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About PuppeteersUK

PuppeteersUK is the networking organisation for puppetry in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1999 by the coming together of national membership organisations, national centres, regional groups, companies and individual performers with the objective of delivering a united voice and an effective lobby for the improved recognition of puppetry.
It did not seek to replace or over-ride any of the UK puppetry organisations, which are both varied and distinct, but rather to provide an overall co-operative and inclusive framework within which they can all take their place and flourish.

It has a democratic structure, representatives meet on a regular basis and all members of the core organisations are granted associate membership of PUK.

In this way PuppeteersUK has renewed the spirit of co-operation across puppetry and related sectors, leading to increased co-ordination and mutual exchange of information, and the sharing of best practice between stakeholders and the wider public.

About Puppets Online

Puppets Online, was the first key project created under the PUK umbrella and was initially supported by Arts Council England. Puppets Online is a comprehensive online directory of puppeteers and puppetry services in the UK, including current information on performances, festivals, education work, museum collections and other items of news.
Building on the success of Puppets Online, PUK plans to move forward with further development of resources and artform development projects to support the sector.

The PuppeteersUK Council

Officers

Chairman: Rachel McNally

Hon Secretary: Malcolm Knight
malcolm.knight@scottishmaskandpuppetcentre.co.uk

Hon Treasurer: Brian Hibbitt
brian@PuppeteersUK.com

Representatives of National Membership Organisations
For contact details see Puppetry Organisations

British Puppet & Model Theatre Guild Peter Charlton
British Centre of UNIMA Jeremy Bidgood
Punch & Judy Fellowship John Styles MBE FRSA
Punch & Judy College of Professors Robert Styles

Representatives of Other Organisations

London School of Puppetry Caroline Astell-Burt
Puppet Animation Festival Simon Hart
Puppet Centre Trust
Puppet Place Rachel McNally
Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre Malcolm Knight
Skipton Puppet Festival Liz and Daniel Lempen
Beverley Puppet Festival Anna Ingleby
Storybox Rod Burnett

Representatives of Individual Companies

Barking Dog Nenagh Watson
Blue Sky Theatre Glyn Edwards
Green Ginger Chris Pirie
Horse + Bamboo Esther Ferry-Kennington
Little Angel Theatre TBA
Norwich Puppet Theatre Ian Woods
Puppet Theatre Barge Gren Middleton
Vision Mechanics (Puppet Lab) Symon MacIntyre
Website Administrator and Editor of PuppeteersUK Newsletter Peter MacDonald peter@puppeteersuk.com

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