effectively without strain or injury. The session will include all aspects of puppetry from design and making through to performance.

This event is for family groups to learn and have fun together. Unaccompanied children or adults booking without children should not attend. As places are limited please ensure you book a ticket for each member of your group.

Image credit: Andre Pattenden


Chris Pirie, Artistic Director, Green Ginger. Chris is a puppetry director, designer and performer whose three decades of work with leading European theatre company Green Ginger has taken him all over the world. His directing and design credits include Netflix, Aardman Animations, Lyric Opera Chicago, Bristol Old Vic, Kneehigh, Canadian Opera Company and San Francisco Opera.



This event is made possible by the Helen Hamlyn Trust.

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