Friendship through Puppets – free creative workshops

  • Join 6 Million+ at Brigantia Studio Dewsbury and take part in creating The Syrian Sister Giant Puppet.
    Various Times
  • FREE
  • Brigantia, 5th Floor, Empire House, Wakefield Road
    Dewsbury
    West Yorkshire
    WF12 8DJ

Join 6 Million+ at Brigantia Studio and take part in creating The Syrian Sister Giant Puppet.

 

This autumn, 6 Million+ will be taking up residence at Brigantia Studio to create The Syrian Sister, their seventh Weeping Sister, and a flock of doves to join the parade of the Weeping Sisters on Saturday 6 November in Dewsbury and Batley.

The Weeping Sisters are giant figures which remember the lives lost in the Holocaust and other genocides around the world. They are made by local people, artists, refugees, students and asylum seekers in Kirklees all working together.

Come along to Brigantia Studio on Sunday 26 September from 2.15 – 4.45pm – then every Sunday until 31 October – to have a go at printing, painting and modelling in clay. As well as the chance to work alongside experienced artists, you will learn more about Syrian heritage and culture and share food and drink.

All activities are free, and no experience is necessary to join in – just interest and enthusiasm. You can come along to as many workshops as you like.

If you’d like to attend a Friendship through Puppets workshop or would like to hear more about the project, please contact Kim Strickson on kim.strickson@6millionplus.org or 07812 782 082.

 

Dates

 

  • Sunday 26 September, 2.15 – 4.45pm: introduction, clay and puppets
  • Sunday 3 October, 2.15 – 4.45pm: clay, puppets and textiles
  • Sunday 11 October, 2.15 – 4.45pm: clay, puppets and textiles
  • Wednesday 13 October, 6.15 – 8.45pm: puppet-making
  • Sunday 24 October, 2.15 – 4.45pm: puppet assembly and textiles
  • Sunday 31 October, 2.15 – 4.45pm: rehearsals and music

 

Travel

If you are travelling to Dewsbury by train, or would like to meet the group ahead of the workshops, 6 Million+ will meet at Dewsbury Train Station at 1.45pm and walk down to Brigantia Studio.

 

About Friendship Through Puppets

Friendship through Puppets has been commissioned by Platforma 6 biennial national festival of refugee arts and is supported by Creative Scene.

Venue

Brigantia, 5th Floor, Empire House
Brigantia, 5th Floor, Empire House, Wakefield Road
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
WF12 8DJ

Details

Join 6 Million+ at Brigantia Studio Dewsbury and take part in creating The Syrian Sister Giant Puppet.
Various Times
FREE

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Creative Scene

Creative Scene is the Arts Council England Creative People and Places project for West Yorkshire and is a project of Brigantia Creative, a charitable organisation that supports positive social change through arts and culture.

Brigantia Creative is a Company Limited by Guarantee 12898557 Registered Charity number 1195678.

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