Got No Strings Puppetry Conference

March 2nd - Puppetry on film vs puppetry in the theatre

A full day of workshops and talks with Ronnie Le Drew and Roman Stefanski, two legendary performers/directors in the puppetry world!  Ronnie is a legendary puppeteer best known for his work on children's TV show Rainbow, 1986 film Labyrinth and several Muppet movies including The Muppet Christmas Carol & Muppet Treasure Island.  Roman is an International puppet director and Associate Director of Polka Theatre, whose recent tours include Charlie and Lola and Sarah and Duck.  
 
The day will include a lovely lunch and will culminate in an open-forum conversation with the 'Two Niks!',  Nik Palmer from Noisy Oyster and Nick Ash from Scratch Built Productions. Topics include 'how to make and tour your own puppet show' and 'how to design and deliver a good working puppet.'  Nik Palmer is the son of Ray and Joan DaSilva, founders of Norwich Puppet Theatre, and the DaSilva Puppets. He started playing with puppets at a very young age and is now a multi-award-winning puppeteer.  Nick Ash is an award-winning puppet maker, who regularly makes puppets for Tutti Fruiti, Illyria, Pied Piper, Proteus (including creating the Proteus In-house Christmas Show) and Polka Theatre. He is currently making puppets for a top secret MEI Theatrical production!

Where: Proteus Creation Space, Council Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DH
When: Friday 2nd March 2018, from 10am
Cost: £50 for the day, including lunch and light refreshments
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March 3rd - Introduction to Puppetry

Hosted by Ronnie Le Drew, legendary puppeteer, most famous for being the man behind Zippy from Rainbow! This one-day workshop requires no prior experience and will be of interest to enthusiasts that would simply like to learn more, actors or anyone who would like to use puppetry in their work.

Where: Proteus Creation Space, Council Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DH
When: Friday 2nd March 2018, from 10am
Cost: £25 for the day (lunch not included)
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