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Shared Experiences: organising a puppet festival

A report of 1st Conference of UK Puppet Festivals held in 2006 organised by PuppetLink with the Skipton Festival.

The mushrooming development of Puppet Festivals over the last ten years in the UK has generated a desire for an increased exchange of information and expertise between the organisers and programmers of those events.

The report summarises the shared knowledge from the first gathering of experienced puppet festival organisers. It maps and profiles the existing festivals and demonstrates their significance for artform development within the puppetry sector. It looks at issues of networking, marketing, and audience development, and includes a large number of links to funding advice and other related information, to provide a useful resource for other potential festivals.

A copy of the 27 page report can be downloaded free from this site as a pdf from the weblink at the bottom of the right column.

Collection of Online Puppetry Videos

Taking on Low Pay/No Pay

Puppets in the Trenches

Beverley Puppet Festival remembered and reviewed

Strange Hill High - from the point of view of the Puppeteer!

Spooky Folk - a modular approach to creating a puppet show

Czech and Slovak Puppetry and Puppet Museums

Shared Experiences: organising a puppet festival

Creative Thinking for the Puppeteer

The Story of British Puppetry - looking back and looking ahead.

‘The Punch and Judy Show’

Patron Saint of Puppeteers

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