Art, Craft and Imagination - A Peep into the World of Puppets. - Sat 23 May 2020 -Sun 05 Jul 2020

Jubilee Gallery. Open Daily. 10.30am - 5.30pm. Free admission.

An exhibition of 60 puppets from Devon, the UK and the world, showing the richness of this ancient craft that is used as entertainment, in religious rites, as a child’s toy and as high art.

There will be small, large, old, modern, silly and serious puppets, including some familiar ones like Punch and Judy and Muffin the Mule. These will be displayed alongside little-seen puppets including an old marionette from the Victorian heyday of the English puppet theatre, a very large leather shadow figure from India, and little clay figurines. You’ll be able to handle some of the puppets.

OPENING PARTY:  Saturday 23 May 5pm - 8pm

AT:  Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF


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Workshops & Events

Saturday 23 May - 4pm - 6pm
EVENT: Art, Craft and Imagination Opening performance.
A peep into the life of Justin Case, a puppet that lives in a suitcase, FREE 

Monday 25 May - 10.30am - 3.30pm
WORKSHOP: Woodland Puppet Making
Led by Mandi Allen. Suitable for children 7+ and a parent, £50 a pair
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place.
Tuesday 26 May - 11am/12pm/2.30pm
EVENT: Punch and Judy
A traditional show featuring the politically incorrect rogue that is Punch, £3
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place.
Wednesday 27 May - 11am/12pm
EVENT: Flying with Strings
Performed by Sarah Vigars and Louis Bingham, £3
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place.
Thursday 28 May - 10.30am - 3.30pm
WORKSHOP: Carve and paint a simple rod marionette
Led by Sarah Vigars, suitable for 16+, £60
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place.
Friday 29 May - 10.30am - 1pm
EVENT: A-Z Shadow Puppet Making Workshops
Led by Clockwork Moth, small charge for materials
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place.
Sunday 7 June - 10.30am - 4.30pm
WORKSHOP: Carve a puppet head
Led by John Roberts using traditional techniques and sharp tools, suitable for over 18s, £75
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place.
Sunday 14 June - 11am - 12pm
TALK: Puppets: What are they and how are they made and used? 
By John Roberts, FREE
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place.