Last month I was lucky enough to be invited along on a trip to Liverpool to learn how to make Giant Puppets. The trip was organised by Rachel Parkinson from Leicester North Methodist circuit who had been very impressed by seeing the huge characters at Greenbelt last year. The company “In Another Place” were all wonderful people generously giving us their time and patiently showing the five of us every last step that goes into the creation of their ‘giants.’
Here are a few images from our day.
It all started with some very messy Papier Mache as a stuffed bin liner is transformed into a head!!!
The rectangle in the front is a mesh ‘hole’ for the puppeteer to see through.
It was a fantastic day and I can’t thank our hosts enough.
You can find out more about them at www.inanotherplace.com
The plan is to make a whole ‘Nativity’ of Giant Puppets before next Christmas which can be used as a form of joyous outreach in various outdoor locations around Leicester. If you would like to be involved in making this happen please get in contact with Ruth by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving her a note in the Bishop Street Church office.