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PUPPETRY LINKS

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Do you want to find out more about the UK puppetry scene? Check out the links below to discover more.  

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INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS AND GUILDS

British Puppet & Model Theatre Guild (BPMTG)

www.britishpuppetguild.org.uk

 

British UNIMA

www.unima.org.uk 

 

Equity

www.equity.org.uk 

 

International Ventriloquist Society

www.ventriloquistsociety.com 

 

Outdoor Arts UK

www.outdoorartsuk.org 

 

Puppeteers UK 

www.puppeteersuk.com

An umbrella organisation for puppetry in the UK. It is well worth signing up to their weekly newsletter for a rundown on what is happening in the UK puppet scene. Free to members or £10 per year for others. Email peter@puppeteersuk.com for more details.  

 

Puppet Centre

www.puppetcentre.org.uk 

 

Puppet Place

www.puppetplace.org 

 

The Punch and Judy College of Professors

www.punchandjudy.org 

 

The Punch and Judy Fellowship

www.thepjf.com 

 

UNIMA Internationale

www.unima.org 


 

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PUPPETRY FESTIVALS

Beverley Puppet Festival

www.beverleypuppetfestival.com 

 

Bristol 48 hour Puppet Film Challenge

See the House of Funny Noises website for updates: www.houseoffunnynoises.com 

 

Bristol Festival of Puppetry

See the Puppet Place website for updates: www.puppetplace.org 

 

Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionettes (France) World Puppet Festival

www.festival-marionette.com 

 

Folkestone Puppet Festival

www.folkestonepuppetfest.co.uk 

 

London International Mime Festival

www.mimelondon.com 

 

Manipulate Festival

www.manipulatefestival.org 

 

May Fayre Festival

www.facebook.com/MayFayreOnline 

 

Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival

www.movingpartsarts.com 

Check out the Moving Parts Scratch Space for artist development opportunities: https://www.movingpartsarts.com/scratch 

 

Nottingham Puppet Festival

www.nottinghampuppetfestival.co.uk 

 

Puppet Animation Festival

www.puppetanimationfestival.org 

 

Shambala Festival (The Puppet Parlour)

www.facebook.com/puppetparlour 

 

Skipton Puppet Festival

www.skiptonpuppetfestival.co.uk

 

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

www.twpuppetryfestival.org 

 

Witham Puppet Festival

www.withaminternationalpuppetfestival.co.uk 

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PUPPET THEATRES

Biggar Puppet Theatre

www.purvespuppets.com

Harlequin Puppet Theatre

www.puppets.uk.com 

 

Horse and Bamboo

www.horseandbamboo.org  

 

Little Angel Theatre

www.littleangeltheatre.com 

 

Norwich Puppet Theatre

www.puppettheatre.co.uk 

 

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre

www.maskandpuppet.co.uk 

 

The Puppet Theatre Barge

www.puppetbarge.com 

 

Up Front Puppet Theatre

www.up-front.com/puppet-theatre 

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PUPPET SCHOOLS

Brighton School of Puppetry

www.brightonpuppetryschool.com

 

Curious School of Puppetry

www.curiouspuppetry.com

 

Moving Parts Puppet School

www.movingpartsarts.com/school 

Many of the festivals and venues listed above also run workshops and masterclasses for beginners right up to professionals. 

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PERFORMERS & MAKERS

If you are looking for a puppet maker or a puppetry performance company who offers shows and workshops, then a good place to start is the Puppeteers UK directory: www.puppeteersuk.com/directory 

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PUBLICATIONS, COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES

Animations Online

www.puppetcentre.org.uk/animations-online 

 

National Fairground and Circus Archives

www.sheffield.ac.uk/nfca 

 

National Puppetry Archive

www.nationalpuppetryarchive.co.uk

 

Pollock’s Toy Museum

www.pollocksmuseum.co.uk 

 

Puppetry International

A biannual magazine produced by UNIMA USA

https://www.unima-usa.org/puppetry-international 

 

Puppet Notebook

A biannual magazine produced by British UNIMA

www.unima.org.uk/puppet-notebook 

 

The Puppet Master

An annual magazine produced by the British Puppet & Model Theatre Guild

www.britishpuppetguild.org.uk/index.php/publications 

BPMTG also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter for members.

 

Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre museum and collections

https://www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/museum-collections 

 

Victoria and Albert Museum

www.vam.ac.uk/articles/a-history-of-puppets-in-britain 

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