Birmingham City Council

Online Puppetry and Storytelling tutorials

  ‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home‘ tutorial videos are available until September! This FREE online puppetry and storytelling programme for children, young people and their families The series aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues and features weekly, step-by-step tutorials making puppets out of recyclable materials and household items. Each brilliant puppet comes from a different designer and the whole series is available to watch now on our YouTube and Social Media Channels .  

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‘Out of the Deep Blue’ – Without Walls Blueprint R&D

Without Walls is a consortium of festivals and organisations dedicated to raising the profile of the UK outdoor arts sector, promoting artistic excellence and supporting innovative new work for the benefit of artists and audiences. Since 2007, Without Walls has commissioned and supported the development of over 140 shows, many of which have toured beyond our network of festivals to 22 countries worldwide. Without Walls is supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. www.withoutwalls.uk.com | @WithoutWallsUK | @WWconsortium | @withoutwallsconsortium  

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Make Your Own Puppet @Home – tutorial videos are out! 

We have been busy over the last few months working with puppeteers, designers and a filmmaker on a FREE online puppetry and storytelling programme for children, young people and their families called ‘Out of the Deep Blue‘. The series aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues and features weekly, step-by-step tutorials making puppets out of recyclable materials and household items. Each brilliant puppet comes from a different designer and the whole series is available to watch now on our YouTube and social media channels until September.   This project is funded by Birmingham City …

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‘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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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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‘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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