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Bursary Opportunity for UK-based BAME performers interested in learning puppetry skills.

We have five FREE bursary places available on our Puppetry Foundation Course for BAME performers.

Designed for absolute beginners, this course is open to all those who have always wanted to have a go at puppetry but never had the opportunity to do so.

You will explore a variety of different puppet forms and learn the basics of puppet manipulation and making over 8 weeks. This term the course will be delivered online via zoom, and will focus on solo-puppetry skills, being creative with objects available in the home, learning the principles of puppetry, making your own puppet and performing. You will have opportunities to interact and share ideas with your fellow participants (max. 16 people) and to ask the tutor, Oliver Hymans, questions.

To apply, please send a short paragraph, or short video, explaining why you are interested in learning puppetry to; and include a contact telephone number in your email so we can let you know if you are successful.

Deadline for applications: Weds 24 June at 5pm

We will inform successful applicants by Friday 26 June

The course begins on Wednesday 1 July and runs until Wednesday 19 August (8 weeks), from 3.30-5.30pm.