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As part of GENFest 2024...

Unsettled Theatre’s workshop offers young people in secondary/H.E. education and their teachers an introduction to the basic techniques of puppetry and how we can use this art form as a tool to storytelling. Working with the company’s cast, pupils will be given the guidance, space and time to explore creativity and play, supporting their studies in the English Literature/Drama National Curriculum. With an aim to allow each individual the space and time, to explore creativity and play. Main parts of the workshop: Examples of storytelling, how can we tell a story, why do we tell stories and what makes a story. Main three principles of Bunraku style puppetry: Breath, focus and weight Using newspaper, to create small puppet creatures and exlpore these principles in details. Exercises exploring different ways to create stories with puppets. Working in groups to make small puppet motifs.

Please note whilst everything at GENFest is FREE, we do ask that you book as there is limited capacity.

This event is part of

GENFest 2024 – Kent’s Youth Takeover Festival!

Sat 29 June 2024
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ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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