Newsletter September 2016


PuppetOOdle News

Puppet Club and workshops!

New Puppetry classes for 2016


If you’re looking for something fun to do over the school holidays, I will be doing an extremely exciting course with the Canberra Potter’s
Society. Across the 2 weeks (four x 3-hour morning sessions), we will be building clay puppet heads and hands, costuming the bodies and
learning how to operate our own unique sculpted puppets. All materials and firing of the puppets is included.
AGES: 7-12 years
DATES: September 27, 28 AND October 4 & 5 (school holidays)
TIMES: 9:00am – 12:00pm each day
VENUE: Canberra Potter’s Society, Watson
COST: $240 (early bird discount applies until Friday 9 September)
ENROL: Limited spaces!


After three very successful terms, my Tuesday classes at Tuner School will continue on with a whole stack of new puppets, activities and fun. If you know a Turner student between the ages of 7 and 12, make sure you tell them about my 9-week puppetry course, made especially for them!
AGES: 7-12 years
DATES: Tuesdays, October 18th – December 13th
TIMES: 3:15pm-4:15pm
VENUE: Turner School, senior hall
COST: $16 per class (term paid upfront)
ENROL: Limited spaces!


Do you Homeschool or know someone that does that’s between 7 and 14 years?
I’ve created a very special term of puppetry just for you!
AGES: 7-14 years
DATES: Wednesdays, October 19th – December 14th
TIMES: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
VENUE: Turner Scout Hall
COST: $19.50 per class (term paid upfront)
ENROL: Limited spaces!


- Keen to learn some puppetry skills?
- Wanting an after-school program at your school?
- Looking for a fun weekend class other than sports?
- Are you interested in adult masterclass workshops?
I’m currently building up an enquiry list for all different types of classes and workshops. Put your name on the list and enquire to make it happen!


Living Green Festival – 2 October

I’ll be performing at the Living Green Festival this year and also facilitating workshops on making puppets from reusable items!

Come check it out!

- Sunday 2 October
- 11:30am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-2:30pm (festival continues all day)
- Albert Hall (I’ll be in the kidsfest area)
- Entry free
- Click for more info about the event

Carers Community Day – 22 October

Enjoy a fun day out with your whole family at Canberra Cares! This festival recognises and celebrates family carers!
I’ll be performing a puppet show at 11:00am-11:30am.

- Saturday 22 October
- 11:30am-11:30pm (festival continues all day)
- Carers ACT, 80 Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt
- Entry free
- Click for more info about the event Visit Canberra

45th Anniversary of Computer Science – 22 October

If you’re an alumni of Computer Science at ANU, you’re invited to a very special BBQ reunion family day which will include all sorts of games, tours and entertainment.
Jonathan and I will be performing our puppet show with live music at 2pm.

- Saturday 22 October
- 2:00pm-2:30pm (event runs from 11am-3pm)
- Australian University of Canberra
- Entry free, but must register here
- Click for more info about the event ANU Computer Science

QUOTE “PUPSEPT” for a 10% discount!

Have a birthday party coming up? Are hosting an event and want to attract some more attention? Do you work at a childcare centre or school and need a fun activity to help teach a new topic? Or perhaps have a creative afternoon with some friends?

From now until December 31st, 2016 – you can get 10% off your next event booking. Just quote “PUPSEPT” or mention this e-bulletin when you send me an inquiry.

For details, pricing info and bookings on puppet shows, workshops and custom puppets, please send an email to

For everything else, head to the blog!

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