WHAT’S ON

Our programme of events, classes and workshops support a range of ages and abilities. We welcome everyone to have a go, from the curious to the professional. Our education and outreach activity is growing so we encourage your ideas and feedback about what you’d like to have a play with. Autumn programme will be announced shortly!

Autumn/Winter 2017 programme coming soon!

 

GENERAL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
All courses and workshops take place at

Unit 18 Albion Dockside Estate

Hanover Place

Bristol BS1 6UT

unless otherwise stated.

 

N.B. Puppet Place only offers refunds in circumstances where a course, workshop or event is cancelled.

 

 

 

FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES:

 

 

More information coming soon…

 

FOR ADULTS:

 

The Cabinet of Curiosities

20 Sep (Wed) 10.30am

Ages 15+

 

Watershed Cinema 2

1 Canon’s Rd

Harbourside

Bristol BS1 5TX

 

We are delighted to be showcasing two of our Bristol Festival of Puppetry screenings at this year’s Encounters Film Festival

A surreal selection of dark visions, ghostly stories and cautionary tales from the masters of European puppet animation. This retrospective will send you on a journey with some of central Europe’s most influential puppet filmmakers – and will send a shiver down your spine.

 

 

For further information on Encounters – Short Film & Animation Festival 19-24 Sep click HERE

 

 

£5

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Women in Puppetry & Puppet Animation

21 Sep (Thurs) 4.30pm

Ages 15+

 

Watershed Cinema 2

1 Canon’s Rd

Harbourside

Bristol BS1 5TX

 

We are delighted to be showcasing two of our Bristol Festival of Puppetry screenings at this year’s Encounters Film Festival

 

This showcase celebrates the talent of female directors, animators, puppeteers and other filmmaking creatives, in front and behind the camera. From alternative leading ladies to female views on sexuality, conflict and relationships – this recent short film collection reflects the expertise and experiences of women working in puppetry today.

 

For further information on Encounters – Short Film & Animation Festival 19-24 Sep click HERE

 

 

£5

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Creative Cafe with David McGoran

21 Sep (Thurs) 7.30pm

Ages 18+

 

Unit 18 Albion Dockside Estate

Hanover Place

Bristol BS1 6UT

 

For this month’s Creative Cafe we are joined by Rusty Squid Creative Director, David McGoran

David is a robotic engineer, puppeteer and designer who has been leading Rusty Squid; an experimental robotic art and design studio for the past 5 years. With a BSC in Robotics, a graduate National Theatre School of Canada,  and having performed internationally as a puppeteer, David’s work explores the no-man’s land between art, design and engineering. From this crucible of different skills, experience and knowledge, Rusty Squid are creating moving public encounters across the range of the human experience.

Heart In Your Hands, for The Royal Society, saw David and the team working with cardiologists to develop a soft robotic heart to hold in your hands beating in time with your own, and discover its surprising bio-mechanical function.

With Puppet Presence, the Rusty Squid team worked closely with Telly-Presence robotic researchers. They built a unique puppet motion capture device that turned the motions of professional puppeteers in to a stream of data that could then be turned in to software to improve the expression of robotic platforms.

These projects however only tell part of the Squid story. The studio has been working hard to go back to first principles of how motion can trigger emotion buy designing new technology, new mechanisms and algorithms to sculpt the physical and emotional space between body and machine. And at the heart of the studio is the dedication to developing a genuine working practice to more effectively integrate their team of artists, designers and engineers that could potentially give rise to a entirely new industry.

 

£3





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