In the Autumn term there was a choice of two offers for Schools and Groups and several schools took us up on both!
We welcomed Long Nose Puppets and their miniature puppet show Du Iz Tak? - based on the children’s book by Carson Ellis. A tiny tale told by tiny creatures about BIG ideas, Du Iz Tak is told through the language of insects - a story about the cycle of life and all its impermanence. After the show children and young people had the chance to tour the museum and then set about making their own insect puppets.
Our second offer was a Puppet Making day - a design-focused day working with artist and educator Rebecca Ainscough, and puppet designer and maker, Kate Shearcroft. Students enjoyed a museum tour discovering our private collection of antique toys, puppets and model theatre sets from around the world. Next students went into the theatre to learn and try out all the different types of puppets – rod, shadow, glove, marionettes, and processional puppets. After lunch they created their own shadow puppets to display in the theatre to their peers.