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August 2013

Puppet Carving Workshop

We spent an idyllic week in Devon: one half of Thingumajig Theatre had a camping holiday catching up on reading, knitting and beach walks while the other half took a week-long puppet carving class taught by John Roberts of Puppet Craft.

I’ve always loved the look and feel of a wood carved puppet but never felt I had the time or the right tools to use this technique for a show. I studied some mask carving in Bali in 1999–it was a fantastic experience but I didn’t leave with the confidence to carry it on into my puppet making.

I’ve heard about John’s carving classes and have been inspired by several friends who have taken his classes when he taught them at Horse and Bamboo. So this year, I finally made the time to sign up and I’m so glad I did!

We had a full on week with a lovely group of artists from throughout the country. John was a very open and patient hands-on teacher, stopping to teach whenever one of the students came to a new step. The best part was to be in the right environment, with the right tools, with encouraging people and the time to experiment and learn. Such a great use of a week!

My only regret is that we’ve been so full on since the class, I haven’t had time to finish my Monkey puppet and try out my new skills!

 

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Such a treat to play Kit and Caboodle to a hometown crowd today at Incredible Edible Todmorden Harvest Festival. Lovely, open audiences, gorgeous food (all free!)--perfect place to wrap up our summer festival season!
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Looking forward to Witham Puppet Fest on Sat--great line-up! See you there?
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Home town performance of Kit and Caboodle this Sunday in Todmorden! We're on at 1:15 and 2:45pm.
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Thingumajig TheatreTuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 12:51pm
Thingumajig Theatre's "Kit and Caboodle", a street theatre piece about migration performing at St. Augustine's Centre Halifax 50th Anniversary Garden Party, Halifax, England. St. Augustine's offers resources, training and community to refugees and asylum seekers in the Halifax area.

"Kit and Caboodle" is created and performed by Kathy and Andrew Kim, directed by Mark Whitaker with additional art by Kerith Ogden, Govi Asano and Ian Broscomb.

Video by Ian Hodgson and Rohan Green.

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Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 7:30pm
#GhostCaribou now with illuminated body. One week to go before their preview at @101outdoorarts #WWBlueprint #outdoorarts @WWconsortium https://t.co/P0NZZiliFR ThingumaTheatre photo
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 5:54pm
Took a bit of figuring out but finally sorted out illuminated antlers; starting to look more like #GhostCaribou #WWBlueprint #outdoorarts @WWconsortium https://t.co/BnKsDjE7vO ThingumaTheatre photo
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 6:31pm
Such a treat to play Kit and Caboodle to a hometown crowd today at @incredibledible Todmorden Harvest Festival. Lovely, open audiences, gorgeous food (all free!)--perfect place to wrap up our summer festival season! https://t.co/AKDswEwF4I ThingumaTheatre photo
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 10:49am
Kit and Caboodle performing at @infostaugs St. Augustine's Centre's 50th Anniversary Garden Party, Halifax. Thanks @IanHodgsonpix for the video! https://t.co/8ozskwfUTf

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