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“Radicality of the Puppet Theater” – P. Schumann [extract]

“Puppet theater, the employment and dance of dolls, effigies and puppets, is not only historically obscure and unable to shake off its ties to shamanistic healing and other inherently strange and hard to prove social services. It is also by definition of its most persuasive characteristics, an anarchic art, subversive and untameable by nature, an art which is easier researched in police records than in theatre chronicles, an art which by fate and spirit does not aspire to represent governments or civilisations, but prefers its own secret and demeaning stature in society, representing, more or less, the demons of that society and definitely not its institutions.”

[“Radicality of the Puppet Theater” – P. Schumann]

Bread and Puppet; a great source of inspiration for Outside Puppets collective

Mr Litterpicker

Meet Mr Litterpicker who has been invited by Myatt’s Field Park to entertain and educate the children around the idea of keeping the public space clean.

Before setting up for a puppet making workshop using reclaimed materials,

Outside Puppets offered an interactive performance with Mr Litterpicker as the puppet who needs some help picking up the litter to keep his favourite park clean since his eyesight is very poor(!)

The children were very helpful and went on to educate the adults.

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Puppet & Mask-making workshop @ Brixton Afro Latino Community event

Outside Puppets  was lucky to take part in a fundraising social event at the Brixton Youth Centre near Vassal road (in support of the space) for the Afro Latino community.

The Mask and puppet making workshop  was free and revealed some really talented and inspired makers among the children.

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one of the mask made during the workshop

Bepi and Toni

Outside Puppets were delighted to perform Bepi and Toni at Papa’s Caf Community Centre in Brixton.

The Young children laughed hard at the quirky puppets escaping from the aloof street cleaners clowns duo who were too busy arguing or napping away on duty…

Bepi and Toni by Outside Puppet show
Bepi and Toni by Outside Puppets
Bepi and Toni by Outside Puppets Brixton London UK
Bepi and Toni by Outside Puppets Brixton London UK

Ludovic Pujol and Fede Bogo performing in Brixton.