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2-day Applied Puppetry Workshop for adults: The Hero's Journey - Puppetry and Human Experience

Alison McGowan / PuppetShip

This two day applied puppetry workshop explores using existing narrative structures to underpin storytelling with puppets, objects and materials.

Great North Museum: Hancock

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2-day Live Animation Theatre Workshop for adults

The Paper Cinema

Explore making a story using The Paper Cinema’s unique techniques. We will share some of our work, then guide you through our process, aiming to produce a short piece by the end of the course.

Great North Museum: Hancock

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2-day Puppetry Performance Workshop for adults

Strangeface

Learn the principles of puppetry and how to bring a bunraku-style (3-person) puppet to life. Suitable for beginners, performers as well as teachers interested in developing the benefits of puppetry in their school.

Great North Museum: Hancock

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2-day Shadowplay with Crankies Workshop for adults

Zannie Fraser

Make your very own rolling, scrolling light-up shadow machine, otherwise known as a ‘crankie’, and perform a shadow puppet show. No prior experience needed!

Great North Museum: Hancock

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6-day Glove Puppet Making Workshop for adults: Guide Through the Unspoken

Raven Kaliana

Make your own glove puppet for exploring folk tales, fantasy, myth, comedy, contemporary stories, and the realms of your own imagination.

Great North Museum: Hancock

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Ascension UK PREMIERE

SITIO Compagnie

Fresh from the World Puppet Festival and a UK premiere, Ascension is a visceral and cerebral spectacle for adults and teens.

Northern Stage

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Beached

Strangeface

One table, one puppet, one big adventure!  Put on our headphones and enter a magical world.

Great North Museum: Hancock

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Beasts on the Street

Creature Encounters, Seb Mayer & Tim Davies

Giant creatures roam Northumberland Street to open the festival. Come a stroke the Snow Lion, run through Arachnobot's legs and paint Ziraffa Giraffa's spots! Featuring performances by Seb Mayer, Tim Davies and Creature Encounters.

Northumberland Street

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Beowulf

Rattlebox Theatre

Rattlebox Theatre presents part of the famous Anglo-Saxon epic ‘BEOWULF’ in this small but perfectly formed adaption! This show employs engaging storytelling, combined with clever puppetry; using many beautifully made puppets, sets and props.

Great North Museum: Hancock