Last Orders for discounted courses

ROLL UP dear puppet peeps – this is your last call for Early Bird Discounts for our fabulous and varied 2017/2018 Workshops and Courses.

ENDS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Peruse your options and hit the PAYPAL button to secure your place.
The puppets are calling …

Check out our courses here on on DIARY PAGE
Book your place before midnight to qualify for our Early Bird Discount HERE

We’re looking forward to working with you soon.
(here are some pictures from our 2017 Summer School in the meantime:)

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Here come our 2016/17 Courses!

We are delighted to invite you to flex your puppetry muscles and re-ignite your creativity with Brighton Puppetry School.

Our brilliant programme of puppetry workshops for adults is now LIVE and BOOKING!

Create your own puppets, make a show, write a story, hone your puppetry skills and explore the myriad ways puppetry can inspire and excite YOU.

Explore our new programme for the whole of 2016/17 here: https://brightonpuppetryschool.com/courses-2/diary/

See you in school!
xx

(Images from our Summer School Intensive. June 2016. Visit our website for more)

Fighting Giants at BPS Summer School

The giants are abroad!

At our Puppetry Intensive Summer School this June we’ll be digging into the chalk of a very Sussex story. Giants will be striding once more across the Downs while the village folk cower beneath their steeples. It is a world where the hare and the roe deer run free and the chalk speaks; a world of campfire tales, ancient rivalries, life and death struggles, and where the natural world is a playground for the magical.

Taking as its inspiration the story of the Long Man of Wilmington and his competition with the giant of Firle Beacon, the six-day school will investigate the ways puppetry can bring fable and landscape to life through brilliant performance, highly crafted making and unparalleled storytelling possibilities. Students will explore group and solo performance in different types of puppetry, design and devising alongside puppet and set making to gain a uniquely rounded understanding of the art and potential of contemporary puppet theatre.

The Summer School runs June 25th – June 30th, culminating in a performance on the evening of Thursday June 30th at the Spire in East Brighton. For further info or tickets please drop us an email.

We can’t wait to get started!

BOOK NOW! Creating a Short Puppetry Show

8 x Tuesday Evenings 19 April – 7 June 2016 / £175 / PERFORMING / CREATING

There are some spaces still up for grabs on this supportive laboratory and workshop to put together a short (up to ten minute) puppetry performance of your own.

We were blown away by the work previous students made on this course – photos attached – and Darren is looking forward to encouraging more puppetry awe and wonder this time.

More info about Create a Short Puppetry Show HERE

Enquiries and Bookings

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This course works well in combo with Brighton Puppetry School’s:

WRITING FOR PUPPETRYCREATING
17 April – 22 May / 6 x Sunday afternoons / £160
MAKING TABLE-TOP PUPPETS / MAKING
21 April – 16 June 2016 / 8 x Thursday Evenings / £175

(ALL Brighton Puppetry School courses are designed to stand alone and/or work well with other courses to create a comprehensive foundation in puppetry skills)

Looking forward to working with you x

… and then Making Table-Top Puppets

MAKING TABLE-TOP PUPPETS / MAKING
21 April – 16 June 2016 / 8 x Thursday Evenings / £175

THERE ARE SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!!
Imagine 8 glorious evenings of PUPPET MAKING, as the evenings get longer and lighter and warmer your Table-Top Puppet will come into being …

These fantastically expressive rod puppets are a little bit smaller than our ‘Puppets for the Small Stage’ creations (pictured), this makes them more manageable in one pair of hands, they extend to their full potential in the hands of two or even three puppeteers…

The course will be broken down into easily achievable segments taking you through process of ideas all the way to completion of your fully functional puppets. (some puppets may need clothing/finishing at home – full instruction will be given).

Lead by Isobel Smith, who will do her best to infect you with the puppetry bug – if you haven’t already fallen – and those who want to carry on can join TABLE-TOP PUPPETRY / PERFORMING 19 June 2016 / 1 LONG Day / £65 – to get their creations moving.

Looking forward to working with you.

More information HERE
Click HERE for BOOKINGS

It’s Writing for Puppetry next!

If you’re into PUPPETS and like WRITING then here’s the course for you!

WRITING FOR PUPPETRY/ CREATING
17 April – 22 May / 6 x Sunday afternoons / £160

What better way to spend 6 Sunday afternoons than exploring ways of writing for puppetry?

In this supportive and inspiring course there will be opportunity to play with a variety of approaches to writing for puppetry – from examining existing texts to opening up your own techniques. Whether you want to write a puppet play, use fragments of text, dialogue, songs or anything else Beccy Smith will equip you with the tools you need to build confidence in writing for this unique form and take your writing to the next level.

Beccy Smith is an experienced course leader with vast experience producing and writing for puppetry, as well as teaching dramaturgy and devising at University level.

She’s looking forward to working with you!

More info HERE
Click HERE to book