An informal, lively chat over croissants and coffee. Each breakfast will pose a question asking guest puppet and animation experts to share their experiences.
DATES Sat 02, Mon 04 , Thu 07 & Sun 10 September 10am
TICKETS Free (limited unreserved seating)
A CAREER IN PUPPETRY: WHERE DO YOU START AND HOW DO YOU KEEP GOING?
With Sarah Wright
Sat 02 September 10am
We have invited Sarah Wright, founder of The Curious School of Puppetry and Kneehigh Theatre’s puppet director/lead puppeteer, to answer questions about training and how to take the first steps to building a puppetry career.
With Jamie Beddard
Mon 04 September 10am
Diverse City Join Artistic Director Jamie Beddard kicks offf Interchange by poking and provoking. Calling time on awkwardness around disability and difference, the session will help open up debate and activate everyone with new-found confidence
HOW DO INNOVATIVE IDEAS WITH ARTS AND HEALTH AFFECT PUPPETRY PRACTICE AND HOW DO PUPPETRY INFORM INNOVATION IN OTHER SECTORS?
With Elspeth Penny
Thu 07 September 10am
How do you create a play using puppetry and music to explore a health topic such as breath and breathlessness? Writer/Director Elspeth Penny, and Bristol University anthropologist Alice Malpass, are running workshops both for people with breathlessness and those who work with breath, called ‘Write a Letter To My Breath’, collaboration with Life of Breath. Out of these letters and interviews, Elspeth Penny is working with puppeteer Chris Pirie and composer Paul Bradley will create Gasp! A performance for clinical and non-clinical settings.
PUPPETRY NETWORKS, ORGANISATIONS AND SUPPORT – WHAT’S OUT THERE, HOW CAN I GET SUPPORT AND CONNECT WITH OTHER PUPPETEERS AND PRACTITIONERS?
With Rachel McNally
Sat 09 September 10am
Rachel McNally is the CEO of Puppet Place and Chair of Puppeteers UK. Join Rachel and other colleagues to discuss the puppetry landscape in the UK, how puppeteers and producers work together to encourage more people to enjoy the artform as performers, fabricators and public. What opportunities already exist to meet up with colleagues and where are the gaps?
PIONEERING JOY – CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND PUPPETRY OF ROD BURNETT
With Rachel McNally & Chris Pirie
Sun 10 September 10am
Earlier this year the puppetry community was deeply saddened to lose a great puppeteer, Punch & Judy man and inspiration to all – Rod Burnett. Rod was passionate about the power of puppetry to fire our imaginations, transform lives and create magical experiences. He was a good friend and mentor to many of us and we invite you to join us at this final breakfast to celebrate Rod’s life and work and explore how we continue to light the imagination of future generations.