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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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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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OOTDB press and media releases

  We are very pleased with the launch of our brand new digital programme ‘Out of the Deep Blue‘ Web Series and the response of the press and media releases around it. From today’s  Tom Marlow and Samantha Meah talk about ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ this morning following our launch on BBC Radio WM and other great local responses to our project The Birmingham Press, Birmingham What’s on Live , BrumPic.   ‘Out of the deep blue’  web series inspired by the themes around the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues. We will be using mainly recyclable materials as …

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‘Out of the Deep Blue’ Web Series

We are pleased to officially launch the first ‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home’ tutorial video on Saturday 13 June at 10am as part of ‘Out of the Deep Blue’ Web Series.     ‘Out of the Deep Blue‘ Web Series is AutinDT’s brand new digital programme featuring unique and practical creative step-by-step tutorials to ‘Make Your Own Puppet @Home‘ out of reusable household items and includes 5 short films of a puppet telling inspiring and climate change awareness stories to children and young people. This short video is a part of a web series inspired by the themes around the climate emergency crisis and other environmental issues. …

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Dance Insights Online – DanceXchange 

  Artist in Residence Johnny Autin is curating a programme of performances, discourse and events, provocations and artistic inspirations. This exciting programme will be online for two weeks from Tuesday 26 May until Friday 5 June 2020 and offer audiences an insight into the process and mind of the creator. Johnny will present a selection of work that focuses on some of his inspiration for his work and insights into the life of a dance artist across several online platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and DanceXchange’s website)   Programme overview: Tuesday 26 May  // Ideas/inspirations Wednesday 27 May // Johnny’s ‘mellow brain buzz’ Spotify playlist Friday 29 May // 4pm – A Posi+ive Life Premiere …

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