Patmore Estate Engagement
Citizen Squid 2016

Puppets with GUTS has been funded through Wandsworth Grants Fund to deliver a new physical theatre and puppet engagement programme called Kids Create. Through working with Enable Arts and Leisure, The Pumphouse Gallery, The Rose Community Centre, The Yvonne Carr Childrens Centre, Carey Gardens, Patmore Estate, St George Primary, Griffin Primary and Heathbrook Primary all in Wandsworth, we have had a fantastic response.
Kati Francis from Beautiful Mess and Ivan Thorley have devised a series of taster workshops to recruit participants and a workshop programme over six weeks, collimating in a mid-term break intensive. The outcome will be a performance devised and investigated by the participants in response to a lone, unidentified roaming puppet tentacle from Citizen Squid. What is it? The success of our approach so far has been to spark the community’s intrigue and get their imaginations working. The key resource here is a multifaceted puppet that is highly visual, big, surreal and expressive and is breaking down historically low levels of engagement in the Patmore area. We have people coming out of their council flats asking what is it?
Puppets with GUTS has been funded by Wandsworth Council’s Grant Fund to deliver a new physical theatre and puppet engagement programme called Kids Create. Through working with Enable Leisure and Culture’s Arts Team, The Pump House Gallery, The Rose Community Centre, The Yvonne Carr Children’s Centre, Carey Gardens, Patmore Estate, St George Primary, Griffin Primary and Heathbrook Primary all in Wandsworth, we have had a fantastic response. Puppets with GUTS is part of Wandsworth Fringe Festival which is funded by Wandsworth Council and delivered by Enable Leisure and Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council. Engagement Logos