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The Lollipop Patrol

Rochdale Feel Good Festival
(Photographs by Beate Mielemeier)




The Lollipop Patrol - World Aids Day 2007, promoting safe sex



The Lollipop Patrol - Bolton




The Lollipop Patrol - Stafford



The Lollipop Patrol - Glastonbury




Treasure Hunt Event organised by Adrenalin Juggle






Team Lollipop 2012







The Lost Luggage Porters

Worcester








Liverpool



The Lost Luggage Porters - Manchester Art Gallery



WoW Windermere




Streets of Brighton



Mintfest



The Lost Luggage Porters - Hollingworth Lake Festival (photos by Barbara Lloyd)





Temperance Lady

Creating the Manchester City Art Gallery Website (photos by Sharon Tait)




At Manchester City Art Gallery (photos by Sharon Tait)






Publicity Shots (photos by Ric Taylor)






Temperance Society

Platt Fields



The Temperance Society, Mintfest, 2010






Temperance Society General Images





Temperance Society at Christmas










Buzy Lizzy

Girl Guides Centenary, Leeds, 2010
(photos by Alexa Hamblett, Girl Guides UK)



Busy Lizzy Big Picnic Harrogate




Busy Lizzy Hebden Bridge



Mintfest 2010



Busy Lizzy - RHS Cardiff






Winter Rose

Skipton Yuletide Festival





Puppet making using a variety of methods, materials & techniques - the images say it all!

Projects featured include: small & large mouth puppets & set dressing for Seeds of the East festival 'Animated Greenhouse', Manchester; multi-operator bunraku style puppets for Edge Hill University Performing Arts & Visual Theatre students, Liverpool & Oldham Theatre Workshop; suitcase puppetry 'Super Heroes' project, Oldham; Gifted & Talented session with SWAN, Bham; Challenging Behaviour Unit, Rotherham; rod puppets with 3 x Yr 1 classes at Deepdale Infants School, Preston and with children & their carers from St Chad's RC Primary School, Manchester; large-scale parade & multi-operator puppets with St Leonard's CofE Primary School; large-scale puppets for Anansai show at Medlock Valley Primary School, Manchester.

Photo 4 by Lewis Wileman


Tess received a commission to work with the children of Medlock Valley Primary School to create a selection of puppets for their Anansai production. We made a snake, a leopard, multiple hornets, and the Sun God.



This was a huge visual arts/performance arts & recycling project which culminated in a large-scale parade/fashion show. Each class chose a theme that they wanted to work with & so from nursery up to year 6 we created: farm animal masks, a clown gegant puppet, gegant 'emotion' puppets, Lion King inspired large-scale masks, a 10 foot Lady GaGa puppet, ornate Olympic shields, a large elephant puppet, and large-scale African masks.




A 5 week puppet making project with children & their carers from St Chad's RC Primary School, Manchester. Throughout the sessions the group explored a variety of different types of puppets, & making skills, from across the globe.







Deepdale Infants School asked Tess to work with their 3 year 1 classes to help make rod puppets inspired by the fairy tale characters & stories that the children had created.



Curious Cargo offers workshops in projection, shadow & shadow puppetry techniques; creating shadows & environments by using found objects, puppets, and our own bodies.

Projects featured include: Creative Partnerships 'Inclusion' project with Mary Elliot Special School & Trinity Primary School, Wolverhampton; V&A 'Image & Identity' project with Manchester Art Gallery & the ReD House, Bury; Artists in Schools 'Playing with Shadows' project, Blackpool; 'Lighting the Legend' project, Ordsall Community Arts, Salford; Wilson Stuart Special School, Birmingham; 'Gifted & Talented Workshop', South Birmingham Schools Network; & Netherton Children's Centre, Dudley.






Mask making using a variety of methods, materials & techniques.

Projects featured include: Artist's In Schools 'Mask Alive' Project, Manchester; 'Masquerade' project for LGBT Young Peoples Group - Pride, Manchester; 'Gifted & Talented Workshop', South Birmingham Schools Network; Family workshops, Manchester Art Gallery; 'Visual Theatre & Circus Skills'; Creative Partnerships project with Newman Special School, Rotherham; & St Leonard's CofE Primary School (see info below) ST Leonard's C of E Primary School - This was a huge visual arts/performance arts & recycling project which culminated in a largescale parade/fashion show. Each class chose a theme that they wanted to work with & so from nursery up to year 6 we created: farm animal masks, a clown gegant puppet, gegant 'emotion' puppets, Lion King inspired large-scale masks, a 10 foot Lady GaGa puppet, ornate Olympic shields, a large elephant puppet, and large-scale African masks.








Mask Movement

Mask Movement workshops for: Imperial War Museum North to accompany their special exhibition 'Once Upon A Wartime' 2012;
Newham Special School, Rotherham, & Mask Alive (Manchester Art Gallery Project) in various Greater Manchester schools.







Puppeteering Techniques:


Projects featured include: Seeds of the East 'Animated Greenhouse', Manchester; puppeteering workshops with Edge Hill Performing Arts BA HONS students, Liverpool; suitcase puppetry 'Super Heroes' project, 3 x primary schools & a special school in Oldham, & staff training for Oldham Theatre Workshop.





Street Theatre:




Curious Cargo works with groups to make gegant puppets, props, banners, costumes & lanterns to animate parades, and makes bizarre and wonderful
sculptures & props for installations.




Curious Cargo offers mixed-media making workshops which can be tailored to suit your needs. Previous projects have included: wire portraits, mark-making,
silk paper making, withie sculpture, 3D model making, to name but a few.




Mask Movement & Mask Making Training

Puppeteering & Puppet Making & Shadow Puppetry Training

Team Building, Personal Development & Drama Games

Working with Withies Training

 


Previous Projects:

Deepdale Infants School, Year 2 classes x 3 - Giant Creatures junk sculptures - 2011 The Yr 2 children designed their 'mythical creatures' in teams drawing inspiration from African animals. Then using boxes, tubes & other junk they worked in their teams to build the giant creatures, papier mache them, and finally paint them.




Sandbank Nursery School, Bloxwich, West Midlands - 2011 & 2012 During this 'visual arts & creativity residency' we explored a range of materials & techniques to include: puppet making, silk paper making, den building & junk modelling.



CARA Action Research Project - In this project Peppy Hills, and students & staff at Sunfield School, worked in collaboration with Curious Cargo's Tess Hills to investigate the research question: 'Exploramentation! Spotting Authentic Engagement in Creative Activity Among Students with Severe and Complex Learning Needs'. Sessions & 'creative provocations' included: mark-making, light & shadow, clay & modelling materials, smell/taste/collage, found object puppetry/storytelling, construction & dens, & textured pathways.
http://www.sunfield.org.uk/pdf/Exploramentation.pdf



Broadmeadow Nursery, Wolverhampton

Sunfield School 'Jazz Project'



Greet Children's Centre, Sparkhill, Birmingham -
2010 In this project we worked with nursery classes & parents & toddlers groups to explore a range of visual arts materials & techniques through a series of 'creative provocations'.





Netherton Children's Centre Consultation Project




Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Young People's Cancer Ward





Papier mache & latex masks created for theatrical performances.





Imperial War Museum North - a mask making commission to create masks & costumes for 2 characters: a 1940's housewife & an evacuee boy.









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