‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ – Tutorial #5 today on Saturday 11th July

🌎 Once again Puppeteer Ben Thompson  will show you today how to make the final puppet in our web series designed by Samuel Wyer… A lesser-spotted long-legged lockdown Bird (a silly marionette with a lot of possibilities) ♻️ You will need… Thin Card (like a cereal box) 1 x Large Plate 1 x Small Plate 4 x Plastic Bottle Tops 2 x Kebab Skewers Coloured Paper/Pictures from a magazine Glue Marker Pen Pencil Blutack/Plasticine Tape Scissors String   🎨We would love to see your puppet creations! We invite you share them with us by posting them on social media using …

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2 Metres Closer // 23-25 July

  2 Metres Closer is a 3 day digital event uplifting and representing those who are doing good in our West Midlands communities during the pandemic. Those who are risking their lives, those who are supporting others, those who are giving us hope; we want them to be a part of something fun, creative, and celebratory to mark their efforts and this moment in time   The 2 Metres Closer project is Produced by the Beatfreeks Southside Producers 2020 (including our very own Annalise!) and it will bring together a graffiti artist, music producer, and drag artist with volunteer key workers and community …

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Man Made Youth Company – Summer residency

  Man Made Youth Company‘s online programme of regular training sessions and interactive residencies stimulate the young male participants’ creativity and support their psychological and emotional wellbeing during lockdown! 📩 Sign Up: bit.ly/manmade2020  📧 Email: [email protected]  Upcoming dates: • Saturday 18 July (time 11 am-1 pm) • Creative Residency (Summer holidays): Thu 30 & Fri 31 July (times: 10am-3:30pm) This is an opportunity for young male participants (14+) from Birmingham and the West Midlands who are interested in joining our company on Saturdays and during the school holidays.

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‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ – Tutorial #4 today on Saturday 4th July

🌎 From Saturday 4th July at 10 am Puppeteer Ben Thompson will show you how to make the next puppet in our web series designed by Samuel Parker… a Polar Bear! ♻️ You will need… 1 x 1L Tetrapak (tall, square milk or juice carton) 3 x Straws 1 x Ruler 1 x Marker Pen 1 x Sharp Pencil Blu tack/Plasticine Tape Scissors     Global warming is affecting the Arctic faster than anywhere else in the world and the sea ice is shrinking at 14% per decade. This means that the global population of polar bears could reduce by two thirds by 2050 as …

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Without Walls Blueprint Programme Artists 2020

We are pleased to officially announce that our project Out of the Deep Blue has been selected for the Without Walls Blueprint Programme 2020 along with 9 other UK-based artists and companies. Johnny and everyone at Autin Dance Theatre are thrilled that the  research and development for Out of the Deep Blue is supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund and we can not wait to continue developing this ambitious and important piece of work over the next few months. The Creative Team is working towards public presentations and live performances for 2021 at international festivals and outdoor arts events across the country! …

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‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ – Tutorial #3 on Saturday 27th June

      🌎 Today on Saturday 27th June at 10 am Puppeteer Ben Thompson will show you how to make the next puppet in our Web Series designed by Hugh Purves… a beautiful butterfly 🦋             ♻️ You will need… 6 x lollipop sticks 5 x hairpins 2 x 2p coins Thin Card (cereal box) 1 x sheet of A4 paper Sharp pencil Blutack Scissors Sticky Tape Glue String Plus paint/pens/coloured paper for decoration!     🌱We would love to see your puppet creations! Tell us your puppet’s name and a bit about them! Make sure to …

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Man Made Youth Company – Summer 2020 Programme 

  Man Made online programme is for young male participants (14+) from Birmingham and the West Midlands who are interested in joining our company on Saturdays and during the school holidays. Via Zoom 📱💻 📩 Sign Up: bit.ly/manmade2020  📧 Email: [email protected] Upcoming dates: • Saturday 27 June (time 11 am-1 pm) • Saturday 18 July (time 11 am-1 pm) • Creative Residency (Summer holidays): Thu 30 & Fri 31 July (times: 10am-3:30pm) Follow Man Made Youth Company on social media @manmadeyouth

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Dance Insights: Johnny Autin 

    As part of DanceXchange’s Dance Insights Online programme, 2020 Artist in Residence Johnny Autin curated an exciting programme offering a unique insight into his creative inspiration. From Monday 25th May to Friday 7th June Johnny has been sharing a series of films and music that have proved inspirational, plus a presentation of his own work, Autin Dance Theatre’s ‘A Posi+tive Life‘ followed by a fascinating Q & A with members of the cast and the creative team. The programme included an enjoyable a Facebook Live discussion between Johnny and independent artistic director Orit Azaz. You can discover more about the Dance Insights Online programme here.  

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‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ tutorial #2 – new release TODAY Saturday 20 June

  We are pleased to release the second ‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ tutorial video on Saturday 20 June at 10 am on our YouTube and social media channels.   📩 RSVP to our online event here!   We would love to see what your puppets look like! Join our ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ online community of homemade puppets and storytellers, and share your homemade videos on social media using #outofthedeepblue‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ Tutorial #2 Puppeteer Ben Thompson will show you how to make the next puppet in our Web Series designed by Emily Cooper. An Octopus, made from plastic to highlight the plastic in our oceans. Marionette style.     ‘Out …

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Midsummer Festival 2020

We’re proud to be taking part in the Midsummer Festival, a full day celebrating arts and culture in the West Midlands on Saturday 20th June.  With 12 full hours of performances, 33 companies, 44 events and 12 never-before-seen works, Midsummer Festival is a sensational celebration of West Midland’s arts and culture! Check out the full line up here   Head over to the Midsummer Festival’s Facebook event page to keep up to date and tune in on Saturday 20th June where there will be a selection of the performances and activities streamed from 11 am – 11 pm. We’re thrilled to take part in the Midsummer …

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