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Enviro Puppet Movement (Puppetry School Holidays Program)

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Create puppets from recycled materials & perform stories

These October school holidays, Canberra puppeteer, artist and registered teacher Marianne Mettes is presenting Enviro Puppet Movement, a unique environmental puppetry school holiday program which invites children to make, create, play and learn about the environment. Bookings for the 1-day and 5-day intensive workshops are open now.

Held from 1 to 12 October at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, this unique school holiday program is designed for ages 8 and over (including adults).

These days children are growing up confronted by a world of environmental issues and alongside Marianne, guest presenters and science communicators, participants will learn about these important issues and how to communicate these ideas through the powerful art form of puppetry.

As part of the experience, participants will create puppets from recycled materials and perform an enlightening puppet show to the Canberra community about local endangered species.

Enviro Puppet Movement was created by Marianne, a renowned and award-winning puppeteer who trained with master puppeteers and makers from all over the world. She has created custom shows, workshops and programs for organisations such as Sesame Street, Canberra Theatre Centre, National Museum of Australia, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and many more. She has been the creative director of PuppetOOdle for the last seven years and has performed and taught children puppetry all over Canberra, Australia and around the world.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to join the Enviro Puppet Movement - bookings are now open for the following sessions:

  • 5-days, mornings (9-11:30am), 1-5 October, ages 8-15 years

  • 5-days, afternoons (1-3:30pm), 1-5 October, ages 8-15 years

  • 5-days, mornings (9-11:30am), 8-12 October, ages 8-15 years

  • 5-days, afternoons (1-3:30pm), 8-12 October, ages 8-15 years

  • Single session, mixed ages (11am-2pm), 7 October, ages 8 and up

  • Concert tickets, 7pm, 12 October, all ages
     

    Half price passes if you book before September 15th!

  • Weekday sessions: 5-day pass = $50 ($10 p/class) (early bird ticket: $25).

  • Weekend session: $20 (early bird ticket: $10).

    If enrolling students from the same family, a 50% discount applies. Please use the discount code: 'SIBLINGPUPPETS'

    $0.30 Trybooking fee applies to each ticket booked.

    Secure your tickets today at www.trybooking.com/XWAN

     

    To find out more about Enviro Puppet Movement, please visit the www.puppetoodle.com/emp and Facebook

    Go to PuppetOOdle's Facebook page to like and share the promotional post to win free passes to the workshops! Four x 5-day double passes to win! Winners announced 20 September.

    This program is made possible with support from artsACT, Ginninderry Community, Frank Fenner Foundation and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.

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    When: 1-12 October
    Where: Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
    55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon ACT 2612
    Cost: From $10
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