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Puppet Portal Project Artist-in-Residence, Siobhan Clancy, facilitates day long workshop at Hands On 2! A two-day conference and training event on Applied Puppetry

Hands On 2! A two-day conference and training event on Applied Puppetry

19th and 20th of April 2013


Explore the world of puppetry in community, health, education and development/aid settings.

DAY 1 at Little Angel Theatre

Presentations and discussions, including key note speaker (Tim Prentki, University of Winchester, specialist in Theatre for Development) and guest presenters. The day culminates in networking and seeing Little Angel Youth Theatre’s production of Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”.

Day 2 at CSSD

5 day-long workshops for you to explore applied puppetry in more depth. More information on the Little Angel Theatre website.

Hands On 2 is perfect for all people who are curious about using puppetry in community and education settings e.g. teachers and health service providers; aid workers; puppetry practitioners; academics interested in applied puppetry.

Bookings: 00 44 207 226 1787 For more information please look on

Supported by University of Portsmouth

Dates: 19th and 20th of April 2013

Location & Times:

Friday: 10.00 am – 7.15 pm

Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, London, N1 2DN.

Saturday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Central Schoolof Speech & Drama, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY

Fee for 2-days:

£95 full price

£55 Registered students, Registered Disabled, OAP’s and those claiming income support (limited number of concessionary tickets available)

(Refreshments and lunch and performance ticket are included in the price)

Fee for 1 days:

£55 full price and conc

Ticket is for both days. No single day tickets available.

(Refreshments and lunch and materiels are included in the price)

Siobhan Clancy’s Workshop Details

Get Better Soon; Puppetry and Performance Skills for Healthcare Settings

This hands-on workshop offers participants the chance to explore the merits of working through puppetry to creatively engage patients/clients in healthcare settings. The agenda will include

  • Tips for accessibility and hygiene
  • Puppet-making and story-telling/reminiscence techniques for all levels of age, ability and experience
  • Facilitating performance development through fun exercises focused towards creative expression and empowerment
  • Planning and evaluation methodologies

The workshop will involve some groupwork. Participants will leave with a puppet of your own and a set of practical resources for puppet-making and performance.

Siobhán Clancy’s participatory practice explores models of socialization that impact on individual wellbeing in contexts of community health, disability, education and young people.  Outcomes are disseminated online, presented as performance and embedded in event-based programmes to facilitate active engagement of the audience.  In the past, her work has been supported through the AIC Scheme by The Arts Council and managed by Create (2009) and also by Dublin City Council Arts Act Grant (2010). She has been awarded residencies with ‘Art at Work’ (2010), Helium Children’s Arts in Health (2009-2011) and Disposable Film Festival, USA (2012).  Clancy is currently studying an MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at NUIM. See also

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