Photo by Hope Fitzgerald for Ideas Test
Arnold’s adventures continue, we have been busy with performances and workshops across Tonbridge and Malling.
“Beached” is the first side order story from our “Pubbetry Project” and we’ll be running it at two cafes this coming weekend. We’ll be at Broadview Garden Centre Tea Rooms at Hadlow College on Saturday 28th March and OJ’s Cafe in Larkfield Leisure Centre on Sunday 29th.
All the venues details are listed on our tour dates page and we are delighted to be able to offer the performances free, though do stop and have a cuppa or a swim whilst you wait!
As a part of the same scheme Russell has also been running workshops for Children’s Centre, making mini puppets with families – some as young as 3.
The development of this work has been a great opportunity for Strangeface and we are so pleased to have a flexible piece we can offer all year round to promoters featuring 2 puppeteers, a small bag of tricks and headphones to keep the work self-contained. This has been made possible by the support of three fantastic funders – Ideas Test, Kent County Council
and Tonbridge and Malling Community Enhancement Fund.
The first dates were part of the Family Arts Festival,
a national campaign to offer quality accessible arts to everyone. The project went so well we were invited to perform at their annual conference at Cadogan Hall and Royal Court earlier this month.We’d like to see the idea build with workshop activities and new stories, if you’d like to book the project or discuss an idea do drop us an email.
We’re particularly looking for partners running festivals, libraries and Healthy Living Centres in the next phase, but all thoughts are welcome!
Magical mask and puppet theatre for all